Scotch Tasting 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Sandcastle Competition 2017-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Mark your calendars and plan on spending the day working on the biggest club event fundraiser for the year. The Annual Rotary Wheels Car show will be held August 5, 2017. We look forward to a great collection of cars, live entertainment, food trucks and fun at the Rotary park.  The beverage garden will open at 11 am and live music 11:30 to 3:30.
Can't wait to see who the award winners will be!  
Rotary Wheels Car Show - Get Ready to Roll 2017-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Alex Reid spoke to the club about the tech innovation scene in the Okanagan on Tuesday April 25th.  As part of Accelerate Okanagan, Alex shared how growth in new and developed companies in the tech sector is benefiting the economics of the entire valley.  Accelerate fosters tech innovation through building community and helping businesses with their specific needs.  
Alex is a special friend of the club having been a club sponsored Rotary Exchange student and the daughter of member Barry Reid. It was a special meeting as the club honored Barry Reid for his outstanding service to Rotary with the Vern Neilsen "Local Hero" award and a Paul Harris. Barry has been a valuable member of the club for many years and his contributions include writing global grants for the Bangladesh project and his numerous club contributions. So nice that his wife and daughter could be on hand for the tribute.
 
A Special Tuesday - Vern Nielsen Award & Accelerate 2017-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Thank you, Penticton, for your support of our Used Book, LP, CD & DVD Sale.  A big thank you to Penticton Curling Club,  The Cannery,  Discovery House,  Penticton Herald,  Rona Home Center,  Cherry Lane Mall,  Windward Software,  Rexall Pharmacy,  Marketplace IGA, Quality Greens,  Penticton Western News,  Castanet,  InfoNews and volunteers.    All proceeds will go to Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club projects. 
Thank you 2017-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Book Sale Thank You 2017-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Article published in the Penticton Western News on March 18th, 2017

Fehr receives Rotary’s Unsung Citizen Award

Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club recognized Tracy Fehr for the work she does to support charities

Unsung Hero - Tracy Fehr 2017-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Adam Gamblen, March Student of the month 2017-03-04 08:00:00Z 0
The Club Holiday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 6th at 6 pm at the Sandman. Mark your calendars and plan on having fun! Aksel and Rotary exchange student friends will be joining in the festivities and making it extra special.  They will be fundraising  for Shelter Box too.  Your ticket will include entry into a prize raffle and there will be a 50/50.  
Holiday Party: December 6th 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Alan Dawkins was recognized as a community hero last week with the presentation of a Paul Harris award. Alan has been generous with his time for decades, including leadership in Scouting, volunteering at the Souperteria and fostering cultural understanding with the Pentiction sister city of Ikeda Japan.   There was a nice write-up in the Penticton Western News November 5th. See the story here: www.pentictonwesternnews.com/community/399923211.html 
Recognizing Local Heros: Alan Dawkins 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Week was celebrated with End Polio Now sign waving on Monday, fireside meetings in small groups, and great coverage in Friday's Penticton Herald. The articles spanned two facing pages with articles about the student of the month, the exchange students and a proclamation by the mayor. Click here to see what you missed: http://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_13ef3758-9cc5-11e6-a42e-0395ded6e203.html
Rotary Week Success 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
The club has been looking for opportunities to promote Rotary in the local community and one way is to take out a page in the Penticton Herald.  In order to cover the printing expense business card ads will be sold. This will give local businesses a chance to show they support the good works in the community by Rotary and their business at the same time.  Ads will be the very reasonable price of $50 for a business card size.  Please ask your friends and businesses where you are a customer, if they would like to participate.  We are targeting an October 28th printing. Please let Sandra know if you or a business you know would like to participate by October 19th. 
Opportunity to promote Rotary and local business 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Coming soon in November,  the club will have fun "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" events where you won't know who you will be dinning with until you arrive. Dinners will be in small groups in member's homes.  Please let Joyce know if you will be a host or guest.
Rotary Club Connections 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
The Penticton Okanagan club spent a beautiful morning cleaning up the Rotary gardens adjacent to the Psychology wing of the hospital on Oct 15th.  Weeds were removed, pathway rebuilt and the area beautified.  It looks great and it will be fun to see it come up fresh in the summer.
Garden Clean Up Success 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
The Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club is working with the community to gather and refurbish musical instruments so they can be used in school music programs.  The goal is to gather instruments that are being under utilized and get them in the hands of interested students. Sometimes the price of instruments or even the repairs a donated instrument need can keep an interested student from being able to pursue a music program.  Please connect with Sandra if you have a good bulletin board for posting the new poster outlining the project.
Musical Instruments for Students 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
A chair and a half for the Penticton Public Library Liz Serendip 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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