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Kimberley

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This looks like it will be a conference that will fill up fast.  Plan ahead if you wish to attend.  Booking a hotel early may be advised. 
There is indication that registration may start in early July.
 
The Kimberley Rotary Club was recognized at the District 5080 Conference for excellence in a number of categories.
 
CONGRATULATIONS KIMBERLEY ROTARY CLUB!
 
Award for active and cooperative participation in Public Image.  The goal was to update local Rotary Signs to the new Branding format.
We upgraded the sign at Marysville Falls at the beginning of the Rotary year and recently upgraded the one at the Rotary Park washroom.
 
    
 
Award for promoting youth leadership by sending students to the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) camp.  Kimberley Rotary has done this for a number of years and this summer we are sending two young adults.  Funding for one of our candidates is thanks to a grant received from BC Hydro the other through funds raised by our Scholarship Raffle.
 
 
Award for club contributions to Rotary's Polio Eradication campaign.  This has been a commitment of the Kimberley Rotary Club for 30+ years.  This year we surpassed our budget goal through donation events at our regular meetings and from money raised at the BBQ sponsored by Tamarack Dispensary.  
 
  
 
Award for taking part in the ShelterBox campaign.  This has been an ongoing campaign for the Kimberley Rotary Club.  Campaigns to date have funded over 167 Shelterboxes.  Once again, with the support of generous Kimberley citizens, we have surpassed all expectations of the District and the club and we received the Gold HERO award recognition award.
 
      
 
Award for Tree Planting.  We didn't do this on time due to weather conditions but since it is in our budget and the funds are there and the plans in place we received recognition.  Look for completion of this goal in the near future at Rotary Park.
 
  
 
 
It has been a good year for the Kimberley Rotary Club and it is still moving ahead.  Lobsterfest is coming soon and there are a great number of events planned for the new Rotary year which starts on July 1st.  The year will open with a Hot Dog lunch (by donation so all can afford to attend) at the Splash Park on Sunday, July 1st CANADA DAY.  Bring the children to park and stay for lunch (11:00 to 2:00).   
 
  
 
To continue to do what is possible, the Kimberley Rotary Club needs the continued support of the fantastic residents of our city. 
 
Thanks to all of you who support Rotary in Kimberley. 
 
We are a very small club with a very big heart but we need new members to keep making positive changes in our community and the world.  We are always on the lookout for new members to join and contribute their ideas and volunteer help to keep the Kimberley Rotary Club be an active supporter of our community.
 
Tristen Chernove our guest speaker on April 11th gave a great update of the goings on at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.  Tristen's owns the management company that operates the Airport shared information about the success of the Airport has had in the past few years and plans that are underway for the future.  Great news about West Jet's involvement in the near future.  
 
Tristen also answered a large number of questions and shared some details on his success as a Paralympian at he Rio games and his future plans.  
 
Arden Holmes and Brian Clifford gave a very informative program on the programs offered by the Hospice Society in the Kimberley area and on needs for the future.
 
Arden's wish was that a an attractive Hospice Building could be built in Kimberley and that Rotary would take on the challenge of administrating the project.  Maybe it could be housed on the third floor of the old Kimberley Hospital.  With our small number of members at present it seems beyond our ability level but is something we will continue to consider.
 
Ken Green presented a cheque for $2,000.00 to Sarah Davidson the winner of
the Rotary 2018 Stan Salikin Scholarship Raffle.
 
Congratulations Sarah and thanks to all those who purchased tickets for this raffle. 
All profits of the scholarship raffle will go to provide scholarships for students
in the Kimberley area. 
 
Our guest speaker on March 14th will be Theresa Murphy, a local lady who has been working for the last year at Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island,  Antarctica.
Originally hired as the dive master at this British survey base, Theresa has worked in many capacities as one of the 22 hardy people who spend the winter at the Station.
 
Theresa will be bringing lots of pictures in her presentation and this would be a great opportunity for members to bring a guest to an interesting talk.
 
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Ruth introduced our guest speaker Trevor Lundy.  Trevor from the Kimberley branch of Scouts Canada gave us a great program with lots of photos of the activities been undertaken by the Kimberley Scouts.  They are a small but very active group and have been engaged in many activities in our area.  Trevor's presentation and photos of the scouts attending a scout jamboree and an adventure trip showed that scouting is alive and still a great organization in our community.   
Our January 10th guest speaker Troy Pollock brought us up to date on Kimberley's Official Community Plan.
 
Troy explained to how the old OCP was reviewed and policy gaps analysed.
Community consultation was undertaken
An Infrastructure overview has taken place
Community reviews of draft policies is underway
A public hearing and bylaw process is set to formalize the Plan
 
The communities vision was refreshed and confirmed
Improved mapping and layout conducted
Content was reduced and land use simplified
Land use policy and asset management and infrastructure planning aligned
A clear framework for implementation and tracking put in place
 
The Plan supports a variety of of housing types, sizes and diversity
It encourages diverse tenure options
It supports age-friendly and accessible design
It increases options for walking, cycling and transit
 
Formal bylaw process for the OCP is underway
Dec. 11th  1st reading
Jan. 22nd  2nd reading proposed
Feb. 19th proposed date for Public Hearing at McKim Theatre
3rd reading date yet to be decided
 
Thanks Troy for sharing and answering questions from the floor.  Mark your calendar for Feb. 19th and attend the Public Hearing. 
 
