The Rotary Club of Nanaimo-Oceanside is a not for profit organization that is committed to the betterment of our communities, both here and abroad.

A Word from our President

Each year Rotary renews itself by electing a new leadership team within each club and internationally. The incoming Rotary International (“RI”) President choses a theme, not only to guide RI’s leaders, but also to guide Rotarians around the world. For the 2021-2022 Rotary year, RI President, Shekhar Mehta, of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India adopted the theme “Serve to Change Lives”.

As a club, we hope to bring the opportunities to more people in our community through our local initiatives as well as our youth programs. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and is where our club primarily focuses our time.

I welcome you to check out our club’s activities and invite you to come by our Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside meetings to say “hi” and get to see what we are all about.

Veronica Szick, President (Rotary Club of Nanaimo Oceanside 2021-2022)
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Thank you to our many sponsors for all their generosity. We couldn’t do it without you.


Dear Nanaimo Oceanside Rotary Club,

I just want to take a minute to send you all a personal message telling you how much everyone here at Loaves and Fishes Food Bank appreciated your help with the Food 4 Summer Food Drive. You had an especially difficult route in a previously untried area. However, I want you to know that your efforts brought in 608.48 pounds of food valued at $1,518.00. This was one of the higher yields compared to other neighbourhoods. So far our total weight is 11,546.7 pounds of food at a value of $28,000 and there is still food coming in today.

You have made a major difference to a great many people who might otherwise go without non-perishable food this summer. Your feedback on your area was also invaluable to me and I promise that should you choose to help us again next year, I can ensure you get a more gentle location. We could not have done this without dedicated community members like you.

Gratefully yours,
Abby Sauchuk, Development Officer, Loaves and Fishes Food Bank


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“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller