Rotary Club of

Kamloops Daybreak

Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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Alright, the Eye-Opener for two meetings back-to-back to finally get us all caught up, and just in time for tomorrow's meeting!

 

INVOCATION

Terry-Lynn Stone gave invocations both weeks, so you can be sure there were several mentions of raffle tickets. The first week she spoke about what it means to be Canadian, which is very much like being a Rotarian - helping out those who aren't lucky enough to be right here! The following week she said something as well, but I wasn't really listening... Oh wait, that's it! She challenged us to find someone you disagree with and LISTEN to their side. I suppose part of that is trying not to also explain to them why they are wrong, but to each their own!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

- The Kay Bingham BBQ worked out well! Thanks to Lynda Mackenzie for organizing the troops!

- Darren Wilkinson needed help with repairing the paving stones at the Hospice June 12, 13, 14. Turns out they finished in one night, kinda like last time... Darren, it's time to stop underestimating us. 

- Pit Stop June 25 - Lynda MacKenzie: Be there or be square, signup to follow via email, starts at 12:20 and ends at 5pm, cooking "chicken bits”

- RLI June 24, July 8, July 22 in Kamloops, club pays for it, learn a lot about rotary, it’s interesting for both new members and longtime members

- RSVP for the Induction Dinner at the Wildlife Park - click the link above. Remember that there is no booze in the park, and that we need to leave by 7:30 so the animals (and older Rotarians) can sleep....

- JULY 7th MEETING CHANGE OF LOCATION - instead of our usually meeting, we will be cooking breakfast for the special olympians! Find the sign up sheet to make sure you get yourself someplace useful! If Friday is no good for you, we also need to cook on Saturday morning!

-TOMORROW (maybe today if you are reading this on Friday) - Potluck at Roxanna's for Little Luci's going away! 

- The Sergeant at Arms Committee is in search of recruits, what with Billy-Boy leaving.... Show up a bit early, heckle during happy bucks, and enforce unwritten club rules with an iron fist! Contact Dave Deol for details!

- Ribfest hired a sponsorship chair, and the best candidate was right under our nose - Colin O'Leary is stepping into the new contract role, taking a load off the weary shoulders of our long suffering sponsorship committee.

 

MEMBER BIRTHDAYS/SPOUSE BIRTHDAYS / ANNIVERSARIES

Oh just a whole bunch!

 

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP - DEREK SCHREURS

The Club congratulated Derek Schreurs on achieving the status of Paul Harris Fellow

 

VERY SPECIAL ROTARY FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP AWARD - ROB PHILLIPS!

The Club recognized the years of faithful contributions Rob Phillips has made in our club and the community - a standing ovation followed!

 

NEWS/WEATHER/SPORTS

Morgan Elander told us about the differences doing renos with and without the family around, and the horrible plumbing errors that result....

Speaking of plumbing, the O'Learys spent the previous week without water, with Colin only getting to the bottom of it the night before the meeting. Fortunately there were some flowers being auctioned off at the meeting, so Colin paid top dollar to express his love and forgiveness for the ever-understanding Lisa O'Leary! He also had a good Comey testimony joke that went over everyone's heads....

In sports news, there was some criticism of the Kamloops Venom men's lacrosse team's recent play, with the conclusion the issue is clearly with the team's coaching. 

 

BUSINESS 

Brad Henry handily filled in for an absent Tony Gilbert. In true business news fashion, everything was either up a tick or a down a tick. We did hear that Julie Kimmel is a force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse pitch - Brad has noticed her while coaching the Kamloops Venom. No one chanted "Tony, Tony" when Brad was finished, so he called the day a success!

Tony was back next week and did not tell a personal anecdote. Instead we heard about Comey, the British election and the continuing decline of the shopping mall... Come to think of it, do any of our members have a store in a shopping mall? Coincidence?

 

JUNE 2nd - BERNADETTE SIRACKY - KAMLOOPS FOOD BANK

One of our favorite former members was back for an update on all that's happened at the food bank - she treated us to a lovely "thank you" slideshow for all of Rotary's help over the years, including the food drives and the $100,000 the five clubs put into their building!

For those not in the know, Bernadette started with our club in 2007, and ran the first food bank drive in 2008 - now here we are 18 food drives later! It started with us, and now the whole community, including several youth groups, have been pulled in - we're teach compassion to the next generation!!

We also got an update on Project Starfish, the backpack program getting food into the hands of vulnerable students and their families over the weekend. Their next challenge is figuring out how to keep this up over the summer while schools out.... ALSO, they've received a grant from Foodbanks BC to mentor other regional food banks so they can start their own Project Starfish! Fantastic!

 

JUNE 9th - LUCI CANADIAN STORY

Last December Luci told us all about her homeland of Bolivia. This time she told us all about her time in Canada.

She wore her Rotary Exchange vest in all it's finery, complete with cowbell and vanity licence plates, until she transformed into her "Canadian Outfit"!

We heard about the various culture shocks Lucy encountered in Canada, from the lack of hugs as a standard greeting, no shoes indoors and no siestas, to the small lunches, big dinners, cold weather, and just how polite everyone is (sorry about that!)

Luci did come to love winter - she thanked everyone for their patience as they taught her how to ski, and her winter sporting experience didn't stop there: hockey, winterbikes, ice fishing, skating, snowman building, dogsledding, curling, and just plain getting stuck in the snow. She did more than most of our club combined! 

And her first Christmas with snow was absolutely magical!

School was great - with 4 courses per semester opposed to the 14 she was used to! Everything felt like High School Musical!

Luci thanked her host families - they all let her feel like part of the family!

And Luci thanked the club, for everything we had done... and then the tears started coming... all around the room... 

Luci was a great addition to the club, and we will miss her, but she goes back home richer for the experience that Rotary Exchange gave her, and the lifelong friendships she formed with our Rotarians, their families, and her fellow Rotary exchange students.

All these sentiments were echoed by the Rotarians in happy bucks. Among the many thanks to Luci:

  • Roxanna Ferguson told us Luci travelled with her children between her house and her children's father's house, and both household remarked what a joy she was to have!
  • Derek Schreurs was convinced and asked if he could find four host families for himself!
  • Kent Wong remarked that with all that a student brings to a club, he can't imagine a Rotary club without a student.... but sadly such clubs exist!
  • Mark Adam's son Maxim is off for Brazil - Luci taught him Portugese, but just the bad words! Mark blames Roxanna's household....
  • and John Cleland came away with the quote of the day - "She came as an ambassador for her country, and leaves an ambassador for ours.
               Goosebumps! Well done, John!


 
HAPPY BUCKS

 

  • John Cleland also has 60 more chicks for Colin O'Leary's kids to name... but they'll have to hurry, some of these birds are due for a "little trip"
  • Colin Willis' son Emerson received a signed copy of Vladislav Tretiak's "The Art of Goaltending" from a neighbour, and he was almost as thrilled as his dad!
  • Kent Wong put up some slideshows of Rotary meetings and events from the mid-2000s - there were many remarks of how young many Daybreakers looked... and how others hadn't changed at all!
  • Kymm Behrns bought his wife a church for his wife for her birthday! I hear the place is full of oak!
  • Dougie has a flight to go meet his new grandchild.... only trouble is the baby isn't born yet!
  • Tim Reynolds says that those of you who are full of yourselves should go pick up some trash!
  • Sheila Minten noted from a recent seminar that "giving back" is very important factor for quality of life - many seniors have trouble losing this aspect of their life when they are no longer able to volunteer like they used to!
  • Alison Wegner hear Merritt Rotary had their facebook hacked and had fraudulent messages sent from it's account soliciting donations to an illegitimate account! Be careful out there!
  • Kayle Tjomsaas is back from Iceland & Norway, Rob Phillips is back from Ireland!
  • Wayne McRann is off to Seattle for the three day Blue Jays Party!
  • and Andrew Reid has been having such bad allergies, his son asked mom if dad was doing drugs.... good cover story, Andrew! 
And this right here is why you do not try to dodge the camera. I'm sorry Roxanna, I didn't want to put this in, but Kent said I have to. As a lesson.
 
