Service Clubs & Organizations
Volunteers greatly contribute to the quality of life in Englehart. For anyone interested in community involvement, wishing to meet people, or simply have fun, our community offers a multitude of organizations. For a complete list please visit our Business Directory.
Rotary Club of Englehart - "Service above Self"
In 1905 Rotary International was formed. In 1936 the Rotary Club of Haileybury decided to expand Rotary in Northern Ontario. With great success, they organized a club in Englehart. 17 good men of the town became charter members of the Englehart Rotary Club, officially receiving their charter International May 25, 1937.
The Rotary Club is an international business and professional service club open to both men and women. Meetings are 6 PM every Tuesday at the Rebekah Hall for dinner followed by a business meeting.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 104 Englehart & Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 104 Ladies Auxiliary - "Lest We Forget"
Receiving its charter on Mar 18, 1937 the Royal Canadian Legion is an association of those who served in the Navy, Army, Air and Auxiliary Forces focusing on promoting the spirit of comradeship, as well as mutual help and protection of veteran's Rights. They perpetuate the traditions, memory and deeds of the Fallen, acquire personal and moveable property, assistance in community services, and also sponsor Youth Sports & Education programs and bands.
The Legion is a non-profit, dues supported, fraternal organization. Membership is open to all Canadian citizens and Commonwealth subjects who subscribe to the purposes and objects of the organization. The Royal Canadian Legion has assumed the major responsibility for perpetuating the tradition of Remembrance in Canada whilst organizing and running the National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign. The Legion also supports programs for seniors, particularly through direct community-level activities. The Legion's Youth program provides scholarships and bursaries, sports programs and support to activities such as cadets, scouts and guides.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary is comprised of mothers, wives, daughters, stepdaughters, nieces, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and widows of Legion members. Members of the Ladies' Auxiliary support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion and their dedicated service enrich the programs and activities of the branch.
- 1938-39 the Cenotaph was erected in the Muncipal Park
- 1952-53 the Legion Hall was built
- 1960-61 the hall was renovated to include a basement for club rooms and a banquet hall for which much labour, talent and time was contributed by the members.
355 Polaris Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron- "To Learn. To Serve. To Advance."
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national Canadian youth program for persons aged 12 to 18. It is administered by the Canadian Forces and funded through the Department of National Defence with additional support from the civilian Air Cadet League of Canada. The purpose of the squadron is focused on citizenship, leadership, physical fitness and general aviation.
Englehart Masonic Lodge #534 A.F & A.M - "Brotherly Love; Relief; & Truth"
The Englehart Masonic Lodge was established in Englehart in 1915. It is a district organization of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs. The core values of the Masonic Lodge are tolerance - community - integrity - family - & acceptance.
Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living; reverence - morality - kindness - honestly - dependability and compassion. He must be prepared to honour his country, uphold its laws and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honourable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.
Northern Beacon Rebekah Lodge - "Friendship, Love & Truth"
The Northern Beacon Rebekah Lodge was instituted at Englehart on November 17, 1920 having one of the largest organizations in town at that time. The Rebekah Lodge had continuous active service within the community.
The Northern Beacon Rebekah Lodge is a district organization of The International Association of Rebekah Assemblies. In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called 'Odd Fellows'. Odd Fellows are also known as 'The Three Link Fraternity' which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England.
Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible, and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children.
Englehart & District Agricultural Society (Under Agriculture in the Business Directory)
The Englehart & District Agricultural Society was founded in 1909. Progressive businessmen and farmers took an active part in the formation of the society and were the officers of the first fair in 1909. By 1911 - they had acquired over 100 members.
The Englehart & District Agricultural Society is a district organization of The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. The OAAS's mission statement is "Through promotion, communication and educational activities, the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will provide leadership to the entire agricultural fair industry".
Englehart & District Horticultural Society - "Keeping Ontario Beautiful" (Under Agriculture in the Business Directory)
The Englehart & District Horticultural Society was formed in 1956. Some flowers could not last to be displayed and exhibited in the Englehart Fall Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan cut their flowers and displayed them in their home and invited their friends to come spend 'an evening with the blooms'. The group showed great enthusiasm for possibly forming a show for flowers only. The first meeting was held February 13, 1956 in the Town Hall under the chairmanship of Mr. C Byam of New Liskeard who had been authorized by the Ontario Horticultural Association to organize a branch in Englehart. Mr. Byam pointed out that the aims of the society were to improve home and public grounds, to interest young people in horticulture, to hold exhibitions, to distribute seeds, plants etc. and to promote the knowledge of horticulture.
The Englehart & District Horticultural Society is a district organization of the Ontario Horticultural Association. The Ontario Horticultural Association is supported by the interest of avid gardeners all across Ontario who have a love of gardening, deep enjoyment in sharing their knowledge, commitment to preserving and restoring Ontario's natural environment and dedication to making the communities we live in beautiful, sustainable and livable.
Ontario Horticultural Association website with Englehart & District Horticultural Society organization information: gardenontario.org
Charlton & Englehart Lion & Lioness Club - “The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.”
The Lions Club is one of the world's largest volunteer service organizations, with clubs all over the globe. The Lions focus is to meet the needs that challenge the local community and the world to make them better places to live. The Lions and Lioness Clubs work together to conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
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