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RENT A FLAG FROM ROTARY!

The Great Canadian Rent-a-Flag program for 2021 is now ready for sign-up.  Click the Flag graphic above to go to the signup page.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Rotary Canada Flag program for 2020.  The funds raised have been donated to the Shuswap Food Action Society for their Shuswap School Box program (providing fresh local food to needy families).

In 2021 the club will install a large flag on a 10 foot pole on your front lawn over four long weekends in 2021.   For a donation of $60, we'll put the flag in the week before and remove it the week after the following Canada holidays:

May 24, Victoria Day
July 1, Canada Day
September 6, Labour Day
November 11, Remembrance Day

The registration fee of $60 covers ALL FOUR instances.

 
Carmen Massey, Project Manager for Tsuts'weye Women's Entrepreneur & Innovation Network,  gave the club an update on its progress over the last year. Started in November 2019, the organization has been hugely successful in providing support to help women entrepreneurs improve their skills, knowledge and networking through  through its four project pillars: mentoring, networking, education and marketing.  For more information, check out the Tsuts'weye website: https://tsutsweye.ca/
 
Members Isabel Reinertson and Maureen McTavish just received Paul Harris Fellow awards for their continuing monetary contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Chris Davis, Dealer Principal at Braby Motors gave an update on the auto industry through the Covid-19 crisis. Things started slowly in the spring, but picked up from May on, and August saw the highest sales to date. All things considered, the automotive industry has done quite well in spite of the pandemic.
Dalene Haslock, Manager of JoeAnna's House in Kelowna, spoke to us on Monday 26 October. During  a slide presentation of the building's construction and refurbishment, she gave a verbal account of the house and how it works. 
 
This Monday we were privileged to  hear Elly Contreras, the Canadian Intermediary for Project Amigo, tell us about this program, which is dedicated to improving the lives of Mexican children in the state of Colima, one of Mexico's poorest regions.  She outlined the extreme poverty and hardscrabble existence of the people, whose children, through lack of educational opportunity, also face a life of extreme poverty. 
 
Alex Galvez of Transitions Foundation in Guatemala showed this organization in action as he spoke from a wheelchair distribution centre in Guatemala. While he was telling the club about the foundation, all around him were children in wheelchairs, who, with their parents, were picking up their chairs and having them adapted and checked so that they fit each individual child. 
Our speaker, Missy MacIntosh of MisMack Cosmetics, told about her entrepreneurial struggle through the cosmetics industry to develop a line of non-toxic Clean Beauty products for Professional Performing Makeup.   With no business background, Missy was a finalist for Best Youth Entrepreneur at the 2020 Small Business BC Awards and is now nominated as "One to Watch" in the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards presented by Women of Influence.

Missy has pushed through the small town barriers to become a pioneer in the Clean Beauty Industry, all from the comfort of her basement in Canoe, BC, Canada.  She is now recognized worldwide in the industry for her products, all of which are manufactured in Canada. 
Speakers
Dr. Warren Gage - ZOOM Meeting
Nov 30, 2020
Health and Wellness from a Chiropractic Perspective
TBA
Dec 07, 2020
Zoom Meeting
TBA
Dec 14, 2020
Location: Legion Facility
TBA
Dec 21, 2020
Zoom Meeting
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