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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
This year, the club celebrated its 10th anniversary! It started in 2007 to provide a service club for Simon Fraser University students, Burnaby Rotaract has developed to consist of diverse members from students to young professionals from different parts of BC, Canada, and the world.
The Burnaby Rotaract Club is proud of the high caliber of its members who are passionately part taking projects and events throughout the year. Year-round projects include container loading with Rotary World Help (RWH) and the Community Dinner with the Burnaby Neighborhood House (BNH). In addition, the club spearheads the planning and execution of the Pacific Canadian Experience (PACE) roundtrip in partnership with local Rotaract Clubs from District 5040 and 5020.
The club does work hard while having fun! In addition to projects, the club conducts several socials throughout the year including Christmas, burger fundraisers and comedy nights! The club´s success would not be possible were it not for the amiable members, companionship with other Rotaract clubs in the district and the sponsorship of its sponsoring Rotary clubs, who are dedicated to attend and support the club´s events.
Meeting information: We meet twice a month at the South Burnaby Neighborhood House (4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby). Meetings are held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except on holidays. For a more precise meeting calendar, visit our site.
- Year round BNH Community Dinners and RWH container loadings
- PACE Round Trip
- End Polio Now Walk
- Rotary Club of Metrotown – Burnaby’s Wine Festival
- Rotary Club of Deer Lake – Stream Keepers Salmon Fish Release
- Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS) Eyeglass
The Rotaract Club of New Westminster has been serving this community for a time period approaching two decades. We are mostly comprised of students and young professionals connected by their like mindedness and passion to serve others. Meetings are held twice a month, in addition to socials and project events the club puts on.
The Rotaract Club of New Westminster strongly believes that its success comes directly from the passion that each member of the club holds. This allows the members to completely divulge into each project that they are a part of. With teamwork and passion, they believe any project can gain momentum and be fully capable of success.
Meeting information: Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in attending a meeting! You are more than welcome to drop in and see what we’re all about!
- Social fundraiser for the New Westminster Animal Shelter (2016, 2017)
- Winter and Burger Beverage Night for #AGirlAK Project (2016)
- Spring Dinner for #AGirlAK Project (2016)
- Winter Burger and Beverage Poetry Night in support of UGM’s Homeless Outreach Programs (2015)
- Dinner event for Nepal earthquake relief (2014)
- Burger and Beverage Night for A Loving Spoonful (2014)
- Second Annual Ultimate Tournament in support of KidsPlay New West (2013, 2014)
The Rotaract Club of Prince George is a community based club comprised of students and young professionals. As a relatively new club, they are hoping to become more involved in the community through volunteering and expressing a voice on important issues in the community. They believe that with diversity and unity, any issue can be tackled and positive change can be created. Their core values include creating positive relationships and professional skills, and taking part in diverse experiences.
Meeting information: They meet every first and third Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Hubspace (1299 3rd Ave, Prince George). For further inquiries about meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Backpacks for the Homeless
- Purple Jars for Polio – placing decorated donation jars and polio information sheets at six business locations in the community. All proceeds will be donated to the Polio Plus Fund.
- Purchasing a ShelterBox
- Supporting local families during the holidays (upcoming).
The Rotaract Club of Richmond is the oldest Rotaract Club in the District. They are very active in the community volunteering with a number of different community organizations and partners. Most notably, the City of Richmond, Richmond Animal Protection Society, Canadian Blood Services, Salvation Army Church, and the SOS Children’s Village.
Over the past few years, the Rotaract Club of Richmond has worked closely with the Steveson-London Interact Club, McMath Interact Club and the Hugh Boyd Interact Club. They also work closely with the Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Richmond to help support their initiatives and projects. As a small but vibrant club the Rotaract Club of Richmond, based on the values of Rotary, remains committed to its service and work in the community.
Meeting information: The clubs meets on the second Sunday of each month at the Vancity Credit Union(5600 No.3 Rd Richmond). Meetings are held from 10:30 am – 12pm.
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Richmond
- Richmond Animal Protection Society ( 2nd Sunday of every month)
- Canadian Blood Services Clinics
- Canadian Blood Services Community Outreach
- SOS Children’s Village (annual run and fundraisers)
- Salvation Army Christmas Dinner and Clothing Drive
- International Water Project in Argentina
The 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
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
- Matchmaker for Polio (2013, 2014)
- Volunteer Partnership with Squamish Hotspot Community Centre (literacy, tutoring, multicultural events and more!)
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
- 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
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.
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 the second Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver). Please contact the club for more information.
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Vancouver