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

'Service Above Self'

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Upstairs First Community
Okanagan at 5th St.SE
Salmon Arm, BC
Upcoming Programs
Tuesday Meetings
Sept 5, LASS speaker
Sept 12, 5 PM Executive
Sept 19, Auction Meeting
Sept 26, 4:30 Auction Meeting 6 PM Social TBA
Oct 3, 5 PM Auction Meeting 6 PM Club Meeting
Club Executive
Past President
Community Service
Community Service - Youth
Club Service - Social
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
Club Public Relations
Satellite Club Chair
Shuswap Rotary Club Links
District 5060 Website:
Rotary Youth Exchange Website:
Rotary in Salmon Arm:
Thanks to Fred Goodman for these photos.
Everybody loves a parade and Rotarians do too.
Fred Goodman gets his Ninth Paul Harris Award
Past President Steve Genn Pins Fred Goodman with his Paul Harris Award.
The award is named after the founder of Rotary International.
Rev. Jenny Carter - for being an inspirational leader and bringing the United Church in Salmon Arm to the forefront of equality for all, helping those in need and supporting all aspects of the community. One of the highlights of her ministry has been a focus on The Future, “Sharing What We Have,” and always being aware of the Environment. As a chef, she has organized the ‘Catering Crew at First.” Hundreds of people attend and enjoy the free Wednesday lunch. She has also gained praise from two Rotary Clubs which enjoy meals at their meetings held at First.
A number of organizations have found a home on the second floor of the Community Hall: Voice of the Shuswap, LGBTQA2S+, The Metis Office, and others.
Steve Genn is pictured here with Fernando Castro, a former Exchange student in Salmon Arm a number of years ago. His visit was so good he came back.
This is a fitting photo as Steve is an activist of the Exchange program.
Steve Genn received the Paul Harris for being an awesome president by taking on the role and carrying our club through the year. Generous and supportive of the club and the community. Besides his personal generosity at Shuswap Rotary’s auction, Steve has been an incredible supporter of our Exchange student program, encouraging new students by visiting new and old exchange students in Europe this summer.
Shuswap Rotary is so Proud of the Dance Team of Barani Elementary
We are so glad we could help them with funds to get to the Coast Region of Kenya Music Festival
The Faithful Few attended the Opening of the Playground area that many Shuswap Rotarians worked on. Fred, John, Sherry, Rita and Janice celebrate the event.
The club over a 2 year period conceptualized, designed, crafted & installed the various elements of the outdoor portion of the Children’s Discovery Centre.     
What are we doing for homeless people?
A very Informative presentation was given by Glenda  Cooper. We have a real problem and there are solutions in the works.
New Covered Space.
Shuswap Rotary members. Fred Goodman, Rita Greggor, James Bowlby and New President Jody Boudreau. are shown the new indoor out door space at the Family Resource centre  by Patti Thurston who used a Shuswap Rotary Grant.
Always ready with a camera, Past President MJ Johnston with Patti Thurston.
The Three Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs worked together on an area Food Drive
Top Photo: Councillor Kevin Flynn, Director of Second Harvest, Vahlleri Semeniuk,  Rotarians Fred Goodman and Mark Ellis. Bottom Vahlleri and Rich Smith.
Food is going to Chase, Second Harvest Salvation Army and Women's Shelter food Banks.
Shuswap Rotary gives a grant to the Salvation Army Warm Cafe Renovation
The grant goes towards the purchase of 2 Commercial  Washing Machines.
James Bowlby, Public Relations Officer hand the cheque over to Captain Joel Torrens
                                                                    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, Tracey Kutschker and Damen presented ways that the money granted by Shuswap Rotary helps with the Salmon Arm Pride Festival.
Salmon Arm Pride Project is an educational resource to provide information on identity diversity,  being a good ally and creates awareness and support for our LGBTQ2S+ community members.
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.
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