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Nanaimo Golf Club
2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 3N8
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Oct 25, 2016
Service Project
Sorting food at Loaves and Fishes Warehouse 6 PM sharp
Nov 01, 2016
Tav Macpherson
Rotary Foundation
Nov 08, 2016
Bill Robinson
Sihlengeni School & Nanaimo Pay it Forward
Nov 15, 2016
Andrea Van Rensburg
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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
Join us on 24 October for World Polio Day and share your voice that we are closer than ever to creating a polio-free world. Rotary will host its fourth annual World Polio Day: Making History live stream event at 18:00 EDT (UTC-4) from the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event brings together the biggest names in the global fight to eradicate polio. Watch live on .

  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.

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.  
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