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Upcoming Speakers & Events
Nick Arkel
Apr 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Gorman Brothers Lumber
Kelly Schuler-McDonald
Apr 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Anti Human Trafficking Efforts
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Director - Public Image & Member Care
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INTERESTING PROGRAMS AND SPEAKERS WEEKLY!!
Always a great meeting when we induct new members into Rotary!
Welcome Colin Ashton (left) and Tony Armstrong (3rd from left)
along with their sponsors, Gordy Charles and Evans Premachuk
BREAKING NEWS!
Tournament Chairman Robin Smith is pleased to announce that Traine Construction & Development will be the Title Sponsor for the 30th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Kelowna's Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Rotary thanks partners like Traine and the dozens of other local businesses and individuals whose support allows Rotary to continue its amazing work in our community and beyond. The tournament is scheduled for May 14, 2024 at the Harvest Golf Club.
Membership
Tom Smithwick (second from right) of Freedom’s Door receives a cheque from (l to r) Rotarians Robin Smith, Sheldon Paulger, and Bill Redmond following the 2023 Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
 
Freedom’s Door Kelowna proudly announces the completion of four new bedrooms in the carriage house at Ethel Glen, facilitated by the generous support of the Rotary Club of Kelowna. This expansion, from 10 to 14 bedrooms, marks a significant increase in the capacity of our sister society, BC Life Builders, to support individuals in need.
The new accommodations will primarily benefit graduates from Freedom’s Door who are seeking ongoing support with their mental health challenges. The Rotary Club of Kelowna’s contribution has been instrumental in making these additional resources available, demonstrating their commitment to supporting the community and enhancing the support network for those working towards mental health stability.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Kelowna for their kindness and generosity. Their support not only aids in our mission but also strengthens the foundation of care and assistance we provide. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of many, offering them a path towards recovery and well-being.
Rotary Club of Kelowna Facebook Feed
 
Foundation Moment Jan. 24
WHAT ARE THE ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIPS?
Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders to study at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world
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Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, these professionals develop their capacity to become effective catalysts for peace. Rotary Peace Fellows earn either master’s degrees or professional development certificates in subjects related to peace and development.
 
Since 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,500 fellows who work in over 115 countries in education, in government roles, and at international organizations.
 
Rotary members like you can shape the next generation of peace leaders by identifying and interviewing potential candidates.
Learn more about the Rotary Peace Fellowships and the Rotary Peace Centers at Rotary.org.
 
Rotary International News
At convention find breakouts tailored to you

Take away bold ideas about how to improve your club experience, your community, and the world from breakout sessions at the Rotary convention in Singapore.

A labor of love

Supported by a Rotary Programs of Scale award, an initiative in Nigeria seeks to remedy the country’s high instances of maternal death

Rotary projects around the globe April 2024

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Suriname, Macao, Nigeria, and Australia.

Heat is on for urban planners

As temperatures rise, cities transform heat islands with tree cover, “cool pavement,” and other adaptations.

Food of the future

Breadfruit, a starchy fruit long a staple in the tropics, is attracting new interest globally as farmers and scientists search for crops that are hardier while still nutrient dense.

The value of a well

Rotary project supplying clean water to Zimbabwean villages brings wide-ranging benefits

Remembering Paul Alexander, who lived 70 years in an iron lung

How the polio survivor learned about Rotary