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Content updated: March 1, 2014

All Rotaract Clubs in District 5040, British Columbia, Canada

Rotaract Club of BURNABY
Rotaract Club of NEW WESTMINSTER
Rotaract Club of PRINCE GEORGE
Rotaract Club of RICHMOND
Rotaract Club of SQUAMISH
Rotaract Club of VANCOUVER-UBC
Rotaract Club of VANCOUVER-YALETOWN
Rotaract Club of VANCOUVER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Rotaract Clubs Information

Rotaract Club of Burnaby

Originally started in 2007 to provide a service club for Simon Fraser University students, Burnaby Rotaract, as its members informally call it, has branched out to consist of members of all different demographics from Peruvian exchange students to young professionals starting their careers.

Club atmosphere is one of utmost enthusiasm, demonstrated by our social events such as our most recent Tacky Christmas Sweater Pot Luck and last summer’s Boston Bar Camping Social. Impromptu games nights and Comedy Mix meet-ups aren’t uncommon place either. Yes, there is always something to do in the life of a BR Club Member!

Fun and games aside, Burnaby Rotaract members display amazing leadership and organizational abilities. No task too large or too small, Burnaby Rotaract proud moments include spearheading last year’s District 5040 Strings for Polio benefit concert.

What makes the Rotaract Club of Burnaby special is not just its dynamic team, or its numerous events giving back, but rather how when walking into one of its bi-weekly meetings you’re greeted by an embracing air of welcome, not only from friendly fellow Rotaractors, but also from our dedicated Rotarians who always make the effort to come to our events!

Meeting information: We meet twice a month at the South Burnaby Neighborhood House (4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby). Meetings are held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except on holidays). For a more precise meeting calendar, visit our site.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown,  the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake,  and the Rotary Club of Burnaby

Past Projects:

  • International Sustainable Energy Project: provide a source of sustainable energy for a small rural community
  • Soup Kitchen at Salvation Army
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike
  • Rotary Club of Metrotown – Burnaby’s Wine Festival
  • Rotary Club of Deer Lake – Stream Keepers Fish Release
  • Rotary Club of Burnaby – Wildlife Rescue
  • World Rotaract Week 2011
  • Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness (2011)
  • Strings for Polio Fundraiser (2010)
  • Uganda Medical Mission Project (2010)
  • Rotary Coats for Kids (2009, 2010)

Rotaract Club of New Westminster

New Westminster Rotaract Picture 2013The Rotaract Club of New Westminster has been around for over a decade, and we’re still going strong! We are comprised mainly of 18-23 year old university students, and have a pretty even balance of community and international interests. We meet weekly for meetings, and try to have lots of socials too. We think it’s really important to encourage the individual interests of all our members, so if you are passionate about a cause, we’ll all be on board!

Meeting information: Meetings are held every Monday from 6pm-7pm in the Student Union Building of Douglas College in New Westminster. You are welcome to drop in and see what we’re all about!

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of New Westminster Royal City and Rotary Club of New Westminster

Past projects:

  • Raised $5000 for a village rejuvenation project in Sri Lanka, partnering with RAC Colombo in D3220
  • Held a carnival for local Elementary schools to raise money for a local youth centre
  • Held a photograph and painting exhibit to purchase 860 pairs of shoes for children in India
  • Created and sold a international cookbook for a water pump in a village in South Africa
  • Set up mall demonstrations of disaster relief tents to donate to the Shelterbox Organization
  • Assisted annually in several New Westminster events, such as parades and galas 

Rotaract Club of Prince George

Rotaract Prince George Club PhotoThe Rotaract Club of Prince George is a university club based at the University of Northern British Columbia. As a new club we have a smaller membership but this has not stopped us from taking on several exciting service projects. To encourage professional and leadership development we have a guest speaker come to at least one meeting a month. Guest speakers talk about various issues such as professionalism in social media. If you happen to be in the great white north please feel welcome to drop into a meeting we would love to meet you!

