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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Quality Hotel & Conference Center
580 Bruin Boulevard
Woodstock, ON  N4V 1E5
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It is fitting that, especially in January, we visit each other and support each other. It has been a rather bizarre winter so far, and possibly, already, the dreariest, longest January of all time.
Thankfully, Rotarians have many friends.
This week, Wednesday, January 25th, our good friend Dom Riccuito of the RC of Ingersoll, as well as his guest, will be joining us for dinner in the dining room at Ody's Restaurant at 6pm to discuss Ingersoll's Rest and Relaxation Lottery for 2017/2018.  Their tickets are on sale until February 24th and we want you to get yours here! Come say hello and get yourself a ticket or two... 
If you're planning to stay to do a little business with us, join us in the Wellington Boardroom on the 2nd level at the Quality Hotel at 7:15 p.m. We'll be presenting our budget, talking about our club succession, and doing a little discovering... 
Indeed, a free on-line reading program has been met with some success in the RC of Wilmot. The RC of Tavistock is incorporating this program in their projects too. So....what IS this free on-line ready program? We're about to find out! We'll be all ears for a quick presentation on this added value for any service group or organization. This program is largely supported by District 7080 AG Brian Bennett, who will also be in attendance. AG Bennett would love the Oxford Cluster to be the first in our District to adopt the program unanimously. 
Social and meal from 6 - 7.15 pm Join us for dinner or come for a cocktail in Ody's Restaurant (inside Quality Suites & Conference Centre), 580 Bruin Boulevard, Woodstock, ON.
Our Club Business program starts at 7.30 pm in the William Board Room.
This week Wim Duizer one of our members will give a presentation how our food is produced here on the farm in Ontario. Which farming practices are used for land and crops, how do farmers work with animals, what do certain labels mean we find in the store.
The goal of the presentation is to give some inside in modern farming and how farmers constantly adapt to changes. Everybody is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to

Wednesday Social ~ from 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Always looking to meet new - and greet familiar - faces. Order your own fare.
Join us for dinner or come for a cocktail.
Ody's Restaurant...
(inside Quality Suites & Conference Centre)
580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock, ON

Our club business program starts at 7:30 in the William Boardroom. This week - January 11th - Rotarian Peter Stam will present a photo library and 1st hand account of his recent mission trip to the Carribean, aiding in projects started some 20 years ago. Flanked by poverty and weather-related destruction, local residents in many areas have struggled to survive. Come see how we have made an impact in this community!

Everyone is welcomed. Please do RSVP to President Sylvie at or call 226.228.8390 to reserve your seat.

We've done so much ~ help us DO MORE in 2017.

Join us at 6pm on Jan. 4th at Ody's Restaurant, Woodstock (located inside Quality Suites & Conference Center) for a meet & greet. Order your own fare or just come for a social.

The Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford is seeking good people to do good works in and around our community. We have some big projecys coming up as we start into the new year. Bring your fundraising ideas, talents, and skills to our group. You'll be impressed... with what Rotary - locally & worldwide - has to offer you in return.

The world NEEDS Rotary ~ and Rotary needs YOU. Let's talk!

We made Santa's "nice" list! Joyful & triumphant we are!
Please join us for dinner and Christmas cheer this coming Wednesday, December 14th @ 6.30 p.m. at the house of Rosalinda and Kevin Taylor, 61 Sioux Crescent in Woodstock. Come for the dinner and cocktails, stay for the fun & friendships!

The more the merrier - but please RSVP to Sylvie Morin,

This evening we will evaluate the 2016 Fish Fry and start planning for the 2017 Fish Fry. This is the biggest fundraiser for our club so all members are encouraged to come out to the meeting. Also today the sale sheets for the cheese fundraiser are due.
Guest are welcome at the meeting. It will start at 6.30 pm at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Dinner is $ 20.00. You can also come after dinner for the business section of the meeting. This will start at 7.30 pm. Have a wonderful day!
Also this year we will sell cheese again during November/December. The money raised will be used to help eradicate Polio. You can order from the form below. Please place your orders before December 7 at then we will get the cheese to you before Christmas.
This week we have our annual meeting for the Woodstock-Oxford Rotary club and our Benefit Trust. We have this meeting once a year. Everybody is welcome to attend. This meeting will make very clear what we all do and our financial statements will be explained.
Meeting is at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Social time and meal from 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm. Cost for a meal is $20 but you can also come after the meal at 7.15 pm to attend our Annual Meeting. We hope to see you on Wednesday !
Our speaker/Presenter will be Glen McDonald, a well known Woodstock resident. His main hobby is model railroading. Tonight we are going to learn about the Woodstock Model Railway Club.
The general theme is Canadian National/Canadian Pacific operations during the 1950's -1960's  steam to diesel transition era. Woodstock names denote areas and some industrial buildings but the only actual scale model is of the CN station. Following Glen’s presentation, as a Club, we are invited to witness first-hand the layout the various members have created at their Devonshire facility where there will be an opportunity to observe, first hand an elaborate model of Woodstock and other areas with several trains running and performing various tasks.
Everybody is welcome to attend and members are encouraged to invite friends to join us for this meeting at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Social time and meal from 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm. Cost for a meal is $20 but you can also come after the meal at 7.15 pm to listen to the speaker. We hope to see you on Wednesday November 30!
Regular meeting deferred to Woodstock Santa Claus Parade work party on Sat. Nov. 19th. Rotarians family & friends (16+) will meet at Woodstock Fairgrounds at 5:15. Collecting cash donations on behalf of City of Woodstock in support of the annual Santa Parade.
Free City bus shuttle from end of Parade route back to fairgrounds. Wear your festive attire - Rotary vest options will be distributed at Fairgrounds If you'd like to help/join our work party, please contact Chris Dennis:
This Wednesday we will have a Club Assembly at the Quality Hotels and Suites. Everybody is welcome to attend to listen what is all happening in our Club.
Social time and meal from 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm. Cost for a meal is $20 but you can also come after the meal at 7.15 pm to attend our Club Assembly. We hope to see you on Wednesday !
With a dire need to make local services accessible & readily available, Natalie Surridge of Community Employment Services (CES) Woodstock will provide us with details on a couple youth related projects looking for revival & sustainability. Join us at Finkle Street Tap & Grill on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. for a social followed by dinner (at your own cost). 
"The Be Safe App" and the "Little Black Book";  Each project has a different purpose and Natalie will explain them in more detail. 
Please RSVP to or call 226.228.8390 to reserve your seat. All welcomed.
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.
Upcoming Events
Club meeting
Jan 25, 2017
Presentation/discussion of budget
Boston Pizza fundraiser
Mar 23, 2017
Start at 5 pm-8 pm