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Speakers and Upcoming Events
1145 - 1:00 pm
Aug 24, 2022
Club Business Meeting
1145 - 1:00 pm
Aug 31, 2022
Todd Manuel - School District 67
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Sep 07, 2022
Blake Levin - City of Penticton re: Horizons Development
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Sep 14, 2022
Prema Harris - Dream Cafe
 
 
 
Club Information
Welcome to Our Club!
Penticton Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Match Restaurant, 2nd Fl, Casino
533 Vees Drive
Penticton, BC V2A 8S3
Canada
Phone:
(250) 487-9863
We meet in person and by Zoom. To join by Zoom the meeting IDs are as follows: 11:50 – 12:30 Meeting # 898 2186 7558 Passcode: 5060 12:30 – 1:10 Meeting # 812 6498 7185 Passcode: 5060
Rotary Gives and Receives!
Chief Clarence Louie is addressing the Penticton Rotary club about his book Rez Rules.
 
Chief Louie’s book Rez Rules is receiving critical acclaim for its blunt assessment of the “Indian Problem” cultural genocide strategy adopted in the U.S. and Canada.
The horrors of residential schools and papal apologies may fade from the front page and it is the voice of Chief Louie that will keep first nations issues front and centre.
Chief Louie will be addressing the Penticton Rotary club on Wednesday, August 10 at 12 noon at the Match restaurant at the Cascades Casino.
 
 
 
 

Penticton Ribfest is Back!

Ribs, Beverage Garden, Entertainment, Kids Zone and more!

Join us in 2022 for 3 days of fantastic family fun. Champion barbecue teams from across Canada will compete for best ribs! ADMISSION IS FREE! You’ll also find live music on our main stage, entertainment and activities for children and youth, as well as a beverage garden and loads of vendors.

Organized by the Rotary Club of Penticton, this event draws over 35,000 people for a weekend of good times, good music and great food. Proceeds raised fund ongoing community projects for the citizens of Penticton.

July 1, 2, 3 - Skaha Park 
The Rotary Club of Penticton presents Ribfest 2022
 
After a few years of not being able to hold events, Ribfest is back!  Join us at Skaha Park for the wonderful Ribs, beverage garden, kidszone , music and entertainment.
 
For more information please visit http://pentictonribfest.com
 
On Wednesday, June 8th, Steve King joined us from Pathways Addiction and Resource Centre to talk about Pathways Addiction and how it helps the community of Penticton and surrounding areas
 
The Rotary Club of Penticton held a raffle to help Pathways and raised over $6000 dollars.
 
The winners were as follows:
A Premium Custon Built fully insulated Dog House Donated by Stu Harper Value $2100 – Winner Horst. 
 
Two –night accommodation in a king lakeview guest room with complimentary parking – value $640 – Donated by Penticton Lakeside Hotel
Winner Rebecca Ashley
 
Free simple new Will kit and a new simple will for your spouse – donated by Cory Goodrich McLeod and Schneiderat – value $525
Winner Helen  
 
One night at the Cactus Tree Inn –  value $399 – Donated by Grant Klatik of Chamerlin Property Group
Winner 
Matt Lowe  
 
Signed Penticton Vees Jersey and a Pony Keg Donated by Barley Mill Pub Value $350
Winner - Rhonda Schappert
 
Yeti Cooler – Donated by Home Hardware value $350
Winner   Hope Flatt
 
Steve King and Dr. Sherry Ure were on hand to receive the cheque along with Rotarian Tracy Comber who has been instrumental in raising money for Pathways and incoming President Jon Milligan

 
 
 
 

An important part of a Rotary Clubs mission is to support not only its local community but also, in a broader sense, people around the world who may not be as fortunate as we are in Canada.

During the past two years, the Rotary Club of Penticton has been involved in many international projects.

Allocating a very small yearly budget, we were able to support the following projects:

• We gave one “Hippo Roller” to villagers in Africa. This device, similar to a roller we use in landscaping, contains a large reservoir and allows women (this is generally their duty) in small villages to reduce the number of trips they are making to get water from wells that are sometimes many kilometers away from their homes.

Using the roller does reduce their risk to be attacked by animals or human predators.

• We funded one “Shelter Box” to support the victims of big earthquakes in the world. A shelter box contains, a tent, a wood pellet stove, utensils to cook and to eat as well as blankets to keep people warm. It allows families who lost their homes to have a place to live during the time they rebuild.

• We participated to the “Days For Girls” project: This global initiative, supported by a group of women from Penticton as part of many groups in North America, makes available a little bag (A Kit) with washable and re-usable sanitary pads for young girls in Africa and India.

In those parts of the world, many families cannot afford the cost of disposable pads, therefore the girls cannot go to school during several days each month. Consequently, they get so far behind that they eventually abandon school. The “ kits” are handmade by women like the ones we are supporting here in Penticton.

