Shuswap Rotary Club Links
District 5060 Website:
 
Rotary Youth Exchage Website:
 
 
Club Executive
President
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
International Service Director
Membership
Club Service Director
Club Service
Community Service Director
Community Service Director
Community Service
Youth Exchange
Fundraising
Foundation
 

 

Club Banners we have

collected over the years

 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Shuswap (Salmon Arm)

'Service Above Self'

Meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 PM
The Prestige Harbourfront Hotel
251 Harbourfront Drive NE
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 2W7
Canada
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Despite the early morning wake-up call, the Mad Hatters, Shuswap Rotary team at the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Sociey (LASS) ate a great breakfast and had a hilarious time spelling on Wednesday,  May 8.  The 8 team members are shown, from the left:  Sherry Gilroy, MJ Berezan, Barb Hay, Kathy Dunfield, Sue Ackerman, Bev Wice, Pam Wenzel and Lynne Gulliford.  Shuswap Rotary contributed $600 to the registration and the team members contributed over $400.  The event raised over $11,000 for literacy activities in the Shuswap, from Books for Babies to Cyber Seniors Computer Tutoring and many other programs. 
A huge thank you to everyone that turned out for the Haney Clean-up. It was a smashing success. We had lots of help from the scouts and cadets, just amazing. The army Rangers sent 30,the air cadets 10 and the scout 10. All told, there was 145 registered volunteers. Three cheers for Panago Pizza, Shuswap Rotary and Steve Genn who arranged for the pizza, wings and salad. Steve ordered for 90 but it was a generous 90 and all were fed. Susan at Haney said that the clean-up exceeded her expectations. She was thrilled. Thank you Sherry for organizing the cadets & scouts.
 
A job well done everyone.  For more photos, click Read More. 
 
 
Shuswap Rotary and many private donor sponsors support secondary education for 20 students in Kenya.   Shown above are 15 of our students with a teacher from Barani Primary School.  
The back line from left
1.Baraka Jackson, 2.Daniel Lewa, 3.Jefa Kalama 4.Veronica Muema,5.Caro Gona, 6.Mercyline Pendo, 7.Mercyline Igada, 8.HalimaGona, 9.Julias Baya, 10.Madame Betty (The teacher)
 
The front line from left
1.Katana Duyu, 2.Kaingu Lugho, 3.Khamis Ali, 4.Benard Mwadzoya, 5.Edward Safari, 6.Jimmy Safari
May 7, 2019 - Patti Thurston
New member, Patti Thurston, presented her very colourful biography.  
 
May 14, 2019 - Sue Whitehead from Shuswap Middle School
 
Sue Whitehead, right, a teacher at Shuswap Middle School, brought 4 students who presented about their recent class trip to the Vancouver Aquarium, which was supported by a donation from Shuswap Rotary. 
 
For more information about previous speakers, click "Read More" below. 
Shuswap Rotary sponsored an Aid Station at the Loppet on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Approximately 460 - 500 people skied.  We had a full complement of volunteers at our station.  It was a beautiful day sunny and temperatures were pleasant.
Brain Bikes are child-sized exercise bikes.  Very sturdy and amazingly quiet, they are used in classrooms, and managed by teachers so they are not a disruption.  Their purpose is to give children a short brain break with exercise.  This helps students develop the habit of using exercise as a means of self-regulation, an essential life skill.  
 
Three Rotarians are shown with students from Ranchero Elementary who are demonstrating how brain bikes are used.  Rotarians are Dave Woolliams, Fred Good man and John Hansen (left to right)  Brain bikes are used by students for short exercise intervals that are improve learning and self-regulation.   ALSO - see the Brain Bikes Photo Album in the right column of this webpage. 
 
 
Our new exchange student, Guillermo Hernandez arrived safely Thursday night (August 23) from Alicanté, Spain. He is a charming boy and it’s been a pleasure getting to know him. 15 years old with a birthday on Dec 28th. He will be attending SASS in grade 11. His English is fairly good and he likes to eat anything. He plays the drums & piano. He rows back at home and likes soccer & basketball. 
At Barani Primary School in Kenya 24 girls, aged 7 to 9, have been singing and dancing their way through various levels of school music festival competitions and winning each to reach the National finals in August 2018.  As part of their school music program they learn to perform tribal based songs which include dancing and acting out traditional stories. These girls, who have never travelled farther than they can walk from their simple mud homes near the city of Mombasa, now find themselves travelling 700 km with 2 teachers to compete in the country’s top educational music festival. 

In a country where most families and schools do not have funds to pay for travel and costumes, these girls received financial assistance from generous individual Rotarians and Friends of Rotary which made going to Regional finals and National finals possible.  These young girls, through their winning performances, are gaining confidence, self respect and self esteem which are foundations for future leaders in Kenya, one of the aims of Shuswap Rotary through its Kenyan projects.
Shuswap Rotary provides 550 lunches daily for needy students at Barani Primary School.  It also sponsors 20 students to complete Grades 9 to 12 in a country where there is no government funding of secondary schools.

Please support our International Humanitarian Projects

Make a Donation

To make a Donation and for information on projects please go to our Donations Web Page at the following link:

www.shuswaprotary.ca

 
Tri-Club Calendar
 
 

Our sponsors - thank you for your support

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.BigRob.ca

 

 
 
 
 
Duty Roster smiley 
 
June 4
Speaker - Shuswap/Revelstoke CMHA - Denise Butler,  Shannon Hecker and Robyn Schmitke
Location - Prestige Inn
Greeter - Rob McKibbon
Invocation and Rotary Moment - Gudrun Malmquist
Sheriff and Happy/Sad - Gene Tymkiw
 
June 11
Speaker - Rotary Exchange Student Presentation - Guillermo
Location - Prestige Inn
Greeter - Janice Ross
Invocation and Rotary Moment - Joan Ragsdale
Sheriff and Happy/Sad - Carl Flatman
 
June 18
Speaker - Angela Yablonski - President of Vernon Rotary Club - Funding Options for Barini
Location - Prestige Inn
Greeter - Rita Greggor
Invocation and Rotary Moment - Sherry Gilroy
Sheriff and Happy/Sad - Raul Poole
June 25
Annual Election and Induction Dinner at the McKibbon Residence aka 'Club Rob'
Further Details to follow!
 
 
Visitors
 
 
 

Virtual Make-Up Meetings

Rotary e-Clubone 

 
 

Help Resources

Help Resources