Rotary In Action

The Rotary Club of Welland raises money annually to be used the following year for various needs. One of those is Community Service – the provision of providing much needed funding and hands-on work within the local and regional community. The Club’s Strategic Focus is underprivileged youth with a secondary target of underprivileged women and children.


Since 2010-2011, Welland Rotary supported educational technology upgrades in eight elementary schools located in disadvantaged neighbourhoods which are lacking in resources. Recipient schools of this initiative are Plymouth, St. Mary, Princess Elizabeth, St. Andrew, Ross, Glendale, St. Francis of Assis, and St. Augustine. The program provided technologically advanced whiteboard systems, chrome books and smart TVs, with a total donation value of almost $96,00. The club used the Rotary District Grants program to support this initiative.


Welland Rotary has also supported various nutrition programs at both elementary and secondary schools through Niagara Nutrition Partners, Food4Kids, and Community Crew. As a Charter member of the Niagara Children’s Centre in 1964, the Rotary Club continues to support this regional provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental, and communicative delays and disabilities. Most recently, we pledged a five-year commitment for the new site at the Welland YMCA.


We continue to support other local initiatives including the Welland site of Pathstone Mental Health, Holy Trinity Anglican Church outreach program, The Hope Centre, Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, Notre Dame Special Education Classroom, Rose City Kids, and the United Way.

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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