Rotary Club of Osoyoos

Sep 29, 2016
Fellowship – Owl Pub/Museum visit
Be at the Owl Pub for 4:30PM for dinner –
Oct 06, 2016
Giselle Leclaire
Vocational Speech
Oct 13, 2016
Elie and Ramiro
Rotary International Convention
Oct 27, 2016
No Speaker
Buiness Meeting
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
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 September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
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

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

Hope to see everyone there Monday August 15th, 7PM

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