CHECK BACK ON OUR SITE MAY 1, 2018 FOR OUR LIVE AUCTION ITEMS!!! 
 
Our 10th Annual Lobster Feast is coming soon! 
 
Make sure to get your tickets early!
 
 
 
 
 
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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

 
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Our 2017 Wheelbarrow Raffle was a great success
 
Wheelbarrow and Food Raffle 2017 Winners
Store
Ticket
Winners
IGA
0242
BJ Standish
Safeway
3491
Michelle Milligan
Save On Foods
5856
KL Walford
Superstore
4597
Sarah Russick
Walmart
5410
Theresa Eisner
 
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Rotary Club of Penticton is hosting their WHEELBARROW RAFFLE
December 1st and December 2nd
at
IGA, Safeway, Save-ON, Superstore, Walmart 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted on Feb 11, 2017

 
 
Congratulations to Brian and Kris Preece winners of the Grand Prize Balloon!
 
Big Thank you to all the Businesses who contributed to the Valentines Dance
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ribfest 2016 was an AMAZING event.  Our Rotary Club held this event at Okanagan Lake Park from Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 3rd.  
There were 4 Ribbers that came from all over Canada to cook the fabulous Ribs, a family Beverage Garden and a regular Beverage Garden.  There was music in the park the entire 4 days and fireworks on the Friday July 1st evening.
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Ralph Oslund celebrated his 50th year of Rotary April 13, 2016 - 50 years to the DAY he joined the Rotary Club of Penticton
Congratulations Ralph on this amazing accomplishment! 
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Posted on Dec 02, 2015

Wheelbarrow Raffle

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Coates and Keith Johnson -

Our Wheelbarrow chair people this year.

Wheelbarrow Raffle is this weekend at IGA,

Safeways, Savon Foods and Walmart.

 

 

And the "Black Belt Award" this week goes to Grant, for the great Christmas party!

 
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We had our Annual Thank you to Joeys Seafood Restaurant and Dan the Owner.  The place was packed with Rotarians who enjoyed good food!  Thank you to all that attended this event.
 
 
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Our 3rd Annual Diamonds on the Deck event was a success and this year finally a woman won the Diamond!
Red Rooster hosted us for this event and Darin Paterson (Bogners) and the Pecking Room provided delicious food for the event.
The diamond was won by Meghan Dimma from Oliver who actually was a Rotary Exchange Student back in the day.
A HUGE Thank you to Don Nguyen from Gold Dust Jewellers who provided us with the diamond for the event.
Other financial sponsors included Shawn Olma from Mortgage Alliance West, Canoe Financial, Fidelity Investments and TD Asset Management.
Blue Mountain Winery provided the Champagne for all of the guests.
Every person received a door prize and enjoyed a nice Friday night with wine and food.
We hope to see you at next years Diamonds on the Deck Event!
 
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Penticton Rotary completed Shatford Centre fundraising for the Rotary Kitchen 2015-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
Warwick Parker was the recipient of the 2015 Rotary Bridge Club. The photos shows john Pankiw, last year’s winner, presenting the coveted cup on May 27th. Congratulations Warwick!
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Erwin Ploner reported on the success and fun times enjoyed by all our member volunteers at the Shriner’s breakfast in May. Bruce Barker, the new potentate of Shriners of B.C. and Yukon, presented a cheque to our club for $1800 in appreciation of our hard work. The photo shows our President Cal Meiklejohn receiving the cheque on behalf of our Club from Bruce.
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Another Lobster Feast has come and gone! This one was a whole lot of fun!  Take a look at the photos in the Photo Albums section to the right on the home page.  Here is a sample of what to expect. Erwin Ploner is attempting to sell the Lobster Feast Chair, Don Michiel, a few raffle tickets,
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Posted on May 20, 2015
Our club is just that much better now that we have both Jan Rustad and Keith Johnson as our newest members.  Here President Cal is pinning them both with their Rotary pin.  Roy Phillips performed the induction.
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The Rotary Club of Penticton is once again fundraising for the purchase of ShelterBoxes which consist of a tent, water purification, pots, pans, cook stove and dishes along with bedding and other items for up to 12 persons. Join us in raising money to help provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families left homeless due to disaster. This time it is for Nepal and the need in Nepal is great with so many villages completely destroyed. Families will be in desperate need of shelter as monsoon season is just around the corner. The tents that ShelterBox provides can withstand this particular climate challenge. The photo below shows member Erwin Ploner on his shift at Cherry Lane Mall on Saturday, May 2nd.  More volunteers will be there to assist in making donations in the afternoon and on Sunday.  Come on down and see what a ShelterBox contains and make a donation to this worthy cause. 

ShelterBox Campaign for Disaster Relief in Nepal 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
The day of our annual golf event started out wet, windy and cold but by the time 3 p.m. rolled around the rain had stopped, the wind dropped and the sun came out.  The first group teed off at 3 p.m., followed by 5 other groups for a total of 24 golfers. The weather held for next two hours and everyone enjoy a pleasant afternoon of golf and camaraderie.  The scores ranged from 2 below par to 4 over par. 
In the clubhouse everyone relaxed for a while, sipped a beverage and then sat down to dinner.  About ten spouses joined the golfers for dinner and so did our exchange student who also received a prize.
Following dinner were the award ceremonies with teams opening a whole variety of “Things you never want to see again”.  Garry Hoolaeff’s prize was an electric something or other (no idea really) and was probably the strangest of the prizes.  By the smiles on the faces, it seemed everyone enjoyed themselves.  See more photos in the Photo Album section of our webpage soon.
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It was a special day for 175 Penticton "Pioneers" who attended our appreciation reception at the Seniors' Drop-In Centre this past Sunday.  Platters of sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cookies and squares were replenished to make certain they all enjoyed the offerings.  Tea, coffee and wine was also available as well as a special cake in their honour.  The photo below is of President Cal Meiklejohn with a lucky "couple" receiving a bouquet of flowers as the pioneers with the most years in Penticton.  View the many photos in the photo album section to the right on our webpage.
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President Cal presented our newest member Robert Trottier with a certificate of membership.  Robert transferred to our Club from Olds, Alberta. Welcome aboard Robert.
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Posted on Apr 07, 2015
Our guest speaker today was Chief Clarence Louie and Joe McGinnis of the Osoyoos Indian Band.  Joe said grace for us in his native tongue. Chief Louie has been elected Chief 15 times.   He started his speech by saying that he loves Rotary’s 4-way test.   His reserve office is located in Oliver with a prime focus to create jobs and make money.  Oliver is on the verge of losing a school as people are moving away.  Chief Louie stressed the need for economic development to provide jobs that keep people here in the Okanagan.  One of his favourite quotes is "the economic horse pulls the social cart”.  We can't have hospitals, concerts, hockey arenas, community centres, etc. without a strong workforce.  Money equals opportunity and with that in mind, the main focus on the reserves is to make money.  Things like a winery, new prison and race track will bring millions of dollars to the area.
He reported that the original treaty relationship was a business relationship but over the years was turned into a dependency relationship but is working hard to bring it back to a business relationship.  He also wants his native language to be part of this land.  He encourages non-native people to come on the reservation and participate with their businesses.
After a few questions from the audience, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit thanked Chief Louie for his time to speak to us today and  the opportunities to work together in the future.  In the photo below, Brian Hughes is along side the Chief and Joe.
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Rotarian Dave Smith presented a cheque for $1500 to our guests Adolf Stefan and Barb Schneiderat of the SS Sicamous. (Seen below on either side of President Cal Meiklejohn).  A portion of the proceeds raised at our Octoberfest fundraiser provided monies that will be used to purchase furniture for a salon in the SS Sicamous.
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In memory of our cherished member who passed away yesterday.  Carl Tymm was a great Rotarian who had been active with our club since 1971 and club President in 1977.  He was appointed District Governor in 1989.  I knew of two hats he wore both as a Rotarian and a Shriner and I am certain there were many more.  Just 10 months ago Carl posted his comments to the editor of the Penticton Herald that really says it all about Carl’s view on volunteering.  Rest in peace dear friend.  Here is his post:
 
Dear Editor:
I was pleased to read Harvie Barker’s article “The joy in giving to others” in Monday’s Herald. His reference to “giving to and caring for” is in my books just doing good.
Support your favourite charity or service club and be a volunteer. I have been a volunteer and active in community service work for many years and can attest to feeling good doing good. A major spinoff that wasn’t mentioned in his article was, the side effects of “the joy in giving to others” is of feeling good. I’m sure that the medical profession will attest that this good feeling translates into good health, both physical and mental.
Doing good is a win-win situation but I always felt that I was the greater winner.  My motto is, “be good, do good and have fun doing it”. Try it, you’ll like it.  Carl Tymm
 
Be Good, Do Good and Have Fun Doing It 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2015
Judge Gerry Pash paid our club a visit and spoke of his new career as a citizenship judge.  He was a former member of our club and a Paul Harris Fellow before moving to Victoria where he now resides.
Following a 27-year career in radio broadcasting, he worked for the Department of National Defence for 22 years as a public affairs officer at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, in Victoria, B.C.  In his civilian occupations and as a Canadian Forces reservist, where he held the rank of Lieutenant-Commander upon his retirement, Mr. Pash has received several awards in recognition of his commitment to active, engaged citizenship.  These include the Greater Victoria United Way Bronze Leadership award, the Rotary Foundation Fellowship, the Royal Canadian Legion National Media Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.  Citizenship judges are appointed for a three-year period and are responsible for making decisions with regard to citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.  Todfay Judge Pash administered the oath of citizenship for all Rotarians in attendance.  He also presented certificates to a few of our long standing Rotarians.
 
