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Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Marys
St. Marys

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
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
Mailing Address: 12-20 Huron St. N, St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
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Rural Urban 2023!
This event would not have been possible without the incredible support of our corporate sponsors, event coordinators, venue operator, food caterer, volunteers, and over 400 guests.
Besides great food and fellowship, we were entertained by author, playwright, and public speaker, Dan Needles who kept us laughing. 
Since 2013, the Rotary Club of St. Marys has been donating books to the St. Marys Public Library in honour of their guest speakers. To date, almost 430 books have been donated to the library. On September 20, 2022, members of our Literacy Committee presented Library Acquisitions and Cataloguing Officer, Kate Long, with a cheque to cover the cost of the books purchased for this program.
Pictured around Rotary's Open Book statue that was gifted to the library when the Rotary Club of St. Marys designed and installed the Rotary Reading Garden in 2005.
Standing: Pierre Chateauvert (L) and Diane O' Shea
Seated:  Linda Schuyler (L) and Kate Long
Update October 7th - With Aug and October bags collected, our community has now diverted 10,539 outer milk bags from our land fill site.
More bags! Seven large bags of outside milk bags were picked up from McDonalds Your Independent Grocer on August 19th. These bags will not be going to landfill but will be made into sleeping mats. Keep the bags coming.
Outer milk bags picked up from the McDonald's Your Independent Grocer on August 19th, 2022, and on October 14th, 2022.                                              
On Saturday, June 18th, Incoming President Charlie Hammond presented Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President, Jeremy Diamond with a $15000 cheque as a partial payment towards our pledge to CBHFM.
When @Rotary formed PolioPlus in 1985 to #EndPolio, polio paralyzed 1000+ children every single day in 125 polio-endemic countries. Because #VaccinesWork, just 2 countries remain wild polio-endemic. Afghanistan has reported 1 case and Pakistan has reported zero cases so far this year.
#COVID19 reminds us that disease outbreaks anywhere can be a threat everywhere. That's why @Rotary#End Polio is more committed than ever to ending the threat of polio for every child.


RI President-elect Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.  Speaking to District Governors-elect at this year's Governor's Training Assembly, RI PE Jones announced that the 2022-2023 Rotary International Annual Theme is Imagine Rotary!
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Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

On November 1st, 2021, Andrea Macko, Events Coordinator, Town of St. Marys brought greetings and congratulations from the Mayor and Town Council. The Rotary Club of St. Marys was presented with the 'Strong As Stone' award for all that we do for the community.
Andrea Macko announces that the Rotary Club of St. Marys has received 
the 'Strong As Stone' award.
Three Board members accept the 'Strong As Stone' award on behalf of the Rotary Club of St. Marys.
Pictured in the forefront (L-R) Rotarian Ron Aitken, Club President John McGarry and Rotarian Doug Goudy.
Rotarian Ron Aitken, organizer of the Rotary Club of St. Marys' environmental project advises that DCVI students helped plant 400 trees at the Meadowridge Park (Meadowvale & Southvale area). Our club purchased a variety of trees from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA). Thanks to the Town of St. Marys and UTRCA for working with the Rotary Club. There will be more trees to be planted in spring 2022.
We are very thankful that the DCVI students helped with the planting of the trees.!
On June 28th, the Rotary Club of St. Marys ended the Rotary year by welcoming the new District Governor Erin Shankie and the new Assistant Governor Paul Roulston to preside over our meeting to induct our new President, John McGarry and install the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
We thank Andrew Middleton who served his entire year as our President during the pandemic. It was not a typical Presidential Changeover as we are still living under COVID restrictions. Even though this was an unusual meeting, it was none the less an auspicious occasion.
Congratulations, President John!
Pictured below- L-R: John McGarry and Erin Shankie. 
Rotary Club launches new St. Marys Keepsake Tote Campaign
The Rotary Club of St. Marys has teamed up with local sponsors to release a freshly designed reusable tote bag featuring scenic imagery of the town that’s Strong as Stone! Available now at select retailers, the Rotary Club’s new Keepsake Tote is sure to be the ideal replacement for everyone’s shopping needs.
A collaborative effort
In cooperation with the Town of St. Marys, Rotarians coordinated the design to include a collage of unique local photos as well as the town’s new slogan. In support of the Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts, many local businesses helped finance the project. Their company logos proudly frame the design and serve to remind everyone of our town’s resilient and enduring character.
Perfect for many purposes
The totes will become a great keepsake memory for visitors to St. Marys and also make a perfect gift or promotional item for those who appreciate beauty and function. The polyfabric bags hold up to 30 lbs, are durable and consist of 10% recycled material.
How to get yours
Look for the Keepsake Tote poster in store windows to identify the local businesses who are selling the totes. Buyers can also shop online by visiting to purchase the bags in quantities of 5 for $25. Rotarian Len Hawkins will arrange pickup of online orders.
Support St. Marys
The Rotary Club of St. Marys is always seeking ways to better serve our community. It’s been more than ten years since the Rotary Club introduced its last tote bag fundraiser, so it decided, what better time to breathe new life into a community cause? As we turn the corner on COVID-19, let’s focus on the shared beauty, strength and distinction of our town. Please patronize valued sponsors and watch for Rotary Club thank-you ads featuring these dedicated businesses.
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Members of the Rotary Club of St. Marys volunteer at the COVID vaccination clinics at the St. Marys Pyramid Centre and the Rotary Complex in Stratford. Pictured above are 3 of our members, L to R, Pres Andrew Middleton, Pierre Chateauvert and Ron Aitken who are ready to volunteer at Stratford location on June 8th.
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 13th consecutive year
By Rotary International
For the 13th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

The Foundation earned the recognition for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient way, demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 13 consecutive
4-star evaluations.
"Your achievement and 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts,” says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
Club Assembly/Business Meeting
Jun 05, 2023 6:30 PM
Pres Charlie, Kenneth & John H
Jun 12, 2023 6:30 PM
The Ugandan School Report
RYLA participants presentation
Jun 19, 2023 6:30 PM
Presidential Changeover
Jun 26, 2023 6:30 PM