Welcome to the Rotary Club of Strathroy
 
Our Vision
 
Together as a diverse group, we see a world where people unite to take action to create positive change across the globe, in our community, and in ourselves.
Spring cleaning took on a whole new meaning at Alexandra Park this past Saturday, thanks to the Rotary Club of Strathroy. Seizing a window between showers, the club members donned their green thumbs and planted 21 new trees, ensuring the park's continued vibrancy for years to come!
These weren't just any saplings: a mix of Red Oaks, Red Maples, White Oaks, and Tulip Trees, all local varieties, were chosen in consultation with the staff at the Town of Strathroy-Caradoc. Planted strategically throughout the park, these newcomers will not only enhance the natural beauty but also play a vital role in preventing erosion. 
 
A big shout-out goes to Fairfield Landscape for delivering the trees!
 
The Rotary Club's initiative goes beyond aesthetics.  It's a shining example of their commitment to environmental stewardship and ensuring Alexandra Park remains a cherished green space for generations of Strathroy residents.
 
 
Take a stroll through the Park and take a look at the new additions!
We are thrilled to partner with Canadian Mental Health Association Thames Valley (CMHATV) in supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of our community! Our recent donation included PC gift cards, pots compatible with induction cooktops, toiletries, and food supplies. These items will directly benefit individuals struggling with mental health and addiction concerns, providing not only essential resources but also a sense of dignity and care. CMHATV's programs and services are crucial, and together, we can make a positive impact! And a huge thank-you to Rotarian Cheryl Waters for the great work she did coordinating with CMHATV to make this donation happen!
 
 
In honor of Earth Day 2024, the Strathroy Rotary Club, alongside Forest of Flowers and the Scouts of Strathroy, were right in the trenches with a community cleanup initiative! Their diligent efforts focused on tidying up the roadside along Second Street, extending from the high school to Centre Street. Additionally, the team dedicated their time to beautifying the area bordering the Sydenham River, spanning from Head Street to Caradoc Street. Their collective commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement made a tangible impact on local cleanliness and conservation efforts. Thanks to all our members who came out to help, as well as Forest of Flowers and the Strathroy Scouts! πŸŒŽπŸŒΏ Above is the team that cleaned up the sides of the road along Second Street, from the high school all the way to Centre Street. And here's the team that cleaned up the area along the Sydenham River from Head Street to Victoria Street.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Strathroy is pleased to announced their "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 $2,000 Scholarship.
 
Please download application form, complete, and email to strathroyrotaryscholarship@gmail.com
 
 
Application deadline is June 1, 2024.
 
 
 
πŸŽ‰βœ¨ Celebrating 35 Years of Rotary Excellence! πŸ₯³πŸŽŠ
 
Last month, our club marked a significant milestone: the 35th anniversary of the Charter of the Strathroy Rotary Club! πŸŽˆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
 
Several original charter members of the Strathroy Rotary Club pose for a photo in front of a cake commemorating the 35th anniversary of our charter.
 
We were honoured to have had 7 charter members present at the celebration: Janet Gibbons, Anne Wolf, John Asher, Tom Enright, Gord Hale, (pictured above) and Marilyn Buttery (who had to leave before the picture was taken). They shared some stories from the early days of the club, reminiscing about the journey and impact we've made together over the years. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ‚
 
Two Rotarians present Marilyn Buttery with a Paul Harris Fellow for her dedication and commitment the Strathroy Rotary Club.
We were excited to present Marilyn Buttery with a Paul Harris Fellow for her incredible dedication and commitment to Rotary and the Strathroy community over the years!

In addition to celebrating the 35th anniversary of our charter, we The Strathroy Rotary Club proudly holds the title of being the first Rotary Club in Canada to charter with women! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘©β€πŸ¦° This is an achievement that we continue to celebrate and uphold with pride. 🌟 If you want to read more about the history of the club, click here
 
Picture of the original charter of the Strathroy Rotary Club
Not as old as the Gutenberg Bible, but above you'll see a picture of our original charter from Rotary International!
 
Here's to 35 years of service, fellowship, and making a positive difference in our community and beyond! πŸŒπŸ’™
 
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πŸŽ‰ Exciting News! πŸŽ‰ The Strathroy Rotary Club is thrilled to announce a donation of $2,500 to Caradoc North Public School in support of their play structure fundraiser! 🌈🏰
In the snapshot of this joyous moment, meet the individuals making a difference: on the left, Strathroy Rotary Club Youth Services Director, Meredith Chatelain; in the middle, Club President-Elect, Tim Boerma; and on the right, Caradoc North Public School Principal, R. Stinson! 🌟
 
 
 
               Get your team of 6 together and join us on Friday,
November 10 for a night of questions and answers,
teams and trials, and fun and laughs!
 
                                All proceeds will support Strathroy Rotary Club's community service projects and programs, such as the Strathroy-Caradoc All-Wheels Park, the Strathroy Rotary Club Scholarship, the Youth Exchange Program, and more!
 
Doors open at 6:15 pm, trivia starts at 7 pm.
Snacks are included and there will be a cash bar.
We hope to see you there!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Strathroy Rotary Club was honored to be involved in the grand opening of the All-Wheels Skate Park. We participated with municipal officials and several of our supporters and donors who help us raise $200,000 for this significant community recreational project.
 
                                       
                           
 
 
                           
 
 
 
Join us on July 8 for the GRAND OPENING of the All Wheels Park! πŸŽ‰
 
Taking place at 1 p.m. at the Fair Grounds Recreation Complex (334 Metcalfe St W., Strathroy), the grand opening will feature live demonstrations from Olympians and professional skateboarders.
 
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, the All Wheels Park is designed for all skill levels. Make sure to visit and try it out for yourselves! πŸ›ΉπŸš²
                                                                        
                                                            
                                       
Our club is working at perfecting our hybrid meeting set-up so members, presenters, and guests can attend from anywhere. It’s a work in progress, but we’re getting there! If you’ve been interested in attending a meeting but aren’t able to make it in person, consider joining us via Zoom! We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 12 pm. Contact Us and we’ll send you the Zoom link.
 
 
Community support for the All Wheels Skate Park project continues to grow. Last week the Strathroy Rotary Club was pleased to received two major community donations towards the project.
 

   Donation of $30,000 from
   Aamjiwaang Chippewas of Sarnia First Nation
   in partnership with Suncor Adelaide Wind Power
   
 
 
 
Donation of $20,000 from 
ENTEGRUS
 
 
 
 
                   
Thanks to our generous sponsors and participants and volunteers, we are pleased to report we had a very successful fundraiser once again.  Over $9,500 was raised and will assist Rotary's efforts to support the construction of The All Wheels Park.
 
Golfers tell us they had a great day and the food and facilities at Caradoc Sands were once again great.  
 
The following people were winners:
The All Wheels Park is receiving strong support from the community. Last week, donations totaling $45,000 were received from Commonwealth Financial, Ricco Foods, Adelaide Wind Project and Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden.
 
            
 
Construction on the project has begun and is expected to be completed by mid-July.
 
Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden and Strathroy Rotary Club President Fraser Macdonald officially kick off the All Wheels Park project to be located at the Fair Grounds. The Strathroy Rotary Club has committed $200,000 towards the project. Work is expected to start next summer with completion in early fall.​​​​​​

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary cultivates a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

 
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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