Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm

We're a group of people who love to support our community, and also like to have fun.  We meet Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the Podollan Inn (See Map).

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The speaker at the August 14 meeting was new member Cory Booker, who presented his bio. 
Hannah Bates, our 2016-17 outbound youth exchange student, told us about her year in Germany at Monday's meeting. Just freshly returned, she spoke of the difficulty of leaving her German host families and friends as well as the many wonderful adventures she had while on exchange. 
Mary Jackson, past president of the Vernon Kalamalka Rotary Club, spoke to us today about the Vernon Starfish Pack program, which their club started in April 2016 with 20 children at one school. A year later, they are feeding  67 children in six schools for the weekend. The children are sent home each Friday with enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners, snacks and three pieces of fruit. The program is funded by donors from the business and private community.  The cost is $525 per year per child.  Learn more at  starfishpack.com . 
Hello everyone!
The last few months of my exchange were crazy and whizzed right by, between the Eurotour, the Dokumenta exhibition trip, the Rotary District Conference, and saying goodbye to all of my friends and families. I also managed to meet up with Felicia in her home town of Enger! It was great to talk with her about her life in Salmon Arm, and to see how she was adapting back to Germany.
I arrived back in Salmon Arm  July 19, after 24 hours of travelling in my now very heavy Rotary blazer.

We welcome Cory Booker  as the newest member of our club.  Cory has been in Salmon Arm since 2004. He is married and has two children aged 5 and 1. Cory was sponsored by Winston and inducted by Norm at the July 10 meeting.  Cory is an IT specialist, whose company, Faster Than Light Computing, works with businesses in Salmon Arm. 
The Board for 2017-2018 was inducted June 26 by incoming Assistant District Governor Norm Brown.  New President Martin Ketteringham received the gavel from retiring President Ross Harris,. 
Feli Harun, our Inbound Youth Exchange Student from Germany, gave her farewell presentation to the club on June 19
On 12 June Ken Hecker and Don Ross came to tell us about the Salmon Arm Tennis Club, which was established in its present form in 1977, when it was formally registered as a Society under the B.C. Societies Act, and a permanent facility was created on two acres of land bordering Little Mountain Park. 
Joy DeVos has been a 4-H Leader in the Deep Creek 4-H Club for 11 years.  On Monday, June 5 she spoke to the club about 4-H, outlining its aims and objectives. She was introduced by Nancy Cooper. 
On June 10 the Salmon Arm Rotary Club fielded a team in the Relay for Life to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Our team - Marvel, Dan, Woinshet, Darcy and Nancy - raised $4,700 for much needed research, treatment and support. 
We enjoyed our annual car rally last weekend - members from our Club and from the Daybreak Club.
Our recent speaker was Jennifer Dies, Annual Giving Coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society in Salmon Arm. The information she to shared with us focused on the upcoming Relay For Life here on June 10, and also about the support services that are utilized by the people in our community. You can show up to support participants and survivors June 10 at 11:00 am at the Fall Fair Grounds.  Did you know that one of the participants is Rick Hirtle, a former member of our Club?
Christina Lutterman is now a member of our Club.   Christina was born and grew up in Sweden. She got a job with  Scandinavian Airlines Charter division and was placed in a number of different countries around the world to represent  the Swedish tourists on site.  
Hallo!  Last week was the first week of the easter holidays, which I spent on a rotary “Youth week” trip in Bavaria (southern Germany). We were thirty exchange students from various districts, and together we had an incredible week. The first two days we got to explore the beautiful cities of Wurzburg and Nuremberg, which were both heavily bombed during the war but rebuilt to look the same. In Wurzburg we also visited the Marienburg Fortress as well as the Wurzburg Residence palace. After visiting Nuremberg, we got a tour of the Doku-Zentrum - the giant area Hitler started to construct for his new government and army. It was never fully finished, but you could see the plans and what kind of scale Hitler was aiming for.
Karen Brown, of the Arts Council for the South Shuswap, recently came to tell us about the great programs they have for youth in their area.  This offers general programming to children and adults in dance, art, music and some theatre.  As well, regular outdoor summer concerts are available for the public, and the long-running Shuswap Festival of the Arts, running in July.  For more information, you can see their website.
Everyone seemed to enjoy our first annual Casino Night Royale.  People were able to have a lot of fun "gambling" (just for chips, no money) at the tables.
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Sunday, July 9 was Pioneer Day at Haney Heritage Park.  There were special celebrations for Canada's 150th Birthday, crowned by the ribbon cutting and opening of the Montebello Building.  The Montebello Building is a special design that incorporates shops and their facades from early 20th century Salmon Arm.
On 7th July, Feli left Salmon Arm to return to her home In Germany.  Marvel was at the airport to see her off - a very tearful good-bye!
Congratulations to Jamie Beldi  and his wife Sally of Salmon Arm, winners of the Rotary/Askews 3 Minute Shopping Spree and to Mike Gunn, winner of a $250 Askews gift card. 
Chase Rotary Club celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Thursday 29 June with a special dinner, which included past Chase Rotarians and friends from Salmon Arm and  Kamloops West, the sponsoring club. 
Shopping Spree Tickets are now available again - funds from these tickets support our School Lunch Program, now in its third year.  Read More to see where and when you can get them.
Our member Darcy Johnston received a Friendship and Fellowship Award at the recent District 5060 Conference in Kelowna. 
Rob Marshall presents a cheque to Kathy du Toit of Mount Ida Mews Complex Care Facility. The donation is to assist with the purchase of iPods, headsets and iTune cards for their residents.

Our Youth Exchange student, Feli, welcomed her Mom for a visit from Germany.
Rob Marshall presents 1st Salmon Arm Scouts with a cheque for $500 to assist with their fundraising efforts to send a group of Scouts to the Canadian Jamboree in Halifax Nova Scotia this September.
Ronnalee McMahon
Aug 21, 2017
Salmon Arm Fair
Warren Bell
Aug 28, 2017
Voice of the Shuswap Radio Station
Lana Fitt
Sep 11, 2017
Salmon Arm Economic Development
Christina Lutterman
Sep 18, 2017
Member Bio
Meeting Responsibilities
Aug 14
Nobbs, Lisa
Harris, Fiona
Champion, Donald
Inspirational Moment
Lee Hai, Winston
August 21
Holmes, Marvel
Killick, Bruce
Brown, Norman
Inspirational Moment
Bayssie, Woinshet
Upcoming Events
  • Annual Club BBQ
    At Darcy and Chris Johnston's House
    Aug 17, 2017
    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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