Program History

The Rotary Club of San Juan, New Mexico under the guidance of Rotarian Paul McQueary developed this program in 2006.

The Rotary Club of Mitchell, through the leadership of Rotarian Doug Bielek, began implementation of the “Don’t Meth with Us” program in Ontario, Canada in 2011. 

The Rotary Club of Mitchell has presented the DMWU program to over 5,000 grade five students in the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic School Board  since the start. The presentations are delivered by Rotarians and their friends. Implementing this program has been made easy with the great cooperation experienced from Police Forces, School Boards, Municipal leaders, Service clubs, community minded businesses and Rotarians.

In 2013 the Rotary Club of Chesley followed Mitchell's lead and implemented the program in the Bluewater District School Board and the Grey Bruce Catholic School Board. In November of 2017 the Rotary Club of Hanover took the presentation of the program over from the Chesley club.

Visit the Hanover/Chesley club page at http://www.chesleyrotary.ca/dontmeth.html

Program Updates

The Rotary Club of Festival City (Stratford morning club) came on board in the 2016-2017 school year making presentations to the Stratford schools. We now have two full time teams making presentations throughout the Perth/Huron school district.   

Children Reached With The Program

Over the past two years we have pushed the program into high gear and here are the results so far for the school years:

  Huron/Perth School district

2016-2017 1,200 students reached

2017-2018  1,147 students reached 

2018-2019  School presentations will begin again in September*


* We are constantly making appointments with the schools and will update the numbers as more presentations are made.