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Links to Sites
2017 Kelowna Ribfest Highlights, an Extended Version (featuring our Rotarians and our Friends of Rotary at work and play at the Ribfest)
https://youtu.be/V5RQl-OKohw
 
2017 Kelowna Ribfest Highlights
https://youtu.be/UGbU6uio5XU
 
2016 Kelowna RibFest Highlights
https://youtu.be/crJ0q0HiWZ0
 
Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest 2016 Promo Video
https://youtu.be/u8fmCyu9j70
 
Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest
 
Shoe Bank Canada's 2015 Barefoot Walk Fundraiser
https://youtu.be/6gYpTQKCd3M
 
Shoe Bank Canada's Million Shoe Mission
Shoe Bank Canada Blog
 
2015-16 Theme Address K.R. Ravindran, RI President
 
Highlights of the 2010 Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Annual Community Auction (Video)
https://vimeo.com/11856968
 

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Kelowna Sunrise

Service Above Self

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In addition to early donations made from July - November, 2018 totally $19,905, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise approved the following donations at their Business Meeting on November 30, 2018 bringing the total amount in the 2018-19 Rotary year to $41,905.
 
$4000 to the Disabled Sailing Association to replace sails, motors and batteries for their sailboats
 
$13,125 to Hope for the Nation to provide weekend backpacks of food to school children each weekend of the school year.  These backpacks go to 4500 kids in 23 schools as part of the ‘Food For thought’ program which is separate from the Starfish backpack program.
$1500 to NOW Canada (New Opportunities for Women) to support their Christmas to the women, youth and children who call NOW Canada 'home'
 
 
$2000 to the Rutland Interact Club for the continued development of their sustainable workspace and program
 
 
$1500 to JoeAnna's House to be used towards a Rotary District 5060 Matching Grant which will result in the naming rights of "Rotary Peace Gardens." This is an additional donation which was made earlier to JoeAnna’s House from the proceeds of the 2018 RibFest.
 
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During the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise’s Annual Meeting held on Friday, November 30th, club members elected a slate of executive officers and directors for the coming new Rotary year 2019-2020.  The election was conducted by 2018-2019 Past President Andy Griffin.
 
Executive Officers elected to the in-coming executive included Susan McIntyre as President (currently the Vice-President), Norm LeCavalier as President Elect, Marjolein Lloyd as Vice-President, George Pinches as Secretary, and Bob Fortier as Treasurer.This is the template with image at the left side and floating text on the right side.
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Two Director positions were also filled when Jery Urquhart was elected as Fundraising Committee Director and Marjolein Lloyd was elected as the Vocational Director.  The position as Communications/Public Relations Director still remains vacant.
 
 
All other Directorships are filled as the Rotarians in those positions still have one more year to fulfill their commitment as all Directors are elected for a two year term.  This includes Tom Richie as Program Director, Doreen Welsh as Fellowship Director, Brenda Bell as International Service Director, Brian Wrightson as Membership Director and Leslie Munro as Rotary Foundation Director.  Colleen McEwan will continue to serve for another two years as the New Generations Director as her term is up next year. 
 
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Kelowna Sunrise Rotary hosted its 7th Annual Christmas Dinner for the Kelowna Women's Shelter on November 28th.   Unfortunately, due to the winter flu and Shelter program changes, only 27 of a possible 50 residents were able to be in attendance.  The dinner, held at First Baptist Church in Kelowna was organized by Anke Sedmak and club member Jerry Sedmak. 
 
 
The guests were served a gourmet dinner of smoked salmon and blueberry garlic crackers, sweet cabbage and kale slaw, port tenderloin with peach chutney, baked yam, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a selection of homemade dessert bars and ice cream.  Christmas music entertainment was provided by Ruth Mason, Maribeth Friesen and Anke Sedmak.
 
Forty-one volunteers, which included 32 Rotary members, seven Rotary spouse, and two Okanagan Regional Women’s Shelter Committee members prepared and served the dinner.  Funding of $474 was provided by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise to offset some of the costs; while the venue was provided at no cost by the church.
Responding to an expression of need from Executive Director Trevor Moss with Freedom’s Door Kelowna made during a presentation to the members of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise on November 16th, club member Craig Garries created and organized “Drive for Freedom,” a means to provide donations of men’s clothing, toiletries and bedding for their homes from club members which was carried out over a two week period from November 17-30, 2018. 
 
 
Craig reports that during the two meetings of the club, the back of his pickup was filled, estimated at several hundred pounds of donations from the club members.  Craig states that “when I delivered the load to the houses the men swarmed the truck helping me unload into their distribution/storage room and their expressions of gratitude were immense.” 
 
It is Craig’s hope that the “Drive for Freedom” will become a yearly event for the club.
 
Freedom’s Door Kelowna is a non-profit addiction recovery program for men. They are dedicated to helping men find hope, healing and wholeness in a safe and secure environment.  Their program is provided within their housing facilities where men are provided help and support to transition back to the community and everyday life.
 
(Photos by Max Mosley)
 
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During the club’s November Business Meeting, the members of the club agreed to support the Salvation Army and the Central Okanagan Food Bank in their endeavours to provide a special Christmas for those in need in our community.  Each of the community non-profit organizations will receive $1,000.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has been a very supportive service club of both organizations for many years.  Additionally, each year many members of the club volunteer during the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign.  This year is no exception as members of the club recognize that Rotary is all about “Service Above Self.”
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise’s commitment to assist in the financing of JoeAnna’s House in Kelowna was expressed with the agreement to donate a total of $17,780 to JoeAnna’s House, which represents the club’s pledge of $10,000 from proceeds of the 2018 Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest and additionally, donations made by guests of the RibFest through the donation boxes totaling $2780 and a generous single donation of $5000.  The approval for the donation of $17,780 was given by the members of the club at the club’s November 23rd, 2018 meeting.
 
