Jennifer E. Jones

Jennifer E. Jones to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-23
  Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, (District   6400) has been nominated to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
  A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served Rotary as   vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor.
Jennifer E. Jones  Thomas Enright 2020-09-02 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Splash Pad 

Strathroy Rotary Club Splash Pad Opens!
Children and parent’s alike were elated to discover that the Strathroy Rotary Club Splash Pad finally opened for the 2020 season on June 17th and it couldn’t have happened at a better time with the hot, steamy, summer weather coming in on us.  
It’s open daily from now until Labour Day from 8:am till 8:pm. 🤞 
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Strathroy Rotary Club Memorial Trail

The Rotary Club of Strathroy Memorial Trail is just steps away from our downtown area.  It meanders through the municipality allowing those taking advantage of it to enjoy nature at it’s best. 
The trail, on the south and north ends of Strathroy, connects with the Conservation Authority's trail system creating a city-wide public trail system.  The trail begins just east of the corner of Albert St. and Carrie St, and extends all the way through town, continuing through the Conservation Area and up to Second Street. 
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Donation - Canadian Mental Health Association

Pictured from the left; Nate Parsons - Strathroy Rotary Club President, Sandra McCabe - CMHA Strathroy Office Manager,
Wendy Sanderson - CMHA's Senior Fund Development Associate, Mark Graham - Owner of Clock Tower Bistro and Judy McNeill - Rotarian


On Saturday May 30th,  amid all the shutdowns and social distancing, the Strathroy Rotary Club, along with several other clubs across the region,  managed to bring the East Coast to Ontario with exceptional Eastern Canadian food and entertainment.   Each club offered a chance for participants to order their meal from a restaurant in their hometown and then treated everyone to a free virtual show of Celtic music, dance and comedy.  Chef Mark and the Clock Tower Bistro treated the Strathroy crowd to a wonderful meal of Corn and Seafood Chowder or Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a main dish of Panko Crusted Halibut on a bed of rice pilaf with grilled zucchini and carrot fingers.  Dinners were priced at  $30 each with $10 of that going to our local Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Middlesex, the charity of choice for this event hosted by Strathroy Rotary Club.

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Donation - $5,000 Salvation Army Food Bank

On behalf of The Salvation Army Community & Family Services Food Bank, I want to thank the Rotary Club of Strathroy for your generous donation of $5,000.00 to assist us in responding to our clientele during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Your donation will enhance our ability to give more nutritional value to the hampers we provide by purchasing perishable items, along with donated canned and packaged goods, allow us to give needed food to families and individuals each month.

Again, The Salvation Army is extremely grateful that you are assisting us in ‘Giving Hope Today’ to the marginalized and needy in Strathroy-Caradoc and surrounding area.

Yours in Rotary,

Roland Shea

Donation - $5,000 Salvation Army Food Bank 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

Weekly meetings continue (virtually) during COVID-19


2013-2014 Rotary Exchange Student Mackenzie Van Hoof was this week's guest speaker.  Mackenzie shared her experience of a year in Poland where she attended the equivalent of grade 12.  The Youth Exchange experience led Mackenzie to study economic development, and international co-operation relative to international development projects.  Her post secondary education includes 2 years in Poland, and 2 years in Spain.  She is presently completing her thesis which is focused on Peace & Conflict studies.
Weekly meetings continue (virtually) during COVID-19  2020-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Strathroy is pleased to announced their second "Service Above Self" Scholarship for students in grade 12. Interested students who meet the criteria and demonstrate Rotary International motto "Service Above Self" are eligible to apply for this $1,000 Scholarship.
Please download application form, complete and email to 
Application deadline is June 30, 2020
 Link to: Application Form
Service Above Self Scholarship Thomas Enright 2020-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

Strathroy Hospital's NEW Palliative Care Suite

“ Palliative Care is end of life care for a patient and their family and friends. It’s a time of mixed emotions, and a time for patient privacy and dignity. This is why we are overwhelmed with emotion at the Foundation about the opening of a dedicated Palliative Care Suite at Strathroy Hospital. We want to recognize our Hospital President & CEO Todd Stepanuik, and the VP of Clinical Services & CNO Rosemary Frketich for having the vision to move this project forward, but mostly we want to thank the Strathroy Rotary Club and the more than 200 donors, without whom this beautiful, private space would never have happened.”
Susan McLean, CEO
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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India celebrates three years without polio 2016-08-04 04:00:00Z 0