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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 

WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON

The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday night at 6:15 PM @

 Holiday Inn

3063 South Service Road
Burlington, ON L7N 3E5
 

District Governor Visits Burlington - On Wednesday October 30th, the four Rotary Clubs of Burlington were honoured to host the district governor Lesley Barmania for a four club meeting.  Also present was former Rotary International president Wilf Wilkinson.    It was great to see over 80 people from the four clubs of Burlington come together under one umbrella to listen to Lesley and Wilf give such motivating speeches.
Left to right: Mary Brady (RCBN), Elaine Matthew (RCB), Lesley Barmania, DG, Ute Linder (RCBL), Wilf Wilkinson Past RI Pres, Rika Wilkinson
 
Lisette Receives Paul Harris - On Wednesday October 23rd, the Rotary Club of Burlington honoured Lisette Kingo with a Paul Harris Award.  This was in recognition of her tremendous work done through the Angel Project.  Lisette has been a tireless advocate for complex care patients in the hospital and clearly demonstrates "service above self" in everything she does.  Congratulations Lisette.
Ribfest Volunteering - On Friday August 30th a group of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Burlington happily volunteered at the Ribfest run by the Lakeshore Rotary Club.  It's great to see such cooperation between all the clubs in Burlington.
Rotary Exchange Program On August 21st, Jeff Woods, introduced the club to our newest exchange students.  Stephanie Mazza (shown on the left) is our outbound student and will be spending the next year in Japan.  You can follow her adventures on her blog. Emmi Lahti (shown on the right) is our inbound student from Finland.  The club wishes both students a successful exchange.
History of the Rotary Club of Burlington - Jim Parker, who is one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Burlington, shared some stories and showed the members a "Club History" book which has been scanned and made available online.  Can you believe dues used to be only $5?  Read the book to learn so many interesting facts
Jim Parker Award - A new award was created this year, honoring our founding member Jim Parker and his perfect attendance.  Each year the member with the highest club attendance is recognized with the Jim Parker Award.  For 2018-2019 Chris Demerino was the recipient.
Congratulations to our Paul Harris Award Winners - During the club changeover meeting on Wednesday June 19th, several deserving Rotarians were given a Paul Harris Award.  This award is points based and recognizes members for outstanding contributions over an extended period of time.   Congratulations to all the recipients.
Rotary welcomes Lydia Brodie to their Club - On Wednesday June 12th, an induction ceremony was held for Lydia Brodie.  The club is very pleased to have her join and know she is going to make tremendous contributions.
Sew on Fire - On Wednesday June 5th, a group of Rotarians from our club volunteered at the Sew on Fire charity as part of our community outreach program.  With the leadership of Wendy Hagar, who is the founder of the charity, the Rotarians packed family bags to be shipped overseas to families in need.  It was a humbling experience to work with such wonderful and generous people who give their lives to helping others.  See additional photos.
Rotary Awards Night - On Wednesday April 24th, Rotary hosted their annual Rotary Awards night to recognize high school students who demonstrated qualities shared by Rotarians like Service above self.  Karel Sury was the chair of the event and did a wonderful job recognizing the very deserving students.
 
 
 
Rotary International News
6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicatedUS$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three