Under the auspices of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians around the world participate in and administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace.
 
Our members are actively involved in providing much-needed funding and hands-on work within the local and regional community through a variety of club committees in which they choose to participate.  Through events such as our Ribfest, Mega TV Auction and golf tournament, Rotarians raise funds to invest in programs that address local community issues such as homelessness, hunger, access to education and environmental sustainability.
 
Rotary Investments In Your Community
  • Community Care
  • First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
  • Hospice Niagara
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara
  • Niagara Children’s Centre
  • Rotary Bandshell – Lakeside Park
  • Warehouse of Hope
  • Youth Unlimited St. Catharines
 

International Community Service:

This committee serves to promote understanding, goodwill and peace by initiating and/or supporting projects international in scope. From time to time, these projects include cooperation with other clubs, District 7090 projects, as well as global grants. Projects have been completed in Uganda, Brazil, Bolivia, St. Maarten, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Tanzania, and the USA.

Major Grants:  

This committee meets as needed, or at the request of the current President or Board of Directors to review or place in priority major fund-raising requests of $5,000 or more. Projects such as the Meridian Centre, Performing Arts Centre, Niagara Health System, Hospice Niagara, YWCA and Community Care have been supported through this funding.

Civic Affairs/Environment Committee:

Promotes projects of civic importance and hosts a Citizenship ceremony every year.  This committee is also in charge of the improvements to the Rotary Tree Park and other community initiatives. 

Children & Breakfast Committee:
Supports children up to 18 years of age who are socially, emotionally, intellectually or physically disadvantaged. Programs and equipment, rather than capital projects or foundations, are supported preferably in St. Catharines and vicinity. These programs may be one time or continually on-going. The Breakfast Programme at Lincoln Centennial School is a project that is supported five days/week by volunteers.
Literacy Committee:
Promotes literacy, and seeks community initiatives to lend support both financially and through club volunteer service. One of our initiatives is The Rotary Reading Program at Lincoln Centennial School where volunteers read to kindergarten children on Tuesday mornings.
Local Community Service:
This program supports local community projects, as they align with the missions and goals of Rotary.  Recently supported organizations include: Westview Centre 4 Women, Bike Me Up Niagara, St. George’s Church Breakfast Program, Yellow Door Theatre Project, Carousel Players, Tomorrow’s Voices, I-pads for Long-Term Care Homes, Ozanam Centre, and Hospice Niagara.

New Generations Committee:

Responsible for supporting initiatives which foster and recognize positive educational and life-skill leadership experiences for young adults. The priorities are in keeping with the goals of our local club, as well as District and International goals for fostering young leaders. Specific projects include: Slapshot, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Medalists, Adventures in Citizenship, Rotaract and Interact Club partners. The majority of projects require hands-on involvement by our Rotarians. This program is also responsible for Youth Exchange, selecting our outgoing students and hosting incoming students. Over the last number of years, this committee has organized a short term (4 week) exchange program with Australian students.