Posted by Shelly Duben on Mar 21, 2019
Betty Mark is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Minden. The Minden Rotary Club has been serving the Township of Minden Hills since 1947. The 16 members of this club work hard to provide for their community and offer help and support wherever and whenever it is needed.
The club’s major fundraiser is their annual Dinner and Auction, held on the first Saturday in June. This is always a fun evening with lots of good food, good fellowship with the addition of an entertaining various auctions and draws. The third weekend in July, the club hosts an annual Blue Grass Festival at the Minden Fair Grounds. Its popularity grows each year and campers are known to start arriving on the Monday before the weekend event. Please consider attending one of these great events this summer!
The club has been a strong supporter of the Minden Food Bank and Community Kitchen. They have purchased new automatic doors to the centre as well as financially supporting the Food Bank. Every Christmas club members participate in the packing and distribution of the Christmas Food Hampers. Since the club’s establishment of Rotary Park, Minden Rotarians have continued to support the park with the addition of accessible picnic tables, washrooms and new playground equipment. Besides Rotary Park, evidence of The Rotary Club of Minden's community involvement can be seen throughout the town in various community projects such as the gazebo in the Village Green, the Minden River Walk, the tennis courts and even some of the town garbage receptacles have a Rotary Wheel on them. The club also is a supporter of local children’s programs, the Junior Naturalists  the Children’s Water Festival, and after school Rec. Program at Archie Stouffer School to name a few.
Internationally the club has supported HAVE which build wells in India, Wheels for Learning in Cambodia, and Shelter Boxes for Disaster Relief. They have also purchased dental chairs for the Haliburton Dental Outreach Program in Honduras.
The Rotary Club of Minden is a small but hard working club that takes pride in helping the community whenever and wherever there is a need.  If you are ever in the Minden area, please join Minden Rotarians at Mark’s Restaurant on Hwy 35 at 5: 45pm on Monday evenings. They would love to meet you!
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