Eye Opener June 2 and 9 Morgan Elander 2017-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Deol on Feb 06, 2017

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.

Sargent At Arms Committee 2017 David Deol 2017-02-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Andersen on Feb 06, 2017
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Attendance Desk February toJune 2017

 
 

Rotarian #1

Rotarian # 2

Rotarian # 3

 
February 10, 2017
Tina Lange
Nelly Dever
 
February 17, 2017
Tina Lange
Nelly Dever
 
February 24, 2017
Tina Lange
Nelly Dever
 
March 3, 2017
Colin O'Leary
Alison Wegner
 
March 10, 2017
Colin O'Leary
Alison Wegner
 
March 17, 2017
Colin O'Leary
Alison Wegner
 
March 24, 2017
Colin O'Leary
Alison Wegner
 
March 31, 2017
Colin O'Leary
Alison Wegner
 
April 7, 2017
Bert Braybrook
Al Milton
 
April 14, 2017
Bert Braybrook
Al Milton
 
April 21, 2017
Bert Braybrook
Al Milton
 
April 28, 2017
Bert Braybrook
Al Milton
 
May 5, 2017
Jonathan Corrigan
Joshua Molsberry
 
May 12, 2017
Jonathan Corrigan
Joshua Molsberry
 
May 19, 2017
Jonathan Corrigan
Joshua Molsberry
 
May 26, 2017
Jonathan Corrigan
Joshua Molsberry
 
June 2, 2017
Ryan Buck
 
 
June 9, 2017
Ryan Buck
 
 
June 16, 2017
Ryan Buck
 
 
2017 Desk Duty Bill Andersen 2017-02-06 08:00:00Z 0
 
The 2016 AGM for the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak will be held at the regular Rotary meeting on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Hotel 540.  All members are encouraged to attend.
2016 Annual General Meeting - December 2, 2016 2016-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
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Follow outbound Pete Chalmers as he navigates Finnish life at a Swedish school!
 
 
You can tell who is Finnish and who is an exchange student in photos by looking at which ones are smiling. 
PETE'S FUNKY FRESH FINNISH EXCHANGE Morgan Elander 2016-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
**SECOND CALL FOR REGISTRATION!**
Early uptake is good for our district training weekend, so make sure you don't miss this!
District 5060 Development Weekend 2015-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
 
A letter to all Rotary Club Presidents, regarding ShelterBox's response to the Syrian refugee crisis, and how Rotary International is involved.
Rotary and ShelterBox 2015-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
It's been one heck of a summer!  We've been a little behind on bulletins, so here's a recap of the Summer of 2015!
 
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for August 28, 2015 Kristen Rodrigue 2015-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
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Alex Mey has setup a wonderful blog of his adventures in Taiwan!
 
Alex Mey Takes on Taiwan Hannah Ferguson 2015-08-24 07:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Legacy 2015-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
This was the last regular meeting of our esteemed president ROB PHILLIPS, and his smile gets bigger each week!
 
Our regular editor is sailing in the Mediterranean and seemed to think the newsletter would not go on without him, but we'll show him! :)
 
Our Invocation came in the form of a song - Happy Last Day Mr. President - which conjoured up images of Marilyn Monroe, although the reality of the song was much less sexy!
 
DUES are DUE!! Bring in your money or we send out Costante!
 
INSTALLATION DINNER is Thursday, June 25th at Linda Watson's house. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON JUNE 26th, so don't show up at Hotel 540!
  • Deane Gerry must know by Wednesday morning if you're coming (and how many of you) or you don't get any food!!  Reminder it is $40 per FAMILY, not per person.
  • Everyone bringing kids is asked to bring some sort of kids activity (ball, water guns, etc) so there is lots for the kiddos to do! Any questions, ask Marshall Krueger.
  • There will be a kiddie pool for the kids too, so bring their suits. 
  • There is also lots of room to ride bikes, and JR will give a presentation on helmet safety!
  • MOSQUITO ALERT!!  BRING REPELLENT!
Next PIT STOP is July 12th. This is a great fellowship event to bring your family to!  Signup online!  Any questions, ask Lynda McKenzie.
 
RIBFEST is almost here!
  • SUPERVISORS are needed for some key roles, particularly in the Rib Running area! Step up and take a leadership role for the weekend!  Contact Sandra Blair for details.
  • VOLUNTEERS are also needed!  We only have 52 signed up so far, so let's sign up and get the message out to friends, family, neighbours, people that owe you a favour, etc!  Contact Alison Wegner!  (**NOTICE** there is an opening in the coveted Garbage role - for those who like to drive gators around the park and not talk to people!)
  • We're also on the lookout for volunteer appreciation PRIZES!  If you have anything you have anything you can provide, let Alison know!
  • RAFFLE TICKETS are a HUGE contributor to our profit at Ribfest!  There are tables booked at Valleyview and Westsyde Coopers for July 6, 13, 20 and 27. Please donate an hour or two of your time to work the booth!  See Terry-Lynn Stone, of course, to sign up!
We need a minimum of 6 people signed up to make our international trip to SRI LANKA a go!  And there are only 2 weeks left to sign up!  This is a great chance to see what Rotary does on a global scale, and create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!  See Wade Billey for details!
 
ROTARY BIKE RIDE is scheduled for Oct 2-4 and there are 45 people scheduled to go!! Great support! If you haven't signed up yet but still want information, be sure to let Dan Sulz know, as the even info will now only be distribtued to those who have signed up!  (But it's not too late to be a part of it!)
 
RLI Dates for Salmon Arm are October 3, 24 and Nov 7.  It will now be Fred's job to coerce you to attend!
 
Next week's attendance desk (at the installation dinner): Daniel Dallaire and Deb Sloat
Next week's sgt-at-arms: David Deol (setup) and David Kneeshaw (takedown)
 
There were no club anniversaries or member's birthdays, but a couple spouses got older! 
  • Diane Henry (Brad) - June 19
  • Deanne Roberts (Tom Calne) - June 21
And Lisa and Terry Lake celebrated 35 years of wedded bliss on June 21! 
 
SPECIAL MOTION - HOSPICE PROJECT
Tony Gilbert and Chris Wilson presented a hands-on project opportunity to the club to build a pathway at Hospice House. This pathway will allow the visiting friends and family of Hospice residents to enjoy the outdoor space, including the gazebo our club donated and installed a few years back.  This will also allow them to comply with fire safety. The project was researched by the funding committee, and was determined that the final project costs should come in around $25,000, provided we contribute some sweat equity to the tune of 100-150 man-hours, to be completed over 3 weekends in Sept/Oct this year.  
 
The request to the membership was to approve up to $30,000 to this project.  
Lynda McKenzie moved to accept the motion as proposed.
Seconded by Dick Lewis.
The membership voted through secret ballot and PASSED! There was also an overwhelming show of hands for those willing to come out and work this fall! We'll hold you to that!
Kent Wong moved to destroy the ballots, seconded by Darren Wilkinson. 
 
 
Our program for the day was a classification talk by DAVID MARR.  The presentation was so enthralling that I didn't take notes!  It was funny, touching and captivating to hear David's history that lead him to his specialized work with brain injury clients and, of course, the Kamloops Brain Injury Association.  We are fortunate to have such a variety of members in our club, and classification talks are always exciting!
 
