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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We have now returned to having in-person meetings. They are held at "1000 Flavors" at 388 Flora Street, Carleton Place, at 6:00 pm
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November 2021
Mailing address is:
PO Box 22 Station A
42 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3
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Club Fundraisers
Each year, the club holds the following fundraising events. (Most were cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020).
  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. (This project is currently on hold, and will be restarted when the pandemic is over).
  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.
  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 expect to hold this project in 2021, subject to the pandemic).
  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 the Carleton Place Soccer Club to load it into bags holding about 40 litres. It is sold on site, and can be delivered by club members to customer's residences. About half the profit is donated to the soccer club, and the rest is available for other charities. Please note - this project will not be held in 2021 due to the pandemic.

The 32nd Annual Lanark County Women's Fair on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 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.

If you would like to reserve a table for this year's event please email the organizers at rotarycpmm@gmail.com to request an application form.  Tables are $60 each. 

During the event the Rotary Club will draw the winning ticket from their annual 50-50 ticket sale.  These tickets are $5 each and last year's winner took home over $1,500. 

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 hope 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.

The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills hosted a Charity Casino night on 26 April 2019 to raise funds for Lanark County Programs.

Featuring Poker, Blackjack, and Roulette tables with professional staff AND War tables hosted by Rotarians!!

Music was provided by "The High Rollers" (Barry Buse, Mike Lush and 'million dollar' Bill Serson)

The location was the Carleton Place Canoe Club.  There was a cash bar  and snacks available.

Doors opened at 7 PM, event ended at 11 PM.

You could buy tickets for $30 each at the following places or from the following people:




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.

Women's Fair - cancelled

We have decided to cancel the Women's Fair for 1920, also due to the pandemic. We would like to wish all our previous customers and sponsors well, and we plan to run the fair in 2021 if possible.


We regret to say that we will not be able to run our usual compost sale this year (2021), due to the on-going pandemic. It would not be possible to have teams of students working together to pack the bags.
Now is a great opportunity for gardening, which can be done without risk to oneself or others.
We hope to be back next year! In the meantime, we wish all our customers a happy and successful gardening experience.