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2016 Creston Rotary Auction 2016 Creston Rotary Auction Richard Kasperski 2016-05-04 07:00:00Z
Our newest member - Amy Pagliaro
 
 
 
Amy Pagliaro was inducted into our Rotary Club by Bob Griffith.  Gwen Telling was Amy’s sponsor. 
 
 
Shown in the picture are Amy Pagliaro, Gwen Telling, Don Low and Bob Griffith.
Our newest member - Amy Pagliaro 2016-03-17 07:00:00Z
Canyon Park

Deb Nelius accepted a cheque from President Don Low for $10,000 for continuing upgrades to the Canyon Park, on behalf of the Canyon Park Association.

The bathroom construction is complete, and work on the pavilion and kitchen should start next week.

Selling recognition plaques raised $10,000 at the Canada Day festivities.

Already the park is seeing more people using it.
Canyon Park 2015-09-12 07:00:00Z
Father Barnes bursary
Kelsey Grindle was awarded the Father Barnes bursary of $1,000.  She is enrolled at the College of the Rockies, starting the Nursing program. 
 
 
Gill Kemle presented Kelsey with her cheque.
Father Barnes bursary 2015-09-12 07:00:00Z
Our latest Rotary Club member
‚ÄčDeara Medlang was inducted into the Club by Harry Haberstock.  Deara was sponsored by Don Tarrant. 
 
Shown in the photo is Don Tarrant, Deara Medlang, Harry Haberstock and Gwen Telling.
Our latest Rotary Club member 2015-09-12 07:00:00Z
Creston Rotary Club Mailing Address
Creston Rotary Club
P.O. Box 954, Creston, B.C., V0B 1G0
Creston Rotary Club Mailing Address 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z
World Travels
 
Stephan Gollan visited our Club recently.  He is the son of Bob and Mary Gollan.  Stephan has already been to 72 countries.  He showed a video presentation of some of his travels.  He has enjoyed the journey so far, is fascinated by the people he has met, and finds the places he goes extremely interesting.  His recommendation is to go where and do what interests someone the most.  On his travels, he eats anything that is put in front of him.  President Bob Gollan thanked Stephan, and reminded him that Stephan had said he would decide what he would do with his life when he turned 25 years old.  Stephan is 25 this year.
World Travels 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
New member
Carole Francis was inducted as a new member by President Bob Gollan.  Carole was sponsored by Sandy Reid.
Shown in the picture are Bob Griffith, Sandy Reid, Carole Francis, and President Bob Gollan.
New member 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Swan Valley Honey
 Nora and Doug Crumback of Swan Valley Honey presented information about their business, and honey bees.  Creston bee colonies produce nearly twice as much as similar ones in the Okanagan, due to the higher heat and dryness there.  In one colony or hive, there is one queen bee, approximately 200 drones, and nearly 60,000 worker bees.  The worker bees are all female, and the drones are all male.  The drones role is to simply mate with the queen bee.  Unfortunately for them, they die immediately after.  A queen bee lays nearly 2,000 eggs each day.  Doug explained more about beekeeping, and how he is making some changes in how he does things.  He answered a number of question about bees, beekeeping, and, with Nora on the slideshow, had a very interesting presentation.
Swan Valley Honey 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z
Our newest member
 
 
Heidi Muller was inducted as a new member of the Creston Rotary Club by President Scott Veitch.  Heidi is a registered professional Forest Technologist, and is active in Creston Search and Rescue and the Creston Valley Cycling Club.  Heidi was sponsored by Gwen Telling.
 
 
Shown in the picture is Bob Griffith, Heidi Muller, and Scott Veitch.
Our newest member 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Exchange Student
Sena Hasumi was our speaker today.  Sena is a Japanese Rotary Exchange Student from Hanyu, Japan and is being hosted by the Creston Valley Rotary Club. Sena has two sisters and is in Grade 11.  She has been in Creston for the past 9 months, and has 1 month left on her exchange.
She has learned a lot about her own family and Japan be being away.  She has learned to appreciate kindness of others much more.  Sena likes to help out, and volunteers often.  She helped with the Christmas hampers project.
She definitely notices the difference in the school systems.  Here there is much more freedom and independence.  In Japan, she has a “homeroom” and attends class with most of the same “homeroom” classmates.  Wearing her school uniform (when in Japan) gives her a sense of pride in her school and her education.
 
