13 year old Everado Ismael Perez Perez is a student in the scholarship program at Colima,. Mexico.  He is one of about 60 junior high school students who receives funding from organizations such as Rotary clubs that enables him to continue attending school through the secondary grades and beyond.  Everado is responsible for maintaining a GPA higher than 8.5, performing 10 hours of community service a month. attending a weekly homework club, and writing to sponsors regularly.  Our club sponsored Everado last year. Every month we received an engaging letter from him in which he told us about his family, his school and his life in Nuevo Naranjal, Mexico. 
Tracey Kirkman, Executive Director of Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, was introduced by Isabel Reinertson. Tracey used a powerpoint and dynamic speech to illustrate the history, structure and procedures of the new Seniors Health & Wellness Centre at 781 Marine Park Drive. She outlined the services provided and how to access them.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, club members, Bastion Place staff and residents, Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison and other volunteers, guests and supporters gathered at Bastion Place to celebrate the completion of the Rotary project that included the addition of new patio furniture, contained planters, two barbecues, a storage shed and a gazebo.
On Monday 26 August, Roger Parmenteau outlined the Shuswap Community Foundation’s place in our community. It is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that contributes leadership and financial support to community initiatives. He described how funds are generated and how they are distributed. The endowment funds fall into two categories: Discretionary & Dedicated.  The first supports community projects; the Dedicated Funds are donor directed, to either a specific charity or an educational institute. 
Last December, District 5060 International Chair Carol Eamer received a request for $3000 USD to purchase books for a school library in La Cuesta, a small village in southern Honduras. Carol passed on the request to District 5060 clubs, five of whom responded. The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm donated $500 USD to this project.  
Pete Deisroth and Maurice Weight from SASCU talked to the club about FRaud Awareness on Monday 19 Aug.  They outlined the most common scams, including rental scams, mystery shopper, bad romance, identity theft, investment scams and noted ways to protect oneself from fraud stressing ways that  It is important to know the resources available for help. 
The club welcomed its 2019-2020 Youth exchange Student on Monday,  Hugo Samuelson from Malmo, Sweden. Hugo arrived on Wednesday 14 August. He is 17 and is currently staying with the Meikle family. Here he is with his host brother Carson Meikle and Rotarian Heino Lilles.  
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The Rotary Foundation tops the list of the 10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of:
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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!
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Oct 21, 2019
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Nov 18, 2019
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Nov 25, 2019
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