In view of the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, our club has decided to suspend its weekly Monday noon meetings until the end of April.  We can still be reached through our Contact Us menu item.
 
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Rotarian Mandy Hicks from the Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo was our featured speaker on Monday 16 March.  She told us about the Early Childhood Stimulation Programs in Honduras, which have helped 450 children in the Las Cuesta region to improve their lives and education opportunities through training in nutrition, health,  playful behaviour, and parenting skills. The program has been successful in training Mother Helpers, and is now self-sustaining, making an opportunity for Rotary to develop the program in other areas of Honduras. 
Healthy Lifestyle Coach Chris Johnson holds two of several vaping products she brought to our meeting on Monday 9 March. Chrissy spoke about the dangers of vaping citing the high nicotine content of all the products and its addictive qualities.  She emphasized that vaping is anything but harmless, but that, sadly,  more and more young people are trying it, egged on by big tobacco interests. 
Our guest speaker on Monday 10 February was Carmen Massey, Project Manager of  Tsutsweye, the Women's Entrepreneur & Innovation Network.  The group's goal is to support entrepreneurship in the community. It provides support for women entrepreneurs to build skills, knowledge and networks and to improve and support women's business in the Shuswap. 
Newest member, Andrea Horton, receives her pin and name badge from Membership Chair Maureen McTavish.  Andrea, Publisher of The Observer, was installed on Monday 3 February. 
New member Andrea Horton is all smiles as she is surrounded by Maureen McTavish and President Christina Lutterman. 
 
Mirella Ramsey presented the Mirella Project to members on Monday 20 Jan. The project's goal is to "build more eco-friendly communities around the world by bringing people together for the common cause of saving our environment."   She leads a group of seven  enthusiastic, dedicated young people, who are committed to the protection of the environment in the areas of education, habitat, industry, renewable energy, plastics, waste management and local food. She has all sorts of ideas and ways we can all participate in the movement and spoke passionately  for the cause. 
Transitions Foundation in Guatemala operates a well-equipped workshop to manufacture new wheelchairs and repair or modify existing ones. This operation employs six to 10 technicians, mostly disabled, and builds rugged chairs well suited for the tough terrain of Guatemala.  In December our club sent $4,000 US to Transitions to assist with the cost of shipping used wheelchairs and medical and rehabilitation equipment. 
 
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The Rotary Foundation tops the list of the 10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of:
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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!
 
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May 25, 2020
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