Editor: Ken Kohnhorst FLMI, AIAA, ACS       Rotary District 5060                                     Volume 1  Number 9 Nov 2018


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
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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



Above ad use in Leavenworth Newsletter

November is the Rotary Foundation month
- a time to look at donating to TRF.

For the funds we donate; 50% comes back to our district 3 years later to use for local district grants or global grants which helps our local communities or international communities.

The other 45% is used for the World Fund
and only 5% is used for Operations.

#1 Charity in the world by Charity Navigator

Donate now before December 31 to take advantage of tax deductions this 2018 year.

Can you commit to $100 US cash per year?

Become a sustaining member, auto debit your account- easy

Can you commit to $1000 US cash per year?

Apply to be a Paul Harris Society member.

Can you commit or top up your donations to reach $10,000 US cash this year?
Become a major donor.

Can you commit $1000 or $10000 from your estate?

Become a Benefactor or a Bequest Society member.

Can you commit to $250,000 from your estate?

Become an Arch Klumph Society member.

See the brochures and information linked here: https://www.rotary.org/en/donate/recognition


Show a video this month at your club meeting:
https://vimeo.com/33735961  DOING GOOD: FIGHTING DISEASE
https://vimeo.com/33671034  DOING GOOD: PRACTICING PEACE
https://vimeo.com/33736218  DOING GOOD: GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES
https://vimeo.com/11143706  THIS IS ROTARY (your own DG is in this video)

Sherry Chamberlain, District Governor 2018-2019

Rotary is proclaiming November 27th as Giving Tuesday
- to the Foundation.

Since DG Sherry's birthday is November 28th, she has a wish...
"to have everyone who has always thought about giving to the Rotary Foundation but haven't or have not in awhile, to click on this easy to use download button and donate to the Rotary Foundation"


Take advantage of donating by year end for tax receipts and building up your own Paul Harris points and efforts towards becoming a Paul Harris fellow.
Your friends can donate too, not just Rotarians. Best Charity in the world!

Sincerely yours in Rotary

Sherry Chamberlain,


World Polio Meal Day-An Update


Area 9 clubs

$ 1,462.00

Ashcroft/Cache Crk

$    338.20


$    750.00

Ellensburg Clubs


Grand Coulee

$    620.00

Kam Aurora

$     -  

Kam Daybreak

$    912.00

Kamloops West

$ 3,040.00

Kelowna Capri

$    708.32

Kelowna Rotaract

$    129.20

Kelowna Sunrise

$    984.96

Lake Country

$ 2,310.40

Moses Lake

$ 5,800.00


$    494.00


$    870.20

Penticton Sunrise

$ 1,206.12


$    649.80




$ 1,000.00

Salmon Arm

$    197.60

Salmon Arm Daybrk

$    380.00

Upper Kittitas

$ 3,000.00

Vernon Clubs

$ 1,064.00


$ 6,080.00

Wenatchee Sunrise


Yakima Sunrise

$ 1,434.00

Yakima SW

$    584.00


As of 31-Oct-18


Via Clubrunner Email Broadcast
Sherry Chamberlain, District Governor 2018-2019
Cell: 250-314-7999

Club Secretaries and Treasurers

I am so excited to see the results come in for the "Worlds Greatest Meal to End Polio" as well as World Polio Day fundraising efforts in our district.

I want to report to Rotary in hopes we can tell the world our successes!!!
We are the top in the WGMEAL efforts so far.

See below, If I am missing you and you wish to be included, please
reply with an estimate of your funds going to polio due to the result
of Polio Week, so I can add to this before I send my report to RI.



We promoted clubs to have a meal on the
same day
October 24th 2018 to raise awareness and funds for polio.

To date what I know is that about 20 clubs participated and about $27,000 was raised in one night.

Amazing how a small idea could turn out to be such a big give!

Rotary Club of Kamloops West featured here with 50 members/spouse and kids all gathering to have a meal to raise money for polio just over $4000.

Congratulations to all those that did something for polio eradication this year!



BEST CLUB PROJECT IDEA: Dungeon Boxing Ring - Inspiring story.

As voted on at the Fall Assembly, this project inspired us all. Congratulations Rotary Club of Sunnyside.

"Good evening Sherry, hope you are well. I want to take a moment to say thank you for championing our boxing club this weekend at the fall assembly. I have attached a few photos and a link for a recent testimonial we did on one of our most committed youth. We started our program 7 years ago in our two car garage as a gang prevention program as that is my background, however over the years it has become so much more. My vision in the beginning was to work with young males in hopes of raising up good men, our cities next business owners, community leaders, and maybe even government officials. What we came to find was that we had a large group of youth in our area that were simply looking for someone to love and believe in them. In 2015 I had roughly 15-20 boys training in my garage. It was extremely hard when we had to turn down a youth due to space limitations and that is when I decided it was time to seek some help. I had heard of Rotary through our local newspaper and was instantly hooked when I saw their involvement in my community. Daybreak Rotary of Sunnyside made me feel right at home from the first meeting. In December of 2017 we were finally able to find a building we could afford to lease and to our amazement we outgrew it within the first month of taking on more youth. Daybreak Rotary has helped in many ways including the purchase of a 16 foot boxing ring and training equipment donated by our Rotary Club members and their churches. We now offer 3 classes which include our youth boxing class ages 6-11, our advanced class ages 12 and up, and one of our biggest accomplishments was adding a woman's boxing class for ladies aged 12 and up which is ran by my wife. We went from 15 in a garage to now 70 members between all 3 classes, and none of it would have been possible without the help of our Rotary Club and Rotarian's such as yourself who believe in what we are doing. Thank you!"
Cruz Ramos,
Owner/Head Coach

Testimonal - Christian Torres



Food Bank gets a lift with new pallet stacker
By Jim Taylor, Rotary Club of Lake Country

On October 26, the Lake Country Food Bank
received a $11,700 gift from Rotary, which will benefit food banks from Revelstoke to Peachland. The gift is a pallet stacker - an electrically powered forklift capable of moving and handling loads of up to one metric ton each. It was paid for by the Rotary Club of Lake Country with support from 11 other Rotary clubs and the international Rotary Foundation.

The new machine is needed because of two things: the growing role of the Lake Country Food Bank as a distribution centre, and the growing movement to avoid wasting food - any food.

When the Food Bank took possession of its new permanent home (a $1 million project also funded with Rotary leadership) in January 2016, it received about 5,000 pounds of perishable food donations a year. In 2016 the donations rose to 20,000 pounds; in 2017, to 43,000 pounds. This year, donations already exceed 90,000 pounds. Those donations are distributed up and down the Okanagan Valley, and beyond it to Salmon Arm and occasionally even Revelstoke.

Lake Country's new building originally had an unfinished and unoccupied lower floor. By completing its construction and installing refrigeration equipment, the Lake Country Food Bank was able to become a Food Recovery Centre for a network of other food banks. The member food banks of this Helping Through Sharing network - Peachland, Vernon, Kelowna, Lake Country, Lumby, Cherryville, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm - all now have refrigeration vehicles, thanks to a grant from Food Banks B.C.

The Food Recovery Centre in the Lake Country Food Bank will be independently accessible to them, any time, any day of the week. They can pick up supplies; they can drop off supplies to be passed on to other food banks.

By way of example, last year the Vernon Food Bank got a donation of too many eggs for them to deal with. Vernon sent the extra eggs to Lake Country; Lake Country made them available to all other food banks in their network. Until now, this work of sorting and stacking has had to be done manually.
The local Food Bank now as about 80 regular volunteers, not counting the days when school classes come in to help. But as manager Joy Haxton comments, "Most of our volunteers are retirees; they're the ones who have time to help out." For really heavy lifting, Haxton says, "The hockey team has come over from the arena across the parking lot!" The new pallet stacker will make it possible for the Lake Country Food Bank's regular volunteers to handle tons of deliveries without risk or injury.
The volume of donations has soared largely because Save-On Foods has committed to zero waste. Any perishable foods that can't be sold immediately are given to the Food Bank. Nothing gets thrown out. Usable produce goes immediately to local patrons of the Food Bank or gets shipped out to other food banks.

There's nothing wrong with the fruit and vegetables - they've simply grown riper than what customers typically prefer to buy in the store. Any unusable produce goes to farmers feeding livestock. "Very little goes into compost," Haxton says.

Local farmers are very much part of the process. The community farm provides fresh produce in season, delivered directly to the Food Bank for distribution. Save-On Foods is also supporting the Food Bank by offering Save-On Gift cards. For every dollar spent using these pre-paid grocery cards, 16 cents goes to the Lake Country Food Bank-eight percent as a discount from Save-On itself, another eight percent as a matching donation from an anonymous donor. At no additional charge to the customer!


Global Grant for Education in Zimbabwe
The Rotary club of Kamloops West is nearing completion of an education Global Grant in Zimbabwe. From being the pre-eminent education program in Africa, Zimbabwe has now regressed into a mediocre level of education, particularly in the rural areas. This program provided support to 30 schools in the rural areas around Bulawayo, where the local host club is situated.

