Title Author Date
100 Trees Across PEI Program - Centennial Project 
Six trees were planted and two benches presented to mark 100 years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island. Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Richard Brown representing the Province, members of the Government House Garden Committee, descendants of the Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, Rotarians, and their guests, were in attendance. After the tree planting, people enjoyed refreshments at Government House.
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown & Stratford, represented by President's Wes MacAleer & James Pineau, helped plant two trees in Stratford on May 15th in memory of Tom DeBlois & Jack Cutcliffe. David DeBlois planted a tree in memory of Tom with his mother, Claudia, and his sister, Suzi. There were about 30-40 people in attendance with almost 20 employees of Sobey's. 
 
The trees are yellow birch and were planted on Sobey's property across from Petro Canada on the corner of Trans-Canada and Kinlock Road in a landscaped area. The remaining 8 trees in the Stratford area will be planted on Saturday in the new park at Reeves Estate.
 
 
The Cutcliffe family were also very appreciative of this event with Jack's daughter representing the family. Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Wes MacAleer and incoming Rotary Club of Stratford President, Emile Gallant and Club Secretary, John Rhynes are also pictured below.
 
On Friday May 19th, Arbor Day, Forty trees were planted in Victoria Park by Hillsborough Rotarian's Penny Walsh-McGuire, Susan Fraser, Dawn Alan, & Heather Tedford. Rotary Club of Charlottetown is represented by Umesh Gupta and Bob Moffatt.
 
Also on Friday, Craig Harris and several members of the Rotary Club of Summerside, along with some local children, planted 25 new trees in the ground at Rotary Friendship Park in Summerside.
 
 
 
 
 
100 Trees Across PEI Program - Centennial Project 2017-05-17 03:00:00Z
The Nakamura Family
On May 15th, we were visited by Rotarian Yoshio Nakamura and his family from Japan. Yoshio's daughter, Hikaro, was a Rotary International Youth Exchange student 2014-2015 in the United States. The Nakamura's were in Charlottetown for the UPEI graduation of their other daughter. They are seen below presenting our Club with a Banner from the Rotary Club of Yamato Den-en in Kanagawa, Japan.
 
 
 
The Nakamura Family 2017-05-16 03:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Charlottetown 100th Anniversary Club Photo
At our May 15th meeting, we gathered to have our picture taken for the Book on the History of Rotary in PEI which is to be published this summer. Thank you to those who attended.
 
Rotary Club of Charlottetown 100th Anniversary Club Photo 2017-05-16 03:00:00Z
Centennial Committee 
Many thanks to the Centennial Committee for all the effort being placed to ensure we have a successful Centennial year. This year's Events included the New Year's Day Levee, Tree Planting. Still to come are the Book on the History of Rotary in PEI this summer, Youth Exchange Event at Red Shores during Old Home Week, and the RI President's Dinner on October 1st.
 
From left to right: Jim Mcnutt, Sandra MacKay, Larry Sider, Ken Gillis, Bob Moffatt, Lorne Moase, Moe Rogerson, and Mary McMillan.
Centennial Committee 2017-05-16 03:00:00Z
New Member Callie Croken

On May 15th, we welcomed our newest member, Callie Croken, to our Club. Thanks to Club member, Flory Sanderson, for sponsoring her!

Callie is a gifted Life Coach who understands the power of listening and leading from beside. Her intuitive approach and commitment to helping her clients recognize and access their best selves is inspiring and unsurpassed.

Welcome to the Club, Callie!

 

 

New Member Callie Croken 2017-05-16 03:00:00Z
New Club Member: Martin Ruben
On May 8th, we Inducted Martin Ruben. Martin is transferring to our Club from the The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. He was a former Vice President and Treasurer of that Club. Martin is a CPA and was the Audit Director of the Office of the Auditor General of the Cayman Island. Welcome Martin!
 
President Wes MacAleer placing the Rotary Pin on Martin.
 
 
New Club Member: Martin Ruben 2017-05-08 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker: Blake Doyle 
On May 8th, we had Blake Doyle, Entrepreneur and weekly columnist for The Guardian speaking to us about some of his most controversial columns on Entrepreneurship and Government assistance through Grants & Borrowing.
 
Meeting Co-Chair, Ken Gillis, with Blake Doyle, and Meeting Chair Ron Profit 
  
Guest Speaker: Blake Doyle 2017-05-08 03:00:00Z
             Rotary Tree Planting            
 
 
                                                
 
 
All Rotarians are invited to attend the following two events:
 
Government House Grounds, Charlottetown
Wednesday May 17th, 2017, 10:30AM
 
 Six large trees will be planted and two benches presented to mark 100 years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island.  Invited guests include the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Premier Wade MacLaughlan, Mayor Clifford Lee, Government House Garden Committee, Descendants of the Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, Rotarians and their guests. Following this event all are invited to enjoy refreshments in Government House.
 
Victoria Park, Charlottetown
Friday May 19th, 2017, 10:00AM
 
 Forty trees will be planted on Arbor Day by Rotarians and school children as part of our 100 Trees Across PEI Program to mark 100 years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island. Rotarians and their guests are invited to attend and enjoy the day. Trees will also be planted in Summerside, Stratford and Montague.
 
For further information contact Bob Moffatt at rkm7w@pei.sympatico.ca
Rotary Tree Planting 2017-05-08 03:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo Volounteer Roles 
Bingo Roles: Please note each role requires a time commitment of roughly 1.5hrs
 
Switchboard- 1 individual to route calls from main switchboard that will route callers to one of 3 extensions.
 
Phones - (4 members in total) this group takes calls from potential winners and confirms valid win by, confirming number within the free, and serial number at the top of the card and colour card. Will also obtain name and phone number of winner(s) in order for call back to retrieve mailing address upon the end of the program. This group will also track the balls being called in numerical order in order to provide that information to callers if/when needed.   
 
Laptop and Runner - 2 individuals to sit and man software and act as communications between phone team and announcer. One will enter the numbers as they are called, the other will act as a go between with those taking calls in regards to potential winners calling as well as passing winners names to DJ booth who will announce the winner(s) and location of purchase once win has been validated. 
 
Host - 1 individual to sit in booth with who will ensure MacInnis Express is mentioned as courier of choice for radio bingo. Ensure distributors and audience/players are thanked and fill time gaps during winner verification in partnership with our DJ (Nick Young)
 
Distribution - 4-5 individuals to prepare card packets for delivery and unpack returning card packets- includes record keeping of incoming and outgoing serial numbers of cards and also volume per distribution location and volume returned unsold.
 
                                  
Rotary Radio Bingo Volounteer Roles 2017-05-08 03:00:00Z
Dave Thompson: Chairman's Award
Long time Club member, Dave Thompson, was recently presented with the Chairman's Award by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers. 
 
The award was to honour David's continued dedication to the Canadian Agriculture Industry and his years of service and commitment to the Association.
 
Congratulations Dave!
 
David Thompson (right) accepts the Chairman’s Award from CAAR board chair, Martin Kiefer, at the CAAR’s Awards Banquet.
 
David Thompson (right) accepts the Chairman’s Award from CAAR board chair, Martin Kiefer, at the CAAR’s Awards Banquet.
 
 
David Thompson, Atlantic Director of CAAR’s Board of Directors
 
He began his career with a stint in the department of agriculture in P.E.I., but quickly moved on to private industry where his career took off in crop protection, sales, marketing and providing technical support to producers in the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Maine.
 
David Thompson was presented with this year’s Chairman’s Award to honour his continued dedication to the agriculture industry and his years of service and commitment to CAAR.
 
Much of the experience Thompson has had throughout his career has been working hands-on with producers and retailers, addressing their specific needs and looking for solutions to their challenges.
“I’ve worked with government and many other talented individuals in all areas of agriculture,” he says. “Among the people I enjoy working with the most are the retailers and the farmers.”
 
Martin Kiefer, the chair of CAAR’s Board of Directors, recalled his first experience working with Thompson as he presented him with the Chairman’s Award at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
 
“When I joined the fertilizer industry at Agrico seven years ago, I had the opportunity to meet David Thompson,” he said. “He was very welcoming, very open and very generous in his support of me, of our company and of our industry. He’s a forward thinker in agriculture, he’s always been attentive to environmental issues and as a result has implemented many stewardship initiatives.”
 
In retirement, apart from being involved in his local community, Thompson continues his agricultural stewardship by working and volunteering with numerous organizations.
 
One of those organizations is CAAR. Thompson has been a longtime board member, helping steer the association with input based on his extensive experience, and is currently serving on the membership value committee and the board of directors.
 
“I’ve worked in many areas of agriculture for a long time and I now try to do my part with CAAR,” he says. “I really enjoy the work I do with the people in this organization.”
As a board member with CAAR, Thompson appreciates opportunities to continue helping members across Canada and to learn from the expertise of various members.
 
“My biggest learning experience was seeing how things are done out west. There is a difference in the east, the markets are smaller,” he says. “Working with CAAR has been very informative, especially seeing how agriculture business is conducted in Western Canada.”
 
Despite the differences, Thompson says in many ways the industry is very similar from coast to coast.
 
“A lot of the issues we face in the Maritimes are almost identical to issues in the West. We both need to deal with resistance in weeds, fungus and pests,” he says. “My main background is in potato crops. The grain crops in the West may be different, but the retailers and the farmers are still facing the same challenges wherever you go.”
 
Thompson says CAAR is well equipped to support retailers across Canada and do their part to help tackle these common issues.
 
“We try to support retailers in any way we can, whether that’s communicating with government, with researchers or with others in the industry,” he says. “CAAR is a great organization with great people. They’ve got a strong board and Delaney (Ross Burtnack, president and CEO of CAAR) and the crew are helpful, working hard and doing an excellent job.”
 
Reflecting on receiving the Chairman’s Award, Thompson’s reaction was both thankful and gracious.
 
“It is a great honour, and I really do appreciate it. It’s always a good feeling when you’re recognized for the work you’re doing.”
 
Dave Thompson: Chairman's Award 2017-05-07 03:00:00Z
Commanding Officer, Joanne Crampton promoted to Assistant Commissioner
Congratulations to Club member Commanding Officer, Joanne Crampton on her promotion to Assistant Commissioner!
 
Joanne was active on the Easter Seals Committee this year handling the Ambassador tour of the Rotary Clubs.
 
copied from CBC PEI:
 
Joanne Crampton has been the commanding officer for the RCMP on P.E.I. for nearly two years. (RCMP)

P.E.I.'s top RCMP officer leaving for Ottawa

Commanding Officer Joanne Crampton promoted to assistant commissioner at national headquarters

By Shane Ross, CBC News Posted: May 04, 2017 5:00 PM AT Last Updated: May 04, 2017 5:00 PM AT

 

The commanding officer for the RCMP on P.E.I. is leaving the province for a new position in Ottawa.

Chief Supt. Joanne Crampton is being promoted to as assistant commissioner at Federal Policing Criminal Operations, said P.E.I. Staff-Sgt. Kevin Baillie.

She will be based at the RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa.

She was promoted from inspector to the superintendent in charge of criminal operations in P.E.I., a position she occupied for just over two years.

She became commanding officer when the previous C.O., Craig Gibson, was transferred to Ottawa.

The process to select Crampton's replacement will be underway shortly, Baillie said.

Commanding Officer, Joanne Crampton promoted to Assistant Commissioner 2017-05-07 03:00:00Z
CHANCES Family Services: Ray Murphy

At our April 24th meeting, we heard from long time entrepreneur and community volunteer, Ray Murphy of Murphy's Community Centre and Murphy's Pharmacies who spoke about the importance of Early Childhood Literacy.

#DidYouKnow Children’s brains are mostly formed by 6 years old. They need a loving, nurturing environment in order to become productive adults.

Chances Family Centre works with children who need help getting the best start possible in life. To learn more about the great programs and services offered visit www.chancesfamily.ca

Ray Murphy with Meeting Chair, Della Parker, and Co-Chair, Scott McEwen.

 

 

CHANCES Family Services: Ray Murphy 2017-04-30 03:00:00Z
CBC Story on Past Easter Seals Ambassadors 

'It made me a better person': P.E.I. Easter Seals ambassadors, then and now

'I see it continuing for many years to come, at least that is my hope sincerely'

By Nancy Russell, CBC News Posted: Apr 23, 2017 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Apr 23, 2017 8:00 AM AT

 

As Cameron Gordon, the 2017 Easter Seals ambassador, travels across Prince Edward Island for the annual school tour, he's joining a long list of previous ambassadors dating back to 1957.

The ambassador is a key element to each year's campaign, as he or she has to be front and centre at events throughout the year.

We took a look at some of the ambassadors from past years, and where they are now.

'Most proud' of inclusion in schools: Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison was the 1980 ambassador. He's now, since March, a member of the Charlottetown Rotary and part of the Easter Seals committee for 2017.

"Looking back over the years, I would have to say the thing that I'm most proud of is that inclusion of persons with disabilities into our P.E.I. school system is now the norm rather than the exception that it was in 1980," said Morrison.

"People now see persons for their abilities and what we have in common rather than focusing on our differences."

Michael Morrison was 14 when he was Easter Seals ambassador in 1980 and went on the first-ever school tour. (Submitted by Michael Morrison)

Morrison was part of one of the first inclusive classes on P.E.I.

"My school, the special class that I was in, in Grade 7, was moved to Stonepark Junior High and I got to integrate into the regular school system to take some of my school subjects," he recalled.

Michael Morrison joined Bruce Rainnie on the Compass set in 2009 to talk about the experience of being the Easter Seals ambassador in 1980. (CBC)

Now that he's part of the Rotary and the Easter Seals committee, Morrison has high hopes for the future, and future ambassadors.

"I can see that it has helped many of them in different ways, depending on their experiences," he said.

"I can think of people who to me have grown through the campaign from being shy in front of a microphone to being very comfortable."

 

Athlete and advocate: Hannah MacLellan

Hannah MacLellan, P.E.I. Easter Seals Ambassador for 2011.
 

The 2011 ambassador, Hannah MacLellan, is moving ever closer to her goal of competing at the Paralympics in 2020.

She was 11 when she toured the province as ambassador.

Since then, MacLellan has been making waves in the sport of swimming.

MacLellan just returned from Copenhagen in March where she attended her first World Series Championship.

Hannah MacLellan was one of 12 athletes from across Canada selected for the NextGen Tokyo 2020 Swim Canada Camp. (Submitted by Hannah MacLellan)

She was in Toronto in April attending the NextGen Tokyo 2020 Swim Canada Camp, one of 12 athletes selected from across Canada to work with the head Canadian Paralympic Coach in the hopes of making it to Tokyo.

She is planning on attending an Ontario university in the fall to take political science and to continue her swimming.

PC MLA James Aylward welcomes Hannah MacLellan to the P.E.I. Legislature on Wednesday for the passing of Hannah's Bill. (James Aylward/Twitter)

MacLellan has been very active provincially and nationally in promoting accessibility. 

On P.E.I., she recently had a bill passed to improve the language of accessible parking, called Hannah's Bill.

Nationally, she is a member of the National Youth Forum on Accessibility where she has been working with Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough in creating legislation for Canada on accessibility.

Hannah MacLellan, P.E.I. Easter Seals ambassador for 2011, in March 2017 at a CanAm event in Windsor, Ont. (Submitted by Hannah MacLellan)

'It made me a better person': Colton Matheson

Colton Matheson was the Easter Seals ambassador in 2010. ((CBC))

 

Colton Matheson was co-host for the last televised Easter Seals Telethon and impressed Prince Edward Islanders with his musical talents.

He continues to share those talents at benefits across P.E.I. He also went to Disneyworld last year as part of the Montague Regional High School choir.

Matheson has fond memories of his time as ambassador.

"It made me a better person because I felt I was representing people with the same needs as me," he said.

Colton Matheson has just finished his first year at UPEI, studying history, political science and music. (Submitted by Colton Matheson)

Matheson now attends UPEI, which he says has been "awesome," studying history, music and political science.

When he's not studying, you may also spot him working at McDonald's and he's a big fan of the Charlottetown Islanders.

Colton Matheson is a big fan of the Charlottetown Islanders. (Submitted by Colton Matheson)

'Life has been an adventure': Carolyn Laidlaw

Carolyn Gallant on the Easter Seals Telethon in 2005. (CBC)

It has been 12 years since Carolyn Gallant, now Carolyn Laidlaw, was the Easter Seals ambassador, and she said, "life has been an adventure!"

Carolyn Gallant, 2005 P.E.I. Easter Seals ambassador, sings a duet with Bruce Rainnie of Compass. (CBC)

After graduating from Ecole Francois-Buote, she enrolled in the marketing and advertising program at Holland College in 2013.

Carolyn Gallant, now Carolyn Laidlaw, raised awareness about accessibility issues during her time as a student at Holland College in Summerside, P.E.I. (Nancy Russell/CBC)

While at Holland College, Laidlaw raised awareness about accessibility issues through a video she produced for one of her classes, that went viral on social media.

In October 2016, she got a service dog named Lila.

"My lovable Labradoodle has granted me independence I never thought possible," she said.

"The two big things that she does is helps me with doing stairs and helps me get up when I fall."

