The Rotary Clubs of Stoney Creek and Hamilton East Wentworth are joining teams to bring  you a Great Evening for Charity.
On Saturday Ma7 26th We will be Co-Hosting our annual Gala Dinner and Dance at Michelangelo's Event and Banquet Center.
Tickets are now on sale.  We have special Sponsor Packages and would love to get donations from Local Businesses for the Silent Auction.  Great Meal, Disc Jockey and Dancing included.  Raffles and Draws also will be run during the evening.
Two Clubs, One Gala Great Night May 26th paul 2018-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
The following email scam is being circulated as a letter of request from a fellow Rotarian.  Please be advised that any Rotarian correspondence should be properly vetted before responding. gives all Rotary members the ability to research clubs and members to confirm they are the correct person.  We would advise that any return correspondence not be sent to the original sender's email but through the club email listed on the Rotary International website.  If the club does not have an email address or details listed on the Rotary International website then the email you received is probably a scam.  All questionable emails you receive should be sent to the Rotary Support Center to be properly vetted.
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The George Hamilton Restaurant and Brewpub is hosting their annual Charity Blues Event on Saturday March 24th for The Rotary Club of Hamilton East Wentworth. 
The $30 ticket includes; a tour of Hamilton's Finest New Microbrewery Pub, a taste of the Braumeister's in-house creations, samplings of the chef's wonderful daily specials including a variety of desserts and a LIVE Rocking Blues Band. 
The event starts at 4pm.  The tickets can be purchased at The George Hamilton, 152 King Street West and Bay Street or by contacting Rotarian Michael Peters at  (905) 381-9820 or Rotarian Paul Crossman at 905-512-2451
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Posted by Paul Crossman
Recently the future usefullness of Business Clubs and Community Service Clubs has been the discussion of a few of the meetings I have attended.  There seems to be a growing gap between the current members of these clubs and the potential new members they would like to bring into the group.  Much talk about the age and the attitude of what should be a potential new member has been harked on as the cause of the decrease in club involvement.  The atmosphere and changing work environment and business structure is also a big hurdle to get over.  Outside influences from family and a non business oriented social interaction also comes into play for the new work force.  Social media and the internet offering quick answers and solutions without time commitment is often the choice today.
Mentoring - The Future for Service Clubs - Vocational Charity Paul Crossman 2017-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
37th Annual Auction Fundraising Dinner & Dance 2017-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
$75 per person.
Join Us for a night of Great Food, Good Company, Silent Auction Competition, 50/50 and Wine Draws, Raffles and Musical Entertainment,
SATURDAY May the 6th at:
Michelangelo's Events & Conference Center
1555 Upper Ottawa Street Hamilton, Ontario
If you would like to purchase tickets, donate auction and raffle items please contact Paul Crossman 905-512-2451
Rotary Club of Hamilton East Wentworth - Spring Fling - Silent Auction, Dinner and Dance 2017 2017-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
Special Guest Speakers for Lunch Meeting on Thursday February 9th, 2017.
Please join us for an informative discussion with Special Guest Speakers Julie Holmes and Heather Radman from St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation King Street Campus, Julie and Heather will be providing an overview of the various programs available for Seniors at the King Campus and share some insight in future programs and needs.
There will be a presentation and discussion to follow.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton East has a long and strong history with the King Street Urgent Care Campus as it was Rotarian Dr. Bob Kemp that jumped into the capital fundraising and became a driving force for the building of the dream soon after his successful campaign for the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.  Both campaigns Dr. Bob successfully pulled in the initial backing through the Hamilton East Wentworth Rotary Club.
Doors open at 12 noon and Lunch is served at 12:15pm
Upper Board Room B
Stoney Creek Legion,
12 King Street East
Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Please RSVP with
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Posted by Jim McDonnell
The horse may be retiring but her owner isn’t. Hamilton East-Wentworth Rotary club member Lois Allison has informed us that her 11 year old trotting mare has run her last race and will now go on to produce more racers for this popular sport. ‘Brontewine’, who is the last racing progeny of ‘Balanced Image’, a famous Hall of Fame stallion whose offspring has earned over $111 million to date, for their various owners. Lois tells us that as she got older she got faster – the horse I mean – although Lois herself at 90 is no slowpoke.
Lois and her late husband, long time Rotarian Harley purchased their first horse in the late ‘60s and Lois continues to enjoy being very involved in the sport with her son Wayne. Apart from the racing there is showing and very importantly, breeding.
Lois attends the Royal Canadian Winter Fair every year with her show  horses and has hosted her fellow Rotarians there in the horse stall.
Lois you are a credit to us all so keep inspiring us.
-Jim McDowell
Rotarian Lois Allison and Brontewine Jim McDonnell 2016-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Thursday September 8th, 2016
We will be holding our lunch meeting at the Bob Kemp Hospice
277 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1B1
We will be meeting at 12 Noon for Lunch a Presentation and Tour of the Facility.
Please RSVP if you would like to attend this meeting.
Bob Kemp Hospice Visit and Presentation Paul Crossman 2016-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
The George Hamilton - Blues Night featuring The Shane Scott Blues Band Paul Crossman 2016-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