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posted Feb 5, 2015 by Mark Brett, Penticton Western News.

The Penticton Rotary Club is hosting the Dancing the Night Away fundraiser in support of the club's mental wellness initiative. The fun evening will take place on the S.S. Sicamous Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 250-486-0367 or at 101-100 Front St. (RBC Dominion Securities Inc.).There will be a cash bar and chocolate fountain on site the night of the dance.

Dancing the Nite Away for Mental Health 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
Story from Castanet News, by Deborah Pfeiffer, Jan. 24th
The Penticton Rotary Club is partnering with School District 67 to create a program focused on enhancing mental wellness amongst youth in the community. The goal of the program is to reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues through open dialogue and community support as well as create resources for youth, parents and teachers to contribute to mental wellness.
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Fellow Rotarians are busy selling WestJet raffle tickets for the draw for two tickets anywhere that WestJet flies, The draw will take place on February 15, 2015.  This photo shows Bob Gibbs (R) and Chris Barth (R) joined by Carl Tymm at the Cherry Lane Mall on the morning shift on Saturday, December 13th.
 
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Four teams of volunteer Rotarians and students, lead by Committee Chair Craig Dusel and his wife Audrey, sold raffle tickets for 4 wheelbarrows filled with goods from Safeway, Save-On-Foods, IGA and the Real Canadian Superstore. Here is a photo of the manager at the Real Canadian Superstore drawing the winning ticket at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday December 6th.  75% of the monies raised will go to the Penticton Soupateria and 25% will go to the Salvation Army Foodbank.   Thanks to everyone for making this a successful fundraiser.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2014
Rotarians were up early to help with the Toys for Tots toy drive at 7:00 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.  Featured in this photo are three of the Penticton Rotary lady members: Judi Cassidy, Sandra Curnow and Sandra Krauer. 
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Posted on Oct 16, 2014
Some of our members who volunteered to greet attendees at the annual Wine Festival on October 10 and 11 shown here.  All dressed up as is the tradition for many years by our Rotarian volunteers.  Thanks to Roland and Sandra Curnow, PDG Carl Tymm (organizer of the volunteers) and Mrs. Krushel and Dale Krushel.
 
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Posted on Oct 15, 2014
Today we welcomed our newest members Chris Barth (L) and David Keir (R) who were inducted by our member Roy Phillips (centre).  Welcome to our club.
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Posted on Oct 08, 2014
Natalie Ferebee, Foundation Chair, presented fellow member Erwin Ploner with his Paul Harris Fellow award. Congratulations Erwin.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2014
The members who purchased tickets and attended the "Taste for the Arts" evening at the Shatford Centre this past weekend were treated to some fabulous food!  I personally walked away with many business cards of restaurants that I will frequent now that I have tasted some of their delicious fare.  The evening included a silent auction, music and great social time while you enjoyed your tasty morsels at your shared table.  Here is a photo of the cake to kick off the kick off the community kitchen.
 
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Posted on Sep 12, 2014
Well there were many busy Rotarians at the Yard Sale today!  Barbara Hoolaeff accumulated a huge amount of items that were quickly going off the shelves!
Thanks to all those who helped price the items, set up the displays and walked tirelessly throughout the curling rink helping would be purchasers make that special deal.  I for one spoke to two people about Rotary and invited them to come by to one of our meetings. More photos are available on our Facebook page (see link above).
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Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 09, 2014

Reminder:

  • Yard Sale: Do not forget to show up for your shift on Saturday, September 13th and 20th.  Please contact Barb for a shift.
  • Octoberfest - Each member is asked to bring a case of beer for the Octoberfest fundraising event to a future meeting.
  • New Projects - Gerry Karr has provided information on the website for your input for new community projects.
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Yard Sale, September 13th and 20th.
  • A Taste for the Arts, September 26thNatalie Ferebee has tickets available. Contact her for the Rotary special price of $25.
  • Wine Festival, October 10th -11th - 6-8 Rotarians to volunteer as servers.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, September 18th at Noon in the Day Break Room is a Business meeting.  Please note the change of room for this meeting.

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: Guests today included DG Bruce Falkins and his wife Donna; ADG Dennis Jacobsen and his wife Jean, both Rotarians from the Penticton Okanagan Club who brought along their exchange student Marko Semperteli; former exchange student  Vivi Gufanti  and Jennifer Malaskal from the Okanagan School of the Arts.
  • Birthdays: None mentioned this week other than the fact that Barb Hoolaeff is off to join Jackie Frederick to help celebrate her 50th.
  • Brian Hughes spoke about the October line-up of speakers.  These will be posted on the website once he gives them to me!
  • Barb Hoolaeff asked for more volunteers for the Yard Sale.  The Vees and Scouts will be helping with the setup this Friday.
  • ADG Dennis Jacobsen introduced our special speaker DG Bruce Falkins. Prior to the luncheon they had met with the Board to discuss our club's goals, projects and other matters.  DG Bruce is very passionate about the family of Rotary and urged everyone to attend the District Conference in Kelowna next year on June 18th to the 21st.  He also noted the District Training session in Osoyoos on the weekend of October 31st to November 1st and hoped our members would attend. He ended his speech with his favourite quote "The key to life is not accumulation, it's contribution."
  • President Cal Meiklejohn thanked DG Bruce Falkins and presented him with our esteemed pen and a Rotary clock for his wife Donna.
  • Sheriff: Barb Hoolaeff levied quite a few fines including anyone who had not put their name down to help at the Yard Sale nor donated an item!
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $72.  The winning ticket belonged to Jon Milligan who did not draw the joker from the deck!

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Overview of September 10th Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 09, 2014

Today we had a chance to meet our DG Bruce Falkins and his wife Donna who spoke to us on some of the happenings in the District as well as the strong network of Rotary.  The theme of "The Family of Rotary" will be celebrated at the upcoming Rotary District 5060 conference on June 18-21, 2015 at UBCO in Kelowna.  Five of our members received pins for recently sponsoring a new member and DG Bruce Falkins presented them: (left to right) Roy Phillips, Jim Henderson, Barb Hoolaeff, Gerry Karr and Ken Davis.

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DG Bruce Falkins Visit Linda Metcalfe 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 03, 2014

Reminder:

  • Yard Sale: Barb Hoolaeff needs volunteers for Saturday, September 13th and 20th.  Please contact her for a shift.
  • Tastes for the Arts: Bring your money for tickets for this event.  Natalie Ferebee will have tickets available at the next meeting.
  • Octoberfest - Each member is asked to bring a case of beer for the Octoberfest fundraising event to a future meeting.
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Yard Sale, September 13th and 20th.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, September 10th at Noon we have a very special meeting with guests DG Bruce Falkins and his wife Donna we well as the Assistant DG, Dennis Jacobsen and his wife Jean. The Board will meet with them prior to our luncheon meeting. DG Bruce Falkins will be our featured speaker for this meeting.

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: Guests today included Mark Bedford, previously with the Oak Bay Rotary Club; Vivi Gufanti and our speaker Jerome Abraham.
  • Birthdays: Peter Beulah, Past President Dave Smith and Gord Watson.
  • Milton Orris spoke about the upcoming Shatford Centre Tastes for the Arts event on Friday September 20th at 6:00 PM.  Tickets will be available at a discount price of $25 for Rotarians.
  • Dave Smith announced a meeting of the Octoberfest Committee after the meeting.
  • Erwin Ploner introduced our speaker Jerome Abraham, from Discovery House.  Jerome shared his 17 year struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Sober now for 4 1/2 years, he serves as director for Discovery House which is managed primarily from grants, fundraisers and donations.
  • Gerry Karr as Chair of the New Projects Committee, asked members to think about new community projects that the Club could take on.  He will provide documentation on the website that will aid members in this process.
  • President Cal spoke of the recent motion passed by the Board for the Ribfest Committee to hire All She Wrote Consulting to acquire sponsorships for a fee of $500.  Of note, the Title Sponsor must be acquired by October 17th or Rotary will not be obligated to hold a Ribfest fundraiser.  Further, if the total minimum sponsorship of $60,000 is not secured  by November 28th, Rotary will not be obligated to hold a Ribfest fundraiser.  The members will be sent a PDF of the Ribfest budget for their perusal.
  • Sheriff: Barb Hoolaeff levied quite a few fines including anyone who had not put their name down to help at the Yard Sale; Dave Smith for answering his cell phone; and several members who were apparently snoozing!
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $63.  The winning ticket belonged to Don Michiel who did not draw the joker from the new deck!
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Overview of September 3rd Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 28, 2014

Reminder:

  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting your gently used items for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Yard Sale, Saturday September 13th and 20th.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, September 3rd at Noon with featured speaker Jerome Abraham of Discovery House, a drug and rehab centre here in Penticton.

