Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea

 
 
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Secretary
Vice-President
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Director - Club Administration
Director - Club Membership
Director - Club Public Image
Director - Community Service A - Fundraising
Director - Community Service B - Operational
Director - Rotary Foundation & International Service
 
 

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

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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Home Page Stories

 
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

 

 
 

End Polio Now evening was a sight to see in Sidney by the Sea!
Check out the Albulm

 

 
 

July Social

Fellow Rotarians enjoy an evening of great food and friendly company!

 

 

Wilma, our exchange student from Finland, is now winging her way home. We saw her off at the airport this morning. Lots of tears. Lots of hope for the future. Wilma has been a shining example of what the Rotary Youth Exchange program is all about. 

Good luck, Wilma!

 

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A special unveiling of the newly installed plaque on a bench at the Rotary water spray park at Iroquois Park in Sidney, took place on the afternoon of March 30th, 2013. It was a wonderful turnout, on a beautiful spring day. This event honoured the contribution that Bert and Marolyn Stevens (and Bert's guide dog, "Bing") -- Rotarians all, including Bing who was designated by the club as an Honourary Rotarian -- have made to the Town of Sidney.

The idea of a commemorative plaque to honour Bert (who passed away in 2010) was originally Marolyn's idea, but she was pleased when those working to help her achieve this honour for Bert also thought it was important that her active role in the community also be honoured. And wherever Bert and Marolyn go, so too goes Bing...a wonderful ambassador for the town in his own right. Marolyn, currently stuggling with her fourth battle with cancer, was unable to attend the event, but she will get to view the video of the event very soon. 

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The Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea recently donated $500 to the SLEEPING CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD charity. Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most, typically located in underdeveloped and developing countries. Our club’s $500 donation purchased 14 bedkits ($35 per bedkit) for children in Tanzania. Each kit contained: Mattress with cover, bed sheet, mosquito net; Khanga (printed fabric, used for clothing); T-shirt, school shirt, socks, flip-flops, blue cloth to make school uniform; school bag, exercise books, 3 pencils, 3 pens; and a packing/carry bag and a rope for mattress. The bedkits are made in the countries where they are distributed. Locally produced bedkits result in the elimination of transportation costs, provision of materials and labour at minimal cost, employment for families in the country, and assistance to the local economy and the country as a whole.  For more information about Sleeping Children Around the World, go to their website: www.scaw.org
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Sidney by the Sea Rotary was happy to donate towards the childrens playground at Sidney Elementary School. We were fortunate enouph to have Mr. Kal Russell the Principal at our breakfast meeting this morning to accept the funds

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

 

 
 

 President Paul and Rotary Foundation Chair Bruce, present Ray, Geoff and Colette with Paul Harris Recognition.

Congratulations Ray, Geoff and Colette! 

 

 
 
Steve Weller, High Tech Collision and Crew donate Car in their Circle of Giving. Sidney by the Sea Rotary Kenny Podmore explalins. This is the 3rd year High Tech Collision has fixed up a vehicle for donation to a family. The car was given to the new owners with one year of insurance, paid for my Seafirst Inc.in Brentwood Bay.
 
 
 
 
 

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The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
 

Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Dec 25, 2014
Jan 01, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
Sandra Richardson
Victoria Foundation
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
Mike McInnis
Climate change - an opinion
Feb 05, 2015
Susan Reece
Literacy Victoria
Feb 12, 2015
Garry Upton
Classification
Feb 19, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
May 21, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
 
 
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