We want to help you to serve our community of Dundas
as well as international needs.   Drop us a note.
email   caldwell@silomail.com   for details,
post:   P.O. Box 65595 Dundas ON L9H 6Y6
Lobster & Rib Fest 2024
will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024
sponsored by the two clubs in Dundas - Noon and Sunrise
with Major Sponsors Circle of Life and Scotia Bank
A Drive-Thru event 
at the Air Force Club parking lot
128 King Street East, Dundas.
Tickets from members or on-line tba

We solicit your support 



Canada Day Celebration
and Pancake Breakfast
is back !!
at the Dundas driving Park
Monday July 1, 2024
8 to 11 Am
Tickets at the event
Rotary "Tour de Dundas" Gran Fondo
Attention Cyclists and Families!  
We had a fun event in Septembers 2022 & 2023
riding through pastoral farmland
along the rolling concessions of scenic Flamborough.
We are planning a bigger and better family event
for Sunday, September 22, 2024,
centering in the Dundas Driving Park.
We are also offering A Taste of Dundas
featuring local food emporiums in the Park
and open to all.
For information google 
Rotary Tour de Dundas Gran Fondo
Our Taste and Tour of Dundas 2023 was a roaring success with over 300 riders in the big rides, a 20 km family ride, walking tours, and  Shed Brewery, Red Door Pizza, and Burnt Tongue food and beverage, plus a number of Dundas Vendors, in the Dundas Driving Park.  We did not anticipate the size of the crowds, and ran out of food, but certainly will add for the 2024 event.  We were able to raise $10,000 each for our Routes Youth Centre and for St. Joseph's Villa Dundas Hospice.  Our thank you to all who supported us.  You made it happen.
Our Lobster & Rib Fest May 28 2022 was a roaring success
                                  ... we had only 4 lobster left at the end of the day!
We have published brief descriptions of some 100 significant projects locally and internationally in our 74 years of Rotary in Dundas (ranging from a few thousand dollars  to hundreds of thousands, have been able to support a number of local endevours, and will finish June 30 in the black financially,  We have increased our membership by 25% this Rotary year, and are raring to go into our 75th year.
We managed to meet in person from September through December 14, 2021, cancelled meetings during January, started back on ZOOM weekly beginning February 1st, and were back in person by March 1st, 2022.  Although we have sometimes been unable to meet, we are still supporting initiatives at home and abroad.
In June 201, we wrote:  in the past few months, as we close the Rotary year 2020-21, the Club has continued to meet, on-line only, every second week.  We have found little ways to serve:
 - We have helped to sponsor a “Walking Guidebook of Dundas - a nice compliment to the Rotary Heritage Walking Tours we launch in June.
- To assist frontline medical workers in their attempts to vaccinate persons with precarious living accommodations, we have provided a quantity of bus tickets and Tim Horton’s gift cards to help to attract vulnerable persons to come for their COVID shots.
- honouring Rotary’s international concern for garbage at our Great Lakes, we have so far conducted two cleanups: one of Cootes Drive along the Des Jardine’s canal, and one along the old rail trail south of University Plaza.
- The Club sponsored meals for a number of shut-ins for Valentine’s Day.
- Progress in our project with a Rotary Club in Kenya to provide toilet and water facilities for several schools in rural Kenya, has advanced to the stage where building contracts are being finalized.
- We are in the process of granting study/research awards for our annual McMaster Global Health endeavour.
See also our March 9 posting below.
Rotary Pushes Forward
In the summer of 2020, The Rotary Club of Dundas committed to maintain support of charitable services in our community and abroad.  The Club resolved that COVID times are times when people need us most.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to run our normal fundraisers, like our annual Lobster & Rib Fest, or Pancake Breakfast, and income is sparse, but members are opening their wallets to make the extra effort.  You can help with a donation to Rotary.
In late September, The Club presented another $5,000 cheque in support of St. Joseph’s Hospice project in Dundas.  On October 17th, President Karin Schuett presented a cheque of $4,000 to Routes Youth Centre at their Scrap Metal and Bottle Drive.  October 24, the Club donated approximately $1,200 to the “Bike Ride For Polio” (a ride from Niagara Falls to the lake and back) in Rotary’s ongoing struggle to eradicate polio from the world (we are down to our last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan).  November 20th, The Club gave $5,000 to Routes to help with its renovation of the Centre facility.  Next, President Karin is off to present a cheque of $1,000 in support of our Dundas Community Services agency for their support to seniors.  And we are currently working with a Club in Kenya on a hygiene project to provide toilet and water facilities for several schools in rural Kenya.  Early December we held our Winter Warm Clothing Drive for the needy in the City’s Downtown.  With Community Service donations, we are also part of the “Telling Tales” literacy work in downtown Hamilton and a few other community initiatives, including a small project supplying Valentine’s Day meals on wheels for seniors.
If you wish to help, cheques made to “The Rotary Club of Dundas” may be mailed to P.O Box 65595, Dundas ON  L9H 6Y6, or e-transferred to dundasrotaryclub@gmail.com.
9 March  2021