Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

The Second and Fourth Monday of each Month. Lunch at 11:45, Meeting Commences at 12:10
Holiday Inn
150 George St North
Peterborough, ON K9J3G5
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P.O. Box 172Peterborough, ON   K9J 6Y8 

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Contact membership@peterboroughrotary.ca

Home Page Stories
Saturday, October 24, 2020 was World Polio Day and our Club celebrated by holding a Rotary Walk on the Greenway trail.  Pictured at the top are members of our Club preparing for the walk in front of the new shade shelter which our Club constructed beside the trail. At bottom is a photo of students of the Children's Montessori and Preparatory School displaying the posters that they made, with Rotarian Rick Storey in the middle.  It was a beautiful fall day for the walk and a chance for Rotary members and guests to socialize after many months of separation and Zoom meetings. 
Despite the pandemic Rotarians can still find ways to have fun and one way is to have a picnic.  Replete with masks, pizza, and homemade snacks a large number of Club members and family came together at Langley Park on August 17, 2020 and observed all of the rules.  
Work proceeded on the first of our three Rotary Centennial Projects, The Shade Shelter in Rotary Park.  The work crew consisted of President Wayne Harding, Kevin Duguay, Ken Tremblay, Joe Kapron, and Rick Storey,  all under the direction of Project Leader Ken Seim.  Want to volunteer?   Reach out to Ken Seim for a work schedule.  
Since our regular lunch meetings have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Club decided to ask members to donate their money saved by not paying for lunches to Kawartha Food Share.  Rotarian Alan Ingram (R) presents a cheque for $5,785 to Ashlee Aitken and Jude Jesso of Kawartha Food Share from the Rotary Club of Peterborough. The full story can be read online at The Peterborough Examiner.
During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic our Club is continuing its work of serving the community.  Pictured are Club members Marie Press (L) and Sue Sharp delivering the first batch of 295 face masks to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  The colourful masks were hand-made by dozens of Club volunteers cutting, sewing and driving and will be distributed free to visitors, staff, and patients at PRHC to help fend off infection with the life-threatening virus that is sweeping across the world.   
The Club held its annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on November 25, 2019 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club and presented Paul Harris Awards to five deserving recipients.  Pictured in the back row L to R are Past President Ken Tremblay, Rotary Partner Joan Norris, Rotarians Sue Sharp and Lloyd Graham, President Kevin Duguay, Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel, and District Governor Bill Hagborg.  Seated in front from L to R are the recipients:  Carolyn Mills for Community Service, Leigh Ramsay for International Service, Vincent Abrahamse for Youth Service, Paul Bennett for Vocational Service, and Rotarian Rick Storey for Club Service. (Photo by Frances Gravel)
Our Club is honoured to accept two more members of our community as members of the Rotary Club of Peterborough. Mark Orlecki is an account rep at Darling Insurance and Heather Negrych is a third generation Rotarian and was a member of Rotary in Eliot Lake where she served as president, and developed a passion for youth exchange. Pictured left to right are sponsor Atul Swarup, Mark Orlecki, Heather Negrych, sponsor Wayne Harding, and President Kevin Duguay.
Our annual Dinner and Theatre Social Evening was held at Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon on July 23.  The event was attended by 53 Rotarians and guests from 4 area clubs, an all-time-high. After an excellent dinner, we saw the comedy play "The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing  Derby" by Norm Foster.  This is the 5th year in a row that Frances and Bruce Gravel of our Club have organized this summer social event, and attendance has grown each year.
Our meeting of July 08, was the occasion of a presentation to Homeward Bound and the honouring of members of our Club for their efforts and commitment to the Rotary ideals.  In the top picture Homeward Bound received a cheque for $13,000. from our Club towards its service of  helping inadequately-housed or homeless mother-led families earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Pictured left to right are Past President Ken Tremblay, Maisie Watson and Lisa Smith of Homeward Bound, Amy Simpson, and Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel.  In the middle photo long-time member Garry Humphreys receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Past President Ken Tremblay (L) and Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel (R). Also honoured was Ken Seim who was awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award. 
Dr. Lairo Cesar
Nov 02, 2020
Former Exchange student Brazil
Dr Roddy Duncan, Rotary Club of Kintore
Nov 09, 2020
'Stravaigin' with a Bag'
Jennifer Leclerc
Nov 23, 2020
Director of Education for KPRDSB
Club Executives and Directors
President Elect
Past President
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