The Journey From Erbil To Burlington
With the help of his church, Paul, with his wife and family have been sponsoring, a refugee family of six from Iraq, in Canada for the last few months.  During our lunch meeting he will present their story expressing the happiness, hardship and sorrow that he has experienced along with them on their journey.  This is a story that really brings the reality of the current middle east refugee situation into a personal human focus.
A Story that needs to be heard!   Please plan on attending!

PAUL TRUDEL - Speaking about Refugees to Canada 2016-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Nov 02, 2015
The 1857 Hamilton Ontario Revival - What happens when you miss the boat?
Sandy King brought an interesting history lesson to our members about The Second Awaking, a religious event that brought many people from all around the world back to the church.  Sandra explained how her research into The Ontario Revival of 1857 that started Hamilton Ontario may well have been the catalyst for The Second Awaking which has until now been accredited to a church prayer meeting in New York City..
Growing up in the Hamilton Area and later studying at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York, Sandra developed a passion for Hamilton and for the Christian Ministry that eventually lead her to researching the History and People of Great Revival.  Sandra has a post-graduate education in Public Relations from Niagara College. It was during these studies that she discovered her ability to effectively communicate through writing. Upon graduation she held several free-lance writing jobs, during one for a Christian regional magazine called Beacon. Her editor assigned her to write an article for the 150th Anniversary of the Revival. That was when she began to seriously research what actually happened in Hamilton in 1857 that developed into her book "The 1857 Hamilton Ontario Revival".  Newly discovered writings of Phoebe Palmer about the time spent in Hamilton with her husband Walter, a doctor from New York, shows a truly interesting series of events that predated the Prayer meeting in New York City.  It was also the turning point for the city of Hamilton that had been a serious decline in popularity and swelling poverty. 
Author Sandra King Spoke at the November 5th Meting Paul Crossman 2015-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Oct 27, 2015
Guest Speaker Susan Morris from City Kidz spoke at our October 29th Meeting.
Rotarian Milena Balta presents Susan Morris with a personalized copy of the 'Hamiltons of the World' Rotary Book.Susan Morris from CityKidz returned to update us on the awesome things going on at CityKidz and the challenges that are being faced in bringing joy and hope into the under privileged youth of Hamilton.  Susan has been a volunteer and a fundraiser for this Non-Profit Charity for 16 years. 
They are preparing for the Big Dreams Banquet on November 19th, 2015 celebrating 22 years serving Hamiltons Youth.  They are getting out the Elf hats to reopen Santa's workshop for the Gift of Christmas annual Christmas event to make sure that they get a gift under the tree for over 4500 underprivileged children in the Hamilton area.  This is while they are still running the Saturday Theatre program for 2000 youth every week, visiting families on Wednesdays in th big red buses running a successful weekly youth leadership program for 250 plus 12-16 years old registered future leaders.  As impressive as the stats are, the story of youth member Craig is what drove home the need for with those in attendance.  Please read the letter from Craig below.
After another transformational year, they are excited to spend an evening with you
celebrating stories of hope! Featuring a special performance by Juno Award Winner
Diana Panton, testimonials from our inspiring youth, and a tremendous silent
auction to boot!
Thursday November 19th at The Hamilton Convention Centre
5:30pm - Silent Auction Room Opens
5:30pm - Doors Open and our Jr. Leaders arrive by limo!
6:00pm - Dinner starts promptly
7:30pm - Performance by Diana Panton, followed by our evening program
9:00pm – Evening Concludes
The evening is black tie optional.
Please contact or 905-544-3996 ext 210.
Tickets are $75 and a table of 10 is $750. A portion of your ticket is tax deductible.
We hope to see you there!
Thank you for making a difference in our children’s lives!
City Kidz - Susan Morris Special Guest Speaker Paul Crossman 2015-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Lois Allison In The Press 2015-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
The Recycle Your Electronics & Shred Your Confidential Trash For Charity
Not sure what to do with the items listed below. 
Contact Your Rotary Club and we will collect it and turn it into money for local charity.
Identity Theft is a huge problem and it is only going to get worse.  It takes only two pieces of information found in the average person's trash to start an Identity Theft. Protect yourself and the people you do business with by having your obsolete paper work properly shredded at our charity event.
Hate taking back your Liquor, Wine and Beer Bottles and Cans to the Beer Store? Don't like people rummaging through your recycling bin and making a mess? Have us pick them up and we will have the local 58th Scout Troup Recycle them to raise money for their program.
Electronics Recycling / Document Shredding / Save The Environment Paul Crossman 2015-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
A great idea was suggested at the last few meetings for a Blues night Fundraiser at The George Hamilton.  Michael Peters has some great ideas on the success of the night.  How does our membership feel about it?  We would need a great deal of participation from our members to sell Dinner or  General Admin tickets, Door Prizes and a love of the Blues to make this work.  Anyone who would like to comment or get involved is encouraged to reach out to Paul at or call him at work 905-522-4621
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As Christmas is coming up fairly soon it is time to prepare for our annual Christmas Celebrations!

