Speaker Date Topic
Community Foundation & YES Dec 19, 2017
Youth Centre

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.

Michael Bezener & Student of the Month Jan 09, 2018
ECOmmunity Place

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

Katrina McKeown Jan 16, 2018
Penticton & Area Access Centre

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.

Club Members Jan 23, 2018
"Vocational Service"

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

Harry McWatters Jan 30, 2018
The wine industry in the south Okanagan & Time Winery

 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.

Andy Schwab (tentative) & Student of the Month Feb 06, 2018
"Fintry Queen" and Student of the Month presentation

Tentatively 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.

Kyle Anderson Feb 13, 2018
The Man, the Music, and why he loves Rotarians

Kyle is a music icon in the South Okanagan. He is a fixture at our annual car show and the sandcastle competition. He will talk about his evolution as a musician and local heartthrob.

Jean Jacobsen Mar 27, 2018
Rotary Literacy Project in Guatemala

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.

International exchange student Dori Jun 12, 2018
My Year in Canada

Dori will review her year in Canada and preparations for returning home to Hungary.