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.


                     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. 
Please contact us for the weekly meeting Zoom link if you would like to join us.
Visiting Rotarians particularly welcome .
CHANGE OF MEETING TIMEOur meeting of Jan 28 2021 will be held at 5pm on zoom. 
  Fundraiser clipart, Fundraiser Transparent FREE for download on  WebStockReview 2021       We are starting the new year with a bang!! 
                                      *A Fundraiser is in the works by World Community Service Committee for a project in Uganda, proposed by Allan Lingwood. This should start by February 2021.
*A MAJOR fundraiser is in the planning stage, coordinated by Gordon Greeniaus, with a start planned for March or April 2021. Stay tuned! 

What's new?
Despite all the restrictions, we are still active locally and internationally.
Click the image to find out more. 
 Literacy  Clean Water  Local Need
BC Children's
Feed the Need ANAWIM
  New Volunteer opportunity

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

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This is the month for us to consider how our Rotary values – and our own actions – influence public perceptions of Rotary. Rotary’s strategic plan outlines five core values that define and guide us as we chart a course into our second century of service.

Service is our first value, as it should be. The focus of service is reflected in our primary motto, Service Above Self. We have the potential to create better, safer, and healthier communities, one project at a time.

Fellowship is the reason Rotary was founded over 100 years ago. The friendship, the camaraderie, and the wonderful sense of doing something good together is what keeps us all looking forward to our Rotary meetings week after week.

Diversity is an aspect of Rotary that becomes more important with every passing year.

Integrity is fundamental to the organization’s identity. Every Rotarian is a guardian of the reputation that generations of Rotarians have worked to build. When we maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings, we strengthen the trust that allows us to serve more effectively.

Leadership, the fifth, and final, core vale. Each of us must remember, with our every action, that we are Rotarians. When we are chosen to become Rotarians, and when we choose to accept that honor, we take it upon ourselves to become representatives of the entire organization.

When we are known as Rotarians, then everything we do reflects upon us all. By living by our core values and committing to Service Above Self, we build a stronger Rotary and a better world for all.


Planning for the future: Building the future while preserving the past
President-elect considers purposefulness and change
Our watchword for RY 21-22: Fun, social and easy to integrate into your schedule'

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)

Gus de Jardin Certificate Presentation



Past Speakers
Jim Cutt
Jan 21, 2021
Robbie Burns Day.
District Governor Gregory Horn
Jan 14, 2021
RD 5020
Clif Leir
Jan 07, 2021
Fol Epi - Organic Bakery
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 club. 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.


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 Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer