Posted by Ed Kolybaba on Aug 01, 2019
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It is not unusual for Rotarians to transfer from one Rotary club to another as many change job placements in other communities or move to other communities.  Two Rotarians from the Rotary Club of West Kelowna Daybreak, who experienced these changes in their lives, were inducted into the Sunrise Rotary club for just these reasons on July 26th.
 
Gary Young and Christy St Jean were inducted by Membership Chair Brian Wrightson and welcomed by the club Rotarians.
 
 
Gary was first inducted as a Rotarian in 2001 with a Vernon Rotary club; and in 2009 he joined the West Kelowna Daybreak club where he served until he transferred to the Kelowna Sunrise club.
 
Christy began her service as a Rotarian in February of 2018 with the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise but eleven months later, because of taking up residence in West Kelowna, she transferred to the West Kelowna Daybreak club.  Now once again because of a change in her job placement in Kelowna and residency in Kelowna, she has been inducted back into the Kelowna Sunrise club.

Gary Young……..
Gary Young was born, raised and educated in Vancouver.  Following high school graduation he participated in a number of construction technology and management courses and starting in 1961 worked as a carpenter, later on taking responsibilities of foreman, superintendent, construction manager and architectural inspector. His career involved the management of projects from 1965 to 2010 valued at over one billion dollars in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, in addition to overseas projects in Zambia and the West Indies.
In serving his West Kelowna community through Rotary, Gary has managed the development of the West Kelowna Water Park, served in a variety of church volunteer functions, served as vice-president of the Gellatly Bay Trails and Parks Society, was involved in local trail improvements, and provided leadership of Rotary club fundraising events, such as the Taste of India and the Annual Golf Tournament.
 
Christy St Jean……….
A story posted on this website back on February 19, 2018, described Christy’s background,then under the surname of Lehmberg, including her job as Financial Advisor with Valley First Credit Union in Kelowna, which came after several years with Scotiabank where she worked as a Sales Representative for Great West Life Group.   Recently, she returned to ScotiaBank, this time as Small Business Advisor at the Lakeshore Branch.  Christy’s sole focus now is small to medium sized businesses.  She points out that she adores her new position, “particularly when the business owners are so passionate about their work.”
For a complete review of Christy’s background, including her active involvement in community service and her passion for fitness, community service, travel experiences and self-improvement, refer back to the February 19, 2018 story.