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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Alternating venues - Quality Hotel & Suites/Finkle Street Tap & Grill
Please view our speaker/event listing or contact a member or visit us on FB for meeting locations
Woodstock, ON  N4S 3Z3
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PLEASE NOTE: we will not have a regular weekly meeting this Wednesday, Oct 12 as we are getting ready to be dazzled at our District 7080 Conference in Niagara Falls!!

Do join us for our next scheduled meeting Wednesday, October 19th at Finkle Street Tap & Grill - we will have stories to tell...
Join us Wednesday, September 21st as we gather for food, libations & a little Rotary inspiration. Our District 7080 Governor Bill Proctor & wife Judy will be among us; you can expect to learn about and celebrate what Woodstock-Oxford Rotary is doing.

President Sylvie invites everyone to gather for a social at Finkle Street Tap & Grill, 450 Simcoe Street, Woodstock for 6pm. Order your own fare. Meeting starts at 6:30.
— bij Finkle Street Tap & Grill.

Join us, this Wednesday September 14th to learn about . . .
"Rotaplast" - Medical Mission trip to Bangladesh, by Jean Aitcheson.

6:30 - 8 pm Dinner ($15) and program at Quality Inn Hotel & Suites, 580 Bruin Blvd (at Hwy 401 & 59), Woodstock, ON.

Several times each year. Rotarians sponsor these plastic surgery mission trips to developing countries, providing much needed medical services to young children with cleft palates and other facial deformities.

You have seen the shows on TV and now is your opportunity to hear it in person. Public Welcome.

Please RSVP for meal count to or 519-537-3753.



ImageWondering what the Toy Auction and Show is about?.

Come out on August 27 and 28 and see for yourself, the auction part is a charity auction, where people like you, can consign scale farm, truck and construction toys to the auction.

The auction which often features many hard-to-find items. It starts Saturday morning at 9:30 am and is open to everyone. There is no admission fee other
than a small buyer’s premium for purchasers. But buyers actually get a bargain since there is no sales tax charged. That is because it is a charity event sponsored
by the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford. The Rotary Club uses the commission and buyer's premium for their humanitarian projects.

If you happen to have any farm toys or memorabilia that you’re thinking of parting with, this is a great place to do it.

Just contact Peter Stam at 519-532-2181 or to consign your items.

For more information, click on MORE...

This Wednesday we will end our summer meetings at the house of Peter and Edie Stam. The last Wednesday of the month there is no Rotary meeting because of the Toy show and Auction in the weekend before that.
Everybody is very welcome to join us, this is always a great meeting. If you like to swim, go for a walk, pedal around in a pedal boat or just enjoy the food and fellowship of a great group of people then this is a great opportunity to come out. Meeting starts around 6.00 pm.
It is handy to bring a lawn chair. Cost for a meal is $ 15.00. Everybody is welcome but RSVP is appreciated to
GPS directions 656441 15th line, East Zorra-Tavistock
Cell # 519-532-2181
If you don't use GPS, take hwy 59 north to Hickson, turn right at the flashing light at Hickson. go towards Bright. about 3 miles out of Hickson is the 15th line, there you turn left onto the 15th line and then the 3rd farm on left with the trees. Fire # 656441
Our summer meetings continue. This week we visit the Rotary Club of Tavistock. District-Governor Bill Proctor will visit and outline his plans for the coming year at the District level.
Meeting location will be at Quehl's restaurant, 33 Woodstock Street South in Tavistock.
This place has an excellent reputation for excellent food. Everybody is very welcome to join us.

Rotary Rocks!!

Our summer meeting series continues...

Join us @6pm next Wednesday, Aug. 10th at Riffs Music Lounge in Downtown Woodstock for pub fare & fellowship. Everyone 19+ welcomed. Order your own fare....
(...and stick around for Karaoke starting at 9pm)

It's a really good time to be a Rotarian!

August is here and we have another summer meeting this week.

Join us this Wednesday at 774481 Oxford Road#14, Woodstock at Wim and Caren Duizer (for GPS you might find it under Norwich or Eastwood). Go south on Highway 59. In Curries go left (East) on Curries Road until you hit Oxford Road#14. Go left (North) and first house is after two km. on the left side.
Pool is open and farm tour available for those who are interested. $15 (meal included). Please RSVP to

It's good to be a Rotarian!