Shown in the picture are Cheryle McMillan, Sena Hasumi and Bob Gollan.
Rotary Exchange Student 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z
PCSS Student of the Semester
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jayden Gigliotti was presented the PCSS Student of the Semester award by Bob Griffith. Jayden is involved with backstage work for the Footlighters, has helped the Go-Go Grannies and Adam Robertson Elementary School with assemblies. He volunteers his talents as an accomplished juggler to many organizations and groups.
PCSS Student of the Semester 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellows
Ken Gadicke, Don Low, John Edge-Partington and Richard Kasperski all received Paul Harris Fellowships for their donations to the Rotary International Foundation.  All have received Paul Harris Fellowships previously. 
 
Shown in the picture is Don, Ken, Richard and John upon receiving the pin that accompanies the Fellowship.
Paul Harris Fellows 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z
New member
 
Mimika Coleman, sponsored by Bob Griffith, was inducted into the Club today.  Shown is Bob, Mimika and Scott Veitch.
New member 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z
Spirit of Collaboration
Paul Hutcheson was today’s speaker.  He spoke of his hopes that a spirit of collaboration is starting between government agencies, business, arts and community groups.  He believes our community is on the verge of change.  He feels that collaboration/co-operation/mutual support will make our community more vibrant and strong.  Marc Archabault, who is President of the Creston Community Radio station and on the board for the Creston Music and Media Society, also spoke.  He believes that support for all businesses is important, and that connecting and building relationships is instrumental to success.  Both were thanked by Don Tarrant.  The photo shows Paul, Don, and Marc.
Spirit of Collaboration 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellows
President Scott Veitch made presentations of Paul Harris Fellows to three Club members, for their contributions within the community and with the Creston Rotary Club.  The recipients were Chuck Truscott, Klaus Kuhnlein, and Bob Griffith.
 
Pictured, left to right, are Bob, Klaus, and Chuck.
Paul Harris Fellows 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z
Town of Creston
Today’s program was introduced by Scott Veitch. From the Town of Creston, Town Manager Lou Varela (a Club member) and Manger of Engineering Colin Farynowski made a presentation.  They had copies of the Corporate Strategic Plan for 2013-2014.  Within that there are a number of worthwhile points of interest.
The Official Community Plan will be reviewed and revised over the 2014 and 2015 years.  Public input is sought and is what makes the process work.
 
There was information about the upgrade to the Pine Street and Northwest Boulevard intersection.  The approximate $5 million project is being paid mostly by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, with the cost for the Town of Creston being $150,000.
 
A new program for fire fighters to gain experience after training is being developed, so it can act as a stepping stone to for future full time employment.
 
There was lots of information about Creston streets and roads, and their general maintenance.  For every dollar spent for pavement preservation, $6 - $10 is saved.  Creston has 45 km of roads and 5 km of lanes.
Town of Creston 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z
1st Creston Scouts
1st Creston Scouts, Cub and leaders at our 06 November meeting.
1st Creston Scouts Bob Griffith 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
RYLA participants report from Seminar
With passionate engagement he makes it happen: Bob Griffith. Unbelievably he looks after RYLA since 19 years.
 
