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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On Monday 15 July, Pat & Coleman Graf presented a program on RI's Convention in Hamburg, Germany, which they attended in early June.  They spoke about the huge venue, the convention program, whose theme was Rotary's core values,  and the fellowship of meeting and talking to people from all over the world.  
Our newest member Kathleen Jory joined our club on  Monday 8 July.  Kathleen is accompanied by President Christina and AG Norm Brown, who had the honor of installing her. 
On 20 June, Aaron Parker attended the Okanagan College Awards Ceremony, where he awarded to Rotary Bursaries to two deserving students.  On the left is Ashley Tronson, a mature student who has returned to school to get her BBA and plans to become a CPA. She has a 94% average after her first year. She is part of Enactus and will be the VP next year.  To Aaron's right is Sarah deHoog, who has just completed the first year of her arts degree with a 91% average. Sarah works three part time jobs, takes karate and skating classes and teaches Sunday School.  (Picture courtesy of Kristal Burgess)
 
The Club had a celebratory year-end BBQ Monday June 24.   AG Norm Brown installed the incoming board. Board members in attendance were President Christina Lutterman, Past President Patrick Webb, Secretary Isabel Reinertson, and Directors Rob Marshall, Warne Lynd, Lynda Stepura and Pat Graf. Board members not able to attend were Treasurer Jessica Wan, Sterling Land, Maureen McTavish and Marvel Holmes. 
Thursday 20 June saw the unveiling of the refurbished Marine Peace Park sign . Salmon Arm's three Rotary clubs worked together to create a new sign and to revitalize the garden at the base of the sign.  Attending the ceremony, from left to right, were Shawn Bird (Shuswap Rotary Club), Barry Wilson (Daybreak Rotary Club), Rotary District Governor Sherry Chamberlain, Mayor Alan Harrison, and Christina Lutterman ( Rotary Club of Salmon Arm). 
Shuswap Trail Alliance member Sutra presented a program about his involvement with trail maintenance and repair in Patagonia's  Torres del  Paine National Park in Chile.  The fragility of this remote area is being destroyed by thousands of enthusiastic hikers from all over the world. Sutra and the Shuswap Trail Alliance are teaching the Chilean trail overseers how to properly care for the trail, which includes repair of existing trail and building new trails to overcome the damaging erosion. 
 
On Monday 10 June, Phil Wright and Aaron Parker  told members about their visit to southern India in January. 
Phil  used maps to illustrate the religions, geography and some of the history of Southern India. Aaron Parker followed with beautiful videos of their trip which followed the same path around the continent that Phil had outlined. They were both enthusiastic about the food, the flowers, the animals and the trip in general.  The trip's  highlight was seeing elephants in the wild. 
Two of our members received awards at the 2019 District Conference in Kamloops this year.
 
Marvel Holmes got the "Be the Inspiration" award for all the great work she has been doing over the past several years on our Youth Exchange Program.
 
Norm Brown got the "Appreciation for Service" award for acting as Assistant District Governor (he's in the middle of his three-year term).
 
 
Ray Thompson gave an eloquent description of his three-year experience as a double lung transplant recipient after his diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This included two attempts where he was prepped for surgery then told to go home the first time as the donor lungs were not OK.  He had several post-surgical complications, spending months in Vancouver in an out of hospital. He thanked the many individuals and organizations that helped him and his wife Kathy along the journey.
 
Ray and Kathy owned the UPS store in Salmon Arm, so they are well-known in our community.  Ray now spends some of his time volunteering for transplant services in British Columbia.
 
Welcome to our new member Deb Archambault, seen here (l. to r.) Colleen Fennell, JC Archambault (Deb's husband), Deb, Norm Brown, and President Patrick Webb.
 
 
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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!
 
Rotarians had a fun time serving smokies to customers at MIDTOWN AUTO in Salmon Arm. Thanks for letting us come along, Midtown, and we're happy about the donations we got from your customers for the smokies.
 
Thanks to our wonderful donors and to members of the community who came out to bid on items, our Silent Auction event was a great success this year (May 2, 3, & 4).
Thanks also to Piccadilly Mall for letting us set up and run the auction at their location.
 
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
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
The Rotary Foundation
New Generations Service
Other
Other
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Peter Shultz
Jul 22, 2019
District Governor Visit
Kathryn Vennard
Jul 29, 2019
POA's, Wills and Other Stuff Like That
 
Club Calendar