Our Newest Paul Harris Fellows
Susan Crockford, Pacific IDentifications, Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change
- For background information see the Canadian Geographic article at: https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/truth-about-polar-bears
The following is a summary of where we have spent the money donated by members and the public. The Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea segregates the operations and fundraising sides of the club. Club operations are supported by members. All fundraising is directed to charitable donations or student scholarships. The annual donations budget is in the $30,000 – $40,000 range depending on the success of our fundraisers.
|2008/2009||Otacilio Costa, Brazil||Therapeutic pool for the Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children, $US15,000 with Rotary Grant|
|Lages, Brazil, Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital||Intensive Care equipment, $US 18,000 with Rotary Grant|
|Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls’ School||Kitchen equipment, $US 8,249 with Rotary Grant|
|Mengo Hospital, Uganda||Container Project (with Compassionate Resources Warehouse) $US 13,500 with Rotary Grant|
|2012/2013||Mercy Ships||Conakry, Guinea, Specialized training for a facial surgeon and operating room equipment, $US 105,500 with Rotary Grant|
|Amarok Society||Start Up of new Bangladesh School, $US 10,000 with Rotary Grant|
|2016/17||Mercy Ships||Project TBA|
|On-going||Worldwide polio eradication program||Support for inoculation of children throughout the world|
|On-going||Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls’ School||Individual scholarships provided by Club members|
|On-going||Small loans, various recipients||Support of small businesses through Kiva micro loans|
|Air and Sea Cadets|
|Camosun College Scholarship|
|Parkland Post-secondary scholarship|
|Stelly’s Post-secondary scholarship|
|Rotary Youth Exchange|
|Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly|
|Adventures in Citizenship (Ottawa)|
Community Continuing Support
|Rotary Gold Mine 50/50 Draw Partners|
|Sidney Food Bank|
|ORCCA Dental Clinic|
|Panorama Play in the Park|
|2011/2012||Town of Sidney Iroquois Park, Water Spray Park||Donation of approximately $100,000|
|2012/2013||North Saanich Free Ride Bike Park||Donation of $3,000|
|2014/2015||Support for a Service Dog||Donation of $1,000|
|2014/2015||Victoria Human Exchange||Donation of $2,000|
|ORCCA||Autoclave for dental office, $US 8,600 with Rotary Grant|
|2015/2016||Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre||Donation of $5,800|
Here are a couple of photos from this morning that you may be able to use on the web site. The first is just after the truck left and the poinsettias are arranged by colour and size. Total was 851 pots (639 6.5” pots and 212 12” pots).
The second photo is a shot of the poinsettias broken into the delivery groups.
President Mike recently inducted two brand new members into the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea. We are pleased to welcome Bruce Tilbury (second from left, with sponsor Marie Rosko, far left) and Connie Bleay (second from right, with sponsor Richard Belanger).
Healthy Teeth For Kids – Orca Dental Clinic in Sidney BC
Dhaka Sidney by the Sea Women’s School
Our annual Poinsettia fundraiser is done! Under President Bob Leitch’s able command (and aided by an impressive array of Rotarian elves), the plants were counted, sorted and dispatched out to their destinations with nary a hiccup. Well done, everyone!