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Funds earned by our Rotary Club through Bingos at Jackpot City, have been used to sponsor a secondary school student to attend the Adventures in Citizenship Conference virtually this year. Also we made a $500.00 donation to The Friends of Pinery Park for their educational and research programs. We are fortunate to have this wonderful park so close to home here in Lambton County.
Thanks to the financial support of The Rotary Club of Sarnia, (and 9 other partner agencies), Victim Services Sarnia Lambton and Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee are launching a new program to support the loved ones of those who died by suicide. The “Community Navigator” will follow-up with loved ones on a longer term basis and check with them on critical dates, such as suicide victim’s birthdays, special holidays, etc., and ensure those loved ones receive needed enhanced emotional support. Interested individuals in this program can contact:
Welcome Natasha Nikolenka, Ukrainian artist to Sarnia! The Rotary Club of Sarnia, in partnership with Vision Nursing Home, is pleased to announce that a limited number of prints by renowned Ukrainian mouth-artist Natasha Nikolenka have been produced and are ready for sale starting Monday 6 June, 2022.
Unframed prints are $50/ea., and can be purchased at Vision Nursing Home corporate office at 229 Wellington St., Sarnia. (Tel. 519-336-6551)
Vision Corporate office, is open 7 days a week, 8:00am - 3:45pm.
Sorry, at this time, we will only be able to take cheques or cash. (We do not have a credit card machine or app). Parking is a slight challenge, and we would like to encourage parking on the street on Crawford or even in the driveway into the old SCITS building.
All proceeds from the sale of prints will between the artist, Natasha Nikolenka, Ukrainian artist and new resident of Sarnia, and The Rotary Club of Sarnia’s Ukrainian Relief Projects.
Rotary Club of Sarnia announces more than $50,000 in
community Action Grants

SARNIA, 6 May 2022 
The Rotary Club of Sarnia is putting more than $50,000 to work
in the community through Round 1 of its 2022 Action Grants.
The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton is one of the recipients of the funds and
will be using the money to refurbish two of the ten resident rooms in the emergency
shelter. “Abused women and children in Sarnia-Lambton will benefit,” said the
organization in a statement. “These room renovations will provide numerous women
and children for years to come with a safe place to live when escaping from their
abusers and building a life free from violence. Last year the Women’s Interval Home
admitted 120 women and 51 children to our emergency shelter.”
“It’s a worthy project,” said Rotary Club of Sarnia President Mike Elliott. “We’ve not
donated to the Women’s Interval Home in several years and this is a project we’re
happy to contribute to.”
Grants to other organizations have been announced at the same time. “We’re very
happy to be putting this money to work in the community now,” said Elliott. “In the past
we would often make a large donation to a single organization over several years. Now
we are supporting many more organizations.”
Other recipients of grants in Round 1 of 2022 include:
- Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton - completion of Outdoor Patio Space
- Hashtag Local Project – funding for Community Stories Within Acts of Local
- St. John Ambulance Sarnia Lambton - support for 10 manikins for CPR training
- Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention – funding for Community Navigator role
- St. Joseph’s Hospice – funding for Bath and Shower Lift
- Pathways Health Centre for Children – funding for website redesign
- Safer Spaces Canada Project – funding for It’s All Drag Empowering Youth Art
The Rotary Club of Sarnia, with help from Jackpot City Bingo funds, have made a donation of $500 to Landsdowne Public School to help with the increased cost of providing school lunches and snacks.
For February, The Rotary Club of Sarnia, with help from funds from Jackpot City Bingo, is making a donation of $2500 to Pathways Health Centre for Children so they can upgrade their web site.  This in turn will improve access for families to the valuable supports Pathway’s offers across Sarnia Lambton.
For the month of January, 2022, The Rotary Club of Sarnia, with help from funds from Jackpot City Bingos, is pleased to make a donation of $1000 to the Boys and Girl’s Club of Sarnia Lambton. Now that in-person school is back, the funds will help with food and snacks for the club’s after-school program.
Our latest Rotary Action Grants were awarded to:
Access Open Mind – BWH Foundation
$ 10,000
Lambton Mental Wellness Centre
$ 7,500
Lambton Mental Wellness & Family Counselling Centre
$ 7,500
Huron Home Boys’ House
$ 10,000
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!


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