ROTARY IN GREATER VICTORIA: CHANGING OUR WORLD
JOIN THE ROTARY MOVEMENT IN GREATER VICTORIA
WHO ARE ROTARIANS IN GREATER VICTORIA?
The Greater Victoria Rotary Clubs are made up of hundreds of Victoria-area business, professional and community leaders building goodwill and peace in our community and throughout the world.
With more than 500 members, the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria include a broad range of businesses and professions. We have current and past CEOs and executives of many well known organizations. As well, we include small business owners, professionals and community leaders.
WHY JOIN ROTARY?
If you want to meet a group of positive business and professional people who are interested in making Victoria and the world a better place, then come for a visit. We have a variety of charities and projects that we support both financially and with our volunteer time. The more you get involved, the more you get out of it. You will grow personally and develop many new, diverse and interesting friends while we work together to make the world a better place.
MAKE LASTING CONNECTIONS AND FRIENDSHIPS
Rotary is all about building lifelong friendships — connecting with fellow Rotarians across communities, cities, countries, and cultures. Not only can you create personal connections with local Rotarians. We also form partnerships with local organisations like The Mustard Seed, Thrifty Foods, Volunteer Victoria to name just a few. Just one connection can lead to a great partnership.
START LOCAL AND HELP YOUR COMMUNITY
Rotarian effort represents a significant contribution to infrastructure, social programs, leadership and education in the Capital Region. Did you know that in the last 10 years, the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria have raised and donated more than $3M and hundreds of thousands volunteer hours to support capital infrastructure, social & health programs and scholarships in our community? For a group of about 500 Victoria-area business, professional and community leaders from Sidney to Sooke, that’s a monumental feat worthy of celebration!
GO INTERNATIONAL WITH ROTARY
The Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria support causes around the world including life-saving and empowerment projects. The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them:
• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
• Disease prevention and treatment
• Water and sanitation
• Maternal and child health
• Basic education and literacy
• Economic and community development