We recognize that Victoria Rotarians live, work and learn on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking First Peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and we gratefully acknowledge the Coast Salish Nations on whose traditional territories we meet together.

April in Rotary is
Maternal and Child Health Month

Rotary International's vision statement: 
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 noon 
Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street, Victoria,
BC Canada  V8W 1Z6
During the Covid pandemic  Rotary is not cancelled!
We are still meeting on-line every Thursday noon – Except the last Thursday of the month when we meet at 5 pm
Contact us for the weekly meeting Zoom link 
Visiting Rotarians are
particularly welcome
Our weekly meeting includes fellowship fun, a speaker and necessary club business

TechFest Rotary Raffle Ticket Sales 
Dates: 1 April – 7 July 2021
  Purchase Tickets ONLINE HERE
Supported Charities
  • Mustard Seed / Food Distribution Centre
  • Anawim House
  • Threshold Housing Society - Youth in Transition
  • Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair
  • High School Scholarships for post-secondary education
Prize list
  • July 7  – Main Prize: Complete Home Portable Computer Package – Apple MacBook Pro 13” computer + accessories 
  • June 3 – Early Bird Draw #2:  Apple iPhone 12 Pro + $200 Thrifty card
  • May 6 – Early Bird Draw #1: Apple iPad 128 GB + $300 Thrifty card
   Check our Funding menu link for more details
Despite all the restrictions, we are still active locally and internationally.
Click the image to find out more. 
 Literacy  Clean Water  Local Need
Women's Shelter
BC Children's
Feed the Need ANAWIM
Coldest Night of the Year
Uganda Soccer Field
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  New Volunteer opportunity
at the Broadmead Lodge


Our club has been serving Victoria for since 1913.
We are neighbours, friends and problem solvers.
We are people of action.

What is a Rotarian?

• A Rotarian is a person who digs wells from which they will never drink,

• A person who vaccinates children they will never meet,

• Who restores sight for those they will never see,

• Who builds houses they will never live in,

• Who educates children they will never know,

• Who plants trees they will never sit under,

• Who feeds hungry people, regardless of race, religion or politics,

• Who makes crawlers walk half a world away,

• Who knows real happiness, which as Albert Schweitzer said, can only be found by serving others.

Criteria for being a Rotarian

The criteria for being a Rotarian are simple:

  • Be an adult who demonstrates good character, integrity, and leadership.

  • Have a good reputation within your business or profession, or community.

  • Be willing to serve in the community or around the world. 


 Rotary Club of Calcutta Visionaries || About Rotary
Our watchword for RY 21-22: Fun, social and easy to integrate into your schedule'
True Leaders don’t create followers – they create more leaders!!!
TIP OF THE MONTH – Deliver what we promise!
Planning for the future: Building the future while honouring the past
President-elect considers purposefulness and change

Membership Options 
We offer single memberships for individuals.
Family memberships allow you to bring an immediate family member at a discount.
Corporate memberships enable you to share the membership with designated individuals from your company or business.
Interested in a possible satellite with more flexible meetings? Click here
Our distinguished 
honorary members: 
   The Honourable Jane Austin, OBC,
               Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia;
   Rear Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, OMM,
              CD Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, Joint Task Force (Pacific)


Past Speakers
Jamie Kyles
Apr 15, 2021
Coffee Farm Project NW Tanzania
Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi
Apr 08, 2021
Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness
Mary-Lynn Hanson
Apr 01, 2021
Easter Seals, British Columbia & Yukon
Callum Heap : Everything wine
Mar 25, 2021 5:00 PM
Vintage Room Consultant
Club News
Rotary's seven areas of focus:
  • Peace building and conflict prevention;
  • Disease prevention and treatment;
  • Water sanitation and hygiene;
  • Maternal and child health;
  • Basic education and literacy;
  • Community economic development;
  • Supporting the environment
Rotary 5-year action plan
  • Impact (effective problem solving and new ways to translate our expertise)-
  • Reach (activate and inspire each other to build connections) -
  • Engagement (understand needs so that all participants are seen and heard)-
  • Adapt (inventive, resilient entrepreneurs, simplifying how we operate.)
Want to be of service to the community but don't have the time for a lunch hour meeting? Our club is exploring the possibility of creating a satellite. Members of a satellite would be full members of the sponsoring club (Rotary Club of Victoria) but would set their own meeting time, frequency and format. They can set up their own projects or join those of the main club. We believe this might better meet the needs of young, working people. For more information contact Rotarian Allan Lingwood

Many banners have been added to our online collection.  The new ones are at the top and include a sizable tranche provided by Denis Paré.  There is also a separate online collection of non-club Rotary banners.

If a club member has a banner  to be included in the collection, it can be photographed by Director Kim McGowan.  Banners will be returned at a club meeting on request. Club members who are travelling, may request some banners to  exchange with Rotary clubs  along the way.  It is always an enjoyable experience.


Upcoming Events

Club Executive

President Elect
Director - Past - President
Director - Secretary
Director - Treasurer
Director - Fund Raising
Director - RI Foundation
Director - Service Projects and Grants
Director - Membership
Chair RCV Foundation Advisory Committee
Youth Services
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer