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Rotarian, Michael Weis, presented the Summerland Rotary Club with another $1000 cheque donation as a result of his fundraising efforts at the Summerland Research and Development Centre. Michael presented the cheque to Chantelle Meriam at our joint District Governor "Cluster Meeting" dinner that took place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Tuesday, September 13th. Thank you to all of the coffee drinkers up at the Research Station and a big thanks to Michael for this generous donation!
L-R: Summerland Rotarian, Michael Weis, presents President, Chantelle Meriam, with a cheque donation to the Rotary Club of Summerland
Back by popular demand!! Please mark your calendars for our first social gathering of the fall - a Rotary Medieval Feast! - which will be taking place on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm at Gasthuas Pub in Peachland. Details are as follow:
Gasthaus Pub
5790 Beach Ave, Peachland
Friday, November 3rd
6:00 pm
Members, spouses and guests of the Rotary Club of Summerland enjoyed our "Rotary after 5" Medieval Feast at Gasthaus' on the Lake last year
Have a feast fit for a king this November! The Gasthaus’ legendary medieval dinners are a perfect way to make your dinner gathering even more memorable. Pewter plates, dripping wax candelabras, stuffed boar’s head, your waitress in costume and everyone taking on the role of a medieval diner are part of the fun but overshadowed by the impressive feast. We start with homemade bread hot out of the stone oven. Next we serve piping hot soup out of the castle-sized fireplace. The main event is the huge 150lb cast iron pan that two chefs bring to your table. Loaded with ribs, chicken, duck, schnitzel, pork hock, ham and much more. Lastly hot apple fritters are served with ice cream and whipped cream. Cost is $31.90 per person + tax and gratuity. More information about the medieval dinners can be found on the Gasthaus website located at Guest, spouses, and friends are welcome to attend!
Please note - in order to have our Rotary Medieval Feast a go, we will need a minimum of 10 individuals participate in the feast. If you plan on attending, please RSVP your attendance by registering here no later than Sunday, October 29th, so we know how many to reserve for.
I look forward to taking part in this wonderful event in November and I hope to see you all there!
Meet our newest member of the Summerland Rotary Club, Florida Town! Florida was inducted in as a member of our Club at our last summer BBQ of the season on Tuesday, August 29th. Learn more about Florida below:
Florida Town
I'm greatly enjoying meeting Rotary members and getting to know them a little better.
About me?
I love challenges - on land or sea  Inline image  I seem to spend a lot of my time in, on or under the water. I race dragon boats and OC6's and do a lot of paddling (and some racing) in my OC1. I also compete in swim events - and, until recently, competed in skiing. All water related - although some of it was frozen.
Members of the Rotary Club of Summerland enjoyed an evening of friendship, fellowship and fun last night, visiting with fellow Rotarians from the other five Clubs in our area. Rotarians from Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Princeton gathered for a joint dinner to hear from District Governor, Bill Jenkin, from Prosser, Washington.
Members and spouses of the Summerland Rotary Club pose for a group photo
L-R: Valerie Bonga, Nick Zaseybida, Past District Governor, Garry Hollingshead, Doug Carnegie, Linda Carnegie, John Kemp, Ann Kemp, President, Chantelle Meriam, Nick Babyn, Florida Town, District Governor, Bill Jenkin, Karl Seidel, Bob Van Balkom, Michael Weis and LeeAnna Binder.
Later on in the evening, President, Chantelle Meriam, gathered with District Governor, Bill Jenkin, Assistant Governor, Cheryle King, and the other Club Presidents in our area.
We look forward to joining Bill and all the other Rotarians in our District for our 2018 District Conference in Prosser in May!
L-R: Paul Varga (President - Penticton); Assistant Governor, Cheryle King; Lynda Bliss (President - Osoyoos); District Governor, Bill Jenkin (Prosser, WA); President, Chantelle Meriam (President - Summerland); President, Alex Bodden (President - Penticton Okanagan) Dale Cory (President - Oliver).
Missing - Jeff Jakubec (President - Princeton)
Meet new Inbound Rotary Exchange Student, David Wu, from Taiwan!
My introduction: David Wu. Chinese name called Ta-Wei Wu. 16 years old. Study at Fu Dan high school in Taiwan. This school is famous in Taiwan. Will be study in grade 11 in Summerland. I was studying at international school when I was junior high. In senior high, I'm join the world youth summit. It let me learn a lot of things. So in the school's club I join the Modal United Nations. Want to practice my speech. I love do lots of things like cooking or making some interesting things. I love exercise, especially I love playing baseball. I'm a school team player in Taiwan. I love eating, too.
We are looking forward to getting to you know better over the course of the next year, David. Welcome to our Club!
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