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UPCOMING EVENTS
 

WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON

The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday night at 6:15 PM @

 

 Holiday Inn

3063 South Service Road
Burlington, ON L7N 3E5
 

 
Rotary Celebrates End of the Summer - The Rotary Club of Burlington held their annual end of summer BBQ at Karel Sury's.   We used the opportunity to celebrate two significant birthday's that occurred during the pandemic.  Jim Baker turned 95 and Jim Parker turned 96.  The club is very fortunate to have great role models like the two Jim's.
 
 
Rotary Lobsterfest Raises $20k - The Rotary Club of Burlington completed their inaugural drive thru lobsterfest.  The event was a tremendous success with positive feedback from many people that attended.  With the help of a dedicated lobsterfest committee and support from all members of the club, the event raised over $20k.
 
Rotary District 7080 Virtual Conference - Come join your fellow Rotarians for a zoom virtual conference on May 29th from 9am to 12:30pm.    The theme is "Take care of Self, Each Other and the Planet".  Click the graphic below for more details.
Milton Youth Summit - The Rotary Club of Burlington is partnering with other Rotary Clubs in the area to promote the Rotary Youth Summit to be held on April 10th. Click the picture for more details or go directly to the registration site. The event is free so don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity.
SPECIAL EVENT ALERT - The Rotary Club of Burlington is delighted to announce that Steve Stirling, President & CEO of MAP International, author of The Crutch of Success, and Polio Survivor, will be speaking to our club on March 3rd, 2021.  Registration is available through eventbrite for everyone who would like to come listen to Steve's inspiring story.
 
Christmas Day Dinner - The four Rotary Clubs in Burlington teamed up together to donate 800 goody bags to Wellington Square in support of their Christmas Day Community Dinner.    There are over 1000 people registered to receive a turkey dinner.  The need is so great and we're proud to part of the team helping.
 
Christmas Celebration - Although the club couldn't physically get together this year for Christmas, it didn't stop us from having a wonderful virtual celebration with lots of music, stories and pictures. A Christmas slideshow with both current and past pictures was put together for the occasion.
 
 
Presidential Citation - Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Burlington for being awarded the Presidential Citation with Platinum Honors, from Rotary International.
Tim Horton's Smile Campaign - Several Rotarians decorated Tim Horton's cookies for their annual Smile Campaign.  Some of the funds from the campaign will go towards Food4Kids which Rotary has been involved in helping for years.
 
Rotary Thrilling Virtual Author's Night - Due to the overwhelming success of our Virtual Pairing Fundraiser, we are at it again for another exciting virtual fundraiser.  Come join us on Wednesday September 9th and listen to four great authors talk about their recent novels and inspiration for the books.  Click on the image below for additional details.
Rotary Donates to Wellington Square - As part of our continuing efforts to help in the community, the Rotary Club of Burlington donated masks, baby bibs, Afghans, dish clothes and stuffed toys to Wellington Square Church to help those in need.  The Rotary Club collected many of the items through "New Kindness" which is a non-profit charity.
Rotary Virtual Pairing - On Wednesday July 22nd, the Rotary Club of Burlington will be hosting their inaugural virtual fundraiser called "Virtual Pairing".  Additional details and registration can be found by clicking on the image below.
 
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