Speakers
Brian Van Arem
Jun 17, 2024
Schools in Africa
Cobbs Bakery
Jun 24, 2024
New in Bolton
No Meeting
Jul 01, 2024
Canada Day
Dr John Tiede
Jul 08, 2024
Hear Well, Be Well
Potluck/Picnic
Jul 15, 2024
Peace Park
Amy Darrell
Jul 22, 2024
Simmons Trail - Escarpment Conservancy
Mike Paquet
Jul 29, 2024
People First Fundraising
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Services Director
Community Services Director
International Director
Foundation Chair
Membership
Youth Services Director
Sergeant-at-Arms
Director at Large

Welcome to Bolton, in the Hills of Caledon!

Bolton

 Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:30 PM
Rotary Place
7 Rotarian Way
Bolton, ON L7E 1Y2
Canada
Join our club!
We are a high-spirited, active club with strong ties in the community. Take a look at our website to see some of the recent accomplishments. New members are always welcome.  Make your contribution count! Email boltonrotary@gmail.com to have someone call to connect.  
Home Page Stories
This year's theme is The Magic of Rotary and we certainly captured the momentum of this truly magical night.  Fabulous food, surprise awards, celebration and fellowship.  Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards:  Jimmy Pountney, Luci Verdile and Dave Anstey with Paul Harris Awards, Tyler Viaene Rotarian of the Year, Charissa Yavcutovich Willing Worker award and Murray Stewart District 7080 Service Award.  
A great big thanks to Dan and Chris who have been working hard to get the bench installed out front of Rotary Place. And a shout out to Deb May and Kathy Clarkson for working on the gardens. The bench has been donated by Mary Peotto and family in memory of her husband Frank T. Peotto.
Charissa presenting a $5,000. cheque to Kim for Caledon Meals on Wheels.  CMOW has been in Bolton for 40 years, serves over 25,000 meals a year and has over 100 volunteers. The offer more than just meals... social and wellness programs, visiting and security checks. 
A huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers at our recent golf tournament!
This is our biggest fundraiser so we try to make it a very special day for everyone involved.
The weather was fabulous, the course memorable, the dinner delicious and the camaraderie heartwarming.
Cheers to another great year!
We are proud to support Scientists in School as an addition to the curriculum in 5 local Grade 3 classes.  
 
Bolton Rotary is proposing a new  Rotary Generations Park at the corner of  Kingsview and Rotarian Way. Michael Hoy, Manager of Parks and Natural Heritage with the Town of Caledon will be presenting concepts for consideration on April 15 at our weekly business meeting.    Mayor Groves and councillors will join us at this meeting.  
Andrew and Ingrid were happy to be presented with a plaque in recognition of Bolton ($6900) and Orangeville ($4000) contributions to the new stove that was recently installed at Oliver House...a residential group home in Caledon offering 24 hour supervised and housing for community residents to support their mental health. 
 
Has it been 30 years since we began hosting the annual golf classic?  Over that time we have provided $2million+ in proceeds to local groups and charities in the Caledon area.  This year we are scheduled for Thurs. May 23 at Caledon Woods Golf Club!  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  We are sold out our 144 spots!  Become a sponsor and build the charitable base of our biggest fundraiser. 
MAKE A LOAN, CHANGE A LIFE!   Bolton Rotary and Kiva have partnered to make an even greater impact on communities around the world, one loan at a time. Our money has been re-loaned three full times now, helping 133 women, in 23 countries. The average loan has been $350. Our default rate is only 0.02%!  This is a world wide organization, active in over 80 countries, that administers micro loans to individuals, mostly single mothers. The Club became involved a few years ago with an initial investment of $5000 USD. This money is loaned out in small amounts, generally to purchase agricultural supplies or equipment, and is then paid back over time to then be re-loaned to the next recipient. There are partner agencies in the local area that administer the applications and the loans, and Dave keeps a close on the applications and the money. So far there have been a total of 4.9 million borrowers worldwide. For more info visit KIVA.org  
 
The Rotary Club of Bolton has had great success with their Caledon Kids First Program!  It is a funding program in sports and wellness programs for families in need.  Youth have participated in dance, soccer, karate, skating, baseball, hockey, music, swimming, etc.  and over the 5 years we have sponsored 155 youth under 18. 
 