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: Our guest today was Mark Bedford, previously with the Oak Bay Rotary Club.
  • Birthdays: Ben Amos.
  • Sandra Curnow chaired our meeting during President Cal's absence.
  • Ribfest: Barb Hoolaeff gave an update on the work of the Ribfest Committee.  She and Gord Watson met with the City and also the RCMP re the Beer Tent and holding the event.  Craig Dusel will be looking after the volunteers and John Vassilacki will be looking after the Beer Tent.  Don Michiel is in charge of the 4 Ribbers and has already had a meeting with them. Barb discussed the budget and the need for $60,000 in sponsorship.  Several members expressed their concerns regarding the financial risk but Barb emphasized that if the sponsorship goal is not met by a date in November, that the event will not happen.
  • Corporate Membership: Membership Chair Don Michiel reported that while RI does not endorse corporate membership, other than from accepted clubs in a pilot group until 2017, that our club, along with other clubs in the District, have chosen to allow this type of membership on an exceptional basis. One of the 3 corporate members from BMO is listed as an "Active" member with RI.  All 3 corporate members receive notices, are welcome at our meetings and events and have a name badge.
  • 2014/2015 Budget: Treasurer Jon Milligan discussed the budget as presented to the members (copies supplied to each table).  It was noted that the item re "Toys for Tots" should be removed from the budget with no reflection on the net for the year.      Motion: Moved by Ben Amos, seconded by Paul Varga, that the Rotary Club of Penticton 2014/2015 Budget be accepted as presented with the removal of the Toys for Tots.  Motion accepted.  Carried. Note: Post meeting, the revised budget was sent to all members in PDF format.
  • Committee Lists:  Sandra Curnow reminded the members that the Committee Lists have been distributed prior and will continually be updated as new members join our club.  The current list is available on the website for download.
  • Exchange Student: Sandra Krauer introduced our exchange student Irene Menegazzi, who is from northern Italy.  Irene presented her club banner to our club.
  • Induction of New Member: Jim Henderson introduced our newest member Dale Krushal to our members. Dale is from Winnipeg and in 1993 moved to the Okanagan.  Dale is with TD Waterhouse and has 3 grown children living in Kelowna.  Roy Phillips oversaw the induction of Dale and did a splendid job as usual!  Tom Rahkola, returning to our club, is also one of our new members.
  • Other Announcements:  Judi Cassidy spoke of the Rotaplast team who need 2 more members for their trip in October.  If anyone is interested, contact the Summerland Club or Judi.  President Cal and Lori Motluk sent their thanks to all the members who volunteered with Challenge BC.
  • Sheriff: Sandra Curnow, not only the Chair but also the Sherifflevied quite a few fines. Any Rotarian who did not volunteer with Challenge BC paid a fine.  Other fines included "visiting Rotairan" Grant Klatik; Justin White for texting during the meeting and President Cal for being absent and causing Sandra to chair.
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $54The winning ticket belonged to John Deyaeger who did not draw the joker from the new deck!

Below are photos from the airport welcoming our new exchange student as well as some from the meeting.

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Business Meeting of August 27th Linda Metcalfe 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 27, 2014

Our new exchange student 16 year old Irene Menegazzi arirved on Sunday August 24th. She is from Sacile, Italy.  We hope to see lots of Irene and extend our warmest welcome from our members.

The photo shows Sandra Krauer, Irene, past exchange student Viviana Black Guffanti and Barb Hoolaeff upon her arrival at the airport.

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Welcome to Exchange Student Irene Menegazzi! Linda Metcalfe 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 26, 2014

We are so happy to welcome Dale Krushel as our newest member!  Dale is seen here with Roy Phillips, Sandra Curnow and Jim Henderson (who was the sponsor for Dale).

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Welcome Dale, Our New Member Linda Metcalfe 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 20, 2014

Reminder:

  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting your gently used items for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Sandra Krauer reported that our new exchange student, 16 year old Irene Menegazzi will arrive this Sunday at 6:00 pm. She is from Sacile, Italy.  Sandra is hoping that a few Rotarians not participating in Challenge Penticton can help welcome her!

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, August 27th at Noon is a Business Meeting which includes the review and acceptance of the 2014-2015 Budget; 2015 Ribfest report and much, much more!

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: There were many guests today: Visiting Rotarians Bob Bradley and his wife Jillian from the South Holland Rotary Club, England; Outbound Exchange Student Jozsef Varga; Steve Nagle and our speaker Kelsi Lopatecki Cox and her boyfriend. (as I was absent from the August 13th meeting, I am including a photo of the speaker Brenda Lowe being introduced by Sanra Krauer and the winner of the draw that day, Paul Varga.
  • Birthdays: Ken Davis, Heather Buzzell, Jackie Frederick, Sandra Curnow and Mayor Garry Litke.
  • President Cal exchanged banners with the visiting Rotarin from England.
  • Don Michiel spoke of placing the Rotarian magazines at businesses around town. He was recently called by a lady who read one at an eye clinic and wanted to register early for next year's Lobsterfest.  We may even attract some new members.
  • Judi Cassidy introduced our speaker Kelsi Lopatecki Cox, who spoke about The Digital Learning Room (DLR) project in Fiji.  Kelsi is a former Rotary exchange student in 2001 in Turkey. She was also an Ambassador Scholar at the University of Auckland.  She has a Masters from SFU specializing in Community Health and Development.  To find out more about this very inspiring project visit www.digitallearningroom.org.
  • Sheriff: Paul Varga levied quite a few fines. Of course Don Michiel was one of the first to pay a fine Followed by Judi Cassidy, Carl Tymm, Geoff Severide, Dave Smith, Ben Amos, Rory McIvor and myself.
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $39.  The winning ticket belonged to Sandra Curnow who did not draw the joker from the new deck!

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Reminders and Overview of August 20th Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 05, 2014

Reminder:

  • Challenge Penticton needs volunteers.  Contact Lori Motluk or Pres. Cal if for help registering online.
  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting your gently used items for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • BBQ at Peter Beulah's Home - Sunday, August 10th - If you have not paid your $20/person, please bring your cash to the BBQ and give to Peter.  Bring 1 dish to share and your beverage.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, August 13th at Noon featuring Ribfest Chair Barb Hoolaeff who will speak about her weekend in Kamloops as well as other Rotary business.

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: There were many guests today: Visiting Rotarians Trish Isaac from the Canmore Rotary Club and  Dr. Holly from Vancouver Yaletown Rotary Club; former Exchange Student Vivi Guffanti; The McKay's - Andrew, Barry and Ian; David Kopp, a guest of John Pankiw; Dave Krushel and Sandra Curnow's son, Mitchell Tomizza.
  • Birthdays: Derek Blaszak, Navid Chaudry and Pat Coburn..
  • Ben Amos sought out all the attendees for the BBQ at Peter's place this Sunday and asked for their money!.
  • President Cal Meikljohn, introduced our speaker Don Michiel, who spoke about Rotary Membership.  Don spoke about the fact that more females are being introduced to Rotary and becoming members.  He spoke of the importance of being a sponsor and mentor to not only bring new members to the Club but to ensure their retention.  Under the Membership umbrella are The Recruitment Committee and Retention Committee who are busy helping to drive our numbers up and keep them there. As Don turns 71 on his next birthday, that is the goal for membership before the end of the Rotary year.  Brian Hughes spoke of our upcoming speaker on August 20th, Kelsey Cox, who is the District 5060 Scholar.  She spoke at the International Rotary conference in Australia. Don't miss this meeting and please bring your partner and any potential new members.

  • Sheriff: Rory McIvor as Sheriff levied a few fines. Of course Don Michiel was one of the first to pay a fine for all the fines he levied on Rory.  He also got a few fines from the Rotarians who had not paid their dues as yet.

  • Draw: The draw today was for  $10.  The winning ticket belonged to Lori Motluk who drew the joker from the new deck!  She was already walking on air with the announcement of the hospital expansion so the $10 was just another win for her.

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Reminders and Overview of August 6 Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 30, 2014

Reminder:

  • Challenge Penticton needs volunteers.  Contact Lori Motluk or Pres. Cal if for help registering online.
  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting your gently used items for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Contact Ralph Oslund if you are planning on attending a "Summer Rotary Party" on August 3rd at the home of Dave and Jo Young, who have sold their home and want to celebrate!  1:00 to 4:00 p.m.. Bring your beverage and desert.
  • BBQ at Peter Beulah's Home - Sunday, August 10th - Please contact Linda if you are attending. (Cost $20/person).  Bring 1 dish to share and your beverage.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, August 8th at Noon featuring Membership Chair Don Michiel who will speak about Rotary Awareness for Membership Month.

