Posted by Dave Colquhoun on May 02, 2019
Today’s breakfast meeting was one of the most enjoyable of the year as we had the pleasure of presenting $30 thousand in Community Gaming Funds to deserving local service groups. In no particular order, the recipients of this year’s Community Gaming Grants include:
 
  1. ‘Walk Around Lake Country’:  development of local walking trails;
  2. George Elliot High School – Parent Advisory Committee:  Dry Grad and ‘No Kid Left Behind’ program;
  3. Oyama Community Centre:  Hall renovations
  4. Okanagan College Residential Trades Program:  Bursaries for graduating Trades Students.
  5. Brain Trust Canada:  Children’s Bicycle Helmet Safety Program;
  6. Kelowna Safety Council: Children’s Safety Programs
  7. Lake Country Art Gallery: Senior’s Art Enrichment Program
Save the Date for Community Service Projects
 
Sign-up sheets will be circulated in the next couple of weeks for the following community service projects.
 
  1. Lake Country Health and Wellness Fair:  Sunday June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Beasley Park.  Volunteers are needed to work at our Rotary table.
  2. ‘Rotary at Work’ Day:  Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. The Club will be collaborating with ‘Walk Around Lake Country’ to upgrade a section of walking trail near Peter Grier Elementary School.  Meet at Peter Grier School at 9 a.m.  Please bring work/gardening gloves and wire cutters, if you have them, as we will be removing a section of barbed wire fencing.  Friends and family are welcome to join us.  Refreshments will be provided.
  3. Okanagan Centre Hall Basement Renovations:  Date to be confirmed.  Volunteers will be needed to help paint and install plywood paneling and metal shelving in the Community Hall basement.  More information to follow from Tom and Sandy. 😊
 
‘The Case of the Missing Cheque’
 
Our large cardboard Rotary cheque has mysteriously disappeared. ☹  If it is currently ‘living’ in your garage or basement, please return it to our store room at Holiday Park.