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Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community and around the world. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to Rotary's guiding principles, purpose and direction.

Rotary International's Focus

Rotary International has established six focus areas: promoting peace, preventing disease, providing clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, helping communities develop.

Rotary's Four-Way Test

Of the things Rotarians think, say or do, the Four-Way Test is applied: 1) Is it the TRUTH? 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3) Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Today, the Rossland Club membership is about 19 adults of all ages, gender and background united in the vision that we can make a difference in the community and in the world. We believe that our work is more effective and will have more impact by working as a team and through the structure offered by Rotary International.

We welcome you to attend a club meeting to visit and learn more about us, propose a project, make a presentation, or contribute to a particular project. The club is not affiliated with any religious or political organization (there is no secret handshake!), and we always appreciate the opportunity to get to know community-minded and service-oriented people who like the idea of "giving back" to one's community.



The Club meets Mondays, 6:15pm, Rock Cut Pub, Rossland, BC, Canada. We welcome visitors, potential new projects, speakers, contributors. Please contact any member or an officer (see below) to confirm your attendance.



Your participation in Rossland Rotary events supports Rossland Rotary's programs and donations including: Rossland Youth Action Network (Y.A.N.); Rossland Museum; local student participation in Rotary International Youth Exchange, fully sponsoring a top student to attend Adventures in Citizenship (Ottawa) and Adventures in Technology (Saskatoon); the Mike Pistak Memorial Rotary Scholarships; Rossland Library; Friends of the Rossland Range; Rossland Junior Curling Club; the Miner's Hall attic equipment, and a few international projects for disaster relief, disease prevention, education, literacy and clean water in under-developed countries. Each year new projects and programs are evaluated and funded, depending on how much is raised from the various events and fundraisers. 


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Feb 16, 2019: Wine & Cheese at the Josie

An exciting limited attendance event showcasing the Fromagerie du Presbytère's Louis D’Or 2018 Cheese of the Year with Poplar Grove wines, one of the best wineries in BC. An event to promote our latest addition to our favourite ski resort, the Josie hotel, and its restaurant led by its famed chef, Marc-André Choquette. Details, tickets, TBA - SAVE THE DATE!

Louis d’Or, an outstanding Alpine-style cheese made by Jean Morin of Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec, was named the 2018 Cheese of the Year in the biennial Canadian Cheese Awards, the biggest cheese judging and competition in the country.


Through Draw on Feb 25, 2019: Rotary Raffle Ticket Sales

$20/ticket, win skis, snowboard, cat skiing/boarding and more! Tickets at Powderhound Sports or a Rotarian

Details and Rules of Play


Mar 9: VALDY!

A Juno award-winning folksinger-songwriter, at the Rossland Miner's Hall

Ticket Details TBA - SAVE THE DATE!


Many thanks to all who assist Rossland Rotary in funding on-going programs, attending & volunteering to support our events, making donations. It's nearly impossible to name everyone, but below is an attempt.

Rossland Online Auction donors of goods, services and in-kind services: 3 Tree Contracting, The Josie, Big Red Cats, Louise Drescher, Macpherson West, Revival Boutique, Revolution Cycles & Service, Red Mountain Resort, Sheila & Don Vockeroth, Redstone Resort, Julie's Garden Care, Kootenay Gateway, Bear Country Kitchen, Better Life Fitness, LaFace Contracting, Mountain Town Knits, Nelson District Credit Union, Redtop Barbershop, Alpine Grind, Out of the Cellar, The Essential Body Massage Therapy, Delicious Baby Boutique, Sheree Sonfield, Virtual Heights Accounting, Idgie's & Misty Mountain Pizza, Alpine Grind, Bear Country Kitchen, Butch Boutry Ski Shop, Brew Shop Too, Gabriella's Restaurant, Barb Pistak, Redtop Barbershop, Rockcut Pub, Sharp Shop, Virtual Heights Accounting.

Rossland area businesses who have made the Rotary Raffle a significant part of our fundraising the past few years: Instinct Killer Skis, Big Red Cats, Revolution Cycles & Service, Gerick Sports, Powderhound Sports, Ferraro Foods, The Red Pair Shoe Store, Ross Vegas, Christina Lake Golf Club, Red Resorts.

Organizations who make it possible for us to sponsor a grade 11 or 12 attendee to the Adventures in Citizenship and Adventures in Technology programs: Rossland Branch of the Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (Nuclear Medicine Unit), Kootenay Association for Science and Technology

Community volunteers, businesses and everyone who support Rotary and make our work possible. We couldn't do it without you!



President: Cheryl Darrah, cheryl@rosslandrotary.org
Past-President: Kevin MacPherson, kevin@rosslandrotary.org
Secretary: Fred Behrens, fred@rosslandrotary.org

Treasurer: Tina Kenyon, tina@rosslandrotary.org
Youth Exchange Officer: Fiona Martin, fiona@rosslandrotary.org

Rotary Club of Rossland, PO Box 2106, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0