|Exciting Rotary Friendship Exchange Expansion||Posted||on Apr 06, 2017||
|The passing of Dawn Waye||Posted||on Nov 07, 2016||
Dawn was a very important member of the Communication Team for this website.
Kimberley Dawn (Manderville) Waye, of South Esk, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 54.
Passing of Knut Grotterod, PDG
|Posted||on Sep 05, 2016||
It is with great sadness that the family announces that Knut Grotterod, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 25, 2016 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Knut was born February 12, 1922 in Sarpsborg, Norway and was the only child of the late Klaus and Maggi Grotterød. Before immigrating to Montreal, Quebec he served in the Norwegian Underground during World War II. Upon arrival in Montreal in 1945 he attended McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. It was here that he met and married Isabel MacMaster.
Knut was a man of many accomplishments within the Pulp and Paper industry. Before retiring he was Chairman of Fraser Paper Inc. and Fraser Paper Ltd.
After retirement he was a director, chairman and president on many company boards, councils and associations. Knut loved life and lived life to the fullest. He was involved in community service and had numerous hobbies and interests including travel, flying, cross country skiing, sailing, carpentry, photography, electronics and music.
Knut is survived by his wife of 66 years, Isabel Grotterød (nee MacMaster). Loving father to Ingrid Grotterød Cyr (Thomas), Christopher Grotterød, and Karen Grotterød Milczarek (John). Grandfather to Erik (Sandra), Karl, Stefan, Kristian, Nina and Grant and great grandfather to Karma, Kaia and Lokki.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Fredericton Extra Mural Unit and the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital for the great care and attention for Knut.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Doug Blaikie officiating.
If desired, donations in Knut’s memory may be made to the Rotary Foundation or any charitable organization of your choice.
Council on Legislation Makes Historic Changes to Rotary
|Posted||on Aug 01, 2016||
Like a corporation, Rotary is governed by a Board of Directors lead by a President. Every three years however, with a nod towards a Parliamentary form of government, Rotary meets in a forum called the Council on Legislation. 2016 was such a year and the Council on Legislation met last week April 11-15.
|Governor District 7810 2016-2017||Posted||on Jul 11, 2016||
Virginia (Ginny) Joles - DG 7810
It is truly an honor and privilege to serve Rotary District 7810 as 2016-2017 District Governor! Jerry and I are blessed to have many wonderful individuals to work together on our District team. I am so excited about the opportunities that await us as we go into this year!
We are fortunate to have had such wonderful leadership in the past. I extend whole-hearted thanks to Wayne and Sylvie Wornes, as well as Mike and Francine Walsh, for their dynamic leadership, guidance, and training during this past year! Going forward, they have agreed to help strengthen Youth Services, Training, and Membership.
I am very excited to be a part of Rotary International President John Germ’s “All Star Team.” That is what he calls his group of District Governors who will be serving humanity with him. John and his wife, Judy, are from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has a huge heart and will be an amazing leader for our organization. He chose three simple, no-nonsense words to be the theme for his year: “Rotary Serving Humanity.” He is not concerned with how many meetings you attended as a Rotarian, but asks you to make a small difference in your community, one day at a time.
I have asked our club presidents to establish some very important goals for their clubs and to pair up with another club, to adopt a twin club, meet new Rotarians, exchange ideas, take action and make a difference. Our district also has some lofty goals for next year. I am certain that together, as a team, we can accomplish all of those goals.
Some of my personal goals are to grow membership, support our youth, celebrate The Foundation’s 100th Anniversary, and keep our members informed and involved. And, I encourage you to be passionate, involved, and eager as we begin this year’s Rotary journey.
In closing, thank you for being a Rotarian! I am thankful for all that you do to give back in your communities. And, I am thankful for your confidence in me and look forward to meeting with you soon. Please know that I am here for you. I am only a phone call or an email away.
Virginia R. Joles
District Governor 2016-2017
Rotary International District 7810
207-762-8461 or 207-227-5673 (cell)
District 7810 Conference - August 26 & 27
Presque Isle, ME
|Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jun 15, 2016||
Don't forget to add the District 7810 Conference to your end of summer plans.
Our fellow Rotarians in Area 1 have a great weekend planned. We encourage all members to consider attending the conference, especially new Rotarians, as it is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and how our organizations make a positive impact not only in our own communities but also around the world.
The plenary sessions are always inspirational. The opportunity to meet the Rotary International Representative, networking with fellow Rotarians and the fellowship will leave a lasting impression.
Hope to see you all in Presque Isle! Check out the Schedule.
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club Donates to Project in Guatamala||Posted||on Feb 18, 2016||
At the February 8th meeting of the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover, President Cheryl Reed presented a $2000 (US) cheque to Carl Young, President of the Rotary Club of Fort Fairfield for the GIIVE Project (Guatemalan Infrastructure Improvement Venture). The project will improve sanitation and water infrastructure in the villages in Monterrico, Santa Rose and Guatemala region. Several clubs from Area 1 have partnered to raise funds for the project. Also pictured is Kevin McCartney, member of the Rotary Club of Presque Isle and member of the organizing committee for the project.
|Saint John Rotarian Posts Rotary Banner Atop Mt. Kilimanjaro||Posted||on Jan 29, 2016||
Rotarian Norm Purdy had the ultimate Rotary Make Up Meeting on the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. He left behind one his club's Rotary banners. Congrats to Norm on reaching new heights and for spreading the word about Rotary.
|Rotary Club of Grand Manan's Win Win Fundraiser Contributes $100,000 to Local Charities||Posted||on Jan 29, 2016||
It's a major milestone!! The Rotary Win Win has now paid out $100,000 in prizes and that means we have also contributed $100,000 between the "Charities of the Month" and Rotary projects on Grand Manan. Thank you Grand Manan!!!
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club Christmas Tree Pick Up||Posted||on Jan 29, 2016||
The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover conducted their annual Christmas tree pickup on Saturday morning, Jan. 9. Upon completion of the job, a time of fellowship and a hot meal was provided by fellow Rotarians.
Rotarian Mike Bolster and his enthusiastic group of helpers collected the trees.
Rotarians Malcolm Grant, Louiselle St. Amand, Ron Cummings and Cheryl Reed braved the cold weather to collect discarded Christmas trees, which were headed for the shredder to be turned into mulch. For more than 30 years, the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover have been providing this service to the community.
|Rotary Club of St. Stephen-Milltown to Celebrate 96 Years of Community Service||Posted||on Jan 13, 2016||
|Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays||Posted||on Dec 07, 2015||
We Wish the best of the season to all in District 7810. Sylvie and I have met and reconnected with so many great Rotarians and citizens of the world this year and we would like to take the time to say "Thank you for your Service Above Self", we know that because of you, your community and the world will be a better place to live in". Rotary strives to be an all encompassing organization so if this is not a time of celebration or if your beliefs celebrate a different method, than that is the beauty of Rotary and please take this time to "Be A Gift To The World".
|Happy Holidays for Fredericton Sunrise||Posted||on Dec 07, 2015||
|How Rotary Works||Posted||on Dec 07, 2015||
Hi Wayne - “once upon a time Mike and Francine came to Sackville to a PHF event and met Jeff from Community Forrest International. So Jeff got invited to speak at the District Conference in Dieppe on Sunday morning. Many Rotarians were impressed and invited Jeff to speak at their clubs over the next few months. Jeff spoke at Lowell’s club last week, he was a big hit!!! In Presque Isle Lowell told me they were donating $1,000.00 to Jeff’s project and wondered if Sackville may want to match their donation”.
And that my friend is how Rotary works!!!!
I am amazed by Rotarian’s power to make things happen, and very proud to be a Rotarian. Pam
|Nov 14th Training location||Posted||on Nov 13, 2015||
Here is the map to the Campus Centre at University of Maine in Presque Isle
|Leaders to attend District 7810 training and learn about collaborative Future Visions Grant||Posted||on Oct 29, 2015||
PRESQUE ISLE – During the weekend of November 13-15, 2015, Area One Rotary Club leaders from Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Limestone, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, and Washburn, along with nearby Rotary Clubs from Houlton and New Brunswick will be gathering at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to learn more about Rotary International (RI) and the process required to be in compliance as a Rotary Club.
After the Saturday training on November 14, the Area One Future Visions Committee will host an informational dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Project GIIVE (Guatemalan Infrastructure Improvement Venture). The public is invited to join Rotarians at the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club, 583 Parsons Road, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for a vegetarian and beef stew dinner, $15 per person, and to hear more about a Future Visions Grant being jointly drafted by Area One Rotary Clubs and several New Brunswick Clubs.
Julia Phelps, Rotary International Director, will bring a welcome and direct message of how Rotary International, even a local Club, is a “Gift to the World.” Peter and Carolyn Johnson from the Rotary Club in Yarmouth, Maine, will tell about projects they have seen in Guatemala and how this involvement changed their lives. Carolyn serves as RI Assistant Coordinator for Zone 32, southern Maine and New England, and recently visited the proposed Project GIIVE communities while overseeing ongoing activities aligned with literacy, work with primary teachers, and small water projects funded through grants received by Districts in Zone 32.
Rotary District 7810 Governor Wayne Wornes and Foundation Chairperson Rick Rogers will also address Rotary’s emphasis on water and sanitation issues.
The planned Future Visions Grant is proposed to meet the needs of a village near the city of Monterrico, Guatemala, in cooperation with the Guatemalan Rotary Club La Ermita. The project funding goal for this initial project is about $50,000 with the implementation performed in stages and Future Visions GIIVE Projects will continue to be developed for years to come.
The initial request will be for water filtration devices to provide safe drinking water and eco-stoves to provide healthy home cooking facilities. The grant would also include improved sanitation facilities with eco-toilets. The GIIVE group of Rotary Clubs is planning to submit its grant application by July 2016. If approved and funded, the clubs will be sending Rotarians and vocationally-trained individuals to Monterrico, Guatemala, in the Spring of 2017.
The informational event will be held at the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club, 583 Parsons Road, Presque Isle, Maine, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15/person. Silent Auction items will consist of authentic Guatemalan apparel, jewelry, coffee and other items. Proceeds from the evening will be given to the Future Vision GIIVE 2016 Project. To RSVP, please contact Kevin McCartney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-492-4766 by November 8, 2015.
