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What is Rotary?

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To Learn More About the Rotary Club of Burnaby email:  RotaryBurnaby@gmail.com

Rotaract brings together young people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract club members manage and fund their clubs independently.
The Rotary Club of Burnaby is a proud sponsor of the Rotaract Club of Burnaby.
Thinking of setting up shop in a region with projected investments of more than $100 billion to 2024? British Columbia’s New North, author Ramona Materi, introduces you to doing business in the North, filled with insights and practical advice. Ramona is a Rotary Foundation Scholar from Geneva Switzerland in 1985.
The Obakki Foundation drills and monitors wells in Africa. Since 2009, the've provided over 700 wells and brought water to more than 750,000 people. Their model is simple: they drill wells, monitor their adoption, and then expand development in villages that show a capacity for maximizing their newfound resource. Their wells reduce conflict over food and water. Communities are able to settle in one place and no longer need to move around in search of clean water. By working together to develop long-term solutions for growth, communities are able to build homes, engage in trade and send their children to school.
Rotary World Help is a non profit organization aimed at collecting and distributing medical equipment & supplies, dental, optical, education & sports equipment and disaster relief supplies to international recipients in need.
They are a non-religious, non-political charity run by Rotary Clubs from British Columbia, Canada. It all started in 1992 when District 5040 sent a delegation of Rotarians to the former Soviet Union to assist with establishing the first Rotary Club in Kiev ... The rest as they say is history.  
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. MOSAIC's mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighborhoods and workplace. Since its inception in 1976, MOSAIC has assisted new immigrants and refugees through its numerous multilingual services. MOSAIC's programs and services are constantly evolving and developing in response to the needs of the community.
PDG Garry Shearer presented the club 3 cheques from The Rotary Foundation - District Grant program in support of our club projects.  Over $5,000 was received to be used in projects to assist those with hearing, feeding the homeless and helping those with mental health issues.  Funds Raised by The Rotary Foundation is making a difference in our community.

What is Vocational Service - The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Objective of "The Object of Rotary" 
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1982 and has grown significantly in the three decades since then.  Today the GVFB provides assistance to over 26,500 people weekly, 20% of their members are children, 19% are seniors.

Wishing Everyone all the Best over the Holiday Season.
Enjoy some of the holiday activities the club participated in this month by clicking on the Happy Holidays image.

Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.

Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.

(Source: RI Website)



The Afghan's Women's Society is broken up into two groups.  The Sewing & Craft's Cooperative and the Support Society.   The purpose of the group is to promote equality and economic security for Afghan immigrant and refugee women.  Co-operative members govern and manage the enterprise which provides opportunities for them to work and learn together.  The majority of the members and beneficiaries of this project are either refugees and/or financially disadvantaged families.  
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
October 24 marks World Polio Day.  Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. 
One way Rotarians are working towards the elimination of Polio is by having National Immunization Days in countries in which Polio has not yet been eliminated.  
Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to help in this fight and has made a contribution of $1,000 towards this cause in the 2015-16 Rotary year.
District Governor Report
Each Rotary Year the District Governor visits all the various Rotary clubs in their area.  A report is presented to the DG which shares the club's accomplishments, goals as well as challenges.  
The Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to share their report with you.  Follow the link:  District Governor Report 2015-16
Rotary House is a project initiated by the Rotary Club of Burnaby.  The idea was originated in 1990 when Pat McNeil, Cliff White and Cal Bergan worked with the City of Burnaby to get the land, and architect to design the place, and raised an initial $20,000 too get construction started. The doors were opened in 1993 to 5 disabled individuals.  

Teresa Morton, a ‘Local Hero’ for Burnaby in 2014, is one of the founding members for My Artist's Corner (MAC), an art program for artists living with mental health issues.  MAC is transitioning from a semi-independent program of Canadian Mental Health Association to its own non-profit society. 

A Presidential Social was held at the President's family home.  At the social 3 new members were inducted to the club by the District Governor John Anderson.  Numerous other guests were in attendance.  The event was also an opportunity to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation.  In lieu of the regular lunch cost the members were asked to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation.  Over $800 was raised ...
Shanti Uganda is a Canadian Non-Profit that improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  The club supported the group at its annual Heart of the Matter Fundraiser in February 2015.  The total amount raised was $6821.56.  Sadie St. Denis presented to the club the work that Shanti will be doing with the funds raised.  In attendance  was ...
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Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
7600 Halifax Street
Burnaby, BC  V5A 4H2
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