About Us

 

 
The Rotary Club of North Vancouver was chartered January 29th, 1951.  Robin Dick, representing the District 151 Governor Jim Woodford and  with the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, enlisted the interest of twenty-two North Vancouver business people to form the Rotary Club of  North Vancouver.  The inaugural meeting was held on Monday, January 9th, 1951 at the Olympic Hotel.  Dinner cost $1.25; annual membership dues were $25.00. The Club established the practice of holding dinner meetings each Monday and embarked upon the publication of a weekly bulletin “Wheel Squeals”.

As its first community service project the Club was instrumental in the formation of a branch of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society on the North Shore.  Since then the Club has given active support to such worthwhile community organizations as the North Vancouver Sea Cadets, the North Vancouver Public Library and the Little League Baseball Association.

The Club is best known on the North Shore for The Great Capilano Duck Race which it ran for 12 consecutive years.  Duck Race profits were used for many community projects including installation of a Medic Alert System for seniors, the Sage House Building and the lookout on the Capilano River.  North Vancouver Rotary also contributed $20,000 for the new skateboard park at Kirkstone Community Centre.

Klahanie Park Housing project, a joint venture of the four North Shore Rotary Clubs and CMHC was completed in 1992.  This development was built in order to supply affordable housing to low income people.

 

 

   Executive - 2016-2017

 

President Neil Creighton 
President Elect Tony Armstrong
Past President Kevin Evans
Secretary Rupinder Khotar
Treasurer Bob Nowell

 

   Directors

 

Administration Mory Ghomshei
Community Service Bob Malcolm
International Service Fred Sverre
Foundation Joy Jones
Membership Kevin Evans
Public Image Tony Armstrong
New Generations

Neil Creighton

Tony Armstrong

 

 

When*:
Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Where*: 
Ammenities Room
- Office Building 
Klahanee Park Housing
380 Klahanie Court. West Vancouver
(Map)

*See Schedule for changes to date, time and/or location.