Upcoming Meetings

2023 02 07 | Host: Jack Schultz | Training on Accessing Club's Google Drive

Eric Gombrich (with help from Loredana) will walk members through accessing the…

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Feb

7

2023 02 14 | Host: Jim Kanester | Overview of VSSRotary Scholarships

Jim, along with guest Leanne Hammond of Community Futures North Okanagan will…

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Feb

14

2023 02 21 | Host: Michael Wardlow | TBD

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Feb

21

2023 02 28 | Host: Dave Weatherill | TBD

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Feb

28

Past Meetings

2023 01 31 | Host: Michael Wardlow| Santa's Anonymous of North Okanagan

Today we hosted Perry and Lydia Wainwright, President and Treasurer…

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Jan

31

2023 01 24 | Host: Jim Kanester | ClubRunner & Other Rotary Websites

Club Learning Session: ClubRunner and other sites Use & Tips

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Jan

24

2023 01 17 | Host: Don Miller | Taylor Sheardown Classification Presentation

Today we were honored to have our newest member, Taylor Sheardown, give us a…

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17

2023 01 10 | Host: Dave MacKenzie | The Oak Centre - Brooke McLardy

We were honored to have Brooke McLardy of The Oak Centre, a part of the Archway…

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Jan

10

2023 01 03 | Host: Kerry Regan | Harold Sellers (Ribbons of Green)

We welcomed the new year with Harold Sellers, President of North Okanagan…

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Jan

3

2022 12 27 | No Meeting - Christmas Break

No Meeting

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Dec

27

2022 12 20 | No Meeting - Christmas Break

No Meeting

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Dec

20

2022 12 13 | Host: Calvin Reich | Annual General Meeting

For our Annual General and final meeting of the year, members are invited to…

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Dec

13

2022 12 06 | No morning meeting | 5:30pm Potluck Christmas Party

Hosted by Dave & Ruth Hoyte, 9705 Venables Dr. 5:30pm arrival; 6:00pm…

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Dec

6

2022 11 29 | Host: Colin Heggie | Ken Mather - About Cornelius O'Keefe

Colin Heggie hosted former O’Keefe Ranch Curator, historian, storyteller &…

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Nov

29

2022 11 22 | Host: Teresa Bartel | Meghan Markle & Gender Equality

Teresa Bartel shared a YouTube video of Meghan Markle’s 2015 speech before…

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Nov

22

2022 11 15 | Host: Eric Gombrich | Diana Wilson (President) & Ben Suranko (Events Coordinator) of North Okanagan Cycling Society

Diana Wilson, President of North Okanagan Cycling Society(NOCS) provided an…

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Nov

15

2022 11 08 | Host: Bob France | Protecting Species at Risk

Bob France presented about his part-time work with the Species at Risk…

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Nov

8

2022 11 01 | Host: Loredana Eisenhauer | Incoming RYES Maria Mateus

Loredana Eisenhauer hosted our 2022-23 incoming Rotary Youth Exchange Student…

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Nov

1

2022 10 25 | Host: Teresa Durning Harker | Father Daughter Ball discussion

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Oct

25

2022 10 18 | Host: Govind Deol | Kate McBrearty - Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

Kate McBrearty, Executive Director of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation,…

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Oct

18

2022 10 11 | Host: Givonna De Bruin | Tracey Heyworth discussing Sleep Apnea

Tracey Heyworth, Respiratory Therapist provided the club an introductory…

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Oct

11

2022 10 04 | Host: Bob Clarke | Anetha Kashuba - Immigrant & Community Services

Bob Clarke hosted Amelia Sirianni, Director of Operations, and Anetha Kashuba,…

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Oct

4

2022 09 27 | Host: Teresa Durning Harker | Julia Waldo - GV BC Winter Games

Teresa Durning Harker hosted Julia Waldo, Volunteer Registration Chair for the…

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Sep

27

2022 09 20 | Host: Dave Weatherill | Mike Molnar - Restoration Lands

We were joined by Mike Molnar and his wife, Sharon. Mike shared his approach to…

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Sep

20

2022 09 13 | Club Business Meeting

Club Business Meeting

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Sep

13

2022 09 06 | Host: Jack Schultz | Mike Clements - Kingfisher Boats

Hosted by Jack Schultz, Mike Clements is Operations Manager for KingFisher…

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Sep

6

2022 08 30 | Host: Michael Wardlow | TBA

TBA

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Aug

30

2022 08 23 | Host: Martin von Holst | Off-Site Tour of Vernon Pickleball with Rob Irving

