Posted by Shelly Duben on Jul 04, 2019
Adam Hayward has just taken over as president of the Rotary Club of Lindsay and the club thanks Carol Timlin for her service as president for the 2018-19 Rotary year. This club of 36 members has had a great influence on its local community and other communities around the world. The Rotary Club of Lindsay is celebrating 97 years as a club, as it was chartered in May 1922! Though not a Charter Member, a future Premier of Ontario joined the Club in the late summer of 1922. The Right Honourable Leslie M. Frost served as President of the Club in 1926-1927 and once remarked "I worked about as hard as when I became Premier nearly a quarter of a century later."
The Rotary Club of Lindsay has been involved in several large local projects. In 2005, they took on The Rotary Trail. Club members have put a lot of work into the trail since then - paving it in 2006, improving the King Street entrance in 2009 and working on the Logie Street entrance in 2013. This club also had washrooms installed at Wilson Field. Wilson Field is Lindsay’s spot for baseball and soccer tournaments, and is also the location for the Canada Day party.  The Field was built without washrooms and this was an inconvenience for many patrons. In 2016, the Rotary Club of Lindsay had washrooms installed.
Club members are currently working on a new splash pad in Elgin Park in Lindsay and is hoping to finish very soon.  The new splash pad will feature both child and tot spray features. It is adjacent to the new splash pad accessible washrooms and a family change room which are also being constructed. This project is in partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The Rotary Club of Lindsay supports many groups and people in Lindsay, including United Way, Five Counties Children’s Centre and the 3 local high schools. The club has given much support to the Food Source and have had two Rotarians sit on the Board of Directors. They also have a yearly bursary for Fleming College students.
In order to fund these great projects, the club has some successful fundraisers. Since 1979, the club has hosted Rotary Club Burger Day. Rotarians cook for the community. $10 gets a person a burger, fries and a drink. This is not a major money maker, but it is a lot of fun! Each September, members have a Shred Day. They offer a shredding of confidential papers for people in the community, and get rid of electronic waste. Their biggest fundraiser is Rotanza. They have a huge spring party where they serve food for up to 1400 people and give away a car at the end of the night.
If you want to visit this busy club to do a make-up, they meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 12:15 PM at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club at 282 Lindsay Street South.
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