Local Rotary clubs do a good turn for others year round

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After the lights go out on the Haunted House in late October, local Rotarians and Interactors turn to other seasonal endeavours.

For the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the main focus is on the "Sana's Bells for Santa" project. The bells can be used as bracelets or Christmas ornaments and are sold during the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade in memory of Sana Makhoul, a member of the Club who died of cancer last October.

Members assemble the bracelets themselves and their families help with selling them. The profits go towards gift baskets for local seniors, which was a project particularly dear to Sana's heart. Still in the spirit of the season, the Flamborough AM Club has made donations to World Vision and the Flamborough Food Bank.

Another member of the local Rotary family is the Interact Club, based at Waterdown District High School. Interact is a junior version of Rotary and gives students a chance to run their own service club. In November, the Interact Club helped out at a "Break the Grind" day at WDHS by selling sundaes to break the school routine. It was another new experience for Yuri Honda, the Rotary exchange student from Japan. Over the Christmas holiday, the Interactors will be holding a Tupperware party.

A raffle was held in November by the Rotary Club of Waterdown, with the profits going to the Interact Club. The grand prize for the raffle was a TimberTots play structure which had been set up in front of Allan A. Greenleaf School while the raffle was going on.

This is also a busy season for the Rotary Club of Waterdown. Members help pack Christmas hampers at the Salvation Army in Hamilton, as well as man their usual shift at the Flamborough Food Bank. In addition, as a Christmas fundraiser, the club is selling Waterdown Heritage calendars, with pictures of Waterdown in earlier times. The calendars are available at Tony's Shoe Repair and the Willow Tree.

The Club decided not to hold a seniors' Christmas party this year. The traditional event has been getting increasingly expensive to run and attendance has dropped, so the Club will be identifying other opportunities to help local seniors.

A new endeavour this year has been manning a refreshment booth at Heritage Realty's "Picture with Santa" project. It's hard to say what people enjoy more - eating our candy floss or watching us make it!

Seasonal donations have been made by the Rotary Club of Waterdown to the Flamborough Food Bank and the Santa Claus Parade, where we also staff the handicapped parking lot.

As the year draws to a close, the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the WDHS Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Waterdown would like to thank the local community and local businesses for their support and wish them a happy, healthy holiday season. We'll be back with more community projects next year!

Rotary Club of Waterdown

Rotary Club of Flamborough AM

Local Rotary clubs do a good turn for others year round

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After the lights go out on the Haunted House in late October, local Rotarians and Interactors turn to other seasonal endeavours.

For the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the main focus is on the "Sana's Bells for Santa" project. The bells can be used as bracelets or Christmas ornaments and are sold during the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade in memory of Sana Makhoul, a member of the Club who died of cancer last October.

Members assemble the bracelets themselves and their families help with selling them. The profits go towards gift baskets for local seniors, which was a project particularly dear to Sana's heart. Still in the spirit of the season, the Flamborough AM Club has made donations to World Vision and the Flamborough Food Bank.

Another member of the local Rotary family is the Interact Club, based at Waterdown District High School. Interact is a junior version of Rotary and gives students a chance to run their own service club. In November, the Interact Club helped out at a "Break the Grind" day at WDHS by selling sundaes to break the school routine. It was another new experience for Yuri Honda, the Rotary exchange student from Japan. Over the Christmas holiday, the Interactors will be holding a Tupperware party.

A raffle was held in November by the Rotary Club of Waterdown, with the profits going to the Interact Club. The grand prize for the raffle was a TimberTots play structure which had been set up in front of Allan A. Greenleaf School while the raffle was going on.

This is also a busy season for the Rotary Club of Waterdown. Members help pack Christmas hampers at the Salvation Army in Hamilton, as well as man their usual shift at the Flamborough Food Bank. In addition, as a Christmas fundraiser, the club is selling Waterdown Heritage calendars, with pictures of Waterdown in earlier times. The calendars are available at Tony's Shoe Repair and the Willow Tree.

The Club decided not to hold a seniors' Christmas party this year. The traditional event has been getting increasingly expensive to run and attendance has dropped, so the Club will be identifying other opportunities to help local seniors.

A new endeavour this year has been manning a refreshment booth at Heritage Realty's "Picture with Santa" project. It's hard to say what people enjoy more - eating our candy floss or watching us make it!

Seasonal donations have been made by the Rotary Club of Waterdown to the Flamborough Food Bank and the Santa Claus Parade, where we also staff the handicapped parking lot.

As the year draws to a close, the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the WDHS Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Waterdown would like to thank the local community and local businesses for their support and wish them a happy, healthy holiday season. We'll be back with more community projects next year!

Rotary Club of Waterdown

Rotary Club of Flamborough AM

Local Rotary clubs do a good turn for others year round

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After the lights go out on the Haunted House in late October, local Rotarians and Interactors turn to other seasonal endeavours.

For the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the main focus is on the "Sana's Bells for Santa" project. The bells can be used as bracelets or Christmas ornaments and are sold during the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade in memory of Sana Makhoul, a member of the Club who died of cancer last October.

Members assemble the bracelets themselves and their families help with selling them. The profits go towards gift baskets for local seniors, which was a project particularly dear to Sana's heart. Still in the spirit of the season, the Flamborough AM Club has made donations to World Vision and the Flamborough Food Bank.

Another member of the local Rotary family is the Interact Club, based at Waterdown District High School. Interact is a junior version of Rotary and gives students a chance to run their own service club. In November, the Interact Club helped out at a "Break the Grind" day at WDHS by selling sundaes to break the school routine. It was another new experience for Yuri Honda, the Rotary exchange student from Japan. Over the Christmas holiday, the Interactors will be holding a Tupperware party.

A raffle was held in November by the Rotary Club of Waterdown, with the profits going to the Interact Club. The grand prize for the raffle was a TimberTots play structure which had been set up in front of Allan A. Greenleaf School while the raffle was going on.

This is also a busy season for the Rotary Club of Waterdown. Members help pack Christmas hampers at the Salvation Army in Hamilton, as well as man their usual shift at the Flamborough Food Bank. In addition, as a Christmas fundraiser, the club is selling Waterdown Heritage calendars, with pictures of Waterdown in earlier times. The calendars are available at Tony's Shoe Repair and the Willow Tree.

The Club decided not to hold a seniors' Christmas party this year. The traditional event has been getting increasingly expensive to run and attendance has dropped, so the Club will be identifying other opportunities to help local seniors.

A new endeavour this year has been manning a refreshment booth at Heritage Realty's "Picture with Santa" project. It's hard to say what people enjoy more - eating our candy floss or watching us make it!

Seasonal donations have been made by the Rotary Club of Waterdown to the Flamborough Food Bank and the Santa Claus Parade, where we also staff the handicapped parking lot.

As the year draws to a close, the Rotary Club of Flamborough AM, the WDHS Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Waterdown would like to thank the local community and local businesses for their support and wish them a happy, healthy holiday season. We'll be back with more community projects next year!

Rotary Club of Waterdown

Rotary Club of Flamborough AM