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