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President Elect Joanne Richards
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Youth, Education & Environment

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM

Flavours of India Restaurant

550 West Columbia Street
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1K6

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Posted by Mike Dedels on Jul 20, 2014

On July 22nd we will have Hannah Bailey in to talk to us about RYLA 2014.  Hannah moved from Interact to
Rotaract last year so has great experience with Rotary Youth programs.  Come on out and remember to bring guests in the summer too.

Next week we have the District Governor coming to talk to our club.  If you would like a chance to have a better visit with Bruce come out to the Executive meeting the night before.

Don't forget to sign up to help out with Rib Fest  Aurora is helping out on the Friday night but they could use your help any time on the weekend.

Last week Kathleen Karpuk gave her Classification talk.  Kathleen was born in Nelson, but raised in the Chilcotin metropolis of Riske Creek.  She returned to Kamloops at the height of the 2003 fires on returning from Stephen's schooling in Ontario - welcome home!. After starting out studying Ecology Kathleen wound up working in Stephen's Chiropractor Practice and starting their family of 3 kids. She is now in her 6th year as a School Trustee and keeping very busy with that as well as studying accounting and traveling to swim meets. We're glad to have you back with Aurora Kathleen.

Posted by Mike Dedels

This week we will have a Classification talk from Kathleen Karpuk.  Kathleen has been extremely busy raising three kids, doing coursework and working on the School Board since last with Aurora. Come on out to here from Kathleen.

Thanks to those who came out and helped out with Pit Stop on July 13.  Nandi's Butter Ckicken, Korma and Rice got great reviews!  Next Pit Stop will be in early 2015.

We have an upcoming Service/Social opportunity at Kamloops Ribfest.  You can sign up online at  Sign on for one of the evening Rib Running shifts on Friday August 8th and lets make it an Aurora Night!

The following week Janis , our incoming Exchange Student, will be arriving.  Put 7 pm , Aug 13th on your calendar to give him a great Aurora welcome at the Airport.

Last week Kristen Hamilton gave her Classification talk.  Kristen hails from Perth, Ontario, but is loving life working at TRU as a a Data Analyst, and living in Kamloops.  Besides Rotary she is very involved with Kamloops Search and Rescue and is running her own business, "Purely Yours Handicrafts", producing quality health and beauty products and marketing at the Kamloops Farmers Market.  Welcome Kristen, our newest Youth member!

Posted by Mike Dedels on Jul 06, 2014

After a couple of weeks away from morning meetings don't forget that we are back to our Meeting Room this week for the start of a new Aurora Rotary Year.  Kristen Hamilton, our newest member, will be giving her classification talk.  Let's have a good showing to hear from Kristen.

Thanks to those who came out on Canada Day for our fundraising effort.  it was a busy day with Rotaract.  Thanks to all, but especially Nandi for organiizing and Sherry and Marilyn for giving up their whole day.

We have our next Pit Stop coming up this Sunday the 13th.  If you can give a couple of hours and bring along friends or family it would really help.  Send a  note to Sherry to confirm.  

Posted by Dorys Crespin-Mueller


Posted by Dorys Crespin-Mueller

Thank you to all who came out to help. Sherry M you rock! thank you for organizingImage
Posted by Dorys Crespin-Mueller

Last Week's meeting

Annual Report

Last week's meeting was a club assembly in which we reviewed our club's activities from the past year. We set out goals at te beginning of the Rotary year and reviewed our progress on those goals. We have  alot to be proud of!  Some of the highlights include: Over $31, 000 donated to different initiatives and organizations over the last year that fit our mandate of Youth, Environment and education; two food drives, two pit stop dinners, one family dinner, supported international projects and teh Rotary Foundation.  The power point of the presentation was circulated by email last week.


Rotary Family Dinner

Aurora put on the Rotary Family Dinner on Tuesday May 27th at Norkam secondary. Thank you to all who helped! a great time was had by all.

Canada Day Concession

We will be doing a concession at the Canada Day celebrations in conjunction with Rotaract and Interact.  We will be selling lemonade, cotton candy, pop corn and slushies.  We will need many volunteers. Please let Nandi know if you are avialble for part of the day. Shift will start with set up at 8:30 am. Plesae let Marilyn Poncelet or Nnadi Spolia know if you can help.

This week's meeting

This week's speaker

This week our speaker is  Kaitlin Boyd. Many of you will remember Kaitlin who was an active member with our club until last Fall when she moved to the lower mainland to attend grad school.  Since moving to Burnaby, Kaitlin has joined a Rotaract club. She will be talking to us about a Rotaract trip to Turkey she recently  participated in.


Interact has been busy helping the Y's women shelter.  They will be doing some painting there next Saturday, June 14th.  If you are able to come and help them or come by say hello or bring them some drinks or a snack while they work, they would appreciate it.  Please contact Angela for more details.

Interact will also be having their installation on Tuesday, June 10th. It will be a pool party behind Flavours of India. All are welcome to attend and support Interact.


Club installation

une 24 is the date for the joint Installation of new officers for the Club. We will join the Rotaract Club at MacDonald Park on the North Shore at 5:30pm and we will have our very own Food Truck! Come on down for the authentic taste of Southern Barbeque as Cat and Joe's Pig Rig will be catering the event. I tested them out yesterday with 4 others and it was awesome! We will have your choice of BBQ Chicken or Pulled Pork as well as corn bread, baked beans, cider slaw and soft beverages for $23 a person. There will also be cake and fun things to do after the formal part of the evening.   We will thank our currrent Executive and welcome our incoming group. I would love to see you all out. We have a sign up sheet circulating at meetings or you can simply reply to Karin sykes with how many will be in your group and if you would like chicken or pulled pork.







Posted by Mike Dedels

With the help of MegaHockeyPool funding Aurora Rotary supported local families with Juvenile Diabetes with a $2000 donation in 2014.
ImagePictured are Nandi, Mike and Shianne Carswell with JDRF

Posted by Dorys Crespin-Mueller

RI President Burton’s Membership Message from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Let's take on President Burton's message to heart and share Rotary with others, let's invite someone to breakfast, or to join us at the Food Drive!

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