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for June 19th, 2015 Kristen Rodrigue 2015-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
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Our meeting was called to order by President Rob,  after moving the podium around the room to the annoyance of some. Others did not notice at 6:40am ................. and with the help of the Club, welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.
 
Our Invocation, was provided eloquently by Jim A.  was about Bob Hope (who would be old if he was alive) and the fact that if you are a Rotarian then you will have a healthy heart... because you exercise it doing Club activities.
 
Here we go:
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  • Richard S. will provide a report of the District Conference in Kelowna after June 21st!
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  • Mackie comes home July 17th, so the grapevine says. Then she will be Finnished her year as an Outbound Exchange Student.
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  • The Installation Dinner for our incoming President and his Board will be held at the lovely acreage of Linda Watson, out in Westside June 25th at 5pm. Watch for the invite with address etc etc. In case you forgot who the lucky President-Elect is, here's him thinking about the new million dollar upgrade at the airport that adds a round-a-bout at the end of the runway.
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  • read on, grasshopper...
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for May 29th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on May 22, 2015
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Our meeting was called to order by President Rob,  and with the help of the Club, welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.
 
Our Invocation, normally provided eloquently by Jim A.  was interrupted by the Queen Mother's Mother, T-L Stone who droned on and on in her British accent that makes some reach for their forelocks. In the end, the point was - sell your 60 raffle tickets for RibFest and we'll sell out!
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! HURRY UP, VERY LAST CALL!!!!
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  • Mackie comes home July 17th, so the grapevine says. Then she will be Finnished her year as an Outbound Exchange Student.
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  • Rotary Golf Tourney has been canceled for this year. sad
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  • The Installation Dinner for our incoming President and his Board will be held at the lovely acreage of Linda Watson, out in Westside June 25th at 5pm. Watch for the invite with address etc etc. In case you forgot who the lucky President-Elect is, here's him thinking about the new million dollar upgrade at the airport that adds a round-a-bout at the end of the runway.
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  • read on, grasshopper...
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for May 22nd, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on May 15, 2015
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Our meeting was called to order by President Rob, and with the addition of large font in his agenda, was able to manage the meeting..
 
Our Invocation was interrupted, but still was a worthwhile listen.
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! HURRY UP, LAST CALL!!!!
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  • Mackie comes home July 17th, so the grapevine says. Then she will be Finnished her year as an Outbound Exchange Student.
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  • Rotary Golf Tourney June 12th - get on it!! See below for sign-up info.
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  • MAY 25TH is Monday and POTLUCK for NEPAL hosted by The Interact Club and Flavours of India, 550 Columbia Street. $10 min donation - Bring your favourite dish! 6:30PM - more info from Alex Mey (our Outbound this fall) at alexmey@me.com
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  • read on, grasshopper...
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for May 15th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on May 07, 2015
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Our meeting was called to order by President Rob who had Troy Fraser on his mind and searched for him amoung the faces at breakfast. I understand it isn't a far walk from the Seniors Home to Robo.....
 
Our Invocation was good. That's what the Scribe wrote.. "good".
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! HURRY UP, LAST CALL!!!!
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  • We received a thank you card from RIH for our contributions
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  • We received a thank you card from the Martin Family for our support after Glenn's passing. A special thank you to Jim Reynolds for his spoken word at Glenn's memorial.
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  • MAY 25TH is Monday and POTLUCK for NEPAL hosted by The Interact Club and Flavours of India, 550 Columbia Street. $10 min donation - Bring your favourite dish! 6:30PM - more info from Alex Mey (our Outbound this fall) at alexmey@me.com
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  • read on, grasshopper...
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for May 8th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lisa Lake on May 05, 2015
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Mackie is in LOVE even if the Rotary rules say you can't. Read her update from May 2nd and feel awesome - you'll see why when you read it. Click the link below!
 
Mackie is in LOVE in Finland!! Lisa Lake 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
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Our meeting was called to order. I wasn't there.
 
Our Invocation was something to make us think.
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! HURRY UP, LAST CALL!!!!
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  • Thanks to all those who came out for Trash Bash!!!!!!!!!
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  • We hope the Fireside get-together for new members and their spouses was worthwhile. Next one is in the Fall.
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  • read on, grasshopper...
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for May 1st, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Apr 23, 2015
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Our meeting was called to order by Mr Magoo (Vice President Deane Gerry) filling in for President Rob and Pres-Elect Freddy. He did fairly well as the Club reminded him to welcome our guests, but crap he needs to pull out the hook, we didn't adjourn till 8:40!
 
Our Invocation was a reminder that what we do as Rotarians is worthwhile.
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! HURRY UP, See story below.
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  • Sign up for Trash Bash!!!!!!!!! It doesn't cost money and really makes a difference in our own backyards - so to speak.
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  • Sign up for the upcoming Fireside get-together for new members and their spouses - it's a social to provide some background to Rotary and our Club.
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for April 24th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Apr 22, 2015
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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

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN RYLA?

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.

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Sean McKenna 2015-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Apr 16, 2015
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Our Invocation was missed by the scribe for the newsletter, but I'm sure it was swell.
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! You're not too late, and why not give it a try? See story below.
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  • Sign up for Trash Bash and the Food Drive This Saturday!!!!!!!!! These don't cost money and really make a difference in our own backyards - so to speak.
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  • Sign up for the upcoming Fireside get-together for new members and their spouses - it's a social to provide some background to Rotary and our Club.
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for April 17th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Apr 10, 2015
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Our Invocation was a moment of silence as we remember and mourn the passing of Dr Glenn Martin, our Charter President and Past District Governor for District 5060.
 
Here we go:
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! You're not too late, and why not give it a try? See story below.
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  • Sign up for Trash Bash and the Food Drive!!!!!!!!! These don't cost money and really make a difference in our own backyards - so to speak.
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for April 11th, 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Mar 31, 2015
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Our Invocations have been splendid. Thanks to Jim A.
 
Here we go:
  • NO MEETING GOOD FRIDAY - get your eggs painted.
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  • This is not an April Fools joke. Our Club has lost one of it's highlights at every meeting. For years, Mark Aynsley has provided an accurate and informative Business Report. Preparing for and presenting at each meeting, he has put more effort into our club than many members. His reports are the stuff of lore. He was the first to denounce Social Media as a thing that will die just like the stick-on waving hands you had in your back window. Many of us have retired simply by following his astute investment suggestions. We thank Mark as he heads back to Kelowna to begin new adventures. He promises to return to visit our meetings - I will gladly buy him breakfast anytime. Thanks Mark. Seriously.
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  • The Kamloops West Club meet at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Do you know where the Downtown Club meet? Have you ever DONE a Meeting Make-up?? You should. Do you know why you should? Ask an old guy. We have many.
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  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! See story below.
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The Eye-Opener Newsletter Sean McKenna 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Mar 05, 2015
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Our Invocation by Raili's Dad Jim A. - We WILL erradicate POLIO from the face of the earth.
 
Here we go:
  • This Friday's meeting is at John Todd Centre on Wood Street and President Rob needs to know if you are coming as it must be catered.
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  • The Kamloops West Club meet at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Do you know where the Downtown Club meet? Have you ever DONE a Meeting Make-up?? You should. Do you know why you should? Ask an old guy. We have many.
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  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! See story below.
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  • We have Rotarians (etc) of the Month this month! Thanks to the CrabFest Committee for all their hard work led by Kirsti K and Carolyn D - John M's spouse. A GREAT event!
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  • This month is LITERACY Month!!!
 
The Eye-Opener Newsletter for March 6th 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Feb 19, 2015
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Our Invocation by Raili's Dad Jim A. - As Rotarians we have the ability and the RESPONIBILITY to "Bridge the Gap".
 
