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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.
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!
 

 

RENT A FLAG FROM ROTARY!

The need is great and the requests for assistance many — so the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm is now launching their next fundraiser. The Great Canadian Rent-a-Flag program.

The club is hoping to turn Salmon Arm into Canada's most patriotic town.  Being careful to maintain healthy distances, the club will install a large flag on a 10 foot pole on your front lawn over two long weekends this fall.   For a donation of $25, we'll put the flag in the week before Labour Day and Remembrance Day, and remove it the week after.  All funds raised from this campaign will go towards those affected by Covid-19 and the economic downturn in Salmon Arm and area.

A flag will be installed at your home or similar location for a period of 7-14 days encompassing the Labour Day weekend and then again for Remembrance Day.  Next year, 2021, our club plans to expand these display periods to include the Victoria Day weekend, Canada Day, Labour Day and Remembrance Day.  Costs will be $25 for two display periods this year and $50 for 4 display periods next year.  All money raised will go to local community support because that is what Rotary does.

 

Last week, during our Zoom Club meeting, we had a great presentation from a group called Recover Shuswap.  Our presenters were and Lana Fitt and Jocelyn Johnson.
 
Shuswap Economic Development, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Community Futures Shuswap and the Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network have come together to develop and implement a Phase I response to the economic impacts currently facing Shuswap businesses and organizations.
 

Thanks to our incredibly generous Salmon Arm and Shuswap community, the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm was able to present cheques totalling $22,000 to the Safe Society and the Second Harvest Food Bank, each organization receiving $11,000.  Our Past President, Christina Lutterman, presented cheques to Jane Shirley and staff at the Safe Society, and to Vahlleri Semeniuk and Cathy Ingebrigtson at Second Harvest. The Double Up Your Gift Campaign, where community individual donations were matched by our Club, was a huge success.

Here is an update on the project we did last summer at BASTION PLACE - to improve and upgrade the outdoor living space there. According to Jackie, the Recreation Therapy Worker, "everyone is LOVING the new outdoor area. These areas have been wonderful places to go for quiet/peaceful moments, also for music/sing-alongs and social visits. The patios are so inviting and comfortable, we often chat about how lucky we are for this gift from the Rotary. Thank you again!"
 
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. 
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Mary Regier
Aug 17, 2020
Multicultural Day
School District 83 - Speaker TBA
Aug 24, 2020
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