Stirling Rotary’s 24th annual Giant Yard Sale was a huge success… Terry Vollum 2024-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Stirling Rotary seeks items for their 24th annual Giant Yard Sale

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You just never know what treasures you might find at Stirling Rotary’s Giant Yard Sale. Pictured here are just a few of the many curious bargain-hunters browsing through a variety of items at the 2019 event. This year’s Giant Yard Sale takes place over two days at the historic railway station in the village. All are invited to shop Friday May 31 8:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. as well as Saturday June 1, from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. All proceeds in support of Stirling Rotary’s many worthwhile community projects.

Stirling Rotary seeks items for their 24th annual Giant Yard Sale Terry Vollum 2024-05-06 04:00:00Z 0

Ukraine - A Perspective from the Front Lines 

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Imagine that you are about to sit down to enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee. It’s a sunny, peaceful morning, only to have that silence broken by the very loud wail of an air raid siren. Just another morning for some in the Ukraine.
Ukraine - A Perspective from the Front Lines William MacKay 2024-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Relay for Life 

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Since 1999 Relay For Life has united a collective of Canadians, who are a force-for-life in the face of cancer. At Relay For Life events, participants of all ages gather at a community space and take turns walking around a track or path to symbolize the perseverance and action needed to improve lives and change the future of cancer forever.

During Relay, we honour Participants of Hope during our first lap the Lap of Hope. When the sun goes down, luminaries light the track in memory of those we have lost. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

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Classification Presentation - Lynda Brady

When Rotary was established by Paul Harris and three others, each person came from a different walk of life. At our meeting today, we had an opportunity to learn about Lynda Brady as she presented her Classification Talk.
Classification Presentation - Lynda Brady Lynda Brady 2024-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Special Olympics

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For our meeting on January 31st 2024, we  were joined by Angela, a Special Olympic Mom and Coach, and her son Logan, Logan has successfully qualified to compete on the upcoming Provincal Championships. They provided some great insight into what it is like to compete and the unique sense of community and spirit that are shared by all those that participate in the Special Olympics.
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My Rotary Exchange - Ian Acton (1972/73)

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The Rotary Youth Exchange Program had humble beginnings in Belleville and we owe it all to a Belleville Rotarian who chose to get involved, Rotarian Bill MacKay Senior. Past District Governor (77/78) and Past President Belleville (70/71)
My Rotary Exchange - Ian Acton (1972/73) 2024-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Helping hands in The Little Village with a big heart…

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Longtime Stirling Food Bank volunteer, Heather Bailey (center) accepts a cheque in the amount of $8,000.00 from Stirling Rotarian, Laurie Osborne, as Stirling Rotary Co-President, Bill MacKay looks on. The $8,000.00 represents the total proceeds from the local service club’s tenth annual Christmas online auction – a fundraiser dedicated to assist and support the Stirling Food Bank for the past decade.
Helping hands in The Little Village with a big heart… Terry Vollum 2024-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

How to simplify your Christmas shopping while supporting a worthy cause…

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Rotarian, Laurie Osborne has been kept busy sorting, cataloguing and adding items to the Stirling Rotary online Christmas auction website. The tenth annual auction goes ‘live’ at 5:00 p.m. Friday Dec. 1 and runs until noon, Friday Dec. 10 and features an amazing line-up of generously donated gift items just in time for some early Christmas shopping. Pictured here are just a few of those items up for bid this year. All proceeds will support the Stirling Community Cupboard (Food Bank) and the Christmas Food & Toy Drive.
How to simplify your Christmas shopping while supporting a worthy cause… 2023-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

A Paul Harris Celebration

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The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

A Paul Harris Celebration 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0

Here’s a neighbourly invitation from the Rotary Club of Stirling…

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Terry Vollum

For PostMedia

STIRLING – It was a challenging project that has taken a few years of hard work, dedication, along with wholehearted support from the community. And now, the Rotary Club of Stirling is pleased to announce the completion and the official opening of Station Park. There will be a formal, ribbon-cutting ceremony – along with a railway station Open House, to be held on site, Saturday September 30, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and all are invited to attend.

Here’s a neighbourly invitation from the Rotary Club of Stirling… Terry Vollum 2023-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Literacy in Today's Classroom

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September is Basic Education and Literacy Month, a time for Rotary members to focus awareness on our involvement with literacy and education and recommit to finding solutions that meet needs of illiteracy and gaps in education in our own communities and internationally.
Rotary Club of Stirling member and public-school educator Kim Caron, reminded us with what Rotary is doing, what our club is doing and provided great insight into what is currently happening in today's classroom.
Literacy in Today's Classroom Kimberly Caron 2023-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

Community Dinners Return

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Residents of Stirling-Rawdon were able to come together for the first of free weekly dinners at an event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stirling.

