2015/16 Directors, Rotary Foundation, Dan Bulger; Community Service, Linda Goldie; Membership, Darlene Theriault; Treasurer, Cathy Cavanagh; President, Connie Ham; International/Vocational, Tom Sears; President Elect, Bob Clark; Secretary, Ian Lancaster. Missing from picture, Public Relations, Howie McCourt.
Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise has just welcomed its new Board for the year 2015/16 and they started in fine form. Currently you will find members of Northumberland Sunrise volunteering their time at the Summer Band Shell Concert Series at the Port Hope Band Shell every Thursday evening starting at 7:00 PM until September 3rd. This is a complimentary evening filled with great talent that has been enjoyed by locals and tourists for a number of years now. You will find us selling raffle tickets for donations from local businesses including a lovely bouquet from Houlton’s Flowers in Port Hope.
Bright and early on the morning of Monday August 17, 2015, 11 members from Northumberland Sunrise served up a high protein breakfast donated by Metro Supermarket in Port Hope, to 121 cyclists, all members of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure at the Port Hope Rec Centre.  Port Hope was the first stop of a six day cycling adventure from Roseneath to Niagara along the Greenbelt Route. 
If you haven’t driven by the front door of Northumberland Hills Hospital yet, I encourage you to do just that. Since the beginning of April, Northumberland Sunrise along with partner Landscape Ontario, Upper Canada Chapter have been working diligently at the beautification of the front entrance. That marvelous stone wall was constructed by Certified Master Craftsman Dean McClellan and his crew of students from the Saugeen First Nations along the shores of Lake Huron.  
Next on the agenda for completion of this monument is the installation of lighting and dedication signage sometime close to the end of August. Plans are in the making for a dedication event in the fall.
Last Thursday our club once again welcomed an Exchange Student, our 14th one. This year we welcome a young lady from Finland. Saimie will be hosted by a total of 4 different families throughout the year starting from this August until June of the following year. Saimie will be attending school for the year at St Mary’s Catholic Secondary School in Cobourg. Stay tuned for updates as the year progresses.
Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise meets every Wednesday morning for breakfast at 7:00 AM at Ashbrook Golf Club. 7215 Dale Road, Port Hope. Guests and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Please come a little early for coffee and fellowship. Our meetings include a full breakfast, a short business meeting and a guest speaker. Meetings usually adjourn by 8:00 AM. Please come and join us for Rotary fellowship.