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3 days ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Members of the Newcastle Rotary Valerie Comeau, Stacey Sutherland and Karen Howe and Rotary exchange student Clara Tremosa visited with the students and teachers of the Max Aitken Academy this morning with the purpose of educating children, teachers 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. Each student had the opportunity to have their pinkie painted purple, the symbol used to identify a child in an endemic country who has received the lifesaving vaccine. Thank you to the students and teachers that helped raise funds for vaccines that will help eradicate Polio to zero!!

Members of the Newcastle Rotary Valerie Comeau, Stacey Sutherland and Karen Howe and Rotary exchange student Clara Tremosa visited with the students and teachers of the Max Aitken Academy this morning with the purpose of educating children, teachers 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. Each student had the opportunity to have their pinkie painted purple, the symbol used to identify a child in an endemic country who has received the lifesaving vaccine. Thank you to the students and teachers that helped raise funds for vaccines that will help eradicate Polio to zero!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks to Max Aitken!

this is a great initiative..

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

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
No event happens without dedicated volunteers. Thank you to Judy Losier and Gerry Green for acting as MC for the evening, the fashion show provided by Denim Warehouse and Town Square Boutique, staff at SunFM for providing the formal pictures and the music at the event, the MVHS Interact students for handing the coat check, and my fellow Newcastle Rotary Club members for runing the 50/50 and pulling everything together. The 50/50 went for approximately $625. What a great evening!

No event happens without dedicated volunteers. Thank you to Judy Losier and Gerry Green for acting as MC for the evening, the fashion show provided by Denim Warehouse and Town Square Boutique, staff at SunFM for providing the formal pictures and the music at the event, the MVHS Interact students for handing the coat check, and my fellow Newcastle Rotary Club members for runing the 50/50 and pulling everything together. The 50/50 went for approximately $625. What a great evening! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Pull a Wine Cork to win a prize was a popular new addition this year. All 150 corks were sold out before the evening even got started. Congratulations to the grand prize purse winner and the other winners, and thank you to all those who participated.

Pull a Wine Cork to win a prize was a popular new addition this year. All 150 corks were sold out before the evening even got started. Congratulations to the grand prize purse winner and the other winners, and thank you to all those who participated. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great photos!

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Some pictures from the Purse Auction on Friday evening. The venue was beautifully decorated by Cindy McGraw of Cindy’s Wedding and Decor.

Some pictures from the Purse Auction on Friday evening. The venue was beautifully decorated by Cindy McGraw of Cindy’s Wedding and Decor. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Amazing night last night!! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 6th annual Bags and Bubbles Auction. It was an enormous success 💕

Amazing night last night!! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 6th annual Bags and Bubbles Auction. It was an enormous success 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congrats ladies a job well done👛👜

Thank you ladies for your dedication and hard work to making this event such a success , congratulations on a job well done 😀

Great job.

Great night!

Fantastic Evening!

You all look amazing,great job!

Very impressive ...beautifully done

Congrats to all,, it was a great evening!!

Where is the token male?😂

this was a great evening again this year. I have only missed one year, last year and was delighted to attend again this year.

Beautifully decorated.

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Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust is available to accept donations and write charitable receipts at the Purse Auction or at any time in future. All funds are used for Rotary projects - this fund was used to purchase the first CTScan in Miramichi. Contact one of the trustees - Greg MacDiarmid, Michael Mersereau, or Jack Christie. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Rotary Club of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
2018 Newcastle Rotary Purse Auction  ~ this is just a little sneak peek of the beautiful decorations done by Cindy McGraw of Cindy’s Wedding and Decor for tonight’s Bags and Bottles Purse Auction! 😍

2018 Newcastle Rotary Purse Auction ~ this is just a little sneak peek of the beautiful decorations done by Cindy McGraw of Cindy’s Wedding and Decor for tonight’s Bags and Bottles Purse Auction! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So loved attending this great Event ...it is decorated beautifully !

2018 Newcastle Rotary Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction - this beautiful red purse was donated by Pizza Pro Newcastle!!

2018 Newcastle Rotary Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction - this beautiful red purse was donated by Pizza Pro Newcastle!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Pizza Pro Newcastle is proud to sponser the Rotary Club for their wonderful contributions and activities.

2018 Newcastle Rotary Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction - Gel pedicure donated by Golden Lotus Aesthetics.

2018 Newcastle Rotary Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction - Gel pedicure donated by Golden Lotus Aesthetics. ... See MoreSee Less

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