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


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.