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Thanks to Tanner family for bursary

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

via DEAR EDITOR — We should be pleased that after living or working in such places as Orillia, Elmira, Wellesley Township, Orangeville, Port Elgin, Waterloo, Walkerton, Manitoulin, Darnock and Toronto this lovely couple has chosen to live in Gravenhurst. We are very fortunate to have people moving to the community who have adopted it as […]

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund continues to grow

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

via GRAVENHURST — The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund was pleasantly surprised to receive a $10,000 donation from the John and Terri Vellinga to help provide bursaries to students in need of financial assistance for their upcoming years at college or university. Ken Little, chairman of the fund, noted on acceptance of the cheque that the […]

Goodwins give Rotary Bursary Fund New Year’s Boost of $10,000

Sunday, January 19th, 2014


Rotary Opens 2013 with New Challenge

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now Gravenhurst’s largest charitable fund is quickly churning toward its first million dollars. This past Monday, Jan. 7, Gravenhurst Rotary’s Bursary Endowment Fund committee chair Ken Little announced through gentle tears another anonymous $200,000 donation to the fund has been received and if matched by Dec. 31, 2013, it means that […]

Isabel Heels Memorial Bursary and Hospital Foundation Commitment Completed

Rotary Completes 50k Pledge
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now It’s a little bit of give and take that makes the world go around. Accepting one generous donation for $25,000 with their right hand and passing out another $10,000 with the left, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club bolstered two community funds Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. With this […]

Bill and Dora Rathbun Issue Challenge

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Bill and Dora Rathbun have challenged other members of the community to donate to the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. With his donation he sent the following message: ‘Several months ago you announced the exciting news that an anonymous resident had challenged the Rotarians to match his/her donation towards the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. I wish […]

Major Donation Rolls Rotary Fund Over

Rotary Bursary Fund Donation September 10, 2012
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now It’s no small victory for Rotary, for the local impoverished and certainly not for Little. Biting back his tears of joy this past Monday, Sept. 10 during the Rotary Club’s lunchtime meeting, Rotary member Ken Little, chair of the club’s Community Bursary Endowment Fund, announced that thanks to […]

Town Directs Portion of Terrance Haight’s Gift to Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation August 1, 2012
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Terrance Haight in the dark suit gifted over $1,000,000. to the Town of Gravenhurst The late Terence Haight would likely be proud. The first of the late resident’s $1-million-plus donation to the Town of Gravenhurst is in the recipient’s hands, as council members joined with local Rotary members at the Opera House July 30. Mayor […]

Donors hope one good turn will earn another

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund has been given the most generous of gifts, and also a challenge for the community for the next year. Members of the local Rotary club’s endowment fund were thrilled to receive a $200,000 anonymous donation with a catch that will hopefully further boost […]

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