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The February 2019 winner of our $100 hockey pool draw was Liam Walsh and the winner for March 2019 was Rod Dorey. Congratulations to both!!

The February 2019 winner of our $100 hockey pool draw was Liam Walsh and the winner for March 2019 was Rod Dorey. Congratulations to both!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Newcastle Rotary recognizes contributions to Rotary Foundation
At our most recent business meeting, Foundation Chair Linda Hudson had the opportunity to do some presentations for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Receiving his first Paul Harris Fellow was Michael Mersereau. Charles Hubbard was presented with PHF+1. 
Club President Greg MacDiarmid was presented with PHF+3. Congratulations to all and thank you for all you do for Rotary.

Newcastle Rotary recognizes contributions to Rotary Foundation
At our most recent business meeting, Foundation Chair Linda Hudson had the opportunity to do some presentations for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Receiving his first Paul Harris Fellow was Michael Mersereau. Charles Hubbard was presented with PHF+1.
Club President Greg MacDiarmid was presented with PHF+3. Congratulations to all and thank you for all you do for Rotary.
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As part of our weekly speakers, we had the pleasure to hear from John Fletcher about the issue of teen mental health.

John Fletcher was born and raised here in Miramichi (Little Bartibog to be exact), but like many fellow Miramichiers he moved away for school and work. A few years ago John and his family finally found their way back home to the Miramichi. John currently works at Anglophone School District-North as the Mental Health Mentor, he has a part-time counselling private practice (www.johnbfetcher.com) and he is the owner of Fletchers Farm: Corn Maze and Fun Park. John is very passionate about the field of mental health, in particular, the area of resilience, which is what he spoke to the club about. Attached is a contributed video about the school program, as well as a link to a mental health resource.

John (R) was thanked by Rotarian Stephen Lynch (L).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi3Qr7aXlXA

www.teenmentalhealth.org

As part of our weekly speakers, we had the pleasure to hear from John Fletcher about the issue of teen mental health.

John Fletcher was born and raised here in Miramichi (Little Bartibog to be exact), but like many fellow Miramichi'ers he moved away for school and work. A few years ago John and his family finally found their way back home to the Miramichi. John currently works at Anglophone School District-North as the Mental Health Mentor, he has a part-time counselling private practice (www.johnbfetcher.com) and he is the owner of Fletcher's Farm: Corn Maze and Fun Park. John is very passionate about the field of mental health, in particular, the area of resilience, which is what he spoke to the club about. Attached is a contributed video about the school program, as well as a link to a mental health resource.

John (R) was thanked by Rotarian Stephen Lynch (L).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi3Qr7aXlXA

www.teenmentalhealth.org
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1 day ago

At our monthly business meeting, the club Membership Chair Matt Doherty had the opportunity to officially induct our four newest members. LtoR  Katrina Donovan of Newcastle Pharmasave, Adam Hayward of Anglophone North School Board, Membership Chair Matt Doherty, April Dickson of Denim Warehouse, and Dave Dunnett of Peak Performance Chiropractic.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle extends a warm welcome to you all.

At our monthly business meeting, the club Membership Chair Matt Doherty had the opportunity to officially induct our four newest members. LtoR Katrina Donovan of Newcastle Pharmasave, Adam Hayward of Anglophone North School Board, Membership Chair Matt Doherty, April Dickson of Denim Warehouse, and Dave Dunnett of Peak Performance Chiropractic.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle extends a warm welcome to you all.
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Way to go Newcastle club. Great group of fun people

Congratulations Katrina Donovan!!

How wonderful to see new and younger members! I am sure their ideas and contributions will be welcomed and valued!

Welcome!