The Presque Isle Rotary Club maintains a membership of approximately 100 individuals and is part of a world-wide organization of community volunteers. The Slogan of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and the club seeks to live up to this ideal to support a variety of causes for the betterment of the community.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about Rotary and its ideals can visit www.PresqueIsleRotary.org or contact any Rotary member.
|Coats of Care||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 27, 2015||
The Rotary Club of Moncton & West Riverview presented a $900.00 cheque to Visions United Church to support their COATS OF CARE project. They raised funds to purchase and deliver five (5) coats that convert into sleeping bags to every city in the Maritimes. The coats are made in Detroit by homeless women through a wonderful project called the EMPOWERMENTPLAN (google for details). The pilot project begins November 1st and will be monitored this winter to evaluate if the coats are suitable and useful during our famous “Canadian Winters”. This is a great example of doing good in the world and addressing the growing concerns of poverty in Canada.
Rotarian Pam Harrison ( Visions United Church) and Club President Darrell Nameth
|Rotary Club of Sackville Fights to End Polio Worldwide||Posted||on Oct 27, 2015||
In honor of World Polio Day, which is widely recognized on the 24th of October, the Rotary Club of Sackville held a fun auction on Thursday, October 1st and raised $1500 as part of Rotary’s 30-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease polio. Local Rotarian Pam Harrison suggested that to recognize the 30th anniversary of Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio that our 30 members should raise a minimum of $30 each. This goal of $900 was exceeded through the generosity of individual club members! Due to the enthusiasm of club members to achieve their goal the Board of Directors decided to match these contributions to a total of $3000!
President Dianne Oulton of the Sackville Rotary Club said that “contributing to the end game of the Polio Plus eradication initiative was the right thing to do especially since every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to US$ 35 million a year. So our club’s contribution of $3000 in essence will be tripled to a grand total of $9000”.
|Hanwell Club Receives Charter||Posted||on Oct 20, 2015||
The Hanwell Satellite Club. received its Charter on October 15, District Governor Wayne Wornes awarded them their Charter as the newly formed Hanwell Rotary Club. As an added bonus, their Club President, Adeline Misener, was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow for her service. Congrats to Adeline and all members of the Hanwell Rotary Club!! Best of Luck! Twenty one new Rotarians were honoured by over 70 guests made up of 12 Rotary clubs and friends from New Brunswick, Ontario and Maine. They had the privilege of having Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, in attendance.
|Meet the Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran||Posted||on Jul 03, 2015||
K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN
ROTARY CLUB OF COLOMBO
|Governor District 7810 2015 2016||Posted||on Jul 02, 2015||
Sylvie and I are very excited about the coming Rotary year, I have worked very closely with PDG Michael Walsh and Sylvie has learned a lot from Francine. This journey started 3 years ago and we have been given great advice, mentorship and training to prepare us for the year.
Our District Team is well informed and ready as well, we could not possibly try to move forward without their assistance.
As with the work that the President's needed to do to prepare for their year, it is now time to step forward.
We begin our club visits much like Mike did with the Presque Isle club first, so be kind.
I started in Rotary 2002 with the Moncton West and Riverview club, I wish to take this time to also thank everyone of their members for their quick wits and guidance through the years. The move over to the Dieppe Rotary club was one taken with much thought but when it came down to location and meeting times it all fit, They met just down the road from my office (this was before they closed down Crystal Palace, Ramada). I am shy speaking French so I have looked at the move to Dieppe RC as an opportunity to improve my confidence with speaking French.
As President "Ravi" has asked let's work and focus on becoming "A Gift To the World"
See everyone soon.
Governor District 7810
|Changing of the Guard||Posted||on Jun 29, 2015||
Please join me in thanking Michael Walsh and his wife Francine Fournier-Walsh, members of the Rotary club of Moncton West and Riverview, for their Service Above Self. The District was in great hands with Michael (Mike) at the helm and he will be continuing on in his Service as District Membership chair. As everyone who has spoken with Mike this past Rotary year knows Mike has always aspired to become a Past District Governor (PDG)
|Joint Annual Meeting||Posted||on Jun 25, 2015||
The Rotary Clubs of Perth-Andover and Fort Fairfield held their joint Annual Meeting at the Larlee Creek Public House in Perth-Andover on June 25. Rotarians and their spouses/partners enjoyed a delicious meal and a special time of fellowship.
The combined Annual Meeting is a longstanding celebration of the Rotary year by both clubs. Each club presented member awards and recognitions. District Governor Mike Walsh presented Perth-Andover Rotary Club President Margie Brooks with the Presidential Citation, one of three awarded in District 7810 for the 2014-2015 year.
Special guests included District Governor Mike Walsh and wife Francine, District Governor-Elect Wayne Wornes and wife Sylvie, District Governor-Nominee Ginny Joles, Past District Governor Pat Perry, Area 1 Assistant District Governor (ADG) Floyd Rockholt, and
Area 1 Immediate-Past ADG Nancy Fletcher.
|Cheque for Heart Monitor||Posted||on Jun 24, 2015||
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club presented a cheque in the amount of $2000 to Judy MacIntosh, Chairperson of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Foundation on June 22 to help with the purchase of a heart monitor. A previous donation of $11931 (from the profits of the 2014 Rotary Auction) was also made to the monitor project. Making the presentation are Marsha Lang, Rotary Club Foundation Chairperson, (left) and Margaret Brooks, Club President (right).
|Clubs Celebrating Milestones, Anniversaries and Paul Harris Recognitons||Posted||on May 05, 2015||
Check out the District Facebook page (like it if you don't already) for updates on all the good work and recognition that is going in our Clubs.
|NS Rotarians Recognized for Volunterism||Posted||on Apr 11, 2015||
CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS
The Municipality of Cumberland County; Mike McLellan presented “Certificates of Recognition” for countless hours of volunteer work to Carrie White, Pam Harrison, Dara Legere, LouAnne Berry, P J White and Charlene Daborn.
Dara Legere was recognised by Nova Scotia’s Premier, the Honorable Stephen McNeil, MLA at a 41st Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony luncheon held at the Weston Hotel, Halifax on April 7th.
|SVHS Interact Club||Posted||on Feb 08, 2015||
With great pleasure Margie Brooks, President, Perth-Andover Rotary Club, presented the executive of the SVHS Interact Club with their charter on February 8.
|Guatemalan Future Vision Project||Posted||on Feb 08, 2015||
Kevin McCartney, Rotarian from the Presque Isle Rotary Club, gave a very interesting and informative presentation at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club. He spoke about a Guatemalan Future Vision Project that is in the initial planning stages. Representatives of the Rotary Clubs of Presque Isle, Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill and Limestone have formed the organizing committee. He welcomed interested Rotarians from our club to join them.
|Rotary World Community Project||Posted||on Jan 13, 2015||
All Rotarians are invited to the attend the Rotary World Community Project. Please see attached invitation with details on the event. This is the fourth year of this event that has been held in partnership with six clubs in the district: Moncton Sunrise Club, Dieppe Club, Shediac Club, Moncton Club, Fredericton Sunrise Club and Moncton West & Riverview Club. The focus this year will be on providing clean drinking water to villages in India.
If you are interested in learning more about the project or would like to attend this evening please call me or email me.
|Andover Grade 3 Polio Plus contribution||Posted||on Nov 29, 2014||
Ms. Delong's grade 3 class at Andover Elementary School raised the largest amount of money in the recent "Nickels for Polio" campaign. The class won a pizza party, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover, for their efforts in raising the largest amount in the campaign. Joining the students for the photo are Ms. Delong, Club President Margie Brooks and Rotarian Marsha Lang.
|Rotary Club of Perth-Andover cheque presentation||Posted||on Nov 10, 2014||
On November 10 a cheque from the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover for $20 000 was presented by President Margie Brooks (right) to Carolyn Dixon (center), Victoria Glen Manor Foundation Chair to help furnish two small living rooms for the new manor which is nearing completion. Rotarian Cheryl Reed, VGM Executive Director was on hand for the presentation.
|Andover Elementary School presents check||Posted||on Nov 10, 2014||
A cheque for $200 from Andover Elementary School was presented to Rotarian Marsha Lang. The money was raised by the children for the "Nickels for Polio" campaign. The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover will match that amount.
|Andover Elementary School fence project||Posted||on Nov 05, 2014||
Perth-Andover Rotary Club President Margie Brooks presented a cheque in the amount of $3000 to the Andover Elementary School fence project. On hand for the presentation on October 26 was Rotarian Nancy Hanscome, President Margie, Jennifer Hanscome and Julie Birmingham who accepted the cheque on behalf of the Parent School Support Committee.
|District 7810 Grants Report for 2013-14||Posted by Pat Perry||on Sep 24, 2014||
Please find attached the report of Grants for our District during the 2013-14 Rotary Year
|ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Florenceville Club||Posted||on Sep 08, 2014||
Four members of the Florenceville Rotary Club take the Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level.
They just used a BIGGER BUCKET than most that have taken the Challenge.
|Significant Achievement award from RI||Posted||on Aug 22, 2014||
Pat Perry (PDG) awards Significant Achievement award from RI to the Sackville Rotary Club. Accepting the award is Gayle Key.
|Care to Share Community Center||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jul 28, 2014||
Fred Clark was guest speaker at the July 28th meeting. He presented information on the Care to Share Community Center to be located in Carlingford. Fred started the Care to Share project fourteen years ago and has almost single-handedly made it into a valuable community service, providing donated appliances, clothing and household items to needy families at no cost. Work is expected to begin on the Center in September with the help of volunteers. The estimated cost of the building is $200000.
|Andover Elementary Community Garden||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jul 09, 2014||
Perth-Andover Rotary Club volunteers recently weeded and spruced up the Andover Elementary Community Garden.
