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Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Apr 29, 2013
International Committee: Sue Reid reported that following Pippa Moss's presentation last week that a donation in the amount of $2,000 to Pippa's Place has been approved.
Rotary Park Committee: Morris Haugg reminded us that the Senior's Party will be on June 8th. A grant was received from the County of Cumberland to help with costs.
Rotary Information and Induction Committee: Morris pointed out the following pages 12, 32, 3, 67 and 69 of the Rotarian.
Preschool Van Committee: Rob Roy has advised that the the Lion's Club is not interested in a joint project with Rotary.
Meals Committee: Rob Roy has been advised that the Wandlyn is increasing the cost of our lunches. Rob will follow up with the Wandlyn.
Program Committee: No meeting next Monday at noon due to the Auction. The following Monday will be Chad Ingram's classification speech.
Auction Committee: A sign up sheet for work times was circulated at the meeting. Notices will all be sent via Facebook and email so everyone can contribute. See Shelagh or Walter for more details. Brian updated us to let us know that many items have meet reserve and we have 175 bidders at this point. Proxy bids are enabled this year- so you can set a maximum bid. Encourage everyone you know to bid and support the auction.
Visiting member Josh Cormier of the Sackville, NB Club advised that there will be a wine tasting held by the Sackville Club this Friday, $35 per ticket. Contact Josh at Hicks Lemoine for more details.
Cathy LeBlanc was inducted today. Cathy was proposed by Sue Reid. We are pleased to have Cathy join us!
There was no fines master and no 50/50 winner. Next week's pot will be around $500!!!
Attendance: 27 in attendance, including two visiting Rotarians (one assistant DG).
We all enjoyed Dylan White's classification speech and we were sad to hear that he will be leaving our Club due to his relocation.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Mar 25, 2013
Jeanne Milner reported that on July 13 there will be a a fun day at the Milner Cottage. Rain date will be August 3. You should bring a life jacket, a chair, a lunch and friends and family. We will have a ride on the new Camp Tidnish boat.
Susan McIsaac reported that our Club will be visiting the Sackville Rotary Club on May 23. This will be a breakfast meeting. We will car pool and will be leaving before 7:00 am. There will be no meeting the preceeding Monday.
Rob Roy reported that that the Lobster Party will be at Camp Tidnish on June 21. The menu will include chicken, steak and lobster.
Other upcoming evnts will be a trip to the bird sanctuary, wine tasting, pancake breakfast, bowling, curling...stay tuned!
Rotary Auction: Walter Rayworth reported there was a rush of items turned in last week. The absolute cut off date to have the items turned in so they can be advertised in the flyer is April 4.
Diana Bacon reported that there will be no meeting on April 1. April 8's program will be Terry Clarke's classiication speech.
Phillip Fairfax reported that there were 24 local Rotarians and 1 guest speaker for a total of 25 in attendance.
Guest Speaker: Gwen Kerr was our guest speaker. Gwen spoke about the 15th Annual Foundation Dinner which is being held on Saturday, April 27. The funds raised from the Foundation Dinner goes to support the Foundation's Cumberland Health Care Careers Bursary Program ($5,000.00 per student per year) and the Cumberland Cancer Assistance. Applications for the Cumberland Cancer Assistance are confidential; patients are identified by a number. These programs directly help residents of Cumberland County and Gwen urged everyone to support the Foundation.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Mar 18, 2013
Camp Tidnish: Bob Janes advised that the balance of the money will be coming from the Christie Foundation for the new boat. The old boat has been sold. The camp will be opening in May. He will be looking for some help to get the Camp opened up and cleaned. In conjunction with Easter Seals a new inground trampoline will be installed at the camp. Bob was looking to purchase a hay wagon for the Camp. He had found before the meeting ended. Thank you Walter!
Social committee: There will be a meeting Wednesday night at Jeanne's house.
Program Committee: Next week's program will be Gwen Kerr speaking about the bursary program. There will be no meeting on April 1, 2013.
Amherst Preschool Van: Rob Roy advised that the meeting with Lions Club has been pushed back to May.
Auction Committee: Walter advised that 300 items are now turned in - half of what we had last year. Get your items in ASAP.
Attendance: 32 local Rotarians, 1 guest speaker, 13 guests with the guest speaker, 4 guests, for a total of 50 in attendance.
No 50/50 Winner
Fines Master was enjoyed by all!
Today's Program: Mayor of Amherst, Robert Small addressed the Club on the Town's Strategic Intiatives.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Mar 11, 2013
Auction Committee Report
Walter advised that the auction is going well. Get your items in as soon as possible so that sponsors will get proper advertising.
Paul Calder: Brittany Lewis, a past recipient of two Rotary sponsored trips, has been accepted to medical school.
Attendance: 26 local Rotarians, 1 guest speaker and 1 guest, for a total of 28 in attendance.
No 50/50 Winners
No Fines Master
There will be a meeting for anyone interested after the general meeting today to discuss attendance issues.
There will be no meeting on April 1, 2013.
Today's Program: Darla MacPherson, Vice President of Community Health, Cumberland Health Authority spoke about wellness. She advised that there is a new mental health crisis line: 1-888-429-8167.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Mar 04, 2013
Joe Donachie for Group Study Exchange Committee: We will be hosting the exchange individuals from Asia on Thursday May 16, 2013. We will have to arrange pick up in Summerside on Wednesday and deliver them to Truro on Friday. We will provide quiet entertainment and accommodation.
Trip of the Month- Cancun Mexico
Winners: Joan and Cecil White are our trip winners. The $150.00 prizes go to David Hathaway, Gina Tally, Robert O' Neill
Auction items should be turned in ASAP to allow for cataloging.
Cathy Leblanc's name has been circulated to the membership.
