Meetings at noon every Friday at the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg
The three major Fundraisers are Sportsman's Night Gourmet Dinner and Auction, held early in February, the Waterfront Festival, held over the Canada Day Weekend in July and Northumberland Ribfest, which is held in August. These events raise well over two hundred thousand dollars a year, all of which are donated to local or international causes.
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Each year, the Rotary Club of Cobourg contributes thousands of dollars to many worthy community projects. Some of the major contributions we have made helped build the Cobourg Community Centre, Northumberland Hills Hospital and C. Gordon King Public Library. We also help many small organizations and individuals. Please review some of our past donations. All requests are coordinated by the Club Secretary and evaluated by various committees within the Club. Details
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- Written by Tom Copeland
For more than sixty years the Rotary Club of Cobourg has proudly supported the 598 Sabre Air Cadet Squadron. This year the Cadets are hosting a fundraiser that you won't want to miss. On May 6th they will host a dinner, silent auction and comedy/magic show starring Comedy Stage Hypnotist Robert Maxwell.
Tickets are just $40/person and include dinner and the show. The event will be at the Cobourg Best Western Plus. Tickets are available at the hotel or by calling 905-372-2105.
- Written by Tom Copeland
The Rotary Club of Cobourg's Sportsman's Night Dinner & Auction is February 5th at the Cobourg Lions Centre. This year's theme is Latin Night Fever. This annual event is one of the Club's three major fundraisers and is a great way to chase away the winter blues. Proceeds go to a variety of local, national and international causes.
One of the many items up for auction will be tickets to see Adele in concert. This multi-GRAMMY winner has taken the music industry by storm and you'll get to see her on October 7th in Toronto during her 25-city world tour if you are the lucky bidder. This auction lot includes limousine transportation and hotel accomodations.
Today, November 11, President Dr. Beth Selby will be laying a wreath at the Cobourg Cenotaph on behalf of the Rotary Club of Cobourg to remember veterans and current service men and women around the world.
Last Friday we had decorated Canadian veteran Captain Charles Scot-Brown visit our club. Captain Scot-Brown told us about his time in the Canadian Army. He joined the army in 1941 at 17 1/2 years of age. He was a member of the 48th Highlanders and in 1943 he joined the Gordon Highlanders as a Canada Loan Officer within the 50th Scottish Division.
He landed on Sword Beach in the second wave of D-Day landings in 1944. On July 10 of that year he was wounded during the advance on Caen, France. After recovering from surgery he joined the 1st British Airborne Division. He would later particiapte in the ill-fated operation Market Garden when he landed in the allied attack on Arnheim in Holland.
After the war, Captain Scot-Brown returned to Canada and was an aide to General Potts and General Foulks. In 1946 he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Calgary. He retired from the Army in 1970.
We'd like to thank Captain Scot-Brown, the veterans in our Rotary Club and veterans everywhere for serving and for protecting everything we've come to enjoy as Canadians.