Courtenay Rotary Club 
 
Mailing Address: Box 20003, RPO Downtown, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 0A7

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Courtenay

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lower Native Sons Hall
360 Cliffe Ave.
Courtenay, BC  V9N 2H9
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The Courtenay Rotary Club and the Comox Valley Lions Club are combining efforts to collect used eyeglasses and redistribute them to the less fortunate. For those who have had changes to their eyeglass prescription, or who have eyeglasses that no longer work for them, donating the old pair makes a world of difference to those with vision problems who can’t afford them.
Donated eyeglasses can be dropped off at any of the Courtenay Rotary book drop boxes in the Comox Valley, or at designated boxes located at the office of Dr. Limbers in Comox, Coastal Eye Care Centre in Courtenay, Quality Foods in Comox, or at Walmart. No prescription information or eyeglass cases are necessary, as all are sent to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre for evaluation, sorting, and distribution.
As stated by the Lions Clubs International website, the World Health Organization reports 153 million people have uncorrected vision problems that could be easily diagnosed and treated with corrected lenses.  For those receiving the eyeglasses, quality of life is significantly bettered through improved literacy, productivity, and independence. The collected eyeglasses will be sent to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre in Calgary, one of 18 centres worldwide, where they will be distributed globally through various humanitarian organizations.
 

 
 

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Len Anglin of Ironwood Shake & Tile Company and Rod Hunter Past President of the Rotary Club of Courtenay are excited to see the new roof installed on the Courtenay Train Station just before the snow arrived......timing is everything.

The Courtenay Rotary Club.......

 
 
 

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Courtenay Rotarian Donna Cloutier receives a $3500 donation to Philippine Relief
From President Dave White.  Donna was in the Philippines on a Rotoplast mission when the earthquake struck
and the team had to return home. Upon her return home Donna and her partner Eddy organized a fundraising event, A Taste of the Philippines. 
The event sold out and $30,000 was raised.  Well done Donna and Eddy!

 

 
 

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Let the facelift and renovations begin.  The weather cooperated beautifully and one day before the snow fell Ironwood roofing completed installation of the metal shake roofing on the Courtenay Train Station.  Also updated are fascia and barge boards thanks to Slegg Lumber and new gutters from Got Gutters.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Penelope Barbery, our inbound exchange student from the west of France arrived at the Comox airport to be met, and welcomed by members and families of our club

 

 
 

Back row L to R: Kendra Walker (holding Zander Walcott) Past Courtenay Rotary Club President, Audrey Craig, Lyndsay Charles (holding Dylan Charles) and Marjorie Gibson (holding Noah Charles) Front row L to R: Declan Kennedy, Sophie Kennedy and Logan Kennedy.  Missing great grandchildren from photo: Chloe Charles All Kennedy and Charles children are from North Vancouver and Zander is from New York.

The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest honour a club can bestow on a person, either inside or outside the club. The award therefore

 
 
 

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 Pictured are Young Professionals Matt Becket, Brendan Somers, Matt MacDonald and Jay Dzuba of the Comox Valley Young Professionals group. Missing from photo are Corey Zaal and Blake Simpson. The Young Pros spent the day last Saturday down at Slegg Lumber painting facia board for the Rotary Club's train station restoration project. Good on them!

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Nov 04, 2014
Sergeant Pierre Luc Paquet
Canadian Forces - Afghanistan
Nov 18, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
Doug Cox, Executive Director, Van Isle Musicfest
How the Musicfest became the biggest event of the C.V. year
Dec 09, 2014
Troy Goddard
Emergency Response Team
Dec 23, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
Jan 27, 2015
Jessie Shannon
North Island Scholarship recipient
Mar 31, 2015
Lynn Grey - SPOUSAL MEETING
Haiti Project Update
 
 

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