As in person meetings have been cancelled, we are working on ways to include speakers on the website.  For earlier speakers (before March 15, 2020) click on Read More below.
March 3, 2020 - Pam Seely from Canadian Mental Health Association receives a cheque to support the purchase of a new van.
February 25, 2020 - Social Dinner at Yan's Restaurant
February 18, 2020 - Rob Van Varseveld (right, with Chair MJ Berezan)
Guest speakers Rob Van Varseveld (above right, with Chair MJ Berezan) and Duncan Moore, Larch Hills Nordic Club made a presentation about a lightning project for the Larch Hills skiing area.  The goal is to have 6 kilometers of lighted trails.   The Larch Hills club wants to build this project using a four phases approach.  The first phase will cost $190,000.00 (most expensive) and so far, the club has raised $100,000.00  – the entire cost of the four phases is $600,000.  Lighted trails will enhance skier safety, support people who can only ski during the evenings and encourage more people to ski. 
February 4, 2020
Mike Boudreau – filled us in on what’s new with Techbrew Robotics – a local Vision Guided Robotics Company.  We learned about the latest project, robotic mushroom picking harvesting.  We enjoyed a very interesting presentation of local high tech!  Mike is shown on the right, with acting president MJ Berezan on the left. 
Feb 18, 2020 - Doug and Jacquie Everett from Chase Rotary
Doug (left) and Jacquie Everett visited our club to advertise the Chase Rotary Auction. 
January 21, 2020 - Habitat for Humanity in Salmon Arm
Right to left,  Bill Miller, Rex Landis and Acting Chair, Mark Ellis
Bill Miller, Executive Director and Rex Landis,  Procurement & Donations Coordinator, for Habitat for Humanity spoke to the club about the goals and work that Habitat for Humanity does. They outlined plans for building a 22 unit seniors' housing complex on 10th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm to begin construction this summer. 
They also announced that a Habitat for Humanity Restore store will open in the spring at Cenetoka Mall. It will sell new and gently used furniture and building supplies. The funds from these stores are used for their housing projects.
January 7, 2020 - President Elect MJ Berezan and member Gudrun Malmqvist
Gudrun Malmqvist, a member since September 2018, was born in Kilifi, Kenya, close to our sponsored school in Barani.  She lived in parts of Africa before coming to Salmon Arm in 2010 with her husband and children.  Gudrun (right) is shown here with President Elect, MJ Berezan.

For more information about previous speakers, click "Read More" below. 
December 10, 2019
New members, James Bowlby (left) and Larry Rattan (centre) were inducted by District Governor, Norm Brown (left).  Welcome to Shuswap Rotary, James and Larry!
December 3, 2019
Riley Boudreau and Sara Froud (shown centre and left, with acting President Kathy Dunfield on the left) presented about their trip around the world.  They toured many historical WWI and II sites in Europe.  Their pre-wedding celebration in Nepal was a highlight.  
November 26, 2019

Five School District 83 Principals shared information about their school food programs which are supported by Shuswap Rotary.  Shown above receiving school cheques from left are:
Jeff Abbott, principal of Grindrod Elementary School,
David Wellingham, principal of Salmon Arm West Elementary School
Doug Cumming, principal of Ranchero Elementary School,
Heather Gobbett, principal of South Broadview Elementary School
Scott Anderson, principal of A.L. Fortune Secondary School
November 19, 2019
Cookie Langenfeld, of Shuswap Hospice, received a cheque for $21,500, money raised for Hospice at the annual Shuswap Rotary Auction. Shown are Cookie (centre) with Co-President John Hansen (left) and Auction Chair Mark Ellis (right).
September 17, 2019
Rotarian Gudrun Malmqvist, Thomas Briginshaw, Executive Director Innovation Centre, Michael Gravells and Rotarian Patti Thurston 
Thomas Briginshaw, Executive Director of the Innovation Centre on Shuswap St., Salmon Arm, spoke to the club about their programs.  Michael Gravells, a youth who has been working in the technology area in the basement, talked about what he has been doing with the 3D printer.  They have several courses, a rooftop garden with yoga classes and office space for 19 offices.  They are hoping for a donation from our club, and have plans to become self-sustaining. 
September 24, 2019
Captain Jessica Ellenor with Master Warrant Karl Bongay, Warrant Officer Daniel Zazzi, and Warrant Officer Peter Zazzi spoke about the program of the Rocky Mountain Rangers.  They had a slide show from their trip to Western Europe to visit historical sites from WWI and WWII.  They are planning another trip to visit similar sites in Eastern Europe. 
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. 
April 30, 2019
Bonnie Wilson and Barry Thomas described the new trail proposed for the west end of Salmon Arm. 
April 16, 2019
Jenny Carter spoke about changes in the United Church's community, involved three spheres:  GreenSpace. Community (a home for new ideas to grow roots) , Nexus (for the performing arts) and First United (faith based endeavours)

Mirella Ramsay spoke about Youth Initiatives in Greenspace.Community. 
April 9, 2019
Marina Flatman spoke on April 9 about her 2-month placement as an occupational therapist in India.  Her cultural understanding and stories about her experiences were very interesting. Marina (right) is shown here with club president, Shawn Bird.
April 2
Carlene Duczek (left) from the North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society spoke to our club on April 2 about their programs and services.  She is shown here with our club president, Shawn Bird (right).