Message from the President
As we enter the 2023-2024 Rotary year, the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club celebrates 52 years of supporting our community and those in need around the world.
Our club members are dedicated people who want to give back to the world in fellowship with other Rotarians and community members.
We have fun in our efforts to provide “Service above Self” and take pride in the work that our club accomplishes through the generous donations provided by the wonderful community in which we live.
Our various fund-raising events, such as Turkey Drive and Lobsterfest, have provided meaningful opportunities for community members and businesses to donate their time and money to help those in need both at home and through the many international projects we support.
Spend a moment on this website to learn about all the projects our club currently supports (click here to see Our Causes) and find inspiration in the joy of giving.
This year our club will focus its attention on engaging with the next generation of Rotarians and the community of Waterloo Region, who are known for their charitable actions and giving spirit.
Please reach out to me if you are interested in joining Rotary or would like to volunteer or just learn more about the wonderful and impactful work Rotary does around the world. Click here to go to the Contact Us page and select the “Club Information” Subject. Your email will be directed to me.
We welcome those who share our passion for giving and with the variety of membership options our club offers, it is easy for you to try us out!
Together we will Create Hope in the World.
Yours in Rotary,
Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club
The Club was founded on June 25, 1971 with the purpose of expressing the objectives of Rotary, by supporting local community causes but also having a strong international focus – a direction that continues to this day.
The Club meets every Friday at noon – usually at the Westmount Golf & Country Club – to enjoy fellowship and a guest speaker. On special event Fridays, the location of the meeting may change depending on the purpose.
Helping others, both locally and internationally, developing new friendships, and making solid professional associations, are major benefits of membership in Rotary. Since its inception, our Club has remained one of the most prominent in the Waterloo Region.
In addition to the regular Friday meetings, there are other events for members and for their significant others. These include Golf Days, the Family Picnic, Theatre Night, Ski Day, Trap Shooting, President’s Night, The District 7080 conference and the annual Rotary International Convention.
Our Charitable projects
Over the five decades of fun and fellowship the Club has been fortunate to have made a difference with both its Community and International projects. Since the beginning, it is estimated the Club has distributed over $15 million for charitable causes. See the Our Causes page for more information on the charitable work we have supported.
Distributed to charitable causes