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Nanaimo Golf Club
2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 3N8
Canada
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Installation evening
Jun 05, 2018
Installation of president Paul Geneau & his executive
 
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President
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Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Club Youth Protection Officer
Director, Foundation
Director, Club Administration
Director, Service
Director, International Service
Director, Membership
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Youth Exchange Officer
 
 
 
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
  • *We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 
 
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
 
President Jim hands a cheque for $10,000 to Sandra Thompson & Michael Stebbings for the theatre building fund. The image is courtesy of Sandra.  She says: Rotary Club of Nanaimo North was the leadership gift of $10,000 that started  the other three Rotary clubs to match them - (Oceanside and Daybreak didn't exist back then!).
So it was an important step in the Service Club campaign which eventually saw every type of club in the region contribute over $200,000!
Ian Niamath, a former member of the club was very actively involved in the fundraising campaign.
 
Sandra Thompson started working for the Harbourfront Centre Society in 1990 as development officer. Michael Stebbings was project manager from 1993-96.  The official opening of the Theatre was on September 16, 1998. 
 
This was the first of six Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences in 2018 which link Rotary International’s five other areas of focus including, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development, with Peace.
Derek & Craig attended the conference along with Frank Shoemaker from the downtown club, DG Tom Carroll, DG elect Craig Gillis, DG nominee Maureen Fritz-Roberts and 800 Rotarians from around the world. 
 
 
 
President Riseley challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.
“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”
Click here for Youtube video of President Riseley issuing the challenge at last year's convention.
 
Our club executive approved a $500 contribution to this US$100,500 project to supply blood fridges & medical equipment in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. (Brong-Ahafo is in south Ghana west of Lake Volta; it surrounds the towns of Sunyani and Techiman.) Bev Hilton & the Oceanside Rotary Club will administer the project.
 
How did this project come to be? 
There is a 10-year history behind this project:
The evolution of the Rotary World Community Service Mid-Island Group since 2007 has brought us to the point of being able to jointly plan, develop and implement a major project of this type.  The leveraged funding and sharing of expertise of MIG will allow us to make larger contributions and more significant impacts on our world communities.
  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.”
 
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