Welcome to Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club

Our club was chartered on January 10, 1990, as Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club, and women in Penticton were invited to join. We changed our name in 2017 to reflect our morning meeting time. We have members ranging in age from 35 to 80. We host a weekly hybrid meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays with interesting speakers and breakfast options from a coffee/muffin to a hot breakfast. Our motto is “Service Above Self,” and we fundraise to support local and international projects. Club members enjoy working together on hands-on projects as well as providing financial support to organizations that focus on youth and environmental projects.

Our key fundraisers include the annual Used Books, Puzzles, and Games Sale, Royal Scotch Tasting, and 24 Days of Christmas Raffle. We also organize the Sandcastle Contest held at the Penticton Peach Festival, sell T-shirts at the Peach City Beach Cruise, and organize aid stations for various races, including Ironman Canada and Gran Fondo.



Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more!

The Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7-8 a.m. Tuesday.

Eagles Club + Zoom
1197 Main St.
Penticton, BC
V2A 5E6

Charles Parker

Past President
Alex Bodden

President Elect
Dennis Jacobsen

Joyce Ericson

Colleen Lister

Community Service - Youth
Helena Konanz

Holly Stengel

The Rotary Foundation
Linda Ruby

Service Projects
Bob Coombs

Club Public Image Chair
Sandy Henderson

Fundraising TBD

President Charles presents Marcus with the school plaques.
Joyce, Club Secretary, presents Marcus with his personal certificate.
Marcus was presented with a Staples gift card.

LInks to article in local media, written by Rotarian Mac Paterson, Student of the Month Coordinator.


President Charles presents Simon with the Student of the Month plaque
Helena, Youth Services Director, presents Simon with the Alumni Plaque
Club Secretary Joyce presents Simon with his personal certificate
Club member Suzanne presents Simon with a Staples gift card, courtesy of Cascades Casino.

Links to Penticton Herald & Castanet "Student of the Month" article written by Mac Paterson, Student of the Month Coordinator

Penticton Herald


District Governor Karl Ruether presented Katie Drobe of Princess Margaret School, with the Penticton Sunrise Rotary October Student of the Month Award. Katie is the club's 50th recipient of the award! Katie is in Grade 12 and achieves a high academic standing as well as participating in leadership activities both in the school and the community.
Assistant Governor Natalie presents Katie with the Alumni plaque.
President Charles presents Katie with her personal certificate.
Helena, Youth Services Director, presents Katie with a Staples gift certificate, courtesy of Cascades Casinos.

Links to Penticton Herald & Castanet "Student of the Month" article written by Mac Paterson, Student of the Month Coordinator.

Penticton Herald

Penticton Western News


Thank you to the following businesses that have supported our club projects in 2022-2023.

Cascades Casino - Student of the Month - $100.00 Staples gift certificates to each student.

Providence Funeral Homes and Crematorium - 24 Days of Christmas Raffle - 2 books of tickets for deserving individuals

River Stone Estate Winery - 24 Days of Christmas Raffle - 5 tickets for deserving individuals

Castanet- 24 Days of Christmas Raffle - Advertising

Providence Funeral Homes & Crematorium

River Stone Estate Winery



Local organizations receiving financial support in Rotary Year 2021-22 include:

  • City of Penticton Pollinator Garden on KVR Trail at Rotary Peace Park/Youth Exchange Plaques
  • The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance – Eco Studies Program
  • School District 67 – Uplands School Library
  • The Breakfast Program
  • South Okanagan Women in Need Society
  • The Penticton Foundry
  • The Meadowlark Festival
  • School District 67 – Land Learn Project at Penticton Secondary School
  • The Penticton Art Gallery – Youth Programs
  • The Penticton Art Gallery – Ignite the Arts Festival
Holly uplands school

Hands-on projects with local organizations in the past year include:

  • School District 67 (Penticton Secondary School and Princess Margaret Secondary Schools) – Student of the Month Program
  • OSNS – Telethon
  • City of Penticton – KVR Trail Cleanup: Edmonton Avenue to Vancouver Avenue, September 2021, and Community Cleanup to support Earth Day and Rotarian at Work Day.

International projects receiving financial support in 2021-22 include:

  • ShelterBox
  • The Hippo Roller Project
  • End Polio Now

Recent international projects include the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for 30 years, the Guatemala Literacy Project, and the club's own international project in Bangladesh, which supports various projects in two villages and a pandemic project at a Bangladesh hospital.

Bangladesh soccer shirts