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 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.
Phil McIntyre Paul, Executive Director of the Shuswap Trail Alliance,  spoke to the club on Monday 29 April. He outlined the structure, current status and goals of the organization  including  development of the proposed West Bay Trail.  Started in 2004, the Trail Alliance is a collaborative gathering of 50 partners, who over the last 15 years have taken on over 270 projects and written or contributed to 80 community trail plans, publications, guidelines, research reports and public documents.
Thanks to the residents of Salmon Arm and our amazing Rotarians - we collected just under 6,000 lbs of food donations which were shared between the Salvation Arm Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank and the SAFE Society. More donations will be rounded up from drop-off boxes at our local grocery stores and Jacobson Ford.
Karen & Brian Shaben, Founders of the Humanitarian Organization World Wide Life, spoke to the club on Monday 15 April about their work among the Hill Tribe peoples of Northern Thailand. World Wide Life focuses on projects to improve dire living conditions for poverty stricken people in remote villages. It also helps youth at risk of sexual exploitation, children's homes, schools and villages lacking resources.
SASS Jazz Band members attended Monday's meeting to thank Rotary for its donation to their trip to Ottawa to attend the  Ottawa Jazz Festival. These five young musicians, Madeline, Gray, Luke, Matt and Carson, presented videos of two numbers, and told of their future plans as they are all graduating this spring.   


We had a great time at Casino Royale on Saturday, March 30.  It was a super fundraiser, with attendees enjoying learning how to play casino games, try to win great prize items in bucket draws and a 50-50 draw.  We also had a live auction of some super items donated by wonderful supportive local businesses.
The event was a great success, and we thank all the public who came, and all our volunteers.
Assistant District Governor Norm Brown  presented Rotarian Marvel Holmes  with her first Paul Harris Fellowship pin  and citation on Monday 1 April.
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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
President Elect
Upcoming Events
No Midday Meeting
Jun 24, 2019
Evening BBQ Event Instead
Club Meeting
Jul 08, 2019
Jul 15, 2019
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