Support Rotary's fresh water campaign to provide fresh, healthy drinking water to the third world countries, and providing disaster relief to all parts of the
world. For more information on Rotary Projects go to www.rotary.org.
ROTARY WORKSin our Community and Abroad
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Hundreds of millions of people have been immunized for polio in all countries all over the globe thanks to Rotary.
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Rotarys 4-Way TestIn our
daily lives, we as Rotarians worldwide fol-low the well-known Rotar-ian motto called the 4-Way Test.
o Is it the truth?
o Is it fair to all concerned?
o Will it build good-will and better friendships?
o Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Rotary Club of Sum-merland will continue to look for places of need, help-ing those people less fortunate than ourselves.
For addi-tional infor-mation please click to Rotary.org as well as the clubs page on Facebook.
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by John Lathey
Dear Summerlanders:On July 1, this year, it became
my privilege to become the president of the Summerland Rotary Club, a position that has been held in the past by many prominent Summerlanders.
Over the years, Summerland Rotary has dedicated itself to help improve both our own com-
munity of Summerland and also help improve the lives of people in numerous far-flung lands.
While many of you might be familiar with Rotary Beach here in Summerland and the clubs work with the Parkdale housing complex, both Rotary inspired, I wonder how many lives have been made easier by the instal-lation of water tanks by the thousands in Kenyas Rift Val-
ley, designed here in Summer-land by a local Rotarian, and the number of people who have received free dental care from a local Summerland dentist and well-known Rotarian and his wife, who travelled to numer-ous third-world countries to use their skills to help those who otherwise would have no hope of receiving dental treatment.
Summerland Rotary con-
tinues to organize and provide volunteers to staff the local Meals on Wheels service, in addition to funding bursaries for local students, fund exchange students and provide ongoing support for the Summerland Asset Development Initiative.
Overseas, we support the Rotary Foundations drive to eliminate polio and provide funding for the improvement of a school for disabled chil-dren in Mexico.
Thats just a snapshot of what Rotary does and has done in the past.
I am conscious of the fine example of selfless service set by Summerland Rotarians of the past, and it is the job of present day Rotarians to emulate and improve on their legacy.
We have numerous schemes of help and improvement we would like to pursue, such as the Trail of the Okanagans pro-ject, inspired by a local Rotar-ian, to improve our commun-ity and undertake overseas aid projects. Our only constraint is how quickly we can recruit new members and our ability to fundraise fast enough.
As president, it is my job to spread the word of Rotary both locally and wherever I travel. I would encourage anyone who would like to improve their
community to come and join us. We have fun as well.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Summerland, which this year celebrates its 68th birth-day, I would like to thank all Summerlanders for their help and support and feel sure that we can count on you to support us in the future.
John Lathey, PresidentSummerland Rotary Club
Rotary Club dedicated to service
Providing serviceSummerland Rotary Club president John Lathey pours tea for Pat Smith during the Pioneer Tea. The tea is held each spring to honour those who have made a long-term commitment to the community.
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by Christine Petkau
We all know that opening your eyes to the possibilities around you can reveal new opportunities.
Within communities, Rotary Clubs have often been the first to see these opportunities and point them out to the rest of us.
A case in point is local Rotar-ian and bike enthusiast, Don Gemmell.
In 2008 Gemmell completed a Rhine bike tour and returned to Summerland determined to see if something like that could be repeated in the Okanagan. Could we recreate even a small part of the same conditions that contributed to a very sizeable European sport tourism sector?
With Gemmell as its cham-pion, the vision to create a world class bike network link-ing every community in the Okanagan region caught hold.
In November of last year, Gemmell presented his vision to the rest of the Summer-land Rotary Club. The idea of attracting cyclists from des-tinations around the world and providing tremendous eco-nomic and recreational benefits to the region was irresistible. The Rotary Club was quick to see the possibilities and bring their considerable support to the table.
Through their efforts seed funds were obtained and they committed to take on the Sum-merland portion of the pro-posed trail.
Fast forward to spring of 2013. Through the efforts of Don and the Summer-land Rotary Club, the idea
expanded, more people became aware of the project, key organ-izations became involved and a committee of interested par-ties began to meet regularly to move the idea forward.
A new trail group has now been formed to move the vision forward. The Valley Bikeway Development Society will spearhead the creation of a 1.2-kilometre lakeside trail in Summerland as the first pro-ject. Phase 1 of the new trail would extend from Lakeshore Drive to the Summerland Beach RV P