As part of RBC’s Future Launch Community Challenge, which is providing grants to inspiring youth-led projects in 150 small- and medium-sized communities across Canada, two Shuswap projects were on the receiving end of giant cheques.

Via a partnership between the Shuswap Community Foundation and RBC Foundation, a $15,000 grant went to RBC-Rotary-School District 83’s Shuswap Youth Leadership Day as well as $15,000 to the Mirella Project.

 

 
 
 
David Askew receives a Paul Harris Fellowship Award on behalf of Askew's Stores at our club's annual Christmas Dinner on Friday 6 Dec. Past District Governor Jeff den Biesen, in presenting the award to Askew's Stores, commented on the commitment this local business has to 
the communities of Salmon Arm, Sicamous, and Armstrong and its strong support of local charities. 
 
Brad Shirley, Chief of the Salmon Arm Volunteer Fire Department,   told about the structure,  the makeup of staff - both paid and paid-on-call,  the relationship structure of the four halls, their funding, how the halls work together, their training and their dispatch functioning. Working smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher you know how to use are the two most important items for fire safety in a household. 
Hugo Samuelsson, our Swedish Inbound Exchange student standing beside  President Christina,  gave a short presentation to the club at Monday's meeting.  
Rhys Waters and Steven Drapala from Jackson School presented information on the Jackson Boys' Club. This group, which meets weekly at noon, supports boys at risk who are struggling with personal issues that interfere with their academic and social life. It focuses on the positive  such as providing a safe place to talk and share to help the boys cope with daily life.  In just five weeks the program has shown amazing success with boys now asking to be members. Using members of the community as speakers, the boys are taught life skills with a focus on what makes a good man and how do men treat women. 
 
With the help of Salmon Arm Rotary, Salmon Arm SAFE House recently upgraded its outdoor facilities.  First, a fresh layer of sod was put down to make a welcoming garden and play area. 
 
 
PDG Sherry Chamberlain spoke about Hanwash, a project focused on clean water in Haiti.  She outlined the structure, history and goals – Rotary driven and Rotary run.  She is part of an organizing committee raising $15,000 to do an engineering study which will determine how best to assist in each of several areas with different requirements.  Our Club will be part of a District 5060 commitment.  
 
 
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November is Rotary Foundation month.  The Club's Foundation Chair, Sterling Land, gave an informative talk this month about how donations are used in our communities and world-wide.
 
The Rotary Foundation tops the list of the 10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of:
Click here to see the list -  Charity Navigator 
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!
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
The Rotary Foundation
New Generations Service
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Speakers
Doug Adams & Susan Mackie
Dec 16, 2019
RJ Haney Heritage House
No Meeting
Dec 30, 2019
Carl Cooper
Jan 13, 2020
Mystery of Pro-D Days
Karen & Brian Shaben
Mar 30, 2020
World Wide Life Humanitarian Partnership Society Update
 
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