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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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.
 
Home Page News
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
Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Director
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Shuswap Community Foundation
May 27, 2019
Youth Philanthropy Advisory Committee
Aaron Parker & Phil Wright
Jun 10, 2019
South India
Peter Shultz
Jul 22, 2019
DG Visit
 
Club Calendar