Meetings at noon every Friday at the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg
The Rose Project
Marie Dressler Museum
Charles "Chuck" Taylor
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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Cobourg Rotary's longest running fundraiser, the annual Sportman's Night Dinner & Auction, is set for February 3, 2017. The theme this year is Our Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Just like every year in the past, we have some phenomenal live auction items:
- Gourmet dinner for eight with hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser at a private home overlooking Lake Ontario;
- 12 Nights of Concerts at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre in Port Hope;
- Two courtside seats in the VIP Row at the February 26th NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and Portland Trailblazers.
Stay tuned for more great auction items or visit our Facebook page.
- Written by Tom Copeland
The 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation will be celebrated at our Club on November 25th. Foundation Trustee Bryn Styles will be our guest speaker.
The same day, Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier, assisted by Cobourg Town Crier Mandy Robinson, will be proclaiming November 25, 2016 as Cobourg Rotary Foundation Day at Victoria Hall at 10:30 a.m.
The beginnings of the Foundation were established in 1917 by Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph when an endowment fund "for the purpose of doing good in the world" was established. In 1928 it was renamed The Rotary Foundation. The first donation to the endowment fund was $26.50 in 1917. Since then, the Foundation has received contributions in excess of USD$1 billion.
Cobourg Rotary's Dr. Bob Scott served as Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007-2008 and Past President Bill Patchett has served as District 7070 Foundation Chair for several years. Cobourg Rotarians are some of the most active (generous) Rotary Foundation supporters in the world.
A year ago Julia and Emma Mogus provided Club members with a literacy wakeup call. We heard them and have contributed to Books With No Bounds, an organization they founded to send books to First Nations communities.
Last Friday the Rotary Club of Cobourg recognized their achievements and efforts with Paul Harris Fellowships. Since founding Books With No Bounds they have shipped more than 50,000 books to almost 50 First Nations communities. They have been recognized as "Most Inspiring Teens - Best of Canada 2013" by the Globe and Mail Newspaper. They are the recipients of the "2014 GenNext top 20 Under 40 Volunteer Award", the "Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal", and YMCA's "Peace Medallion Award". If that wasn't enough (and it's only a sample of the recognition their work has garnered), both Julia and Emma are high-school honours students.
Visit their website and see why we think Julia and Emma are two very special people and learn about the work they are doing to ensure aboriginal children receive the building blocks they need for literacy success. You can also follow them on Facebook. Julia and Emma are the epitomy of Service Above Self.
Pictured: Bill Taggart, President Rotary Club of Cobourg; Shirley Johnson, Chair Rotary Foundation Committee, Rotary Club of Cobourg; Julia Mogus; Emma Mogus; Brian Thompson, District Governor, Rotary District 7070.