Rotary Clubs of Welland and Fonthill Welcome Sandy and Hugh Graham as Club Presidents  Melissa Wells 2020-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Welland Receives Grant to Assist The Hope Centre Melissa Wells 2020-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Welland Celebrates 100 Years of Service
 

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On April 1, 2020, the Rotary Club of Welland celebrates 100 years of Community and International Service. A dinner was held on a ‘cold and stormy’ night in February 1920, where the first Officers were elected. The Club, established on April 1, 1920 had 25 charter members with lawyer Lynn B. Spencer as the first President. Many of the other original members were stalwarts of the community.
The Rotary Club of Welland Celebrates 100 Years of Service  Don Thorpe 2020-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

Leadership Program for Youth

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Who am I and where am I going? These are the questions asked throughout the years by teenagers anxious about their future and their place in the world they are entering. The program called SLAPSHOT (Student Leadership Award Program for Students Hight On Learning) is run under the auspices of Rotary District 7090 during  the May 1-3  weekend in Ancaster at the Canterbury Hills for teens ages 15-18 for 100 young people from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Each participant chosen will be sponsored and paid for by his or her Rotary Club.   

Leadership Program for Youth 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Melissa Wells 2019-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards Celebration

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On September 25, 2019, the Rotary Club of Welland held its annual Paul Harris Celebration at the Welland international Flatwater Centre. 50 Rotarians, partners, friends and recipients attended. The Paul Harris Fellow is the highest form of recognition given by Rotary clubs world-wide. It can be bestowed on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award acknowledges "Service Above Self" which an individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world.
Paul Harris Awards Celebration 2019-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Welland Launches Holiday 50/50 Draw Melissa Wells 2019-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Welland Rotary Call For Nominations for Community and Business Leaders for Paul Harris Fellowship Award Tamara Bennett (Coleman-Lawrie) 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Purse & Prize Bingo

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Join the Rotary Club of Welland for...

PURSE & PRIZE BINGO
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Club Castropignano, Egerter Road, Thorold

 
Tickets $30 each
Ticket includes: 10 Games of Bingo, Pizza and Snacks.
Bingo game winners have the chance to take home purses and other prizes valued at over $3,800!
The event will also have additional draws for cash and BIG prizes!
 
Purse & Prize Bingo Tamara Bennett (Coleman-Lawrie) 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0

Call for Community & Business Leader Nominations

The highest award in Rotary is the Paul Harris Award. It is given to a Rotarian or a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to the community.  
 
The Rotary Club of Welland is asking you to identify leaders that have made a significant contribution to the communities of Welland or Port Colborne through their professional and/or personal achievements. The Paul Harris recipient goes above and beyond in serving our community through promoting change and understanding.
Call for Community & Business Leader Nominations 2018-04-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Announces $100,000 Gift to Welland Community for 100th Anniversary Legacy Project

The Rotary Club of Welland was founded in 1920 and will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on April 1, 2020. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Rotary Club of Welland will gift $100,000 to the community to support a legacy project within the City to benefit our current and future residents.
 
Tim Proctor, Club President says, “To achieve our goal of creating a lasting legacy within the City of Welland, the Club is calling for proposals from the general public, community residents, Rotarians, and former Rotarians. We encourage the community to think big and bold in proposing an idea that will see a legacy realized for all of Welland. The hope is to complete the project in time for the 100th Anniversary Gala and events planned for the spring of 2020”.
Rotary Club Announces $100,000 Gift to Welland Community for 100th Anniversary Legacy Project 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 0 $100000,100th anniversary,application,community project,legacy,project

Engaging Youth

A few months ago we looked at families and how they are the basis for a productive, caring and just society. The qualities of a dynamic family, we discovered, were truth, justice, communication, loyalty, and trust. In an era where technology is everywhere, it can be difficult for youth to unplug and focus on meaningful relationships. Rotary tries to go beyond this technology to interest young people in group interactions focused on helping the community instead of isolating themselves.
Engaging Youth 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

At Rotary, We Are MAD

This July represents a new Rotarian year and this year we are stressing the fact that we are MAD, or we are Making A Difference. We have been challenged to do this in all aspects of our personal or club lives, from helping the underprivileged, to working on community projects such as the Rose Festival, and technology for elementary schools, to the larger scope of ridding the world of polio.
At Rotary, We Are MAD 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Ducks will race down the Welland Canal for the first time this June

What better way to kick off summer than in downtown Welland, along the canal, for a rubber duck derby. Join the Rotary Club of Welland on June 25th for their first annual duck race at Division street Welland. The race starts at 12 p.m. sharp, a great way to enjoy some fun prior to the Welland Rose Festival Parade which begins at 1 p.m.
Ducks will race down the Welland Canal for the first time this June 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Welland Announces Paul Harris Community Award Recipients

Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world recognize distinguished leaders within their community by awarding them the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. “This award is the most prestigious award Rotary offers to members of our club and our community,” says Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, president of the local Rotary club, “it is truly an honour to be nominated and to receive this award.”
Rotary Club of Welland Announces Paul Harris Community Award Recipients 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Welland Rotary Sends MYAC Chair to Adventure in Citizenship Program in Ottawa

