Membership

Are YOU interested in serving your community through Rotary, while enjoying the benefits of membership and fellowship? Speak with any Rotarian about when we meet, what we do, and why you want to be a part of it all.
 

Honorary Members

In addition to Active membership, we also currently have two Honorary Members, appointed in acknowledgement of their stellar record of Service Above Self:
 
John Bull...a-k-a Mr Fixit. Any time and every time we had a hands-on project, there was John, patiently (very patiently, sometimes!) showing us what to do and how to do it. We're pretty sure he taught Mike Holmes a thing or two...
 
 
Peter Walsh...was a member of our club, on and off, for nearly 40 years, including 1988-89 as our Club President. He had a fierce passion for community service, doing the right thing, and telling terrible jokes that reminded us all to never take ourselves too seriously. Peter became an Honorary Member when he and Olive moved to be closer to family in Williams Lake.
 
 

Active Members

The best place to discover who has active membership in our club is to scroll through the phots posted on our Facebook page, @RotaryClubOfQuesnel.
Every member has a birthday, and we never let them forget it!
 

History 

Founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris and 3 associates, Rotary is now a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
 
Other than those original four members, membership has been and continues to be by invitation, based initially upon classification (essentially their occupation) to ensure a good cross-section of community involvement from which all viewpoints are represented. Rotary clubs are non-religious and non-political, and draws both male and female members from every race, culture and creed. While indelibly linked with Rotary International, each Club is autonomous and determines their own service projects and fundraising events based on local needs and the interests and abilities of its members.
 
The focus of Rotary is fellowship and service, practiced in the light of the 4-Way Test that governs one's ethical practices:
 
Of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
This 24-word phrase was developed during the worst days of the Great Depression, in 1932, by a man working to save Club Aluminum Products Company. His name was Herbert J Taylor, and his story can be found by clicking here.