Our club has been treated to some unforgettable speakers and topics this fall! You'll find photos and more at our club's Facebook page Rotary Club of South Cowichan (Mill Bay)
On October 10th we had a visit from Jayne Shaw of Victoria's Quilts Canada and learned how talented volunteers are compassionately giving to those going through cancer treatments, and we were encouraged to share this resource with anyone we knew who could benefit. Donations to support this cause are welcomed on an ongoing basis through their website.
In October we also received a visit from Rob Hutchins and Gretchen Hartley of Cowichan Hospice with some exciting news!
Rob gave an overview of the new hospice planned to be built next year at Cairnsmore Street, along with the plan for a garden to be funded (if it goes ahead) by the Rotary clubs of Duncan and South Cowichan at a cost of $390,000. This garden project which will not take place until the new 10 bed hospice is built, so we look forward to assisting with the grounds in the next few years. Fundraising will be the first step!
On Wednesday the 24th we held a special evening event together with the Chemainus Rotary club at the Cobble Hill Hall to raise funds for World Polio Day! We were especially thankful to have Joan Firkins visit us as our Guest Speaker. Thanks to all who participated and especially to our tireless organizers and cooks! See below for more details!
We are always booking ahead for our Guest Speakers. Would you or anyone you know have a "Service Above Self" or "People of Action" topic you'd like to share with our club? Please kindly talk to any club member or directly to our Speaker Coordinator Sandy Ferrin! To contact us by email, click on any of the names on the left side of our Home Page under Club Executives & Directors
Thank you and consider this your invitation to join us at our breakfast meetings on Wednesdays at 6:30am at the Brentwood College Dining Hall to learn more about Rotary and what we do!