 
JoeAnna's House has raised nearly all of the capital required for the building project which includes a $250,000 pledge from District 5060 Rotary Clubs.  This pledge will provide Rotary with the naming rights to the gardens. This donation is the first stage and further monies may be used to start a District grant in conjunction with other clubs.
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has authorized the establishment and funding of two bursaries of $500 each, the Leo Duhammel Memorial Bursary and the Wes Gregory Memorial Bursary.  Members of the club approved both bursaries and the naming of both bursaries at the club’s Business Meeting on November 23, 2018. 
  
Leo Duhammel and Wes Gregory were former members of the club who died while members.
 
The club has provided bursaries for many years to assist graduating grade 12 students in their continued pursuit of higher education.  The recipients of the bursaries will continue to be determined by Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS) as they have in the past.
 
 
COBSS is a non-profit society of volunteers from the Central Okanagan area who are dedicated to providing financial assistance to our Grade 12 graduates in order that they may further their post-secondary education.
 
COBSS acts as a central body through which graduating Grade 12 students can apply for over 500 awards. Criteria for these awards are set by the donor to recognize student achievement (such as citizenship, scholastic or athletic achievement) and to assist those who might have difficulty in financing further education.  These awards are intended for students entering a college, university or other post-secondary institution in September of their graduation year.
The club’s 2018-19 out-going Rotary Youth Exchange student, Miguel Lefevre has been experiencing an exciting and very busy time with his host Rotary club and family, school and new friends.  In a recent message, Miguel shared that his RYE experience has been nothing but enjoyable, enlightening and favorable for the past three months.
 
 
Miguel arrived in Luzern, Switzerland on August 14th, and quickly became part of the Bokorny host family of four.  Actually, his host mother serves as the Inbound Coordinator for Rotary Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Miguel enjoys being part of the family that includes two host brothers and a family that is providing him with support and guidance and fantastic travel experiences, which have enabled him to visit such places as Munich and Frankfurt in Germany and Salzburg in Austria.
 
Miguel’s host Rotary Club of Luzern-Seetal, a club of 67 members, including 59 men and nine women, has welcomed him and provided him with opportunities to explore his new city, the surrounding countryside and other parts of Switzerland.  Miguel shared that the club had provided him with a GA train ticket, which has enabled him to travel for free anywhere that the SBB has trains, boats and busses.  During the fall break, he travelled to Geneva, Bern, Basel, Zurich, Emmen, Freibourg, and Zug.  He adds that on the November 23-25th weekend, he will spend a Rotary weekend with other RYE exchange students in Zermatt.
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By Rotary International; Posted by Ed Kolybaba, Nov 12, 2018
 
For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
 
 
“We are extremely honored to be recognized,” says Foundation Trustee Chair Ron Burton. “It represents the hard work and dedication of countless Rotarians throughout the world.  They know their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given and that they will, indeed, make a real difference.”
 
The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
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With seven months still within the 2018-19 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise moved significantly toward achieving its goal of raising US$2500 toward the PolioPlus Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  As of the first of November, the club had raised CAN$2032 in support of eradicating Polio throughout the world through the PolioPlus Fund.

 As in past years, the club collected tips while serving at all of the home games of the Okanagan Sun Football Club.  This year’s collection amounted to $731.00.  Brian Fennell, coordinator   and organizer of the program, credited the club Rotarians who had come out to volunteer game after game to provide beverage service at the North and South Beer Gardens at the Sun’s   home park.

In recognition of World Polio Day on October 24th, donations designated to the PolioPlus Fund were received from many club Rotarians and all fine collections were designated to the Fund at the club’s regular meeting on October 26th.  This resulted in a collection of $1296.
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has committed to continuing its RibFest for at least three more years, following the club member’s approval on October 26th.  The club along with its title sponsor, Interior Savings Credit Union, have partnered since 2016 to bring an outstanding and successful family Ribfest to Kelowna for the past three years.
 
Under the leadership of club member Chris Murphy planning for RibFest 2019 will began immediately.  A Steering Committee has already been structured with Norm LeCavalier as Sponsorship Chair, Susan McIntyre as Marketing Chair, Doreen Welsh as On Site Revenue Chair, Greg Norby as Logistics Chair, Jane Fletcher as Volunteer Chair, and Sean Misfeldt as Financial Chair.
 
The RibFest will take place at City Park in Kelowna on August 23-25, 2019.  
 
While the 2018 Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest was less successful than anticipated with attendance down from the previous year; profits increased slightly and the RibFest nailed down a much better schedule for the event and future RibFests.  Unfortunately, poor weather and a revised schedule closing down each evening’s events down earlier, kept the crowds smaller.  The most recent report indicated that the RibFest had a net profit of $54,000.  The greatest portion of that revenue came from an extremely successful raffle that was sold out one day before the RibFest came to a conclusion.
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is so thankful for and appreciative of the partnership it has with the Interior Savings Credit Union which has been the Title Sponsor of the RibFest for the past three years, and a relationship that that is anticipated to continue into the future.  In addition, the club recognizes that the RibFest’s many sponsors are extremely valued for their generous financial contributions, in-kind donations and endless volunteer hours.
 
 
Club past-president Bill Reynolds took over the helm of the 2018 Steering Committee as its chair, and along with a dedicated group of club Rotarians, including past-chair Brian Wrightson (2016 and 2017 RibFest), provided exceptional leadership.  Starting with planning soon after the 2017 RibFest, Reynolds and his committee continued with the ominous responsibility that took up a great deal of their personal time, week after week, month after month.    Club member Bob Fortier, who organized and coordinated the successful 3rd Annual Rotary Club of Kelowna 2018 Raffle for the third year in a row, was the driving force which produced one-half of the net profits with the Raffle.  And then there were the hundreds of volunteers who put in countless hours over the three days of the event, and days before and after.  Without these wonderful Rotarians and the friends of Rotary, RibFest would not take place.
 
Following several 2018 RibFest debriefing sessions and a decision by the club to continue with the RibFest in the coming year, planning for the 2019 RibFest has now commenced.  Chris Murphy, the Steering Committee’s Logistics Committee chair for the past three RibFests, will assume the chair for the 2019 Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest and with a committee with several new faces, will be challenged to continue to provide exceptional leadership for the 2019 RibFest scheduled for August 23-25.  
 
