Event Types

August 29th will be our Annual General Meeting. Colleen Lister will present the budget for final approval and Directors will discuss club business and projects.

President Alex and Treasurer Colleen
Aug 22, 2017

Don't show at the Sandman this AM as there is no morning meeting. However, we will be at the Bodden's home for a fun-filled evening potluck BBQ.

Evening Potluck BBQ
Aug 29, 2017

Michael will talk about the history of the jazz festival and the 2017 program. There will also be a short video on the Memphis Speed Kings! This year's festival is Sept 8-10.

Michael Campbell
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 09, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:01 PM
No Meeting, but a dinner with DG on the 13th!
Sep 12, 2017

Don is an ecologist and author. His books include Landscapes of the Interior, Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden, and Kokanee. He has also written many technical papers. He has worked with the BC Ministry of Forests and the Saskatchewan Dept of Agriculture. Currently he is developing an Okanagan Wetlands Strategy for the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

Don Gayton
Sep 19, 2017

Our 2017-2018 exchange student is Dori and she's from Hungary. We've given her a month to get acclimated and now she is ready to give a presentation on herself, her family, her home town, and Hungary.

International Exchange Student
Sep 26, 2017

Janelle & Kevin are beekeepers and honey producers. They will discuss their industry, the importance of bees, and the challenges bees face today.

Janelle & Kevin Dunn
Oct 03, 2017

Leah is the Executive Director of the Mental Health & Substance Use Services office and programs in Penticton. She will educate us on the services provided by the office, under the umbrella of Interior Health. These services include, but are not limited to, adult assessment & treatment, community residential programs, crisis intervention, addiction counselling, and peer support programs.

Leah Schulting
Oct 10, 2017

Jasmine is the General Manager & Colin is the News Director at the Penticton office of, an online social media outlet. Jasmine & Colin will review our internet options to market events and expand our networking capacity. 

Jasmine Aantjes & Colin Dacre
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 29, 2017

Lloyd is our Foundation Director and November is Foundation Month. So Lloyd will provide a program of information on the good things the Foundation does for our club and worldwide. We also have our "Student of the Month" presentation.

Lloyd Higgs & Student of the Month
Nov 07, 2017

Dorothy is a long-time Penticton resident and former Mayor. She is a full-time artist who's paintings celebrate the uniqueness of our local landforms, while reflecting the beauty and mystery of the Okanagan area. Dorothy was the featured artist at the 2017 Meadowlark Festival, has been a presenter at several workshops, and recently had her own shows at art galleries in Penticton and Kelowna.

Dorothy Tinning
Nov 14, 2017

A slate of officers for the 2018-2019 executive will be proposed and an election held. President Alex will also hold a club business meeting with reports from various committees.

Jean Jacobson & President Alex Bodden
Nov 21, 2017

Ted Del Jager is the new RCMP Superintendent for Penticton & region. He brings some alternative and exciting policing strategies to our city.

RCMP Supt Ted De Jager
Nov 28, 2017

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