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Club Events by Year
$8,000 was donated to Polio Plus this year. Events
included carol festival, diamond raffle, silent auction, breakfast with Santa, dinner theatre, a hole-in-one shoot
out, daffodil and tree planting, and a mystery bus tour. (more details)
Donated $20,000 from the Erickson Trust Fund to the
TRH for a new Wheelchair Van. Our club was represented by Elaine Overton on the GSE team to India. Celebrated our
75th Anniversary with a Banquet. Inducted a total of 20 new members: a distinction of being the #1 club in Zone
22 and in the top 100 in the world for membership growth.
Rotary Park opened thanks in large part to the work
of Marc Marcolin.
Sponsored Castlegar Sunrise Club. KBS Radio Survey
ranked the Trail Rotary Club as the Best Civic Club. Trail Club was also recognized for achieving 3rd place in
the District 5080 Membership Growth Drive.
Trail Club received a Presidential Citation for outstanding
club participation in the Four Avenues of Service.
George Swanson named Trail's Citizen of the Year.
Local Rotary Clubs raised $3,000 for disabled athletes in the "Why Not Marathon". The Trial, Beaver Valley,
and Rossland Clubs raised $85,420 for the Cancer Society Lodge Project in Kelowna.
Cominco celebrated 100th year of operation in Trail.
5000 trees ordered for spring tree planting project.
Proceeds from the Charity Ball donated to the Trail
Regional Hospital. Hosted a GSE Team from England. Laurie Pettijohn initiated the fall Daffodil planting project.
First female president of Trail Club : Linda McDermid.
Rex McMeekin named Trail's Citizen of the Year. Donated
$5,000 towards installation of automatic sliding doors to the Trail Regional Hospital. The Rivervale power line
right of way was planted as part of the greening project. The City of Trail honored the Rotary Club with a nomination
for a Canadian Environmental Achievement Award.
3000 trees planted.
20th anniversary of the Annual Tree Planting project.
Trail Rotary sent an exchange student to Belgium and
hosted a student from Germany. Trial Greening project began with the laying of 10,000 sp. ft. of sod.
Rotary was a sponsor for the BC Championships for
the physically disabled. Donated money to help establish an emergency response system for Trail seniors.
Trail Rotary sponsored Business Seminars for students
at JL Crowe High School. Rotary Anns donated $1,300 for renovations to Kiro Manor.
Local Rotary Clubs donated $3,500 towards purchase
of Mobile Eye Unit for India.
Rotary raised $15,000 seed money to help start a major
extension construction project at Kiro Manor.
District 5080 Conference held in Trail.
Rex McMeekin District Governor of District 5080. A
Charity auction was held as a fundraiser.
Registered the Trail Elderly Citizens Housing Society
as an initial step towards construction of Jubilee Manor. The unit has 35 self-contained apartments.
Australian GSE Team visited Trail area. RYLA camps
begun by District 5080 to commemorate Rotary International's 75th anniversary.
Newspaper Bingo started as an important fundraiser.
Trail Club celebrated 50th anniversary. The club had
85 members on this date.
Derrill Thomas went to Australia with a GSE Team.
Donated a park bench to Spokane Expo Park.
Donated $5450 towards Extended Care Fresh Air Patio
at Trail Regional Hospital
Trail Rotarian Austin Fraser led a GSE Team to New
Rotary Anns celebrate 25th Anniversary.
Kiro Manor dedicated July 4. Hosted Group Study Exchange
Team from new Zealand.
Kiro Manor construction started. Donated $15,000 to
the project. Supplies lost in the flood. Assisted in "Flood Walk" on March 31. Assisted Canada Manpower
in Career Exposition at Selkirk College.
Sponsored Grand Forks Rotary Club. Society formed
to build a Seniors Home(KIRO).
Trail club first became involved in the Kiro Manor
project with the Kiwanis Club.
Text books sent to Fiji. Participated in Trail Festival.
District Conference held in Trail. President of Rotary
International visited the Trail Rotary Club on August 1.
Home Show a successful fund raiser. Villa housing
Hosted a Rotary Exchange team from New Zealand.
Sponsored a Hungarian refugee family.
Crown Point meeting room was flooded. Lost many Rotary
items. Transferred nine Shavers Bench lots to Senior Citizens Villa Society and donated $8000. Tree Planting project
Sponsored the Beaver Valley Rotary Club. First formal
Rotary Charity Ball was held at the Trail Armories.
Sponsored the Castlegar Rotary Club
Trail Club 25th Anniversary. Offered nine Shavers
bench lots to the Senior Citizens Village Society.
Sponsored the Rossland Rotary Club. Raffled a chest
of Silver Dollars.
Sponsored the Rotary Club of Nakusp.
Donated an Inhalator for use on the Castlegar Ferry.
The Rotary Club Bulletin was born. A meeting was canceled
to celebrate VJ day.
1946 The Trail Rotary Anns was officially organized. Lots at Shavers Bench were sold to the Government for construction of the Trail Armory.
Radio station donated Friday nights for Rotarians
to promote the sale of Victory Bonds to assist the war effort.
Donated $3,648 to the Trail District Welfare Society.
Donated $1000 to Meteorological Services of Canada
to erect a balloon for smoke testing.
Donated portable iron lung to the hospital.
Purchased an Electrocardiograph for the hospital.
Acquired 19 lots from Mr. Shaver for $600 and 32 lots
from government for $160 in the area now called Shavers Bench.
Sponsored a free Christmas Skating for children. Donated
$1000 toward a Comfort Station at Cedar & Eldorado.
Put on a free show for people at Rock Creek Relief Camp.
Donated a pole, flag & playground to Butler Park.
First major project: Building a Fresh Air Camp for
children at Robson on land donated by Cominco.
Donated a wading pool in Victoria Park. Land acquired
from Consolidated Mining and Smelting in the Castlegar area for a FRESH AIR CAMP for mothers and children of Trail.
Started practice of giving new fathers a baby cup -Ed Stiles first recipient.
Initiated Misdemeanor Fines (Rackets), 10 cents for
being late or calling a fellow Rotarian Mister.
Charter Night dinner, June 10. Held Grand Carnival
to raise money for children crippled by Polio. Trail Charter Date, April 20 Trail Club sponsored by the Nelson
Club, first luncheon meeting March 29.
Paul Harris Fellows of the Trail Rotary Club
William (Bill) Clark, Lesley Gallie, Charles (Rick) Riley, Linda MacDermid, Clifford (Cliff) Krauss, Mac Phillips, Derek Evans-Davies, Peter Morgenthaler (Sapphire), Ed Nichols, Rex McMeekin, Forrest Drinnan, Richard Fish, George Swanson, Thorpe Watson, Joe Kobluk, Tim Pettigrew, Laurie Pettijohn, Bruce Fawcett, Elmer Verigin, Watler Smyth, Douwe Ybema
Past-Presidents of the Rotary Club of Trail
(DG indicates that they also served as District Governor)
Dr. Bruce Fawcett
Ole H. Sorenson
Dennis E. Stach
Doug H Magoon
Jim P. Goodwin
Cliff J. Krauss
G.R. McMeekin (DG 1983-84)
J.C. Vipond (DG 1968-69)
Hiller H. Mason
Dr. Thomas J. Muir
Fred W. Jackson
John W. Loader (DG 1959-60)
Hubert W. Tutt
W. A. Curran
Herb Clarke (DG 1947-48)
George J. Kinnis
Dr. C.W. Williams