Submitted by Jim Dilamarter
Perhaps we should say, HONEY FOR YOUR SWEETHEART. Yes, we know that VALENTINE’S DAY is fast approaching and, if you are like me, you want to get something special for your ‘significant other’ and you just do not know what might ‘fit the bill’.
MAY WE SUGGEST a jar of that ‘world famous’ honey from GEORGIAN BAY HONEY! Rotary, in partnership with Georgian Bay Honey, has it available right in downtown Lion’s Head.
Yes, Past President Doug Embleton has an entire rack of honey from which to choose. There is regular honey, buckwheat honey, and creamed honey and they are all very reasonably priced for 1kg jars. Doug will keep his stock full as we think this beats flowers, chocolates, or even diamond rings…. well, ok maybe not diamond rings but it will fit into your budget and WHO DOES NOT LOVE HONEY? It is by far the sweetest gift around!!
Rotarian Doug asks you to call him at 226 923 1604 to place your order and arrange a pick-up time. Pick up will be at his store located at 69 Main Street, Lion’s Head. For your protection during these times, he offers ‘curb side’ service and, in buying your ‘sweetheart’ some honey you are also helping Rotary help others.
Regular Georgian Bay Honey sells for $14.98/kg. Creamy honey sells for the same amount and a bottle of Buckwheat Honey is only $19.98/kg. She/he will love you forever if you give him/her this sweet treat and, if you are nice, she/he may even share it with you!
Rotary Continues to Meet by Zoom
Like most other groups, Church Boards, Service Clubs, and many businesses, our Rotary meetings are all being held by Zoom. They take place the first and third Tuesday of each month and all Rotarians are welcome to participate. For information on participating send a message to our e-mail account at [email protected] and we will tell you how to get on board.
We still have lots to talk about and are hoping that, once this Covid-19 Pandemic is under control, we can get back to work with our many activities that people look forward to every year. Hopefully, we will be able to have our Pancake/Big Breakfasts at the Beach and support the many activities held in the Rotary Hall as we have done for so many years. Our local Rotary Club was formed in 1954 here and has been supporting our community ever since.
Cathryn Buckley, our club President has kept us working and has done a great job at keeping our club together and as active as we can be throughout this time. We will always make sure we are doing things in a safe and responsible manner to look after our communities and our members’ health and safety.
Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook at the Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula and keep up to date on happenings in our club.
Rotary’s GREEN No Dinner Dinner
We have exciting news to share!! The Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula just decided to hold a GREEN No Dinner Dinner to Celebrate SAINT PATRICK’S DAY on Tuesday, March 17th.
You might be asking yourself just what is a No Dinner Dinner and why is it green? Well, there are several good reasons:
• It is Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th a day of Leprechauns, shamrocks, and all things green.
• We will be helping the environment as there will be no mess going to the landfills.
• We can have some fun and raise some money in a safe way for our SCHOLARSHIP FUND which provides $4,500.00 or more to our local high school graduates.
As you all probably realize, Rotary, for over half a century, has been supporting our local school. We provide Scholarships at Graduation to support our students in furthering their education. This is a key project for our club annually.
You probably also realize that, with Covid-19 our fundraising projects have been drastically reduced since March 2020. We would normally raise enough money with our Pancake Breakfast, our Bars, and a few other events to cover the cost but, this past year, and probably this coming year as well, our chances of being able to operate all our Breakfasts and Bars does not look possible. We need to find a fun and safe way to continue our service.
Here is how it works:
• You purchase a spot at our Green No Dinner Dinner for $15.00 each by either sending an e-transfer for the number of spots you need to our treasurer at our email address [email protected] clearly indicating your name, address, and phone number. You can also send a cheque to our address: Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Box 305, Lion’s Head, Ontario. Please remember to include your address and phone number.
• Each name is eligible for some nice door prizes. We will be posting pictures on our Facebook page of the door prices as they come in.
• You make your own dinner at home that night…corn beef and cabbage, steak, lobster, pork loin, salmon…. you decide but make it wonderful and dress in GREEN!
• We will report the amount raised from the event and the winners of the door prizes on our Facebook page that night and in the following issue of the Bruce Peninsula Press. We will, of course, contact the winners when the door prizes are drawn at 7:00 p.m. the evening of the No Dinner Dinner.
We hope you will support this project. It is new and it is different. We hope it will be successful as we need to continue our scholarships at our school.
We thank you in advance.