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On Saturday, June 25 the three Rotary clubs of the Columbia Valley (Golden, Radium Hot Springs and Invermere) and a number of Rotary dignitaries including incoming District Governor Kees van der Pol came together to learn more about each other, Rotary International and to vision joint projects for the future. It was a wonderful day held at the Radium Golf Course.
Rotary Club of Invermere
Citizen of the Year 2015
The Rotary Club of Invermere And Board of Directors
hereby recognizes and thanks
Ray and Janet Brydon
For their dedication and years of Service
To their Community and Public at Large.
Both are shining examples of Rotary’s Principle
“Service Above Self”
Our newest member: Steve Ladas. Married to Lori. New owners of Sobey's
Posted by Eric Redeker on Mar 29, 2016
You know Spring has sprung when you see Rotarians busy raising the flags of our Nation....
Posted by Eric Redeker on Mar 23, 2016
Invermere Hospital Auxiliary presents Rotary Club of Invermere with a cheque for $3000 to help launch phase 1 of the Life Kit program... If you need a brochure or data sheets, go to the download files to the left and save them to your computer. they are in PDF format and safe to download!
Posted by Eric Redeker on Feb 16, 2016
2015 Citizen of the year
For more than thirty-two years the ROTARY CLUB OF INVERMERE has sought the assistance of the residents in the Region (Canal Flats to Spillimacheen) to recognize an individual for having made a significant contribution to our community, quite possibly in a quiet way, with little or no fanfare.
Drug And Alcohol Resistance Program. Funding the local program at the grade 5 level. Staff sergeant Marko Shehovak thanks the club for their continued support of the detachment and the community.
DG Mike Dalessi and spouse Mary Ann met with the board on Tuesday and visited with the Club at the regular Wednesday meeting. Except it was not a regular meeting at all....
Mike inducted a new member, Bonnie Bavin represented the new corporate member Bavin Glassworks.
The Rotary Club of Invermere selected Doug Leibel as Citizen of the Year 2014 and presented Doug not only with this award but also made Doug a "Paul Harris Fellow"
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...