About Rotary

Rotary International

is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace throughout the world. Southampton is one of over 35,000 Rotary Clubs with approximately 1.2m members in more than 200 countries worldwide. Locally in Southampton we meet weekly, socialize, listen to speakers on matters of interest, plan local and international projects and then fund raise to accomplish our plans

Weekly Program

The heart of Rotary is our clubs—dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

Our Club Officers 2018/19

President - Sylvia Sheard
Vice President - Rob Hughes
Past President - Ed Braun
Treasurer - Gerry Irwin
Secretary - Trish Saunders
Sgt. at Arms/Club Service - Dave Lennon/Leo Butler
Foundation Chair - Tony Sheard
Public Image - Pat O’Connor
Community Service - Rob Hughes
International - Liz Hawthorne
Vocational/Youth - John Cherry/Mary - Adele
Membership - Bruce Waechter
BBQs/Fries - Pat O’Connor
Dinner Auction - Tony & Sylvia Sheard
Golf Tournament - Rob Hughes & Ed Braun
Huron Shores Run - John & June Van Bastelaar
Winterama - Rob Hughes/Liz Hawthorne
Christmas Float/Parade - Leo Butler
Paul Harris Awards - Henry Weickert
Fundraising & Sponsorship - Rob Hughes
Facilities Review - Ed Braun
District Conference 2020 - John Conlin
District Officers: Tony Sheard, District Governor Elect

Where do our funds come from?

We raise money through
• Fish Fries and Burger Flips
• Annual Draw
• Winterama (3rd Saturday in February Click here for more!) • Rotary Huron Shore Run (Ist Saturday in June, Click here for more!) • Golf Tournament (Ist Monday in July)
• Dinner Auction (3rd Saturday in October)

Where does our money and help go?
Here are just some of our many accomplishments

• Built the Rotary Scout and Guide Hall in 1981. The building also provides a home for the Get Outdoors Youth Club
• Helped to restore Pioneer Park after the storm damage in 1986
• Organizes the Annual Rotary Huron Shore, held in support of the local hospital in partnership with the Port Elgin Club and the Saugeen Track and Field Club
• Built and maintain Perkins Park
• Contributed to the Helliwell Park Soccer Fields, the Skate Park, Police Community Mini Van, the Marine Heritage Peerless II and the Rotary Trail and Bird Blind at McGregor Park
• In June 2010 the Accessible Playground Project was successfully completed at Jubilee Park in association with the Port Elgin Club
• The club supports GC Huston Public School including donating a dictionary to every Grade 3 student being a lead donor to the schools ‘Outdoor Educational Dome Classroom’ and new Running Track
• Offers a series of annual school scholarships to promote ‘service above self’ and ‘leadership’ qualities in young people
• Awards of Paul Harris Fellowships are made to community members exhibiting ‘service above self’
• Supports various international endeavors via Shelter/Aqua Box Programs, “Rotary Hand Up’ and ‘End Polio Now’ initiatives. Learn More


Our work would not be possible without the dedication of the Rotary Club Members and the generous support of the people and local businesses of Saugeen Shores.

If you would like to join us or you simply need more information: Call Sylvia or Tony at 519 797 3151