Rotarians: People of Action

Parksville AM

Rotary Connects The World

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?


Four Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
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Rotarian Bashir El-Khalafawi rings the bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign.  This is an annual commitment for the Rotary Club of Parksville AM and this year, Club members will cover 20 shifts, thus assisting the Salvation Army in reaching its goal and helping so many in our community. 

This year, the Salvation Army has embraced technology to enable donations using credit or debit cards.  So please give generously when you see one of the bell ringers who are giving of their time to stand out in the cold for the benefit of those in need in our community.
 
 
The SOS Caring for Community at Christmas Program ensures that local children and youth experience the magic of Christmas, and that adults and seniors also experience joy and dignity over the holidays.  This year marks the 11th year of the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive, the biggest toy drive of its kind on Vancouver Island.

Over the years, the event has brought in close to 13,950 toys and over $67,500 in donations for the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program.
Guests bring a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation and receive a free buffet breakfast at the resort. At this year's event, a total 1,813 toys were donated and $13,619.25 raised.

Shown above are a few of the many Parksville AM Rotarians who support this program every year, congregating at the Tigh-Na-Mara for breakfast and camaraderie in support of a worthy cause.
 
Our Foundation
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.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes members and friends of the  Rotary Foundation who contribute $1000 annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or approved global grants.  To learn more about the Paul Harris Society, click here.


Pictured here is Parksville AM Rotarian, Bashir El-Khalafawi (seated second from left), currently District 5020 Paul Harris Society Chair. Bashir visits clubs throughout the District to talk about the importance of the Paul Harris Society and how we can support the Rotary Foundation.
 
RI Convention 2020

Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu

June 6-10, 2020

 
 
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Speakers
John O'Brien
Jan 08, 2020 7:00 PM
Fundraising Strategy and Club Survey
RYLA Attendees & Lynne Pearson
Jan 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Meeting Relocated to Ballenas Secondary for Pancake Breakfast
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Fundraising Chairperson
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
Rotary in the News
 
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Value of Rotary volunteering

Value of Rotary volunteeringA special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer

The Sustainability Challenge

10 years into the Rotary-USAID water and sanitation partnership, here’s what worked, what didn’t — and

6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicatedUS$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three