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Join Rotarians Monday for new member meeting 7:30 p.m. at Dock on Bay

GRAVENHURST — You probably know the Rotary Club.

This fall Rotarians are building a pathway from the Rotary gazebo to the waterfront.

This fall Rotarians are building a pathway from the Rotary gazebo to the waterfront.

“Service Above Self.”

And some of the members, like Curtis Humber at Stedman’s, Mark Clairmont at MusokaTODAILY, Jim Pattinson and Dave Reid at Enjoy Muskoka.

They are some of the 50-odd, er 50-plus … no, 50 members who meet each Monday from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Opera House Trillium court for lunch, business a speaker – and some fun.

And, no doubt, you know Rotary’s charitable work in town for families and the community.

The Rotary TV Bingo, each Wednesday on Cabe 10 TV, and the annual Rotary TV Auction each fall, help pay for the good deeds.

This fall the club members are building a pathway from the Rotary gazebo at Rotary Gull Lake Park down to the waterfront. They are selling $100 paving stones with your name and the club logo on it to help with the park.

You may also know of our International Service committee, which this past year helped our club member Lisa McCoy hand out 1,300 bikes to kids and families in Cambodia. Over the past five winters she and fellow Rotarians (two dozen this past year) have distributed more than 5,000 as part of the Wheels for Learning program that gives transportation so they can go to schools, which are also helped to be built by Rotarians, along with latrines and fresh water wells and project.

There’s also the Rotary Bursary fund, run by Ken Little, for post-secondary education opportunities locally.

On Monday July 28, 7:30 p.m. upstairs at Dock of the Bay at the Wharf, Gravenhurst Rotary Club members will be having an information evening for individuals who may be interested in joining the club.

Members will be on hand to explain Rotary and the benefits.

President Mark Wigston and membership chair Marg McLaughlan urge everyone in town to come and meet their friends doing good things.

Drop by with a friend for the informal get-together to hear how you, too, can provide ‘Service Above Self’ in Gravenhurst.

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