On March 31st we are the Pancake Crew from 8:30-11:00am 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Gerry Giles on behalf of the Seedy Saturday organizers thanked the Club members who were able to join them at Cobble Hill's Seedy Saturday Chuck Wagon event. Below are a few photos of the day. Next event for the Chuck Wagon is the Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, March 31st at Mill Bay Centre. "Thanks again to those who were there both physically and in spirit!"
Our Club in Action - Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday on March 10th, 2018 2018-03-11 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Deryk Norton wrote to our club to give us this update on the Tambores por la Paz / Drums for Peace music project that began in July 2016 in Colombia . . .

Thank you again for your Club’s support for “Drums for Peace”. From my February 1st visit to Barranquilla, Colombia I have the following to report about the project:

One hundred twenty boys and girls (ages 7-13, 50% boys and 50% girls) from the Rebolo and Luz Neighborhoods of Barranquilla-Atlántico were recruited and provided the first of 4 semesters of training in folkloric music and classroom instruction in leadership, citizenship and a culture of peace. In this first semester music training focused on skills in percussion (including drums) and classroom instruction focused on the individual as citizen as follows:

·         The social self in the construction of identity as a citizen

·         Citizenship and social skills

·         Citizenship skills

·         Civic education and values

·         Autonomy in the process of building citizenship

·         Rights and duties of citizenship

·         Social commitment and Culture of Peace

Project expenditures for the first semester were very close to 25% of the budget, consistent with the semester being 25% of the project’s duration.

Curriculum development and classroom delivery have used teachers with expertise in the subjects. Activities are carried out through experiential workshops. Sessions are also supported by volunteers.

Subsequent semesters will include wind instruments and writing and reading percussion notation. They will also include classroom instruction on the individual and human rights, building social fabric and social and community development...

Yours in Rotary Service,

Deryk Norton


Want to learn more about this project? Go to > Rotary International Showcase link

Rotary Drums for Peace 2018-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
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" In today’s digital world, it can be impossible to escape online bullying,
whether it takes the shape of harassment, spreading rumours,
sharing embarrassing information or threats. 
This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying
by thinking twice before posting something negative,
and instead using the internet to spread kindness 
- because we know that Nice Needs No Filter!  "
Wearing Pink on February 28th! 2018-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
Our Breakfast Meeting Speakers Enjoy an Attentive Audience! 2018-02-10 08:00:00Z 0
An excellent Bayside Chat was had on Wednesday night! 2018-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Shawnigan Lake Celebrates New Pavilion - Sponsored by South Cowichan Rotary 2018-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Kinsol Trestle Trails Project - South Cowichan Rotary Volunteers in Action 2018-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
"Congratulations to Gay Wise, her executive and the Club for achieving a Presidential Citation for the 2016-17 Rotary year. A Presidential Citation acknowledges the Club and all concerned for their excellent contribution to Rotary and to humanity. Great work everyone!"
- submitted by Gerry Giles
South Cowichan Rotary Club Receives the Presidential Citation Award 2018-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Alice has new boots! 2018-01-04 08:00:00Z 0
Why donate? 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
How Rotary is funding Polio Immunization 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Each year, South Cowichan Rotarians assist the MS Society and help out with fundraising efforts. Pictured here, Rotarian Sarah Jackson volunteering her time.

Rotarians Assist MS Society 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
Recent Rotary projects, starring Rotarians Tony, Ron and Sarah 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary at the Cobble Hill Fair 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Want to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation?
You can do that each week at our meeting, or you can go to rotary.org and click on "MyRotary".
Here is the LINK
Questions? Contact Tony Jackson.
Make a Donation 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2015
It was a cold day but that didn't stop Rotarians from showing up to help build bridges, erect signs and clean up the trail. A special thanks to Tom Shadlock's hockey team for helping to carry the boards out to the bridge sites.

 You.. boys... not there, over here, wait no back there..no right here.

I'm going as fast as I can!What bridge? Let them cross this log.

Did you bring the screws? No, I thought you did.Bridge #1, almost as good as #2

Nice sign!Hey, who ate all the timbits?
Koksilah Trail work 2015-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan Lolacher on May 04, 2013
Over 20 South Cowichan Rotarians along with their guests, and our international exchange student, Mercedesz, worked with West Shawnigan Lake community volunteers to build a new trail recently.
A new trail opens in West Shawnigan Lake Alan Lolacher 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Terrell
The 'Rotary Route' is a cycle touring route of Southern Vancouver Island . This carefully laid out route takes you through some of the Island's most scenic towns and countryside including Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, Mill Bay, Duncan, the Cowichan Valley, Chemainus, Ladysmith and the Cedar area south of Nanaimo. It also incorporates three beautiful ferry rides from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay , Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay and Duke Point back to Tsawwassen. The route involves a total of approximately 110 kms of ocean travel by ferry and 110 kms. of cycling.
The Rotary Route Glenn Terrell 0