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Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William).


Want to know more about joining Rotary? We invite you to take a look around our site and find out more about our Club and about Rotary. Our mottos are “Service Above Self” and “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”. We dedicate our efforts for those in need, by the many projects we do in our community and internationally.


Thanks to your support the 2018 Fort William Rotary House Lottery raised $322,726 for local charities, improving the quality of life in our Community. Recipients included the Health Sciences Centre Cardio-Vascular program, George Jeffrey's Children's Centre, Wilderness Discovery Camp (HAGI), the Art Gallery, 70 Thunder Bay Air Cadet Squadron and others.


Additional Club projects include hands-on support at the Rotary Shelter House, RFDA, the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles, Wilderness Discovery Camp and the Rotary Christmas Parade.


Come join our club! Click here for more information on becoming a member. Or ask a Rotarian at the Lottery Open House.




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Fort William Rotary House Lottery




Jessica Chunick

Ticket #01178


Click Here for more information about the Rotary House Lottery.



Our largest and most successful project is our Rotary House Lottery. This year will be our 33rd annual fundraiser, and thanks to you we sold out our 12,000 tickets last year, our new record! The proceeds from the lottery are reinvested entirely in our community. To date, we have donated more than $5,000,000 to local charities. This includes a special $50,000 emergency donation to the flood relief fund following the wide-spread flooding in Thunder Bay in May 2012, and we met our $500,000 commitment to the Exceptional Cancer Care campaign at the Regional Health Sciences Foundation. None of this would have been possible without the support you, the members of our community, give us year after year. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!



Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a youth leadership camp that gives high school students hands-on active learning activities and sessions to build on their own leadership skills. RYLA 5580 is sponsored by Rotary International District 5580 for a week each summer at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.


Rotary District 5580 is looking for exceptional candidates from around the district to participate in the week-long Camp RYLA. The 2019 camp date is July 14th - 20th. Students need to be in Grade 10 or 11.


Interested? For further information contact the Student Services department at your high school.


Click HERE to visit the District 5580 RYLA website for information and to apply.


Visit the RYLA Facebook page. 


Mark Maloney

President, Rotary International

Rick Bricker

District Governor, District 5580

Stephen Margarit

President, Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William)

Cynthia Judge        

President-Elect, Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William)