Meme Nyi was welcomed to the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise during an induction ceremony carried out by membership chair Brian Wrightson on September 7th.
 
Meme Nyi with husband George and Maribeth Friesen (club president)
 
Nyi is a Geographic Information Systems and Mapping professional, recently a GIS Mapping Specialist with Jameson Resources and Cola Works.  Prior to her recent contract, she served as a drafting technician with Invesco Miya in Singapore, and as a Geomatics and Survey Officer and Mapping Specialist upon her residence in Canada.
 
After living in Burma (now Myanmar) for her first five years, she moved to Singapore where she graduated from secondary school.  She then returned to Myanmar to pursue studies at Dagon University where she attained a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), followed by studies at Yangon University where she achieved a degree in Geographic Information Systems.
 
Meme joined Rotary because she wanted to donate her time and expertise through a fun, well balanced and supporting group of people who embrace the same interest as hers and who are actively involved in the city and community.  Her desire to serve has been extended to other voluntary work including participating in the TD Canada Trust shoreline clean up in Vancouver, and while in Kelowna shopping for elders, serving as an elders weekly visitor sponsored by Interior Health and volunteering at the BMO Marathon water tent.
 
Hobbies and special interests keep Meme busy when she is not working or involved in voluntary community work.  She enjoys fashion design, sewing, gardening, stenciling and power walks.
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Club Raffle.  The draw for the five prizes, valued at a grand total of $7,988 was made on Sunday, August 26th, following the closing act on stage.
 
In compliance with the BC Gaming Event Lic # 104834, the Raffle winners are:
 
1st Prize – Rosemary Lindsay of Kelowna, British Columbia ($5,200 worth of gift vouchers from Save-On-Foods)
 
L to R:  Bob Fortier (Raffle Chair), Jake Martin (Ass't Manager, Save-On-Foods), Rosemary Lindsay (Winner of Groceries for a Year) and Don Gandy (Manager, Save-On-Foods)
 
2nd Prize – Mike Perchel of Kelowna, British Columbia ($1,000 cash from Interior Savings Credit Union)
 
3rd Prize – Sharon Petraroia of West Kelowna, British Columbia (Two Adult Seasons Passes from the Westside Warriors Hockey Club)
 
4th Prize – Sonja Delaurier of Kelowna, British Columbia (Giant or LIV Bike rom Cyclepath Kelowna)
 
5th Prize – Lynne Moug of Kelowna, British Columbia (Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker and accessories from Whites Barbeque & Fireplace in Kelowna)
                                   
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise congratulates the five winners and expresses its thanks to all those who purchased raffle tickets.
 
Ticket sales commenced on May 17th, and for the first time, all 6000 Raffle tickets were sold by 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 25th.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise will be launching the 2018 3rd Annual Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest, scheduled for August 24-26th, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 15th near the Cenotaph in City Park.  It is an official launch party that will be attended by the media, sponsors, fellow Rotarians and their families, and invited dignitaries.
 
 
Along with key sponsors and dignitaries present, Montana’s BBQ will be grilling up ribs and Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran will do the official Rib Cutting.  Pop and water will be served and onlookers will get a preview of the fantastic entertainment lined up for the RibFest.  Kim Foreman-Rhindress of Kitsch ‘n Sync and Jim Rhindress of Cover-2-Cover will both perform at the Launch Party.
 
The third annual event’s major beneficiary this year will be JoeAnna’s House, a home-away-from-home for family members who have loved ones receiving treatment at Kelowna General Hospital.  Admission to the event is free and it will run from 12 pm-9 pm on August 24th and 25th and 12 pm-7 pm on Sunday the 26th.
 
 
Ten years ago, two Rotary of Kelowna Sunrise Rotarians, Angela Burnell and Jane Fletcher, started ‘Bats for a Cause,’ an event to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital.  In that first year, the organization raised $11,000.  Ten years later, during the weekend of July 27-29th, ‘Bats for a Cause’ raised $142,000.  Over the ten year period, the event has raised over $627,000 which has provided funding for the BC Children’s Hospital.
 
 
The current Core organizing committee for ‘Bats for a Cause,’ Sunrise Rotarians Angela Burnell, Huck Parfeniuk, Max Mosley and Sarah Mosley, with the lead taken on Angela Burnell, organized an event involving 28 teams and over 420 participants during the July 27-29th weekend.  Eleven volunteers, mostly from the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club, were there to assist in providing the manpower necessary.
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The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise was pleased to welcome its first new member for the 2018-19 Rotary Year on July 27th.  Scott Rattee, sponsored by club members Brian Fennell and Craig Garries, was inducted by Membership Director Brian Wrightson and then officially welcomed and recognized by all of the club members in attendance at the Club’s meeting.
 
 
Scott is excited to be a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, as it exemplifies in its actions the values that he lives by, particularly the support and work that the club and its members expend in making a difference for those in need within the community.  Scott’s focus on giving back to the community through his active coaching of soccer for youth for over 30 years, for his service on the Board of Directors of the Okanagan Sun Football Club and his active membership on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, clearly illustrate this point.
 
While Scott was born in Montreal, most of his years have been spent in British Columbia.  He attended Handsworth Secondary in North Vancouver and then attended Capilano College.  Following graduation from Capilano, he served as a sales and marketing manager, managing a team of sales and marketing professionals for the British Columbia and Alberta Liquor.  Since June of 2000, he has been the Sales and Marketing Manager for Pacific Western Brewing Company which is based in Prince George.  Scott has resided in Kelowna since 2003.
 
Aside from volunteering, Scott’s interests take in coaching soccer, watching NFL football, exercising, and most importantly family.
 
