International Service
Our 2018-2019 International Service Committee:
 
 
Kim Lee – Chair
Wilf Wilkinson, Past Rotary International President
Grant Southwell, Past President
Alistair Scott, Past President
 
Chair Kim Lee can be reached at klee@quintefirst.ca
 
The Rotary Club of Trenton International Service Committee's general mandate is to conduct charitable activities on behalf of the Club. 
This mandate is normally charitable projects outside Canada.  In formulating its plans and making its decisions,
the International Service Committee keeps the Rotary International’s six (6) Areas of Focus in mind:
 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development.
 
In addition, the International Service Committee is responsibility for the Club’s activities associated with the Rotary Foundation initiatives,
communicating the club’s international service initiatives/successes to the district and enhancing the public image of the club’s international
service success to the local community.
 
We are currently supporting the following initiatives:
 
  • Foundation Walk – September 29th 2018 -McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg - Goal $1000.00
  • The Canadian Landmines Foundation - $1000.00 donation
  • HIP – Helping Indigenous people – working with Brigit Wartenberg from the Belleville Club
  • Back to school backpacks for the local children and a playground project in Northen Ontario
 
International Service Projects
  • Addis Ababa Education Bureau - the Girl's Literacy project, funds for the children and particularly the girls in Ethiopia.  
  • Shelter Box – purchased $1250.00 - Rotary Club of Trenton awarded Bronze Hero on 24th October, 2018, for supporting Shelter Box
  • Polio Day – October 24th –  Banner over downtown Trenton representing National Polio Day
  • Guatemala Literacy projects – A $1000.00 donation has been requested to support the enormous degrees of illiteracy by providing textbooks and computers and a need for teacher training as well