Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Dundas Museum
139 Park Street West
Meeting Room
Dundas, ON  L9H 1X8
District Site
Venue Map
Jim Commerford
Mar 27, 2018
Present and Future activities of the YMCA
Sheila Nuttall
Apr 03, 2018
Diabetes Canada
Lorna Somers
Apr 10, 2018
Etiquette Coach
Mary-Linda Burgess
Apr 17, 2018
Mindful Self-Compassion
No Speaker
Apr 24, 2018
Open Assembly
Bob Glass
May 01, 2018
Clebrating Bob's 40 years as a Rotarian
Dr. Alba DiCenso
May 08, 2018
Canadian Citizenship
Arlene Vanderbeek
May 15, 2018
No lunch meeting today
May 22, 2018
No Speaker
May 29, 2018
Open Discussion
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President elect
Committee Chair
RI Convention Promotion Chair
What's Happening in Our Club!

Haiti Health Care - Fiona Clarke

This past Tuesday, March 13, Rotarian Kamal introduced Fiona, who shared her experiences as a physician in Haiti. While in Haiti, Fiona spent a month in a hospital setting assessing their needs, establishing goals, collecting data and making a plan of action to assist with the site's health improvement delivery. Although Fiona's experience came with a number of hurdles, she was able to see an impact and a gradual change had started. Two of the greatest needs in the hospital appeared to be a standard health information system, and building capacity of primary care for patients. Rotarian Kabir awarded Fiona the $500.00 bursary and thanked her for the informative presentation.

A Classification - A Talk"

Cassandra completed her classification talk with great success on Tuesday, February 13. At this point in her life Cassandra's full time work with women in the corrections pathway is right where she wants and needs to be. Learning from others, connecting with many in various fields and serving the general population are her primary reasons for joining Rotary. Cassandra was joined by Alan Moffett on the speaking stage today. Alan is the longest standing active member of 49 years in the Rotary Club of Dundas. Alan held the Club Presidency in 87/88 with an 80 Rotarian membership.
Congratulations to both of our speakers today!

the fringe is upon us!

Executive Director, Claire Calnan and General Manager, Heather Kanabe shared the key points of the Hamilton Festival for 2018. Frost Bites Festival - February 15 - 18, Fringe Festival - July 19 - 29 and Alert - September 2018 - April 2019.
100% of all Box office receipts go directly to the performing artist.
15th year of Fringe in Hamilton, stable organization structure and continuing to grow each year in artist performing and public involvement.
Sponsorships are available for organizations wishing to assist with the growth and development of the Fringe.
Introduced by Rotarian John and thanked by Rotarian Kamal.

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese - January 23

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, Order of Canada, Executive Director of Save the Mothers. The organization goal is to train local leaders in the developing world to reduce maternal mortality within their own countries. 16 to 20 women die everyday in Uganda giving birth. Jean has been working with individuals and groups in Uganda to change this trend. Save the Mothers is developing leaders, transitioning power to indigenous leaders and making real change for women.  "People need to be part of this change."  Save the Mothers organizes a walk each year in the Dundas Driving Park on Mother's Day weekend.  More information at (905 928 7283) Introduced by rotarian John and thanked by rotarian Barb.

Environmental Stewardship - Tuesday, January 16

Stewards of Cootes Watershed, Executive Director, Alan Hansell provided an informative talk on bringing back our pristine streams. There are multiple sub-watersheds in Dundas, Hamilton, West Dale and Burlington that flow into the Cootes Nature Sanctuary, an incredible biodiverse setting.  Alan leads a team of Watershed members and volunteers to bring greater awareness to groups and individuals about regular maintenance of the sub-watersheds. People can make a difference by their volunteer community engagement in regular environmental cleanups, eliminating hazards to wildlife and reducing leachate from polymers. All is not gloomy for the Cootes Nature Sanctuary, there are reasons for celebration. The Chinook Salmon have returned to Spencer Creek, there are positive results from artificial creek booms that collect garbage and we are an excellent example for communities within the St. Lawrence Basin. To date after five years of cleanup, almost a half million pounds of garbage has been removed from the Cootes Watershed. Joining Alan today was Chris Boothe the Watershed Program Manager and Katie Rees, volunteer. Introduced by Rotarian Marguerite and thanked by Rotarian Peter. More on line information at or FaceBook.

Dundas Youth Routes Dinner and Auction - Feb. 23, 2018

The Rotary Club of Dundas supports the Dundas Routes Youth Centre through funding, in kind donations of time, and attending the annual dinner and auction. See if you can attend this worthwhile function!

Open House Social, January 9, 2018

The Rotary Clubs of Dundas (Dundas Rotary Club and Dundas Valley Rotary Club) hosted a business social at the Dundas Museum. The evening was very successful. Business owners of new and old, physicians, medical, financial and more attended. Great conversation and networking!
Small steps forward for the future of Rotary in Dundas.

Speaker - Mila Ray-Daniels

Tuesday, January 9, the Chief Executive Officer of Brain Injury Services provided an Agency introduction and review of the services. The stand out point of the presentation; each client has brain injuries that result in unique, individual needs. The Brain Injury Services program offers individual programming, goals and recovery strategies for specific client needs. There mission for the clients; to adapt, learn and live more independently. The organization provides assisted living, outreach and group services. The challenges the organization currently addresses are transportation for clients and practitioners, access to appropriate housing and accessing the community mental health and addiction services. Introduced by John Attridge and thanked by Alan Moffat.

Donating to the Dundas Community Service

During the Christmas Club Social and Auction the members with their partners and guests raised $1458.00 for the Dundas Community Services Organization.
Receiving the cheque from Rotary President, Judy Shepalo is the DCS Executive Director, Jane Allen
DCS is an organization that supports individuals, families, seniors and persons with disabilities through a wide range of programs, services and information.

Contribution to Ellen Osler Home of Dundas

During the month of December, Rotarian John Attridge promoted a weekly collection for the Ellen Osler Home.
His effort encouraged the members to contribute $260.00.
Receiving the cheque with John on December 19, 2017 is Rotarian Cassandra Pollard the Business Manager at the Ellen Osler Home in Dundas.

John mcrae - 40 year member of Rotary

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 John was recognized by the club members for his 40 years of service to Rotary. John recounted that he joined Rotary for the fellowship and the opportunity to help locally and globally. John is an avid photographer and has published texts and photographs. He fully enjoys retirement with his spouse, Joyce, four sons, daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren. Congratulations on your incredible contributions to our community and globally!


President Judy and Sponsor Marguerite complete the induction Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Cassandra is excited about joining Rotary and looks forward to the new opportunities of service to others.
Congratulations and welcome, Cassandra!

President judy shepalo

November 7th, 2017

Past President Keith Green and Rotarian Christine Green formally welcomed Judy as the 2017 - 2018 President.  The Rotary Club of Dundas members look forward to the year ahead with Judy's direction and vision. Congratulations, Judy!
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