Barry Helm received his 2nd Paul Harris Fellowship. Thank you for your contribution to Rotary!!!!
Attendance: total of 32 including 2 guest Rotarians, 2 guest speakers and 2 guests
No 50/50 winner.
Board Meeting tonight at Creighton Shatford's boardroom at 5:15.
We had a moment of silence for Robert Caldwell, a past Amherst Rotarian who has recently passed away.
Program: We had an interesting program by Craig Smith of Nature Conservancy Canada.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Feb 18, 2013
Attendance: 19 local members and 1 guest
No Fines Master
No 50/50 winner
Rob Roy: Wandlyn is under new management but things will go along as they have been.
Rob will follow up on having the microphone replaced.
Jeanne Milner: Let her know if you know of someone who might be interested in providing entertainment at next week's Anniversary Lunch.
Jim Ayers: Financial statements are available on ClubRunner. He has not received any comments from the members. In the first six months we have a very small surplus.
Camp Tidnish account shows a deficit but it is simply a timing issue of when money is transferred from the Charity account to the Camp account.
A new pontoon boat will be purchased, we have significant donated funds, consider a fundraiser for same.
All is going well.
Morris Haugg: Rotary Information/Induction - Chad Ingram's name was circulated yesterday through ClubRunner. There are two new proposals in the works and one new member being proposed.
Anniversary: Next week is our anniversary dinner - it is a special occasion so invite guests. Let Rob Roy know how many you will be bringing. We are currently committed to 50 (per Rob). The recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship is not aware that he will be receiving it so please do not congratulate him when he enters.
The 7th piece of exercise equipment has been ordered and will be installed before our party. Keep the date open because lots of help will be required during the party. The date is June 8, 2013, rain date June 15, 2013.
Rotary Foundation report given last week.
Sue Reid: International Projects If you know of someone who could benefit, tell them to apply. We still have funds available for this year. Only one project supported so far this year - Beth and Barry Gould's work in Haiti,
Darrell Cole: Public Relations We are getting lots of publicity in the newspaper but he is looking at some radio coverage as well.
Paul Calder: Membership District is looking for a net increase of 2 members for each Club. Discussion on incentives on attendance (including comments by Dave McNairn, Darrell Cole and Robert Angel), including discussion on additional fees for those who do not attend a certain percentage of meetings (80% was tossed around) and bringing in younger members of our community. Paul advised that the program "Time for Rotary" should help us in this task.
Adventures in Citizenship We may have a candidate for this year.
Angela Bourgeois: ClubRunner/Bulletin If you want something included in ClubRunner or the Bulletin, email it to Angela and she will have it inserted.
Thank you for all who attended our Club Assembly. There was a good discussion on various topics.
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Feb 04, 2013
Rotary Auction Committee: Walter Rayworth advised us that the goal is $30,000 net this year! Encourages everyone to get as many donations as they can. Auction will be on May 6, 2014, on air in the afternoon and the evening. Always looking for volunteers for before, during and after the auction. Morris advised that Team Leaders will have their packages this week. We only have four weeks to do the collection! March will be for computer inputting and April will be to advertise our items. There will be an instruction sheet for how to fill out your donation card and where to do the drop off (Canadian Tire, customer service).
Rotary Park Committee: Morris advised that on June 8, 2013 there will be a party in the park! Mark your calendar!
Induction of Dylan White (sponsored by Susan Reid) and Terry Clarke (sponsored by Bob Barnes). Welcome to Rotary!
25 Members, 1 guest speaker and 2 guests, total of 28 in attendance
Trip of the Month New Orleans
Trip winner - Peter Johnson
$150 to David Milner, Donna Powell and Johnathon McMaster
50/50 - no winner
Guest Speaker was Kelli Skinner and spoke about her trip to Malawi, Internship at the Guidance, Counseling, Youth Development Centre for Africa. Thank you for your presentation!
Posted by Angela Bourgeois on Jan 21, 2013
There will be Rotary Park committee meeting on January 30 at 5:00 pm at Hicks Lemoine law offices.
25 local Rotarians
1 guest speaker
No winner for 50/50
Terry Clarke's name is hereby circulated to the membership. If there are no objections, Terry will become a member of our Club on Monday, January 28, 2013.
Scott Armstrong, MP spoke to our Club with respect to Employment Insurance, temporary foreign workers, myths around new changes, and other matters. See the article in the Amherst Daily News for full details.
Thank you Scott!
Feb 15, 2013
District 2110 Sicilia - Malta
Club of Ragusa
|Social Year 2012 - 2013|
THE NINTH ROTARIAN WEEK OF IBLA BAROQUE
Dear Rotarian friend,
We would like to invite you to attend the ninth Rotarian week held in Ragusa (South-eastern Sicily) on June 8th - 15th 2013. This event will take place again in Ragusa after the success of last year and will be hosted by the local Rotary Club. Aptly named the Rotarian week of Ibla Baroque, the event intends to introduce Rotary club members of the whole world to this beautiful part of Baroque Sicily, recognized by the UNESCO as world heritage site.
The program begins upon your arrival at Catania airport on Saturday 8 June, and ends your departure from Catania, Saturday 15 June.
Programs, itinerary and booking form on www.rotaryragusa.it
Participation is limited to 120 persons. Reservations can be made prior to March 30th, 2013 or until complete, using the form published on the website site www.rotaryragusa.it.
Airfare from your city to Catania airport is not included in the package; however discounted flight reservations are available from Herea Tours upon request.
This initiative is not for profit and all proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Foundation. Instead losses will be charged to the host club.
We will do our best to make your stay in Ragusa memorable. We hope to see you soon.
With kind regards,
President Rotary Club of Ragusa
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2013