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: There were many guests today: Visiting Rotarian Brenda Hamilton from Summerland Rotary; former Exchange Student Vivi Guffanti and her friend Titouan Chassagne; Dale Krusher, a guest of Jim Henderson and our speakers Jen Vincent and Murray Swales.  We also had several spouses attend today including Garry Hoolaeff, Merle Hendricks, Liz Davis and Rowland Curnow.
  • Birthdays: None noted today.
  • Thanks to Erwin Ploner: Special thanks to Erwin for organizing the Rodeo Beer Garden volunteers this past weekend.
  • Don Michiel, as acting Chair introduced our speakers Jen Vincent and Murray Swales,  of the Penmar Community Arts Centre.  Their vision: A phased renovation/revitalization, based upon funds available and in-hand, with an achievable Phase One to be opened in Late April 2014; The completed project will see a multi-venue, multi-purpose performance facility that can present live music, theatre & dance, as well as screen independent, ethnic and youth-oriented film, and host lectures & community events; A strong connection with regional non-profit organizations, and Creation of new opportunities for regional cultural businesses and organizations with affordable theatre rental and an innovative referral opportunity.  Visit http://penmar.ca/ for more information.
  • Sheriff: Past President Dave Smith did an excellent job as Sheriff with many fines given as pay back for all the fines he had to pay during his year as President. Of course Don Michiel was one of the first to pay a fine! a fine for "loud" shirts, shorts and such!
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $587.  The winning ticket belonged to Rory McIvor who drew the joker from the deck! Congratulations Rory.
Reminders and Overview of July 30th Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 22, 2014

Reminder:

  • Erwin Ploner still needs 3 more volunteers this weekend to serve beer at the Rodeo Beer Garden.  Please contact him.
  • Challenge Penticton is still looking for volunteers.  Contact Lori or Pres. Cal if you need help registering online.
  • Kamloops Ribfest is happening August 8 -10th if members are interested in attending and helping
  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting your gently used items for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Ralph Oslund announced a "Summer Rotary Party" on August 3rd at the home of Dave and Jo Young, who have sold their home and want to celebrate!
  • BBQ at Peter Beulah's home, Sunday, August 10th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. NOTE: Cost to be determined shortly.

Next Meeting:

  • Wednesday, July 30th at Noon featuring speaker Jen Vincent from the Penmar Community Arts Society

Meeting Overview:

  • Guests: There were many guests today: Visiting Rotarians Liliana Sulikowska from Kindersley Rotary with her two guests Maria Woronko and Aurelia Woronko and Walter Zuk from Heritage Park, Calgary Rotary.  Also John Pankiw's guest was Dale Krusnel.  Ken Davis brought Jerry Briggs, a B52 Bomber Pilot visiting from Arizona, as his guest.  You can check out the plane at Penticton Airport until the weekend.
  • Birthdays: Fred Hendricks, Lori Motluk and Paul Varga.
  • UBC Visit: Rory McIvor announced that the annual UBC visit will not be taking place this year.
  • Pres. Cal introduced our speaker Dave Del Rizzo, President of the Peach City Community Radio Society, a not-for-profit society which is volunteer driven. The society was formed in 2010 and has 70 members.  To date they have live internet streaming and have applied for a FM broadcast application.  His "Raise the Radio" campaign is aimed to engage enthusiastic community members who believe that radio can give a voice to the community.  To find out more about Peach City Radio, visit www.peachcityradio.org.
  • Sheriff: Aaron McRann did an excellent job as Sheriff with many a fine for "loud" shirts, shorts and such!
  • Draw: The draw today was for  $560.  The winning ticket belonged to Past President Dave Smith but he did not draw the joker from the deck.
  • Camera was left at office so no photos today!!
Reminders and Overview of July 23rd Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 17, 2014

Reminder:

  • Please bring your Dues cheque to our next meeting if you have not already paid
  • Barb Hoolaeff is still accepting donations for the Yard Sale
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • BBQ at Peter Beulah's home, Sunday, August 10th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. NOTE: Cost to be determined shortly.

Next Meeting

  • Our July 23rd Noon Wednesday meeting features speaker Dave Del Rizzo, President of Peach City Radio.
Weekly Update Linda Metcalfe 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 02, 2014

Reminder:

  • Barb Hoolaeff needs help with pricing Yard Sale items at the bin tomorrow (Friday 4th) at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Dinner at Joey's, Wednesday, June 16th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. NOTE: There will not be a luncheon meeting on this day!

Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guests today were Jean Jacobsen from the morning Penticton Okanagan Club, Jane and Dennis Robzell from the Red Deer Downtown Club, Amaya Black, our exchange student back from Thailand and Lori Motluk's husband Bill..
  • Birthday: Bob Gibbs.
  • Pres. Cal,chairing his first meeting of the new Rotary year, was also the speaker today.  He spoke about Challenge BC.  Rotary will again be looking after the #7 Aid Station on Sunday, August 24th.  To volunteer this year,you need to register on-line at www.challenge-pentcton.com.  There are five time slots and a training session for new volunteers.  Cal gave time to allow members to sign-up on the computers available at the meeting.
  • Draw: The draw today was for over $500.  The winning ticket belonged to me (Linda Metcalfe, who had to leave early so my fellow Rotarian Linda Chabot looked out for my ticket) but she did not draw the joker from the deck.
Overview of July 2 Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 24, 2014

District 5060, Area 5, Assistant Governor Dennis Jacobsen presided over the installation of our new board of directors for the 2014/2015 Rotary year at our dinner meeting.   Note all the smiling faces!

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Intallation of 2014/2015 Board of Directors Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 24, 2014

Now Past President, Dave Smith is presented with a plaque to honour his year as our President and all his accomplishments during his very successful year.  He was also presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award for his dedication and service to the silent auction components of both the annual Lobsterfeast and Oktoberfest.  Great job Dave.  We will miss your Newfie jokes.

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Great Year President Dave Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 17, 2014

Reminder:

  • June 25th Meeting - There will NOT BE A NOON MEETING!!!  The Installation Dinner will start at 5:30 PM for cocktails with dinner at 6:00 PM at the Day's Inn.  You can still get tickets for the dinner at Pres. Dave's office.
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)
  • Contact Barb Hoolaeff if you have items for the Yard Sale.

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Diamonds on the Deck,  this Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guests today were Debra Mohr, from BMO; speaker Mary Ellen Heidt, Community Futures and Mark Bedford, from Oak Bay.
  • Birthdays: Nico and Erwin.
  • Gusto Award: Natalie was recognized for the successful Mystery Dinner evening.
  • Heather Buzzell was presented with a  $500 cheque for the Library's Lego Club program.
  • Pres. Dave also announced that a $500 donation has been awarded to the Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness dental clinic.
  • Mary Ellen Heidt, General Manager of the Community Futuresgave a very informative presentation about the organization of which both Rory McIvor and Ben Amos are directors.   The Community Futures Program is a federal government initiative, which was established in 1984 to assist rural communities in the development of strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. The program is based on the philosophy that local decision-making and local development are the most effective means for communities to shape their future.  They believe that providing small businesses with resources leads to job creation and economic growth. Over the past 25 years, B.C. has become a small business economy. Community Futures has played a leading role in that growth by providing financing and small business training.  Visit their website at http://www.cfokanagan.com for more info.
  • Special Happy Announcement - John Pankiw announced that member Jim Henderson was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Okanagan College.
  • Draw: The draw today was for $500.  The winning ticket belonged to our guest Debra Mohr but she did not draw the joker from the deck.

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Overview of June 18th Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 17, 2014

President Dave presented a cheque for $500 to member Heather Buzzell for the Penticton Library Lego Club, a new activity aimed at pre-teens.

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Cheque Presentation to Penticton Library Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 13, 2014

Members joined our exchange student Dinal Mehta and her family for a tree planting in her honour at Skaha park.  A stainless steel plaque will be placed with her name shortly.  Barb presented Dinal with a framed maple leaf for her to take back home.  View more photos in the Photo Albums on this website.

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Tree Planting for Dinal Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 03, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: NO MEETING ON JUNE 11TH (Replaced by Mystery Dinner)

Installation Dinner, June 25th: There will not be a Noon meeting on June 25th.  There will be a Dinner Meeting at the Day's Inn, 5:30PM for cocktails, 6:15PM for dinner.  Cost is $25.  Please get your tickets for this evening.

Reminder:

  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)
  • Contact Barb Hoolaeff if you have items for the Yard Sale.

