Rotary Club of Osoyoos

Aug 04, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
Sylvia Mott
outbound Rotary student
Aug 18, 2016
new owner of Mount Baldy
Aug 25, 2016
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Building Communities Bridging Continents

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
McKia's Restaurant
Best Western Hotel
5506 Main St.
Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V0
District Site
Venue Map
Mailing address: Box 695, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0
Home Page Stories

This second meeting for Pres Brian was well attended on a fine, sunny July day. He introduced todays speaker Althea Raum, one of our new members who did double duty today presenting on Boundaries and Commitments and then as Chair of the Lobster on the Beach event in September.
Althea's resume is extensive and varied. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition and wellness specialist, hypnotherapist, power weight lifter,  and IT manager among other things. Drawing on her professional experience, Althea shared her views on processes for making personal Commitments and then setting Boundaries. A true commitment contains specific timelines, financial resources, and energy in the form of what action in going to take place and all of this in a legally binding way. It needs to be achievable.

Althea laid out a 3 step process for Boundary Setting which all of us can use. It starts with the request that comes to each of us in time, money and energy and then asks us to question whether we have capacity to give it, are willing to give it and then think about under what circumstances are we willing to give it. Finally, the process states we negotiate to ensure we get what we want. 

Althea then moved on to about commitments! We worked through various pieces of the evening and the work that remains. Althea will define roles for the various Captains of activities needed and then will be looking for either Rotarian or non-Rotarian volunteers or where we need to hire outside folks for those roles. Marieze, Judy, Mike and Brian are already in as Captains...stay tuned, as there will be weekly meetings, likely early on Wednesdays.

Out of Happy Bucks, Matt had 2 announcements. The first was good in that he will be a new dad next February but the second was not so good as he feels he needs to resign from the Club and Rotary. He will be missed.

The 50/50 was won by Marieze and it was immediately donated to the S. Africa project. 

Next weeks speaker is hearing specialist Bryan Kawer.

Following the close of the noon meeting, another session was help for those planning on travelling to S. Africa to view our international project.




This June 23rd meeting was Marieze's third to last meeting to preside over...contrary to her belief (and wish) that today was her last! It was pointed out that Brian does not take over until July.

She introduced our guests Glenda and Bill Cameron, new Osoyoos residents and guests of Elly, Keith from Osoyoos Times and Trevor and Sandra Caldecott, our luncheon speakers. Also recognized were YE inbound Camille and 'near' members Giselle and Althea who will be inducted at the installation dinner meeting this Monday evening at the Osoyoos Golf Club.


Trevor and Sandra gave us a fascinating talk on the Dalit 'untouchables' of the Indian caste system. They were married last year and a part of their celebration was to travel and make a contribution and they chose to be volunteers to India with Good Shepherd Schools and the Dalit Freedom Network. Trevor introduced the Dalits as 250 million men, women and children at the lowest rung of India's rigid social system, not even recognized as part of the caste hierarchy throughout India - they are the Untouchables, faced with lifelong abuse and  oppression at the lowest level in society without any means to escape this cycle of slavery/poverty. Trevor and Sandra shared pictures and stories of the Dalit population that all of us were completely unaware of. The caste system in India was abolished some time ago by the Indian government but our speakers assured us that culturally, socially and religiously, it is alive and thriving. 

The Dalit believe that educating their children is the way to escape the oppression and to that end, the volunteer organization that Trevor and Sandra joined operate 107 schools teaching some 25,000 students. They also offer vocational and healthcare training to the Dalit.

The purpose of the talk was to create awareness and plant a seed for future Rotary International funding support - and they did that very well. I understand both will be going back to volunteer again.

There were reminders of the dinner meeting June 27th to install the new executive and induct new members and of course the July 1st Canada pancake breakfast.


It has been a busy June for Osoyoos Rotary with a very successful Cactus Jalopy (contributing some $2200) and the Golf tournament ($16,000) so lets celebrate next Monday!

Harold had to leave early but still won the 50/50...a new strategy to win?


A good meeting!


Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
New Generations Director
Membership Director
Foundation Director
Sergeant At Arms Director
Programs Director
district grant writer
district grant writer