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The Georgetown Rotary Club held a formal President Handover Ceremony to celebrate current President - Peter Zavitz. Peter reflected on the past year and the contributions made by rotarians to the community, in addition recognizing many new members who have joined the club and the new energy that brings. 
 
The evening then transitioned to welcome incoming President - R.J. McLaughlin for upcoming 2018/2019 term.  Welcome RJ!
 
(Photo:  R.J. McLaughlin and Peter Zavitz)
 
 
 
The Rotary Tree Planting challenge was initiated when the President of Rotary International, Ian Riseley (Rotary Club of Sandringham, Australia), asked ALL 1.2 million Rotarians across the World to plant ONE tree. In response, the Georgetown Rotarians set out to contribute to this goal by organizing a club tree planting event. 

On April 28th, in celebration of Earth Week, 19 members of the Georgetown Rotary Club and volunteers gathered to plant 19 trees in Joseph Gibbons Park, on Delrex Boulevard. (Tree varieties include: Red Maples, Sugar Maples, Paper Birch, Red Oak). Georgetown Rotarians are thrilled to contribute locally to the Rotary Tree Planting Challenge, as the
outcome Worldwide is significant. Our collective efforts will result in over a million trees placed in forests and open park spaces which are under threat from disappearing.
 
“Environmental sustainability…is, and must be, everyone’s concern.” 2017-2018 RI PRESIDENT IAN RISELEY.
 
We would like to thank the support received by the Town of Halton Hills, Recreation and Parks and Planning and Sustainability as we planned our tree planting event.
 
We plan to do more in the future! If you are interested to contribute to a future tree planting please contact our club http://rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/
 
Please also watch our video which captures our event. 
https://www.facebook.com/rotarygeorgetown/videos/1819662841423854/
 
 
 
Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17th from noon until 6pm at the Trafalgar Sports Park. The Beer Festival is a community collaborative event hosted by four of Georgetown's Service Clubs: Lions, Kinsmen, Kiwanis & Rotary. You will be able to sample the best of small and unique craft beers and ciders, enjoy culinary delights, peruse the wares of local artisans, all while being entertained by folk and country musicians in a beautiful open-air setting.
http://www.headforthehills.ca
Congratulations Katie! You're heading for Blumenau, Santa Caterina, Brazil! Rotary Georgetown is so excited to sponsor your Rotary Youth Exchange year away! We can't wait to hear about all your wonderful experiences.
 
Congratulations to Katie, our outbound exchange student for 2015-2016.  She will be going to Brazil!
Eu espero que voce gosta o seu tempo no Brasil.
 
 
(photo Katie and Kristi)
 
 
 
Congratulations to Alycia Boschman, winner of the trip for two to Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya! Also, to Lee Pacheco, 2nd prize winner of the Niagara Wine Tour and Yvonne McDonald 3rd prize winner of the iPad Mini! Last but not least, congratulations to Georgetown Rotary for achieving 60 great years of service!
 
On February 21st, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, celebrated our 60th Anniversary at the Club at North Halton.  Thank you to John Discenza for being a wonderful Master of Ceremony, and to our other speakers Barry Timleck, Barry Edington and Ave Edington.  We also were congratulated by The Honourable Michael Chong, MP and Councillor Jane Fogal.
 
President Doreen Govas (centre), with Katie (outbound exchange student to Brazil) and Tamara (our inbound exchange student from Ecuador).
 
 
 

Photo: Erinn, President-Elect Leslie, and Kelsey
 
The Posse Project (aka Peer Outreach Support Services & Education) members have been spotted participating in our Rotary events!  Have you seen them and wondered who those youth are?  Kelsey Harford, North Halton Program Coordinator, and Erinn, Posse Member, were our guest speakers from the Posse Project.  POSSE is a youth driven, human rights and harm reduction peer outreach program.  They are at work here in Georgetown, Acton and Milton.  For more information visit http://www.posseproject.ca
Brent shared his Venezuelan experiences - as our Rotary exchange student last year, he proudly represented our Rotary Club, District 7080, and Rotary International. Thanks for a great presentation and for being such a wonderful ambassador!
 
Michael Hope, winner of the Honda, is joined by many of the Georgetown Rotarians and Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette for the presentation of the car at Dominion Gardens Playground.  
Included with the presentation of the car is also a cheque of the proceeds from the raffle for almost $40,000.  Congratulations to everyone!  With this draw, everyone was a winner!

The Rotary Club of Geprgetown accepted the ice bucket challenge this chilly morning and challenges the Rotary Clubs of Acton and Milton along with the Literacy North Halton to take the challenge.
 
Welcome Doreen Govas as President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown.  It's going to be a great year!  Our theme this year is Light Up Rotary and we know Doreen will light a fire under us with her energy and enthusiasm!
 
This was recently in the news... we are so sad to hear of the damage to the playground surface we worked so hard to have installed! You can help us to finish the surface by purchasing your ticket for our Honda Car Raffle at http://www.rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/Stories/win-this-car-build-a-local-playground

Saturday, June 21
Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in the area of Guelph St. and Maple Ave. at the Dominion Gardens play area at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on scene crews located a small pile of clothing burning in the play area. The fire was on the cork of the playground and was an area of approximately 2 feet by 2 feet and had damaged the cork under the clothing. Crews extinguished the fire and then removed the burned clothing to the parking area and added more water to ensure the clothing was out. http://www.theifp.ca/news/fire-calls-2/
Anna, our Estonian exchange student, is heading back to Estonia next week after a successful year in Canada.  We will miss you Anna!
 
 
 
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The Georgetown Rotary Club held a formal President Handover Ceremony to celebrate current President - Peter Zavitz. Peter reflected on the past year and the contributions made by rotarians to the community, in addition recognizing many new members who have joined the club and the new energy that brings. 
 
The evening then transitioned to welcome incoming President - R.J. McLaughlin for upcoming 2018/2019 term.  Welcome RJ!
 
(Photo:  R.J. McLaughlin and Peter Zavitz)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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