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Join us for the 2019 District Conference in beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia
May 2-5, 2019

Registration Opens July 1, 2018


Welcome to Kamloops in 2019 to the Rotary District 5060 Conference! 
Lots of things to do, learn and enjoy in Kamloops May 2-5,2019. Fun, Fellowship, Hands on project, sessions and speakers.
Sponsored by: Tourism Kamloops and Abbott Wealth Management.

PDG Peter Erickson is our Rotary Foundation Chair and would like District 5060 to consider buying these Hippo Rollers for $150. Women can now push a lot more water than carrying.  Pete is encouraging all clubs to donate $150 USD to purchase these amazing devices even though World Water Day (March 22, 2018) has passed.   They can be purchased from the Roll-a-Hippo Foundation,  The Hippo Roller  .
    Congratulations to the former Rotary Club of Penticton-Okanagan which has recently  officially changed their name to the Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise, which is more descriptive.  The club was chartered in January 1990.
PETS Followup from AG Rich Watson (Chelan)
Normally after attending a training session as powerful and exciting at PNW PETS, I like to take a week or so to think
about the messages and try to condense them into a few key points. It's been a bit longer than I would like do to a couple of pressing projects an a death in our extended family but her are my thoughts from the sessions. I'm sure you had even more and please be willing to share them.

1. When I attended PETS as a PE, the emphasis was on having a detailed knowledge of how Rotary worked. Now it's on having an understanding of your leadership style and how to engage club members!! What a welcome change and what a freedom it affords you to try new things and not have to be the "doer" but the facilitator and motivator. ........
Dear Family and Friends,
We wanted to let you all know that Nick’s Bricks was an amazing day and a wonderful success.  The event was held in Wenatchee at the Pybus Public Market.  There were more than 600 kids who participated and over 100 volunteers.  It was one of biggest events the Pybus Market has ever held.  In fact, we already have a date for next year; save the date March 2, 2019 for the next Nick’s Bricks.   
It was such a fun day.  Each builder was given a participant lanyard, so they knew this was an important event, and that they were very special.  There were Lego’s available for everyone and whatever you built you could take home with you along with Lego displays, Lego jewelry making, Spaceship building, Duplo’s for tots, Lego Robotic demonstrations, Music, Prizes and of course Lego cookies.  There was no cost to participate.
Leavenworth Rotary celebrates recently with 17 Paul Harris awards for 2016-17.
From left to right: Front row Mary Scheibler, PHF+2 & 3, Jim Willems PHF+5, Penny Carpenter PHF+3, Elizabeth Saunders PHF+10, Dave Wagner PHF+2, Keith Goehner PHF+2

Back Row Ken Kohnhorst PHF+4 & 5, Jim Willems PHF+5, Bruce Williams PHF+3, Karl Ruether PHF+3,  Al Adan PHF+1, Todd Smith PHF

Not present: Joel Walinski PHF, Ken Grosse PHF, Dennis Webb PHF+1, Gary Schuster PHF+4 

In Kelowna there is a magnificent place for peace and healing, where cancer patients stay while undergoing radiation and other treatments.  It is the Rotary Lodge in Kelowna.  

A recent patient/resident posted a touching story of her experience there on a local Rotary website.  

She writes .....

To help celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Rotary Foundation,  two District 5060 Million Dollar Dinners were held,  Friday night, April 7 in Wenatchee, and Kelowna April 8.   
See photos, details and results HERE.
Thinking about including TRF in your estate planning?  It's the BEST value you can get for your philanthropic dollars... just ask Charity Navigator (Click HERE for Charity Navigator TRF).
Read More Detailed Information:  MDD Info Page       
Rotary District 5060 Youth Exchange Committee held their Outbound Student, Parent and Youth Exchange Officer orientation in Penticton April 7-9.    Approximately 165 people attended the event.  
Press "Read More" to see names of committee members, & those pictured.
Info is submitted by Jean Jacobsen, Penticton-Okanagan Rotary.
Read about Youth Exchange HERE.
District Governor Designate

October 28, 2017.

At the annual Fall Training Assembly in Osoyoos,  Richard DeRock was elected District Governor Designate (DGD) by the district nominating committee.  Shown here with wife (and Rotarian) Robin, Richard is president of Wenatchee North Rotary, a past member of the Wenatchee (Downtown) club.  and was a long-term member and chair of our very successful Rotary Youth Exchange Committee.  He is CEO and General Manager of Link Transit System of Wenatchee.

The position of DGD in our district is official when declared to the General Secretary of Rotary International which will immediately follow a 15-day challenge period (that ends 6 November 2017).
Congratulations Richard, and welcome to the District 5060 leadership team!
Important Contact Information
Website Editor:
Frank Clifton
Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​
Administrative Assistant Governor D5060
Rob Tidd
District Accounting Office
HLW Chartered Accountants Inc
502 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 4M3
​Bus: 250.492.8821
Fax: 250.492.8288
Jeanine Nickel

District Governor 2017-18 Bill Jenkin and Lisa.   District 5060 is an international district of 57 clubs and approximately 2,760 Rotarians in central Washington, USA, and south central British Columbia, Canada.  It covers a distance of 550 miles (890 km) from Clearwater, BC, in the north to Prosser, WA, in the south. Principal cities are Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington, and Kelowna and Kamloops in British Columbia. 
The area enjoys a four-season climate, with generally warm summers and mild winters. Agriculture, agribusiness, recreation, and tourism are the primary economic activities, along with a rapidly growing wine industry.

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Vern Neilsen Fund
2019 Conference Video
Kamloops, BC May 2-5, 2019
Rotarian Dr. Len Hutt writes about Respect and interviews people including Rotarian Dr. Stan Fike about his views on Rotary and service above self.
Defining Respect, Respect in Action, Respect in Management, Philanthropic Characteristics and,
Living Respect in a Service Club Environment.
Buy a Book direct from Len Hutt or Overland Press and 25% proceeds will be donated to The Rotary Foundation!
Books available at Chapters in Kamloops, Dream Store at Talking Rock Golf Course in the Dream Book Store, TRU Bookies, and at Overland Press in Kamloops.
Email Dr. Len Hutt: lenjhutt@gmail.com
Club Runner Assistance?
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This handy website has all the answers you need.  Within the knowledgebase, select the articles listed under "Support and Help".  
A particularly useful summary is the 13-page PDF ClubRunner District Guide
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Upcoming Events
May 2018
Wildfire Recovery Fund
A new plan is in development to provide financial assistance to British Columbia residents adversely affected by wildfires. Visit our new page for more information.  The initiative is led by Kamloops Rotary.