This spring, the Rotary Club of Fonthill has made significant investments in programs that develop well-rounded youth in our community. As part of its biannual financial requests review exercise, the Club is pleased to provide financial support to the E.L. Crossley Secondary School Rowing Program, and the First Ontario Performing Arts imPACt Education Series.
The E.L. Crossley Rowing program has been a hugely successful extra-curricular program at the school for decades. Over that time, the students have been successful locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Many of the students have earned scholarships to continue their rowing in post-secondary. The opportunities for personal growth and accomplishment for the students is commendable but to operate such a program requires the support of numerous community partners. The Rotary Club of Fonthill is pleased to support the program by providing several regatta Fuel Up stations for the students thus supporting Rotary goals of youth development and healthy nutrition.  Fonthill Rotary is supporting this project with a sponsorship of $1,000.

FirstOntario Performing Arts imPACt Education Series has already brought in students from Glynn A. Green Elementary School, A. K. Wigg Elementary School and E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill.  This funding will provide additional opportunities in Pelham schools. The imPACt application states that “education extends beyond mathematics and English, and that students also need to be exposed to dance, music, and theatre to stimulate their minds and to open them up to new ideas and new possibilities.”  Fonthill Rotary is pleased to support this series with a sponsorship of $1,000.
Carolyn Mullin – President – Rotary Club of Fonthill – 905-246-9493 -
Pauline Oliver - E.L. Crossley Boosters – 905-941-4460 -
Diana McAdorey - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) - 905-933-0105 -
With Rowing Team Members: front, left to right holding cheque, Coach Patrick MacNally, Carolyn Mullin, Carole Irwin, Katie Irwin
 Cheque Presentation to Performing Arts Centre's imPACt educational program - Colleen Smith from PAC with Club President Carolyn Mullin