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Rotary Cogeco TV Auction

Don't miss out on some amazing deals and early Christmas shopping opportunities at this year's Rotary Cogeco TV Auction!

More than 500 items are up for grabs Thursday, Friday, & Saturday December 1, 2 & 3, 2016. The Rotary TV Auction is a joint venture between all of the Rotary Clubs of Niagara, including the Welland Rotary and Fonthill Rotary, and TV Cogeco. All items are donated by local, community minded businesses.

We have art work, gift baskets, electronics, toys, baseball Spring training, basketball tickets, restaurant gift certificates, golf packages and more!

How To Bid

1. Pick the items that you want to bid on by visiting

2. Note the time periods that your items will appear and the item number.

3. Call 905-688-5001 and give your name, telephone number, the item number and bid amount to the operator.

Since time is limited (and it is for charity after all!), bid high with your maximum bid. If you are the successful bidder, we will contact you immediately following the close of the bidding session. You can pick up the items at our St. Catharines Warehouse at the Pen Centre.

Cash, VISA, Mastercard and Debit are accepted.

Good luck and have fun!


Rotary Youth Exchange Applications

Rotary Youth Exchange is an international exchange program open to 15 - 18 year olds who wish to spend up to a year living with host families abroad and attending school in a different country.

District 7090, which covers from Southern Ontario to Western New York State,  exchanges with 20 countries around the world, in all continents except for Africa.

Through our exchange program, you will have the opportunity to learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself and maybe even a new language. You will also be an ambassador teaching people you meet about your country, culture and ideas.

Experience our world in a way that you never thought possible, living in and learning about a different culture first hand changes one's viewpoint on the world we live in and encourages young minds to think globally.

Develop a better understanding of your worldwide neighbourhood.  Young people who have a desire to make our world a better place will be presented with opportunities in any one of 20 different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Gain a network of friends that is truly worldwide. The international organization of Rotary brings together students from all corners of our world in the spirit of friendship and understanding.

It is EDUCATIONAL.  This is your chance to learn and enjoy The Alps, The Great Barrier Reef, the sands of Rio or the beauty of Budapest.  You will see sights that many people will only see in books or on television and they will be part of your world as you become a world traveler.

Last year, over 30 young people participated in exchanges in our district and 30 from our district spent a year in a foreign country. It’s a life-changing experience.

Are you ready for it? Click here for more information and registration.



Welcome to the Rotary Club of Welland! Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
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Welland Rotary News

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow

Life is a voyage of self-discovery and the earlier the opportunities an individual can have, the more one can learn about life and one’s self, and the more meaning life will have.

What is, or who is, a Rotarian?

There are many myths and misunderstandings of Rotary who “Rotarians” are. One version is that Rotary is a group of wealthy businessmen who get together regularly to self-promote and meet their own needs, and who once in a while give a large donation to the community. While it may be true that in Rotary’s beginning stages the club was made up of only businessmen, but today it could not be further from the truth.

Rotary Celebrates Community Giving All Year

Well, it is that time of year when one can hear the faint tinkling of Christmas bells in the not so distant future. It is that time of year when we tend to think of giving, and of making sure that all can enjoy this holiday, one of the most joyous times on our calendar. Rotary, too makes every effort to make this come true in our community.

Local Rotary Club Takes on International Challenges

Perhaps you’ve seen the effects of Rotary’s work in your children’s schools locally, but seeing the profound accomplishments of your local Rotary club elsewhere in the world isn’t as obvious. From Argentina to the Philippines and beyond, Welland Rotary’s International Committee identifies unique challenges presented from across the globe and seeks to resolve these issues.
The Annual Rotary TV Auction will take place this December 3 - 5, 2015.
Don't miss out on thousands of dollars worth of items!
The most visible programs like that Rotary sponsors like Youth Exchange, the Medallion program and RYLA, are often at the forefront of conversations amongst community members. But there are many other programs are much less visible and as a result, get much less attention. Bringing more good deeds to the forefront, this article sheds some light on what goes on behind the scenes of Rotary’s Community Service committee.
Calling all friends, colleagues and people in the Welland area.
Ever wondered what Rotary is really about?  Trust me, it isn't your grandfather's club anymore. 
Rotary offers many opportunities for the younger members of our community to take part in activities that will help them understand the communities they live in, and will give them the opportunities to make the world a better place to live in.

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow

July 2015 News

There is nothing more profound than teaching youth to spread their wings
and soar. One of The Rotary Club of Welland’s main objectives is to do just
that; to help youth in need by supporting activities that promote personal
growth, and enhance self-awareness and leadership development.
For over 45 years, the Rotary Club of Welland has recognized 10 graduates, one male and one female, from each of the five Secondary Schools in Welland. These students have been chosen by their peers and Guidance staff because they personify the motto of Rotary “Service Above Self”. They have made worthy contribution to the life of the school and the community at large and possess the qualities, abilities and interests that make them worthy representatives of their schools. At the same time, achieving academic success. 
Enhancing access to clean water, eradicating Polio, improving access to education, promoting women’s rights and alleviating crisis situations are only some of the initiatives that Rotary takes on every day that have profound effects on our current world and our future. Other initiatives that the Rotary Club of Welland prides itself on are programs that enhance the lives of local youth.
The Rotary Club of Welland’s youth programs guide our youth into being leaders of the next generation by providing real life experiences and training that ultimately allows them to realize their potential.
Despite its vast presence in our local and global communities, many are still unsure what Rotary is. So, what is Rotary anyway? The first Rotary Club was started in 1905, in Chicago, Illinois, by a small group of businessmen who wanted to do more for their community. They took as their motto “Service above Self” and adopted the cogwheel as their logo. The name Rotary comes from the fact that they would rotate the meetings among their homes. 
It’s time to lace up those sneakers for Welland’s sixth annual Rob’s Run for Kids. It returns to Merritt Island Saturday. The two and five kilometre races will start at 10 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m.

The run is organized by Welland runner Rob Noyes in partnership with the Rotary Club of Welland. It benefits local children’s organizations the Niagara Children’s Centre and Welland Neighbourhood Project.

Click here to read the full Welland Tribune story by Franki Ikeman, The Tribune. Photo courtesy of Allan Benner.
This year marks the fourth consecutive year for Rob and his team of Welland Rotarians as they get set to host the event once again held at the city's Merritt Island location. "This run is one of the most memorable for its gorgeous, tree-lined running path," says the long time Boston Marathon runner.
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Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
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CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rotary is an international organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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