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Askews representative Shana Phillips was recognized by the club for her company’s support for the club’s school lunch program. He described how she specifically helps with the program and presented her with a gift from the club. 
 
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. 

RENT A FLAG FROM ROTARY!

If you missed May 24 and Canada Day, we still have a few flags left for flying Labour Day and Remembrance Day.

The club will install a large flag on a 10 foot pole on your front lawn over two remaining holiday periods in 2021.   For a donation of $30, we'll put the flag in the week before and remove it the week after the following Canada holidays:

September 6, Labour Day
November 11, Remembrance Day

The registration fee of $30 covers BOTH instances.

Maureen McTavish pins the Rotary Wheel on new member Jourdyne Mason at the Monday, July 5 meeting.  Jourdyne, a chiropractor, was excited to become  a member and immediately signed up to help on a number of committees. 
Winston Lee-Hai was presented with his Paul Harris +8 pin  by Assistant District Governor Penny Brown at the June 28 meeting. 
 
 
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.
Since becoming an insurance broker in 2003, Rosy has worked with various agencies, finally landing at CapriCMW in 2018 and serving the commercial and business community. Rosy spoke to the club on Monday 13 September about the insurance industry, which is not as flexible as it used to be as it updates its policies in our changing world. She suggested that it is wise to create a relationship with a broker and to get more than one quote from him as he does get a variety of quotes from different companies. 
 
Carol-Ann Leidoff, School District #83 's Director of Instruction (Inclusive Education) and Jeff Abbott, Principal of Grindrod Elementary School updated us on our Rotary lunch program.  Carol Ann explained how food insecurity is a huge problem in the district, and how the lunch program goes a long way to alleviate the insecurity and improve the children's behaviour and learning capabilities.  She also noted that the need has grown tremendously over the years.  
 
 
Kamela Cosacchi, Marketing Coordinator, and Chad Shipmaker, CEO, of Valid Manufacturing were guests at Rotary on  August 23.  Chad's presentation included a history of the company and a  focus on three main components of the company's multi-discipline design group. 
Our speaker, Brett Barnard of Mt. Ida Nursery gave a very informative  talk  on the history, structure and operation of this company.  He described how silviculture and the harvesting industry work. His company starts seeds in the spring and grows the seedlings over the summer. In the fall they are  harvested, packaged, and frozen over the winter. In the spring they go out to the tree planters.  Of the 300 million seedling trees planted each year in British Columbia, this company provides 10 million.
 
 
 
 
Rotarian Sapphire Games outlined new initiatives for the local visitors’ service and information.  The city’s freshly refurbished Chevy van, resplendent in teal and orange in keeping with the city’s brand, adorned in images of Salmon Arm attributes and activities, is on the road and ready to meet and greet.
 
Sapphire outlined strategies begun in late May. There are 3 modes of delivery:  the Centre at City Hall (bricks & mortar), mobile outreach (the Chevy van) and digital outreach (live chat, QR codes around town and in brochures).

 
 
Salmon Arm Fair Manager Jim McEwan from the Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association provided information about the upcoming Fair.  He explained that planning has been ongoing since March with a combination of virtual and live events.  He described several of the new activities and displays, such as cooking demonstrations and medieval jousting. A Barn Dance will be held for two evenings. The theme is ‘Resiliency’ with emphasis on a ‘community fair’. His enthusiasm for the event was very evident during his talk. 
 
The final meeting of the Rotary year 2020-2021 was held June 28, 2021.  After a summation of his year, outgoing president Norm Brown asked Assistant District Governor Penny Brown (centre) to install the 2021-22 Board. Present  (l to r) were  Sterling Land, Secretary Isabel Reinertson, Maureen McTavish, President Patrick Webb, Lynda Stepura, Dan Hudson, Norm Brown and President-Elect Garry Hoffart. Missing are Deb Archambault,  Treasurer Tina Almond, and Sapphire Games. 
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Lela Marshall & Crystal Wood
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U Grow Girl - Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Brad Shirley
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