In 1951, The Rotary Club of Ottawa established it’s annual "Adventure in Citizenship" Program in which some 200 senior high school students, from across Canada, spend four days in Ottawa experiencing tours, lectures, discussions and social events designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Canadian citizenship. The Rotary Club of Welland has participated in this unique program for over 50 years by sending an area high school student.
Welland Rotary Sends MYAC Chair to Adventure in Citizenship Program in Ottawa 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Welland donates a mechanical lift system to Niagara Children’s Centre 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Member Feature - Tim Wright

Rotarians come from all walks of life and are all very different kinds of people, but the quality that they all have in common is that they adhere to the motto “service above self.” One such Rotarian is Tim Wright. When we look at Tim’s life, both public as well as private, we notice that it is dedicated to his fellow man. After his university years, although not a health professional, Tim’s life has centred on the health systems of OntarioRising from the position of Director of Professional Services at Kingston General Hospital, the President and CEO of the Welland County General Hospital, the VP of Regional Operations at the Niagara Health System, and finally to the position of Executive Director of the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre. Through this, Tim has gathered a unique insight into the problems and needs of the people of Ontario.

Rotary Member Feature - Tim Wright 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Invests in Technology in the Philippines

The Rotary Club of Welland focuses on humanitarian efforts both at home and abroad. In many third world countries, classrooms employ only chalkboard and book learning and they do not have access to more current technologies.  The Rotary Club of Welland has been assisting the Candelaria district in the Philippines and has embarked on an ambitious three-year program to update their educational capabilities. 
Rotary Invests in Technology in the Philippines 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

The SLAPSHOT Experience

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One of the most popular annual events that Rotary sponsors is the youth Slapshot weekend. An acronym for Student Leadership Award Program for Students High On Learning, this program is unique to Rotary District 7090. It is held every April for teenagers aged 15-18 who are already leaders in their church, community or school. 100 young people from Western New York State and Southern Ontario are chosen and sponsored by their local Rotary clubs to gather in the Canterbury Hills outside of Ancaster, Ontario.
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Spotlight on Member Vic Kerschl

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Throughout the year Rotary will profile out-standing Welland Rotarians, who have gone beyond the expectations of the Club and who have caused Welland Rotary to be known in far-off corners of the world. The focus of our profile this month is Vic Kerschl.
Spotlight on Member Vic Kerschl 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Invests in Nouvelle Horizon 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Our Youth, Our Future: How Rotary is Investing Locally

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Recently we sat down with two very expressive and informed young people, one born and raised in Canada and the other, a student from South America. They expressed many of the hopes, dreams and fears of young people everywhere. These challenges and trends are at the forefront of why Rotary invests in youth development and leadership.
Our Youth, Our Future: How Rotary is Investing Locally 2016-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

I’m Looking...For you. I invite you to Rotary!

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If you have never been involved with a Rotary club or any service club you are truly missing out. I have had the opportunity to work for charitable organizations for a better part of my career. Over these years, I gladly became engaged with many Rotarians, Lions, Kiwanians and other club members.
I’m Looking...For you. I invite you to Rotary! 2016-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Outreach President: June Rotary Column 2016-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

New home for old pumper fire truck

Posted by By Allan Benner, The Welland Tribune on Feb 01, 2016
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The volunteer firefighters at Bearskin Lake First Nation have only a small pickup truck equipped with a water pump to keep the community safe, said Pelham fire Chief Bob Lymburner. The gift was arranged by Welland Rotary Club, which contacted the town in the fall to discuss donating the firetruck.

 

“There’s been a lot of fires up there, that’s what really got me,” said Rotarian Douglas Johnson. He said the Rotary Club hopes the donation is the start of a closer relationship with First Nations communities.

New home for old pumper fire truck By Allan Benner, The Welland Tribune 2016-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow - January 2016 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates Community Giving All Year

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.
 
Rotary Celebrates Community Giving All Year 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Local Rotary Club Takes on International Challenges

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.
Local Rotary Club Takes on International Challenges 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

What is, or who is, a Rotarian?

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.
What is, or who is, a Rotarian? 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary TV Auction Set for December 2015 2015-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Welland featured in media for donation of Fire Truck to First Nations Community 2015-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Welland is Hosting Social Evening - Please join us! Tamara Coleman-Lawrie 2015-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Invests in Local and International Youth Development

Posted on Sep 22, 2015
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.
Rotary Invests in Local and International Youth Development 2015-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Affords Opportunities for Youth Leadership Development 2015-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow - July 2015

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.
Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow - July 2015 2015-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Welland Honours High School Graduates

 
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. 
Rotary Club of Welland Honours High School Graduates 2015-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Shaping Our Future Generations

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.
Shaping Our Future Generations 2015-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

The Link Between Rotary and Our Community

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. 
The Link Between Rotary and Our Community 2015-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

Welland Tribune: Local children's organizations to benefit from sixth annual Rob's Run for Kids

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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.
Welland Tribune: Local children's organizations to benefit from sixth annual Rob's Run for Kids 2015-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rob's Run Success

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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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