Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise - Courtenay

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
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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.


Our club email address is
Our mailing address is: PO Box 3576, Courtenay, BC V9N 6Z8

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


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 Make a jump in the right direction!
We welcome Valley residents who would like to actively contribute to the well-being of our community and to 'making our world a better place' through support of our international projects.
To learn more about Rotary, visit  here you will find all kinds of materials providing insight into what we do - and the payback potential to yourself.  Or, you might start by simply coming along to one of our weekly meetings (see page header for details).  Or, you might prefer to talk first with Membership Director. Paul Edgington - you can connect with him at  250.897.1656.
We need folk with all skill-sets, across  age and gender spectrums.  If you would like to give-back to your community while having fun and enjoying the fellowship of the team, we offer a wide variety of opportunities and would love to hear from you.
Rotary praises unsung heroes on World Polio Day
Our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. A special live-streamed presentation — End Polio Now: Countdown to History — featured the people who work tirelessly to end the disease and reviewed the progress that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has made.
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We are honoured to be chosen, along with our three other Valley clubs, as 'Best Service Club Organization' in The Record's recent "Readers' Choice Awards".  We are also delighted that our project at the Airpark was selected as 'best children's playground'.  Thank you everyone!
Club representatives at the Awards Reception on October 10th.

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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Club Assembly
Nov 22, 2017
Russell Dyson
Nov 29, 2017
Comox Valley Regional District
Bob Wells
Dec 06, 2017
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Dec 27, 2017
Regular Meeting
Jan 03, 2018
Dan Bowen
Jan 17, 2018
Project Watershed - Unpave a parking lot and put up a paradise
David Allen
Jan 24, 2018
International Vision Volunteers Canada
Bill Verburgt
Jan 31, 2018
Dale Erhart
Feb 07, 2018
Maurita Prato
Feb 14, 2018
LUSH Valley Food Action Society
Bob Wells
Feb 28, 2018
CVRD's Water Committee
Club Assembly
Mar 07, 2018
Christine Dickinson
Mar 14, 2018
McLoughlin Gardens Society
David Frisch
Mar 14, 2018
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...