 
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Effective July 01, 2018, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise will receive leadership from a new team, including President Maribeth Friesen, her executive of Huck Parfeniuk (President-Elect),George Pinches (Secretary), Susan McIntyre (Vice-President), Mike Crowley,  (Treasurer), and Andy Griffin (Immediate Past-President), and a Board of Directors which includes Tom Ritchie (Club Service), Doreen Welsh (Fellowship), Stu Lang (New Generations), Brian Wrightson (Membership), Leslie Munro (Rotary Foundation) and Norm LeCavalier (Public Relations).
 
 
In accepting her call for the leadership of the Club, Maribeth Friesen addressed the Rotary International theme for 2018-19, “Be the Inspiration.”  “I truly believe that it is the act of inspiring or being inspired that leads to change – big or small; and that sometimes that change can happen quickly, sometimes it will be something that we will not even realize in our lifetimes,” Maribeth offered.  She added that “We never know where inspiration will come from next and we don’t always see the outcomes of our inspirational acts.  But, we cast our inspirational nets wide as Rotarians, because we believe in what we are doing.” 
 

Maribeth shared how Paul Harris was inspired more than 100 years ago which resulted in the beginnings of Rotary International.  This inspiration has led to more than 33,000 clubs chartered and serving those in need in over 200 countries around the world.  Today, while the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, which was chartered in 1986, stands strong and continues to inspire its members;  it is the members who inspire the club.  In her concluding remarks, Maribeth expressed that “ it is the members who bring diversity, skill, passion compassion and most importantly humour” to the club and who together as a “Family of Rotary” make a difference and who enable the club to be successful and relevant.
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Donna Moyer was presented with the “Local Hero Award,” an award that recognizes a non-Rotarian within the community who has provided leadership for programs and activities that “Make a Difference” and who exemplifies the Rotarian ideal of “Service Above Self.” 
 
 
Since 2008, Donna has been directly involved with Shoe Bank Canada, endlessly volunteering, providing leadership with community and school shoe collection drives, and managing the Shoe Bank Canada store that provides free footwear for those in need since its opening in 2014.  Donna's volunteerism goes beyond Shoe Bank Canada as she is a very active volunteer with many other community activities.
  
While receiving a Certificate for the “Local Hero Award,” Donna was presented with a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award which is annually awarded by the club to a non-Rotarian for their high level of community leadership, volunteerism and focus.
 
  
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Out-going President Andy Griffin expressed praise for the work of the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club during the 2018 Installation Dinner and Program held on the 23rd of June; and in particular recognized Rotarians and others who provided exceptional leadership service throughout the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
 
Rotarian of the Year
 
Heidi Miller was awarded the prestigious “Rotarian of the Year” Award for her outstanding support for the president and club as the Program Committee Director which provided effective programs that left the club Rotarians energized, motivated and informed; and which provided for well-organized regular weekly meetings.
 
 
Dale Frandsen Award
 
Chris Murphy received the second major award, the “Dale Frandsen Award,” which is presented to a member of the club who exemplifies the spirit of dedication, friendship, optimism, and integrity; the core values of a true Rotarian. These characteristics were evident as Chris provided leadership for the club’s successful fundraising campaign throughout the year.
 
“Friendship and Fellowship” Award
 
Al Strachan was recognized with the PDG Vern’s Special Award for “Friendship and Fellowship,”  a certificate honouring and expressing deep appreciation for “Making a Difference” by promoting friendship and fellowship within the club through his leadership as a member of the Care and Concerns Committee and for making all club Rotarians feel valued and included.
 
 
“Changemaker” Award
 
Heidi Miller also received the 2017-18 “Changemaker” Award, an award started in the current Rotary year at the request of District 5060 Governor Bill Jenkins,  to recognize a club Rotarian who through his/her efforts and leadership helped to bring about significant change within the club to enable the club to be more effective in serving its members.  Heidi’s guidance in bringing about procedural changes for the club’s meetings and in providing effective overall coordination of its meetings resulted in effective change within the club.
 
“The strength of Rotary to Make a Difference far exceeds that of the individual and the potential for Rotary endeavours is not limited to a single year; it builds on year after year of united effort,” stated out-going 2017-18 President Andy Griffin in his remarks to the club members and their guests during the 2018 Installation Dinner and Program on June 23, 2018.  “What each of you have contributed in this past year continues to build the base for years to come,“  he added.  To illustrate his point about how the club and members made a difference, Andy simply referenced the financing, work and volunteerism provided by the club and its members over the year which provided service to over sixteen groups within the community and five international groups that the club had supported to the tune of over $55,000.
 
 
“Ask the clients of Shoe Bank Canada if shoes are helping their families; ask the Foundry if they are helping turn around the lives of young people in our community; or ask the families in Guatemala if getting an education will change their lives”, challenged Andy.  Definitely these organizations are very deserving of the club’s support as they touch the lives of hundreds of people in the community and worldwide.  “TOGETHER, we ARE making a difference, one project, one fundraiser, one Rotarian at a time,” expressed Andy in his concluding remarks. 
 
2017-18 President Andy Griffin’s remarks and his recognition of individual club Rotarians offered the club members and their guests during the Club’s 32nd Annual Installation Dinner and Program, which was presided over by Past-President Pat McAllister, the highlights and accomplishments of the club and its members during the 2017-18 Rotary Year. 
 
Rotarians and guests were welcomed to the evening event by Andy and his wife Louise, before being entertained by two talented musical artists, Griffin Hodge on Jazz saxophone and Jordan Manderioli  on piano, featuring the music of a number of jazz artists prior to the dinner.
 
Following President Andy’s final departing words, he proceeded to install in-coming 2018-19 President Maribeth Friesen and her executive and directors.
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While the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise’s Annual Installation provides the out-going president with an opportunity to celebrate the successes, to recognize the challenges of the past year and to acknowledge individual Rotarians for their exceptional service, the program is highlighted with the installation of the new president, executive and directors for the new Rotary Year.
 
