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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Join us for an all clubs happy hour social in recognition of World Polio Day. 
Please share with your Rotary friend in other clubs
Join us for an all clubs happy hour social in recognition of World Polio Day. 
October 24th  4-6pm at Nandi's Flavours of India
Nandi will donate $3 for every pint from 4pm until closing to Polio eradication. 
This is a great opportunity to invite friends into the fellowship of Rotary!
Thank you to everyone who was able to volunteer this weekend at Ribfest.  I am sure that your help was greatly appreciated by Daybreak and by all the visitors to Ribfest.  Thanks also to those who sat and sold tickets for the RCMP Musical Ride at Ribfest. 
If you haven't checked this out, you should.  Kristen did an excellent job presenting details of the upcoming Musical Ride at Ribfest this past weekend. Thanks Kristen!
There will not be a morning meeting this Tuesday.  Instead we will have an evening social 
TIME:   5 PM
PLACE 1:  Red Collar
PLACE 2:  Music in the Park (Artist: Scott Cook - High Tech Hobo)
Don't forget to respond to the attendance survey when it hits your inbox.
The Interact Club will be fundraising on Monday June 5th with their annual Chili Cook Off.  Come out to Flavours of India at 6:30 PM to support Interact's efforts. Tickets are just $20 per person - you'll get to sample 4 delicious chili recipes.  Please plan to attend. 
For those of you who were unable to attend this week's meeting, you missed a rousing rendition of the conclusion of Queen's University traditional cheer. Here is a part of the cheer performed by Queen's University Alumni,  our President Chris de Haan and TRU Dean of Science Tom Dickinson.  If you cannot see it below, check it out on Clubrunner at 
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)
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.  
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