Welcome to the Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills
Do you want to make positive changes in your community and the world?
Do you want to have fun while you do it?
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Feel a sense of belonging and connection while making our community better.
Our Vision:
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Our Mission:
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
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October 2023
Mailing address is:
PO Box 22 Station A
42 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3
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Latest News
Annual Mushroom Compost Sale - May 6th and 7th, 2023
This year's compost sale was held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday May 6th, and from 9:00 am to noon on Sunday May 7th.
Bags of mushroom compost weighing about 15 Kg (33 lb) were sold for $10 each.
Club Fundraisers
Each year, the club holds the following fundraising events. (Most were cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic).
  1.     Nevada Ticket Sales. This event is on-going, and is the largest fundraiser operated by the club, bringing in several thousand dollars each year. We sell instant scratch tickets in the lobby of the Giant Tiger store on Coleman at Neely. We were able to restart this fundraiser in March 2022.
  2.     "Just Because" sale of roses. In October, we sell boxes of a dozen long-stem roses, delivering them to the customer's door. They are normally sold for $25 a box, and we usually manage to sell about 300 boxes. (We cancelled this project in 2022 because it was too heavy a demand on the time of our limited number of members).
  3.     Women's Fair. We organize a Fair for women in November, usually held in the Carleton Place Arena. Income comes from table sponsorships, a silent auction and food services. We were able to hold this project in 2021, with a reduced number of tables and without the food service. In 2022, we were able to return to normal operation, including the food service and silent auction.
  4.     50-50 draw. From about May to November we sell 50-50 tickets at $5 each. The draw is normally held at the Women's Fair in early November.
  5.     Mushroom Compost Sale. In late April we operate a sale of mushroom compost. We buy a large quantity of bulk compost from a local supplier, and arrange for teams from a local junior sports team to load it into bags holding about 30 Kg. It is sold on site, and can be delivered by club members to customer's residences. About half the profit is donated to the sports club, and the rest is available for other charities. We were able to restart this project in 2022, with the help of the Ringuette team.

The 33rd Annual Lanark County Women's Fair was held on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 between 10AM and 4PM, upstairs in the Carleton Place Arena.  This is an opportunity for women to showcase their businesses, network with other women, and sell their products to the public.

Tables could be reserved at $60 each.

During the event the Rotary Club drew the winning ticket from their annual 50-50 ticket sale.  Tickets are $5 each and last year's winner took home over $937. 

See our Facebook page for more details.

The club held a "Spring Fling" event at the Carleton Place Legion, inviting members of other clubs in the area.

This article refers to the sale in 2019. Please note that the project will not be held in 2021, due to the pandemic. We were able to repeat it in 2022.

The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills in partnership with the Carleton Place Soccer Club are selling compost to benefit charities and youth athletics!

The cost is $9.50 per bag (weighs about 40 pounds or 18 kilograms).

The bags can be delivered locally for an additional charge of  $5 (regardless of the number of bags).

 Reserve your bags today by emailing us at compost@rogers.com or calling Eric Hammond at 613-256-8273.

Bags will be filled for either pick up or delivery during the weekend of 4-5 May, from 9-5 both days.

You may pick up your bags at our new location, a fenced area at the northwest end of the Hwy 7 bridge over the Mississippi

We would like to recognize and thank Kingfish Pumping for their support to the event!

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Where is the compost from? Compost is purchased from Greely Sand and Gravel.
  2. Bags may be ordered in advance or purchased on site (subject to availability).  Email us at compost@rogers.com or call at 613-256-8273.
  3. Can I order a 1/2 bag?  Yes, 1/2 bags cost $5 each.  There is no change to the $5 delivery cost for 1/2 bags.
  4. How can I help out Rotary?  You can join our club!  Come to the Thirsty Moose on one of our Tuesday meeting nights (see the calendar on our website) , talk to one of our members, or email rotarycpmm@gmail.com for more info.


Roses were delivered during the weekend of November 7th, 2020.  We would like to offer our thanks to the many clients who ordered roses, and helped support local charities.