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Rotary Club Celebrates 75 Years of Community Involvement

Submitted by Michael Robson

On May 2nd, 2019, the Fenelon Falls chapter of Rotary International celebrated its 75th anniversary. The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls held their first meeting on April 19th, 1944 at 6:45 pm and to this day, continue to meet every Thursday at the same time. This sense of tradition extends to the altruistic nature of the Rotary Club and their dedication to the community.

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls first introduced itself to the town by hosting the Fenelon’s first ever skating carnival on February 2nd, 1944. Just as the club has evolved over its 75 years, so has their winter event. From the skating carnival to the Fenelon Winter Games to the Kawartha Snowshoe event, Fenelon Falls Rotary has continued to engage with the community and bring some light to the town during the darkest months of the year.

The Club has spent much of its 75 years improving the lives of youth in Fenelon Falls. The Fenelon Falls Rotary has supported the construction of both arenas, Russ Baptiste Park, and Garnet Graham Park. The Rotary was a driving force in the construction of the Fenelon Falls splash pad and this fall they are looking to rebuild the Munchie Hut and change rooms to serve splash pad users.

The Rotary Club is the proud sponsor of the Kawartha Lakes Adopt-a-Road program. Twice a year the members come together to clean the roads from Fenelon Marina to Highway 35. This year’s spring clean-up cleared the roads of 700 pounds of trash in their first weekend and they are going back for more!

The Rotary Club continues to meet every Thursday at 6:45 pm in the Fenelon Falls Community Centre and they encourage anyone who is interested to come out and see what the organization is about and make friends for life.

Highway Clean-Up thanks to the Rotary Club

Submitted by Randy Johnson

On Saturday 11 May 2019 the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls conducted another "Highway Clean-Up" along Helen Street / County Road 8 from the marina to Highway 35. 

If anyone has a desire to throw unwanted litter and items from their vehicle, we encourage them to stop and consider who is going to clean up after them. 

We picked up an astounding 320 kgs (704 lbs) of trash along the roadway. 

If the desire to throw something from your car is that great, then consider making a donation to the service club in your area that is volunteering to make our community clean for both residents and tourists. 

Or, just hang on to your trash until the next time you’re able to put it in a garbage can.

Many thanks to the Rotary Club for their efforts!

Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls Classic Car Draw

Written by Randy Johnson

On July 1st, the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls held the final draw for the 2017-18 Classic Car Draw and the winner of the 1969 Dodge Dart Convertible is Shawn Callan of Pickering.

The winner was called from the draw and was on speaker phone while the Rotary members tried to convince Shawn that he was, in fact, the actual winner of the car. Everyone who was at the draw on the main street in front of the Kawartha Store yelled congratulations to the winner.

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On July 3rd, Shawn Callan, his wife and son attended Fenelon Falls to pick up the Dodge Dart convertible. Shawn and his wife left Fenelon Falls in the convertible with the top down and big smiles on their faces.

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has a 1970 Dodge Dart with a late model 5.7 HEMI. This car is appraised at $47.900.00. Tickets are available in Fenelon Falls at Memory Lane Motors, The Wee Lil Quilt Shoppe, and The Kawartha Store. To find out where tickets are available in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, or other areas please go to our website www.rotarycardraw.com where you will find pictures of this 1970 Dodge Dart.

You can also get tickets by sending a request to rkjohnson15@gmail.comor joe.willems@sympatico.ca. Good luck!