Welcome to the Rotary Club of Rossland

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Founded in 1951, Rossland Rotary has contributed to the Rossland community for years, using our time and some money to create or upgrade key community assets such as the Rossland swimming pool, Rossland Historical Society and Museum, Golden City Manor Society, Rossland Library, Centennial Park, Rotary Health Center, Mater Misericordiae Hospital emergency room entrance and orthopedic clinic, the Rossland Miner's Union Hall, Nickleplate Rotary Park, Jubilee Park, Mac Lean Elementary School, the Rossland Skatepark.

Since its founding, the Club has provided scholarship funds for students to seek education after high school. Rossland Rotary has made it possible for many Rossland adults and youth to participate in various Rotary programs. Some programs allow community members to visit or live in another country (Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Group Study Exchange). Other programs focus on youth education and leadership skills (Adventures in Citizenship, Adventures in Technology, Rotary Youth Leadership Program, guidance to Rossland Interact Club). Rossland Rotary has supported Rotary Youth Exchange every year since we were founded in 1951.

Rossland Rotary has contributed to international programs. We regularly apply for grants through Rotary International that allow us to multiply our donations. We host visiting Rotarians from around the globe, enriching our community and sharing with the worldwide Rotary community. International project contributions include Polio Plus, Tegucigalpa Market Children, sanitation in India, temporary housing (through the Shelter Box program) for people in earthquakes, and Rossland Rotary Interact Club's international projects. The Shelter Box temporary housing program contributions have aided people in earthquake disasters in the Philippines (tsunami & earthquake), Haiti, Pakistan, East Africa, and Nepal (7 Shelter Boxes from the Club and community fundraising efforts went to Nepal in 2015). Through Club members' donations to the Rotary Foundation, Rossland Rotary has supported Rotary International's work, grants and fellowships around the globe.

See the Events Archive for photos and more about many of the programs mentioned above.


Rotary International's Five Avenues of Service

The primary areas of Rotary activity include:

Community Service

Includes projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

Club Service

Activities that strengthen fellowship among Rotarians and efficient club functioning.

Vocational Service

Encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practise high ethical standards.

International Service

Encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

New Generations Service

Recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development such as RYLA, Rotaract, Interact, service projects and supporting international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.



  President: Kevin MacPherson, kevin@rosslandrotary.org
Past-President: Fred Behrens, fred@rosslandrotary.org
Secretary, Pres-Elect: Cheryl Darrah, cheryl@rosslandrotary.org
Treasurer, Foundation: Tina Kenyon, tina@rosslandrotary.org
Public Relations: Sheree Sonfield, sheree@rosslandrotary.org
Youth Exchange Officer: Pat Carson, pat@rosslandrotary.org

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