Rotary Club of Burnaby
                                                                   Est. May 23, 1947

Welcome to the Rotary Club Burnaby

If you are interested in finding out more about Rotary and want to participate in our weekly activity, you are welcome to join us.  Please review the Upcoming Events to view all open sessions to the public and to see if there are any changes to our normal meeting schedule.     
Club Stories

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.
Happy New Years to All from the Rotary Club of Burnaby.
Wishing all a life full of Happiness, Success and Peace.
All the Best for 2016 !!!


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 Citizen's Foundation (TCF) Canada is incorporated with the objective of providing funds for educational opportunities of children in Pakistan.
TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of Academic 2015-2016, TCF has established 1060 purpose-built school units nationwide with an enrollment of 165,000 students. TCF encourages female enrollment and strives to maintain a 50% female ratio in most of its campuses. TCF has a majority female faculty of 8,900 members. 
The vision of TCF is to remove barriers of class and privilege and to make the citizens of Pakistan Agents of Positive Change. They believe that access to basic education is the right of each individual and not a privilege. 
The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! annual events are part of an outreach initiative founded by BC pilot Kirsten Brazier in 2012. Brazier, a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, is on a mission to share her passion for aviation and energize more females to discover the amazing opportunities available to them in aviation, aerospace and space. “From shop floor to top floor, we’re inspiring future leaders!” Brazier proudly exclaims.
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
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
(Source: RI Website)

St. Michael's Centre helps seniors and those requiring palliative care.  The Centre is working towards the 3 R's Campaign, which stands for Renew, Refresh and Renovate to help improve the facility at St. Michael's.  St. Michael’s Centre offers 128 seniors beds for residents and 16 hospice care beds for patients.


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 ...
The Theme for the 2015-16 Rotary Year is Be a Gift to the World.  The Rotary Club of Burnaby has been and will continue to be a gift to Burnaby.  Since its inception on May 23, 1947 the club has contributed to both local and international projects.  During this year we look at continuing this tradition.  
Congratulations to our new 2015-16 RI President Ravi Ravindran.   To find out more about President Ravi click on the following link: RI President 2015-16
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Club Meeting Details:

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Riverway Golf Course
9001 Bill Fox Way
Burnaby, BC  V5J 5J3
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Venue Map
February 2016