The Rotary Club of Vancouver is a service club dedicated to improving the lives of others both in our community and around the world. Established in 1913 as the 1st club in British Columbia and the 2nd in Canada, our Club has a long history of service. Projects like the annual Ride for Hearing in support of the Rotary Hearing Foundation and the Rotary World Help Network of which we are a founding member, have seen the establishment of the Rotary Hearing Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, the Rotary Hearing Center at the University of British Columbia and the shipment of 100’s of containers full of medical equipment and computers to third-world countries.
If you would like to be a member of this active, thriving Club, then please attend our Luncheon as our guest. We would be pleased to introduce you to the Club, its members and answer any questions you may have about membership. Our Club meets every Tuesday at 12 Noon at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street. Meetings end promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Our club offers a number of membership categories:
- Regular membership
- Corporate membership
- Couple membership
- Family membership
- Young leader membership (under 40)
- Young Professional Division (under 40)
- Senior membership (over 65).
Fees include club dues and meal costs paid per quarter. See the application form for more detailed fee information.
Every privilege has a corresponding responsibility. For example, proposing new members is both a privilege and a responsibility. In the same way, attendance at weekly meetings is both an opportunity to expand Rotary acquaintance and knowledge and an obligation. Rotarians have their membership terminated automatically if they are absent four consecutive times without making up attendance or attend less than 60 percent of the meetings during either six-month period of the club’s fiscal year without being excused by the board.
Guests are always welcome and are responsible for paying for their lunch at the door.
We encourage Rotarians to network with other clubs and offer a make-up program. When you are traveling, you are welcome to attend meetings at other clubs around the globe (see the Club Locator CLICK HERE). All Rotary Clubs provide official make-up cards and when you turn in a card from another club (indicating you attended a regular meal meeting of that club), we will refund you $15 of your meal costs at the end of the year.
Yes. One of our club’s core strengths is that we are able to bring together professionals with a diverse range of knowledge and experience. Come to a meeting and tell us more about what you’re looking for in a mentor. We’ll help you find the right fit and make the introductions.
Looking to become a mentor? Within the club we draw on the support and passion of our members to lead our projects. There will always be a variety of opportunites to get involved and share your knowledge and experience. In particular, we work closely with local Rotaract and Interact programs to help their youth-driven innitiatives succeed. We are always looking for members who would like to make a positive impact on the next generation.
We encourage all members to dress cleanly and professionally at meetings and events. Most of our members dress in business or business casual attire. Our weekly Tuesday lunch meetings are held at the Terminal City Club, whose dress code is “smart casual.” Smart casual is described as “collared shirts, including golf shirts, blouses, golf or knee length shorts, khakis, and solid coloured denim. T-shirts without large logos or slogans are permitted provided they are worn with a sports jacket. All footwear must be clean and smart. Casual footwear is not permitted outside of the fitness centre. Hats and denim with fading, rips or tears are not permitted.”
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Administrator: