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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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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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Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
 
 
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