July / August 2021


At the Rotary Waterloo June 22,2021 club meeting the Leadership torch was passed from Outgoing President Tracey Weiler to incoming President Kelly Steiss. The evening also featured the passing of pins to our president elect Carol Parsons and our award winners. To view the complete slide presentation Click HERE

May 2021 Meeting highlights
 June 8 2021
"Rotary & United Nations . . . Partners in Peace"
“Rotary Roots Run Deep at the United Nations,” says Past District Governor Doug Vincent, who was Rotary Waterloo’s keynote speaker on June 8, 2021 . Doug shared Rotary’s role as a founding contributor to establishing the United Nations. In this 75th Anniversary Year, Rotary can be proud, having a most senior status at the UN.
“Many do not know of our important role in promoting International Understanding and World Peace, through the UN,” says Vincent. “In addition to the 49 Rotarians who participated at the Charter Meeting in 1945, it was a Rotarian who wrote the first draft of the UN Charter and it was three members who negotiated the land deal for our UN headquarters in New York city.”
May 11,2021

Rotary Waterloo was thrilled to have as our guest speaker  Clarence Cachagee
Clarence is from Waterloo Region and has an undeniable spirit for change.  With a primary focus on working with the Spirit within, he is a helper, visionary and author who is known for investing his whole self into his community.  Clarence originates from Chapleau Cree First Nation and calls Cambridge his home.  He is the visionary behind Crow Shield Lodge which is a place for reconciliation and land based teaching.  For more information on Crow Shield Lodge click HERE
Meeting May 25 2021
Our guest speaker was Fitzroy “Fitz the Whip” Vanderpool
  Whip = With Hope Its Possible
  • Born in Trinidad, Fitz Vanderpool went on to become a renowned professional world boxer with six titles under his belt.Fitz is also a humanitarian by nature. After settling in Kitchener, Ontario and establishing a name for himself he decided to give back to his community, opening his own boxing academy in Kitchener in 2003.  The Whip Boxing Academy is a state of the art facility that provides a place for young people to learn the art of boxing while building self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.  With May being Youth Service Month, we’re excited to have Fitz join us to share the great work he does as an educator and role model within the community.
Karen Voisin Interview On CKWR Radio
Rotary Kitchener Waterloo's 5-Club Membership Committee arranged for an on-air interview with CKWR Radio in Kitchener Ontario April 29th 2021 as part of National Immunization Awareness week.
The focus of the interview was on Rotary’s Polio vaccine program and resolve to rid the world of Polio forever. Other local Rotary initiatives were discussed in the interview
The full interview can be heard here HERE