Nelson RC

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Hume Hotel,
422 Vernon Street
Hume Room
Nelson, BC  V1L 4E5
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August 2019
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Pictured is Club President with New Club Member Olga Hallborg.  Olga spoke to the club about the health impacts of what is happening in the environment.
Rotarian Tom Roy is the new President of The Rotary Club of Nelson.  President Tom brings a wealth of Rotary experience & people skills to the position.  President Tom is looking forward to bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to the club.
During the month of June, The Rotary Club of Nelson & The Circle Foundation gave a total of Eight(8) $1,000.00 Scholarships to graduating students at LVR in Nelson, Mt. Sentinel at the Junction and JVH in Kaslo.  Pictured is Rotarian Ed presenting a Scholarship at JVH.  Over the past 10 years, over $70,000 in Scholarships have been awarded.
The Nelson Interact Club with a little help from local Rotarians, picked up assorted debris on Highway 3A between Insight and Taghum.  
President Coleen recently presented Andrew Creighton, Nelson Community Food Centre Relations Manager, with a donation for $300.00  This is part of the ongoing support for the  Food Centre.
The Nelson Rotary Interact Club recently held a bottle drive to support international projects.  A brief respite in this successfully day was pizza for the Interactors and Rotarians.  A big Thank You to the residents of Nelson for there donations.
Longtime Rotarian John Mackay and his wife Nancy, have been awarded Honourary Memberships in the Rotary Club of Nelson.  John has been the inspiration for International projects and community service and Nancy has always contributed to Rotary with John.  Pictured is John's long time friend Rotarian Al Bacon and Club President Coleen.
The Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Rotary projects, will take place at Granite Pointe Golf Club on June 8th, 2019.  Please sign up to support this wonderful event.  Everyone welcome!  See registration details below.
The Rotary Club of Nelson received a generous donation from Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre.  Pictured with Club President Coleen is Home Hardware representative Virginia Muirhead.  The donation will be used to support the numerous Rotary projects in Nelson and Area. Many thanks to Home Hardware for their contribution.
Club Members did a Spring cleaning to the Shelter and B-B-Q at Rotary Lakeside Park.  The Rotary Shelter/Playground/Wharf is the jewel of the club's activities in Nelson.
The Rotary Club of Nelson enjoyed a Tour of the Renovations at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus.  This was followed by a terrific lunch at the Cafeteria.  The newly renovated shop spaces are part of a $18.9 million trades focused project.  The new shop spaces include welding, metal fabrication, millwright & machinist, heavy mechanics and electrical shops.
Our newest Club Member Shazad, showing off his culinary skills at the recent Rotating Dinner. Hosted by Ian & Merina, "We had a most delightful Rotating Dinner last evening, Ed, Bob & June and Shazad attended. The food was amazing!  The friendship was beyond gracious. Shazad's culinary skills were to be remembered...……." Ian and Merina.
President Coleen and Membership Chair Jeanette are welcoming our newest member Shazad Shah.  Shazad is a local apprentice and has already participated in two of our Rotary Club activities.  He bring a wide range of experiences, youth and energy to our Club.
We had a most delightful Rotating Dinner last evening.  Ed Edmundson, the Nuyen's and Shazad Shah attended. The food was amazing!  The friendship was beyond gracious. Shazad's culinary skills were to be remembered..……..  Ian & Merina Harriman
Smokin' Barrels Scotch Tasting -  Our first scotch tasting evening was a great success and is sure to be a annual favourite. A fabulous evening sampling scotch and eating great food. A cigar tent outside was available with cigars available for purchase. Raffle prizes too.  
Our next Corks and Canvas event, with artist John Boivin, will be held on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm at Granite Pointe Golf Course.  Come and enjoy a bit of food and wine and art/painting instruction (no experience necessary).  Come early for a bite to eat before the painting starts.  Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca .
Previous Corks and Canvas events have had art instruction by local artists Margaret Stacey, Keira Zaslove, Carol Reynolds, Jennifer Hagel, Sarah Cowan, Teri Ward, Sally Johnson, Micheal Graham, Evelyn Kirkaldy, Tammy Meisner, Bryn Stevenson, Liz Derkson, Jenny Bailie & Lee Rawn.
The Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club held their annual International Dinner in support of Haiti and other international projects.  The exceptionally good feast was prepared by the Culinary Program at Selkirk Collegs.  Pictured to the left, is our Youth Exchange Student Gioia (from Denmark) and below, the 'fun' table with Rotarians from both the Daybreak Rotary Club and the Noon Hour Rotary Club.
The Rotary Club of Nelson is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Family Day Winter Activity Event on Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 12-3 p.m. at Granite Pointe Golf Course.  This event was created to thank the community of Nelson for its continuous support of club initiatives.
The Rotary Club of Nelson invites you and your family to enjoy a FREE afternoon of winter fun. Activities include tobogganing, horse rides, snow painting, snow bowling, bubbles and snowmobiles to bring the kids up the hill. There will also be crafts inside for little ones needing to warm up. Complimentary hot chocolate, barbecued hot dogs, maple taffy and cookies will be served.  The Rotary Club of Nelson would like to thank Nelson Ford and Save On Foods for continuing their sponsorship of this now annual event.  Last year’s event was a huge success with 500 people attending and hope for similar numbers this year. Please join us for a great day of winter fun!
Pictured is artist Bryn Stevenson - brynstevenson.com - teaching painting at the most recent Corks and Canvas evening.  Bryn is a local artist, mentor, muralist and influential mountainscape painter.  
Rotarian Walter Charles Laurie, long time Member of The Rotary Club of Nelson, passed away at Kootenay Lake Hospital, Nelson BC on January 12, 2019 at the age of 96.  Walt will be greatly missed in Nelson and in Rotary.  

Memorial Donations to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, PO Box 602, Nelson BC, V1L 5R4.  A Memorial Service is planned for March 9th, 2019 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.


Corinne Younie of Nelson Cares Society – Age Friendly Community Initiative, Project Co-ordinator discussed the needs of Seniors in our Community and the need for Community support for their programs.  “Seniors – especially rural seniors – can’t do all the things they used to. People who are aging without a lot of family support around them are an incredibly vulnerable population. If you believe we live in caring society, we should take care of each other.”  Also present was Nelson CARES Society Board Chair Ron Little.
District and Rotary International Events
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Assembly
September 13th - 15th, 2019
Waterton, Alberta
To Register and for More Information:
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May 14th - 17th, 2020
Tri-Cities Convention Center
Kennewick, Washington
June 6th - 10th, 2020 
Honolulu, Hawaii
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