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Welcome to Norfolk Sunrise!

Norfolk Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Norfolk Golf and Country Club
200 Argyle Street
Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4K8
Canada
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Jun 02, 2015
Various
Where the Money Went (Part 2) Tentative
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
No Meeting Today
Happy Canada Day
 

Club Information

Welcome to Norfolk Sunrise!

Norfolk Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Norfolk Golf and Country Club
200 Argyle Street
Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4K8
Canada
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 

Norfolk Sunrise In Photos

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Norfolk Sunrise News

 
 
Angie is on the move.  Shown here with her parents and Grandmother, plus Rotarian Barbara, Angie and her family are vacationing in Ottawa and Montreal before Angie boards a bus for the Rotary Cross-USA student exchange tour.  We'll see her before she departs for home, however.
 

 
 
 
Five years ago, just as the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise approached its 14th anniversary, it's members imagine what the club might like when it turned 19 in May 2016 They imagined what the club might be like in 5 years time and set ambitious goals to achieve over the next 5 years. One of the most challenging goals set was to serve a First Nation Community . Although the need was great , we had no idea what we might do or even how to begin. This w...eek, with our 19th anniversary just days away, the club heard a report from Rotarians Jim & Marjorie Dawson on our continuing project to serve the youth of the isolated remote north west First Nation community of Pikangikum. Through the Dawson's initiative, dedication, and leadership Norfolk Sunrise has or the past 3 years supported youth music and canoeing programs helping to give hope to youth in a community which, according to a recent UN report, has the highest suicide rate in the world.
Our vision has turned to reality. Imagine Norfolk Sunrise's vision for 2020 when they turn 24!
 

 

Norfolk Sunrise is into Youth Services all year long with Youth Exchange programs (Rotary’s year long & short term exchanges and the unique Welshpool youth exchange with the Rotary Club of Welshpool in Wales); RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards); SLAPSHOT (Student Leadership Award Program for Students High On Training); Rotaract, Literacy for Littles, Coats for Kds and much more. 

 

 

Norfolk Sunrise is into Youth Services all year long with Youth Exchange programs (Rotary’s year long & short term exchanges and the unique Welshpool youth exchange with the Rotary Club of Welshpool in Wales); RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards); SLAPSHOT (Student Leadership Award Program for Students High On Training); Rotaract, Literacy for Littles, Coats for0 Kds and much more. 

 
 
 
Pirates Stole the Trophy – ahr!
The Pirates of the Carib-BEE-an! stole the trophy last night at the Grate Groan-up Spelling Bee at the Vittoria Community Centre.  Representing 98.9 MyFM, the Pirates outlasted nine other teams and reigned supreme in the 8th round.   In photo with trophy is (left) Brittany Bray, Brian Jones, and Amy Willmott-DeVos.  
 
The newly formed Norfolk Rotaract Club took the Team Spirit Award with spellers Lisa Herrewynen, Madison Puddy and Rachelle Walters.  
Best Costume went to the team from Cobb & Jones LLP – Beyond a Reasonable Trout. In photo is (left) Walter Drescher, Stephanie Vandenberg, and Shawn Swarts.
 
 
 

Norfolk and Rotary were certainly well represented in March when 8 young people from our community travelled to Welshpool, Wales as part of a 10-day student exchange sponsored by the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise. The troupe attended our meeting this morning and spoke as polished presenters about what they learned and the bonds they formed with each other and with their Welsh brothers and sisters.

This was the 17th consecutive year for the Welshpool Exchange by Norfolk Sunrise.

Shown in the photo with Rotarian chaperones Kristina Kett and Barbara Tanner-Billings are: Abi Peck, Lillie Williamson, Aaron Melnyk, Alyssa Nelson, Julia Dickson, Zach Hudson, Teryn Clapp, and Emma Shippey-Hoskin.

 

 
 
Norfolk News

Thanks in part to the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, hikers, cyclists and cross-country skiers will have more room to manoeuvre along the Norfolk Sunrise rail trail.

That’s the link that runs through Simcoe joining the Waterford Heritage Trail and the Lynn Valley Trail.

The local Rotary chapter approached Norfolk County in regards to partnering on the upgrade of the remaining section of the rail trail between the 13th and 14th concessions north of Simcoe, and staff has asked council to approve the project partnership.

The cost of widening the trail section to eight feet is $20,000, with half of the money coming from the club and the other half from the municipality.

The county’s trails development co-ordinator, Mark Boerkamp, said when this section of rail trail was built in 2008-09, it was six feet wide. In 2013 the section between the 14th concession and Argyle Street was upgraded and widened to eight feet. The remaining area between the 13th and 14th concessions is the only section left to be upgraded.

The Norfolk Sunrise trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail network running to Waterford and on to Brantford.

 

 
 
The 3 Rotary clubs of Norfolk County Ontario joined together Mar 31, 2015 to sing "Let There Be Peace On Earth" under the direction of Dr Ray Danley.  Click here to view video.
 
 

 
 

 

From Simcoe Reformer

By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer

SIMCOE - Long-distance runners in Norfolk and beyond will have an opportunity to set new personal best times during a new fundraiser in Simcoe this spring.

A London firm has been hired to provide split-second timing technology for this May’s Great Race for Rotary. As well, Norfolk County is helping mark out the courses to the inch. With such precision, runners who enter the five-kilometre, 10-kilometre and 25-kilometre events can confidently note their progress against previous best times.

“In Simcoe, there are a lot of fundraising runs,” route organizer Marcy Michener, of the Simcoe Health & Fitness Centre, said at a Race open House on Saturday. “This event is different – it’s a timed event for runners. This is about runners, and this is a race for runners – something for them to train for. A lot of runners from Norfolk who attend events outside the county are used to that level of professionalism.”

The Great Race for Rotary is named after the late John Race of Simcoe, a long-time Rotarian and local philanthropist. Race died last year.

 
 
 
 
 

President's Message

 
Norfolk Sunrise Rotarians are vibrant dedicated men and women in active community service in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada and around the world.
 

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Welcome to Norfolk Sunrise!

Norfolk Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Norfolk Golf and Country Club
200 Argyle Street
Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4K8
Canada
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