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Thanks Rod Boss

Today Rotarians and guests were delighted by a very special guest; comedy magician Rod Boss. What a wonderful way to spend lunch time. Thank you! Just another great time at Rotary Club of Kamloops West! 

A #feelgoodfriday moment brought to you by these folks who have spent hours sorting through donations from the Rotary Food Drive. We had members young and old, new and longstanding, throw on their “Rotarian at Work” shirts and pitch in to finish the job!

We truly appreciate their kindness and energy - and staying safe by keeping social distance with their household while helping!


Rotarians at Work

Spring Food Drive: 70,000 lbs of Food Collected

Jim Chamberlain
Sherry and Jim Chamberlain
Dave Johnson
Max Patel
On Saturday April 18th, 2020 our Kamloops community and Rotary West club volunteers came together to collect 70,000 lbs of non-perishable food!!! This was the 24th consecutive Food Drive, and we support them in the Spring and Fall every year.
The Kamloops Food Bank ran out of boxes before the end of the day and filled 7 sea cans full of food due to this stunning display of compassion and generosity. They are set for the next 6 months to serve the needs of this community. It would be estimated that at $2.60/lb that our contribution would be about $182,000 worth. This will help contribute to families in need and partner organizations accessing the Food Bank during COVID-19
Thank you to all Rotarians from our clubs who volunteered, put donations on their curb, shared photos, and helped spread the word.
Seniors Dinner was a hit again in 2020! A huge shout out to the organizers and volunteers this year. We had a full house of 300 last Saturday attend for dinner and entertainment!
Thank you to our sponsor KAMLOOPS SENIORS VILLAGE, to our Rotary community, and support from People in Motion who helped to transport and serve some of our guests.

Planting a seed that will keep on giving

Foundation Director David Hughes presents Jim and PDG Sherry Chamberlain with a Rotary promise crystal and Bequest Society pins in recognition of their recent donation to the Rotary Foundation. By leaving the Foundation $25,000 in their wills, Sherry and Jim were able to create the Sherry and Jim Chamberlain fund, which will be used to support Rotary’s Peace Centres at seven universities around the world. What a way to plant a seed that will keep on giving – congratulations Sherry and Jim!


It's not things that upset us, it is our judgement of them

Feb 27th presentation by Dr. Len Hunt.
Dr Len Hutt has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology from Queens University, and both a Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto.
Len first joined Rotary and became a Rotarian and board member for the North York Rotary Club (Toronto) in 2000, where he also chaired the District Convention.
After moving to Kamloops and sampling the various Clubs, Sherry Chamberlain asked him to join Kamloops West. Len has served on several Club committees and at District level making  presentations at no less than 3 District Conventions in Canada ans USA.
Len has written and published The Faces of Respect: Service above Self.
An other book in progress is: Not Your Fault: The Bane of Kneejerk Reactions.

Rotary Club of Kamloops West Recognized by District 5060

Assistant Governor, Anna Harrison presents past Foundation Director Carol Tennessy with a district award for the clubs donations to the foundation.
The Rotary Foundation has been doing good in the world for over 100 years. The foundation helps us stretch the money we raise through our fundraising efforts so that we can do more. Rotary clubs can apply for matching grants from the endowment fund for projects at home and around the world.
In 1917, Rotary President Arch Klumph had an idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world.” The seed of The Rotary Foundation was planted. Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary members worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.
The foundation helps to fund district and club projects, offers Health, Hunger and Humanitarian Grants, Peace Centres, to name a few.

Building a Foundation

Three Paul Harris Fellows where recognized and presented with their pins on Jan 9.
David Hughes our Director of Foundation is seen here presenting to Natalie, Ed and Brant.
This is Natalie's second pin and for Ed and Brant, this will mark number 6.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 



Kamloops West travels to Mexico to help 100+ school children

Rotary Club of Kamloops West members and friends will be traveling to Bara De Navidad, Mexico Jan 17-31st 2020 on a volunteer project that will improve the lives of 100's of school children.
Thirteen volunteers will be renovating a school in a poor rural agricultural area just outside Bara De Navidad.
The Rotarians and friends will be improving the school's kitchen; providing a new fridge, counters, cabinets, electrical, plumbing as well as painting classrooms and other miscellaneous repairs as needed around the school.
Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.

Italian club uses expertise to aid in coronavirus fight

Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.

Hacking a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic

Rotarians in Lithuania and the United States promote the use of bubble helmets to help patients avoid mechanical ventilators.

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