Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Union Club
805 Gordon St
Victoria, BC Canada  V8W 1Z6



On Friday 23  June 2017, Patricia (Rotary Club of Victoria) and Rod (RC Kakamega, Kenya) Crossley received the Meritorious Service Award from the Governor General at Rideau Hall in Ottawa for their work over 16 years in Western Kenya. This medal is awarded for service which brings honour to our country. 

The World Community Service Committee of Victoria Rotary (in partnership with Nanaimo Rotary and Project Unity Committee) has received a District Community Grant to provide clean water to TEN rural communities in Western Kenya. Work will start on protected springs and shallow wells in a few weeks in the dry season. With this grant we will be able to transform THIS to THIS

You may have seen the attached article on the Food Rescue Project by Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson in Sunday’s Times-Colonist.  If not, I attach it for your information (link below).


As you may know, our Club played a key role in the formation of the Food Rescue Program that launched this past Thursday in Esquimalt. It was a very special day for Rotary, The Mustard Seed Street Church, The Victoria Foundation and Thrifty Food’s with the official opening of the Food Distribution Centre. Our hard work in fund-raising has manifested itself in this wonderful program from which thousands of needy Victorians will benefit.


After more than two years without any new polio outbreaks, the Government of Nigeria reported on 11 August 2016 that two children have been paralyzed by the disease.

Rotary International has immediately responded by recommitting "its efforts to ensure that every child is born into a polio-free world where they are safe from this paralyzing disease."




Club Leaders

Past President
Director - Administration
Director - Membership
Director - RI Foundation
Director - Public Image
Strategic Planning
Director - Service Projects
Director - Major Events
Director - Service Projects
Home Page News
We regretfully post the loss of our fellow Rotarian Don McKimmie. Don McKimmie passed away within the last couple of days. He joined our Club in 1998 and is best remembered by older members as almost a permanent fixture on the registration desk. He was a quiet man but always anxious to do his part for the good of the club. 
A celebration of his life is planned for:
DATE:   Saturday September 16, 2017
TIME:    2:00 pm
PLACE:  James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan Street, Victoria BC
Here !Magazine, ( has an article about our own Rotarian Gerry Pash who serves as a citizenship judge. 
Assistant District Governor Joan Peggs awards a Paul Harris fellowship to Leiane Walker in recognition of her service, especially to Post Polio. 

There are now two Banner Collection albums:

  1. Club banners, and
  2. Other Rotary related banners

Both have been recently updated.  Hover over a banner image to see information on that banner.  With the Club Banners, I have tried to include information on the Club (location and RI District) and about the contributor [name, and date].