Rotary Club of Penticton

"Serving Penticton since 1931"

Mailing Address: Box 563, Penticton, BC V2A 6J9 

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Welcome to Our Club!

Penticton Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Days Inn
125 Riverside Drive
Penticton, BC  V2A 5Y4
Canada

Phone:
(250) 809-1899
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Rotary Gives and Receives!
Wheelbarrow & Food Raffle
Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3
Held at IGA, Safeway, Save-On, Superstore, and Walmart
Prizes drawn for at 4 pm on Saturday.
Proceeds to Soupateria and The Salvation Army Food Bank.
Contact Keith Johnson to help sell tickets.
 
2016/2017 Committees
We hosted our 4th Annual Diamonds on the Deck on Friday, September 16th at Red Rooster winery and it was a great event!!
The weather was fabulous and guests enjoyed food from the Pecking Room and Wine from Red Rooster
Everyone had a good time socializing and every guest received a door prize
The night ended with a toast of champagne and the chance to win the diamond.  
The lucky guest to win the Diamond was Gord Watson which makes it 3 years out of 4 that a man has won the Diamond!
Congratulations Gord and thank you to all that came out and supported the Rotary Club of Penticton.
 
 
 
Ribfest 2016 was an AMAZING event.  Our Rotary Club held this event at Okanagan Lake Park from Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 3rd.  
There were 4 Ribbers that came from all over Canada to cook the fabulous Ribs, a family Beverage Garden and a regular Beverage Garden.  There was music in the park the entire 4 days and fireworks on the Friday July 1st evening.
Our Rotary Lobster Feast was a SUCCESS!! Our Club raised over $30,000 dollars at the Lobster Feast 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and the Community, we could not do this event without you!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who help for this event and Joey's Only for providing the Lobsters!
 
 
Ralph Oslund celebrated his 50th year of Rotary April 13, 2016 - 50 years to the DAY he joined the Rotary Club of Penticton
Congratulations Ralph on this amazing accomplishment! 
Join us on Saturday, February 13th for our Valentine Fundraiser
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Penticton held their annual Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle to raise money for Soupateria and the Salvation Army. Last year, the club
donated the net proceeds of $1,800 to these causes.
Our first annual Past Presidents dinner was brought to us by current President Sandra C. along with help from Pres-Elect Barb H. The two ladies put on a fantastic celebration. We were pleased to dine with over 18 past presidents.
 
 
Here you see a wonderful group of our Past Presidents. Their hard work and guidance helped paved the way. It was fun to hear each of them tell short stories about what made their year special.
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
We had our Annual Thank you to Joeys Seafood Restaurant and Dan the Owner.  The place was packed with Rotarians who enjoyed good food!  Thank you to all that attended this event.
 
 
 
Our 3rd Annual Diamonds on the Deck event was a success and this year finally a woman won the Diamond!
Red Rooster hosted us for this event and Darin Paterson (Bogners) and the Pecking Room provided delicious food for the event.
The diamond was won by Meghan Dimma from Oliver who actually was a Rotary Exchange Student back in the day.
A HUGE Thank you to Don Nguyen from Gold Dust Jewellers who provided us with the diamond for the event.
Other financial sponsors included Shawn Olma from Mortgage Alliance West, Canoe Financial, Fidelity Investments and TD Asset Management.
Blue Mountain Winery provided the Champagne for all of the guests.
Every person received a door prize and enjoyed a nice Friday night with wine and food.
We hope to see you at next years Diamonds on the Deck Event!
 
We had the pleasure of welcoming District Governor Greg Luring and his wife Jan Luring from Yakima, Washington to our Club on Wednesday August 26, 2015
Also joining them was Assistant District Governor Cheryle King
 
 
 
Cal Meiklejohn presented a cheque to Georgia Krebs and Randy Manuel for the completion of our $110,000 commitment to the Shatford Centre for the Penticton Rotary Learning Kitchen
 
 
 
 
RIBFEST 2015 was a SUCCESS!! We held our 1st Annual Ribfest July 3 - 5th and the turnout was amazing.  Many people commented on how exciting it was to have this event in Penticton and how they would be back next year!
HUGE shout out to the RIBFEST committee who endured ALOT of hard work over the entire weekend and leading up to the weekend, and a BIG thanks to the members who showed up with bells on to help this event get off the ground.
 
