b'What is Rotary?We are 33 unique and passionate individuals that want to make a difference in our community and in the world. We come from different experiences with similar ambitions. We meet on Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. at Sunnybrae Golf Club.All newcomers are welcome. Our celebrity Rib and Sauce judges this year represented local businesses: Foundry Kitchen & Bar, Steven Lovisa; Jesters Court/Square Boy,Tim Pokulok; Sunnybrae Golf Club, Lisa Hadden; Herringtons Quality Butchers, Brent Herrington; The Pub,Andrew Hanna.Rotary Club of Port Perry Youth Exchange 2018, Norwegian student Jens Jopperud, centre, shown with sponsors, Jordan and Alyson McKay, Aubrey Oppers, Jim Jenkins, 2018 Rotary President (right), Thank you to our community for their supportYouth Exchange Coordinator and sponsorspresented the previous years Rotary Terry Coyne presented Nancy and RonKerry Leclair-Turner and Rotary PresidentPresident, Jim Brady, the plaque for and patronage of this years Waterfront RibfestCompton their award. Michael Stewart. outstanding service.We support a number of importantRotary members believe that we have To make Ribfest happen, we filledWithin Rotary everyone adds a littlecauses. Locally we support: a shared responsibility to take action 400 volunteer shifts over the 3 days.to come together and support eachIn the past 5 years, we have donated overon our worlds most persistent issues. This year, our 4th annual event, was aother and the community. $150,000to each of the Oak Ridges HospiceOur 35,000+ clubs work together to:tremendous success.What it takes: inside Rotary we needof Durham and Lakeridge Health Port Perry.Thank you to our sponsors for their \x1f nancialindividuals to step up and make it happen.Our high school students through our Promote peaceand manpower support, to our volunteersKarl Herder and Daren Jones have ledscholarship awards.Fight diseasefor the hours of work they contributed,Ribfest for 3 years. They have spent countlessOur college and university students withProvide clean water, sanitation, and hygieneto our township, to our vendors and to ourhours planning and preparing.Without theirbursaries at Durham College and Ontario Save mothers and childrenpatrons.leadership, Ribfest would not be possible. Tech UniversityGrandview Childrens CentreSupport educationWithout you, none of what we have achievedOur sponsors truly put their money Grow local economieswould have been possible.into making it happen.Community Care DurhamThank you.Operation ScugogWithout their \x1f nancial support andBig Brothers Big Sisters of North DurhamWe welcomed over 14,000 guests this year. manpower, we could not even considerBrock Youth Centremaking Ribfest happen. Port Perry Public Library Learn more at: With your help we raised: Andy and Terry Leitch from Canadian Tire Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts https://www.rotary.orgover $15,000 for our Oak RidgesDavid Langille from Langilles MetalsHospice through our lottery. Michael Persaud from CIBCover $8,000 for our Auxiliary for David Brown from Scotia Bank SERVICEAbove SelfLakeridge Health in Port Perry fromTrevor Johnston from Right at Home Realty We could use your help.your generous donations at the gate. Phil Edgar at Fill Up Fuels If you have a passion for community service and making a difference, please call or email to \x1f nd And other amounts to go to our local andColin & Cindy Mason out more and learn how much you get from Rotary. https://www.rotaryclubofportperry.com, international causes. from Dominion Lending call Michael Stewart at 905-985-6282 or email michael.a.stewart@edwardjones.com 10 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2019'