Club News

Consumers Road Cleanup

On Wednesday, July 26th, 2023, members of the Rotary Club of Whitby and their families and friends met up on Consumers Road in Whitby to do some litter cleaning. Bags and gloves were handed out and the volunteers got to work quickly, picking up lots of garbage items that were polluting the road. Great work to all of the volunteers! 


Saving women's lives and keeping families together in rural Zimbabwe

A pap test is commonplace for many Canadian women. In Zimbabwe, it’s the leading cause of death among women.
According to the World Health Organization, Zimbabwe is among the top five countries with the highest incidences of cervical cancer, with 61 of every 100,000 women being diagnosed annually. Pap smears are expensive and therefore not often available or used.
The Rotary Club of Whitby is pleased to donate $14,000 to the Karanda Mission Hospital in rural Zimbabwe to make a less expensive technique more widely available. Read on to find out how. 

Environmental Action Award winners

Over the past year, the Rotary Club of Whitby has been a leader in environmental action and now we have been rewarded with a Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Award.
We led the way with the annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup with dozens of volunteers picking up garbage from lakes, streams, ditches and fields in the Great Lakes watershed. We also supported three local schools to plant pollinator gardens on their property and we diverted 51% of the waste at our annual Food Truck Frenzy.

Sun shines on 2023 Food Truck Frenzy, community wins!

Thank you to our sponsors, community partners, volunteers and guests for another amazing Food Truck Frenzy! We raised tens of thousands of dollars to support local and international organizations and had a lot of fun doing it.
Special thanks to our food trucks, vendors, Kids Zone businesses and Brock Street Brewery - and Mother Nature - for making this one of our best Food Truck Frenzy experiences ever. Looking forward to seeing everyone back in 2024!

Supporting doctors in Ukraine with the arrival of a surgical table

We are making a difference for doctors on the frontlines of the war in Ukraine with the arrival of a surgical table at the Mechnikov Hospital in Dnipro.
This equipment will make a difference to the civilians and those fighting near Dnipro, the largest city close to the action in eastern Ukraine.

A lot of rain and a lot of garbage picked up!

The third annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup saw hundreds of Rotarians and community members across the province pick up garbage from lakes, streams, ditches, fields in the Great Lakes watershed.