About Our Club

 

Guests Welcome!
Penticton Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Eagles Club + Zoom
1197 Main Street
Penticton, BC
Canada
Contact Alex Bodden for Zoom link a.bodden@shaw.ca
Our Mailing Address
Box 1084
Penticton, B.C. V2A 6J9
OUR VISION
Our Vision:
To be a vibrant service club enriching lives and advancing global understanding.
 
Our Mission:
Friends having fun, helping others, at home and abroad.
 
Our Core Values:
Club must have ownership of ‘signature’ (large) projects.
 
Service work must do community good & benefit groups over individual(s).
 
 Activities  are fun and provide fellowship and personal satisfaction for club members.
 
Club keeps year-round calendar of activities with clearly defined start and end dates.
 
Projects should have lasting benefits (and be sustainable)
 
Activities involve maximum club membership (e.g., committees & work parties).
 
Projects must fill a void and not duplicate what others already do.
 
Members follow Rotary’s 4-Way Test in all they think, say or do.
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Upcoming Speakers
Mike Watkins Engineering Technologist (Retired)
May 17, 2022 7:00 AM
Historical Environmental Decisions in BC
No Morning Meeting
May 24, 2022 7:00 AM
Upcoming Events
Latest News
Penticton Sunrise Rotarians did a Community Cleanup Project on April 19th to celebrate Rotarian at Work Day (last Saturday of  April) and Earth Day (April 22nd).  RI President Shekhar Mehta encouraged Rotarians to engage in a  "Day of Service" in 2022 to benefit their communities.
Congratulations to Wayne Wood, recipient of Penticton Sunrise Rotary's Unsung Citizen!  President Alex presented Wayne with a Paul Harris Fellow for his work with the Peach City Beach Cruise and the Apex Ski Patrol.
 
 
 
Present Alex presents a cheque for $2500.00 on behalf of Penticton Sunrise Rotary  to Penticton Art Gallery on March 10, 2022.  Accepting are Carla O’Bee and Rebecca Britton, who are responsible for youth programming with the gallery. The art displayed in the background is by Dr. Michael Sime.
 
 
President Alex Bodden presents Patricia Collins who is leading the “Land Learn” pilot project at Penticton Senior Secondary School with a cheque for $1000.00 that the Rotary club of Penticton Sunrise gave to the project for the purchase of binoculars and field guides.
 
 The Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club bestowed its highest distinction, honourary membership, on Ron Mason, who was a member when the club was granted its charter from Rotary International in Jan 1990. Ron ascribed to Rotary’s service-above-self motto long before he joined the club.  While serving as Superintendent of Facilities for School District 67 (nee 15), he voluntarily provided expert advice on various community construction projects, including SS Sicamous Restoration and Penticton Yacht Club Renovation in the 1970’s and chaired the Building Committee for the new Penticton Community Centre in 1980-81. He was also a valued Penticton Regional Hospital Board member in the 1980’s.
Besides being Club President in Rotary Year 2002-03, Ron has assumed a leadership role on numerous club projects during his 31 years in Rotary, including construction of Penticton Soupateria in 2003 (Project Coordinator),  Iron Man Aid station, Rotary Wheels Car Show, Rotary Used Book Sale, and building (i) playgrounds in Dunant and Granby neighborhood parks, (ii) KVR walking trails, (iii) gazebos at Munson Mountain and Skaha Park and (iv) the Peace Park Wall as a tribute to past Rotary youth exchange students. In addition, Ron and his wife, Joan, have hosted five Rotary exchange students, each for 2-3 months during their 10-month stay.   Ron and Joan have also actively participated in TGIF, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and several other club social activities, not to mention co-hosting Potluck Supper/Breakfast at Apex and hosting Spring Breakfast at various times.
As one of our Club’s most respected and dearly loved members with a stellar community service record spanning a half century, Ron is eminently worthy  of honorary membership.
Submitted by Malcolm Paterson, Club President 2020-2021
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
The Rotary Foundation
Membership
Club Public Image
Community Service - Youth
Service Projects
Fundraising
Meeting Responsibilities
May is Youth Services Month May 17th
Greeter
Pethybridge, John
 
Attendance/Dues Collection
Lister, Colleen
 
Happy/Sad Bucks
Ross, Sandy
 
Joke
 
Corporate Members
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