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Going Away Party for Dinal, June 8th, 6:00 PM, home of Sandy Hodson,187 Evergreen Crescent. Bring Lawn Chair, Food and Beverage. 
  • Mystery Dinner, June 11th, $40/person to a mystery venue by bus.  Contact Justin White - 4 tickets left.
  • Tree Planting at Skaha, Saturday June 14th at 10:00 AM.  Dedication for Dinal Mehta
  • Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Mark Your Calendar Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 03, 2014

Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guests today were Rory McIvor's wife Anna; speaker and co-chair, Dinal Mehta; Zoe Peritaz, fellow change student and Balkar Hans, guest of Paul Varga.
  • Birthdays: None this week.
  • Make-up: Geoff Severide presented a banner from the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town
  • June 11th Meeting - There will NOT BE A MEETING!!!
  • Gusto Award: Erwin Ploner was recognized for all his hard work this past year with his many fundraising projects.
  • Erwin Ploner presented the 'real' cheque for Shriner's Pancake Breakfast  of $2,000 to our Treasurer Jon Milligan.
  • Justin White announced that he has 4 tickets left for the Mystery Dinner.
  • Dinal Mehta, gave a very informative presentation, along with photos, of her year as an exchange student.  She was thanked by President Dave with a Rotary pen, Coin and Clock.  Triple the thanks.
  • Draw: The draw today was for $482.  The winning ticket belonged to Paul Varga but he did not draw the joker from the deck.

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Meeting of June 4th - Featuring Exchange Student Dinal Mehta Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 03, 2014

Our Exchange Student Dinal Mehta was an outstanding co-chair today!  She was also our featured speaker, giving a power point presentation on her year as an Exchange Student with our Club.  She showed many photos including her special host families of members Cal Meiklejohn, Paul Varga and Jim Henderson. Her best friend Zoe Perritaz, fellow exchange student with the Penticton Okanagan Club, was in attendance today. We will miss her smiling face at our future meetings and wish her a very successful, healthy and fulfilling life ahead.

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Very Special Co-Chair Today Linda Metcalfe 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 27, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Dinal Mehta, Report on her Year as an Exchange Student

Greeter for Next Meeting: Navid Chaudry

NO MEETING ON JUNE 11th: There will be no meeting on Wednesday June 11th due to the Mystery Dinner event in the evening.

Reminder:

  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)
  • Contact Barb Hoolaeff if you have items for the Yard Sale.

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Going Away Party for Dinal, June 8th, 6:00 PM, home of Sandy Hodson.  Contact Ralph Oslund for further details.
  • Mystery Dinner, June 11th, $40/person to a mystery venue by bus.  Contact Natalie Ferebee and bring your cheques!
  • Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Weekly Announcements Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 27, 2014

Peter Beulah presented President Dave Smith with a very special bottle of scotch for his hard work in making this year's Lobster Feast silent and live auction one of the best yet.  Thanks President Dave and to all those members who worked so tirelessly on this successful event.

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Lobster Feast 2014 Our Best Year Yet Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 27, 2014

Ken Davis presented member John Pankiw with the award for the 'highest average' from the men's bridge club during the past year.  Congratulations John.

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Men's Bridge Club Award Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 27, 2014

Bruce Barker, Potentate of Shriners of BC & Yukon, presented a cheque for $2,000 to Erwin Ploner who organized a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 24th.  At least ten of our members helped at this breakfast - thanks for coming out so early!  Of course Erwin then presented the cheque to President Dave Smith for deposit to our club's bank account!

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Shriners Present Cheque Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 23, 2014

Did you ever wonder what the genie would look like if you rubbed that magic lantern?  He might just look like our fellow Rotarian and Shriner, Carl Tymm!  Here he is at the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast at Okanagan Park on Saturday, May 24th.

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Magic Genie, Rotarian and Shriner All In One! Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 21, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Great Henning, Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness

Greeter for Next Meeting: Patrick Coburn

NO MEETING ON JUNE 11th: There will be no meeting on Wednesday June 11th due to the Mystery Dinner event in the evening.

Reminder:

  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)
  • Contact Barb Hoolaeff if you have items for the Yard Sale.

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Going Away Party for Dinal, June 8th, 6:00 PM, home of Snady Hodson.  More details to follow.
  • Mystery Dinner, June 11th, $40/person to a mystery venue by bus.  Contact Natalie Ferebee and bring your cheques!
  • Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Weekly Announcements Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 21, 2014

Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guests today were Pat Martel (guest of member Erwin Ploner), Navid Chaudry's wife Sue, speaker Manish Willms, Oak Bay member Mark Bedford, Derek Blaszak's guest Mark Cahill and special guest Fred Penner, long time friend of Gord Osland.
  • Birthdays: Barb Hoolaeff celebrated her birthday on May 20th.  Gerry Karr and Cal Meiklejohn will also have birthdays this week.
  • June 4th Meeting - Dinal Mihta will be running our meeting and reporting on her year as an Exchange Student.
  • Peter Beulah, Lobster Feast, reported that the event is a complete sell out! A list of the Live Auction items were available on each table today for members to review.  There will be approximately 149 silent auction items. 
  • Don Michiel confirmed volunteers to help with the set-up and take-down at the Lobster Feast.
  • Erwin Ploner confirmed and sought more volunteers for the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast at 6:30 AM, Saturday, May 24th. That is early for me!
  • Manish Willms, OSNS Child Development Centre, spoke about the vision and mission of the Centre - the latter being "A Community in which all children and youth reach their full potential."  Also, her ending quote "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to steer my ship", represented their mission for the children at their Centre.  For more information visit their website at  http://osns.org/.
  • Bob Gibbs had the winning ticket but did not draw the joker from the deck.  The pot is at $439.

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Metting of May 21st Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 20, 2014

At our meeting today, we were privileged to be entertained by Fred Penner who is in Penticton for the Okanagan Children's Festival.  Also, being a long time friend of our member Gord Osland may have something to do with him attending our meeting!  Fred's has had an outstanding career publishing 12 albums, TV shows, and honoured with an Order of Canada, Order of Manitoba and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He has been singing his songs for 42 years! He shared a story with us about Gord where Fred has lead a conversation with "and lead us not into expectations" and Gord quickly responded "but deliver us from ego".  That's our Gord!  He also lead the club in singing happy birthday to fellow Rotarian Barb Hoolaeff.

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Fred Penner's Place Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 14, 2014

Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guests today were Chris Allen (guest of member Don Michiel), speaker Barb Haynes, Colin Kobza, Riley Gettens, Barb Shepphard and Oak Bay member Mark BedfordMark had a few raffle tickets to seel for his Oak Bay club.
  • Birthdays: Barb Hoolaeff will celebrate her birthday on May 20th
  • Ralph Oslund presented $400 in donations from the pancake breakfast at the opening of Discovery Park.
  • Going Away Party for our Exchange Student, Dinal - Ralph Oslund reported that there will be a going away party at Sandy Hodson's on June 8th at 6:00 PM. More detials to follow closer to the date.
  • Peter Beulah, Lobster Feast, again has requested that all monies from ticket sales be given to him and to return ticket stubs for catering requirements.
  • Don Michiel is still in need of volunteers to help with the take-down at the Lobster Feast. I believe at least 4 members volunteered to help at the meeting.
  • Jon Milligan reported that he has deposited monies in a separate bank account for District Grant monies. 
  • Erwin Ploner reported that he will be seeking volunteers for the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast at Gyro Park at 7:00 AM, Saturday, May 24th.
  • Warwick Parker had the winning ticket but did not draw the joker from the deck.  The pot is at $417.

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Meeting of May 14, 2014 Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 14, 2014

Our featured speakers at our meeting of May 14th featured Barb Haynes, Operations Director and Colin Kobza, owner of Boonstock Enterainment.  The event will take place Friday August 1st to Sunday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Sunday 1:00 a.m.) with 8,5000 attendees each day (19 to 45 years of age).  Boonstock has a 10 year history.  To find out more about this event, visit http:/boonstock.ca/.  Below is a photo of Pres. Dave thanking Barb and Colin.

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Boonstock Music and Arts Festival, August 1- 3, 2014 Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 09, 2014

The rain held off for a very successful pancake breakfast at Skaha Lake's new children's playground, Discovery Park. Here is fellow Rotarian Gord Watson preparing the batter mixture for our mouth watering pancakes! Thanks to all the Rotarians who helped today. More photos will be added to the Photo Album section as they become available.

