Rotary Club of Peterborough

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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!

Peterborough

Service Above Self

Every Monday, Lunch at 11:45, Meeting Commences at 12:10
Holiday Inn
150 George St North
Peterborough, ON  K9J3G5
Canada
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P.O. Box 172Peterborough, ON   K9J 6Y8 

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Contact membership@peterboroughrotary.ca

 
Home Page Stories

The 2018 Rotary Dinner and Auction Fundraiser was held January 27, 2018 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club. The gala event raised $23,890 for the local and international good works of our Club. There were 110 participants bidding on over 120 Live and Silent auction items.  In the top photo are Amy Simpson and Bruce Gravel who have co-chaired the event for six years in a row and raised a total of $186,893 for our Club's service projects. Pictured in the bottom photo are Bruce with Emcee Catherine Hanrahan from Fresh Radio Morning Show and Incoming President/Club Secretary Ken Tremblay.

The One Roof Community Centre serves 6,500 meals per month to needy and homeless people and the organization is on track to serve over 84,000 meals in 2017. Our Rotary Club along with 17 other groups volunteer to serve meals on a regular basis.  We were pleased at our meeting to have some of our Rotary volunteers present a cheque for $5000 to One Roof to help it in its worthy mission.  Pictured left to right are Brian Wilson, President Andi van Koeverden, Linn Thain, Alan Ingram, Cal Langman, Casey Watson of One Roof, Stan Pinneau, Diane Allen and Gord Fallen.
Our weekly meeting of December 04 was the occasion to honour some of our most dedicated Rotarians by presenting them with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Assistant District Governor Rick Storey introduced the recipients and each of them reflected on the many years each had been in Rotary and how pleased they were to have worked within the Club to make a difference locally and internationally.  Pictured from left to right are ADG Rick Storey, Past District Governor Willis Cleveland, recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards Piero Ronca, William Morrison, Morris Cox, Charles Burge, Michael Evans, Robert Parr, and presenter Past District Governor John Cockburn.
Seven community leaders were honoured by the Rotary Club of Peterborough as Recipients of Paul Harris Fellow Awards, presented by District Governor Mike Kinsey at The Peterborough Golf and Country Club.

Recipients (seated, left to right): Mike Kasmetis, Nancy Calder, Faith Dickinson, Kevin Duguay, John Boyko, Alec Denys. (Not in photo: Joe Hall.) Nominators (standing, left to right): 2017 Paul Harris Awards Chair Bruce Gravel, Director Stan Pineau, Treasurer Wayne Harding, Linn Thain, Charlie Burge, Peter MacLoghlin, District Governor Mike Kinsey.

Cuddles for Cancer founder Faith Dickinson, 15, accepts her award for Vocational Service "on behalf of the community" from DG Mike Kinsey. Faith's nominator, Wayne Harding, is at right. You can read the Peterborough Examiner's complete story by clicking HERE.

Our weekly meeting of November 06 was the occasion of our annual Remembrance Day Service.  Dr. Garry Humphreys, himself a veteran of WW II, introduced our guests and conducted the service.  A highlight was a presentation by students from St. Peter's Secondary School who told us about a visit to significant war memorials in Europe in 2016, including a memorable visit to the Vimy Memorial.  Pictured from left to right is teacher Jen McGillis and students Dexter Lathangue and Brianna Roblin.
A group of Rotarians was on hand to welcome our newest exchange student.  Mati is coming to us from Italy and everyone in the Club is looking forward to meeting her and helping her experience all the wonders of our City and Canada during the next year.  The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is alive and well in Peterborough.
 
The public launch and sign unveiling of the Rotary Adult Outdoor Gym at Beavermead Park was on June 29, 2017. This is a joint project between our Club and the Peterborough Kawartha Club, in collaboration with the City of Peterborough. This outdoor gym is the two Clubs' joint gift to the city to commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday. From left to right at the sod turning are Mayor Darryl Bennett, Peterborough Club President Bruce Gravel, and the Peterborough Kawartha Club President Kim Winter. Despite the rain, a good number of Rotarians turned out to mark the occasion.
 
Our weekly meeting was held at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club and was our annual Presidential Changeover and Awards ceremony.  One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of a $20,000 cheque to the Habitat for Humanity Youth Program, which was the proceeds from our Club's 2017 auction. In 6 years we have raised and donated $120,000 to this unique and important program, that works with youth to provide affordable housing. Left To right are Sarah Burke, Bruce Gravel, Kenzi Card, Erika Rankin, Brian Kelly, and Emily Ferguson. There were also numerous notable awards and presentations during the meeting and you can see photos and descriptions of them by clicking Here or on the link in the Photo Albums section below and to the right.
Our First-ever Tri-Club Axe Throwing Social event was held at Peterborough Axe Club on May 7, 2017. 22 participants from the three area Rotary clubs participated. Many were first-time steel chuckers and a great time was had by all. Even Grumpy wasn't grumpy! Pictured are the enthusiastic axe throwers and the winner of the tournament Brian Menton from the BEL Club, a past District Governor. His last name should be Bunyan!
Get ready for the annual Rotary Spelling Bees.  The annual Seniors' Spelling Bee will be held at Royal Gardens on May 9 and everyone is welcome to come out and watch seniors from several area retirement residences compete.  On May 13th the 6th annual Student Spelling Bee for students in Grades 4 through 8 will be held in the Whetung Theatre at Fleming College.  Click on the link to the Spelling Bee under Site Pages on this page and you can find all of the details, practice spelling lists, and participant instructions. 
6th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee
will be held
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at
Fleming College, Peterborough
- See more at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/219/SitePage/rotary-spelling-bee-1#sthash.Yo9wObvl.dp
6th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee
will be held
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at
Fleming College, Peterborough
 
The French Language Spelling Bee
will be held on
April 08 at Wenjack Theatre
Trent University
and
The Senior Spelling Bee is on
May 9 at Royal Gardens
- See more at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/219/SitePage/rotary-spelling-bee-1#sthash.Yo9wObvl.dpuf
6th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee
will be held
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at
Fleming College, Peterborough
 
The French Language Spelling Bee
will be held on
April 08 at Wenjack Theatre
Trent University
and
The Senior Spelling Bee is on
May 9 at Royal Gardens
- See more at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/219/SitePage/rotary-spelling-bee-1#sthash.Yo9wObvl.dpu
On Wednesday March 8th, our exchange student, Lais Viana, who is visiting us from Brazil, was interviewed on the the CHEX TV Morning Show by hosts Teresa Kaszuba and Caley Bedore. 
We were pleased at our weekly meeting of March 06, 2017 to present a cheque for $20,000 to Peterborough's Habitat for Humanity Youth Program. The donation is from the proceeds of our 2016 Rotary Dinner and Auction. In five years, our Auction has raised $100,000 for Habitat! Our 2017 Auction raised an additional $20,000. We are the only Rotary club in Canada that partners with and supports the Habitat Youth Program.
 
 
Speakers
John Hauser and Tegan Moss
Mar 05, 2018
Peterborough Cycling Club and B!KE
Carissa McIntyre
Mar 12, 2018
A Peterborough author
Terry Guiel, Executive Director
Apr 09, 2018
DBIA: Downtown Business Improvement Area
Rick Storey and Amy Simpson
Jun 04, 2018
Rotary Spelling Bee and RYLA
 
Club Executives and Directors
President
President-elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
Director
Master Sergeant / Club Protection Officer
Director
Director
Director
Director
Past President
Fundraising
 
Photo Albums