Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Shuswap (Salmon Arm)

'Service Above Self'

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
First Community GreenSpace
450 Okanagan Avenue
Salmon Arm, BC
First and third Tuesdays.
Upcoming Programs
May 9 -5 PM  Board Meeting 
May 16, Supper Meeting PM
May 30 TBA
June 6, Meeting 6 PM
June 13 Board Meeting 5 PM
June 20 Meeting 6 PM
Club Executive
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Executive Secretary/shared
Community Service
Community Service - Youth
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Shuswap Rotary Club Links
District 5060 Website:
Rotary Youth Exchage Website:
Rotary in Salmon Arm:
Shuswap Rotary Club Funding Application:



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                                                                    MUSIC DEPARTMENT TAKES OFF
THEY'RE OFF!  That is not a nice thing to say about musicians, but 47 students from SASS (Sullivan) are off on a tour of the Kootenays, a 3-day tour to perform at a middle school in Golden and at a farmers market in Cranbrook, Radium and perhaps more. more.
In the back is Mr. Zachary Power music teacher featured here with the Executive Committee which met during Lunch to accept a cheque from Shuswap Rotarey, presented by Public Relations Officer James.
Our Rotary group is working with Salmon Arm Rotary to bring the RCMP Musical Ride to Salmon Arm.
James Bowlby Presented a Cheque to Kari Wilkinson to Be a Partner supporting Salmon Arm Rotary in bringing The RCMP Musical Ride Here and helping them celebrate their 150th Anniversary. 
Salmon Arm will host the prestigious RCMP Musical Ride with one performance on July 1, Canada Day, at 1 PM and two performances on July 2 at 1PM and 5 PM
MAR 7, Tracy Kushnuruk and Damon presented ways they spend money granted by Shuswap Rotary.
Salmon Arm Pride Project is an education plan to Provide information on "Identity,"  Being a good Ally and More.
The Shuswap Music Festival has grown to an 18 day festival from April 11-29, 2023
. Disciplines include Piano, Strings, Vocal, Choral and Band.
There are adjudicators of each area of the festival area.
Pictured are :
Jane Hein, music teacher and Festival Director; Kimberly Rees, Rotarian and Festival Director; Karen Mulka, Festival Treasurer.
Presenting Cheques are Kathy Dunfield and Sherry Gilroy. Sherry was the volunteer coordinator. Bic job!
Presenters are Kathy Dunfield and  Sherry Gilroy, coordinator of all the Festival Volunteers.
The Festival is huge, with  and involvingFestival dates from April 11-29, 2023. Disciplines include Piano, Strings, Vocal, Choral and Band at two venues
LINDA KUNDERT, PIANO ADJUDICATOR holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.  She has an Associate Teacher’s Diploma from Mount Royal University and an ARCT Teacher’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCM)

George “Geordie” Roberts is a graduate of the School of Music UBC and the Vancouver Academy of Music where he was privileged to study under Phyllis Mailing. A member of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, he is a frequent soloist in concert and on recordings. He has adjudicated music festivals from Victoria to Winnipeg, and has facilitated choral workshops throughout BC. 


Gordon Waters – Adjudicator of Bands          Andrea Case - adjudicator of Strings