The Rotary Christmas Cards

Every year we have counted on Ken Thur to create and mail a Rotary Christmas Card/Message on behalf of our members. This has been a lovely way to keep in touch with our Rotary Family in a traditional way.
We are planning to continue this year and we ask any member who is interested in having their name and message included to make a small donation to our HEW-Foundation through Secretary Jim McDonnell.
Please arrange for payment by November 11th and include your message to your fellow Rotarians. We would like a strong early commitment to this project so we can have them done and delivered in a timely fashion.
The Annual Christmas Get Together
For our Christmas Party We are Planning on supporting The Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain by attending thier 40th Anniversary Christmas Dinner and Turkey Roll at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre at 1555 Upper Ottawa Street on Monday December 7th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm. 
The cost of the tickets is $35.00 each and must be pre-purchased. They have an excellent out of town Rotarian coming to speak about his life and what Rotary has done for him.  Please send your confirmation to Secretary Jim or President Paul and money to Treasurer Dan.  For information email or call 905-512-2451
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On September 10th The Rotary Club of Hamilton East moved our meeting to The George Hamilton on the Mountain.
Hosted By Rotarian Michael Peters we had a wonderful meal handmade in house with a delicious house craft beer.
We were given an informative education on the founding fathers of Hamilton and the creation of the Township of Hamilton-Wentworth.
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Visiting our Club on August 27th was 7090 District Governor Kevin Crosby & Area 4 Assistant D.G. Christopher Cutler. Our club listened to his inspiring but frank talk about the reality of Rotary. This Year's Theme "Be A Gift to the World" was explained with Kevin's opinion on how to revitalize Rotary. All members were encouraged to check out the District Conference Website and to come and enjoy the weekend in Ellicotteville, New York, October 23-25th.  Check Out
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Posted by Paul Crossman on Aug 31, 2014

This Weekend is the Telling Tales Festival

A Great Time was had by many of the 5500+ Visitors in 2013 to the largest FREE Literacy Festival in the World. Over 18 different Rotary Clubs roll up their sleeves and join in the organization, promotion and running of this festival every year.  Check out for this year's information and Famous Author Schedule!

