Comox Rotary Feature Stories
John Marinus, Comox Rotarian,
Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year"
Rotary Supports the Comox Valley
Recent financial contributions include: (Click
for picture and details)
Comox Valley Food Bank
Comox Valley Transition Society
to Dawn Society .....working to solve the homeless
problem in the Comox Valley.
In the fall of 2006, Tom Grant,
President, and the board decided to undertake a community
needs analysis to help put a focus on our up coming projects and
Comox Rotary helping with School desks in Honduras
Rotary Club of Comox is proud to announce its involvement in
helping school children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Nov 2008 - Ducky 500 Proceeds Working Hard
Comox Rotary continues to make the Ducky's work hard for the
Comox Valley. Proceeds were used to support the local Food Bank
and Salvation Arm during this Christmas Season
2008- Comox Rotarians return form Ethiopia
A few years ago, Dale
Roberts and wife Maureen Fritz-Roberts sold their insurance
business and found themselves in the unique situation of “early
retirement.” Fritz-Roberts’ first options for their newly
discovered free time were volunteer work and travel. The two
came together when they decided to go to Africa .........
2008 -Valley Rotarians working together to
achieve more at home and abroad
They may be only plastic toys that children play with in the bath, but a
bunch of them have helped Comox Rotary Club raise more than half a million
dollars for good causes over the past 20 years.
The annual Ducky 500 race alongside Lewis Park has become a popular
annual feature of Canada Day celebrations, but it is just one of many
fund-raising and community-building projects promoted by the four Rotary
Clubs in the Valley.
2008 - Isfeld School steps up to help shoeless students
Interact members at Mark Isfeld School in Courtenay have
stepped up to help shoeless students in Zimbabwe.
The have collected 500 pairs of used shoes that will now be
shipped to fellow students in the African nation.
Oct 2008- Work Continues on Container of Medical and Educational
supplies to Zimbabwe.
Rotary club is currently working on its third container to a
developing country. This container represents hours upon hours
of selfless dedication by members of the club.
Comox Rotary's Youngest Member
the Rotarians, gathered for the Zone 22
Institute, that they should invite young people to their Rotary
meetings. She said
her Mom did that and look what the result was. $7,000 raised to help
in Ethiopia - over 13,000 kilometers away - but it still touched the
heart of a 10 year old Canadian.