Several members updated us on what's in store for Silver Star Rotarians over the next few months:
  • Wendy Hesketh announced our Rotary Ride will be Sun, July 26th.  Help will be needed over the next few months with marketing, social media & sponsorships.  As the event draws closer, we'll need help with route & physical preparations, & we'll need lots of help on event day.
  • Sandra Ross spoke about our 2nd annual "Grape Escape" Wine Raffle.  Jim Kanester will chair this year's event.  The first committee meeting will be 2pm, Mon, Jan 19th at Triumph Coffee.
  • Jim Kanester expects we'll be assigned a couple of playoff Vipers games in March, for sale of 50/50 raffle tickets.  He will prepare tickets, etc., but will be away during March, so other members will be needed to organize our sales.
  • Keith Johnston (busy guy!) spoke about :
    • "Project Save-A-Life" Mass CPR Training.  Pre-registration will be held 5-9pm, Fri, Feb 13th, & 10:30 to 4:30, Sat, Feb 14th at the Village Green Mall.  Training is at Fulton Secondary School, Sat, Feb 21st.  Help is needed with pre-registration; 4pm, Fri, Feb 20th setup; & on event day, with the pancake breakfast (see Bob France), directing participants, providing completion certificates, collecting donations, volunteers' lunch & cleanup.
    • The second annual Athletic Awards Banquet, jointly sponsored by our three Vernon Rotary clubs, will be held Wed, June 3rd at the BW Vernon Lodge, to honor & encourage local high school athletes.
    • Following closure of the Naramata Centre, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) committee is seeking a new venue in the Penticton area for this year's event, Fri, May 15th to Sun, May 17th.
  • Janet Green encouraged us to attend the Vernon Rotary Club's Fri, Feb 27th dinner gala at the Schubert Centre, celebrating their 90th anniversary.  This club sponsored the formation of all the other Vernon & Armstrong clubs, plus another in Kelowna.  Teresa Bartel will take orders for tickets ($29pp) for our members.
  • Dave Weatherill handed out new brochures for member recruitment.
  • Dr Craig Goplen told us about the Thu, Feb 5th Proclamation & Coronation of Queen Silver Star LV, sponsored by the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program.  Doors open 6:30pm at the Performing Arts Centre, for the 7-9pm show.  Tickets are $20.