Our Summer Meeting Series continues!

Join us this Wednesday at 61 Sioux Crescent, Woodstock, home of member Rosalinda (Linda) Taylor. Because who doesn't like pool parties? $15 (meal included).

It's good to be a Rotarian!
Volunteers needed for our upcoming Container Loading Event in Exeter
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Grand Bend - Global Literacy Program I would like ask for you assistance once again.   We are set to load one container of school supplies headed to rural schools in South Africa.
Location:  This loading will take place Friday August 5th at the Hensall District Co-Op warehouse located at 210 Wellington St. W, Exeter ON
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm approximately
We require packers, stagers, documentors and dis-assemblers for the morning and afternoon shifts.
Morning Shift: 8 am-12 pm
Afternoon Shift: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
RSVP by email to 
Thanks for your continued interest and support of this project.


Brian Hall
Rotary Club of Grand Bend
Global Literacy Project Website
P.O. Box 1261
Grand Bend, ON  N0M 1T0

Event: Brian Bennett's BBQ Bash
Date: Jul 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fee: $15.00
Location: Home of Brian Bennett
View Map 81 King Street
Tavistock, ON

You are all invited to a BBQ at Brian Bennett's home - (Assistant Governor/Tavistock Rotary Club). This will serve as our official meeting for this week.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20th; 6pm

Place: 81 King St, Tavistock, ON   (Here is a Google map link to Brian's home)  

Our special guest will be Brian's granddaughter, Nicole Cooke, who will share her experiences at the Adventure in Citizenship in Ottawa this past May. We will be joining members of the Tavistock Rotary club.

Food and drinks provided (the standard $15 per person stipend applies)

Please bring your own lawn chair!!

RSVP by Sunday July 17th to


Contact: Martin Jones
Online Registration
Jun 28, 2016 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Whistle Bear Golf Course
1316 Dickie Settlement Road
Cambridge, ON

                               District 7080 Changeover and Annual Awards Night

Come celebrate the achievements of clubs from all across the District, enjoy the fellowship of fellow Rotarians and guests, have a great meal, and help to honour Will Pugh and usher in Bill Proctor as your next District Governor.

This year our celebrations will be at the beautiful Whistle Bear Golf Course in Cambridge, easily accessible from the 401.

5:30 pm -  Reception and Registration 

6:30 pm -  Program Begins

Use the link on the left to register.  Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies in the comment box that appears on the registration screen.

Deadline for registering is Wednesday, June 22.


During July/August we have less formal meetings and usually meet at member's homes or other outdoor venues. This week, we are trying something new at Woodstock Meadows Golf & Country Club.
This is the last meeting of this rotary year. In July a new year starts with a new president. Everybody is very welcome to attend this meeting to listen to our President Chris as he will reflect on this past year. There will also be a ceremony to induct our new President Sylvie.
Start meeting: 6.30 pm at Quality Hotels and Suites in the Burtch Room
Costs for a meal: $ 15.00
We hope to see you on June 29!
This coming Wednesday, Jun. 15th @ 6pm, we are pleased to welcome all of you for some silliness and fun! Yep - it's Trivia Night!
$15 dinner event. Please contact Woodstock-Oxford Rotary President Chris Dennis at or call 519-788-4758 to reserve your seat


Rotary Medal Awards Presentation


Quality Hotel & Suites
580 Bruin Blvd
Woodstock, ON
N4V 1E5

Event Description

An annual event, Rotary Clubs of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Tavistock, Woodstock & Woodstock-Oxford present this year's bursary awards to students throughout local high schools who are good students, have demonstrated excellent moral character, have been active in school activities and have made worthy contributions to the life of their schools. These recipients exemplify characteristics, abilities and interests which make them both worthy representatives of their schools and personify the Rotary motto "Service Above Self".

