Rotary Club of Southampton Continues to do Service above Self

Although the Rotary Club of Southampton is meeting on Zoom, the Club continues to do “Service above Self” by helping the local community and supporting international projects.

Youth and Vocation

The Committee arranged for scholarships to be awarded to students graduating from GC Huston, St. Mary’s in Owen Sound and SDSS, supported programs at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre and made a donation to provide backpacks for some GC Huston Public School students.

Community Service

Rotarians have continued to provide community service by helping to keep shoppers safe by sanitising shopping carts at Foodland throughout the summer when staff were not available to do so. In recognition Foodland donated $2,000 to Rotary.

Tony Sheard on Mobi Mats

You may have noticed the blue “Mobi Mats” on Southampton Beach this summer. Southampton Rotary funded these mats and, in partnership with the Town, they were placed on the sand near the Flag and Gerry’s Fries to allow better accessibility to the beach.

Past Club President, Rob Hughes, who liaised with the Town stated “As Rotarians we strive to improve our community for everyone and we hope these mats will allow anyone with mobility issues to enjoy our beach. Thank you everyone who has supported our Rotary Club events so we may continue to carry out community projects”.


International Service

The horrific devastation in Beirut left doctors desperate need for medical supplies as three of the city’s hospitals were demolished. Many Rotary Clubs throughout the Rotary District helped to send a container full of supplies to them. The Southampton Club has donated $500 to help cover the cost of shipping. The Club’s International Committee Chair Kevin Champion, commented “It is amazing what we can do when we partner with other Clubs and organisations. Rotary really does connect the world”.


Rotarian Liz Hawthorne is selling metal lighthouse ornaments from her store, “A Little of This and That”, on Southampton High Street, or you can call 519 797 3151, or ask any Southampton Rotarian if you wish to purchase one… or two or more. The cost of a lighthouse is $5.00. The proceeds will go to aid in both international and local Rotary initiatives.

Watch out for details of our next fundraiser a raffle for “Dinner of the Month”.

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