Congrats Katrina Donovan👏

Welcome fellow Rotarians

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I am Rotary - Barb Stothart
Born in Newcastle,NB. Barb Stothart Graduated from MVHS in 1973. Barb obtained a Bachelor of Education at UNB Fredericton in 1978, while working with Saga Food Services, in a variety of positions to pay her way through school. Barb worked with the UNB Comptroller office, then joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 as a Personnel Administration Officer.
Postings during her career of 28 plus years included Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shearwater, CFB Halifax, Maritime Command Operational Information (MCOIN) Project,  Directorate of Communications and Electronics Technical Services (DCETS) in Ottawa, Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, CFS Carp, CFB Borden (CFRETS HQ, Base Borden HQ and Conflict Management  Centre), HMCS Trinity, HMCS Provider (as Assistant Supply Officer), Maritime Command Headquarters.
When the military elected to return to three distinct elements, Barb chose the Navy element.
Her occupation changed to being a Logistics Officer when two branches of the military amalgamated.  Barbs primary roles included Human Resource management, personnel support services, budget manager and she qualified as a pay accounts officer.  Her secondary roles included Harassment Advisor, trainer and investigator, handling cases and advising on policy and procedures in support of the DND program across Canada.  
Barbs favorite memories included being hoisted below a Sea King helicopter, traveling to several countries in Europe and to Bermuda, and back and forth across Canada through out her career.
Barb joined for variety and security and achieved both of these goals in the various challenges, job opportunities, both primary and secondary, throughout her career.
Barb retired in Dec 2009 and moved back to the Miramichi in Oct 2010.  She joined the Corps of Commissionaires and remained with the organization until May 2018.
Barb joined the Rotary in 2013 after having a great time volunteering the with the Pond Hockey event.

I am Rotary - Barb Stothart
Born in Newcastle,NB. Barb Stothart Graduated from MVHS in 1973. Barb obtained a Bachelor of Education at UNB Fredericton in 1978, while working with Saga Food Services, in a variety of positions to pay her way through school. Barb worked with the UNB Comptroller office, then joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 as a Personnel Administration Officer.
Postings during her career of 28 plus years included Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shearwater, CFB Halifax, Maritime Command Operational Information (MCOIN) Project, Directorate of Communications and Electronics Technical Services (DCETS) in Ottawa, Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, CFS Carp, CFB Borden (CFRETS HQ, Base Borden HQ and Conflict Management Centre), HMCS Trinity, HMCS Provider (as Assistant Supply Officer), Maritime Command Headquarters.
When the military elected to return to three distinct elements, Barb chose the Navy element.
Her occupation changed to being a Logistics Officer when two branches of the military amalgamated. Barb's primary roles included Human Resource management, personnel support services, budget manager and she qualified as a pay accounts officer. Her secondary roles included Harassment Advisor, trainer and investigator, handling cases and advising on policy and procedures in support of the DND program across Canada.
Barbs favorite memories included being hoisted below a Sea King helicopter, traveling to several countries in Europe and to Bermuda, and back and forth across Canada through out her career.
Barb joined for variety and security and achieved both of these goals in the various challenges, job opportunities, both primary and secondary, throughout her career.
Barb retired in Dec 2009 and moved back to the Miramichi in Oct 2010. She joined the Corps of Commissionaires and remained with the organization until May 2018.
Barb joined the Rotary in 2013 after having a great time volunteering the with the Pond Hockey event.
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4 days ago

 

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Wow what a career and what a Rotarian

Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho arrived in Nova Scotia with their children in September 2017. On Tuesday February 19th their seven children lost their lives following a fire that swept through the Halifax home of the Syrian refugee family, the deadliest house fire in recent Nova Scotia history.
The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association along with the New Brunswick Community College Campus of Miramichi (NBCC)wish to invite you to remember the lives lost of the 7 Barho children and show our support for their grieving parents Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho.

*this event will be outside, please dress warm
We remember :

Ahmad, 14

Rola, 12

Mohamad, 9

Ola, 8

Hala, 3

Rana, 2

Abdullah, who was born in Canada on Nov. 9

Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho arrived in Nova Scotia with their children in September 2017. On Tuesday February 19th their seven children lost their lives following a fire that swept through the Halifax home of the Syrian refugee family, the deadliest house fire in recent Nova Scotia history.
The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association along with the New Brunswick Community College Campus of Miramichi (NBCC)wish to invite you to remember the lives lost of the 7 Barho children and show our support for their grieving parents Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho.

