Posted by Gerry Beltgens on Dec 04, 2019

 Ladysmith Rotary Club Shows Up under the Festival of Lights

Once again it was all hands on deck as the members of the Rotary club of Ladysmith, LSS Interact Club and Friends of the clubs showed up the feed the hungry throngs at the 2019 festival of Lights.
Rotary Shows up Under Festival of Lights Gerry Beltgens 2019-12-04 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Tour De Rock 2019-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Community Service Work Party 2019-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
DG Maureen Fritz-Roberts addresses Joint Meeting Sandra Milne 2019-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Phillips on Sep 28, 2019
Ladysmith and Chemainus Rotary Clubs Raise $15,000.00 for Community Projects at Golf Tournament
Eighty six golfers participated at Annual Rotary Golf Tournament held at Mount Brenton Golf Club on September 21st.  The event started with a delicious buffet breakfast prepared by the course catering staff. Silent and live auctions were held during the luncheon featuring the many donated items from local businesses and Rotarians.  At the end of the day the tournament netted, after all expenses, over $15,000.00 to benefit local youth and community organizations in Chemainus and Ladysmith.
Ladysmith and Chemainus Rotary Clubs Raise $15,000.00 for Community Projects at Golf Tournament Joan Phillips 2019-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Phillips on Sep 14, 2019
All of the work that led up to the Local Legends event paid off.
During my year as president of Ladysmith Rotary Club, our club, along with four other clubs in the Cowichan Valley, committed to raise funds to create the Rotary Gardens at the Cowichan Hospice House which will soon be under construction. 
Many more photos available at 
- Photos by Gerry Beltgens
Local Legends Event was a Wonderful Success Joan Phillips 2019-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
An Evening with Local Legends 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Milne on Aug 12, 2019

What a great day at the LMS Sea Life Festival ! Despite the cloudy skies earlier in the day, the weather down on the water was perfect and the number of families that showed up to view all those slimy sea creatures was amazing ! And how could you go wrong with adding free hotdogs, juice and chips to those kid’s day :) 


LMS Sea Life Festival Sandra Milne 2019-08-12 07:00:00Z 0
Oceanview Church donates $3,000.00 to support Forrest Field Enhancements Gerry Beltgens 2019-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
Joan Phillips Completes Successful Year as Ladysmith Rotary President Gerry Beltgens 2019-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Garden Tour Gerry Beltgens 2019-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gerry Beltgens
 The five Cowichan Valley Rotary Clubs combined to hold a very successful Barn Dance and raised money to go towards the Rotary Gardens at Cowichan Hospice House.
Barn Dance for Hospice Gerry Beltgens 2019-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
The Interact Club at Ladysmith Secondary School has raised thousands of dollars and spent countless hours giving back to the community.
Ladysmith Interact Club Gerry Beltgens 2019-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
The first annual Corks & Forks event raised awareness an funds for Disaster Aid and Community Projects
Corks & Forks Gerry Beltgens 2019-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0