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
 

We are always looking for new members. Click the link to learn more about our club
 
Wheelchair Project Global Grant - Visitors from Uganda have arrived to learn how to run an NCR router used to cut the parts for the wheelchair designed by Peter French.   Akram and William in the picture below will be working with Peter and our friends from McMaster over the next 8 weeks before returning back to Uganda to start assembling the wheelchairs.  This is in part thanks to the hard work from Peter and the funding from a Rotary Global Grant.  Congratulations Peter on seeing your dreams come true.
 
 
Connections Among Generations - The Rotary Club of Burlington was pleased to present a cheque of $1000 to Heather Thompson who is the director of Age-Friendly Initiatives, Community Development Halton.  Heather and her organization have been working tirelessly to help foster a culture of caring and kindness towards our senior citizens.
 
Rotary Donates to the Salvation Army - The four Rotary Clubs in Burlington joined forces to collect food and money for the Salvation Army Christmas Dinner drive.  Whether it's sorting food, manning kettles or counting money, our club is proud to partner with such a great organization.
 
 
Rotary Christmas Box Program - Several Rotarians met at FastSigns on Saturday December 4th to wrap presents for families in need.   It's an annual tradition at the club to sponsor families and purchase Christmas presents for needy children.   Members also stocked goody bags for the Wellington Square Christmas dinner.
 
 
Rotary Loses a Legend - It's with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim Parker who was a charter member of the club and a legend in Rotary.   He served the club and his community for over 70 years.   Jim was a friend to everyone and will be dearly missed.   Details on the visitation and service can be found on the Smith Funeral website.
 
 
Rotary Four Club Meeting with District Governor - It was great to see district governor Rudy Habesch and fellow Rotarians at our first four club in person meeting since the pandemic.  Rudy delivered an inspiring message that encouraged all clubs to work together.
 
 
Rotary Collects Food for the Salvation Army - In the spirit of helping out in the community, members of the Rotary Club collected food at a recent social event and donated it to the Salvation Army.
 
Rotary Donates Sanitizers to Bonnie Place - Thanks to the generosity of the "Now Health Group", who provided Rotary with surplus boxes of sanitizer, the Rotary club was able to donate the products to Bonnie Place.
 
 
Rotary Celebrates End of the Summer - The Rotary Club of Burlington held their annual end of summer BBQ at Karel Sury's.   We used the opportunity to celebrate two significant birthday's that occurred during the pandemic.  Jim Baker turned 95 and Jim Parker turned 96.  The club is very fortunate to have great role models like the two Jim's.
 
 
Rotary Lobsterfest Raises $20k - The Rotary Club of Burlington completed their inaugural drive thru lobsterfest.  The event was a tremendous success with positive feedback from many people that attended.  With the help of a dedicated lobsterfest committee and support from all members of the club, the event raised over $20k.
 
 
Christmas Day Dinner - The four Rotary Clubs in Burlington teamed up together to donate 800 goody bags to Wellington Square in support of their Christmas Day Community Dinner.    There are over 1000 people registered to receive a turkey dinner.  The need is so great and we're proud to part of the team helping.
 
Christmas Celebration - Although the club couldn't physically get together this year for Christmas, it didn't stop us from having a wonderful virtual celebration with lots of music, stories and pictures. A Christmas slideshow with both current and past pictures was put together for the occasion.
 
 
Rotary International News
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Imagine Melbourne

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