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

The Rotary Club of Barrie would like to Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.   

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event.


We are about to embark on 2020/2021 Rotary International theme of “ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES”   

Our world is facing COVID-19 and we are challenged to rethink the way in which we connect to our communities and the world, we are seeing the Doors of Opportunity Open.


New words and terms are part of our everyday. Essential Business and First Line workers.  My heartfelt thanks to every one of our colleagues for their incredible efforts through this crisis.   During this time of 'Staying Home’ we have opportunities to CONNECT. Connect with family and friends. Easily reaching (and seeing them) all around the world.  


And OPENing DOORS OF OPPORTUNITIES for new members to join.  


Fellowship Is Our Fundamental Strength.

We Are Stronger Together. 

Our Traditions, our youth, our willingness, and ability to help others show all that is best in the Rotarian spirit.  

Together, we are a people of action, who make a difference!!


There is no better time to be a Rotarian. To join Rotary. And to help our communities.  We have been eradicating Polio, alleviating poverty, building equality, and restoring peace since 1905. We will continue doing our part.  


While our weekly meetings, fundraising events and activities have been changed or postponed, our Service Above Self has not!  


Throughout the years we Rotarians have… Together Inspired to Understand, Build fellowship and Goodwill.


We will continue to face incredible challenges in the coming months. The world will be struggling to adapt, to grow and prosper. And we Rotarians will be there to support and help raise up our neighbors. To be there for the many reasons that will make life challenging, be it Health, Equality, Education, Varied abilities, Underprivileged or Disadvantaged.  


There is no better time to be a Rotarian. To be part of this Community. To be part of The Rotary Club of Barrie!!!


The Rotary Club of Barrie wishes you good health and safety.

Deb DeCaire

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

  Arlette Utton

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.