Posted by John Borst
On Canada Day, July 1, 2020 Dryden Rotary and the Dryden Native Friendship Centre (DNFC) partnered to have a curbside pancake breakfast.

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CLUB PRESIDENT PLOMP, PASSES GAVEL ON TO 20-21 PRESIDENT ANNA TRAINI

July 1st is the start of each Rotary year, so the last meeting in June sees the outgoing president pass the gavel, to the incoming president.
 
The past year began with much promise and enthusiasm for 2019-20 President Mardi Plomp,....

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AMAROK NGO BRINGS CLUB AN UPDATE ON DRYDEN SPONSORED WOMAN’S SCHOOL IN BANGLADESH

In addition to supporting local community projects, all Rotary Clubs attempt to support one or more International projects. Dryden’s club has three major International endeavours: improving schools in Guatemala- the Ripple Effect program, ShelterBox-housing during disaster relief and literacy in Bangladesh.

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CLUB NEWSLETTER EDITOR REACHES 1000TH ISSUE PLATEAU

Twenty-years is a long time to be producing a newsletter. That is about how long it would take to accumulate 1000 issues at 50 per year. But that is just what Rotarian and city lawyer Willem Vermeer has done with the club's weekly newsletter titled The Keyway.

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LOCAL BEE EXPERT GETS ROTARIANS ALL-A-BUZZ ABOUT BEES

Local bee expert Ann Puddicombe, informed Dryden Rotarians that there are around 400 different species of bees in Ontario. There are about 20,000 world-wide. But here favourite bee is the humble Bumble Bee.

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In 2014, guest speaker Norman Miller became the CEO of Northern Youth Services (NYS) a Mennonite program founded in 1967 by Clair and Clara Schnupp with the objective of ministering to the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of Indigenous youth.

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I am pleased to be working together with Rtns Cindy Palermo and John Borst to promote and continue Dryden Rotary sponsorship of the Cox’s Bazar Dryden Women’s School in Bangladesh. 

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ROTARY CLUBS IN THE SLUMS OF COX’S BAZAR HELP DRYDEN WOMAN’S SCHOOL SUCCEED

With the help of Anwar Sadat, a Rotarian of the East York Rotary Club, we were introduced to 3 Rotary Clubs in the city of Cox’s Bazar, just beside the world’s largest refugee camp (Rohingya). The people in the slum of 8,000 people where your school is, live in far worse conditions than those in the refugee camp.

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PANNA’S STORY: HOW JUST THE THOUGHT OF LITERACY BUILDS DREAMS

My name is Panna. I am seven. My parents were separated when I was two years old and my mummy gave me to my granny to raise because she could not take care of me. From then I am living with my grandmother. She is a beggar and every day she takes me on Cox’s Bazar beach and we beg to people. 

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