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. 
 
Carl Cooper, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for School District 83, spoke about ‘The Mysteries of Pro-D Days.’ He explained why they exist, that they are mandated by Ministry of Education, and that the district chooses the dates for 3 of the 5 mandated days. He emphasized that the district determines the quality of those days and works hard not to cause hardship and/or confusion for parents and the community.
Susan Mackie and Doug Adams from R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum were on hand Monday 16 Dec to present the plans for Phases 2 & 3 of the Museum expansion. The next two phases  include a Children's Museum and Discovery Centre, which will focus on the resources of the property, bith the Heritage Village and the Natural Environment.  A new restaurant,  "A Sprig of Heather",  will have open air capacity and seating for over 120 with a commercial catering kitchen.  These two additions will enhance Phase 1, The Montebello Project. 
Today, December 9, we welcomed three new members to our club.  L to R,   Joel Torrens, Tina Almond and Michel Dupuis were inducted by Assistant District Governor Norm Brown,  given their name badges, pins, and certificates, and  a warm welcome by members of the club who lined up to shake their hands. 
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Rotarian Winston Lee- Hai received his Paul Harris Fellowship +7 recognition on Dec 9 from Assistant DG Norm Brown. 
November is Rotary Foundation month.  The Club's Foundation Chair, Sterling Land, gave an informative talk this month about how donations are used in our communities and world-wide.
 
The Rotary Foundation tops the list of the 10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of:
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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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