Club Information

Welcome to our Club! The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak was chartered in April 1986. We are a friendly boisterous group that enjoys hands-on projects, both in our community, and in developing countries. Come join us for breakfast and laughs!

Kamloops Daybreak

We value inclusion, respect, hugs, and a great sense of humour! 

We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Barside Grill at Chances
1250 Halston Avenue
Kamloops, BC  V2B 7L3
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Stories and Club happenings
As our final event at the Hotel 540 (will re-open in April as a new brand), Kamloops Daybreak Rotary were proud to sponsor Basics for Babies. This annual event sees community donations of diapers, formula, and baby food and it raises money and awareness of the need for continued support for the most vulnerable members of our community.
 We had a great group of Rotarians out to support the event and to present a cheque to the Kamloops Food Bank. Despite the earlier date, this was a record-breaking year for donations. Kamloops Daybreak Rotary are proud to support the Kamloops Food Bank and their vision of a Hunger-Free Community through their core vales: Sharing Food. Feeding Hope. Strengthening Community.
The 2018 AGM for the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak will be held at the regular Rotary meeting on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Barside Grill at Chances.  All members are encouraged to attend.
On Thurday, May 10, 2018, an interpid group of Daybrakers supported the Raise-A-Reader campain by particapating in the 7th Annual Adult Team Spelling Challenge!
I beleive this was there team name, and not a demonstratoin of their spelling abilites!
From what I can see, we got Wade BilleyTony Gilbert, Dick Lewis, Danica Wilkinson, Deep McRann, Wayne McRann, and Terri Axani! 
And I here it was much more fun than Wade and Terri's expresions suggest!
Grate werk, teem!
Another year, another successful Crabfest! And Rotarians did their part by volunteering, attending dinner, or even both! 
See of some of the fun below and more at our Crabfest Facebook page, and contact Kent Wong Photography if you'd like your own copy to remember the fabulous night! 
Our PIT STOP Turkey Dinner was an amazing success thanks to so many wonderful hardworking people.  We had lots of members helping to cook, serve and clean up and our SPECIAL Turkey cooks, Allan & Darren. Chris Cameron brought a wonderful group of kids from Swim Club to help serve.
Entertainment by David & Jeremy Kneeshaw and guest
Thank you so much to everyone that helped to make this such a wonderful event.
The 2017 AGM for the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak will be held at the regular Rotary meeting on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hotel 540.  All members are encouraged to attend.
After wrapping the presents and cooking the dinner, it was once again time for Daybreak Rotary to attend and serve dinner at the Boys and Girls Club Christmas Dinner! There was also a visit from Santal Claus!
 An extra big thank you to Chris and Angela Cameron, and everyone else who helped out!
With the month of November at an end, and our Movember team having collected $7,056 for their cause, it was time to collect on all those Reverse Movember bets... and what better way than a live shaving at our Friday Daybreak Meeting!
And here are a few more photos I missed from last meeting!
"The Solar Panel Section"
Alicia Glaicar swore up and down she got both her raffle ticket books to Terry-Lynn to sell at Ribfest... Fortunately her handy hubby cleaned her car and found a missing book between the seats! Alicia apologized with her chequebook!
Morgan and Tony leading the group in some physical literacy exercises!

Another year, another Ribfest completed! 

Another Friday, another Rotary meeting! 

The troops were tired but you wouldn't know it based on the repartee during last meeting!  

I'm missing my notes for the meetings before, but I do have lots of pictures!

Jim Reynolds gets comfortable during Terry-Lynn Stone's invocation!

A new Rotary International President, a new Rotary International banner! This year's theme is "Making a Difference"


No idea whatsoever!


- In addition to the events above, we are also trying to organize the annual Daybreak Derailleurs bike trip! Dan Miller is organizing in lieu of Dan Sulz (apparently taking a trip to Sparta to drink mudslides or something?) If you check your email this afternoon, it sounds like we are looking at October 14/15 and staying at Myra Ranch Resort, but only if folks respond fast!


- Terry-Lynn also updated us on the progress of Days for Girls - thanks in part to our club and our personal contributions, Terry-Lynn and her team have provided 206 completed kits, providing 768 YEARS of uninterrupted school time for girls in developing countries! Well done!

- beer, butter, wine and pop sale! Darren Wilkinson has the leftovers from Ribfest for sale at blowout prices! Contact Darren to check stock, but he started with Bud Light, Bud Lime, Bud Radler, Palm Bay Ice Tea, Giddy Up White, Mill Street, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Brisk, 7 Up and water!



Just do a little copy-pasta here...




Morgan shared the Top Ten Complaints overheard from Rotarians at Ribfest 2017, and told us about the new aquatic climbing wall at the Westsyde Pool. Fred Legace expressed interest in learning how the pool's climbing wall works, but Rob Phillips told him to just work on climbing out of the pool!



Tony noted how the US has been divisional, but their markets have been doing well. Canada has been flat for the year. And those Tiffany diamonds you bought at Costco might actually be Kirklands!


Brad also covered for Tony again, at the time on his way to Lacrosse provincials!



