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 The winning ticket for the special $400 Rotary Day Prize, from the sale

of the Arnprior Rotary Club Cash Calendar was made by Dave Pelkey of 

the Vintage Crate and the winner was Kim Peters.

The winner of  April Cash Calendar monthly draw, Roberta Ferguson, was awarded her 

$200 prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

Arnprior Rotary Day

    May 23, 2018

 

At Arnprior Town Hall:

10:30 am​ Raise Rotary flag with Mayor David Reid

 

At SW Corner of John St. and Madawaska Blvd.:

 

11:00 am​ Start Serving Refreshments and Timbits to General Public at SW Corner of John and Madawaska

Sell Mad Duck Race Tickets

 

11:00 am​Tree planting ceremony

Participants:​Mayor and/or Councilors 

​​Gallery Gift Shop Representative

​​​New Members, Rotary Club of Arnprior

 

11:30 am​Announce Rotary Club of Arnprior Donation of Equipment Item (Patient Lift with Scale) for Arnprior Redevelopment Project

 

Participants:​Board member(s) ArnpriorRegional Health 

Bruce Hill, Executive Director, Arnprior Regional Health Foundation

 

12:00 pm​Winning Ticket Draw for Rotary Day Prize, Arnprior Rotary Club Cash Calendar

​Drawn By:​Dave Pelkey, The Vintage Crate

 

1:00 pm ​End of Rotary Day Events

 

Event Contact:

 

Rodney Smith, President, Rotary Club of Arnprior

613-889- 2705

crodney.smith75@gmail.com

 

 

 

     Backgrounder

Arnprior Rotary Day

      May 23, 2018  

 

Rotary Day

 

The Rotary Club of Arnprior received its inaugural charter on May 23, 1987. To mark the 31st anniversary of the Club, the Arnprior Town Council will proclaim Rotary Day in Arnprior on this date and the Rotary flag will be flown at Town Hall.  

 

The flag raising ceremony will be attended by Mayor David Reid and Rotary members including Club founding member Rev. Leo Hughes.  

 

Tree Planting Ceremony

 

Rotary “recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself” (Rotary International President, Ian Risley).

 

To this end and to assist the community of Arnprior in its extraordinary downtown re-development and beautification efforts, the Rotary Club of Arnprior will purchase and plant a flowering crab tree in the plaza next to and owned by the Gallery Gift Shop.  Milliken Landscaping and Garden Centre will prepare the planting site at their expense. 

 

Invited tree planting “assistants” will include members of Council, owners of the Gallery Gift Shop and new members of the Rotary Club of Arnprior.

 

Rotary Club of Arnprior Donation of Equipment Item (Patient Lift with Scale) for Arnprior Redevelopment Project

 

The redevelopment of the Arnprior Grove will add a much-needed 36 beds to the 60-bed nursing home facility and will provide a central location for the delivery of expanded seniors’ wellness programs in the community.  The community must raise $5 million (including $1 million for vitally needed new equipment) towards the $24-$27 million project, the balance coming from the province.  The average number of seniors’ beds in the community has long been below the provincial average, forcing seniors in need to leave the community for care – resulting in family disruptions, nursing home residents living in unfamiliar circumstances and additional and often unsafe travel for the visitors of residents.  Because of these obstacles, many seniors in need have remained in the community, either without receiving needed care or staying in and overtaxing long-term care facilities in the hospital.  

 

By coming forward as an early contributor to the community fund raising campaign for new and very much needed equipment for the Grove redevelopment, the Rotary Club of Arnprior hopes to rally others in helping to serve seniors in need. The Rotary Club of Arnprior has responded positively to students at Arnprior District High School in helping them in their efforts to support the Grove redevelopment.

 

The item to be purchased is a “Maxi Move Lift with Scale” to move residents efficiently and safely while providing care. The equipment purchase will have a direct impact on the ability to furnish health care services to Grove residents and the quality of the services.  The item will cost $7300. 

 

Representatives of Arnprior Regional Health and the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation will participate in this announcement.

 

Winning Ticket Draw for Rotary Day Prize, ArnpriorRotary Club Cash Calendar

 

While having made and sold many calendars in the community over the years, the Rotary Club of Arnpriorredefined this fundraiser by changing it to a successful cash calendar for 2018.  Ads were sold in the calendar to promote local businesses.  Monthly prizes and other special draws have been held including one on Rotary Day, May 23, 2018.  

 

Dave Pelkey , owner of The Village Crate and an advertiser in the 2018 cash calendar, will draw the winning ticket at the Rotary Day event and a phone call will be made immediately to the winner.

 

Mad Duck Race Tickets

Rotarians will be selling Mad Duck Race tickets ($5) during the event. This is a long-standing and signature Rotary fundraiser in the community.  Each ticket number corresponds to a numbered rubber duck that will be dropped into the Madawaska River from the Madawaska Blvd bridge on July 1st. The first two ducks crossing the finish line will win a prize for their ticket owners. 

