85th Anniversary
In 2023 the club will celebrate 85 years of doing good in our Town and around the world.
The Club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Owen Sound and was admitted to membership of Rotary International on March 21st, 1938.  The Charter was formally presented at a special dinner held at the Walker House on Thursday, May 5th, 1938.
A series of events and activities are being planned to celebrate this important milestone as we build on our past for a better future:
  • Rotary Scavenger Hunt showcasing Rotary projects in Southampton from April  22nd to May 13th.
  • May 5th, 2023 - A members re-enactment Charter Dinner will be held at the Walker House, Southampton at 7 pm.
  • May 13th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm - FREE Family Fun Appreciation BBQ at Jubilee Park Southampton.
  • A Signature Community Project to recognize 85 years of service. See how you may submit an idea below.
  • Our History Team is updating the history of the club to populate the History web pages and to arrange displays. 
  • Our video Team is arranging to interview members and other local people to retell stories about the club and its good work in the community.
  • .....and more...!
Rotary Scavenger Hunt 
Pick up the entry form anytime from Saturday, April 22 and follow the clues around Southampton and answer the questions. Bring the completed entry form to Jubilee Park on Saturday, May 13th before 2:00 pm for a chance to win and drop them off at the Scanvenger Hint Table.
  • 3 Prizes of $85 in Chamber Bucks. (Refundable at many stores in Town)
  • 10 Gift Certificates of $8.50 each to FUN in the Sun Ice Cream Parlour
Entry forms can be downloaded on the link below or from
  • A Little Of This and That,
  • Dizzy Bird, 
  • Southampton Arts,
  • and Southampton Home Hardware. 
NOTE: Late entries are not permitted and the answers will be marked by the Scavenger Hunt Committee. All entries that receive 100% marks will be placed in a container and the winners will be drawn at random at 2:30 pm.  In the event that no entry is 100% the highest-scored entries will be judged in descending order to be winners until the prize pool is exhausted. The committee's rulings are final.
Re-enactment Charter Dinner - Friday, May 5th, 2023
Members and invited guests re-enactment Charter Dinner will be held at the Walker House, Southampton at 7 pm.
Family Fun Day - Jubilee Park - Saturday, May 13th, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm 
Southampton Rotary says THANK YOU.
Bring your Scavenger Hunt entries by 2 pm fro your chance to win.
Enjoy FREE Fries, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Soft drinks, games, Music by Amber May, and much more.
In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Coliseum Annex (Curling Club Ice Surface)
NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for May 6th but what deferred by a week to avoid a clash with celebrations for the King's Coronation. 
A Signature Community Project
The club has a number of ideas under consideration but if anyone knows of a good cause that is in need of support or a good idea that needs funds to implement we would love to hear from you.
At the Family Fun Day, we are having a "Post A Project" table where we hope you will bring your suggestions and complete a sticker with your idea, your name, and contact details.
The 85th Committee will then review ALL the suggestions and will announce the selected project no later than 30 September 2023. 
Projects should fit with "Rotary Values" and be suitable for implementation in Southampton.