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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
Canada
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STORIES
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.
APRIL-MAY SPONSOR IS EDWARD JONES
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.
ORVAL our MASCOT
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 www.kiva.org, 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.
 
 
 

NEWS

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: http://Www.rotaryeclubone.org
then include Iris's email irisatabby@gmail.com 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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The more of you that go and LIKE this, the faster we can build the communication among our members and friends, we will then be able to promote our events better and eventually achieve a better URL for our Facebook page.  To LIKE this page doesn't mean that anyone can access your own Facebook account if they are not your "FRIENDS".

This just means that now we can better and easier communicate in a much broader sense, what is going on in our Club and attract new members.

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Upcoming EVENTS
 
Speakers
President Gwen
Jul 19, 2018
Club Matters
Lisa Fuller
Jul 26, 2018
Kamloops SPCA
Donna Murnaghan
Aug 02, 2018
Dean of Nursing TRU, new Nursing & Population Health building
Dr Terry Kading
Aug 09, 2018
Proportional Representation vote
President Gwen
Aug 16, 2018
Club Matters
Anna Harrison
Aug 23, 2018
Membership
Out Meeting, Top 40 Woodworks
Aug 30, 2018
Local business
Wyatt Jansen
Sep 06, 2018
Out bound Exchange (pending)
District Governor Sherry Chamberlain
Sep 13, 2018
District Governor visit.
President Gwen
Sep 20, 2018
Club Matters
Anna Harrison
Sep 27, 2018
Membership
Adam Popien (bs)
Oct 04, 2018
Changes in the Real Estate Act of BC
President Gwen
Oct 18, 2018
Club Matters
Anna Harrison
Oct 25, 2018
Membership
ADG
Nov 08, 2018
Rotary Business
President Gwen
Nov 22, 2018
Club Matters
Todd Paquin (bs)
Nov 29, 2018
Archaelogical Digs
President Gwen
Dec 06, 2018
Annual General Meeting
All Club Members
Dec 20, 2018
Christmas party
Mike Dedels.PAg; TNRD (bs)
Jan 10, 2019
Invasive Plant Management
 
 
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