More new members join Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores

The recently formed Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores officially welcomed six more new members on Thursday, May 26th (2022), five of whom are young women from the community.

At the dinner meeting held at Westlinks Golf and Country Club, the new members were presented with certificates of membership and pins by their sponsors to the Club.

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“We are less than one year old as a Club and have made remarkable achievements,” said Rotary President Pat O’Connor, “both in membership and funds raised in a very short time. We are so fortunate that many younger people in the community are becoming involved in Rotary and what we stand for … Service above Self.”

Asst. District Governor, Sonja Glass

Assistant District Governor (Area 1) Sonja Glass also attended the dinner meeting.  “There are 28 zones in Canada and District 1 is part of zone 6330.  I am the first Assistant District Governor to attend a new club,” said Glass.  She went on to explain that the Assistant District Governor position is for a term of three years and the applicants have to apply and be interviewed before being accepted. “It’s a multi-step process


Glass also went on to say that effective July 1st, the offshoot youth Rotaract Clubs will officially become part of Rotary International.

“I also encourage Rotarians through the Rotary Learning Institute on zoom to interact with Rotarians across other districts.”

She also addressed the new Rotary members saying that each was chosen because they have the criteria needed to become a Rotarian. “You provide a leadership in your vocation and your voice is important.  You will be a liaison between Rotary and your community.”

           New Rotarians with their Certificates of Membership – (L) Jenny Van Roy, Carolyn Cunliffe,                               Elizabeth Alexander, Taralyn Golbeck and Trish Clemens with President Pat O’Connor (absent is Steve Cole)