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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At Monday Oct 16's meeting, Patrick Webb presented his bio. He was born in Alberta, but grew up in BC. He worked for the forestry during the summers and while working on the fire suppression crew in Williams Lake, he met his wife Colleen; they were married in 1979. He attended Simon Fraser University and finally joined the RCMP in 1980. Posted to Alberta, he  & Colleen spent 30+ years in a variety of small Alberta towns. His career also included instructing in Regina, Sergeant for Media Relations, and VIP Security in Calgary. He represented the RCMP internationally in Washington, DC and  California.   He retired in 2012 and moved to Salmon Arm in 2016. 
 
Mary Lou spent Thanksgiving weekend in Alberta with Pat & Coleman's daughter's family.  She enjoyed the drive through the mountains, which were touched with snow, and seeing some of the sights along the way. 
 
Our guests today were Gene Doray, principal of AL Fortune School and Kirsten Mazur, principal of Silver Creek Elementary, who brought the club up to date on the school lunch program as it affects their particular schools. 
 
Rotary member Christina Lutterman presented her bio to the club on Monday 18 Sept. From her birth and upbringing in Sweden to her time with SAS on Malta, as a tour guide in Israel, and her immigration to Canada, Christina has led a fascinating and adventure-filled life!
 
Friday 15 September saw a few Rotarians join the Cops for Kids cyclists  at the Prestige Inn, where the Sandbar Restaurant provided a delicious breakfast and President-Elect Patrick Webb presented the Cops for Kids with a generous monetary donation. 

The Annual Cops for Kids Ride departed Kelowna on Friday September 8th to raise funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis within South Eastern BC. During their 10 days on the road, cyclists  covered 1,000km before their return to Kelowna on Sunday September 17th. 

 

 

 
District 5060's Governor, Bill Jenkin, will be visiting Salmon Arm on Wednesday, September 27.  Members of all three Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs are encouraged to attend this dinner meeting and social evening to be held at the Prestige Inn at 6:00 pm.  Cost is $20 per person. 
Please let Patrick know that you will be attending by Monday Sept 25 at 6 pm. 
 
Lana Fitt, Manager for Salmon Arm Economic Development Society spoke to the club on Sept 11, explaining the Society's role in the community and its mandate. 
Cassie O'Flarherty, our outbound exchange student has been in the Czech Republic for nearly a month now. She is living in the town of Rakovnik and is hosted by the Rotary Club of Beroun, about an hour's drive from her home. She has traveled a little with her host family,  has started school and is learning to speak Czech. She writes extensively about her adventures in her blog, which can be found at https://cassinczech.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/week-three-back-to-school/ .  
 
 
Cassie with her host mom and brother at the 12th century Gothic Loket Castle in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. 
 
Mary Lou Perrier D'Hauterive from Liege, Belgium, is our inbound Youth Exchange student this year. She arrived in Salmon Arm on Saturday 26 August and will be here for the school year. She will be attending  school at SASS-Sullivan Campus. 
 
The Voice of the Shuswap is Salmon Arm and the Shuswap's very own radio station. Located at 93.7 FM and on the  Internet, it is a volunteer driven service that focuses on local programming and draws on the talents  and skills of local community members. It  started broadcasting in late 2012.  Warren Bell, our speaker on Monday 28 August, explained that "CKVS-FM 93.7 broadcasts programming which is different in nature and content from that broadcast on commercial radio". For more information, please go to voiceoftheshuswap.ca. 
 
Ronalee McMahon, our speaker at the August 21 meeting, spoke about the history and future of the Salmon Arm Fall Fair.  This year's fair, the 120th, is "Something to Crow About". New this year will be  Shuswap Shines featuring the Shuswap's best singers from past Shuswap Idol competitions; Super Dogs, the world's most amazing dogs; Sip & Savour, a delicious sampling of beer, wine and food from the North Okanagan Shuswap; Elvis, Mini Chuckwagon Races and many old favourites such as  Memory Lane  and the Pioneer Collectors' Club. 
Darcy and Christ Johnston hosted our annual August picnic and BBQ in their garden on Thursday evening, August 16.  
 
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. 
 
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Mary Lou Perrier D'Hauterive from Liege, Belgium, is our inbound Youth Exchange student this year. She arrived in Salmon Arm on Saturday 26 August and will be here for the school year. She will be attending  school at SASS-Sullivan Campus. 
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.
 
 
 
Speakers
Nancy Whitticase
Oct 23, 2017
Namaste Yoga and Wellness Centre
Peter Jory
Oct 30, 2017
School District 83
Louise Wallace
Nov 06, 2017
Collaboration and Compassion
Norm Brown
Nov 13, 2017
Foundation
 
Meeting Responsibilities
October 23
Door
Harris, Ross
 
Tickets
Holmes, Marvel
 
Sheriff
Brown, Norman
 
Inspirational Moment
Webb, Patrick
 
 
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