Rob and his wife Donna welcomed the club to the state of the art Pickleball…

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Aug

23

2022 08 16 | Host: Calvin Reich | DG Karl Ruether

We welcomed District Governor Karl Ruether to our weekly meeting. Karl…

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Aug

16

2022 08 09 | Host: Bev Rundell | Doug Ross, CoV Dir Recreation Services

Bev Rundell hosted the City of Vernon’s Director of Recreation, Doug Ross, for…

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Aug

9

2022 08 02 | Host: Keray Regan | Rev. Chuck Harper - North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy

Rev. Chuck Harper of the North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy was hosted by…

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Aug

2

2022 07 26 | Don Miller | Residential Real Estate Trends

Don Miller, our Century 21 realtor, talked about recent trends in residential…

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Jul

26

2022 07 19 | Dave MacKenzie | I Think, Therefore I Am

Our Dave MacKenzie, a school counsellor, gave us a great presentation about…

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Jul

19

2022 07 12 | Host: Jim Kanester | Exploration of Canada's First City

Jim & Anne-Marie Kanester visited Quebec City May 27th to June 4th,…

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Jul

12

2022 07 05 | Host & Emcee Don Miller | Annual Spring Fling & Potluck Dinner @ Miller's

Don & Anne Miller graciously hosted our “Spring Fling” social. The club…

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Jul

5

2022 06 28 | Host: Colin Heggie | Kathleen Heggie - Trends in Community Planning

Kathleen Heggie was hosted by her father Colin. Kathleen is a 2018 graduate of…

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Jun

28

2022 06 21 | Host: Dave Hoyte | Jacco de Vin - Upper Room Mission

Dave Hoyte hosted Jacco de Vin, from Upper Room Mission. Jacco has a tech…

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Jun

21

2022 06 14 | Host: Colin Heggie | Sara Isaac & Rachelle Bowie -- Teen Junction

Colin Heggie hosted Sara Isaac (right in photo), Teen Junction’s Program…

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Jun

14

2022 06 07 | Host: Dr Craig Goplen | TBA

TBA

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Jun

7

2022 05 31 | Host: Eric Gombrich | Doug Frankiw presenting The Kisameet Bay Deposit & the Science of Kisolite: a 1st Nations story

Eric Gombrich introduced his friend Doug Frankiw as a “serial entrepreneur.”…

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May

31

2022 05 24 | Club Business Meeting

Club Business Meeting

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May

24

2022 05 17 | Host: Bob France | Lt. Allyson Reich, Vernon Fire Rescue

Bob France introduced Calvin’s wife, Lt. Allyson Reich, of Vernon Fire &…

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May

17

2022 05 10 | Host: Loredana Eisenhauer | Local Rotary Update

Our Secretary, Loredana Eisenhauer, gave us an update on local Rotary events…

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May

10

2022 05 03 | Host: Teresa Bartel | Scott Russell - Douglas Lake Ranch

Teresa Bartel hosted Scott Russell, currently a Customer Account Manager for…

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May

3

2022 04 26 | Host: Bob Clarke | Onsite at Okanagan Science Centre

Bob Clarke arranged our meeting at the Okanagan Science Centre, where he’s a…

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Apr

26

2022 04 19 | Host: Michael Wardlow | Mental Health Literacy with Dave MacKenzie

Prospective new member Dave MacKenzie was introduced by Michael Wardlow. Dave…

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Apr

19

2022 04 12 | Onsite with Dave Weatherill | Paxton Industries Ltd

Dave Weatherill hosted our club at his Paxton Industries site, introducing his…

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Apr

12

2022 04 05 | Host: Jack Schultz | Richard Reeves - Shuswap Search and Rescue

Jack Schultz hosted Shuswap Search and Rescue member Richard Reeves, a 38-year…

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Apr

5

2022 03 29 | Host: Martin von Holst | Social Media Status Review

Martin asked club member Eric Gombrich to review the current status of our new…

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Mar

29

2022 03 22 | Host: Bev Rundell | Adrianna Stange -- Townships & Tales

Bev Rundell hosted a Zoom presentation from Adrianna Stange, an Okanagan…

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Mar

22

2022 03 15 | Host: Calvin Reich | Imagine Rotary

President Elect Calvin Reich entertained us with Rotary’s historical trivia.…

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Mar

15

2022 03 08 | Host: Keray Regan | Gordon Hewson - NO Valley Gleaners

Keray Regan introduced Gordon Hewson, a 2007 founder of North Okanagan Valley…

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Mar

8

2022 03 01 | 7pm Zoom Dinner | Host: Jim Kanester | Leanne Hammond - Community Foundation of North Okanagan

