Editor: Ken Kohnhorst FLMI, AIAA, ACS       Rotary District 5060                                       Volume1  Number 3 June 2018


Website Editor:
Frank Clifton

Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​

 Administrative Assistant Governor D5060
Rob Tidd


District Accounting Office
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502 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 4M3

Bus: 250.492.8821
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Contact: Jeanine Nickel




District Governor 2017-18 Bill Jenkin and Lisa. 

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.


5060 Conference 2018 Sponsor Opportunities

Payment Voucher 2017-18

Be a Millennial in Rotary

Ideas from Fall Assembly 2017

Strategic Plan 2018-19

Dist Grant Guidelines 2018

Fall Assembly 2017

2018 District Conference Registration [pdf]

Resources for Club Officers,

BC Wildfire Recovery
Fund Terms

Payment Voucher 2016-17

Mentorship Manual (Kelowna Sunrise 2016-01)

100 Years Foundation

2018 RYLA Application Form

PE Club Central Training

R.I. Integration Instructions

District Grant - Club Qualification Checklist

Grant Management Module

Areas of Focus, Purpose, Goals

Sustainability Principles

Community Assessment Tools

Communities in Action

Need a Meeting Makeup?


E-Club One:

Southwest USA E-Club





Assistant Governor 2018-2019 Training
July 6-7
Omak, Wa

Rotary Leadership Institute – Weekend Training RLI: I-II-III Sessions
Sept 7-9
Vernon, BC

Past District Governors Meeting
Sept 28-29
Osoyoos – Spirit Ridge

District Leadership Training
Learn facilitation and public speaking techniques, how to introduce and thank speakers/new members and PH fellows. Open to all Rotarians.
Oct 26-28
Lake Chelan - Campbell's Resort
*Note: This has been combined with the District Fall Assembly(See below)

District Fall Assembly and AG’s 2018-2020 Training
-District Committee meetings, Foundation Seminars, Membership, Public Relations, and many more interesting sessions to help your clubs.
Oct 26-28
Lake Chelan - Campbells Resort


DG Sherry Chamberlain and her husband Jim look forward to the start of their club visits on July 9th visiting their first club in Sunnyside.

“It has been such a wonderful experience leading up to this point over the past few years. Jim and I have spent many hours in training activities at Zone Institutes, Pacific North West Events, Assemblies and the much anticipated event, the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego. There is a lot of great ideas that have been realized from these events and training seminars, it is hard to know where to begin.

My one hope is that we all come together as Rotarians and work together at a worthwhile hands on project. In your community as Rotarians of your club. Working side by side is one of the key things that helps a club bond, make new friendships and provides stability and retention in membership. Get out there and take action because we are People of Action.

I would love to see Peace Gardens and Parks developed as this brings beauty to a city, it reminds us of how peaceful our communities can be or is, and helps provide an image of Rotary in a light that is our goal. To bring Peace to the world through service.

Be the Inspiration this year to you and to your friends in Rotary.”, Sherry.

District Governor (2018-19)
Sherry Chamberlain's tentative schedule of club visits
To view schedule click here


1. Bring in a new member : custom Rotary pin is going to be presented by Sherry to sponsors
2. Update Clubrunner with your profile info and photos : Ecards being sent out by Sherry to members with birthdates uploaded and special sponsor pins given out (must name the sponsor in the new member profile in Clubrunner)
3. Build a Peace Garden/Park, Promote and Share with the District : Featured at the 2019 Kamloops District Conference
4. Support the Foundation : district grants can be used for local community service projects
5. $500 to each club that applies : local community hands on projects involving more than two Rotarians (application form to come)
6. Buy A Hippo Roller : Saves women from having to carry multiple loads of water great distances


More from the Wenatchee Rotary:
Surprise award presented to Carmen Bossenbrock in her 90th birthday month!

In 1953 when Wenatchee Rotary member Carmen Bossenbrock began working as a physical therapist with polio patients in Wenatchee, being the recipient of the first-ever Rotary District 5060 "Polio Achievement Award" decades later was never on her mind.

During last week’s meeting, just days shy of her 90th birthday, Rotary 5060 District Governor Bill Jenkin surprised Carmen with the award, explaining that she had been nominated for other service recognitions, but her lifetime dedication deserved special distinction.  Bill traveled from Prosser, WA, just for this purpose.
The large audience, many guests attending just to honor her (including her care-giver and her brother) learned that in 1987, she was only the second female inducted into the Wenatchee Rotary Club, but the club had previously helped support her at Stanford University, where she attended graduate school before returning to Wenatchee at the height of the polio crisis.  At one time, she was the only physical therapist in the North Central Washington region, Jenkin said.  She was then presented with a large birthday cake, and received a standing ovation accompanied by singing of 'Happy Birthday'.  

