Rotary Ribfest on the Miramichi

The 2018 Rotary Ribfest on the Miramichi, hosted by the Rotary Club of Newcastle, will take place the weekend of May 25-27. Plans are well underway and we look forward to the Ribbers, Human Foosball Tournament, fabulous Local Entertainment, Children and Family Activities, and the Open-Air Inter-Faith Service. Check back for updates. Interested in becoming a volunteer with Ribfest? Click here for more details.

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Over thirty years ago Rotary International made a promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio.  This dreadful disease has killed millions and disabled millions more. In 2004, the Mechanicville Rotary Club initiated an educational program at area schools to help children and parents in understanding the ongoing threat of polio.  Purple Pinkies was aimed at teaching children the facts about polio and raising funds for vaccine. On Thursday morning the Newcastle Rotary will be at the Max Aitken School to continue this vital education.

Over thirty years ago Rotary International made a promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio. This dreadful disease has killed millions and disabled millions more. In 2004, the Mechanicville Rotary Club initiated an educational program at area schools to help children and parents in understanding the ongoing threat of polio. Purple Pinkies was aimed at teaching children the facts about polio and raising funds for vaccine. On Thursday morning the Newcastle Rotary will be at the Max Aitken School to continue this vital education. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
This week was busy for the Newcastle Rotary Club. The evening before our Purse Auction, several members attended a fund-raiser in support of Anglophone Norths Rwanda 2020 trip. A club contribution of $1500 added to the personal charge of each of the ten who attended, allowed us to provide a Silver sponsorship to this rewarding venture. Guest of honour for the event was Gen.(ret) Romeo Dallaire, who gave a captivating and passionate talk about the need to prevent children being used as child soldiers, and how the connectivity of the future generation can play a role in communication. The Rwanda 2020 trip is a partnership between Interact clubs here and in Rwanda, the purpose being to teach and reinforce volunteerism among our youth.

This week was busy for the Newcastle Rotary Club. The evening before our Purse Auction, several members attended a fund-raiser in support of Anglophone North's Rwanda 2020 trip. A club contribution of $1500 added to the personal charge of each of the ten who attended, allowed us to provide a Silver sponsorship to this rewarding venture. Guest of honour for the event was Gen.(ret) Romeo Dallaire, who gave a captivating and passionate talk about the need to prevent children being used as child soldiers, and how the connectivity of the future generation can play a role in communication. The Rwanda 2020 trip is a partnership between Interact clubs here and in Rwanda, the purpose being to teach and reinforce volunteerism among our youth. ... See MoreSee Less

The culmination of the evening was the presentation of a $40,000 cheque to the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation, to purchase a Gamma Lymphatic Probe for our local surgeons. This instrument is expected to improve outcomes in breast cancer and other surgeries. The Rotary Club of Newcastle wanted to get this paid off and the instrument into use as quickly as possible. This required dipping into our reserves for the balance, but all members agreed putting money to use for the community is better than having it in the bank. Now we have to start planning for our next fund-raiser. Many thanks to Hal Somers and Joanne Sellers of the Foundation for bringing this need to our attention, and to Dr. Mohamed Khereba for providing us a better understanding of how and why it is used. Pictured with the cheque are Dr. Khereba, Joanne Sellers and Barbara McLenaghan from the Foundation, Co-Chair Rotarians Stacey Sutherland and Karen Howe, members of the Newcastle Rotary Club, and Clara Tremosa, our Rotary Exchange student from Spain. Huge thank you to everyone who attended, and to the many sponsors who contributed to the cause.

The culmination of the evening was the presentation of a $40,000 cheque to the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation, to purchase a Gamma Lymphatic Probe for our local surgeons. This instrument is expected to improve outcomes in breast cancer and other surgeries. The Rotary Club of Newcastle wanted to get this paid off and the instrument into use as quickly as possible. This required dipping into our reserves for the balance, but all members agreed putting money to use for the community is better than having it in the bank. Now we have to start planning for our next fund-raiser. Many thanks to Hal Somers and Joanne Sellers of the Foundation for bringing this need to our attention, and to Dr. Mohamed Khereba for providing us a better understanding of how and why it is used. Pictured with the cheque are Dr. Khereba, Joanne Sellers and Barbara McLenaghan from the Foundation, Co-Chair Rotarians Stacey Sutherland and Karen Howe, members of the Newcastle Rotary Club, and Clara Tremosa, our Rotary Exchange student from Spain. Huge thank you to everyone who attended, and to the many sponsors who contributed to the cause. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well done, Rotary! The people of Miramichi thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to the Rotary club of Newcastle for this amazing donation! This piece of equipment will help so many people in the area and as a foundation, we are thankful to the Rotary club and all the generous people in the Miramichi that donate to so many worthy causes. From myself and our amazing board, we again want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Hal Somers

Rotary Ribfest
May 25 - 27, 2018

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Newcastle

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