Rotary

West Shore Rotary Club member Jim Tenhove unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for the club’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser last year. This year’s drop happens this Wednesday (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

West Shore Rotary Club to drop golf balls Wednesday for thousands in prizes

Tickets still on sale for annual community fundraising event

 

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Rotarian Bob Beckett waves to a child at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitian orphanages helped by West Shore Rotary Club unscathed by earthquake

Former Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett in contact with the sites, feels for the nation

 

The rubber ducky derby will see 4,000 fundraising floaties hit the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Courtesy Rotary Club of Sidney)

Surge of ducks bob down Saanich waterway to keep Gorge clean, students in school

Sidney Rotary, Gorge Swim Fest sell duck sponsorship for $10 a pop

 

Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)

Oak Bay homes targeted for Canadian flag thefts ahead of July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club flag program chair says about 50 of its flags, some poles, removed from lawns

Five discarded flagpoles, property of the Oak Bay Rotary Club and used for Canadian flags through its charitable rental program, lay in the gutter at McNeill Bay. (Photo courtesy Joan Peggs)
Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)

Former Oak Bay recreation director goes international with Rotary

Lorna Curtis takes over as district governor on July 1

Oak Bay Rotary Club member Lorna Curtis takes over as District Governor of Rotary District 5020 on July 1. (Courtesy Lorna Curtis)
Soap for Hope representatives fill Port Alberni volunteer Larry McGifford’s truck full of personal hygiene items that are destined for a number of charitable organizations to be distributed in the Alberni Valley. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Bringing hope to Vancouver Island with soap

Victoria organization takes hotel recycling to a new level while helping with hygiene

Soap for Hope representatives fill Port Alberni volunteer Larry McGifford’s truck full of personal hygiene items that are destined for a number of charitable organizations to be distributed in the Alberni Valley. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Members of Directiva. From left: Petrona, Sandra, Sarah and Brenda. They met to plan the sustainable food project in San Antonio Palopo. ({Photo submitted)

Island Rotary Club still connecting with Guatemala despite pandemic

Chemainus club supplies chickens, cages and feed for a nutrition program

Members of Directiva. From left: Petrona, Sandra, Sarah and Brenda. They met to plan the sustainable food project in San Antonio Palopo. ({Photo submitted)
Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)

Former prime minister calls in to Vancouver Island Rotary club’s Zoom meeting

Paul Martin talks indigenous education with Lantzville service club members

Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)