Posted by Shelly Duben on Aug 08, 2019
Sean Laferriere is proud to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area. This busy club currently has 25 members.
The club’s long standing fundraiser is Sunday night "Stay at Home Rotary TV Bingo". It goes from September to March and is a good source of revenue for the club. Members are currently hosting a Wednesday night BBQ for 9 weeks in July and August to help the Temiskaming Art Gallery with "Art in the Park”. It is a venue where artists can showcase their arts and crafts and the public is entertained by local musicians. BBQs are held on Wednesday nights at the Pavillion on the waterfront from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. If you’re in the Temiskaming area, please drop by!
Their big project at this time is a “Rotary Splash Pad” which will be built along the New Liskeard waterfront, near the playground and miniputt. Members have worked with the City of Temiskaming Shores to design this amazing community project. They have pledged $100 000 over 10 years to this project.  To raise funds for the splash pad, Temiskaming Area Rotarians have been recently involved in two fundraiser BBQs, one at Timbermart and one at "Images" hair salon, where they raised about $13,000.00. On October 5th, the club will host their 3rd annual "Oktoberfest", from which the proceeds will also go toward the splash pad project.
Every fall, club members volunteer to paint a section of bleachers at the Agricultural Society fair grounds. Members also usually have a float in the Fall Fair and Christmas parades. They hold a “Rotary Rose Day” in June, where they sell and deliver fresh roses and carnations. They are planning a used book sale for the fall, with more details to come. All of these activities have enabled the club to be able to give several thousand dollars to the local food banks, $10,000 to the hospital fund, and help several individuals who needed help with medical equipment and issues.
The club meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Olive Room at Zante's Bar and Grill at 997461 Highway 11 in New Liskeard. Members would love to have you join them for a make-up!
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