Rotarians work on community projects as well as International projects. For example, Port Arthur Rotary has worked with organizations locally such as the Dew Drop Inn, Shelter House, Salvation Army, to name a few. We've also worked with International projects such as building a clinic in Guatamala. Through Rotary International, we work towards eradicating Polio as well as helping people through the "ShelterBox" program that have become victims of disasters such as the recent Earthquake in Haiti. At the Port Arthur Rotary Club, we meet each Tuesday at lunch time. Guest Speakers engage our Rotarians through the work that their organizations do to better their communities and the world! Often times, Rotarians visiting Thunder Bay from afar will come to our meetings and make presentations about their Rotary Club and their communities.
Rotary is the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with over 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries world wide.
Port Arthur Rotary Club is one of three in Thunder Bay, and we meet at noon each Tuesday at the Prince Arthur Hotel. The Fort William club (evening meetings), Lakehead club (breakfast meetings) and the Nipigon club, along with ours, comprise the Canada Rotary Club of this area.
Founded in 1905, by Chicago businessman Paul Harris, Rotary’s motto is “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” Our raison d’etre is service, and we have fun and camaraderie doing so.
Members come from all walks of professional life and there are no racial, ethnic or religious barriers; the key is a desire for helping people using an ethical framework and diversified approach to problem solving.