Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club
Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club is a dynamic, fun-loving, hard-working organization. Chartered in 1938, the Club has earned its long-standing position of respect in our community through its consistent benevolent work.
Ours is one of 61 clubs in Rotary District 6330 -- an international district comprising 42 Canadian clubs located throughout southwestern Ontario and the Bruce Peninsula, as well as 19 American clubs in Eastern Michigan.
Weekly meetings are held at Wong's Restaurant, at the traffic light in Thornbury, on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The famous "Rotary Retreads" are usually there to provide musical entertainment for the half-hour before the meeting and, of course, during the singsong.
Meetings are always active and interesting, including a healthy mix of serious "Rotary Business" as well as lots of good fun and fellowship.
Our Projects pages indicate the long history of local and international service performed by the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary.
- President: Paul Martin
- Past President: Cam Cleary
- Vice President: Gerry McGregor
- Secretary: Ed Rogers
- Treasurer: George Matamoros
- Vice President Elect: vacant
- Club Service: Steve Schofield
- Community Service: Rick Offord
- Vocational Service: Glen Kornelson
- International Service: Mike Atkins
- New Generations: Brian Harkness
Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, will serve as President of Rotary International in 2012-13.
For 32 years, Tanaka was president of Tanaka Company Ltd., a wholesale firm that went public in 1995 and later merged with other leading wholesalers in Japan. Currently, he serves as vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce and adviser to Arata Co. Ltd., an animal feed and pet food wholesaler. He also chaired the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan for eight years. Tanaka studied business at Nihon Management Daigakuin and Tokyo Management Daigakuin.
Currently a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, Tanaka chaired the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee. His other service to Rotary includes RI director, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force, the Permanent Fund Committee for Japan, and the Future Vision Committee.
Tanaka established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship, and he and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, and Major Donors.
He is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.
Tanaka said that eradicating polio will "fulfill the promise we made to children in the world" and that "there is no doubt in my mind that the day of this success will be realized in the near future."
Tanaka and Kyoko have three children and five grandchildren.
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