Join us for dinner!

Service Above Self

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tuesdays @6:10 PM; 4th Tuesday is a service project
Nanaimo Golf Club
2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 3N8
Canada
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
 
Speakers
Oct 04, 2016
Chris Campbell
Canada's Competitive Advantage in the Global Warming Era
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Doug Pearson & Ken Hammer
World Community Service
Oct 25, 2016
Service Project
Sorting food at Loaves and Fishes Warehouse 6 PM sharp
 
Board and committee contacts
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Chair, Fund Allocation
Director Foundation
Director, Club Administration
Director International Service
Director Membership
Director, Public Relations
Youth Protection Officer
 
 
Our active volunteers
 
Who We Are in Brief
  • We were chartered on October 15, 1972
  • We have given over $400,000 in donations to our community in the past 10 years
  • We have donated over $80,000 to The Rotary Foundation since 2005
  • We are strong supporters of youth through:
    • service projects at Brechin Elementary and John Barsby Community School,
    • Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, and the local Rotaract and Interact Clubs
    • Annual Scholarships to secondary school graduates and VIU students
  • Our Community Service projects include:
    • a monthly cooked breakfast provided at Salvation Army New Hope Centre
    • a monthly volunteer shift at the Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank 
    • running the beer garden at the annual Dragon Boat Festival
  • We are supporting International Service projects  in Ghana, as well as polio eradication worldwide
 
 
Why join Rotary?
Rotary is known and respected throughout the world.
 
You can network with local and international leaders and professionals.  There are over 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide.  Through the work that Rotary does there are many opportunities to develop or improve your skills and abilities
 
Rotary leadership
 
Rotary is a leadership organization and provides lots of options for you to develop as a leader and professional.  There are conferences and developmental workshops held throughout the year, as well as speakers and networking.
 
Rotary Service
 
Rotary provides you with a chance to give back to both local and international communities.  We create and work at volunteering and fundraising events, and rely on our members to bring forward those that they are passionate about.  Rotarians make a difference.
 
How to join Rotary
 
If being part of Rotary sounds like it fits with your values, desire to grow and give back, it is easy to get started.
 
The first step is to attend 2 or 3 club meetings or events.  This will give you an opportunity to meet us and learn more about our interaction in the community.  We are a dinner club so there will be a cost for the meal.  You can look at the meeting schedule on the home page under "speakers".  Please check as we are sometimes at a different location.
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
 
Home Page Stories
 

6-Sep-2016

The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.
The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.
In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
 
 

 
 
  Jim and Don proudly display the new gas-fired grill at the Salvation Army New Hope Centre. 
Our club paid half ($1,500) of the purchase price.
The large grill has increased capacity for pancake production at the Community Breakfast.
 

 
 
Bill Robinson first visited Zimbabwe in 2002 and was introduced to Head Master Jimmy Nioni of Sihlengeni School.
With $1,000 from our club and another $1,300 raised privately, he initiated a cooperative project with the school which ultimately invested $30,000 improving the facilities for its students.
 
 
This photo was published in the October 2002 issue of the District 5020 Governor's Newsletter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doug Pearson announced at our June 21st meeting  that the final report detailing completion of the project at St. Hubert’s basic school has been accepted by the District 5020 Foundation Committee.  Foundation Chair, Bill McCarthy wrote: “congratulations! You have made education safer through the provision of the basics; water, electricity, etc. for students at St. Hubert’s. Your partnerships and “boots on the ground” mad this possible. Further, the Mid Island Group enabled this project to be adequately funded.”
 
 
 
 
  One of the tokens made for the program. 

   One of our members, Liz Kawahara, partnered with Cheryl Prince, owner of a biodynamic farm in Lantzville to create the program.  
 
 
 
Number of visitors since August 7, 2008: counter free hit unique web
 

 
 
Rotary Intl RSS News (click on title for full story)
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
 
Notice Box
September is Basic Education & Literacy month.
 
Visit our sponsors
 
 
Visit us on Facebook
Visit our Facebook page!
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
 
Rotary Twitter Feed