Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
July - Membership - Cheryl Jack, Joan Littleford, Trisha Makarov
Murray, Joe
Wityszyn, Judy
August - Foundation - Ken Chapman, Herb Tran, Bill Irwin, Herb Tran, Pat Perkins, Brian Barton, Debbie Williams Narendra Sethi, Joe Dale, Leigh Anderson
Bilenduke, Jenny
Cornell, Steve
September - International - Ravi Joshi, Des Newman, Simon Kariuki, Arthur Capon, Solange Miese, Larry Giofu
Richardson, Ray
Myers, Randy
October - Communications - Hans Rempel, Danielle Harder, Britney O’Brien, Brian Winter
Diraddo, Geno
Bowness, Sheila
November - Community Service - Ken Percy, Brandon Lambert, Elizabeth Darbyshire, Garry Francis, Mike Finigan, Brandon McBride, Sameen Asghar, John Dale, John Patte, Chris Butryn
Mulcahy, Rhonda
Wynistorf, Fred





MAY 27 AND MAY 28, 2017

A big thank-you to all of the patrons and volunteers who helped to support our 4th annual Rotary Club of Whitby Food Truck Frenzy! We will be back again next year! 





The Rotary Club of Whitby Presents
To Haiti With Love
April 28th, 2017 - 7 pm to 10 pm
St. Thomas' Anglican Church
101 Winchester Road East, Brooklin
It was an unforgettable night of Haitian culture to support the efforts of Little Footprints Big Steps. Haitian sights, sounds and tastes while meeting Morgan Wienberg was the focus of the evening. We hope that everyone was able to learn of the positive changes her organization has been  been bringing to the children of Haiti.
For more information on Morgan's work in Haiti please click here:
More New Members!
Welcome Judy Wityszyn and Solange Miese (second and fourth from left).
A warm welcome to our newest Rotarians!
Membership committee members Joanne Ashley, Karen Fleming and Mary Anne Souter inducted our newest members,
Ken Percy, Leigh Anderson, Laurie Suikki and Pat Perkins who is a returning member.
Whitby Rotarians in action to assist Haiti
Whitby Rotarians Randy Myers, Geno Diraddo and Ray Richardson are finalizing a shipment of basic necessities for Haiti which was devastated by Hurricane Matthew. This effort was completed with the collaboration of Morgan Wienberg of Little Footprints Big Steps, a Canadian Registered Charity which has been very active in Haiti for many years. These supplies and much more are desperately needed to assist Morgan in her efforts to rebuild and to reduce the hardships created by the recent Hurricane. If you are able to assist, please contact us or any of the above Rotarians or visit:
Aids Committee - Red Scarf Project Launch
All Rotary members and guest are welcome to to join us for the launch of the 2016 Red Scarf Project.
The launch will be held on Saturday, October 1st in the Rotary Room at the Whitby Library from 1 pm to 4 pm
Join us for an evening with Dr. Paul Thistle
Thursday July 7
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Bella Notte Ristorante
3570 Brock St. North, Whitby
$50 (food only) per person includes meat, vegetarian pasta option
Beer, wine and soft drinks available
Rotarians and Friends of Rotary in Action!
Pictured here are most of 22 Rotarians and Friends who cleaned up Consumers Drive and visited 11 homes of elderly and disabled residents of Whitby to assist with yard work and general clean up. Rotary also donated $1,500 to Community Care Durham prior to hitting the streets.
These are the fine looking Rotarians who were expecting to walk on the COLDEST NIGHT on February 20th. It turned out to be almost the warmest night of the winter. Well done team Rotary. 12 walkers raised $2,400 so far. It is not too late. If you have not donated yet please click on the link below.
The Coldest Night of the Year
Join the Rotary Team for a 2, 5 or 10k walk on February 20th to raise money for The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre in Oshawa. Contact Team Captain Sheila Bowness for details. We would love to have your legs or your money. 
Click here for further details and to register or donate:
Morgan is truly an amazing young lady who has taken on a project in a very challenging environment of Haiti. She is making a difference and is an amazing speaker that any of you who heard her in the fall can confirm. Our club is working with her to assemble a Global Grant to assist in her work in conjunction with other clubs including two in Whitehorse and one in Haiti. So, your support this night will be used for that work and I know anyone attending will be “moved”.  This is an excellent time for guests as well as they will be impressed that we are working/collaborating with this great young lady and her team. 