 
Both of these events during the 2018 Installation are highlighted in the following video production, produced by KCS Productions:
 
 
Nearly fifty Kelowna Sunrise Rotarians and friends of Rotary served beverages to a thirsty crowd during the Nitro Circus held at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna on May 26th as a means to continue to support of the Okanagan Sun Football club.  Over $50,000 of sales was generated during the evening.  As a way to express their appreciation, the Rotary club received ten percent of the sales made during the evening.
 
 
The beverage service was coordinated by club Rotarian Brian Fennell, who also coordinates the sale of beverages by the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club annually during the home games of the Okanagan Sun.
 
 
During the meeting of June 29th, Les Weiss, President of the Sun Football club, presented a cheque for $5000 to Sunrise Rotary today; and while doing so acknowledged the many years of Sunrise Rotary’s support for the football club.
 
Rotarians right across the world, who are leaders and problem-solvers, financially support The Rotary Foundation.  They do this because they understand that Rotarians, wherever they are,  unite and take action to create lasting change, across the globe, in our communities, and in themselves.  While Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise are only a small part of the 1.2 million Rotarians from over 200 countries, our Rotarians make a big difference for those in need in the world and within our community.
 
In the past two weeks, three additional club Rotarians were recognized for their financial support of The Rotary Foundation.  Bob Fortier, Club Foundation Chair, was very pleased to acknowledge the contributions of Colleen McEwan on June 15th, and the contributions of Dianne Garries and Craig Garries on June 22nd.
 
 
Colleen McEwan, only a member since September of 2017, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) pin, medallion and certificate for contributing over US $1000 during the past eight months.  Dianne Garries also received a PHF pin, medallion and certificate, for her first total contribution of US $1000 to the Foundation since she was first inducted.  Craig Garries, who has continued to support the Foundation, was presented with a PHF+1 pin for having contributed over US $2000. 
The Kelowna Cool Arts Society was the recipient of financial assistance from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise.  On June 15th, the members of the club approved funding of $1621 to assist the not-for-profit Society, in partnership with resource teachers from Okanagan School District 23 and a number of professional level artists within the community, in meeting its goals in providing art classes for transitioning adults.
 
 
L to R:  Huck Parfeniuk, Vice President Sunrise Rotary, Lucie Parent-Papi, Cool Arts President, and Andy Griffin, President Sunrise Rotary
 
The Society offers art classes to the transitioning adults who are accompanied by their designed caregivers.  These classes are designed to be process oriented and experiential, and are provided in a safe, student-centred environment where the participants can make discoveries in art practice without distraction.
 
As the 2017-18 Rotary year comes to an end, the club is pleased to share that it has donated over $50,000 to support community charities and those in need this Rotary year.  Specific donations made by the club this year, and in past Rotary years, are listed in this website within the “Donations Committee” site.  Simply click on the “Service Areas and Committees” page on the left hand side of the Home Page, then open “Community Service Area” Related Page and check out the “Donations Committee” site.
 
Kelowna Sunrise Rotarians recognize the value and work of The Rotary Foundation, which continues to receive the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities.  Club member Wayne Evans is one of the many club Rotarians who believe that The Rotary Foundation, based on this rating, is the best charity that he can invest in to make a difference in the world.
 
On June 01, Wayne Evans was recognized with a PHF+3 for his continuous financial support of the work of The Rotary Foundation.  Club Foundation Committee Chair Bob Fortier presented Wayne with a pin to commemorate this achievement and commitment to the Foundation.  His financial donations over the years have amounted to over US$4000.
 
 
In September of 2017, The Rotary Foundation was recognized for earning a maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  Additionally, for the ninth straight year, it received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator that verifies that The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of humanitarian work.  This clearly exemplifies that The Rotary Foundation stands apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
 
Rotary Foundation of Canada is considered a large-cap charity with donations of US$9.5m in 2015. Its administrative costs are 2% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. For every dollar donated, 94 cents goes to the cause. At the close of 2015, total funding reserves stood at US$30.4m which can cover program costs for just under four years. The Foundation has only one reported employee.
 
What does this all mean to Kelowna Sunrise Rotarians and for the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world?  To Wayne and other financial supporters of The Rotary Foundation, this means that every dollar they donate to The Rotary Foundation will clearly make a far greater impact than any other charity in helping those in need.
 
Only after two years and two successful ribfests, the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest has been recognized by the public as one of the best Kelowna Festivals.  The Best of Kelowna 2018 awarded the RibFest with a second place finish (Silver) following the Best of Kelowna competition which was held from May 21st to June 04th. 2018.  
 
 
The Best of Kelowna competition, back for its sixth year and teamed up with K96.3, Country 100.7, Total Restoration and Csek Creative, provided locals with the opportunity to vote for their favorite festival, along with over 120 other categories, over the 15 day period.

Congratulations are extended to the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise and Interior Savings Credit Union for this achievement.
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Two local citizens joined the membership of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise during the month of May.  Adrian Petraroia, an up and coming lawyer, sponsored by club member Stuart Lang, was inducted on May 11th; while Bill Andersen, a retired millwright, sponsored by club member Vic Spolia, was inducted on May 18th.
 
 
Adrian Petraroia, born in Abbotsford, received his high school at Immaculata Regional High School in Kelowna, before continuing on with studies at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and at Bond University at Robina on the Gold Coast of Australia, where he attained his law degree.
    
Soon after attaining his law degree, Adrian returned to his Kelowna roots to practice law with Pihl Law.  In early June of 2018, he joined the firm of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, where he is practicing in the areas of corporate commercial, real estate and estate planning.
 
Bill Andersen, born and raised in his early years in Chilliwack, attended Ashcroft Secondary School , followed by further education at Cariboo College and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). 
After a year at college, he joined Bethlehem Copper Corp as a surveyor in pit operations during the summer of 1978.   During his career in the mining industry, he was very involved with the blending of two mines, the smaller Bethlehem Copper Corporation with the giant Lornex Corporation which was birthed in 1986 as Highland Valley Copper Ltd.  After 36 years in the mining industry, he retired in 2014 as a Journeyman Millwright.
 
Learn more about Adrian and Bill by clicking on “More.”
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has supported three international humanitarian projects since the beginning of the 2017-18 Rotary year.
 
