Posted on May 29, 2017
Today's main speaker was Bernadette Siracky from the Kamloops Food Bank.  She showed a thank you video for the Rotary Food Drive, and spoke about the expansion of the Food Share program.  There is funding from the government to help food banks across BC buy the equipment necessary to establish a program, and Bernadette and Wes are going to help mentor them.  The Kamloops Food Bank gathers and distributes $6M worth of food on a $600k budget.
 
Also today, Kathy Collier was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow from the club to recognize her support of the Family Dinners over the past few years.  Kathy has taken on a strong leadership role and ensured the dinners continue to be successful.  Thanks Kathy!
 
Click the link for more photos from this action-packed meeting, including the induction of new member Sarah Bailey!
 
Today we inducted Sara Bailey to the club!  She is the new manager at Atlas Steak and Fish, and a fairly recent Kamloopsian.  Congratulations Sara, and let's all make her feel welcome.
 
Guests included Andy Philpot, who was presented a cheque for the firefighters Operation Nicaragua.  They have 5 firetrucks to ship down, but are working out logistics as the company who was previously covering shipping is no longer doing so.  This is from our international projects budget.
 
Our inbound youth exchange student Luky talked about his experiences here inspiring him to help people, and he plans to continue when he gets home.  Heading to the Shuswap again this weekend, looking forward to that.  Saw the Northern Lights last weekend which was a great experience.  Only 2 more meetings left, he is heading home June 16 and wants to pack as much into these last couple weeks as possible, so if you have anything going on - including during the week, this is a cultural exchange, not an educational exchange - please bring him along.