Posted by Marilyn Allen on Jan 08, 2019
Member Marilyn Allen has a great summer camp opportunity!
Summer Camp 2019 Marilyn Allen 2019-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Drew Ripley-Balloon Artistry and Kwartzlab Rob D 2019-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Nov 27, 2018
On November 27th our presenter was JP Magic pictured here with his thanker Steve and his assistants Duane and Vanessa.
JP Magic Rob D 2018-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
Future leaders wanted Gerry Muller 2018-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brandon Snider on Nov 25, 2018
JunyT club social.
JuneyT Brandon Snider 2018-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Renaud on Nov 19, 2018
Message from Nicole Gaus who has visited our club in the past about a fundraiser that she is holding in support of Kidsability.
Sounds of Christmas Joanne Renaud 2018-11-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Nov 13, 2018
Kathi  Dick District Governor visited our meeting on November 12th to present Past President Marilyn Allen with a Rotary Citation for 2017-18 .
Congratulations to the Club Rob D 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
MCC-Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Rob D 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Nov 06, 2018
On November 6th we were joined by Lyndsey Butcher MSW, Executive Director of Shore Centre.
Shore Centre Rob D 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Laurie Blaikie-Youth mental health Rob D 2018-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lorie Hough on Oct 29, 2018
On October 23rd, Rod Goetz presented our Guest Speaker Philip Baker - CEO of Learning for Humanity with a certificate of immunization of 50 children from polio.
Learning for Humanity Lorie Hough 2018-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Food 4 Kids Waterloo Wellington Darryl Dalke 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary 7080 DG-John Gilvesy Duane Eby 2018-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
City of Kitchener Update Mike Fortuna 2018-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Simpson on Sep 04, 2018
John Percy is the Public Education Officer of Region of Waterloo Fire Rescue Services.
He was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Waterloo Fire Rescue Services Donna Simpson 2018-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Aug 21, 2018
On August 21st, our speaker was member Bill Muirhead on the topic of Waterloo Biofilter.
Waterloo Biofilter Rob D 2018-08-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Jul 16, 2018
On July 10th, we welcomed Gerry as our President for his first official meeting! With Gerry at the helm, it is sure to be a fun year!
Welcome President Gerry Rob D 2018-07-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Jul 16, 2018
On July 10th we were joined by Don Critelli, Business Development Manager for the Chamber of Commerce to speak about Toastmasters.
Toastmasters-Don Critelli Rob D 2018-07-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Jun 26, 2018
We were joined at our Jun 26th meeting by Stephen Gross from the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre to discuss supervised injection sites.
Supervised Injection Site Rob D 2018-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
President Changeover Dinner Rob D 2018-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Jun 12, 2018
We were joined by Shoraez Shahjahan of ONEXONE Foundation to discuss the First Nations School Breakfast Program.
ONEXONE Foundation Rob D 2018-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Work for a Cure-Bernardo Ricine Rob D 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
RI Convention Rob D 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Strategic Plan update Rob D 2018-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Who am I-Pattie  Rob D 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Who am I-Justin Rob D 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on May 22, 2018
Duane Eby presented to the club a summary of his attendance April 26th at the Graduate Student Fellowship Symposium held at the Ballsillie School of International Affairs.
Peace Scholarships Rob D 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Local Allocations Presentation Day Rob D 2018-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Mudpuppy Chase Rob D 2018-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Camp Enterprise Rob D 2018-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Apr 23, 2018
On Sunday April 22nd, in recognition of Earth Day, the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River held a tree planting at Proctor Woods behind Sandhills School on Victoria Street in Kitchener. An intrepid group of Rotarians were joined by family members, Rotaractors and District 7080 Governor, and namesake of the Proctor Woods, Bill Proctor with his wife Judy to plant 35 trees. The weather was amazing and mud was everywhere for this historic event that was encouraged by Rotary International President Ian Riesley. Food and refreshments were enjoyed by all after the work was done with some maple themed treats as draw prizes. Thank you to Marilyn for organizing and to all for the support of this event!
Earth Day Tree planting Rob D 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Apr 17, 2018
We were joined by Jacqueline Terry and Donna Bunchen of Lutherwood to discuss their youth programs dealing with homelessness.
Lutherwood-Youth Homelessness Rob D 2018-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Happy anniversary Rob D 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Economic Impact of Conestoga College Rob D 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Nogales Shoebox Program Update Rob D. 2018-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Caborca Mexico District 7080 Field Work Rob D 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Child Witness Centre-Looking for volunteers Rob D 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Mike Farwell- "The Luckiest Guy in the World!" Brandon S. 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Mar 12, 2018
(Sponsored by Kitchener-Grand River Rotary Club)
Delightfully inviting youth with active interests in community engagement for personal and professional development to join us:
Interested youths between the age 18 and 30 years may contact one of the following Rotaractors;
Simona @ +1 416 556 3704 or email:  
Amisha @ +1 647963 2711 or email:
Aaraf @ +1 647 244 4694 or email:
We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6 pm at the Waterloo University Campus.
Posted by Rob D on Mar 08, 2018
On March 6th, we were joined by Margot Vanderlaan, Development Manager for Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice.
Lisaard Innisfree Hospice Rob D 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Member Update: Pierre Lapalme Rob D. 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotaract Club Rob D 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Feb 06, 2018
Our speaker on February 6th was Rotary Peace Scholarship recipient Rizwan who is studying for a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at UW-Conrad Grebel. Rizwan was joined by Ernie Ginzler and two faculty members Jennifer Ball and Sherri Sutherland.
Rotary Peace Scholar-Rizwan Rob D 2018-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary H. on Jan 30, 2018
 Our speaker on January 30, was Amanda Snyder speaking of her international volunteer experiences.
Speaker Amanda Snyder Gary H. 2018-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention Toronto 23-27 June 2018-UPDATED  Rob D 2018-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
David Levinson from Canadian Federation of Independent Business Rob D 2018-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob D on Jan 16, 2018
On January 16th, Steve Currie, VP of Strategy and Innovation for Communitech joined us to talk about this important community organization and their event True North Waterloo to be held in late May 2018.
Communitech/True North Waterloo Event Rob D 2018-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
MAD Moment Rob D 2018-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
RI Theme 2018-19 "Be The Inspiration" Rob D 2018-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
M.A.D. Moment 2018-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Fundraising initiative for the Rotary Club of Guelph and Rotary Club of Peterborough
Rotary Beer 2018-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Camp Enterprise - 2017 Hanan Awaad 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
District 7080 Club Leadership/District Assembly - April 22, 2017 - Holiday Inn, Cambridge 2017-03-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 27, 2017
Polio survivor and active Rotary volunteer, Ann Lee Hussey, shares what drives her commitment to end the disease once and for all. Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:
The Goal is Zero 2017-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas Food Hampers Hanan Awaad 2016-12-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River MudPuppy Chase May 1, Laurel Creek 2016-04-13 04:00:00Z 0
Bill & Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Letter 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Southeast Asia Declared Polio Free as of March 27, 2014!! Kathi Smith 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
India Celebrates 3 Years Polio Free!! Kathi Smith 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
You Can Change the World - Join Rotary Kathi Smith 2012-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Stewart on Jan 21, 2012

