About Us

About Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Strathroy




Rotary Prayer:

Oh God, giver of all good, we thank you for our daily bread.
May Rotary friends, and Rotary ways, help to serve you all our days. 

Charter Members:
  • John Asher
  • Robert Bailey
  • Marilyn Buttery
  • Tom Enright
  • Grant Fish
  • Ian McLaren

Some of the Rotary facts:

  • ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
    • Rotary is an international humanitarian organization.  The men and women of Rotary are business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world.
    • Rotary International (RI) is headquartered in Evanston Illinois
    • The Rotary motto is "Service above Self"
    • Rotary was started by Paul Harris on February 26, 1905 in Chicago.
    • Rotary is the world's first service club.
    • The district Governor is automatically a part of the RI, and is nominated 2 years in advance, so he/she can organize life so they can devote a lot of time to being the Distric Governor.
  • OUR STRATHROY CLUB:
    • Our club was chartered on Feb 4, 1989.
    • Our club was the first one in Canada (and the second in North America)  to have been chartered with both men and women.  Our club held back from chartering until rules were changed to allow women.
    • Our district straddles both Canada and Michigan.
    • Our meetings are every Tuesday at noon to 1 pm, usually at Amy's Restaurant which is located at the north end of Strathroy at the intersection of Centre Road (Hwy#81) and Second Street. 
    • Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and for interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance.
    • How much it costs to be a member:
      • Our annual dues are $140 a year
      • Lunch is $12 per time,
      • Once a month at least the Fines Master collects fines for various misdemeanours and/or happy events
    • We Sponsor:
      • Junior Achievement Program
      • Adopt a Highway
      • Leaders for Tomorrow Seminar
      • Elementary School VIP Program
    • We support:
      • Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital
      • VON HOMME Program
      • VON Palliative Care Volunteer Program
      • Women's Rural Resource Centre
      • Strathroy Music Council
      • Senior Centre
      • Elementary & Secondary School Awards
      • Strathroy Minor Hockey - Girl Tournament
      • MacKinlay Paul Park Fountain
    • International Service
      • The Rotary Foundation
      • Student Exchange
      • Polio Plus
      • Group Study Exchange
      • Guyana/Trinidad Vision Project
      • Honduras Relieve
    • Club Service
      • Weekly Meetings
      • Fellowship/Networking
      • Local Business & Plant Tours
      • Program Speakers/Presentations
    • Fundraising Events
      • Annual Golf Tournament
      • Poinsettia Sales
      • Rural Urban Banquet
      • LobsterFest


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