Laidlaw got married in October 2016 and now lives in Thompson, Man. People in the community are not familiar with service dogs and so she has written articles for the local newspaper about the importance of the dogs.

The complete list of Easter Seals ambassadors is available here, starting in 1957.

 

CBC Story on Past Easter Seals Ambassadors 2017-04-30 03:00:00Z
New Member: Jack Wheeler
On April 24th, we welcomed our new member, Jack Wheeler. Jack is a teaches Business Courses at the Culinary Institute and is an Entrepreneur. Sponsor, Flory Sanderson is seen her placing the Rotary Pin. Welcome Jack!
 
 
 
New Member: Jack Wheeler 2017-04-30 03:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellow: Sandra MacKay
President Wes MacAleer presenting a Paul Harris Fellow Award to long time Club member, Sandra MacKay. Sandra has volounteered her time in the Club in a number of activities including a most outstanding job on the Centennial Committee, every week at the Bingo taking Phone Calls from potential winners, and on our Attendance Committee. Congratulations Sandra!
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Harris Fellow: Sandra MacKay 2017-04-30 03:00:00Z
Tim Horton's School Tour 2017 Road Pictures
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Horton's School Tour 2017 Road Pictures 2017-04-20 03:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo Jackpot Winner
                                    
 
On April 4th, the Rotary Radio Bingo Jackpot for $2,300 was won by Laura Roche. Laura bought her winning Cards at the Needs in Montague. Congratulations Laura!
 
 
Rotary Radio Bingo Jackpot Winner 2017-04-12 03:00:00Z
George Tweedy Award - Tom DeBlois

At our Club meeting on April 10th, we had the honour of presenting the George Tweedy Award posthumously to our dear friend in Rotary, Tom Deblois, who is forever missed.

Tom's son David presented a befitting and well deserved tribute to his dad after receiving the award.

Thank you to Gordon Tweedy, Moe Rodgerson, Allison Swan, and Edna Reid for speaking about our friend Tom. And thank you to his family who understood Tom's need to serve the Community. 

 

George Tweedy Award - Tom DeBlois 2017-04-10 03:00:00Z
Christina MacLeod, Executive Director of the Start Up Zone
On April 3, 2017, we had Christina MacLeod, Executive Director, of the new Start Up Zone in PEI. The Start Up Zone is an incubator for new and emerging businesses. She gave an informative presentation on the types of businesses at the Zone and is looking for Rotary Club members willing to act as Mentors for the participants. Rotary places a lot of effort in Vocational training. Vocation is considered to be a key part of the foundation of Rotary and an Avenue of Service. Mentoring a business under under this program would be considered Rotarian activity. If you would like to participate as a Mentor, and contribute to the economic success of PEI, please let us know or call Christina directly.  
 
 
 
Meeting Chair, Derek Tweel, with Guest Speaker, Christina MacLeod, and Co-Chair Ginny McGowan.
Christina MacLeod, Executive Director of the Start Up Zone 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z
STAR Program Update Next one is May 1st 
Prior to our Club meeting on April 3rd, we had Assistant District Governor, Wayne Thompson chair a meeting of the STAR Program. His presentation was on International Service - District & Global Grants. Thank you to those who attended. The following installment is on Monday, May 1st with Larry Sider on the Rotary International Foundation. The last installment will be on Monday, June 5th with Paul Crant & Chelsey Rogerson on Technology (Clubrunner, Rotary Club Central/Twitter/Facebook).
 
 
 
STAR Program Update Next one is May 1st 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z
2 New Rotarians Inducted
Newly Inducted Rotarians Susan Gaudet, with sponsor Flory Sanderson, and David Smith, with sponsor Paul Crant, are welcomed by President Wes to our Rotary club.
 
David was a Rotarian in 2001 with the Rotary Club of Summerside. He then moved to the Rotary Club of Stratford in 2002. He is a Past President of that Club and Chaired the main Fundraiser for the Club for many years. David is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. He holds a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation. He has 17 years experience in the financial services and wealth management industry, David and his team specialize in managing wealth for executives, business owners and young professionals who are looking to build and maintain their wealth. The Smith Team is committed to providing the highest quality advice and service.  
 
Susan's father was a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Summerside. She is proud to be a Rotarian. She is employed as a Creative Consultant with Higher Design Creative Media. Higher Design is a multimedia promotions company specializing in video production, web development, graphic design and professional photography. This may be a skill set that is missing from our Club. Susan also once worked as a Flight Attendant for West Jet and as a Photographer.  
 
Welcome David & Susan!
 
 

 
2 New Rotarians Inducted 2017-03-27 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker, Jessie Inman
On March 27th, we had the CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Jessie Inman, speaking to our Club about Canada 150 and what the Confed Centre is doing this year to celebrate. 
 
 
 
Guest Speaker, Jessie Inman 2017-03-27 03:00:00Z
Donation to Hospice PEI
On March 27, President Wes & Marilyn Lowther presented a cheque to Hospice PEI, Laurie-Ann McCardle, Interim Executive Director, Hospice PEI, and Laura Lee Noonan, Chair, Hospice PEI. 
 
 
 
Donation to Hospice PEI 2017-03-27 03:00:00Z
PEI Mini-Conference Saturday April 8th
This is a reminder to register for the PEI Mini-Conference. 
 
Saturday, April 8 in PEI 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM at Camp Gencheff
 
This learning is should be attended by all Club members interested in making the Club irresistible, and those interested in taking a future Leadership role. Also, the learning & training is excellent for existing Executive, Directors, Committee Chairs. If you came last year, please come again! The learning will be different!
 
PEI Mini-Conference Saturday April 8th 2017-03-26 03:00:00Z
STAR Program Monday, April 3, 2017 11:15AM
Prior to our Monday, March 6th meeting, we had the second installment of the STAR Program. Club member and Club/District Youth Exchange Chair, Michelle Johnston-Lazaratos did a presentation on New Generation: Youth Exchange/Interact/ Rotaract, Rotary Peace Scholars. Thank you to those new Club members who attended. The next installment of the STAR Program is Monday, April 3rd at 11:15AM, and will be on International Service - District & Global Grants. This session will presented by Assistant District Governor, Wayne Thompson. The following installment is on Monday, May 1st with Larry Sider on the Rotary Foundation. The last installment will be on Monday, June 5th with Paul Crant and Chelsey Rogerson on Technology (Club Runner/Rotary Central/Twitter/Facebook).
 
 
 
 
 
STAR Program Monday, April 3, 2017 11:15AM 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Rotary International Youth Exchange

Our Feb. 27th Club meeting was all about the Rotary International Student Exchange!

Daphne Dumont and our co-chair for the day, Flory Sanderson, greeted exchange students, Naomi Ascencio and Amanda Cheng, prior to Naomi's excellent presentation on her native country of France.

As well, we met our new outbounders. Chris Sears (bound for Switzerland) and Ian Douglas (bound for Taiwan).

 

 

Rotary International Youth Exchange 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Mikinduri Children of Hope
Great presentation at our March 20 meeting from Guest Speakers, Ted Grant & Gaylene Smith from Mikinduri Children of Hope. Ted has worked for years to help the people of Mikinduri, Kenya access clean water, community healthcare and quality food. Thank you to Ted for all you do - you embody the spirit of Rotary! Ted & his local team of volounteers are starting to turn their attention to another part of Kenya, Mageta Island. To learn more visit: www.mikinduri.com
 

 

 

Mikinduri Children of Hope 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Scotiabank is selling Storm Tickets for the March 31st Game
Our friends from Scotiabank are selling $10 tickets to the March 31st Storm Basketball game in support of Easter Seals. Get your tickets now! 50% of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Easter Seals PEI. As well as selling Ticket for the Storm Game, Scotiabank are major sponsors for this year's Easter Seals Campaign.
 
 
 
Scotiabank is selling Storm Tickets for the March 31st Game 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Easter Beef Show & Sale
On Friday, March 21, Easter Seals participated in the Easter Seals Show & Sale. Easter Seals has been part of this Event for more than 50 years. Thank you to the Easter Beef Show & Sale Association for including us as part of this Event and thank you to the farming community who donate to us. Also, thank you to our Rotary Club of Charlottetown volunteers for helping Cameron Gordon raise over $1,800!
 
 

The below steer was crowned Grand Champion from Colby & Myron MacQuarrie of MacQuarrie's Meats, fetching $6.25 per pound.The successful bidders of the Grand Champion were Keir Smith of Keir’s Overhead Doors and Eric MacLauchlan of Island Coastal Ltd. The Sale is all about supporting the industry, supporting the Easter Beef Association, and promoting PEI farmers.

 
 
 
Easter Beef Show & Sale 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals Access Card Program growing on P.E.I.

The below story is from CBC PEI website:

Easter Seals ambassador Cameron Gordon (second from right), along with previous ambassadors Tyra Mackeeman and Jacob MacNeill, and last years Easter Seals Campaign Co-Chair, Regan Lewis, were at the Access 2 sign up event. (Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

 

People with disabilities on PEI can now access more facilities and events without added costs. More businesses have signed up to be part of the "Access 2" card program.

Access 2 cards are for people with permanent disabilities —whether physical or intellectual— who require help from an attendant. The card offers free admission for the support person.

The program is offered by Easter Seals across the country, but until recently, only three businesses on P.E.I. were signed up. The PEI Association for Community Living has recruited more businesses. There are now eight, with more to come.

Access to more activities

 

Andrea MacNeill (mother of former Easter Seals Ambassador 2013 Jacob MacNeill) is the fund development officer for the PEI Association for Community Living. She approached businesses on the Island, asking them to join the program. She said the reaction was "100 per cent positive."

'It's not double the cost every time they want their child or the family member to do something fun.'- Andrea MacNeill

She said the program allows some people to participate in activities they might not otherwise be able to. That could include swimming at the Bell Aliant Centre, bowling at The Alley, and going to Shining Water Family Fun Park.

"It's not double the cost every time they want their child or the family member to do something fun," said MacNeill.

The PEI Association for Community Living held an event to sign people up for the Access 2 cards. (Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

 

She also noted that offering free admission to a support person can take responsibility off of facilities staff, who might otherwise have to step in and help.

"Maybe that person needs help going to the bathroom, help getting something to eat, help to get in and out of the wheelchair. Well, that support person is there to help get it done," said MacNeill.

'It's a real challenge'

The PEI Association for Community Living held an event Sunday where people could sign up for the card.

Catherine MacInnis signed up her son Cameron, who has Down syndrome, and is also this year's Easter Seals ambassador. She said there are a lot of added costs for Cameron to be able to do everyday activities, like going to a movie with friends.

Catherine MacInnis said she had to budget for the cost of paying double admission fees when she hires a support person to go to movies, or other events with her son. (Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

 

"Every time I'm budgeting to hire a support person, and I think about what they're going to do with Cameron on any given day, I do have to factor in," said MacInnis.

"I've often thought, what do families do who are on limited incomes? It kind of breaks my heart really, because it's a real challenge. And we want our loved ones with disabilities to experience [what] all the other people have. But because they have a support person, there is that cost involved."

 

Easter Seals Access Card Program growing on P.E.I. 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals Charlottetown Islanders Puck Toss

On March 5th, volunteers from our Club were at the Charlottetown Islanders game at the Eastlink Centre Charlottetown selling pucks as a fundraiser for the Easter Seals Society of PEI. Thanks to everyone who supported us and congratulations to the winner! Special thanks to Club member,Phillip Brown, for organizing a great Event and to all the Rotarians who volounteered their Sunday afternoon! Thanks to Dale Turner for his booming voice directing people buy Pucks. We raised over $1,0000 at the game - our biggest year yet. We have doing this Event for a number of years.

 

 

Puck Toss winner Bill Brocklebank and girlfriend with Phillip Brown and Easter Seals Chair, Peter MacDougald. 

 

Easter Seals Charlottetown Islanders Puck Toss 2017-03-25 03:00:00Z
Donation: Canada Next 150
On March 13, our Club presented a Donation to Canada Next 150 Chair, Ronnie McPhee. Canada Next 150 is a Youth Conference to be held this summer in Charlottetown. The Conference includes use of the PEI Legislature to for Parliamentary debate on the future of Atlantic Canada, and what this part of Canada requires in order to succeed and grow in Canada's Next 150 years.
 
Treasurer Craig Bradley with Canada Next 150 Chair, Ronnie McPhee, and Donation Chair, Bush Dumville
 
 
 
 
 
Donation: Canada Next 150 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z
Parliamentary Update from MP, Sean Casey
On March 13th, MP for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, spoke to the Club to give a Parliamentary update.
 
Please note that the Head Table is not asleep.
 
 
Parliamentary Update from MP, Sean Casey 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z
Charlottetown Islanders Easter Seals Puck Toss 

On March 5th, volunteers from our Club were at the Charlottetown Islanders game at the Eastlink Centre Charlottetown selling pucks as a fundraiser for the Easter Seals Society of PEI. Thanks to everyone who supported us and congratulations to the winner! Special thanks to Club member,Phillip Brown, for organizing a great Event and to all the Rotarians who volounteered their Sunday afternoon! Thanks to Dale Turner for his booming voice directing people buy Pucks. We raised over $1,0000 at the game - our biggest year yet. We have doing this Event for a number of years.

 

 

Charlottetown Islanders Easter Seals Puck Toss 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo Jackpot Winner
The $4,000 Jackpot was won by Dwayne Costain of O'Leary at the March 7th Rotary Radio Bingo Game. Dwayne got his winning Card from Ceretti's Irving in Borden. 
 
Bingo Committee Chair Lori Carver with Dwayne Costain & Dwayne's family. Congratulations!
 
The below picture is the Distribution Team getting the packages ready for the Game when the Jackpot was won. Thank you to all the volounteers who make Rotary Radio Bingo possible! We note that Bingo Card sales are still strong despite the Jackpot dropping to $2,000 after Dwayne's win.  
 
 
 
Rotary Radio Bingo Jackpot Winner 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Youth Exchange Presentation: Naomi Ascencio
At our Feb. 27th meeting we heard all about the Rotary International Student Exchange! 
 

Meeting Chair, Daphne Dumont, and our Co-Chair for the day, Flory Sanderson, greeted exchange students, Naomi Ascencio and Amanda Cheng, prior to Naomi's excellent presentation on her native country of France.

As well, we also met our new Outbounders: Chris Sears (bound for Switzerland), and Ian Douglas (bound for Taiwan).

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Exchange Presentation: Naomi Ascencio 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
STAR Program Second Installment
Our Club had the second installment of the the STAR Training Program on March 6th on New Generations with Michelle Johnston-Lazaratos. Michelle spoke on Youth Exchange, Interact, Rotaract, & Rotary Peace Scholars. Thank you to those who attended.
 
 
 
STAR Program Second Installment 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Easter Seals PEI Sponsor: ADL 
ADL is a proud partner of EasterSeals PEI. Jamie MacPhail, Marketing Manager of ADL presented a cheque to 2017 Ambassador Cameron Gordon for $4,000 at the UPEI Basketball Game on Feb. 19th. Thank you ADL for your ongoing support for Easter Seals!  
 
 
 
Easter Seals PEI Sponsor: ADL 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Family Violence Prevention Services

At our March 6, Club meeting, we had the opportunity to hear from Valerie Docherty who has launched an ambitious campaign in support of PEI FVPS - (Family Violence Prevention Services) The Building Brighter Futures Campaign aims to find 200 individuals, groups or businesses to be Future Builders, donating $5,000 over a five year period. The end goal? $1 million dollars!

Good luck, Valerie! What a worthy cause!

Photo left to right: Edna Reid, Valerie Docherty, Ron Profit

 

 

Family Violence Prevention Services 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Easter Seals PEI: UPEI Basketball Games 
Thanks to UPEI Athletics & Recreation sports fans & Subway Canada on campus, Easter Seals PEI raised a total of $1,077 toward Cameron's campaign! Congratulations to Jenna MacDonald, Paul Cheverie & Lynn Connolly who were the winners of our Puck Toss contest at the Basketball Game!
 
 
 
Easter Seals PEI: UPEI Basketball Games 2017-03-11 04:00:00Z
Message from Incoming Rotary International President Ian Riseley
The comments below are important Rotary value propositions when trying to recruit new members to our Club.
 
The following is a brief excerpt from the interview with incoming RI President Ian Riseley in the March, 2017 edition of the Rotarian magazine. Ian Riseley will be here in Oct., 2017 for the Charter Dinner celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rotary in PEI.
 
Question: If a young person asked you why he or she should join Rotary what, in order, would you say?
 
Answer:" There are four elements. The first one is friendship. Rotary offers the opportunity to meet people in a semi-social environment and also achieve good things. The second one is personal development. I became the third President of my Club at a very young age. I didn't enjoy speaking in public, but being involved in a Rotary Club means that you're encouraged...in a friendly environment to get experience speaking, running meetings, motivating people,... The third is business development. We've shied away from this over a period of time, and I don't think we should.... Rotary is good for business. Why should we shy away from this? The fourth one, and by far the most important, is the chance to make a difference in the world.  "
 
 
 
Rotary was initially founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, an accountant, who had just moved to Chicago, and was looking to make contacts with local like minded business people. Rotary was founded on friendship and business development. It was not until 1907 that Rotary make the leap into Community projects. The first public Rotary service project was the construction of public toilets in Chicago. This step transformed Rotary into the world’s first Service Club.
 
