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The club held it annual dinner for seniors in the community. About 100 people attended, and were entertained by students from the Carleton Place High School. They gave exhibitions of tap-dancing, poetry reading and popular jokes.
The event was free for all invitees.
Senior's Dinner - December 3rd, 2018 Michael Jeays 2018-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills now has now had full responsibility for organizing the Annual Women's Fair for the two years. The event was a success once more, and made a substantial profit, most of which will be donated to Lanark County Interval House for support of their second-stage housing.  The photo below shows Rotary member Kathy Cousineau and her daughter Sherry who held a hugely successful cake raffle as part of the Women's Fair.
Tell us in the comments below or email us at rotarycpmm@gmail.com if you would like to help us by reserving a table during the 2019 Women's Fair!
Women's Fair - November 2nd, 2018 Michael Jeays 2018-11-02 04:00:00Z 1
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The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills held its annual compost sale as usual, with a huge amount of help from the Carleton Place Soccer Teams, who, with assistance from several parents, did all the bagging and most of the deliveries. We packed 1,368 bags, and sold most of them, even though we raised the price to $9 per bag this year, to cover increased costs.  The funds were used for local events such as the annual senior's dinner!
Let us know in the comments below if you would like to buy a bag of compost in 2019!  Or you can email us at  rotarycpmm@gmail.com.
Compost Sale - May 12th, 2018 Michael Jeays 2018-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0