Saturday February 18th marks the 22nd annual Skate 48 Hockey Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex. This one game challenge style tournament which is attended annually by over 60 teams has provided many entertaining but competitive hockey days while raising funds for charities and other worthwhile causes in our community and throughout the world. Over the 20+ years of this event, almost $2 million has been raised! see for all details

Skate 48 - 22th Anniversary!! Glenn Stewart 2012-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians - You Can Do It!! Kathi Smith 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Come Join Us Kathi Smith 2011-05-04 14:27:08Z 0
Posted by Martin Ward on Nov 17, 2007
Planning underway for the next Skate 48 event.
Skate 48 Martin Ward 2007-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
United Nations praises Rotary Martin Ward 2006-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Mudpuppy Chase Martin Ward 2006-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Martin Ward on Oct 09, 2006
Board meetings are scheduled for Jan 10th and Feb 21st.
Board Meeting Martin Ward 2006-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathi Smith on Jan 23, 2005
The Trillium Foundation has awarded the Rotary International Peace Park $70,000. The money will be used for a Peace statue that will be created by a local artist and to complete educational panels in the park that explains Rotary.
Rotary Receives $70,000 to Complete Peace Park Kathi Smith 2005-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Mudpuppy Trail Run - Saturday, September 13, 2014 Kathi Smith 0
Message from Bono of U2 to Rotary around the World.. Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

All five Rotary Clubs in K-W got together to provide a day of fun for kids and families from KidsAbility on June 14.

