The Rotary Club of Nanaimo was chartered on May 1, 1920, ranking 689th in the world.
Four Nanaimo clubs and Rotaract were chartered in ensuing years:
North Club:  Nov 25, 1972 
Lantzville Club: Jun 24, 1988 
Daybreak Club: Dec 13, 1995
Oceanside Club: Sep 14, 1998 
Rotaract Club: Jan 23, 2009
The Rotary Club of Nanaimo also sponsored the charter of the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, BC.