Telling tales is a free festival where families can discover stories together, it’s set in a beautiful historic Westfield heritage village, it’s a day when we leave our technology behind and stories and history are coming alive.


Telling Tales Festival Sunday September 14, 2014 Paul Crossman 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Sep 30, 2013

Our Main Fundraising Vehicle this year is the 'Hamiltons of the World' Rotary Inspired Coffee Table Books.
They are still available by contacting any of our Rotary Members. $35 puts an attractive visual masterpiece in your hands celebrating Rotary Communities all over the world with common goals and a common name. Bulk purchase prices are also available!


Hamiltons Of The World Paul Crossman 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Sep 25, 2013

Dale Fearman a O.T.A. Road Knight presented recently at our Rotary Luncheon and had some very interesting points to discuss with us all about Sharing the Road with the Big Rigs!




Sharing the Road with Transport Trucks Paul Crossman 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
River cruising tours in Europe, Russia, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia John Reiding 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Jul 17, 2013

On Thursday July 18th, Rotary District Governor Kevin Crouse and Assistant District Governor David Elliot came to meet our membership and Speak about the exciting New Year Before Us. 


District Governor Kevin Crouse Visits HEW Rotary Paul Crossman 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Jul 03, 2013

ImageOur Club Annual Induction Dinner was held on Thursday July 4th, 2013 at the Waterfront Conference Centre.

The purpose of the evening is to acknowledge the volunteer service of our members for the past year and to induct the incoming executive and directors that will be guiding the Rotary Club for the 2013-2014 year.

Annual Induction Dinner Thursday July 4th Paul Crossman 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Jul 03, 2013
Presented at our annual Induction Dinner we honour and acknowledge the efforts of our Membership.ImageImage
Club Awards 2012-2013 Paul Crossman 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Mar 20, 2013

As Voluntold a few weeks ago, I attended the BASEF yesterday at Hillfield  Strathallen as the HEW Rotary representative and judge.  After a full morning of reviewing all the booths I than narrowed my search to those that fell under the ‘Hamilton Area’ and chose the following award winners of the HEW Rotary awards.  I did not have much of an opportunity to interact with the students as three or four Merit Judges are given time to discuss each project with the student for 15 minutes each.  This is the important part of the judging for the students so I did not want to interfere.   These were exceptional displays of young minds at work.  The results are not announced until Saturday so “Mums the Word.”  I was a little disappointed with the turn out of the public schools in the Hamilton District compared to the Catholic and private schools.  What was really interesting was the Mentoring program between MacMaster and Barton Secondary.

Hamilton East Wentworth Rotary Awards Presented to:

Third Place: Cassandra Middleton     HWCD   St. David

Second Place: Roberto Ceron  HWDSB Barton

First Place: Kazi Akther & Rugiya HWDSB Sir John A. Macdonald

 Thank You for the opportunity to attend on the clubs behalf. 

BASEF - Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair Paul Crossman 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Feb 25, 2013
Music superstar PSY has joined Rotary International in the World's Biggest Commercial! PSY's family have been long time supporters of Rotary.
“I grew up in a Rotary family as my father and my late grandfather were Rotary members. My grandf...ather was very passionate and dedicated to Rotary,” Psy said. “He had a big heart and always inspired me to help others.” 
Join PSY and supporters across the globe in the World's Biggest Commercial.
Join PSY to End Polio! Paul Crossman 2013-02-25 15:36:02Z 0
Posted by Paul Crossman on Feb 20, 2013


By Dan Nixon @ Rotary News -- 21 February 2013     

Rotary's anniversary

Rotary's 108th anniversary marks a year of achievements in the fight to eradicate polio and a stepped-up commitment to finish the job. Learn how you can help celebrate the anniversary by advocating for government funding of polio eradication.

    Read more See a guide to advocacy Join the World's Biggest Commercial Read blog posts from polio survivors
    How are you celebrating Rotary's anniversary? Paul Crossman 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Reiding on Feb 06, 2013

    Dawn Merlino & Heidi Walsh-Ball presented on the 'Parkview Prestige' Summer Program for Youth.

