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We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
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6671 Mary Ellen Rd
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 4T2
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September 30th.  Several members of the Rotary Club of Lantzville, with a few partners & friends, spent a busy Saturday at Habitat for Humanity's building site in south Nanaimo - digging some holes (and filling them in), cleaning up the site (lots of old lumber and bramble bushes), preparing a garage for a concrete floor (nice & level), and doing a lot of work on the site for a playground.  A few aches & pains at the end of the day, but it was good Rotary fellowship and a worthy contribution of service to our community.
  Thanks to Country Grocer for providing the food that kept us going...
  This weekend, we are hosting 6 Rotarians from New Zealand and their spouses - visiting District 5020 on a Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE).
  They were greeted with enthusiastic smiles at Duke Point Thursday morning by their hosts and other members of our Club.  Thanks to James, a busy 3-day itinerary will show them a bit of Nanaimo and surrounding area.  A BBQ tonight (Saturday), then we'll drive them down to Chemainus for the next leg of their visit.
   
August 26th - Last Saturday, we marked a bit of a milestone - serving our 28th monthly breakfast at the 7-10 Club in Nanaimo to 200+ clients looking for a hot meal to get their weekend started.  With funds from our Community Gaming Grant, we purchase eggs (with peppers & onions), sausages, bread/jam/peanut butter, pancake mix and coffee;then cook everything fresh on site and provide table service.
   It takes up to 15 Rotarians (and spouses, family and friends) working like a well-oiled machine to make the breakfast good and the morning go by quickly.
   Of course, there are always lots of dirty dishes to do and the final clean up...  But, everybody keeps smiling!
 
   August 31 - The 5 Rotary Clubs of Nanaimo/Lantzville welcomed 5 students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange program at a Beer & Burger event at the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club.  Three of the young people are "Inbound" students who have just arrived in Nanaimo and will be spending the upcoming school year here:  "Coco" from Taiwan, "Bia" from Brazil and Peter from Hungary.  Also, two students returning home after spending last year as "Outbound" students:  Morgan who went to Italy and Samuel who went to Italy.  And, Katie who as one of five "Outbound" students will be spending the next 0 months in Germany - learning the language and culture, making friends, going to school, and exploring Europe.
   We extend a warm welcome to Coco, Bia and Peter - and hope they will come to one of our morning meetings, soon.
   At our Installation Evening at Fairwinds last Tuesday - we said "Thank-you" to President Don White for his leadership and patience over the past year and welcomed our new President, Melina Snyder and her Officers and Directors for 2017-2018.
   Don's last task, as outgoing President, was to select and announce the Rotarian of the Year for 2016-2017.  He did a great job, selecting Harry Helfrich.  Harry has been our Club Treasurer for (many) years, was the primary organizer behind our successful beer tent and hot dog stand at Foam Fest last month, and is an active supporter of all the Club's activities.  A worthy recipient, indeed, of our Rotarian of the Year.  Congratulations Harry.
Thanks to all the Golfers and many generous sponsors, our 20th Annual Golf Tournament, held at Fairwinds on June 2nd, was a great success.  After the dust settled and Harry paid the bills - we had earned almost $27,000 to go towards people and organizations in our community that need a bit of help.  We donate $5,000 to the Eden Gardens for Compassionate Dementia Care and $1,000 to Nanoose Community Services.
   Perhaps we can help you or your organization.  Our application form is available on-line at:  http://bit.ly/2dnYrLw 
 
 The Rotary Club of Lantzville has taken on the challenge (opportunity)  of providing breakfast to some of Nanaimo's less fortunate citizens one Saturday a month at the 7-10 Club on Prideaux street for another year.
Up to 15 volunteers gather at 7:30AM on the 4th Saturday each month to start cooking and set things up.  The doors open at 9AM and we serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, toast, coffee and juice. Serving our community and having fun at the same time. Want to join the fun. We are always looking for new members.

The Rotary Club of Lantzville is recruiting men and women residing in the areas from Nanoose to South Nanaimo to join us as we work to make our community a better place to live. If you wish to learn more about our club, please click on one of the names on the Executive list to the left so that we can tell you about our club. We just welcomed two new members: Renato Anacleto and Merv Unger

 

 

One of the Rotary projects which is not well known is the chance it provides young people to travel and mingle with other young people from around the world. Youth services is one of Rotary's Avenues of Service and part of that is the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Young people of high school age can apply for one of two opportunities to travel. There is a Short Term Exchange Program and a Long Term Exchange Program. 

The Short Term Exchange Program allows students to travel to a foreign country for approximately 4 weeks and reciprocate by bringing a young person from the other country home to visit with them. This is a family to family exchange in which the Canadian student stays in the home of a young person in another country and a student from the other country returns to stay with the student's family here.

The Long Term Exchange lasts for an entire year and does not have the return requirement. Instead the Nanaimo student would stay in 4 different homes for 3 months each, while attending the same school. This allows the student to sample life in the foreign country and to build language skills in the home language. There is also an opportunity to host a student from another country for a period of time as we often have students visit Nanaimo and always require host families for the visitors.

Students are asked to provide the name of a country of choice and where that is possible the exchange is made with that country. Sometimes there is a lack of host families or some other difficulty that makes it impossible for the student to travel to the country of choice, but every effort is made to make the choice work for the student.

While away the student is cared for by the Rotary clubs of the country being visited. Rotary has a structure in place to ensure the student is safe and comfortable while exploring a different way of life.

In Nanaimo the five Rotary clubs co-operate to send students away and to bring exchange students here. If you are interested in learning more about the student exchange programs offered by Rotary, contact any Rotarian or use the contact information on this page to contact our club. It could change your life.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
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6671 Mary Ellen Rd
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 4T2
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