Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 noon, Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC Canada  V8W 1Z6
We offer individual. family and corporate memberships 




Community Service

The Rotary clubs of Victoria are doing an information project on February 29 to increase awareness of the Food Share Network throughout our communities.  No selling is involved.  Sign up for the Food Service Network here.

Club Service

As the club is smaller, opportunities for Club Service appear more frequently, particularly to help with the weekly meetings.  Sign up online for the Duty Roster here.

Members of the Rotary Club of Victoria fill purses collected for homeless and otherwise disadvantaged and vulnerable women.  The purses, filled with soap, face cream, deodorant, tooth paste and brushes, and more will go the Sandy Merriman House for Women.  Upon hearing that there are more than 100 purses,  Cool Aid  Team Leader Michaela Goodall observed, “We presently have 28 clients in the shelter and they will each get to choose their own purse.  They will love it and the contents are things they really need and often miss.  The purses will also be made available to our drop in clients and we will share this wonderful gift with the other shelters as well.”   The purses were donated by wives and friends of Rotarians.  
The district needs your help! Each year, the Rotary District RD5020 awards post-graduate scholarships funded by the district and The Rotary Foundation.  Applicants for scholarships are mainly found by word-of-mouth by Rotary members.

If anyone knows of a student who would like to study oversees at Rotary expense, please refer that student to our RD5020 Scholarship Committee chair:

Harry Panjer at


By Harry Panjer

Each year District 5020 awards a District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (DRAS) and supports applications for Global Grand Scholarships and Peace Fellowships for postgraduate studies.

Candidates for the scholarships must be endorsed by a club and the district.  Hence, we need clubs to spread the word and identify any potential candidates for these scholarships.

District 5020 scholarship funds can be used to fund one year of post-baccalaureate study at an accredited university in a country other than the USA or Canada. The deadline for receiving applications for the US$15,000 DRAS for studies in 2020-21 is January 15, 2020.


The newly formed French fellowship group (l'amicale francophone) was delighted to welcome guests from the Fédération Francophone de la Colombie Britannique at our last lunch meeting. We received much interesting information about federal and provincilal efforts to support the needs of francophones in our community. 
Our Community: Rotary Club gives Our Place $10,000

Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist
October 6, 2019 06:00 AM

The Rotary Club of Victoria has donated $10,000 for the purchase of two commercial-grade washer/dryer laundry sets for Our Place.

Home Page News

Rotary volunteers are helping to distribute food from the Food Rescue Project to families at Craigflower Elementary School.  This is an ongoing project so we will be looking for a couple of volunteers each month. 

Please check the schedule below to see where our Club needs volunteers and contact our President if you would like to help.

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 Leaders

President Nominee
Director - Secretary
Director - Treasurer
Past President
Treasurer, RCV Foundation
Director - Service Projects
Director - Administration
Director - Public Image
Director - RI Foundation
Chair RCV Foundation Advisory Committee
Director - Fund Raising & Grants
Youth Protection Officer