Speakers and Upcoming Events
No club meeting
Dec 14, 2022
No club meeting
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Dec 21, 2022
Club Christmas Lunch
No Club Meeting
Dec 28, 2022
No Club Meeting
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Jan 04, 2023
James Schalman - Apex Resort
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Jan 18, 2023
Kimberly Wise - Vice Principal Summerland Secondary SOGI lead educator
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Jan 25, 2023
Club Business Meeting
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
(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!
Join us for this fun evening of fellowship and raising money
$30 gets you a burger, a side , a dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Of course there will be beer and wine for sale
Come and join us for this great evening supporting polio - we are this close
 Superintendent Brian Hunter is coming to speak to our Rotary Club this Wednesday, October 26th
You do not want to miss his speech
We meet upstairs at Match Wednesday from 1145 - 1 pm
Tam Dinh is the Program Manager for Junior Achievement BC since Sept. 2021
A Rotary member of Rotary Club of Osoyoos since 2019. Recipient of Paul Harris Award.
She is Co-Chair on Rotary Club Osoyoos -Lobster on the Beach 2021 and 2022 • Treasurer for Osoyoos & District Art Council since Sept. 2019 • Volunteer instructor with Mt. Baldy Bluejays-Adaptive Sports Program since 2019 • Volunteer of Operation Trackshoes-Victoria since 2011. 
She has been a Volunteer Facilitator with JABC since 2010-delivered 4 different programs
She has always been involved with community efforts with BC Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club and many local non-profit organizations in Victoria, Cloverdale, Osoyoos and now Peachland. Junior Achievement was a perfect fit to continue being involved with a non-profit organization to share my personal experience and possibly make a difference in our BC Communities.
She will be speaking to our Rotary club this Wednesday October 5th at Match Eatery upstairs from 1145-1 pm 
Blake Laven - Director of Development Services for the City of Penticton will be speaking to our Rotary club today at Match Eatery from 1145 am - 1 pm
We meet at Match - 2nd floor of the Penticton Casino
He will be speaking about the Horizons Development 
Todd Manuel, Superintendent of School District 67 will be speaking to our club , Wednesday, August 31st - 11:45 - 1:00 pm
We meet at Match Eatery, 2nd floor.
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.
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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
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.