*this event will be outside, please dress warm
We remember :

Ahmad, 14

Rola, 12

Mohamad, 9

Ola, 8

Hala, 3

Rana, 2

Abdullah, who was born in Canada on Nov. 9
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3 weeks ago

 

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Fellowship....... I really wish to participate

The Rotary Club of Newcastle is pleased to announce their incoming executive for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

President - Michael Mersereau
President Elect - Kevin Forgrave
Secretary - Karen Howe
Treasurer - January Lynch
Past President - Greg MacDiarmid
Public Relations - Stacey Sutherland
Membership - Matt Doherty
Literacy - Barbara Stothart
Foundation - Tara Racette
Sgt-at-Arms - Kevin Matthews

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.
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4 weeks ago

 

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A strong team indeed! Have a great year!

Bonne continuation

Congratulations President, Secretary & all board members

What a team

Way to go team Rotary!!

Congratulations to all Thank you for all you do in the name of Rotary

Congratulations to all and thank you very much for all that you do!

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NOW ACCEPTING VENDORS - 2019 ROTARY RIBFEST!   

 If you are a small business selling crafts, food, wood working, jewelry, clothing, accessories and everything in between then this is the event for you! Respond today – we would love to hear from you. 

Questions please contact: valeriecomeau@hotmail.com
To download the application, click : 

http://www.rotaryribfestmiramichi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/RibFest-Vendor-Agreement-PDF.pdf

NOW ACCEPTING VENDORS - 2019 ROTARY RIBFEST!

If you are a small business selling crafts, food, wood working, jewelry, clothing, accessories and everything in between then this is the event for you! Respond today – we would love to hear from you.

Questions please contact: valeriecomeau@hotmail.com
To download the application, click :

www.rotaryribfestmiramichi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/RibFest-Vendor-Agreement-PDF.pdf
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1 month ago

Shawn McCarthy, Executive Director of Friends of Beaubears Island Inc in Miramichi NB was our February 6, 2019 Newcastle Rotary guest speaker. 
A doctoral graduate of Western University, Shawn specializes in experiential heritage offerings, utilizing on-site character-based re-enactment. During his 18 year tenure at the Boishebert,  Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites of Canada, he has worn many hats, both figuratively and literally. He is a two-time author and has lectured for the University of New Brunswick.
Thanking Shawn for his wonderful speech is Newcastle Rotarian Barb Stothart.

Shawn McCarthy, Executive Director of Friends of Beaubears Island Inc in Miramichi NB was our February 6, 2019 Newcastle Rotary guest speaker.
A doctoral graduate of Western University, Shawn specializes in experiential heritage offerings, utilizing on-site character-based re-enactment. During his 18 year tenure at the Boishebert, Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Sites of Canada, he has worn many hats, both figuratively and literally. He is a two-time author and has lectured for the University of New Brunswick.
Thanking Shawn for his wonderful speech is Newcastle Rotarian Barb Stothart.
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1 month ago

 

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A tremendously interesting man, and the summer tour of Beaubear Island is something all Miramichiers should take in. Lots of great history👍🏻❤️

Since the charter of the club in 1943, members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle have dedicated time and effort to fundraising and volunteer activities in support of community projects and international endeavors - this past year was no exception! 
To highlight just a few, we have made donations to our local 315 Newcastle Cadets, provided curling stones to the Miramichi Curling Club for their “Little Rocks” program, provided some new football helmets to the Miramichi Minor Football Association, donated to the 2018 Acadian Games that was held here in Miramichi, and helped to purchase trees for the Natoaganeg Community Food Centre for their fruit orchard. We have donated to Sistema Miramichi, whose mission is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music, raised funds and awarded scholarships and bursaries to local high school students and raised awareness of polio by collecting funds to eradicate the virus worldwide. We supported the Rwanda 2020 trip for Anglophone North School District, sent one student to Ottawa for Adventures in Citizenship, and one student to Belgium for a youth exchange (welcoming another from Spain).
Our biggest donations this year were in support of building the King Street School soccer field house and the purchase of a Gamma Lymphatic Probe, in support of the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation. We are pleased with these projects and the wide effect each will have on our community.
We do all this through various fund-raisers, including the Purse Auction and Rotary RibFest, but also the Scott Knowles Hockey Pool, Purple Pinkies, Pizza for Polio, and an online Facebook auction. Our members participated in the Chambers of Commerce curling, Team Up to Clean Up, and the sales of 75 maple trees to beautify our community. Meetings saw a wide variety of interesting speakers bringing us information about their events, causes, and community happenings.
Thank you to all the Rotary Members, Friends of Rotary and most importantly to the Miramichi community and local businesses. Without the generosity of our amazing community of sponsors and donors our goals would never be met. Did we mention the club also turned 75 years old in 2018!
Finally, we ask you to please invite friends and family to like our Facebook page. Service clubs depend on the support driven by getting information out to the public, and ours is no exception. Thank you for your support.