Vibrant Clubs require ongoing recruitment form the local business community in order for Rotary to survive and grow. Rotary's main goal of making a difference in the world and it's members pursuing this goal, will make the Club members well known in the local Community. This encourages the community to support those Club members. 
 
 
Message from Incoming Rotary International President Ian Riseley 2017-03-04 04:00:00Z
STAR Program Feb.
About 15 New Rotarians attended the first STAR Program training session on Feb. 6th. Thank you to those who attended and thank you to Moe Rodgerson for doing the presentation on Rotary International History (Zones/Districts) Areas of Service within our Club including: Club Service, Community Service, Vocational Service, International Service and New Generation, Easter Seals, and Membership Development. The next STAR Program presentation will be Monday, March 6th at 11:15 AM. Club member and Club/District Youth Exchange Chair, Michelle Johnston-Lazaratos will be doing a presentation on New Generation: Youth Exchange/Interact/ Rotaract, Rotary Peace Scholars.
 
 
 
 
STAR Program Feb. 2017-02-26 04:00:00Z
2 New Members 
On Jan. 30th, we Inducted 2 new members into our Club. Jo-Ann Thomsen, Development Officer at UPEI - sponsored by Paul Crant, and Melanie MacDonald of DVA - sponsored by Krystine Richards. Great to have you as members of our Club! Club member Flory Sanderson seen below placing the Rotary Pin on the new members.
 
 
 
 
 
2 New Members 2017-02-26 04:00:00Z
Rotary Council of Legislation April, 2016
Rotary is governed by a Board of Directors lead by a President. Every three years, Rotary meets in a forum called the Council on Legislation. The last Council of Legislation forum was April 11-15, 2016. There were many changes to Rotary policies and rules during this Council making the most progessive Council in Rotary's history. Two key Enactments are noted below:
 
16-21 Flexibility in Meetings/Attendance – Amended. Passed 392 to 82.
 
Current club constitution Article 6 provides clubs meet once a week. Article 9 regarding attendance provides members must attend unless they make up fourteen days before or after, attend a service project or a board meeting. Article 9 provides for termination if member doesn’t attend or make up fifty percent of meetings or attend thirty percent of meetings at their own club or misses four consecutive meetings. The above requirements will remain in the standard club constitution and can be followed by clubs if desired. The new enactment provides that club bylaws may alter these provisions. For example, to determine when and how often a club meets, except it must meet two times per month (there is no definition of “meeting”); Club's may set their own attendance requirements like volounteer time in lieu of meeting attendance; and the club may modify or eliminate termination policies for non-attendance.
 
The reason that this Enactment came forward was due to Rotary trying to be relevant in today's society. The world has changed over the last 50-60 years. Businesses are no longer as supportive as they used to be of employees taking almost 1.5-2 hours of their day for a Rotary meeting. The people that can, usually have to make up the time by working longer hours, which impacts family time. Our Club lost 10 of the new members inducted last year because of these reasons. Quoting from RI President, John Germ in the Rotarian Magazine July, 2016 edition: "Our Clubs have always been organized around a meal...that system served us well. But society has changed. How do we accommodate a 30 year old businessperson raising a family? Well, for one thing, we could pay less attention to attendance. My question isn't How many meetings did you make? It's How are you making a difference in the Community?".  
 
 
16-36 Kinds of Membership –Amended. Passed 386 to 75.
 
Currently there are two kinds of membership: active and honorary. That will remain in the standard club constitution and can be followed by clubs. Alternatively, this enactment provides that club bylaws may have provisions not in accordance with the constitutional documents. That is, clubs may have alternative forms of memberships such as corporate, associate, family, etc. They may amend or eliminate rules for transferring Rotarians, Honourary members, holders of public office, dual membership.
 
 
Clubs around the world are implementing the new forms of Membership and are attracting good quality members. Having alternative forms of Membership will allow for a more dynamic Club and help the Club grow. Also, flexibility in Attendance requirements is needed due to our changing Society. Do not want to be the last Club to make these changes? We need to innovate in order to build a Club for the next 100 years of Service.  
 
Please refer to the Club's website to view a Powerpoint presentation of the highlight of the Council of Legislation
 
 
 
Rotary Council of Legislation April, 2016 2017-02-19 04:00:00Z
International Week of Service 

Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations in an International Week of Service, March 25-31 2017. All over the world, volunteers like you are working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with you. Information and resources for this event can be found at weekofservice.org. Visit the International Week of Service 2017 Facebook event page to RSVP and see what other clubs are planning.

Organizations participating in this event include: Lions Clubs International, Rotary International, Optimist International, Junior Chamber International, Kiwanis International, Moose International, Soroptimist, Y’s Men International, Pilot International, and Sertoma Inc.

To participate, your club can work with one or more other area service groups to do something together for your community. They can join you in a pre-planned event, or you can plan a new event together. Find a fellow service organization in your community here. Share your photos and videos at weekofservice.org, on the event page, and on social media using #weekofservice2017. To promote your activities locally, we’ve provided you with a customizable press release.

This event will help us to promote all of our organizations, highlight membership opportunities, and reinforce the importance of doing good in the world. It’s a chance for our volunteers to forge lasting relationships and creating the potential for future joint projects. Your participation will also achieve one of the service goals listed in my presidential citation.

I hope you’ll join me in what promises to be a unique, important opportunity to better your community.

Sincerely,

John F. Germ
President, Rotary International 2016-17

 

 

 

 

International Week of Service 2017-02-18 04:00:00Z
Annual General Meeting 2015-2016
On Feb. 6th, we had an Annual General Meeting for 2015-2016. 
 
Past President Bush set set a Plan to revitalize the Club by focusing on 3 main Goals. The Plan presented them to the Club under the name Phoenix Initiative in late November, 2015. The Plan included:
 
1) Increase the size of the Membership to 120 - Membership started at 61 at the beginning of the year and peaked at 119 on June 30, 2016 including 6 Honourary members. However, a total of 11 members did not renew. Still, an unparalleled growth in membership in only 7 months. There were many members that did not really believe that this Goal were achievable. 
 
2) Obtain 60% meeting Attendance - Meeting Attendance including Make Ups stood at 61.7% during the period Jan. 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016.
 
3) Reduce the average age of the Club to 55 - This goal is not measurable given that not all Dates of Birth were entered into Clubrunner. However, there was a significant reduction in the average age of the Club because of all the new members.
 
The complete Phoenix Initiative plans'  first step was to increase the size of the Membership so that we could undertake Step 2 of the Plan. The second step was to find a successful Fundraiser. Much time was spent by the Board investigating various types of fundraisers. The Fundraisers investigated included a Mud Run, 50/50 type Draw, Ribfest or Beef Fest, and Radio Bingo. Rotary Radio Bingo was selected by the Board for further consideration and then placed/discussed before the Club in April, 2016. We were lucky to have new member, Andy Richardson, come forward with this idea in April, 2016. The Bingo has been successfully launched under current President Wes MacAleer and is lead by new member, Lori Carver. Many thanks to Moe Rodgerson and Peter MacDougald who did a lot of work on the various Fundraisers that were under consideration at that time. Our Treasurer, Craig Bradley, filed a report on the Radio Bingo fundraiser during the meeting. The funds raised by the Bingo are to go back to the Communities where the fund were generated, as much as possible. We want the Rotary symbol on everything we do to promote the impact that we are making in the community and all over PEI. The third step in the Phoenix Initiative is the undertaking of new Club Projects which engages the membership and attracts new members. This still remains to be implemented and depended on a satisfactory Fundraiser. The Club should be in a position to consider the options in the near future.  
 
A large part of the Plan was to get Social Media working and our website updated, so that we can promote the Club and to make it more attractive to new prospects. Hannah Bell did a lot of work to get the Clubrunner website updated and got Facebook & Twitter going again. Paul Crant took over the Club's Twitter account increasing the Twitter Followers from 208 to 900 by the end of the fiscal year - now at 1420. Chelsey Rogerson started working the Club's Facebook page late in the fiscal year. The Club had 60 Facebook Likes in late Jan., 2016 and now has 263 Likes.   
 
Also, during Bush's year, part of the Plan was to update the Club's Bylaws since we felt were hindering the success of the Club. There was much discussion at the Board level, but only one change occurred during that year. More work is also required to update the Bylaws. Thank you to Peter Boswall for all his work in this regard.
 
Past President Bush thanks all those who volounteered their time to make it a successful year. 
 
At the meeting, there were presentations on 2015-2016 from the major Committee Chairs: Michelle Johnston-Lazaratos of Youth Exchange, Bob Moffatt of the Centennial Committee, Craig Bradley on our financial reports, Sandra MacKay on Attendance, Regan Lewis on Easter Seals, and Paul Crant on Membership.
 
Centennial - The Centennial Committee met many times and did a lot of work in 2015-2016 putting together Events for the Centennial year. These Events are taking place this year or have already taken place in some cases. A Commemorative Pin was designed last year which is has been distributed free of charge to Club members in Nov., 2016. A very successful New Year's Levee was accomplished already this year. Other Events to come this year include: 100 hundred trees to be planted May 17th at Government House & around Charlottetown, Youth Exchange Event during Old Home Week, Charter Night Dinner on Oct. 1, 2017 with Rotary International President. A ROTARY WHEEL in flowers will be located at the entrance PEI at the Confederation Bridge - thanks to the Provincial Highways Department. For this year as a result of the Club Centennial & Easter Seals PEI operating for 60 years, for Club member Donations to Easter Seals PEI of $100 will be matched by the Club. And finally, much work was done on the publication of a Book on the history and activities of all the Rotary Clubs on Prince Edward Island. There will be a Book launch at Jim's cottage later this year. We wish to thank the Committee Members which include: Jim Macnutt, Moe Rodgerson, Sandra MacKay, Lorne Moase, Ken Gillis, Larry Sider, Mary McMillan, & Teresa Wright.
 
Membership - Membership Growth was the driving factor behind this Committee. A prospect list of over 500 people were identified on Spreadsheet and was used to organize a Contact program. The "Membership Drive" was managed like a political nomination campaign - something that we knew about. 52 prospects were Inducted into the Club during the Dec.2015-June 30, 2016. 10 of the new members did not renew. Overall, 11 members did not renew at fiscal year end. Total Membership was 102 at end of the fiscal year not including Honourary members. Thank you to members of the Club that sponsored and referred many new members to our Club last year: Austin Bowman, Flory Sanderson, Bertha Jay, Paul Crant, Larry Sider, Scott MacEwen, and many others.
 
Attendance - In the 2015-16 Rotary Year, 6 members had 100% attendance – one of those members had 35 years of perfect attendance; one had 20 years and another had 15. In the second half of the 2015-16 Rotary Year, one half of the Regular Members of the Club had an attendance (including makeups) below 50%. We wish to thank the Attendance Committee members: Lorne Moase, Daphne Dumont, Dr. Mark Triantafillou, Sandra MacKay, Flory Sanderson, Donna McIver, Peggy Coady Compton, Mary MacMillan, Ivan Morrison, & Jeff Collins.       
 
Easter Seals -  $117,000 was raised by Easter Seals PEI in 2015-2016 for children with challenges. Last year's Easter Seals Ambassador was Tyra Mckeeman. Tyra was very friendly and outgoing. The Campaign, like every year, involves over a dozen events like the Tim Hortons Bus Tour, the Rotary Club Tour, Corporate Sponsors, Easter Beef Show & Sale, Islander Hockey Games, Storm Basketball Games, Mail In donations., etc. Club members on the Committee members included: Regan Lewis - Chair, Paul Crant - Co-Chair, Moe Rodgerson, Edna Reid, and Jim Travers. Rotary Club of Summerside representatives on the Committee were Scott Mollins & John Maynard. Rotary Club of Montague representatives on the Committee were Martha MacLean, and Maureen Hanley. Donations from the funds raised during last years Campaign were recently approved including: Camp Gencheff, Community Inclusions, Joy Riders, PEI Cerebral Palsy Association, PEI Council for People with Disabilities. As well, the disbursement of 50% of the net proceeds from the Easter Seals PEI Provincial Committee to the 3 Rotary Clubs was also recently approved. 
 
Youth Exchange - Inbounder for the year was Thomas Madessis from Belgium. Our Outbounder was Emma Clark, daughter of Ewan Clark, went to Switzerland. The Committee members in 2015-2016 were: Michelle Johnston-Lazaratos, Kim Nickerson, Daphne Dumont, Donna McIver, Jeff Collins, Carl Lafford, Scott Wilson, Mary MacMillan, and Michael Morrison. Thanks to the drivers, the committee members, and those from the club who spent time or did activities with Thomas. Thanks to Peter MacDougald for the use of his boardroom for committee meetings. And thanks to club overall for continued commitment to the program. We are happy to that we have 2 outbounders/inbounders in the coming year (2017-18).
 
Financials - Club Financials were presented during the meeting. Also, year to date financials of the Rotary Radio Bingo were presented. 
 
Pictured below at the AGM is our Treasurer for Life, Craig Bradley, and Past President, Bush Dumville.
 
 
 
 
 
Annual General Meeting 2015-2016 2017-02-16 04:00:00Z
PEI Rotary Mini-Conference April 8th 
 
                                   
                                                  
 
This learning is should be attended by all Club members interested in making the Club irresistible, and those interested in taking a future Leadership role. Also, the learning & training is excellent for existing Executive, Directors, Committee Chairs. If you came last year, please come again! The learning will be different!
 
Rotary Club of Charlottetown is looking at Succession Planning in Club Leadership. Please let us know if you would like to help make a real difference in your Community by being a Rotary Leader. It would be great if more female Club members came forward since 33% of the Club is female and the percentage is growing! This Mini-Conference is good way to learn more about Rotary.
 
Mini-Conference:  Saturday, April 8 in PEI 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
What will happen at this interactive TLC day of learning?
 
  • Professional development and leadership training that will useful in clubs and at work!
  • Separate Breakouts about the roles and responsibilities for Secretaries & Treasurers – learn about the most important tasks of your role, and review best practices and calendars of key dates; Advanced Treasurer session for those interested in establishing a foundation.
  • Effective Meetings for Presidents, Directors and Committee Chairs – learn how to chair a great meeting that is fun and productive … and that members won’t want to miss!  Simply irresistible!
  • Annual Club Planning for All Leaders – you will learn about Effective Planning and actually work on your club’s plan in this working session – this will get you started on the necessary planning for July 1.
  • Foundation, Youth and Membership – critical information that all club leaders need to know.
The “working session” parts of the day will be most beneficial if your club is well represented – the day is open to all members and we strongly encourage your Executive, Directors and Committee Chairs to attend.  If you have members who might be considering leadership roles “down the road”, they are most welcome to participate too. 
 
A laptop or tablet could be helpful, but not necessary. Please let us know you would like to attend.
 
 
 
PEI Rotary Mini-Conference April 8th 2017-02-16 04:00:00Z
2017 Easter Seals Campaign Kick Off
On Feb. 13, 2017, we had our Easter Seals 2017 Kick Off. Thank you to the 42 Club members who braved the storm!
 

Message from our Campaign Chair, Peter MacDougall:

It is with enthusiasm that we invite you to take part in this year’s campaign. Thanks to the commitment and support of many generous donors, we raised more than $115,000 last year. This funding was used to assist organizations such as the PEI Council of People with Disabilities, Joyriders, Cerebral Palsy Association, PEI Association for Community Living (O’Leary Local, in partnership with Community Inclusions), Village des Sources l’Étoile Filante and Camp Gencheff, as well as programs supported through Rotary.  

Easter Seals is a joint initiative of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, with support from Summerside and Montague. We are proud of the fact all funds raised by the campaign stay right here on PEI. The team of volunteers has been hard at work since September putting together the 2017 Easter Seals Campaign and we are excited as we move towards this year’s Campaign.

We have a wide array of fundraising and awareness activities planned for the year, from community events to hockey and basketball games, a corporate campaign where businesses across the Island lend support, our annual Tim Horton’s Ambassador School Tour and our Paper Egg campaign in partnership with Lawtons Drugs.  We thank you for your past support and encourage you to continue to donate and attend Easter Seals events, to help Islanders with disabilities.

We would also like to thank our amazing Ambassador, Cameron Gordon. His enthusiasm, positive attitude and desire to help out will certainly contribute to our success in this year’s campaign.  Please help us support his efforts to raise funds for Easter Seals by visiting https://eastersealspei.org and thank you to the 20 Rotarians who have already contributed $100 to the 2017 Campaign!

 

Pictured below are Easter Seals 2017 Campaign Chair, Peter MacDougall; newly announced Easter Seals 2017 Ambassador, Cameron Gordon; and Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Wes MacAleer.
 