Meeting information: The club currently meets every week on alternating Mondays and Wednesday at 12:30pm. We meet in room 348 of Building 6. Please contact the club at rotaractprincegeorge[at]gmail.com to ensure the exact location of the meeting.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Prince George-Downtown, Rotary Club of Prince George-Nechako, and Rotary Club of Prince George-Yellowhead

Current Projects:

  • Rent a Rotaractor Program where community members can rent the service of Rotaractors at an hourly rate.
  • Reading Program to help improve literacy in Prince George. Rotaractors go to schools and spend time reading to underprivileged children.
  • Bottle Drive fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research
    Volunteered at the Western Biathlon Championships preparing food for their awards banquet.

Rotaract Club of Richmond

In addition to their monthly General Meeting and bi-weekly Board Meeting, the Rotaract Club of Richmond has been very active in the community by volunteering with many community organizations over the past months such as at local Rotary events, Gilmore Park United Church’s community dinner, Richmond Centre for Disability, Touchstone Family Association, and more.

In addition to volunteering, a social event is organized every month to give interested youths an opportunity to meet with other Rotaractors and of course, to have fun! Badminton and skating are among some of the past social events organized.  As a club of more than 25 members, the Rotaract Club of Richmond, based on the values of Rotary, remains committed to its service and work in the community.

Meeting information: We meet every other Monday at Waves on No. 3 Rd. (180 – 5951 No. 3 Rd., Richmond). Meetings are held from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Feel free to contact the club for the next meeting time!

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Richmond

Past Projects:

  • “Fun-raiser” Fundraiser (Nov 27, 2010) – Wii, pool, and a poker tournament
  • Gilmore Park United Church’s community dinner setup and cleanup (monthly event)
  • Daffodil Days Campaign Planning for Canadian Cancer Society (yearly in April)
  • Involved with the Youth Engagement Project for the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD)
  • 1000 Crane Project for Japanese Relief Fundraising (upcoming)

Rotaract Club of Squamish

Rotaract Club of Squamish photoThe Rotaract Club of Squamish is the latest addition to District 5040. We are a group of 15-20 members, mainly comprised of first- year university students and some experienced Rotary-lovers from Squamish. Our current goal is to integrate Quest University with the Squamish community and our sponsor Rotary
Club.

At each meeting we make sure to have a Rotarian speak about their Rotary story.

 Since we are a new club, we have only had a small project to raise awareness about Polio and our club. Our next project will be an Amazing Race to raise money for a local cause. In addition, our Rotaractors volunteer each week at the Community Book Store. And we make sure to make time for play. Stay tuned to find out more about our club!

Meeting information: Please contact the club at rotaractsquamish[at]gmail.com if you would like to join us! That way we can be sure to give you the right location!

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Squamish

Past projects:

  • Matchmaker for Polio (2013, 2014)
  • Volunteer Partnership with Squamish Hotspot Community Centre (literacy, tutoring, multicultural events and more!)

Rotaract Club of Vancouver

The Rotaract Club of Vancouver is based at the University of British Columbia Campus. It is a student-run service club. It strives to integrate the ideas of the members and it aims to make a difference within the local community as well as in the international arena. The club is composed of a diverse student body and is very open to new and creative ideas within the contexts of professional development, community service, international service, and fundraising. Every year, the club empowers members to take on leadership roles heading project-driven committees. The club also strives to introduce to the members valuable community involvement opportunities which address the needs of the community as well as facilitate the personal growth of participants. The club meetings have a very friendly and positive atmosphere and they are marked by a sense of mutual respect and acceptance.