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Discovery Park Pancake Breakfast Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 07, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Barb Haynes, Operation Director, Boonstock Entertainment

Greeter for Next Meeting: Ken Davis

Reminder:

  • Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine for the Lobster Feast Silent Auction.
  • Bring your Rotarian Magazine (after you have finished reading it)

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Annual Lobster Feast, Saturday, May 24th, at 5:30 PM – need volunteers for set-up and take-down (contact Don Michiel)
  • Mystery Dinner, June 11th, $40/person to a mystery venue by bus.  Contact Natalie Ferebee and bring your cheques!
  • Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Weekly Announcements Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 07, 2014

Business Meeting Overview

  • Guests: Our guest today was Jo-Ann Herle and Oak Bay member Mark Bedford.
  • Birthdays: Justin White will celebrate his birthday on May 11th.  Gordon Herle also brought along his birthday cheque for the Rotary Foundation.
  • Gusto Award is still broken and needing repair!
  • Natalie Ferebee, having attended the recent District Conference along with Barb Hoolaeff and Pres.-Elect Cal Meiklejohn and his wife, reported that the Rotary Club of Penticton received two awards: the award for greatest increase per capita annual giving to the Rotary Foundation for a medium sized club in District 5060 and also the award for the largest growth for a medium sized club in District 5060.  Our membership has grown by 13% this year.
  • Pres. Dave reported that the Board agreed to sponsor the Scouts Canada 2nd Penticton Group and will ask for a member to volunteer as a liaison. We will also be volunteering to help with a pancake breakfast for the Shiner’s late in May.  We will also be helping out with the selling of raffle tickets for the Vees home games as well as 50/50 tickets. At the SS Sicamous event, we received $900 cash and $400 in liquor, the latter to be used at the Lobster Feast.
  • Electronic Payment System will be implemented for a one year trial basis after the Lobster Feast.  The sergeant-at-arms table is exuberant at taking on the task!
  • Peter Beulah reported that the Lobster Feast is a sell-out. He requested that all monies from ticket sales be given to him and the return of ticket stubs for catering requirements.
  • Brian Hughes reported that $75,000 of our $110,000 commitment has been raised for the Shatford Centre. More monies should come in from the Lobster Feast and a gaming grant.
  • Linda Metcalfe asked members to please let her know if you have volunteered at one of our events or attended a committee planning meeting that can be counted as a make-up for a missed luncheon meeting.  We prefer to see you at our luncheons but understand that you cannot always make every one!
  • Don Michiel reported that there was room for one more couple for the Guess Who's Coming to Dinner evening.  He also asked for volunteers to help with set-up and take-down at the Lobster Feast – 6 people for each for about an hour.
  • Jon Milligan reported that he had opened a separate bank account for District Grant monies. He also quoted all the bank account balances but spoke too quickly for me to report!
  • Barbara Hoolaeff reported that she just received a cheque for $500 for popcorn sales from RONA.  She will be hosting a Ribfest meeting this Saturday from 11:00 – 3:00 with Sandra Blair, Co-Chair of the Kamloops Ribfest, who will enlighten the committee members on all that needs to happen to run a successful event. All interested members are welcome to attend.
  • Peter Graham had the winning ticket but did not draw the joker from the deck.  The pot is at $394.

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May 7th Business Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 06, 2014

Our Foundation Chair, Natalie Ferebee, presented both Gordon and Jo-Ann Herle with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  For Gordon, it is his third award and for Jo-Ann, her first time receiving the award.  Congratulations!

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Our Newest Paul Harris Fellow Award Recipients Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on May 02, 2014

Rotary members Barb Hoolaeff (Left) and Natalie Ferebee (Right) are seen here with President Elect Cal Meiklejohn's wife, Jacinta Ferrari (middle), sporting our upcoming Ribfest t-shirts.  They look fantastic and what a great marketing tool to promote our 2015 event at the District 5060 conference.

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Penticton Rotary Gals at Yakima Convention Centre Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Apr 30, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Business Meeting 

Greeter for Next Meeting: John Deyaeger

Reminder: Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine for the Lobster Feast Silent Auction

Upcoming Club Events:

  • Discovery Park Pancake Breakfast at Skaha Lake, May 10th  - Have volunteers thanks!
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, May 10th - Contact Don Michiel if you have not signed up yet
  • Annual Lobster Feast, Saturday, May 24th, at 5:30 PM
  • Mystery Dinner, June 11th, $40/person to a mystery venue by bus.  Contact Natalie Ferebee and bring your cheques!
  • Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 5:00 - 6:30 PM

 

Weekly Announcements Linda Metcalfe 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Apr 29, 2014

Our dear member Ralph Oslund handed me this report from a meeting that he attended back in April 1966 as a new member!! Obvioulsy he did like Rotary and has been a dedicated member of the Penticton Rotary Club.

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Blast from the Past - 1966 Linda Metcalfe 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Apr 29, 2014

Business Meeting Overview

  • Guests: As this was a spousal/partner meeting, there were many guests including Patty Rowe, Liz Davis, Charlene Oslund, Merle Hendricks, Jon Ferebee, Maureen Deyaeger, Sue Michiel and Jacinta Meikeljohn.  Other guests included Simon St. Laurent,  Mark Bedford and our guest speaker Janice Perrino. See the photos below of our guests.
  • Member Sandra Curnow presented a report on the very successful and below budget Pioneers Reception of April 6th.
  • Birthdays: James Hare definitely topped up our Foundation quota with his birthday cheque for $92!  Gordon Herle also has a  birthday this week.
  • Gusto Award was presented today to member Trev Grey-Dreaper, for a second time! Where did the moose head go?
  • Don Michiel reported that he needed two more hosts for the Guess Who's Coming to Dinner evening and I believe he received two volunteers at the meeting!
  • Janice Perrino, Mayor of Summerland, gave a very interesting presentation on the Hospital Foundation.  The exisiting hospital was built back in 1951 to serve a population of 10,500 but it now serves 90,000.  The business plan is complete for the new tower and we must wait until the Fall for government approval.  She is very optimistic that the new tower will indeed be built.
  • Ben Amos had the winning ticket but did not draw the joker from the deck.  The pot is still growing in value!

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April 30th Business Meeting Linda Metcalfe 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Apr 29, 2014

Here are some photos pre-event at the SS Sicamous  on Wednesday, April 30th, with Rotarians President Dave Smith, Navid Chaudry and Sue Chaudry.

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Rotarians at Work - Helping at SS Sicamous Linda Metcalfe 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Apr 08, 2014

Rotapen - April 9, 2014 Meeting 

Next Week’s Meeting: Don Gemmel and Paul Barber, “Trail of the Okanagan”

Greeter for Next Meeting: Bob Gibbs

Reminder: Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine for the Lobster Feast Silent Auction

Wanted: New editor for the Rotapen by July 1st. (Current editor has served for a year and time to step away!  There must be a budding writer in our midst?  Will train, help, convince...)

Upcoming Events:

·        Bring Spouses/Partners Club Meeting, April 30thInform Roy if spouse attending

·        Discovery Park Pancake Breakfast at Skaha Lake, May 3rd

·        District 5060 Conference in Yakima – May 1- 4th

·        Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, May 10th - sign up now!

·        Annual Lobster Feast, Saturday, May 24th, at 5:30 PM

·        Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 4:30 to 6:00 PM

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Announcements and Meeting Proceedings:

Guests - Guests today included Mark Bedford from the Oak Bay Club and soon to be member; our guest speaker Dave Snyder, and our exchange student Dinal Mehta.

Member Attendance Today: 44.  Judi Cassidy, as a result of a makeup meeting, brought back a banner from the Grand Cayman Sunrise Rotary Club and also a very nice tan!

President Dave, as Chair, reminded us that on April 30th about 7 members will be serving as bartenders at the SS Sicamous. He also reported that the Board was in favour of a donation for $500 to Agur Lake Camp for a Penticton family.  Jeff Smith was asked by the Board, and has agreed, to look into the process for implementing electronic payments for our luncheon fees

Notice of Motion: Geoff Severide, on behalf of the International Committee, asked for a notice of motion for a donation of $3,000 to Rotoplast Canada for the project that Sharon Romank of Kelowna reported to our club previously. There will be a vote in two weeks

Sandra Krauer reported that she and Ralph Oslund enjoyed a Youth Exchange weekend in Naramata with both inbound and outbound exchange students.  She also reported that there must be three (3) hosting families for our inbound female exchange student from South America.  If anyone can to be a host, please contact Sandra. 

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Don Michiel pointed out the sheets on each table for members to sign up to attend and/or host our Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m.  Typically 2 to 3 couples bring along an appetizer, salad or dessert and their own drinks while the host prepares the main course.

Peter Beulah reported that he has no tickets left for the Lobster Feast to hand out.  He requested that members who have tickets let him know how their sales are going.  He needs the stubs back to ensure adequate alternate meals for those who have requested them.

The Gusto Award was presented today by Ken Davis to Sandra Curnow for all her efforts in organizing a very successful Pioneers Reception.  Sandra thanked all the volunteers that helped on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Our guest speaker Dave Snyder was introduced as having written a book “Pen Hi, Chronology of a High School”.  He provided a slide show of many photos dating from the first grad class in 1912 to the current school.  From 1914 to 1936 the old school was situated where the library now sits.  Nearly 40% of the boys were Sea Cadets in the 1930’s and many more were Air Cadets.  In 1945 1300 students marched down Main Street with placards stating “Vote Yes” for an increased tax base for their school to receive more funds. In 1949 there was a fire which caused much damage to the school. Even PM Pierre Trudeau visited the school in the 1970’s!  Twenty teachers served for over 30 years; sixty teachers served for over 20 years and the there have been 17 principals over its lifetime.  Rory McIvor thanked Dave with our esteemed Rotary pen.

Today, we were graced to have Barb Hoolaeff as our Sheriff.  The “Duelling Sandra’s”, Barb’s very inventive game to have club members who typically confuse the two ladies names, answer questions about Sandra Krauer and Sandra Curnow. The game resulted in many coins being gatherede at each table!  Welcome back Barb!

Draw - The winning ticket was held by Brian Hughes for the pot of $303 but he did not draw the joker from the deck.

Pres Dave closed the meeting with Newfie joke pretty much on time.

