Event Types

Membership Month and Thumbnail Profile

August is membership theme month in Rotary. Sue will be showing a video from RI and will talk about membership program(s). Also, Jim Dunlop will be giving a "thumbnail profile talk" providing info on his past, present, and future.

Aug 08, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Drug Overdose Crisis

Drug overdoses claimed an unprecedented 922 lives in BC in 2016. Daryl is the Agency Director for the Pathways Addictions Resource Centre. She will bring a PowerPoint presentation that will help us to understand the issues & impact, and Daryl can explain the role of her Centre.

Aug 15, 2017

AGM, 2017-18 Budget & Club Business

August 29th will be our Annual General Meeting. Colleen Lister will present the budget for final approval and Directors will discuss club business and projects.

Aug 22, 2017

No morning meeting, but an evening potluck BBQ.

Don't show at the Sandman this AM as there is no morning meeting. However, we will be at the Bodden's home for a fun-filled evening potluck BBQ.

Aug 29, 2017

Pentastic Jazz Festival

Michael will talk about the history of the jazz festival and the 2017 program. There will also be a short video on the Memphis Speed Kings! This year's festival is Sept 8-10.

Sep 05, 2017
Sep 09, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:01 PM

Okanagan Wetland Strategy

Don is an ecologist and author. His books include Landscapes of the Interior, Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden, and Kokanee. He has also written many technical papers. He has worked with the BC Ministry of Forests and the Saskatchewan Dept of Agriculture. Currently he is developing an Okanagan Wetlands Strategy for the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

Sep 19, 2017

Dori's home & family in Hungary.

Our 2017-2018 exchange student is Dori and she's from Hungary. We've given her a month to get acclimated and now she is ready to give a presentation on herself, her family, her home town, and Hungary.

Sep 26, 2017

Honey Bees

Janelle & Kevin are beekeepers and honey producers. They will discuss their industry, the importance of bees, and the challenges bees face today.

Oct 03, 2017

Penticton Mental Health

Leah is the Executive Director of the Mental Health & Substance Use Services office and programs in Penticton. She will educate us on the services provided by the office, under the umbrella of Interior Health. These services include, but are not limited to, adult assessment & treatment, community residential programs, crisis intervention, addiction counselling, and peer support programs.

Oct 10, 2017

A Lesson in Social Media & Social Networking

Jasmine is the General Manager & Colin is the News Director at the Penticton office of Castanet.net, an online social media outlet. Jasmine & Colin will review our internet options to market events and expand our networking capacity. 

Oct 17, 2017
Oct 29, 2017

A thumbnail profile from member Christy Malden and a short Halloween program.

Oct 31, 2017

Rotary Foundation and Student of the Month presentation

Lloyd is our Foundation Director and November is Foundation Month. So Lloyd will provide a program of information on the good things the Foundation does for our club and worldwide. We also have our "Student of the Month" presentation.

Nov 07, 2017

The Essential Elements of a Visual Artist

Dorothy is a long-time Penticton resident and former Mayor. She is a full-time artist who's paintings celebrate the uniqueness of our local landforms, while reflecting the beauty and mystery of the Okanagan area. Dorothy was the featured artist at the 2017 Meadowlark Festival, has been a presenter at several workshops, and recently had her own shows at art galleries in Penticton and Kelowna.

Nov 14, 2017

Election of Officers & Club Business

A slate of officers for the 2018-2019 executive will be proposed and an election held. President Alex will also hold a club business meeting with reports from various committees.

Nov 21, 2017

New policing strategies.

Ted Del Jager is the new RCMP Superintendent for Penticton & region. He brings some alternative and exciting policing strategies to our city.

Nov 28, 2017

Grave Sites of Famous Humanitarians and Student of the Month presentation

Nolan is the proprietor of Providence Funeral Home. His talk and PowerPoint will be interesting and sure to arouse your curiosity. Be ready to learn and be fascinated. We also have our Student of the Month Presentation.


Dec 05, 2017

No AM meeting, but an evening party to celebrate the holidays.

Dec 12, 2017

Youth Centre

Representatives of the Community foundation of the South Okanagan and the Penticton YES Project (Supporting Penticton's Youth) will give a presentation on their goal to finance a youth centre and will answer questions prior to our society considering a donation.

Dec 19, 2017

ECOmmunity Place

Michael Bezener is the Program Director of the En'owkin Centre's ECOmmunity Place. The ECOmmunity Place is a 100 hectare conservation site along Green Mountain Road. It is home to many red-listed plants and animals. It is the location of Meadowlark Festival's annual Cottonwoods Birding Tour, co-led by Michael and adopted by our Rotary Club. The meeting will also feature our Student of the Month for January

Jan 09, 2018

Penticton & Area Access Centre

Katrina is Executive Director of the Access Centre. The Centre helps to alleviate the effects of poverty through advocacy, awareness and action. Katrina helps connect people to the support, services and resources they need to move their lives forward. This includes legal advocacy, tax assistance, disability support, etc.

Jan 16, 2018

"Vocational Service"

Its Vocational Service Month so we will have several members discuss their businesses and services provided to the community.

Jan 23, 2018

The wine industry in the south Okanagan & Time Winery

 Harry is the man who put BC on the international wine map! In 1980 he founded the Sumac Ridge Winery. Since that time his accomplishments have been many, including the founding chair of the BC Wine Institute, founding chair of VQA Canada, founding chair of the Okanagan Wine Festival, recipient of the Order of BC and Diamond Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, and was name by the City of Penticton as "One of the 20 most influential people of the Century". Harry's most recent project was the Time Winery in the old Penmar Building in Downtown Penticton.

Jan 30, 2018

"Fintry Queen" and Student of the Month presentation

We have scheduled Andy Schwab to discuss the Fintry Queen & his goal to relocate the ship to Penticton. The meeting will also feature our Student of the Month for February.

Feb 06, 2018