Despite the early morning wake-up call, the Mad Hatters, Shuswap Rotary team at the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Sociey (LASS) ate a great breakfast and had a hilarious time spelling on Wednesday,  May 8.  The 8 team members are shown, from the left:  Sherry Gilroy, MJ Berezan, Barb Hay, Kathy Dunfield, Sue Ackerman, Bev Wice, Pam Wenzel and Lynne Gulliford.  Shuswap Rotary contributed $600 to the registration and the team members contributed over $400.  The event raised over $11,000 for literacy activities in the Shuswap, from Books for Babies to Cyber Seniors Computer Tutoring and many other programs. 
Spelling Bee Kathy 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
A huge thank you to everyone that turned out for the Haney Clean-up. It was a smashing success. We had lots of help from the scouts and cadets, just amazing. The army Rangers sent 30,the air cadets 10 and the scout 10. All told, there was 145 registered volunteers. Three cheers for Panago Pizza, Shuswap Rotary and Steve Genn who arranged for the pizza, wings and salad. Steve ordered for 90 but it was a generous 90 and all were fed. Susan at Haney said that the clean-up exceeded her expectations. She was thrilled. Thank you Sherry for organizing the cadets & scouts.
A job well done everyone.  For more photos, click Read More. 
Annual RJ Haney Cleanup Kathy Dunfield 2019-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Shuswap Rotary and many private donor sponsors support secondary education for 20 students in Kenya.   Shown above are 15 of our students with a teacher from Barani Primary School.  
The back line from left
1.Baraka Jackson, 2.Daniel Lewa, 3.Jefa Kalama 4.Veronica Muema,5.Caro Gona, 6.Mercyline Pendo, 7.Mercyline Igada, 8.HalimaGona, 9.Julias Baya, 10.Madame Betty (The teacher)
The front line from left
1.Katana Duyu, 2.Kaingu Lugho, 3.Khamis Ali, 4.Benard Mwadzoya, 5.Edward Safari, 6.Jimmy Safari
Sponsored Students in Kenya Kathy Dunfield 2019-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
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. 
Recent Speakers Kathy Dunfield 2019-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
Food Drive April 27 Kathy Dunfield 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Shuswap Rotary sponsored an Aid Station at the Loppet on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Approximately 460 - 500 people skied.  We had a full complement of volunteers at our station.  It was a beautiful day sunny and temperatures were pleasant.
35th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet Kathy Dunfield 2019-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
Annual Shuswap Rotary Auction Kathy Dunfield 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0
Exchange Program Information Night 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
At Barani Primary School in Kenya 24 girls, aged 7 to 9, have been singing and dancing their way through various levels of school music festival competitions and winning each to reach the National finals in August 2018.  As part of their school music program they learn to perform tribal based songs which include dancing and acting out traditional stories. These girls, who have never travelled farther than they can walk from their simple mud homes near the city of Mombasa, now find themselves travelling 700 km with 2 teachers to compete in the country’s top educational music festival. 

In a country where most families and schools do not have funds to pay for travel and costumes, these girls received financial assistance from generous individual Rotarians and Friends of Rotary which made going to Regional finals and National finals possible.  These young girls, through their winning performances, are gaining confidence, self respect and self esteem which are foundations for future leaders in Kenya, one of the aims of Shuswap Rotary through its Kenyan projects.
Shuswap Rotary provides 550 lunches daily for needy students at Barani Primary School.  It also sponsors 20 students to complete Grades 9 to 12 in a country where there is no government funding of secondary schools.
Barani Dancers WIN National Competition Kathy Dunfield 2018-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
With deep sadness, Shuswap Rotary regrets the passing of Madame Alice Mugwe, teacher at Barani Primary School at Mtwapa, Kenya.  She passed suddenly on Monday, May 7, 2018.  Mme Alice will be remembered for her warm heart, her love for the students of Barani Primary, and for her amazing coordination of the Shuswap Rotary food program that fed 550 students daily. 
A Tribute to Madame Alice Kathy Dunfield 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
"On April 21st, our Rotary Clubs collected 6000 lbs. of food on our 1st Annual Food Drive.  More than 60 volunteers participated, including some from the food banks and churches, and also our three Interact students and two inbound Exchange Students.
Over 6600 pounds of food was collected.  The food was distributed to the Salvation Army Food Bank, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank, and the Safe Society.
A big thank you to the people in the community who supported the Food Drive by leaving their bags of groceries outside for us to pick up."
For more photos and information, click "read more".
Tri-Club Food Drive a Success 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Social at Chances Restaurant Kathy Dunfield 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
The Shuswap Rotary club is very pleased to welcome MJ Berezan
as its newest member.  MJ formerly the President of the Merritt Rotary Club came to our club after relocating to Enderby BC.

MJ is jumping in to club activities, having recently participated in the Salmon Arm Tri-Club Food Drive and participating on our newly formed Social Committee.

