Submitted by Jim Dilamarter
BIG BREAKFAST FAST APPROACHES
Rotarians remind you of our mid summer ‘BIG BREAKFAST’ at Lion’s Head Beach coming up on Sunday, August 4th. Come early and enjoy the best breakfast on the Peninsula bar none. Sausages, scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, real Maple Syrup from the Minor Syrup Trees not far away, fruit cup, coffee, juice and the million dollar view of Lion’s Head Harbour and the cliffs beyond.
Just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 gets you a breakfast you will say is the very best. Come and join the fun, 9 until 11 on Sunday morning.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR TONY SHEARD ADDRESSES OUR CLUB
Governor Tony spoke to our club at our meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd and challenged us to continue to serve our community and the world. Tony and his wife Sylvia are both Rotarians from the Southampton Club. They share a love of Rotary and are an inspiration to us all. It was so great to have our Governor visit our club so early in his term. He assumed office on July 1st and will be visiting all 59 clubs before his term ends. Tony’s district stretches from Lapeer, Michigan to the Northern Bruce and stretches as far east as London and St. Thomas.
Governor Tony installed two new Rotarians, ‘Cat’ Henderson and Paul Cinanni as the newest members of Rotary. They bring our numbers to 23 as we continue to grow and expand our service to this community. Cat and Paul will be welcome additions to our club. Come and meet them both at our Big Breakfast on Civic Holiday Weekend.
We believe it is important for our community to get to know some of our members who work so hard to help this community every day. We are proud of all of our members. Today we tell you about a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow who has been with the club many years, Cathryn Buckley and a new Rotarian, Rob Hiscott, who joined Rotary this past year and now is the chair of our Scholarship Committee. They are both outstanding Rotarians. Here are their stories.
CATHRYN BUCKLEY: Cathryn was invited to join Rotary in 2001 after her son was accepted into the Youth Exchange program. She was an active member of the Rotary Club of Tobermory until that club ceased to exist at the end of 2005. At that time, she was transferred to Kitchener for work with Parks Canada.
She joined the Festival City Rotary Club in Stratford for two years while working in Kitchener. She returned to Tobermory in 2007 and joined the Rotary Club of Lion’s Head, currently known as the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula.
Cathryn served as Youth Exchange Officer in both the Tobermory and Lion’s Head clubs and held other executive positions as well including President. In addition she served as conference coordinator and Outbound Student Coordinator for the Rotary District 6330. This, as you can see from the section on our governor includes 59 clubs, two countries and miles and miles of travel.
She says she joined Rotary to meet people and serve her community. She has found working with the youth exchange program very rewarding. She is honoured that 15 students from BPDS have chosen to participate in the Youth Exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Tobermory, Northern Bruce Peninsula, or Wiarton.
Cathryn is currently the Correspondent for the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program. She is responsible for arranging exchanges for students from Ontario, Canada and from the States around the Great Lakes who are going to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. She is also responsible for students coming from these countries into Canada and the USA.
Cathryn would be the first to point out that Rotarians are people of action and work cooperatively to improve the lives of others in the community and around the world. If this interests you, check out the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula.
ROBERT HISCOTT: Since joining the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula in June 2018, Rob has served as chair of the Rotary Scholarship/Awards Committee which now administers up to $4,500 a year in scholarship and bursary awards to graduating students of Bruce Peninsula District School.
Rob retired as a professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo where he had acquired extensive experience related to scholarships and other awards…most years, he served on the departmental graduate affairs committee which would review and rank both incoming and continuing graduate students for internal and external scholarships and awards. Rob served for many years as chair/member on selection committees for the provincial Ontario Graduate Scholarship programme which would involve reviewing and ranking over 100 applications per year in his discipline of Sociology to reach committee consensus on final scholarship and reversion lists.
More recently in 2017, Rob established two permanently-endowed undergraduate scholarships, one in his late wife Eleanor’s name, the other in his name, at their first alma maters, Dr. Eleanor Chu Scholarship in Physics or Mathematics at Acadia University, and the Dr. Robert Hiscott Scholarship in Sociology at Carleton University. Rob believes that scholarships, bursaries and other awards have become increasingly important for financing post-secondary education, especially given the escalating costs of all post-secondary programs–with rising costs for tuition and fees, books and living expenses in general, scholarships and other awards are critical to helping students achieve their educational goals, and our Rotary Club is proud to support local graduating high school students with their post-secondary endeavours.
In addition to helping with the Rotary Scholarship/Awards programme, Rob also serves on the Finance Committee, and helps out with Rotary movie events, holiday pancake/big breakfasts, tending bars (having attained Smart Serve certification), and with other Rotary activities and events.