Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Union Club
805 Gordon St
Victoria, BC Canada  V8W 1A4




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).

Everyone in our Club should be extremely proud of the efforts put forward in our 2015 car raffle fundraiser to enable us to contribute over $100,000 to the Program – which the Victoria Foundation matched.  And in that regard, special thanks are extended to Gordon Greeniaus for his hard work and dedication in making the car raffle such a success over the years, in particular in 2015.


As Ms. Richardson concludes “The Food Rescue Program is up and running now, and you’ll hear more about it in the near future. Stay tuned.”!


Well Done Rotary Club of Victoria! :)

Janet - your President

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 on the contributor [name, and date]. 

The Club information is reasonably compete but frequently very hard to come by, particularly in countries where the roman alphabet is not normally used.  Club names are not used consistently and are frequently not clear from the RI Club Finder database.  Where available, I have used the club name as it appears in the Club's website - which may vary somewhat from the banner itself - usually it is just a matter of form: RC of where's-it, or where's-it RC.

The information I have on contributors is quite sparse and may not be accurate; if you are able to provide me with additional information it would be greatly appreciated.  

When you present a banner to the Club, it is very helpful if you write your name on the back and add any information about how and when it came into your possession.  We can then photograph and catalog it - and return it to you.

Because of space considerations the Club is no longer retaining banners but the photos do provide a nice historical record of our members' perambulations and of visitors to our Club.

Kim McGowan, Webmaster

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.

The car raffle that has been a part of our Club for many years concluded its legacy of hard work and dedication by many Rotarians and friends of Rotary in 2015. That year, our Club teamed up with other Rotary Clubs to raise 100,000 which was matched Victoria Foundation. The total of $200,000 was donated to the startup of the Food Rescue Program. We should all be proud to be part of such an amazing community venture. One that we hope will be around for many years to come.

Check out the link:

Thank you for your time and efforts. You do make a difference! :)

Sincerely, Janet Power

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."

See more:

  1. Rotary Recommits to Ending Polio in Nigeria

  2. Nigeria reports 2 wild polio cases

  3. Polio reappears in Nigeria



Club Leaders

President Elect
Past President
Director - RI Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Major Projects
Director - Fund Raising
Director - Club Admin
Assistant Treasurer
Director - PR