The Rotary Clubs of Kitchener-Waterloo consist of five clubs dedicated to supporting multiple local cuases and several international humanitarian projects.
Our clubs engage community leaders to support the work of Rotary International with charitable projects in and outside our community, helping families and children in need.
Kitchener Grand River
Established in 1922, Kitchener Rotary was the first Rotary Club established in Kitchener-Waterloo. Kitchener Rotary is an engaged community leader that supports the work of Rotary around the globe with a local, city core focus on community, families, and children in need. The efforts of Rotarians led to the establishment of the Rotary Children’s Centre in 1957 – renamed KidsAbility in 2003. We were the first club in Kitchener-Waterloo to support the inclusion of women in Rotary and co-founded the Rotary African Women’s Education Fund.
Meeting time: Twice a month on Monday at 12:00 PM and the fourth Monday in the evening Meeting location: Refer tokitchenerrotary.ca Key events: Car Lottery, Catch The Ace, Rotary Online Auction Key charities and causes: KidsAbility, African Women’s Education Fund, International projects
The Club was founded in 1971 with the purpose of expressing the objectives of Rotary, by supporting local community causes and international projects – a direction that continues to this day. Over the 50 years our club has existed we have been actively involved in numerous fund-raising campaigns to support our charitable projects, distributing over $14 million in total with over $3 million directed to international projects. The Dream Home Lottery raised millions of dollars over its 30 year life to help make a difference for many local agencies and our hospitals. Turkey Drive raises nearly $400,000 a year to support House of Friendship and other agencies at Christmas. And Lobsterfest has beeen the primary fund-raiser for our international projects. Of course, all this is done through wonderful fellowship and fun, both at our weekly meetings and the many social events throughout the year.
Mission: Help women and children in health and education both in our local community and internationally
Meeting time:Fridays at 12:00 PM Meeting location: Refer to kcrotary.ca Key events: Turkey Drive, Lobsterfest Key charities and causes: House of Friendship, St Mary’s Hospital, Grand River Hospital, other community organizations and numerous International projects
Kitchener Grand River
Kitchener Grand River Rotary is a breakfast club in Kitchener-Waterloo. We are a diverse and engaged community organization dedicated to supporting children, youth and future leaders. Kitchener Grand River Rotary is the organizer of two major community fundraising events: Skate48 Charity Hockey Challenge and Mudpuppy Chase Family Race, in support of local charities and international humanitarian projects. For details on these and other initiatives, please visit our website.
Meeting time:The second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 AM Meeting location: Refer to rotarygrandriverkitchener.com Key events:MudPuppy Chase Family Race, Skate48, Catch The Ace Key charities and causes: KidsAbility, African Women’s Education Fund, International projects
In March 1981 members from the three existing local Rotary clubs in our Region came together and formed the Rotary Club of Kitchener Westmount. Seven original members from the Rotary Club of Kitchener, the Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga, and the Rotary Club of Waterloo gathered another 31 and with a total of 40 members were chartered as the Rotary Club of Kitchener Westmount. The Kitchener Westmount Rotary Club is making positive changes in our community and the world. Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship, connecting a diverse group who share a drive to give back.
Mission: Service Above Self.
Meeting time:Wednesdays at 12:00 PM Meeting location: Refer to rotarykw.com Key events: Canada Proud, Catch The Ace Key charities and causes: KidsAbility, Grand River Hospital, Hospice of Waterloo
The Rotary Club of Waterloo was founded in 1963 and has been built upon the loyalty and hard work of dedicated and positive members and friends. The strong track record won by its faithful and hardworking contributors has led to many endeavours and successes in its history. We support and contribute too many community initiatives and proudly support KidsAbility, Supportive Housing of Waterloo and many other local not for profit agencies. We run many fundraising events within our community including the Mayor’s State of the City Breakfast, our Golf4KidsAbility tournament and our Citrus Fruit sale. Our goal as Rotarians is to support our community locally as well as participating in Rotary International humanitarian projects.
Mission: Service Above Self.
Meeting time:Wednesdays at 12:00 PM Meeting location: Refer to rotarywaterloo.ca Key events: Golf “Fore” KidsAbility, Catch The Ace, Annual Citrus Fruit Sale Key charities and causes: KidsAbility, Supportive Housing of Waterloo
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