ROTARY CLUB OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA
Who Are we?
We're ordinary people doing extraordinary things!
If you are interested in joining Rotary and want to make the most of your Rotary experience, then make sure you check out the newest and most exciting Rotary club in town! At the Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria, we like to do things a little differently to most Rotary clubs.
We enjoy community volunteering, fundraising and most importantly having fun! We meet most weeks at The Bent Mask at the convenient time of 5:45pm. Once a month, we have a social or volunteer event instead of a meeting, so please check out our Facebook page for the latest meeting information and upcoming events.
Our club was founded on four core principles:
ACTIVE - The Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria is dedicated to active community involvement. We believe that as a member of Rotary you want to be present and involved with our community. As well, as make a difference in communities abroad.
ACCESSIBLE -Club membership is open to people of all ages and professions. Our members ages range from their 20s to 50s and we come from a variety of backgrounds. We meet at the practical time of 5:45pm when right after work you can get a bite to eat or drink if you want. Plus children are more than welcome!
FLEXIBLE - We understand that people lead busy lives and it can be daunting to figure out how you will fit Rotary into it. Don't fear, membership of this club is flexible. We aim to make Rotary fit into your life.
ECONOMICAL - Rotary shouldn’t cost a fortune. RCDV intends to keep costs low, so we can focus on the important aspects of being a Rotarian. We offer easy monthly or yearly payments with no added costs! There are discounted memberships available for former Rotaract students and couples looking to join our club.
Discover Your Passion
If you want to make an impact, we are the Rotary club for you!
LOCAL - We believe in being present and active in our community. We regularly volunteer at Disaster Aid Canada, Soap For Hope, Christmas Backpacks Victoria, Our Place and The Rainbow Kitchen. We have also successfully fundraised for 1000x5 children's literacy charity, Christmas Backpacks Victoria, Disaster Aid Canada, sock drive for Our Place to name a few.
INTERNATIONAL - Rotary has clubs in over 200 countries around the world. The possibilities are endless. We regularly fundraise for End Polio now which is one of Rotary's main charitable focuses. We are also looking to get involved with some international water projects.
FUN - Socialising is one of the best parts of our club life. We hold a club social once a month instead of a regular meeting and host numerous social events throughout the year. We work hard and play hard!
MEETINGS - We hold club meetings most weeks on Wednesday nights at 5:45pm at The Bent Mask. Our meetings are relaxed and engaging. We also sometimes invite guest speakers to come and chat about their organisations. These are an opportunity to chat with fellow members, discuss ideas and hear about upcoming events.
Welcome to Innovative Rotary
We all lead busy lives whether you are a stay at home parent, lawyer or an accountant. That does not mean that you don't want to make a difference to your community and continue to grow your professional and personal skills. That is where the Rotary Club of Downtown Victoria steps in. We aim to make Rotary fit within your life rather than you having to rearrange your schedule to fit Rotary in.
Downtown Victoria Rotary is your all in one organisation that gives you volunteer opportunities, connects you with like minded people, opportunities to lead and take part in fundraising events.
Our club is guided by the interests of our members. If you are passionate about volunteering with kids or even teaching code to school children. This is the Rotary club to bring alive your ideas
Don't think you can be a Rotarian? Think again!
Discover Your Potential
We make it as easy as possible for you to join our club. Come along to a couple of meetings, socials or volunteer events. This will let you get to know our club, our members and what we do.
Once you have been to a few meetings and events and have decided that you want to be a Downtown Victoria Rotarian. Your next steps are easy!
- Simply fill out our apply online form. No paperwork, no hassle!
- Then pick your dues payment plan. It's all online, safe and secure! You can pick from monthly $25 payments or a yearly payment of $300. There are no hidden meal costs!
- If you are a former Rotaract member or a couple interested in joining our club. email us for more information on our discounted rates.
We meet at the practical time of 5:45pm, so you can come along and have a drink or a bite to eat if you want and socialize with our awesome members. Once a month we have a social or volunteer event, so please check out our Facebook page for the latest meeting information and upcoming events.