Since the charter of the club in 1943, members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle have dedicated time and effort to fundraising and volunteer activities in support of community projects and international endeavors - this past year was no exception!
To highlight just a few, we have made donations to our local 315 Newcastle Cadets, provided curling stones to the Miramichi Curling Club for their “Little Rocks” program, provided some new football helmets to the Miramichi Minor Football Association, donated to the 2018 Acadian Games that was held here in Miramichi, and helped to purchase trees for the Natoaganeg Community Food Centre for their fruit orchard. We have donated to Sistema Miramichi, whose mission is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music, raised funds and awarded scholarships and bursaries to local high school students and raised awareness of polio by collecting funds to eradicate the virus worldwide. We supported the Rwanda 2020 trip for Anglophone North School District, sent one student to Ottawa for Adventures in Citizenship, and one student to Belgium for a youth exchange (welcoming another from Spain).
Our biggest donations this year were in support of building the King Street School soccer field house and the purchase of a Gamma Lymphatic Probe, in support of the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation. We are pleased with these projects and the wide effect each will have on our community.
We do all this through various fund-raisers, including the Purse Auction and Rotary RibFest, but also the Scott Knowles Hockey Pool, Purple Pinkies, Pizza for Polio, and an online Facebook auction. Our members participated in the Chambers of Commerce curling, Team Up to Clean Up, and the sales of 75 maple trees to beautify our community. Meetings saw a wide variety of interesting speakers bringing us information about their events, causes, and community happenings.
Thank you to all the Rotary Members, Friends of Rotary and most importantly to the Miramichi community and local businesses. Without the generosity of our amazing community of sponsors and donors our goals would never be met. Did we mention the club also turned 75 years old in 2018!
Finally, we ask you to please invite friends and family to like our Facebook page. Service clubs depend on the support driven by getting information out to the public, and ours is no exception. Thank you for your support.
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1 month ago

 

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Thank you all

Good stuff!

That is a lot of contributions. Bravo!

Thank you for your tireless service to the Miramichi Community!

What a great group of people

Great Job Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada

What a great write up.

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The Rotary Club of Newcastle was pleased to present the Miramichi Curling Club with $5400 to enable the purchase of one complete set of little rocks for their childrens program. These special curling stones are designed to be 20 pounds instead of the normal 40, despite being the same physical size as the adult version. The youth program at the club has increased dramatically to 35 participants in recent years, with local teams coming away with both first and second place at last years provincials. The curling club is working toward enough little rock sets to enable hosting future provincials. Pictured with Newcastle Rotarians and curling club president Shawn Ingersoll are members of the youth program showing off a pair of their new curling rocks.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle was pleased to present the Miramichi Curling Club with $5400 to enable the purchase of one complete set of "little rocks" for their children's program. These special curling stones are designed to be 20 pounds instead of the normal 40, despite being the same physical size as the adult version. The youth program at the club has increased dramatically to 35 participants in recent years, with local teams coming away with both first and second place at last year's provincials. The curling club is working toward enough little rock sets to enable hosting future provincials. Pictured with Newcastle Rotarians and curling club president Shawn Ingersoll are members of the youth program showing off a pair of their new curling rocks. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

 

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Great to see community support! 🙂

Thank you!

Thank you

Enjoy the curling Bobby

Thank you!

What a great group!!! And a wonderful presentation!!

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