Why join Aurora.? As a smaller club it is easier to get to know us. A diverse group of local leaders in business and various professions meet weekly for a great breakfast in the restaurant with the best view in Kamloops. Meetings are done in about an hour, giving you lots of time to get on with your day.
DWC was started in Kamloops and now sends many groups to different parts of the globe for service projects every year.
This week's meeting will be at Nandi's new place : the old chapters viewpoint on Columbia St.
A million thanks to all of you who helped this weekend at the concert at the Rex!
This week will have our student of the month this week, a grade 7 student from Aberdeen elementary. We will also have a presentation from Operation Red Nose.
Thank you to Carolyn and Sukh for hosting us at the TNRD last week. We had 2 presentations: one from Developing World Connections about their Mount Kilimanjaro hike and ine from the Shoe Box Project.
As a follow to the shoe box project presentation, if you have any items you would like to donate, please bring them to the meetings. A few of us ( and everyone is invited) will get together at my place the evening of November 26th to put the boxes together.
Also, please bring something this week for the basket we are donating to the McQueen Lk fundraiser. The theme is Chocolate! Think chocolate bars, chocolate cookies, chocolate wafers, chocolate wine ( yes wine!) chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered fruit, books on chocolate, hot chocolate mix .... The options are endless! Kristen is arranging the basket and needs to be ready by our nov 24th meeting. If you rather donate some money towards this, we will do the shopping for you.
Service opportunity coming up: pit stop dinner Sunday November 29th.
See you all Tuesday!
Last week we had the District Governor Greg Luring visit our club, along with Mike Dedels in his new role of Assistant DG. Greg spoke of the reasons people around the world join Rotary and why they stay: friendship and making a difference in ones community. He invited us all to attend teh district conference in Yakima in May 2016.
This week we have Lynette DuJohn, BC Lotteries VP of Technology and CIO as our speaker. Invite a friend to the meeting!
Some of our upcoming activities include:
Service: Fall food drive, Road clean up, Pit Stop dinner
Fundraising: Spaghetti Western
Fellowship: Progressive dinner, winery tour and all clubs social
August is membership month: a great time to introduce someone to Rotary. Bring a friend or colleague to the meeting
Last week we had Tatiana Pelaez, the student we sponsored to go to RYLA this year present to our club.Tatiana spoke to us about learning how to "fail forward" - how to try again but try differently. She also spoke about leadership. Tatiana plans to pursue graduate studies in social entrepreneurship.
This week, we have our last Student of the Month for the Rotary Year. PJ Ouimet is a grade 7 student from Juniper Elementary.
See you at the meeting!
It's been a busy month, starting with our club's Canada Day booth at Riverside Park. Thank you to all who part in that fundraiser. RCMP Inspector Sunny Parmar was our guest speaker last week and gave us a very informative talk about the RCMP and technology and online crimes.
This week, our very own president Nandi Spolia will give us his classification talk. We will also have an update on Spaghetti Western. It is not too early to start selling tables for this great event on November 7th.
See you in the morning!
The Installation of the 2015/16 Rotary executive board of our club will take place Monday, June 22nd at 6pm. The meeting will take place at the pool area behind Flavours of India. Anyone wanting to swim before the meeting is welcomed after 3pm. Dinner will consist of prime rib burgers and veggie burgers, french fries, spring mix salad and watermelon. Dinner will be $12pp. The Fusion Rotaract and Hybrid Interact clubs will also be having their installation with us.
***Please note this meeting will replace this week's Tuesday morning meeting****
Below are incoming presidents Nandi Spolia (Aurora) and Keith Leung (Fusion Rotaract) at the District 5060 Conference in Kelowna.
At last week's meeting, our June student of the month JP Ouimet, from Juniper elementary spoke to the club about her leadership activities at school.
Our exchange Student Janis also gave her farewell speech. Thanks you to all the members who've made Janis stay in Kamloops memorable. He is currently on a bus trip throughout our Rotary District. He will go home to Switzerland on July 3rd.
hello Rotarians! Wishing you all a great BC Day long weekend! At our next meeting on August 4th we have Carolyn Black giving us her classification talk. Come and learn more about one of our enthusiastic members. Breakfast will be from Tim Hortons instead of our usual breakfast.
Ribfest is fast approaching. We are scheduled to assist in Friday 3-7 or any part of that shift that you can. Please let Karin know if you can help. It's fun and who knows we may stick around for some delicious ribs and entertainment after the shift.