Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Mar 07, 2015
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Annual Pioneers Reception
Penticton Seniors' Drop In CentreApr 19, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Annual Golf Tournament
Skaha MeadowsApr 25, 2015 3:00 PM
Penticton Senior's Drop In CentreMay 23, 2015 5:30 PM
Rotary District 5060 Conference
KelownaJun 18, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015
Okanagan Lake ParkJul 03, 2015 11:00 AM –
Jul 05, 2015 9:00 PM
Rotary Gives and Receives!
The Penticton Rotary Club is hosting the Dancing the Night Away fundraiser in support of the club's mental wellness initiative. The fun evening will take place on the S.S. Sicamous Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 250-486-0367 or at 101-100 Front St. (RBC Dominion Securities Inc.).There will be a cash bar and chocolate fountain on site the night of the dance.
Today we had a chance to meet our DG Bruce Falkins and his wife Donna who spoke to us on some of the happenings in the District as well as the strong network of Rotary. The theme of "The Family of Rotary" will be celebrated at the upcoming Rotary District 5060 conference on June 18-21, 2015 at UBCO in Kelowna. Five of our members received pins for recently sponsoring a new member and DG Bruce Falkins presented them: (left to right) Roy Phillips, Jim Henderson, Barb Hoolaeff, Gerry Karr and Ken Davis.
Fellow Rotarians gathered for a seafood meal in appreciation for Joey's supplying and serving at the annual Lobsterfest fundraiser. Rotarian Peter Beulah gives thanks to Dan, the manager of Joey's. To view more photos, look in the "Photo Albums" on the right of this home page.
Our new exchange student 16 year old Irene Menegazzi arirved on Sunday August 24th. She is from Sacile, Italy. We hope to see lots of Irene and extend our warmest welcome from our members.
The photo shows Sandra Krauer, Irene, past exchange student Viviana Black Guffanti and Barb Hoolaeff upon her arrival at the airport.
We are so happy to welcome Dale Krushel as our newest member! Dale is seen here with Roy Phillips, Sandra Curnow and Jim Henderson (who was the sponsor for Dale).
Now Past President, Dave Smith is presented with a plaque to honour his year as our President and all his accomplishments during his very successful year. He was also presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award for his dedication and service to the silent auction components of both the annual Lobsterfeast and Oktoberfest. Great job Dave. We will miss your Newfie jokes.
District 5060, Area 5, Assistant Governor Dennis Jacobsen presided over the installation of our new board of directors for the 2014/2015 Rotary year at our dinner meeting. Note all the smiling faces!
Members joined our exchange student Dinal Mehta and her family for a tree planting in her honour at Skaha park. A stainless steel plaque will be placed with her name shortly. Barb presented Dinal with a framed maple leaf for her to take back home. View more photos in the Photo Albums on this website.
Our Exchange Student Dinal Mehta was an outstanding co-chair today! She was also our featured speaker, giving a power point presentation on her year as an Exchange Student with our Club. She showed many photos including her special host families of members Cal Meiklejohn, Paul Varga and Jim Henderson. Her best friend Zoe Perritaz, fellow exchange student with the Penticton Okanagan Club, was in attendance today. We will miss her smiling face at our future meetings and wish her a very successful, healthy and fulfilling life ahead.
President Dave presented a cheque for $500 to member Heather Buzzell for the Penticton Library Lego Club, a new activity aimed at pre-teens.
Bruce Barker, Potentate of Shriners of BC & Yukon, presented a cheque for $2,000 to Erwin Ploner who organized a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 24th. At least ten of our members helped at this breakfast - thanks for coming out so early! Of course Erwin then presented the cheque to President Dave Smith for deposit to our club's bank account!
At our meeting today, we were privileged to be entertained by Fred Penner who is in Penticton for the Okanagan Children's Festival. Also, being a long time friend of our member Gord Osland may have something to do with him attending our meeting! Fred's has had an outstanding career publishing 12 albums, TV shows, and honoured with an Order of Canada, Order of Manitoba and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has been singing his songs for 42 years! He shared a story with us about Gord where Fred has lead a conversation with "and lead us not into expectations" and Gord quickly responded "but deliver us from ego". That's our Gord! He also lead the club in singing happy birthday to fellow Rotarian Barb Hoolaeff.
Our Foundation Chair, Natalie Ferebee, presented both Gordon and Jo-Ann Herle with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. For Gordon, it is his third award and for Jo-Ann, her first time receiving the award. Congratulations!
The rain held off for a very successful pancake breakfast at Skaha Lake's new children's playground, Discovery Park. Here is fellow Rotarian Gord Watson preparing the batter mixture for our mouth watering pancakes! Thanks to all the Rotarians who helped today. More photos will be added to the Photo Album section as they become available.
Andy Virk is introduced by his sponsor Jim Henderson. We are delighted to have Andy as our newest member.