Club Information
Welcome to Our Club!
Penticton Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Elk's Lodge
343 Ellis Street
Penticton, BC V2A 4L8
(705) 427-7829
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Rotary Gives and Receives!
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 !! 
Phew... its been a busy few weeks.
Our Rotary Club is still hard at work behind all scenes during Covid and of course we are still meeting on Zoom weekly.
Last week we had the chance to see some past exchange students on Zoom which was fantastic and Ralph got to see his "kids" (yes Ralph got on zoom - you can to)
This week we had the pleasure of Chief Greg Gabriel answering our questions about the Penticton Indian Band and his new plans as Chief and our very own Ken Davis introduced Chief Gabriel
yes Ken Davis got on zoom - you can too !!  If you need help getting on Zoom don't be afraid to ask - with Covid we will not be meeting in person anytime in the future so Zoom is where it is at
Board Meeting news - Our Board met on Tuesday and the Board passed a motion to give $500 to the Salvation Army Food Bank and $500 to the Soupateria – as we have not been able to hold our Wheelbarrow Raffle, this will help them to know we are still out here thinking about them
Fun and Friendly:   Our Wreath friendraiser was a lot of fun and also helped out a local business in Summerland called La Vista Del Canon Farm, this time of year this business would usually be at the Christmas markets , but with Covid that all ended, needless to say they were very happy that Rotary stepped up and sold some wreaths.  Our Rotary Club delivered 61 wreaths from Naramata to OK Falls.
The wreaths were beautifully done by La Vista Del Canon in Summerland and had all of the fresh greens and pinecones and everything harvested from their farm.  We raised $609 dollars for our Rotary club   a BIG  Thank you to the elves that helped:   Don Collins, Karen Donison and Ron Jaggard, Brian Hughes, Gord and Jo-Ann Herle, Sandra Krauer,  Deanna Dunham, Michel Martel and George and Shirley Gordon along with my hubby Jon
The wreaths were beautiful and it was great to see some other Rotarians and non out there helping our club
Also our Starfish Auction ran from November 1-30th and raised $7164.96 –  Tracy worked hard to collect items for the auction and then delivered all of them !!
As well Tracy has been all over in the community picking up donations to Starfish you can follow Tracy and Starfish on the Starfish Pack Penticton Facebook page
Congratulations Tracy and Starfish
Happening Now ......................
Next on our list is the deadline this Friday for Rotary Festival of Lights
Nominations have been flowing in for Pentictons light displays , the deadline for nominations is this Friday December 11th, then voting will happen December 11-18 with the winners announced on December 20th  The 3 top prize winners will receive a basket from Total Restoration  IF you want to nominate someones house and light display go to
Again a THANK you to our very own web designer Anita Petersen for all of her help with the websites and Deanna Dunham for all the promotion
Christmas is coming..............
On Friday December 18th, Don C from the Sunshine Committee as well as Barb are hosting a ZOOM Rotary Christmas TGIF  They are working on delivery to all Rotarians little snacks for you to enjoy with some eggnog and whatever else you may have at home.  The festivities are going to start at 5 pm until who knows when (its Brians birthday so there may be some virtual dancing)
IF you want to help with snacks please contact Barb, also IF you are not going to be home please do let Barb know as she has Rotarians delivering snacks all over town to you and we don’t want to miss you ! Zoom link to follow next week for the party  
And we keep on going - because we are Rotarians! 
On an inspiration by Deanna and some discussion Leanna our newest member is running full steam ahead with the next Fundraiser for our club – the Penticton Rotary Sunshine in the Okanagan Subscription Box
The aim is to have 4 boxes per year starting end of January for the 1st one, 100 boxes in total that you can order for yourself or a friend.  The boxes will be $100 however will have $200 worth of items in each box.
The website and the details are being finalized and will start next week December 15th so get ready to order your box – website details to follow!    Natalie
That is all for now.....your Elves are tired............ but we will keep you up to date..... so until next week Rotarians
Cornholio for Polio
A cornhole tournament in recognition of World Polio Day!
