The Rotary Motto

The Rotary motto is Service Above Selfand this permeates everything we do!

We are focused on living our club motto in real and tangible ways.

 Our Mission

Ensuring youth in the greater Vernon area have the best chance for life-long success.
Enhancing and Preserving the greater Vernon and North Okanagan environment in which we live.
Supporting those in need of everything from food & shelter to camaraderie.

 Our Routine Community Involvement

  • Youth Scholarships for post-secondary education
  • Back to School BBQ's in Sep 2022 at Harwood & Mission Hill
  • Funding Breakfast & Lunch programs for K-9 & Venture Training schools
  • ENCHANTED EVENING (Formerly, Father-Daughter Ball)
  • Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride (on hold due to covid-19)
  • STARFISH PACK to provide supplies for children & families in need
  • Vernon Vipers Hockey Games 50/50 - fundraising
  • Annual Garage Sale - fundraising
  • RCMP Volunteer of the Year
  • Summer Solstice BBQ @ Allan Brookes (on hold due to covid-19)
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) (on hold due to covid-19)


Organizations We Routinely Support

These are but a few of the organizations we routinely support through direct activity as well as financial donations.


To apply for support from VSSRotary, please complete and

submit this Grant (Donation) Request form

THANK YOU to Our Club Supporters

Tim Schmaltz, owner of ATS Electric & Technical Service Ltd, has kindly donated parts & labour to help maintain our commercial-grade propane griddle, which is used at “Back to School” barbeques, pancake breakfasts, & other events.


Wade & Julia Cantalope, owners of Elephant Services, including their Okanagan Ave Storage Centre, have graciously donated our use of a storage shed for over a decade. As our club doesn’t own any property, we need somewhere to keep a variety of supplies for our events & fundraisers. Without this storage shed, we’d have our supplies spread out among a lot of members’ overflowing garages!


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