Rotary Fun Fair 2014 at KidsAbility Kathi Smith 0
Bill Gates Congratulates Rotary on Polio Free Southeast Asia!! Kathi Smith 0
Doing Good In the World - check out Rotary! Kathi Smith 0
This is Rotary Glenn Stewart 0
New Members Inducted February 18th Glenn Stewart 0
End Polio Kathi Smith 0
World Polio Day Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

Thank you for your interest in Global Polio Eradication. Cupcakes for Polio is a fundraising initiatives of the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, what better way to show appreciation to your family, friends and work colleagues. Please consider purchasing some delicious cupcakes to help our cause.

Cupcakes for Polio - this link will take you to the page where you can order your cupcakes or make a donation to help eradicate polio from the world.

Rotary International, along with UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, have reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. More than 10 million people are walking today who otherwise would have been paralyzed. The number of countries with endemic polio has since been reduced from 125 to 3.

It’s a Good Investment: This objective aims to ensure that the world remains permanently polio-free. The benefits of a polio-free world will extend to all children everywhere, in perpetuity, protecting them forever from this debilitating, preventable disease. The world has invested $9 billion dollars toward polio eradication and an independent study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates the net economic benefits at US$40 to 50 billion over the next 20 years – a savings that can be put toward fighting other diseases.

The Human Cost: If we don’t end polio now, experts say the disease could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years.


- In this video, Dr. Bruce Aylward delivers his talk on how we will stop Polio for good. Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

- Rotary news release: Rotary and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Extend Fundraising Partnership

- Newswire article on Canada's $250 million dollar increased investment

Sponsored by: The Cake Box

The Cake Box was named as one of Canada's top 5 bakeries by Bakers Journal. They bake their cupcakes fresh daily sourcing local ingredients when possible and making everything from scratch. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are added.

Rotary & Global Polio Eradication Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

Skate 48 is The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River's largest fund raiser.   Millions of dollars have been raised through this event to help children and youth in our community and in the international community.  Thanks to all of the great volunteers who make the event such a success and thanks to the wonderful supporters who come out year after year and work so hard to raise the money to further the work for children and youth.

Skate 48 - Raising funds to help children and youth Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

Making the world a better place is an intricate puzzle and piece by piece, the women and men of Rotary have worked hard to fight hunger, promote literacy, and move the world toward peace. But there is still much to be done, still some missing pieces, and one of those missing pieces is you. Learn how you can help Rotary put together a better world at Humanity in Motion


You Are the Missing Piece..... Join Rotary Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

On Wednesday, October 24th, people around the world added their images to creat the world's biggest commercial to mark

World Polio Day and to tell the world that we are "this close" (1%) to ending polio in the world.

Click on the link and watch, you may see people you know.

World's Biggest Commercial Kathi Smith 0
Help End Polio - Buy End Polio Music Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith
As we approach the Holiday Season - consider donating in the name of a family member or friend to help achieve 100% polio eradication.  You do not have to be a Rotarian to help in this campaign to create a polio free world!Image
Help Make History - Contribute to the Eradication of Polio Kathi Smith 0
October 24 is World Polio Day Kathi Smith 0
End Polio Now - We need your help! Donate Today! Kathi Smith 0
Rotary - Bringing Peace to the World Kathi Smith 0
What is Rotary? Kathi Smith 0
Rotary Celebrates one year Polio Free in India Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith


We're so close, we can't stop now - we never have before!


The Last Percent Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

For the 21st year, we will be hosting Skate 48 at the Kitchener Auditorium and Twin Icepads on February 19th.  Teams from throughout the Waterloo Region are busy raising funds to help youth of our community.  The money raised is donated to Kidsability among other youth serving organizations. If you have a team that is interested in playing or  if you can't play hockey and are interested in supporting youth, contact John Murray at .

Skate 48 - February 19th Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith
Lincoln Heights Public School was one of the recipients of the proceeds from our fund raising.  The school expressed their gratitude on their school sign!
Lincoln Heights Thanks Rotary Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

The RI Theme for 2010-11 was unveiled today at the 2010 International Assembly in San Diego. RI President-Elect Ray Klinginsmith announced the theme Building Communities - Bridging Continents. 