Also in the picture, participants of the 2013 seminar
 
                 Eric Blow
                 Emma Jacobsen
                 Emma Lamontagne
 
and club president Scott Veitch
RYLA participants report from Seminar Klaus Kuhnlein 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
Chief Jason Louie speaks at Rotary Meeting
President Elect Bob Gollan thanks Chief Jason Louie for the Presentation
Chief Jason Louie speaks at Rotary Meeting Klaus Kuhnlein 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z
We lost a fried
In many ways, Rand was a large part of our club’s glue (all-purpose, of course) as he diligently tended our website and helped to link us to “the outside world” when necessary. He was certainly our model, never missing a meeting and shouldering his share of club projects to the best of his ability and a full measure of enthusiasm. But above all he was Rand, the fellow whose unique sense of humor could make even the dullest business meeting time well spent. For all these reasons we will remember him and he will be with us in spirit at every meeting to come.
We lost a fried Peter Hepher 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z
Kerry Ross, inducted by DG Bob Carroll
July 10th, our newest member, Kerry Ross is inducted by DG Bob Carroll.Image
Kerry Ross, inducted by DG Bob Carroll Kerry Ross 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z
Kerry Ross becomes newest member
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Kerry Ross was inducted by DG Bob Carroll.  Welcome Kerry to Rotary.
Kerry Ross becomes newest member 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z
Creston Rotary Club Supports Students for Victoria Trip
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Club President, Don Tarrant, presents a cheque for $1000.00 to Tyson Steed representing the Grade 6/7 class at Canyon/Lister Elementary School.  The class, along with teacher Judy Gadicke, will travel from Sandpoint to Seattle by train and then take the ferry from Seattle to Victoria. During the June trip students will stay at the University of Victoria and visit the Parliament Buildings, the BC Royal Museum, the Shaw Ocean Centre and the Pacific Geoscience Centre.  The students have worked hard with bake sales, pizza sales.  They sold poinsettas and Easter flowers.  They also had support from the Creston & District Credit union and Area B director.  They are very close to their $15,500.00 goal.
Creston Rotary Club Supports Students for Victoria Trip Rand Archibald 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z
Our Newest Member - Charlynne (Char) Stunder
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The Creston Rotary Club welcomes Char Stunder, Manager of the local Overwaitea store, as our newest member.  She was proposed by Incoming President Scott Veitch (left) and the induction was carried out by Bob Griffith (right). Welcome to the Creston Rotary Club Char.

 

 

 

Our Newest Member - Charlynne (Char) Stunder Rand Archibald 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute 2013 Graduates
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The photo shows the 2013 graduates of the Rotary Leadership Institute 2013 from District 5080.  Congratulations to our club interm president, Don Tarrant, in the back row third from the right. The front row (l-r) are the facilitators, Sheila Hart, Linda Krahn, PDG Sandra Roberts.
Rotary Leadership Institute 2013 Graduates Rand Archibald 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
Volleyball Donations
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Rand Archibald, Secretary of the Creston Rotary Club, and also representing the Creston & District Credit Union, presents two cheques, $500 each, to the new East Kootenay Volleyball Team - Creston (U-18). The new team is coached by our President Elect, Bob Gollan.
Volleyball Donations Rand Archibald 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z
Community Service Award
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Bob Griffith presents this semester's Community Service Award to PCSS student Christine Walker. The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a cheque for $50.00
Community Service Award Rand Archibald 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z
Rotary Has Presence At Home & Garden Show
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Jasmine Lothien promoting our Radio Auction at the recent Home & Garden Show.
Rotary Has Presence At Home & Garden Show Rand Archibald 2011-05-12 00:00:00Z
Newest Rotarian, Glenn Guthrie
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Our newest member was officially inducted to the club on Wednesday, April 6th by Harry Haberstock (left).  Glenn is a local contractor and current fire chief of Canyon.  His proposer (right) is Dennis Kemle.

Newest Rotarian, Glenn Guthrie Rand Archibald 2011-04-07 00:00:00Z
A Note from Tom Wells
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I attended the Green Valley Rotary club meeting and exchanged pendants with them and was warmly received.  It is a smaller club of about 50 members and I found it more welcoming than at the big Tucson club.  We are enjoying the warm weather here and wish we could send some up to you.  Hello to everyone in the club and hope things are well with you there.
A Note from Tom Wells Rand Archibald 2011-03-28 15:28:11Z
HARRY LEADS THE PACK
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Harry Haberstock leads the runners off the line for the start of the 7th Annual Blue Heron Run.
HARRY LEADS THE PACK Rand Archibald 2011-03-28 15:27:52Z
Raising of the Pergola
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A pergola is raised into position in the Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden.  The Garden is progressing nicely and will be open soon.  Christine Miller and her committee has done a wonderful job of developing this fitting memorial for Lawrence.
Raising of the Pergola Rand Archibald 2011-03-28 15:27:10Z
Playground - Day 1
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Members of the Creston and Creston Valley Rotary clubs unpack and sort the various components for the new playground in Centennial Park.
Playground - Day 1 Rand Archibald 2011-03-28 15:26:43Z
Soccer Donation
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President Marilin presents a cheque to team manager Jim Jacobsen to assist the youth soccer team on their trip to England.  While there the team will be involved in training camps as well as touring some of England's historic soccer facilities.