7pm ZOOM Dinner To Support Local Restaurants Leanne Hammond, Executive Director…

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Mar

1

2022 02 22 | Club Business Meeting

Club Business Meeting

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Feb

22

2022 02 15 | Host: Eric Gombrich | Govind Deol - New SAF International Chapter @ UBCO

Prospective new member Govind Deol, a UBCO student, has launched a local…

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Feb

15

2022 02 08 | 5pm | Rotary Athletic Awards - Organizational Meeting

Kal Rotary's Dr Carmen Larsen is hosting a second Zoom meeting at 5pm for…

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Feb

8

2022 02 08 | Host: Leigh Hewer | Eric Gombrich - Social Media 101 Training

Eric provided an overview of our new MarCom (marketing & communications)…

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Feb

8

2022 02 01 | Host: Colin Heggie | Dr Marie Vance, RPF - Kalamalka Forestry Centre

Colin hosted Dr Marie Vance, RPF, a 2004 outgoing RYES, who is now a research…

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Feb

1

2022 01 25 | Host: Dr. Craig Goplen | Norm Crerar - Okanagan Military Tattoo

Dr Craig Goplen hosted Norm Crerar, President & Producer of the Okanagan…

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Jan

25

2022 01 18 | Eric Gombrich | Updating our Vision & Mission Statements; MarCom Efforts

Dave Weatherill led us through a review and vote on an updated, shortened…

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Jan

18

2022 01 11 | Bob France | Canadian Beef Industry Amidst Covid

Our Bob France, a retired General Manager of the BC Cattlemen’s Association,…

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Jan

11

2022 01 04 | Host: Loredana | Polio Eradication Update

Secretary Loredana Eisenhauer hosted an October 2021 video updating where the…

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Jan

4

2021 12 07 | Host: Eric Gombrich | Jessica Wicks - Accelerate Okanagan

Through Zoom, Eric Gombrich hosted Jessica Wicks, Community Lead North Okanagan…

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Dec

7

2021 11 30 | Host: David Weatherill | District Governor Richard DeRock & Wife Robin

Dave Weatherill introduced Richard DeRock & his wife Robin, from Wenatchee,…

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Nov

30

2021 11 23 | Host: Bob Clarke | Pat Loehndorf - Auto Industry Update

Past VSSRotary member Pat Loehndorf was hosted by Bob Clarke. Pat is General…

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Nov

23

2021 11 16 | Host: Dave Weatherill | Eric Gombrich's Community Survey Results

VSSRotary member Eric Gombrich presented the results of our recent “external”…

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Nov

16

2021 11 02 | Host: Jack Schultz | Sherrilee Franks - O'Keefe Ranch & a Pandemic

Member Jack Schultz introduced Sherrilee Franks, Manager of O’Keefe Ranch.…

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Nov

2

2021 10 26 | Host: Teresa Durning Harker | Steve Fleck - Greater Vernon Museum & Archives

Teresa Durning Harker introduced Steve Fleck, Executive Director of our Greater…

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Oct

26

2021 10 12 | Host: Bev Rundell | Dr Christine Perkins - SD22 Superintendant

Bev Rundell introduced her second successor as our School District…

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Oct

12

2021 09 14 | Host: Jim Kanester | VSSRotary Scholarship Update

Jim Kanester leads our Scholarship Committee. He reviewed his most recent…

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Sep

14

2021 09 07 | Bob France | Species at Risk in the North Okanagan

Bob France presented a summary of his volunteer work on “Species at Risk…

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Sep

7

2021 08 31 | Host: Dave Hoyte | Brad Ackerman - Vernon Area Parks & Trails

Dave Hoyte welcomed Brad Ackerman, Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture for…

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Rail Trail

Aug

31

2021 06 18 | Hosts: Michael & Dominik | Regan Borisenko - Vernon Community Safety

Regan Borisenko is the City of Vernon’s Community Safety Coordinator. Formerly…

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Jun

8

2021 04 27 | Host: Calvin Reich | Coralie Nairn - Search & Rescue in the North Okanagan

Coralie Nairn, from Vernon Search & Rescue, was hosted by Calvin Reich. …

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Apr

27