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Kimberley

Service Above Self

2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:00 PM
The Green Door in the Platzl
180 Spokane Street
PO Box 15, V1A 2Y5
Kimberley, BC  V1A 2E4
Canada
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Patrick Sinclair.  Guest speaker at Oct. 24th meeting.
 
Patrick was born and raised in Kimberley then left to complete his education in the lower mainland.  He spent 25 years working as an Executive Chef at Fairmont, Delta and Marriot Hotels and Resorts and Gateway Casinos.  Recently, after a long battle with a rare form of cancer Patrick has returned to Kimberley. 
Patrick and his partner Brenda are just starting (October 29th 1st day) "A New Style of Home Delivery" which they have called "Delect-Edible Delivery".  This new business is somewhat similar to the old 'Meals on Wheels' system but with reasonably priced, wholesome meals, prepared by an Executive Chef.  To find out more check out their website at   www.delect-edibledelivery.ca  
Patrick is also available to cater your next special occasion and make it a gourmet experience.  He can be reached at 250.520.0108
September 28th, 29th and 30th saw the Kimberley Rotary Club along with some members of the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club setting up and manning our annual ShelterBox Booth at the Kimberley Fall Fair. 
It was another great opportunity to share with the community what ShelterBox is all about and collect donations for ShelterBox Canada.  Just over $2,500.00 was collected bringing the total collected in Kimberley in the last 6 years to over $200,000.00 (enough to provide 169 complete ShelterBoxes including delivery to sites of need).
Thanks to Andre Bloemink for bringing us up-to-date with SheterBox at a recent club meeting and thanks to all the Rotarians who helped make this a reality and to all our generous supporters of this great Disaster Relief organization.
Saturday, September 22nd saw "Rotarians at Work" completing the 16 hours of Labour that was auctioned off at LobsterFest 9.  Our job - help saw up logs in sections - transport them to the splitting machines - split them and stack them for the winter fuel supply for the Rod and Tamara.  The weather held, the job was completed in two and a half hours and the rain stayed away until we were finished.
Thanks Jaret, Sandra, Bill, Bev, Mike, Mac and Patrick.
 
We had the pleasure of welcoming a number of guests at the meeting on Wednesday.
Rene & Annette Swienink from the Neatherlands.  They will be in town for a couple of weeks.  Hopefully the smoke will lift so they can enjoy the view of the mountains.
Ken and Pat Riggs.  They are quite new in town and we hope to see them at future meetings.  
Martha Dippo.  Martha is becoming a regular.  Thanks Martha for helping out at the Rotary Trailer at the Food Bank Garage Sale on the weekend.
Thanks for the support from our Rotary Partners:  June Owen, Judy Cave, and Margaret Barclay.
 
GREAT PROGRAM FROM SGT. CHRIS NEWEL 
 
Our Rotary Pancake Trailer with its new decals was at the Food Banks Giant Garage Sale at the Curling Club on Saturday Aug. 18th.
 
Proceeds from lunch and drink sales went to support the Food Bank's Fund raiser.
 
The New Decals with the updated branding look GREAT.  Not so sure about the hats.
 
ROTARY GUESTS FROM AFAR
President Jaret shown here presenting Jos Andeweg with a Kimberley Rotary Club Banner.
Jos and Dirry Andeweg from the Netherlands were our guests at our August 8th meeting at the Green Door.
Jos is a member of the same club in Holland as our frequent guest Rene.  Jos was the successful bidder on a Rotary Silent Auction for ‘Two weeks at Rene’s cottage in Kimberley’. 
Unfortunately, the smoke from many surrounding forest fires has not highlighted the scenery around Kimberley for Jos, Dirry and their daughter Erika and son Jori.
 
Our 'Guest Speaker' on the 8th was Cathy Korven.
 
Cathy talked about the Kimberley "Seniors Helping Seniors" volunteer group and what a fantastic job they do.
She explained that they drive seniors to medical appointments, shopping trips, and a variety of special events.
Kimberley Rotary was on hand to provide Rog Duggan's Brisket-on-a-Bun to customers and visitors on the occasion of their 3rd Anniversary at Tamarack Dispensaries.  All funds raised were donated to the Polio Plus Eradication Project.  Great job everyone!!yesyes
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.
 
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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