Rotarian Anne James of Christ Church Anglican (center) and Rotary Club Treasurer John White (right) present a cheque to Gerry Myles (left), Administrator of the Golden Dawn Seniors Home. The funds were donations from the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Golden Dawn fundraiser, an event co-hosted by Christ Church Anglican and Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula at Rotary Hall on February 21st.

Submitted by Rob Hiscott

Rotary co-sponsored the second of three ‘Harbourside Inside’ musical events at Rotary Hall on Friday, February 24th, with the bar tended by Rotarians.  This most recent concert event featured musicians Brian Taylor, Arnie Crittenden, Marty Oblak, and a number of others during the Open Mike portion of the concert.

These three concert events feature performances by local musicians from Tobermory, Lion’s Head and around the Bruce Peninsula, each with a bar tended by Rotarians.  The entrance fee is by donation (same as the summer ‘Harbourside’ events held here in Lion’s Head at the stage between the beach and marina), and the purpose of these three musical events is to showcase local musicians and provide a great opportunity for small winter social gatherings.  The third and final ‘Harbourside Inside’ event will take place next week on Friday, March 31st starting at 7 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PM.  Hope to see you there!  

Planned Fundraising Event for Rotary Scholarships

Rotary is presently planning a ‘silent auction’ fundraising event to raise funds for our annual scholarships program for graduates of Bruce Peninsula District High School to help them pursue post-secondary studies.  

Rotary now awards up to $5,000 in total annually through five different scholarships including ‘Highest Academic Proficiency’ Scholarship (awarded to the Grade 12 student graduating with the highest scholastic average), ‘Service Above Self’ Scholarship (awarded to the student whose voluntary and extracurricular activities best exemplify the Rotary motto of ‘Service Above Self’), ‘Keith Hopkinson Memorial Scholarship’ (awarded to a student pursuing medical, health or related post-secondary program), ‘J.C Buckley Memorial Scholarship’ (awarded to a student pursuing post-secondary studies in power engineering or other trades-related program), and the ‘Mary Cameron Award’ (awarded to the student showing the most academic improvement in their final year of high school studies).  

More details on the forthcoming fundraiser for our scholarships program will appear in Rotary articles in future issues, and on our Rotary Club facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaryNBP).