The Rotary club of Picton twas formed in 1943 by a group of dedicated individuals who decided to try to find ways of helping out the world in the midst of the Second World War.
Since its small beginning, the club has grown almost continually to its present size of over sixty members and its classification numbers have grown drastically to keep up with the talents and positions of the membership.
Fellowship, Fundraising, and the pursuit of the Four Way Test in all its members dealings, remains the foundation of the Picton Club in all its activities. Supporting the needs of the less fortunate locally and around the world is the reason that we have several fundraising events during each year.
These include the Waterfall tour in April, the Lilac Ride in May, Uncork Canada wine tasting in June, the Wilf Harrison Golf Tournament in August, and our Prize Calender which comes out in the late fall of every year.
These club distributes funds to worthy projects in both the local and worldwide communities. An annual program sees a generous donation made to the local PEC Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment needed by the hospital and to support the “Back the Build” for the new hospital. As well, A $5000.00 bursary is given out as a lump sum or over five years to assist students in furthering their education that might not otherwise be possible. Helping children is our main theme.
Other projects internationally include various water and sanitation projects, seed money to help start up small businesses, efforts to reduce blindness and so forth.
Membership in our Rotary Club is open to men and women from all walks of life. Please contact any Rotarian if you are interested in joining as you will be most welcome.
We meet locally at the Waring House on Sandy Hook Road, at 12:00 on Tuesday of every week. Drop by and see us in action if you are interested in learning more about our Club.
In the meantime, please come out to our Fundraising events in order to help us help others……to put Service Above Self………our main theme.