This Fall at Bound­ary Ro­tary This year’s theme Light Up Ro­tary

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion, Jan Draper

TheBoundary Ro­tary Club has been en­gaged in its usual ac­tiv­i­ties this fall. There has been a book sale on the first Satur­day of each month. The Christ­mas Sale is com­ing up on De­cem­ber 6 (9:00-12:00 at the Ro­tary Book­store in Beebe.) There will be candy canes and a free book for ev­ery young reader as well as a visit by Santa Claus at 10:30. We have books in French and English on ev­ery sub­ject you can imag­ine. All are very wel­come to the book­store.

With funds raised at the book­store and at the an­nual golf tour­na­ment, Ro­tary sup­ports many lo­cal ini­tia­tives: the Haskell Li­brary, Weir Park, Bor­der Mi­nor Hockey, CAB Redicker, Mas­saw­ippi Val­ley Health Cen­ter, Camp Mas­saw­ippi. Also there is a $750 vo­ca­tional schol­ar­ship pre­sented to a Cana­dian and Amer­i­can stu­dent each year. Bound­ary sends lo­cal stu­dents to a num­ber of short lead­er­ship pro­grams both in Canada and the US and gives prizes at Derby El­e­men­tary, Stanstead Col­lege and Sun­ny­side El­e­men­tary.

Last Christ­mas at the Ro­tary Book­store

One meet­ing of the Bound­ary was held with the clubs from Lyn­donville and New­port. Each club ex­plained its fund rais­ers and projects and ev­ery­one learned from the other clubs.

At the last meet­ing Ro­tar­ian Dick Fletcher gave a talk on the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion since this month is Foun­da­tion month. As most peo­ple know there are Ro­tary Clubs all over the world all a part of Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional. There is also the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion which funds projects in all coun­tries. Ev­ery year each Ro­tar­ian is asked to do­nate money to the Foun­da­tion; the goal is $100 per Ro­tar­ian or $2.00 each week… or what­ever a Ro­tar­ian can af­ford. This money is in­vested for three Ro­tar­ian at Hos­pi­tal Al­bert Sch­weitzer

in Haiti, a project sup­ported by the Bound­ary Club years and then a per­cent­age of it re­turned to the dis­trict which do­nated it. Then the dis­trict can de­cide how that money is spent. In our dis­trict a club can ap­ply for match­ing grants for a lo­cal or in­ter­na­tional project. Last year the Bound­ary re­ceived a match­ing grant to help Camp Mas­saw­ippi

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Pho­tos cour­tesy

Dick Fletcher

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