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Welcome to Rotary Club of Gibsons, BC, Canada!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Gibsons Public Market
473 Gower Point Road
Gibsons, BC  V0N 1V0

(604) 724-9562
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7th Feb  -  Speaker Meeting   We welcome Graham Starsage, who will give us the latest news about the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.
14th Feb - Club Meeting.  This will include reports about the two most popular fundraising ideas, and the two most popular service project ideas.  We will also have a presentation from Luke about the recent delivery of Hippo Rollers to a village in South Africa, and how this might develop as our International Project.  We know it's Valentine's night, but please try to make it anyway - you could always bring your Valentine with you!!
21st February - The Interactors have invited us all to a special dinner at Elphinstone School. They want to get to know us better, and they will be presenting to us their activities and plans.  We need to have a good turn out for this dinner to encourage these enthusiastic young people.
28th February - Speaker Meeting - Jean Paul Gravel will be speaking about his work "Through Conversation" in which he leads clients on a journey of self-discovery.
So another exciting month for our Club ......if you are not on the beach, Rotary is the place to be.
For some of our members, January was spent on the beach in Mexico or Mauii sipping margaritas - but the rest of us are not jealous (really!).  We enjoyed four great Rotary meetings instead.  On 10th Jan we had a presentation about the Gibsons Search and Rescue team.  What a vital role they perform in support of all boaters.  The Club will be making a grant to SAR shortly (subject to member approval) for electrical work at their boathouse.
The 17th Jan saw a lively Club Meeting.  We split into 3 groups to brainstorm ideas for a new fundraiser, and also ideas for local service projects.  The six best ideas for each were the subject of an online survey during the following week, and the most popular ideas are now being investigated more fully so that informed decisions can be taken at our next Club Meeting.
On the 24th Jan we had a presentation about the work of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.  Our Club invested $5000 in their endowment fund several years ago and this produces income each year which is aggregated with income for many other investors to make grants to organisations on the coast.
Our final event in January was a Wine and Cheese Social at Chris and Carol's place.  This was a great success, and something we may do again from time to time.  If you feel that you could host an event at your home, maybe in April or May, please let Chris know.

Rotary is a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary Clubs also support local community projects. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels.

Our District Governor, Darcy Long, writes:
We started the month of November with the Gibsons Rotary Club visit. Yes! That meant no ferries! Even though this is literally a club in our own backyard we still learned new things about both the club and their projects. The meeting was in the lovely lounge space at the Gibsons Public Market. Getting prepped for their annual Rotary Auction was top of mind for the members. This would be the first year for total online bidding. But there was still plenty of other topics covered during the meeting, examples of each member’s passion for Rotary.
Every year the Rotary Club of Gibsons and the Rotary Club of Sechelt work together to produce the Rotary Auction - our major fundraiser to support community projects on the Sunshine Coast.  This year the auction was run entirely online, and raised over $34000.
Thank you to        Our donors who provided 187 interesting and valuable lots for auction
                               Our bidders - over 1400 online bids were received
                               Eastlink Community TV - Steve Sleep and his team produced an excellent TV programme covering the event
                               Matt Morris and Duane Burnett who co-presented the show, and Ed Hill who conducted interviews
Eric Small was our founding President - Rotary Club of Gibsons. In here he shares the history. Rotary Club of Gibsosn is the first of the four Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast. The others are Rotary Club of Sechelt (Tuesday evening meeting), Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast also in Sechelt (Thursday lunch meeting) and Rotary Club of Pender Harbour.
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Help Us Roll 1000 Hippos

Last year, the Rotary Club of Gibsons delivered 30 Hippo Water Rollers to a village in Kguatswane, South Africa.
Join us this year in our challenge to Roll 1000 Hippos... Read more >>