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A thank you to all Rotarians


Dear Editor,

I want to thank all of the hard working, dedicated Rotarians from the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region as they celebrate the 110th anniversary of Rotary on Feb. 23, as well as the 30th year of our PolioPlus campaign. They are just part of the 1.2 million Rotary members who have dedicated themselves to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

For 110 years, Rotarians have worked in Oshawa, in the Region of Durham, in Ontario, in Canada and in communities around the globe and put service above self.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects its members from 200 countries and geographical regions. Their work impacts lives both at the local and international levels, from helping families in need right here in Oshawa, to working toward a polio-free world.

Rotarians are your neighbours, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. With differing occupations, cultures and countries, Rotarians are given a unique perspective. Their shared passion for service helps Rotarians accomplish the remarkable.

In addition to ending polio, Rotary members contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in communities throughout the world. Projects focus on humanitarian issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.

Being a Rotarian means making a strong commitment of time and energy. Are you ready to make that commitment?

If you would like to learn more about Rotary or to become a member, please call Lennis Trotter, our membership director, at 905-576-6869.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, chartered in October 1976, has 30 members and meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club in the heart of Oshawa where Rotarians enjoy each other’s fellowship and discuss ways to serve others.

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David Andrews

Past President, Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood