Rotary Club Okanogan/Omak

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Okanogan-Omak

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Omak Elks Lodge #1742 BPOE
110 Ash St
Omak, WA  98841
United States
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Volunteers from the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club painted fence at the Omak Stampede grounds on Wednesday July 2.  The Stampede appreciates the help our club has provided. Those on hand for painting included, Ralph and Carrie Malone, Hank and Kathy Rawson, Dick Roberts, Tim Patrick, Cindy Gagne and Mary Ferguson.Image

 

 
 

Jack Hopkins, Dick Roberts, Tim Patrick and Kirk Hopkins represented the Rotary Club at this year's Kiwanis golf tournament at Okanogan Valley Golf Club June 28. Image

 

 
 
wh-4p-olThe 15th Annual Okanogan Omak Rotary Club Wine & Cheese Tasting Event will be held November 9, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Okanogan County Fair Grounds Agriplex.  There will be tasting of several wines, beers, coffee, cider and hard cider.  A table full of cheeses, fruit and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be there throughout the evening for you to pare your wines with.  Throughout the evening there will be three silent auctions, a dessert auction and a live auction.  We will also have a wine store for you to purchase wine by the bottle or by the case.  This is the Club's main fund raising project and with the generosity of those in attendance, we generally raise a significant amount of money that is funneled back in to our communities.  We also sell balloons for Polio.  Last year we sent over $2,000 to Rotary International's Polio program.  Please come and join us.  This event has become one of the communities premier events drawing up to 500 people.  We would love to have you join us.
 

 
 
The Okanogan/Omak Rotary Club purchased a new marquee for the Omak PAC.
 
 
 

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Dave Womack gives Santa his wish list at the Rotary Christmas Party at John Devaney's home Dec. 22.  Rotarians and guests gathered for great food and fellowship.  They also sang Christmas carols and had their picture taken with Santa.  To view all the pictures taken at the party, click on the 2012 Christmas Party link under the Photo Album section on the home page.

 

 
 
Rotarians enjoy floating the Okanogan River and a BBQ Potluck after.
 
 
 
200 Bags stuffed with all kinds of goodies for participants in the Omak Stampede Kid's Night.
 
 
 
2012 Installation Banquet was held the end of June at the home of Trish and Bob Butler and then dinner following at the Okanogan Bakery.
 
 
 
The 2012 Rotary Kid's Fishing Derby hosted around 130 kids and their Families.
 
 
 
The Okanogan Omak Rotary Club will again man the Omak Stampede Beer Gardens for the 4 day Omak Stampede Rodeo.  This is a long standing fund raising project for the 
 

 
 
Refrigerator donated to the Okanogan County Fair Annex Building.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a corned beef and cabbage potluck at Tim & Paige Patrick's home on March 17.  With all the good breads, hot dishes and desserts, no one went home hungery.  Andy supplied the green jello that was a big hit.  Paige cooked corned beef and pork roast provided by our club president, Dave.   A campfire and refreshments capped off the night.  The next Fellowship Friday is April 20 at Ron Gadeberg's home.Image

 

 
 
Our Club provided financial support, expertise and lots of volunteer labor that made Business Week 2012 a great success for the Omak and Okanogan High School juniors who participated.
 
 
 
Thank you to all the Rotarians that came out to the winter sports day at the Loup last Saturday.  The weather was sunny and the fresh powder snow made the skiing great.  Bob Goodwin ventured out on his snow shoes.  Jay, Tim and Dick skied.  Walt, Dave, Eugenie and Ron held down the fort and stoked the fire. Thank you to all the spouses (Mary, Paige and Marilyn) that brought the delicious potluck items for lunch.   Brent Yusi and Kurt Danison also stopped by.

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In 2010 the St. Nicholas Christmas Basket Program helped make Christmas better for 136 families including 350 kids. This year, as in 2010, Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club played an important role in this food drive. Image
 
 
 

In October, Rotary clubs around the world observe both World Polio Day and the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the world’s first safe and effective vaccine against this crippling and sometimes deadly disease. We also celebrate the fact that the world is on the verge of eradicating one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century.

 
 
 

Okanogan/Omak Rotary Club announces its 13th Annual Wine & Cheese tasting event, November 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will take place in Okanogan at the Okanogan Fair Ground's Agriplex Building.  This is the Okanogan/Omak Rotary Club's main fundraiser for the year and has become one of the premier events in the communities of Okanogan and Omak.  We have 300+ in attendance with 12 to 15 wineries tasting their wines.  Along with the wineries this year, we will have Cider Works tasting their regular and hard ciders.  Also Conconully Coffee will be tasting a variety of their coffee blends. 

 

 
 
 
The Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club announces the vocational/technical scholarship winners for 2011.
 
 
 
A four-year-old from Omak walked away as the grand champion at the annual Okanogan-Omak Rotary Fishing Derby on May 21.
 
 
 
Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club cleaned 4.8 miles of Conconully Highway as their contribution to Rotarians-at-Work Day.
 
 
 
Partnering with Rotary Clubs in Wenatchee and Leavenworth, Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club is helping Haitians have access to clean, safe water for drinking and personal hygiene. Buckets containing water filtration systems are on the ground in Haiti, saving lives.
 
 
 
Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club donated $1500 to Parker's Place.
 
 
 
Local Quilters help Okanogan/Omak Rotary donate quilts for Rotoplast.
 
 
 
Bob Goodwin, President of The Rotary Club of Okanogan-Omak is pleased to announce the 2011 Rotary Scholarship Winners.
 
 
 
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