Proudly serving the region for nearly 100 years, the Rotary Clubs of Kitchener-Waterloo consist of five core clubs each dedicated to supporting multiple local charities, institutions, and several international humanitarian projects.
Our clubs engage community leaders to support the work of Rotary International with a local, city-core focus on community, families, and children in need.
Established in 1922, Kitchener Rotary was the first Rotary club established in Kitchener-Waterloo. The efforts of Rotarians led to the establishment of the Rotary Children’s Centre in 1957 – renamed KidsAbility in 2003. We were the first club in KW to support the inclusion of women in Rotary and co-founded the Rotary African Women’s Education Fund. We have supported multiple charities and international humanitarian projects over the years. For details on these and other initiatives, please visit our web site.
The Rotary Club of Kitchener is an engaged community leader that supports the work of Rotary around
the globe with a local, city core focus on community, families and children in need.
Kitchener’s Downtown Rotary Club
Twice a month on Monday at 12:00 PM – Crowne Plaza Hotel Trillium Suite
105 King Street East
Kitchener, ON N2K 3P5
Also, meets on the 4th Monday in the evening. For more details check our website.
The Club was founded in 1971 with the purpose of expressing the objectives of Rotary, by supporting local community causes but particularly having a strong international focus – a direction that continues to this day. We have been most recognized by Lobsterfest, raising money for our international work since 1972. This year, with significant supporting donations, we have eight active projects around the world, focussing on our theme, “Women & Children – Health and Education”. We co-founded the Rotary African Women’s Education Fund that has allowed dozens of talented girls in Kenya and Uganda, including 12 of the victims of the LRA, get a university education. Our community work has also been successful and rewarding. The Dream Home Lottery raised millions of dollars over its 30 year life to help make a difference for many local agencies and our hospitals. Turkey Drive raises nearly $400,000 a year to support House of Friendship and other agencies at Christmas. Of course, all this is done through wonderful fellowship and fun, both at our weekly meetings and the many social events throughout the year.
We have raised over 6 million dollars in the last 20 years in charity organizations.
Help women and children in health and education both in our local community and internationally
Fridays at 12:00 PM – Westmount Golf & Country Club
Kitchener Grand River Rotary is a breakfast club in Kitchener-Waterloo. We are a diverse and engaged community organization dedicated to supporting children, youth and future leaders. Kitchener Grand River Rotary is the organizer of 2 major community fundraising events: Skate48 Charity Hockey Challenge and Mudpuppy Chase Family Race, in support of local charities and international humanitarian projects. For details on these and other initiatives, please visit our website.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Trillium Suite)* 105 King Street East
Kitchener, ON N2K 3P5
* Meeting by Zoom videoconference until further notice. Check Speakers List on our website.
In March 1981 members from the three existing local Rotary clubs in our Region came together and formed the Rotary Club of Kitchener Westmount. Seven original members from the Rotary Club of Kitchener, the Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga, and the Rotary Club of Waterloo gathered another
31 and with a total of forty members were chartered as the Rotary Club of Kitchener Westmount. The Kitchener Westmount Rotary Club is making positive changes in our community and the world. Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship, connecting a diverse group who share a drive to give back.
Service Above Self.
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM – Concordia Club
(Currently meetings are being held via Zoom due to the pandemic.)
429 Ottawa St S,
The Rotary Club of Waterloo was founded in 1963 and has been built upon the loyalty and hard work of dedicated and positive members and friends. The strong track record won by its faithful and hardworking contributors has led to many endeavours and successes in its history. We support and contribute too many community initiatives and proudly support KidsAbility, Supportive Housing of Waterloo and many other local not for profit agencies. We run many fundraising events within our community including the Mayor’s State of the City Breakfast, our Golf4KidsAbility tournament and our Citrus Fruit sale. Our goal as Rotarians is to support our community locally as well as participating in Rotary International humanitarian projects.
Service Above Self.
We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: The Granite Club
99 Seagram Drive
Currently our meetings are being held via Zoom due to the pandemic.