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Kamloops West

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:55 AM
Doubletree by Hilton
339 St. Paul St
Kamloops, BC  V2C 2J5
Canada
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Maren Ternes arrives at Kamloops Airport on Friday, August 11, 2017
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.
 
 
 

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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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Upcoming EVENTS
 
Speakers
Margaret Chrumka (bs)
Sep 28, 2017
Kamloops Art Gallery
District Governor Visit
Oct 05, 2017
District Governor.
Len Hutt (bs)
Oct 12, 2017
Litteracy
President Kelly
Oct 19, 2017
Club Matters
Pending (BS)
Nov 09, 2017
President Kelly
Nov 16, 2017
Club Matters
Natika Bock (BS)
Nov 30, 2017
Housing
Annual General Meeting
Dec 14, 2017
President Kelly
Dec 21, 2017
Club Matters
 
 
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