About the author

ShawnLBirdtealsmallIn response to the high traffic on her regular blog for her non-sectarian Rotary Invocations, Shawn will endeavour to post a new invocation regularly on this site, following the Rotary calendar.

Shawn Bird (BA, MEd) has recovered sufficiently from being president of the active and innovative Shuswap Rotary Club (Salmon Arm) in District 5060 a decade ago, that she is now president-elect again.  She is a Paul Harris fellow (+1).  She was the first outbound Rotary youth exchange student of the Rotary Club of Kelowna (Okanagan Mission).  She was hosted jointly by the four clubs of Kotka, Finland.  (She still has her pin adorned jacket! See below).  Shawn has even been published in The Rotarian magazine! (June 2013 Letters)

Outside of Rotary, Shawn is an English teacher at Salmon Arm Secondary.  She is also an author, a poet, a wife, a mother, a dog agility and trick trainer, a dancer, a folk harpist, and shoe fanatic.  She is available to present workshops on writing, publishing, and innovative educational practices.  Her ‘noir-vella’ Murdering Mr. Edwards is scheduled for publication April 2018 by Coffin Hop Press.

She maintains a very active blog full of poetry and musings at http://www.shawnbird.com.  She tweets as @ShawnLBird.  You can also find her on Tumblr, Facebook, and Wattpad.  Same handle.

If you have a Rotary special event that you’d like a special invocation for, she is willing to create one for you in exchange for a donation to the Rotary Foundation. Leave a message below.

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Once an exchange student, always an exchange student!

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