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The Rotary Club of West Shore is happy to host a  Golf Ball Drop Charity Fundraiser at Olympic View Golf Club in support of the West Shore community on September 26th.  Suspended 40 feet above three separate targets,  up to 4000 numbered golf balls will be released in dramatic style by the City of Langford Fire Department. Closest to each of the three golf flags wins the respective target cash prize. Tickets are $5 per ball so buy your tickets today before they sell out! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Due to the restrictions on large gatherings we have cancelled this years Lobsterfest. While we are extremely disappointed that we have to cancel the event we understand that we need to be doing everything we can to protect our community. With the event cancelled we will focus on other fundraising opportunities that can benefit the community during these challenging times.

We want to send a special thanks to everyone who has supported this event by sponsoring, donating auction items and purchasing tickets - we are honored to be a part of such an amazing community!

We encourage you to Like and Follow our Rotary Club of West Shore Facebook page to follow along with the work that our club is doing. And for all the Lobster lovers, stay tuned as we are already starting planning for Lobsterfest 2021!

*note that everyone who has bought a ticket will have been refunded already, if any questions or concerns please email westshorelobsterfest@gmail.com or message us on facebook

 
We are going to try having electronic meetings to support physical distancing during the current health crisis.   This will be a great way to stay connected and should be easy for everyone to use.
 
Please click on the link below at the meeting time or you can also phone in.
 
We are trying a sample meeting on Wednesday so will advise if there are any tweaks we need to make.   While the meetings are scheduled until the end of September, we are hoping to reconvene before then in person.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone.
 
Lorne and Robin
In the best interest of our guests, members and the larger community we feel it would be prudent to reschedule our Lobsterfest.    This is certainly disappointing, but we are excited that we have been able to secure a new date of August 22nd, same time and location.  Our many thanks to the Legion for being so accommodating.
For those that have purchased tickets, you have the option to keep your tickets for the rescheduled event or we can arrange to get you a refund.  If you would like a refund, please let us know by March 20th, and we can process your refund back to your credit card .  We can also issue cheques promptly and arrange for a pick up location if you prefer.   We will send out another email directly to our ticket holders to confirm this process.
We certainly hope that you will hold on to your tickets and join us for the fun in August.
 
Best wishes for your continued good health,
Robin Marshall- Event Chair
Lorne Olson- President
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are excited to announce that Tickets are now on sale for the West Shore Rotary Lobsterfest 2020!  This year's event is being held on Ausgust 22nd (NOTE: NEW DATE!) at the Langford Legion.  
 
After last years successful SOLD OUT event, we are excited to be bringing in even more lobster, and have also added event more entertainment for LOBSTERFEST 2020!

Bring your friends and family & join us at the Langford Legion for Fresh East Coast Lobster with all of the fixings! The Tom Morrissey Band is back and will be providing musical entertainment throughout the evening. There will be a silent auction & the popular Screech-In ceremony!

Tickets* are now available on our website CLICK HERE 

*This year all tickets will be sold via registration on our website www.westshorerotary.org and you will be able to check in at the door using your last name or group name, you won't require a physical ticket. We are also offering a BARON OF BEEF option this year. There will be no tickets sold at the door.

If you have any questions please email westshorelobsterfest@gmail.com   
 
“A Life that Made a Difference”
 
The Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground officially opened on August 24th, 2019. 
Built in memory of 32-year-old RCMP Constable, Sarah Beckett, who was killed by a drunk driver in the line of duty on April 5, 2016 the new playground is a special place for families to come together.   
The Rotary Club of West Shore spent 2019 fundraising to meet the $250,000 goal to build the playground. Funds came from the Club’s Annual Lobster Fest and BBQ’s at different events and from the Community who graciously donated tens of thousands of dollars through the Buy A Brick Campaign. 
We are proud of the community for coming together to create this space to remember Sarah’s sacrifice.
This years sold out Lobsterfest was a huge success!  Almost 250 people joined together at the Legion to enjoy a good old fashion East Coast Kitchen party.  Friends new and old enjoyed a delicious, fresh Lobster dinner followed by an action packed dessert auction where thousands of dollars were raised auctioning off cakes & desserts from local bakeries.  A few brave souls participated in the Screeching In Ceremony to become honorary Nefoundandlanders! 
 
All of the money raised throughout the evening totaled $20,000 which will all be donated to the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground at City Centre Park.
 
Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Langford, West Shore RCMP, Langford Fire Rescue, Island Pet Source Langford, South Island Home Team, Qualis Builders & Accent Refrigeration.  Also a huge thank you to our hosts The Langford Legion, this event wouldn't have been possible without them! 
 
 
 
We invite you to heighten your life by joining us. We laugh, learn and work together.  We are from many business, professional, service and not-for-profit backgrounds.  We love to cook-up new ideas to do good in the world.
 
Our local programs include literacy, a children's therapy room, the RCMP's community van and a children's playground. Our international initiatives include a school for girls in Malawi and orphanage in Haiti. 
 
For more info email our President, David Stocks: rotarydavid@telus.net. He'd love to talk to you about the benefits of joining us!  Visit the website www.helpforhaiti.ca .
 
Donations to Haiti Orphanage Project
To learn more and to donate to the Divine Hand Orphanage in Haiti, go to Divine Hand Orphanage and DONATE or mail your donation to Rotary Club of WestShore, PO Box 28016, RPO Westshore, 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5E3
 

HOOP FEST 2018

On Saturday, November 3, at Royal Bay Secondary school Westshore Rotary and the Warriors U13 & U15 girls basketball club held it's third annual Hoop Fest.  During this event, Rotary members provided a pancake breakfast while the girls from the basketball teams and community members shot hoops to raise funds.  Ten hoops for $20.  Each successful throw got the donor's name entered into a draw for tickets to "The King and I".

Thank you to our sponsors and the many community members who sponsored the girls basketball team to toss the basketballs.  Over $3500 was raised by the Westshore Rotary for this event.  Funds raised went towards community groups and to the Divine Hand Orphanage in Haiti.

Look for this event again in November 2019.

Rotary World News

Jennifer Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.

These clubs keep things fresh with new ideas and new members.

Helping Near, Helping Afar

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