The first project, involving the co-sponsor of a Global Grant led by the Rotary Club of Ogopogo, enabled the extension of the Early Childhood Stimulation project with AyO in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, a humanitarian project that the Sunrise club has been involved in since 1992 when back then, club member Fred Lindsay provided leadership for the club to enable it to obtain a Global Grant for a project that was recognized with an award by Rotary District 5060.  Each year individual club members have also financially supported the scholarship program for the children of the poorest market families in Tegucigalpa.  This can be done through a Canadian organization called H.E.L.P. Honduras.  The club’s funding commitment for the 2017-18 project with AyO was US$3850.
 
As it has done so over the years, the club also bought a ShelterBox which was designated for the Rohingya Crisis.  The crisis has been brought about as Muslims have continued to flee Burma’s Rakhine State to escape the military’s large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing.  Restrictions on movement and the lack of access to shelter and basic health care have led to dire humanitarian conditions for the displaced. Each ShelterBox costs $1,200.  This contribution was matched by the Canadian Federal Government for the Rohingya Crisis.
 
 
Recently, the club made a decision to provide $2,000 in Canadian funds to a Canadian organization, CFO (Canadian Friends of OSAPO) in Haiti to help support a sewing school already set up teaching eleven women to sew.  By developing their sewing skills, these women will then have the ability to use this skill at a job which will provide them with the means to support their families.
 
The International Committee for the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is now actively researching the need for a humanitarian project in Mexico for the Rotary year 2018-19.  The plan is to then apply for a District Grant to maximize the funding that would be necessary to finance the project.
 
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Jocotenanga, situated in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, is a town plagued by street gangs, violence, drug use and prostitution, affecting 70% of its population.
 
In 2005, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, a teacher extremely frustrated with what was happening in his town and with the standard and delivery of education, established an after school program in his parent’s house in an attempt to overcome some of the basic educational needs of children in the community.  By 2015, he had established Los Patojos School in Jocotenanga to provide support and quality education to children.
 
Pablo and his team strongly believe that meaningful education is the only route out of a cycle of poverty and the prevalence of social disruption.  Further, they recognize that the team must serve as agents of change, using dialogue to resolve problems, rather than violence.
 
 
In 2016, Patrica Ainslie from the Rotary Club of Kelowna, following a visit of a number of available projects in Guatemala,  identified that the acquisition of computers would support the school’s educational goals by increasing their access to educational resources.  The club then partnered with ‘Give Kids a Chance,’ a Toronto based organization which was helping to raise funds to operate Los Patojos School.
 
 
It was then that the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise was asked to join the Rotary Club of Kelowna to finance a project which would then seek out District 5060 matching funds.  Subsequently, the Sunrise club donated a total of US$1,500 toward a project that with a matching grant from the district, provided US$9,831 to purchase 40 Chromebooks and a mobile storage cart for the school.  On January 26th, 2018, the computers arrived at the school; thus benefiting 170 students and fourteen teachers.
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise will once again be conducting a major Raffle to generate funds that will help to financially support projects and events focused on helping those in  need within the community and worldwide.   At the club’s regular meeting on May 11th, coordinator, Bob Fortier officially declared that the Raffle would commence on May 17th.
 
 
 
Fortier reported that the Raffle had raised $43,000 during the first two years and that the goal for profits from this Raffle has been set at $25,000.
 
Five prizes are available to win, one more than the prizes over the prior two years.  This year the prizes  amount to a total of $7988.  As in the past, Save on Foods through their generosity and support for the raffle, have donated the first prize of free groceries for a year valued at $5200. 
 
The other four prizes include:
 
                                                2nd prize - $1000 cash from Interior Savings Credit
                                                       Union
                                                3rd prize – 2 adult season tickets to the games of
                                                      the West Kelowna Warriors valued at $698
                                                4th prize – a Giant or LIV bike from Cyclepath
                                                      Kelowna valued at $590
                                                5th prize – a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker with
                                                      Accessories valued at $500
 
The draw for the five prizes will be made at 7:00 pm on stage on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 during the last day of the Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest being held at City Park at 1600 Abbott Street in Kelowna, BC.
 
Raffle tickets are only $5.00 each, available to the general public, and may be purchased from Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise Rotarians, all Interior Savings Credit Union outlets in the Greater Kelowna area, Okanagan Textbook Exchange (1195 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna), PostNet (2417 Main Street, West Kelowna) and from many other local businesses in the Central Okanagan.
 
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Twenty Rotarians from the Sunrise Rotary Club put aside eight hours of their Saturday on May 12th to landscape a complete yard at Doreen Welsh’s and David Stewart’s new home. 
 
 
The fundraising event, recognized as the club’s Full Monty, started many years ago, and while not active every year, continues to do so when a Central Okanagan family is prepared to offer a reasonable amount of funding to provide the manpower to complete a major home yard project.
 
 
 
 
 
All funds raised from the Full Monty will be donated toward a project or event that serves to meet a humanitarian need within the community.
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Past President (2015-16) Bill Reynolds, filling in for current Membership Chair, Brian Wrightson, introduced and inducted George Pinches and Peter Turgoose to Kelowna Sunrise Rotary on April 20th.   In his remarks to George and Peter, Bill stated that “you are continuing your adventures in leadership, friendship and service to our community,” adding, “Sunrise Rotary will offer you many opportunities to enhance and expand your professional and personal skills to the benefit of others, and we encourage you to do so.”
 
The club is very pleased to welcome two community minded individuals who truly embrace the values and work of Rotary locally and worldwide through its humanitarian service. 
 
 
When Peter Turgoose was asked why he joined the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, he shared that he has always volunteered to support a good cause. He expressed that he wanted “to continue promoting support for improvement of Safe water and waste water systems in third world countries, and to help out with Rotary initiatives at the local level.” 
 
