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Service Above Self

usually 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @6:10 PM
Longwood Brew Pub
5775 Turner Rd.
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 6L8
District Site
Venue Map
May 24, 2016
Potluck Dinner @ Barney & Sarah Sharp's
Exchange Student Daniel & his parents will be in attendance
May 31, 2016
Beer n Burger 50/50 Draw
@ White Spot at Woodgrove
Jun 07, 2016
Patrick McGuire & Ron Blank
PARTY program, aimed at senior high school students
Jun 14, 2016
Rob Waine's Installation!!
spousal night. at the Golf Club..more details to come!
Board and committee contacts
President Elect
Past President
Director - Foundation
Director - Club Service
World Community Service
Director - Club Administration
Director - PR & Communications
Director - Membership
Youth Exchange Officer
Literacy chair
Chair - Programs
Bingo Chair
Contact - Fund Allocation
Youth Protection Officer
Who We Are in Brief
The Rotary Club of Nanaimo North has been in existence since October 15, 1972 and since that time the club has been actively involved in service to the Nanaimo community.
Over the past ten Rotary years,  The Rotary Club of Nanaimo North has donated more than $413,000 in our community and beyond.
During that same period, individual club members have also made personal donations to the Rotary Foundation totaling more than $80,000.
The Club is a strong supporter of youth both locally and internationally providing funding for various annual scholarships, and sponsoring and mentoring local Interact and Rotaract youth service clubs as well as supporting projects like Project Amigo in Mexico, the Etta Projects in Bolivia and several projects in Zimbabwe, Kenya & Ghana.
In addition to financial contributions the club members also donate their time and skills to various community events and projects. The most recent examples of this are bartending at the annual Dragon Boat Festival, delivering a monthly community breakfast program, working with Nanaimo Youth Services on the restoration of Rowe House for their youth housing project and various service projects at John Barsby Secondary and Brechin Elementary schools.
What's New?









The draw for Nanaimo North Rotary’s annual community wide 50/50 Draw (BC Gaming Event License #81116) will take place at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 31 at the White Spot at Woodgrove.  

Tickets are $5 each; 4000 tickets printed.

See detailed description on site page by following the link in the left-hand column.
Home Page Stories
Don Hubbard, a past member of our club has been notified  that he will be a recipient of the 2016 B.C. Community Achievement Award.
Click here to go to story in Nanaimo News Bulletin. 

Click here for details about the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund that Doug Pearson told us about at the May 10th meeting:

 Instead of a meeting, members volunteered at Loaves & Fishes on April 26.  Thanks to President elect Rob for making the arrangements.

By Arnold Grahl, Rotary News 18-Apr-2016
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history.
Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership.
The Council is an essential element of Rotary’s governance. Every three years, members from around the world gather in Chicago to consider proposed changes to the policies that govern the organization and its member clubs. Measures that are adopted take effect 1 July.
The tone for this year was set early, when the RI Board put forth two proposals that increase flexibility. The first measure allows clubs to decide to vary their meeting times, whether to meet online or in person, and when to cancel a meeting, as long as they meet at least twice a month. The second allows clubs flexibility in choosing their membership rules and requirements. Both passed.
Representatives also approved removing six membership criteria from the RI Constitution and replacing them with a simple requirement that a member be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community.
The $4 per year dues increase was based on a five-year financial forecast that predicted that if Rotary didn’t either raise dues or make drastic cuts, its reserves would dip below mandated levels by 2020. The yearly per capita dues that clubs pay to RI will be $60 in 2017-18, $64 in 2018-19, and $68 in 2019-20. The next council will establish the rate after that.
“We are at a moment in time when we must think beyond the status quo,” said RI Vice President Greg E. Podd. “We must think about our future.”
Podd said the dues increase will allow RI to improve My Rotary, develop resources so clubs can offer a better membership experience, simplify club and district reporting, improve website access for Rotaractors, and update systems to keep Rotary in compliance with changing global regulations.
Also because of this Council’s decisions:
  • A Council on Resolutions will meet annually online to consider resolutions — recommendations to the RI Board. Council members will be selected for three-year terms. They’ll participate in the Council on Resolutions for three years and the Council on Legislation in their final year only. The Council on Resolutions will free the Council on Legislation to concentrate on enactments — changes to Rotary’s governing documents. Proponents predict that the Council on Legislation can then be shortened by a day, saving $300,000.
  • Rotaractors will be allowed to become members of Rotary clubs while they are still in Rotaract. Proponents argued that too few Rotaractors (around 5 percent) join Rotary. Sometimes it’s because they don’t want to leave their Rotaract clubs before they have to, upon reaching age 30. It’s hoped that giving them more options will boost the numbers of qualified young leaders in Rotary.
  • The distinction between e-clubs and traditional clubs will be eliminated. The Council recognized that clubs have been meeting in a number of ways, and given this flexibility, the distinction was no longer meaningful. Clubs that have “e-club” in their names can keep it, however.
  • The reference to admission fees will be removed from the bylaws. Proponents argued that the mention of admission fees does not advance a modern image of Rotary.
  • A standing committee on membership was established, in recognition that membership is a top priority of the organization, and polio eradication was also reaffirmed to be a goal of the highest order.
Learn more about the Council on Legislation

   Paul, Barney with exchange student Daniel and visiting student Tim.
 Robert Grose presentation on Eden Gardens a new facility for Compassionate Dementia Care
   Thanks to Don Dempson for the images.

  One of the tokens made for the program. 
   Our member Liz Kawahara partnered with Cheryl Prince, owner of a biodynamic farm in Lantzville to create the program.   Liz & Cheryl got the idea from one started in Vancouver. After paying to have the tokens manufactured, they donated the lot to Gabriel's Cafe in Nanaimo.  The public can purchase  tokens at Gabriel's for $5.50 each to gift for a nutritious bowl of soup.  Full details are available at the project website, Nanaimo Community.
Congratulations, Liz.

Our club together with Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club developed a grant proposal for the project.  The district community grant application was approved by D5020 in the amount of US$3,500; this will be matched by contributions from the Mid Island Group, area clubs and the Techiman Rotary Club. The project will be administered by the Techiman club.  The grant will fund construction of a well and installation of electricity for the St. Hubert's basic school in Akrofrom, a community about 70 km NE of Sunyani.
When the project is completed, it  will give the children in St Hubert’s Basic School and the community access to clean drinking water as well as electricity. It should take six months to complete
The school was chosen because the community is expanding very quickly increasing the school population but the school lacks basic facilities like water and electricity. We therefore decided to use this grant to provide these basic facilities, to help improve their way of life thereby improving education and literacy.

A festive crowd on Saturday despite cooler weather & scattered showers.

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