Here we go:
  • The Kamloops West Club meet at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Do you know where the Downtown Club meet? Have you ever DONE a Meeting Make-up?? You should. Do you know why you should? Ask an old guy. We have many.
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  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! See story below.
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  • We have no Rotarian of the Month this month until we have a star amoungst us. You'll know when.
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The Newsletter for February 20th 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Feb 18, 2015
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Who reads the Newsletter? Sean McKenna 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Feb 12, 2015
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Our Invocation by Raili's Dad Jim A. - I can't read my writing but it was motivational .
 
Here we go:
  • With the closure of Chapters restaurant, the Kamloops West Club are meeting at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Bring your own rock when you do a make-up. Have yover DONE a Make-up?? You should. Do you know why you should? Ask an old guy. We have many.
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  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna June 18-21! See story below.
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  • We have no Rotarian of the Month this month until we have a star amoungst us. You'll know when.
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The Meeting we learned we are Mediocre Sean McKenna 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Feb 06, 2015
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Well I missed the meeting so I have no idea what happened.
I would hope that the Invocation would be delivered by Jim Anderson as he is a highlight in our meeting. We are fortunate to have Ben's Dad in our Club.
 
President Rob would have read off a whole bunch of stuff while Dan Sulz read his email and Richard Srepel chatted with others in a loud voice.
 
Tom C. is gathering Scotch Bottles for a basket for CrabFest - bring one to the meeting for the committee!
 
EVERYONE is asked to contribute a bottle of wine for the CrabFest Barrel of Wine and bring it to the meeting! No home made crap.no
 
I DO know that Daniel Dallaire spoke because I got this picture of his lips moving.
 
And I also know that Dave Deol was awarded with his first Paul Harris Fellow award for contributing an accumulated $1000 usd to The Rotary Foundation.
Well done Dave!
 
That's all I know.
I'll be at the next meeting.
You should be too.
Bulletin/Newsletter for February 7th 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Legace on Jan 31, 2015
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Membership
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.
 
Fred
How big should we be? Fred Legace 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 29, 2015
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Our Invocation by Jim A. - Be a Rotarian, not a dead fish.
 
Here we go:
  • With the closure of Chapters restaurant, the Kamloops West Club are now meeting at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Bring your own rock when you do a make-up.
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  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
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  • January was Rotary Awareness Month, what is February's theme?
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  • Did you go to the Chili Cook-off?
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  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna in June! See story below.
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  • Another new member seems to have cleared the Board and now the Club - soon to be welcomed is Nelly Dever!
Bulletin/Newsletter for January 30th 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 22, 2015
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We opened the meeting with a worthy Invocation by Fred Legace - it was all about ignorance I think.
Here we go:
  • With the closure of Chapters restaurant, the Kamloops West Club are now meeting at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Bring your own rock when you do a make-up.
  • The North Club is on a membership drive and meets at the old Beach House (anavets)
  • January is STILL Rotary Awareness Month and Rotary Pins are raising $5 from pin-missing members.
  • Lynda MacKenzie was awarded her PHF+2 which means over the years she has contributed over $3000usd to the Rotary Foundation! Way to go Lynda!
  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna in June! See story below.
  • Another new member have cleared the Board and now the Club - soon to be welcomed is Nelly Dever!
  • Rotarian of the Month for Decembers voting ended up with an 8 way tie.
Bulletin/Newsletter for January 23rd 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 22, 2015
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The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) program is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary.
 
Dates are set for this Fall in Salmon Arm - October 3, 24, and Nov 7th.
 
Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared to busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and Rotary club, and more knowledgeable Rotarians. Participants return to their clubs with enthusiasm, new contacts, fresh ideas, an increased understanding of their potential as Rotarians, and valuable skills impacting their potential leadership in the club.
 
The full program has three parts. It is best to take the parts in sequence however that is not always possible. Please discuss with the Registrar or any member of the Faculty, including your President.
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute was introduced into District 5060 in 2008. It is a grassroots training program that has been growing and expanding since 1992. Its purpose is to help future club leaders (not necessarily club presidents) to prepare for their club and community leadership role through a quality training and educational experience.
RLI has spread to over 350 districts in the Rotary world and has been translated into ten languages. RLI is an unofficial affiliate of Rotary International; it is not an official program of Rotary International nor under its control. - See more at rotary.org
 
What is RLI and why should I invest my time in it? Sean McKenna 2015-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 08, 2015
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We opened the meeting with a short Invocation by Fred Legace - it was short because he was hungry.
Here we go:
  • With the closure of Chapters restaurant, the Kamloops West Club are now meeting at Kamloops Curling Club at Noon on Thursdays. Bring your own rock when you do a make-up.
  • January is Rotary Awareness Month
  • Register for the District Conference coming to Kelowna in June! See story below.
  • Two new members have cleared the Board and Club - soon to be welcomed are Sonya Weaver and David Marr!
  • Rotarian of the Month for Decembers voting ended up with an 8 way tie.
Bulletin/Newsletter for January 9th 2015 Sean McKenna 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Clubrunner has a feature called "Friends of the Club"
It is used to be able to invite Non-members to events, to receive the Club Bulletin, volunteer with us at events, and basically stay in touch with what the Club is up to.
They appear under "Friends" in the selection list of Events and Emails. They must be selected by the person creating the event/email, they don't just automatically get bombarded with club stuff. wink
 
These people can be added by any  member. All you need is their name, email, and permission to involve them in our communication. The tab is in Member Area after you login.
It is a great way for past-members, spouses who have drank the koolaid, and for anyone else who would like to stay involved with the Club.
 
This is different than "Newsletter Subscribers" which is a public link on our Homepage for any Tom, Dick or Harriot to receive our Newsletter/Bulletin. They sign themselves up, but we control the list. Currently the list contains past speakers, past students of the month, past District Governors, other Club Presidents, and random crazed individuals. Think about it... they WANT our Newsletter/Bulletin!
Friends of the Club Sean McKenna 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 18, 2014
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Our Invocation (Thanks to Raili's Dad) reminded us that the eradication of Polio is all about NOT leaving any child behind.

Attendance Desk for Jan 2nd is Linda W, Tom Calne and George Low, but Linda is trading with someone.

Next meeting is January 2nd next year!

We have been a VERY BUSY Club heading into Christmas. Thanks to all who led an event or attended and helped out!

Club Newsletter from the meeting held December 19th Sean McKenna 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 14, 2014
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DG Bruce and Donna invite all District 5060 Rotarians to Celebrate the Family of Rotary in Kelowna from June 18-21, 2015 at UBC-O.  There will be good food, great speakers, music and enlightening breakout sessions.  The Inbound Exchange Students, Rotaract and Interact members will play a major role. 
In addition to the speakers, breakout sessions and entertainment, registration includes Home Hosting, Breakfast, Lunch and the Gala Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. Optional tours and the golf tournament will be extra. 
To register, go to http://rotary5060.com and log in using your email address and password.  If you do not remember your password, you can ask the website to send you a new one.  Once you are logged in click on Register and then click on Conference 2015.
District Conference in Kelowna 2015 Sean McKenna 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Dec 13, 2014
2014 Xmas PITStop was a huge success! Kent Wong 2014-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 09, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Kent Wong Photography

Daybreak Club Christmas Party was so much fun! Sean McKenna 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lisa Lake on Dec 07, 2014

Here is a breakdown of some of the recent donations made by Kamloops Daybreak Rotary to Kamloops Community groups; great to see these funds being put to good use!

