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
• Annual Adopt-a Highway program
• Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Training Seminar
• Annual Rotary Youth adventure programs in citizenship, technology, automotive
• Annual Student Bursary program for high school graduates
• “Respect” project and “Circle of Love” reading program at local public school
• Economics of Staying in School program for grade 8 students
• Participation in the annual Bath Tub Derby and Santa Clause parades
• 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 Square
• Dozens of other smaller projects














International Service Projects

• 37 years in Youth Exchange Program enabled 74 outbound / inbound students to live abroad for one year. Enhances international understanding and world peace
• Medical equipment to Uruguay, Nursing home in Dominican Republic
• International program for Polio Eradication
• Built homes, school, medical clinic, and potable water supply in Guatemala
• Water system in Nicaragua. School uniforms, shoes, and supplies in Honduras
• Wheelchairs to Korea, St Lucia, Trinidad, Antigua, Jamaica, El Salvador, Africa
• Support for Rotary International Peace Scholarships
• Hosted one-month Group Study Exchange of young professionals from Africa, Korea, Australia, Turkey, Russia, England
• Playground, school books, and several wells for safe drinking water in Africa