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Penticton Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.
Rusty Anchor @ Penticton Marina
295 Marina Way
Penticton, BC V2A 1G7
Canada
Rotary Gives and Receives!
 
Rotary and UNICEF celebrated a momentous milestone this year.
 
Rotary’s cumulative support to UNICEF since 1988 reached $ 1 billion USD this year !!!
 
This successful partnership has worked to reduce polio cases by 99.9 percent since 1988 and remains committed to continuing efforts to make the world polio-free.
 
Please see the UNICEF thank you video below.
 


 
 
 
 
Special shout out to the Elks Club of Penticton for their recent generous donation of $5000 to the Starfish program. 
 
To date the Elks have donated over $25,000 to Starfish !!!
 
Way to go Elks. 
 

 
Our speaker this Wednesday will be Jeff Fitton.
 
Jeff Fitton is a Father, Husband, and Teacher. He also concurrently serves the public as a paid-on-call firefighter, jail guard, RCMP front counter occurrence/information officer, and was an Auxiliary Constable. He is passionate about teaching and the importance of connecting with students. He is an innovator who loves being curious, asking questions, and seeking the wisdom of others! He encourages people to listen to others since everyone has a neat story.
 
This Wednesday, June 12 Jeff will be speaking to us on his innovative program addressing teenage anxiety.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Great presentation at our June 12th meeting by Liz Gomes of South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)
 
Did you know:
 
For every NHL concussion, it is estimated that more than 7,000 women in Canada suffer the same injury because of violence by an intimate partner, according to recent calculations by YWCA. 
 
Among many other services, SOWINS helps women escape domestic violence. 
 
The Rotary of Penticton is proud to support SOWINS and all the great work they do for our community (so we gave her a cheque).
 

 
During the recent District Conference in Penticton, our very own Rotary member Bob Leslie took some Washington State guests on a brewery tour of Penticton. A good time was obviously had by all.
 
Well done Bob. Rotary hospitality in action.
 
 
 

Great speaker for Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 meeting at 11:45am at the Rusty Anchor. 
 

 
Jo Anne Ruppenthal is the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the City of Penticton. Jo Ann is currently assigned to the Community Policing unit.
 
Jo Anne Ruppenthal will be speaking on the latest cyber and phone scams, and how to avoid being caught in them . 
 
Jo Anne is also a retired RCMP Member, she served for 25 years throughout the province of BC. 
 
Rotary Parks in Penticton 
 
Originally constructed by the Penticton Rotary Club and City of Penticton in the early 1990’s Rotary Play World quickly became Penticton’s flagship playground. 
 

 
 

 
 
Rotary Honours our Pioneers.
 
Thank you to everyone that attended the Pioneers Reception.
 
Flo Rozanda  (age 98) and Lloyd Hansen (age 91) took home the oldest Pioneer in attendance bouquet.
 
Beautiful arrangements donated by Ben Amos.
 
Many thanks to our volunteers and to our sponsors for supporting the long standing tradition to celebrate the individuals that help build our community. 
 

 

 
 
 
Penticton Rotary Club member Tracy Van Raes honored for her many years of dedicated service to our community.
 
Way to go Tracy !!!