Join us at Detonate Brewing in Summerland on October 24th for the ultimate Cornhole Tournament to raise funds to #EndPolioNow
Choose from the :
-Early Bird Tournament 11AM - 2 PM
-Afternoon Tournament 3 PM - 6 PM
1. Grab a friend
2. Pick a Team Name
3. Register for the Early Bird or Afternoon Tournament
4. Dress up to show up
Tickets are $50 per team
Tickets include Team registration, two 12 oz glasses of beer and a bag of popcorn
Register in Teams of 2
Tournaments are limited to 20 teams each
Also available for purchase
Beer, Cider, Wine
BBQ Burgers, Corn Chowder, Corn Bread, Corn on the Cob, Polio Pops, 
Paint your pinkie purple for $2
Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine.  Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.
Together, this event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Penticton and the Rotary Club of Summerland
All event proceeds for Cornholio for Polio will be donated in honor of all participating Rotary Clubs.
We held our First Covid friendly Lobster on the Run on Saturday, August 29th
It was a great success raising over $35,000 for our club!
A big thank you to our Lobster on the Run Committee for all of their hard work, as well as all of the media supporting us through this event.
We could not have done this without huge community support so THANK YOU to the community that drove thru and picked up Lobster, Chicken or Plant Based Meals, who bought 50/50 tickets and who bid on auction items.
A big thank you to Bogners of Penticton Darin Paterson for making this happen for us.
A thank you to Slackwater Brewing , Moraine Winery and River Stone Winery for supporting us with this event.
And thank you to our sponsors that made our auction happen, your donations to our event helped tremendously.
Vanmar Construction Inc.
Uber Building Solutions
Dettling Electric
Interior Roofing
Greyback Construction
Dolphins Resort
Quay West Kitchen/Riptide Marine Pub
City Centre Fitness
Fountain Tire
Scottsdale Concrete
All Hitches by Dr. Hook
Fran Beulah
Topflight Elite Training
Ashley Homestore
Smooth Effects Laser Hair Removal
Real Canadian Superstore
Summerland Golf and Country Club
MAD Studio
Hester Creek Winery
Shoppers Drug Mart
Carloni Mortgages, Rene Carloni
Hummingbird Designs
Al's Treasures
Lise Loves Bags
Rotary Club of Penticton Rotarians
Arnie Atkin and Rotarians
Simon St-laurent
Freedom Bike Shop
Parkers Chrysler
The Bay
Canoe Financial
Hummingbird Design
Freedom Bike Shop
Da Silva Vineyards and Winery
Fountain Tire
Nautical Dog Cafe
Shades of Linen
Last Call Liquor Mart
Pedego Penticton
Grape Friends Lounge and Tours
Summerland Sweets
La Frenz Winery
Jannette Cunningham - Scentsy Penticton
Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery
Ferebee Wealth Management
Shannon Simpson Real Estate Remax Penticton Realty
Nuvista Chiropractic and Wellness
Area 27 Motorsports Park
Penticton Honda Centre
Canadian Tire
Penticton Honda Centre
Buy-Low Foods Oliver
Dynamic Funds and Canoe Financial
Nicholas Vassilakakis
The Lloyd Gallery
London Drugs
Route 97 Rentals
Lori Lalonde Mortgage Specialist
Matheson Creek Farm
Above the Beach Bed and Breakfast
India House
Minuteman Press
Peter Graham
Lorraine Rourke Hodges
Waterplay & RecTec Industries
Frind Estate Winery
Last Call Liquor Mart
Total Restoration
Total Restoration
India House
Penticton Golf and Country Club
Twin Anchors Houseboats
Cantex Group of Companies
Poplar Grove Winery
Varga Law
Eskala Mountain Sports
Blue Mountain Winery
Hoodoo Adventures
Home Hardware
Thank you to our very own Rotarians Anita Petersen (Designer, Creative Strategist at Scarlet + Technica) for creating the website and to Deanna Dunham (Graphic Designer Deanna Dunham Designs) for all of our social media updates and getting the word out everywhere.  We could not have done it without you .
Welcome to our next Fundraiser Rotary Club of Penticton Lobster on the Run
Visit to purchase tickets to this event, and also to look at the auction items and buy tickets for the 50/50 draw
This year our Rotary Club is taking a spin on our Lobster Feast event for a drive thru event on August 29th where you can pick up and enjoy a lobster dinner, or chicken or plant based meal and take to the beach or home.