This evening we will watch a movie how a container with school supplies loaded here in Canada will be shipped and used in South Africa. It will give an insight how all these supplies make a difference to the children in the country where the container is being shipped to.
Meeting starts at 6.30 pm at Quality Hotels and Suites in the Burtch Room
Costs for a meal is $ 15.00
Everybody is welcome to attend
This week's speaker is Terry Jarvis, a member of the Rotary club of Guelph. He is speaking to us as an ambassador of Shelterbox Canada. Shelterbox Canada provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. He will explain all aspects about this important work.
Everybody is welcome to join and listen to this presentation.
Meeting starts at 6.30 om at the Quality Hotels and Suites in the Burtch Room
Costs for a meal is $ 15.00
Rotary business from 7.15-7.30pm
Presentation starting around 7.30 pm
Meeting adjourned around 8.00 pm
We hope to see you on Wednesday
Please reserve this date ! May 7, starting at 8 AM at Maple Lane school in Tillsonburg,
we will be loading 2 containers 40 ft long with school supplies from this school. The past year Maple Lane school closed, this school has all kinds of furniture that was not needed anymore. The items are school desks, chairs, books and other items. The Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford, Friends of Rotary and with the help of many other Rotary Clubs in the Rotary District 7080 has been able to obtain a Global Grant for the Philippines to refurbish 5 schools that were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, the total Global Grant is for $140,000 USD. As part of this Global Grant, we are planning to ship these 2 containers with school supplies to these schools in the Philippines, we will also send some medical equipment and 6-8 pallets of food from the Ontario Christian Gleaners in Cambridge. In the Philippines, in an average year they have 29 Typhoons, so you can imagine the constant need they have. Please sign up to come and help us with the loading of these containers.
We are looking for about 30-35 persons for preparation and loading. We are also looking for some persons to take charge of preparing items for coffee break and lunch time. We are looking for a person or company who is able to donate the use of a tractor trailer with closed Van trailer to pick up about 12 pallets of books from the Thames Valley warehouse in London at 951 LEATHORNE STREET , LONDON, Ontario, N5Z 3M5. on the Friday May 6 or before.
Please contact us if you can help. Peter Stam Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford. 519-532-2181 or
It's that time again...We are going bowling Wednesday night!

Come cheer us on - it's all for fun and in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock & District's annual Bowl For Kids Sake, Wednesday, May the 4th, 6ish pm - 9ish pm @ C & D Lanes.

Work & Play - gotta love Woodstock-Oxford Rotary! Join us.
This week we can use your input to help determine a key future project. Past President Edwin Van Weerdhuizen will facilitate this meeting. What we need is an open mind and new ideas. This meeting is open to the public and it will start at 6.30 pm in the Burtch Room at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Costs for a meal is $15.00
So much work & time goes into the preparation and execution of an event like this...
...and it was all worth it!
Woodstock-Oxford Rotary wishes to thank all their neighbouring Rotary Clubs, partners, sponsors, suppliers, supporters, friends and family for their part in the near flawless execution of our 35th annual fish fry fundraiser. And what a great night it was!
The community has once again gathered on a Saturday night at the Woodstock Fair Grounds for another installment of our biggest annual fundraiser. With anticipation for Knechtels of Port Dover's famous perch dinner, and a live music party kick-off by well-known music group "Ferguson-Drive", event goers were lined up early to enjoy this long-standing, inter-generational community event. In a long-standing partnership with Woodstock & District Developmental Services (WDDS), they enhanced the evening with a silent auction and a special kind of draw for 3 big ticket items up for grab. Event attendees were privileged to purchase special keys among a limited number available; 3 of which opened a door related to each of the big prizes.
Of course, one of the main attractions to this event was the midnight draw for an all-inclusive trip for 2 to Cuba, courtesy of Pharmasave Woodstock & Ingersoll locations. Again, our congratulations to Nicole Mathias, winner of the trip to Cuba!
We hope to have a tally of the monies raised and look forward to distributing those funds to worthy projects.
Click the following link to read an article by Meagan Stacy of the Sentinel-Review.
Be sure to mark your calendars & save the date for next year's Fish Fry - April 8th , 2017.

This week we have the pleasure to get to know Rosalinda (Linda) Taylor a little better. Linda is our newest member and she will share with us some things of her life story. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The meeting starts at 6.30 pm at the Quality Hotels and Suites in the Burtch Room.
Costs for a meal is $ 15.00
Our speaker this evening is Lindsay Nadeau, Board Chair of Kedesh Maternity Home a Registered, Non-Profit, Charitable Organization with the vision of providing shelter and support to pregnant and parenting women in Woodstock and Oxford County.
Everybody is welcome to learn more about Kedesh Maternity Home. Our meeting starts at 6.30 pm in the Burtch Room at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Costs for a meal is $ 15.00
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