Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula: Big Breakfast a Great Success

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Hungry breakfast goers enjoy the fabulous view (and meal) at the last Rotary Big Breakfast of the season September 1st.
Submitted by Jim Dilamarter

On the first day of September we held our last Big Breakfast of the year expecting no more than 250 customers based on past year records. To our surprise we served over 300 hungry breakfast goers! What a super response from everyone!
We were fortunate, once again, with the weather and there just seemed to be more people around for the Labour Day Weekend than in other years. It was a great event and we were so pleased and gratified by your response.
We look forward to serving breakfast to you again Victoria Day Weekend, Sunday, May 17th, 2020. Please mark that down on your calendars.

GREENING THE BREAKFASTS

Rotarian Erin Greig leads the Rotary ‘green’ team. She continues to challenge us with new ideas to save our planet.

Over the year we have been trying to respond to the need to ‘green our breakfasts’. We have, of course, started introducing recycling years ago but we needed to somehow try to improve on that.
We have started composting waste wherever possible. We are starting to use compostable cups and even experimented with cutlery that breaks down quickly and does not, therefore, fill landfills. We tried ‘bamboo’ but found it to carry for many people a bamboo taste.
We are going to be ordering ‘birch’ cutlery for next year. We are also encouraging our customers to bring their own plates and cutlery wherever and whenever possible. We know that isn’t always possible and we need to try to work on making materials we use either compostable or recyclable.
Rotarian Erin Greig has led our ‘green’ team and will continue to challenge us with new ideas to save our planet. We live in such a beautiful area and we all need to work to keep it that way.

FISH FRY FUNDRAISER FOR THE MRI

By the time this goes to press the Fish Fry Fundraiser will have been held at the arena. Thanks to the Lioness Club and the Barrow Bay and District Fish Club a dinner was held to raise funds for the MRI at our own Grey Bruce Hospital in Owen Sound. We were asked to do the bar for this event and gladly volunteered. All proceeds from our bar will go to the MRI. We are proud of the efforts of all who made this possible and want to thank all who attended. The aim was for 400 dinners and we shall report the results in the next edition of the Bruce Peninsula Press.

SERVICE CLUB SIGNAGE

The new service club sign in Lion’s Head.

Coming into Lion’s Head you will notice a new service club sign. This is there to remind tourists and others that there are several service clubs including Legion, Lions, Lioness, and Rotary in our community. Each service group or club is there to work for the betterment of the community and the world. We are proud of all of them and particularly proud when we can all do something together. Many thanks to those who made the sign possible and helped put it up a few weeks ago.