 
 
Head Table from left to right includes: Stephen Cudmore, representing the Rotary Club of Summerside and 2013 Easter Seals Campaign Chair, Regan Lewis, Easter Seals Treasurer and 2016 Campaign Co- Chair, Mayor of Charlottetown Clifford Lee, Paul Crant, Acting Secretary and 2016 Campaign Co-Chair, Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Club President Wes MacAleer, 2017 Easter Seals Campaign, Peter MacDougall, Lieutenant Governor of PEI Frank Lewis, Past District Governor Bob Moffat, 2017 Easter Seals Ambassador Cameron Gordon, Cameron's mother Catherine MacInnis, MLA for Stratford-Kinlock James Aylward, and Larry Sider, Meeting Co-Chair.   
 
 
 
 
2017 Easter Seals Campaign Kick Off 2017-02-16 04:00:00Z
Easter Seals Ambassador 2017 - Cameron Gordon

                                    

                                                                                

 

Hi, my name is Cameron Gordon, I am 16 years old and I am in Grade 10 at Colonel Gray Senior High School in Charlottetown.

My parents are Catherine MacInnis (Wade Arsenault) and Kent Gordon (Linda Dunning).  I also have a little brother Jack and a big sister Jamie.

I love Colonel Gray, it rocks! My favorite subjects are gym and drama. This year I was asked to join the Power Lifting team, I think they wanted me because last year I won a lot of medals with the Special Olympics because I am strong.

My favorite thing to do in the whole world is dance. I take hip hop dance class at Dance Virtuosa and have some great friends there.

I also love basketball and volunteer with the Island Storm!

I love dancing and hanging with my best friend Jacob. I love laughing and making people laugh.

I have Down syndrome, Celiac disease and another disease that is hard to pronounce, Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Having Down syndrome means that it is hard to learn some things, like riding a bike, skating, reading and writing; but, it doesn’t mean that I can’t do those things, I just need to work really hard and I need help.  I am lucky that all the people and organizations mentioned above have helped me succeed in life so far!

That’s why Easter Seals is great! Last summer, Easter Seals helped me have a tutor to help me with reading and writing; and, when I was younger, Easter Seals made it possible for me to go to Camp Gencheff.

I am super proud to be your Easter Seals Ambassador.

I know it is very important because when you donate to Easter Seals, you are helping kids like me in PEI reach our dreams.

My motto is: “HELP KIDS LIKE ME BE THE BEST WE CAN BE!”

Thank you!

Cameron

 

 

Easter Seals Ambassador 2017 - Cameron Gordon 2017-02-16 04:00:00Z
A Century of Service - PEI Rotary Centennial 1917 – 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown was admitted into Rotary International on October 1, 1917 and received its Charter on November 8th of that year having been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Halifax.
 
Plans were developed with the Rotary Club of Charlottetown giving leadership in celebrating 100 years of Rotary in the Province which included all Island Rotarians and the six Rotary Clubs. The Charlottetown Club has been active in promoting the concept of Rotary throughout the Province, sponsoring four of the other five clubs currently on the Island: Summerside (1943), Hillsborough (1979), Montague (1985) and Charlottetown Royalty (1987). The Rotary Club of Stratford is the other Island club (2002).
 
The year commenced with a very successful Rotary Levee on January 1st, 2017 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Our Centennial Year was also highlighted at the Premier’s Dinner on January 16th, 2017 where we also sold our centennial pin.
 
Upcoming Events include:
 
May 19, 2017:   Our Special Centennial Projects will involve Rotarians planting trees provided by the City of Charlottetown and the Provincial Government at various locations on Prince Edward Island to mark “100 YEARS OF ROTARY ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND”.
 
August, 2017:  Rotary Youth Exchange Event during Old Home Week.
 
October 1, 2017:   Charter Night Dinner which will include a visit from RI President Ian Riseley and descendants of our Charter Members.
 
We will also celebrate the year with a publication including the history and activities of all the Rotary Clubs on Prince Edward Island. The publication will contain the history and projects both local and international of the six Island Rotary Clubs.
 
We also designed and produced a 100 year commemorative pin for distribution during 2017.The Pin and tickets to the Charter Dinner will be sold at the District Convention in June of this year.
 
We will also have the ROTARY WHEEL in flowers as you enter PEI at the Confederation Bridge - thanks to the Provincial Highways Department.
 
The Easter Seals Committee under the Chair of Peter MacDougall has challenged our Club Rotarians to donate $100.00 to Easter Seals to be matched by the Club. Their names will be displayed at the Charter Dinner on October 1st, 2017. So far, 20 Rotary Club of Charlottetown members have generously given $100 each.
 
Rotary on Prince Edward Island has a long and distinguished history as we celebrate our accomplishments at home and internationally. It is our hope that our Centennial  Events will bring forth many fond memories as we celebrate 100 Years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island and continue to work together to eradicate polio and help celebrate peace in the world.
 
Robert Moffatt,
Centennial Committee Chair          
Updated  February 9th, 2017.
A Century of Service - PEI Rotary Centennial 1917 – 2017 2017-02-16 04:00:00Z
Medicinal Marijuana - Edwin Jewell

On Jan. 30th, our club had the opportunity to hear from Edwin Jewell. After years in the horticulture and agriculture business as owner of Jewell's Country Market, Edwin moved into medicinal marijuana. As the only medicinal marijuana growing facility on PEI, he shared some of the interesting hurdles in getting this business off the ground - Thanks for sharing with us, Edwin!

Photo Left to Right: Wes MacAleer, Della Parker, Edwin Jewell, Flory Sanderson

 

 

Medicinal Marijuana - Edwin Jewell 2017-02-04 04:00:00Z
The Rotarian Magazine Feb., 2017 Issue
In the Feb., 2017 edition the The Rotarian, there is a story on Tony Knight and the Rotary Club of Calgary West. That Club faced many of the same challenges that the Rotary Club of Charlottetown was facing - declining membership and energy. According to the article, Tony liked breaking the rules that hold people back. Under Tony's direction the Rotary Club of Calgary West inducted 25 new members over an 18 month period.
 
 
Please note that the story of our club over the last 14 months is actually more spectacular. Since Dec., 2015, starting with the Presidency of Bush Dumville, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown has inducted 57 new members. It was an aggressive expansion,and we only lost 10 of new members at renewal. While not all members are at all the meetings every week, most are fully engaged in the Club in the various Committees. The second step of our Club's revitalization was the undertaking of a new Fundraiser - Rotary Radio Bingo. We were lucky to have a new member come forward with this idea in April, 2016. The Bingo has been successfully launched under current President Wes MacAleer and is lead by new member, Lori Carver. The full particulars of this success will be discussed at the Club's Business Meeting on Feb. 6th. The third step in the Club's revitalization is the implementation of new Club Projects which engages the membership and attracts new members. 
 
 
The Rotarian Magazine Feb., 2017 Issue 2017-01-28 04:00:00Z
Easter Seals PEI Campaign Kick Off Feb. 13th
Our Club's Easter Seals 2017 Campaign Kick Off will be Feb. 13th. Our new Easter Seals Ambassador will be announced at that time. 
 
Please note that we will be collecting Club donations at the door for the next few weeks.
 
As part of the Club's 100th Anniversary commemoration, there was a request/Motion passed at the Club meeting on Jan. 23rd. The Club will contribute $100 to any Rotary Club of Charlottetown member donations of $100 or more.  
 
                                                                                         
Easter Seals PEI Campaign Kick Off Feb. 13th 2017-01-28 04:00:00Z
Norman MacLeod, JA PEI Business Hall of Fame Laureate

Congratulations to long time Rotary Club of Charlottetown member, Norman MacLeod. It was announced Friday that Norman is to be Inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in May.

Norman began his career in the late 1950s as a builder, contractor, construction manager, then co-owner. His developed and owned many successful Island businesses including Williams, Murphy and MacLeod, Metro Building Supplies Ltd., and Prebuilt Steel. 

Norman has been a member of our Club since 1973.

Also being inducted into the JA inducted into the Business Hall of Fame this year with Norman is Harris Garfield Johnston. He was the original owner and manager of Johnston Homestyle Products Ltd., well known for its potato salad and coleslaw. Mr Johnston is the father of current Club member, Randy Johnston. Also, being inducted is Gretha Rose, President and Executive Producer of PEI company Cellar Door Productions, is an award winning, internationally recognized, creative and diverse media company specializing in television, digital and co-branded media initiatives.

Our Club has a distinguished history with a number of entrepreneurs. Other Club members and former Club members that have been inducted into the Junior Achievement PEI Business Hall of Fame include: current President Wes MacAleer, Past District Governor Wayne Hambly, David Scales, Simon Compton, Bob Bateman, Randy Manning, and Wally Rodd.   
 
 
Norman MacLeod, JA PEI Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2017-01-28 04:00:00Z
PEI 55+ Games Society

Thank you to Eugene Murphy from the PEI 55+ Games Society for speaking to the club on Jan. 9th! The Town of Cornwall will host the 2017 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games from February 20-24, 2017.

Events will include: hockey, pickleball, bowling, auction 45s, cribbage, curling, stick curling, contract bridge, duplicate bridge, darts, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, crokinole, squash, badminton, spin cycling, table tennis, and scrabble.

Check out their website to learn more: https://pei55plusgamessociety.ca

Photo from left to right: Eugene Murphy, Marilyn Lowther, Wes MacAleer

 

PEI 55+ Games Society 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z
Premier's Dinner 2017

On Jan. 16, the Annual Rotary Premier's State of the Province Address & Dinner occurred at the PEI Convention Centre. The Premier's speech was " The Mighty Island". Thank you to those Rotarians who attended and thank you to Marilyn Lowther for the tremendous effort in organizing this event for all of the Club's in PEI.

 

 

 

 

Premier's Dinner 2017 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z
Rotary New Year's Levee
As part of our 100th Anniversary Celebrations for the founding of Rotary on PEI, we had a New Year's Levee at the Rodd Charlottetown. The Event was very successful with hundreds of people attending. Thank you to Bob Moffatt & the Centennial Committee for organizing a wonderful event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary New Year's Levee 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z
"My Life as Lieutenant Governor"  
Flanked by Chair Regan Lewis on the left and President Wes MacAleer on the right Right, we were grateful to have his Honour, H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of PEI addressing our on Jan. 23rd. He spoke on his life as Lieutenant Governor.
 
 
 
"My Life as Lieutenant Governor" 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Charter Members 1917 Presentation
 
 
Thank you to Allison Swan, Sandra MacKay, Allan MacLeod, and the rest of the Centennial Committee for leading the Presentation on our Club's Charter Members on Dec. 12th. An excellent Slideshow has been prepared by the Krystine Richards showcasing the Charter Members. Please go to the Rotary Club of Charlottetown website to view.
To celebrate the Centennial year, we still have the Island Youth Exchange Student Event in Old Home Week and Charter Night Dinner on Oct. 1, 2017 with Rotary International President, Ian Riseley. Also, to celebrate Rotary's 100 years in PEI, Rotarians will be planting trees in Charlottetown. In addition, a book on the history of Rotary in PEI will be published.
 
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Charter Members 1917 Presentation 2017-01-05 04:00:00Z
New Members
 
New Members 2017-01-05 04:00:00Z
What is Rotary
 
What is Rotary 2016-12-31 04:00:00Z
Holiday Mixer 
Our Club had a Holiday Social on Dec. 19th at the Rodd Charlottetown. Thank you to all who attended.
 
Holiday Mixer 2016-12-19 04:00:00Z
President's Holiday Message
 
Dear Rotarians,
 
I like to wish you and your families a Happy Holidays over this festive season. It is with your families blessing that allows you to volounteer your time for the betterment of our Community. I especially want to thank all the volounteers who have spent time moving the Club’s service agenda and the excellent work being done with the Club’s new fundraiser.
 
Please note that, except for the Social/Mixer we have this Monday at 5:00PM, meetings do not resume until Jan. 9th. We would really like to see some of the members who have difficulty attending our lunch meetings at this Social. Also, as part of our Centennial year celebration, we are having a New Year's Day Levee at 11:00AM-12:00PM at the Rodd Charlottetown. We strongly encourage all Club members to support this Event. 
 
President
Wes MacAleer
President's Holiday Message 2016-12-13 04:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Centennial Year 

We kicked off our Centennial year Celebration at the Rotary of Charlottetown on Dec. 12th with a presentation by members of the Centennial Committee on the Club's Founders in 1917.

 

 

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Centennial Year 2016-12-13 04:00:00Z
Christmas Party 2016
Another Rotary Club of Charlottetown Christmas Party has been a wonderful success! Thank you to Della and the Christmas Party volounteers for giving the Club a wonderful event. A total of $680 was raised by Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw for the Salvation Army.
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Party 2016 2016-12-13 04:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Parliament

The Rotary Clubs of P.E.I. hosted the 29th annual Rotary Youth Parliament, Nov. 25-26. Approximately, 36 students participated representing high schools from across P.E.I. took part in the two-day event. Hon. H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor, opened the parliament with a speech from the Throne, with Hon, Francis (Buck) Watts, Speaker, presiding over the Youth Parliament. Premier MacLauchlan also spoke to the students and Leader of the Opposition, Jamie Fox, was attended. 

The topics debated included student safety, health care improvements, carbon tax, senior drug assistance and Internet access.

Rob Larsen, representing Three Oaks High School in Summerside, was acting as Premier, while Logan Rose, representing Souris Regional High School, acted as Leader of the Opposition. Rotary Exchange students acted in the role of Cabinet Ministers. If you look closely at one of the pictures, you can see our Exchange student, Naomi Asencio. Well done Naomi!

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Youth Parliament 2016-12-04 04:00:00Z
A Century of Service

                                      PEI ROTARY CENTENNIAL

1917 – 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown was admitted into Rotary International on October 1, 1917 and received its Charter on November 8th of that year having been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Halifax.
 
Plans were developed with the Rotary Club of Charlottetown giving leadership in celebrating 100 years of Rotary in the Province which included all Island Rotarians and the six Rotary Clubs. Our Club has been active in promoting the concept of Rotary throughout the Province, sponsoring four of the other five clubs currently on the Island: Summerside (1943), Hillsborough (1979), Montague (1985) and Charlottetown Royalty (1987). The Rotary Club of Stratford is the other Island club (2002).
 
The year will include:
 
January 1, 2017 Rotary Levee including all Club Executive
January 2017: Premier’s Dinner including all Island Rotarians
August 2017:  Island Youth Exchange Student Event – Old Home Week
October 1, 2017:  Charter Night which will include a visit from RI President Ian Riseley
 
We will also celebrate the year with a publication spearheaded by Rotarian James Macnutt including the history and activities of all the Rotary Clubs on Prince Edward Island. The publication will contain the history and projects both local and international of the six Island Rotary Clubs.
During the year there will be a Book Launch and Celebration of our Special Centennial Projects. Rotarians will be planting trees provided by the Provincial Government at various locations on Prince Edward Island to mark “100 YEARS OF ROTARY ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND”.
We also designed and produced a 100 year commemorative pin for distribution during 2017.
 
Rotary on Prince Edward Island has a long and distinguished history as we celebrate our accomplishments at home and internationally. It is my hope that our Centennial  Events will bring forth many fond memories as we celebrate 100 Years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island and continue to work together to eradicate polio and celebrate peace in the world.
 
PDG Robert Moffatt,
Centennial Committee Chair.
 
 
A Century of Service 2016-12-04 04:00:00Z
Drive for Charities
Easter Seals PEI received a Donation of $1,000 from Kwik Kopy PEI as part of the Drive for Charities which is hosted by Red Shores. Representing Easter Seals PEI is this year's Campaign Chair Peter MacDougald & Paul Crant last year's Co-Chair. Thank you to Driver, Jason Hughes, and Graham MacDougall of Kwik Kopy!
 
Drive for Charities 2016-12-04 04:00:00Z
Camp Gencheff
Camp Gencheff had excellent dinner & evening at the Camp on Nov. 17th honouring late Rotarians, Tom DeBlois & Jack Cutcliffe, for their amazing 40+ year contribution to the Camp. The families of both Rotarians were in attendance for this Thank you.
 
The evening was also a chance for the Camp to thank all it's supporters over the past year. Thank you to Rotarian, Edna Reid, for hosting this event. 
 
 
 
Camp Gencheff 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Former Easter Seals Ambassador 2011, Hannah MacLellan
Former Easter Seals Ambassador, Hannah MacLellan, being congratulated by, Paula Biggar, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure, & Energy and the Leader of the Official Opposition, Jamie Fox, after her suggested Amendment to the Highway Traffic Act to increase Fines for people parking illegally in designated accessible parking spaces. The Amendment was passed unanimously in House. Congratulations Hannah from the Rotary Club of Charlottetown and Easter Seals PEI!
 
Former Easter Seals Ambassador 2011, Hannah MacLellan 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Donation to Stars for Life
President Wes MacAleer presenting Tracy Smith of Stars for Life PEI with a Donation to be used for a storage barn.
 
 
 
Donation to Stars for Life 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Scholarship 
for Physically Challenged Island Students
Recipient of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Scholarship at UPEI for Physically Challenged Island Students is Elyse Cottrell. Elyse has multiple health issues and has placed much energy to deal with those challenges in order to attend UPEI. Elyse is seen here being congratulated by meeting Chair Ron Profit and Co-Chair Corrine Hendricken-Eldershaw.  
 
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Scholarship for Physically Challenged Island Students 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Newest Rotary Club of Charlottetown member Michael Short

A big Rotary Welcome to Michael Short - our newest member in November.

