Posted by Colin Heggie on Sep 03, 2019
President Paul Philps & ADG Bev Rundell announced our three Vernon Rotary Clubs will each donate $200 to seed a local “Friends of Rotary” group, catering to people who’ll support our projects.  They’ll meet less often, less formally, & at less cost than a traditional Rotary Club.  There’ll be no “poaching” of current club members.  Our club members are encouraged to provide names of prospective “Friends” to Paul, Bev, Teresa Durning Harker or Martin von Holst.  The first meeting of Friends of Rotary will be 5:30pm, Thu, Sep 5th at Wings Vernon, 5200 Anderson Way.
 
Jim Kanester asked members to support Vipers 50/50 Raffles scheduled for Sat, Sep 21st & Sat, Oct 19th.  Both games start at 6pm, so members should arrive by about 5pm to begin sales.
 
Dr Craig Goplen reported good pre-sales of tickets for our Fri, Sep 20th Father Daughter Ball.  He expects a surge of sales with girls returning to school & chatting up the event on social media.  Members are asked to help with set-up on the Friday morning, through the event on Friday evening, & with take-down on Sat AM.  Craig will also be bringing our Queen Silver Star candidate to an upcoming meeting.
 
Other upcoming events include school BBQs:  Harwood on Sep 11th, Mission Hill on Sep 17th; RLI training in Kelowna Oct 5th & 6th; & a Polio Night Dinner on Wed, Oct 23rd.