2014 Rotary Wheels Car Show
Register today for the Rotary Wheels Car Show to be held on Saturday August 2 in Penticton, BC
Car show will be held in Rotary Park by the Peach on the Beach.
Congratulations DG Bruce!
On Saturday evening 6/21 a group of us gathered in Kelowna with Sunrise Rotarians to install DGE Bruce as DG for 2014-2015. The picture shows the Governor group in attendance. The front row, L-R are Jacquie and PDG Doug Everett, Peg and DG Darrell Blue, PDG Dave Stambaugh and Jan and Donna Falkins. Back row L-R are Betty and PDG Jack Peters, Jan and DGN Greg Luring, Willy and DGND Vern Nielsen and DGE Bruce Falkins. The event was held in conjunction with the club installation of the Sunrise club and was at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.
"Best Plenary of the Conference!!"
(story from www.rotary.org "MyRotary")
Gertrude Adzo Akpalo walked out of the Allphones Arena in Sydney more inspired than ever to do her part to inject youth and energy into Rotary, helping to secure its future.
"This was by far the best plenary session of the convention," said Akpalo, who is the director of youth activities for the Rotary Club of Accra East, Ghana. "All the speakers on New Generations gave us a clear message that engaging young minds will keep Rotary alive. I'm young myself, so this was the perfect message to take home!"
Rotary Scholar Kelsi Lopatecki Cox, from Summerland BC, is a prime example of what can happen when you nurture young people. During her speech to the convention audience, she championed innovative technology and education as a way to address poverty and under-development in rural communities. She is program coordinator for the Digital Learning Room, a project that brings technology to schools in the South Pacific.
"The challenges faced by our world are great, and they won't go away overnight," said Cox. "By supporting education, by embracing technology, by daring to think outside of the box, we can address poverty and inequality. But we can't do it alone; when we join together, we are stronger. Together, we can create a world of opportunity."
District 5060 Ambassadorial Scholar presents at Sydney Convention
Kelsi Cox was a Youth Exchange Student in 2002 to Turkey. She was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Summerland . She was accepted to be an Ambassadorial Scholar and went to New Zealand in 2013 to 2014 to continue her learning. As part of that and in connection with a Rotary Club in New Zealand, she was involved in teaching children using technology like iPads. Her work must have impressed somebody because she will be a keynote speaker in the June 4, 2014 plenary session at the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, where 18,000 are attending.
Way to go, Kelsi. We're all proud of you from Rotary District 5060.
Pictured above, from left to right, is our District Governor Darrell Blue who was on the interview panel that selected Kelsi, then Richard DeRock, the current chair of our Youth Exchange program in district 5060, Peg Blue, Kelsi Cox, Greg Luriing (upcoming Governor in 2015-2016), Jan Luring,Jean Jacobsen and Dennis Jacobsen.
By engaging, mentoring and encouraging others though Rotary Programs such as Youth Exchange, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, Peace Scholarships and Ambassadorial Scholarships, Rotary is changing lives.
Yes, you should Join Rotary for Good.