 
 
 
The Kimberley Rotary Club Thanks You
For Your Support
 
The Kimberley Rotary Club is proud to be providing “Service above Self” to the Kimberley community.  We are incredibly thankful for the fantastic support our club receives from our local citizens, and from our local and surrounding businesses and organizations
 
Some of our successes this year:
Grand Opening of the Community Splash Park (a $340,000.00 project)
Supported the Kimberley Helping Hands food bank – pancake trailer and workers at the Duck Race
Sponsored 2 students for a week long Blue Lake camp
Sponsored a major Scholarship for a Selkirk graduate
Provided pancake breakfasts for the Pipe Band Tattoo and the 1st Saturday events
Strongly supported the Rotary International Eradication of Polio campaign
Sponsored market and dump children for school in Honduras and supported the building of a Trade School
Contributed funds to a Medical Team travelling to Laos to instruct Health Care providers
Provided financial support of the Special Olympics
Helped clear the Marysville Falls trail
Led the community in their outstanding support of ShelterBox Canada
Sponsored a Free Family Swim at the Aquatic Centre
Made a major donation to the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park
Held informative programs at our meetings thanks to speakers from local businesses and organizations
Had lots of fun and fellowship                                        
 
Kimberley Rotary is a small service club.  Its business is mankind - its product is service.        Its success is the result of dedicated members and the support it receives from all of you.
THANK YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Our Guest Speaker on November 22nd was Carol Fairhust from CBAL (the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy).  Carol explained that CBAL has had 16 yrs experience working in partnership with schools, colleges, libraries, and community organizations to plan and provide literacy services in the Kimberley area.  The Kimberley office is across the highway from the Royal Bank.  The staff include a Community Literacy Coordinator, a Settlement Worker, an ESL instructor, Program Facilitators, a Community Literacy Planning Committee - volunteers, and a number of Tutor volunteers.
Carol explained that there are a number of Family Programs including: StrongStart, Baby Goose & Baby Steps, Healthy and Affordable, Cooking, Summer Play and Learn, Special Event programs, Ready Set Learn events at schools, and children's tutoring programs.  There are also 5 Adult Programs which include: Digital Learning, Financial Literacy, a Writing Program and a Multicultural program.  Since Literacy is one of the goals of Rotary we need to consider what we might be able to do to help reach this goal.
 
  
 
Our November 8th program was given by member Scott Owen.  Scott had recently moved and had come across records of a number of Jasper to Banff relays that he had competed in.
 
This 258 km relay was competed on the Bow Valley Parkway between Jasper and Banff with teams entered from around the world.  There were 15 stages and hopefully you had 15 members on your team or someone would have to run two stages.  The competition ran from 1980 to 2000 on the side of the highway continuing through the night.  At night time you were lucky to see the white line at the side of the road so only the daylight runners got to see the fantastic scenery.  In 2005 a revised shortened version of the relay was reintroduced starting at Castle Mountain and going to Jasper.
 
Scott mentioned there were strange sounds at daybreak but they turned out to be the guard rails expanding not the Grizzly Bear grinding their teeth. 
The Greeters were there.  The video was ready.  The Snacks looked great.  We were even ready with a free drink. But we were all alone. 
 
Guess we need a different plan next time.  
 
Thanks to all of you who worked on this venture.
 
Awesome photographs and presentation by James (Jim) and Karen Proudfoot.
 
Nice to see the large crowd in the audience.  Thanks for bringing guests.
 
Randy McLeod was our guest speaker on October 11th.  Randy explained how the Rocky Reward program for Rocky Mountain school district works.  
Students in the program are encouraged to volunteer and get involved within their school and their host community.  Points are given for participation in school clubs and teams, for participation in activities and events within the City, for keeping a strong academic and work habit record and for volunteering at school and in their communities.  If they receive 200 or more points they are rewarded with a trip to Vancouver at the end of the year. 
The program has had positive results from recruiters in the students home country and has helped make the Rocky Mountain School District's International Program a program of choice in many countries.  
Another great year at the Fall Fair for Rotary and ShelterBox.
 
 
This year's ShelterBox Display and donation site at the Fall Fair was a joint Kimberley/Cranbrook Sunrise event.
It was a first major ShelterBox event for the Cranbrook club and Kimberley donors showed them want to expect.  A total of $4,650 was raised at the Fair and another $2,000 deposited in the Kootenay Savings Credit Union office in Kimberley during the weekend.  Special thanks to the great turn out of volunteers from Kimberley and Cranbrook and the very helpful behind the scenes support by Graham and Gerda.  Once again Grubsteak Pizza provided coupons for all donors and we were able to distribute a number of Melody Motors coupons as well.  Thanks to all for a job well done.   We are paid up for a Booth for next year - see you there.  Also planning is underway for a possible Christmas ShelterBox event.
Nancy took us on a sniffing and tasting tour of a variety of Olive Oils and compared them to what you may be buying in the grocery store.
 