Rotarians Barb Green, Rhonda Kennedy, Nancy Hanscome and her grandson, Marianne Bell and her daughter Victoria, Louiselle St. Amand, John Larsen and Margie Brooks worked hard and at the same time had fun improving the appearance of the Garden.
|RLI session in Truro on Oct 25 2014||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jul 01, 2014||
Look for this LIVE graphic link in the coming weeks. Below is a link to the RLI session in Truro on Oct 25 2014.
PDG Gord Hankin 04-05
District Clubrunner Administrator
|Two clubs from two countries hold their annual meetings||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jun 26, 2014||
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club and the Fort Fairfield Rotary Club held their combined Annual Meeting at the Aroostook Valley Country Club on June 26. It was an enjoyable time of fellowship, good food and awards. DG Pat Perry joined us for the celebration. The two clubs from two countries have been holding their annual meetings together for several years, which we believe is rare in the world of Rotary.
P-A Rotary Club President, Margie Brooks (R) presented the "Rotarian of the Year Award" to Louiselle St. Amand
Larry Plant, (R) FF Rotary Club presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Club President Carl Young
DG Pat Perry presented the Presidential Citation to P-A Rotary Club Margie Brooks
P-A Rotary Club 2014-2015 Executive: L to R: Cheryl Reed, VP; Louiselle St. Amand, Secretary; Mike Allen, Treasurer; John Larsen, Director; Marsha Lang, Director; Rhonda Kennedy, Director; Margie Brooks, President
|Rotary Club of Oromocto||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jun 09, 2014||
DG Pat Perry presented Certificates to the Club.
The Club invited families & attendees of Camp Rotary to a dinner and presented a contribution of $6,950 to Easter Seals EO Julia Laitham. Some of the attendees were at Camp and unable to attend the dinner.
This is the largest contribution we have ever been able to make. There are many communities and businesses that made this possible by supporting our Annual Dinner & Auction and our Raffle Calendars.
Photos (Courtesy of Brunswick News)
|Rotary District 7810 - 2014 Conference Sept 18-21||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on May 12, 2014||
It's an exciting time to be a Rotarian!
And it will never be more exciting in 2014 than in Moncton between September 18th and 21st at the District 7810 Annual Conference as we Light Up Rotary!
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club held a Cash Draw on May 2nd||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on May 02, 2014||
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club held another successful Cash Draw on May 2nd. The proceeds from this annual fundraiser is approximately $14000.
The top prize of $10000 was won by Gerald Toner. Additional prizes, including door prizes and Early Bird Draw, were also awarded to lucky winners, for a total of $16800 in prizes.
|Rotary Club of Newcastle||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Apr 09, 2014||
The Rotary Club of Newcastle recently awarded Paul Harris Fellows to three deserving individuals from Miramichi.
Steve Myles has been involved in the community as a member of the Miramichi Kinsmen Club and the Miramichi Hospital Foundation. He has been president/chairperson of both organizations, as well as holding most executive positions along the way. As a Kinsmen, he initiated both the "Pay It Forward" and "KIVA" programs, and has been twice honoured with Kinsmen of the Year. In his role with the Miramichi Hospital Foundation, he chairs the Miramichi Cares Charity Golf Classic, as well as being involved in various initiatives which have raised in excess of 3 million dollars for local hospital equipment. He is a founding partner of Myles-Garrish Financial Group.
Donnalu Derry has been a member of the Newcastle Rotary Club for several years, where she has been a great contributor to our club's success. As a member of the pond hockey committee, she was responsible for the setting up and tearing down of the site, as well as coordinating the volunteers needed for this. She has been the Foundation Chair for the club and very involved in our local "purple pinkie" campaign, part of Rotary International's Polio elimination fund-raising efforts. Donnalu is a co-owner of Match-It Supplies Ltd.
Melanie Daley was recognized by District Governor Patricia (Pat) Perry for her planning and organization of the District 7810 Conference, which involved Rotarians from across New Brunswick and northern Maine coming to Miramichi. Melanie is a former member of the Newcastle Rotary Club, where she served on the executive in the position of Sgt-at-Arms, and helped out with many fundraisers within our club. Melanie is a co-owner/manager and salesperson for Royal LePage Miramichi River Realty.
All three individuals give of themselves to their community in many more ways than be described in a few lines. The Rotary Club of Newcastle is very proud to recognize these deserving individuals.
Rotary was founded by Paul Harris in 1905 in Chicago. Giving a Paul Harris Fellow is the highest honour a Rotary club can bestow on an individual.
Photo: L to R, Lowell Loveday, Assistant District Govenor, District 7810; Donnalu Derry, recipient; Stephen Myles, recipient; Melanie Daley, recipient; Pat Perry, District Governor, District 7810; Valerie Comeau, President, Rotary Club of Newcastle.
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club honoured two with Paul Harris Fellowships||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Mar 21, 2014||
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club honoured two community members with Paul Harris Fellowships on March 21st.
DG Pat Perry was on hand to present Rod MacIntosh with a Paul Harris Fellowship. He was honoured by the PA Rotary Club for his volunteer work with local youth hockey, serving as coach for many years. Rod organizes "The Gathering of the Scots," the very successful Scottish Festival held each year in May in Perth-Andover. He is a big booster for rural living. Rod exemplifies "Service Above Self" through his volunteer work.
DG Pat Perry presented Mike Allen, member of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Mike is branch manager of the local branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. He is Past President of the club, having served two consecutive terms. He has served as Club Treasurer, Youth Exchange Officer, Fines Master, and he participates in all club fundraisers. Mike has been a member of the Scotiabank Relay for Life team for several years. He has served as a volunteer paramedic. Mike and the "other" Mike Allen co-host the annual Miss New Brunswick Pageant. Mike exemplifies "Service Above Self" both as a Rotarian and a member of the community.
|Tri-Club Meeting in Fredericton on TransCanada Pipelines||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 18, 2014||
In a tri-club joint meeting with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, TransCanada Pipeline presented on the energy East Pipeline project. An overview the project, pipeline safety and the economic impact was provided.
From the left is: Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, Guest speaker Philippe Cannon, TransCanada Piplelines. Rotarian Al Thomas and Chris Johnston, President of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.
|Port Elgin Rotary Club hosts "Sweet" Fundraiser||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 18, 2014||
For the past two years, the Port Elgin Rotary Club has held a unique fundraiser. For Valentines Day the club has hosted a "Death by Chocolate" evening. Held at the beautiful "Victorian Veranda" bed and breakfast located beside the picturesque Gaspereau River in Port Elgin, it was a romantic evening of scrumptious chocolate desserts, tea and coffee and soft music.
Our past District Governor, Allan MacLellan and his wife attended our "Death by Chocolate" evening in 2013.
|High School Students speak at Bathurst Rotary Club||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014|
|Houlton Rotary Club supports McGill's Community Band.||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014||
The Houlton Rotary Club recently presented McGill's Community Band with a check to fund the building of a storage unit. This unit will house the chairs used by the band members during a concert. The proceeds were raised during the annual Rotary auction in November. The band members have started practicing for the up-coming concert season and are excited for the summer fun to begin!
Accepting the check from Rotary Club President Lori Weston is the band's new conductor, Kevin Mania, and the band manager, Michael Clark.
|Houlton Rotary Club Update||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014||
Pictured here are Scott Dionne, past president with our guest speakers today Sara Williams, Matthew Williams and Linda Williams.
Matt and Linda live on their farm in Linneus. They grow organic wheat and oats. They mill not only their own products but other farms as well. For other Maine farms they will do Custom Cleaning and Custom Milling. Matt explained that they have been growing products and selling them mostly wholesale to bakery's, Co-ops, and through the Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative. He stated that they specialize in Maine Organic Products, they are the only mill in Maine that produces only Maine products! Sarah their daughter moved back home this past year to help with the farm. Sarah is a wonderful addition to the business, and is looking at the farm/business from a different perspective. She has made connections to Bakery's in New York and other large markets that want Quality Maine Organic Products, and they have them. Matt showed pictures of the milling process and explained that it is pretty much the same as it was in the old days, with slight improvement variations. Matt and Sarah discussed briefly the process of growing, selecting and milling their products, which is very interesting, but too much for me to recall, you can find that on there website in great detail. You may ask just what do they grow and most importantly where can I buy it? They grow: Hard Red Winter wheat-variety- Maxine, Hard Red Spring wheat-variety- AC Berry, Oats- variety- Alymer. You can find locations to purchase their exceptional products on their website at http://auroramillsandfarm.net and at the Houlton Community Market this spring and summer. In fact Matt made an amazing bread for our lunch and I would strongly suggest you try as soon as you can! Sarah discussed her ideas on expanding to more local and adding Bakery items to the local market and they will be introducing stone baked pizza which I am positive you will be pleased. Sarah plans on bringing some of these delicious baked goods to the Houlton Community Market and the County Coop and Farm Store when it opens. She also encouraged everyone to become member of The County Coop and Farm Store in support of buying local. Last but not least I could not end with out talking about the Aurora Farm's Organic Oatmeal Ale which is made by The Atlantic Brewing Company, they have chose to use Aurora Mills flavorful Alymer oats to create a deep ruby ale with a crisp, clean finish. True to the style, Aurora Farm's Oatmeal Ale is moderate in alcohol with an ABV of 5%. This is currently available in Houlton at The Courtyard Café and at The Lounge Down under. The Williams are great supporters and promoter of Maine and in particular Aroostook County, so if you have a chance to try some of their products do not hesitate - You will not be disappointed!!
|Trees for Troops||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014||
Tammie Mulvey was the speaker at Rotary on 02/24/2014
She started with a brief history, Rob is from New York, went to Unity College and stayed:) He worked at Robbins Lumber on Christmas Trees and in their Mill and plantations. In 1996 he became self employed contracting out work on Christmas Trees.
Tammie is from Montville, where she was raised in a Restaurant, Convenience Store, Chainsaw shop and Dance hall. She sold insurance, was a Cosmetologist, waitress, cook, then CLA, and now Community Health and Counseling Services.
Pleasant View Tree Farm “started” in 2002, with Christmas trees and wreaths. Expanded to Strawberries, and Fall mums in 2008, then we added Fruit trees and hardwoods to see if their was a need in the area, and we have expanded over the last few years tremendously.
