100th Anniversary Gala

April 17, 2021

5pm Antipasto Bar ~ Dinner & Dance To Follow


The Event

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of "Connecting The World."
WHEN: April 17, 2021 ~ Antipasto Bar opens at 5pm with Dinner, Cash Bar, Entertainment and Dance to follow
WHERE: John Michaels's Banquet & Conference Centre
COST: $100/guest
DRESS CODE: Semi-formal to formal attire

Our Speaker: Dean Rohrs

Dean, her husband Rhino and their 3 children emigrated to Canada from South Africa 29 years ago.  Dean grew up in Zambia and after marrying Rhino lived in Malawi, Namibia and South Africa.  Dean was born into a Rotary family and when Rhino joined Rotary in 1986 became an active Rotary Ann until she joined Rotary in 1989.  On arriving in Vancouver both Dean and Rhino joined the Rotary Club of West Vancouver and at present are members of the Rotary Club of Langley Central in District 5050. 
Dean has had a varied career from the early days of being an Operating Room Nurse on Professor Christiaan Barnard’s first heart transplant team to running a Nursery School in Malawi.  Together with Rhino they now owner manage a company that is involved in soil stabilization during road construction. 
Dean has served on District and Zone committees; which include:
Regional Rotary Coordinator and Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Pacific Northwest PETS Chair, District Governor in 2007/2008 and Rotary International Director 2016-2018, Rotary International Vice- President 2017-2018.
However, her best experience is leading teams of Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to Africa and seeing how this volunteer experience changes their lives.

Our Entertainment: Sandy Vine And The Midnights

SANDY VINE AND THE MIDNIGHTS have been delighting corporate, festival and dance hall crowds with their party dance music for over twenty five years.  Their wide selection of songs brings back the best sounds and memories of the 1960’s through the 2010’s, as well as the Top 40 hits of today. 
The band’s huge song list features a wide variety of classic rock, funk, disco, and other Billboard charted radio favourites. These are "tried-and-true-fill-up-the-dance-floor" selections that will get everyone up and dancing.
If you love to party, then squeeze onto the floor - Sandy Vine and The Midnights will keep you moving the whole night long!

Who's Invited? You ARE!

The Rotary Club of Welland has been pleased to serve the Welland and Greater Niagara area for 100 years and we can't wait to celebrate that with you! We are looking forward to guests from the community, other Rotary clubs, past and present Rotarians and youth exchange students.
Please CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket.


L. J. Walters Insurance
Roman and Anna Groch and Family
Paul and Diane Leon
Tim and Karen Wright
Caroline and David Duffus
Rotary Club of Welland (in memory of Joe Eigner)
McDowell, Peter