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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
 

Presidential Citation - Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Burlington for being awarded the Presidential Citation with Platinum Honors, from Rotary International.
Tim Horton's Smile Campaign - Several Rotarians decorated Tim Horton's cookies for their annual Smile Campaign.  Some of the funds from the campaign will go towards Food4Kids which Rotary has been involved in helping for years.
 
Rotary Thrilling Virtual Author's Night - Due to the overwhelming success of our Virtual Pairing Fundraiser, we are at it again for another exciting virtual fundraiser.  Come join us on Wednesday September 9th and listen to four great authors talk about their recent novels and inspiration for the books.  Click on the image below for additional details.
Rotary Donates to Wellington Square - As part of our continuing efforts to help in the community, the Rotary Club of Burlington donated masks, baby bibs, Afghans, dish clothes and stuffed toys to Wellington Square Church to help those in need.  The Rotary Club collected many of the items through "New Kindness" which is a non-profit charity.
Rotary Virtual Pairing - On Wednesday July 22nd, the Rotary Club of Burlington will be hosting their inaugural virtual fundraiser called "Virtual Pairing".  Additional details and registration can be found by clicking on the image below.
Rotary provides masks to local businesses - In an effort to help organizations support our community and fight the coronavirus at the same time, the Rotary Club of Burlington purchased 2000 masks and distributed them to a variety of organizations including Food for Life as shown in the picture below.
Rotary helps local business and the Food Bank - The Rotary Club of Burlington bought dozens of bagels from JC's Bagels to provide to the local food bank for distribution to people in need.  Featured in the picture is Nancy Sumaruk who is the chair of the Community Service and Donations committee.
Karel Sury Celebrates 40 years with Rotary - The club recognized Karel Sury for celebrating his 40th anniversary with Rotary on April 16th. Karel contributed so much to the club over the last 40 years including running the Rotary Student Medal Awards, helping with Camp Enterprise and creating the concept of a POD, to name a few.  Many Rotarians spoke about some of Karel's outstanding qualities like his colourful outfits, golf and curling skills and his contagious laugh.  He is truly an outstanding Rotarian and we're lucky to have him contributing to the club for so many years.  Congratulations Karel. 
 
Rotary Club of Burlington goes Virtual - In an effort to stay connected the Rotary Club has moved to ZOOM meetings every Wednesday at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us but due to security concerns please email the club secretary in advance to get the meeting number.
 
 
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History: A Home for Headquarters

The idea that Rotary should own its headquarters dates back at least to the 1920 convention, when RI President Albert Adams said that he hoped to someday see the headquarters in a beautiful building of Rotary’s own.