The Rotary Club of Peterborough
Celebrating 100+ Years of Service in Peterborough
Lunch Meeting Schedule

2 Mondays per Month
at McDonnel Street Activity Centre

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 a.m.
McDonnel Street Activity Centre
577 McDonnel Street
Peterborough, ON K9H2Y1
Rotary in our Community
You’re invited to our first ever Tri-Club Rotary Open House!
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn about the impactful initiatives and projects that Rotary undertakes to uplift our community & see how you can help.
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Welcoming Remarks at 5:45 pm)
Location: McDonnel Activity Centre, 577 McDonnel St., Peterborough
Why Attend?
· Discover Rotary's Impact: Gain insight into the diverse range of community service projects and initiatives spearheaded by Rotary that make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families in our area.
· Meet Fellow Community Leaders: Connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for service and community betterment, including current Rotary members and esteemed community leaders.
· Learn How You Can Get Involved: Explore various avenues for engagement and learn how you can contribute your time, skills, and resources to meaningful causes supported by Rotary.
· Enjoy Refreshments and Networking: Relax in a welcoming atmosphere, enjoy light refreshments, and engage in enriching conversations with fellow attendees.
Event Sponsors: Rotary Clubs of Peterborough, Peterborough Kawartha, and Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield

The 9th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee brought to you by Lighthouse Private Wealth and Presented by YourTV returned on Saturday May 13, 2023, after taking a COVID-19 break.

Held at Fleming College’s Whetung Theatre, the event featured over 90 students divided into two groups: Junior (Grades 4 to 6) and Senior (Grades 7 and 8), all of whom first won the spelling bees at their schools.

In the Junior division, first place went to Olivia Jones of St. Catherine Catholic School, second place to Arthur Zadro of Our Lady of the Wayside Academy and third place to Kaiden Surphlis of James Strath Public School.

In the Senior division, first place went to Noah Hoffman of Kenner Intermediate School, second place to Sonny Gillis of St. Catherine Catholic School and and third place to Crepe Cochrane of Adam Scott Intermediate School.

The top three spellers from each division won valuable prizes for themselves as well as literacy funding for their schools: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

Past club president Wayne Harding went down Armour Hill in ½ a canoe to promote the annual Rotary Carl Oake Swim taking place March 3, 2023 at the YWCA. Funds raised benefit the Easter Seals and Rotary projects in our community.
“One of our Rotary club members Graham Wilkins owns Paluski canoes,” he explained. “He basically said 'I have half a canoe that I think would be a great thing for you to go down the hill' and I did it with no thought.”
The public is encouraged to participate in the event. For more information visit
Upcoming Meetings
11:45 Presidential Changeover Meeting
Jun 24, 2024 11:45 AM
Changeover Meeting
11:45 Committee Chair Presentations
Jul 08, 2024 11:45 AM
Committee Updates
11:45 Legacy Project Update
Jul 22, 2024 11:45 AM
Legacy Project Update
11:45 Guest Speaker Bill Lett
Aug 12, 2024 11:45 AM
Canadian Canoe Museum Architect
11:45 Guest Speaker TBA
Aug 26, 2024 11:45 AM
Upcoming Events
Club Executives and Directors
President Elect
Past President
Director - Club Service
Director - Vocational Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Fundraising
Director - International Service
Director - Membership
Director - Public Relations
Director - Community Service
Director - New Generations
President Elect Nominee
Director - Club Public Image