PAUL HARRIS FELLOW AWARDS PRESENTED as we continue to celebrate 25 years of Lake Country Rotary!
Three Lake Country Community Members were presented with Paul Harris Awards in recognition of their outstanding service to our community. November is Rotary Foundation month and this award, named after the founder of Rotary International, acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 usd to our Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation spends its contributions on multiple projects and programs (locally and internationally) from the eradication of polio, to vocational training teams, Rotary Peace centres and humanitarian community projects. The Foundation is the heart of Rotary, of our love for all humanity as it supports programs that Rotarians are passionate about and are sustainable. It is what connects all Rotarians worldwide and transforms our collective passions into projects that change lives here and abroad.
Heather Irvine: Service begins in our own communities which you, Heather, epitomize! Our community is a cleaner, nicer place to live because of you. You demonstrate daily our Rotary motto of ‘Service above self’. Your tireless work of cleaning our roadsides is appreciated and motivating as we have noticed many others are inspired and doing their part too. The colourful and seasonal decorating of your fence adds to community enjoyment and reflection; a real meeting place that gets people thinking and talking about what’s happening locally. We are grateful and thank you for all you do to make the community a better place.
Heather said: “I just started picking up because I didn’t like the clutter and litter. I always wear my bear bell! I go all the way to The Jammery and do a semi-annual picking in Oyama”
Joy Haxton: Lake Country Food Bank got its start locally in 1988 beginning with Christmas hampers. Fast forward to December 2015 when keys were handed over to the new facility and the first hampers distributed March 2016! You were at the helm from the beginning organizing, promoting improvements, looking for and finding ways to include more communities as the Food Bank grew. We admire your quiet dedication and leadership as you steer the volunteers and partners to eliminate hunger in the Okanagan and surrounding areas! Thank you for your ‘service above self’

Duncan Hardiner : The Rotary Club of Lake Country appreciates all your support and contributions to the community - especially supporting the Rotary/Save-On-Foods cards program; supporting Canada Day and various Rotary run Community events and Rotary tickets sales to name a few!! You are a credit to our community. We look forward to continuing our community service with you. Many thanks!
Watch the promotional video of our SAVE ON FOODS CARD program by clicking on this link:
On SATURDAY DEC. 4TH members of our club will be at SAVE ON FOODS in Winfield promoting and selling our Rotary SAVE ON cards in conjunction with the Lake Country Fire Dept. Contact Ken Guido if you are interested in helping out.
DONNA BOURGET was introduced by her Rotary sponsor Margaret Brown and inducted into our club by President Kayla. She has been a longtime friend and supporter of our Rotary club and we are so happy to now have her as a full member. Welcome Donna!
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ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE is back and thanks to Judy we already have three Rotary families who have stepped up to be host families for our incoming student in 2022/23! Thanks also to Patty for her involvement with RYE at district level. She has helped with the vetting of outgoing exchange students who will now be interviewed by the D5060 RYE team. Our club has selected to sponsor one student for an outbound exchange next year. Exciting news!
2022 ROTARY GOLF DRAFT Dan gave a friendly reminder of the upcoming golf draft for both Rotarians and non-Rotarians. Everyone is welcomed to join. Even if you are not an avid golfer, it’s fun to follow along each week to see how your drafted team of players is doing in the various golf events during the 2022 golf season. For more information or to register email Dan
Lake Country Rotarians are thinking of the many individuals and families who have been affected by the recent extreme weather and flooding in various parts of our province. There are many ways to help with donations. Here is a recent message from DG Richard DeRock:
Over the past week, I have had a number of requests from around our district and from other Rotarians that would like to help the flood victims in our District. After working with a number our District's Rotarians, we have identified the following avenues that Rotarians can use to contribute to the relief effort. 
Last summer, Rotarians from our District worked with District 5040 to provide relief to fire victims. We established a joint committee to coordinate relief. After the floods, we have agreed that this committee will also provide relief to flood victims. Donations can be made to either the Kamloops Aurora Rotary Club or or to the Stevenson-Richmond Rotary club. Assistant Governor Devon O'Toole can provide contact information. Additionally, the Merritt Rotary Club is collecting and coordinating relief efforts in Merritt. You can contact President Leslee Lucy at
Thanks all of you that have asked how they can help. Our Rotarians are amazing and incredibly generous, and I am sure we will make a difference to many that can really use the assistance.