Posted by Monika Speitelsbach on Jul 27, 2018
Don’t let the name fool you; the Rotary Fox Hunt is anything but an antiquated sport of those sporting tweed, jodhpurs and giving off a whiff of old fart.
 
Carol Eamer, Fundraising Director with the Rotary Club of Kelowna, explained the name Fox Hunt is the name of the software application (app) of the electronic scavenger hunt.  It’s a race against the clock and other teams to complete some of the 120 challenges and earn points as you use the app to upload evidence (pictures and video) of your completed tasks! Check out http://foxhunt.ca/ for more information.
The goal is to have at least one LC Rotary team participate. Jim Taylor suggested the previous Relay for Life team name of “The unLakely Suspects.”
 
The who/what/when/where:
 
  • September 22nd.
  • Arrive at noon for 1 pm start
  • Stewart Park on Water Street (near the Bear)
  • 90 minutes to complete challenges
  • $55 registration fee per person (plus reg fee and GST), $40 tax receipt
  • Teams of 4-10 people; each person registers individually under team name to receive recognition for club.
 
The Kelowna club is hoping to get a maximum of 100 teams out in support of the fundraiser for JoeAnna’s House and Hands in Service.  JoeAnna’s House is designed to be a home away from home for families travelling to Kelowna for medical treatment at KGH. www.joeannashouse.com
 
Help Roll 1000 Hippos!
Hippo roller water containers - simple tool. massive need!
 
The simple design of the hippo water roller to collect and transport water is a shift in thinking. Instead of carrying heavy buckets on their heads, the hippo roller places the weight on the ground. It brings ease and efficiency to a daily chore. The hippo roller will empower millions of women and children across the globe.
 
The Gibson’s Rotary Club’s goal is to deliver 1000 Hippo Rollers into the hands of African women in need. The hippo roller is manufactured in Johannesburg at a cost to us of $150. There are plans for a district grant, given sufficient club support, which would reduce the price to $125 each.  You can join the challenge now at: http://donate.rollahippo.org
 
Goes to Africa
 
Other News!
 
Please mark your calendars!
 
  • Thursday, August 2:  Brent Penner and Steve Windsor will be guest speakers at our next breakfast meeting, and will be talking about fire-fighting locally, and in the larger context of a hot summer of fires.  Why not invite a friend to enjoy a free breakfast and learn more about a topic which affects everyone in this beautiful valley?!
  • Saturday August 18:  we will be serving delicious Rotary hot dogs and popcorn, at the Live in Lake Country Concert, at Beasley Park, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring the headliner Beatles tribute band, The Daytrippers.  A volunteer sign-up sheet will be circulated shortly.
  • Sunday August 19:  We will be selling popcorn and promoting Rotary membership at the LC Car Show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Swalwell Park.