Rotary International pres-elect to visit Winnipeg


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Winnipeg is one of 11 hubs — from Vancouver Island to St. John’s, N.L. — that Rotary International president-elect Jennifer Jones will visit on her cross-country tour, dubbed Imagine Rotary Canada. The Winnipeg stop is July 6 .

“In recent times, we have all witnessed incredible acts of service and kindness – especially throughout the pandemic,” Jones said. “Canada’s 21,000-plus Rotary members are providing leadership during this challenging time in history. This tour is an opportunity to uncover the best of what we do and share it with others.”

While in Winnipeg, Jones, whose home club is the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ont., will visit the Rotary Leadership Circle to interact with youth developing leadership skills, visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and hear about the Rotary summer program in human rights for senior high school students. She will see the generosity of Winnipeg residents as they donate needed items for Immigrant Refugee Community Organisation of Manitoba (IRCOM) and Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre. This will support families who otherwise would not have nutritious food and personal supplies.

Jennifer Jones, 2022-23 president-elect of Rotary International will speak in Winnipeg on July 6.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Did you know that the first Rotary Club outside of the United States of America was started in Winnipeg in 1910, making Rotary International.

Why Rotary?

“Being a member of a Rotary Club is one way that I give back to the community for all the community has given me and my family over the years,” is how one member put it.

We are people of action who support a variety of groups, causes and projects in Winnipeg, across Manitoba and around the world. Locally we support literacy, youth leadership development, caring for the environment as stewards of the Assiniboine Forest, peace, goodwill and understanding, reconciliation, awareness and relationship building, support to health and addiction services, scholarships for youth, building of playground facilities, provision of sports equipment, support of summer learning programs, provision of lunch programs.

“When we see the smile on a child’s face holding a book we know we have made a difference” Rotarian Strini Reddy said.

Internationally, we support youth education through the Ripple Effect, provision of water and sanitation facilities, food supply with gardening tools, seeds and fertilizer, training of child educators, support to the End Polio Campaign, and provision of emergency shelters through Shelter Box.

Visit to find out more and see if there is a club near you. You can make a difference, too.

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