Today we had an opportunity of being updated from a number of committee chairs.
Hockey Night in Quinte
  • Cassandra Bonn is a co-chair for this event
  • The event was held on Friday March 1 at the Armouries.
  • The event was being held in support of an outdoor multi-use sports facility
  • The band Ambush provides live entertainment and the evening also featured a 50/50 draw and a silent auction
  • It was hoped that the event would raise $20,000
Music Festival​​​​​​​
  • John Chisholm is serving as chair again this year which will be held April 8 - 13
  • A signup sheet will be at the door for those looking to provide some volunteer hours
  • Our Music Festival operates with a budget of $27,000 to $30,000. John explained that a fair amount of the budget covers the costs associated with the adjudicators 
  • There are several advertising options available and for more details please contact Rotarian Ashley Rushnell
  • This year 422 performances will be adjudicated and April 12th has been set aside for the Silver Tray competition to be held at St Matthews
Poker Walk
  • Mark Bishop is chairing this event to be held April 27
  • This is our 13th year to the Poker Walk which is our second largest fund raising event. This event has raised a combined $840,000 to date
  • The web site is up and operating so consider entering as a team, or sponsor a team or attend the event at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
  • Proceeds will fund international and local initiatives by participating Rotary Clubs and NGO's to win the war on HIV/AIDS through education, prevention, treatment, support for orphans, surviving guardians and people living with AIDS. In addition, communities stricken by HIV/AIDS will be assisted in overcoming shortages of drinking water, food, or shelter – essential for recovery and a sustainable future.
Camp Merrywood
  • Tracy Bray is co-chairing this year along with Shannon Neely
  • The first weekend in May is booked for the Camp with dinner on the Thursday evening
  • Once again we will be cutting wood, landscaping (read leaf raking) and painting
  • Other tasks include plumbing, electrical etc.
  • A great opportunity for food fellowship and some much needed work to be completed
Rotary Loves Kids (RLK)
  • This event is being chaired by Randy Coker and will be held once again at Black Bear, Trillium Wood and Signal Brewery on July 19
  • Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Impish Grins
  • Randy expressed much gratitude to the many volunteers and sponsors and reminded is that it is an opportunity to spend some time with like minded people
Men Who Cook
  • This is a new fund raising event that will likely be held in the fall
  • The idea is that 200 samples would be provided by "the contestants" and people would vote for their favourite with tips
  • Attendees would also pay a modest admittance fee so that it is also an opportunity for some fellowship while generating some funds
  • Helen Walsh will be looking for committee members to assist with this event.