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Former Peace Scholar joins us to talk about his experience


Our guest speaker this Thursday is former Rotary Peace Scholar Chad Shipmaker. Chad lives in Salmon Arm and will be speaking to us on his Peace Scholar days and his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well with the United Nations and the Buffet Foundation.

Please join us this Thursday - sign in just before noon at Zoom link:



Service Above Self: Rotary Club Kamloops West Installation Night
Despite being "prohibited" from having our usually Installation Celebration, Kamloops West hosted a successful prohibition themed Zoom Installation Night. We were grateful to our incoming DG Richard and Robin who installed the board and like many, were dressed in 20's theme. It was a swell time and these guys and dolls sure know what they're doing.
During the event our previous president and board members were thanked and recognized while also welcoming our 20/21 president, new board and second term directors. Over 30 members attended our virtual speak-easy MC'd by "The Doctor" Stan Fike. Awards were presented out to Natalie Garbay for her countless contributions, honoured as Rotarian of the year and Wilf Epp was honour for his outstanding service with the President's award. Congratulations and thank you for both of you for your dedication and commitment!
Thanks to 2019/2020 crew: President Thomas Johnson aka "Copper Tom" Past President Gwen Ginter, President Elect Carol Tennessy aka "Dame Carol" Vice President Natalie Garbay "The Stinger", Secretary Cindy Piva, Treasurer Suzanne McCloy, Community Service, Clark Grieve, International Service Adam Popien, Youth Services, Steve Wade, Membership Director Anthony Muzzillo, The Rotary Foundation David Hughes, Meeting Services Wilfred Epp. Club Public Image Tracy McCall. Of course we also want to mention these directors cannot do it alone. There are many other exceptional members that sit on various committees and work tirelessly to help our club stay strong, meaningful, vibrant in our community in Kamloops and world-wide all in the name of Rotary.
Why you 'otta check out these mugs...
Looks like trouble: Watch out, there's a copper around here somewhere!
Luckily there were no patty wagons call but check out more photos....

Making Dad proud: Taking care of others on Father's Day

Our Rotary West members and family pitched in on Sunday June 22 along with the great team from PIT Stop. It was such a fun afternoon with a delicious pulled pork meal plus sides that fed over 150 community members. A big thanks to Rick from PIT Stop and Greg Nalleweg from Kamloops Rotary West Club for leading the way!

Nourishing People in Transition

Tonight's Party
Natalie “The Stinger” Garbay here, reminding you the Kamloops West Rotary Installation is tonight!  We are looking forward to having you join us, covertly of course, at 6pm in the Zoom Speakeasy Lounge. 
Getting Ready
Since we are going underground in this time of prohibited gatherings, we have a few treats for you to create an authentic experience. Perhaps you’re sitting in a booth, in front of the bar, near the stage, or near the washrooms.
Of course there’s music.  Jazz music. Just click on this link to share in the music we’ll all be listening to:
Our bartender will be making drinks, and you can make your own Dame Carol’s Pink Martini or Copper Tom’s  Ward 8, or a Prohibition SourMocktail.  Just grab your recipe card and if you don’t have one, you know how to reach me.
The Big Night
Because of the current situation, large gatherings are prohibited.  However, cool cat Dr. Bonnie Henry has said that chilling with a few close people can be OK. If you would like to bring on the ritz with a small number of people that you are comfortable with, please do so. And remember: be kind, be calm, be safe.
The lounge doors will be open as of 5:20 pm on the 18th so come join us when you have your glad rags and pearls on!
Topic: Kamloops West Installation 2020!
Time: Jun 18, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

See you tonight!

Get Your Golf Cards

It's that time again! Who is going golfing this year?? 🌞

2-4-1 golf cards for sale! $30 each and good for the season at 6 courses. One use and it's paid for! ⛳
All the funds raised remain in Kamloops and go towards local projects. Let me know if you'd like one for Father's Day. Or a golfer in the family! 🧔👴
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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

3D printers to the rescue

Rotary members join 3D print enthusiasts to make personal protective equipment in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Better together

A need to connect with different age groups is woven into our genes

The Rotarian Conversation: Marc Freedman

The Rotarian Conversation:Marc FreedmanThis longevity expert has found that both younger and older people thrive when they work together with a common purpose — something

Rotary’s first virtual convention inspires members to innovate and stay connected

Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention attracted more than 60,000 registrants and 175,000 viewers during its weeklong program.

Young at heart

Holger Knaack has a fresh vision for the Rotary of the future. With a little help from his friends, things should go swimmingly.

Upcoming EVENTS
Bill Sundhu / Mort
Jul 09, 2020
Racial matters / Exchange Student wrap up
Club Business
Jul 16, 2020
Plan 2021
Membership Chair, Anthony
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Community Service
International Service
Membership Director
The Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Club Public Relations