The Rotary Club of Shelburne is a diverse mix of people from Shelburne and the surrounding area that are bound together by their dedication to “Service Above Self”, the Rotary motto.
Since 1951, the Club has been the lead organizer of the Heritage Music Festival/Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship that raises funds to support the Club’s charitable activities. The Club also hosts movie nights and concerts in Fiddle Park and holds annual seasonal gift basket, Christmas wreaths and garlands fundraisers.
Every Thursday, the Club meets at the Agricultural Hall in Shelburne or virtually on Zoom to enjoy fellowship, dinner, and hear an interesting speaker from the community. Examples of recent speakers include Matthew House Hospice, Canadian Diabetes Association, Special Olympics and Streams Hub. Often, our speakers are from groups or organizations that have benefited from our service activities and programs. We also attend local theatre, support local restaurants, perform trash clean up in Shelburne parks and hold fun events such as Bowling, maple syrup tours and sushi making. We have also partnered with the Shelburne EDC on their annual golf tournament to raise money for the much-wanted Splash Pad
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In the past year the Rotary Club has supported and hosted the following charitable causes.
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Back Pack Project
- Breakfast Club at local schools
- CDDHS Sports Team Jerseys
- Community Hero Awards Night
- Dinners for Shelburne Health Care Workers
- Dolly Parton Drive-in concert in the Park
- Feed it Forward Project with local restaurants
- Gift Basket Fundraiser
- Golf Tournament
- Greenery Fundraiser
- Hamper Program
- Headwaters PPE Donation
- Heart Monitors for Zimbabwe
- Indigenous Water
- Mobile Senior’s Market
- Movie Night Drive-in
- Multi-cultural Event
- Park Clean Up
- Respirators for India
- Santa for Senior’s at Dufferin Oaks
- Shelburne Legion Remembrance Day
- Shelburne Minor Hockey
- Shepherd’s Cupboard Food Bank
- Ukraine Relief
…all the while raising money for the Splash Pad
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of the disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines.
Today, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic. Nigeria was recently declared polio-free.