News
 
Our club's annual Paul Harris Fellowship Community Recognition was this year awarded to Emergency Support Services , whose members have gone above and beyond in 2021 to help those in need through fire and flood . Representing ESS to receive the award were Sherry and Shannon Gilroy, here shown with sponsor and fellow ESS member Nancy Cooper. 
Kari Wilkinson was recently presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +3  recognition by Foundation Chair Sterling Land. The club members congratulated Kari for her contributions to Foundation, and for her efforts in being  such a supportive  and hard-working member of our club. 
 
 
 
On Monday 25 October,  Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan Campus  Interact club members 
outlined their club initiatives which include local community projects and a re-launch of the Shuswap Youth Launch that was so successful in a virtual
format last year.  
 
 
New member Jourdyne Mason gave her bio on Monday 27 Sept.  She was born in Kelowna and grew up in BC's southern interior.  She attended University of Calgary and did her chiropractic studies in Toronto.  She enjoyed many sports and was actively involved in Guiding. In 2017 she cycled across Canada. Salmon Arm is her first chiropractic job.
The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm has donated $2000 to the Lytton Fire Relief. The money will be added to the funds that through Red Cross are being distributed to the residents of Lytton, who lost their homes and businesses. 
 
 
The commemorative plaque for Christmas Island at the Salmon Arm Foreshore was just refurbished after showing some wear and tear.  Christmas Island was built and dedicated in 1991 to Eric Christmas, a long-time Rotarian who was very involved in saving the foreshore and developing the sanctuary.  Eric passed away in 1990 and a plaque was erected in his honour.
Stories
6 year old Pablo Alejandro is all smiles as he tries out his new wheelchair, a gift from our Rotary Club.  He was born with a congenital malformation of his feet and legs. He loves to play ball with his friends, but until now he had to drag himself along the floor to mobilize himself. Some friends heard about Transiciones and helped Pablito’s family to request a wheelchair so that he can attend school next year. When Pablito came to our facility, he told us with great excitement,” I’m so happy, it’s like having my own car! Now I won’t have to be on the floor anymore – and I can even carry my pets on my lap!”
 
 
The Salmon Arm Rotary Club provided US$4,500 to Asociación Transiciones in 2021, primarily to manufacture wheelchairs for children and adults with mobility impairments in Guatemala. The 10 beneficiaries ranging in age between 6 and 62 years are from very poor families; almost half of them are from rural areas, mostly in the northern underdeveloped departments of Guatemala. Most of the beneficiaries are indigenous Mayan.
 
 
 
Seen here with presenter Isabel Reinertson, Rotarian Lonnie Karpick is all smiles as he receives a Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition for  being chosen our club's most outstanding Rotarian for 2020-2021.
 
Thanks to members Rob, Garry, Kari, Maureen, Deb, Nicole, and Jourdyne for creating and manning our entry in the Salmon Arm Christmas Parade on November 27.  They took second place.
 
 
 
Retired Judge Ted Brecknell is all smiles as he accepts a certificate of appreciation from Isabel Reinertson for his presentation to the club meeting on Monday 15 November.

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Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the Hilltop Inn

1460 Trans Canada Hwy. NE, Salmon Arm   (See Map).