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

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
At our club meeting on January 9, 2023 we were happy to present a cheque for $7800 to the Five Counties Children's Centre from our golf tournament fundraiser last fall.

Pictured are Past President Wayne Harding, Scott Pepin and Lynne Giles from the Five Counties Children's Centre and Club President Bill Crins.
Upcoming Meetings
11:45 Guest Speaker Kim Blackwell
May 13, 2024 11:45 AM
Artistic Director 4th Line Theatre
11:45 Guest Speaker Kevin Donovan
May 27, 2024 11:45 AM
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11:45 Guest Speaker - TBA
Jun 10, 2024 11:45 AM
11:45 Presidential Changeover Meeting
Jun 24, 2024 11:45 AM
Changeover Meeting
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