Rotary Bio

Kevin Hilgers has been a Rotarian since 1997, starting with the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie,

Jan 18 2015 (7)

Kevin giving polio drops during a Rotary Friendship Exchange in India.

Alberta, Canada, transferring to Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside in 2018.  His wife and best friend is Janice McNeice. Their 2 daughters have also been a part of Rotary.  Catherine  was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Brazil and now resides in Berlin.  Karly Jasper was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Japan until the earthquake of March, 2011.  Following that, she finished her exchange in Brazil.  She now resides in Portland, USA.

Kevin was in broadcasting for 15 years hosting radio shows in Western Canada.  He is an entrepreneur with rental properties and other business interests in Victoria, British Columbia.

Kev’s roles in Rotary included Club President, and at District (5370) level the PR and Marketing Chair,  Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair, newsletter editor and Assistant Governor.

Kevin was District 5370’s youngest Governor in 2012/13.  Highlights from the year include the Million Dollar Dinner where four million five hundred thousand dollars was raised for the Rotary Foundation.  Following 12/13 the District received two awards at the Zone Institute in Philadelphia;  District with highest membership increase in the Zone,  and District that formed 2 or more clubs.

5020 N.A. Map

Where in the world is District 5020? Click to enlarge. Look for red. Vancouver Island, Canada and parts of Washington state, USA.

Kevin says “My family and I have received so much from Rotary I don’t think I could ever pay it back.  But I’m certainly going to try”.


5370 Million Dollar Dinner (75)

Lots of smiles with 2012/13 President of Rotary International Sakuji Tanaka as 4.5 million dollars is raised at the Million Dollar Dinner.

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