Editor: Ken Kohnhorst FLMI, AIAA, ACS       Rotary District 5060                                     Volume 1  Number 11 Jan 2019


Website Editor:
Frank Clifton


Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​


 Governor's Aide
Lester Cooper

 District Accounting Office
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502 Ellis Street,
Penticton, BC, V2A 4M3
​Bus: 250.492.8821
Fax: 250.492.8288

Jeanine Nickel



District Governor 2018-19 Sherry Chamberlian

District 5060 is an international district of 57 clubs and approximately 2,760 Rotarians in central Washington, USA, and south central British Columbia, Canada.  It covers a distance of 550 miles (890 km) from Clearwater, BC, in the north to Prosser, WA, in the south. Principal cities are Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington, and Kelowna and Kamloops in British Columbia. 
The area enjoys a four-season climate, with generally warm summers and mild winters. Agriculture, agribusiness, recreation, and tourism are the primary economic activities, along with a rapidly growing wine industry.


DG Nominee 2021-22

Membership PPT from Fall Assembly 18

District 5060 TRF Annual Report

Hamburg 2019 Convention Oct Newsletter

District Conference Exhibit Guide

RYE Club Certification 2018

$500 Community Project Fund Ap.

Hamburg Convention July 18 Newsletter

Hamburg Convention

Payment Voucher

Mentorship Manual 2018

DG Nominee Form

Be a Millennial in Rotary

Ideas from Fall Assembly 2017

Strategic Plan 2018-19

BC Wildfire Recovery Fund Terms

PE Club Central Training

R.I. Integration Instructions

2018 RYLA Application Form


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E-Club One:

Southwest USA E-Club




Registration is now open for the 2019 District 5060 Conference!

Please join District Governor Sherry Chamberlain from May 2 - 5, 2019 in
beautiful Kamloops, BC for a packed conference offering local tours of
downtown, wineries & breweries, a hands-on project at the BC Wildlife Park,
home hosting, fun, fellowship, guest speakers and much more!

Click here to register!

If you pre-registered while attending the District Conference in Prosser, you
should expect to see an email confirmation soon.

For more details and to see what tours
and activities are being offered, click here!

Come and tee it up with us!

Friday activities will change slightly, additional activities added. Stay tuned.
You can register for conference and decide on activities later if you prefer.
Fun Golf Scramble format
18 Holes, Cart, Range Balls, Lunch and Prizes $99

That's not all..

We will be sharing Thursday's events and Friday activities with
District 5040 Rotarians and youth who will be having a district conference
the same weekend as ours at Sun Peaks.
A resort community 45mins North of Kamloops.
"Engage with other Rotarians"

Also on Thursday will feature a hands-on service project to create a
Bee Pollinating garden at the BC Wildlife Park and a BBQ social will follow.
See the BC Spirit Bear

Or take a ride on the "Wild Side"

Jim will host a motorcycle tour of the area that ends up back at the Park for the Social will also be offered.

So much to see and do at the Kamloops District Conference

See you in Kamloops in 2019!



Herzlich willkommen in Hamburg


Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

We (Rotary) provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
Read more at:

The Rotary Foundation: Estate Planning

We are 78% to goal for our district giving to the Rotary Foundation which is great! There are so many new major donors this year as well as new Paul Harris Fellows.
 I would like to recognize them at conference.  If you don't want your name mentioned, please let me know.

Some major donors ($10,000+) haven't thought of also giving in their estate. 
I believe this is the best use of our excess funds in our estate by committing as
a Bequest member $10,000 US or more to the best charity in the world, T
he Rotary Foundation. 
If you would like to speak to someone privately, we have a RI staff member
who can talk to you about your Estate Planning options:
Carolyn Ferguson
Senior Major Gifts Officer | Polio Eradication and Philanthropy
Tel  Canada 1.289.522.0270 or Tel USA  1.847.866.3447


Membership Idea

Hold a Rotary Open House event and invite the public.

There are many people in our communities that were Youth Exchange, RYLA participants, Rotaractors and Interactors, maybe even Peace Scholars who are
not in Rotary yet.   As well there are retired folks in our community who have the
time and would like to get involved.  Let's reach out to our communities this month.

SUSTAIN MEMBERSHIP:  Since January 1 2018 I have given out more then 200 new member SPONSOR pins but our membership has only grown by less then half. WHY?  We are losing as we are attracting.

Successful sustainability it to reach out to those new members, get them involved and integrated into your culture.


Public Image Idea

We will soon be offering Rotary flags for your club to purchase so that we can all #wavetheflag whenever you travel, bring this with you and post your favourite photo and hashtag it #wavetherotaryflag or #wavetheflag. Promote Rotary!

The flags will only be approx. 4"x6" and cost around $2.00 and we hope the clubs will purchase enough for their members. More info to come.