Welcome, MJ!
New Member - MJ Berezan Kathy Dunfield 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
Susan Washington, President of the Salmon Arm Community Market presented details to our club pertaining to the BC wide Nutrition Coupon  Program in conjunction with the BC Farmers' Markets and the Family Resource Center.  This program targets seniors, pregnant women and low income families through education "Healthy Foods and Food Preparation" is available from local Farmer's Markets.

$320.00/$15.00 per week per person in coupons are available to qualified individuals from May - Oct.

Currently 44 families participate in this program while another 60 are on a waiting list.

The Club requested a formal funding request be submitted to the club for consideration.
Susan Washington from Salmon Arm Community Market Kat 2018-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
A long term member of our club, Linda Wilson, returning for a brief visit is joined by some of our club members for brunch on Good Friday morning.  From left around the table Sherry Gilroy, Linda Wilson, Janice Ross, Veronica Pederson, Rita Greggor, Shawn Bird, Vahlleri Semeniuk and Jody Boudreau.
Linda Wilson Returns for a Visit Kathy Dunfield 2018-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Dave from the Adams River Salmon Society spoke to our club on March 21 at the yearly "Salute to the Salmon"  To read more, click below. 
Adams River Salmon Society Kathy Dunfield 2018-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Tri-Club Food Drive April 21 2018-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Last Tuesday, March 6, our speaker was Shirley Deglan from RCMP Victim Services, shown here with Acting President John Hansen.  She works closely with RCMP and local agencies to assist victims or families of victims through traumatic, emotional and often heart breaking situations.  Shirley and her highly trained volunteers provide a very important service in our community, assisting victims of crime.  They serve as a referral source to get the victims the help they need. They assist with finding funding for services that have a cost.  They support the victims right through the psychological, social, legal and cost issues.  
Speaker Shirley Deglan from RCMP Victims Services Kathy Dunfield 2018-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Brain Bikes are child-sized exercise bikes.  Very sturdy and amazingly quiet, they are used in classrooms, and managed by teachers so they are not a disruption.  Their purpose is to give children a short brain break with exercise.  This helps students develop the habit of using exercise as a means of self-regulation, an essential life skill.  
Three Rotarians are shown with students from Ranchero Elementary who are demonstrating how brain bikes are used.  Rotarians are Dave Woolliams, Fred Good man and John Hansen (left to right)  Brain bikes are used by students for short exercise intervals that are improve learning and self-regulation.   ALSO - see the Brain Bikes Photo Album in the right column of this webpage. 
Brain Bikes Kathy Dunfield 2018-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Shuswap Rotary members annually staff one of the Aid Stations at the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet.  This year, on Saturday, February 20, 2018, our volunteers were Mark Ellis, Vahlleri Semeniuk, Sherry Gilroy, Rita Greggor, Shiv Mehta, Gene Tymkiw and Janice Ross.  (shown from left to right)
At the 2018 Loppet Kathy Dunfield 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
This week, Nan Dickie spoke to our Club about Mental Health. She focused on understanding how best to deal with those struggling with depression.  Ann runs a column in the Shuswap Market News called "Opening our Eyes".  She also facilitates supports groups for those experiencing mood disorders, for more info contact Nan at
Nan Dickie (on the right) is shown with Rotarian Shawn Bird. 
Nan Dickie Speaks About Mental Health 2018-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
2018 Peace Conference in Vancouver in February 2017-12-05 08:00:00Z 0
Shuswap Rotary Supports Our Community Kathy Dunfield 2017-12-03 08:00:00Z 0
Update from our exchange student Daphne Nyeldi, currently on exchange in Spain.  
She is enjoying her exchange and getting a good grasp on the language, making friends and learning the culture.  Congratulations, Daphne!
Update from Daphne in Spain Kathy Dunfield 2017-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
Salmon Arm Club hosts 2017 Winefest Kathy Dunfield 2017-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2017
Cookie Langenfeld, the Executive Director of the Shuswap Hospice Society was at our meeting on Tuesday to accept a $1000 cheque from our club.  The picture shows (L to R) Rotarian Dave Woolliams, Cookie Langenfeld, and Rotarians Carl Flatman and Fred Goodman.  The funds will be used for patient and family support programs.
Hospice Society Donation Kathy Dunfield 2017-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2017
From Finland, Ilkka Nikmo and Auli Nikmo visited our meeting on Tuesday, June 27.  (They are shown here with John Hansen, our president, in the middle.)  This was special for Rotarian Shawn Bird who is also Finnish and speaks fluent Finnish.  It was a nice reunion for them, as Ilkka and Auli visited our club in 2010, and were happy to come back for another visit.  
Guests from Finland 2017-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now!!! 2015-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Certificate of Support - Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser 2015-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Boudreau on Jan 04, 2014

Please support our International Humanitarian Projects

Make a Donation

To make a Donation and for information on projects please go to our Donations Web Page at the following link:

