Rotary Club of Oak Bay

Oak Bay (Victoria)

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Drive
Victoria, BC  V8S 2N2
Canada
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WELCOME

The Rotary Club of Oak Bay is one of the 34,282 clubs in over 200 countries.  

We do a lot, are tuned in to important issues, hear interesting presentations and enjoy being part of something bigger than us. We hold our lunch meetings on Tuesdays at 12:15 in a World Class setting at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in the David Foster Theatre.

Friendly people of all ages and backgrounds networking to make the world a better place. We have lots of fun. About 60 members... perfect size to get to know each other. Friendships are made in Rotary.

 

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. 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, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

 

People of Action


Our club offers opportunities for our members — and those interested in making a difference — to get involved. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, our members learn about the issues facing our community and communities all over the world, partnering with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and to draw up action plans to respond. Along with these opportunities to serve, members also are able to regularly network, resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections.
 
Our club is a proud part of this community and of Rotary International. Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million members who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together. We are community and business leaders representing different professions, experiences, and perspectives but with a shared desire to connect with others to address the challenges affecting our community and communities around the world.
 

BENEFITS OF JOINING ROTARY:


Ability to make a difference, get involved, learn about issues facing local and international communities, build career skills, network, make new friendships and HAVE FUN!!

Making a Difference


Solving real problems takes real effort, commitment, and vision. Rotarians work to protect communities from preventable disease, keep women and children healthy, improve education and economic outcomes, create safe water and sanitation infrastructure, and make our community and the world a more peaceful place.
 

LOCAL PROJECTS:

1000x5Literacy, Carnarvon Rotary Waterpark, Food Rescue Project, Teen Area of Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Oak Bay Secondary, Oak Bay YES Awards, Leadership Victoria, Post Secondary Scholarships, Disaster Aid Canada, Habitat for Humanity, Eldercare Foundation, Victoria Native Friendship Centre. ALSO hands on projects such as Salvation Army Kettle Drive and Carnarvon Park annual clean up.
 

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS:

Polio Eradication, Malawi Girls School, India-Water and Sanitation, Rwanda - work with grandmothers, Guatemala - Dental and Nutrition, East Timor - send medical supplies.
 

Your Involvement

 
Most Rotary Clubs meet weekly. In order to get the most out of your membership, a minimum of four hours each month of Rotary activity is recommended - such as:
 
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Participate on a Club Committee (Community Fundraising, International, Public Image, Youth, Club Foundation and Membership)
  • Participate in a project or fundraiser
  • Attend an Interact Meeting at Oak Bay Secondary
  • Attend a monthly club board meeting
  • Attend Club in the Pub at the Penny Farthing Pub - last Thursday of each month
  • Visit one of the other nine Rotary Clubs in Greater Victoria 
  • Do a meeting make-up online (E-clubs)
 
 
Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%.
For more than two years, we’ve seen wild polio cases in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 

Afghanistan

8

Reported Cases

2016: 13
2017: 14
2018: 21

Pakistan

22

Reported Cases

2016: 20
2017: 08
2018: 12

Nigeria

00

Reported Cases

2016: 04
2017: 00
2018: 00