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!