Due to Covid-19, all Rotary meetings and in-person events are postponed until further notice. You are still welcome to contact Eva (President) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-989-6354 if you have anything, such as a request for support, that you wish to discuss. Best wishes for good health to everyone!
The Rotary Club of Blind River
Many thanks to Cameco for their contribution to Rotary via their Covid-19 Relief funds. It is very welcome and appreciated!
The Blind River Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International. We meet at 6 pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 17 Restaurant, 2 Woodward Avenue., Blind River Ontario.
You are welcome to join us - if you are new to Rotary please contact Eva Whitmore (President) at email@example.com or 705-989-6354.
We are mourning the loss of our long-time and treasured member, Bea Jensen, who passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020. Bea was a very active member of our club, and contributed in countless ways, including organization of Concerts by the River and summer BBQs, as well as the yearly golf tournament in the spring. We will miss her good cheer, enthusiasm, friendship and hard work for our Club.
Longtime Rotarian Hughene MacDonald passed away on February 14, 2020. Hughene was a charter member, past president, and valued member of our club. Our thoughts are with her husband Chris and the rest of her family.
Hughene being awarded Honorary Membership in the Rotary Club of Blind River, July 2019.
News about Activities/Events
Congratulations to 2020 graduates! Winners of the 2020 Rotary Scholarships ($1500) are Karli Shamas at W.C. Eaket and Hailey Moranville at ESC Jeunesse Nord. Winners of the Rotary Service Above Self Award were Theo Mitchell at Blind River Public School, Alexandre Boivin at Ecole St. Joseph, and Cassie Joy Danuk at St. Mary's Separate.
The Rotary Club provided lunch to the 70 staff at the hospital and Golden Birches on May 21, 2020, as a token of appreciation of their dedication to our community. We also dropped coffee and cookies off at Mitchell Pharmacy, the OPP, Town workers and the Post Office in appreciation of their essential work. Gift cards were taken to several other businesses in town.
Our Rotary President Eva Whitmore would love to hear
from you so she can pair you or a loved one with a fellow Rotarian. Eva can be reached by phone (text or call): 705-989-6354, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a message and your call will be returned quickly! All callers remain confidential.
Coexisting with Black Bears
The Rotary Club was planning to organize a presentation this spring on Coexisting with Black Bears. Since that is currently not possible, here is a link to a presentation by by Kurt Linville from Colorado doing an interview with video of Mike McIntosh from Bear with Us Sanctuary in Sprucedale Ontario on The True Nature of Black Bears.
The Town of Blind River is to be commended for its grocery shopping program for those isolating and unable to shop for themselves (see blindriver.ca for more details). Rotary is pleased to be able to contribute tote bags for delivery of groceries.
Thank you to all those who purchased hams in support of Rotary - they are all sold! We raised about $2350 towards helping our community in the coming months.