Please Donate Mike Boudreau 2014-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Hansen on Jun 03, 2013
The second annual Rotary Fundraising Garden Party will be held this year at the R.J Haney Heritage Park on a very sunny Sat afternoon this July 6th from 1: 00 pm until 5pm. The fundraiser is again to raise funds for our Ecuador Dental project and the Kenyan Barani School program. Last year we had a very successful party at the Granite Creek Winery and this year we are hoping to surpass that event with an even better one at the R.J. Heritage Park.
The second annual Rotary Fundraising Garden Party John Hansen 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Ecuador Medical & Dental Missions Eugene Tymkiw 2012-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shawn Bird on May 22, 2012

Writers and Photographers Wanted 

The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (Shuswap) is seeking submissions of writing and photos for an anthology entitled "On the Shores of Shuswap Lake."  Contributors need not live in the Shuswap, but their submission must be about Shuswap life. The anthology will include single page poems, 1000 word short stories or informative articles about local history, biology or geography, and black and white photos.  Artists submit their work with a $10 entry fee that supports Shuswap Rotary's community and international projects  There is no limit of entries each artist may submit to this project. Deadline for receipt of entries is July 31, 2012. 
For more information and drop off location please see HandbillOntheShoresShuswapLake.pdf
On the Shores of Shuswap Lake Shawn Bird 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pierre Rossouw on May 04, 2012

RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka

Tanaka unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors.
"Peace, in all of the ways that we can understand it, is a real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary," he said. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways."
Peace has different meanings for different people, Tanaka said.  
"No definition is right, and no definition is wrong," he said. "However we use the word, this is what peace means for us.
"No matter how we use, or understand the word, Rotary can help us to achieve it," he added.
Tanaka, a businessman from the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, shared how becoming a Rotarian broadened his understanding of the world. After joining the Rotary Club of Yashio, in 1975, he said, he began to realize that his life's purpose was not to make more money, but to be useful to other people.
"I realized that by helping others, even in the simplest of ways, I could help to build peace," Tanaka said.
He noted that the Japanese tradition of putting the needs of society above the needs of the individual helped his country rebuild after the tsunami and earthquake in March.
"This is a lesson that I think the whole world can learn from, in a positive way. When we see the needs of others as more important than our own needs -- when we focus our energies on a shared goal that is for the good of all -- this changes everything," he said. "It changes our priorities in a completely fundamental way. And it changes how we understand the idea of peace."
Tanaka will ask Rotarians to focus their energy on supporting the three priorities of the RI Strategic Plan , he said. He added that he will ask the incoming leaders to promote three Rotary peace forums, to be held in Hiroshima, Japan; Berlin; and Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
“In Rotary, our business is not profit. Our business is peace,” he said. “Our reward is not financial, but the happiness and satisfaction of seeing a better, more peaceful world, one that we have achieved through our own efforts.”
RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka will ask Rotarians to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13. Pierre Rossouw 2012-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Plenary Session Fr. Marciano “Rocky” Evangelista, SDB, PhD Randy Brogden 2011-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Plenary Speaker Greg Mortenson Monday, June 21/10 Randy Brogden 2011-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Brogden on Mar 27, 2011
This information was sent to me, at my request, to help build the Rotary Update Page in the Market News (our local newspaper).  I had to edit some of Candice’s testimonial  so the content would fit in the page.  I am submitting the entire testimonials of both Ambassadorial Scholars for your reading  pleasure, and their well-earned recognition.
Testimonials of our current Ambassadorial Scholars Randy Brogden 2011-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Brogden on Feb 12, 2011

RI President John Kenny: On 23 February, Rotary’s 105th anniversary, a Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign was launched with the symbolic kicking of a football.  This ball was signed by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a polio survivor.

The journey began in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the host cities for the 2010 World Cup.  The ball travelled through 22 polio-affected countries en route to our convention here in Montreal.  On the RI website, a virtual football was signed by Rotarians to support this effort.

Rotary International Montreal Convention 2010 Award Presentation Randy Brogden 2011-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
4-Way Test Screensaver Pierre Rossouw 2011-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Brogden on Jan 30, 2011

Rotary International Convention 2010

Introduction for Dr. Bruce Aylward, PhD

Plenary Session 3: Tuesday, 22 June, 2010

Dr. Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist, heading the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) since 1998.

Rotary International Convention 2010 - Dr. Bruce Aylward, PhD Randy Brogden 2011-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynda Wilson on Jan 26, 2011
I am pleased to announce the following roles by club members for the 2011 / 2012 year.
Thanks to all for sharing your gifts and talents to ensure our club continues to thrive! 
Club Executive for 2011/2012 Lynda Wilson 2011-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Brogden on Jan 16, 2011
In this issue
Haiti Earthquake - One Year On
ShelterBox Founder reflects on Haiti
ShelterBox stands ready to respond to Australian floods
Latest Deployment - Flooding in Panama
Rotary leader in Saint Lucia expresses support for Saint Lucia
New Board of Directors from across Canada
News from ShelterBox Canada Randy Brogden 2011-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
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