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.

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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.
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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

Meetings

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
Canada
V2A 5E6

President
Charles Parker

Past President
Alex Bodden

President Elect
Dennis Jacobsen

Secretary
Joyce Ericson

Treasurer
Colleen Lister

Community Service - Youth
Helena Konanz

Membership
Holly Stengel

The Rotary Foundation
Linda Ruby

Service Projects
Bob Coombs

Club Public Image Chair
Sandy Henderson

Fundraising TBD