Rotary Club of Peterborough

Club Information

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
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.

The 31st Rotary Carl Oake Swimathon was held on February 17, 2017, and it was another successful fundraiser.  The Swimathon Committee announced $44,000 in donations after expenses and more money is still coming in.  The award for top donor went to Rotarian Peter MacLoghlin who raised $3,150.00. A cheque for $11,037 was presented to Coralie Jacobs, development officer at Easter Seals.  The money is used to send children with physical disabilities to a fully accessible summer camp as well as providing kids with mobility equipment. However, the whole event is dependent on the team of volunteers, pictured above, who put in many hours of dedicated service. For more information and photos visit the Swimathon website at https://ptborotaryswimathon.com/

 
A hardy contingent of Rotarians braved the 34 degree F. water of Chemong Lake on February 05 to raise money for various charities in the 2017 Polar Plunge.   L to R are Assistant Governor Rick Storey, Peterborough Rotary President Bruce Gravel, District Governor Margaret Walton, Kawartha Rotary Club President Kim Winter, and Bridgenorth, Ennismore, and Lakefield (BEL) Rotary Club President Tony Davidson as they take the plunge. Together, they raised over $6,000, and got to enjoy a welcome hot tub after the event. 
Club President Bruce Gravel, Auction Chair, and Amy Simpson, Auction Vice-Chair, at our annual Dinner & Auction, January 21, 2017, at Peterborough Golf & Country Club. Our club's second-largest fundraiser, this year's auction raised over $26,000 (net, after expenses) for our Habitat Youth Program and other club good works. This was Bruce and Amy's 5th Anniversary of running the auction, which has raised $163,003 over the 5 years.
 
The 31st Rotary Carl Oake Swimathon is set to hit the pool on February 17, 2017.  Since 1987 the wider community has joined Carl Oake to make the Rotary Club of Peterborough's swimathon a success for the people of Peterborough. In that time over one million dollars has been raised and, with your help, we have supported a special Easter Seals Ambassador every year for 30 years.  Get involved by sponsoring a team or joining a team.  You can find all of the details at the Swimathon website at https://ptborotaryswimathon.com/
 
The Year in Review 2014 - 15

The Year in Review 2014 - 15

Download the PDF presentation by clicking HERE.
 
 
Speakers
Kate Suhr
Sep 25, 2017
Singer, songwriter, actress, and Peterburian
No Meeting
Oct 02, 2017
Attend October 5th Breakfast Meeting with DG Mike Kinsey and PK Club
District Governor Mike Kinsey
Oct 05, 2017
Peterborough Kawartha Club at PGCC
Panel Style Presentations
Oct 16, 2017
Housing and Homelessness in Peterborough
Christine Keenan - Fenelon Falls Rotarian
Oct 23, 2017
Vocational Training Team Lead in Cambodia
 
Club Executives and Directors
President
President-elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Director
Director
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Director
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Past President
Director
 
Photo Albums