Club Meeting Information
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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On June 5, we are celebrating D6330 RYE5050 years of Rotary Youth Exchange in District 6330! This celebration is also a reunion from across the years and the planet: an opportunity for D6330 RYE alumni, Rotarians, and host families to reconnect and catch up. The event will start with a plenary session, celebrating all that we have accomplished through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in the past 50 years. Afterward, attendees will have a chance to break into small groups to visit with Rotarians from their host or sponsor club, other inbounds or outbounds from their year, and host families! Are you a D6330 RYE alumna or alumnus? A Rotarian who is/has been involved in the program? A host family member?
On Monday,  March 22nd we will have David Knoppert as our guest speaker.   David is a retired Neonatal Pharmacist from London, Ontario. In 2014 David joined the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park. In 2017 – 2018 he was Club President and currently serves as Club Secretary and Chair of the Golf Committee. In January 2017 David took his first trip with the group COMMIT to Nicaragua. He is on the COMMIT Executive and is an avid fund raiser, having hit over 6,500 golf balls in 12 hours in 2019 and currently is riding across Canada to raise awareness and funds for the people of Nicaragua.
David has asked that we share the COMMIT Winter newsletter with you to read before his talk on March 22nd.  
World Water Day that began in 1993 has become an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The theme of each March 22nd focuses on topics relevant to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. In 2021, the focus is 'valuing water'. What does water mean to people, what is its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource?
“At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.
Though 22 March is recognized as World Water Day, our commitment to these causes is ongoing.” By Adam Ross 
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.
Scott Crawford
May 17, 2021
Update, new developments and future plans at Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Carolyn Welp (former RYE from Germany
May 31, 2021
Walk Down Memory Lane
RYLA attendees
Jun 21, 2021
Report from students who participated in ‘Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders’
Presidential Changeover
Jun 28, 2021
Incoming District Governor presiding