Rotary Youth Exchange Weekend in Revelstoke:
February 15-17, 2019

For skiing enthusiasts. The best skiing in North America. Or just come to relax,
participate in the Youth Exchange program and see the student's fun theatrical skits.
Good food, Good Friends and fellowship event for all. Check your email for the invite. Everyone Welcome.



We are running a weekend session of the Rotary Leadership Institute ( in Wenatchee
this Spring on Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14! Registration is now available, and
we need Rotarians to sign up for this great opportunity. Additionally, this is the first time
that District-South has offered the weekend of RLI in place of the 3-Saturdays of RLI training.

RLI is the best training vehicle we currently have in Rotary, since it creates the kind of engaged and motivated leaders that your club will need to move forward. We are still recognized as one of the best districts for membership growth in all of Zones 24 and 32 (that's 34 districts!). It is because we are one of the most active in RLI, and the leaders in sponsoring new Rotary members are often RLI grads!

This weekend of RLI in Wenatchee is available for just $170! 
(and most clubs are able to reimburse this)

Best practices are for each club to send a minimum of 2 members to RLI every year,
and if your club has more than 50 members, you can increase that accordingly!


Thanks for your support!

Sadie Thayer - Rotary Club of Ellensburg Morning
District 5060 RLI-South Chair
E: sadie.thayer@kchm.org
W: 509.925.3778 | C: 509.929.1267


The Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

This year RYLA will be held in Penticton on May 23 to 26, 2019. Do you know a young person between 19 and 24 who could benefit from this life changing experience? Talk to your club Youth Services Director about sponsoring a candidate.

Check the District website under Youth Services for a link to the RYLA web page.

Who Benefits from RYLA

Why does our District do the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy? Well RYLA has had a long history in our district and over the years hundreds of young people have been given a head start to becoming the leaders we all need. Who benefits from doing this?

So, the first group to benefit are obviously the young people in the program. A team of experienced managers deliver a program that the participants have described as “life changing.” They get to learn and practice the skills that are needed to lead a modern and diverse workplace. The academy features a number of practical leadership situations that the students need to work through. They learn that the process can be fun.

The second group will be the RYLA delivery team. The prospect of helping others to make our world a bit better offers a great sense of accomplishment. As anything that is worthwhile, it takes a great deal of work and commitment to deliver, but there is no better feeling at the end.

The third group to benefit is the individual Rotary Club who sponsor their candidates to RYLA. These young people are exposed to Rotary and many times go on to join Rotoract. That can become a great feed for members for that Club.

The fourth group to benefit are the businesses in your area. These are likely your friends and business acquaintances in your community. Businesses both small and large tend to put this type of training last on their list for developing employees. In fact, doing the leadership training up front gives a business more resources to draw on. If you think about your own business, how much would you pay to have a person who actively sought to solve problems rather than remain on the sidelines while you had to struggle to do that?

Who are the target candidates for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy?

You may well ask that question as you help your club search for a candidate. Of course, first to mind are those people who are already in junior leadership positions. That could be in businesses or non-profit / volunteer organizations in your community. Giving these junior leaders some formalized training can help them to be more effective and perhaps find their job more enjoyable.

The second group who come to mind are those people who seem to have leadership traits, but who have not yet had the chance to take a position. Once these people get the opportunity, the training they had at RYLA kicks in. They will make fewer mistakes in the early period of taking on a leadership position. They will be more confident to take on the task of getting people to do more than what those people thought they were capable of.

The third group is a bit less noticeable. Some young people just need someone in their life to tell them what they are capable of. It is serious that so many of our youth are never told that they have the capacity to be tomorrow’s leaders much less that they have something to offer other people. Quite a few graduates of the RYLA program fall into this group and these young people represent our greatest accomplishments.

Support RYLA by finding a candidate to sponsor or by supporting a candidate from the district.


Let's Get Back to Basics! 

I was talking to a fellow Rotarian the other day and he mentioned a pamphlet called "Rotary Basics". I was not aware this pamphlet existed so I ordered a few copies from Rotary International. I had been looking for an inexpensive and comprehensive guide to give to new members and this pamphlet fit the bill. It was chock full of valuable Rotary information! When I handed out copies to our newest members I was surprised and elated that several of our long-time members wanted a copy as well. What a great tool for engaging and retaining members no matter how long they have been in Rotary. Not only can you order this inexpensive pamphlet from Rotary International, I soon discovered that this pamphlet was also available online. (Hint - Remember Google is your best friend if you want to find something Rotary).

For more membership ideas, questions, comments and success stories please feel free to contact me and your district membership team.

Rob Tidd
District Membership Chair
Phone: (509) 470-7218
Email: rtidd@corpoffices.org



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