Welcome to the Rotary Club of Victoria!

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Service Above Self

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

Mayor Young
Jun 21, 2018
Langford
MC: Past President Murray Ramsbottom
Jun 28, 2018
Installation of new President and Board
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Fellow Rotarians:
Would you like to see the fruits of all your donations? Since 2001 we have had the privilege of implementing projects in Western Province in Kenya. We are putting forward the possibility of an organised tour in February 2019 to the area where we have been working and where the projects have taken place. 
We believe Rotarians and others would welcome the availability of an organised ‘adventure holiday’ where they could catch a glimpse of the real Africa and the people who have benefited from your generosity, opening the lines of communication and friendship. 
For an outline of the tour, please contact kenyatembo@gmail.com. Detailed supplementary information is available. Our phone number is 250 385 6166. We would love to have you join us, but if you are not able, please pass this opportunity along to others. Thank you. 
Yours in Rotary. Patricia and Rod Crossley
NOT A FUND RAISER – A social gathering – All Rotarians welcome
ROTARY CLUB OF OAK BAY – the last Thursday of every month
Can be a meeting make-up. Savour a drink, enjoy supper. Meet Rotarians.
5 – 6 pm
The Penny Farthing Pub, 2228 Oak Bay Avenue.
 
Home Page News
Our Rotary Exchange student Phoom told us about his year in Victoria before he returns to Thailand and we welcomed a Rotarian from Brazil.

I am deeply honored to be the President of the Rotary Club of Victoria, Canada for the 2017-2018 year. When PRIPs Gary Huang and Rick King signed my proposal for membership, I had no idea of the journey I was about to take. This club is amazing.  Everyone supports each other and that is why we are over 100 years old and continue to prosper.

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All made possible by the fundraising efforts of Victoria Rotarians
1.    $1,000  to Greater Victoria Curling Academy
3.    $1,000  to the Wounded Warriors, Canada  
4.    $2,500 Society for The Advancement of Young Scientists (annual Science Fair) 
5.    $500  to the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC 
6.    $7,500  to the Bridges for Women Society 
7.    $10,000 to Victoria Conservatory of Music 
8.    Up to $3,000 increase in the Esquimalt Scholarships 
9.    Increase annual donation to Literacy by $500 

Our annual Christmas lunch welcomed close to 100 Rotarians, Rotoractors, Interactors, friends of Rotary and musicians. Among our guests was Stephen Green, Dean of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.                   

A Rotary Moment: Service above self
Before we began our Christmas lunch Past President Dan Parker asked us to think about the difference Rotary Victoria is making to our community and the world. 

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.

 

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. 

 
 
 

Club Leaders

President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Director - Administration
Director - Membership
Director - RI Foundation
Director - Public Image
Treasurer
Director - Service Projects
Director - Major Events
Director - Service Projects
Sergeant-at-Arms