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Port Elgin Rotary donates to Refugee Fund
by Sandy Lindsay

December 4, 2015
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(L) Rotarians Doug Gowanlok, Bob Lunney and Ken Dolbec present cheque to Katherine Martinko

Port Elgin Rotary Club has stepped up to help the Saugeen Shores Refugee Fund.

On Thursday, December 3rd, Rotary members, Bob Lunney, Ken Dolbec, Doug Gowanlock and Dan Murawsky, presented a $5,000 cheque to Katherine Martinko, a coordinator of the program that is raising funds to sponsor a refugee family from Syria.

Local residents have been working with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a non-governmental organization that has a history of refugee settlement.

The selected family is currently undergoing security screenings in the refugee camp near Beirut.  The organizers are also hoping to bring a second family to the area.

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