To see more pictures go to Photo Albums of Ribfest or visit our Penticton Rotary Facebook page
Last night we held our Annual Installation Dinner.  Cheryle King, Asst. Governor, Area 5 presented our new President Sandra Curnow with a pin for the 2015/2016 year and thanked Cal Meiklejohn for his service for the past year and Cal will remain as Past President.  Secretary Judi Cassidy and Treasurer Jon Milligan were also given pins for their one year term.  Barb Hoolaeff will be the President Elect.  The Directors for the 2015/2016 year include:
Natalie Ferebee - Foundation
Don Michiel - Fundraising
Ben Amos - Membership
Justin White - Fellowship
Sandra Krauer - Club Service
Chris Barth - Public Relations
 
Our exchange student Irene Menegazzi did a fantastic presentation about her year in Canada.
Norma Brown was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship
To view more pictures see the photo album on the right of this website.
 
Warwick Parker was the recipient of the 2015 Rotary Bridge Club. The photos shows john Pankiw, last year’s winner, presenting the coveted cup on May 27th. Congratulations Warwick!
Erwin Ploner reported on the success and fun times enjoyed by all our member volunteers at the Shriner’s breakfast in May. Bruce Barker, the new potentate of Shriners of B.C. and Yukon, presented a cheque to our club for $1800 in appreciation of our hard work. The photo shows our President Cal Meiklejohn receiving the cheque on behalf of our Club from Bruce.
Another Lobster Feast has come and gone! This one was a whole lot of fun!  Take a look at the photos in the Photo Albums section to the right on the home page.  Here is a sample of what to expect. Erwin Ploner is attempting to sell the Lobster Feast Chair, Don Michiel, a few raffle tickets,
Our club is just that much better now that we have both Jan Rustad and Keith Johnson as our newest members.  Here President Cal is pinning them both with their Rotary pin.  Roy Phillips performed the induction.
The Rotary Club of Penticton is once again fundraising for the purchase of ShelterBoxes which consist of a tent, water purification, pots, pans, cook stove and dishes along with bedding and other items for up to 12 persons. Join us in raising money to help provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families left homeless due to disaster. This time it is for Nepal and the need in Nepal is great with so many villages completely destroyed. Families will be in desperate need of shelter as monsoon season is just around the corner. The tents that ShelterBox provides can withstand this particular climate challenge. The photo below shows member Erwin Ploner on his shift at Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, May 2nd.  More volunteers will be there to assist in making donations in the afternoon and on Sunday.  Come on down and see what a ShelterBox contains and make a donation to this worthy cause. 

The day of our annual golf event started out wet, windy and cold but by the time 3 p.m. rolled around the rain had stopped, the wind dropped and the sun came out.  The first group teed off at 3 p.m., followed by 5 other groups for a total of 24 golfers. The weather held for next two hours and everyone enjoy a pleasant afternoon of golf and camaraderie.  The scores ranged from 2 below par to 4 over par. 
In the clubhouse everyone relaxed for a while, sipped a beverage and then sat down to dinner.  About ten spouses joined the golfers for dinner and so did our exchange student who also received a prize.
Following dinner were the award ceremonies with teams opening a whole variety of “Things you never want to see again”.  Garry Hoolaeff’s prize was an electric something or other (no idea really) and was probably the strangest of the prizes.  By the smiles on the faces, it seemed everyone enjoyed themselves.  See more photos in the Photo Album section of our webpage soon.
It was a special day for 175 Penticton "Pioneers" who attended our appreciation reception at the Seniors' Drop-In Centre this past Sunday.  Platters of sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cookies and squares were replenished to make certain they all enjoyed the offerings.  Tea, coffee and wine was also available as well as a special cake in their honour.  The photo below is of President Cal Meiklejohn with a lucky "couple" receiving a bouquet of flowers as the pioneers with the most years in Penticton.  View the many photos in the photo album section to the right on our webpage.
President Cal presented our newest member Robert Trottier with a certificate of membership.  Robert transferred to our Club from Olds, Alberta. Welcome aboard Robert.