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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 Bruce & Donna Falkins
 

 

A New Home for the Lake Country Food Bank earned enough votes to win a spot in the Aviva Community Fund Finals. 

 As a finalist, they will receive a minimum of $5,000!  They would not have made it through the first two rounds without the support of District 5060, so congratulations to all!
 
In this round, there is no voting. Our idea will be scored by our panel of judges, beginning on Wednesday, December 17.

 

VISIT their page at Aviva

Winner Announced 27 Jan 2015

 

 
The District Governor Nominee Designate was selected at the annual PDG meeting that was recently held in Chelan, WA.  Bill Jenkin will be our District Governor in the Rotary year 2017-2018, following Vern Nielsen and Greg Luring.
 
Bill was born and raised in the San Diego area.  He received his degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.  He has a daughter, son-in-law, two grandsons and two step sons.  He was an agent for Farmers Insurance for twenty years.  Bill also owned a small winery in Ramona CA.
 
In 2007, he relocated by himself to Prosser WA.  He began his career with Edward Jones Investments and founded Prosser Vineyard and Winery.  He met his wife Lisa while playing coed softball.  She is an elementary school teacher.
 
Bill joined Rotary in 2000.  He was club President in 2006-2007 and was Rotarian of the Year for the Ramona CA club.  He was District 5340’s SAA and graduated from the District’s RLI basic and masters program.
 
When he relocated to District 5060 he worked with several Past District Governors by starting the District’s Paul Harris Society and Rotarian at Work Day programs.  He has been an AG for nearly 6 years and also was the District Membership Chair.  He was named the Prosser Rotarian of the Year and is the club President.  He is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society member and was awarded the Rotary Foundation District Service Award. 
 
Bill enjoys community service and is an elected School Board member.  Lisa and Bill enjoy traveling and are looking forward to visiting all our clubs in 2017-2018.    
 

 
 

 

(Story and photos by Ed Kolybaba, Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise)

***For the Complete Story & more pictures go to District Info, "In The News"***

Developing and utilizing partnerships between community social agencies and service clubs focused on working toward a common goal and purpose is by far the most effective way to make a difference in having a significant impact on meeting the needs of the homeless and less fortunate people in the local community.

This understanding was the basis for the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, a club situated in Kelowna, British Columbia in District 5060, in partnership with Soles4SoulsCanada and the Kelowna Community Food Bank, to develop and implement the first Shoe Bank in Canada to provide footwear at no cost to children, youth, women and men who are unable to purchase footwear because of their destitute financial situation.  The Kelowna Sunrise Shoe Bank, administered and maintained by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, the Telus Community Ambassadors and the community was officially opened on August 07, 2014.

Within the first three weeks of the Shoe Bank’s operations, 200 households were referred to the Shoe Bank for assistance by the Kelowna Community Food Bank.  As a result, over 360 pairs of footwear were issued to these families at no cost.  It is anticipated that this number will increase as the number of families in the Central Okanagan continue to experience job loss, homelessness, and lack of finances for their basic needs. 

 

 
 

ImageNow onwards... PLEASE HELP!  

"The Little Rotary Club that Could"

The Rotary Club of Lake Country with just 23 members has taken on a HUGE project:  They plan to rebuild their local Food Bank, at a total commitment of $750,000!  District 5060, we can all pitch in RIGHT NOW!  The R/C needs your votes to win a $100,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund to help build the new permanent home for the Lake Country Food Bank.  Your votes helped them get through the last round, and next week they enter the semi-final round of voting which will happen Dec 1 to Dec 10.  Let's all be a part of putting this worthy Rotary Project over the top.

Canadian members of our District can register and vote every day for the Food Bank Building Project at: www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19456
 
If you are a Facebook user, please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/lakecountryfoodbank and receive daily updates on the Aviva competition.

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Want a daily reminder to vote by e-mail? -send your email address to:  newhomforthefoodbank@gmail.com and we'll remind you!
Please keep this information in a convenient location as a reminder to vote DAILY!
Please share this information with your family and friends and encourage them to vote too!
Sincerely,
Patty Garrett
President Lake Country Rotary
 
 

 
 

Rotary 5060 has a new website that has been primary for the District for the last 2 years.   We are also currently re-loading the District Club Runner site for use effective 1 July 2015.  Information may be found on either site until the transition is completed, and we apologize for any inconvenience.   You may log-in to ClubRunner by selecting that option at the top RHS of this page, or you may go to the "current" site at:

Go to http://rotary5060.com

 

 
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 (pictured on the left) has since died but Harold Henderson (on the right) is still a member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna.

 

 
 
 
 
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