The Rotary Club of Penticton-Okanagan was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penticton.   In 1989,  women were officially granted the right to join Rotary and the newest club in Penticton was chartered to welcome women in the community to Rotary International.
President John McPherson of the Penticton Rotary Club was in attendance on January 10th, 1990 when the club was chartered and 30 members were inducted into the morning club.   The first president of the Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club was Elwood Major.    In 2017, the club changed it's name to The Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise to reflect the morning meeting time.
The club has been involved in Rotary Youth Exchange continuously since 1991 and numerous local and international projects.  The club recently marked it's 30th anniversary!












Local Community Projects

*Playgrounds at Granby Street and Dunant Park * KVR trail through the City * Munson Mountain Gazebo * Munson Mountain trails enhancement * Garden at Hospital * Vancouver Avenue Trailhead beautification * Participation in the Gazebo at Skaha Lake Park * Scholarships, bursaries and awards * Defibrillator for the Community Centre * Donations to Medical Foundation * Numerous donations to community organizations * Dictionaries to fourth grade students * Student Exchange Program including planting trees at Peace Park on behalf of each student * Rotary Youth Leadership Program * Volunteering at Ironman, Challenge, and Gran Fondo , Community Health Fair, Children’s Festival * Penticton Public LIbrary* OSNS* YES Project* Canadian Mental Health Society* Discovery House* Student of the Month* Used Musical Instrument Collection* Unsung Citizen Award
















International Projects

End Polio Now,  Bangladesh Village Projects 2013-2020* Ethiopia Water Project* Guatemela Literacy Project* Hippo Roller Project*ShelterBox