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
2009/2010

 

Lages, Brazil, Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital Intensive Care equipment, $US 18,000 with Rotary Grant
2010/2011,

 

Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls’ School Kitchen equipment, $US 8,249 with Rotary Grant
2011/2012

 

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
2013/2014,

 

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

 

Youth

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
2014/2015,

 

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.

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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).

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The week of February 23rd marked 110 years since Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. It also is 30 years since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio. Rotary clubs around the world celebrated the milestones in a variety of ways. You can view some of them by following this link.
As part of those celebrations locally, the END POLIO NOW and Rotary logos were projected onto the Empress Hotel.
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Poinsettia fundraiser

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 aplant-folksnd dispatched out to their destinations with nary a hiccup. Well done, everyone!