The Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise

Comox Valley, BC.

 

 

Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise - Comox Valley BC

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Strathcona Sunrise BC

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Best Western - Westerly Hotel
1590 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC  V9N2K4
Canada
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What is Rotary?

"A worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities."

Our Club Mission:

To promote and further the work of Rotary within the Comox Valley and internationally with projects that help people in need and to foster understanding among cultures, with a view to making our world a better place.

Questions?

Our club email address is rotary_strathconasunrise@outlook.com
Our mailing address is: PO Box 3576, Courtenay, BC V9N 6Z8

... or if urgent, contact Secretary, Pat McKenna @ 250-890-0855 or comoxmckenna@gmail.com

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Home Page Stories
 
At today's club meeting, a limerick contest: few worthy of mention but this one, irresistible!
 
The best Rotary club is Strathcona Sunrise
Their event and team efforts deserve first prize
Led by President Mike and a board so fine
I am honoured to call this club mine!
 
Janice Hayward...
 
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Late in February, our club celebrated it's 30th birthday. Thirty years of service to the Comox Valley Community and to others around the world - with the objective of 'making our world a better place' - and having some fun doing it. Five founding members were on hand to celebrate - cake too!  From left to right the suspects are: David Gibson, Bayne Mann, Al Berquist, Elmer Philipson and Daryl Pippin.
 
 
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From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions: "Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Speakers
Patrick Siebold
Mar 29, 2017
Jetson or Flintstone? Are you digitally literate?
Jessica Bell
Apr 05, 2017
Children's Health Foundation
TBA
Apr 12, 2017
Hans Meyer
Apr 19, 2017
LIFT: Growing an entrepreneur culture in the Comox Valley
Calum Mathews, TAVI
Apr 26, 2017
The Value of Tourism
Club Assembly
May 03, 2017
Kate Brown and Tara McKew
May 10, 2017
Comox Valley Arts Council
TBA
May 17, 2017
Terry James
May 24, 2017
Comox Valley Writer's Ass'n
Anne McIntyre
May 31, 2017
"It's a Disaster!"
 
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