The Rotary Club of Vancouver was the second Rotary club established in Canada, and with over 120 members, we are the second largest club in BC.

120+

Members

25+

Annual Service Projects

1913

Club Founded

I am excited to be President of the oldest and largest District 5040 Rotary Club. At the Rotary Club of Vancouver we are working together on leading change and creating a focus on areas such as environmental initiatives.

– Kendall Jessiman, President

The Rotary Advantage

Learning Centre

International Connections

Ending Polio

Accessing Grants

Together, we achieve more.

Membership is open

Fellowship, community, service. All in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Attend our next meeting to learn more.

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Every Tuesday at 12pm
Terminal City Club

Weekly meetings typically feature a new speaker on issues facing our city, various subjects, and current topics of interest to Rotarians.

Come get informed and inspired at one of our exceptional programs. RSVP to join us!

Our History

Our club was the first Rotary club founded in BC. Learn about our rich history serving the lower mainland.

1913

The Charter and the official recognition of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, was presented at a luncheon on April 22, 1913. The Roster of the day listed 94 members, a recruiting accomplishment unequalled in our history. There was little doubt that “Vancouver was ready for Rotary”. Club established with the help of our sponsor club in Seattle. We were the 2nd club in Canada – 18 Clubs directly Sponsored which then created 170 additional clubs. 5800 members in total 

1913

1950

Club Foundation created allowing RCoV to serve Vancouver communities by sponsoring and donating to local community service projects.

1950

1963

In this accelerated world, for which we are often ill equipped, education directed to provide us with the ability to handle these rapidly changing times is of paramount importance. The Club has recognized this and has established bursaries at The University of British Columbia,  Simon Fraser University and the B.C Institute of Technology.

Each year $7,000 is provided to help students in need for a total expenditure of $175,000 since 1963. Further bursaries have been provided through a grant of $27,000 to the Karen Magnusson Bursary Fund, in honour of the girl who brought fame to our city for Olympic and World Championship Figure Skating.

1963

1997

Rotary World Help established – 300+ containers / value $110+ million, 60+ Countries  value shipped to date, grown to 40 clubs participating

1997

Present Day

Vancouver is now the hub of a metropolitan center of over 1,000,000 people and is the greatest port of the West Coast of North America. The problems of urban growth may change character but they will not diminish. And as the Club looks forward to the challenges of the 21st Century it is strong and enthusiastic.

Secure in the knowledge that Rotary is always ready for “the time”.

Present Day

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Our Foundations

Our foundations allow us to leave a lasting impact on our communities by investing in the future.

Rotary Hearing Foundation

The Rotary Hearing Foundation has raised over $3M funds for hearing loss. We are proud to fund a number of initiatives to restore hearing, including the Rotary Hearing Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Rotary Hearing Center at University of British Columbia.

Rotary Club of Vancouver Foundation

The Vancouver Rotary Foundation allows us to sustain our contributions to charitable causes locally and abroad.

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