Yearly Committees
 
 
 
Committee: Centennial Committee
 
 
 
Description: planning for the 100th anniversary of the Renfrew Rotary Club
 
 
 
Chair: Janet Springer
 
 
 
Members: Edward Gardiner, Kathleen Lofthouse, Michael Laverty
 
 
 
Committee: Rotary Homes
 
 
 
Description: Rotary Homes provides low cost housingi to individuals on low incomes.  Rotary Homes consists of 14, 1 bdr appartments.
Rotary Homes is a separate corporation from the Club and is administered by volunteer club members.
 
 
 
Chair: Ronald Lavigne
 
 
 
Members: Andrew Humphries, Bill Ringrose, Joe Fontes, Malcolm Dewey, Natasha Goulet Bistko
 
Committee: Shelter Box Program
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Douglas Blenkhorn
 
 
 
Members: Joe Fontes
 
 
 
Committee: Rotary Foundation
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: John Wilson
 
 
 
Members: Arthur Dick, Kathleen Lofthouse, Lona Logan-Scully, Neil Ritchie
 
 
 
Committee: Grants - District & Global
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Douglas Ryan
 
 
 
Members: Douglas Blenkhorn, Kathleen Lofthouse
 
 
 
Committee: Music Festival
 
 
 
Description: The Music Festival provides a venue for youth to perform Vocals, Piano, Violin and Fiddle in front of an adjudicator.  The festival runs for two weeks in the spring.
 
 
 
Chair: Kathleen Lofthouse
 
 
 
Members: Shawn Bulger, Andrew Humphries, Dorothy Garlough, James Miller, Ronald Lavigne
 
 
 
Committee: Youth Exchange
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Kathleen Lofthouse
 
 
 
Members: Arthur Dick, Janet Springer, Joe Fontes, John Wilson, Kimberley O'Shaughnessy, Russell Wardell
 
Committee: Interact
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: John Wilson
 
 
 
Members: Arthur Dick, Kathleen Lofthouse
 
 
 
Committee: Scholarships & Adventures
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair:
 
 
 
Members: Malcolm Dewey
 
 
 
Committee: Public Relations
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Margie McNab-Tubman, Douglas Blenkhorn
 
 
 
Members: Dorothy Garlough, Natasha Goulet Bistko, Russell Wardell
 
 
 
Committee: Community Corps
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: John Wilson
 
 
 
Members: Janet Springer
 
 
 
Committee: Paul Harris Committee
 
 
 
Description: awarding Paul Harris Fellowships based on merit
 
 
 
Chair: Michael Laverty
 
 
 
Members: Douglas Blenkhorn
 
 
 
Committee: Sgt at Arms
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Larry Holden
 
 
 
Members: Douglas Blenkhorn, Margie McNab-Tubman
 
 
 
 
 
Committee: Program
 
 
 
Description: Assist in arranging Speakers to do presentations during club meetings.  Make available ideas for presentations
 
 
 
Chair: Edward Gardiner
 
 
 
Members: Daniel Thompson
 
Committee: Bylaws
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Michael Laverty
 
 
 
Members: Bill Ringrose, Margie McNab-Tubman, Neil Ritchie, Shawn Bulger
 
 
 
Committee: Club Historian
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Michael Laverty
 
 
 
Members:
 
 
 
Committee: Membership
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Dennis Yakaback
 
 
 
Members: Dorothy Garlough, Kathleen Lofthouse
 
 
 
Committee: Fellowship
 
 
 
Description: Organize 4-6 Fellowship gatherings throughout the year.  Includes Christmas Dinner, Car Rallies, Golf, Casino trips, YEX BBQ;
 
 
 
Chair:
 
 
 
Members: Edward Gardiner, Malcolm Dewey, Margie McNab-Tubman
 
Committee: Golf Tournament
 
 
 
Description: Our annual Renfrew Rotary Golf Tournament is our major fundraiser for the Rotary Hall and the Bonnechere Manor.  Usually held in mid July or August, it is a great day of fellowship, food,  fun. and some competitive golf.
 
 
 
Chair: Douglas Ryan, Janet Springer
 
 
 
Members: Charles Briscoe, Dennis Yakaback, John Wilson
 
 
 
Committee: Lobster Feast
 
 
 
Description: Organize the Steak and Lobster Festival in May
 
 
 
Chair: Lona Logan-Scully
 
 
 
Members: Charles Briscoe, Dennis Yakaback, Larry Holden, Natasha Goulet Bistko
 
Committee: Renfrew Fair
 
 
 
Description: Organize the Bacon on a Bun Booth at the Fair
 
 
 
Chair: Douglas Blenkhorn
 
 
 
Members: Andrew Humphries, Bill Ringrose, Charles Briscoe, Douglas Ryan, Janet Springer, Neil Ritchie, Rory Richards, Russell Wardell
 
Committee: Christmas Goodies
 
 
 
Description: Arrange for sale Christmas cake and Truffles
 
 
 
Chair: Lona Logan-Scully
 
 
 
Members: Andrew Humphries, Natasha Goulet Bistko
 
 
 
Committee: New Projects
 
 
 
Description:
 
 
 
Chair: Shawn Bulger
 
 
 
Members: Lona Logan-Scully
 
 
 
Committee: Meals on Wheels
 
 
 
Description: Volunteer drivers provide meals
 
 
 
Chair: Ronald Lavigne
 
 
 
Members: Michael Laverty
 
 
 
Committee: Blood Donor Clinic
 
 
 
Description: Arrange volunteers for the Blood donor Clinic
 
 
 
Chair: Andrew Humphries
 
 
 
Members: Daniel Thompson, Larry Holden
 
 
 
Committee: Hwy Cleanup
 
 
 
Description: Arrange volunteers to clean up 1 km of Hwy 17 in spring
 
 
 
Chair: Shawn Bulger
 
 
 
Members: Andrew Humphries, Dennis Yakaback
 
 
 
 
 
Committee: Parade Committee
 
 
 
Description: Create and organize volunteers for the annual Santa Clause parade float
 
 
 
Chair: Dorothy Garlough
 
 
 
Members: Arthur Dick, Dennis Yakaback, Douglas Ryan, Janet Springer
 
Committee: Community Humanitarian Aid
 
 
 
Description: Provide financial assistance to local people who request aid through formal channels
 
 
 
Chair: James Miller
 
 
 
Members: Bill Ringrose, Margie McNab-Tubman