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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Member Andrea Morgan gave her bio on Monday 18 March.  She has had an interesting life with many careers, most notably as  a Flight crew  member, supervisor and trainer with Air Canada. 
Recent new members to our club include Lonnie Karpick, who comes to us from Le Pas, Manitoba; David Gonella and Kimberly Rees-Jones. 
Our guest speaker on February 25 was Vilas Prabhu of the Sumerland Rotary Club.  He described a Global Grant project initiated by Summerland Rotary club, whose objective is to make the dilapitated Miraj High School  in India  safe and operational again and provide for sustainable clean water, sanitation  and iproved education.  The Miraj School has about 1200 students and caters to the needs of the very poor in the community.
The Summerland club has done all the required preparation for the grant, has applied, and needs the final approximately $3500 USD to proceed. He was introduced by Cole Graf and thanked by Maureen McTavish after responding to several questions.
At the March 4 meeting, the club unanimously endorsed a grant of $3000US to support the project.  Our club's contribution means that the grant can now go forward. 
Days for Girls is a world wide organization that gives  young women access to good menstrual care and education. In many rural communities in third world countries, girls miss many days of school during their menstrual cycle.  Days for Girls began as a volunteer-run organization. What began in November 2008 as a small yet passionate group of women has rapidly grown into a robust network of more than 50,000 volunteers around the globe.   Today, Days for Girls has reached more than one million women and girls in 125+ countries with Days for Girls  kits and menstrual health education. This translates into over 115 million days of dignity, health, and opportunity!
Over the last three years our Rotary Club has donated funds to the Kelowna Chapter for the preparation of kits; most recently we contributed $500 for kits to Rwanda. The above photo shows Debra Brosseuk of A Better World Canada with a group of young Rwandan women who have just received their kits in January. The girls were thrilled to receive them! 



At the Feb 11 meeting Ross Harris and Aaron Parker along with Fiona Harris and Phil Wright put on a presentation about their trip to India. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Agra Tajmahal, their pictures and commentary  helped the club members to visualize the NIDS program at a small Indian village in northern India, a village with a population of 6,669 but only 1000 homes.  They also visited schools, a cadet program, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and commented on the vast differences between conditions in India and here at home.  
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Join us for some fun at our annual Casino Royale.  Learn to play casino games, enjoy appetizers, and dress in "James Bond" theme to win a prize.  Proceeds will go towards community projects.
Click on the Buy Now button to get tickets online, or contact Andrea by email - andreamorgan@shaw.ca

BUYING ONLINE? Once you get to the PayPal portal, just click on the GREY BUTTON to purchase with debit or credit card if you do not have a PayPal account. Bring confirmation of your receipt to the ONLINE TICKET desk on EVENT NIGHT!

President Patrick presents a cheque for $1500  to Salvation Army Captain Martin Ketteringham. This is the club's annual Christmas donation to the Salvation Army, which works so hard to provide for those less fortunate in our community. 
On behalf of all Rotarians in Salmon Arm, Norm Brown, Assistant District Governor, laid a wreath at Salmon Arm Cenotaph on November 11.
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Upcoming Events
  • Casino Royale
    Salmon Arm Curling Club
    Mar 30, 2019
    7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Jane Shirley
Mar 25, 2019
SAFE Society
SASS Jazz Band
Apr 08, 2019
Karin & Brian Schabin
Apr 15, 2019
Sex Trade Northern Thailand
Phil McIntyre Paul
Apr 29, 2019
West Bay Trail/Shuswap Trail Alliance
Club Calendar