This simple solution can make a major difference in the future of these young girls by allowing them to continue their education.

• The Rotary Club of Penticton is part of a global Rotary International initiative to provide drinkable water to people in Haiti. This country, the poorest in North America, has had several natural disasters in the past ten years in addition to be plagued by political instability and corruption.

The two recent earthquakes have destroyed a lot of the source of drinkable water for Haitians. Therefore, people are drinking contaminated water making them gravely ill and killing many.

Rotary created the “Hanwash” project, a large initiative supported by our Rotary District. As part of this project our club, along with 20 others in Canada and the U.S., has been involved in a pilot project with the objective of providing drinkable water to one “commune” (the equivalent of a small county) servicing about 400 families.

We first funded the design of a sustainable solution and recently the project received a global grant from Rotary International to the amount of $490,000 to build the first well that will serve the commune of Ferrier.

More recently, our Club donated $5,000 to International Red Cross in support of people victims of the war in Ukraine.

When someone gives to the Rotary Club of Penticton via individual donations or by participating at one of our fundraising events, you are not only supporting our community but you also make good around the world.

Michel Martel is Director, Club Services, for the Rotary Club of Penticton.

 

 
Yesterday our Rotary club met at Match Restaurant for lunch and inducted our newest member Subrina Monteith
 

 

Subrina Anne (Herbst) Monteith was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and raised on a family farm south of Etzikom. Subrina attended a small rural school until it was closed, forcing the family to relocate to Medicine Hat.  After some time, her parent’s Frank and Melody Herbst and brother Dustin, relocated to Okanagan Falls in the 1980’s to operate the Falls Jade Shop. The store was located on Main Street in what is now an antique store. Subrina attend Okanagan Falls Elementary school from grade 3 to 7, before moving to Oliver where she graduated from South Okanagan Secondary School in 1996. 

After graduation, Subrina moved back to Alberta before the call of the mountains returned her to Penticton, where she met her husband Gordon Monteith. 

Subrina and Gordon Monteith have lived in Kaleden since 2004, raising their three beautiful daughters; Saphyre, Jocelyn and Madalyn. Subrina is completing her Business Administration Degree in Human Resources with courses in political science, economics, project management and tourism. Subrina has worked in many industries including hospitality, tourism, administration and event coordination. As an event management business owner, she has worked with many local organizations and festivals.  

Some highlights include the Midnight Service event at Blasted Church, and Celebration of Crafts at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Subrina and Gordon have coordinated the CCS BC 8 /9 Ball Championships at the Penticton Lakeside Resort since 2007. The event attracts hundreds of pool players to Penticton for a week of competitive matches on 40 pool tables.

Subrina is proud to give back to her community and has volunteered for several festivals and events. She is past vice chair of Penticton Peach Festival and has also volunteered with Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC Senior Games, Terry Fox Run and Girl Guides of Canada.

Subrina is an active volunteer in her own community including local events and organizations including the Kaleden Community Association and Kaleden Parks and Recreation.

Subrina is proud to be the first RDOS director of Area “I” which was created November 15, 2018.

 

Welcome to Rotary Subrina! 

Oct 27, 2021 - Our very own Ben Amos was speaking today about his time navigating on flying missions over the Atlantic in the mid sixties.
The Rotary Club of Penticton donated $5000 to the Penticton Breakfast Club run by the Penticton Speedway Foundation
 
The organization provides nutritious breakfasts for three elementary schools in Penticton.
 
 
 
Our Summer Sizzler Box is sold out!!  People will be excited to receive this box mid June and see all of the local products in the box.
 
Thank you to the Sponsors of the Summer Sizzler:  Scarlet Creative, Minuteman Press Penticton, Varga Law, Ferebee Wealth Management, Barley Mill Brew Pub & Sports Bistro, Barley Mill Liquor Store, VBS Excavating 
 
and also our fabulous vendors inside the box:  Back to Earth, Doug's Homestead, Route 97 Rentals, Bareback Marinades, Tickleberry's , Soda Creek Soap Co, Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc, Thor Cast, Woodcraft Creations and Farmhouse Deli
 
Thank you for supporting Rotary and our commitment to help rebuild the children's splash park at Skaha
 
 
What is NEW and Happening?
 
 
 
Our Sunshine Boxes are SOLD OUT - the lucky subscribers to this deal should see their box sometime mid March.
 
 
 
Our Lobster on the RUN Event has been scheduled for Saturday August 14th from 2 pm - 7 pm  - details to follow
 
 
In the month of January we honoured a few Rotarians with their first Paul Harris Fellowship
 
Keith Johnson who is a vital part of our club with everything and anything you can ask received his first Paul Harris
 
 
Andy Virk who always contributes to our Polio event and other happenings in our club received his first Paul Harris as well.
 
 
Congratulations Keith and Andy !!