Rotary Club of Minden
Ontario Canada
service above self


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our community a better place

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all meetings on Mon. at Mark's Restaurant and start at 5:45pm

Recent Events

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Minden ROTARY cleans up Deep Bay Rd on Oct. 7. A big thank you to Rosemary Shivj who joined Sally Moore, Bill Roodenburg, Bob Taylor, Bill Obee, and Dave Bonham. Jeanne Anthon showed her support by joining the group for the post cleanup sustenance and conversation at the Dominion.

On Sept 30 the club held its annual pot luck dinner in support of the ROTARY FOUNDATION. This year the event was held in the beautiful home of Sharon Foster and Dan Sullivan. The food was spectacular, especilly the desserts. Thank you Sharon and Dan for your hospitality.

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On Sept 24 a group of Rotarians and friends of Rotary enjoyed the annual trip to a Blue Jays game. As always the trip was good the camaradery great but the team maybe not so much having lost 11-4. as the pictures show, Minden was well represented. The Minden contingent created many 'waves' in Toronto

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on Sept 23 Lois Tuffin of FiveCounties gave a presentation on the variety of programs they provide for children to enable them to reach their potential. She had a number of therapudic "toys" that were designed for this purpose. Selected Rotarians were chosen to demonstrate the use of the toy and it is safe to say this was enjoyed at several levels. It was enlightening what can be achieved. FiveCounties is a valuable asset to our community.

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on Sept 13 Bill Obee presented (under great A/V distress) an excellent overview of the great work being done by Rotary in Cambodia. He described the countryside, food and accomodations. He focused on the Rotary 'wheels for learning' and the sense of accomplishment he felt as he experienced the apreciation expressed by the children on receiving their bicycle. He also described other projects that were supported by the Minden Club. We also had the pleasure of a visit by former club member Kay Godden. Kay also experienced the same contributions in Cambodia. There was a discussion on how club members could purchase a bicycle for a Cambodian student. these purchases can also be used as Christmas gifts. More on the program at:wheels for learning

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on Sept. 6th we had the pleasure of a visit by Assistant District Govenor Candy Potter who presented Paul Harris awards to Past President Betty Mark and Bob Taylor. Candy also described the upcoming District weekend being held at the Deerhurst resort in Muskoka. Candy recognized the activties of the Rotary Club of Minden

SATURDAY Aug. 31 was the club's annual ROAD TOLL DAY This year under the leadership of Bill Roodenburg with a crew of Rotarians (including our District Govenor Bill Hagborg), Don Veno from The Food Bank, and Andy Campbell, our unbelievably generous community contributed a record setting $5018.00 in support of the work of the ROTARY CLUB of MINDEN's many local projects. Special thanks to Bill's daughter Cynthia for counting all that change and small bills (and some large ones too)

on Aug. 26th Joan Featherstone of 100 Women gave an excellent presentation on this organization's membership, purpose,and how it functions. Up to 100 women meet three times a year, each bringing $100.00 (or 2@$50.00 with one vote) to the meeting. The members nominate a local charity of their choice. The names of these charities are then put in a "hat" from which three are drawn. The nominators for these three then each "make their case" for the charity of their choice. A vote is held and the winning charity receives the evenings proceeds (up to $10000.00 if 100 women attend and/or contribute). This is ideal for a member that is not able or inclined to sell 'lottery tickets' or partcipate in a 'tag day'. A wonderful idea and a valuable asset to our community. Joan gave examples of a number of local charities that have been winners. A great presentation!


on Aug. 19th Donna Gagnon, Family Roots Coordinator for SIRCH, gave an enlightening presentation on a wide variety of services provided to our community by SIRCH. These services range from the management of the Thrift Warehouse in Haliburton (and Bancroft), School’s Cool, several food initiatives (including training), to a new program in Family Roots. Much more information is available on their website: SIRCH


on Aug. 12th Andy Campbell from Haliburton County Development Corp.(HCDC) gave an excellent, interesting, and informative presentation on the evolution of HCDC over the last 34 years. He described the various support programs offered by HCDC, successes, and some 'interesting' projects that weren't supported.


On July 29th Brigitte Gebauer of HHHS described how the world of volunteering is changing and how organisations that depend on volunteers (members) must change accordingly She outlined a number of changes made by HHHS, which depends on volunteers, in the accomodation and recruitment processes. There are many parallels for Rotary recruiting new members. She gave an excellent insight to what we must do going forward


On July 22nd the club enjoyed an enthusiastic presentation on an innovative new program using sailing to assist young people cope with mental health issues. The presentaion was led by Robin Carmount (2nd from left) with support from Andrew Hodson (left) Tom Oliver (3rd from left) and Marina Hodson. More information is available at mind over water

setup Another Canada Day another success. Minden Rotary again delighted a hungry crowd with an assortment of gourmet hot dogs and the now famous peameal bacon sandwich, dubbed the best peameal bacon sandwich on Water Street

Click on the button to see the many informative and interesting activities the club has been engaged with earlier this year

The Minden Club

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- Bob Taylor

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History of 70+ years of community support

Rotary Park

view of Rotary Park

This beautiful park on the Gull river in Minden provides a peaceful and picturesque setting for family picnics, swimming in the river, kayak and canoe launching site for floating down the river. The park was donated to Minden by the Rotary Club and today the club still maintains and renews park ameneties such as picnic tables and playground equipment

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HHHS Minden Hospital

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Minden Rotary was a prime fundraiser during the capital campaign to create a new hospital in Minden.
The club continues to support the Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) in the Minden area.
These include Hyland Crest an excellent high quality Long Term Care (LTC) home and Mental Health services

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Rotary International - more to come

Donate Now to the The Rotary Club of Minden Charitable Trust

Tax receipts will be issued for donations that are made to support the ongoing programs supported by the trust. Which are to: provide care and treatment for physically handicapped children; assist underpriveleged children; assist in sight conservation; assist in the provision of facilities for senior citizens.
Current progams and activities for which a component complies with the mandate are:

  1. Free dental care for underpriveledged children and adolescents;
  2. sports and recreational opportunities for handicapped children;
  3. Minden Rotary provides support for the Food Bank's Christmas Baskets, No child or adolescent in our community should wake up on Christmas to find an empty stocking or barren tree. No child should be told Santa couldn't come, Donations to Rotary are used to supplement the generous gifts placed in donation boxes about town
  4. activities and facilities that promote wellness and mental health for underpriveledged children;
  5. ensure access to nutritious food and winter fuel for underpriveledged families;
  6. activities and opportunities to improve the quality of life for Long Term Care residents and other seniors in our community;
  7. housing for Seniors.

Minden Rotary uses the services of CanadaHelps a charitable organization that facilitates the processing of payments, credit cards, issuing tax receipts, and reporting for the very low rate of $0.35/$10.00. Additional financial requests to support this charity are voluntary. The use of CanadaHelps is the preferred way to donate. However, donations may be made directly to Minden Rotary by sending a cheque to The Rotary Club of Minden with "Charitable Trust" in the memo line. Address is: P.O.Box 504 Minden ON K0M 2K0
The NEEDS are REAL, your SUPPORT is appreciated

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The club meets every Monday, normally at Mark's restaurant in Minden. Meetings start at 5:45 pm and usually
includes dinner (from the menu), followed by a speaker talking about a topic of interest to the community, then some club business that needs attention. Meetings are very informal and a lot of fun. Come out to one or more meetings as a guest and experience the camaraderie enjoyed by your fellow citizens of Minden. In case the meeting is moved to another location or replaced by a club activity, please let us know you are coming by sending an email to

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