Basic Education and Literacy is September’s theme as set out by Rotary International. In keeping with this theme first up on this month’s agenda Northumberland Sunrise will welcome Shannon Linton from Sounds of the Next Generation, (SONG).
Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) is a socially inclusive choral and orchestral music program for under-served children and youth in Northumberland County. SONG is a musical community where kids can learn, create, and be part of a team. Participants sing in choir and play in an orchestra and a bucket drum ensemble several times each week.
The eradication of polio worldwide is Rotary Internationals mandate known as “Polio Plus.” Yearly flower sales of mums in support of Polio Plus is organized by Cobourg Rotarian Bill Patchett. Once again Bill has invited Northumberland Sunrise to join them with this endeavor. All proceeds are donated to Polio Plus where it is matched by the Bill Gates Foundation 2/1. Various sizes of Mums go on sale starting September 3rd outside Avid Reader on Division Street in Cobourg. Be sure to drop by and take home a beautiful mum!
The Summer Band Shell Concert Series in Port Hope at the band shell comes to its conclusion this coming Thursday September 3rd with Marty and the Mojos taking to the stage at 7:00 PM. This well-known local blues/rock band is from Port Hope and is always a crowd pleaser. 
You will find Northumberland Sunrise members selling raffle tickets prior to the band playing. Proceeds collected are directed right back to the Band Shell Series for next year’s entertainment. We are the folks in the blue T-shirts. So, be sure to bring your lawn chair and your snapping fingers for this one!
Spear headed by Northumberland Sunrise member Blake Holton, this year’s clothes drive for the Family Crisis Centre in Apex, Nunavut has arrived safely in Iqaluit. The five skids of donations collected locally is being sorted by Lorne Levy of the Rotary Club of Iqaluit. His club members are now in the throes of delivering the donated clothing to the Family Crisis Centre in Apex. Thanks to all Northumberland Sunrise Rotarians who helped pack and ship these boxes of clothing. A special thanks to Ron Spiewak for advocating on our behalf and to Ernie Griffiths and HD Power Supply in Colborne for paying for shipping.
Rotary District 7070 Governor Michael Bell along with Assistant District Governor Steve Blakey will be joining our Rotary Club for breakfast on September 9th. This will be the Governors official visit to our club where he will also be aiding with the Induction of 3 new members to our club. 
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.
Yours in Rotary
Susan Luyendyk