Rotary Club of St. John's



  The oldest Rotary Club in Newfoundland and Labrador 


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"Whenever I go doing my work in Africa, The Rotarians have been there before me. It Is very humbling thing to discover just exactly what "Service Above Self" adds up to when you see it in practice in the field" ~ Bono
Premier Dwight Ball addressing our club for the annual address from the Premier. Thank you Premier Ball for sharing your vision for the Province with us.

Firefighters Robin Barrett and Richard McCrate of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department were been recognized as the inaugural winners of the Rotary Firefighter of the Year Award.

Firefighters Barrett and McCrate were recognized for their heroism at the Shaw Street Fire.

The new award was created by the Rotary Club of St. John’s to recognize exemplary community service in the performance of firefighters’ duties.

“We developed this award to recognize the important work done by the women and men of our firefighting service, and to thank them for the sacrifices they make on our behalf,” said Bernie Beckett, president of the Rotary Club of St. John’s.

“The safety and protection provided to residents, homes and businesses throughout the region would not be possible without the bravery and personal sacrifice of our firefighters,” said Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “On behalf of City Council and staff, thank you for putting your lives at risk and helping to keep us all safe from harm.”

A perpetual trophy, engraved with Firefighters Barrett’s and McCrate’s names, will be displayed in a St. John’s Regional Fire Department station. The firefighters were also presented with individual plaques to mark the honour.

Join us on October 8th for our 2015 Auction and Gala in support of the School Lunch Association
Come to the Merchant Tavern on Water Street for a fun evening of complimentary wine and finger food.  Proceeds of this years’ auction will go towards the programs and services of The School Lunch Program.  Their mission is to operate a non-stigmatizing program that provides hot nutritious lunches to primary and elementary school children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Tickets are $125 (Tax receipt issued for $75 per ticket)
Contact Ian Penney at for tickets!
Thank you to our sponsors - RBC Financial Group, Plum creative works, Five Brothers Artisanal Cheese and Dicks and Company.
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