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WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON

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

 Bonnie Place II

500-510 Claridge Road
Burlington, ON L7N 2S3 
 

 
 
Rotary Exchange Students - 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.  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 Fellowship Bowling - The fellowship committee did a fantastic job organizing a fun bowling event for Rotarians and their friends.  Everyone survived without spraining any muscles.  It was a great night of entertainment, food and fellowship.
 
 
Rotary District Workshop - Several future board members from the Rotary club of Burlington attended the district leadership workshop on Saturday April 13th.  These future leaders learned about the roles and responsibilities of board members and other useful information.  It was a great way to meet other Rotarians and re-initiate our passions in belonging to such an amazing organization.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International News
Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International

Fighting poverty on a small scale

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed