Editor: Ken Kohnhorst FLMI, AIAA, ACS       Rotary District 5060                                     Volume1  Number 6 Sept 2018


Website Editor:
Frank Clifton

Website Technical Support:
Duane Monick​

Governorís Aide
Lester Cooper
1 (509)741-7825

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

Bus: 250.492.8821
Fax: 250.492.8288

Contact: 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.


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




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

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



Rotarians at work in Bangladesh
Rotary Club Penticton Sunrise

The Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise is well into it's second humanitarian project in Bangladesh. The club has again adopted two villages, this time the neighbouring villages of Bariasoni and Yesufgoing near the capital of Dhaka. The villages have a population of 7000 and the economic profile for the villagers was evaluated as "the majority of the people being very poor".

The Club initiated the project by financing a needs assessment study using Bangladesh consultants and with direction from members of the Rotary Club of Sonargaon Dhaka (Bangladesh), the Host Club for the project. The villagers identified their priorities as being clean water and improved sanitation conditions, with additional needs identified as vocational training, income generation, and health & hygiene awareness.

Penticton Sunrise Rotarian and Director Barry Reid stated, "with the needs assessment completed, the club then successful solicited a partner in the Rotary Club of Sunnyside (Washington) and donations from the Rotary Clubs of Summerland and Sonargaon Dhaka, as well as from the Rotary District in Bangladesh". The needs assessment, partnerships, and donations qualified the project for a Rotary International Global Grant that included matching funds from Rotary District 5060 (comprising Central Washington and the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia) and the Rotary Foundation out of Chicago. This generated a total of $74,933 in Canadian funds.

The dollar goes a long ways in rural Bangladesh, therefore the project was able to include a large diameter well, three smaller tube wells, motors to pump water to community water taps and to holding tanks of 1000 to 5000 litres, 3000 meters of pipelines, a village drainage system, 99 sanitary toilets, five garbage disposal pits, income generating initiatives, vocational training, health and hygiene promotion, additional training for the residents on a Village Development Committee, and signage.

The project started in the Fall of 2017 and Sayeed Chaudry, the contact from the Sonargaon Rotary Club, advises that "the work is 75% complete and although it has been interrupted due to weather conditions, it is on schedule for a January 2019 completion".

The project is viewed as the first of a two phase project. The second phase will require new funding and is to concentrate on additional income generating programs, vocational training, and health education.

Additional info






100th Birthday Celebration
for Colonel Clyde Owen.
At its regular club meeting on August 29, the Rotary Club of Moses Lake gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday member Colonel Clyde Owen. Over 120 people attended. including dignitaries from around the area, family members, close longtime friends and associates and of course fellow Rotarians and spouses. Clyde is the oldest club member in years old and years in our club. He is #1 in the button box and proud of it!

Clyde was the last Base Commander at Larson Air Base in Moses Lake. In late 1964 he (unfortunately) had to announce the air force base would close in 1966. Clyde and his wife stayed in Moses Lake where Clyde became the first Manager at the Port of Moses Lake, which took over a large part of the former air force base. Many believe Clyde was instrumental in making Moses Lake the growing and even vibrant place it is today.

At the birthday celebration, Clyde spoke of the day President John F. Kennedy stopped in Moses Lake in late 1963. "I was the official escort of the president when he came. He was on the ground for 30 minutes,"  Owen continued. "Communication was not so good in 1963, so we had instructions from the Secret Service that he wanted a phone. So, we strung one out to the airplane." After talking for 10 minutes on the phone at the end of the very long wire unwound all the way to Air Force One, Owen said Kennedy came down and mingled with the crowd, shaking hands before getting back on his plane and leaving.

Wenatchee Rotary  LEGACY Program September 27
We will be celebrating the history of our club and honoring many past members who have made significant contributions to Rotary and to our beloved valley.  Rotarians of previous ages, their families and guests may register here, and pay the $10 lunch fee. The meal cost for current Rotarians is $15 which can  be 
paid here OR register by RSVP here.  (www.wenatcheerotary.org)

Attention Rotary members interested in International Service Projects... You are invited to attend a meeting of all District 5060 International Service Committee

Thanks to Owner Pam Brulotte, Owner we received
a nice donation of $600.
Also, Pam is one of newest members
Leavenworth Rotary
"The small club with the big heart."


This is late-breaking news this week. The Wenatchee Rotary Interact club spent weeks this year collecting children's books for kids in the Island nation of Tonga, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Tonga. Below is a brief summary. This is the same Interact club that raised more than $50K for a Habitat house, recently completed.

The 100 lbs of Childrens Books collected by the Wenatchee High School Interact Club and supported by Wenatchee Rotary have arrived in Tonga. The Peace Corp Volunteer Kelsi Finney was very excited to show her students the books and let each of them take one home. The rest will be used to help teach reading on the remote atol in the Principality of Tonga, the island of Ha'ano . The Rotary of Tonga was instrumental in seeing that we did not have to pay duty on the books. Many of our members helped with airline miles so that Chris Albert could travel with the books and deliver them safe and sound. It was a 17 hour trip with one lost day on the way over. But the faces of the children and their parents was well worth the effort. Good effort by all.

This kind of project keeps our local students personally aware of the larger world and their opportunity to help in remote parts of the world.


District 5060 club presidents and Hamburg Convention promotors can use the follow link to show a short video regarding the 2019 Hamburg Convention: http://www.riconvention.org/en/hamburg/videos

We have 41 convention attendees registered toward our goal of 100! Those 41 have exceeded District 5060's attendees at both the Seoul and Atlanta conventions!

Wayne E. Massing, Chair
District 5060-RI Convention Hamburg Promotion Committee
Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club - Wenatchee, Washington USA
Email: wkmassing@nwi.net or Phone: 206-290-7143 Cell/Text











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!

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, visit us here https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50005/SitePage/district-conference-2019/welcome

See you in Kamloops in 2019!


Photo taken by Dean Johnson, Leavenworth
It is very hard to take hummingbirds but Dean got it done. 
Thanks for sharing!

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


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