Meeting information: The campus club is only active during the school year (September to April). We meet once every week at the UBC Vancouver Point Grey campus and the meeting time varies from school term to school term based on the availability of its members. Please contact the club at rotaract.vancouver[at]gmail[dot]com for the next meeting time.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Vancouver

 

Past projects:

  • Organizing a service trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil in the August of 2011 with the Rotaract Club of Ancheita
  • Music for Japan: educational fundraiser/musical concert in the spring of 2011 to raise awareness about the earthquake in Japan
  • 4th Annual Professional Development Conference, aimed for high school and university students
  • Help dyslexic students through the Computer Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS) Program
  • Help children with developmental disabilities through the Berwick Program
  • Union Gospel Mission Soup Kitchen in Downtown Eastside
  • Help with Halloween and Christmas celebrations at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
  • Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown

Founded in the summer of 2009, the Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown is the only Rotaract Club in the metro Vancouver area. Since its inception, the Yaletown club has strived to become the premier professional development and community service organization for young adults in Vancouver. Over the past few years, the club has participated in various community service projects such as the Annual Shoreline Clean-Up at False Creek and monthly volunteering sessions at Union Gospel Mission, a local charity dedicated towards helping and empowering the homeless population in Vancouver. Most recently, members of the club participated in an office tour of Lawson & Lundell, a downtown business law firm.

The Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown will also be hosting a fundraising dinner at the end of April to raise money to support Kiva, an international microcredit institution. In addition, the club is planning a series of seminars with speakers from the Yaletown business community.

Meeting information: Weekly meetings are held every other Monday nights from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus (842 Cambie Street, Vancouver). Please contact the club for more information.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown.

Rotaract Club of Vancouver Young Professionals

Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract is a group of young professionals that care deeply about three things: 1) giving back to their communities, 2) building their professional networks, and 3) strengthening their friendships. As part of Rotary International, they leverage its network to support their three goals. They meet regularly to socialize, learn, network and organize volunteer/philanthropic projects.

The Young Professionals club is growing and seeking new members. They are an active, open and welcoming group of people who would love to see you at our next social event, meeting or fundraiser. Come along, meet them all and learn what Rotaract is all about. There is absolutely no obligation to join.

Meeting information: Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver). Please contact the club for more information.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Vancouver

 

The Rotaract Club of Vancouver is based at the University of British Columbia Campus . It is a student-run service club. It strives to integrate the ideas of the members and it aims to make a difference within the local community as well as in the international arena. The club is composed of a diverse student body and is very open to new and creative ideas within the contexts of professional development, community service, international service, and fundraising. Every year, the club empowers members to take on leadership roles heading project-driven committees. The club also strives to introduce to the members valuable community involvement opportunities which address the needs of the community as well as facilitate the personal growth of participants. The club meetings have a very friendly and positive atmosphere and they are marked by a sense of mutual respect and acceptance.

Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown

Founded in the summer of 2009, the Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown is the only Rotaract Club in the metro Vancouver area. Since its inception, the Yaletown club has strived to become the premier professional development and community service organization for young adults in Vancouver. Over the past few years, the club has participated in various community service projects such as the Annual Shoreline Clean-Up at False Creek and monthly volunteering sessions at Union Gospel Mission, a local charity dedicated towards helping and empowering the homeless population in Vancouver. Most recently, members of the club participated in an office tour of Lawson & Lundell, a downtown business law firm.

The Rotaract Club of Vancouver Yaletown will also be hosting a fundraising dinner at the end of April to raise money to support Kiva, an international microcredit institution. In addition, the club is planning a series of seminars with speakers from the Yaletown business community.

Meeting information: Weekly meetings are held every other Monday nights from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus (842 Cambie Street, Vancouver). Please contact the club for more information.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown.

 

The Rotaract Club of Vancouver is based at the University of British Columbia Campus . It is a student-run service club. It strives to integrate the ideas of the members and it aims to make a difference within the local community as well as in the international arena. The club is composed of a diverse student body and is very open to new and creative ideas within the contexts of professional development, community service, international service, and fundraising. Every year, the club empowers members to take on leadership roles heading project-driven committees. The club also strives to introduce to the members valuable community involvement opportunities which address the needs of the community as well as facilitate the personal growth of participants. The club meetings have a very friendly and positive atmosphere and they are marked by a sense of mutual respect and acceptance.

 

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