Michael is a successful entrepreneur who specialises in Risk Data and Background Screening in international markets.

Originally from the UK, he spent many years in Hong Kong. We couldn't be more pleased that Michael has decided to make PEI his home!

 

Newest Rotary Club of Charlottetown member Michael Short 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College

On Nov. 21st, we had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean of the University of Prince Edward’s Atlantic Veterinary College.

One of five veterinary colleges in Canada, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is the only institution offering in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine.

Check out http://www.upei.ca/avc/  to learn more about the revolutionary and world-class research!

 

Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Remembrance Day Meeting

Every year on November 11, we pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace.#RememberThem

On Nov. 7th, we had our Remembrance Day Ceremony. Rev. Captain Tom Hamilton gave a excellent performance about the last soldier to die in World War I - George Lawrence Price, born in Falmouth, N.S.

Photo: Chair Angus and Co-chair Allison welcome Jim Ross, Royal Canadian Legion,Branch No1; Rev. Captain Tom Hamilton and Lt. Commander Greg Davis

 

Remembrance Day Meeting 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
International Year of Pulses 

Thanks to Rotary member, and worldwide authority on micronutrients and selenium nutrition of crops and livestock, Dr. Umesh Gupta.

Dr. Gupta spoke to our club on Pulses on Nov. 14th. The UN has named 2016 The International Year of Pulses - which aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of Pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.

Most countries face nutritional problems, from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies to obesity and diet-related diseases (such as type II diabetes and certain types of cancer), or a mix of these. Pulses are a nutrient-rich food that as part of a healthy diet can help fight malnutrition in both developed and developing countries. Click here to learn more: http://www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/

 

International Year of Pulses 2016-12-03 04:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo 

We have some amazing people working behind the scenes to make our Rotary Radio Bingo a success! This whole operation takes a dedicated team of volounteers every week and we have fun doing it. Here's a look at our Rotarians in Action on Nov. 1. 

 

We also wish to thank those Club members for continuing to support Rotary Radio Bingo. An $8.00 Bingo Booklet is six Bingo sheets meaning you get to play six games. Because we are on 95.1FM CFCY, you can play in the comfort of your own home. 

 

 

Along with our the Radio Show, we also prepare packages for distribution of our Bingo Cards to 50 locations across the Province.

 

 

A special thank you to Lori Carver for leading our efforts and the dedication to get it done!

 

Rotary Radio Bingo is expected to be a major fundraiser for our Club to support our community commitment to Prince Edward Island. The Rotary Club of Charlottetown was the first Rotary Club in PEI and has been an important part of our Island for almost 100 years. Many lives have been enhanced by the work of Rotarians in PEI. A brief list of these commitment includes the eradication of polio, a Literacy Foundation, support for the homeless, helping people with disabilities through Easter Seals PEI, strong support for Camp Gencheff

 

 

 

Rotary Radio Bingo 2016-11-04 03:00:00Z
New Rotarians Oct. 31, 2016 
On Oct. 31, 2016, we Inducted 2 new Rotarians: Sarah Flohr of Invesco, and Wendi James-Poirier of the John Howard Society. Thank you for joining our Club. Sponsoring the new members are Lori Carver, and Chelsey Rogerson. Please welcome our new members! 
 
 
 
New Rotarians Oct. 31, 2016 2016-11-04 03:00:00Z
Member Spotlight: David Thompson
The Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus Alumni Association held their Blue and Gold Awards night on November 3rd. David Thompson of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. David is well known in International Agriculture markets as the President of the World Potato Congress. An organization which promotes the development of the potato industry and wishes to facilitate growth and development in regions where opportunities are emerging, like China and Asia. David is also a former President of PEI Grain Elevators & has held a variety of other senior Agricultural positions in PEI. Congratulations David!  
 
Also, picture below is Rotary Past District Governor Greg Coldwell member of the Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise who was presented with the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Alumni Volunteer of the Year award. Greg visited our Club with our District Governor, Elva Heyge a few months ago. 
 
 
 
 
 
Member Spotlight: David Thompson 2016-11-04 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals PEI is now accepting Grant Applications
The Easter Seals Society of PEI is now accepting GRANT APPLICATIONS from charitable organizations who provide programs, services and projects supporting Islanders with disabilities. Applicants must submit the official form and supporting documents by NOVEMBER 30. To access the form, visit www.eastersealspei.org.
Spread the word!
 

Easter Seals is dedicated to fully enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and self-determination of Canadians living with disabilities by providing programs and support in these areas: 1) Active Living; 2) Family & Community Support; 3) Assistive Devices Programs.

Funding applications will be accepted until November 30 and reviewed by a jury formed of provincial committee members. Please CLICK HERE to access the 2016 Grant Application Form.

Past recipients have included Joyriders Club, Camp Gencheff, Cerebral Palsy Association and PEI Association for Community Living, among many others.

                                                                     

Easter Seals PEI is now accepting Grant Applications 2016-10-31 03:00:00Z
Bell Aliant Centre Donation

The Rotary clubs of Charlottetown, Hillsborough and Charlottetown Royalty recently donated $10,000 to the Bell Aliant Centre's aquatics facility. The money will be used to fund an adjustable adult changing table and portable stairs, which will ensure patrons with mobility issues can move from the changing room to pool deck with ease. Pictured below are Regan Lewis - Easter Seals PEI, Paul Crant - Rotary Club of Charlottetown, Pat Hughes - Rotary Club of Hillsborough, & Tom Campbell - Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty.

Bell Aliant Centre Donation 2016-10-30 03:00:00Z
Rotary Peace Fellowship

On Oct. 14th, nearly 50 women gathered in Charlottetown Friday to participate in the Island's first Women's Peace Table, a worldwide initiative that questions why more women aren't part of peace negotiations and other decision making. 

As you may recall, P.E.I. psychologist and peace activist Susan Hartley is co-ordinating the global Women's Peace Tables Worldwide campaign. Dr. Hartley had spent two and a half months at the Rotary Peace Centre in Bangkok earlier this year, learning from experts in peace negotiations and people on the front-lines of conflict areas.  

Hartley is one of 21 students from 16 different countries around the world who received a 2016 Peace Fellowship from the Rotary Foundation to spend three months at the Peace Centre. Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

"The high participation of women in the Global Peace Fellowship is in stark contrast to their presence at formal peace negotiations globally where there continues to be an imbalance in the representation of women," Dr. Hartley wrote.

Rotary Peace Fellowship 2016-10-30 03:00:00Z
World Polio Day
Oct. 24th was World Polio Day.
 
 
Rotarians from Prince Edward Island celebrated with a flag rasing and the signing of a proclamation declaring World Polio Day on PEI. Seen here at the flag raising and the reviewing the proclamation are Tom Campbell President of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty, members of the Island Rotary Cubs along with Island MLA Forrest ( Bush) Dumville Past President of the Rotary club of Charlottetown. www.endpolio.org
 
 
 
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort. Even before 1985, many Rotary Clubs were instrumental in helping children deal with the impact of Polio. This is one of the reasons behind our Club's support for the construction of Camp Gencheff in the early 1960's and our ongoing support, in addition to our Club's operation of Easter Seals PEI since 1956. 
 
World Polio Day 2016-10-29 03:00:00Z
Electoral Reform Plebiscite

A big thank you to Paul Alan for speaking to our club on Oct. 3rd about the upcoming plebiscite. We were all very keen to learn more, as evidenced by the many questions Paul had to field! For more details, please visit http://www.yourchoicepei.ca/home  to learn more about the 5 different voting options. Voting is available online, by phone, or in person from October 29-November 7, 2016.

 

Electoral Reform Plebiscite 2016-10-29 03:00:00Z
I Love PEI Potatoes 

At our Oct. 19th meeying, our club had the opportunity to learn everything potatoes! The potato industry is a big business in Prince Edward Island - A 2011 economic impact study found that the industry is worth over a billion dollars to the Island economy each year! Potatoes are the primary cash crop on the Island and PEI continues to be the largest potato-producing province in Canada, growing one-quarter of the potatoes in the country. Greg Donald, who spoke on "Potatoes-we are growing from here", was welcomed by President, Wes MacAleer, and meeting Chair, Nazam Chisti.

To learn more about these delicious spuds - visit http://www.peipotato.org/

I Love PEI Potatoes 2016-10-29 03:00:00Z
Store Locations for Rotary Radio Bingo Cards
 
Rotary Radio Bingo Cards are For Sale in all major communities in PEI at the following locations:
 
- All Murphy's Pharmacy locations in PEI except Morell & North Rustico. Murphy’s has Drug stores in in Charlottetown, Stratford, Cornwall, Summerside, Kensington, North Rustico, Wellington, & Tyne Valley                   
 
- All Needs Stores in PEI. Needs has stores in Stratford, Charlottetown, Summerside, Morrell, Montague, Souris, and Mount Albion
 
- All Mel's Petrocan in Charlottetown, Winsloe, Kensington, and Summerside. This includes Mel’s Shell in Cornwall (North River)
 
- Irving in Winsloe  
 
- Irving at 644 University Ave (beside A & W)  
 
- O'Leary's Farmers Co-op
 
- Pat’s Retail Kwik Way Irving in Alberton
 
- Eugene’s General Store in Tignish
 
- Cooks Corner store in Miscouche
 
- Ceretti's Grocery (Irving) in Borden-Carleton
 
- South Shore Pharmacy in Crapaud
 
- Hunter River Pharmacy
 
- Eptek Gas Bar in Scotchfort
 
- Cooper's Red & White in Eldon
 
- Pharmasave in Souris
 
- Daryl's General Store in Georgetown
 
- Profit's Race Trac Gas & Convenience in Elmsdale. 
 
- Gallants Clover Farm in Rustico
 
- North Rustico Food Market
 
- Oyster Bed Rite Stop
 
- Baker & Son Petrocan in Montague
 
- Alan's Convenience in Lennox Island
 
- Miller's Esso in Murray River
 
- Waugh's Quik Mart in Summerside
 
- S & E Grocery, 415 Central St, Summerside 
 
- MacDonald's Rite Stop in St. Peter's 
 
STARTING March 8th: 
 
- Queen's Convenience on Queen St, Charlottetown
 
- Big Dog Convenience Kinkora, & Mount Stewart 
 
- Gass's General Store in New Haven
 
- Clow's Red & White in North Wiltshire
 
- Gass's Store in Meadowbank
 
- Ellerslie Rite Stop in Ellerslie 
 
- Island Hill Farm in North Wiltshire
 
- Royal Canadian Legion in Tignish
 
 
 
- for more information call 892-1066 95.1 FM CFCY. They will direct your message to Rotary Radio Bingo PEI
Store Locations for Rotary Radio Bingo Cards 2016-10-09 03:00:00Z
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Bingo! 2016-10-04 03:00:00Z
Larry Sider, Paul Harris Fellow +5

Congratulations Larry on achieving this significant milestone! We are truly proud that someone of your generosity is a member of our Club. Larry has contributed at least $5,000 U.S. to the RI Foundation.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of U.S. $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to the Foundation. The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.

Many notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.  

Larry Sider, Paul Harris Fellow +5 2016-10-04 03:00:00Z
Tanya Mullally, Provincial Emergency Management Coordinator

A big thank you to Tanya Mullally, Provincial Emergency Management Coordinator with PEI Emergency Measures Organization, for coming to speak to our club on Oct. 3rd.

The PEI EMO is responsible for the development and coordination of an overall provincial emergency management program in relation to emergencies and disasters. Through the provisions of the Emergency Measures Act EMO provides the infrastructure for planning, training, and advisory services for provincial and local government authorities and private industry.

We're now ready for the next nor'easter and more!

Tanya Mullally, Provincial Emergency Management Coordinator 2016-10-04 03:00:00Z
Maritime Electric: Interconnection Cable Upgrade Project

On Sept., 26th, we had the opportunity to hear from Angus Orford, VP with Maritime Electric about the Interconnection Cable Upgrade Project. The project will allow Prince Edward Island to import electricity from New Brunswick through two new 180 MW submarine cables, overhead transmission lines, substation upgrades and more. The submarine cables will be owned by the Province of Prince Edward Island and will be leased to and operated by Maritime Electric.

To learn more click here: 
http://www.maritimeelectric.com/…/inte…/a_p_iu_overview.aspx

Below we have: Mark Victor - Maritime Electric, Club President Wes MacLeer, Maritime Electric Vice President Corporate Planning & Energy Supply - Angus Orford, Kim Griffin - Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, & Ron LeBlanc - Manager, Production and Energy Supply. 

Maritime Electric: Interconnection Cable Upgrade Project 2016-09-26 03:00:00Z
"Leadership Success in the 21st Century"
At our Sept. 19th meeting, we had the opportunity to hear from Jodi Nutbrown of LMI Canada Inc. on the importance of being a transformational leader. LMI helps leaders and organizations reach their full potential by clarifying and achieving goals, developing a positive attitude, and enhancing leadership ability. Pictured below is our Guest Speaker, Jodi Nutbrown, Acting President, and meeting Chair Hannah Bell. To learn more about what LMI Canada Inc. offers - visit their website atwww.lmicanada.ca
 
 
 
"Leadership Success in the 21st Century" 2016-09-22 03:00:00Z
PEI recipient of the 12th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award

It was an honour and a pleasure to Host Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Jean Ellsworth at our Sept. 12th Rotary meeting.

Jean is the PEI recipient of the 12th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award in honour of International Literacy Day. The award is presented to recipients from all 13 provinces and territories to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy.

Jean shared her inspirational story of achieving her high school certificate later in life and then going on to complete the RCW program at Holland College - Jean's hardwork and determination paid off and she's now working and thriving in her chosen field.

Thank you Jean for sharing your remarkable journey!

 

PEI recipient of the 12th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award 2016-09-14 03:00:00Z
35 years perfect Rotary Attendance
President Wes MacAleer presents Bush Dumville with a Pin for 35 years perfect attendance.
 
 
 
35 years perfect Rotary Attendance 2016-09-14 03:00:00Z
Dr. Najam Chishti

#MemberSpotlight On Aug. 29, 2016, our Club had the opportunity to hear from one of our own members, Dr. Najam Chishti. Dr. Chishti is a senior process chemist with BioVectra Inc. He is also the President of the Muslim Society of P.E.I.

In his spare time, Dr. Chishti is passionate about table tennis. It has taken him to Canada Games in seven different provinces and around the world as a coach and an official. Dr. Chishti has been recognized for his dedication and commitment to sport by a variety of organizations at the local, Provincial and National Level. Some of the awards include:

Sport PEI official of the year - 2001, 2002
TTCAN’s Official of the Year – Art Barran Award 2004
TTCAN’s Betty Tweedy Memorial Trophy (Sport Administration) - 2003

PEITTA’s outstanding service award - 2006
Sport PEI Administrator of the year - 1993
Recipient of the Queen's Jubilee medal - 2012
Presidents Award presented by Sport PEI - 2015

At our meeting, Dr. Chishti presented to our club on the great spiritual tradition of Islam. At a time when there is a negative light shed on Islam via the western media, it was extremely timely and helpful for Dr. Chishti to enlighten us on Islam and answer our questions.
 
 

 

 
Dr. Najam Chishti 2016-09-10 03:00:00Z
District Governor Visit

We had the pleasure of meeting with our District Governor, Elva Heyge, on Aug. 22. Elva’s passion in Rotary involves the promotion of international understanding and good will. To this end she has been involved in leading international projects for a number of years and has taken part in several Rotary Friendship Exchanges.

Elva's 3 Focuses for the District for her year are: 

1) International Youth Exchange - increasing the number of Club's in the District which participate

2) Rotary Friendship Exchanges - Elva wants to have some of the Club's in the District undertake this valuable program.

3) Publicity - we do not promote what we do as Rotarians in the Community.

Thank you for taking the time to visit The Rotary Club of Charlottetown, Elva!

District Governor Visit 2016-08-30 03:00:00Z
Inbound Rotary Exchange student, Naomi Ascencio
A very big welcome to our rotary exchange student, Naomi Ascencio, who has come to PEI all the way from France!

We hope you enjoy your year on PEI Naomi! We can't wait to see how you settle into PEI and we all look forward to getting to know you better. 

We are your Rotary Family!
 
Inbound Rotary Exchange student, Naomi Ascencio 2016-08-30 03:00:00Z
5K Gold Cup Trot for Easter Seals PEI
For the last 12 or more years, Rob MacKenzie of PaperFlow (Xerox PEI dealer) has organized a 5K Gold Cup Trot. The Race immediately preceeds the Gold Cup Parade and follows most of the Parade route. The winner this year ran the 5K race in 14:50 - a new course record. 
 
For at least the last 3 years, the net proceeds from the Registration Fees have been donated to Easter Seals PEI. We have provided volounteers for the Event. I would like to thank the following Club members, John Scales, Jim Travers, Lorne Moase, & Bush Dumville who have volounteered for this Event and sometimes on very short notice have stepped up when we needed them. Below is a picture of the Race Registration Volounteers. Missing from the photo are Rotary volounteers Jim Travers, and John Scales, who were on already on the Race route as Course Marshalls.
 
