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.
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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
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