Quote for Today: “A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth”. -  Burk Parsons

Rotapen Content for April 9, 2014 Linda Metcalfe 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 18, 2014

Andy Virk is introduced by his sponsor Jim Henderson.  We are delighted to have Andy as our newest member.

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Welcome Andy Virk - Another New Member Linda Metcalfe 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 11, 2014
Kristy is given a big hug from her sponsor Sandra Curnow after her induction into our Club.  We are delighted to have Kristy as our newest member.Image
Welcome Kristy Trimmer - Our Newest Member Linda Metcalfe 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Mar 04, 2014

At our meeting today we were fortunate to have as our guests Frank Conci, Ann Brewster, Daryl Clark, and Ron Ryde who spoke to us about the industries in Penticton and the Penticton Industrial Development Association (PIDA).  Our member Keith Bevington also spoke of his involvement with PIDA. Below President-elect Cal Meiklejohn thanks Frank Conci for his informative presentation.

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Salute to Industry Linda Metcalfe 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
New District 5060 Website Linda Metcalfe 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Feb 09, 2014

The weekend was perfect weather for our exchange student Dinal Mehta to meet with other District 5060 exchange students in Revelstoke.  Our member Sandra Krauer was on hand to help with the activities.

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Exchange Student Weekend at Revelstoke Linda Metcalfe 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Feb 04, 2014

Roy Phillips led the induction proceedings for our newest members Linda Chabot and Gordon Watson.  Welcome to our Club.

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Two New Members Linda Metcalfe 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jan 28, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Business Meeting

Greeter for Next Meeting: Rory McIvor

Upcoming Events:

Firesides – February 24 and 25th.  More information to follow when available.

Rotary Items Available:  Did you know that we have Rotary ties, “Rotarian at Work” T-shirts, 4-Way Test coins and more available at our front desk for purchase?

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Rotapen Content of January 29th, 2014 Linda Metcalfe 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jan 21, 2014

Next Week’s Meeting: Robbie Burns Celebration with Graham Watt

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE BRINGING GUESTS, PLEASE INFORM ROY PHILLIPS.  

Greeter for Next Meeting: Aaron McRann

Upcoming Events:

Firesides – February 24 and 25th.  More information to follow when available.

Rotary Items Available:  Did you know that we have Rotary ties, “Rotarian at Work” T-shirts, 4-Way Test coins and more available at our front desk for purchase?  

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Rotapen Content of January 22nd, 2014 Linda Metcalfe 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jan 08, 2014

Rotary Member Judi Cassidy and President Dave Smith presented a cheque for $2,100 to Bill Coulter, from Octoberfest, for the SS Sicamous. These funds were raised through our Club's silent auction event at the 2013 Octoberfest.

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Special Cheque Presentation Linda Metcalfe 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 17, 2013

Today was a very special day for our Penticton Rotary Club with 9 members and 4 Friends of Rotary recognized to receive a Paul Harris Fellow award. For some it was their first time to receive this award, but for others it was their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and even 7th! Congratulations to all the worthy recipients!

Back Row, L-R: Justin White (1st), Brian Hughes (2nd), Roy Phillips (4th), Neal Davies (2nd), Gerry Karr (6th), Ralph Oslund (2nd), Peter Beulah (4th), Don Michiel (7th)

Front Row, L-R: Natalie Ferebee (1st), Marlene Phillips (3rd), Marian Henninger (Honorary 1st), Daisy McAlpine (2nd), Frances Beulah (2nd)

Absent: Geoffrey Willers (1st), Bob Gibbs (5th)

 

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Fifteen Paul Harris Fellow Awards Presentation Linda Metcalfe 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 10, 2013

Our Rotarians manned shifts on December 6 and 7th at Safeway, Save-On Foods, IGA and Wal-Mart to sell $2 raffle tickets for our wheelbarrows full of goodies.  Monies raised were in excess of $3000.  There were also two eager students from Penn High who volunteered for a shift.  Looks like they enjoyed themselves!

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Wheelbarrow Raffle Linda Metcalfe 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Dec 02, 2013

Rotarians and their spouses helped out with the toy donations and breakfast at the Penticton Lakeside Resort today from 6:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Looks like they were having lots of fun!

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Toys for Tots to Teens Linda Metcalfe 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Nov 30, 2013

Here is just one of many photos taken at our annual Christmas Party at the Penticton Lakeside resort.  Great food, lots of dancing and a good deal of socializing! View more photos under the Photo Album section on the right side of the Home page. A big thanks to Barb and her committee, Grant and Jackie, for organizing the event.

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Christmas Party 2013 Linda Metcalfe 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Nov 26, 2013

2014-2015 Rotary Board Members

Elected for a two year term as a director were: Judi Cassidy, Penny Morrison and Justin White.  Also elected was Sandra Curnow who will hold the office of President-Elect.  Linda Metcalfe, as Secretary, and Jon Milligan, as Treasurer, were also elected to continue in their roles. Congratulations to the newly elected and remaining directors. 

Natalie Ferebee, Grant Klatik and Don Michiel still have one year remaining in their term. Cal Meiklejohn (missing from photo) will be taking on his role of  President and of course Dave Smith will remain on the Board as Past President. 

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Annual General Meeting Elections Linda Metcalfe 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Newest Member Ron Perrie Inducted Linda Metcalfe 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Nov 13, 2013

The Rotary Club of Penticton is sending help to Philippine storm victims by way of purchasing ShelterBoxes to ship to the affected zone.

ShelterBox is a solution in disaster response that is as simple as it is effective.   ShelterBox deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

 

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Shelter Boxes for Philippine Storm Victims Relief Linda Metcalfe 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 25, 2013

Penticton Rotary was asked to help to marshal the Stanley Cup for display at the Gyro Band Shell.  Shown are Rotarians Roy Phillips, Garry Litke and PDG Carl Tymm with Boston Bruins #2, Brandon Kieth #2.   

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Penticton Rotarians with Stanley Cup! Linda Metcalfe 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 25, 2013

UBC students visited our club on the weekend of September 20 to 22nd.  Jim Hare and Rory McIvor worked diligently to find host families for all the visiting students from the members of the Penticton Rotary Club. It was a fun weekend for all.  View more photos in the photo album on the right of the Home Page.

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UBC Weekend Visit Linda Metcalfe 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 24, 2013

Rotarians Ralph Oslund, Sandra Krauer and Dave Smith along with Sue Chaudry heated up the barbecue and cooked some goodies at a Huber-Bannister event on Saturday, 21st.  A cheque for $500 was donated to the Rotary Club of Penticton for their community project.

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Rotarians Flip Burgers at Huber-Bannister Linda Metcalfe 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 10, 2013

Rotarians Brian Hughes and Natalie Ferebee, both with RBC Dominion Securities, are shown in the photo along with RBC coilleagues presenting a cheque to Rotarian Keith Bevington for $5,000 for our Shatford Centre Community Kitchen Project. 

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RBC Dominion Securities Present Cheque for Shatford Centre Linda Metcalfe 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Sep 03, 2013

Rotarian Ben Amos presented Donna Lomas of Okanagan College with a cheque for $5,000, which is the final payment for a total commitment of $15,000 over the last 3 years.  Donna thanked the Penticton Rotary Club for their donation and pointed out that the proceeds not only benefited the students but also the community.

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Cheque Presentation to Okanagan College Linda Metcalfe 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 28, 2013

We were delighted to have Rotary District 5060 Governor Darrell Blue pay us a visit at our luncheon meeting of August 28th.  Prior to the meeting, he also met with the Board members to bring us up to speed on the happenings in the District and Internationally.

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DG Darrell Blue Visit Linda Metcalfe 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 20, 2013

Dinali Mehta attended our meeting of August 21st. She is our new Exchange Student from India.  She was introduced to the members by Sandra Krauer who is in charge of our Youth Service and Inbound Exchange Committee.

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Welcome Dinali Mehta, Our New Exchange Student Linda Metcalfe 2013-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Aug 13, 2013

Fellow Rotarians enjoyed a delicious meal at Joey's Only Seafood Restaurant while thanking owner Dan Adam for supplying the lobsters and ribs for our past Lobster Feast.   View more photos in the Photo Album to the right of this webpage.

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A Big Thanks for Dan Adam of Joey's Only Seafood Linda Metcalfe 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 31, 2013
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This is a three-part, facilitated, classroom course to be completed on three Saturdays throughout the year. While the interactive discussions will take you from the basics to a practical application of what is needed to be in a club or district leadership position, this course is also extremely beneficial for new Rotarians to enable them to enjoy a very successful and fulfilling experience as a new Rotarian. New Rotarians with leadership ability should seriously consider taking this course to realize that they could apply their leadership potential in Rotary and at the same time gain personal development.

Fall Rotary Leadership Institute Training in District 5060 Linda Metcalfe 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jul 23, 2013

We were honoured today to have "Staff Sergeant" Anna McIvor presented President Dave Smith with his much loved Newfoundland flag.  It was mounted in its special spot along with the flags representing the United States, Canada and Rotary.  It was definitely a tearful moment for Dave!!

