Monday Lunch Social
Apr 10, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restaurant
Monday Lunch Social
Apr 24, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restaurant
Monday Lunch Social
May 08, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restaurant
Monday Lunch Social
May 29, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restauarnat
Monday Lunch Social
Jun 12, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restaurant
Final Social Lunch
Jun 26, 2017
Ho Jo Lakes Main Restaurant
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Royal Oak Centennial

We meet most Tuesdays at noon
Howard Johnson Hotel
4670 Elk Lake Drive
Victoria, BC  V8Z 5M2
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Leadership is about making a difference — and making difference is what Rotary is about. When long time Rotarian Dave Douglas proposed a youth leadership project that embodied the community spirit of Rotary, club members jumped at the idea. He proposed providing Leading the Way: A Step by Step Guide to Discovering and Building Your Leadership Skills to secondary schools in Greater Victoria. Written specifically for young people, it is based on his work with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program (RYLA), and inspired by the hundreds of young people he has worked with and learned from for 40 years.
The Club purchased 252 copies and delivered them to schools and districts, which used them in a variety of ways to support their existing programs for developing student leadership skills. â€œThe inspiring message within the books struck a chord with these future leaders,” said Superintendent Jim Cambridge who noted that meeting the author brought the book to life for the students.
The Rotary Club of Royal Oak Centennial welcomed its newest member, Joan Tarrant this week, and District Governor Joanne Croghan was on hand to officiate. Welcome Joan!

We were delighted to welcome District Governor Joanne Croghan, as well as members of the Rotary Clubs of Brentwood Bay and Sidney to our September 12 meeting.
President Theresa Vogel (left) and District Governor Joan Croghan (right)

People who can stand in front of a group and pitch an idea or plan are the kind of people who will be held up as leaders. With this in mind, and a focus on investing in tomorrow's leaders, the Rotary Club of Royal Oak Centennial again sponsored the annual Public Speaking Competition among Island Catholic Schools and their associates.
Winners Aileen Joy D. and Anais C. recently visited the club with their families and Jamie Zwicker, Chairman of the Island Catholic Schools Public Speaking Competition. They presented their speeches, and what a treat it was for members! The presentations were engaging, carefully crafted and wonderfully presented. Congratulations Aileen Joy and Anais!
Helping a great project come to fruition is what Rotarians do best! On Sunday, Beckley Farm Lodge cut the ribbon on its new passenger bus and President-Elect Theresa Vogel was there for the action.  
Royal Oak members had a strong showing in the Rotary contingent at the 2015 Victoria Day Parade.
What a glorious day it was to represent Rotary in the parade through beautiful Victoria with bands, dancers, and the countless community groups that make this city such a wonderful place to live.