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Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club

Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club

Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club is a dynamic, fun-loving, hard-working organization. Chartered in 1938, the Club has earned its long-standing position of respect in our community through its consistent benevolent work.

Ours is one of 59 clubs in Rotary District 6330 - an international district comprising 40 Canadian clubs located throughout southwestern Ontario and the Bruce Peninsula, as well as 17 American clubs in Eastern Michigan and 2 online clubs.

Twice monthly meetings are held in the church hall at St. George's Anglican Church, at the corner of Russell St. and Marsh St. in Clarksburg, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month -- "6:00 for 6:30 p.m."  However, during Covid-19 restrictions, our meetings are being held via ZOOM starting at 7:00pm.

Meetings are always active and interesting, including a healthy mix of serious "Rotary Business" as well as lots of good fun and fellowship.

Club Executive & Board - 2021-2022

  • President:  Elizabeth (Lib) Kennedy
  • Past President:  Colin Clarke
  • President Elect:  Elizabeth Kennedy
  • Secretary:  Richard Bowden & Ed Rogers
  • Treasurer:  George Matamoros
  • Club Administration Chair:  Alison Kennedy
  • Membership Chair:  Bruce Paterson
  • Public Image Chair:  Palma Barbieri
  • Community Service Chair: Diane Anderson
  • International Service Chair:  Kristan Sears
  • Indigenous Relations and Awareness Chair (new position):  Clay Melnike
  • Youth Service Chair:  Heather Offord
  • Director-at-Large:  Jeremy Wentworth-Stanley
  • Director-at-Large:  Steven Schofield

Club priorities for 2021-2022 are focused around the theme of KINDNESS which is aligned with the Rotary Internationsl theme of "Serve to Change Lives". Small ordinary acts of kindness in every day life can have a significant and outsized effect on the receiver...we must never underestimate how valued our small kindness might be by the receiver, nor should we underestimate its positive effect on own mental and physical well-being as the 'doer'. As part of this focus on kindness, our priorities for the year are:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in our membership and through our service projects locally and internationally
  • Peace, by contributing to the building of a kinder world
  • Protecting the environment for the benefit of future generations and all living things

 

Avenues of Service

Club Service

Attends to the day to day administrations of the well being of our members and club.

Community Service

Plans and implements projects that affect our local community, as selected by either the club or the committee.

Indigenous Relations and Awareness

Plans and leads club members in all club projects and activities surrounding the development of understanding and awareness of Canada's Indigenous Peoples among our members and community leading to beneficial inter-community relations. 

International Service

Plans and implements projects that affect our international community, as selected by either the club or the committee.

Youth Service

Oversees all projects dealing with youth -- from Rotary Youth Exchange to school prizes and student seminars.