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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:
(705) 427-7829
We meet in person and by Zoom. To join by Zoom copy and paste the URL below into your browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87872932782?pwd=R2VURGZCcmZxalpOTjU3S05vcHhMZz09
Rotary Gives and Receives!

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 !! 
 
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 www.supportpentictonrotary.com
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.