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FIFTY SIXTY NEWS ARCHIVE

 

 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2018-2019

Greetings from Sherry and Jim Chamberlain!  

Jim and I look forward to meeting as many Rotarians as possible this coming year.
We will be visiting every Rotary Club in this district and later on will try and meet the Rotaract and Interact Clubs.
A little bit about ourselves.  We reside in Kamloops BC Canada since 1998.   We are both from Ontario originally however did not meet until we were living in the Vancouver BC area, and we have no children.   
We love to travel, golf, ride our motorcycle, enjoy walks and learning about new cities and cultures.   We also used to be avid curlers in the winter but now try and get to Arizona in December and January where we enjoy friends and more golf.  Jim is now retired after 31 years with Canada Post and I still work for Chubb Fire & Security as a commercial account manager for the security business in this area.   See you in your City soon!
Sherry.
  [editor's note - scroll down for Sherry's official message and priorities]
 
 
BE THE INSPIRATION
“We can all be an inspiration to others. Being inspired relates to taking action.  We can do more and be more effective if we are inspired. Find your inspiration and Take Action.”
 

 
 
What an incredible journey this has been for myself and my husband Jim. I have spent a lot of years at the club level and working on international service projects. My past 10 years at the district level has opened my eyes even more to new opportunities in service.
 
Capture the Moment ......
 
 
Don’t miss your chance to Capture the Moment at the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg, Germany.  
 
Jerry Kayser, member of the Rotary Club of Moses Lake, took this stunning image of the Rotary clock tower in downtown Moses Lake. 
Jerry created this halo effect by flying a drone in a circle with LED lights attached to each landing strut and front and rear of drone body. Twenty-five second exposure with a tripod mounted camera to capture complete revolutions of the drone.
Great story from Rotary Club of Peachland!
 
JoeAnna's House (https://www.kghfoundation.com/joeannas-house/) is an initiative by the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation and a  couple of major private donors. The Foundation has approached Rotary clubs in the area to come on board with donations. Of particular importance was that a donation be received by May 31st because a private foundation pledged to match donations received by that date 1:1. 
 
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  .
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.

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 .....

 
Important Contact Information
Website Editor:
Frank Clifton
 
Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​
509.728.1139
 
Governor's Aide
Lester Cooper
509-741-7825
 
District Accounting Office
HLW Chartered Accountants Inc
502 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 4M3
​Bus: 250.492.8821
Fax: 250.492.8288
Contact:
Jeanine Nickel
 
 
 
Rotary Club Finder - locate a club anywhere in the world
 
LIST OF DISTRICT CLUBS BY CHARTER
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Note:  If your club's information is incorrect, please review all details in the club directory and make needed corrections. For assistance, contact the site content editor.
 
Vern Neilsen Fund
 
2019 Conference Video
 
Kamloops, BC May 2-5, 2019
 
BOOK: "FACES OF RESPECT"
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?
Want some help with ClubRunner? 
 
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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Disaster Recovery Fund
A new plan is in development to provide financial assistance to British Columbia residents adversely affected by wildfires or other disasters. Visit our new page for more information.  The initiative is led by Kamloops Rotary.