Submitted by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Main photo (from left): Gord Mitchell, Ross Kirwin, Bill Sibeon, Rob Saunders, Jennifer Simpson, Len Ross, Jamie Thompson, Barb White, Katherine Craine, Adrian Musters, Mary Rashleigh, Bill Pritchard, Ron Strickland, Hugh Holland, and Bryan Loxton (supplied)
The Rotary Club of Huntsville has a long history of giving and doing good work in our community and beyond.
On record, they have been loyal supporters and donors to Huntsville Hospital Foundation since 2004, and have donated over $270,000 over the past 17 years.
It all started with their $200,000 pledge in 2004 to fund Huntsville’s Day Surgery, followed by a $50,000 pledge in 2014 to support the Digital Imaging Campaign. In 2018 they joined the Business Cares Program and pledged another $50,000.
Just last week, at their weekly meeting at the Huntsville Legion, Katherine Craine, executive director was presented with another $10,000 cheque. Craine took to the podium and Rotarians learned about some exciting new things planned at Huntsville Hospital and about the new Focus on Imaging Campaign. She thanked the members for their dedication to our community and for their continued support to Huntsville Hospital.
“We are truly inspired by our Rotarian friends!” said Craine. “This is a group that we can always count on year after year. They are so integral in the health and wellness of our entire community – thanks so much!”
Their next big project is the annual Rotary TV Auction. This event raises over $40,000 each year to support local community projects and organizations like Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Over 50 local businesses ensure its success and donate product, services and merchandise. There are always items for the whole family, and you can’t beat the bargains. The auction takes place online starting November 20 and live on YourTV December 5 at noon. Please visit huntsvillerotaryauction.com and register to bid!
Rotary is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in their local communities and all over the world.
Club president Mary Rashleigh told the foundation: “The Rotary Club of Huntsville is happy to support the hospital foundation recognizing the importance of having such a wonderful hospital in our own community.”
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a fundraising organization dedicated to improving healthcare services for residents of Muskoka and East Parry Sound. A registered charity since 1984, its mandate is to provide ongoing capital and education resources for Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. This will ensure our hospital and medical professionals have the technology and equipment they require to provide exceptional care. Learn more at huntsvillehospitalfoundation.ca.
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