Tammie’s main topic today was speaking on Trees for Troops.
In 2005, the National Christmas Tree Association developed the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation (CSF) as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to advance the spirit of Christmas year-round. The foundation quickly developed plans for a national Trees for Troops program that could unify the individual programs of tree growers and state Christmas tree associations.
This year, Trees for Troops® provided 17,051 free, real Christmas Trees to military families and troops, bringing our total since the inception of the program to more than 139,000 trees. This year's trees were delivered by FedEx to 62 military bases in the U.S. and Middle East, covering every branch of the armed services.
While a donated Christmas Tree may seem like a small gift, CSF receives countless e-mails and letters from families saying it was the best gift they could have received during the holidays. Not only are many military members away from their families during the holidays, but many military families are also away from their extended families. In some cases, “Dad” or “Mom” is overseas, while the rest of the family is also far from home. It is our hope that the gift of a Real Christmas Tree will help bring the feeling of home a little closer, wherever they may be spending their holiday, as well as alleviate some of the financial burden the holidays can bring.
The Trees for Troops program continues to grow with the generous support from many involved.
About Trees for Troops
Imagine a smiling group of U.S. troops gathered around a Christmas Tree that was grown on an American farm and express shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of free, real Christmas Tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops® makes this vision a reality!
Members of the National Christmas Tree Association and many state and regional Christmas tree associations began donating trees by the thousands. This is quite a logistical undertaking and a sacrifice, as these are quality, sellable trees being harvested, donated and collected during the busiest possible time for growers, and no doubt the busiest time for FedEx and its employees. They do it because they love the opportunity to say "thank you for your service and sacrifice" to troops and their families. In total, 9,685 Christmas trees were donated by growers this year.
Consumers supported Trees for Troops by donating funds or by visiting the 60 farms and retail locations across the country that hosted FedEx trailers during Trees for Troops Weekend, Dec. 6-8, 2013. During Trees for Troops Weekend, consumers purchased and donated 7,216 trees that were placed in the trailers and delivered to U.S. military bases.
This past years was started in Indiana with 150 trees shipped to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia and to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
The Maine Christmas Tree Association has been involved since the beginning. They donate 300 trees each year and for the last 6 years have also been donating Ornaments for the trees, they make or buy 10 ornaments for each tree. We prefer hand made ornaments just for the extra care that goes into them. This was started by some of the wonderful ladies, Joanne Bond, Melba Fisher and Norma Corliss of the Maine Christmas Tree Association. Many of the ornaments are made by these ladies as well, but there is always a bit of a shortfall that I am hoping we can help out with. The ornaments must be non breakable, they do not need to be handmade, but that does give a little extra touch. We are getting close to the time when we send these out – I know it is not even spring yet and I am asking about next Christmas, we send the ornaments in April to go with the trees, they are packaged in a decorative plastic bag and a note is included thanking them for their service.
If anyone would like to donate either ornaments or money please contact Tammie Mulvey either by Facebook – Pleasant View Tree Farm, email@example.com, or call 207-538-7217 If you would like more information about Trees for Troops or become a sponsor you can visit treesfortroops.org
Tammie also mentioned that Rob in conjunction with Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is doing a demonstration on pruning Apple Trees on Saturday March 27th for more information call 207-532-2087 ext3 or visit http://www.saswcd.org
|Fredericton North Rotary Club hosting Big Time Ball Hockey Tournament||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014||
BIG TIME BALL HOCKEY COMING TO FREDERICTON’S GRANT HARVEY CENTRE
(Fredericton NB, Feb 25/14) Thousands of ball hockey fans across New Brunswick can look forward to next May 23-25 when the Fredericton North Rotary Club will organize a major amateur ball hockey tournament in the capital city.
With prizes for the winners and entertainment for spectators, the tournament will be open to teams of seven players competing in eight “rinks” laid out in the parking area of the city’s Grant Harvey Centre.
The ‘Fredericton Ball Hockey for Rotary” tournament will be held under basic rules of the Canadian Ball and Street Hockey Association. These include the need for hockey helmets to be worn by players. Games will be played in a rink 100’ long and 50’ wide with a puck about double the size of a tennis ball.
Says Don McKay, chair of the event’s organizing committee, “We expect to see team competition from businesses and ball hockey clubs, high schools and middle schools, towns and cities. We’re in the process of finalizing some basic rules and regulations and want this to be a real fun event for adults as well as youngsters.”
“Ball or street hockey has over the years increased in popularity. Saint John and Moncton, for example, have had tournaments with hundreds of competitors. We’re aiming for our event to be just as popular. The City of Fredericton’s tourism department has been integral in helping us prepare for this event.”
The Fredericton North Rotary Club is renowned for its earlier Killarney Cup pond hockey events in Fredericton plus its fundraising for good causes such as Camp Rotary, youth literacy, helping the elderly, and polio eradication.
Early bird registration for the tournament will open on March 10. More information is available on the event’s website: www.frederictonballhockey.com.
Media contact: John M. Bowles. Tel: (506) 449-0562
|St Stephen-Milltown Rotary Club hold 40th Annual Super Draw Dinner||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Mar 12, 2014||
The Rotary Club of St. Stephen-Milltown held its 40th Annual Super Draw Dinner Feb. 26.2014 at the Legion Hall and gave away a total of $21,200 in prizes and donations. This event has supported youth hockey programs since its inception in 1974 and more latterly supported other community initiatives dealing with children. The Charlotte County Boys and Girls Club is a major beneficiary of this draw as well as proceeds from the Kiwanis/Rotary Radio Bingo, a joint service club effort of the past decade.
Rotarians, friends, and Super Draw boosters gathered for the 40th Annual Super Draw Dinner to watch the St. Stephen-Milltown Rotary Club give away prizes and donations. Top prizes of $7,000, $1000, $500 made people happy and 27 consolation prizes kept the crowd interested all evening. The real winners of the evening were the youth of the community as Rotarians presented cheques of $2000 to the St. Stephen High School boys and girls hockey program, $2000 to the St. Stephen Minor Hockey Association and $4000 to the Charlotte County Boys & Girls Club. Susan Schnier, Rotary president, left, made the presentations to Jeff Haley of the High School, Jaclyn Fitzsimmons of the B&G Club and Wally Morrow from Minor Hockey, assisted by Super Draw co-chairperson Rob Mann, right.
Rotary friends come in all ages and styles. Here student Marley Woodside (her mother is a former Rotarian who helps organize the Super Draw) helps 3rd generation Rotarian Joan Flewelling, right, sell 50/50 tickets to president Susan Schnier. This draw raised $227 for the club's 'Foundation account'.
The 280 Super Draw tickets fuel a great many community service donations and have always been well received by the community. The $100 tickets also give you a delicious Legion dinner and an opportunity to see Rotarians in action during a fun social evening. The real work, of course, is selling the tickets in the 3 months prior to the dinner!
|Easter Seals Launch||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 24, 2014||
The Easter Seals 2014 Campaign Launch was held at Government house on Monday Feb 24th at 12 o’clock. In attendance were approx... 75 persons representing Community partners; Easter Seal Board members; Rotarians; Staff of Easter Seals ; school children and supporters of the Easter Seals from every realm.
Read the full story - Easter Seals Launch
|Fredericton Rotary Club's Gala to Support Camp Rotary||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 24, 2014||
“Share Our Love” for Camp Rotary
February 14, 2014
On Friday evening, February 14, 2014, at the Delta Fredericton, the Rotary Club of Fredericton hosted a Gala in support of Camp Rotary. The evening began with a reception where ladies were provided with a rose and Mario Theriault serenaded guests on his accordion. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Mayor Brad Woodside. The Fredericton Ladies’ Barbershop ensemble, “The Meadowlarks” provided entertainment during dinner and Hugh Cameron auctioned over 12 live auction items. The evening concluded with the “Downtown Blues Band” providing music to midnight. Sponsorships, the purchase of Corporate tables in addition to monies raised through ticket sales, personal donations, raffle draws, 50/50 draw, Klik Pics Photo Booth, coat check and the live auction totaled $23,778.13 for Camp Rotary. As Brandon Liston, a camper at Camp Rotary and our Easter Seals representative said, “You put a smile on our faces with your support.”
|Gagetown Rotary Club Hosts 32nd Annual Variety Show||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 24, 2014||
The Rotary Club of the Village of Gagetown held its 32nd annual Variety show on Feb 22nd at the Gagetown Elementary Show. This fundraiser raises money for bursaries for students of the local area attending post-secondary schools. To date they have awarded 37 bursaries and after this event one more was added to the list. The evening included a variety of local musicians and singing groups.
Read more about the evening here http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7810//HTML/219407//gagetown-varietyshow.pdf
|Washburn Rotary Club - Hospice House||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 18, 2014||
At a recent meeting of the Washburn Rotary Club, Rich Duncan and Sue Fuller spoke about the campaign that is under way to build a Hospice House in northern Maine. Duncan, who is Chairman of the Board for Aroostook Hospice Foundation, noted that land has been donated, and fund-raising has begun to build Aroostook House of Comfort at 255 Caribou Road in Presque Isle. This is a 2.5 million dollar project, with expansion planned after the initial phase is completed. Building is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated opening in 2015. During the presentation, Rick Duncan
Shown in the pictures are Rick Duncan and Larry Bull, and Rotary President CIndy RIchendollar presenting Rick Duncan with a speaker mug to thank him for his evening's presentation.
|Houlton Rotary Club - Guest Speaker Director of Community Development||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 17, 2014||
Pictured are Lori Weston and Jane Torres, who spoke at our January 27th Rotary Meeting.
