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Mar 10, 2014
by Jeannine Woodland

March 12th - No Meeting

March 13th - 4 Club Meeting @ Lakeshore Club - Burlington Art Centre 12pm. $15 - 12pm - 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington

March 19th - Meeting

March 26th - Meeting

March 29th - Giggle and Grub Comedy Show - 530pm - 

April 3rd-5th - Camp Enterprise - 





President Ken Archer
President-Elect Terry Boyko
Past President Bob Wercholoz
Secretary Ron Savoline
Treasurer Frank Kent
Director Community Service Joe Huston
Director Club Service Jeannine Woodland
Director Fundraising Bill Thurber
Director International Service Peter French
Director Membership Terry Boyko
WebMaster Ron Savoline
Director Marketing and Promotion Randy Hart


Welcome to the Rotary Club of  Burlington! 

The Rotary Club of Burlington meets Wednesday nights at 6:15 PM @

The Holiday Inn Burlington - 3063 South Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7N3E9


Check the meeting display board at the hotel front desk for room location.

For information on the club contact or call 905-521-5171 


 2014 Rotary Club Events

Giggles & Grub - Comedy Show, Dinner & Auction

Saturday March 29th, 2014


Rib & Lobster Fest

Saturday May 31st, 2014


Sgambati Golf Tournament

Monday October 6th, 2014

Posted by Ron Savoline

Writer:  Joe Huston



Terry Hepburn, North Rotary Club

Ana Cevallos & Jorge Subia, Introductory to Rotary

Pedro Garcia, International Exchange Student

Julia, International Exchange Student

Linda Simmons; Introductory to Rotary

Laura Tuohy; the Bruce Trail Conservancy & Guest Speaker



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Pres. Ken; Joseph Brant Foundation will be holding a viewing of the new addition in May and Pres. Ken encouraged the membership to attend the viewing.

Peter French announced “Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner” will be held on May 3rd. More information to follow.

John Douglas announced the date for Python’s Pit will be April 26th at the Ron Joyce Centre on South Service Road.  John encouraged the members to volunteer for the various needs of the organizers (The North Club) on April 26th and/or purchase tickets and attend, if possible.  Python’s Pit was featured in the Field Notes on the last page of this month’s Rotary Canada.

Ron Woods announced that Rib and Lobster Fest will be held in Central Arena on May 31st.  The website is up and running and corporate sponsorship/advertising should come in at about $11,000.00.

Frank Kent reminded the membership of the 4 Club Community Services Awards Breakfast Meeting on May 8th at the BGCC ; 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The recipients of this prestigious award are members of our community who make a difference by reaching out to lend a hand, being a friend, making the world a better place and by improving the quality of life. Frank has the tickets for the breakfast; $25.00 each.

 Julia reminded us of the Rotoact Dinner & Fund Raiser on April12 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. She appealed to our members to support their project.

Bob Bosworth mentioned that the Donations Committee has contributed money to the Python’s Pit and the annual contribution to the Carpenter Hospice to support the 4K walk.  Doug Ridpath encourages all Rotarians to support the “walk”.

Doug McNeil reminded everyone of the Wayne Evan’s Memorial Bonspiel this weekend at the BGCC commencing at 6:00 p.m.  Doug outlined the various activities that would take place during the evening and emphasized that it was going to be a great “Fun Night”.  Pam will curl the first rock that was dedicated to Wayne and Family by our Club.  Wings will be the main menu of the evening along with a cash bar.

Karel Sury announced that Fellowship Friday would be held at the Carrigan Arms, Brant Street & Upper Middle Rd. on April 25th at 5 p.m.  Bill Byrick has arranged to have live music available about 7 p.m.  All are encouraged to attend.

Terry Boyko informed us that we have four candidates applying for membership with our club; Nancy Gilbert & Christina Oslund and Anna and Jorge.  Linda Simmons has begun the Introductory to Rotary Program.  Wayne Brown has informed the Membership Committee by letter that he has resigned from the club effective immediately.  No reason was given.

Bob Wercholoz informed the club that Camp Enterprise, held in Grief at the Grief Convention Centre last weekend (Thursday afternoon until Sunday Noon), hosted 57 senior students from the high schools in Oakville and Burlington.  The participants were actively engaged in a number of interactive activities through the efforts of volunteer guest speakers from business and commerce.  Quote, “It was a fabulous camp”.



President Ken introduced our guest speaker, Laura Tuohy, Membership Coordinator of The Bruce Trail Conservancy with offices located in Hamilton. Laura, a self proclaimed “nature nut” holds a BSc in Zoology from the University of Toronto.  Laura brings 10 years of experience working in the National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia to her present position.  Born in Toronto, she eventually found herself back in Southern Ontario with the Bruce Trail Organization.

During the course of her interesting PowerPoint presentation we learned that the Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath.  Running from Niagara Falls to Tobermory along the Niagara Escarpment, the trail covers a distance of 885 km of manned trails with 400 km of associated side trails.

The entire trail is looked after by 9 Clubs of volunteers each Club having their region of responsibility including maintenance and stewardship.  These groups are referred to as the Nine Regional Bruce Trail Clubs.

Laura emphasized that The Bruce Trail offers a myriad of ways to explore the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment from the cobble beaches, the steep rocky crevices, open meadows, old growth forests and awe-inspiring views.

As Laura progressed through her talk, it became very evident that she has a passion for the Conservancy of the Bruce Trail.

In 2017, the B.T. will be celebrating 50 years of public use. Laura Tuohy concluded her presentation by suggesting and encouraging members and their families to join the BTC; the cost is $50.00 per family.

Rick Carpenter thanked Laura on behalf of the membership and stated that our Club would donate money to Polio Plus on her behalf for sharing her experiences of the Bruce Trail and the purpose of the B.T. Conservancy with us.



Doug Ridpath once again collected fines and happy bucks from the members.  Great job Doug


60/40 DRAW

Cathy West’s ticket was pulled out of the “hat” by Laura and Cathy unfortunately picked the wrong card.  Jim Baker reminded us that the “pot” is well over $1100.00. 

President Ken closed the meeting.


Posted by Peter French on May 31, 2013





APRIL, 2013

Twelve Rotarians from Burlington and their friends undertook a very successful humanitarian, week-long adventure at the end of April, distributing wheelchairs and needed gifts to the people of El Salvador.


.....Click Here for Full Story

Posted by Randy Hart on Apr 21, 2013


A note from one of the attendees from this years Camp Enterprise:


Hello Rotary Clubs!


      My name is Emily Chen, and I am from Abbey Park High School; this

      past weekend I had the privilege to attend Rotary's Camp Enterprise....


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