Centennial Dinner

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown was chartered on October 1, 1917, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Halifax. It was club number 333 in the Rotary world.  With 100 years of service the Club determined to mark the occasion with a Centennial Celebration and celebrate it did!
 
With Past District Governor Robert (Bob) Moffatt as Chair the Centennial Committee worked tirelessly to make the celebration worthy of the one hundred years of "Service Above Self". This article can't begin to list all of the accomplishments of a century, including sponsoring four out of the five other clubs on the Island. James W Macnutt even wrote a book - "A Century of Service of Rotary on Prince Edward Island". Copies are still
available.
But a big celebration requires a big name guest. They got one in 2017-18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet. Rotary Vice President Dean Rohrs from Langley, BC (the second Canadian woman in a row to hold that post) also attended and introduced keynote speaker RI President Ian Risley at the gala celebration dinner held at the  Delta Charlottetown on Sunday evening October 1, 2017. A veritable "who's who" of Island and District 7820 (and neighbouring D7810)  Rotarians were in attendance, including many past district governors and district officers. As well, several descendents of  Charter members attended as special guests. Head table guests included Chair PDG Bob Moffatt, RI President Ian and Juliet Riseley, Lieutenant Governor H. Frank Lewis, Rotary VP Dean Rohrs, District Governor Don Sword, Charlottetown Rotary President Paul Crant, Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Rotarians Larry Sider,  Moe Rodgerson and Sandra MacKay.
 
 
 
Dinner guests were treated to a gourmet meal and wonderful dinner music by the Singing Strings under the direction of Natalie Williams Calhoun.