Rotary Club of Osoyoos

Oct 27, 2016
No Speaker
Buiness Meeting
Nov 03, 2016
Ken Campbell
Quail Security
Nov 17, 2016
Dick Sass- From Washington
Int. Child Care
Nov 24, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
Kelly Glazer- Destination Osoyoos
Update on what has been happening in Osoyoos
Dec 08, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...
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
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Venue Map
Mailing address: Box 695, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0
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Governor Vern Nielsen and Assistant  Governor Cheryle King
A cool mid-October meeting... foreshadowing the great ski season ahead?
Pres Brian introduced guests Ken Campbell, Chris Bromage and partner Janine,  Romaro (all of whom are prospective members) and Cory of Oliver Chronicle News/Oliver Rotary. Our YE student Carlo cut classes from SOSS to attend as well!
In announcements, volunteers (4) are needed to assist at the Harvest Dance next Saturday (Oct 22nd) at the Sonora Centre in support of the Osoyoos Child Care Centre. Let Brian know if you can help out. Also the Rotary Development Weekend is here in Osoyoos on Oct 28/29th at Spirit Ridge and everyone, especially new members, are encouraged to attend....the Club pays the attendance fee. Seriously, the Saturday is a fun, full day of Rotary information and several of our members are signed up - let me know if you need help in registering.
The luncheon speakers were our own Elly and Ramiro, speaking on Rotary's International Conventions, specifically the upcoming one June 10-14 in Atlanta, GA. They will be attending (along with other club members) and this will be their 11th Convention! These are held annually all over the world and usually attract some 30-40,000 like minded Rotarians. This one celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation, where it began. I have attended only 2 but can readily support Elly and Ramiro's claim that the hospitality and entertainment, information and learning, and fellowship is outstanding and world class. Read  about it at and think about participating....if you cannot make this one, the next one in 2018 is in Toronto.
It should be noted that Elly has been a speaker/panelist at past RI Conventions AND just  celebrated her 36th wedding anniversary...with Ramiro. 
An excellent presentation! 
Our District Governor will be featured at next weeks meeting and the message he brings is truly inspirational and you will enjoy...please make a special effort to attend and bring your spouses. Lunch will be served at 12.
Remember that we are staffing the beer garden for every home Coyote hockey game and could use volunteers for future games. It is fun and Coyotes are having another winning season! We are ok for Friday's game but need help for next Friday.
John won the 50/50 (popular win) donating it to our scholarship fund.
Enjoy a windy/safe weekend!


What a perfect day for a Rotary Meeting...ok, a perfect day as well for a lot of things other than saving the world through Rotary with the sun, warmth and at last, no wind.

Even Pres Brian took the time to recharge from the Lobster event so Jim King capably presided. He introduced our 2 guests Ken Campbell (guest of Gordon and prospective member) and Dale Cory (Rotarian with Oliver but now living in Osoyoos).


The meeting was primarily a recap/debrief from the hugely successful Lobster on the Beach event on Saturday. Accolades to the co-chairs Judy and Cheryl - what a job well done. This was by far the best of the 4 years as it ran so smoothly and the responses from the guests were uniformly and exuberantly positive, especially around the food and dancing. 

AND according to Jim we made double the money over last year. Once the expenses are all in, it looks like we will make in excess of $15,000. So many Rotarians and supporters to thank for it! There were suggestions for next year for improvements and approaches but the thought was that if we were to start selling tickets tomorrow, we would be sold out again in short order. Check out Clubrunner as there are pictures of the evening taken by Gordon and posted by Jim - check them out. 


Gordon reminded us of our social in 2 weeks (September 29th). There will not be a noon meeting and replacing that will be a gathering at the Owl Pub for drinks and appies between 4:30 and 5:00 followed later by coffee and a tour at the nearby Osoyoos Museum. Spouses and friends are encouraged to participate.


There was also a discussion around the Club supporting a elementary school program that would provide food for a young student in need over the weekend as the school/system provides something during the week. Something in the order of only $20/wk. It was unanimously supported that Marieze would present details at the next board meeting.


Vaughn has sent out a schedule for staffing the Coyote Beer Garden and everyone is encouraged to sign up. The games are predominately on the weekends so easy to make and they are fun to attend. Please sign up for a few games.


In youth exchange, it was reported that Carlo thrived  the Orientation Weekend in Penticton and is doing really well in his Oliver host family and school environment. He and Nina will attend a meeting soon. 


Marieze gave an update on the S. Africa trip that included more home hosting events side trips...sounding pretty wonderful.


Finally, Lynda won the 50/50 and promptly donated it to the S Africa project.


And Giselle was released to go golfing!


Lobster on the Beach
Lobster on the beach is finally here.
It happens this time every year.
Rotarians celebrate the sea
And it's the only place to be.
Osoyoos has... Lobster on the Beach!
Osoyoos is a desert town.
No lobster can be really found.
But that won't stop the Rotary
They've found a way to bring the sea
To Osoyoos..... Lobster on the Beach.
First the planning will be done.
And it's really kind of fun.
They'll seach PEI for the very best.
And get them ready  for a Lobster fest.
We're having... Lobster on the Beach.
From East to West the Lobster fly
In first class seats across the sky.
They are a feast for all our eyes.
So unfortunate to be their demise.
We're flying... Lobster to the Beach.
The tents begin to take their shapes.
So much work it really takes.
The white peaks outline the stage.
And chandaliers are all the rage.
We're festive for... Lobster on the Beach.
Once the cooking is all done.
Now it's time for cracking fun.
We organize our eating tools.
And try hard not to look like fools.
We're eating at... Lobster on the Beach.
When we've finally had our fill.
Mark begins the auction drill.
We have learned it's fun to give.
Being charitable is how we live.
We are giving at... Lobster on the Beach.
So the music begins to play.
And of course it makes our day.
We kick up our heels and start to dance.
How lucky are we to get this chance.
To let loose... at Lobster on the Beach.
As our friends and family collide.
We talk about our Rotarian pride.
A caring group of people who volunteer each year.
For Lobster on the Beach... let's give a cheer!
Terrilyn Mandalik 2016

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