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Upcoming Events
 
Our Foundation
November is Rotary Foundation Month.  The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting service projects around the world, carried out by 35,000 Rotary  clubs.  Through donations to the Rotary Foundation, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases in the world.  To learn more about the Paul Harris Society, click here.

What impact can one donation have?  It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
 
Rotarians Think Globally ...

 
Rotarians have been on the job site in Mexico for the past four years!  See Rotarians "Up Their Game" in Mexico. For more photos and a daily account of how a "small but mighty" group of Rotarians and friends built an adult education centre in just 8 days, click here.  And be sure to read about the International Award received by the Rotary Club of Parksville AM for their ongoing work in Mexico.

Projects from other parts of the world include the building of a corn mill in Sunyani, Ghana.

 
 
... and Act Locally


While Rotarians are often known and recognized for their work on Rotary projects, many of our members work locally over and above their Rotary activities.   Click here for a listing of only some of the numerous organizations that members of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM have devoted hours of volunteer time to support.  Need something done in the community - involve a Rotarian!
 
 
Fundraising For Causes!


Fundraising is an important activity for all Rotary clubs, as it takes money to be able to carry out humanitarian projects in our local communities and throughout the world.
 
The most recent fundraising project of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM was the RCMP Musical Ride.  Not only did this spectacular event raise funds for local and international Rotary projects, it also provided an opportunity for the public to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP.
 
In sponsoring this event, the Club enjoyed the support of a number of organizations and businesses, and we would like to express our sincere thanks here.  The Club was also pleased to recognize the Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs who handled parking at the event, and Buckerfields which donated all the feed for the horses.  Click here for full story.
 
 
Rotarians: People of Action

Parksville AM

Engage Rotary Change Lives

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00AM
The Beach Club Resort
181 Beachside Drive
Parksville, BC  V9P 2H5
Canada
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CLUB VISION STATEMENT

Rotary Club of Parksville A.M. is a service club of community leaders who work within the local and world community to make a difference.

 

CLUB MISSION STATEMENT

Rotary Club of Parksville A.M. provides service to our community and advances world understanding by building on the strengths of our members.

 

ROTARY FOUR WAY TEST

Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

 
What's Happening
Please have a listen to our very own President Bill Rawlins on the Rotary Club of Parksville AM 2018-19:
 
 
 
 

Parksville AM Rotarian and Salvation Army Major, Norm Hamelin (at right) delivers his usual inspirational remarks at the Parksville Remembrance Day service ...
 

... while Parksville AM Rotarian Ray Walker also honours our veterans through his work with Scouts Canada ...
 
 
... and President Bill Rawlins (shown behind Cenotaph at right) lays a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Parksville AM to honour and remember those who sacrificed so much to give us the quality of life we enjoy today in Canada and on Vancouver Island.

 
 
Parksville AM Rotarians Don Goyan (L) and Garry Cox (R) recognize Morris Bouman and all the volunteers from the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department who were present both nights during the RCMP Musical Ride this past summer.  With the tinder dry conditions this year, it was reassuring to have our local firefighters standing guard even though, thankfully, we did not require their services.  Thank you Nanoose Bay Firefighters!
 

The Rotary Club of Parksville AM is taking on a BIG community project in the coming year.  Little Mountain is a beautiful pristine area of Parksville.  The view from the top of Little Mountain is one of the best you can imagine anywhere — as long as you keep your eyes on the horizon.  If you look down however, it’s not nearly as nice. 

Over the years, people have used Little Mountain as a dumping ground for their garbage - everything from televisions to couches.  It is a disgraceful situation that needs to be cleaned up and prevented from continuing.  It is a challenge that our local Rotary clubs intend to address!

Photo above shows a group of Rotarians on an investigative mission to assess the extent of this project so that planning of resources can begin.  After an hour and a half of work, they had loaded a dozen heavy gauge plastic bags with half a ton of discarded wood, metal and plastic, and created a pile of larger pieces of wood, plastic and metal next to a sofa that will all go into nets when a helicopter is available to lift it all out of there.

This will be a huge clean-up effort that will involve many Rotarians and their supporters, family and friends, along with a helicopter, nets, trucks and many garbage bags.  It is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2019.  Stay tuned for updates as this project progresses.
 
As students head back to school this fall, four Parksville grads begin a new educational chapter, with support from the Rotary Club of Parksville AM for their post-secondary studies.  Shown are Amanda Greenshields and Gabe Dodd, Ballenas graduates who received Rotary scholarships to be used to further their academic aspirations. Lauren Mueller and Celtin Gilmour (photo not available) from Parksville Alternate Secondary School (PASS) were also scholarship recipients.  A total of $4500 in scholarship funding was received by these four students for graduation year 2018.  These scholarships are awarded annually as part of Rotary’s commitment to the youth of our community.
 
 
Rotary in the News
Children at Live Different school in Cap Haitien, Haiti turn on the taps for the first time in their lives ... a cistern below the school kitchen was funded by Parksville AM Rotary.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
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Secretary
Immediate Past President
Fundraising Chairperson
 
 
 
Disaster Aid Canada
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM works with The Beach Club Resort, a generous donor of supplies of soaps, shampoos and bedding which are then delivered by Club members to Disaster Aid Canada in Victoria.  These much needed products are distributed to victims of disaster at home and abroad. 
 
Join Us!
Rotary is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, at home and across the globe.
 
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM is always delighted to welcome new members.  To find out how you can get involved, please call or send an email to:
 
Bill Rawlins: 250-240-0326 or bill.rawlins@gmail.com
 
John O'Brien: 250-228-0020 or john.obrien.rotary@gmail.com
 
Be the Inspiration!