Sidney By The Sea Rotary Indian Food Night Feb 2017

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.

International Projects

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
Shoal Centre
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

Community Projects

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.


Our Newest Members July 2016

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).