5K Gold Cup Trot for Easter Seals PEI 2016-08-20 03:00:00Z
Seniors Viewing Stand Volounteers
Thank you to the volounteers that make this Event happen. From left to right: Bob Moffatt, Ivan Morrison, Mark Triantafillou, Margaret Somers, Larry Sider, Della Parker, Wes MacAleer & Allison Swan. Special Thank you to the Delta for providing the refreshments, and the food.
 
Seniors Viewing Stand Volounteers 2016-08-20 03:00:00Z
Rotary Seniors Viewing Stand 
For anyone who has not experienced the Rotary Seniors Viewing Stand at the Parade. Here are some pictures of the Event.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Seniors Viewing Stand  2016-08-20 03:00:00Z
Gold Cup Parade Rotary Float
Here is the Rotary Float at the Gold Cup Parade. Thank You to the Lazaratos family for working the Float: Michelle, Daniel, and of course, Emma!. Also, thank you to the 2 Rotary Exchange students. Special Thank you to Rotarian Hal Parker for Driving the Float.
 
Gold Cup Parade Rotary Float 2016-08-20 03:00:00Z
The Push For Change

On May 1, 2016, Joe Roberts, former homeless youth, began pushing a shopping cart across Canada to raise awareness and dollars to end youth homelessness. This national trek began in St. John’s Newfoundland and will end September 30, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, after a 9,000km, 17 month journey. Throughout this journey, Joe will engage with Canada’s population by stopping at over 300 secondary schools and be involved in over 200 community engagements.

We were lucky to have Joe speak to our Club on July 18! Here he is pictured with President, Wes MacAleer and our Chair for Monday's meeting, Ken Gillis.

For more information on Joe's work, visit: www.thepushforchange.com

 

The Push For Change 2016-08-19 03:00:00Z
 
Member Spotlight - Dr. Harry Love

Congratulations Harry! ‪‬

On Aug. 8th, our Club awarded Club member, Dr. Harry Love, with an Honourary Paul Harris Fellowship for his numerous contributions to Rotary and the Community. Harry was the Club Treasurer for many years. In addition, he was a key member of the Easter Seals Committee for many years, participating in the Tim Horton's Easter Seals Ambassador School Tour. 

He holds a Phd in Mathematics, with a special interest in statistics. He is passionate about teaching and was valued by many of his students.

Honoured as Founders of University of Prince Edward Island, Harry and his wife Anne, played key roles in the development of the university. Their presence continues at UPEI through reunion events, active volunteering and as two of the university's most vocal fans.

Pictured: Dr. Harry Love, Moe Rodgerson, Director Awards, and President, Wes MacAleer.

 

 

 

 

Member Spotlight - Dr. Harry Love 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Member Spotlight: Daphne Dumont

Congratulations, Daphne! 

Daphne is the recipient of The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) 2016 President’s Award. The CBA President’s Award recognizes the significant contribution of a Canadian jurist to the legal profession, the CBA or public life in Canada.

“This year’s recipient has been a dedicated, passionate member of the CBA for nearly 40 years. We are fortunate that women’s rights fall within this trailblazer’s ‘wide array of interests’,” said CBA President Janet Fuhrer in presenting the award.

Daphne, a partner in the Charlottetown law firm Macnutt & Dumont, earned her law degree at Oxford University in 1976, having been the first woman admitted to study law at any of the Oxford men’s colleges.‪‬ In 1985, Daphne was a founding member of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund. She has taught the Prince Edward Island Bar Admission Course and has held all executive positions in the Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. In 2000-2001, Daphne was the first person from Prince Edward Island to be elected national President of the Canadian Bar Association. Daphne is heavily involved in our Club's Youth Exchange Program, Youth Parliament, and the Premier's Dinner.

Daphne at Canadian Bar Association conference in Ottawa August 10, 2016, receiving the President's award. 

 

Member Spotlight: Daphne Dumont 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Tom DeBlois
On Wednesday, Aug. 10th, our Club goodbye to a great Rotarian and Community advocate, Tom DeBlois. Tom joined the Club in 1973. He was President of the Club in 1983-84. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1989 and had over 20 years of perfect attendance. He was a member of the 100th Anniversary Planning Committee, and recently sitting on the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Board of Directors again. In addition, he especially took great pride in leading our Remembrance Day Program Committee every year. Tom's father was a long time member of our Club. It's been a very long time since a DeBlois has not been a member of our Club.
 
Tom also served the Community in a number of other ways including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Camp Gencheff, Pat and the Elephant, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Bible Society, Sherwood Cemetery, and the Upper Room Ministry. Tom also twice was a candidate for the federal riding of Charlottetown in 2006 and 2008. 
 

Tom’s career was with the family business, DeBlois Brothers Ltd, (later part of TRA Atlantic – DeBlois Distribution Centre) since 1969. He retired as General Manager in 2005. We still remember the pride when he spoke to the Club of the history of the family business a couple of years ago. Tom's family lineage was very distinguished including a a Father of Confederation, George Coles, and a former Lieutenant Governor, George DeBlois.

His wake & funeral were attended by many members of the Club. Our condolences are with his wife, Claudia, daughter Suzi, son David, and brother, Rob. 

 

Tom DeBlois 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Rotarians on the Move
Chelsey Rogerson will be working for MP, Sean Casey, as his Executive Assistant effective in the near future. She was the Membership Secretary for the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce.  
Rotarians on the Move 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
Erin McGrath-Gaudet
Congratulations are also in order for Club member, Erin McGrath-Gaudet and her husband Corey!
 
She gave birth on Aug. 16th, to a daughter named, Quinn Bernice Lourdes. Quinn weighed at 7 lbs 8 oz.
Erin McGrath-Gaudet 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Bursary Renewal
On Aug. 15th, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown renewed its UPEI Disabled Student Bursary. President Wes MacAleer & Donations Chair, Bush Dumville are seen here presenting the Bursary to UPEI's Rosie O'Malley-Keyes. Rosie is also a Rotary Club member.
 
Bursary Renewal 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
Inducted New Members, Gillian McCrae & Peter Ghiz
On Monday, Aug. 15th, our Club welcomed new members, Gillian McCrae & Peter Ghiz!
 
Gillian is the Vice President of PropelICT. PropelICT is provides training & Coaching to Atlantic Canada's Business Start Ups.
 
Peter Ghiz is a long time Charlottetown Solicitor.  
 
Inducted New Members, Gillian McCrae & Peter Ghiz 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
Donation to Camp Gencheff

It was our sincere pleasure to present a Donation cheque for $15,000 to Camp Gencheff. The cheque was presented to Jennifer Lawton, Board Chair of Camp Gencheff at our Aug. 8th Club meeting.

Camp Gencheff is a fully accessible facility serving special needs individuals across Prince Edward Island, allowing them to develop their skills, talents and creativity!

Pictured left to right: Edna Reid - Camp Gencheff Chair of Fundraising, Jennifer Lawton, Rotary Donations Chair - Bush Dumville, & Regan Lewis.

 

Donation to Camp Gencheff 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Director of Publicity: Chelsey Rogerson

Pictured below is the Club's Director of Publicity, Chelsey Rogerson with President, Wes MacAleer, at our July 25th Club meeting. Chelsey spoke on the importance of utilizing Social Media to engage with our members and prospective members and to share the great work that rotary does!

Chesley also requests that for all Club members with Facebook accounts, that they Like the Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Facebook page, and they Invite their Friends to Like the Club's Facebook page. This will help promote our Club & Rotary to the Community in general.

 

 

Director of Publicity: Chelsey Rogerson 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Dr. Susan Hartley

On Monday, Aug. 8th, we had the pleasure of hearing from Island psychologist, Susan Hartley. She spent two and a half months at the Rotary Peace Centre in Bangkok,Thailand, learning from experts in peace negotiations and people on the front-lines of conflict areas.

Hartley is one of 21 students from 16 different countries around the world who received a 2016 Peace Fellowship from the Rotary Foundation.

 

Dr. Susan Hartley 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
 
Rotary Exchange Student - Emma Clark
It was such a pleasure to hear from Emma Clark, Rotary rebounder, on Monday, Aug. 15th, who just spent the last year in Switzerland. She recounted her amazing year abroad, full of snowboarding trips, a Cold Play concert, a tour of Europe and a visit to Tuscany, Italy with one of her host families. Somehow, she also made some time for school! Emma will be attending McGill University in the Fall. Congratulations, Emma!

Photo left to right: Mary MacMillan, Program Chair, Emma Clark, our International Exchange Student, Wes MacAleer, President. — with Emma Clark and President, Wes MacAleer.
 
Rotary Exchange Student - Emma Clark 2016-08-17 03:00:00Z
Summer BBQ Pictures
Summer BBQ Pictures 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
BBQ
BBQ 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
 
BBQ Pictures
BBQ Pictures 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
The Push for Change
Our Guest Speaker this Monday is Joe Roberts of The Push for Change. The Push for Change is a walk across Canada to Support the End of Youth Homelessness! Beginning May 1, 2016 in St. John’s, NL for 517 days ending in Vancouver, BC on September 30, 2017, Joe Roberts is walking, pushing a shopping cart over 9000kms through 10 provinces with visits to our 3 territories. He will visit over 400 Community and School Events.  Joe Roberts is a former homeless young person, who transformed his difficult life to become a successful businessman, has personally experienced the power of possibility thinking in the face of some of life’s biggest obstacles, and he is dedicated to sharing this possibility mindset with others who are going through their own challenges. Joe's story is truly inspiring.

 

 

The Push for Change 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
 
 
More Rotary BBQ Pictures
 
 
 
 
More Rotary BBQ Pictures 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
Camp Gencheff
 
 
Camp Gencheff 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
Rotary Family BBQ
There was a large turnout for the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Family BBQ. As well as the pictures of inside the Camp during the meal, there were people eating on the picnic tables outside. A great time was had by all - thanks to everyone who attended. We wish to thank the staff and volounteers of Camp Gencheff for their hospitality. Rotary Club of Charlottetown has a special connection to the Camp. 
 

 

Rotary Family BBQ 2016-07-17 03:00:00Z
 
Presidential Citation
On July 4th, outgoing President Bush presented Club Member, Peter Boswall, for his volunteer efforts to lead our Vacation Lottery over the last 2 years. Without these funds, we would not have survived as a Club. Thank you Peter!
 
 
Presidential Citation 2016-07-05 03:00:00Z
 
26 Past Presidents at the Changeover Meeting
On July 4th, we were honoured to have 26 Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown with us! From left to right: Bob Sear, Carl Willis, Wayne Hambly - Past District Governor, Gaie Ortin, Mark Robertson, Dave Faulkner, Bob Anderson, James MacNutt, Carl Bagnall, Kingsley Lewis, Richard Veinot, Stu Drummond, David Scales, Bob Moffat - Past District Governor, Lorne Moase, Bush Dumville, Larry Sider, Jim Travers, Moe Rodgerson (almost hidden), Tom Deblois, Ken Gillis, John Scales, Edna Reid, Allan MacLeod & Lloyd Palmer. Missing from the photo is Ron Profit.
 
26 Past Presidents at the Changeover Meeting 2016-07-05 03:00:00Z
 
New President Wes MacLeer
Out-going President Bush Dumville placing the Presidential Pin on new President Wes MacAleer at the July 4th meeting. Thank you Bush and good luck Wes!
 
New President Wes MacLeer 2016-07-05 03:00:00Z
 
Camp Gencheff BBQ Monday, July 11th
TO KICK OFF THE NEW ROTARY YEAR YOU ARE INVITED TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF CHARLOTTETOWN BBQ AND SING ALONG HOSTED BY NEW PRESIDENT, WES MACALEER ON MONDAY, JULY 11TH BEGINNING AT 6:00P.M. ON THE GROUNDS OF CAMP GENCHEFF.
 
ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR FOR THE CHILDREN FACE PAINTING FOR THE CHILDREN TALENT SHOW BY CAMPERS & STAFF AT CAMP GENCHEFF MUSICIANS, FIDDLES & GUITARS FOR THE SING ALONG. 
 
MENU: BBQ’d Specialty Sausages BBQ’d Island Beef Hamburgers & Hot Dogs All on Fresh Rolls Homemade Potato Salad with Homemade Dressing Creamy Fresh Coleslaw Fresh Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Delicious Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Island Strawberries Sundae Bar for the Children. 
 
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT REPLACES THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED NOON HOUR MONDAY MEETING HELD ON JULY 11TH .
 
The cost is $10.00 per person paid at the door. Children under the age of 12 will eat for free. The Board of Directors of Camp Gencheff have volunteered to BBQ for us. Following the meal, we will be treated to a Talent Show put on by the campers and staff of Camp Gencheff. Immediately following, the Sing Along will begin. Please plan to attend, bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours. You can also email me at edna@benefitsplusinc.ca to confirm your attendance and the number of people coming with you. You may also call me if you have questions, office is 626-4832, cell is 628-9641 and home is 569-3095. The closing date to reserve your seat is July 7th. This will be held in Rain or Shine. Camp Gencheff is 5 minutes from Charlottetown, just off the Keppoch Road. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please let me know.
Camp Gencheff BBQ Monday, July 11th 2016-07-05 03:00:00Z
 
Easter Seals Major Sponsors 2016

 

Easter Seals extends a huge THANK YOU for the dedication and contributions of community-minded businesses like DP Murphy Inc for the very successful Tim Horton's School Tour and the significant contribution of $10,000 from the members of CUPE. 

The Major Sponsors for the 2016 campaign are :

 

ADL              Superior Logo

 

Vector                            Martime Electric

Vogue Logo

 

 

 

 

Easter Seals Major Sponsors 2016 2016-07-05 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals PEI Wrap Up June 20th

A big thank you to Tyra Mackeemon, 2016 Easter Seals Ambassador! Tyra did an amazing job and she was pleased to announce that the Easter Seals Campaign raised $117, 000 to help provide programs and equipment for people with disabilities on Prince Edward Island. Here, she is pictured today at our Rotary Luncheon with (left to right: Paul Crant Easter Seals Co-Chair, Ambassador Tyra Mackeeman, Regan Lewis Easter Seals Co-Chair, & President Dush Dumville). Also, a big thank you to Regan Lewis who did double duty as Easter Seals Co-Chair and Easter Seals Treasurer in the same year - never been done before!

 

Easter Seals PEI Wrap Up June 20th 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z
Book Donation to St. Jean School
On June 13th, Tracy Ellsworth, Principal, of St. Jean Elementary School,  receiving our Rotary club's grant from President Bush Dumville for the St. Jean Elementary Library Renewal project. These are our Book Donations for thanking the Guest Speakers.
 
 
 
 
 
Book Donation to St. Jean School 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z
Rotary Farewell to Our Inbound Youth Exchange Student, Thomas Madessis
President Bush Dumville with our Rotary Exchange student, Thomas Madessis, at the Rotary Youth Exchange Wrap Up on June 27th. Thomas is getting ready to the Province on July 2nd and eventually returns home to Brussels, Belgium. It was a pleasure to have you here with us on PEI!
 

 
Rotary Farewell to Our Inbound Youth Exchange Student, Thomas Madessis 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z
RCMP Chief Superintendent, Joanne Crampton
RCMP Chief Superintendent, Joanne Crampton, spoke to the Club on June 13th about Policing challenges in PEI.
 
 
 
 
RCMP Chief Superintendent, Joanne Crampton 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z
Red Shores Drive For Charity
KKP (division of KwiK Kopy Charlottetown) has picked Easters Seals PEi as the Charity for the 2016 Red Shores Drive For Charity. Driver, Jason Hughes, name was drawn as the Driver to represent the KKP and Easter Seals. Until October, for every time Jason wins a race at Red Shores, $25 will be donated by KKP to Easter Seals PEI. Easter Seals Co-Chairs, Regan Lewis and Paul Crant wish to thank KKP for picking Easters Seals. Below we have Paul Crant, Jason Hughes, and Graham MacDougall of KKP.
 
Red Shores Drive For Charity 2016-06-12 03:00:00Z
June 6 Meeting Guest Speaker Honourable Robert Mitchell
Honourable, Robert Mitchell, PEI Minister of Communities, Land and Environment, spoke to the Club on June 6th about the upcoming Infrastructure programs, the Municipaliites Act, and  and the upcoming Water Act. Thank you to Robert Mitchell for filling in as Guest Speaker on short notice. With Robert is Club member, Austin Bowman, and President Bush. 
 
June 6 Meeting Guest Speaker Honourable Robert Mitchell 2016-06-12 03:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo
On Wednesday June 9th, President Bush signed a contract with CFCY Island Country on behalf of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, to commit the Club to Rotary Radio Bingo. The Bingo will be broadcast on 95.1 on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM and is expected to start around Sept. 1st. We are looking forward to a long lasting relationship with CFCY. Based on other Rotary Clubs experience, significant funds have been raised for the Community from this type of fundraiser. If anyone, would like to serve on this Committee, they should contact Committee Chair, Andy Richardson.
Rotary Radio Bingo 2016-06-11 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker, Jordan Brown
MLA, Jordan Brown, spoke to the Club on June 6th on Electoral Reform. Thank you Jordan for filling in at the last minute! Pictured with Jordan are Club Secretary, Kim Nickerson-Palmer, President Bush, & Meeting Chair, Dale Turner
 
 
Guest Speaker, Jordan Brown 2016-06-11 03:00:00Z
Donations
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown approved the following Donations at the June 6th meeting:
 
CARI – Chair Lift equipment for people with disabilities $10,000.
 
