Greetings from the Rotary Club of
Known as Rotary Nanaimo Daybreak, our club was
chartered in December of 1995. We remaincommitted to
active participation and the input from all of our members.
Daybreak Rotarians share a deep commitment to
youth: both in our community and internationally.
Locally, we focus our fundraising efforts with Nanaimo
Youth Services, Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver
Island and Nanaimo Child Development Centre with proceeds from
our annual golf tournament to help fund for these youth
Our Texas Hold’em Poker events fund the Mid-Island Abilities and
Visiting Society and their "Kids on the Block" youth education
interactive stage performance which relates differing personal
We also support the Nanaimo Regional
General Hospital ‘Prevent
Related Trauma to Youth.' (P.A.R.T.Y.) programme both financially
and in leadership.
P.A.R.T.Y. provides Central Vancouver Island grade 10 students a
tour of our hospital
to gain first-hand experience and participation with the
consequences of their decisions.
We also actively support Literacy Central Vancouver Island by
building, locating and maintaining
five book donation drop boxes. Internationally, we are involved
with projects in a public school in Sunyani,
Ghana in Africa. This work is done in conjunction with Vancouver
Island University and Regional District
of Nanaimo. Our members are also involved with a Women's Shelter and
local projects assisting
families with water, toilets and beds in the Lake Atitlan area of
Guatemala. Our international goals
are to develop sustainable projects that are wanted and needed by
the local population.
Beyond philanthropy, Rotary Nanaimo Daybreak is a unique and
valuable asset to the Nanaimo
community. Networking is certainly a part of Rotary. Weekly, we
bring distinguished local, provincial
and national speakers who educate and enlighten our members. We also
engage in the fellowship
of Rotary at our meetings and in hands-on events by our club
and with other
Rotary Clubs in Nanaimo.
The Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak meets every Wednesday, at 7:00
AM, at Origin at Longwood, 6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo. We enjoy
breakfast, fellowship, and most weeks, an informative and
interesting guest speaker. Many members arrive after 6:30 AM for
coffee & chats before our meeting. Our meeting usually ends before
8:15 AM. We welcome guests!