Our Rotary Club is constantly involved in ways to help those around us. Our assistance is generally divided into three areas – community, youth and international – all of which deserve our respect and assistance whenever possible.
Our Community Committee has an ongoing relationship with Volunteer West Island. Through this partnership, we offer hands on volunteer assistance to many local community organizations.
Additionally, some of what we provide are Christmas Baskets, socks, and toiletries to those in need. We support a Literacy Project and supply schools with dictionaries, send children to summer camp, and donate to food banks.
This is some of the work we do in our continued commitment to enhance the lives of those in need.
Our International Committee partners with other Rotary Clubs to support many projects in countries around the world. From providing propane stoves in Guatemala, to water wells in Ghana, books to a school in St. Vincent, and hygiene kits to young women in India, we promote the Rotary ideals of helping mankind.
Almost 70 years ago, Rotary International coined the slogan “Every Rotarian an Example to Youth”. This is what our club strives to achieve through the work of our very active Youth Committee.
Within the limits of our funding, the Youth Committee supports any eligible youth-oriented program. By participating in these programs, our young people get the opportunity to gain valuable experience, open new horizons, build and strengthen leadership skills, and meet, network and form lasting relationships with other young people from across Canada.
Our activities include the following:
• Sponsorship to Rotary-developed programs relating to the Environment, High Technology, Citizenship and Leadership
• Financial support to programs like Encounters with Canada and the UN Youth Delegate Program.
• Recognition of youth activities in local organizations such a s AMCAL and WIBCA through scholarships and awards.
• Support of the Rotary organizations for youth, Rotaract and Interact.
• Promotion and recognition of the public speaking skills of high school students through our annual Alan Liddiard competition.