Recently we sat down with two very expressive and informed young people, one born and raised in Canada and the other, a student from South America. They expressed many of the hopes, dreams and fears of young people everywhere. These challenges and trends are at the forefront of why Rotary invests in youth development and leadership.
 
 
If you have never been involved with a Rotary club or any service club you are truly missing out. I have had the opportunity to work for charitable organizations for a better part of my career. Over these years, I gladly became engaged with many Rotarians, Lions, Kiwanians and other club members.
 
 

As the term of our current president, Peter Papp, draws to a close, we look at his many achievements...

 
 
 

The volunteer firefighters at Bearskin Lake First Nation have only a small pickup truck equipped with a water pump to keep the community safe, said Pelham fire Chief Bob Lymburner. The gift was arranged by Welland Rotary Club, which contacted the town in the fall to discuss donating the firetruck.

 

“There’s been a lot of fires up there, that’s what really got me,” said Rotarian Douglas Johnson. He said the Rotary Club hopes the donation is the start of a closer relationship with First Nations communities.

 
 

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow

Life is a voyage of self-discovery and the earlier the opportunities an individual can have, the more one can learn about life and one’s self, and the more meaning life will have.
 
 

Local Rotary Club Takes on International Challenges

Perhaps you’ve seen the effects of Rotary’s work in your children’s schools locally, but seeing the profound accomplishments of your local Rotary club elsewhere in the world isn’t as obvious. From Argentina to the Philippines and beyond, Welland Rotary’s International Committee identifies unique challenges presented from across the globe and seeks to resolve these issues.
 
 

Rotary Celebrates Community Giving All Year

 
Well, it is that time of year when one can hear the faint tinkling of Christmas bells in the not so distant future. It is that time of year when we tend to think of giving, and of making sure that all can enjoy this holiday, one of the most joyous times on our calendar. Rotary, too makes every effort to make this come true in our community.
 
 
 

What is, or who is, a Rotarian?

There are many myths and misunderstandings of Rotary who “Rotarians” are. One version is that Rotary is a group of wealthy businessmen who get together regularly to self-promote and meet their own needs, and who once in a while give a large donation to the community. While it may be true that in Rotary’s beginning stages the club was made up of only businessmen, but today it could not be further from the truth.
 
 
The Annual Rotary TV Auction will take place this December 3 - 5, 2015.
Don't miss out on thousands of dollars worth of items!
 
 
 
Calling all friends, colleagues and people in the Welland area.
Ever wondered what Rotary is really about?  Trust me, it isn't your grandfather's club anymore. 
 
 
 
The most visible programs like that Rotary sponsors like Youth Exchange, the Medallion program and RYLA, are often at the forefront of conversations amongst community members. But there are many other programs are much less visible and as a result, get much less attention. Bringing more good deeds to the forefront, this article sheds some light on what goes on behind the scenes of Rotary’s Community Service committee.
 
 
Rotary offers many opportunities for the younger members of our community to take part in activities that will help them understand the communities they live in, and will give them the opportunities to make the world a better place to live in.
 
 

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow

July 2015 News

There is nothing more profound than teaching youth to spread their wings
and soar. One of The Rotary Club of Welland’s main objectives is to do just
that; to help youth in need by supporting activities that promote personal
growth, and enhance self-awareness and leadership development.
 
 
 
For over 45 years, the Rotary Club of Welland has recognized 10 graduates, one male and one female, from each of the five Secondary Schools in Welland. These students have been chosen by their peers and Guidance staff because they personify the motto of Rotary “Service Above Self”. They have made worthy contribution to the life of the school and the community at large and possess the qualities, abilities and interests that make them worthy representatives of their schools. At the same time, achieving academic success. 
 
 
 
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