Wants to hear from other Rotarians

Dear Editor:

As a long-time member and former president of the Penticton Skaha Rotary Club, I feel obliged to make the following remarks.

The three Penticton Rotary club were

instrumental in creating, expending and maintaining most of the parks in Penticton and are responsible for the creation of Munson Mountain Park, Rotary Park and the beautiful Skaha Lake Park, including the Rotary Pavilion.

Together the clubs have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on these community projects. I also know that dozens of Penticton Chamber of Commerce members also belong, or have belonged, to Rotary.

All members of Rotary International take an oath which we call: The Four Way Test.

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it bring goodwill and better understanding?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Except for a handful of true Rotarians, I have not heard from the over 100 Rotarians in our area.

I have not heard from the dozens of Chamber of Commerce members who are Rotarians.

Are you all in favour of the destruction of our parks that we all worked so hard for for over half-a-century? Are you true Rotarians?

What about our district governors, past and present? Are they all in favour of this senseless destruction?

Since 1973 I tried to live my life by the Four Way Test and I am proud of it. I wonder if others can say the same.

Bernie Strohmann

Penticton