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Put Salmon Arm on the map again this year as the city that flies our Canadian flag.

 
The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm recently donated $2500 to the Father's Day Fishing Derby, founded and organized yearly by James Murray. seen here receiving the cheque from club Board Members. James Murray started the fishing derby 28 years ago in honour of his father. It has grown in popularity over the years and now attracts hundreds of children. 
 
"It gives young people a chance to experience fishing and families to spend times together enjoying an outdoor activity,” said Murray. “Some of these kids take the derby pretty serious. They have their gear all rigged up and ready the night before, and are down there early to pick out what they think – hope – will be the best spot.”
The Salmon Arm Rotary Club and The Mall at Piccadilly co-hosted a Repair Cafe on January 27th down by the Library in the Piccadilly Mall. Over 40 items were appraised and repaired by the volunteers from the Shuswap Makerspace program.
The 40th Reino Keski Salmi Loppet was held on January 20, 2024, and the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm was there!
 
At our Christmas Luncheon meeting, seven members were singled out for their long term service to Rotary. 
 
Top Left: Maureen McTavish, 25 years.                    Top Right: Rick Roberts, 30 years
 
Bottom Left: Gary Carder, 25 years                           Bottom Right: Ted Hillary, 40 years
Salmon Arm's three Rotary Clubs  sponsored Christmas Dinner for 800 residents of our community. Many thanks to the parishioners of St Joseph's Catholic Church and the First Community Church for spending Christmas morning  cooking and boxing all the dinners, which Rotarians later delivered or distributed to local residents. 
 
Assembly line crew of church members boxes up the meals. 
Boxed dinners are ready to be given out.
 
We wish everyone all the best of the season and for 2024.  We appreciate all the support we've had from businesses and individuals in the community over the last year.
 
At our recent Christmas lunch, we were happy to present two Paul Harris Fellowships - one to a valued community member - Bert Revel - and the other to our long-time member Cole Graf.
 
 
 
 
 
At our Dec 4 meeting, Gordon Bose, Thompson Okanagan Regional Director of BC  Search and Rescue Association and Training Officer of Salmon Arm Search and Rescue, outlined the training and work done by our local Search and Rescue Association. 
News
 
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, with support from Shuswap Rotary Club, will be funding the installation of a rubberized surface on the walking track at
Shaw Centre. Rotary identified a need to improve the comfort and usability of the Shaw Centre walking track as winters are cold and icy, while
summers are becoming increasingly hot and smoky. This initiative will offer residents of all ages a safe, comfortable place to maintain healthy
exercise year-round.
 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Salmon Arm are thrilled to announce the 4th Annual Christmas Day "Take Away" Dinner happening on December 25th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM right here in Salmon Arm. If you or your family is unable to have a traditional Christmas dinner this year, don't worry! The Rotary Club is here to spread joy and holiday cheer.
 

We just welcomed back into our fold a previous member, Jim Barmby (on the right, pictured with member Norm and last year's ADG Penny Brown). Jim recently returned to Salmon Arm from the Maritimes. Great to have you back Jim.

Last week we installed our Board members for 2023-2024 (July 1 - June 30).
 
 
In the picture, from left: Kari Wilkinson, Dan Hudson, Sterling Land, Darcy Johnston, Rob Marshall, Jenna Robins, Sarah Sigurdson, Garry Hoffart.  Missing - Marvel Holmes, Chaten Randhawa, and Lynda Stepura.
 
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We were recently treated to a bio from new member Chaten Randhawa, who told us all about his upbringing in Vernon (where he met another of our new members - Kyle Gadbois) and his work life which took him all over Canada. On hand to make sure he got everything right was daughter Isabella.
We had an interesting talk by Sapphire Games from the Salmon Arm Visitor Centre (seen here with member Rob Marshall).
 
 
And new member Kyle Gadbois gave us his bio (see here with President Elect Kari Wilkinson.
 
 
After a pause in our Youth Exchange Program because of Covid, we are glad to be up and running again.  Seen in the picture are Porsche (left), our Salmon Arm student who will be going to Austria in August, and Paulina, who came from Austria last August.  They met at the recent Youth Exchange Orientation in Penticton.
 
Chad Foreman from Shuswap Youth Soccer recently came to speak to us about the programs that are offered in our community for kids from the ages of 2 to18 years. Over 1200 youth soccer players signed up last year. The organization is looking for support to fund two turf fields for our community as soccer seems to get more popular every year. These fields would support our community with any growth that is predicted going forward.   You can find out more about this organization at http://shuswapsoccer.com/

Join us at a Meeting

Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the GreenSpace located at First Community!

450 Okanagan Ave E, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H6   (See Map).

Speakers
Bruce Chartrand
Jun 24, 2024
Bio
Mike Boudreau
Jul 08, 2024
Rotary Peace /Trip to India
Terri - Lynn Stone
Jul 15, 2024
Days for Girls
Meranda Dussault
Jul 22, 2024
SPCA