The Rotary Club of
Kamloops West
 
 

Membership Newsletter
December 2021

December 16th Christmas Party & Gift Exchange
 
We are looking forward to our December 16, 2021 Kamloops West Rotary meeting!  A few things to note:
 
- We will be at the Double Tree Hotel (339 St. Paul Street)
- This will be in IN-PERSON meeting.  We will not have the ability to host zoom tomorrow
- Our festivities will include a gift exchange... bring a gift, get a gift!
- The hotel requires proof of vaccination.
 
This will be our last meeting of 2021 and is an opportunity to enjoy a meal together and celebrate the Holiday Season.
 
Happy Holidays everyone!!
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign
 
Get in the holiday spirit by helping those in need! 
 
Locations include: Sahali Save on Foods ; Superstore – Costco – Columbia Square Liquor Store – Walmart – Aberdeen;  London Drugs, North Shore Safeway – North Hills Liqour Store and Independent Grocer.

Shifts for individuals are 2 hours usually in length. The Kettles are operating from 9:00:00 – 7:00 or 7:30 pm depending on the location.

The campaign runs from now until December 24. Contact Lee Morris at (250) 819-0843 or lee_morris@icloud.com for more information.

Bring a Friend and Grow Membership!

As a club we are looking to take up the Challenge that RI President Shekhar Mehta's has given all Rotary Clubs and that is to increase membership this Rotary year. We can accomplish this by “Each One Bring One”.  We want all members to do their best to keep their eyes on people you believe would be a great addition to our club.
 

Kamloops Shoebox Project

Carol Tennessy met with Taylor Bertoli and Tamara Pitre of Abbott Wealth Management to deliver a cheque of $750 for the Kamloops Shoebox Project. The Rotary Club of Kamloops West continues to support this initiative which distributes shoeboxes filled with gifts to marginalized women, women transitioning out of unsafe living situation or women impacted by homelessness. 

Rotary Culture Moment of the Month

How about a little walk back in history to the year 1980. Crazy, but significant things were going on that year.
 
Rock star, and amazing singer, Christina Aguilera was born.
The movies Coal Miner's Daughter and Airplane were released.
The popular Rubic's cube made its debut
And…. Kamloops West Rotary Club came to life.
 
Have a look at the First Night Program. Of note would be that the Mayor attended the prestigious event, and a special toast was made to the Office of the President of the United States of America. Why are we not doing that now?
 
Other points of interest that went on that year was that after each board meeting, the Club Secretary would sit down and type out the minutes and “mail” the document to the Club President. The cost of the stamp to do this was 17 cents. Today I mailed out some Christmas cards at a cost of $1.10. Yikes!
 
The other interesting point was the intense negotiations that occurred to secure a meeting location with a fixed lunch cost of $4.50. Those were the days.
 
Merry Christmas everyone!
 

-Brant Hasanen, Chair of Club Culture and History 

 
GOLF CARDS: Grab some gift cards today!
 

Golf cards are available for members to sell in the community. Contact Dana to arrange pickup of cards.

Remember this is our biggest fundraiser!!

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