Rotary Club of

Kamloops Daybreak


Exec, Directors and Committee Chairs

President Elect
Vice President
Director - Membership
Chair - New Member Firesides/Orientation
Chair - Weekly Meeting Program/Speaker
Chair - Fellowship
Chair - Historian
Chair - Attendance
Editor - Club Bulletin
Chair - Clubrunner Website
Chair - Sgt At Arms
Director - The Rotary Foundation
Chair - POLIO Eradication
Chair - World Community Service
Director - Club Administration
Chair - Presidential Citations
Director - Service Projects & Fundraising
Director - Public Relations
Chair - Four Way Test
Director - New Generations
Chair - Youth Exchange
Chair - Student of the Month
Chair - Youth in the Community
Chair - RYLA
Past President
Chair - Clubrunner Website

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Club Information

Welcome to our Club! The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak was chartered in April 1986. We are a friendly boisterous group that enjoys hands-on projects, both in our community, and in developing countries. Come join us for breakfast and laughs!

Kamloops Daybreak

Decorum? Hmmm... How about heckles & hugs? Our meetings are "interactive".

We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Hotel 540
540 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC  V2C 2B2
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Stories and Club happenings

Subject: "Newsletter for Feb 20th, 2015"
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Some time ago, the Club decided that we would try to hold our membership in the realm of 100. It could be said that we have 100 of the most influential and connected people in our community. Then again...
Generally we have been successful at the 100 level and our membership numbers have not varied greatly. There is a small number though that do churn and it allows us to take on new members a couple times a year.
The notion of a 100 member club was once again considered at the board level and we have confirmed at that level to stay the course. It is a manageable number of people and 100 is the limit for most venues to hold a meeting in this city.
Our goal going forward is to concentrate on attracting quality members to our group. If you are considering a new member proposal, you may want to have an open conversation with the person you will be proposing.
  • The proposed member should know that the time and effort commitment is not insignificant.
  • The proposed member should know that the financial commitment expected from members is not insignificant.
The Membership Director will discuss these two items with the proposed member to get a feel for their commitment. Your particular experience, though, can speak volumes to the proposed member. Our club is only as strong as the members we want to join us.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to speak with Kym Behrns or myself.

While Mackie waits for the Finnish days to get longer, she continues to blog about her adventures.
I know she would love to hear from anyone from the club!


Our Club made a commitment to TRU to provide $1000 bursaries to Students in need, who fit basic criteria we created at the beginning. To fund these bursaries we created an endowment whose "interest" would fund future bursaries.

In an effort to support Imageadditional recipients, and to add a Fellowship opportunity for our members, Roxanna has graciously organized Bursary Dinners, where a member hosts and provides dinner for 2-4 members and their spouse/guest and receives a $100 donation to the Bursaries in their name, and each guest couple donates $100/couple to the Bursaries. A bottle of wine is always appreciated to share with the meal.

To put a Daybreak ZING to the whole thing, the Guests don't know where they are going or what they are getting for dinner till the day of the dinner.

DG Bruce and Donna invite all District 5060 Rotarians to Celebrate the Family of Rotary in Kelowna from June 18-21, 2015 at UBC-O.  There will be good food, great speakers, music and enlightening breakout sessions.  The Inbound Exchange Students, Rotaract and Interact members will play a major role. 
In addition to the speakers, breakout sessions and entertainment, registration includes Home Hosting, Breakfast, Lunch and the Gala Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. Optional tours and the golf tournament will be extra. 
To register, go to and log in using your email address and password.  If you do not remember your password, you can ask the website to send you a new one.  Once you are logged in click on Register and then click on Conference 2015.


Here is a breakdown of some of the recent donations made by Kamloops Daybreak Rotary to Kamloops Community groups; great to see these funds being put to good use!

$1000 Toys for Kids

$2500 Basics for Babies

$1200 Kamloops Brain Injury Association

$1000 Phoenix Centre - Out of the Ashes Bursary

$1000 Operation Red Nose

$2000 People In transition (PIT Stop)

$1000 Overlander Ski Club

$500 Interior Community Services

$500 Cops for Kids (presented by Jon Corrigan)


$500 Speak Up Self Advocacy Awareness Group (SUSA) - presented by Jon Corrigan




Attendance Desk  January 9th to May 1st 2015


Rotarian #1

Rotarian # 2

Rotarian # 3

January 9, 2015
Linda Watson
Tom Calne
George Low
January 16, 2015
Tom Calne
George Low
Dan Pan
January 23, 2015
Tom Calne
George Low
Dan Pan
January 30, 2015
Tom Calne
George Low
Dan Pan
February 6, 2015
Dan Pan
Danica Wilkinson
Paula Presta
February 13, 2015
Danica Wilkinson
Paula Presta
Deb Sloat
February 20, 2015
Paula Presta
Deb Sloat
February 27, 2015
Paula Presta
Deb Sloat
March 6, 2015
Deb Sloat
Nelly Dever
Tammy Robertson
March 13, 2015
Nelly Dever
Tammy Robertson
Kai Schneider
March 20, 2015
Nelly Dever
Tammy Robertson
Kai Shneider
March 27, 2015
Nelly Dever
Tammy Robertson
Kai Schneider
April 3, 2015
Kai Schneider
Richard Srepel
Colin Willis
April 10, 2015
Kai Schneider
Richard Srepel
Colin Willis
April 17, 2015
Kai Schneider
Richard Srepel
Colin Willis
April 24, 2015
Colin Wills
Richard Srepel
Ian Gerbrandt
May 1, 2015
Ian Gerbrandt
Ryan Buck
Tony Gilbert

This is the team that makes sure the room is set up with all the important stuff to run our meetings. Once the meeting is over, they are the ones that put the stuff away again. Watch out, they are also looking for the most innovative way to fine you also, so be on your guard.

These folks also look after guests and do the Happy Bucks.


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Upcoming Events


Meeting Speakers

Apr 10, 2015
Shatha Al-Reihani
Classification Talk
Apr 17, 2015
Bernadette Siracky
Food Bank and Food Drive
May 01, 2015
Krista Mullaly
Canadian Mental Health Association for Kamloops
Aug 07, 2015
No Speaker - Ribfest Set-up at Riverside Park

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