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Here you can see our member Colleen Fennell at one of her volunteer times at the Teaching Garden.
 
 
The Shuswap Community Teaching Garden is located on an acre of land within the City of Salmon Arm. The garden is open to all members of the community and is intended to teach, engage, and encourage the growing of fresh food.
 
 
In view of the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, our club has decided to suspend its in-person weekly Monday noon meetings for the time being.
 
We will, however, be continuing our meetings on-line through Zoom.  Use the Contact Us link at the top of our page to find out more about how to join those meetings.
 
Stay healthy everyone.
The Rotary Foundation tops the list of the 10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of:
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Congratulations Hazel...Norm Brown District AG presents Club member Hazel Nevrkla with her Paul Harris +4 Rotary Foundation pin at our lunch meeting on March 2nd.
Rotarian Winston Lee- Hai received his Paul Harris Fellowship +7 recognition on Dec 9 from Assistant DG Norm Brown. 
Nicole Marshall, wife of Rotarian Rob Marshall, was awarded a "Spouse of the Year" citation by the club for her work alongside Rotarians in helping refurbish the outdoor sitting area and gardens at Bastion Place. 
On Mon 22 July, District Governor Peter Schultz awarded to Coleman Graf the "Rotarian that Connects the World"  Citation for his work in International Service.  Through his efforts, our club is connected to three  Canadian clubs ,  two US clubs, and nine overseas countries through Global Grant Donations for Humanitarian Service. 
Seen here with President Christina Lutterman, Sponsor Lynda Stepura and AG Norm Brown, our newest member Sapphire Games was inducted into the club on Monday 15 July. 
President Patrick presented Isabel Reinertson with her Paul Harris + 5 pin at the June 17 meeting. 
Here's Deb Archambault, already inducted as a new member, getting her certificate from Sterling Land, past Assistant District Governor.  It's great having you with us Deb - she already helped out at the Bastion Place garden clean-up last week!
 
Say "hello" to our new Board of Directors for the coming Rotary year - July1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  The Board was inducted at our June 29 meeting by Penny Brown the new Assistant District Governor for our Area Clubs.
 
Top Row: L to R:  Maureen McTavish, Debbie Archambault, Lynda Stepura
Second Row: L to R:  Norm Brown, Andrea Morgan, Isabel Reinertson
Third Row: L to R:  Patrick Webb, Christina Lutterman, Dan Hudson
Fourth Row: L to R:  Pat Graf, Sterling Land, Tina Almond
 
 
 
On Monday, June 1, Rotarian Woinshet Bayisse told members about growing up in Ethiopia, her home country.   She shared a power point presentation with many, many pictures of her daily life, her family and their activities. 
 
On Monday 25 May, Dawn Dunlop, Executive Director for Canadian Mental Health and Shuswap Independent Living Association spoke about affordable housing in the Shuswap and described the new development taking shape on 5th Avenue across from the Lighthouse Shelter. Their work with the Salvation Army was exemplified by Joel Torrens’ commentary during the presentation. 
Thirty-three years ago, after 23 years of wrangling, Rotary International finally began admitting women into Rotary. 
 
On 4 May, 1987,  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. Rotary issued a policy statement that any Rotary club in the United States can admit qualified women into membership. 
 
Two years later, at its first meeting after the 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Council on Legislation voted to eliminate the requirement in the RI Constitution that membership in Rotary clubs be limited to men. Women were welcomed into Rotary clubs around the world.
 
As of June 1990, there were about 20,200 female Rotarians worldwide.  
Rotarian Colleen Fennell holds up the certificate she received from Interior Health for her efforts to improve living conditions at Bastion Place by cleaning up the gardens and providing new outdoor furniture.  Colleen was instrumental at leading the committee and having the majority of close contact with facility staff, during the Bastion Place project.
Our regular noon club meeting was held via Zoom  on Monday 20 April. Our speaker, Len Youden, works with the CSRD doing free hazard assessments of homes & properties and offering advice on ways to reduce fire risks. 
 
 
Rotarian Mandy Hicks from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo was our featured speaker on Monday 16 March.  She told us about the Early Childhood Stimulation Programs in Honduras, which have helped 450 children in the Las Cuesta region to improve their lives and education opportunities through training in nutrition, health,  playful behaviour, and parenting skills. The program has been successful in training Mother Helpers, and is now self-sustaining, making an opportunity for Rotary to develop the program in other areas of Honduras.