President Steve Genn presents cheque for the First Community renovation project including the elevator to Rev. Jenny Carter.
The project includes, not just just the elevator but an atrium with more entrance space and window. 
  • 5:30 - dinner at Cantina Vallarta.  RSVP to Rita at, she will make the dinner reservations
  • 7:30 - Speaker Wali Shah (from Shuswap Youth Launch).  See the attachment for more information 
On their trip to Kenya the Wooliams family visited two
National reserves. This is what they saw.
Hyena and Cheetah. Black Rhino (endangered)
A herd of Topi grazing.    
i   A Jackal looking for prey.           Water buffalo     Water buck (antelope)                                                                  
Early in March Dave Wooliams took his family to Kenya. They visited our partner club, Mombasa Central Rotary, our former partner, North Coast Mombasa. A primary reason for the trip was to take 28 computers to Barani School and to see the work done on two areas of the school: the computer lab, needing new glass windows, and secondly the kitchen being upgraded with stainless cookers or Jinkos, 
Dear all,
I visited Barani on 21st February to inspect the installed windows by Muslih Glass. In presence of Barani school team; Teacher Tsuma, Didah and Betty the windows were properly done,
Some of the students of Birani School, 1500
Shuswap Rotary gives 20 Scholarships to Secondary students.
The new windows are important to keep dust out. Dust ruined previous computors.
Eight years ago Fernando Castro was an exchange student from Brazil to Salmon Arm. This month he came back for a visit. Many members of Shuswap Rotary remember him.
Fernando stayed with our President Steve Genn and his wife, Leah Shaw. Steve has been involved with Exchange students for many years.
Fernando presented us with a banner from his father's Rotary club near Sao Paulo.
Shuswap Rotary Donates Upright Grand
At the February 7th Meeting, some  Shuswap Rotary members gathered around the piano we purchased for the Shuswap Music Festival. This instrument means two students at the festival may be critiqued at once and when needed piano duets are possible. 
 On behalf of Shuswap Rotary M. J. Johnston and Rita Greggor present a cheque to Jane Harding Chair of the Board and
 First Community Catering.
The Shuswap Rotary Club switched to First Community Green Space for meetings and is so glad they did. The three-course meals are always delicious and the servings are generous. the price is right! Thanks to Jane and Jenny and their team for making this a great experience at meeting.
CHRISTMAS DINNERS 2022 - 495 Distributed
Thank you everyone for making time on Christmas day to make this event successful. You were all part of a larger team of volunteers that prepared 600 turkey dinner meals to be distributed to the community.
Planning began over two months ago, food ordered, posters, and tickets printed.
Special thanks to Jeanne's Printing who did all the printing at no charge.
Assembly at the two churches started early Xmas morning with volunteers assembling and packaging the 300 meals each. Then it was up to you folks to get the meals delivered and passed out.
Of the 600 prepared meals you distributed, 495 meals to our community. The remaining 105 meals were picked up by 2nd Harvest Food Bank to be placed in their freezers for distribution to those in need. No food was wasted.
Thank you for your time and help with our Tri Club Xmas dinner even. I wish you a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year,
John Hansen
Volunteer Coordinator
The Cooks Debbie Hewitt,  Dale Johnston, Nan dickie, 
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VOLUNTEERS: MJ Johnston, John Hansen and Elaine Hansen hand out a Christmas dinner.
Ready to go after many Auction Meetings
AUCTION READY  Shuswap Rotary is ready to go and ready to break records with 27 items in the live auction
November 12, 2022
We had an incredibly fun, and successful time at our Annual Shuswap Rotary Live Auction and Dinner Event on Saturday night!!
This year we had a tropical theme! 🌴🦜🍍🍹💃🩴🌺🏖 Huge thanks go out to all of our generous donors, those who attended, volunteers, club members and anyone else who contributed!!
Together we raised a large amount of money to use towards making our community and the world a better place!!
If you weren't able to make it or didn't get a chance to get the winning bid on items please consider making a donation via Etransfer at or by contacting a Shuswap Rotary Club member or
                        JIM GRIEVES OUR AUCTIONEER! "Do I hear $100, 000?
                         Lynn Mc Kibbon with the first item and MC Rob McKibbon
                                       Our wonderful Diners and Bidders

