Rotary Club of Kamloops Aurora Centennial

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Kamloops Aurora 100

Youth, Education & Environment

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Flavours of India Restaurant
610 West Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC  V2C 1L1
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Congratulations to Lindsay Veale, our Student of the Month.  Thank you for coming to share your accomplishments and aspirations with us this morning.
Congratulations to this year's Spelling Bee Team.  The Result?  13 correct out of 15.  
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 2017 Spring Rotary Clubs Food Drive.  Approximately 54,000 pounds of food was collected from throughout the city as part of Saturday's event.
There is no morning meeting tomorrow.  Instead we will have a vocational tour of Lee's Music/Riversong Guitars.  Meet at 450 Lorne Street at 6 PM.  
The Spring Food Drive is next Saturday - April 22nd.  We will meet at the Tim Horton's at the top of Columbia at 9:30 AM.  If you have a truck that can be used, please contact Aaron Krausert.  
Last Wednesday's Family Dinner was a great success.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to help with this worthy cause.  So much fun!
photo by C. Seguin (Facebook)
We will be meeting at Kamloops Thai Massage for a vocational tour this week.  Please meet at Sairung Senger's new business location at  1815 Rogers Place before 7 AM.  
Remember to respond to the attendance survey when it arrives. 
Mike Dedels, Assistant District Governor, presented recognition to four Paul Harris Sustaining Members who have contributed $100 US for the Rotary Year.
pictured above are Sherry Maligaspe, Donna Gibson, Mke Dedels, Karin Sykes and Sally Wanless
Dorys Crespin-Mueller, Sherry Maligaspe and Mike Dedels have returned from their International Trip to El Salvador and Guatemala. They distributed backpacks in El Salvador and visited Guatemala to see the eco-stove project in action.  They also attended Rotary meetings while away.  
Dorys, Sherry and Mike will make a presentation at a later date to share their experiences with the Club.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday January 3, 2017.
Wishing everyone a World of Good Wishes and the very best for the new year.
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone.
The December 6th meeting was Club Assembly and Annual General Meeting.
1.  President's Report - Chris de Haan provided highlights from the previous year including awards, membership numbers, service days, fundraisers and funding
2.  Treasurer's Report - Sally Wanless presented the treasurer's report
3.  Youth Report - Sherry Maligaspe (Inbound & Outbound students, Interact & Rotaract
The 2017/18 Executive members were elected by Acclamation with one position presently vacant.
President Elect  -Aaron Krausert
Vice President - Kristen Hamilton
Secretary - Sherry Maligaspe
Treasurer - vacant
Directors - Peter Lishman, Krishna Lakkineni, Donna Gibson, Courtney Russett, Tasha Jastrzebsli
Anyone interested in acting as Treasurer for the 2017/18 year is asked to contact Mike Dedels. 
At last week's meeting, Krishna Lakkineni wowed the Club with his classification talk.  Krishna shared details of his formative years in India, his family, his education and his influencers.  Next time you see Krishna, ask him about the book he's writing or the "I'm that Kid" project.
At our Tuesday meeting, Jamine Kooner showed us how industrious she is in her classification talk.  In addition to practicing law, she has a business degree and is on the executive of Canadian Bar Association's Women's Law Forum and the TRU Alumni and Friends Association Board.  
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Fall Rotary Food Drive on Saturday.  
Irene arrived on Friday night.  A contingent from the club met her at the airport with signs and smiles.
Welcome Irene.
Youth Exchange Student Adrian Leslie will be leaving for South America on the 17th.  At last week's meeting Adrian shared some of his experiences from this trip to Ottawa for "Adventures in Citizenship" including visits to Parliament Hill and a local farm.
At last week's meeting, Assistant Governor Mike Dedels shared his 2016/17 Rotary 101 Presentation to the club.  Did you know that world-wide there are 35,000 Clubs in more than 200 countries with 1.2 Million members? 
Yesterday was another successful PIT stop event.  We served 112 plates of yummy mac & cheese with sausage and salad.  30 people had second helpings and 41 take-outs were also prepared.  Thanks to everyone - including members, family and volunteers - for helping out.  You all did a wonderful job.
Last Tuesday morning, new member Peter Lishman presented his Classification Talk.  Peter is a registered forester who retired last year after 37 years of service including work on the Coast and in Kamloops.  Peter has been married to his wife Karen for 34 years and has two sons, Chad & David.   Peter's volunteer experience includes an African orphanage and Syrian refugees.    
This week Sairung Senger will share her Classification Talk with the club. 
Last Tuesday morning, Kathy Humphrey provided an overview of the City of Kamloops and its functions.  The City of Kamloops Director of Finance shared general statistics including property values and staffing as well as noting that there were 111 events hosted last year proving the city is called the Tournament Capital for a reason.  
Classification Talk
This week Peter Lishman will give the club his Classification talk. 
Rotary Group Study Exchange - Agriculture Vocational Tour
At this week's meeting, the Agricultural Vocational Group from Australia joined us for breakfast before heading out for a tour.  Their visit included a visit to  Sun Peaks and the Monte Creek Winery. 
The Exchange Group included Jim Mitchell (sheep grazier), Jess Crettenden (research scientist-mixed farming systems), Claire Webber (Bluefin Tuna Industry Association), Alice Fargher (sheep station manager) and Ben Mitchell (Taylors Wines).
Wade Billey presented photos and commentary on his DWC trip to Sri Lanka.  The project included installation of water lines and a solar pump to allow for sustainable irrigation to approximately 100 acres of land so that local families are able to develop market gardens.
The vocational training team from Australia will be arriving in Kamloops to tour the area on June 7th.  The agricultural tour will start at 7:00 AM for breakfast at Nandi’s Flavours of India.  The group will leave for Sun Peaks after breakfast,  explore the area and have lunch.  Then it will be off for a wine tour in the afternoon. Breakfast will be $15. Please contact let Mike Dedels to let him know if you would like to join the tour.
Kamloops Food Bank Vocational Tour - 7 AM
Jun 06, 2017
Meeting at Kamloops Food Bank for tour- Bernadette Siracky as speaker
Student of the Month
Jun 13, 2017
Club social - evening meeting
Jul 04, 2017
Club social - evening meeting
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