Submitted by Jim Dilamarter
As most around this area know, the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula (formerly the Lion’s Head Rotary) started the local food bank here with the assistance of local churches in the area. It has been a wonderful resource and, over the years has been co-ordinated by some fantastic people who care about their community. Darlene Myles presently co-ordinates donations for the food bank.
Recently Darlene, and all of us with interest in the Food Bank, was pleased to receive a donation of $8,000.00. The money will be put to good use and could not have come at a more important time. We understand that a similar amount went to the Food Bank in Tobermory.
Bruce Power typically supports local food banks by donating $300,000.00 to be distributed across Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties. Usually this happens during the holiday season but they decided to move up the donation time to now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary, and the entire community, expresses thanks to Bruce Power for this donation and commends them for their continued support of our communities.
Rotarians Meet by Zoom
Once a week our local Rotary Club has had the chance to get together on-line through a program called Zoom. It allows the opportunity for a group to hold a meeting in which all who connect can participate. Under the leadership of President Elect Cathryn Buckley, we have been having these meetings weekly. It has given us a chance to keep track of members and to contact those who could not join us to make sure all was well. We have discussed how we can restart our activities as soon as this pandemic is over.
By meeting this way we have been able to continue planning for our new Rotary year which begins on July 1st.
Rotary Events: Lighthouse Fundraiser Cancelled
Kyle Lougheed announced this week that the Lighthouse Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, May 16th in Lion’s Head is cancelled. He expressed his thanks to Darcy Loughheed and the Tobermory Press for making the posters for this event. He also thanked Dannah Oliver and the Lioness Club for volunteering to organize the lunch and to our Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula for our willingness to do the bar for the event.
Kyle also expressed appreciation to the Good Tyme Country Band, which he is a part of, for their generous willingness to participate and to everyone who planned on attending.
The idea is not lost but, for now, put on the ‘back burner’. Hopefully, when all this is over we can continue to organize something like this to benefit this terrific cause.
Rotary, like all of us, anxiously hopes that this pandemic eases and we can get back to our normal lives. However, it is important for us to STAY SAFE and to help others as much as we can do the same. Our events are all on ‘hold’ right now until we can start our usual activities and continue in our efforts to help our community.