Welcome to Rotary Club of Summerland!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Summerland Lutheran Church
15244 Victoria Rd. N
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z3
1) Regular Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:30am
2) Regular Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of month at 7:30am
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And the winner of $4,535 in the March Summerland Rotary 50-50 Draw is...
Darlene Fisher! 
"Congratulations to Darlene and thank you to everyone who participated on behalf of the Summerland Rotary Club and Summerland Secondary School."
Bob Van Balkom, President
All proceeds of this current draw will be for the benefit of Summerland Secondary School…
and in particular for the second phase of the Courtyard Enhancement project lead by the Leadership Class
and with all surplus funds being applied to the annual commitment of Rotary Club of Summerland for student bursaries.


We had a wonderful sold-out event that was thoroughly enjoyed by 110 guests. The music of Cod Gone Wild had most people on their feet dancing or at least tapping hard.
The delicious food was catered by Giant’s Head Brewing and topped off by freshly baked fruit pies by Granny's Summerland: we thank them both.
We appreciate the support of all the other sponsors:
We thank our guests who were generous in their support of our Rotary Club and its contribution to our community and helped us raise over $4,000 to help us provide equipment for the new gymnasium to be built for the Summerland Secondary School.
We think everyone left with tired feet and a huge smile on their faces after a very enjoyable Valentines party.
And THANKS to all our volunteers who helped make the evening such a success! 
Our Inbound Rotary Exchange student from Switzerland, Joelle, kicked-off the ski-season at Apex Ski Resort on a sunny but cold day!
There  was plenty of snow. Joelle and Summerland Rotarian, Aart Dronkers, enjoyed some nice runs to get into the groove.
Congratulations to the winners of our latest 50/50 draw
Ed & Roxanne Latour of Summerland 
who walked away with a cheque for $4,015 earlier this week. A big win!
Thank you to everyone who supported the 50/50 draw and Rotary in Summerland.
NEXT DRAW…starts January 23rd…Draw date…March 2, 2023. Stay tuned for more details in the New Year!
June 2023
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
Public Relations
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Karl Seidel
    June 3
  • Connie Denesiuk
    June 8
  • John Bubb
    June 9
  • Doug Carnegie
    Linda Carnegie
    June 4
  • Mirjana Komljenovic
    Jim Klassen
    June 5
  • Aart Dronkers
    Jos Dronkers
    June 12
Join Date:
  • Ann Kiefer
    June 3, 2008
    15 years
  • Paul Barber
    June 3, 2008
    15 years
  • Linda Van Alphen
    June 5, 2018
    5 years
  • Joyce Boye
    June 6, 2017
    6 years
  • Margery Sutton
    June 15, 2018
    5 years
  • Aart Dronkers
    June 30, 2015
    8 years
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The Rotary Club of Summerland today announced that we have made a significant donation to SHELTERBOX CANADA and its relief efforts in response to the urgent needs in Turkey and Syria following the disastrous earthquake.
ShelterBox was originally founded by a Rotary club in the UK, and over many years has made a tangible difference to the lives of people around the world.  What began as a local initiative is now a  movement that provides emergency shelter to millions around the world.
Rotary International and SHELTERBOX CANADA have partnered for many years in disaster relief around the globe and local Rotary club members endorse ShelterBox as a trusted and reputable group to support, and donations can be made at shelterboxcanada.org, or through the local Rotary club.
ShelterBox states “We can’t replace what was lost, but we can help families rebuild their homes, and their lives.”  ShelterBox is known for its unique approach in tailoring aid that meets the needs of a community, but mostly for the ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits.  These sturdy green “boxes” contain family-sized tents specifically designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home.  The “Kits” and “Boxes” contain items that help transform shelter into a home – like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.
ShelterBox is able to respond quickly and efficiently to disasters by transporting items from their positioned hubs around the world, and are mobilizing resources as available in coordination with other organizations to have maximum affect and influence in the current relief efforts in Turkey and Syria.
Many individual and group donors choose to support ShelterBox to the value of a “Box”, about $1,200, but all donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt.  ShelterBox is a registered Canadian charity.
The Rotary Club of Summerland is proud of its many local accomplishments, but also its commitment to the global goals of Rotary International which include working together to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, and in support of relief efforts during disasters such as the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
If you need more information, contact a local member of the Rotary Club of Summerland, or go our website summerlandrotary.ca.

Eighth-grader Rosa is no stranger to hard work. She regularly helps her mother in the fields and tends to the family’s own crops and livestock.

At the end of elementary school, she was on the all-too-common edge of dropping out, as the cost of going to school increased. She’d already come three years further than her mother, Leoncia, who only finished third grade. But thanks to the Thousand Girls Initiative, Rosa was selected to enter our Rise Youth Development Program.

Her journey has been so inspiring that she was even recently featured by a superhero! (OK... a superhero actor.)

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