The Rotary Club of
Kamloops West
 
 

Membership Newsletter
March 2022

The Senior's Tea on April 2nd is fast approaching!

If you are willing to help, please come to a committee meeting on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00pm at the Kamloops Curling Club.


We are still looking for Volunteers to help with this event. In particular, we could use some help in the kitchen.  Ideally a Team Lead to be the "go to" for the Kitchen Team, and do the meal planning/grocery shopping for the event. Volunteering the day of will be from 10:00 to 3:00 pm.


Even if you cannot commit to the entire 10-3 day, if you could spend a couple hours in the kitchen from 10am to noon it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Looking forward to seeing our members at the committee meeting on March 17th and at the Seniors' Tea!
 
If you have any questions or to sign up as a volunteer, please reach out to Christine at 250-318-1346 or cwheeler@chartwell.com.

A message from President Natalie:
 

We're back! As of March 31st, our meetings will be 100% in person! No hybrid at this time, but that will continue to be considered by the Board. 

Please note: the meeting on March 24 will be by Zoom starting at 12:00 pm per usual. This will be our last zoom only meeting for the foreseeable future. 

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Next Meeting: March 17 @ Frick and Frack Taphouse

Our next meeting is on March 17 at Frick and Frack Taphouse, 577 Victoria Street. Show up at noon to order lunch and for fellowship. The meeting will start at 12:30 and go until around 1:30 pm.

Our guest speaker will be Shelby Wilson from Kamloops Hospice.

Bring a friend and your lovely selves!

Membership Committee Report

Mark your calendar! Membership invoices will be hitting inboxes at the beginning of May!
 
And exciting news!! We are now offering membership to spouses for only $160/year. If you would like to get your spouse involved as a member, please contact membership director, Jim Chamberlain, to get the ball rolling (emai: jim@adobie.com).

Kamloops West Rotary Membership Stats:

  • Jul 1st - 57 Active, 9 Honorary = 66.
  • Mar 1st - 52 Active, 10 Honorary = 62
  • -5 YTD, -9% Change. (District High +11, District Low -7).

Our new Badges have been updated & produced and will be available at our next in person meeting.  We are looking forward to a fresh start as the restrictions from the Pandemic open up later this month.  It certainly has been a challenge for many of us and we look forward to a sense of normality coming back to all of us.

Your membership committee is always interested in your feedback at any time.  Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any suggestions as we move forward. Just as a reminder our committee members are as follows:
  • Director-Jim Chamberlain
  • Anthony Muzzillo
  • Brant Hasanen
  • Cindy Piva
  • Anna Harrison
  • Linda Soles
If at anytime you would like to join our membership committee, please ask any of us.
 
-Your Membership Committee

The Rotary Club of the Rivers is officially The Satellite E-Club of Chelan the Rivers.

We are so pleased that Chelan sponsored this club and supports the efforts of the 8 charter members. PDG Sherry Chamberlain has been working on this for a number of years and as their sponsor is excited to see it grow. 

Diane Golchert from our club will be transferring to chair this new club but will remain an Honorary member of this club. Her honor was given to her after approval from the board. Because Diane has initiatives she would like to see through in Kamloops West- this seemed like a good plan. She may not have voting rights in our club but she can still sit on committees and help out this community through this club.  We thank Diane for her continued loyalty to Rotary and to this club.

The new club is a satellite and only required 8 members. Diane will be joined by Kara Lemire, Nancy Flood and Ashley Ekelund from Kamloops, Barry Wilson and Dave Ramsay of Salmon Arm, and Susan & Charles Eberth of Ontario.

Rotary Club of the Rivers is a global club and is the first Global E-Club of District 5060. The focus is on environmental sustainability and the economy.

Rotary Club of the Rivers meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month at 5pm, with guest speakers on the first and club business/fellowship on the third Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend or come for a make-up.  If you know of someone who left Rotary, please pass this news along.

Like: facebook/rotaryrivers or visit www.rotaryrivers.org

FROM INTERNATIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR
STAN FIKE
Updates:
  1. Our International Committee approved spending $2000.00 to help renovate a womens' shelter in Philippines.
Proposed future projects: 
  1. Wildlife Park Pollinator Garden weeding and planting in May 2022
  2. Assist the BMX club with painting and repairs - likely May or June 2022
  3. Begin work on the Kenna Cartwright Peace Park - early Summer 2022
-Stan Fike
FROM YOUTH SERVICES CHAIR - WHITNEY MAHAR
The Rotaract and Interact Clubs of Kamloops are now fully operational! The Rotaract Club of Kamloops is operating out of TRU and is currently holding bi-weekly meetings in person at the TRU Student Union on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. 
 
The Hybrid Interact Club is holding their meetings weekly by Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. They are planning at least one take out dinner through the Harvest by Nandi restaurant for sometime this Spring (potentially April 12). More details to come soon.
 
If you are interested in joining either meeting as a mentor or guest, please contact Whitney at wmahar@cfselaw.ca for more information.
 
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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