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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"
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...