Board and committee contacts
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 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 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.
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...
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...