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Kamloops West

Service Above Self

Every Thursday at 11:55 AM
The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, BC  V1S 1N5
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Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Community Service
Youth Services
Membership Director
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Club Public Relations
Service Projects
Our new permanent home is
The Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way,
Kamloops, B.C. V1S 1N5
Our meeting begins at 12 noon.
Lets get Excited and Passionate about bringing a potential New Member as your guest to our next Club meeting.
Each month both you and your guest will have a chance to win a gift sponsored by one of our Club Members.
While your talking to your guest about all the good reasons to join your Rotary Club, ask for their business card, write your full name on the back, and drop it into the B.A.G. on your table.
Thank you to February sponsor Chubb Edwards and March-April Sponsor Genesis Fashion.
PETS is a weekend long event where president elects from approx. 700 Rotary Clubs of 9 districts converge for training.  They are from California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, BC, Alaska.  Assistant Governors attend, which is approx. 180 of them, as well the Governor chain from The Designate, to the Nominee and the Elect.  As well there are approx. 20 facilitators who elect to perform 6 x 1.5 hour sessions for the PE's.  They train for this job and it is one of the more intense jobs at PETS.
Then there is the OPCOM committee who put the whole event on, planning and implementing all year long.  This is made up of PDG's from the nine districts.
DGN's and DGE's sit on the board of directors for OPCOM. Operations Committee for PETS.
Then we must not forget the speakers, like Rick King and Dean Rohrs who always inspire us.
Aspire to be a President, or a Governor!!! it is a fun job, a rewarding job and you get to meet a lot of really great people.
Proud of our crew from Kamloops West:  Jim, AG Suzanne, Facilitators Anna and Cindy, DGN Sherry, PE Kelly.
Rotary Club of Kamloops West Foundation Dinner was superb.
Featuring African entertainment from the students of TRU and a powerful story by
RI Director Dean Rohrs.
Many Paul Harris Fellows were presented including PH+8 to Ed Barker.
A sincere thank you to RI director Dean Rohrs for her time and grace at our event Saturday night, where all proceeds will be dedicated on behalf of her to the Rotary Foundation.
District Interviews to decide 2017 outbounds.  Club YEOs hard at work all weekend interviewing students wanting to go on exchange.
Youth Exchange Students from Italy, Boliva, Czech and India make food from their country and fundraise for Shelter Box.
Bringing youth from around the world together for themselves and for us, brings peace and understanding.
Someone many years ago made this cute little guy, not sure who.
Maybe Bryan, Anthony, Stan or Ed can clarify. 
The human Orval Dove was a wonderful Rotarian, Friend, Husband and a mentor to many.  Orval served his country alongside the lovely Olive Dove. If you didn't get a chance to meet them, you missed some fine folks. 
One day someone created this little guy.  A mascot for our Rotary Club.  Take him with you and three other Rotarians to another club visit. Ask the visiting Rotary club if they will take good care of him and bring him back to our club. But they have to come back with four of their members.
Pretty neat eh?
I have Orval at my house now, as he got forgotten in the club's storage room.
If anyone is up for the challenge, let Jim and I know and we will start this fun adventure all over again.
Toast to Rotary. Or like Orval might do, salute.
Kenya’s Women Beekeepers
Traditionally, Kenyan women have not been in the business of beekeeping...
Our club has set aside funds for you to go to, find someone to help with their business by donating $25.00.  This $25 gets repaid by the recipient over time.  I have done this and $8 has already been paid back into the account. Once this all gets paid back, we can use this for someone else. Microcredit loans help those to help themselves.


Can't make our club meetings, go online and do a makeup. Spend 30 minutes, fill out the makeup form, include our secretary's email and the makeup will be sent to her.  Go to:
then include Iris's email in your makeup form.  Easy and you will learn lots.
On June 18th Canada Post will release a booklet of 8 stamps (product # 413765111), an official first day cover, post marked in Montreal site of the 2010 Rotary Convention, (product # 413765131))and a prepaid postcard, that can be sent anywhere in the world (product # 262236) in honour of Rotary.


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Upcoming EVENTS
Membership Anthony
Dec 13, 2018
All Club Members
Dec 20, 2018
Christmas party
Dec 27, 2018
Jan 03, 2019
Mike Dedels.PAg; TNRD (bs)
Jan 10, 2019
Invasive Plant Management
President Gwen
Jan 17, 2019
Club Matters
Marcia (Stan is booking)
Jan 24, 2019
City Waste Management
Mary F Hanlon
Feb 07, 2019
Drake Smith (bs)
Feb 14, 2019
YELL awards
President Gwen
Feb 21, 2019
Club Matters
Dr Kingsley Donkor (bs)
Feb 28, 2019
Bio mass generators
Fred Legace
Mar 07, 2019
Bernadette Siracky BEd MEd
Mar 14, 2019
Food Bank Locking in Hope
President Gwen
Mar 21, 2019
Club Matters
Jim Anderson (bs)
Mar 28, 2019
Kamloops Economic Development
Cpl. Darren Angman (bs)
Apr 04, 2019
Restorative Justice and Community Policing
Linda Hollyer, member of Sun Peaks
Apr 11, 2019
book tour
President Gwen
Apr 18, 2019
Club Matters
Tim Busse
Apr 25, 2019
May 09, 2019
Rotary Business
Thomas Johnson
Jun 06, 2019
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