UPEI SCHOLARSHIP FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED STUDENTS - $1,000.
 
CHARLOTTETOWN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES $4,000
 
JOY RIDERS $5,000
 
MILITARY SERVICES PROGRAM $100
 
CAMP GENCHEFF $15,000
 
STARS FOR LIFE $5,000
 
PAT AND THE ELEPHANT $5,000
 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS $5,000
 
 
Donations 2016-06-11 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker, Karen Jans of Park Canada
Karen Jans spoke to the Club on Monday, May 16th about the direction of the PEI National Park and the recent funding announcements including the renovations to the Provincial Legislature.
 
Guest Speaker, Karen Jans of Park Canada 2016-05-18 03:00:00Z
UCW Pro Wrestling for Easter Seals PEI
Easter Seals Ambassador, Tyra Mckeeman, cheers on the UCW Pro Wrestling crew in Tignish. They helped raise over $775 for Easter Seals PEI!
UCW Pro Wrestling for Easter Seals PEI 2016-05-18 03:00:00Z
Rotary Radio Bingo
On Monday, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown voted in favour of adopting a new fundraiser, Rotary Radio Bingo. The Bingo will be broadcast on 95.1 CFCY Island Country on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM. We are in the process of contacting stores to sell the Bingo Cards. The Bingo will be promoted by CFCY. We are looking forward to a long lasting relationship. We are hopeful that this fundraiser will help us make a significant contribution to the Community.
Rotary Radio Bingo 2016-05-18 03:00:00Z
No Meeting Monday, May 23rd
No Meeting Monday, May 23rd 2016-05-18 03:00:00Z
Rosa Pearl Dalziel
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown is pleased to congratulate member, Chris Dalziel and Amy, on the birth of their daughter, Rosa Pearl Dalziel! Chris could not make it to Rotary on Monday for obvious reasons. 
Rosa Pearl Dalziel 2016-05-18 03:00:00Z
Membership Renewal
Our fiscal year is July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. Annual Membership Dues of $225 have been Invoiced by Treasurer, Craig Bradley. The Annual Dues can be paid in 2 separate amounts of $112.50 now and another $112.50 in December. If there are any Dues still outstanding on June 30, 2016, your Membership is automatically terminated. We are sorry that there is no flexibility, but our Club will be responsible to pay District & Rotary International based on the June 30th membership numbers. 
 
For those trying to decide whether to renew or not, Rotary is a good organization to work with other local people for the betterment of the Community. If there are things you are not 100% excited about as a current member, get involved and try to improve it. Rotary is trying to update its practices to meet member needs. 
 
 
Membership Renewal 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Member Spotlight
Sam Ferguson was Inducted into the Rotary Club of Charlottetown on May 2. Sam is 19 years old and is probably the youngest Rotarian our Club has ever Inducted. Sam is a Political Science student at UPEI. He also works 3 Part-time jobs. He was the JA Achiever of the year 2013-2014. Welcome Sam!
 
 
Member Spotlight 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Storm Game
Rotary Club of Charlottetown volounteers: Lori Carver, Phillip Brown, Regan Lewis, Paul Crant, Wes MacLeer, & Bush Dumville, along with 8 members of the Rotary Club of Stratford, Youth Exchange students, Thomas Madessis, and Marie, sold 50/50 Tickets at the Storm Game Friday night. We raised almost $800 for Easter Seals PEI. Thank you to the Storm for topping up the cheque to $1,500 and thank you to the Rotary Club of Stratford for making it possible.
 
 
Storm Game 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker, Terence Taylor, May 9, The TnT Food Experience
For this week's Guest Speaker, we have an Island Entrepreneur, Terence Taylor. We hope to feature more Entrepreneur Guest Speakers at our meetings.
 
The TnT Food Experience is a healthy meal delivery company in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island that delivers healthy meals to Islanders through nutritious and creative food alternatives.  TnT isn't a restaurant and is much more than just a catering service. TnT has created an environment that not only promotes healthy lifestyles, but also uses positivity, motivation and inspiration to encourage the World to set their own Trend for living the healthy life we were meant to.
 

 
Guest Speaker, Terence Taylor, May 9, The TnT Food Experience 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Speaker, Andy Richardson
New Club Member, Andy Richardson, spoke to our Club on May 2 about a new potential Fundraising idea. Andy was the immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Chatham prior to joining our Club last month.
 
Speaker, Andy Richardson 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Rotary Fort McMurray Fire Response
District Governor Jim Goit:
 
Dear Rotarians,
 
Just like many of you, I'm watching the coverage of the historic disaster that is unfolding in and around Fort McMurray.  Just like many of you, Barbara and I have friends living there and affected by the fire. Some have already asked what they can do and if there is a Rotary response started on this occasion. This is a disaster of such proportions that I felt it warranted my sending a special note to you on the issue. It's perhaps ironic that PDG Pat Killoran, one of our speakers at the Rotary District 7820 Conference next week, will be coming to Truro to talk about the Rotary response to the flooding disaster in Calgary in 2013-14. I've been in touch with the District Governor for District 5370 and what is outlined below will form the core of what Rotary will do toward helping rebuild the community. 
 
Jim Goit
Rotary Club of Truro
District Governor 2015 -16  
Rotary District 7820 including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, 
Newfoundland & Labrador  and the French Islands of Saint Pierre & Miquelon.   
 
 
Rotary Fort McMurray Fire Response 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals Ambassador Rotary Club Tour
Easter Seals Ambassador, Tyra Mckeeman, speaking at the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty meeting on Wednesday morning. The members of the Royalty Club donated $800 and the Club donated another $500 from general funds. Thank you. And Thank you to our own Larry Sider for helping to accept the donations.
 
Easter Seals Ambassador Rotary Club Tour 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange Auction
A Youth Exchange Silent Auction is to be held at the District Conference, in Truro, N.S. from May 12 - 15, 2016. Proceeds from the auction go towards support of bursaries for students in need of financial support, as well as the development and growth of the YE program within the district. Clubs wishing to donate items are asked to bring these items to Ballroom A, to the attention of Catherine Graham or Michelle Lazaratos, at the conference hotel.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Rotarians for their continued support to this fantastic program. 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Auction 2016-05-05 03:00:00Z
Sponsor Recognition
President Bush recognized Club Member, Austin Bowman, for Sponsoring 3 Rotarian. He received a Silver level Rotary Sponsor Pin. Edna Reid received a Bronze level Sponsor Pin at the April 25th Club meeting.
 
 
Sponsor Recognition 2016-04-28 03:00:00Z
Centennial Committee Presentation on the Charter Members
Members of the Centennial Committee presented the Biographies of the Club's Charter members. Doing the presentation were Past President, Allan MacLeod, and Sandra MacKay. It was amazing to hear the Community involvement of all the Charter Members. 
 
Centennial Committee Presentation on the Charter Members 2016-04-28 03:00:00Z
Polar Plunge Hot Tub
Polar Plunge Hot Tub 2016-04-24 03:00:00Z
Member Spotlight
We would like to do a weekly Member Spotlight in the Bulletin. We would like to feature a Rotarian every week. This information required for the Bulletin would be a picture & a brief Bio. The Bio should include what you currently do for the Club as well as any other volounteer work you do in the Community. It should include your current employment, etc.
Member Spotlight 2016-04-24 03:00:00Z
Club Social Friday, April 29th, 6:00PM
Last chance to register for the The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Club Social on Friday, April 29, 2016. The Social includes free attendance at the Island Storm Basketball game this Friday night, April 29th. The Storm are playing the Halifax Hurricanes at 7:00PM, Our plan is to meet at 6:00PM for Pizza & refreshments at Red Shores. For any Club member that goes to the Game & Social, Easter Seals PEI will receive $5. Please contact Paul Crant at paul.crant@bmo.com, so that we know how many members will be attending and to pick up your Ticket Voucher. We encourage as many members as possible to attend.
Club Social Friday, April 29th, 6:00PM 2016-04-23 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals School Tour is now over
The Tour received a strong welcome from the Mount Stewart School.
 
Easter Seals School Tour is now over 2016-04-23 03:00:00Z
Wraychel Horne - New Montessori School K-6
Wraychel Horne spoke to the Club on April 18th. Wraychel spoke to us about the new Montessori School K-6 opening in Charlottetown this year. Wraychel is the Executive Director of the new School.
 
   
Wraychel Horne - New Montessori School K-6 2016-04-23 03:00:00Z
CBC Story on Easter Seals
The CBC did not nice story on Easter Seals PEI last week. Please clink the link below to go to the story:
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-easter-seals-fundraising-money-1.3536063
 
 
 
CBC Story on Easter Seals 2016-04-23 03:00:00Z
Polar Plunge
Bush Dumville & Chief Superintendent Joanne Crampton did the Polar Plunge with MLA, Sydney MacEwen last Sunday!  Bush & Joanne want to thank everyone for their support in helping them raise funds for Special Olympics.  The water looks cold! Sydney seems to almost enjoy it.   
 
 
Polar Plunge 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
New Member Sponsors Recognized
President Bush recognized, New Member Sponsors, Bob Sears, Tom Deblois, & Paul Crant, at our April 11th meeting. Thank you for your efforts to grow the Club.
 
  
New Member Sponsors Recognized 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
Tim Horton's/Easter Seals Ambassador School Tour
On Day 1 of the Tour, the Tim Horton's Bus went Up West. Pictured below are Ambassador Tyra Mckeeman, Rina Mckeeman, Janice Blaquiere, and the Ambassador's friends. Rotarian, John Maynard of the Rotary Club of Summerside, is in back. In the forefront is Hot 105.5 Host, Stephanie Mueller.
Tim Horton's/Easter Seals Ambassador School Tour 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
Ed Lawlor of Island Advance

We thank Ed Lawlor, for Speaking to our Club on the Island Advance Initiative. The role Island Advance is to identify key areas to help promote economic growth in Prince Edward Island. Let's hope that this initiative will have a lasting impact on our great province. Please note that the Meeting Secretary was not asleep during Ed's presentation! 

Ed Lawlor of Island Advance 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals Volounteer Update
The last major volounteer requirement for the Easters PEI Campaign is the Island Storm Game on April 29 at 7:00PM. We have had a few members offer to help with the sale of 50/50 Tickets but could use at least a few more.

Easter Seals Volounteer Update 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
New Member, Nathan Clark
At our Meeting on April 11, 2016, we Inducted, Nathan Clark, owner of Courtside Sneakers. Welcome Nathan!
New Member, Nathan Clark 2016-04-14 03:00:00Z
Moment of Silence for the victims of the Belgium Terror Attack
The Club observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Belgium Terror attacks at our April 4th meeting. Our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Thomas Madessis, is from Belgium. Thankfully, his family was in New York at the time of the attacks. Thomas is pictured below standing by the Belgium flag at our meeting. 
Moment of Silence for the victims of the Belgium Terror Attack 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
Fred Hyndman, Guest Speaker on April 4th
On Monday, we had Fred Hyndman speak to our Rotary Club. Fred spoke about the history of a his great Island company, past & present. We thank Fred for filling in at the last minute.
 
Fred Hyndman, Guest Speaker on April 4th 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
President Bush Dumville & Chief Superindent Joanne Crampton are taking  the Polar Plunge this Sunday!
President Bush Dumville & Chief Superindent Joanne Crampton are taking the Polar Plunge this Sunday! The Polar Plunge, is in support of Special Olympics, and will be in the parking lot of RCMP HQ in Charlottetown at 1 pm (registration at 11:30 am).  Bush & Joanne want to thank everyone for helping them raise funds for Special Olympics. If you you want to make a contribution there is still time.  
 
Special Olympics is the main charity of choice for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the PEI Association of Chiefs of Police & the RCMP is a supporter of the same. Funds raised by Special Olympics stays in PEI to help support our athletes locally as they engage in activities and compete in games. 
President Bush Dumville & Chief Superindent Joanne Crampton are taking the Polar Plunge this Sunday! 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
Guest Speaker: Ed Lawlor - Island Advance on Monday, April 11th 

On Monday, April 11, Ed Lawlor, one of the Founders of Island Advance will be speaking to our Club. Island Advance is a task force created to identify key areas to help promote economic growth in Prince Edward Island. This task force completed a report titled “Advancing our Economic Future” which outlined recommendations aimed to create a vibrant entrepreneurial community in the province in 2014.

The Island Advance Initiative seeks to foster economic growth in Prince Edward Island by:

  1. Embracing entrepreneurship
  2. Improving access to capital
  3. Attracting and retaining entrepreneurial immigrants.
Guest Speaker: Ed Lawlor - Island Advance on Monday, April 11th 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
New Inductees April 4, 2016
On April 4th, we Inducted 4 additional New Members: Andy Richardson - immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Chatham, Charlottetown Fire Chief, Randy MacDonald, Brian Younker, & Dr. Najam Chishti. This brings our total Active Membership to 109. We started at 61 Active Members in the first week of December. President Bush wants to thank those for their continued efforts to attract new Members.
New Inductees April 4, 2016 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals: Updated list of Volounteer Needs
The below is an updated list of Volounteer Needs over the next month for the Easter Seals Campaign. If you would like to volounteer, contact Paul Crant by email at paul.crant@bmo.com.
 
Tim Horton's School Tour - occurs from April 12-20. The Queens County leg of the tour is on Tuesday, April 12th, and on Monday, April 18th. We have at least one person from our Club for the Queens County leg of the tour. However, if you would like to be on the School Tour for a day, there is still room or if you would like to be on the Kings or Prince County legs, we welcome you. 
 
Island Storm Game - April 29 at 7:00PM. We still need 2 people to work the Donation Table & 6 people to sell 50/50 Tickets at the game. 
 
 
Easter Seals: Updated list of Volounteer Needs 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z
Atlantic Lottery Corp - Brent Scrimshaw

Atlantic Lottery’s President & CEO, Brent Scrimshaw, spoke to our Club on Monday, March 21, 2016. He believes passionately in building a strong and involved role for the company, & its people in communities all across Atlantic Canada. Atlantic Lottery Corp gives back about $400 million per year to the Atlantic Provinces.

Brent was previously the Chief Marketing Officer for the CFL. He also worked for Molson's as Vice President, Sports & Entertainment and President of its sports and broadcast subsidiary, Molstar Sports & Entertainment. There he was responsible for the Molson Indy and the company’s role in Molson Hockey Night In Canada.

Atlantic Lottery Corp - Brent Scrimshaw 2016-03-23 03:00:00Z
No Meeting on Easter Monday
The President & Rotary Club Board wishes everyone a happy family weekend!   
No Meeting on Easter Monday 2016-03-23 03:00:00Z
North River Fire Department
The North River Fire Department donated $3,000 to the Easter Seals Campaign on Saturday from the Chase the Ace proceeds.
North River Fire Department 2016-03-23 03:00:00Z
New Members Inducted March 22, 2016
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Inducted 3 new Members on March 21, 2016. Pictured below are new Members: Emma Fugate, Michael MacKinnon, & Erin McGrath-Gaudet. Also pictured are the Sponsors: Paul Crant, Nelson Hagerman, & Bush Dumville.
 
New Members Inducted March 22, 2016 2016-03-23 03:00:00Z
Charlotte Garland (Killorn)
Many of you may have seen the news about the passing of Charlotte Garland (Killorn) on March 9. Charlotte was our Easter Seals Ambassador in 1993. She was married in January of this year. The story was featured in The Guardian at that time. Our condolences are with her family.  
Charlotte Garland (Killorn) 2016-03-23 03:00:00Z
President Bush & Joanne Crampton take the Polar Plunge!
Club members President Bush Dumville & Chief Superindent Joanne Crampton are going into the Dunk Tank at the Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge, is in support of Special Olympics, and will be in the parking lot of RCMP HQ in Charlottetown on April 10, 2016 at 1 pm (registration at 11:30 am).  Bush & Joanne challenge everyone to help raise funds for Special Olympics, and the very special athletes who participate. Special Olympics' vision is to continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. Our Club has always been involved is supporting people with disabilities mostly through Easter Seals and Camp Gencheff. Special Olympics is another way that our Club can contribute to helping people achieve their full potential.   
 
Special Olympics is the main charity of choice for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the PEI Association of Chiefs of Police and the RCMP is a supporter of the same. Money raised by Special Olympics stays here in PEI to help support our athletes locally as they engage in activities and compete in games. 
 
 
President Bush & Joanne Crampton take the Polar Plunge! 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z
Edna Reid - Paul Harris Fellow
Edna Reid was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow by Past President, Rick Gallant, at our Meeting on Monday, March 14th. The Paul Harris Fellow was given by the Club because of Edna being awarded the George Tweedy Award last year. The award and the Paul Harris Fellow were issued to Edna for exemplifying "Service above Self". Well done Edna!
Edna Reid - Paul Harris Fellow 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z
Storm Day Policy
If our Rotary meeting is going to be canceled because of a storm, an email will be sent to the Club members early on Monday morning.
Storm Day Policy 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z
Craig Bradley - Major Donor
Rotary Club of Charlottetown is pleased to have a member with the generousity of Craig Bradley. Craig has reached Major Donor status to the Rotary International Foundation (Paul Harris Fellow). Past President, Rick Gallant, and Larry Sider, Rotary International Committee Chair are see below thanking Craig. 
 
