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The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour was created in 2021 after the decision to merge two well established Clubs – the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside and the Rotary Club of. Halifax. Today ours is a vibrant Club of more than 70 members, representing a broad range of backgrounds and professions.  As a group, we are committed to doing good locally and internationally, to personal and professional growth and development, and to having fun in everything we do.  

Like all Rotary Clubs throughout the world, our Club's principal motto is Service Above Self.  Rotary organizes projects around Five Avenues of Service to ensure service efforts are balanced and effective. The five avenues of service are: Club [capacity], Vocational, Community [local], International, and Youth.
Our Club's approach to service projects is to reflect our members’ passions in the projects that we pursue.  We ask our members "What would you like to accomplish through Rotary?" and go from there.
Our service projects are many and varied: To see a list of our projects, browse the "Service Programs" drop-down menu.  
  • We’ve done larger multi-year projects like partnering with Hospice Halifax and St. George's YouthNet and have international partners with whom we have in several projects in different years (Ghana water project, Aninga Project and Shelter Box).
  • Each year we also consider new projects that are brought to us by Club members.
  • ​Our Club provides funds to our partner organizations, but we believe we are at our best when we are directly engaged. As much as possible, we engage as hands-on volunteers with the groups we support- like Joseph Howe School breakfast program and Soul’s Harbour Friday suppers.
 To fund our service projects, we conduct some smaller fundraisers (low effort) and 2 major fundraisers - our Mother's Day Brunch and the Halifax Ribfest.  
  • Mother's Day Brunch 2021 was the 29th Anniversary for this event.
  • Ribfest is a terrific project – now looking ahead to its 7th year in  2022 on the July 1st Canada Day weekend..
All our fundraisers have to be fun and provide good returns, and we focus on "pull" fundraisers that draw people.

Our Club meets Fridays at 7:15 am at The Westin and on Zoom as well as the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm on Zoom. Our meetings are informative and entertaining, with around 25- 30 members and guests at most meetings. We also organize regular social or fellowship events (one time a member hosted members to share a traditional Ukrainian Christmas, another time members went hiking to Susie Lake), several members participate in Rotary-affiliated activities together (IWK Carpentry Workshop, chorale singing, and motorcycle touring), and more. 
If you are interested in learning more about the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour, please come to a meeting either in person or on Zoom.