Posted by Chantelle Meriam on Jan 01, 2018
Join us for first Rotary meeting of the New Year taking place on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 pm at Second Home Restaurant (formerly Santorini's Restaurant) in Summerland, where we will inducting two new members into the Rotary Club of Summerland:
  • Megan McLeod, a Lawyer at Pearce Schneiderat in Summerland/Penticton, and
  • Nancy Wilson, President/Director of Operations of CNJ Lighting Solutions and Retired Member of the RCMP
We will also have the pleasure of hearing from special guest speaker, Carolyn Huston, who will present an overview of her Bangladesh Project to our Rotary Club. 
Carolyn Huston

Carolyn started the project in the Chittagong Hills Tracts to support the impoverished people there with literacy programs, proper sanitation, nutrition and practical skills. The Chittagong Hill Tracts are an area within the Chittagong Division in southeastern Bangladesh, bordering India and Myanmar. Although Bangladesh is independent since 1971 and a democracy, the Chittagong Hills is a high risk militarized zone in Bangladesh controlled by the government. It is a restricted access nation within a nation.


Along with a friend from Bangladesh who is from the area, Carolyn founded a non - Profit organization in January 2017 called CLAP (Canadian Leadership Assistance Program, now registered society in Canada) for fund raising purposes in support of the Chittagong Hill Tracts project. The organization has a Canadian Board of Directors (6 Canadians and our Executive Director who is from the Chittagong Hill).


Carolyn Huston is a Recreational Therapist and Support Worker at The Brain Injury Society in Penticton. Her husband, Don Huston, is the Pastor at Julia Street Community Church in Summerland where Carolyn is also the Missions Coordinator as well as the president of CLAP. Together they have three grown children. One of their sons, Jordan, is a volunteer for the Bangladesh project.

COST: $20/person - includes dinner, dessert and coffee/tea
GUESTS: Guests are always welcome to attend! If you are interested in learning more about Rotary or becoming a member of our club, please contact our Secretary, Don Gemmell, at to RSVP. We would love to have you join us us. Dinner will be on us :)
**RESERVATIONS REQUIRED** Please RSVP your attendance to Secretary, Don Gemmell, at no later than Tuesday, January 2nd.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our first Rotary meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 9th! See you then!