Our District Governor was scheduled to be our guest speaker today, however due to the weather was unable to attend. So Lori Weston stepped up to the plate and gave us information on events and what’s happening around town. She started by explaining her position as the Community Development Director for the Town of Houlton. Many of us see Lori working away at all the wonderful events that the Town and the Chamber do together, but there is a lot more to her job then that! She explained several grants she has submitted for various things around town including beautifying Market Square with new trees, snowmobile bridge, and many others that will improve our community in ways that you may never think of. Lori showed us some of the applications that needed to be completed for various grants and wow, they were vey long, some well over 100 pages. I recall a conversation that Lori and I had when she first started with this position regarding training that she was going to Central Maine on installing water lines and safe construction – it was very intense and inspirational to see just how far she is willing to go to improve our community, she was laughing as she is explaining the “field trip” with a hard hat on and learning what is the right way to do this, she is truly inspirational! Lori and Jane spoke on a meeting that they attended in Hallowell for the Farmers Market organization on learning what others are doing in the State and how we can improve or expand on our wonderful Community Market. It is still a little while before spring, but it will be here soon, and when it comes you really should spend a little time at our Community Market, it sure has grown over the years. I do not know the numbers but it was like just three years ago they had less then 10 vendors, and last year around 30-40. You can get many different items there, I will not list them here you will have to come check it out for yourself. You will want to come on a weekly basis because there are some that can not make it every week and if you are not there that week they are you just don’t know what you are missing! The greater Houlton area is a wonderful place to live with lots of things going on, if you are not sure what there is to do, check out the Pioneer Times, or stop into the Greater Houlton Chamber or even the Town Office. If you are lucky you may even get a chance to see Lori at the office. Lori spoke of Moosestompers that I sure hope you all got a chance to go and experience, and The County Coop and Farm Store that is working its way to opening maybe this fall. Lori expressed her gratitude for all the community members that give of themselves to make this a wonderful place to live, in return the Houlton Rotary Club would like to say thank you to you Lori, you are doing a great job!!
|Houlton Rotary Club - "Let's Talk Local" & Literacy||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 17, 2014||
“Let’s Talk Local” and Literacy at Rotary
At the weekly Rotary meeting on February 3rd , Rotarians were introduced to a new program for the area entitled “Let’s Talk Local”, a component of the Maine Humanities Council’s “What it Means to Be a Mainer”. This program encourages thoughtful, public conversations about our future as a community. Houlton’s public conversation is scheduled for April 9, 2014 at the Houlton Rec Center.
Rotarians were also updated on their local literacy project. Houlton Rotary is partnering with other community organizations and schools forming a “Literacy for ME” Community Literacy Team. Currently the team is focusing on the importance of vocabulary and number awareness from birth to school.
The “Let’s Talk Local” presentation was made by Linda Faucher of the Cary Library. The literacy update was made by Sally Cole and Janet Murakami from RSU 29.
FOR THE PICTURE FROM MIKE CLARK:
Pictured are Mike Hammer, Rotarian and RSU 29 Superintendent, Linda Faucher, Cary Library, and Otis Smith, Rotarian. Sally Cole and Janet Murakami were unavailable for the picture.
|Houlton Rotary Club - Guest Speaker talks about Food Banks and Farm for ME programs||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 17, 2014||
At the weekly Rotary meeting on February 10, Houlton Rotarians were honored to welcome Dixie Shaw as their guest speaker. Dixie Shaw is the Program Director for Hunger and Relief Services of Catholic Charities Maine and oversees the two food banks in Caribou and Monticello. She also heads the Farm for ME and State Disaster Services for CCM.
The food banks in Caribou and Monticello distribute once a month to 25 food pantries in Aroostook County including Saint Mary's and Adopt-a-Block in Houlton. The food bank warehouse in Monticello also houses the only clothing recycling center in Aroostook County. Donated clothing is either sold in the thrift stores or recycled to other uses. The income from the thrift stores and recycled clothing helps to fund the operation of the food banks.
Rotarians also learned about the new Farm for ME project started last growing season. The Farm for ME project came together through funding from the WalMart Foundation, one family's generous offer to allow Farm for ME to use their 200 acres of farmland, and a partnership with Northern Girl of Van Buren to process and store the produce for winter. Volunteers worked together on this new venture and produced beets, squash, and rutabaga on three acres last year, and the goal is to quadruple production this growing season. All produce from the farm is distributed by the food banks to the local food pantries here in Aroostook County to help those in need.
How can someone be a part of this project of neighbor helping neighbor? Shop the thrift store, donate food and other items, and volunteer. The number to call for more information in Presque Isle is 493-8919 and in Monticello 538-4051.
|Local Rotarian Meets Panamanian Counterparts||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 13, 2014||
Rotary President of Florenceville, Garth Hatheway, while on vacation in Panama, visited the Club Rotario el Dorado, Panama, on Jan. 16, 2014 by invitation of president Jose Gonzalez Chea. Hatheway brought greetings from the Florenceville Club and was privileged to hear guest speaker District Governor, Jose Rafael Bolanos, for Rotary Clubs in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador. District Governor Bolanos encouraged dedicated service for high profile Rotary Global projects; such as, polio eradication, clean water, disease prevention and adequate shelter. He stressed the need for cooperation among rotary clubs and individual members. President Gonzalez Chea is interested in cooperating with the Florenceville Rotary Club in a joint effort project.
The first gentleman on the left is: District Governor, Jose Rafael Bolanos; the man in the middle is Garth Hatheway, president Florenceville Rotary Club. The man on the extreme right is the president of the Club El Dorado, Panama, Jose Gonzalez Chea. The first banner has the Rotary Club four way truth test in Spanish.
|Oromocto Club Receives Business Excellence Award from Chamber of Commerce||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 12, 2014||
The Rotary Club of Oromocto received a Business Excellence Award from the Chamber. There was approximately 120 local business owners, Rotarians and dignitaries present.
The Award was accepted by Charter Member Rotarian Ralph Harris and President-elect Liz Neilson. Liz spoke briefly about Rotary in Oromocto and thanked the Chamber for selecting our Club. Dr Spietzer also received an award for her contributions to the SPCA.
In the picture L - R : Ralph Harris, Liz Neilson, Mayor Robert Powell and Dr Spietzer.
|Fredericton Club hosting - Share our Love for Camp Rotary Gala Fund Raiser||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 12, 2014||
“Share Our Love” for Camp Rotary”
Camp Rotary is owned by the Rotary Club of Fredericton and is operated by Easter Seals New Brunswick. Children who have special needs, physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer have an opportunity of a lifetime attending the camp. Brandon Liston who is the Easter Seals representative is quoted at a recently held meeting of the Rotary Club of Fredericton saying,” Rotary Camp has provided all of us an opportunity to meet others just like us. We are a family and I look forward to going every summer. You put a smile on our faces.”
On February 14, 2014, at the Delta Fredericton, the Rotary Club of Fredericton is hosting a Gala in support of Camp Rotary. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm. Roses will be provided for the ladies. Mario Therieault will serenade us on his accordion. Dinner will begin at 7:00 pm:
Roasted pumpkin with nutmeg cream soup
Herbed pork loin with merlot poached plum chutney
Classic crème brulee
Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Mayor Brad Woodside. The “Meadowlarks” Fredericton’s Ladies Barbershop ensemble will provide dinner entertainment.
Hugh Cameron, auctioneer will entertain us with a live auction. In addition to several wonderful packages, we have two tickets to see Michael Buble in concert in Toronto, Ontario June 28. Air Canada will fly two to Toronto on June 27 with return on June 28. Accommodations are included.
The evening will continue with the “Downtown Blues Band” providing us an opportunity to enjoy more live entertainment where we can chat and enjoy our friends and dance to midnight.
The cost of the evening is $125 per person. A tax receipt of $75 dollars is provided.
Corporate tables are $900.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Marion Brien at 459-8022, from members of the Rotary Club of Fredericton or by purchasing them at Westminster Books, King Street, Fredericton.
|Moncton West & Riverview Rotary Club holds Charter Night||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 12, 2014||
Friday, January 31st, Rotarians gathered at the Crowne Plaza downtown Moncton to celebrate the 41st annual Charter Night for the Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview. President Andrew Friel welcomed guests to the Club including Rotary exchange students Welmoed Wessels from Holland and Ana Clara de Menezes Bezerra from Brazil, as well as Rtn. Kevin Duguay from Peterborough, Ontario and Assistant Governor 7810 Chuck Steeves from the Rotary Club of Moncton.
The highlight of the evening was hearing of the tremendous contributions to our community when four non-Rotarians were bestowed Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions for their efforts.
Nicole St.Laurent Ward was recognized for her role as an inspiration and champion for people with arthritis and fibromyalgia. An outstanding volunteer in the community, St.Laurent Ward leads the Moncton FibroArthe Support Group, Chairs the Moncton Branch of the Arthritis Society, and participates in many United Way events.
Read the press release - Moncton West Riverview Charter Night Press Release
|Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - April 11 & 12 - Quispamsis||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 12, 2014||
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is one of the most successful Rotary programs run by Rotary clubs around the world. The fun and intensive training program for 15 to 30 year olds offers the leaders of the future a chance to get a head start at an early age.
The RYLA program gives young people and young adults the chance to improve leadership and communication skills, learn about businesses and institutions, explore career paths, share ideas and experiences, learn how to coordinate youth activities and community service projects in the community, and discuss creative approaches for resolving family, social, and professional conflicts.In Rotary District 7810, RYLA aims to:
• Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
• Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
• Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people and
• Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.
When and where is RYLA held
Download the information sheet to share with your club. http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7810//HTML/218717//RYLA2014InformationSheet.pdf
|Fort Kent Club Friendship Night||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 12, 2014||
On Feb 28th the Rotary Club of Fort Kent will be having our annual Friendship Night.
Place: Lonesome Pine Trails Ski Lodge
Time: 7:00 PM till 10:00 Pm
Live Band: French Toast
Come one come all
|Rotary World Community Project Evening||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Feb 11, 2014||
An international evening of fund and fundraising for Rotarians and their partners, in support of Coopérative Agricole de Terrier Rouge, Haïti. This is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Dieppe, Rotary Club of Sackville, Rotary Club of Shediac, Rotary Club of Moncton, Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club and the Moncton West & Riverview Rotary Club.