George Pinches already recognizes the impact that Rotary makes locally and around the world.  As a long-term Rotarian with the Ancaster, ON club for nine years, where he served as the club’s secretary for five years, he realizes that Rotary provides an opportunity to “contribute to the success of others, while attaining personal satisfaction.”  This being his personal mission statement, he was anxious to be back as an active Rotarian.  George’s financial support for the Rotary Foundation has been recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow +1.
 
For more information about the club’s two newest members, simply click on “More.”
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Rotary clubs across the Okanagan, including the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, were once again contributing to the welfare of those in need throughout the Central Okanagan, this time during “Rotary at Work Day” on April 28th.  Kelowna Rotary clubs identified voluntary service in supporting the Central Okanagan Foodbank as their focus on this internationally recognized day.
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise volunteered at the Rutland Save On Foods store throughout the day, encouraging many of the stores patrons to donate food to the Food Bank.
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The goal of Canadian Friends of OSAPO (CFO -Haiti), is to enable Haitian women to acquire skills that will provide them with a means to work and support their families.  The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, through its worldwide humanitarian service, has agreed to support CFO-Haiti by donating US$2000 to enable women to increase their sewing skill development by providing them with additional time at a school focused on this skill development.
 
CFO-Haiti, a BC society, with members from Vernon and Kelowna, was formed to support the medical clinic in the Rousseau area in Haiti.  The clinic started ten years ago by two Haitian doctors, provides medical support for 70.000 people that live in the surrounding hills.   In 2017, the clinic provided equipment and space to enable local women to learn how to sew with the idea that when these women acquired a certain level of sewing ability, the clinic would be able to attain a contract to make school uniforms.  In doing so, the women would receive a salary and additional funds would be available to support the clinic.
 

After a trial period of six weeks, the women and the teacher have asked to increase the time at school to four days per week resulting in the need for an additional US$2000. 
 
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Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to be presented with a New Bus…..
 
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise has agreed to contribute $5000 toward the purchase of a new bus for the Kelowna location of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.  The vehicle is expected to be delivered in late May or early June. 
 
The club, along with four other Okanagan Rotary clubs and individual Rotary members, will partner with the Rotary Club of Kelowna to purchase the bus estimated at a cost of $73,000.
 
 
Sharing the Kids Help Phone Message in Schools” Program receives financial assistance…..
 
The "Sharing the Kids Help Phone Message in Schools" program received a boost from the Sunrise Rotary Club with a donation of $1000 which will provide five middle and high schools in Kelowna with a package of youth-friendly posters and wallet cards. Once the posters are in schools, it is anticipated that more young people will reach out to the ‘Kids Help Phone’. The club’s donation will also help to improve access by supporting the cost of professional counseling hours 24/7/365.
 
Both requests for financial assistance were approved by the members of the club at their regular meeting on April 20th. 
In its continuing endeavour to support the local organizations that truly make a difference for children and youth in the community, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise presented the Kelowna & District Safety Council with a cheque in the amount of $1,000 on March 11, 2018.  The donation will assist in funding educational opportunities for the students from School District 23.  The educational program will be focused on learning how to be safer as a pedestrian or cyclist on the busy roads and streets within the Central Okanagan. In addition, the funding will help to offset the cost of safety programs for seniors.    Huck Parfeniuk, club vice-president and Andy Griffin, president, presented a cheque to Sheila Campbell, who represented the Kelowna & District Safety Council.
 
L to R:  Huck Parfeniuk, Sheila Campbell and Andy Griffin
 
The Kelowna District Safety Council is celebrating its 38th year of providing quality safety education. As a community-based, registered charity, their goal is to provide the means for a safe and satisfying environment for all citizens of the community.  All revenues stay within the community and support safety programs such as our Rider & Driver Training, our Little Traveler’s Safety Village and safety training courses for children.
The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise will sponsor ten persons with diversabililties to attend the Annual Conference of Inclusion BC to be held in Kelowna from May 24-26, 2018.  The donation of $1,000 will enable Pathways Abilities of Kelowna to send ten of their members to the conference which will provide the participants  with a premier learning event on intellectual disability, inclusiveness and human rights.
 
Shelly DeCoste, a member of the Inclusion BC Provincial Board and a member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise, received the cheque for $1,000 during club’s regular meeting on March 02nd.
 
L to R: Huck Parfeniuk (VP), Shelley DeCoste,  Leslie Munro, and Andy Griffin (P)
 
Inclusion BC, a provincial federation, provides support, education and advocacy where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities.  As a federation, it works with partners to build community and to enhance the lives of children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities, and their families by supporting abilities, promoting actin and advancing rights, responsibilities and social justice.  
 
Specifically, the organization provides individual advocacy and community referral support, advocates at a systems level for government change, publishes resources and host regional workshops and provincial conferences, supports family, self-advocacy and professional networks across the province, and promotes inclusion through public awareness initiatives and campaigns.

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Dean Reidt, a retired civil engineer, who from time to time contracts out on an ad hoc basis, was inducted into the membership of the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise on February 23rd, the third member to be inducted since January 01. Dean was sponsored by Greig McPhee.

 

 

Dean brings to the club a passion for social justice, international humanitarian service and a response to community related issues, which is certainly the focus of Rotary and much desired by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise.  His involvement in leadership roles with his church, the Council of Churches and with a variety of community organizations will greatly enhance the leadership roles available within the club as well.  Currently, Dean volunteers at the Central Okanagan Community Farms and at a local fruit rescue program.

Upon their retirement, Dean and his wife moved to Kelowna to take advantage of the wonderful climate and opportunities to pursue outdoor activities.  From their new base, both Dean and his wife plan to take advantage of their love for travelling around the world.

 

Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise Vice President Huck Parfeniuk, along with club member Don Martin, presented the Sunvalley Orchards District of Girl Guides of Canada with a donation of $800 on January 26th which will fund new camping equipment for their organization.  Representatives Christy Phillips and Katey Kyle accepted the cheque on behalf of the unit.
 
