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Nanaimo Golf Club
2800 Highland Blvd
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 3N8
Canada
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Service Project
Feb 28, 2017
Sorting food at Loaves and Fishes Warehouse 6 PM sharp
Peggy Lake
Mar 07, 2017
Harewood Skateboard Park
Derek Beeston
Mar 14, 2017
Career Pathways and Learning Alternatives
Rob Anderson - Salvation Army
Mar 21, 2017
New Hope Centre
 
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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
  Don Dempson provided these images from an event at John Barsby School last December.
 
Bob died on February 18th .  A member of the Nanaimo Rotary Club for 30 years, Bob was an enthusiastic promoter of Rotary.
 
 There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 5th from1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Coast Hotel. All members of Rotary are invited.
 
  Thanks to Patrica & Warren for joining us & to Don for the pictures.
 
 
 
 
District 5020 will celebrate 100 Years of The Rotary Foundation ‘doing good in the world’ at a special Centennial Celebration Dinner in Victoria B.C. on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The keynote speaker is Rotary International (RI) Vice-President Jennifer Jones.
 
  
 
Members provided a pancake breakfast at Brechin School this morning.  
Images courtesy of Don Dempson.
 
 
On Saturday morning a number of Rotarians from local clubs arrived at Eden Gardens construction site.  They were tasked with planting landscape materials in the courtyard & around the parking lot as well as staining wooden benches.  After the work was completed, more people arrived and there was a guided tour of the innovative facility.
 
  Craig planting.  Image by Derek.
 
 
 
 
Bill Robinson, Gill Campbell and Jeff Tomlinson help out at the Brechin School Ski Swap. Another huge event that brings the community together and helps out the school, while encouraging activity for kids. Nanaimo North Rotary club also supported the Ski Swap last year and always puts Service before Self when it comes to lending a helping hand
Our hardworking crew at the warehouse in October.  Images by Don Dempson.
 
  Bill cancelling bar codes
 
  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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February 28th meeting is offsite service project at Loaves & Fishes warehouse
 
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