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Upcoming Speakers & Events
President's Wind-up Dinner
Jun 25, 2024 6:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
NO MEETING
Jul 02, 2024
HAPPY CANADA DAY WEEKEND
President Justin Wyllie
Jul 09, 2024 12:00 PM
Plans for 2024-25 Rotary Year
(Tentative) Lane Merrifield
Jul 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence in Disney Entertainment
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CONGRATULATIONS ANNIE!
Outstanding New Member - 2024
Tom Smithwick (2nd from right) receives a $50,000 donation to Freedom's Door from funds raised at the 2024 Traine Construction - Rotary Pro-Am.
Presenters are (l to r) Robin Smith - Tournament Chair; Colin Gayford - CFO Traine Construction; and John Walker - Rotary Club of Kelowna President
Dave Cullen and Robin Smith, Tournament Co-Chairs, present certificates of appreciation to Colin Gayford of Traine Construction - Title Sponsor; and Phil Vigianni of REN Energy - Presenting Sponsor.
 
Major Sponsors (l to r) Prosign - Doug Gossoo; Acera Insurance - Chris Nielsen; Gorman Brothers Lumber - Nicole Arkle; Kelowna BMW - Gord Hayes; and The Harvest Golf Club - Gilles Dufort.
Not shown: Lawson Lundell LLP; and Michels Canada
Thanks to our 2024 Pro-Am Sponsors!
Please click on the following link to watch a short video.
Tournament Co-Chairs Robin Smith and Dave Cullen are pleased to announce the Traine Construction & Development - Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament, presented by REN Energy, was held on May 14, 2024 at the Harvest Golf Club, and was another huge success. 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. Since 1992 this event has supported countless community initiatives and invested more than $2,000,000 into the Central Okanagan region. Notable organizations and initiatives include the Bridge Youth & Family Services Society, Central Okanagan and Salvation Army food banks, the Kelowna General Hospital Cardiac facility, Okanagan College, Silver Lake Forestry Camp, School District 23 Young Parents program, Freedom's Door addiction recovery program, and many more.
Please click on the link, above, for photos.
 
INTERESTING PROGRAMS AND SPEAKERS WEEKLY!!
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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
World Refugee Day highlights a misunderstood group

Rotary clubs engage with refugees by training teachers, organizing medical care, and offering other assistance

Photographer reflects on 18 years of chasing polio

Exhibit documents the scope of polio eradication efforts worldwide

Watershed moment gives rise to a revitalized riverfront

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee revitalized its city’s riverfront with a contribution from a local landowner — a strategy that could work in other communities.

Lebanon club channels the power of peace

he newly formed Rotary Club of Beirut Pax Potentia, Lebanon, which focuses on peacebuilding, has its origins in a project funded by a Rotary Foundation global grant

Solar energy expands access to health care

Solar energy isn’t just good for the environment — it’s expanding access to health care

Volunteers are at the heart of the Rotary Youth Exchange program

Rotary Youth Exchange runs entirely on volunteers and is a fulfilling experience for the students and host families.

Rotary magazines 2024 Photo Awards

In Rotary magazine’s 2024 Photo Awards, Rotary members fan out across the globe to capture the light.