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Regular Meetings:
Future meetings are planned for…
1st& 3rd Wednesday afternoon, 5:00-6:00pm
Accelerate Okanagan Boardroom, 201-460 Doyle Ave
If you plan to attend please contact…
   or phone 250-470-9228
Special Presentations: "Speakers that Inspire" series
(More info + Promotional Posters at links on LHS)
4:00pm, Innovation Centre Theatre, 460 Doyle Ave
Friday 7 December:  Professor Zach Walsh (UBC) "Beyond Harms: Cannabis & Public Health"
Past Presentations:
Friday 1 June:  Dave Krysko "The Myth of the Overnight Success!"
Friday 7 September:  Mark Fawcett, Canadian Snowboard Olympian
          "All in Commitment!  The High Performance Paradox"
           Sponsored by Baldface Mountain Resort
What is Rotary Now!??
Are you looking for a service organization that offers a connection to a diverse group of like-minded people who want to give back to the community, contributing in meaningful ways to making a difference not only in our city but anywhere there is a need?  Perhaps you are simply looking to associate with friends and colleagues that share your commitment to integrity in life and business.  Either way, this might be for you.
Rotary Now! Kelownais a new club that is forming in Kelowna, and it is differentfrom existing Rotary options currently available in the central Okanagan.  It is NOT intended to be a replacement for current Rotarians who are members of other clubs, although it may be an interesting make-up venue for many.  It IS meant to appeal to people who cannot fit the traditional Rotary breakfast, lunch, or dinner club into their life for any reason, but who none-the-less share the values and commitment to service that we all do in Rotary.
Rotary Now! Kelownais like other Rotary clubs in that…
  • All members are full active members of Rotary International.  Initially this will be as members of the Rotary Club of Kelowna while Rotary Now!is a satellite club (<20 members), but eventually the goal is to charter as an independent club.
  • The club will seek out projects either locally or outside the community that speak to members and where it is determined that a real difference can be made.
  • The club will have an executive committee that is elected by members, and a board as described in club bylaws.
  • The club will meet “regularly” (a minimum of 2x per month).
  • Training: Members will be encouraged to participate in training including Rotary Leadership Institute, Annual District Conference and Assembly, etc.
Rotary Now! Kelownais different from many other clubs in that…
  • There will only be 2 “regular” business meetings per month.
  • Meetings are currently 5:00-6:00pm on the 1st& 3rdWednesday of each month (at least initially, exact day & time to be determined by members).
  • Meetings will NOT involve any meal or drink purchase, but will instead be held in a neutral venue.  Initial meetings are scheduled for the boardroom at Accelerate Okanagan (suite 201 in the Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna).
  • Meetings will NOT generally schedule regular “presentation” talks, but may rather focus on Club business and activities.
  • There will be no Rotary traditions until and unless they are introduced and welcomed by club members.  This means no anthem, no invocation, no Sheriff or Sargent-at-Arms, no “Happy Dollars”.
  • The non-business weeks (2, 4, and 5 if there is one) will allow for “non-traditional” meetings or activities to be discussed and selected by the members.  Options may include:
    • Social meeting (Dinner? Pub? With families and/or friends).
    • Service project meeting (also with family and friends).
    • Presentation: As scheduled, NOT weekly.  Proposal is to have a quarterly topic of wide interest at the local “TEDx” theatre, market to the community.
    • Social activity meeting (monthly walk? Yoga? Bicycle ride?)
    • E-meeting:  Similar “Sister Clubs” are planned throughout the district.  Perhaps there could be a common e-meeting 1x per month?