HHART (Hispaniola Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team) 2020 Activity Report

Haliburton club celebrates 75 years of service with a red carpet gala
March 27, 2019

Rotarians, families and friends from the club and across District 7010 came together on March 27th to celebrate the club milestone. The evening included red carpet interviews and the Parade of Past Presidents - It’s a little over an hour in length, but it is an amazing documentation of the evening, the club's history and its members.
Special thanks to Red Carpet Host Andy Salvatori, who did an amazing job and to videographer and video editor Midori Nagai. 
You can read about the celebration in the article posted by The Echo Haliburton County

Rotary Clubs of Gravenhurst and Kirkland Lake

70-year Rotary Club of Bracebridge member Bill Towns honoured
February 3, 2018 
Bill Towns of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge was honoured in February for his 70 years of continuous serve. DG Mike and PRID Styles were on hand at the luncheon held in Bill's honour and brought well wishes to the member. 
Read Bill's story that appeared in the local paper.
Bill in his army uniform at the 2017 remembrance day ceremony.
Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers’ 31 Days of Christmas Campaign for the Elgin Street MISSION, a Big Success
Rotarians help serve 3,679 Hot Meals Served by 267 Volunteers who raised $8,000 for the Mission in December.

January 15th, 2018 – Sudbury, ON – Some would say that December is the busiest time of year and a challenging time to recruit volunteers – that is not the case for Rotarians in Sudbury.  The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers coordinates a yearly campaign in December to help the Elgin St. Mission attract new volunteers, introduce local businesses to the positive work of the Mission and to raise much needed cash and food donations.  The campaign expanded this year to the entire month of December and was coordinated by Rotary Sunriser, Dawn Larsen.
This year the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunriser’s 31 Days of Christmas Campaign raised over $8,000 to date while 3,679 meals were served by 267 volunteers.  “This is a great campaign to accomplish many good things,” comments Larsen.  “Local businesses and community organizations get together for a wonderful team-building activity that gives the regular Mission volunteers a much-deserved break.  It also allows the community members to learn more about what great services the Mission offers to those less fortunate in our community,” says Larsen “Most importantly, it gives us a strong reminder of how easy it is to help make a difference in people’s lives and how fortunate we are,” adds Larsen.
Rotary Sunriser member and owner of Northern Security, Mike Pagnutti, financially sponsored his corporate teams to volunteer on two nights during December for the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunriser’s 31 Days of Christmas Campaign.
The Elgin St Mission does not receive government funding and is completely funded by public donations and the generosity of its community partners. This support enables the Mission to offer valuable services at no cost to those who need them most.  “The Elgin St Mission is deeply thankful to the commitment made by the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, comments Pastor Bradley Hale, Director of the Elgin St Mission. “Their campaign coordination and volunteer service enabled our hard-working volunteers to receive a much-needed break.  The much-needed financial donations raised through the program will support our critical services,” adds Hale.
The campaign helped bring in numerous donations of food items, over 1,300 desserts were donated, 95 winter coats, 100 new blankets and 6 new volunteers have committed to become Mission volunteers as a result of the Rotary campaign. Larsen adds, “I want to say a personal thank you to all the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, the incredible businesses, volunteer & community groups and individuals were all in with eager enthusiasm to volunteer. And to the long-standing volunteer Mission Captains… I am humbled by your generosity”.
If you would like to DONATE to support the Mission, please go here - the Mission is looking to raise an additional $12,000 for much needed equipment:  https://www.gofundme.com/equipment-for-the-sudbury-mission
For more information, photos, please contact
Dawn Larsen – 705 918 2090 dlarsen@navigatormarketing.ca