Club News

Helping to Feed the Need in Durham Region

 
 
Rotarian Steve Cornell is pleased to present LeeAnne Rorabeck, Director of Development and Communications of Feed the Need in Durham, a cheque for $5,000 to help during this busy time of the year. #rotaryclubofwhitby #rotarywhitby

Feeding families in Haiti and Ukraine

 
We were happy to join other Rotary clubs on Nov. 5 to pack thousands of high-protein meals for Kids Against Hunger Canada. Each meal kit consists of rice, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), vitamins and flavouring, and a freeze-dried vegetable blend. Some kits will be shared locally and the rest will be sent to families facing food insecurity in Haiti and Ukraine.
 
$750 could be yours!  The Whitby Rotary Club recognizes results, and is offering a $750 bursary to Whitby and Brooklin graduating secondary school students who are planning to attend an accredited Canadian College or University.  
Click here for Bursary Postcard.  
 

Consumers Road Cleanup

On Wednesday, July 26th, 2023, members of the Rotary Club of Whitby and their families and friends met up on Consumers Road in Whitby to do some litter cleaning. Bags and gloves were handed out and the volunteers got to work quickly, picking up lots of garbage items that were polluting the road. Great work to all of the volunteers! 

 

Saving women's lives and keeping families together in rural Zimbabwe

 
 
A pap test is commonplace for many Canadian women. In Zimbabwe, it’s the leading cause of death among women.
 
According to the World Health Organization, Zimbabwe is among the top five countries with the highest incidences of cervical cancer, with 61 of every 100,000 women being diagnosed annually. Pap smears are expensive and therefore not often available or used.
 
The Rotary Club of Whitby is pleased to donate $14,000 to the Karanda Mission Hospital in rural Zimbabwe to make a less expensive technique more widely available. Read on to find out how. 
 

Environmental Action Award winners

 
 
Over the past year, the Rotary Club of Whitby has been a leader in environmental action and now we have been rewarded with a Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Award.
 
We led the way with the annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup with dozens of volunteers picking up garbage from lakes, streams, ditches and fields in the Great Lakes watershed. We also supported three local schools to plant pollinator gardens on their property and we diverted 51% of the waste at our annual Food Truck Frenzy.
 
 

Sun shines on 2023 Food Truck Frenzy, community wins!

Thank you to our sponsors, community partners, volunteers and guests for another amazing Food Truck Frenzy! We raised tens of thousands of dollars to support local and international organizations and had a lot of fun doing it.
 
Special thanks to our food trucks, vendors, Kids Zone businesses and Brock Street Brewery - and Mother Nature - for making this one of our best Food Truck Frenzy experiences ever. Looking forward to seeing everyone back in 2024!
 
 

Supporting doctors in Ukraine with the arrival of a surgical table

 
 
We are making a difference for doctors on the frontlines of the war in Ukraine with the arrival of a surgical table at the Mechnikov Hospital in Dnipro.
 
This equipment will make a difference to the civilians and those fighting near Dnipro, the largest city close to the action in eastern Ukraine.