Today The Rotary Club of Whitby inducted three new members, Dr. Chris Cheung DC, Ken Chapman and Randy Myers (front row,2nd, 3rd and 4th from left to right). Dr. Cheung is an Associate Chiropractor at the Active Life Rehab and Wellness Clinic in Town. Ken Chapman is a Past President of the Rotary Club and is rejoining after a few years of keeping busy with retirement. Randy Myers is also retired. He previously owned and operated a Health and Safety Equipment Business. Sponsors Sean Lockhart, Fred Wynistorf and Joe Dale are also pictured. President Larry Giofu (far right) offered a special welcome.
President Elect Larry Giofu takes over from President Leigh Elliott
President Leigh Elliot and her husband Andrew Elliott have returned to their native UK. Both were devoted and hard working Rotarian who added a great deal of value, expertise, enthusiasm and, of course, British culture during their 4 years as members of the Rotary Club of Whitby. They intend to continue to assist from long distance with the upcoming Food Truck Frenzy event. The Club is very appreciative of their contribution and service above self. The members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of Whitby are wishing both Leigh and Andrew a future filled with happiness and health. We hope to see them again soon. 
President-Elect Larry Giofu has graciously agreed to enter his term as President 8 months early. The Club is looking forward to Larry' leadership until June 30, 2017.
THREE OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS PRESENT AT OUR MEETING: Whitby Station Gallery, Their Opportunity and Epilepsy Durham were 3 of our Community Partners who presented valuable and interesting information at our recent meeting and confirmed their close relationship with our Club.
RED SCARF PROJECT - By Joanne Ashley
December 1st is World AIDS Day at which time all of the red scarves are tied around poles within Oshawa and Whitby. Click below to read the full story.
SLICE OF LIFE EVENT – by Joanne Ashley
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 25th. At the Abilities Centre in Whitby. Click below to get further information
Community Service Award presented to
The Rotary Club of Whitby by Community Care Durham
Community Service Recognition Award: This annual award is to recognize an exemplary not-for-profit organization that has provided to CCD either a financial contribution, and/or a donation of time by its members, or has otherwise distinguished itself in support of CCD service to clients.  The Rotary Club of Whitby is the recipient of this award in 2015 in recognition of their outstanding contribution of many years of support to our Whitby clients.The Club supports the meals on wheels program, organizes the spring and fall days of giving taking care of spring and fall clean up and provided financial support to put new tires on the transportation vehicle. Below, President Leigh accepts the award on behalf of the Club.

Your Rotary Wheels Team raises over $1,200 for Heart and Stroke!

Despite miserable weather conditions on May 31st, Rotary Wheels Members, Team Captain John Patte, Leigh Elliott, Andrew Elliott and Fred Wynistorf, biked 50 km up the Don Valley Parkway and back down. Cold temperatures,steady rain and north easterly winds gusting up to 40 km/h made the ride a great deal more challenging particularly going up the DVP. This was the third year the Rotary Wheels participated in this event. More participants are always welcome. The ride was sold out and, despite the bad weather, none of the 14,000 participants were discouraged to head out and get soaked. 

The Rotary Club of Whitby's 2nd annual Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy will be held in the parking lot of the Iroqouis Park Arena on Mother's day weekend. 

This year's event promises to pick up where the last one left off with the addition of 11 more food trucks, a site twice the size of the last location as well as an expanded list of children's activities. For further details please click on the link located under "Club/Partner Links" on home page.

President Shauna Moore
Volunteer Schedule
View Bingo Schedule for July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
To view Meals on Wheels schedule for July 1, to December 31, 2017
Foundation Walk is on September 10, 2017.
Weekly Meeting
Aug 22, 2017
Grandview Kids presentation
Weekly Meeting
Aug 29, 2017
History of the Foundation
"NO" Weekly Meeting
Sep 05, 2017
Meeting moved to Wednesday night with Satellite club
Wednesday Evening Meeting
Sep 06, 2017
Evening Meeting with Satellite group - Presentation on Blue Umbrella campaign
Wednesday Evening Meeting
Sep 06, 2017
Evening Meeting with Satellite group - Presentation on Blue Umbrella campaign
Weekly Meeting
Sep 12, 2017
Steve Rutlege will update us on the Laos project