They featured a celebration for the 90th Birthday of your sister Carmen Bossenbrock.  To view and enjoy photos of the day click on this link:



1987-1989 – First Women In Rotary

District 5060 Honors these women still active in Rotary today.

Member Full Name

Original Admit Date

Club Name

Kristen B. Taylor



Nancy L. Schettenhelm



Deborah Bigelow


Grand Coulee Dam

Iris I. Davies


Kamloops West

Ms. Elisabeth G. Saunders



Ms. Mall Boyd



Alys Means



Ms. MaryAnn Bliesner


Sunnyside Daybreak

Dr Kathleen Ross



Carmen Bossenbrock



Mrs. Judy S. Conner



Mrs. Jan Luring







6-6-66 was a memorable day for Dick Slyfield: He joined the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, WA. After serving as club president and leader of a Group Study Exchange Team to Japan, the former Senior Assistant Hospital Administrator at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle retired to Ellensburg. He joined the Ellensburg Rotary Club in 1988, where he also was club president and one of the first Assistant Governors in District 5060.

On June 4, not long after his 89th birthday, Dick was honored by the Ellensburg Club “for 52 years of Service Above Self” – a record not likely to be matched in the club anytime soon .



The Rotary Club of Moses Lake held another successful Scholarship Foundation Award Banquet on May 16, 2018. The room was filled with almost 100 people, including the recipients, their family members, and Rotarians.
Each year the committees sift through hundreds of applications, this year was no exception. Eighty applications were received by the Rotary Club of Moses Lake and narrowed down to these 5 outstanding high school students. Scholarships for these 5 individuals amounted to $5,000 in awards. Each young adult shared stories of their educational goals and visions for changing the world. All of their speeches were heartfelt and moving.

The Rotary Scholarship Foundation received 52 scholarship applications and presented scholarships to 10 exemplary students that are currently attending college and furthering their educational careers. Scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $6,000 for each student. Again, the personal stories that they shared with the audience were remarkable.
Overall, the Rotary Club of Moses Lake and the Rotary Scholarship Foundation awarded $44,000 in scholarship funds on this evening.
A special thank you goes out to the Rotary Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and Rotary Club of Moses Lake Scholarship Committee. Their dedication to selecting the most deserving applications were tedious, but so appreciated. In the end, a fantastic ceremony was enjoyed by all attendees.

Now efforts begin on reaching more people in the community that may benefit from the Rotarians’ work.



Even though the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada, has not started,
I want to introduce myself as the "ON TO HAMBERG" Committee Chair! I am Wayne Massing, Past President of Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club 2015-2016.

Please contact me to get added to the exclusive, early notifications regarding the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, June 1-5, 2019.

We plan to change up the District’s visibility before, during and after the Convention. Custom shirts to identify our Canadian/American District, possibly custom cruise(s) after the Convention, and possibly a common District 5060 hotel and dinner are some of the options we are investigating! Get on the email list and get information early!

Wayne Massing,
Past President 2015-2016,
Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club
206-290-7143 cell/text  - 509-888-3953 home


Rotary Club of Peachland Donation towards JoeAnna's House

Recently, our club made a donation to widely publicized fundraising event in Kelowna and we would love to share this with the District.

"JoeAnna's House" is an initiative by the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation and a couple of major private donors. The Foundation has approached Rotary clubs in the area to come on board with donations. Of particular importance was that a donation be received by May 31st because a private foundation pledged to match donations received by that date 1:1.

Being "People of Action", our club quickly got going on this and raised $2,617 from individual members. That sum was boosted by club funds of $6,000.
Peggy Southin, our President, and I presented a cheque for $8,617 to the KGH Foundation. This amount was matched 1:1 by the private foundation bringing our contribution to this worthwhile project to $17,324.   https://www.kghfoundation.com/joeannas-house

Submitted by:
Wolfgang Muhs, Treasurer
RC of Peachland


Get on board in your community!
What you going to do on this day to engage members and help your community?

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Jerry Kayser, member of the Rotary Club of Moses Lake, took this stunning image
of the Rotary clock tower in downtown Moses Lake. Jerry created this halo effect
by flying a drone in a circle with LED lights attached to each landing strut and front
and rear of drone body. Twenty-five second exposure with a tripod mounted camera
to capture complete revolutions of the drone.

Great job, Jerry!!

I would like to feature your photos here; so if you have
a favorite please mail to me. 


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