$1000 Toys for Kids

$2500 Basics for Babies

$1200 Kamloops Brain Injury Association

$1000 Phoenix Centre - Out of the Ashes Bursary

$1000 Operation Red Nose

$2000 People In transition (PIT Stop)

$1000 Overlander Ski Club

$500 Interior Community Services

$500 Cops for Kids (presented by Jon Corrigan)

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$500 Speak Up Self Advocacy Awareness Group (SUSA) - presented by Jon Corrigan

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Donation Update Lisa Lake 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Dec 06, 2014

These happily compassionate souls experienced the joy of giving to the Boys and Girls Club at John Tod School in Kamloops.  After a huge turkey dinner was served, Santa (Al Milton) appeared and distributed gifts to all, to the sounds of screams of joy and total fun.

Back, L-R: David Kneeshaw, Ed Hanes, Bruce Bunko, Al Milton, Marshall Krueger, Jon Corrigan, Darren Wilkinson, Cheryl Bunko, Alison Wegner, Jim Reynolds, Bob Corrigan, Cheryl Milton

Front, L-R: Kent Wong, Arwen Williams, Bryce Herman, Lisa Fuller, Deane Gerry, Blanche Hanes, Cathy Gerry, Arlene Omatsu

Daybreak members and family participate at Boys & Girls Club Xmas party Kent Wong 2014-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 04, 2014
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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?

Tips & Hacks for Clubrunner Sean McKenna 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 04, 2014
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Our recent AGM brings us new blood for our Board of Directors, so HUGE thanks to Tammy Robertson, Bryce Herman, Tony Gilbert, Sandra Blair, Colin Willis, Alan Milton, and Wade Billey. Kudos to those members who are able to continue on the Board supporting the Club.

Directorship assignments are still to be finalized.

Special thanks and recognition for Roxanna Ferguson who steps in line to be Daybreak President for 2017/2018.

Kamloops Daybreak Strong & Free (almost) Sean McKenna 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Oct 31, 2014

Our Club made a commitment to TRU to provide $1000 bursaries to Students in need, who fit basic criteria we created at the beginning. To fund these bursaries we created an endowment whose "interest" would fund future bursaries.

In an effort to support Imageadditional recipients, and to add a Fellowship opportunity for our members, Roxanna has graciously organized Bursary Dinners, where a member hosts and provides dinner for 2-4 members and their spouse/guest and receives a $100 donation to the Bursaries in their name, and each guest couple donates $100/couple to the Bursaries. A bottle of wine is always appreciated to share with the meal.

To put a Daybreak ZING to the whole thing, the Guests don't know where they are going or what they are getting for dinner till the day of the dinner.

TRU Bursary Dinners Sean McKenna 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Legace on Sep 22, 2014
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On September 20, 2014 Rotarians from all 5 clubs, Rotoract and Interact spread out across the city to collect the yellow bags of hope filled with non-perishable food for the FoodBank. 56,000 lbs (25,400 kg) of food was collected. If you use the FoodBank Canada derived cost of $2.50 per lb, that is $140,000 worth of food that the FoodBank does not have to buy. The non-perishable shelves are filled once again for the coming 6 months.
This year, the FoodBank hosted a pancake breakfast and about 100 Rotary folks attended. What a great start to the day and a great opportunity for many to see the new FoodBank building and how it works.

2014 Rotary Fall Food Drive Fred Legace 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Legace on Sep 14, 2014

Alan Campbell from the Richmond News spent some time in Kamloops over the summer and took in a bunch of events including our Ribfest. Check out his story.

http://www.richmond-news.com/living/kamloops-more-than-just-a-pit-stop-for-gas-1.1355160

 

Ribfest Gets Some Props - In Richmond Fred Legace 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on May 16, 2013

 May 24th meeting will be held at Hotel 540

 CHAIR: Jim Anderson

 O Canada:  
  INVOCATION: Tim Kasten


 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 (1)Wade Billey  is Rotarian of the Month for April

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 (2)  We need ideas for guest speakers for 2013.  Forward yours to John Broadway at jbroadway@kamloopslawyers.com or to Daniel Dallaire at daniel.dallaire@investorsgroup.com

 (3) Golf Tournament June 19th we need Major Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, auction items

 (4) Installation Dinner June 26th Hotel 540

 (6) Gazebo Project coming up Mike Schreiner has donated a gazebo and we will work to install it at Hospice

 

 Next week's (May 10th ) Attendance Desk:Tony Gilbert, Richard Srepel, Rick Hallet

 Next week's (May 10th) Sgt-at-Arms: Terry Lynn Stone & David Deol


  Rotarian Birthdays:

  • May 17 Darcy Harris
  • May 18 Dan Sulz

 

   Spouse Birthdays:

  • May 17 Christine Adams
  • May 19 Nancy Behrns
  • May 22 Ralph Colebank

 Rotarian Wedding Anniversaries:

  • May 19 Terry Lynn Stone & Jack Stone 40 yrs
  • May 22 Bryce Herman & Lisa Fuller 0 yrs

 Rotarian Club Anniversaries:

  • May 17 Lorne Toderian 11 yrs
  • Dennis Pedersen 10 yrs


 Announcements from the Floor

  •     Dan Sulz is planning a "bike (wine) ride"

o        65 people interested, will be the last week of September

o        Practice bike is every Wednesday at 6pm Meet at the tennis courts in Riverside Park

  •  Tammy Robertson RIH Secret Affair  June 2nd
  •   Wade Billey next years international trip is Mar 10 - 24 2014
  • Sheila Minten  fundraising pup night May 31, contact her for details
  • Linda Watson new inbound student is Nina from Belgium HOST families needed
  • Bert Braybrook JDRF fundraiser


Rotary Info: nada

 NEWS SPORTS & WEATHER:

  • Financial Times of London ranked Kamloops #5 in North America for business development
  • men with shopping carts victims of hit and run
  • lots of hockey stuff
  • # 4 Women make room more beautiful, John Broadway has two more things to look at.

 

 BUSINESS REPORT: Tony Gilbert

  • markets up
  • Dow up
  • TSX  up
  • Cnd $ .97


  STUDENT REPORT: Titouan Chassagne  nada


 PRESENTATION:



TODAY'S PROGRAM: Dr. John Cleland   MIA


Happy Bucks: Everyone was happy!

  • Skippy's socks
  • Dr. Dick has balls
  • Dr. Deane Gerry is 60!!



 


 


 


 

 


 

 


 



May 17th , 2013 Bulletin Melodie Grabner 2013-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Feb 25, 2013

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Daybreak Charter president and past district governor, Dr Glenn Martin (with his wife of 63 years, Mary Martin) was presented with his Paul Harris Fellow +5 at his new home in Berwick on the Park in Kamloops, BC on February 26, 2013.  In attendance to honour this wonderful man were several past presidents, the current president and a few members.  Following a nice luncheon, several speeches were given.  Dr Martin expressed a hope to be declared an Honorary Life Member one day to which it was announced that the existing Board has so decreed at their last meeting.  Through Dr Martin's vision and with 33 charter members, his legacy continues 27 years later, stronger and more vibrant than ever with a membership of 95.

Dr Glenn Martin's Paul Harris Fellow +5 Kent Wong 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 31, 2012
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Image Take a tour of a Junior Achievement "BizTown" in Washington State where Students from local schools come to learn Financial Literacy Skills!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmHa38r9oeA

 Check out the businesses that support this particular BizTown in their region.... don't we have similar businesses in BC that see the value in this concept?

BC is ready for JA BizTown !!! Sean McKenna 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry-Lynn Stone on Dec 31, 2012
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!
Report Your Make-ups! Terry-Lynn Stone 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Nov 29, 2012

ImageThese are some of the Daybreak souls who put up with the inconvenience (to themselves and others!) of sporting a mustache for the month of Movember in order to raise funds for and public awareness of prostate cancer.