In selecting the theme, Klinginsmith said he reviewed past RI themes and noted that only a very few spoke to non- Rotarians.  With this theme, he hopes to have changed that.

2010-2011 Theme Unveiled Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River provides opportunities for funding to charitable organizations that focus on children and youth under the age of 18.  Check out the allocations process by downloading our Allocations Committee package.  Deadline for application is March 1, 2010. 

Rotary Shares - Learn About our Allocations Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

The Rotary Foundation Receives Top Rating!  The Rotary Foundation has been declared one of the best charitable foundations in the world!

The Rotary International Foundation has been declared number three out of 10 of the top charitable foundations in the US by Charity Navigator.  Rotary was ranked third behind the National Christian Foundation and Feed the Children.  Rotary was ranked just above the Mayo Clinic.  Rotarians should be proud of their Foundation!!

The Rotary Foundation Receives Top Rating Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

If you have someone who is hard to buy for on your list - why not consider a donation to PolioPlus?  Make a difference in the life of a child by making a donation to PolioPlus and make the donation in the name of a family member or friend who doesn't need more "stuff".  Donations go to the Rotary Foundation of Canada.  Let Kathi Smith or Paul Walman know and we will provide you with the certificate to give as a gift.

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

Canada Post has announced that a special commerative stamp, honouring Rotary, will be released in 2010.  The stamp will be issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Canada and also the 100th anniversary of Rotary becoming international.  

The design of the stamp is being created over the next several months. 

This is great news for Rotary and also for Rotary on Stamps Fellowship.

A host of diligent and very patient senior leadership in Rotary have worked to make this happen.

More details will be available as we move towards our centennial in 2010.

Canadian Rotary Stamp to be Released Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith
This great fund raiser for the kids of our community allows runners to choose from a 3 Km, 5 Km or 10 Km route.  It gives them a chance to run through the downtown of Kitchener in search of the elusive mudpuppy!
Mudpuppy Chase - Sunday, May 3 Kathi Smith 0
Bill Gates Announces Additional Fund for PolioPlus Kathi Smith 0
Rotary Peace Park Tree Planting Martin Ward 0
Rotary Foundation - Sustaining Membership Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Martin Ward

You can make on-line donations to the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River. Whether in support of a Skate 48 team, a Mudpuppy runner, or any other club project. Follow the link below to get the details.

On-Line Donations Martin Ward 0
Posted by Fraser Moull
Your membership committee in conjunction with the board has set a goal of adding ten new members to our club by June of 2007. Jim McIntyre  has been making weekly announcements urging you to consider inviting a potential new member to Breakfast.
New Member Goals Fraser Moull 0
Posted by Hannes Gohli
Last weekend the other exchange students in our district and myself were allowed to walk in the Brampton parade!!! It was one of my greatest Rotary moments ever!!!
The Brampton Christmas Parade Hannes Gohli 0
"Service Above Self" Martin Ward 0
A Rotary Moment Martin Ward 0
Posted by Robert Dippell

Join Rotarians and their families from all five clubs in Kitchener Waterloo to celebrate the dedication of the Rotary International Peace Park on Tuesday June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The completed Peace Monument will be unveiled.  Entertainment will be provided by the Bluevale C.I. Choir - conducted by the talented Nancy Kidd.  A special presentation by children from Elizabeth Ziegler school will be made.  All Rotary meetings are cancelled for the week.

Rotary Peace Park Celebration - June 6 Robert Dippell 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

The final selection of the Peace Park Sculpture has been made.  John Hofstettor's submission of Tibetan Peace Flags was chosen.  "Prayer flags are simple devices that, coupled with the natural energy of the wind quietly harmonize the environment, impartially increasing happiness and good fortune among all living beings." 
The jury unanimously agreed that the piece best captured the values of Rotary, the hopes for peace and fit within the natual beauty of the peace park.

Peace Park Sculpture Selected Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Kathi Smith

Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar has chosen a familiar theme for the first year of Rotary's second 100 years.  Service Above Self was selected in 1911 as the motto for Rotary because it so aptly articulated the ideals that the fledgling organization was in the process of developing.  By choosing this motto as our theme this year, Rotarians will have an opportunity to reflect upon the true meaning of Service Above Self.

2005-2006 Theme Selected Kathi Smith 0