Posted on Aug 25, 2017


As of September 1st, Orillia's two Rotary Clubs are coming together to form one, bigger, stronger club, to provide community service and fundraising locally and internationally.  Anne Ziegler, President of the Rotary Club of Orillia, is thrilled with this development.  "By joining forces, we will be able to do more here in Orillia and with international projects."  Anne will continue in her role as President of the newly amalgamated club. 
Members of the smaller, Rotary Club of Orillia Lake Country are also excited by the prospects of being part of a bigger club.  "The Lake Country club was formed by members who struggled to make the lunch hour meeting, often because they worked out of town.  The morning club was established 10 years ago however, recruiting new members to join us at 7 am has been challenging.  The new "cocktail meeting" of the Orillia club makes it possible for our members to continue in Rotary.  Most are happy to give up the weekly 7 am breakfast meeting in favour of this after work opportunity." 
The amalgamated "Rotary Club of Orillia" will continue to have two, convenient Tuesday meeting times at the Best Western Mariposa Inn. Lunch meeting 12:00-1:30 and cocktail meeting 5:15-6:30.  Guests are welcome, however are encouraged to check the web site schedule in case the club is meeting offsite on that day.