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

Our Secretary, Loredana Eisenhauer, gave us an update on local Rotary events over the next while. Kalamalka Rotary will meet at 9am, Sat, May 14th at the Kal Lake Lookout, for their biannual cleanup. Bring gardening gloves. They’ve also announced their 1st Annual Kal Rotary Charity Golf Classic, in partnership with the Vernon Golf & Country Club, on Thu, June 9th. The event begins at 1pm with a BBQ station, 2pm shotgun start (with cart), formal dinner, silent auction & live music to follow. See https://kalrotary.ca/charity-golf-tournament/ for details. Volunteers are needed. This year’s chosen charities are North Okanagan Hospice Society & KidSport - Greater Vernon.

Our own club’s Vernon Creek cleanup has been delayed due to high water. Our 2nd annual Garage Sale, at Don & Anne Miller’s, 6061 Okanagan Ave, will begin at 9am, Sat, June 4th. Begin soliciting donations now – but no soft goods, such as clothing, towels, bedding or upholstered furniture. The beneficiary will be our Rotary Youth Exchange program, which typically costs our club about $8 – 10k. We’ve agreed to host a young lady from Brazil. She’ll likely arrive in August, & be here for about 10 months. Those interested in hosting should talk to Martin von Holst. Finally, we expect to proceed with two school BBQs in September, & our Father Daughter Ball on Fri, Oct 14th.

We were saddened to hear a resignation from Leigh Hewer, a 21-year member, Past Secretary, & hard worker for our club.