Club Information

Welcome to our club!

Kim Groenendyk
Club President
   Meeting Address:
   We meet Thursdays
   at 7:20 AM    
   Holiday Inn Ptbo-Waterfront
   150 George St N
   Peterborough, ON
   K9J 3G5, Canada
Mailing Address:
Rotary Club of
Peterborough Kawartha
​P.O. Box 2076,
Peterborough, ON
K9J 7Y4, Canada
Home Page Stories
Kim was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha at the Club's changeover meeting on July 7.  Born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Kim attended the University of Guelph where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science. 
Kim joined the Ontario Public Service in 2002 in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. With a love and appreciation for the incredible depth and breadth of natural resource management, Kim's work focuses on building positive and cooperative relationships with Indigenous communities, in a spirit of reconciliation. 
As part of her role with the Ministry, Kim has lived across Ontario, including in the town of Nipigon, where she was invited to join the Rotary Club of Nipigon.  Upon her return to Peterborough in 2012 she rejoined the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha.  Rotary brings together fellowship and service – and for Kim, Rotary offers that opportunity to work side by side with other like minded people, to do good in the world.  She and her partner Dave are living life to the fullest – spending time at their off-grid camp fishing and hanging out by the campfire.
For 2022-23, Imagine Rotary will serve as our guiding theme, where Rotarians and like minded people are encouraged, in the words of Rotary President Jennifer Jones to "Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference."
Rotarians Len Lifchus and Rino Andreoli bartended at the recent Drag Queen Bingo raising over $450 for our Club’s charitable projects.
Picture here with Len and Reno were the MCs for the evening, Madge and DeLicous.
Kawartha Rotary President Dan Grady is thrilled to have ended his year with a cheque presentation of $5,000 to the City of Peterborough for the Trail Lighting 2021 initiative spearheaded by Scott Wood of Ashburnham Ale House.
Contributing to the fundraising effort included Ashburnham Ale House, Kawartha Rotary, Stoneguide Realty, Wildrock Outfitters, Shimano and Barry Electric Contractors.

Imagine Peterborough without the Rotary Greenway Trail?  This fundraising effort will light the trail from Hunter Street to Douro Street.
Cameron House Shelter offers emergency shelter, food, clothing and supports to women over the age of 18.
The Kawartha Rotary Club is proud to be working on an outdoor Gazebo on the Cameron House site.
The area where the Gazebo is to be built needed to be leveled and a draining pipe installed to divert water from the area.
Thus far, the cement pad on which the Gazebo will sit has been completed.  Stay posted for further updates on this exciting project.
Thanks to Rotarians Dawn Straka, Morgan Smith and Bill Gordanier who have taken the lead on this project.
A huge thank you to Rotarians Gord Fallen, Guenther Schubert, Morgan Smith and Wesley Letsholo who recently collected garbage from Jackson Park and hauled it out of the park utilizing a 4 wheeler and trailer!

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RLI courses are fun, topical and interactive. They are geared toward busy business and professional community leaders who wish to be knowledgeable about Rotary and be more effective leaders in their Vocation and in their Rotary Club.

Club Projects
Adventure in Understanding

Kawartha Rotary RibFest
July 7-9, 2023
Kawartha Rotary RibFest

Kawartha Rotary Book Drive
Kawartha Rotary Book Drive

Buddy Bench Project
Help eliminate bullying

Our club fundraises at:

Fundraise Now Through!


Keynote Speakers
Joy Lachicha
Jun 08, 2023
First time City Councillor
Ecology Park
Jun 15, 2023
Off site meeting at Ecology Park
Frank Flynn
Jun 22, 2023
President Changeover
Jun 29, 2023
Club Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
President Nominee
Rotary Foundation
World Community Services
New Generations