Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea

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Sidney By The Sea

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Shoal Centre
10030 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, BC  V8L 3G4
Canada
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Beacon Landing Social

 

 

 
The week of February 23rd marked 110 years since Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. It also is 30 years since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio. Rotary clubs around the world celebrated the milestones in a variety of ways. You can view some of them by following this link.
 
As part of those celebrations locally, the END POLIO NOW and Rotary logos were projected onto the Empress Hotel. 
 
 

 
 
At the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea's recent Christmas party held on December 5th, Dorothy Winlaw was surprised by her good friends Ann Doran and John Bardsley with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Dorothy, wife of long-time member Murray Winlaw, has always worked tirelessly alongside Murray on a myriad of club projects and events, and in her own right has contributed her time, talents and expertise to so many club activities. It is truly a well-deserved honour for Dorothy, and doubly so to have received the honour from her friends. 

 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea presented Heather Burkett with a Paul Harris Fellowship on December 5th.  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 acknowledges "service above self" which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Ms. Burkett received this recognition because the Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club felt that her life and work exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation, and a commitment to helping persons in need locally and around the world. 
 
Through her recent work as District Principal in Saanich School District and her friendship with Dr. Mitra Hashemi, Heather became aware of a number of children needing dental care in our community. Together they founded ORCCA (Oral Care for Children and Adolescents), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide children and adolescents under 19 years of age from low-income families access to oral care in a not for profit setting. It is based on the beliefs that all children and adolescents have the right to healthy oral care and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents. The clinic is due to open early in 2015. This organization was the major recipient of our club’s fundraising efforts for community projects in 2014.  
Heather Burkett is a former teacher, university lecturer, school administrator and district administrator. She has presented and worked locally, nationally and internationally.  She has sat on several non profit boards and while in Manitoba was nominated as Woman of the Year for her work in restructuring an inner city school serving largely new refugees and First Nations students. Heather also has a long-term interest in the development of schooling in Nigeria. This has entailed the building of a school and more recent work with the Ovoko Widows Project in which 76 widows who cannot afford to send their children to school have received support through helping them to develop self-run businesses. As a result of some of her work she was selected as Person of the Year by the Dinamba Intercultural Association and initiated into the African Igbo Tribe.
 
After receiving her award from President Bob Leitch, Heather responded in a heartfelt speech to the membership, detailing her long-term relationship with and gratitude to Rotarians, dating back to literacy projects for which she approached Rotary for assistance while living and working in Manitoba. She also expressed her hope that ORCCA’s relationship with the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea would continue into the future.
 
 

 
 
 
Our annual Poinsettia fundraiser is done! Under President Bob Leitch's able command (and aided by an impressive array of Rotarian elves), the plants were counted, sorted and dispatched out to their destinations with nary a hiccup. Well done, everyone!
 

 

Vanessa Guerra, Peter Guerra and Paula recently went to sea with Mike for a day on board HMCS CALGARY.

 

 
 

New member sponor recognition pin awarded in recognition of Stewarts commitment to the organization's membership growth.
Honoring members who strengthen Rotary's membership

 

 
 

Moe Sihota came to speak to the club on Pension Reform
Moe Sihota Pension Reform

Welcome to our newest member Garry Upton!

 

 
 

Sidney by the Sea October 24th Social

Join Friends & Fellow Rotarians from
District 5020 in celebrating the
"LIGHTING UP PEOPLES AWARENESS TO END POLIO

End Polio Now light display Will be Shown on the North Wall
of the McPherson Theatre 6-9pm

$40 per person: Contact Sylivia Bonet to reserve seats at Don Mees
Dinner at 7pm

DON MEE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
538 Fisgard Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1R4
250.383.1032
donmee.com


Bob Walch

 

 

 
 

Michael Proctor District Governor congratulates Bob Walch & Michele Holmes with Multiple Paul Harris Fellowship awards.
Bob Walch
Michele Holmes

 

 

2014 Rotary Club Sidney by the Sea Installation
April Social

 

 
 

Mariah Provan talking about her RYLA experience in Tacoma Washington
Mariah Provan

 

 

Monte Carlo Night Gala Event PDF->
Amarok Society
Tickets available from Sidney by the Sea Rotary members as well as online at www.marywinspear.ca

 

 

Sidney by the Sea Rotary's Community Service group visits Our Place Society
Amarok Society


Sidney by the Sea Rotary's Community Service group presents Our Place Society Don Evans Exec Director with our Club's donation of $450. Members were pleased to serve approx 350 full breakfasts on March 13 as other club Rotarians enjoyed the regular club Breakfast meeting at Shoal Centre.
This dedicated crew of SBS Rotarians were up before dawn to be at Our Place ; 919 Pandora Ave to provide hands on community service.
After serving breakfast ; Laura Walsh , Dir. Fund Development ,provided us with a tour of the facility and overview of the programs and services provided to vulnerable citizens of greater Victoria. This was a wonderful rotary morning to be able to be of Service to a group of very appreciative folks.
Thank you Linda for organizing the opportunity and Kenny for ensuring our transportation needs were met.

 

 

Golf outing at Cordova bay March 17th Peter, Hien, and Narmfa / Wally du Temple photographer
Amarok Society

 

 

Amarok Society, Mothers of Intention, the power of motherhood to teach the world
Amarok Society

Sidney by the Sea Rotary supports Amarok Society, empowering Mothers.

Amarok Society teaches uneducated mothers how to read and write, and then teaches the mothers to be neighbourhood teachers – educating their own and their neighbours' children every day in their homes, with astonishing result.

 

 
This year's DLTA will be held on March 29 & 30 at Victoria's Hotel Grand Pacific. The theme is BYOB - Build Your Overall Bench- strength. The goal is to inform and train our leaders and future leaders to work within Rotary, and inspire them to build strong clubs and develop great projects. District 5020 is fortunate in having many talented trainers to assist clubs with member training and leadership development. DLTA is one of the most important events in our district, combining education, networking and idea sharing, all the while building friendships amongst members from the top of Vancouver Island all the way to the Columbia River. Visit District 5020's wb-site for more info. Click on this link - See more at: District Leadership Training Assembly also more information at: Welcome to DLTA 2014
 

 

Sidney by the Sea Rotary induction of new member Rachelle Paul

 

 
 

Congratulations Silvia on receiving the Paul Harris pin!
Silvia Paul Harris Pin

 

 

All had a good time at this years Sidney by the Sea Rotary Family Christmas Breakfast
Photo of Narmfah and Santa

 

 
Michele and Holmes Realty was distinguished as ‘Honoured Humanitarian’ of the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation

Honoured Humanitarian award

 

 

Murry DG's Energizer award

Congratulations Murray for winning the DG's Energizer Award; representing a dynamic club member who contributes actively to all club activities while bringing a lighthearted outlook that raises team morale

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS

Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
 

Upcoming Events

  • Board Meeting
    Shoal Centre Boardroom
    Apr 21, 2015
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Club Assembly
    Shoal Centre Dining Room
    Apr 23, 2015
    7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • MONTE CARLO
    Mary Winspear Centre
    May 15, 2015
    6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Shoal Centre Boardroom
    May 19, 2015
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Club Assembly
    Shoal Centre Dining Room
    May 21, 2015
    7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Board Meeting
    Shoal Centre Boardroom
    Jun 16, 2015
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Shoal Centre Boardroom
    Jun 18, 2015
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

Speakers

Apr 02, 2015
Sylvia Olsen
First Nations' Housing
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Stephen Davis
Valentus Clinics
Apr 30, 2015
James Boutilier
New Realities and Changes of Asia
May 21, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
 
 
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