Beginning with a club commitment of $5000.00 Canadian, this club solicited support from 6 other clubs, one Rotaract club, and one individual donor. With the generous support of District 5060, the government of Canada, and the Rotary Foundation, leveraging led to a Global Grant valued at $129,000.00 US.

The program consisted of three components:
1. The local manufacture and delivery of 1500 durable desks and chairs for 30 schools.
2. A one week training of approximately 90 teachers to upgrade their skills and information regarding the new national curriculum.
3. The provision of hundreds of new textbooks, published and printed in Bulawayo.
This program demonstrates the value of cooperation and collaboration between clubs to increase funding and viability of Global Grants.
Stan Fike
Rotary club of Kamloops West

Do something new and different to make new members in your club feel extra special. Frame their member certificates to hang on the wall of their home or office, interview them at their induction and put this information in the Fifty Sixty newsletter. The impact on your new members is immeasurable!

Wenatchee Confluence new member class of October 2018

Here's even more on the above Tidbit!




This is the Annual call for submission of applications for the Government
of Canada (GOC) funding for qualified Global Grants being applied for by Canadian Districts and Clubs. The Rotary Foundation Canada is accepting applications. The attached letter has the details contained in the letter
which is addressed to the Presidents.
However, we please ask you to also distribute this letter to your District Governor team, your District Foundation Committee as well as all your Club Presidents.
RRFC's for Zone 24, Eva Vida eva.vida@icloud.com and Karen Oakes oakes.kl@sympatico.ca will be following up with you and are always available
to assist you. We will again be holding training webinars on the GOC funding
and the application process and will be advising you and your club presidents
of upcoming dates.
May we suggest you would invite your District Foundation Chairs put it on their next agenda for discussion as we want to access these dollars available in order to continue the funding model with the Government of Canada.
Should you have any questions - kindly contact your RRFC or the TRFC Grants Committee at grantstrfc@gmail.com.

Betty L Screpnek  - bettyscrepnek@gmail.com   
H Dean Rohrs  - dean@cbrplus.com

Co Chairs, The Rotary Foundation Canada Grants Committee
Download and open Global Grants for Canadian clubs and districts


I am pleased to announce that Jordana LaPorte
will be our District Governor 2021-2022.

Jordana is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Chelan, Washington, which meets Tuesdays at 11:45 AM at Sorrento's Ristorante in Tsillan Cellars Winery.

She joined Rotary in 2005 and was president of her club in 2015-2016, the clubs 90th year.
Jordana has her own tax accounting firm LaPorte FinancialAlliance Inc. and is a CPA with a Masters in Taxation.

Her husband Jeff is the head of the field staff at Chelan Fruit. They also own an orchard where they raise Honeycrisp and Sugar Bee apples.
They have two 24 year old sons, and one 16 year old
daughter. They enjoy helping with their local FFA and 4H chapters, traveling and working out.

Please join me in officially welcoming Jordana as our District Governor Designate and Governor for 2021-2022

Sherry Chamberlain, District Governor 2018-2019


Greetings from Rotary. Your Club and District Support (CDS) team is contacting you today to remind you of the IRS annual filing requirement for all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

Note: If your club has already completed this requirement this year, please disregard this message.

Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International's 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories file an annual information return. For those clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at www.irs.gov.

 It is important that your club comply with IRS requirements. Please note that Section 6033(j) of the Internal Revenue Code automatically revokes the exemption of any organization that fails to satisfy its filing requirement for three consecutive years. 

Our Frequently Asked Questions will answer many of the general questions you may have about Rotary clubs and the IRS. Please direct any specific questions regarding your club's tax-exempt status or reporting requirements to local counsel, your tax adviser, or the IRS at www.irs.gov or 877-829-5500.

Registration is now open for the 2019 District 5060 Conference!

Register for the 2019 District Conference in Kamloops by November 30, 2018 and you could win your registration cost (excluding activities fees)! Already registered? Your name will also be entered into the draw.

We've added new activities during the conference! In addition to best ball golf, home hosting, a hands on project, wine tours and Rotary Now, you can sign up for a Lac Du Bois Grasslands tour, a morning walk or run by the river, or morning yoga. If you've already registered, simply log in and add-in the new activities.

Make sure you register by December 31 to
get the advance registration rate of $295.

Natalie Serl
Kamloops West Rotary Club
District 5060, 2019 Conference Registrar

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!

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




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