Posted by Elaine Thompson on Nov 01, 2018
Charleswood Rotarians enjoy fellowship, holding fundraising events, doing local projects and learning from interesting speakers. They hold their fellow members and their abilities in high esteem. The group is inclusive and friendly. One member observed that the club seems to be open to doing things differently
Opportunities for hands-on projects include:
  • the club’s role as Custodians of the Assiniboine Forest (including a year-long survey of forest usage numbers),
  • a recent building of raised garden beds at Westgrove School,
  • providing socks and underwear to Siloam Mission, and
  • the club’s annual lobster dinner.
Local projects receiving financial support include,
  • The Green Team at Assiniboine Forest,
  • STARS air ambulance,
  • Urban Stable (empowering youth “through hands-on learning experiences with horses”), breakfast and literacy programs (for students and adults) at Westgrove School,
  • Providing bursaries to students at the three high schools in the Charleswood area,
  • Sending students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camps, and
  • Financially supporting the Beverly Qamanirjuag Caribou Management Board (BQCMB, Elders teaching students on caribou herd management in the Tadoule Lake, Brochet and Lac Brochet areas).
Internationally, the club supports the World Peace scholar, Polio Plus, ShelterBox and Ripple Effect programs.