Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 15, 2018
James Saunders is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Collingwood in 2018-19.
One of the projects that the club is most excited about is the Rotary Community Hub. This is their legacy project. They are creating a social enterprise in a 7,000 square foot facility with five core tenant project partners. Core tenants are focused on child and adult mental health while 20 other organizations make use of the facilities meeting rooms for other programs such as a senior's computer program. The success of this project is credited to the strength of their membership and their committee. Collingwood Rotarians have worked in collaboration with non-profit agencies and together everyone brings a unique skill set to the Hub.
In terms of international service, the Rotary Club of Collingwood is very involved in the Global Literacy Project. This project supports schools and school libraries in Africa with books, learning materials and classroom furniture provided by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). They work with several partners, including the SCDSB, Rotary Club of Collingwood SGB, Interact Club of Collingwood, Rotaract Club of Collingwood, Rotary Club of Kingston, Elephant Thoughts, Rotary Club of Grand Bend, Barrie-Kempenfelt Rotary, and corporate partners such as Saunders Book Company on the packing of sea containers. The Rotary Club of Collingwood is also a strong supporter of the Rotary Youth Exchange program. This year, club members have welcomed Sarah Maurer from Austria to their club and their community.
If you are ever in the Collingwood area, please consider doing a make-up at the Rotary Club of Collingwood. The club usually meets on Tuesdays at noon at Rotary Centre at 199 Centre St., Collingwood. (Check their website for any meeting changes.)
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