Soccer Donation Rand Archibald 2011-03-27 00:00:00Z
A Grand Lady!
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President Marilin presents our caterer, Della, with flowers, a recognition plaque and a gift to show our appreciation for the excellent service and lunches she has provided us over the past years.  While we are moving to a new location, Della is retiring from catering but not from business.  She's off in a new career and we wish her all the best.

A Grand Lady! Rand Archibald 2011-02-06 00:00:00Z
Summit Dinner & Stroll
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Gwen Telling, club organizer of the Summit Moonlight Dinner & Stroll enjoying an after dinner snow shoe trek, along with other Rotarians and quests, atop Kootenay Pass on January 19th.
Summit Dinner & Stroll Rand Archibald 2011-01-20 00:00:00Z
Don Tarrant presents PH Fellows to his children, Peter and Katrina - Rotarians in the making!
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Don Tarrant presents PH Fellows to his children, Peter and Katrina - Rotarians in the making! Rand Archibald 2011-01-13 00:00:00Z
So, thiis one has to be Don Tarrant!
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So, thiis one has to be Don Tarrant! Rand Archibald 2011-01-13 00:00:00Z
And this one is with Gwen Telling
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And this one is with Gwen Telling Rand Archibald 2011-01-13 00:00:00Z
More PH Fellows
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Lorne Eckersley presents additional PH Fellow pins to three of our very active members. Gwen Telling, Marilin Grahn and Don Tarrant.  This picture is with President Marilin Grahn.

More PH Fellows Rand Archibald 2011-01-13 00:00:00Z
Chief Jason Louis speaks at Rotary Meeti
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Chief Jason Louis speaks at Rotary Meeti Klaus Kuhnlein
Another New Member
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Jim Jacobsen (centre) became the newest member of the club on May 8, 2013.  He is flanked by his proposer, Scott Veitch, on the left and by Bob Griffith on the right who led the induction.
Another New Member Rand Archibald
DG Sandy Visits
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DG Sandy Wade, along with Rotarian husband Sid, made her first official club visit to our Club on July 8th. A pot luck supper was hosted at the Gadicke's for the DG and our Executive and Directors.
DG Sandy Visits Rand Archibald
2010 - 2011 Board Inducted
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Past DG Allan Davis inducting President Marilin Grahn and her board of directors for 2010/11.
2010 - 2011 Board Inducted Rand Archibald
2010 Vocational Awards
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The 2010 Vocational Awards were presented to Rotarian Dennis Kemle (Manager of GF Oliver Funeral Chapel Ltd.) and to Creston optometrist, Gene Zackowski, for exemplifying the ideals of the Declaration of Rotarians in Business & Professions

2010 Vocational Awards Rand Archibald
10 New Paul Harris Fellows
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Our club awarded 10 new Paul Harris Fellows on January 27, 2010.  Back Row: Bart Bjorkman, Klaus Kuhnlein, Mark Douglas, John Poznikoff, Marilin Grahn. Front Row: Peter Hepher, David Butt, Geri Lee.  Missing from photo is Jay Armitage and Tom Wells.
10 New Paul Harris Fellows Rand Archibald
Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden
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Club members preparing the ground to set fence posts for the Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden atthe Creston Public Library.
Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden Rand Archibald
$15,000 Donation
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The Creston & District Credit Union announced on January 27, 2010 that they have pledged $15,000 towards the new playground equipment for Centennial Park. This is a joint venture with our club and the Creston Valley Rotary Club.  Pictured above is (L) Don Tarrant, President of the Creston Rotary Club, Rand Archibald, President of the Creston & District Credit Union and Rick Minichiello, President of the Creston Valley Rotray Club.
$15,000 Donation Rand Archibald
Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden
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Incoming President Marilin Grahn (not in photo), along with President Don Tarrant and librarian Anne Day, surprise long time member Lawrence Lavender and his wife Margaret by announcing the Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden to be developed at the Creston Library site.  Lawrence has served as the President/Chair of the Board of Trustees of Creston & District Public Library, as well as the National Chair of Library Trustees and as the BC Rep to the National Board.

The Reading Garden represents his long standing passion for literacy/reading as well as his interest in gardening/gardens.

Lawrence Lavender Reading Garden Rand Archibald