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration & cocktails
7:30 – 8:30 pm Presentation of the Project
8:00 – 8:30 pm Coin Toss
8:30 – 9:00 pm Live Auction & First table silent auction closes
9:00 – 9:15 pm WestJet ticket draw
9:00 – 9:30 pm Second table silent auction closes
$20 per guess
(Weekly meeting fee applied for Rotarians if event replaces weekly meeting – thus no fee for Rotarians)
RSVP Now! by February 14, 2014
February 22, 2014 6:30–9:30 pm
Royal Oaks Golf Course
|Sussex Rotary Club Makes Financial Contribution to Amphitheatre Project||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 11, 2014||
The Sussex Rotary Club is making an $80,000 contribution towards the construction of an amphitheatre in a community park. Read more about this great initiative. Sussex Amphitheatre
|Grand Manan Rotary Club is very active in their local community||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 11, 2014||
The Grand Manan Club recently held their 35th Annual Rotary Auction and made a donation of $6000 to the Boys & Girls Club.
They have a busy year ahead of them including a new fundraiser. Read their update for January.
|RLI Fredericton April 26 2014 sessions||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Feb 07, 2014||
" To register for the RLI Fredericton April 26 2014 sessions, please click on the banner above and that will take you to the D7820 main page where you will have to click on a similar banner to go to the registration information page which has the link to the Registration page at the bottom."
District 7810 is offering to pay the registration fee for the first 20 Rotarians that sign up for Level I of the training.
|Perth-Andover Club funds Future Footprints Pre-Kindergarten Sessions||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 06, 2014||
Margie Brooks, president of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club presented a cheque in the amount of $2000 to Marguerite Gallagher, coordinator of the Future Footprints program at the Andover Elementary School. The donation will fund two-week pre-kindergarten sessions, one in February and one in April for children entering AES in the fall. The sessions help children with awareness of self and the environment, cognitive skills, language and communication, fine and gross motor skills as well as help them become familiar with the school and a school routine.
|Rotary & Shelterbox- Work Continues in Philippines and Beyond||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 04, 2014||
It has been my observation that when Rotarians are presented with an opportunity to help, whether that be to assist locally or internationally, they really step up to the challenge. Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November, was one such opportunity for Rotarians to serve those in need – and what a difference Rotarians are making. Efforts ranging from matching challenges to passing the hat at meetings or holding charity auctions, many districts, clubs and Rotarians have been raising funds to assist families made homeless by the tragedy.
|Rotary Club of Rothesay-Kings: 2013 Boots n’ Bikes for the Dominican Republic||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Feb 04, 2014||
Through the efforts of many volunteers and the help of a number of businesses, we were able to collect
Over 100 bicycles, and about 1,200 pairs of footwear
Read about this great project here Boots n' Bikes
|Oromocto Club Update||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 23, 2014||
Raffle Calendar Draws for Jan 2014.
$50 each Jan 13th: #737 Nancy Ellis Hunter. #444 Terry Kennedy. #633 Rtn Terry Cormier. #583 Hollie Gregan.
$50 each Jan 20th: #303 OTEC Promoting Inclusion. #573 Justin Murdock. #072 Dave Bell. #653 Brent MacDonald.
Next draws Feb 3rd. We have 25 raffle calendars remaining available for sale. The 1st $250 prize draw is fast approaching.
At our 20 Jan meeting, the Guest Speakers were Caine Harris & Matthew Jay. Caine is Director of Camp Rotary and Matthew is the Programs & Activity Director. Their presentation was very well received and generated more questions/answers than any previous speaker in recent memory. Both remained afterwards and spoke with individuals who had further questions.
CAMP ROTARY IS THE PRIME RECIPIENT OF REVENUE FROM OUR Rotary Raffle Calendar Fundraiser. We printed 799 and are 25 short of a sellout !!!
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club Christmas Tree Pick-up Project||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 15, 2014||
Rotarians Mike Bolster and Louiselle St. Amand are smiling examples of "Service Above Self" as they braved the subzero temperatures along with fellow Rotarians, Mike Allen, John Larsen, Rhonda Kennedy, Marsha Lang, Barb Green and Randy Hathaway (a friend of Rotary), on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 for the Annual Rotary Christmas Tree Pickup in Perth-Andover. After the job was completed they were served a lunch of homemade soup and dessert, courtesy of Rotarians who opted to cook rather than collect trees. This annual project provides a service to the community and fun for Rotarians.
|Perth-Andover Club's Nickels for Polio a Success||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 15, 2014||
Margaret Brooks, president of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club is shown with Lynn Caron's Andover Elementary School grade five class, winners of the recent Nickels for Polio Campaign. The class was rewarded with an ice cream party, courtesy of the Rotary Club, for raising the most money in the campaign. The students and staff raised $500 and that amount will be matched by the Rotary Club, then doubled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Rotary International Foundation's continuing efforts to eradicate polio.
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club challenges other clubs in the district to match our efforts.
|Campbellton Rotary Club to host New Brunswick Youth Orchestra||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 14, 2014||
For the first time in over 20 years, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is coming to Campbellton, NB - Sunday January 12, 2014 - 2pm at Théatre Restigouche, Polyvalente Roland-Pépin.
Caisses populaires acadiennes is the Presenting Sponsor.
Watch the video promo - NBYO
The Rotary Club of Campbellton is facilitating the accommodations and meals for the NBYO members. The Club will be joining them for supper on Saturday night January 11 at the Village Nursing home. The Highlands Dancers will be dining with us as well and will perform after the meal. It is an excellent opportunity for these two groups of talented youth to meet one another.
|District Governor Club Visits||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 13, 2014||
District Governor Pat Perry had a busy month of September visiting clubs around the district.
September 04 2013 I visited my home club of Newcastle where I had the pleasure of inducting 3 new members, Brodie Donovan, Barbara Stothart and Linda Vautour. Newcastle club runs a successful "Pennies for Polio" campaign in local school and the club matches the amount for the Polio Plus campaign. Also this was of the first clubs to have all the information entered into Clubrunner. Great work by the President Valerie Comeau and her team.
September 5th I visited our Sister Club Chatham. This club runs an exciting event in August, the Miramichi Dragon Boat Festival. It had hot and sunny weather this year and a great turn out of teams, volunteers and community.
September 9th was spent with the Grand Falls club. They had just completed a very successful golf tournament. They have to deliver a trophy to Limestone. I have one of their brilliant blue sweat shirts which I wear often.
September 8th at 7:30 AM saw me with the Rothesay-Kings club, home of PDG Gorden Dempsey. It was at hat meeting I was so fortunate to met Pat Flood who spoke of their Interact Clubs Global project at District Conference. This club has the impressive Bikes and Boots project which was just written up in the Canadian Rotarian.
September 16th was a noon meeting with the Perth-Andover club lead my Margaret Brooks. See write ups of this active club and their Polio Plus campaign.
I drove to Florenceville where I had the pleasure of being toured around the community to see the many projects that this club has completed. We visited the local school where the club has been very generous with musical equipment. The risers in the auditorium all have the Rotary symbol. What great exposure for Rotary. 60% of this club has tenure of 5 years and less.
September 18 I was at the Fredericton Sunrise to share the speech given by the Korean Ambassador to mark the 50th anniversary of Korea-Canada Diplomatic Relations.
September 19th I joined the Campbellton Rotary club to celebrate 4 Paul Harris Recognitions to members of their surrounding community.The next day I was on hand at the dedication of the Peace Park in Tide Head. The club was recognized at District Conference for this project. The Mayor of Tide Head is a new member of this club along with 3 other new members.
September 23 I visited the Dieppe club.51% of the members of this club have under 5 years of service. The club has 4 Benefactors and 1 major donor.
September 27-September 29th the Newcastle Rotary club had the pleasure of hosting the District Conference. We trust it was a learning experience while a good time was had by all.
I closed the month by sharing the evening of September 30 with the Oromocto club and their Paul Harris evening where the club recognized 2 community members.
|Campbellton Rotary Club holds Purple Pinkie Day||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 08, 2014||
The Rotary Club of Campbellton has made the largest contribution to the Polio Plus program to date this Rotary year.
|Campbellton Rotary Club inducts 4 new members||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 08, 2014||
The Rotary Club of Campbellton is growing! They recently inducted 4 new members.
Trevor McNally, Aysleigh Lefurgey, Jeremy Huard
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club supports Breakfast Program||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 06, 2014||
John Larsen recently presented a cheque for $1000 to the Perth-Andover Middle School from the Perth-Andover Rotary Club to help with their breakfast program.
|President of Edmundston Rotary Club received Paul Harris Recognition||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 06, 2014||
District Governor Pat Perry was on had to present DJ Blanchard, President of the Rotary Club of Edmundston with a Paul Harris Fellow.
|Zone 24-32 Photo Contest.||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jan 06, 2014||
2014 is starting across Zones 24-32 with a little fun - the first ever Zone 24-32 photo contest. RI Director Bryn Styles has endorsed an Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.
The prizes are simple, boasting rights as the best Rotary photographer in the zone, a certificate and the winning photos in each of the Avenues of Service posted on this website and hopefully district websites. Winners will be announced in mid- April. So get out your SLR, point and shoot or phone camera and click away.
The most important rule of the contest is “have fun”.
The photographer must be a member of a Rotary, Rotaract or Interact club in Zone 24 or Zone 32. Photos submitted must be in JPEG file format with a maximum size of 3 MB and be submitted on or before March 31 2014. Each photographer may submit up to 3 photos that were taken between July 1 2013 and March 31 2014. Each photo will be submit in one of the 5 Avenues of Service that the photo best illustrates.
What can you do? Share this email with your club members and clubs across your district. Send this message to Rotaract or Interact Clubs in your district.
The Zone 24-32 RPICs (Rotary Public Image Coordinators) will be the contest judges.
1. The enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE
Good luck and looking forward to seeing your photos,
Chris Offer, PDG
|Fredericton High School needs your votes for Interact Video Contest||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Dec 11, 2013||
The Fredericton High School Interact group, affiliated with the Fredericton Sunrise Rotary Club, has entered the Interact Video Contest. The contest is running on Facebook. There are over 40 entries from over 19 countries. The top 8 videos go to the second round for a chance to win $500 towards their next service project.
You can vote once a day until December 19th.
