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.

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 noon,
Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC Canada  V8W 1Z6

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.
What is a Rotarian?
Rotarians are blessed with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
so that they may live deep within their hearts.
They are blessed with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people and the earth,
so that they may work for justice, equity and peace.
They are blessed with tears to shed for those who suffer,
so that they will reach out their hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
They are blessed with foolishness to believe that they can make a difference in the world,
so that they will do what others claim cannot be done. 

During the Covid pandemic  Rotary is not cancelled!
We are still meeting on-line every Thursday noon
Please contact us for the weekly meeting
Zoom link if you would like to join us.
Visiting Rotarians are particularly welcome
Our weekly meeting includes fellowship fun, a speaker and necessary club business


February in Rotary is World Understanding month


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Fundraiser clipart, Fundraiser Transparent FREE for download on  WebStockReview 2021   We are starting the new year with a bang!!
VICTORIA'S RAGING ROTARIANS did our Coldest Night of the Year walk to support the less fortunate at 10:30 on Feb 20.
We started at Ogden Point, progressed through Beacon Hill Park and James Bay, ending back where we started.
Raising funds can be fun, too!.

 Uganda Soccer Field Project
The World Community Service Committee is fundraising for a Soccer Field Project in Uganda.
The goal is to raise $7000 during February 2021.
To donate go to the Contribute button in the menu bar .
Click on Africa Hearts - for information about the that organization
or Contact the RCV proposer Allan Lingwood
  A MAJOR Online fundraiser is coming
This raffle is planned to run during April - July 2021.
  Stay tuned!
  Contact Gordon for information & to Help
What Have We Been Doing?
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

  New Volunteer opportunity
at the Broadmead Lodge

Our club has been serving Victoria for over 100 years.
We are neighbours, friends and problem solvers.
We are people of action.

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

Fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship Programme for year 2022 - Application now open
Applications are invited from interested candidates around the world
130 fully funded slots at the Masters and Professional Certificate level.
Deadline for application: May 31 2021

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

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)



Upcoming Speakers
Interview with Jennifer Jones, RI President-elect
Mar 11, 2021
My Rotary Journey
Mary Collins
Mar 18, 2021
Past Speakers
Meghan Mergaert Director of Impact and Innovation
Mar 04, 2021
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Feb 25, 2021
Dwight Owens
Feb 18, 2021
Ocean networks Canada
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