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More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.
We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages.
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Service Projects
In person - Lions Harbour Park - Noon
Oct 04, 2022
Paul Jones - Introduction to the club
In person - Harbour Hill Retire Suites - 7:00 pm
Oct 18, 2022
Official Visit - District Governor - Mike Chaffee
Upcoming Events
Meeting Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON N7A 0A7
Meetings are less frequent and a combination of online and open air due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols. Join us by checking the Speakers section and contacting the club secretary for a meeting link.
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The human touch

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Olena Morhun fled with three of her children and made her way to Puławy, Poland. There they were welcomed by Krystyna Wilczyńska-Ciemięga, one of many Rotary members who have opened their homes to refugees.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe - October 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, and New Zealand.

A new weapon against polio

A modified vaccine offers hope that eradication is closer than ever.

Rotarians are People Of Action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world.  Your time, energy, and a passion to improve your world are all you need to get involved with Rotary
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Boisterous accordion music, fall decor, authentic costumes sets the stage for you to enjoy a memorable night. O'zapft!

Live music provided by the VARATIONS - a premier polka band!

Come early a traditional German menu can be purchased!

Dance the night away!

You will be helping to make the world polio free.

Proceeds will support the Rotary International Polio Plus Eradication program.


Another container of surplus school supplies and medical equipment off to Eswatini, Africa thanks to The Rotary Club of Grand Bend
plus the hard work of many volunteers!! This is container 96 for Global Literacy.  Bruce Thomasson of the Goderich Rotary Club  delivered medical and education supplies to add to Saturdays packing. The club was  pleased to contribute supplies to the container as well as a financial donation to help cover shipping costs. Showing Bruce making the presentation.
Rotarians on Monday Aug 15 planted the gardens in from of the Wheelhouse in 4 types of Ontario Native Plants to create habitat for insects. This adds to other gardens managed by our environmental committee headed by Colleen McGregor and a group of dedicated Rotarian volunteers. The pollinator garden located on the G2G Trail, the Jasper Memorial Gazebo and the Forget-Me-Not garden located at the top of North Harbour Road are all blooming beautifully.
The Blyth Festival is enjoying a very successful year at the new outdoor Harvest Stage an answer to COVID that cancelled the entire 2020 season.  Artistic Director Gil Garratt,  brought the message of the importance of innovation in this moment but expressed change is difficult for most of us. He shared with us how the theatre responded to the need for change and how they were able to adapt and change to continue to make the theatre experience is has become today.  Going forward plans are in place to have both venues operational in coming seasons. 
We had a visit from Leslie Walker, a recipient of a Rotary International Global Scholarship that our club sponsored. Leslie is home for the month visiting family and friends from working on her Doctorate of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Technology in Austria. Her research is centered on Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence Innovation. We were thrilled to hear about the progress she is making.
Actors from The Drawer Boy
Rotarians and guests celebrated the club 60th anniversary on July 14th.  Dinner was served by the Blyth United Church women in the open air pavilion at the Blyth Lions Park before taking in the play "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey at the new Harvest Stage of the Blyth Festival.
Our charter member Mac Campbell was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 60 years of Service Above Self to Rotary and his dedication to our community's development.
Rotary's new year began July 1st, President Aurelio Henriques handed over the gavel to incoming president Rosemary Davis at our July 5th meeting. We are looking forward to another great year.  
Rotarian Colleen McGregor and a Rotarian gardener in training along with several volunteers completed mulching the Jasper Memorial Garden at the beach recently. The gazebo was placed at the waterfront by Tom Jasper in memory of his wife Mary Ellen Jasper.
The successful completion of the Columbus/Victoria Parks Development Project  was celebrated on Saturday June 25 by a Donor appreciation day and pickleball tournament at the new Columbus Park courts. Highlight of the day can be viewed HERE
The tournament came down to the four finalists Steve Beasley, Trudy Kernighan, Tracy Smith, Mark Coulthard.
Winners of the Lions Centennial Cup (L-R) mark Coulthard, presented by Lions President John Grace, Tracy Smith.
Rotarian Bruce Thomasson and Kinsman Earl Pennington were the leads on the project for the two service clubs. Club president Aurelio Henriques presented Earl with a Paul Harris Fellow to show our appreciation for his teamwork.
The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer, who started our organization with three business associates in 1905.
Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.  Today we have the honor and pleasure of recognizing Larry McCabe, Deb Shewfelt and John Grace (absent) as they become  Paul Harris Fellows.
Shown here is Aurelio Henriques a multiple Major Donor, presenter PDG David Elliott and incoming District Rotary Foundation Chair, recipients Larry McCabe and Deb Shewfelt recognizing their many years of dedicated service to our community, Janet Henry representing herself and Rotarian Mike Henry as Multiple Major Donors and Michael Strickland a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Absent were Doug Norsworthy a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Mayor John Grace a recipient recognizing his many years of service.
The waterfront has new outdoor ping pong tables.  Thanks to the generosity of Rotarian Ken McGee and wife Sylvia there are two new ping pong tables just in front of the Wheelhouse at Rotary Cove. Paddles are available at the Wheelhouse or bring your own.