85 Years of ROTARY SERVICE to Huntsville and the World

Rotarians take an active role in both the local and world communities.  The act of helping others enriches the personal and professional lives of Rotarians and other contributors.

Community Service Projects in Huntsville

  • Club’s initial focus was on helping handicapped and disadvantaged children
  • Created Rotary Beach (now Hutcheson Beach)
  • Rotary brought live theatre to Huntsville - 40 years of musical productions
  • Created Muskoka Pioneer Village
  • Canteen facilities at McCulley-Robertson baseball park
  • Contributions to library, fire-hall, centennial center, hospital, nursing home
  • Built the train station museum and meeting room at Muskoka Heritage Place
 
  • Built pavilion at Avery Beach on Trans-Canada Trail
  • Brought RCMP Musical ride to Muskoka – Free for all school children
 
  • $100,000 contribution for new Day Surgery unit at Huntsville hospital
  • Rest and exercise areas on Trans-Canada Trail
  • Economics of Staying in School program for grade 8 students
  • Dragon Boat Festival (boosts tourism and raises funds) (HLOB club)
  • $50,000 of support for the Chrysalis Women’s Shelter (HLOB club)
  • Upgrades to Pitman Bay Youth Day-Camp
  • Healthy breakfast program and peer tutoring program at Huntsville High School
  • Environmental programs e.g. Tree planting and removal of purple loosestrife
  • $400,000 Rotary Youth Park, a safe alternative to skateboarding on the streets
 
  • Rotary Peace Park to enhance the Main Street entrance to Brendale Mall
  • Playground at River Mill Park and upgrades to Pitman Bay Youth day-camp
  • Rotary Dock Fest – Annual Boat-Tub Derby fundraiser
  • $100,000 donation to Huntsville Hospital capital campaign
  • Band-Shell in River Mill Park ($180,000 including grants secured by Rotary)
 
  • Accessible playground at HPS
  • Affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity
  • Annual Adopt-a Highway program
  • Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Training Seminars
  • Annual Rotary Youth adventure programs in citizenship and technology
  • Annual bursary program to help HHS graduates further their education
  • Annual contributions to local food banks