Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to our Club!

Whitby Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Royal Oak Pub - Whitby Shores
617 Victoria St. W.
Whitby, ON  L1N 0E4
Canada
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Upcoming Meeting Speakers
Toronto & Region Conservation Authority TRCA
Dec 14, 2016
Toronto & Region Conservation Authority TRCA
Business meeting
Dec 21, 2016
 
Interested in Speaking at Rotary?

Please click here to contact the speaker committee chairperson. 

 
Whitby Youth Exchange Student Mitchell Mahoney

In Switzerland for a year....And he's home!

Click here to view Mitchell's blog! 

Mitchell Mahoney was selected as our 2015/2016 youth exchange student.  He lived in Switzerland for almost a year! (Home July 2016)  Rotary's Youth Exchange program provides opportunities for students to share their own culture and embrace a new one. Exchange fosters global peace, one student at a time.  Students gain greater understanding of who they are and their own in country the process.  Building world knowledge, tolerance and gratitude is what happens through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.   Read Mitchell's blog, see pictures, share his experience, watch the change.

 

 
2016/2017 Youth Exchange Student Mary Joie

Click here to view Mary Joie's blog! 

Mary Joie Agustin, a Whitby high school student, was selected as the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise's 2016/2017 youth exchange student.  She began her 11 month adventure on August 17, 2016 when she boarded the plane to Germany. She will live with Rotarian families in Germany for almost an entire year.  Rotary's Youth Exchange program provides opportunities for students to share their own culture and embrace a new one. Exchange fosters global peace, one student at a time.  Students gain greater understanding of who they are and their own country the process.  Building world knowledge, tolerance and gratitude is what happens through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.   Read Mary Joie's blog, see pictures, share his experience, watch the change.

 
 
 
Upcoming Events - Click the event for details
 
Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Presents it's 9th Annual Savour the Flavour Gala Event
 
A fundraising event not to miss! Ten of the best local restaurants all under one roof, Live & Silent Auction, Monte Carlo Entertainment, and much more! Please visit our event page for more information.
 
Kids in Grade K-6 have fun with this Free Reading Program
 
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Whitby Sunrise Rotarians Clean Up the Road

What do a group of volunteers do on a rainy Saturday morning in the spring and fall?  What else but garbage pick.  Yes, Rotary Sunrise Rotarians have adopted a portion of Hwy 12 north of #7 and south of Myrtle Rd. Each spring and fall they get out there, rain or shine, and clean up the gullies and grass.  You can only imagine what they find!  
 
 
 
 
 

Towels and Linen

What does a 50 bed women's shelter need?  Towels and Linen.  Rotary Whitby Sunrise was pleased to donate much needed towels and linen to a local women's shelter.  Shown here are proud Rotarians making the give.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Whitby Public Library was excited to participate in the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise’s community event "Push for a change" held on October 21, 2016.  The Push for a Change is an initiative started by Joe Roberts, a former homeless youth turned successful business person, to help raise awareness of youth homelessness in Canada.  Joe Roberts made his way through Durham Region stopping at Celebration Square in Whitby for a well attended and spirited community gathering.
 
 
 
 
 

From Belgium and Back again 

When Melie Genicot returned to Belgium on August 5th, 2016, she took back much more than she left with.

The 18 year old spent a year immersed in Canadian culture as part of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise’s youth exchange program. She now speaks English fluently, has formed lifelong friendships, and learned life lessons she never expected when she stepped off the plane last August.

“It’s the best experience you could have in life to learn about yourself and learn about other people,” she said, reflecting on the past year during her last few days in Canada.

 
 
 

Grandview Kids One Step Closer to New Headquarters

 
 
 
 
Thanks to a $50,000 Donation from The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise
 
Attendees of Whitby Ribfest received more than tasty treats on Saturday, July 9. They watched as the The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise renewed its commitment to Durham’s kids by presenting a $50,000 cheque to Grandview Children’s Foundation in support of Grandview’s urgently needed capital project.  Grandview Children’s Centre has outgrown its building and it requires modern purpose-built rehabilitation space to serve the 8,200 children and families in need now.
 
“The incredible generosity from the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise moves Grandview much closer to its dream of being able to help 8,200 kids with special needs and their families, and the 10,000 who are expected to need this help by 2031,” said Bryan Yetman, Chair of the Board of Directors of Grandview Children’s Foundation. “The Centre is bursting at its seams and we need help from organizations like The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise to meet current and future demands at a new, larger Grandview Centre Headquarters.”
 
 
 

We Paint Too!

In May 2016, members of our club have gave an old house a new look!  The Rowe House, the home of Whitby’s first mayor James Rowe, was built in 1856 at 1600 Charles St. It remained there until 1999 when it was set to be demolished.
 

Concerned residents rallied to save the Rowe House when Judith Barker and the late Town of Whitby councillor Shirley Scott created the Whitby Heritage Community Association. Working with the developer they managed to acquire a piece of land from the Town of Whitby to move the historic home. The developer poured a new foundation and moved the house to its current location at 301 Front St. W.

As a tribute the Ms. Scott, at the suggestion of Councillors Derrick Gleed and Elizabeth Roy, (both great members of the club) the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise agreed to prepare, scrape and paint the house as a community service project on May 6.

 

 
 
 

We are.....

Community.  St. Vincents Kitchen, the second Thursday of every month.  Whitby Sunrise Rotarians are hands on to serve.  But that's not all, Whitby Sunrise Rotarians are on hand in community projects all over.  Adopt a Road clean up every spring and fall.  New!  James ROWE House revitalization and the list goes on. 
Giving.  Little Footsteps, Big Steps.  Compelling stories of generosity and changing lives.  Weekly speakers inspire us. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will have peace.
Superheroes! The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is full of everyday heroes full of fun with fellowship.  Join us for breakfast on a Wednesday morning and you'll understand more.  Click here to contact us.
 

 
 

A Fair View to Give

Fairview Lodge Long Term Care and Services for Seniors is a living place where "quality of life is enhanced through meeting each individual’s physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social needs. These needs are best met using an interdisciplinary approach, with professional leadership and support".  And....community....the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise recognized the need for generations to come together and enjoy each others company in nature.  That's why, years ago Rotarian, Don Fleming, now a senior senior himself, tirelessly spear headed fundraising events to raise money and help build a gazebo on the Fairview Lodge grounds.  The fire at Fairview Lodge on October 27th 2014 didn't burn Don's spirit - or the Rotarian built gazebo - in fact, the gazebo was moved, revitalized and landscaped and now provides a sanctuary for residents and families to enjoy.  It's most fitting that a corner stone in our community, Don Fleming, is recognized for his enormous giving to help others, not just at Fairview, but all over our great town - Whitby.  This dedication rock can be found at the Fairview Lodge gazebo.
 
 

 
 
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