Rotarians: People of Action

Parksville AM

Rotary Connects The World

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00AM
The Beach Club Resort
181 Beachside Drive
Parksville, BC  V9P 2H5
Canada
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Club Vision Statement
Rotary Club of Parksville A.M. is a service club of community leaders who work within the local and world community to make a difference.

Club Mission Statement

Rotary Club of Parksville A.M. provides service to our community and advances world understanding by building on the strengths of our members.

Rotary Four Way Test

Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Four Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
Click here for our Club History.

 

Currently ...
In just a few short days, Rotary Team Mexico will embark upon its 6th annual building trip to Mexico!  From February 1-10, 17 Rotarians and Friends of Rotary will put their skills and muscles to work, building houses for two families currently living in Zapata, Mexico.  The team will be sending daily reports and photos of their progress, so everyone will be able to follow along and witness Rotarians at work and what this initiative means to the participating families.

This first article will introduce the families, their backgrounds and current living conditions.
 

(L to R) Victorino (17); Jesus; Salomon (18)
 
Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges those individuals who make contributions of  $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
 


In December 2019, Foundation Chair Lynne Pearson presented a Paul Harris +3 to to Bill Rawlins (L) and  a Paul Harris +7 to Garry Cox (R).  The contributions from Paul Harris Fellows such as these support the six areas of focus identified by Rotary to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.


In January 2020, three more Paul Harris Fellowships were presented by John O'Brien (Back Right): Gord Svenson (L) received his Paul Harris +2 and +3, while Lynne Pearson and Ray Walker were both recipients of Paul Harris +7. 

Clearly, Parksville AM Rotarians are strong supporters of The Rotary Foundation!
Join Us!
Rotary is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, at home and across the globe.
 
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM is always delighted to welcome new members.  To find out how you can get involved, please call or send an email to:
 
Bill Rawlins: 250-240-0326 or bill.rawlins@gmail.com
 
John O'Brien: 250-228-0020 or john.obrien.rotary@gmail.com
 
Be the Inspiration!
 
RI Convention 2020

Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu

June 6-10, 2020

 
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Judy Elliott
Feb 12, 2020
Classification Talk
Jo Dunn
Feb 26, 2020
The Evolution of the Telephone/ Mexico Build
SOS
Mar 25, 2020
Society of Organized Services
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Our Foundation
The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting service projects around the world, carried out by 35,000 Rotary  clubs.  Through donations to the Rotary Foundation, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases in the world.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes members and friends of the  Rotary Foundation who contribute $1000 annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or approved global grants.To learn more about the Paul Harris Society, click here.


Pictured here is Parksville AM Rotarian, Bashir El-Khalafawi (seated second from left), currently District 5020 Paul Harris Society Chair. Bashir visits clubs throughout the District to talk about the importance of the Paul Harris Society and how we can support the Rotary Foundation.
Club Executives & Directors
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The Rotary Foundation
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Rotary in the News
 
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The Sustainability Challenge

10 years into the Rotary-USAID water and sanitation partnership, here’s what worked, what didn’t — and

Holger Knaack sees opportunities for Rotary to change, thrive

Incoming RI president announces 2020-21 presidential theme.

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication

Rotary and the Gates Foundation extend funding match for polio eradication

Rotary and the Gates Foundation extend funding match for polio

Rotary establishes peace center at Makerere University

Rotary establishes peace center at Makerere UniversityInaugural 2021 class will focus on shaping peace and development in

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communitiesENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2020 — Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their