 

Daybreak Members participate in Movember 2012 Kent Wong 2012-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on Jul 11, 2012

Organizations & Youth We Supported In 2011 - 2012

(Total $45,000)

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·  World Rivers Day

· Cariboo Manor Seniors Residence (matching Grant)

· Dallas Barnhartvale Church

· Raise a Reader (Literacy)

· Sensational Survivors

· Kay Bingham School

· Kamloops 3560 Environment

· Toys For Kids

· Breakfast for Babies (We sponsor the meal at Hotel 540)

· RIH Foundation

· TRU Foundation Scholarships

· Foodbank Community Garden

· YMCA/YWCA

· Kamloops Timeraiser

· RCMP D.A.R.E.

· Big Brothers Big Sisters

· Operation Red Nose

· Boys & Girls Club Christmas Dinner (for the teens)

· Boys & Girls Club After School Program

· Alzheimer's Society

· PIT Stop (People In Transition) Community Meal at Kamloops United Church, we prepare and serve 4 meals a year including Christmas Dinner

· Movember (Prostate Cancer)

· Foodbank Christmas Hamper Chickens

· Daffodil School Tangalle Sri Lanka (International (Service)

· Sahali Elementary Playground

· Inbound, Outbound & Rebound Students (International Exchange Program)

· Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (Leadership Training for Youth)

· Student of the Month (School District #73 Community Leadership Awards)

 

How Daybreak Rotary Supports Community Melodie Grabner 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on Jul 11, 2012
Throughout the year we work very hard at fundraising through our events. All monies raised are used to support community projects and fund community programs.
We volunteer at PIT Stop 4 times a year.
We lead 2 Rotary Foodbank Drives (September and March) bringing over 100,000 lbs of food.
We volunteer at Junior Achievement
We volunteer at Adopt a Road
We volunteer to drive BCLC employees home at Christmas
We volunteer at Operation Red Nose
We volunteer at Salvation Army Christmas Cheer
We volunteer for Raise a Reader.
Fundraising & Fellowship How We Do It. Melodie Grabner 2012-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Jun 24, 2012
Rotary Daybreak installed its new Executive and Board of Directors on June 20, 2012 at the Mountain Room at the CAC at TRU.  #1: District Governor Doug Everett, #2: Past President Melodie Grabner, #3: President Jim Anderson, #4: Director Fred Legace, #5: Director Chris Wilson, #6: Secretary John Wieczorek, #7: Director Jim Reynolds, #8: Vice President Rob Phillips, #9: President-elect Debra Sloat, #10: Director Darren Wilkinson.  Missing: Treasurer Willy Saari, Director Bill Andersen and Director Sean McKenna.

Installing the new Executive and Board was incoming District Governor Doug Everett of the Chase Club.  A room-filling crowd cheered on the new Board in typical Daybreak fashion.

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New Board of Directors for 2012-2013 Kent Wong 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on Apr 30, 2012
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GSE Team Active Now in Brazil - follow their blog

Dear Kamloops Daybreak,

I encourage you to follow the GSE Team's blog in Brazil.  It is now updated and shows the team in action. 
Blog address:    http://rotarytobrazil2012.wordpress.com

I have also posted updates on the District Website.  Do follow and enjoy.

Kathy Butler
District 5060

District 5060's GSE Team is in Brazil Melodie Grabner 2012-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Apr 19, 2012
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Lynda MacKenzie has spent a great deal of her time volunteering her time for the betterment of Kamloops.  Lynda was the driving force for organizing and initiating the first Rotary Food Drive for the Kamloops Food Bank, and continues to volunteer for this worthy cause every spring and fall.

 

Lynda is a Board of Directors member for the Kamloops Food Bank.  Lynda is involved with organizing and volunteering four times a year at PIT Stop at the Kamloops United Church, which involves preparing the menu, purchasing food, coordinating volunteers to work at the event and to work herself at the event.

 

Another organization that is close to Lynda's heart is the Variety Show of Hearts.  Every February Lynda not only volunteers at the event, but is actively involved with several fundraisers within the community to raise funds for this worthy cause.

 

For the past three years, Lynda has assisted with the planting and maintenance of five garden plots at Crestline Gardens on behalf of Rotary Daybreak, where all of the produce is donated to the Kamloops Food Bank.

 

Lynda is a member of the Sagebrush Quilters Guild, making quilts to donate to the Kamloops Woman's Shelter, Ministry of Children and Families for kids in foster care and patients in the Royal Inland Hospital Cancer Clinic.  Lynda was involved in organizing quilt auctions to raise money for female cancer patient support, which have collectively raised $50,000.  This money went to support a women's exercise program in Kamloops (Sensational Survivors) to bring Inspire Health to Kamloops and provide patient support.

 

Lynda is a Board of Directors member for Daybreak Rotary and currently is the Chair of Service Projects and Fundraising.

 

In addition to all of the other various fundraising and volunteering that Lynda is involved in for our community, she also canvasses for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and participates in both the Walk for Memories and the Relay for Life.

Daybreak Rotarian honoured with Kamloops' Distinguished Service Award Kent Wong 2012-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Mar 31, 2012
ImageThe Daybreak Club received a surprise from Telus employee (and non-Rotary member), Matt Dickinson as he donated $5000 of his own money to Daybreak.  Matt's grandfather was a club president in Auckland, NZ and saw the work that was done with polio eradication.  Touched by what Rotary does, Matt decided to help Daybreak's cause.  What a great potential Rotarian!.  Matt works for Bert Braybrook who has been a member of Daybreak since 2008.
Daybreak Club truly blessed Kent Wong 2012-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Mar 12, 2012
8 Kamloops Daybreak Rotarians with their spouses, families and friends braved public ridicule as they had loads of fun raising over $1500 towards the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual event.  It didn't matter if the individual scores were above or below 100, what made the event was the fun and fellowship and getting to know fellow Rotarians better in a social atmosphere.  It didn't hurt that the
Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant was there with complimentary tastings!

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Kamloops Daybreak Rotarians bowl in Strikes for Tykes event Kent Wong 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on Feb 29, 2012

Talesoftravelingtash.wordpress.com

Check out what Natasha Chisholm's BLOG as she does her Rotary Ambassadorial education in South Africa!
Natasha's travelling Ambassadorial BLOG in South Africa! Melodie Grabner 2012-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 31, 2012
Our Club Facebook page Sean McKenna 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Dec 17, 2011
A record number of Daybreak Rotarians, their family members and friends (over 30) led by Lynda MacKenzie helped prepare and served Christmas dinner to a record number of individuals (over 200) at the December PITStop at the Kamloops United Church.  Santa Claus (aka Al Milton) handed out 150 gift bags to the grateful attendees.  A great event for fellowship and definitely a feel-good scenario.  We even had our newest members showng up to help!  Way to go, everyone!  (not everyone was available for the photo op)Image
Record number of Daybreak members serve Christmas dinner to a record number at PITStop Kent Wong 2011-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Dec 11, 2011
A fabulous showing of Daybreak members happened on the occasion of the annual Boys and Girls Club Xmas Party on Dec 9, 2011.  Santa Claus (sure looked and sounded like Al Milton!) was even there!  Lots of good food and great camaraderie...what a terrific way to support a great cause.Image
Daybreak members wholeheartedly support the annual Boys and Girls Club Xmas event! Kent Wong 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Dec 03, 2011
Daybreak members, encouraged and led by fellow member Wayne McRann (who is a prostate cancer survivor), raised more than $5000 during Movember.  Movember is an international fund-raising event and helps raise the public awareness of prostate cancer.  The club members were reminded that their efforts were also in memory of member Tom Mangan who died earlier in 2011 of the disease.Image
Daybreak members embrace Movember with a solid facial showing! Kent Wong 2011-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel (Dan) Miller on Nov 30, 2011

