District 5060 News, Vol. I - #16    
JUNE 2019
News of interest to Rotarians from around the district.  This edition is off-normal due to our publisher being out of commission from wrist surgery.  Ken will return next month.  Also, news is limited normally during this period since the district conference has ended and most leadership has been focused on the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  Next month we will begin Volume 2.
Governor Sherry's final report
District Calendar - Click here
HANWASH update District Conference 2020 - video
Official Changeover Celebration, Kelowna District Conference 2020 - Registration
Wave the Rotary Flag View previous editions here
Membership results for May District 5060 website
Club events (if any) Why Bill Gates partners with Rotary... video
Upcoming Events  


Haiti HANWASH update from Wenatchee Rotary
We are excited to announce that our District and Wenatchee Rotary have signed an agreement with HANWASH about our commitment to be a “Champion” for one of four pilot projects to bring clean water to Haiti. District Governor Sherry Chamberlain met with HANWASH leaders at the RI meeting in Hamburg to draft the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which has been reviewed, approved, and signed by Wenatchee Rotary President Pete Van Well  and by other District leaders. For details about the project, see and click on “about,” then “Haiti.”  More information will be posted on the district site soon.

Peter Schultz is to be inducted as our next District Governor on
July 5 at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, BC
We will also celebrate DG Sherry Chamberlain's achievements
during 2018/2019. You are cordially invited to this event which
starts at 6 PM and ends no later than 9 PM!
As space is limited to 120 people
I encourage you to register early at:


The price for the event and dinner is $60 CDN and is payable on line at
time of registration. More information is available at the link noted above.

Norway Rotarian Hans Kihl and DG Sherry Chamberlain waving the flag at the UNESCO World Heritage City in Bergen, Norway.
Whether you are in outer space, below the surface of the ocean, at fundraisers and volunteer events. We want Rotarians to show their pride in our organization and proudly wave the Rotary flag.  Send us your story!

Submit stories to

Rob Tidd - District Membership Chair
Phone: (509) 470-7218
District 5060 shines!
District 5060 Rotarians:
    As we approach the end of the 2018-2019 Rotary year, I want to congratulate you for your successes in increasing membership in our district. Most districts in North America have faced a reduction in membership whereas our district has experienced a net gain of over 100 new members through the end of May. Job well done! Our challenge now is to keep that momentum going through June 2019 and beyond. As your district membership chair, I ask that each club does the following:
  1. Please update your membership list in the Rotary International website prior to July 1, 2019. It is very important that your membership is up-to-date. If you have any issues with updating your membership list in the Rotary International website please call me and I will help you through that process;
  2. If you are experiencing challenges in attracting new members or engaging current members please let me know. Your district membership team is available to offer assistance. You just need to let us know what challenges you are facing in your club; and
  3. If you are looking for fresh ideas on how to attract new members and/or engage current members we have several ideas that are working in many of our clubs. We encourage you to contact us and “aggressively borrow” these ideas.  We would also like to hear about any ideas that are working for your clubs as well.  
It has been my pleasure to be your 2018-2019 district membership chair and I look forward to being at your service as your district membership chair again during the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Rob Tidd

Summerland  Soltice Winemaker's Dinner
As most of you know we are hosting a Winemaker's Dinner at Heaven's Gate Winery next Thursday, June 20 for Solstice!  See attachment!
We have an amazing lobster dinner planned, wine and cheese pairings and wonderful music and fun games like a Balloon Pop for $20 you have the chance to win $1200 in wine!!!!  This is NOT your typical fundraising dinner so buy your tickets and help us raise money for local and international causes!
Cut off for tickets is today (Thursday, 6/13) so please support our efforts and come for a fabulous night out. The weather is supposed to be beautiful so come enjoy an amazing feast in the vines at Heaven's Gate!
Follow this link to book
Have a great day and see you next Thursday!
LeeAnna Binder
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Treasures of the South Okanagan- Raffle
May 01, 2019 – Jun 24, 2019
A Sparkling Evening at Fitz
Jun 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Peace Concert in Heritage Park Peachland
Heritage Park Peachland
Jun 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Changeover 2019
Coast Capri Hotel
Jul 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Peace Concert in Heritage Park Peachland
Heritage Park Peachland
Jul 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Training
BW Plus Peppertree
Jul 19, 2019 5:30 PM –
Jul 20, 2019 3:30 PM
Peace Concert in Heritage Park Peachland
Heritage Park Peachland
Jul 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Rotary International District 5060  
District Secretary Mike Dedels
1850 Ironwood Terrace, Kamloops, BC V2H 0A6
SERVICE ABOVE SELF - Rotary's motto for 100+ years.