From Leavenworth, WA, starting with a meeting with our Club Executive followed by dinner. 
Our Club event with this year's District Governor, Karl Ruether, and his wife, Denise, held at Shuswap Rotary president, Steve Genn's, beautiful home. We had an amazing barbecued salmon meal coordinated and prepared by Steve's wife, Leah Shaw. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality, Steve and Leah!! ������ And thank you for coming to visit our club, Karl and Denise! 
Our Governor of District 5060, Karl, showing his amazing sense of humour.
The Amazing Executive of Shuswap Rotary enjoys each other's company for a Salmon Barbeque at the home of Steve and Leah.
Brain Bikes made possible by $3,750 Rotary Foundation Grant & $8,700 raised by Shuswap Rotary Club's Auction  
The Shuswap Rotary Club recently purchased, assembled and delivered 9 Brain Bikes to 7 local schools in cooperation with School District 83. 
   There are now 110 Brain Bikes in 25 local schools.  Some schools have funded the cost of bikes, and the remainder was funded by the Shuswap Rotary Club. 
   The genesis of the Club’s project evolved from the University of British Columbia's study on ‘Early Development Indicators’ of children in SD83.  A pilot program was developed in 2017 with the Club’s purchase of 3 Brain Bikes placed in an elementary school and analysis of this initiative affirmed increased educational outcomes for a broad spectrum of children. 
A critical component is ensuring teachers receive instruction on the effective use of Brain Bikes in the classroom.
   Brain Bikes, which are available for students to use in the classroom, provide significant benefits for
learning and health. Exercise raising the heart rate stimulates the brain in a way that improves
memory, concentration, and attention. Exercise also helps to put the ‘feel good’ brain chemicals into
balance, which benefits children who are hyperactive, sad, or otherwise not in a learning mood.
When children discover that exercise helps with learning, feeling good, and self-esteem, they will choose to make exercise, a lifetime habit.
Our Rotary club had a great day at the annual Haney Heritage Park spring clean-up event. This is something that our club does every year and has only missed the last two years due to Covid 19. The clean-up was well attended with over 76 volunteers showing up with rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, chain saws, and Bobcat loader. Our volunteers included the Girl Guides, our Interact club plus many friends of Rotary and a large contingent of Haney volunteers. A pizza lunch was very kindly supplied by Steve Genn from Pro Air here in Salmon Arm. Tara and Susan at Haney Heritage were very happy that the park is now spic and span and ready for the season.
 All Ages Take Part

Computers for Barani Primary School, Kenya                                                                                                                                                                                         

Cooperation between the Rotary Club of Mombasa Central, Kenya, and Shuswap Rotary, Salmon Arm is alive and well!
Twenty-eight Computers are being ready for shipment by President Kathy Dunfield and David Wooliams, committee member.
The computer room at Barani Primary will be getting new windows to reduce dust and give longer life to the computers. 
Shuswap Rotary also provides 20 scholarships for secondary students.
The plans are to maximize the use of the kitchen previously built.
Wifi is provided as part of this program as well as a new printer. The school and students are most appreciative of the efforts of our clubs.

Food Drive - Major Success

The people of Salmon Arm really came through to help our food banks.
The three Rotary Clubs in Salmon Arm worked together to coordinate the Food Drive. 75 members and friends were involved in delivering bags and then picking up full ones. The recipients are: The Salvation Army Food Bank, Second Harvest, The Safe society and the Sorrento Food Bank. They all benefitted from this drive. It is estimated that we collected over 12,000 lbs of food. This beats the previous food drive that collected 8500 lbs.
The three Rotary Clubs want to thank everyone for a very successful food drive.

 This is a tri-club project to collect food for the Women's Shelter, Food Bank at the Salvation Army, the Second Harvest the food bank at Sorrento, & the food bank in Chase. 
   Donation to Shuswap Theatre's
   Air Purification System
    installed by ProAire 
Doug Leatherdale, Shuswap Rotary Membership and Youth Programs Director, presents a cheque to Howard Delong of Shuswap Theatre's Board for their newly renovated
Air Purification System; Making audiences and performers safer. 
On the left is Janice Ross, treasurer of Shuswap Rotary, and on the right are James Bowlby, Shuswap Rotary P. R., and Heather Stefanek, Theatre Board Member.

A Tour of the Shuswap Makers' Place

Our trip to the Makers' Place was great to see the newest, State of the Art equipment that Shuswap Rotary had donated through funds. Patrick Shea gave us a great tour, explaining lazer printing and other new machines in the workshop area. 

  Shuswap Rotary Supports the Salvation Army Foodbank  

Past President MJ Beresan, and Rita Gregor present a cheque  to Lieutenant Joel Torrens

to help continue the wonderful work of the Salvation Army Food 

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