The Stirling Community Dinner saw the return of its first meal with a special BBQ at Rotary Park at 5 p.m. on September 7. After the September 7th date, there will be weekly meals every Thursday starting at 5 p.m. at St. John Anglican Church on North Street.

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A little rain didn’t stop the Pro One Stop Customer Appreciation BBQ

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Terry Vollum
For PostMedia
It all began ten years ago with a simple thought. “We wanted to do something to thank our wonderful customers,” explained Julie Yoo, owner/operator of the Pro One Stop in Stirling, “and the idea of inviting everyone to a summer barbecue at our place of business seemed like the right idea.”
A little rain didn’t stop the Pro One Stop Customer Appreciation BBQ Terry Vollum 2023-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Stirling Rotary is seeking items for their annual Giant Yard Sale

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Terry Vollum
For PostMedia
Although we are currently enjoying mostly wonderful, summer weather, Stirling Rotarians are suggesting that you might take a little time to do some spring-cleaning. And so as you tidy up the garage, the basement, a spare room or even a storage shed, you might consider this relatively effortless task as an opportunity to help a worthy cause.
Stirling Rotary is seeking items for their annual Giant Yard Sale Terry Vollum 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Resources

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The goal for the presentation is to provide you with some online tools that will help you be a better Rotarian and also help you with your personal development. 
Rotary Resources 2023-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Our Year Ahead

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"Rotary helps create the conditions for peace, opportunity, and a future worth living," he said. "By continuing what we do best, by remaining open and willing to change, and by keeping our focus on building peace in the world and within ourselves, Rotary helps create a more peaceful world — a more hopeful world." Rotary can Create Hope in the World. 
Our Year Ahead 2023-07-05 04:00:00Z 0

Indigenous People’s Partnership Cluster

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The Indigenous Peolpe's Partnership Cluster (IPPC) work with Indigenous communities want and what are their priorities, rather than us assuming we know what they need. The IPPC believe it is important to partner with key people
in the different communities to ensure that they are partnering with them on priorities they have identified as meaningful for their specific needs.

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Alan Kester - Welcome to Stirling Rotary 2023-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Payton Reid - Welcome to Stirling Rotary 2023-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange Program - Gertrud Sobye

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Gertrud Sobye - Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Tru is our Rotary International Youth Exchange Student for this Rotary year. Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) is a Rotary International student exchange program for students in secondary school. Since 1929, Rotary International has sent young people around the globe to experience new cultures. Currently, about 9,000 students are sponsored by Rotary Clubs every year.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program - Gertrud Sobye 2023-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World 2023-02-15 05:00:00Z 0

Food for Learning

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Erin Spry, the Food For Learning Coordinator at Bayside High School, was our guest speaker for today who came to chat with us again this year about the food for learning program.
Food for Learning 2023-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Outdoor Classroom

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In the Fall of 2013, the Principal of the new Stirling Public School talked with Stirling Rotarians regarding the possibility of assisting in the building of an Outdoor Classroom at the school. The school had plans that had been prepared but were looking for outside assistance in order to make their dream come true.
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Stirling Community Cupboard 2023-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Community Cupboard On-Line Auction

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The Rotary Club of Stirling was approached by the the Community Cupboard/Food bank  several years ago, to assist them with their Christmas baskets. At the time is was understood that year there were 75 families locally needing help. We were shocked that our little village had so many families needing help so we offered to put together an online auction to raise the funds. Rotarian Terry Vollum has been a huge help gathering items and more recently Beckie Sarles-Davis has also joined the team. The first year we may have only had 25 items and it has grown to almost 100 this year.  All the items are donated by generous local business owners and Rotarians.
Community Cupboard On-Line Auction 2023-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Full Steam Ahead

Posted by William Vaughan
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In the year 2002, the Rotary Club of Stirling was searching for its next worthwhile community project. Following their weekly meeting, the members of the club walked over to the old Stirling Railway Station which sat neglected in an isolated spot, midway between Highway 14 and the Campbellford Road. It was built in 1879 and had become a boarded up, derelict building on a collapsing foundation.
Full Steam Ahead William Vaughan 2023-01-20 05:00:00Z 0