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Newfoundland Flag Presentation Linda Metcalfe 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 25, 2013

President Brian Hughes recognized a Rotarian who had contributed greatly to our Club including recruiting several new members and stimulating our International Projects, as well as personally raising funds for an operation for a child in a third world country. Barbara Hoolaeff was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  Well deserved Barb!

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A Paul Harris Fellow Award for Barb Linda Metcalfe 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe on Jun 25, 2013

Club members, spouses and friends of Rotary, as well as the Past DG Garry Hollingshead, were on had to welcome the new directors and President Dave Smith.  View more photos from the evening in the Photo Album section.

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Installation of 2013/2014 Directors Linda Metcalfe 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
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We were pleased to have members from the Castlegar Rotary Club at our meeting today.  Past President Alexia Turner and President Brenda Bulahura invited two Penticton guests, Jim and Sue Willard, who were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards for their on-going support with the Castlegar Wine Festival. 

Visit from Castlegar Rotary Club for a Special Presentation Linda Metcalfe 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Our featured speaker, Allison Markin, informed us of the Wine Bloggers Conference from Thursday, June 6th to the 9th.  It will be the first time that it has been held outside of the US.  75% of the attendees have never been to Penticton or even Canada.  About 225 wine bloggers will arrive in Penticton to enjoy 

Allison Markin, All She Wrote Consulting, “Wine Bloggers Conference” Linda Metcalfe 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
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Anthony Haddad, Director Developmental Services, City of Penticton spoke at our Rotary Club meeting about Urban Agriculture and Backyard Hens.

Urban Agriculture

Anthony spoke about the pros of urban agriculture – locally grown produce in your own backyard:

  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Family Activity
  • Physical Activity
  • Education for children
  • Low cost food source
  • Creates culture of health
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The annual Pioneer Reception was a great success thanks to all the help from our Rotarians, spouses and exchange students. The oldest man, at 95 years young and the second oldest lady, 100 years young, along with other pioneers enjoyed the fellowship and abundant food and beverages.  The photo is of Cal Meiklejohn & his mother Carol, a pioneer. Both his mother and father were active in Rotary.  To view more photos from the event, see the Photo Album on the Home Page.

2013 Pioneer Reception Sheila Kuhre 2013-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Community Kitchen Proposed Project (Motion to be voted on by the club on May1 2013)

The Shatford Centre's main floor classroom in the south-west corner is being converted to a commercial community kitchen. The room is adjacent to the Shatford Auditorium and is 768 sq ft in size. The capital budget for the kitchen is $220,000. The proposal is for the Penticton Rotary and Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre to raise $110,000 each for this project.

Shatford Centre's Community Kitchen Project Sheila Kuhre 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Hughes on Oct 09, 2012
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Allan Megli of the Big Steel Box Company and Colin Powell of the IGA with Barb and Justin
 October 10, 2012 Meeting - At todays meeting we had an opportunity to give out 2 cheques for $5,000 as well as thank individual businesses for helping our club.
Penticton Rotary Club Gives and Receives Brian Hughes 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Our Community Project- InStill Life Creating Global Citizens Brian Hughes 2012-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Our International Project Barb Hoolaeff 2012-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos May 11 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Lobster Fest Ralph Oslund 2011-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at Work Day - April 30 2011 - SPCA Pet Cemetary Clean Up Jackie Frederick 2011-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos May 4 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Penticton Rotary Pioneer's Reception 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-04-27 23:18:18Z 0
Meeting Photos April 20, 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-04-27 23:17:51Z 0
Meeting Photos April 27 2011 Barb Hoolaeff 2011-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos April 13 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-04-14 23:55:42Z 0
Meeting Photos April 6 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-04-14 23:46:28Z 0
Meeting photos for February 2 Ralph Oslund 2011-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos for January 26 Ralph Oslund 2011-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos for January 19 Ralph Oslund 2011-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos for January 12 Ralph Oslund 2011-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Photos for January 5 2011 Ralph Oslund 2011-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
December 22 Meeting Photos Ralph Oslund 2010-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
December 15 Meeting Photos Ralph Oslund 2010-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Wheelbarrow Raffle 2010 Ralph Oslund 2010-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
December 8 Meeting Photos Ralph Oslund 2010-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas Dinner 2010 Ralph Oslund 2010-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
December 1 2010 Ralph Oslund 2010-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos November 10 Ralph Oslund 2010-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Photos for Ovtober 27 Ralph Oslund 2010-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe

Fellow Rotarians gathered for a seafood meal in appreciation for Joey's supplying and serving at the annual Lobsterfest fundraiser.  Rotarian Peter Beulah gives thanks to Dan, the manager of Joey's. To view more photos, look in the "Photo Albums" on the right of this home page.

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Appreciation Dinner at Joey's Linda Metcalfe 0
Diamonds on the Deck Linda Metcalfe 0
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Business Meeting Overview

  • Member Lawrence Stoochnoff asked members to bring their Rotarian magazines, once they are finished reading it, for the Membership Committee to collect and distribute to potential new members.
  • Peter Beulah, Chair of the Lobster Feast, asked members to bring their cash from ticket sales to the next meeting
  • Ken Davis asked for member volunteers to help serve a dinner at the Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre on May 3rd, honouring their many volunteers from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM.  Five members volunteered but more would be appreciated.
  • Gusto Award was presented today to member Linda Metcalfe, who was very surprised and honoured.  Thanks President Dave.
  • Member Jon Milligan, aka our club Treasurer, distributed copies of the financials to the end of March 31, 2014.  He went over all entries and took any questions from the members.  Thanks Jon for such a great job!
  • Motion: Member Geoff Severide, Chair of our International Committee, put for a motion to donate $3,000 to Rotoplast Canada. The motion was seconded by Ben Amos, accepted and passed unanimously by the members. 
  • Justin White, Co-chair of the Ribfest Project for 2015, reported that he is gathering workflow charts and other materials from the many Rotary clubs that have held these events and will give a more formal presentation each quarter as to the progress made by his committee. 
  • Sandra Curnow, feeling quite rejected that she had not been given time to present her Pioneer's Reception report, has been promised by President Dave that she will be able to do so at our next meeting or he will personally pay $10 to the pot!
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Lobster Feast 2014 Linda Metcalfe 0
Posted by Linda Metcalfe

This October (and first part of November) has been a traveller's wishlist and an exchange student's dream. Thailand is satiating my architecture, art and culture buff within. October was filled with an array of exciting adventures such as attending a traditional Thai wedding, going to Ban Chiang: an archaeological pottery site, eating bugs at a walking night market, modelling traditional Thai dress in a Rotary sponsored fashion shoot, seeing a cobra taming show and being on local t.v for a Rotary sponsored dinner for members of the community, who are diligently practising for an upcoming Chinese parade. With Rotary we also visited a rural school for the unveiling ceremony of children's play ground equipment. 

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Exchange Student Vivi at HNZ Topflight Brian Hughes 0
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Thanks to Barb for setting our club up on Facebook.  Just click on the logo!Image

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Our fellow Rotarian Jackie was especially welcome today and provided some great draw prizes for our members.  Vivi was the winner of a NWT licence plate

Jackie, previously with Tourism BC, decided it was time to start her own company called Hotkey Marketing Group.  Her company looks after marketing for many organizations as well as business development in the NWT, Saskatchewan and the Maritimes.  With her expertise in wholesaling and distinction development, she provides workshops dealing with pricing and marketing strategies.

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Sandra Curnow was inducted at our May 22nd meeting.  Thanks to Barb for introducing Sandra to our Club.  Brian shows his delight in welcoming Sandra to our Club which now has a membership of 57!

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Our Club's Annual Lobster Feast and Fund Raiser supporting Rotary Community Projects. Saturday, May 25th at 6:00 pm

  • Featuring a Live and Silent Auction 
  • Great Maritime Entertainment
  • Tickets $60 per person available at Penticton Visitors Centre
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Father Joe from Zambia visits the Penticton Rotary Club Brian Hughes 0
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Our illustrious exchange student from Turkey, Melike, gave her presentation to the club. She is heading back to Turkey on July 5th at 6:00 am (hint Get out there and see her off!).  Now I am a mere newcomer to this club being a 17 year member, but I can't recall a more inspiring and motivating speech! She was amazing! We will be planting her tree soon and hopefully the tree will lure her back soon.  What an fantastic young woman!

To quote her "She arrived in Penticton a year ago as a kid and she leaves a woman of the world!"  Melike, Welike you...very much! Come back and see us soon!

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Melike Likes Penticton! Brian Hughes 0
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The Club was treated to a great presentation by Rotaplast Canada members Bud and Rita. They are raising their $100,000 they need to make the trip to operate on 100 to 150 children with cleft lip or cleft palate. What a noble cause!  For more information click here.

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Rotaplast Goes to Ethiopia Brian Hughes 0
Meeting Photos August 10, 2011 Barb Hoolaeff 0
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The purpose of the Annual Programs Fund is to provide the necessary funding for operation of Rotary Foundation programs.  Contributions made by individuals, clubs, and districts are invested for three years.
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