 
A fun and very informative program.  No more Bertolli for me.
 
Check out Nancy's store in the Platzl and have a look at her Facebook site.
 
Barb and Daryl Houser gave the program at the Sept. 13th Rotary luncheon.
 
Since the percentage of people who will die in Canada is 100%, planning ahead for the inevitable will make things easier for those you love.
 
The Housers described the service they can offer.  A no-obligation consultation on the steps you should be taking to prepare and ways to pay for your funeral in advance.
 
In an approx. 1 hour consultation, they can share with you:
1.  A Planning Guide Booklet on steps you should take to prepare.  Information for your executor and family.
2.  How to plan for funeral expenses.  "It is best to do this when you are well and not stressed"
3.  Information about the hours of "paper work" that need to be completed after a death.  Even a way to hire a company to do this all for you.
 
Members were invited to fill in a form for a consultation.  If you were not at the meeting or have now decided to do this, the contact for Barb and Daryl is:
email:  darylbarbhouser@telus.net     or phone Toll Free  1.888.579.2233
 
 
 
Have a great evening of dinning and dancing at the ever popular Beer, Bones & Boogie event on October 21st.
 
In addition, you will be supporting local Rotary projects like landscaping at the new Splash Park.
 
Order your tickets on-line at www.KimberleyRotary.Org  follow the Whats-on link.  Tickets are still only $45 plus a small processing fee.. 
 
District Governor Jerri Anderson brought the club up to date on the District's initiatives for the Rotary Year.
 
Jerri congratulated the club on all they are doing and presented a couple of awards.
 
The Gold hero award for the club's success with the Shelter Box campaign (thanks Graham).
 
An award for 100% participation by members to the Rotary Foundation with an average of over $100.00 per member.
 
Mark your calendar for June 1-3 for the Rotary District Conference in Sandpoint Idaho.
 
 
Special thanks to Desiree and Jaret for hosting our club members and guests for a fantastic BBQ and Potluck Social on August 30th at their beautiful home on the ski hill.
 
It was great to also have a special guest join us.   Our past exchange student from Belgium, Joanna and her husband and baby girl, Junon, were guests of Mike and Judy Cave - one of her host families when she was on her full year exchange to Kimberley.  Joanna was in town with her family for the week and visited a number of the friends she made during her year in Kimberley. 
 
Thanks also to all the members, and their partners, who brought delicious appetizers, salads and desserts.  
 
 
Jaret Thompson highlighted the Plans for the 55 Plus Summer Games that will be held jointly in Kimberley and Cranbrook - September 11th to 15th, 2018.
 
Jaret explained that the 55+ BC Games is an annual multi sport event produced by the BC Seniors Games Society for the 55+ population of BC to participate in 20 to 29 individual Sports.  In 2018, the games will be held using facilities both in Kimberley and Cranbrook.  Jaret explained that 24 different sports/games will be run during the event.
 
Directors have been chosen for the major roles (still a couple of openings to fill) and planning committees are already hard at work.
 
1,200 Volunteers will be needed to help ensure that the 3,500 to 4,000 participants have all their needs met and that all the events are run smoothly.
 
This will be a great opportunity for Kimberley to showcase our City.
 
PLAN AHEAD TO BOOK TIME TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP MAKE THESE GAMES A GREAT SUCCESS.
 
Home Page News

A month or so ago, it was announced that the Kimberley Rotary Club’s application to participate in the above Pilot Program was approved by Rotary International. We are one of only 200 Rotary Clubs world-wide whose plan received approval, 1,300 applied.

 

This pilot is primarily about membership. Trying new things to make our club more attractive to prospective members and at the same time keep current members engaged. Our prime objective for initiating this Pilot Program is to attract and retain members.

 

On July 18, 2011 your Board approved two major changes for Kimberley Rotary that will provide members increased flexibility for experiencing fellowship at our meetings.

 
 

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Rotary District 5080 Group Study Exchange Sub-Committee seeks Team Leader for the Group Study Exchange Team to D4510 Brazil

The District Group Study Exchange Sub-Committee is now accepting applications for Team Leader for the exchange to D4510 (Brazil) that is scheduled for April 20 – May 20, 2013. D4510, described as an ecological paradise, is located in the mid-western region of Sao Paulo State. Metal industries, textile manufacturing and agriculture including coffee, sugar cane and oranges make this state the economic and industrial powerhouse of the Brazilian economy. 

 

 
 

On behalf of the Rotary District 5080 Rotaplast Committee, I am writing to let your club in on the fact that we are working to support another Rotaplast mission in the coming months. In fact, last week District 5080’s grant committee awarded this project funds through a District Simplified Grant; in addition some club support has been received in the form of pledges. As such, we would like to get Kimberley involved this year. Attached are details about the mission to share with your members. This mission is coming up quickly.

 
 
 
 
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