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Walkerton

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 102
505 Scott Street
PO Box 103
Walkerton (Municipality of Brockton), ON N0G 2V0
Canada
Phone:
(519) 881-7564
Walkerton Rotary Club is inviting you to our weekly meetings on Thursdays at 6:30pm at Branch 102 Royal Canadian Legion. In July and August, we meet at Rotary members's homes.
Home Page Stories
The 2021-2022 Walkerton Rotary Lottery GRAND PRIZE winner was drawn on June 16, 2022 by Past District Governor Jim Schlatman of the Rotary Club of Hanover. The winner is Joan & Neil White of Walkerton.
October 24th is World Polio Day and Walkerton Rotary is hosting the World's Greatest Meal to help eradicate polio. OUr meal consists of soup and sandwiches and your donation of $20 or more will help our cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match these contributions 2:1.
We celebrated a special birthday this week for a special Rotarian ....Gerry O'Gorman turned 97 on September 21st!

At the Rotary District 6330 Conference, held in Walkerton on the weekend, Walkerton Rotarian Terry Kerrigan and his wife Sharon, middle, were recognized for becoming major donors to Rotary International with their donation to the Rotary founndation. The Kerrigans said they made the donation in honour of Walkerton Rotarian Don Moore, right, who served as District Governor this past year. “He is an inspiration to us all,” Terry said. Also taking part in the ceremony was Mildmay Rotarian Kelly Fotheringham, Rotary Foundation District Chair. The money has been directed towards water and sanitation projects and to literacy projects. A major donor is someone who donates a minimum of $10,000US. The Kerrigans become the first major donors from Walkerton.

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Rotary District 6330 held its annual conference in Walkerton on the weekend, wrapping up Walkerton Rotarian Don Moore's year as District Governor. Rotary International representative Elizabeth Usovicz presented the governor with a gift for his dedication.

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"If Rotary is to stay relevant in the 21st century, it must work to improve access to clean water, combat hunger, and expand literacy" stated Rotary International President John Kenny. In the words of Nelson Mandela, "no country can succeed if its future leaders are not educated".
Rotary invites the general public to participate by visiting www.rotary.org/endpolio to learn about polio eradication and contribute to the challenge match.
Speakers
Club Assembly
Oct 13, 2022
DG Mike Chaffee Official Club Visit
Robin Zettel
Nov 24, 2022
Sistema Walkerton - music program for kids
Christmas Social
Dec 22, 2022
Susan Earle, Kincardine Rotary
Jan 05, 2023
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Cindy Matthews, author & artist
Feb 02, 2023
Short Stories
PDG David Elliott
Feb 16, 2023
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Mobile clinic delivers free healthcare for Wisconsin’s underserved communities

Rotary clubs in District 6250 (Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA) have donated a mobile clinic to St. Clare Health Mission, a community organization in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that provides primary and specialty health care services at no cost for those without access to insurance.

Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication

Rotary President Jennifer Jones appeared on the stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival to announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end.

Re-emergence of polio underscores the need for eradication

The detection of poliovirus, and even cases of polio, in places where it hasn’t been found for years has demonstrated once again that eradicating a human disease isn’t easy, especially in the final stages.In recent months, an unvaccinated man in the United States was paralyzed. In the

Rotary members in Poland provide a safe home for Ukrainian refugees

In March, shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, refugees began arriving at a home in Wojciechów, a town about 20 miles from the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.