Club Initiatives


Funds raised go to support...


Royal Victoria Hospital

  Hearts & Minds - $350,000

Georgian Centre for

  Wellness & Health - $250,000

Haiti Earthquake Relief - $50,000

City of Barrie

  SouthShore sign - $25,000

Hospice Simcoe - $24,000

Rotary Book Day - $8,389

Christmas Cheer - $2,500

Fort Willow Festival - $2,355

Sesquicentennial Clock - $91,565

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President's Message

There are several ways to look at the challenges and obstacles that we have faced over the last 24 Months. Many have endured great loss and suffering, experiencing pain and heartache that we truly cannot comprehend. It is in times of great difficulty, when the light seems to be at it faintest moments, that a warm beacon of hope can emerge from an unknown source, to provide a small bit of healing, faith and belief. 


It may seem inappropriate to draw parallels of individual suffering, loss and pain, to a group of local volunteers that spend a few hours a week working and meeting together, but that is exactly what my message is, and it is exactly what Rotary is about.


Rotary is a Global organization with millions of volunteers and supporters worldwide. Locally, The Rotary Club of Barrie, is one of 3 Rotary Clubs in our City, that are dedicated to supporting our fellow citizens and working to make Barrie a better place to live, work and play. Rotary works quietly, striving to provide that small ray of light to those that may need it most. Our motto is SERVICE ABOVE SELF.


I am honoured to be the 76th President of the Rotary Club of Barrie. Several amazing Rotarians have preceded me in this role as the leader of an amazing group of volunteers, who constantly “give back”, and ask for nothing in return. These past several months have changed how we all live, do business, how we communicate, how we shop, eat and socialize. Family, friends and good health have never been more important, nor more needed. The world has changed significantly, yet our mission as Rotarians has not. In fact, our light has shone as bright as it ever has as we have learned, adapted and evolved. 


Rotary will always be present. Our light may flicker and waver, however it will never be extinguished. Rotarians will always be here to provide light, love and assistance and SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES


I thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Barrie.


Jody Patfield

President, Rotary Club of Barrie 





  Jody Patfield


  Jeff McCuaig


  Chris Van Niekerk

Past President

  Debbie DeCaire

Program & Information

  Jason McArthur

Community Service

  Katherine Elphick

Vocational Service

  Jon Ingram

Club Service

  Marta Ross

International Service

  Darren Robinson


  Sue Croft

Public Relations

  Jonathan Derrick

Special Projects

  Chris Holmes

Sergeant at Arms

  Larry Pomfret


  Mark Adams


  Kara Hoffsuemmer

Foundation Chair

  David Tisch

People of Action


Rotary International is 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.


Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.


Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.