Nelson RC

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Hume Hotel,
422 Vernon Street
Hume Room
Nelson, BC V1L 4E5
To Join Us Online Contact Norm - norm@netidea.com
November 2020
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On behalf of the Circle Foundation, Nelson Rotary Club President Tom, is pictured giving a $500 cheque, to Andrew Creighton of the Nelson Community Food Centre,
Recently at Rotary Lakeside Park, June Spearman and Bob Schmitz talked to Club Members about Cycling Without Age.  Pictured are club members making a test run on a Cycling Without Age Trishaw.  For more information please go to - https://cyclingwithoutage.ca/nelson/
Two Ceremonies were recently held in Nakusp by The Rotary Club of Naksup.  Pictured with their spouses are Citizen of the Year Ernie and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Janis.  
Many thanks to  Margaret, Ken, Colleen & Robin, Willa & Harold, Tom and Corey and Mark who came out to help  the Interact members clean up the highway on Saturday. There wasn't a lot to clean up, but we did a good sweep of the highway.
Due to the need for COVID-19 Precautions and Social Distancing, The Rotary Club of Nelson has cancelled all in person club meetings until further notice.  Club meetings, Board of Director meetings and Committee Meetings, will take place using online GoToMeeeting.  For further information please contact President Roy (listed on the left hand side of this page).
We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy, practice social distancing and do frequent hand washing.

Pictured, President Tom of the Rotary Club of Nelson, presented a ceremonial cheque for $1000 to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society to assist in making the Walt Laurie Memorial Museum more accessible.   To Tom's immediate left is Walt's daughter Tina. To Tom's right is Tram VP Terry Thompson and on his far right is President Jim Robertson. The other folks (except for the dude in the car) are the tram's hardworking maintenance crew. 


The Rotary Club of Nelson President Tom presented a cheque to Our Daily Bread administrator Anne-Marie Rasmussen.   The funds were from both the Club and District 5080.


The Circle Foundation/The Rotary Club of Nelson made a $1,000.00 to Jess Chant, Executive Director of the Nelson Community Food Centre.   The food center believes that: "At the Nelson Community Food Centre, we strive to create a welcoming environment where people can access healthy food, join a cooking or gardening program, and be a part of a community centred on nutritious food and fun social activities." See - https://nelsoncfc.ca 
Come and join us for a day of fun at Granite Point Club.  Activities include horse back rides, skidoo rides, tobogganing, snow activities, indoor activities, hot dog, veggie dogs and other goodies.  This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nelson, Save on Foods, Nelson Ford and Granite Pointe Golf Club.  This is a FREE EVENT. Everyone Welcome.
Nelson Club Members Tom, Ken and Norm with Rotarian Rene and interpreter from Santa Barbara, Honduras.  Pictured is the source of a potential water project - to bring water 7.2 kilometers via piping and gravity flow - to a community near Santa Barbara.
On World Polio Day, World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio.  The Rotary Clubs in Nelson will be holding an information, fundraising and fun evening at Finley's.  Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and support this world wide effort to end this dreadful disease.
Our next Corks and Canvas event, with artist Lee Rawn, will be held on Monday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at Granite Pointe Golf Course.  Come and enjoy wine and art/painting instruction (no experience necessary).  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 & John Boivin.
Market Children Committee Chair & Rotarian Chris, presented certificates to Rotarians Bob and Christine.  These sponsorships help to provide the necessary uniforms and supplies for children to attend elementary and secondary school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Many other club members have made similar donations to the Market Children Program.  Donations can be made through The Rotary Club of Nelson or at http://www.helphonduras.ca
Dan Schneider (B.Sc., P.Ag., R.P.Bio., SNC-Lavalin) spoke to the club about environmental hazards located in the Kootenays and throughout the province.  He provided fascinating insight into locating, assessing, monitoring, and cleanup of contaminated sites.  Pictured with his father Rotarian Tom.
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.
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.
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In the face of a pandemic, the important work of fighting polio must continue

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