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Burlington Central

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 S Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3E9
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This was the first Induction Celebration for our Club presented virtually.  There were some hurdles prior to the meeting, but we overcame them and the meeting started just after the scheduled time.
Guests arrived just before 6:45 pm and were entertained by our SAA Rod Collard until 7:00 pm.  We look forward to hearing the answers to the questions this Thursday morning. 
All stood as Piper, Gordon Scott, piped Owen, Nima and family in to start the celebration in true Scottish Canadian form. 
Family and Guests were welcomed and the traditional proceedings were started by David Dean at the piano playing the National Anthem.  Assistant Governor Janet Canavan led us with the Toast to Canada and Rotary.  Bernie Scrivener gave us the history of the Herb Stoneham Presidential induction event.
David Roscoe gave his final speech as President with reflections of his Rotary year.  He thanked the Board of Directors and SAA and announced two Rotarians of the Year.   Joe Watson and Keith Williams.
Lesley Barmania, District Governor, gave us an inspirational speech prior to the start of the formal presentation of the Pin exchange.
Lawrence Leung retired his Past Presidents Pin and said a few parting words thanking the Club members for assisting him during his year as president.
David Roscoe removed his Presidents Pin and replaced this with his Past Presidents Pin thanking the board members for all their assistance during the past year.
Owen McElhinney removed his President Elect Pin and Nima McElhinney pinned his kilt jacket with his new Presidents Pin.
Rene Papin received his President Elect Pin and said a few words looking forward to the next year prior to his presidency.
Kathy Thomas (Past President and Honorary Member) and Andrew Gaydon were asked to say a few words to help us better understand our new President – Owen McElhinney.  This ended with all singing Happy Birthday to Owen who just turned 60 the Monday previous.
The Rotary Club of Burlington Central, 35th President, Owen McElhinney, gave an inspiring speech and direction for the upcoming year, reflections and a sincere thank you to fellow Rotarians, past and present.  Owen greeted his Board of Directors for 2020/2021 and announced his Sergeant at Arms for the upcoming Rotary year – Mr. Joe Chalklin.
The meeting ended with Owen reciting the 4 Way Test, with some help from David, Lawrence and Rene.   Twice!
A special thank you to Sandhya Maini, District Governor Nominee, for all her support with the Zoom meeting.  
Thank you to everyone who attended the Zoom meeting!  You can access the recording of the event by clicking on the link below.
Roy Cooper - Lifetime Achievement Award.  Roy, a founding member of the Rotary Club of Burlington Central and past District Governor of Rotary District 7080 was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at the Holiday Inn on May 23rd, 2019.  Many other founding members and past district governor attended.

On January 31st, 2019 - Burlington Central presented Joseph Brant Hospital with their FINAL cheque of $40,000

Duty Roster

DateJuly 2July 9July 16July 23July 30Aug. 6Aug. 13Aug.20
AnthemDean Dean Dean DeanDean Dean DeanDean
Intro SpeakerCanavanBrindleGowanHowarthAndersonPapinRoscoeRoscoe
SpeakerMike LawrieGary FordNila MohabiDr Swanson    
Thank SpeakerMcElhinneyO'ConnorPapinPenneyWilliamsWelhamWarnicaWatson
4 Way TestMartinMolloyMayburyHaanLeggattLeungScrinerMaybury
ScribeThoemClarksonBradyBeckettFord JonesThoemClarksonWelham
PowerPoint presentation in video format.
MOB Party June 21, 2018 with host club from Guatemala at 3518 Lakeshore Road Burlington


Rotary exchange student shares what it’s like to live on Amantani Island

​No electricity, roads, cars, technology, teen would have become a peasant farmer

Community May 10, 2018 by Julie Slack Burlington Post
Abraham Noe Yanarico Borda is a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. He told the Rotary Club of Burlington Central about his time in Canada, and shared what it's like in his home on Lake Titicaca. He's been here since last August and returns to Peru in July. He's pictured with one of his host families Kimberly Ingram and Brent Bily. - Julie Slack/Metroland



Burlington Central welcomes another new member.

Welcome Keith Williams


The club gets a good breakfast "Next Door"

Led by Abraham (with leaf blower) a number of Rotarians answered the call to finish off the Second fall Clean up on Saturday morning.

Youth Exchange

It is that time once again to recruit students for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.  Rotary is seeking students between the ages of 15.5 and 18 on Sept 1, 2018, who might consider going on Rotary Youth exchange next school year.  We have excellent numbers of applicants and quality of applications from Burlington High Schools each year and this year the same looks to be reoccurring. 

More information ...

Check out Abraham's new duds - Top menu, Members Only, Youth Exchange Photo Albums.

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The Rotary Club of Burlington Central gives Joseph Brant Hospital another large donation.

Jeanette Wilson from the Arthritis Society thanks our club for it's continued support.

We are so grateful for the continued support from the Burlington Central club!  With your help, The Society is able to continue to expand our programs and services in our community such as the brand-new Project Thrive Family Day in Hamilton and opening another summer camp for children with arthritis!  Thank you!”


An update just in, the next 50 latrines have been delivered (Mar 14th) and construction is underway.  Attached is a pic of the signage with the accreditation to each of the clubs involved in this project. Congratulations to all.

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By supporting Rotary Foundation and Rotary ideals, we are recognized in the Community as enthusiastic men and women who get things done - at home and abroad - for youth and our communities, while enjoying fellowship and friendship.

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