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Kamloops, BC
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STORIES
People In Transition Dinner November 15, 2020
Thanks to all of the contributions to Kamloops Rotary West Club fundraisers this year, which allows our Club  the opportunity to contribute back to our community with PIT Stop on November 15th. Volunteers helped 175 take-away meals get distributed through the PIT Stop program’s great team and partners. As always, a big thanks to PIT Stop for hosting us and Greg Nalleweg from Kamloops Rotary West Club for leading the Kitchen crew!

Thanks Gang!

 
Left to Right (Linda Soles, Gary Soles, Don Fraser, Dave Johnson)

Rotarians at Work

Carol Tennessy and Fiona Chan
Stan Fike
 
 
 
As you may know this Saturday, October 24th is World Polio Day.
We are encouraging all members to take a photo of your meal that day and consider making a donation to the Club's fundraiser for Polio - linked below.
Host your own meal, have fun, and think about a different virus for the day. Thanks to Rotary, we are truly close to eliminating polio from the planet. Let's make it real.

Take Away Oktoberfest Dinner a Success!

In less than a week this committee organized and sold over 70 take away dinners.
The goal was 100 but for our first fundraiser of this sort in these times of small bubbles and social distancing, that's a great result.
Looks like they had some fun too! 
The October 16th meal featured sausages from Gary’s Deli, a special East German style sauerkraut, warm potato salad, a delectable German chocolate cake (all home made of course) topped off by a Münchener Helles beer from Kamloops’ original brewery the Noble Pig. Congratulations to the International Committee. And it was delicious! I can't wait to hear how much money was raised. They were hoping to direct funds raised to the Heritage Peace Walk project.
 
 
 

 

 

Hey Members! Contact Jim if you didn't get this email. You can meet face-to-face OR Zoom OR by phone. You have been assigned a name!!! Reach out this week!

 

Peace Pollinator Garden

 
 
Rotary Peace and Pollinator Gardens working crew Saturday.  Attendees: Sherry & Jim Chamberlain, Gary Soles, Carol Tennessy, Barb Newson, Clark Grieve, Kara-Laughlin-Rylan Lemire, Stan Fike. 
 
Members are also looking into a possible new project we could do – which is to build a community gardens inside the park to feed the animals.

The 2nd Wine Paired Bubble Dinner Party on Wednesday, Sept 30

Dine in or HAVE IT DELIVERED! Post online photos of your event at home to WIN PRIZES!!!

57000 Pounds of Food Collected!

Thank you to everyone in our club and in our Rotary family & community who were able to volunteer, contribute, and spread the word. Here is Bernadette and the Food Bank team's message of thanks:
 
Hi All.
Thank-you for delivering yellow bags beforehand, picking up donations, unloading on your own, sorting, carrying and cheerleading – the results are incredible.  
57 000 pounds was gathered this food drive and will go a long way ensuring we can feed over 7000 individuals and 54 community agencies.  
We are grateful for your dedication and compassion and truly demonstrating what service above self means.
Bernadette
(for those keeping tabs – this was the highest amount donated in a FALL food drive since 2012)
Thursday September 17th 2020
 

Our technological future - apocalypse or utopia?

 

Mark Abbott speaks to Rotary about Our Technological Future

 
Mark currently serves as the Managing Director of the Engineering Change Lab, which is as a catalyst for evolving the engineering community to reach its full potential as stewards of technology for the benefit of all.  Over the past 5 years, over 150 organizations and 350+ individual leaders (CEOs, VPs, Deans, Directors) have collaborated using the Lab’s platform, advancing understanding and action to evolve engineering.  Previously, Mark served as a member of the Executive Team at Engineers Without Borders for several years.  And before that, Mark spent fourteen years working for a heavy industrial consulting engineering firm based in Vancouver.  Mark and his wife Colette recently moved from downtown Toronto to Kamloops with their 6-year old Felix and 3-year old Stella.
 
Our technological future - apocalypse or utopia?
 
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytical scandal, nanoparticle impacts, CRISPR babies -- issues highlighting the negative consequences of technology are all over the news. Technologies have the promise to address key issues and create a better future, yet new developments often amplify inequities and create new kinds of risk.  Join us for a discussion about our technological future, capped off by an overview of how the Engineering Change Lab is seeking to make a positive difference.  

Saturday Social; Will be a Wild Time

THIS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26: 9;00 am
For those that feel comfortable social distancing outdoors, please join us at the BC Wildlife Park for a Rotary experience.
 
Interested in getting your hands dirty? Come earlier and help clean up the Rotary Peace and Pollinator gardens. Bring your gloves and a garden tool.
 
ROTARY SOCIAL with the ANIMALS!
Come earlier to stroll the park if you like.
 

Visit the animals in person!

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In a time of social upheaval, where should America go?

Chicago Rotarian Xavier Ramey says the key to creating an equitable society is understanding where we’ve been.

Help on wheels

Maternal health projects give Rotary clubs in Uganda a sense of purpose during COVID-19 restrictions

Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat

Seventy-five percent of the world’s plant species are dependent on pollinators, such as the monarch, to survive

History: A Home for Headquarters

The idea that Rotary should own its headquarters dates back at least to the 1920 convention, when RI President Albert Adams said that he hoped to someday see the headquarters in a beautiful building of Rotary’s own.

Hunger hits home: The pandemic reminds us that food insecurity isn’t just ‘over there’

Hunger and malnutrition unleashed by COVID-19 could carry the impact of the pandemic far into the future.

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Don Moore
Dec 03, 2020
Blazer Hockey
AGM
Dec 10, 2020
Membership Social Committee
Dec 17, 2020
Christmas Social
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Dec 24, 2020
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Dec 31, 2020
Club Matters
Jan 07, 2021
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Feb 04, 2021
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Mar 04, 2021
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May 06, 2021
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