Upcoming Meetings

Location, time

Meetings at noon every Friday at the Best WesternBest Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg

June 30
No meeting
Members assisting artisans @ Cobourg Waterfront Festival

July 1 - 3
Cobourg Waterfront Festival
Join us for Canada 150 Celebrations

July 7
President Roger Tessier
Inaugural Meeting


Cobourg Rotary Way - Northumberland Hills Hospital

On July 14th, members of the Rotary Club of Cobourg attended the Northumberland Hills Hospital to officially recognize Cobourg Rotary Way along the south side of the hospital. The Club's recent commitment of $300,000 for cardiac monitors and telemetry is part of our ongoing investment in the community.

canada 150 logoJoin us on the Canada Day long weekend at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. We've added new artisans and a few new twists to past favourites. 

One new feature is the addition of craft breweries and a cidery to the Rotary Bistro. Northumberland Hills Brewery, William Street Beer Co., Brock Street Brewery, The Publican House Brewery and Empire Cidery will join us as Little D Chicken provides European-style grilled chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage and poutine.

Visit the Cobourg Waterfront Festival website or Facebook page for more details and announcements.

Cobourg Rotarians and Poinsettias To End Polio NowOur annual sale of Poinsettias to End Polio Now is underway at 48 King Street West in Cobourg.  For several years, Past District Governor Bill Patchett has coordinated the project that sees the Rotary Club of Cobourg raise money for the PolioPlus campaign.

In this photo we have (left to right) Rotarians Jim Mills and Ed Zylka, Past Rotary International Vice President and retired Chair of the International PolioPlus Committe Dr. Bob Scott, President Elect Beth Selby, Past President and Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Scott MacCoubrey, Rotarian Shirley Johnson and Past District Governor Bill Patchett.

A great selection of poinsettias, mixed baskets and wreaths is available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Julia Emma Mogus PHF

A year ago Julia and Emma Mogus provided Club members with a literacy wakeup call. We heard them and have contributed to Books With No Bounds, an organization they founded to send books to First Nations communities.

Last Friday the Rotary Club of Cobourg recognized their achievements and efforts with Paul Harris Fellowships. Since founding Books With No Bounds they have shipped more than 50,000 books to almost 50 First Nations communities. They have been recognized as "Most Inspiring Teens - Best of Canada 2013" by the Globe and Mail Newspaper. They are the recipients of the "2014 GenNext top 20 Under 40 Volunteer Award", the "Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal", and YMCA's "Peace Medallion Award". If that wasn't enough (and it's only a sample of the recognition their work has garnered), both Julia and Emma are high-school honours students.

Visit their website and see why we think Julia and Emma are two very special people and learn about the work they are doing to ensure aboriginal children receive the building blocks they need for literacy success. You can also follow them on Facebook. Julia and Emma are the epitomy of Service Above Self.

Pictured: Bill Taggart, President Rotary Club of Cobourg; Shirley Johnson, Chair Rotary Foundation Committee, Rotary Club of Cobourg; Julia Mogus; Emma Mogus; Brian Thompson, District Governor, Rotary District 7070.

Cobourg Rotarians got a lot more than they expected from Julia (15) and Emma Mogus (14) at a recent Rotary meeting. Click on Stories

Philanthropist Bill Gates recently gave a speech at the Royal Institution in London in which he describes the challenges involved in eradicating polio worldwide.  Click on STORIES.