About Us


Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 116 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

There are approximately 1.4 million Rotarians, members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 535 districts in over 200 countries


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.


Welland Rotary Investments In Your Community

  • Elementary Schools Technology Program

  • Niagara Children’s Centre

  • Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre

  • Food4Kids

  • Pathstone Foundation

  • Notre Dame Special Education Classroom

  • Rotary Gold Medallion Graduation Program (Welland & Port Colborne)

  • Rotary Youth/Young Adult Programs (Youth Exchange, Jr. RYLA, RYLA)

We Raise Funds for Our Community

Through events such as our Annual Purse Bingo, Bocce Social, the Rotary Auction and Curling Social to name a few, your Rotarians are raising funds to invest in programs that address local community issues.  To learn more about how you can apply for community or funding support, please click here.

Projects Include:

We support international and Canadian  Indigenous communities in one of seven (7) Rotary Areas of Focus:

  • Promoting peace. Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. 

  • Fighting disease. 

  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. 

  • Saving mothers and children. 

  • Supporting education. 

  • Growing local economies. 

  • Protecting the environment.

Welland Rotary investments in the International and Canadian Indigenous Communities:

  • Kullik Ilihakvik Elementary School, Cambridge Bay Nunavut

  • Entebbe Women’s Association

  • KIVA International

  • Niagara Cluster Grant Program

  • ROOTA Project - Egypt

  • Namibia Eye Glasses for Students

  • Shelter Box Canada

  • End Polio Now

It's NOT your grandfather’s Club!

Are you a community leader who believes in Service Above Self, building a better world for everyone, being part of a worldwide family, curing a disease? All while having fun... then Rotary is for you!

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Over a meal, coffee, or online, you'll: 

  • Discuss your community's needs and discover creative ways to meet them

  • Expand your leadership and professional skills

  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

The Welland Rotary Club is interested in learning about you, your talents, expertise and how you want to get involved in your community. 

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For more information about the Rotary Club of Welland, download our brochure or our postcard.