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The commitment of a local service club to the construction of Prince Edward County’s new hospital can be summed up in three words.

Service Above Self

Service Above Self is not just a motto; it is a day-to-day practice of Rotarians. It speaks to supporting and caring for those in need, enhancing lives, and enriching relationships with others.

The Rotary Club of Picton has exemplified just what Service Above Self means to their members with an announcement of a $100,000 pledge to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build campaign to build a new hospital in the County.

“Picton Rotary’s philanthropic support of the hospital is both longstanding and unwavering,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. “This pledge follows more than 19 years of generous donations from the membership. They have contributed over $135,000 which has helped fund important projects such as the construction of the dialysis unit in 2002. They have also helped support priority equipment purchases like the digital mammography machine with proceeds from their annual golf tournament. Picton Rotary’s generosity has enabled the hospital to make great strides in improving healthcare for patients. Their commitment to help Back the Build for a new hospital reinforces the club’s legacy of supporting the hospital, and for that we are so grateful.”

Representatives from Picton Rotary took the opportunity to present members of the PECMHF team with their first pledge installment of $20,000. A room in the new QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital will be named in recognition of Picton Rotary’s generous support.

Picton Rotary’s first pledge installment was raised through the 2021 cash calendar sales sold last November and December. 2020 was a record-breaking year for calendar sales.

“Rotarians sold 1,580 calendars at various distribution locations throughout Picton including W.H. Williamson Insurance, Sobey’s, Printcraft, Picton Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Bailey’s Casual Dining and County Farm Centre, among others. We thank our local retail outlets and wish everyone who has purchased a calendar the best of luck.

“You’re all helping to build our new hospital,” said Grant Reynolds, Rotary cash calendar chairperson.

“We believe a strong community makes a hospital greater, and a great hospital makes a community stronger,” said John Clarke, president of Picton Rotary. “The backbone of our calendar sales has always been through our membership whereby Rotarians and others sell calendars to family and friends. Rotary is proud of the amazing spirit shown by County residents for this initiative.”

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Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
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Send Mail to Postal Box 6015
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
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Community Service
President John Clarke
May 11, 2021
Club Forum
Ian Chan and David Mitchell
May 18, 2021
new member classification talks
Tanya McCready
May 25, 2021
Winterdance Dog Sled Tours
Evelyn Forget
Jun 01, 2021
Basic Income for Canadians
Mike Callaghan, Chief - Belleville Police Services
Jun 08, 2021
ensuring inclusivity
President John Clarke
Jun 15, 2021
Club Forum
Director Jim Macgregor
Jun 22, 2021
R C Picton clubrunner and MyEventRunner showcase
Past President Bob Bird
Jun 29, 2021
Past Presidents Night