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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Festival City

Festival City (Stratford)

Small but Mighty!

We meet Tuesdays at 7:10 AM
The Queen's Inn
161 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON  N5A 3H3
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Coming Events
Laura Pujatti
Jun 18, 2019 7:00 AM
My Rotary Exchange Year in Canada
Jun 25, 2019 7:00 AM
Changing of the Guard
New Member: Liz Yundt
Jul 02, 2019 7:00 AM
Mark Fewer
Jul 09, 2019 7:00 AM
Stratford Summer Music
Brian Rivers
Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM
World Trips Update
Val Trudgeon
Jul 23, 2019 7:00 AM
McCarthy Place
New Member: Nancy Haliday
Jul 30, 2019 7:00 AM
Aug 06, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
New Member: Bev Gregory
Aug 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Home Page Stories
The Festival City Rotary Club welcomed three new members to the club: Liz Yundt, Bev Gregory, and Nancy Halliday. Pictured left to right, Dianne Yundt who sponsored the members, President Bill Bill Helmuth, membership chairperson Deb Stacey-Rivers, Nancy Halliday, Bev Gregory, and Liz Yundt.

Assistant District Governor Dianne Yundt presented Paul Harris Fellowships, the highest honour in Rotary, to recognize four people whose lives exemplify the humanitarian and educational objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
Pictured left to right: Bob Currah, Lorne and Sharon Twamley, President Bill Helmuth, Brian Dundas, and ADG Dianne Yundt.

This month Rotary Club of Grand Bend gathered donations and packed a shipping container with supplies to assist survivors of the tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique in March.  Volunteers, including some members of our club, helped load the 40 foot container. 

An amazing example of Rotary International clubs and members acting quickly and working together to save lives across the globe.

The Festival City MS Walk team raised more than $1800 on the Sunday May 5 walk. Thank you to all the donors who supported our team. In total the teams raised more than $47000 to support local MS clients.
Team members left to right: Assistant Governor Dianne Yundt, Jennifer White, Wayne Yundt, Chuck Dingman, Margaret Dingman, and team captain Carolyn Dingman.
Hannah Lawrence, a student at Stratford Central Secondary School, was selected to attend the Ottawa Rotary Adventures in Citizenship program in Ottawa April 28 to May 1. Pictured with Hannah are President Bill Helmuth and Christy Bertrand. Hannah described her adventures in Ottawa at the club meeting on May 28.
The Festival City Rotary Club competed in the annual Stratford Garbage Can Decoration Competition. The team won first prize in the Service Club category. Team members include Dianne Yundt, Deb Stacey-Rivers, Kirk Riehl, and Nancy Totino the chief designer. Missing from the photo is Rotary Exchange student Laura Pujatti.
Members of the club decorated this garbage can to be located in an area of Stratford. Annually, a garbage can decorating competition takes place in Stratford. The photos show this year's entry by our club.
Valerie Trudgeon is welcomed into the Rotary Club of Festival City by membership chairperson Bev Stacey-Rivers and club president Bill Helmuth. 
President Bill Helmuth and Membership Chairperson Deb Stacey-Rivers welcome Tina Grasby as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Festival City. Tina was sponsored by Christy Bertrand.
Thank you to Bev Haggadorn, Executive Director of ShelterLink, for coming today and presenting stories of challenge and success at the youth shelter. Festival City Rotary Stratford will support this year's annual fundraiser with a team.
Jaimie Weber presents work they are doing at Middle Ground to help malnourished children in Haiti
President Bill Helmuth received a certificate from District Governor Jim Schlatman who addressed the club at our weekly meeting October 30. The certificate is a thank you from the Rotary Foundation for our donations to the Foundation.
Bob Burchett, 3rd from left, is welcomed into the Rotary Club of Festival City by President Bill Helmuth, Membership Chairperson Deb Stacey-Rivers and sponsor Vincent Hill.
Jean Aitcheson a multiple Paul Harris Fellow received another Paul Harris pin in recognition for her annual givings. Jean received her pin from Dianne Yundt.
Peter Moreton received a second Paul Harris pin in recognition for his work as President last year. Assisting in the presentations are President Bill Helmuth and District Governor Jim Schlatman. 
Barry Clarke, a former Rotarian, and representing the Stratford Salvation Army accepted two bags of winter clothes from Deb Stacey-Rivers.
The clothing collected from members of the Festival City Rotary Club by Deb will be distributed to those in need of winter clothing.
Club President Bill Helmuth, membership chairperson Deb Stacey-Rivers introduce and welcome Nancy Totino who was sponsored by Christy Bertrand. 
Rotarian Dianne Yundt thanked MP John Nater for speaking to the Festival City Rotary Club. John is the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Interprovincial Trade and the Sharing Economy. 
Bev Hepburn is welcomed to the Festival City Rotary Club by membership chairperson Deb Stacey-Rivers and club President Bill Helmuth.
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48 Moore St.,
Stratford ON
N4Z 1J5

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