Markham-Unionville Rotary Club






                                                                                                    We meet every week on Mondays at 6:30pm
District 7070                                                                                At Al Dente Restaurant (39 Main St. Markham North)

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Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

A well attended, charity golf tournament was organized jointly by the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of York on June 2nd at the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club.

Tai Young, the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club and the 2013 Santa Claus Parade...
Markham-Unionville Rotary Club awarded first prize for its non-commercial float in the 2013 Markham Santa Clause parade.

DG Valie Wafer and Kenneth Chin presented the Paul Harris Award to Mayor Frank Scarpitti. Rotarian Peter Wong took over from Nirmala Armstrong as the Club President.

Click on the link to see pictures from the change over meeting.


50 years of community engagement with the Markham Fair, which celebrated its 168th year this year!
Read all about how the core Rotary values, Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service and International Service were brought to life by our Rotary Club at the Fair.

To see the pictures from the fair, click the Markham Fair 2012 photos link.
A hero celebrated and a possible new member for the Club!
An inspiring talk by Gem Munro on the population and literacy challenges of Bangladesh.
Steve Rutledge and Michael Yap's presentation on the devestation in Laos and efforts to revive and introduce hygiene and literacy in many of the remote areas...


Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe sources. That leaves a significant part of the country's population susceptible to a range of diseases. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths among those under the age of five is caused by water-related diseases. Hatala's experiences in Ghana...
Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
In case you haven't heard, a man raised nearly $60,000 to make potato salad as a spoof on a popular fundraising site. If he can do that, a campaign to raise money for feeding hungry children or building a school in a war-torn country should be a snap, right? Wrong. The Internet is littered with humanitarians struggling to raise the money and gather the resources for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. So, what is the secret to a successful crowdsourcing campaign? It's simple, really: make it easy to give. Here are some ways you can make it easy for supporters to back your...
Rotary supports WHO director-general’s public health emergency for polio
In May, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international spread of polio a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and issued a set of recommendations to all polio-impacted countries. On 31 July, the situation was reassessed and the Director-General has declared polio remains a public health emergency. Several factors played into this decision, including: Both Pakistan and Equatorial Guinea have exported the virus internationally since May. Polio thrives in areas compromised by conflict. The unfortunate reality is that there are...

Upcoming Events



Aug 25, 2014
Steve Rutledge
Club Water Project in Laos
Sep 01, 2014
No meeting
Labour Day
Sep 08, 2014
John Peco
Markham Fair 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
Meeting at Markham Fairgrounds
Preparations for the fair

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