 
 
The club is very appreciative of the 69 Girl Guides who volunteered over 200 hours at the KidZone during the 2017 Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary Ribfest held in September. It is anticipated that the Girl Guides will be back volunteering at the 2018 Ribfest to be held from August 24-26th.
 
 
Note  During the course of the club’s meeting on January 26th, President Andy Griffin shared that the club had agreed to donate $500 to the Lake Country Food Bank for the purchase of a pallet jack. 
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2018 welcomed two additional members to the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise bringing the club’s total membership to 90.  Ken Millen was inducted into the club on January 26th; while Christy Lehmberg was inducted on February 09.
 
 
Ken Millen, sponsored by Max Mosley, has supported the club for some time, the most recent support as an active facilitator of beverages for the 2017 Kelowna Ribfest.  Ken is the General Manager and Director of Interior Beverages located in Kelowna, a business that provides extensive services for all major brands of beverage service equipment, including custom design and installation, staff training, maintenance programs for new equipment, service and repair on both new and existing equipment, and more.
 
Ken is a valued volunteer within the community where he has been involved with several community initiatives over the years including the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, the Fat Cat Children’s Festival and a cause that is very close to his heart, the Canadian Cancer Society.
 
Christy Lehmberg, sponsored by Stu Lang, is currently a Financial Advisor with Valley First Credit Union in Kelowna, a position she has held for the past year.  In fact, Christy’s career has been focused on banking and financial planning services since 2007 when she started working with Scotiabank.  After seven years with Scotiabank, she worked as a Sales Representative for Great West Life Group, a position focused on sales of benefit packages.  This role enabled her to come in contact with Sun Life where she served in management.  After a year travelling, she landed back in banking with Valley First Credit Union.
 
Both Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise members, Brad Klassen and Andy Griffin, were recognized for attaining an additional Paul Harris Fellow level at the club’s meeting on January 26th. 2018-19 In-coming Foundation Director, Leslie Munro, presented each member with a pin recognizing their achievement. 
 
 
Brad achieved a level of PHF+3; while Andy reached a PHF+4 level for their donations of an additional US$1000 in continuous support of the work of The Rotary Foundation.
Drawing from funding gained from the 2017 Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary Ribfest, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise made a donation of $10,000 to Foundry Kelowna, a new program of Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna.  The donation was made on January 19, 2018 during the club’s tour of Foundry Kelowna.
 
L to R:  Corrine Johnson (ISCU), Andy Griffine (RCKS), Shari Slattery (CMHA Kelowna) and Mark Gawliuk (CMHA Kelowna)
 
The cheque for $10,000 was presented to Shari Slattery, the Philanthropy Officer for Canadian Mental Health Kelowna, who was joined by Mike Gawliuk, the Director of Service Delivery and Program Innovation with CMHA Kelowna.  Club president Andy Griffin made the presentation on behalf of the club, along with Corrine Johnson, Manager of Community Engagement from the Interior Savings Credit Union, the 2016 and 2017 title sponsor of the Ribfest.
 
 
The funds will be used to support the expansion of the Youth Navigation Program, in particular, the funding of direct staff wages and program supplies.  The Foundry is a new integrated youth and family centre designed to provide critical mental health and substance use support for young people and their families.  Easily accessible, Foundry is a welcoming space for young people, overcoming the barriers created by stigma that prevents many from seeking help. The program connects young people to the right services at the right time. Navigators assist in building social and life skills so vulnerable youth can thrive.
The Foundation Committee of the Club is pleased to share that the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is well on its way to achieve its goals for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
 
At the end of December of 2017, half way through the current Rotary Year, the club had achieved well over one half of its commitment to the Rotary Foundation.  In particular, 62 % of the goal to donate a total of US$14,500 to the Annual Fund, a total of US$8,965, had been achieved, thanks to the generosity of the club members who together had donated US$115 per capita.  In addition, the club through its collection of tips at Sun Football games, had raised US$1,248 for the Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund, just US$252 short of its goal.
 

 
Another goal of the Foundation Committee was to increase the number of Sustaining Members, that is members who donate at least $US100 per year to the Annual Fund, to thirty (30).  As of the end of December, the club had a total of twenty-two (22) members who at donated this amount and in some cases, much more.
 
To date, the club has increased its number of members who have become Major Gift and Endowment donors by one, for a total of25 club members who have reached this recognition since they had become Rotary International members with the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise.  Ten members have achieved either a Major Gift level of one or two; and fifteen (15) members have been recognized as Bequest Society donors either at the one or two level.
 
Club members who are Major Donors (Level One) have donated between US$10,000 and US$24,999; while Major Donors (Level Two) have donated between US$25,000 and US$49,999.  Bequest Society recognition is defined by level one (US$10,000 to US$24,999) or level two (US$25,000 to US$49,999) bequests to the Foundation.
 
The Foundation Committee of the club is chaired by Bob Fortier, with support of the committee’s membership of Tom Paterson, Linda Frandsen, Helmut Hubert, Susan McIntyre and Ed Kolybaba.
 
 
Speakers
Dean Reidt
Dec 14, 2018
New Sunrise Rotary Member Classification Talk
Family Christmas Meeting
Dec 21, 2018
Special Guest - Santa
NO MEETING
Dec 28, 2018
NO MEETING
Jan 04, 2019
Offsite Meeting at Kelowna Art Gallery
Jan 11, 2019
Hot breakfast & Special Art Display
Offsite at Historic Benvoulin Heritage Church
Jan 18, 2019
Coffee & muffins served plus tour and speaker
Dr. Kyleen Myrah
Feb 01, 2019
Journey Home
Melanie Hall-Szyszkiewicz
Feb 08, 2019
New Sunrise Rotary Member Classification Talk
TBA
Feb 15, 2019
BUSINESS MEETING
Feb 22, 2019
George Pinches
Mar 08, 2019
New Sunrise Rotary Member Classification Talk
Peter Turgoose
Apr 12, 2019
New Sunrise Rotarty Member Classification Talk
Adrian Petraroia
May 10, 2019
New Sunrise Rotary Member Classification Talk
 
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