Rotary District 5020 News

Learn about all the great work Rotary clubs are doing in our area through the latest news from Rotary District 5020, which spans Vancouver Island, BC and the western part of Washington State, USA.

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 8, 2023
    It is traditional at this time of year for people to review their lives and make resolutions to be a better person. Perhaps we could also review our Rotary lives and make a resolution to be better Rotarians? That, of course, brings up the question of what makes or who is a good Rotarian. Rotary […]
    Dale Roberts
  • ALOHA | DECEMBER 2022 December 1, 2022
    It’s an interesting word.  It is used for both hello and goodbye in Hawaiian, but it means so much more.  Aloha is an attitude.  You can interpret it to mean peace, love, or respect.  It is a very Rotarian word. As Rotarians, we practice Aloha. It is in our guiding principles, the objects of Rotary.  […]
    Dale Roberts
  • DON’T FOLLOW TRADITION | NOVEMBER 2022 November 1, 2022
    I was going to write a message this month about not always following tradition.  It was about how to consider new alternatives, rather than “we’ve always done it that way.” I’m sure the message would have been wonderful, but instead I decided to not do what I have always done. This month, I encountered a […]
    Dale Roberts
  • OCTOBER 24TH IS WORLD POLIO DAY | OCTOBER 2022 October 1, 2022
    In 1985-1986 a Rotarian from Wenatchee, Washington became president of Rotary International with a theme of “You are the Key”.  I believe he was referring to the little notch that you see in the Rotary wheel.  It is a “keyway”.  If you have a driving wheel, you need to be able to connect the wheel […]
    Dale Roberts
  • FROM THIS DAY FORWARD | SEPTEMBER 2022 September 1, 2022
    Imagine you are in heavy traffic. A vehicle with company signage cuts you off and makes rude gestures toward you. What if instead that vehicle with company signage allows you to ease into traffic and gives you a friendly wave. How do each of those scenarios affect your opinion of that company? What if that […]
    Dale Roberts
  • HOW CAN WE BE INCLUSIVE AS A ROTARY CLUB? | AUGUST 2022 August 1, 2022
    One of the hot-button topics in society in general and Rotary clubs, in particular, is the concept of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).  Rotary International has adopted DEI as a core value. The only problem is that almost everyone has a different idea of what DEI means. Diversity has always been a core value of […]
    Dale Roberts
  • WELCOME TO A NEW ROTARY YEAR | JULY 2022 July 1, 2022
    This is always an exciting time.  Club presidents and boards are stepping into their new roles.  Everyone is looking forward to a great year. We have additional excitement this year as we enter the first time in Rotary International’s 117-year history when we are led by a woman.  Female leadership is nothing new in Rotary […]
    Dale Roberts
  • PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE – JANUARY January 1, 2022
    One of Rotary’s founding principles was to use your vocation — whether as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or another profession — to do good in the world.  As we attempt to overcome and recover from the pandemic, this principle is vital in retraining people who have lost their jobs. In response, the Rotary E-Club of […]
    Shekhar Mehta
  • PRIVACY POLICY CANADA December 17, 2021
    Caleb Summerfelt
  • PRIVACY POLICY USA December 17, 2021
    Caleb Summerfelt