Welcome to the Rotary Club of Montreal

Greetings from the Rotary Club of Montreal, 

Rotary is an international service organization that brings business, professional and/or community leaders together to provide service to local and international communities, promote peace, goodwill, and understanding around the world. Rotary is engaged mainly around seven areas of focus: 1)promoting peace, 2)fighting diseases, 3)providing clean water, 4)assisting mothers and children, 5)supporting education, 6)growing local communities, and 7)supporting the environment. After more than 115 years of service, there are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in more than 35 000 clubs in over 200 countries and territories. 

My name is Dudley Balan and it is an honour and a privilege to serve as the President of the prestigious Rotary Club of Montreal this year. Established in 1913, we are proud to be the 1st Rotary club in the province of Quebec and in Rotary District 7040. We’re also one of the oldest clubs in Canada. We are a diverse group of “people of action” who work together to serve communities both locally and globally. We, as the Rotary Club of Montreal, are proud to serve both our local communities in Montreal and other communities around the world. Besides our local projects, such as helping the homeless and coordinating food distribution during the current pandemic, we are proud to be the driving force of several large scale water projects in Africa and South America, improving the standards of living ifor may ommunities far away and abroad. 

We invite you and other “people of action” to join our meetings to get to know us. There are a lot of ways you can contribute to our organization. You can become an active Rotarian or simply volunteer without becoming a member. You can submit your own projects for approval and let us contribute to them. You can join our projects and take part in what is being accomplished. You can contribute financially or have a more “hands-on” approach. You can utilize your knowledge, experience and/or contacts to contribute to projects in many useful ways. Lastly, you will be doing all of these things while having fun with a large group of new friends, fellow Rotarians, from our club in Montreal, but also from clubs in the province of Quebec, Canada, North America and many other clubs all over the world.

A Strong Alliance

In May 2019, two long-standing organizations, Toastmasters International and Rotary International, formed a unique strategic alliance, drawing from the strength of their many similarities and complementary differences. The opportunity for Toastmasters members is primarily to establish fellowship and make new connections, contribute more to communities, and potentially elevate clubs. Rotary members have the opportunity to develop new skills and may ask to visit Toastmasters clubs or receive evaluations. Toastmasters also developed eight educational courses for Rotarians and Rotaractors, available on Rotary International’s Learning Center, which can be accessed by their members in nine languages. We welcome Toastmasters! https://www.toastmasters.org/about/rotary-alliance

This year's Rotary Theme is “Imagine Rotary”. We will “Imagine Rotary” by: 

​ ​-Locally: continuing to provide financial support and volunteer services in our communities; 

-Internationally: we are involved in many areas of focus projects as defined by Rotary International. 

Our areas of expertise: Being brokers, consultants, fundraisers and investors for international water projects; working in partnership with hundreds of Rotary Clubs for dozens of projects in over 30 countries; investing only in successful projects that will have a significant long-term Impact. We invite you to join us in one of these projects!

            Do you have a good Water Project? We have resources! 

            Do you have resources? We have good Water Projects!

Together with our Club members, we will continue to adhere to Rotary’s “Service Above Self'' philosophy, which has been and will continue to be our proud tradition. Most importantly, we are engaged in sustaining our outstanding 105+ year club longevity in the Montreal area. We're inviting you to be an inspiration to your community as well. Come and join us, meet our dynamic team to learn more about our Club, you will find engaging speakers, incredible project leaders and an amazing fellowship. Learn about the passion for service that is shared among 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 35,000 clubs in over 200 Countries who come together to create positive, lasting change in communities around the world. 

Yours in Rotary Service,
Dudley Balan 
President 2022-2023
Rotary Club of Montreal
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Meeting Information
Fridays between 7:15 AM and 08:30 AM.
We currently meet by video conferencing due to the COVID crisis. Please get in touch with us via our website or Facebook if you are interested in joining one of our next events. 

Board of Directors 2022-2023
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Frappier Joanne
International Service Chair
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