Let's help this great group of young people by following this link and voting.
|Sussex Rotary Club 3rd Highest Per Capita Giving||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Dec 11, 2013||
Congratulations to Sussex Rotary Club for 3rd highest per capita giving to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund at $236.10 per member.
|December 3rd DG Pat Perry visit||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Dec 03, 2013||
Pat Perry visit to the Sussex Club presenting Foundation Chair Lou McNamara and the club being awarded 3rd place for Foundation donations per capita in District 7810.
|News from Perth-Andover||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Nov 27, 2013||
Carl Morrell received his Honorary Membership certificate and pin from Perth-Andover Club President Margie Brooks. Carl is a charter member of the club (1981), a Paul Harris Fellow (1990). He was Club President in 1984-85 and was a member of the Family of Rotary. Carl served on numerous committees and he was the champion ticket seller of our Rotary Cash Draw for several years.
Sam Murchison was given an honorary membership to the P-A Rotary Club on October 28, 2013. On hand was Assistant District Governor, Terry Thomas, who presented Sam with a certificate and a pin. Sam became a member of the club on June 30, 2006. He was club president during the 1998-1999 Rotary year and served on numerous committees. He has held the position of Assistant District Governor and he is a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Benefactor and Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member.
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club presented a cheque for $500 to the Students for Change, a group of 27 Grades six to eight students from Perth-Andover Middle School to help with expenses for their trip to Halifax on November 27th to attend "We Day," a motivational day organized by "Free the Children." President Margaret Brooks and Donations Committee members, John Larsen and Sharron Moffatt were on hand for the presentation.
|Sackville Rotary Club supports Movember||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Nov 27, 2013||
Here are the ladies of the Rotary Club of Sackville and Josh supporting Movember for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research.
|District Governor's Visit to Hampton Club||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Nov 25, 2013||
DG's visit Nov.25th 2013
|Come Join Us||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Nov 05, 2013||
This is the song written by Jerry Mills which was inspired by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the work of Rotarians worldwide.
The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher with full cooperation from Jerry Mills.
To view Jerry Mills' website go to: www.jerrymills.com .
|Newcastle Rotary Club 2013 Pennies for Polio Campaign||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 31, 2013||
2013 Pennies for Polio Campaign
The students at Gretna Green and Harkins Elementary Schools in Miramichi participated in the Pennies for Polio Campaign again this year. The Club will match the amount raised by both schools.
Three Grade 3 students at Gretna Green made their own booklet about polio. Here's a video explaining their project. http://gretnagreen.nbed.nb.ca/class/video/polio-video
|Jerri McCallum Receives Paul Harris Fellow||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 29, 2013||
Jerri McCallum, a former Rotarian, recently received a Paul Harris Fellow. The news was shared with her Atlantic region colleagues. Congratulations to Jerri and it's great to see the Rotary name being promoted in this way.
|Oromocto Club Selling Raffle Calendars||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 29, 2013||
2014 Rotary Club Raffle Calendars $20 are now available. Monthly Draws throughout the year. $6,200 to be shared. 104 draws of $50 each. 4 draws of $250 each. Win more than once. 800 raffle calendars printed.
Proceeds to Camp Rotary maintenance, helping with registration fees, our Rotary Club Early Literacy Project and other local initiatives.
Contact us on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-357-6018.
|District Governor Visits Continue||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 29, 2013||
Monday August 12 I had the pleasure to tour the Woodstock area and see the huge undertaking this club is working on. Our Time to Grow campaign is to raise 2 million dollars for 3 capital projects: a new field house and upgrades to the Carleton Civic Centre, the expansion of the LP Fisher Library and upgrade the Woodstock High School Theatre. The total will be 12 million dollars and a partnership with the Town of Woodstock and the Federal and Provincial Governments. This is a model clubs may want to follow in the future.
Wednesday August 14 was a visit to my club-Newcastle. I am so proud of this club that truly is a "Vibrant Club" and one with its goals and plans completed in Rotary Central.Friday August 16 was a great social evening with the Moncton West-Riverview and the lobster party held at the beautiful Rotary Lodge.
Monday August 19 was spent in Campbellton and this club received a membership growth recognition. I toured the Rotary Peace Park and the library both of which the club is involved in. The park came about from the 2011-2012 Rotary theme Peace through Service. It is a great project and one we all should visit in Tidehead.
Tuesday August 21st was the noon meeting in Dalhousie. I had Nancy take pictures of a great project their club did in the downtown park.
Tuesday evening was at a lobster party in Sackville. I was hosted by the club president. I went to their morning meeting. This club donates a book to the local library in the name of the guest speaker. This club knows how to chuck corn as the picture shows. They partner with the town and treat the in bound students to the university with a corn boil.
Friday August 23 was a noon visit with Moncton-West Riverview. This club was one of 4 in the District to receive the Presidential Citation.
Wednesday August 28 was spent with the Bouctouche members. I was so pleased to present the club with a recognition of smaller club membership growth.
|Oromocto Rotary Club Inducts New Members||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 29, 2013||
New Rotarian Cheryl White being presented by her father Ralph Harris (one of the founding members of our Club)and
New Rotarian Brenda Noble being presented by our President-elect Dianne Buchanan
|World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Oct 24, 2013||
The Presque Isle Rotary Club and the University of Maine at Presque Isle have declared their 2nd annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project events, held on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 24, a major success. The University and Rotary Club joined forces to present the activities, which raised awareness throughout the region about Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. In addition, this year’s Purple Pinkie Project raised an estimated $1,800 to go toward that global effort.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the outpouring of community support that we saw during our two-day celebration of World Polio Day,” Presque Isle Rotary Club President Ralph McPherson said. “We had an excellent turnout for our community kick-off on Oct. 23 and we estimate that well over 1,000 people participated in our Purple Pinkie Project. The wonderful thing about both of these events is that they’ve helped us to significantly increase local awareness about Rotary’s worldwide fight to end polio and raise enough funding to ensure that thousands of children receive polio immunizations.”
World Polio Day activities began with a special community kick-off on Oct. 23 that included presentations by Rotarians talking about polio eradication efforts and one local couple sharing their personal experience with polio. Rotarians explained that since Rotary International began the fight against polio in 1985, the crippling disease has been reduced by more than 99 percent—from more than 350,000 people, mostly children, in 125 countries, to less than 300 cases last year. Attention is focused on three countries—Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan—which are still polio-endemic. By partnering with the World Health Organization and other government and private groups, Rotary International is working harder than ever to end polio: experts say that if the job isn’t finished, the disease could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years.
That’s a future that local residents Rodney and Barbara Leach fervently hope the world never sees. The couple has a very personal connection with disease—Barbara Leach is a polio survivor. Rodney Leach explained to the gathering some of the experiences his wife has gone through because of polio, from the many surgeries she underwent after contracting polio as a baby to the necessity of getting custom-made shoes. However, he explained that he wasn’t sharing their story so people felt sorry for them; on the contrary, he said, they’ve had a very full and productive life together. Instead, he said, they wanted to be a part of the event to emphasize how important Rotary’s fight to end polio is and how much they support it.
Community members had a chance to do the very same thing the following day, during the region’s Purple Pinkie Project. Volunteers were on hand in a dozen locations throughout the community on Oct. 24, staffing Purple Pinkie Project tables. For $1, volunteers colored people’s pinkies purple. The dollars helped to raise money for Rotary International’s End Polio Now efforts and each purple pinkie served as a symbol of one child’s life saved from polio.
Similar Purple Pinkie projects have been held by Rotary Clubs around the country, with people donating $1 to have their pinkies marked with the same purple dye used when Rotary International conducts polio immunizations. The estimated cost to immunize one child from polio is $1, and when each child gets immunized, Rotarians mark their pinkies with a topical purple dye to prevent double dosages.
Participating Purple Pinkie sites in Aroostook County included UMPI, UMPI’s Houlton Higher Education Center, TAMC, TAMC’s North Street Healthcare, Northern Maine Community College, MMG Insurance, the Aroostook Centre Mall, Graves Shop ‘N Save, Bradley’s Citgo, Maine Public Service Company, Star City Coffee and Presque Isle High School.
“We were very excited to start off the day with a great turnout at Presque Isle High School,” Rachel Rice, World Polio Day co-chair, said. “Volunteers said when they explained to students how every dollar we raise for polio eradication leverages two more dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, many of them reached into their pockets and donated more so even more lives could be saved from polio. To them, and to our sponsors, supporters, and to everyone else who helped to make our World Polio Day activities a success, we’d like to say that we are incredibly grateful to you for helping us to get just a little bit closer to ending polio.”
This year’s World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project, which grew significantly from last year’s event, was sponsored by TAMC, NMCC, MMG Insurance, and University Credit Union, and supported by the Aroostook Centre Mall, Graves Shop ‘N Save, Bradley’s Citgo, Maine Public Service Company, and Star City Coffee. To learn more about the event, please visit www.umpi.edu/worldpolioday.
|Fredericton North Rotary Club launches End Polio Now Campaign||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 21, 2013||
Fredericton North Rotary Club recently launched its End Polio Now campaign with Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside proclaiming October as “Rotary End Polio Now Month”. Under the co-chairmanship of Rotarians Sharon Sloat and John Bowles, the campaign involves fund raising and student education among area elementary schools. Eight local pharmacies also are displaying posters and specially designed collection boxes at check-out counters. Club members are also using the boxes to collect money from their places of business. CBC, CTV-TV and the Daily Gleaner (see attached pdf) have all covered the launch. After all the monies have been collected, I expect a further round of publicity.
|World Polio Day Live-Streamed Global Status Update||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 10, 2013||
Where are we in the fight to end polio? What have we accomplished? How can we make history together? Find out on World Polio Day. http://ow.ly/oh9kd
To mark World Polio Day on October 24, Rotary and Northwestern University’s Center for Global Health will host a live-streamed global status update on the fight to end polio, featuring invited guests including Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and Rotary members.