Our guest speaker, Jonathan Natavio, running late, we got glimpse into just what Kamloops Innovation does in the meantime!

Once Jonathan arrived, he told us about his company Porter, winner of the Built In Kamloops entrepreneurship contest! Porter helps you outsource all kinds of menial task - they vet and match qualified contractors to fulfill all sorts of tasks - from shopping and dog walking to special requests! As winner of the contest, Porter will be expanding into Kamloops! Keep them in mind....



No speaker, so we enjoyed each other's company (mostly).




Ribfest dominated, still fresh in everyone's minds....

  • lots of thanks all around, especially to those who work the whole weekend. We could not do it without you.
  • Pitstop has started a new tradition - they squirrel away all the ribs they receive during the year through the food recovery program, and then put on a rib dinner the Sunday of Ribfest for their clients!
  • Jim Anderson was prompted to pay for some gas he 'borrowed' during Ribfest... not clear if he actually did...
  • Some apologies and near-apologies made - Fred Legace to Jim Anderson: "I shouldn't have said it just that way"
  • Jim Reynolds was proud of the Broncos that helped him in the reefer trucks - stayed till the job was done and then headed off to practice!
  • First timers, including Bev and Ken Warner, Harley Rowsome and Alec Hermansson happy for the experience!
Bev and Ken were also celebrating their anniversary at the meeting, and sat together for a change! Ken paid tribute to Bev during happy bucks. Bev instead talked about Ribfest! Kent Wong railroaded both of them into paying anniversary bucks into the pot!
Harly is off to Ireland!
Derek was heading to Lisa and Bryce's for a sleep over... so the afternoon? produced this comic for World Polio Day which was on Oct 23, 2015.
RYLA in District 5060

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship


Follow RYLA on  to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

RYLA participants are nominated/funded by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in our District, see the RYLA-5060 web site.

Some time ago, the Club decided that we would try to hold our membership in the realm of 100. It could be said that we have 100 of the most influential and connected people in our community. Then again...
Generally we have been successful at the 100 level and our membership numbers have not varied greatly. There is a small number though that do churn and it allows us to take on new members a couple times a year.
The notion of a 100 member club was once again considered at the board level and we have confirmed at that level to stay the course. It is a manageable number of people and 100 is the limit for most venues to hold a meeting in this city.
Our goal going forward is to concentrate on attracting quality members to our group. If you are considering a new member proposal, you may want to have an open conversation with the person you will be proposing.
  • The proposed member should know that the time and effort commitment is not insignificant.
  • The proposed member should know that the financial commitment expected from members is not insignificant.
The Membership Director will discuss these two items with the proposed member to get a feel for their commitment. Your particular experience, though, can speak volumes to the proposed member. Our club is only as strong as the members we want to join us.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to speak with Kym Behrns or myself.

Attendance Desk November 2 - January 25, 2019


Rotarian #1

Rotarian # 2

Rotarian # 3

November 2, 2018Tristan NormanBryce HermanTerri Axani
November 9, 2018
Tristan Norman
Bryce Herman
Terri Axani
November 16, 2018
Tristan Norman
Bryce Herman
Terri Axani
November 23, 2018
Tristan Norman
Bryce Herman
Terri Axani
November 30, 2018
Tristan Norman
Bryce Herman
Terri Axani
December 7, 2018
Jennifer Keim
Dave Kneeshaw
Terry-Lynn Stone
December 14, 2018
Jennifer Keim 
Dave Kneeshaw
Terry-Lynn Stone
December 21 2018
Jennifer Keim
Dave Kneeshaw
Terry-Lynn Stone
December 28, 2018
Jennifer Keim
Dave Kneeshaw
Terry-Lynn Stone
January 4, 2019
Connor SheltonDave DeolMark Adam
January 11, 2019Connor SheltonDave DeolMark Adam
January 18, 2019Connor SheltonDave DeolMark Adam
January 25, 2019Connor SheltonDave DeolMark Adam


This is the team that makes sure the room is set up with all the important stuff to run our meetings. Once the meeting is over, they are the ones that put the stuff away again. Watch out, they are also looking for the most innovative way to fine you also, so be on your guard.

These folks also look after guests and do the Happy Bucks.

Did you know that your Newsletter email is tailored to you, showing at the bottom, your commitments to Events and Committees?

Do you have the Clubrunner App on your phone, that allows you to access the Club members contact lists and call/email with just one touch?

On our Webpage we have a NEW link to email the Club Secretary your Make-up information. Look on the left side under Club Links... report your visits to other clubs, attendance at work projects and events.. and keep both YOUR attendance up, and the Club's attendance record up as well!

We use our website to communicate new Events and Announcements to the membership.

You can reduce how many you receive by replying to the Events, or using your Password, you can login and select Attend/Decline. Either way will keep you from getting any more "Invitations" to that Event. The system knows who has responded and only Invites those who we have no response from.

If you need a new password, just ask! (reply)

The Events tool allows us to ensure we have enough volunteers or attendees when we commit to help somewhere, or plan a get together.


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