Message from the President

Melodie Mensch

It is an honour and a privilege to be the first woman to serve as President for the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club.  As a dedicated group of like-minded people, we have rallied together, even during a global pandemic, working extra hard during the most challenging times, to ensure our charitable goals and commitments were realized.

2021 marks the celebration of the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club’s 50th Anniversary, proudly reflecting on 50 years of Service Above Self. With deep roots in the Waterloo Region we continue to support our local community partners and our international projects.

We do good work, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

If you would like to know more about the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club, Rotary International, and how you can help, I invite you contact me.  Use the “Club Information” option in the Contact Us page and the email will be directed to me.

Cheers KCRC, looking forward to the next 50 years!

Melodie Mensch

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 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.

Fellowship Events

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 $14.5 million for charitable causes.  See the Our Causes page for more information on the charitable work we have supported.



Distributed to charitable causes