Club Meeting Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Marys

St. Marys

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Rotary Parkview building
22 St. Andrews St. N., St. Marys
Parkview banquet hall, lower level east entrance
St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
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Mailing Address: 12-20 Huron St. N, St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
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World Polio Day will be recognized on October 24th.  One day. One Focus. Ending Polio.
 - Our 6th annual World Polio Day event will take place at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and aim to bring together more than 100,000 viewers around the world.
   Click on link  to watch the livestream of the 2018 event. 
   Get inspired! Watch last year's World Polio Day livestream:
Polio this week as of 25 September 2018
·         Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, linked to an ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak in neighbouring Nigeria. 
·         Featured on Coffee with Polio Experts – Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad.
·         Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples; Pakistan – five new WPV1-positive environmental samples; Nigeria – three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples; Niger – two cVDPV2 cases; Horn of Africa (Somalia) – three cVDPV3 cases and one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample; and, Papua New Guinea – two new cVDPV1 cases.
Wild poliovirus type 1:
Total cases Year to date in 2018
               Globally WPV 18
                    - In endemic countries – 18
                    - in non-endemic countries – 0
·      Total cases Year in 2017
Globally WPV 22
                    - In endemic countries – 22
                    - in non-endemic countries – 0

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.


How Rotary makes help happen

We create opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.




Entrepreneurs use microloans to become street vendors, rickshaw drivers, weavers, and tailors.

Drop anchor in Hamburg
Situated on the Elbe River, Hamburg, Germany, is the third-largest port in Europe, a thriving hub of global trade. The city will host the 2019 Rotary International Convention 1-5 June. Local Rotarians are hard at work planning activities that will help you capture the moment. In the September issue of The Rotarian, you will learn more about what you can expect during your visit to Germany's gateway to the world. Register by 15 December to take advantage of the early registration discount.

President’s Corner-October 2018:


We’re challenged by the RI President this year to “Be The Inspiration”.


Thinking back to my first year in Rotary, when I was the “young guy” in the club, makes me recall some truly great Rotarians who inspired me: Clark Ready was a “stickler” for protocol and meetings ran according to Robert’s Rules, never a motion out of order. Bill Davis was conscious of rules too, but more concerned with proper manners; you never brought a beer bottle to the table in those days. Crosby Kirkpatrick was a great story teller and always ready to talk about the news of the day. Herb Sparling, being hard of hearing, had a habit of waiting until a presenter started to talk and then, almost always, would bellow “Speak UP!  I can’t hear a damn word you’re saying” from the back of the room.  Most often he was right. I’d be seriously remiss too if I didn’t mention Adrian Elderhorst; His recollection of the liberation of Holland from Germany by the Canadian Forces always made me choke with pride.


The Rotary Four Way Test is an inspirational creed. It’s a test of “the things we think, say or do”.

Keeping this in mind. like those that have gone before us, we are all building our legacy in Rotary and inspiring others, in thoughts, words and deeds.


President Claire

September 23, 2018


What an exciting meeting we had on Monday, September 17th! We were happy to welcome AG Dianne Yundt and DG Jim Schlatman. Jim spoke about being an inspiration to others and what an inspiration he was indeed! I think we all walked away feeling energized and wanting to make a real difference in our community and internationally. This in itself would have been a full evening, but we enjoyed the company of our newest exchange student, Simon from Taiwan and we were thrilled to induct our newest member Kyle Burnside to our Rotary family!!



AG Dianne Yundt (L), Heather Ellis, President Claire Sherwin, 


DG Jim Schlatman (C), Doug Goudy, Lucie Stephens and 



centre Bruce Radford and Pierre Chateauvert (R).




Lucie Stephens thanked DG Jim for talking with us this evening and


presented him with a booklet about the book titled "Be Kind" that
we donated to the St. Marys Public Library in his honour.



President Claire sponsored our newest member, Kyle Burnside (2nd from R) 


who was inducted this evening - Membership Chair Bruce Radford



over the ceremony with President Claire and DG Jim assisting.




Our newest exchange student from Taiwan, Simon (Hsin-Yang) Lu.



President Claire Sherwin presents cheque to Scott Crawford,
Director of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame which represents
our 2nd installment towards our $100,000 pledge.
President Claire Sherwin presents cheque to Mayor Al Strathdee which 
represents our 2nd installment of our $100,000 pledge towards the 
revitalization of the Cadzow Park, specifically the Rotary Splash Pad.

Building our Future Together!  

Have you considered taking your talent and skills and utilizing them in a role beyond your Club?  We are looking for Rotarians who are interested in future roles at the District Level or beyond.  What about chairing a District Committee, being part of the AG team, Support Membership, promoting our Rotary Foundation or being a Champion for the Eradication of Polio? We want you!


During this year we would like to hold some informal information sessions around the District to help answer your questions, assist you with your future plans and help us plan for the future Leadership in our District.


Please contact PDG Diane Chantler at to express your area of interest and your Club name.  We will contact you as we schedule our information sessions.


Let’s build our future Together!


Hsin-Yang Lu (Simon) -Exchange student from Taiwan
Nov 19, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange Presentation
Janice Mitchell-meeting at Janice's home
Nov 26, 2018
Janice's Fine Country Catering - Visit Janice's kitchen
Meeting cancelled - Club Christmas Party
Dec 03, 2018
Party to be held at River Valley Golf Course
Community Dinner
Dec 17, 2018
St. Marys United Church