Welcome from the
Rotary Club of Cobourg


2018-2019 Rotary Club of Cobourg President, Rick RileyEach year, Rotary International and Rotary Clubs around the world adopt a theme. The 2018-2019 is Be the Inspiration.


The Rotary Club of Cobourg has a proud 98 year history of making a difference, both locally and internationally. This is due in part to the success of the Rotary HarbourArts Show at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival and the loyal vendors and supporters of the Festival along with our collaboration with the Town of Cobourg and the Cobourg Lions Club.


Since the onset of the "End Polio" campaign in 1985, our Club has been a leading financial contributor toward the goal of eradicating polio worldwide. Our members have contributed to providing clean water, building schools and, although we take them for granted, adding bathroom facilities to schools in third world countries. We've also had several of our members participate in "sweat equity" projects in countries such as Cambodia, Honduras, Africa, to name a few, at great personal expense.


Locally, we have dedicated almost $1,000,000.00 to our hospital for its construction as well as the purchase of new and modern equipment. This ensures our community has access to state of the art medical care. This year and for the next few years, we will be contributing to the success of Ed's Place, our new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.


Rotary HarbourArts ShowWe have supported our youth through scholarships and sponsorship of our local Air cadet squadron. Through our Special Needs Committee we have committed thousands of dollars to be spent on installing ramps, providing wheelchairs and other specialized equipment for the disabled. We have paid for dentures, hearing aids, and other sundry items so as to help our neighbours enjoy a more comfortable life style. Over the years we have achieved all of the above and more through the monies raised by our fundraising efforts.


On behalf of the Rotary Club of Cobourg, I thank you for your continued support as we strive to Be the Inspiration.


Rick Riley
Rotary Club of Cobourg, 2018-2019