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 Hilltop Inn (See Map).

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Following her talk to the club on Monday, Mary Lou received congratulations from club members for an outstanding presentation on her country of Belgium and her year in Canada.  She covered the geography, history, and politics of her home country, and introduced the club to her family, home, school and city.  She has had a wonderful year in Canada meeting new friends and  experiencing many firsts. She feels she has grown and learned a lot in her year  with us. Mary Lou leaves us on July 27 for a bus tour of  the US with other exchange students.  She flies  home to Belgium  in early August. 
Our June 4th speaker was Carmen Massey, who told us about the upcoming Shuswap Salmon Symposium to be held on Sept 30/Oct 1 in conjunction with the Adams River Salmon Run.  The symposium includes a Naming Ceremony for  Roderick Haig-Brown Park, which will be renamed Tsutswewc Park which translates to “many fish,” at the request of the Little Shuswap Indian Band.
The rain did not dampen the spirits of the 30 Rotarians, spouses and friends who participated in the 4th annual Car Rally held on Sunday 3 June. Teams from Daybreak Rotary and the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm drove the 80 km route through the countryside, collecting puzzle pieces and answering questions about sights seen along the way.  Pit stops included Silver Creek store, Ovino Winery, and Farmer John's Market.  After the rally participants gathered st the home of Norm and Kathy Brown for appetizers, refreshments and prizes. Hans and Hazel Nevrkla won the top prize.  What a great day!
Face Painting is a popular attraction at the Canada Day Children's Festival. Karen Bubola and Kari Wilkinson presented the history and growth of the festival since its inception 30 years ago. 
Patrick chatted with Shirley Deglan  over lunch prior to her presentation on RCMP  Victim Services, which covers the Salmon Arm and Sicamous areas.  This service is based out of the local RCMP Detachment and consists of a managerial position and a number of volunteers. The volunteers experience an extensive training program over a four-to-six-month period. This group provides support and information to victims of crime, accidents and family tragedies. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 
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Ticket Prices: Adults $15; Youth (5-18)/Seniors $10; Children Under 5 are Free
PDG Ken Arthurs passed away in July 2017.  Ken was a dedicated member of the Salmon Arm Rotary Club and held several positions giving a true meaning to the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.  In 1996/97, as Governor of Rotary International District 5060, Ken was instrumental with fellow Rotarians in raising $1,000,000 towards the cost of  building the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge associated with the B.C. Cancer Agency in Kelowna. Ken's estate left a final gift of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, and that gift was received in April. 
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Jun 25, 2018
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Sue Davies
Jul 30, 2018
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