Rotary Club of Minden
Ontario Canada
service above self


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our community a better place


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Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Join Us, we would enjoy having you at our meeting,
just send an email to to let us know you are coming
all meetings on Mon. at Mark's Restaurant and start at 5:45pm

EVERYONE is welcome to join with us on Sept 24
for the annual Minden Rotary trip to
a BLUE JAY's game (vs Baltimore) Book your tickets NOW!


Recent Events


on Aug. 19th Donna Gagnon, Family Roots Coordinator for SIRCH, gave an enlightening presentation on a wide variety of services provided to our community by SIRCH. These services range from the management of the Thrift Warehouse in Haliburton (and Bancroft), School’s Cool, several food initiatives (including training), to a new program in Family Roots. Much more information is available on their website: SIRCH


on Aug. 12th Andy Campbell from Haliburton County Development Corp.(HCDC) gave an excellent, interesting, and informative presentation on the evolution of HCDC over the last 34 years. He described the various support programs offered by HCDC, successes, and some 'interesting' projects that weren't supported.


On July 29th Brigitte Gebauer of HHHS described how the world of volunteering is changing and how organisations that depend on volunteers (members) must change accordingly She outlined a number of changes made by HHHS, which depends on volunteers, in the accomodation and recruitment processes. There are many parallels for Rotary recruiting new members. She gave an excellent insight to what we must do going forward


On July 22nd the club enjoyed an enthusiastic presentation on an innovative new program using sailing to assist young people cope with mental health issues. The presentaion was led by Robin Carmount (2nd from left) with support from Andrew Hodgson (left) Tom Oliver (3rd from left) and Marina Hodgson. More information is available at mind over water

setup Another Canada Day another success. Minden Rotary again delighted a hungry crowd with an assortment of gourmet hot dogs and the now famous peameal bacon sandwich, dubbed the best peameal bacon sandwich on Water Street


0n JUNE 24 The club held a regular meeting to plan for the annual Rotary Diner at the Minden CANADA DAY celebrations. The meeting was also the last with Betty Mark as President. The club recognized her significant contribution to the club with flowers and a ROTARY jacket. THANK YOU BETTY.

0n JUNE 17 The club held the annual Changeover Dinner at Heather Lodge. This dinner provides an opportunity to recognize Rotarians that have exemplified the spirit of Rotary and who have made a significant contribution.The dinner also serves to welcome new members into the club and to recognize the "changeover" in the club presidency

On June 14 The Rotary Club of Minden as well as The Rotary Club of Haliburton presented to the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) Interact Club cheques representing matching funds raised by the students in support of Oxfam Canada. The Interact students held a bake sale netting the impressive sum of $194.00

hhss students

(left to right) Christine Carr (teacher), Emma Mitchell, Josie Quigley, Vaibhavi Marathe, Liam McAlister, Erik Morrisson, Dave Bonham (Minden Rotary)

0n JUNE 1 we held our annual fund raising Dinner/Auction. Once again, thanks to the support of the people in Minden, Haliburton County, and beyond it was a huge success. We want to recognize those businesses and individuals that donated items for the Auction. This support makes possible the work of Rotary in our community

Click on the button to see a list of generous individuals and businesses that donated an item for our auction. Supporting these businesses helps them help our community

The Minden Club

JOIN US -"we are the little club that punches above its weight"
- Bob Taylor

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It is what we do

History of 70+ years of community support

Rotary Park

view of Rotary Park

This beautiful park on the Gull river in Minden provides a peaceful and picturesque setting for family picnics, swimming in the river, kayak and canoe launching site for floating down the river. The park was donated to Minden by the Rotary Club and today the club still maintains and renews park ameneties such as picnic tables and playground equipment

learn more about Minden

HHHS Minden Hospital

minden hospital

Minden Rotary was a prime fundraiser during the capital campaign to create a new hospital in Minden.
The club continues to support the Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) in the Minden area.
These include Hyland Crest an excellent high quality Long Term Care (LTC) home and Mental Health services

Read more about HHHS

Rotary International - more to come

Donate Now to the The Rotary Club of Minden Charitable Trust

Tax receipts will be issued for donations that are made to support the ongoing programs supported by the trust. Which are to: provide care and treatment for physically handicapped children; assist underpriveleged children; assist in sight conservation; assist in the provision of facilities for senior citizens.
Current progams and activities for which a component complies with the mandate are:

  1. Free dental care for underpriveledged children and adolescents;
  2. sports and recreational opportunities for handicapped children;
  3. Christmas Baskets, No child or adolescent in our community should wake up on Christmas to find an empty stocking or barren tree. No child should be told Santa couldn't come, Donations to Rotary are used to supplement the generous gifts placed in donation boxes about town
  4. activities and facilities that promote wellness and mental health for underpriveledged children;
  5. ensure access to nutritious food and winter fuel for underpriveledged families;
  6. activities and opportunities to improve the quality of life for Long Term Care residents and other seniors in our community;
  7. housing for Seniors.

Minden Rotary uses the services of CanadaHelps a charitable organization that facilitates the processing of payments, credit cards, issuing tax receipts, and reporting for the very low rate of $0.35/$10.00. Additional financial requests to support this charity are voluntary. The use of CnandaHelps is the preferred way to donate. However, donations may be made directly to Minden Rotary by sending a cheque to The Rotary Club of Minden with "Charitable Trust" in the memo line. Address is: P.O.Box 504 Minden ON K0M 2K0
The NEEDS are REAL, your SUPPORT is appreciated

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The club meets every Monday, normally at Mark's restaurant in Minden. Meetings start at 5:45 pm and usually
includes dinner (from the menu), followed by a speaker talking about a topic of interest to the community, then some club business that needs attention. Meetings are very informal and a lot of fun. Come out to one or more meetings as a guest and experience the camaraderie enjoyed by your fellow citizens of Minden. In case the meeting is moved to another location or replaced by a club activity, please let us know you are coming by sending an email to

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