Find out what Outbound Exchange Student Lara Beardsell is doing in ARGENTINA by checking her BLOG:

 

 laraitastravel.blogspot.com

What is Lara doing in Argentina? Daniel (Dan) Miller 2011-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel (Dan) Miller on Nov 07, 2011

From:Evan Hall <evanhall@hotmail.ca>

Date:November 8, 2011 11:01:13 AM PST

 

Subject:overdue updates - read below

What is Outbound Student Evan Hall doing in BRAZIL? Daniel (Dan) Miller 2011-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynda MacKenzie on Oct 31, 2011

Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Donations

2010-2011

 

Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops,  Big Brothers Big Sisters,  Pine Tree Riding Club, TRU Consulting for students, Raise a Reader, School District #73 – Tangalle Youth Scholarship, Seniors Outreach Services, Kamloops Brain Injury, Kamloops Food Bank, RIH Foundation, Cariboo Manor Seniors Home, KELLI (Literacy - early years), TRU - Scholarships, KISSM (Music), Kamloops Special Olympics, Toys for Kids, BC Lung Association, Operation Red Nose, COPS for Kids, Movember, Alzheimer’s Society, Can Go Grannies, Pregnancy Care Centre, PIT (people in Transition) Stop, Interior Community Services – Garden, and others..

Club donations of funds and physical labour! Lynda MacKenzie 2011-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ben Anders on Oct 16, 2011
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Dear everyone in Kamloops,

I hope you are all doing great!

Here I am in Ghana, been here since August 25th and so many things have been going on since I last wrote to all of you. I'm sorry for not writing you more often as I feel I should've done considering all the things you did for me this past year, but I've been really busy....... read on...



Note from Ulrik the Wanderer Ben Anders 2011-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Wilkinson on Oct 13, 2011

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Kamloops Daybreak Rotarians:

Help inspire kids in our community with Junior Achievement!

Junior Achievement in British Columbia (JABC) is part of the world’s largest international organization dedicated to educating young people about business. They’ve been educating and inspiring students across BC since 1955.

 

Kamloops Daybreak Rotarians & Junior Achievement Darren Wilkinson 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melodie Grabner on Sep 30, 2011

As some of you know there is a requirement that at least one person on a PIT Stop Crew

 

has a valid B. C. Food Safe Level 1 Certificate.

 

 

Food Safe Course Melodie Grabner 2011-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel (Dan) Sulz on Aug 10, 2011

Note from Mikkel:  August 11, 2011

 Here is a report from Mikkel

 You can start telling them that i miss them all a lot!and i often think back or dream about my time in Canada.

and cant wait till i can be there again and meet the club.

I start school on Monday (August 15th) , that will be my 2nd year on the business high school out of 3 years.

school is going pretty good! i am getting great marks.

Karate is the same nothing new there, not that much training though, mostly school.

We are going to have a girl from Chile to live with us! she is coming in 1 week. she is a rotary student, so cant wait!

for holidays i went to Spain and Berlin:) .  Tell them i get an A in Spanish :d.

The house is for sale again.  We didn’t sell last time because of my brother. but now we want to sell and move to the other city.

 My brother (Mads) is doing fine, he is working 3 days a week as a :)wweapons mechanic and looking for his own place to live now.

Mikkel

A note from Mikkel in Denmark! Daniel (Dan) Sulz 2011-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darren Wilkinson on Jun 30, 2011
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New Avenue of Service - New Generations

by Robert Paddock, Jr.

Rotary has a new Avenue of Service, called New Generations!

New Generations Service, the Fifth Avenue of Service, recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and understanding. Read on...

 

New Avenue of Service - New Generations Darren Wilkinson 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Wieczorek on Apr 08, 2011
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More info to come. Way to go Volunteers!

55,000 pounds! 

55,000 pounds from the Rotary Food Drive! John Wieczorek 2011-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Mar 31, 2011
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The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak was chartered April 1st, 1986, making us 25 years old. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Kamloops North for sponsoring us. Read more of our story in "About our Club" on our homepage.
We're 25 years young! Sean McKenna 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaimie Drew on Jan 13, 2011
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Foundation Chair Jaimie D and President Kent W caught us up on a number of Paul Harris Fellow presentations recently and provided congratulations and the PHF Pin recognizing the number of $1000 USD contributed by, and on behalf of the member, to The Rotary Foundation.

First time recipients recieve a gold PHF pin along with a Recognition Folder from TRF. Second time recipients receive just a new pin with a single saphire, Third time recipient's pin has 2 saphires, etc. 

This is a cumulative amount recognition and represents personal donations such as EREY ($100usd per year, per rotarian, every year), Birthday Bucks, Table Stakes, substantial wheel fines, and any donations by the Club on the member's behalf.

Paul Harris Fellow Awards Jaimie Drew 2011-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lorne Toderian on Jan 11, 2011
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4 Way Test Recipient - Jim Doan Lorne Toderian 2011-01-11 13:39:50Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jan 11, 2011

This is Doug Gibson and Willy Saari (far right) presenting Barry Dewar of the Kamloops Storm Hockey Team with a Daybreak 4Way Test Award.

Thanks to the Rotarians who recommended these gentlemen for the 4 Way Test Award. This recognition is a show of our appreciation for those in our community who uphold the same high standards as we, Daybreak Rotarians profess to do.

4 Way Test Recipient - Barry Dewar Sean McKenna 2011-01-11 13:37:58Z 0
Posted by Lorne Toderian on Jan 06, 2011
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Ron was proposed for the 4-Way Test Award by Doug Gibson.

Ron Maguire received the highest honour that can be bestowed by the City of Kamloops, the Freedom of the City Award. Ron has resided in Kamloops for 49 years. He graduated from Kam High in 1965 and owns and operates 5 A & W Restaurants in Kamloops since becoming a business owner in 1985.

Some of Ron's accomplishments include:

  • Coach for Minor Softball and Football at St. Ann�s Academy, McArthur Park Jr. and Kam High;
  • Executive on the North Kamloops Curling Club for 6 years;
  • Founding Member Kamloops Collegiate Baseball Society Funds and Administrators WolfPack Baseball Program for 11 years (9 years served as President). This year the TRU baseball team will host the National Championship in May and Ron is on the Volunteer Board organizing this event;
  • Board of Directors of the Kamloops Blazers (2003-2007) as Alumni Committee Chair and Marketing Committee member;
  • Board of Directors for the Kamloops Blazers Sports Legacy Fund (2007-Present) as Allocations Committee Chair and Governance Committee member;
  • Interior Community Services Board of Directors for the past 2 years;
  • Bob Winters Memorial Golf Tournament, (supports TRU Baseball, Golf and Hockey programs);
  • A & W Charity Funspiel, organizing member and sponsor, fundraiser for North Shore BIA and Meals on Wheels through Interior Community Services.

Thanks for everything you do Ron!

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Posted by Douglas (Doug) Gibson on Nov 18, 2010
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John Pankuch of Tim Hortons was presented with a 4-Way Test Award in recognition of his selfless and quiet contributions to our community.

 

4-Way Test Award - John Pankuch Douglas (Doug) Gibson 2010-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Victor (Vic) Benard on Nov 14, 2010
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Hello Everyone,

Since I've received a few curious emails, I thought it time to write again.

Now two months in to my stay at Manchester and I must say I've settled in well. Life has become a little more routine with most weekdays spent in class and at the library. I've now got a good group of friends in my international postgraduate hallmates and am getting to know my classmates as well.

I've had a couple interesting cultural experiences......

