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Welcome to the Rotary District 5060 Home Page!

District 5060 is an international district of 59 clubs and approximately 2,760 Rotarians in central Washington, USA, and south central British Columbia, Canada.  It covers a distance of 550 miles (890 km) from Clearwater, BC, in the north to Prosser, WA, in the south. Principal cities are Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington, and Kelowna and Kamloops in British Columbia. 
The area enjoys a four-season climate, with generally warm summers and mild winters. Agriculture, agribusiness, recreation, and tourism are the primary economic activities, along with a rapidly growing wine industry.

District Governor Greg & Jan Luring

SARASOTA, Fla., April 15, 2015 – As National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, is being observed, Garn Christensen, a member of the Rotary Club of East Wenatchee has been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2014 to assist disaster survivors.  When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help.  Garn raised awareness and funds for ShelterBox, and as a result the organization was able to respond to more than 23 disasters last year, providing families with disaster relief tents, cook stoves, water filters, blankets, mosquito nets, children’s packs and other essential equipment. In one of the more busy years in ShelterBox history, ShelterBox has sent aid to support more than 10,500 families. 
“I am incredibly honored to work alongside our volunteers, including Garn,” said Alan Monroe, Interim Executive Director of ShelterBox USA. “It is through their continuous efforts that we are able to bring shelter, warmth and dignity to so many families displaced by disaster around the globe.”
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities.
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year marks the 41th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions.

District 5060's newst Interact Club, Rutland Secondary in Kelowna BC was inducted today, Tuesday 14 April 2014.  Performing the ceremony was DG Nominee Vern Nielsen and in attendance were members of the RSS Interact Club along with host clubs Kelowna Morningside and Kelowna Ogopogo.

Dr. Glenn M. Martin MD C.M. FRCP, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday 8 April 2015.  Glenn was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Kamloops (Daybreak), serving as its first president in 1986.  He introduced the concept of "no head table" during that time to promote fellowship, and set the tone for the club which has grown from the original 33 members to over 100.  He was a mentor to all members that joined the club and a great supporter of the district, serving as District Governor in 1992-93.  Glenn was a Paul Harris +5 and distinguished by his club with Honorary membership in his later years.  A funeral service for Glenn will be held on Thursday 16th April at 1pm at Kamloops United Church, and a full obituary is available at

DG Bruce Falkins recently visited Rotary World Headquarters and brings the latest news back to our District.  Pictured at right with Rotary General Secretary and CEO John Hewko.

Derek was born on October 15, 1933 in Auldershot and raised in Torpoint, Cornwall, England.  After grammar school, Derek began working in a bank before his two years of service in the British Air Force which took him to Hong Kong.  His return to banking brought him to Kingsbridge, Devon where he met his future wife, Joan.  Opportunity to join The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce brought him and his new bride to British Columbia.  Derek quickly became a branch manager and worked at the CIBC for 34 years.  Settling in Vancouver where Joan and Derek raised their family of 3 boys and a girl.  He was an avid sailor in Vancouver but his landlubbing wife had them trading in the family home for a 36 foot land yacht and they became Snowbirds for 4 years before eventually retiring to Kelowna in 1999. 
Derek has been active in Rotary since 1968, served as President of the Arbutus Rotary Club in 1990-91 and District 5060 Governor in Rotary’s Centennial Year 2004-2005.  He enjoyed the journey of his life, 56 years of marriage, family, travel, love, music and ‘Service Above Self’.  Derek’s earthly journey came to an end on March 31, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Joan, sons Clive, Neal and Glenn, daughter Karen, sister Sally, Auntie Lyn and Auntie Dot and 7 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation or to the Kelowna Cancer Clinic.

  Now THAT was a weekend of training!!!  
The President Elects for all of our District 5060 clubs attended the huge multi-district "PNW-PETS" (Pacific-North-West President Elect Training Seminar) weekend, and with all the training, outstanding presentations, supply shopping, and all-out fun there was only one thing missing... SLEEP! 
There is no doubt a good time was had by all, but more importantly there is no doubt that this year's group of PE's are now better educated and more motivated to take all of our clubs into the 2015-16 Rotary year with the tools and energy it will take to make this one of our best years ever.

Shown at the left some of the current leadership team, including Donna & DG Bruce Falkins, DGND Bill Jenkin, DGN Vern Nielsen & Willy Burgess, Jan and DGE Greg Luring.

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing of Past District Governor Jim Adamson senior (DG 1976-1977). Jim is survived by his wife Carol and son Past District Governor Jim Adamson jr. and Carol (DG 2005-2006) and several Grandchildren. Jim was a member of the Rotary Club of Leavenworth Washington.
The memorial service for Jim will be Saturday March 7 at 1:00pm, at the Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Miller St, Wenatchee WA.
Jim touched countless lives within Rotary and without as a teacher, principal, coach, Rotarian and friend.
We will miss him.
District Governor Bruce Falkins

  Congratulations Graduates!!!  
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) came to District 5060 in 2008, and for the first time ever a full 3-day program was delivered south of the border.  With 19 participants from 8 different clubs, 16 were able to complete all 3 sessions to graduate as the first RLI-South class of the district!  Congratulations to all participants (shown with DG Bruce Falkins at the right):
Brian Brennan (Ellensburg)
Christina Davitt (Wenatchee)
Debby DeSoer (Ellensburg)
Gabe Ergler (Upper Kittitas County)
Phill Fossum (Yakima, and AG-9)
Bill Gilmore (Yakima SW)
Carolyn Honeycutt (Ellensburg)
Jordana LaPorte (Chelan)
Sue Ledbetter (Ellensburg)
Michael Liddicoat (Yakima)
Wayne Massing (Wenatchee Sunrise)
Carmen Mendez (Yakima)
Dan Moody (Leavenworth)
Maggie Nelson (Wenatchee Sunrise)
Julie Ryan (Cashmere
Dick Smith (Ellensburg)
Bealinda Tidd (Wenatchee North)
Rob Tidd (Wenatchee North & AG-6)
Jenna Weber (Yakima)
Nathan Weis (Upper Kittitas County)
Check out more about the RLI program under training:  Rotary Leadership Institute.  More photos of this and other programs are also available there, as well as information about RLI.
In addition to the course participants above, 11 new Faculty were trained to help launch the next course next fall!  Check their picture out at New Faculty.

Contributed by PDG Darrell Blue
In 1990, Our District published a small booklet titled, "A Brief History of Rotary District 506, 1956-1990. At that time our District was number 506. A short excerpt from the booklet reads:

"District 506 Rotarians of Note , It may not be known that our District is perhaps the only one to have at the same time two Rotarians on the Board of Rotary International. In the year 1977 both Ed Cadman of Wenatchee and Harold Henderson of Kelowna had that distinction. Dr. Ed as he was affectionately known later became R.I. President in the year 1985-86 and is currently the Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Board of directors. Harold was third Vice President of the R.I. Board of Directors and later a member of the Rotary Foundation Board of Directors. District 506 can be justly proud of these two Rotarians who have given so much to the cause for which Rotary Stands."

Ed Cadman is pictured on the left and Harold Henderson is on the right.



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