KIVA Micro Loans

Rotary was founded by businesspeople so its no surprise that we love funding entrepreneurs. Particularly, when we enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work by women in developing countries. This way, these women can better support their families and communities. Since 2015, Kal Rotary has provided 7302 micro loans, […]

Kal Rotary 2021 Vocational Award

Peter and EA Moore At this Thursday’s (Mar 10, 2022) luncheon meeting, we awarded Kal Rotary’s 2021 Vocational Service Award to our very own Peter Moore. Peter joined Kal Rotary in 1993 so he could join some community-service projects, and to network with new people. He’s stayed in Rotary because of the multitude of long-lasting […]

New President: Tom Christensen

It is my privilege to be the President of the Kalamalka Rotary Club in Vernon for 2022-23. We’re emerging from a couple of challenging years of restrictions on our ability to meet and enjoy the fellowship of Rotary. I’m very grateful for the work of our club’s last two Presidents, Jacqueline Rivard and Dustin Stadnyk, […]

This is How Rotary Changes the Lives of Young People.

What’s it like to be a Rotary exchange student during the onset of a global pandemic? Read about Vernon’s own, Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo’s experiences in Brazil which included several months in quarantine with her host family in Sala São Paulo. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program, has become one of Rotary’s most respected and valuable programs. […]

Rotary News

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KALAMALKA ROTARY 2021 / 2022 PRESIDENT Rivard to lead Rotary Victoria Femia – Jun 24, 2021 / 12:00 pm | Story: 337872 Leadership is changing hands at Vernon’s Kalamalka Rotary Club. Jacqueline Rivard will step into the role as club president for 2021-2022 on July 1. “I’m excited for Jacqueline to take the reins of the club. She […]

Kal Rotarians and responding to COVID-19

Many Kal Programs are on hold during the pandemic.  Check with the Rotary contact identified to get the most current updates. How Kal Rotarians are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic: Rotarians in Vernon are assisting with shopping and delivering food. Kal Rotarians and volunteers are providing Starfish Program Backpacks to schools during the pandemic. Kal […]

A Message From Our New President

My name is Dustin Stadnyk and I’m the President of the Rotary Club of Kalamalka for 2020-2021. Rotary is the world’s most important and oldest service organization boasting membership of over 1.2 million individuals.  Globally, Rotary provides clean water to those without it, feeds the hungry, battles crippling, debilitating and disfiguring diseases and helps people […]

Okanagan Science Centre

Jim Swingle recently spoke to Kal Rotary members about “what’s new” at the Okanagan Science Centre.  He also gave a short interview that you can see that at our Facebook site – www.facebook.com/kalrotary/videos/189642335638941/   Jim is on the left in this photo with Rotarian Stephen Russell.

Welcome New Members

Club President Carmen Larsen (left)  and Jim Ferguson (right) had the pleasure of inducting Chelsea Kidd and Geoff Gibbons into the club as our newest members. Jim outlined the benefits and expectations of belonging to Kal Rotary.