Craig Bradley - Major Donor 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z
New Member March 14, 2016 Chief Brian Francis
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown welcomes Chief Brian Frances as a new Member on March 14, 2016 
New Member March 14, 2016 Chief Brian Francis 2016-03-16 03:00:00Z
Easter Seals Volounteer Needs
The below is an updated list of Volounteer Needs over the next few months for the Easter Seals Campaign. If you would like to volounteer, contact Paul Crant by email at paul.crant@bmo.com.
 
We still need 1-2 Rotarians to appear on Compass with Boomer with the Easter Seals Ambassador at 6:30PM on April 5, April 12 & April 19.
 
Tim Horton's School Tour - occurs from April 13-20. 2-3 Rotarians per day are needed for the whole School day. We would like coverage from our Club for those days that the Tour covers Queens County Schools. 
 
Island Storm Game - April 29 at 7:00PM. We need 2 people to work the Donation Table & 6 people to sell 50/50 Tickets. 
 
Easter Seals Co-Chairs, Regan Lewis & Paul Crant would like to thank the following Rotarians who volounteered at the Islanders Hockey Game on Saturday: Hal Parker, Philip Brown, Wes Macleer, Bush Dumville, Moe Rodgerson,  & Dareen Ings.
 
 

    

Easter Seals Volounteer Needs 2016-03-09 04:00:00Z
Membership Growth Dec. - March
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Membership has grown by 39 from Dec. 7th to March 7th. Pictured below are our newest Rotarians and their Sponsors from the March 7th meeting: Michael Morrison, Chelsey Rogerson, Philip Brown, Robert Godfrey & Angus Orford. Welcome!
 
Membership Growth Dec. - March 2016-03-09 04:00:00Z
Annual General Meeting March 14th
Sometime during the AGM, the Directors and/or Chairs, of the major Club Committees, must be prepared to do a brief 1 minute presentation on what their Committee does. This will give a better understanding of how the Club works, and the volounteer requirements to both new and longer term members.  If time does not permit this to occur properly, we will conduct a lunch meeting on this topic in the near future. 
Annual General Meeting March 14th 2016-03-09 04:00:00Z
Easter Beef Show & Sale

Thank you to those that participated in the Easter Beef Show & Sale on March 4th including Lori Carver, Della Parker, Peter Boswall, Regan Lewis. Below are volounteers: Paul Crant, Kingsley Lewis, & Ken Gillis. Our Easter Seals Ambassador, Tyra Mackeeman is in the background.

 
 
Easter Beef Show & Sale 2016-03-05 04:00:00Z
Water & Sanitation Month
March is Rotary's Water & Sanitation Month. Clean water is essential to life and is a problem in Developing Nations. One of Rotary's Avenues of Service is International Service. Some Club's do International Service projects which include providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosures. Others, include supporting education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits. Other Clubs have built and drilled wells or helped fund dam, irrigation and water control projects. What will our Club do someday to support these efforts?
 
 
 
 
Water & Sanitation Month 2016-03-05 04:00:00Z

Easter Seals Campaign

Our Club's Easter Seals Campaign Kick Off was held on Feb. 29th. Tyra Mackeeman is this years Ambassador. Tyra is from Vernon River, PEI. She is a Grade 5 student at Vernon River Consolidated School. She has Neurofibromatosis. Tyra is pictured below with Rotary Club President Bush Dumville, Easter Seals Co-Chairs Regan Lewis & Paul Crant.

 

Easter Seals Campaign 2016-03-05 04:00:00Z
Membership Growth
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown is now officially the largest in the Club in our District (Atlantic Canada with St. Pierre & Miquelon). The total Membership is 99 with a number of Inductions on Monday. President Bush would like to thank everyone for participating in this success! 
Membership Growth 2016-03-04 04:00:00Z
3 New Rotarians Inducted Feb. 22
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown is pleased to welcome 3 more Rotarians on Feb. 22: Carol O'Hanley, Lori Carver, & Richard MacEwen.
 
Carol O'Hanley
 
 
 
3 New Rotarians Inducted Feb. 22 2016-02-24 04:00:00Z
Richard MacEwen
Richard MacEwen 2016-02-24 04:00:00Z
Membership Growth

New Members being Inducted Feb. 8th. Please welcome Carl Lafford, Janine Profit, and Scott Wilson our Club.

President Bush wishes to thank all those who have contributed to the growing Membership of our Club. We have 29 New Members in 2 months! 
Membership Growth 2016-02-11 04:00:00Z
2016 Rotary Community Lottery
The 2016 Rotary Community Lottery is now finalized. The Draw took place on Monday February 8, under the supervision of Kim Norgaard with the accounting firm of  Bradley Handrahan.
The three prizes were awarded in the following order:Prize 1 -  travel for two to Iceland - Robert Vessey,
Prize 2 -  travel for two to Antigua - Ken Gillis, and
Prize 3 -  travel for two and cruise on the Danube Lloyd Compton.
The combined value of the prizes is approximately $20,000.  Thank you to all who supported The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's effort to raise funds for community projects. 
Kim Nygaard, Peter Boswall, Fund Raising Chair and Bush Dumville 

 

2016 Rotary Community Lottery Peter Boswall 2016-02-09 04:00:00Z
Islander Day - No Meeting
The next Club meeting is Feb. 22nd. There is no meeting on Islander Day, Feb. 15th.
Islander Day - No Meeting 2016-02-05 04:00:00Z
New Rotarians Group Picture Feb. 1, 2016
New Rotarians Group Picture Feb. 1, 2016 2016-02-05 04:00:00Z
Last weeks Guest Speaker Hannah Bell - Branding & Social Media
Last weeks Guest Speaker Hannah Bell - Branding & Social Media 2016-02-05 04:00:00Z
Last week's Speaker Jeff Collins
Our own Jeff Collins did a Presentation on Canadian Defense Policy to our Club Jan. 25th. He is pictured here with President Bush Dumville and Meeting Chair, Ron Profit.
Last week's Speaker Jeff Collins 2016-01-25 04:00:00Z
Rotary PEI Mini-Conference 2016

President Bush wishes to thank those Club members who participated in PEI Mini-Conference is on February 27 at Camp Gencheff. We had 12 members attend and the day was a success with much learning about Rotary and planning for the upcoming year.

Rotary PEI Mini-Conference 2016 2016-01-20 04:00:00Z
Rotary Dinner Premier's State of Province Address
Rotary Dinner Premier's State of Province Address 2016-01-20 04:00:00Z
Premier's Dinner
The Premier's State of the Province Dinner is being held on Jan. 18, 2016 at the Delta Charlottetown. The Reception starts at 6:00 PM. The cost of a Ticket is $30. Daphne Dumont is responsible for coordinating the Dinner for our Club. This is open to all Club members of all the Rotary Clubs in PEI, and their families. Please note that because of the Premier's Dinner, there is no Lunch time Monday Meeting at the Rodd Charlottetown on Jan. 18th
Premier's Dinner 2016-01-18 04:00:00Z
Jan. 25, 2016 Meeting moved to Holman Grand Hotel
The Rodd Hotel is booked for a Conference on Jan. 25 and is unable to host our Club Meeting. Our Meeting will be held at the same time but at the Holman Grand Hotel. We will have to pay for the Meal in the Main Lobby on 1st Floor, then proceed to the 2nd floor Conference Room. The Meal Cost is the same.
Jan. 25, 2016 Meeting moved to Holman Grand Hotel 2016-01-07 04:00:00Z
Group Picture New Inductees Jan. 11, 2016

Group Picture New Inductees Jan. 11, 2016 and Sponsors

Gloria Welton, Bob Moffat, David Brown, Joanne Crampton, Dr. Virginia McGowan, Derek Tweel, Greg Rivard, Wayne Beaton, Austin Bowman, Della Parker, Hal Parker, Teresa Wright, and Paul Crant. President Bush Dumville, sitting.
Group Picture New Inductees Jan. 11, 2016 Paul Crant 2015-12-28 04:00:00Z
22 New Members Inducted in December & January
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Inducted the following New Members in December and January: Harry Kielly, Florence Sanderson, Carolyn Simpson, Buck Watts, Mark Murphy, Rachel Murphy, and Bertha Jay. So far in January, we have Inducted: Randy Johnston, Chris Dalziel, Hannah Bell, George Proud, Dale Turner, Joanne Crampton, Dr. Virginia McGowan, David Brown, Derek Tweel, Gloria Welton, Wayne Beaton, Teresa Wright, Greg Rivard, Della Parker, and Hal Parker. 
22 New Members Inducted in December & January Paul Crant 2015-12-27 04:00:00Z
PEI Aqualculture Alliance Meeting
James MacNutt (Chair), Ann Worth (PEI Aquaculture Association), Rick Gallant (President)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James MacNutt (Chair), Ann Worth (PEI Aqualculture Alliance), Rick Gallant (President)
PEI Aqualculture Alliance Meeting 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
Remembrance Day Program
Long time Rotarian Ken MacKenzie, a World War II Veteran was honored
to lay the wreath on behalf of our Rotary club. Veteran Ken is thanked by
the day's chair Tom and Speaker Lt. Col. Allan Trainor, Commander of
the PEI Regiment.
Remembrance Day Program 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z
Youth Exchange Meeting
 
 
Ken Gillis (YE Committee), Rick Gallant (President), Selina Suter (Our International Youth Exchange Student),
Kim Nickerson (Secretary), Daphne Dumont (Chair)
Youth Exchange Meeting Rick Gallant 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z
Our Meeting at the PEI Brewing Company

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Rick Gallant (President), Edna Reid (Chair), Jeff Squires (Guest Speaker)

Our Meeting at the PEI Brewing Company Rick Gallant 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z
CEO of ShelterBox International Alison Wallace Addresses the Clubs

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Gordon Harper (ShelterBox Board Member), Alison Wallace (CEO ShelterBox International-Guest Speaker), Moe Rodgerson (Chair), District Governor Stella Roy (Guest of Rotary), Rick Gallant (President)

 

CEO of ShelterBox International Alison Wallace Addresses the Clubs Rick Gallant 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z
Literacy Award Recipient

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Literacy Award Recipient Marsha Bernard. Presented by our guest speaker Premier Robert Ghiz

Literacy Award Recipient Rick Gallant 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z
The Literacy Foundation Meeting

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Front Row: Wes MacAleer (Rotarian), Barbara MacNutt (Innovation and Advanced Learning), Jinny Greaves (PEI Literacy Alliance), John Scales (Rotarian)

Back Row: Dr. Richard Martin (Board member), Edna Reid (Rotarian), Kingsley Lewis (Chair-Rotarian), Gary Scales (Treasurer-Rotarian), David Keenlyside (Secretary-Rotarian)

The Literacy Foundation Meeting Rick Gallant 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z
District Governor Stella Visits our Club

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Ron Profit (Chair), District Governor Stella Roy (Speaker), Rick Gallant (President)

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We Induct our newest member Donna McIver into our Club.  Rick Gallant (President), Stella Roy (District Governor-Guest Speaker), Donna McIver (Newest Rotarian), Peggy Coady-Compton (Sponsor)

District Governor Stella Visits our Club Rick Gallant 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z
Our Own Umesh Gupta Addresses the Club

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Dale Turner (Chair), Umesh Gupta (Speaker), Harry O'Connell (Co-chair), Rick Gallant (President)

Our Own Umesh Gupta Addresses the Club Rick Gallant 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Our Own Wes MacAleer Addresses our Club

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Moe Rodgerson (Chair), Wes MacAleer (Speaker), Rick Gallant (President)

Our Own Wes MacAleer Addresses our Club Rick Gallant 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z
Lt Col (Ret'd) Neil Thompson Addresses the Club

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Dale Turner (Chair), Lt Col (Retired) Neil Thompson, Rick Gallant (President)

Lt Col (Ret'd) Neil Thompson Addresses the Club Rick Gallant 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z
Waving Past President Edna A Fond Farewell

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The Royal Sendoff!!  Craig Bradley (Treasurer), Rick Gallant (Incoming President), Kim Nickerson (Secretary), Edna Reid (Outgoing President-Speaker)

Waving Past President Edna A Fond Farewell Rick Gallant 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
Changeover Meeting (Edna passes the reigns to Rick)

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Craig Bradley (Treasurer), Rick Gallant (Incoming President), Edna Reid (Outgoing President), Kim Nickerson (Incoming Secretary)

Changeover Meeting (Edna passes the reigns to Rick) Rick Gallant 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor's Reception

 

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David Scales (Rotarian), Edna Reid (President), His Honour H Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island

 

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Bob Moffat (Rotarian-PDG), Edna Reid (President), His Honour H Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor's Reception Rick Gallant 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z
Perfecting Canada: Justice and Reconciliation with Aboriginal People's

Ovide Merredi will be speaking to the Charlottetown Rotary Club on Monday June 24, on the topic "Perfecting Canada:  Justice and Reconciliation with Aboriginal People's."

Mr. Mercredi is a Cree born in the northern community of Grand Rapids in 1946. He  served his community as  Chief of Misipawistik Cree Nation from 2005 to 2011.  He is now a councillor.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Law degree he practiced criminal law and later specialized in constitutional law as an advisor to Manitoba Chiefs.  Mercredi has worked tirelessly for the rights of First Nations people throughout Canada. He is known as a First Nations leader that speaks eloquently with great passion and clarity.

In 1989, he was elected Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Manitoba.  He became a key strategist for the Assembly during the time of the Meech Lake Accord constitutional reform discussions.  He also had a strong leadership role in helping to resolve the Oka Crisis in 1990.

Ovide was elected as National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations in 1991.  During his first term he led the negotiations for the First Nations in the Charlottetown Accord.  He was re-elected in 1994 and served as National Chief until 1997. 

Ovide is a strong believer in a positive future for all First Nations communities and recognizes the inherent strength and talents of First Nations people.  He has always maintained that his people possess the answers to their needs and aspirations.  To him healing can be accomplished by the simple application of traditional values such as respect and kindness.

Perfecting Canada: Justice and Reconciliation with Aboriginal People's Peter Boswall 2013-06-17 06:56:53Z
Mark Your Calendars!

Ovide Merredi will be speaking to the Charlottetown Rotary Club on Monday June 24, on the topic "Perfecting Canada:  Justice and Reconciliation with Aboriginal People's."

Mr. Mercredi is a Cree born in the northern community of Grand Rapids in 1946. He  served his community as  Chief of Misipawistik Cree Nation from 2005 to 2011.  He is now a councillor.

 

A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Law degree he practiced criminal law and later specialized in constitutional law as an advisor to Manitoba Chiefs.  Mercredi has worked tirelessly for the rights of First Nations people throughout Canada. He is known as a First Nations leader that speaks eloquently with great passion and clarity.

In 1989, he was elected Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Manitoba.  He became a key strategist for the Assembly during the time of the Meech Lake Accord constitutional reform discussions.  He also had a strong leadership role in helping to resolve the Oka Crisis in 1990.

 

Ovide was elected as National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations in 1991.  During his first term he led the negotiations for the First Nations in the Charlottetown Accord.  He was re-elected in 1994 and served as National Chief until 1997. 

 

Ovide is a strong believer in a positive future for all First Nations communities and recognizes the inherent strength and talents of First Nations people.  He has always maintained that his people possess the answers to their needs and aspirations.  To him healing can be accomplished by the simple application of traditional values such as respect and kindness.

Mark Your Calendars! Peter Boswall 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z
Easter Seals Kickoff 2014!

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Front and Centre, our 2014 Easter Seals Ambassador Brett Robinson, Scott McEwen (Co-Chair Easter Seals), Edna Reid (President-Rotary Club of Charlottetown), Tim Wolfe (Chair Easter Seals)

 

Easter Seals Kickoff 2014! Rick Gallant 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Peter Boswall 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Peter Boswall 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z
Dr. Helen Kristmanson's Presentation on the Acadian Archaeological Discover in Malpeque Bay

 

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Craig Bradley (Co-chair), Dave Schildwachter (President-Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers, NY), Dr. Helen Kristmanson (Speaker), Dale Turner (Chair).

 

Dr. Helen Kristmanson's Presentation on the Acadian Archaeological Discover in Malpeque Bay Rick Gallant
June bulletin
June bulletin Christine Noronha
100 Years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island
100 Years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island Christine Noronha
May bulletin
May bulletin Christine Noronha
Security and Integrity of Your Data
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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

Security and Integrity of Your Data Peter Boswall
Integrated eBulletin for Easier Communication
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ClubRunner makes it easy to publish your weekly Club eBulletin, and send to all members and friends of the club, by incorporating home page stories and events with the push of a button.
Integrated eBulletin for Easier Communication Peter Boswall
Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our Rotary Club! 

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Welcome to our new website! Peter Boswall