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Adventures in Citizenship
Prince Edward County native Jasper
Dailey gave a presentation on August 17th about his virtual experience at the annual Adventure in Citizenship program established by the Rotary Club of Ottawa.
 

The Adventure in Citizenship program, which was established in 1951, sends around 220 senior high school students from across Canada to spend four days in Ottawa however the event was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dailey was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Picton to attend this event.

Click here to read the full story in the Picton Gazette.

211 Service Presentation
Barb Proctor introduced Tracey Legault-Davis who is the 211 Outreach Coordinator of Volunteer and Information Centre of HPE which is a free service offering information on all the human and social services in this area. 
 
The Centre is trying to raise awareness and did a mailing in the arehttps://www.pictongazette.ca/2021/09/07/local-teen-speaks-at-rotary-meeting-about-adventurer-program-experience/a which resulted in a 72% increase in calls for assistance but she believes much more needs to be done. The Centre is connected to 211, a country wide, federally funded information service for social services. Tracey manages the local branch, Volunteer and Information Centre of HPE.
Universal Basic Income Presentation
On June 1, 2021, Winnipeg-based author and Universal Basic Income( UBI) advocate Evelyn Forget offered Rotary Club of Picton members an in-depth look on the concept that would give impoverished Canadians a step out of poverty with a guaranteed monthly income.
 
Evelyn's book is available at  https://www.peclibrary.org/
 
Click here to read the full story in the Picton Gazette.

Back the Build

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 $110,000 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.”

Click here to visit our webpage about the Rotary Club of Picton ongoing commitment to PECMHF and the “ Back the Build”

Next Event
Fundraising
Community Service
Speakers
Conrad Beaubien
Sep 28, 2021
Walks with Thunder
President Dan Wight
Oct 05, 2021
Club Forum / Induction of Brent Smith
Stacey Daub
Oct 12, 2021
QHC Strategic Plan
Glen Grossmith, Brent Smith
Oct 19, 2021
Classification Talk
Don Leslie, Jim Macgregor
Oct 26, 2021
Club Runner Tutorial
JJ Johnston, Gord Snee
Nov 02, 2021
Classification Talk
President Dan Wight
Nov 09, 2021
Club Forum /Remembrance Service
Irene Harris/Bob Bird
Nov 16, 2021
Rotary Foundation
Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan
Nov 23, 2021
Joint Meeting of RCP and RCBC
Club Details
Picton

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Send Mail to Postal Box 6015
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
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Email pictonrotary@gmail.com
Until further notice, we are meeting via Zoom due to Covid-19.