 

This is very much a fun event for the public and Rotarians and reflects the fundamental attitude of Rotarians to nurture fun and fellowship amongst ourselves and our many partners and benefactors.

 

 

 

 

 

About Rotary 

 

Rotarians are committed professionals and business leaders who share a common drive to provide service.

 

The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”. 

 

There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries with over 1.2 million members worldwide.  Rotary works locally and globally. It is the world’s first and most international service club.  

 

The Rotary Club of Arnprior provides service through:

 

Expanding the Horizons of Youth

• Library Summer Reading Program
• Dictionary of Life texts for grade 3 students, 4-Way Test Awards for deserving elementary school graduates and Who is Nobody program
• Arnprior District High School student support including Rotary Interact Club mentorship, educational trip sponsorship (Ecuador 2018) and Science Fair entry support
• Rotary Foundation International Youth Exchange Program

 

Community Leadership

• Sponsors of the Canadian Blood Services Clinics held in Arnprior
• Leading role in The Town of Arnprior’s MilleniumProject – The Millenium Trails
• Initiated and erected The Arnprior Highway Sign in honour of Rotary’s Centennial (2005)
• Regular financial contributor to Arnprior Regional Health including the Community Physician Recruitment Campaign and the Grove Nursing Home
• Movable shelves purchased for Library
• Community benches purchased for downtown

 

International Leadership 

• Contributed to Rotary International’s final push to eradicate polio in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The most ambitious humanitarian program ever undertaken by a private organization. A handful of cases remain worldwide!
• Provided Shelter Boxes for immediate disaster relief in Nepal and Philippines
• Supported a Health Clinic in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya
• Supported HIV orphan, eye glasses and drainage projects in Thailand
• Assisted in well-drilling projects in Africa and Guatemala
• Contributed to Syrian refugee relocation to Canada
• Contributed medical equipment to a hospital in the Caribbean and medical supplies in Belisle
• Supported school projects in Bolivia and Costa Rica

 

 

Fund Raising Activities

• Arnprior Rotary Cash Calendar
• Sale of holiday fruit cakes 
• Mad Duck Race on Madawaska River
• Sale of Arnprior-opoly game 

 

The Club meets every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Kenwood Corporate Centre, Rm 102, 16 Edward St S, Arnprior. All are welcome.

 

https://www.arnpriorrotary.ca

This special event notice was prepared by Rod Smith, President Rotary Club of Arnprior 

May 15/18

 

 
The Rotary Club of Arnprior is proud to present the 9th ANNUAL ROTARY
DUCK RACE 
A fundraiser to support the many good works of the Club in
the local community. Buy your duck for only $5.00 each and watch it float
to victory on the Madawaska River on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1st, 2018.
1500 rubber ducks will be released into the Madawaska River to race for the
finish line. The Grand prize for $1000 will be awarded to the winner and the
runner up will receive $500.
 
 
You can buy these tickets from Rotarians at the following locations:
Canadian Tire, Metro, No Frills and Giant Tiger.
Breakfast ‘N Learn is a monthly education session held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This program is both a social and educational affair organized by the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program.
The morning starts with a delicious hot breakfast followed by guest professionals speaking on chosen topics of interest to all Seniors age 55 and over.
At a recent Breakfast N learn session held at East Side Mario, members of the Arnprior Rotary club spoke about Rotary and what services the club offers both at the local and international level. Present at the breakfast were Rotarians Terry Dawson, Rod Smith (President), and Brian Patterson. 
 
The $200 Cash Calendar February monthly draw was rewarded to Larry Belcourt at the Feb 12/18 Rotary Club of Arnprior meeting at the Kenwood Corporate Centre. Larry is seen in the middle of the attached photo, flanked by Rotarians Buena Dejoode on the left and David Grant on the right. Larry expressed his sincere thanks to Rotary members for their many good works. He very generously donated his prize back to the Rotary Club to be put towards supporting ongoing efforts in the community. Together with the $1000 early bird draw and January monthly prizes, this is the third Cash Calendar prize awarded to date. 
Rotarians Jane & Gerry Peters hand over $2,200 to some of the ADHS students going on the Me to We trip to Ecuador, shown with teachers Nicole White and Mark Wroe. ADHS Students helped with Arnprior Rotary’s 1st Cash Calendar Project which are still for sale at Keller Williams.
We selling Cash Calendars with total prizes of $5,000 on 18 different dates!!
 
Artwork done by ADHS students, celebrating different aspects of Rotary.
 
Early Bird Draw of $1,000 won by Ann Walsh, of Arnprior.  Congratulations!!  The tickets for winners are put back in the Drum for the next draw.

As Canada turned 150, the Arnprior Rotary club celebrated Canada Day with its own celebration of “The Annual Rotary Mad Duck Race”. This event has been going on for 10 years. 

1500 ducks were dumped in the Madawaska River.

Retrieving the ducks came in various forms. Motor boats, a dog, seadooers and kayakers. Happy Birthday Canada and a good job done Rotarians. It was another fundraiser sellout year. 


 
 
 
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