Welcome to

Rotary Club of Gore Bay

We are an inclusive club that is recognized for our commitment to supporting needs across all of Manitoulin Island and international communities through dedication and service while having fun socially.

Rotary International

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

The 4-Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives.

One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

It asks the following four questions:

“Of the things we think, say or do:



Keith Mckeen


Keith has been a member of Rotary since January 1, 1997. He owns a Printing Services Company in Kagawong. He and his family are all Paul Harris fellows and his two daughters have gone on Rotary student exchanges to Argentina and New Zealand. The best part of Rotary is connecting with like-minded individuals that want to give a helping hand to those that need it, anywhere in the world.

Deborah Emery

Deborah Emery


Has been a member of the Gore Bay Rotary Club since September 2020 and Club Treasurer since July 1st, 2021. Deborah spent approximately 30 years working in northwestern Ontario and retired in 2019 from a Director role in a large tertiary care hospital and relocated to Manitoulin Island. Unable to stay retired, Deborah continues to work part-time as a consultant and as a pharmacist in a nearby First Nation. Joining the club was a way to meet new people while residing in Gore Bay. A life-long volunteer,  volunteering with the Gore Bay Rotary Club is a way give to back to the local community (and internationally) and have fun while accomplishing great causes.

Jack Clark


Born and raised on Manitoulin, my two careers included 20 years in the Air Force and 20 years dispatching with Manitoulin Transport. I returned home in 1993 and joined Rotary in 1995. I am a four-time past President and still very proud of all the good our small club does locally and internationally.

Jeff Hietkamp


Joined the Gore Bay Rotary Club in the fall of 2021. Wendy and I owned and operated a beef farm on the outskirts of Gore Bay until June 2021. Our oldest daughter graduated from Wilfred Laurier University and our youngest daughter is currently at the University of Guelph. I am a member of the Gore Bay Curling Club and Lyons Memorial United Church. I enjoy community and the Rotary Club is a great way to volunteer.

Marlene Bowers


Peter Carter


Dave Rogalsky


My introduction to Rotary was attending the annual Fish Fry Dinner at the 2017 Gore Bay Harbour Days event while we were sailing the beautiful waters of the North Channel the summer I retired.
After relocating to Gore Bay in 2018, I joined Rotary to engage with and contribute to the community that we had chosen to live in.
I am proud of the contributions we have made as a club and would encourage anyone with similar aspirations to come and join us in serving our Manitoulin Island community.

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