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11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Club Business Meeting
Major Tim Leslie
Jan 31, 2018
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Carey Bornn
Feb 14, 2018
South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
Jon Milligan
Feb 21, 2018
New small business tax laws brought in by the Feds
 
 
 
 
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Penticton Rotary

Service Above Self

Meetings are Wednesday at 11:45 - 1:00PM. Except the first Wednesday of each month, which is at 5:15 pm for a Dinner meeting.(Dinner at 6 pm) Guests and Spouses are always welcome to all of our meetings.
We meet at the Days Inn Conference room
125 Riverside Drive
Penticton, BC  V2A 5Y4
Canada

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(250) 770-7877
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Rotary Gives and Receives!
Our very own Randall Bamford
 
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Save-On-Foods general manager Randall Bamford is hoping to turn a sticky situation into a bonus for the Salvation Army Community Food Bank this Christmas.

Starting Friday, for one week the grocery store is donating a jar of peanut butter to the food bank for each jar customers purchase and give to the cause.

“We started this when I was in Williams Lake,” said Bamford about how he came up with the idea. “The food bank there ran an article in the local paper saying how low their inventory was at that time of year (February) but I mean it’s low all the time, and what they really need is protein, so things like tuna and peanut butter are great, so I said ‘hey, lets do a peanut butter drive.’”

Read more: Update: ‘Stunning’ support for food drive

After doing a costing the drive proved to be feasible and for that week, like they are doing here, there were jars of peanut butter at each till and customers were asked if they would like purchase one and donate it.

The response proved to be overwhelming.

“We really didn’t think it was going to take off the way it did,” recalled Bamford. “We got 1,700 jars for the food bank and we could have done more if we’d had more peanut butter, we actually ran out three times, so we’re prepared for this one.

“Every time a customer bought one and donated it to our huge stack of peanut butter that we created at the front of the store we would donate one as well right then and there. So the cashiers were walking over with two peanut butters for every customer that bought one and putting them on the pile.”

That event was so popular that Bamford’s idea peaked an interest at the corporate level and this year all 160 Save-On-Foods stores are having their own peanut butter drive.

“I’m just really hoping each one of them pulls it off, and I’m really hoping we can beat 1,700 jars at our store,” he said.

The specific item is the 500-gram smooth Western Family brand.

Manager John Rankin of the Salvation Army had one word when asked by Bamford if the drive would be something of interest.

“Great,” said Rankin, adding: “The protein is excellent, it’s a staple and people can utilize it easily. Clients are very appreciative of peanut butter.”

He also expressed his appreciation to Save-On-Foods for its efforts in helping the food bank and an especially busy time of year for the organization

 
Our 2017 Wheelbarrow Raffle was a great success
 
Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle 2017 Winners
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Ticket
Winners
IGA
0242
BJ Standish
Safeway
3491
Michelle Milligan
Save On Foods
5856
KL Walford
Superstore
4597
Sarah Russick
Walmart
5410
Theresa Eisner
 
Rotary Club of Penticton is hosting their WHEELBARROW RAFFLE
December 1st and December 2nd
at
IGA, Safeway, Save-ON, Superstore, Walmart 
 
 
Our 5th Annual Diamonds on the Deck Event was a fabulous event on Friday evening September 15th
Carole Scott won the half carat diamond this year.
Guests enjoyed wine from Red Rooster and appies from the Pecking Room.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a success.
Natalie, Liz and Kate - Diamond chairs....
 
Of course this event would never happen without our sponsors so we want to say
THANK YOU to our sponsors:
 
Gold Dust Jewellers
Blue Mountain Winery
Tami O'Callaghan - Complete Mortgage Services
 
Penticton Golf & Country Club                Okanagan Essentials Boutique
Connoisseur Wine Tours                          Big Jay Express
Penticton Cruises.com                             Peaches Lingerie
Terry’s Comfort Food with Attitude        Cobs Bread
Murray Buick GMC Penticton                  Three Wishes
Mi Amor Clothing Boutique
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Pentictons 3rd Annual Ribfest happened June 30 - July 2
People enjoyed the warm weather, beverages and of course the delicious Ribs.  There was live music and a fireworks display on Saturday night.
A good time was had by all