Update from our Ambassadorial Scholor - Ashley Ekelund Victor (Vic) Benard 2010-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Oct 31, 2010
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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.

Thanks!

Club Emails - reduce them! Sean McKenna 2010-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Oct 27, 2010
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We are fortunate to have Rotarians from our Club who travel and do make-ups while away. Their exchange of our banner with the club they are visiting is only part of why we have over 360.... we are fortunate to meet in a hotel that is busy and has travelers stay from all over the world, and we receive visiting Rotarians often. We took the time to digitize the banners and now they can be seen on our homepage under Photo Albums, as well as at our meetings, in the "under-reno" club display at the front of the room in a digital picture frame slideshow.

46 unidentified, Argentina-3, Australia-47, Austria-3, Bahamas-1, Bangladesh-1, Belgium-3, Belize-1, Brazil-6, Canada-56, Chile-1, Czech Republic-1, Denmark-6, England-9, Finland-6, France-5, Germany-1, Ghana-2, Grenadines-1, Guatemala-1, India-5, Italy-2, Japan-20, Korea-5, Mexico-12, Nepal-1, Netherlands-1, New Zealand-10, Nigeria-2, Peru-2, Philippines-3, Portugal-1, Russia-1, Scotland-5, Singapore-1, South Africa-6, Spain-3, Sri Lanka-1, Sweden-1, Switzerland-2, Taiwan-1, Thailand-6, Turkey-1, USA-64, Venezuela-1, Wales-2, Zambia-1, Zimbabwe-2

If anybody wants the box of banners, please let Kent or Sean know before they are "disposed" of. Thanks.

Club Banners - over 47 countries! Sean McKenna 2010-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Wong on Aug 11, 2010
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A tandem duo bike group is riding through Cache Creek Sunday the 15th and into Kamloops Monday/Tuesday to promote ShelterBox. It is believed they may have a box/tent to showcase. They will be at Aurora's meeting Tuesday 7am at Flavours of India on Columbia St. Kamloops.
A number of people were inquiring about ShelterBox and Disaster Aid and what the scoop is on these two organizations.

It seems to me that Rotarians and Clubs can support whichever they feel, so i asked ShelterBox to explain the different prices from the 2 organizations. Shelterbox is $1000 cdn, DA: $750.

This is the reply from ShelterBox, for your interest:

Do you know what ShelterBox or Disaster Aid do? ADG Sherry explains... Kent Wong 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jul 12, 2010

1910 - first club outside the USA - in Winnipeg

121 - Number of Rotary Clubs in Canada in 1935

349 - Number of Rotary Clubs in Canada in 1960

733 - Number of Rotary Clubs in Canada in 2010

7 - Number of Rotary International Conventions held in Canada

5 - Number of Rotary Presidents from Canada

Rotary in Canada - 100 years.. Sean McKenna 2010-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Martin on Jun 30, 2010

As a Club chartered in 1986, it took some time before members and the Club itself began to make a significant difference - enough so to participate in programs and receive awards and accolades from RI and our own District with over 60 Clubs ALL out there doing good projects and serving others.

To be recognized amoungst such a strong group of Clubs that make up District 5060 is no mere accomplishment.

Club & Member Awards & Recognition Glenn Martin 2010-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mao Nagashima on Jun 30, 2010

Kamloops Downtown 1922 chartered by Vancouver
Kamloops
North
1954 chartered by Kamloops
Merritt
1970 chartered by Princeton

Kamloops West 1980 chartered by Kamloops North
Kamloops Daybreak 1986 chartered by Kamloops North
Ashcroft/Cache Creek 1991 chartered by Kamloops

Clearwater 1993 chartered by
Kamloops Daybreak
Merritt Sunrise 1997 chartered by Merritt
Chase
1997 chartered by Kamloops West
Kamloops Aurora 2004 July 1 chartered by
Kamloops Daybreak

Rotary in Kamloops and our neighbours... 88 Years! Mao Nagashima 2010-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynda MacKenzie on Jun 30, 2010
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Daybreak is tending 4 plots at the Community Garden (Crestline off Tranquille on the way to the airport, beside the Therapeutic Riding Centre) to support the FoodBank.  April 24th we turned all the soil and added compost where needed. We seeded and weeded, and the FoodBank will enlist the aid of youth to pull the produce for it's programs. Come out and help as we announce the weeding at maintenance Events! Bring kids if ya have'em.
Foodbank Community Garden Plots Lynda MacKenzie 2010-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Jun 11, 2010
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Thanks to the Rotarians and spouses who prepared, served, and cleaned up after a lunch provided at the United Church for those in need. Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak also funded the food purchase. We have committed to 2 more meals in 2010!
PITSTOP LUNCH by Daybreak June 12th Sean McKenna 2010-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Apr 22, 2010
It's nice to see Ron at meetings... as a Charter Member, and a Past President of our Club, he also holds the highest recognition a Rotary Club can give.. that of Honourary Member for his contributions to our Club. Thanks Ron!
Nice to see Honourary Member Ron Watson Sean McKenna 2010-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 31, 2009
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District 5060 is an international district of 60 clubs and approximately 2,900 Rotarians in central Washington, USA (25 Clubs), and south central British Columbia, Canada (35 Clubs). It covers a distance of 550 miles (890 km) from Clearwater, BC, in the north to Prosser, WA, in the south. Principal cities are Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington, and Kelowna and Kamloops in British Columbia.
Our Rotary District 5060 Sean McKenna 2010-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Dec 24, 2009
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Thanks to Jim Anderson, Dick Lewis, and Chris Stabler for ensuring Santa came to a Daybreak meeting, LARGE ELF in tow.
Jim the Daybreak ELF Sean McKenna 2009-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaimie Drew on Mar 31, 2009
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Jaimie, Ben, Grant, Raelene, Debra, Tom F and Sean (and some spouses/guests) went to Huancayo Peru for our 1st of 3 years working on a project to help educate street kids. This initial trip will be to evaluate the project for grants, and to do what work we can in preparing the building to be a school. We will work with the Rotary Club of Huancayo. Thanks to the Daybreak Club for the financial support for the travellers.
Daybreak is working in PERU 2009!! Jaimie Drew 2009-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Sep 04, 2008
Honourary (pronounced "ornery") Daybreak member Laurie Renwick has moved himself and his lovely wife to Victoria to be closer to flowers.
Where's Laurie Renwick? Sean McKenna 2008-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean McKenna on Mar 31, 2008
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Another trip for Kamloops Daybreak to Tangalle, Sri Lanka to do humanitarian work.. we have sent 18 different Daybreak members overseas in the past 8 years!

(5 trips to Guatemala, 1 trip to India, and 3 trips to Sri Lanka!)

Our Team is back! This represented our 3rd trip to Sri Lanka.

Raelene, Dr Ben, Wayne Mc, Jaimie......

Where are we going to help next year, and the years after that?

Get ready to help us answer that question and begin planning those trips!

Sri Lanka 2008! Sean McKenna 2008-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Danica's Bike Ride Across Canada Sandra Blair 0
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At our May 21st meeting we presented Kim Mangan of the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music with a cheque for $4000 for bursaries. In the past years we have supported the KISSM in a variety of programs.
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On June 18th Canada Post released a booklet of 8 stamps, an official first day cover, post marked in Montreal site of the 2010 Rotary Convention, and a prepaid postcard, that can be sent anywhere in the world in honour of Rotary
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We are honoured to have presented Tina Lange with Paul Harris Fellow award for her financial contribution ($1000 accumulated) to the Foundation.

This is Foundation Chair Brian Barron presenting Tina with her PHF!

Spring 2010 brings another 4 members reaching Paul Harris Fellow status!

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