Rotary Club of Willowdale

Deb Rapport Lunch Meeting
Apr 19, 2018 12:30 PM
The presentation will be on sexual exploitation
Lorris Herenda
Apr 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Executive Director, The Yellow Brick House, a Women's Shelter
Shirley Lewis
May 10, 2018 6:30 PM
Canadian Humanitarian
Dr. Warren Jestin
May 24, 2018 6:30 PM
Economic Update
Michael Hurley
May 31, 2018 12:30 PM
The Highway of Heroes
President's night
Jun 14, 2018 6:30 PM
Instate the new club president. Courtney Douldron
Dr Gerald Sussman
Jun 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Hands Across the Waters project
Mary Lou Harrison District Governor 2018-19
Jul 26, 2018 6:30 PM
DG Annual visit
President’s Antillean Rotary Friendship
Aug 23, 2018
Fellowship meeting
Ryan DeSousa
Aug 30, 2018 12:30 PM
Collette Guided Tours presentation
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Community Service
International Service
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Fundraising Chair
Club Administration
Assistant Secretary
Upcoming Events
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursday at 12:30pm 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30pm
Bayview Country Club
25 Fairway Heights Drive
Thornhill, ON  L3T3X1
District Site
Venue Map
Home Page Stories
video of the Willowdale Rotary Clubs 65th anniversary

The Rotary Club of Willowdale, Canada proudly presents:

The Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS)

  • Are you looking for an additional way in which to assist with literacy improvement?
  • Do you have volunteers interested in helping individuals to improve their literacy in reading or math?
  • Do you have access to computers with high speed internet connections?

If yes, you will want to learn more about the Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS)

For US$80 (or $95 Canadian), any sponsored individual can have access to the Academy of READING and Academy of MATH for up to a year.

For more information about this new offering, go to:


About CALS

The Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS), based on AutoSkill's Academy of READINGÃ'® and Academy of MATHÃ'® programs, was presented at Rotary International's Centennial Convention in June 2005. Following the convention, discussions were held to determine how CALS could best be utilized by Rotary to help meet the challenge to improve world-wide literacy. It was believed that Rotary clubs, with access to computers and high speed internet connections, could help individuals using AutoSkill programs to improve their reading and math skills.

The Rotary Club of Willowdale was chartered on May 1st, 1952, with the approval of Rotary International and became part of District 7070. Rotary is an organization that represents about 1.2 million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs in 162 countries around the world.

Our club has over 50 members from many different walks of life. We represent many of the professions and businesses in Willowdale. Women have been encouraged to join our club for a dozen years.

Some of our traditions in the Rotary Club of Willowdale include: - Regular attendance at the weekly Thursday lunch meetings is encouraged in order to keep in touch with Rotary friends and Rotary projects.

If a member is travelling, he/she can attend any other Rotary club and receive credit for make-up attendance. Many Rotarians take pride in regular attendance. One member of our club has more than fifty-four years of perfect attendance.

Over the years the Club has started, sponsored or started many projects both local and international. Some the project descriptions can be found in the "Our Club at Work" article.

At nearly every meeting we have a guest speaker that present events happening at their particular organization or on current affairs. A few months after a new member joins our club, he or she is asked to give a classification talk at a lunch meeting, with a brief summary of his/her life history, vocation and connection to Rotary. It also gives the new member an opportunity to promote and advertise the particular business or industry they are in.

A short story about "The beginning of the Rotary Club of Willowdale"

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jack Marshall
    April 13
  • Margaret Adat
    April 17
  • P.J. Kursell
    April 17
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Joan King
    April 10
  • Tina Phanthaamath
    April 15
  • Earl LaBerge
    April 20
Join Date:
  • Al Warren
    April 28, 2005
    13 years