Event Types

Nolan is the proprietor of Providence Funeral Home. His talk and PowerPoint will be interesting and sure to arouse your curiosity. Be ready to learn and be fascinated. We also have our Student of the Month Presentation.


Nolan Adams & Student of the Month
Dec 05, 2017

Representatives of the Community foundation of the South Okanagan and the Penticton YES Project (Supporting Penticton's Youth) will give a presentation on their goal to finance a youth centre and will answer questions prior to our society considering a donation.

Community Foundation & YES
Dec 19, 2017

Michael Bezener is the Program Director of the En'owkin Centre's ECOmmunity Place. The ECOmmunity Place is a 100 hectare conservation site along Green Mountain Road. It is home to many red-listed plants and animals. It is the location of Meadowlark Festival's annual Cottonwoods Birding Tour, co-led by Michael and adopted by our Rotary Club. The meeting will also feature our Student of the Month for January

Michael Bezener & Student of the Month
Jan 09, 2018

Katrina is Executive Director of the Access Centre. The Centre helps to alleviate the effects of poverty through advocacy, awareness and action. Katrina helps connect people to the support, services and resources they need to move their lives forward. This includes legal advocacy, tax assistance, disability support, etc.

Katrina McKeown
Jan 16, 2018

Its Vocational Service Month so we will have several members discuss their businesses and services provided to the community.

Club Members (Joyce E, Garry G, and Nolan A)
Jan 23, 2018

 Harry is the man who put BC on the international wine map! In 1980 he founded the Sumac Ridge Winery. Since that time his accomplishments have been many, including the founding chair of the BC Wine Institute, founding chair of VQA Canada, founding chair of the Okanagan Wine Festival, recipient of the Order of BC and Diamond Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, and was name by the City of Penticton as "One of the 20 most influential people of the Century". Harry's most recent project was the Time Winery in the old Penmar Building in Downtown Penticton.

Harry McWatters
Jan 30, 2018

We have scheduled Andy Schwab to discuss the Fintry Queen & his goal to relocate the ship to Penticton. The meeting will also feature our Student of the Month for February.

Andy Schwab & Student of the Month
Feb 06, 2018
Unsung Citizen Program & Business Meeting
Feb 13, 2018

Manisha will discuss the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society's functions and new projects.

Manisha Willms
Feb 20, 2018

Ian is the City of Penticton's Engineer. He has just finished working with consultants on an updated strategy for the Penticton Creek. This is a high profile project that should be of interest to all of us.

Ian Chapman, City Engineer
Feb 27, 2018

The Okanagan watershed straddles the international border, requiring joint water management to meet the various needs for a clean, sustainable supply. This is done by the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IOLBC). Anna is the Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board and sits on the IOLBC. She will outline issues and the new documentary "A River Film" which showcases the Okanagan Watershed, its people, the various competing needs for water, and how this is managed.

Anna Warwick Sears, ED Okanagan Basin Water Board
Mar 06, 2018

Anthony Haddad is the Director of Development Services for the City of Penticton. Anthony has assisted a Task Force with the development of a new plan for economic development. He, and a member of the Task Force, will attend the March 13th meeting to outline the main focuses of the strategy.

Anthony Haddad, Director of Development Services
Mar 13, 2018

Jean is traveling to Guatemala to participate in a Rotary funded literacy project. She also hopes to make contact with Guatemala Rotary Clubs for a possible future international project with our club. Jean will prepare photos and story about her trip and the project.

Jean Jacobsen
Mar 27, 2018
Apr 02, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 07, 2018 6:00 PM

This will be Cheryle's final report to our club as she is wrapping up her final year of a 3 year AG term.

Cheryle King
Apr 03, 2018

Paul is the new Coordinator of Emergency Management for the region. He is somewhat newly arrived from Wales, so we've tried to book him before he loses the accent. Members of our club have volunteered to provide emergency support during past flooding and fires. Paul will tell us a little about himself and update us on emergency planning for the South Okanagan/Similkameen.

Paul Edmonds, Emergency Management Coordinator
Apr 10, 2018

The Concorde Residence on Skaha Lake Road is operated by Verve Senior Living. They were of great assistance to our successful Scotch Tasting Event held last fall. Brandy is the Marketing Manager and she will talk to us about senior & assisted living options & benefits.

Brandy Glowatski (tentative)
Apr 17, 2018
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This is a home-away-from-home for out-of-town families of patients in the Kelowna General Hospital. Could be of huge benefit to Penticton residents.

Chandel Schmidt
May 15, 2018