Club Information

Welcome to our Club

Cumberland Centennial

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
Cumberland Legion Branch 28
2770 Dunsmuir Avenue
Mail: PO Box 101
Cumberland, BC  V0R 1S0
Canada
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Venue Map
 
Up Coming Meetings & Events
May 14th
MEET AT ORCHARD
Mary Donner
Special Needs Golf Program
 
May 28th
Leann Anderson/Marilyn Bell
Cumberland Events Society
Club Assembly
 
June 4th
Frank May
Quadra Education Center
 
June 11th
Bella & Kevin Flesher
 
June 18th
Installation 2019-2020
Fallen Alders Hall
 
June 25th
Club Assembly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

Mexican Fiesta Fundraiser

Rotary Club of El Tuito, Mexico
Distributing Days for Girls Kits in Ethiopia
Fire Truck to El Tuito
Rotary Club of Jaltema Bay, Mexico
HER International
 
 
 
CLUB EXECUTIVE & DIRECTORS
President
KEITH TATTON
Pres. Elect & Foundation
ROBB FLANNERY
Secretary
ELLEN KLASSEN
Treasurer
JOHN JONES
Past Pres. & Administration
JUDYTHE MCQUILLAN
Community Service
LINDA OPRICA
International Service
DAVE STEVENS
Membership Director
CHRIS BECIR
Finance
MARGARET NEAL
Literacy
LESLIE BAIRD
Public Image
DEBBIE LEMIRE
Sergeants-at-Arms
BARB GIRODAY
DEB NOLAN
 
 
FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the TRUTH?
 
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 
Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
 
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 
 

We Are Family - We are People of Action!

Cumberland Rotary Supports Valley Youth

 
Graduating Class of the 2019 RCMP Boot Camp at HMCS Quadra this spring.  Our member Leslie Baird attended the ceremony on behalf of the club and submitted this picture.  At our May 7th meeting Randy James of SD 71 and Constable Monica Terragni of the RCMP spoke to us about the camp and thank us for our contribution.

Having Fun For "Too Good To Be Threw"

Munchies, drinks and new clothes to try on.  Club members (l-r) Ellen Klassen, Margaret Neal, Barb Giroday, Judy McQuillan and guest Lill Tosoff, Deborah Nolan, Frawley and Debbie Lemire (behind camera) gathered at Margaret's home recently to have some fun for a good cause.  Surplus clothing will be donated to the Comox Valley Transition Society thrift shop "Too Good To Be Threw".   

Painting Pinkies Purple for World Immunization Week

 
Pictured here with Club President, Keith Tatton (R) the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial is promoting World Immunization Week April 24-30 by painting their pinkies purple.  In countries where polio is a threat children's pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink after they are immunized. This helps health workers know which children have been protected.  Club Members "on hand" to paint their pinkies were standing left to right Debbie Lemire, John Jones, John Challender, Ellen Klassen, Kathy Stevens, Judythe McQuillan, Keith Tatton.  Seated left to right Barb Giroday, Leslie Baird, Dave Stevens, Margaret Neal.

Advocacy for Marginalized People

 
Club Secretary, Ellen Klassen was our speaker on April 23rd.  Drawing on her life experience Ellen eloquently explained why she has a passion to advocate for marginalized people and outlined her plan with a well prepared power point.  Her project which is still in the developmental stages is  to empower the marginalized to attend appointments and jump through bureaucratic hoops.  
 
 

Merville Community Association Says Thank You! 

 
Dawn Ringrose of Merville Community Association spoke to our club to thank us for the $1,000 towards the upgrading of their children's playground in time for Merville's 100 Year Anniversary this year.  She showed us pictures of the improvements to the playground area, Merille Hall and the heritage site and spoke of the planning for their 100th Anniversary celebrations.

Thank You Cumberland Rotary!

 
The Courtenay Chapter of Days for Girls stopped by our club in April to thank us for our donation towards their groups efforts to empower women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education.  Pictured above from right to left Greg Meynert & Helen Cox of the Courtenay Chapter and Deborah Williams of the Comox Chapter of Days for Girls.

Dollars for Jerseys

 
Grant Schilling of Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness accepts cheque from club Program Coordinator Donna Frawley.  Dawn to Dawn will use this money to purchase jerseys for the street soccer team Maple Pool United.

Supporting Children & Families Since 1974

 

Our speakers on April 2nd were Joanne Schroeder, Executive Director and Pam Crowe of The Comox Valley Child Development Association.  The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is a non-profit society that has served children and youth with special needs since 1974.

The Comox Valley Child Development Centre, later changed to Child Development Association, opened its doors in downtown Cumberland on July 12, 1974.

"...the most money raised......."

 
Past District Governor Richard Clarke visited our club on March 12th to present us with a certificate for 1,000 Paul Harris Points for being the Rotary Club raising the most money per capita on the 2019 Coldest Night of the Year Walk.  Accepting on behalf of our Club is Deborah Nolan.  We raised over $1000.  Our club was represented on the walk by Margaret Neal who carried our torch for our Club on quite a cold and rainy night. 
 
 
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ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH

March Rotarian of the Month

 
President Keith Tatton and Rotarian of Month for March International Services Director Dave Stevens in their signature pose!
April Rotarian of the Month
President Keith Tatton and Rotarian of .the Month for April Public Image Director Debbie Lemire
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Cumberland Community School

Merville Community Association
Days For Girls
Royston Cumberland Lions
Courtenay Little Theatre
E.D.A.S.
Dining-In
Rotary Orchard Park
Cumberland Fire Rescue
Dragon Boat
Habitat for Humanity
Cumberland Events Society
.Imagination Library
Cumberland Lodge
 
 
Membership
Rotary membership is all about forging friendships, making contacts, building skills, and serving the community.   Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back. 
 
Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:
 
*Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them

*Connect with other leaders who are changing the world

*Expand your leadership skills

*Catch up with good friends and meet new ones
 
What’s expected of you?

As a club member, you will be asked to:
 
*Pay club dues

*Attend meetings and events

*Use your skills and talents to make a difference
 
Who can join?
 
People who want to give back to their community.
 
How can you become a member?

We accept new members by invitation.   Please visit our next meeting, we'd like get to know you!