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The Rotary Club of Sarnia is hosting a special screening of the film “Safe” by Hamilton-based filmmaker John Butler.
The film showcases several supportive housing communities in southwestern Ontario run by a charitable organization called Indwell. Through interviews with residents, support workers and builders/designers, the film explores a success story that’s giving people hope.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about supportive housing options and foster public discussion. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local  leaders including Valerie Colasanti (General Manager, Social Services Division, County of Lambton), Scott Brush (Program Launch Manager for Indwell, Chatham-Kent), Jim Steele (previously Manager of Social Housing, Windsor) and Heather Martin (Wellington Ridge, Sarnia).

What: Film screening “Safe” and panel discussion
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Where: Sarnia Library Theatre
Time: 7.00-9:00 (Doors open 6:30)
Cost: Free. People who can do so are invited to pay $10 or make a donation to  the Rotary Club of Sarnia Charitable Foundation (Affordable Housing Fund). Donations over $50 will receive a Charitable Gift Receipt. Proceeds of the event will go toward Rotary’s Affordable Housing fund, which supports new housing initiatives in Sarnia Lambton.
Viewer warning: the film contains strong language and mature subject matter.
The Rotary Club of Sarnia was pleased to make a donation of $10,000 to Bluewater Health for the Youth Wellness Hub about to open.  Pictured are Mark Taylor (member), Kathy Alexander from the Bluewater Health Foundation and Myles Vanni (member).
The funds for the donation were raised through our Shetty Dinner raffle – many thanks to Dr. & Mrs. Shetty for making this donation possible!
Past Pres. Mike Elliott and Pres. Rick Marsh present $10,000 to Crystal Fach – executive Director of Diversity Ed. The Program is to support the Diversity ED drag show through buying sewing machines and materials, so they can make their own costumes for the show.
On Thursday April 6th  two Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Sarnia accepted Caring Hands Award from the Inn of the Good Shepherd.  Cathy Thompson accepted the award on behalf of Libro Credit Union and Rajni Saraf accepted the award on behalf of the Rotary Club of Sarnia.  Awards were presented by The Inns Executive Director Myles Vanni  who also is a Rotary Club of Sarnia member.
Rotary Club of Sarnia made a donation to Family Counselling Centre's APSW group. This donation will be used to help fund the community reintegration activities and planned events setup for the teams we support.
Thank you to Mike Elliott and Rick Marsh from The Rotary Club of Sarnia for coming by to deliver this generous gift for our programming to Family Counselling Centre's Doug Darrach.
Petrolia Community Refrigerator Receives Rotary Grant "Service Beyond Self"
      Petrolia Community Refrigerator has received a grant award from the Sarnia Rotary. The theme of the "Service Beyond Self" award was recognized for PCR's ongoing efforts to support food-insecure people in the Petrolia community.
       The PCR is open 365, 24/7. In addition to food distribution, the PCR is engaged in "food rescue" with local businesses to help prevent food waste. 
       We partner with the Inn of the Good Shepherd to provide Mobile Market and Tax Clinic and the Salvation Army for lunch hot meals (2nd and 4th Fridays). Starting in April, the PCR will be partnering with LCDS to distribute Garden Fresh Box - a program sponsored by Lambton Public Health to promote healthy eating.
        Petrolia Community Refrigerator and all our volunteers extend our "thanks" to Sarnia Rotary for the grant and recognition of our efforts. This award is very special coming from Sarnia Rotary, a dedicated service group that does so much public service in our community.
Photo- from left to right: Les Whiting (PCR), MIke Elliot (Sarnia Rotary), Nicole Newman (PCR), Larry Leckie (PCR), 
             Rick Marsh (Sarnia Rotary)
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Sarnia, more children in Sarnia will know how to swim!
We are pleased to announce that a $5000 Action Grant was presented this month for the Children’s Learn to Swim Program at the YMCA Rotary Club of Sarnia Aquatic Centre.

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