Posted by Dave Colquhoun on Sep 22, 2019
Lake Country Rotarians are known for our leadership and willingness to work on  projects which benefit our community.
 
Our most recent hands-on project to improve the appearance of the basement storage area of the Okanagan Centre Community Hall was completed this weekend!
 
Under the dynamic leadership of our own Sandy Wightman, a group of our members and community volunteers participated in five ‘work parties’ and committed approximately 100 volunteer hours to paint and install plywood panels in the basement area.  The term work party is an apt description for this project, as our volunteers were kept well-fed, hydrated and entertained during the process.   Rotarians know how to work and have fun!
 
Although the project would likely not win any awards for architecture or interior design, it has created a brighter and tidier storage space for community purposes.  As the Community Hall President commented to me, people will certainly be less apprehensive about using the space in the future. 😊
 
Thank you to Sandy for your leadership and to Tom, Jim R., Ken, Rich, Shauna, Bernard, Dan, Dave, Elaine Gibbons., and Steve Rees for contributing to the success of this project.
 
Announcements
Please mark your calendar and participate in the following upcoming activities, if you are able:
 
Rotary sponsored Blood Donor Clinic at GESS, on Wednesday September 25, from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.  Blood donors still needed.  Please go to www.blood.ca to book an appointment.
 
Lake Country Chamber – Business After Hours, on Wednesday September 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at RBC Bank – Lake Country Branch.  Network with local business representatives and enjoy complimentary appetizers and two glasses of wine for just $5. 😊
 
Lake Country Food Bank - Open House on Monday September 30 to celebrate the one year anniversary of their Food Recovery Program.  Tours begin at 9:00 am, 10 am, 11 am and 1 pm.  Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the day.