Last year in September 2018, a powerful tornado swept through the Ottawa area. Many of the homes, farm properties  and a children’s recreational building in the Dunrobin area were either partially or completely destroyed.

Many Rotarians immediately went to work to help the families ravaged by the devastation. 

On June 17, at the Kenwood Centre in Arnprior after 9 1/2 months since the disaster happened President Dave Palmer thanked Martha Weaver, District Governor, and several members of the Rotary Club of Arnprior for assisting him through the process to obtain funds from the District in order to help the victims of Dunrobin.  Dave introduced Lori McGrath of the West Carleton Disaster Relief group who was delighted to announce that a local company SenStar had stepped in to rebuild the equipment shed, change room, bleachers and do other remedial work. 

Dave especially acknowledged John and Beate Stewart from the RC of Chesterville who ran a fundraiser to raise money for this cause and Ed and his son Brent Smith of the RC of Ottawa-Stittsville Club who arrived with a $1000 cheque to be used towards the relief fund.

DG Martha Weaver helped present the gift cards provided by Rotary for families in need to Lori McGrath of the West Carleton Disaster Relief. A total of $1,320  was obtained in gift cards from each of following stores in Arnprior and area; Shell & McEwan gas stations, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Rona and Sobeys.  


Front row: John and Beate from the Chesterville Rotary Club, District Governor Martha Weaver, Lori McGrath of the West Carleton Disaster Relief, President Dave Palmer, and Ed Smith of the RC of Ottawa-Stittsville Club.









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