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Welcome to Harbourside Rotary!

Victoria-Harbourside

Canada's First Breakfast Club

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
The Union Club of British Columbia
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1Z6
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Col (retd) Tom Zsolnay presented on the topic of Canada in Peace Support Operations.
 
 
The third speaker in our series on Peace and Conflict was Amir Ahmad NasrAmir focused on his own experience to talk about how the internet can open minds to knowledge and world views, but also allows extremist groups to attract youth to radical jihadism.
 
Dr. Andrew Wender PhD was our guest, speaking on Critical Reflections on Religion and Global Conflict.
This is the 11th year that we’ve been pleased to make and offer superb quality fruit cakes.
We make them exactly as you would at home – the finest ingredients, care at every step, and with lots of love built in.  We use a recipe that has been handed down through generations to one of our members.
 
The cakes are wrapped in cheesecloth, dipped in VSOP brandy and overwrapped in parchment paper and foil.  They’ve been maturing since September and will be perfect for eating and gifting (we provide the gift bags!) by mid-November.
You just can’t buy comparable cakes anywhere in Victoria.  We know because a few years ago, our local CBC did a taste test and voted it as the best cake around!
 
Order yours today at cakesfromrotary.ca 
Nancy Gilbert, a lawyer by profession, is vice president of Calliope Consulting Inc. and works as a WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) consultant.  She currently is the Executive Director of a new NGO, Transform International (TI) which develops and supports a network of in-country Community Transformation Centres across the developing world to build local capacity and address issues of sustainability in water, sanitation and hugiene and other development interventions.
 
Having been the Manager, Appropriate Technology Enabled Development program for PIND, an NGO in the Niger Delta for the past 5 years, Nancy is currently transitioning out of that role by providing coaching to the team in Nigeria.  She is also the Project Manager for Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) in its latest WASH in Schools collaboration with Procter and Gamble, H2O for Life and implementing partners for WASH in Malawi and the Niger Delta.  The partnership is working with 5 schools in Malawi and 30 in southern Nigeria to facilitate behaviour change, and improved and reliable water supply, toilets and handwashing and other hygiene facilities.  
 
Currently, Nancy is a doctoral candidate at Royal Roads University focused on sustainable sanitation in Niger Delta riverine communities.
 
 
This presentation was the first in the club’s series on Peace & Conflict. Speaker Paul Kershaw of UBC spoke on how housing is a point of conflict between the generations - between those who have benefited from the relative increase in real estate values and those younger generations who are now trying to enter the housing market.
Jeanne Socrates, aboard S/V Nereida, successfully completed a nonstop, single-handed, unassisted sail around the world, arriving back at Ogden Point on July 8, 2013,  259 days after leaving Victoria in October 2012. She became the first woman to sail solo nonstop around the world from North America and the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop around the world. 
 

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Harbourside Rotary's  annual rose sale is on now.   For only $32.00 you can show you care twice, once to the person who receives the roses…and again to the people Harbourside Rotary Victoria will help with the funds raised by your purchase.     Roses will be delivered on Saturday, October 29th.    Place your order online at www.rosesfromrotary.org .  

Fredy Quib Oxom,  a graduate of Pearson College WUC, gave a presentation about a school that he started in Guatemala after he graduated and returned home.
Ann Moskow attended to the installation of the new Board and President as well as recognizing Past Presidents and Board Members.
Kim Fowler discusses the challenges facing Canada with the current levels of investment in public infrastructure.
Jeremy Kinsman attempts to explain all the world's problems in only 20 minutes.
 
 
 

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Club Executives & Directors
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Director - Club Service
Director - Community Service
Director - International Service
Director - Membership
Director - Fundraising
Director - Youth Service
 
 
Speakers
Garry Brooks
Jan 18, 2017
African Community Project: reforesting Zambia through community mobilization
RYLA Report
Jan 25, 2017
Club Business
Steve Holland
Feb 01, 2017
Victoria's Drug Problem
Acting Chief Constable Manak
Feb 08, 2017
Peace and Conflict Speakers Series - Community Safety: A VicPD Perspective
TBA
Feb 15, 2017
Club Business
TBA
Feb 22, 2017
TBA
Branwyn Kew
Mar 01, 2017
Vocational Service
TBA
Mar 08, 2017
Peace and Conflict Speakers Series
TBA
Mar 15, 2017
Club Business
TBA
Mar 22, 2017
TBA
TBA
Mar 29, 2017
TBA
TBA
Apr 05, 2017
Vocational Service
TBA
Apr 12, 2017
Peace and Conflict Speakers Series
TBA
Apr 19, 2017
Club Business
TBA
Apr 26, 2017
TBA
TBA
May 03, 2017
Vocational Service
TBA
May 10, 2017
Peace and Conflict Speakers Series
Piper's Auction
May 17, 2017
Raising money for Rotary International
TBA
Jun 07, 2017
Vocational Service
TBA
Jun 14, 2017
Peace and Conflict Speakers Series
Tamas Zsolnay
Jun 28, 2017
Installation of New Board
 
Rotary News
New Grant Center makes applying for grants easier
We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes clearly defined steps so it’s easier for you to track your progress. Learn more about grants and how to apply.
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...