    An open door two week summer program in 2012 directed at the Youth in Danger of Getting into Trouble.  "Idle Hands!"

     Spectator News Article from July 17th, 2012

    Spectator Letters to the Editor July 20th. 2012 in response to the Article

    February 7, 2013 Guest Speakers - Dawn Merlino and Heidi Walsh-Ball from Parkview High School. John Reiding 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Paul Crossman on Jan 30, 2013

    JANUARY 31ST SPEAKER -Dave Watkins #HamTiCats

    Ron introduced Dave Watkins, PR person for the Hamilton TiCat CFL Football organization.  In his introduction Ron mentioned the fact that the image of Hamilton to Canadians is twofold, 1. Steel town and 2. Ti-Cats, indicating the importance to Hamilton’s image of the Ti-Cat club.Image 

    Dave’s talk included his experiences working many years with the Toronto Argonaut’s CFL Club’s management and now with the Ti-Cat organization.  2013 will be a challenging year for the club; a new head coach, home games at the University of Guelph football stadium, winning the 2013 Grey-Cub and switching over to the new Hamilton Pan-Am stadium in 2015.  Reception from the city of Guelph officials, the University and the press has been very positive and warm.  Although the 2013 schedule is not known yet, much work and organizational work for the Guelph facility is ongoing. Major ones are allocations and signage of the seats, parking etc. To facilitate attendance for Hamilton and area fans, it is planned to provide comfortable highway style busses from areas parking lots in Hamilton and area.  Much of the talk centered on the new Hamilton stadium features, ways and means to retain present fan’s loyalty and attracting new fans.  Although the seating is reduced from the Ivor Wynn facility, the addition of corporate boxes and other changes will keep paid ticket seats at present levels.  The new stadium will not only physically turned, but technology services planned will be the most modern ones of any stadium. Wi-Fi feed to personal apps and many features should be an initiative for fans to leave their comfortable couch, HD TV and head for the stands.  Food and drink availability will be much expanded from the traditional hot dogs and coke and will be expanded to include many specialty foods.  The stands will be pitched differently from the old facility, bringing the seats closer to the field, at the same time providing increased space on the field sites for the player’s safety.  Plans to resolve parking is already underway.  Providing remote parking lots and shuttle services from these to the stadium are under consideration. Bob Young is providing $37 million in funds to add many features required to meet CFL standards. Other benefits to the community anticipated are; improved revenue to the City and expansion of school programs to promote football and to encourage more healthy life styles by students.  After fielding many questions, Andre thanked the speaker for his time and updates.

    January 31st Speaker Dave Watkins #HamTiCats Paul Crossman 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Paul Crossman on Jan 30, 2013



    Our Rotary is holding the annual Silent Auction and Dinner on Friday May 24th.

     The money raised from this event help fund various charities locally and internationally.

     Tickets are now on sale! Please contact any of our membership to purchase tickets!

     Great Charity work done every week by this non-profit world-wide organization.

     Our little Hamilton East Wentworth Rotary alone funds numerous charity causes and events!

     If you have a donation for the silent auction table or raffle table please let me know and I will pick it up.

    We will also be selling tickets to a Barrel of Wine (bottles)!!

    This is a list of last year’s recipients of donations from our foundation. 




    Charity Auction and Dinner - May 24th, 2013 Paul Crossman 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Reiding on Jan 30, 2013

    Ron introduced Dave Watkins, Public Relations Officer for the Hamilton TiCat CFL Football organization.  In his introduction Ron mentioned the fact that the image of Hamilton to Canadians is twofold, 1. Steel town and 2. Ti-Cats, indicating the importance to Hamilton’s image of the Ti-Cat club.


    Hamilton Ti-Cats Update on the Club and The Community. John Reiding 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Hamiltons of The World Books Available New Price! Paul Crossman 2013-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
    What is Rotary? This is Rotary! Paul Crossman 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
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    Posted by Rosie Fleischer
    Our weekly bulletin is published by John Reiding.  We would love to send you a copy by email, hot off the presses!
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