Coldest Night of the Year Walk

The Club's Coldest Night Team walked on Feb 22nd - so members could volunteer at the main event on Saturday.  With 2 days to go - Club team is in the top 10 Rotary teams in Canada.
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Have a Heart

Annual Have a Heart Musical Theatre coming up in Mid-February- "Stop the World and Start the Music". 
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Scott Agur's Invocation at The Strathcona Sunrise Installation of incoming President Richard Clarke

Posted by Pat McKenna on Jun 30, 2017
A Rotary Invocation from Scott Agur for the Installation Dinner of The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary Club on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Mysterious Creator of time and eternity, help us to look to the past with gratitude and to the future with hope.  We remember this evening those Rotarians who, in their own time and place, have served this club well and who have worked not for themselves alone, but with a vision of building for the future a world better than they had known.
Inspire in us also a similar vision, that we too may work for things beyond ourselves, that our Rotary lives may be dedicated to high purposes and grand horizons. May the words we use with one another reflect our integrity and our respect and appreciation for all Rotarians.
Make us unafraid of hopes and dreams;  release us from cynicism and despair.  Teach us to be realistic about our limitations but never to lose hope in our potential to transcend them.
For the Rotary year that has passed, we give our thanks for projects planned and completed.  For the Rotary year ahead, we offer ourselves with all of our gifts and energy.
For the food that nourishes our bodies, for the friendships that feed our souls, for all things good and beautiful with which our lives are filled, we give our thanks.  Amen
Scott Agur's Invocation at The Strathcona Sunrise Installation of incoming President Richard Clarke Pat McKenna 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
What Canada means to me Contest Marty Douglas 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker - Grant Shilling

Posted by Tim Rabbitt on Aug 27, 2015
Guest Speaker – Grant Shilling
Richard Clarke provided some background on Grant, calling him “my renaissance friend” –author, curator, recreational director, coach, boardpark designer, homeless outreach worker, and surfer.
Grant made a presentation on a new Comox Valley youth organization and initiative entitled Get on Board.
Get on Board – Empowering Youth, one board at a time.
Get on Board is a registered non-profit organization which uses board sports –surf/skate/snow- to develop social skills, self-confidence, and goal-setting in youth. The very nature of board sports: physicality, creativity, courage, and self-discipline help youth develop life skills.  To improve as a boarder, you will fall many times. As in life when you fall, you have to get back up. The resilience you learn in developing skills as encouraged by our mentors will help you gain the confidence and self-esteem you need to overcome many obstacles.
Get on Board helps youth connect to their schools and community through provision of organized teaching/learning programs, advocacy, and outreach.
Guest Speaker - Grant Shilling Tim Rabbitt 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0

Cultivating New Employment Opportunities in Northeast India

Posted by Peggy Carswell on Nov 23, 2014

Support from The Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise and District 5020 will help launch a new initiative about to get underway in Assam, India.
Rotary will assist with the development of an organic demonstration garden and training program at a rural college in one of the state’s main agricultural districts.  The initiative will provide opportunities for students, as well as farmers from nearby villages, to develop practical skills in compost-making, seed saving and chemical-free farming practices.
Income from the sale of organic vegetables and inputs such as compost and compost “teas” produced at the demonstration garden will provide farmers with good quality soil amendments and help cover a portion of the project’s operating costs.
It will also offer opportunities for students to develop important entrepreneurial and marketing skills.
Mrs. Ruprekha Bordoloi, the Principal at Assam’s Kakojan College hopes the project may also help establish links between students who’ll be taking part in the project and students and young farmers from Canada’s west coast.
While support for local food production and sustainable farming practices is growing in Canada, an increasing number of young people are leaving rural Assam to search for jobs in urban areas. Principal Bordoloi hopes the program at Kakojan College will help create new employment opportunities for young people living in the Jorhat area.
Rtn. Peggy Carswell will travel to Assam at the end of December, and will be involved in planning and implementation of the project.  For more information, or to find out about opportunities to get involved with the program at Kakojan College, contact Peggy at 250 337-8348 or at
Cultivating New Employment Opportunities in Northeast India Peggy Carswell 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0

Mending the lingering effects of Japan's triple disaster

Posted by Michael Syer on Oct 03, 2014


More than three years after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster triggered widespread devastation in Japan, the physical scars are beginning to mend. But the Rotary Clubs of Koriyama West, Japan, and Englewood, New Jersey, USA, are concerned with the emotional and psychological impact caused by the triple disaster, known in Japan as 3/11. Learn how Rotary members are using a global grant to address the people’s emotional and physical needs.


Mending the lingering effects of Japan's triple disaster Michael Syer 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Ebola overshadows dream to educate Liberia’s children

Posted by Michael Syer on Sep 26, 2014


Liberian-born Rotarian Samuel Enders founded African Dream Academy in 2005 to help youth escape the country’s grinding poverty. But the Ebola outbreak has temporarily replaced his dream to educate poor children with a greater priority: keeping them alive.

Ebola overshadows dream to educate Liberia’s children Michael Syer 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Through The Years Michael Syer 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Former Navy code breaker forms world’s first Facebook-based Rotary club Michael Syer 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0

Building Peace through story-telling

Posted by Michael Syer on Sep 19, 2014


Kiran Singh Sirah, a 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, promotes storytelling as a way to build peace as executive director of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, USA. For the International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September, Sirah shares his own story for our blog, Rotary Voices.


Building Peace through story-telling Michael Syer 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0

Maternal and Child Health

Posted by Michael Syer on Sep 05, 2014

Helping children who might otherwise live in a silent world

The Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue, Mongolia, has raised more than $10,000 to outfit two Mongolian hospitals with screening devices that test hearing in newborns. By detecting hearing loss early, specialists are able to fit infants with hearing aids or implants and get them into early intervention programs that allow them to communicate normally. The effort exemplifies how Rotary members are making a positive change in their communities and the world.


Maternal and Child Health Michael Syer 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0

Ebola Outbreak

Posted by Michael Syer on Sep 05, 2014


Rotary Club of Monrovia spearheads relief campaign

Over the past six weeks, Rotary members in Liberia have raised $21,000 to provide urgently needed supplies to hospitals, quarantine facilities, and the country's Ministry of Health. But the need has continued to grow. Members are hoping to harness the goodwill of Rotarians worldwide to expand their efforts.


Ebola Outbreak Michael Syer 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0

Education and Literacy

Posted by Michael Syer on Sep 05, 2014


How Rotary supports basic education and literacy

Hundreds of children ages 7-11 are writing their own stories as part of a project run by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean. The best stories are published each year in "The Butterfly StoryBook." It's just one example of how Rotary members worldwide advance early childhood reading. Learn more about this project and others for International Literacy Day, 8 September.

Education and Literacy Michael Syer 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0

Come, join us!

Posted by Michael Syer on Oct 11, 2011
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This is the song written by Jerry Mills which was inspired by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the work of Rotarians worldwide. The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher with full cooperation from Jerry Mills.

Click here to download a prospective member form:

Come Join Us-EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Come, join us! Michael Syer 2011-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Join Our Club!

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

Have you ever thought about joining the world's first and oldest service club? Have you wondered what it's all about? Consider this your invitation to be a guest at one of our regular Wednesday meetings for a first-hand glance into the world of Rotary.

Benefits of membership:

There are many reasons to join a local Rotary club: Networking An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community's business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.  

We look forward to hearing from YOU.  

Click here to download a prospective member form: 

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The 4-Way Test

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Rotary International, the world's first service club organization, is made-up of some 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. It's members form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities around the world.

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 be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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