Visit the World Polio Day Livestream page to join the event and make an impact in the fight to end polio. http://ow.ly/oh9kd
|Perth-Andover Rotary Club launching "Nickles for Polio Plus"||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Oct 10, 2013||
In recognition of World Polio Day, October 24, 2013, the Perth-Andover Rotary Club, in partnership with Andover Elementary School, will launch a two-week fundraising campaign, called "Nickels for Polio Plus." The local press will be covering the launch. The Perth-Andover Rotary Club will match the amount the students raise during the campaign. Each participating class will be challenged to raise the largest amount and the winning class will be given an ice cream party, courtesy of the Rotary Club.
|World Polio Day - October 24||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Sep 19, 2013||
Download a World Polio Day toolkit to help raise support for the fight to end polio!
|Washburn Rotary Club Project||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Sep 17, 2013||
Annual Flag Retirement CeremonyOn 20 September members of Boy Scout Troop 177, Oscar Dow American Legion Post 48 and The Washburn Rotary Club, conducted the seventh annual flag retirement ceremony at Story Park in Washburn. The evening began with a hot dog roast provided by the Washburn Rotary club followed by the Patriotic flag retirement ceremony conducted by Boy Scout troop 177 and Oscar Dow Post 48. A pledge of allegiance was led by Senior Patrol Leader Bryce Roix and members of troop 177, with a prayer by Pastor Sue Brown and Taps played by Keith brown. The special patriotic ceremony was lead by Post 48 members and flags were inspected an brought to the retirement container by members of troop 177. Several Washburn citizens were on hand to view this very important flag retirement ceremony. In all over 275 flags of all sizes were retired after being inspected to insure they were no longer worthy of service.
Front Row: Boy Scouts, Larry Harrison, Stacy Skinner, Caleb Thompson, Tyler Farley, ?? Beckam?, Aaron Skinner, Ryan Cole, Carvor Pendexter, Taylor Skinner, Bryce Roix, Tim Roix. Second Row Donald Wilcox. American Legion Members : Willie Drost, Jasper Umphrey, Miss Teen Washburn Elizabeth White, Charlie Durost, Bill Flewelling, Kermit Fuller, Robert Brown. Washburn Rotary Members: Dana Woodman, Charlotte Griffin, Mike Umphrey,
Flag Inspection and Retirement
Front Row: Scouts Taylor Skinner, Bryce Roix and Aaron Skinner. Legion Members Jasper Umphrey and Charles Durost.
|2013 District Conference||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Sep 08, 2013||
The deadline to register for this year's District Conference is Thursday, September 12.
The registration package can be found at this link. 2013 District Conference Registration.
We hope to see in Miramichi, September 27-29.
|Rotary Success Seminar||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Sep 01, 2013||
|Grand Manan Rotary Celebrates It’s 34th Festival||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 26, 2013||
Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self” was the order of the day (DAYS!) for The Grand Manan Rotary Club on July 31st as they set about to bring the island’s residents and visitors a fun-filled 5 days of contests, talent shows, games and parades.
District Governor Pat Perry suggests that District Rotarians should be in Grand Manan 1st weekend in August next year for this event. She attended this year and had a great time with some amazing Rotarians.
Please read the attached download for more details. Grand Manan Rotary Festival
|End Polio Now||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 22, 2013||
Would you like to triple your donation to the fight to end polio? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will triple every $1 that Rotary International commits to polio eradication. Make an impact and help end polio now.http://www.endpolio.org/
|Sackville Rotary Club Hosts Paul Harris Dinner||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 19, 2013|
|District Governor - Club Visits Update||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 19, 2013|
|Limestone Club - Community Fun in the Snow Day||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 14, 2013|
|Sussex Rotary Club received NB Day Merit Award||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Aug 14, 2013|
|2012-13 World Community Services||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jul 28, 2013||
Submitted by Julie Bernard
|Ideas from Clubs around the District||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jul 28, 2013||
District Governor Pat Perry is enjoying her visits to clubs throughout the District and will be sharing some of their ideas as she travels along.
The Rotary Club of Houlton, ME displays photos of their projects at their meeting place.
|District Governor visits Washburn, ME Club||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jul 28, 2013||
Cindy Richendollar, President of the Washburn Rotary Club, welcomes District 7810's 2013-2014 Governor, Pat Perry. Pat attended the July 10 meeting of the Washburn club, along with Floyd Rockholt of the Presque Isle Rotary Club, who is the new Assistant District Governor for the local area.
District 7810 includes Rotary Clubs in northern Maine and all of New Brunswick. Pat is from Miramichi, N.B. Pat spoke to the club on behalf of Rotary International, with an emphasis on Rotary's Polio Plus program, which is working to eliminate polio from the planet.
Pat also worked alongside the Washburn Rotarians at their recent truck/tractor pull.
On July 6, 2013, The Rotary Club of Washburn, Maine hosted their 4th annual Truck and Tractor pull at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds in Presque Isle, Maine. The evening was a great success for the club, with wonderful weather, a good number of pulling participants, a great crowd in the grandstands, and a very successful 50/50 drawing. This is the club's major fund-raiser for the year, and nets several thousand dollars for distribution to the club's many beneficiaries.
This year many volunteers helped the 15-member club achieve their goal, including DG Pat Perry, who helped wherever and whenever she was needed. It was a long,warm day, but was deemed a success by all who attended.
Please visit www.rotarytruckpulls.com for more information.
|Fredericton North Rotary Club receives Presidential Citation||Posted by Dawn Waye||on Jul 28, 2013||
The Fredericton North Rotary Club was recently acknowledged for its accomplishments during the 2012-2013 Rotary year.
Having delivered effective local and overseas community service, enhanced the public image of Rotary and increased the club’s membership, the club has been awarded a Presidential Citation from Rotary International. Pictured receiving the award is (left) club president Ron Forsythe from District Governor Allan MacLellan.
|District Governor (13-14) Club Visitation Schedule||Posted by Terrance MacDonald||on Jul 24, 2013||
Please find a copy of District Governor - Pat Perry's club visitation schedule.
|International Youth Exchange Students Attend District Conference||Posted by Dawn Waye||
This year's Youth Exchange Students attended the District Conference in Miramichi. Here they are at the Saturday evening dinner.
|Youth Merit Awards||Posted by Dawn Waye|
|District Conference||Posted by Dawn Waye|
|2013 - 2014 Rotary Year||Posted by K. Dawn Waye||
The RI theme this year under RI President Ron Burton is Engage Rotary and Change Lives. We in District 7810 will do that this year and I look forward to being a part of that.
My first day as District Governor will be in St. Andrews with the exchange students celebrating Rotary's 5th Avenue of Service.
I look forward to visiting the clubs and meeting old friends and making new ones.
|Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge Certificate of Appreciation.||Posted by K. Dawn Waye||
District Governor Allan MacLellan presented 10 awards to the following clubs. Bouctouche, Calais, Campbellton, Dalhousie, Florenceville, Fredericton North, Moncton, Newcastle, Sackville and Shediac. These clubs were being recognized because they donated more than $2000 to Rotary’s Challenge to End Polio Now.
Jacques Bourque of the Bouctouche Rotary Club accepting the award from District Governor Allan MacLellan
|Around the District||Posted by K. Dawn Waye||
On April 11th Wanda and I spent the evening at the Sussex Rotary Clubs annual Auction. We were the top bidder on a fishing trip for four people to Rotarian Bob Black and his wife Ginette,s camp on the mighty Miramichi. We went fishing last weekend and I’m proud to say I caught and released two salmon.
It was a great weekend and many thanks to Bob, Ginette and Ted.
I went to Shediac Rotary Awareness event last night. It consisted of a supper (lobster) at which time a presented the club with a banner recognizing them for coming 3rd in the district in per capita donation to the rotary foundation annual fund.
Next on the agenda was a gathering of about 200 or 250 people at which they had a interview with a Rotarian to discuss what rotary does and who they are. The club members dressed very casual because they wanted people to know they are just citizens of the community that work to make their community a better place.
Next they recognized the Knights of Columbus organization for the work they do in the community with a Paul Harris Award. The two clubs run a Bingo together. I thought this was a nice touch, recognizing another volunteer club in their community.
They ended the evening with a ½ hour show by a local comedian. All in all it was a great night for the Shediac Rotary Club because of the awareness it brought to the clubs work in the community.
On April 17th I had the pleasure of attending a Paul Harris evening in Fredericton. Three clubs worked together to present an event that attracted 300 people. Each club presented 2 well deserved Paul Harris wards during the evening which included a full screen interview with each new Paul Harris Fellow.
Congratulations to Fredericton, Fredericton North and The Fredericton Sunrise Rotary Clubs.
On April 25th Mike Walsh DGN and myself had the pleasure of attending the Charter Night of THE FREDERICTON ROTARACT CLUB. It is such a pleasure to see the energy in this young group of rotaract students. Congratulations to John and Marylyn Carkner, The Fredericton Sunrise Club (sponsor), Tiffany Anderson (the driving force) and all the charter members of the Fredericton Rotaract Club.
|Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy||Posted by K. Dawn Waye||
At the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi on April 26, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) presented a comprehensive six-year plan to deliver a polio-free world by 2018. Global leaders and individual philantropists demonstrated their confidence in the plan by pledging close to three-quarters of the the plan's projected $5.5 billion cost over the next six years. They also called upon additional donors to commit up front the additional $1.5 billion needed to insure eradication.
Rotary was represented at the meeting by India National PolioPlus Chair Deepak Kapur, International PolioPlus Committee Chair Bob Scott, PolioPlus Director Carol Pandak, and the entire 2-day event was emceed by Rotary polio ambassador, actress Archie Panjabi.
Strategic Plan Fact File
|Welcome to Rotary District 7810||Posted by Terry MacDonald||
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively. ClubRunner is an all-in-one membership and communication software package designed for Rotary. More than just an easy-to-use website, it is a complete online package comprised of several modules, all designed to maintain your members' data, facilitate interactive communication, organize events and volunteers, distribute email newsletters and broadcast communications, improve public relations, and help run a club more efficiently.Accessible by all club members through a password protected member area, it allows every member to access key information to communicate much more effectively, as well as share information and collaborate better, as well as automate administrative functions such as attendance tracking and billing. Membership changes to the database are automatically communicated to Rotary International, therefore also saving the Club Secretary from performing double data entry.Online registrations for events and volunteer activities, automatic email services, and an integrated e-Bulletin, among other features, makes it easy to promote your club's activities.