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Bowmanville Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Trinity United Church
116 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 1T2
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Rotary's Annual Ribs & Brews Event is coming!!!

Save the dates, Bowmanville!  The Rotary Club of Bowmanville's annual Ribs & Brews event is coming on June 10th, 11th, and 12th.  We have a truly amazing lineup of talent, including both Dixie Chicks and Bon Jovi cover bands, an incredible selection of craft brewers, a terrific midway, the best ribbers this side of anywhere, and loads of family fun.  For complete information visit the Ribs & Brews Website or our FACEBOOK page.

This is the kick-off summer event for everyone in the family so come join us for a wonderful time and let's get summer started!



Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bowmanville!
You Are the Missing Piece.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, nationally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self".  We are proud to be a part of this dynamic organization as we celebrate 90 years of service in our community. 

Please click on the image below for the brief video, "You Are the Missing Piece".


Please take a few minutes to peruse our website and read our promotional brochure, "This is The Rotary Club of Bowmanville".
Making the world a better place is an intricate puzzle and piece by piece, the women and men of Rotary have worked hard to fight hunger, promote literacy, and move the world toward peace.  But there is still much to be done, still some missing pieces, and one of those missing pieces is you.  Learn how you can help Rotary put together a better world at Rotary International's website at https://www.rotary.org/.  Rotary - Humanity in Motion.

Are you the missing piece?  Are you interested in joining Rotary?  For more information about Rotary and the Rotary Club of Bowmanvville, please contact Jim Abernethy at 905-261-7788 or email jimabernethy@hotmail.com.  Thank you.




The nasty weather did not dampen the spirits of those who braved the snow storm to participate in the Purple Pancake Breakfast in support of Epilepsy Durham Region.  Despite the snow, over $500 was raised to support the charity.  Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to attend and to Wilmot Orchards for providing the blueberries.
                                  Chef Georg with his sou chefs Tom, Tim, and John
At its September 29th, 2015 meeting the Rotary Club of Bowmanville presented the 3rd Bowmanville Scout Troop with a cheque for $1000 to support their purchase of a new trailer to store and transport their equipment.  The trailer will be shared with the other local scouting troops.

Scouting Commissioner Angie Ball (L), Rotarian Lyle Goodin (C), and Rotarian/Scouter Steve Kay (R)

The 24th Annual District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk was a success again this year.  During the past 23 years the Rotary Foundation Walk has raised just under $3 million for the Rotary Foundation.  This year about 200 Rotarians, friends, and family walked in perfect late summer weather through scenic Morningside Park, Centennial College, and the new PAN-AM Facility in Scarborough to raise an additional ~$135,000 for the Foundation.  President Steve Code, who got lost coming into the event, and Past President Lyle Goodin represented the Bowmanville Rotary Club this year.  Breakfast and lunch were prepared by the Culinary School at Centennial College.
President Steve Code and Past President Lyle Goodin walking alongside Highland Creek

On Saturday, May 23rd a group of 35 Bowmanville Rotarians and friends set off in the early morning for a wine tour of Prince Edward County on a bright and blustery morning.  This outing was organized by our own Georg Krohn and we spent the day being driven around in a luxury coach stopping in at four very different wineries, being warmly greeted by the owners and sampling their latest vintages.  It was a great day of fellowship and meeting new friends and sampling some wine.  Thanks to Georg and his wife Elfi for organizing a great day for us.

On Saturday May 2, 2015 President Gord Wallace, President-Elect Steve Code, and Rotarian Lyle Goodin attended the District 7070 District Assembly. The Opening Plenary Session offered updates by DG Brian Thompson on his year as DG and by others on the End Polio Now campaign, the up-coming 2018 Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto, the 2015 Foundation walk, the 2015 District Conference, and DGE Michael Bell's goals for 2015-2016.

Following a break, participants attended two Breakout Sessions on such topics as:
1:  Rotary Club Central
2:  Grant Management
3:  Fundraising
4:  The Pulse - Why I joined Rotary; why I stayed
5:  Leadership at your Club and Beyond
6:  Club Runner - Secretaries and Treasurers
7:  Membership Success Stories
8:  Promoting your Club - Media and Social Media
9:  Rotaract and Interact

Following a delicious lunch, the 2015-2016 budget was presented and, following a number of probing questions, the Presidents-Elect were asked to approve it.  The Key Note presentation was about the 2015 Polio journey to India for four 7070 Rotarians, including DG Brian Thompson and his wife.  The Assembly ended  with a review of a 7070 Rotarian's Kilimanjaro Climb and a presentation on the new End Polio Now Club.

The highlight of the Assembly for President Gord Wallace occurred when Dr. Bob Scott chose to sit with him during the afternoon sessions.

President Gord Wallace and Dr. Bob Scott

Bowmanville Rotarians are encouraged to attend 7070 District Assemblies, Foundation Walks, and Annual Conferences.


Bono, lead singer and front man for the rock band U2, is well known for his humanitarian work.  In this video Bono pays tribute to Rotarians and their belief in their motto of Service Above Self"






Thank you for your interest.
Please take a few minutes to learn what Rotary is doing in YOUR community and in other countries around the world.
Our motto is "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".

Breakfast meeting with speakers every Tuesday morning at 7:15AM at:
Trinity Church Hall
116 Church Street
Bowmanville, Ontario

For meeting information contact Lynda Mayes at:
905-419-5654or connmay@rogers.com.


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director, Community Service
Director, International Service
Director, Youth Service
Director, Membership
Director, Fundraising and Special Events
Director, Club Administration
Foundation Chair
Rotary Club of Bowmanville
P.O. Box 217
Bowmanville ON  L1C 3K9