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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.
Our District 9465 is planning a Global Grant project to help the hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka with laboratory equipment and training to the paramedics on testing and diagnosing infectious diseases for the Rotary year 2015 – 2016..The Grant funds will provide equipment and training to the northern region of Sri Lanka to enable a rapid response to tests for infectious diseases. The region is not long free from a civil war and this vital public health initiative will improve the lives of people in regional and remote areas where a process for early detection of disease is not available.We are asking your District and Clubs to be partners with funding to support this project focusing on the rapid identification of infectious diseases, leading to diagnosis and containment.Thank you.
CheersPushpa PushpalingamDistrict Rotary Foundation Chair 2013 - 2016Past District Governor 9465Rotary Club of Cannington0419 040 580
A New Home for the Lake Country Food Bank earned enough votes to win a spot in the Aviva Community Fund Finals, in part with your support.
During the last month a panel of judges evaluated all finalists, and Lake Country was chosen as one of the 12 Grand Prize winners of $100,000!!
On behalf of the leadership of District 5060, congratulations to all Rotarians who helped take this project to the finish line, and especially to the hard working members of the Lake Country Rotary Club who have pursued this dream for at least 4 years now!
VISIT their page at Aviva
SEE their story in the Kelowna Daily Courrier
(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.
|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.
Award Applications Due
Apr 15, 2015
Visioning Facilitator Training
Moses Lake Golf ClubApr 25, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
New Focus Membership - South
Ellensburg CWUApr 25, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District AG & Chair Training
Okanogan PUD BuildingMay 09, 2015
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
New Focus Membership - North
Kelowna (tbd)May 23, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM