what's our club about?
and why you should make it YOUR club!
celebrate earth day's 50th
CALLING SPONSORS! It's a cause & event your company or businesses you know could benefit by supporting! Let's get sponsors behind our Earth Day Event. Proceeds go to environmental projects such as Huronia Lookout, Kawartha Turtle Rescue, and more. Contact Greg at email@example.com .
Exchange Your Student!
We are currently seeking candidates for the full school year international youth exchange program for the 20/21 school year. We currently have 2 students on exchange France in Belgium & two ‘inbound’ students from Switzerland & Norway. Click here for more info.
Spin a Big Win for Barrie!
We're rolling on our annual "Wheels for Wellness" fit & fun fundraiser again Sat. Mar. 7 at Southshore! Spinning, games, tests of fitness, DJ music, snacks & more. Proceeds go to RVH Hearts & Minds, YMCA & other community projects. For more info & register your team click here or email David McCullough by Mar. 2.
the satellite club is going strong!!!
If you want to join our Rotary Club but can't make the Thursday lunch meetings consider our SATELLITE CLUB!
Satellite members meet at the Farm House Restaurant, 268 Bradford Street Barrie Ontario on Thursdays at 6:45pm with the formal meeting at 7pm.
If you would like to ask for our assistance with your charity or project the first step is to
highlights of more community & worldwide club initiatives
RVH - Janice Skot, President & CEO of the Royal Victoria Hospital, was presented with a cheque for $75,000. Janice
shared with us her thanks for all Rotary does for RVH, from financial support to the healing bush clean up and the opportunity for over 200 RVH’rs to run in Rotary’s Fun Run to name a few.
Georgian College - President Dave McCullough presented Ann Smiley of Georgian College with an annual pledged payment of $25,000 bringing the club's total to date to $200,000 of our total $250,000 pledge.
Rotary Earth Day - PDG Peter Dean opened the Earth Day program by presenting a cheque to Dennis Johnson of the Friends of Fort Willow for $2,850. Rotary has been working with them for 13 years donating nearly $25,000 over that time to support their initiatives. Click here for more Earth Day happenings...
Rotary St. John's CPR Course - The public is invited to learn about helping a person in distress. It is a hands on course taught by the St. John's ambulance and our Rotary volunteers. We provide a $1000 to pay for instruction materials, instructors and facility rental.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children - This organization provides youth who have lost a parent guidance and help in adjusting to their new reality. We provided $1400 for a new sign, painting and kitchen repairs.
Child Welfare PAC - The club provided $5000 to help advocate for a progressive child welfare system by providing real-life expertise, informed research, and effective advocacy so that all youth can realise their full potential. The PAC’s official launch during advocacy day at Queen’s Park attracted the Minister of Children and Youth Services, Honorable Michael Coteau, who made an enthusiastic public commitment at Queen’s Park to work with the Child Welfare PAC to
achieve their goals. Learn more...
Christmas Cheer - We donated $2,500 and many member's hours to help brighten the Christmas of those in need.
Junior Constable Camp - Our club supports the Barrie City Police's camp for students who otherwise wouldn't have a chance to attend summer camp. Con. Hopper, Parkin & Talarigo's presentation to the club made it clear our $1,000 contribution is going to a great cause. Click here to learn more.
DECA - DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurial studies. Our club is donating $5,000 to the 2018 Innisdale DECA program that will support the club's regional and international competition participation.
St. Joseph Archaeology Club - Our club provided $525 to assist with busing students to Fort Willow to assess sites for their 2019 archeology dig this spring.
news & updates
about what we've done for our city & world lately
upcoming luncheon speakers
February 20, Rudy Westerneng, "Digital democracy"
February 27, Aaron Weston