2018 – Year in Review

Having started the club in February, 2018 was an abbreviated year for the newly-minted Comox Valley Rotary Club. Nearly all of the club’s 60 charter members were new to Rotary. In addition to finding our way in the Rotary world, we were able to accomplish some great things in our community in those ten and a half months:

Feb. 20 – Charter Party

Apr. 25 – Assisted the Courtenay club with their bi-annual book sale.

May 26 – Our club hosted a #CVRC build day for Habitat for Humanity.

Jun. 28 – 17 #CVRC club members volunteers at the Kids Rock fundraiser

Jul. 1 – Club members assisted with the Comox Rotary Club’s Ducky 500 event.

Aug. 19 – Club members both participated in and helped out on the day of the YANA bike race.

Aug. 22 – Our club hosted a Bunko Night fundraiser, open to members and the public. $500 was raised for the club to begin building funds so as to be able to fund bigger fundraisers.

Aug. 23 – #CVRC members teamed up with LUSH Valley for a Thursday evening fruit pick and picked over 2000 lbs of apples that will be distributed around the community.

Aug. 30 – Raised over $700 with our Rotary Keg at the White Whale. Thank you to the White Whale for partnering with us on that endeavor.

Sep. 14 – Club members helped out the Strathcona Sunrise club at their Annual Ribfest.

Oct. 11 – Our club hosted the second #CVRC build day for Habitat for Humanity. 11 members got to play with an assortment of power tools and we’re pleased to announce that no members were harmed in the process.

Oct. 24 – Club members helped out the Courtenay club’s fall book sale.

Oct. 26 – #CVRC members ran the bar at the Cheers for Fears Halloween event, raising $3500 for the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC.)

Nov. 23 – #CVRC set up an informational / grog tent at the Courtenay’s Downtown BIA Moonlight and Magic street festival, raising funds for future club endeavors.

Dec. 4 – #CVRC Christmas Club Meeting, where an in-house live and silent auction raised another $1500 for UROC, and $4250 for the Rotary Foundation.

A huge shout out to our amazing Service director, Vanessa Metcalf and her committee for the energy and the organization to pull these amazing opportunities together for us.

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