Posted by Chantelle Meriam on Jan 17, 2018
We had a great morning breakfast meeting at Second Home Restaurant (formerly Santorini's) on Tuesday, January 16th, where we received various updates from a number of individuals: 
  • Rotarian, LeeAnna Binder, addressed the Club and provided her Rotary Moment about the importance of wearing your Rotary pin and making it known we are Rotarians
  • Miss Rotary, Jessica O'Gorman, invited the Club to the Summerland Royalty Blossom Tea taking place on Sunday, January 21st at Summerland Waterfront Resort. Jessica and her fellow Blossom candidates will be serving tea to attendees, presenting a 2-3 minute speech about their sponsor and showcasing a few outfits in a fashion show
  • Rotary Exchange Student, David Wu from Taiwan, provided an update to the Club about his past week in review. David has moved from the home of Paul Barber/Charlotte Burley and is now staying with Preston and Kerry Mott.
  • Rotarian, Paul Barber, spoke about the Summerland Rotary Sunday Market. Paul is seeking a volunteer or two to take the lead on this year's market.
  • Rotarian, Ellen Walker-Matthews, reminded the Club about our upcoming Giants Head Grind - Christopher Walker Memorial Race. This year will be the 5th annual race. Registration for this year's race is now open with a special early bird price! Purchase your tickets for this event by visiting the Giants Head Grind website here.
  • President-Elect, Mirjana Komljenovic, spoke about the upcoming Rotary $100 Challenge and requested volunteers of those Rotarians that would like to mentor a group of Summerland Secondary Leadership students in this year's challenge.
Later on in the morning, Past District Governor, Garry Hollingshead, presented several Rotarians with Paul Harris Fellow pins.
First time Paul Harris Fellowship recipients, Les Brough, Aart Dronkers, and Chantelle Meriam, received their pin and certificate. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Garry also presented Bob Van Balkom with his third sapphire pin. Treasurer, Doug Carnegie, received his fourth sapphire pin.
Congratulations to all of those that received this honour!