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October 18, 2015

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March 13, 2012

February 28, 2012

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December 6, 2011

November 27, 2011

November 15, 2011

(note: Minutes were not taken for a few weeks as we shifted meeting formats)

September 20, 2011

August 22, 2011

August 8, 2011

July 25, 2011

June 13, 2011

May 30, 2011

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Rotaract is a non-profit service club for students and young professionals ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they're sponsored by a local Rotary club. There are more than 8,200 Rotaract clubs in about 170 countries and this is ever increasing as Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon. The Burlington chapter of Rotaract was founded in February 2011.


Rotaract believes in the motto "Service Above Self" and is committed to making a difference at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities' needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.


The Burlington Rotaract Club is an organization of young adults that provides opportunities for individuals to serve the local and international communities, whilst providing professional development and leadership skills.


Rotaract is active in the community by regularly helping out with local charity events and assisting with fundraising events at festivals. They also organize and manage their own social and service activities, and provide professional leadership activities and guest speakers at meetings.

Our Rotaract club has general meetings every other week, to plan the upcoming events, find out what the needs are within the community and internationally, work on professional development, and keep in touch with what the club is doing.


Our Members

Heather Williams, President & Treasurer - Heather has lived in Burlington since she was born. She has been a member of Burlington Rotaract for 2 years and enjoys volunteering for different events and causes. She has held the position of Treasurer and now Vice President. Heather graduated Sheridan College in 2011 from the program Early Childhood Education. She now works in Burlington as a Registered Early Childhood Educator at Woodland Children's Centre and enjoys her job working with young children. Heather also enjoys traveling to new places. She has been to Scotland, England, Spain, France, and the Caribbean. She would love to see other parts of Canada some day, as well as Australia.

Kristi Smith, VP & Social Affairs - Kristi first joined Rotaract in May 2012 when she helped Charter the Milton Rotaract Club. She was secretary for 2 years. In September 2014, Kristi moved to Burlington and joined the Burlington Rotaract Club to meet new people. She is quickly became the secretary of the Burlington Club and is now the Vice President. Kristi graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in July 2008 and has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 7 years. She currently works in both Waterdown and Milton. Along with her profession of helping others she enjoys community fundraising and meeting new people.

Karla Herrera, Secretary - Karla has lived in Burlington for 11 years. She is currently attending McMaster University, working on an H.B.Sc. in Life Science. Karla enjoys being involved in the community and helping others. She strongly believes in practising Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”.

Cydney Chartier, Past President - Cydney has settled in Burlington after attending school at UWO and spending several traveling the globe. She has lived in several different countries including England, Belgium, Mexico and Australia. So far, Cydney has visited 33 countries on 6 continents, and is hoping to see the 7th continent in the next couple years. Cydney has been with Rotaract for 2 years, and has gained experience in the roles of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President, before becoming President of the club.

Cailey Bonikowsky, Past President - Cailey has lived in Burlington since she was little and is proud to call Burlington home. Cailey has been in Rotaract for almost 3 years since the club was chartered. She is a 3rd generation Rotarian following in her aunt and late grandfather’s footsteps. She graduated Sheridan College in 2012 and is currently majoring in Psychology at the University of Guelph. She hopes to become a forensic psychologist.

Joseph Chu, Webmaster - Joseph was raised in Burlington and considers it his first home. He attended M.M. Robinson high school in Burlington, and later went to Queen's University in Kingston for an undergrad degree in Computing specializing in Cognitive Science. Since then he has completed a Masters of Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

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