Editor: Ken Kohnhorst FLMI, AIAA, ACS            Rotary District 5060                                     Volume 1  Number 12 Feb 2019


Website Editor:
Frank Clifton


Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​


 Governor's Aide
Lester Cooper

 District Accounting Office
HLW Chartered Accountants Inc
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


Need a Meeting Makeup?


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!



 Hamburg Convention News for January/February 2019
Save $100 by registering before April 1st!
There are still limited-time, discounted registration rates available. Read the
latest details and updates in the district 5060 Hamburg newsletter for maps, photos,
and the latest on lodging opportunities, including current status of club registrations:


For assistance Email: wkmassing@nwi.net
Phone: 206-290-7143 Cell/Text

Wayne E. Massing, Chair
District 5060 RI Convention Hamburg Promotion Committee
Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club

Herzlich willkommen in Hamburg

1. Review your goals. Enter or finish entering your goals and start recording results in Rotary Club Central now.

Go to: www.rotary.org/myrotary LOGIN go to MANAGE go to ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL. If you don't enter your goals and have a net gain in membership of 1, you are not able to get your presidential citation.

2. Send in your chosen candidate for the District Club Member Award (See attached) by April 1 and then suggest candidates for the other two district awards.

3. If you are able to come to district conference, register today at www.rotary5060conference.com. We anticipate closing off registration by end of March as we feel we may sell out.

4. Send in any success results from projects and photos to me by April 1. sherry@adobie.com

5. Send in Foundation Dollars raised to Rotary International to be included in results we will share at conference.

6. If you are supporting Hippo Roller, send in your funds before February 28. visit www.hipporoller5060.ca. Funds will be used in a matching grant.

7. Optional: Organize a foundation dinner and celebrate those that supported the Rotary Foundation. Any 2018-2019 new major donors and new Bequest major gift members can be announced at conference.

8. New Member SPONSOR Eagle Pins will be mailed out in March to cover those sponsors from October 31 to end of February 2019. Make sure you enter in new members by end of February and record the sponsor name in their profile.
From March to May they will be given out at Conference.

Cheers from your DG.
Soon to be added to the role of:
Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 24 West.

Sherry Chamberlain, District Governor 2018-2019
sherry@adobie.com - Cell: 250-314-7999 - www.clubrunner.ca/kamloopswest
facebook.com/kamwestrotary - twitter.com/KamloopsWRotary


To:  All Active Members of Rotary District 5060

Re:  IMPORTANT - New Policy Manual
Hello all!  
A committee consisting of the D5060 Rules & Procedures Committee plus the Governor's Council has been working for a few months on a new draft of the District Policy Manual.  During the early stages of this revision we had much input from many of you (Past District Governors & Committee Chairs) and for this we thank you!

What we need from you:

NOW we are looking to finalize a draft that can be officially submitted to you (the entire District) for approval at the District Business Meeting that will happen 4 May 2019 at the Kamloops District 5060 Conference.

Note that all 3 of these documents are linked for your convenience.  All are Word files, so if you want to send us proposed amendments or additions, PLEASE turn on "Track Changes" in your Word program under the Review tab.  Note we will give ALL comments full discussion with the Rules & Procedures + G5 Committee prior to producing the final draft.

The Timetable:

  • 22 & 24 Feb 2019:  Brief discussion with PE's re specific changes during business meetings at PETS.

  • 15 March 2019:  Any comments or proposed changes MUST be received.

  • 4 April 2019:  The final proposed Policy Manual will be posted on the Website and you will be notified.

  • 4 May 2019: Annual General Meeting (Business Meeting) at District Conference - Vote for approval.

    Send all comments to me (Peter.Rotary5060@gmail.com) and I will circulate to the committee.  Thanking you in advance for your help on this large but over-due project!

Peter Schultz, PhD - Rotary Club of Kelowna
Dist. 5060 Governor 2019-2020  


As an opportunity for Rotarian women in our local district to socialize and network, was held on February 5. at 5:30pm at the Norwood Wine Bar in Wenatchee. The evening was hosted by Kelly Allen and JC Baldwin of the Cashmere Rotary Club 

 Over 30 Rotarian women from the six clubs in Area 9 attended the
fellowship at a wine bar in Wenatchee. They plan on doing more of
these multi-club events as an opportunity for networking, fellowship,
and as a place to bring prospective members.


Wenatchee Rotary Auction Huge Success

It was a thrilling moment at our meeting Feb. 7, when co-chair Jill Leonard excitedly made the long-awaited announcement of our auction results, noting that we exceeded our goal of $115,000 by raising $117,658 (to date)!

Jill and co chair Jay Smith recognized the committee members (who each received a special chocolate treat from President Pete Van Well, which he brought back from his recent trip to Hershey, PA), and thanked all sponsors and others who made it happen; for the complete list, see the Feb 7 Appleseed
(our club newsletter,
published weekly for 98 years).

Proceeds will be allocated primarily as follows:

Build a BMX Track and 2nd Picnic Shelter at Lincoln Park.
Scholarships through the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Community Service Grants
ngoing Improvements at Rotary Park
WHS Interact Club
Other Charitable Community causes

Giving back to the community is our heritage and legacy.

Frank Clifton
Secretary Wenatchee Rotary
District 5060 site editor

Kelowna Ogopogo Rotary is excited to host the 11th annual Adventures in Tourism program April 14 -19, 2019. This program is an interactive and dynamic week encompassing a wide variety of tourism venues in the Okanagan valley. Examples of behind the scenes tours include the hotels, spas, wineries, golf, ski hill, aboriginal center, airport, art galleries and more. Visual representation, critical writing and public speaking are major components of this program. All of this learning and activity takes place in a fun environment. Many students from previous years have made long lasting friends from this group.

Students should be in Grade 10 -12. Youth exchange students are welcome as it is a great way for them to learn more about Canada.
We have space for 20 students.
Cost is $500 and transportation to and from Kelowna.
Accommodation is provided by Rotarians
All meals, local transportation and venue costs are included.
Students need to be able to work in a group setting, participate in learning about tourism businesses, walk for about one hour and have FUN!!!

For students coming from District 5060 USA we will meet you at the border and provide transportation to Kelowna, if this is needed.

For more information check out our website at


Recently Rotary International sent an email to our district about a young woman, Dr. Kayla Vroom, who was interested in Rotary. Assistant Governor Anna Harrison unselfishly introduced Kayla to all five Rotary clubs in the Kamloops area. Anna gave her time and energy to ensure that Kayla was introduced to all of the clubs in the area without showing any preference for her home club. Anna attended every meeting with Kayla to ensure she was warmly welcomed at each of the Kamloops clubs.

In the end Kayla chose to join the Rotary Club of Kamloops, not Anna’s home club of Kamloops West. Anna went above and beyond to make sure that a potential applicant joined Rotary without being influenced to join a different club. Even though Anna is not a member of the Kamloops Rotary Club, she has been honoured with being Kayla’s sponsor. Thank you Anna for bringing Kayla into our Rotary family.

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






Rotary Leadership Institute
There are two upcoming opportunities to attend RLI.

RLI North: Salmon Arm, BC; 2-day Weekend Program, Saturday and Sunday, March 9, 10, 2019. Cost of $170 pp includes full weekend training, lunch Sat & Sun, and dinner Saturday.

RLI South: Wenatchee Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14! Cost is $170.
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.

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

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!


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.

Theme for 2019-2020

President Mark Daniel Maloney of Decatur, Alabama