YOUR DONATION will be greatly appreciated!!
We are so appreciative of everyone's heartfelt support and involvement in our projects.  The generosity of this community is inspiring.  We have so many worthwhile causes that resonate with people - Kiva Microloans, Ukraine Crisis Support, Caledon Kids First, Water First Indigenous Internship, Murray Stewart Trail, Bolton Rotary Peace Park, Shop with a Firefighter and many more.  Make your donation count as 100% of all proceeds go toward the project.  
 
 
 
Frank met with Dovelin Hawthorne who is organizing this initiative to send donations to two schools and an orphanage in Jamaica.
Charissa (right) was proud to be able to deliver $10,400 in grocery gift cards to The Exchange on behalf of the club. 
We recognize the urgent need this year in particular and happy to help in this crisis.
Over 300 friends and family joined in the  family skate on Thursday, December 28 at Albion/Bolton Community Arena.
We were happy to see so many members of the community participate with free hot chocolate and snacks while they took a short break from the action.  
It was a fantastic day for the parade as kids were excited to the build-up of Santa's arrival.  4,000 toothbrushes were distributed by members and friends of Rotary! A wonderful community event!
 
Kelley Potter's remarks at 2023 Remembrance Day Ceremony a heartfelt tribute ....
Today, I wanted to talk to you about Vimy Ridge. By 1917, after three years of fruitless slaughter, the First World War had become a struggle of attrition. The opposing Allied and German armies were stuck in a stalemate on the Western Front — a vast line of trench works stretching from the North Sea through Belgium and France to the Swiss border. Millions of soldiers on both sides had been killed and wounded in battles that brought the war no closer to an end....keep reading

 
We were so proud to be recognized by Caledon Fire and Emergency Services for our contribution to their Shop With a Firefighter campaign last year.  Donations go toward 20 children of families in need so they can purchase Christmas presents for family members, wrap them at the local firehall and enjoy breakfast with the crew.  A very rewarding and heartfelt program to be in partnership.
What a great time at our Haunted Hill run!  100 runners were dressed in costume and ready to race.  Happy smiles when they received their medal, goodie bag, tshirt and lots of food and snacks after the run.  Thank you to our volunteers from Bolton Guides and Alphadogs Humberview Robotics team!  Of course we couldn't do it without our generous sponsors....All-Lift Ltd, Banas Stones, Bolton Park Dentistry, Bolton Veterinary Hospital,  Bolton Carpet and Interiors, Core Financial Group, Fines Ford, in Memory of Bob Smith, Metalcraft Spinning and Stamping, Nobleton Veterinary Clinic, Rafat, Ri-Go Lift Truck, Scotiabank, Sierra Excavating
A local business owner of Chatime is involved in sending soccer equipment to Jamaica to support youth programs for street kids through churches, youth groups, orphanages. Frank met with Dovelin Hawthorne who is organizing this initiative.
 
We are so proud to dedicate this new room in memory of Marnie Stewart.  Marnie's desire to help charitable causes included the expansion of the Rotary Place Seniors Centre.   
We were able to utilize the Murray Stewart Trail during the Haunted Hill Run.
Proud to honor Murray with this prominent feature in our community.  Thanks to TRCA Bolton Camp
staff for grooming it for a great event on Oct 29  but in any weather it's a beautiful walk!
We have recently sponsored a  Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide that, when trained, will go to a local vision-impaired Caledon resident. This program empowers Canadians with disabilities to navigate their world with confidence and independence by providing Dog Guides at no cost to them and supporting each pair in their journey together.  
After a late spring work party by Rotarians and friends, the Peace Park on Glasgow Road looks beautiful in it's late summer glory!  
The Alphadogs would like to thank Bolton Rotary for their donation of $5000  to purchase a new bandsaw for the Manufacturing room, along with a rivet tool, impact driver and wireless soldering iron.
 
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SO GENEROUSLY DONATED TO THIS PROJECT!!   We have reached our goal of matching donations up to $10,000 to help in this ProjectVolya.ca.   Kevin Leach is working with front-line medics in Ukraine to help them secure medical supplies.