Reveal Day!!! - Its the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 and Tickets go on sale today at Brookdale’s Flower Shop, The Denim Warehouse and Town Hill Jewellery and are limited quantity so get yours before they are gone!!! Draw date is October 30, 2020 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
October 39, wow 2020 really does make the months longer!
Stacey Sutherland, can the tickets be purchased with e-transfer....please!!
Rotary Club of Newcastle 2020 Lovin’ Louis Purse Auction - stay tuned for the big reveal on September 1st!!! ￼￼ ... See MoreSee Less
A Huge Step Toward Global Polio Eradication. ... See MoreSee Less
The Rotary Club of Newcastle is excited to present our 8th Annual Lovin' Louis 2020 Rotary Purse Auction!!!
How would you like a chance to win a Speedy 30 Louis Vuitton Purse valued at $1560!!!!!!
Tickets are only $25 each and for only $5 more you can take part in our 50/50 draw 🙂
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2020 at the following locations:
Brookdale Flower Shop
Town Hill Jewellery
The Denim Warehouse
Tickets are also available from members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle
The draw will take place on October 30￼, 2020 during a live Facebook event at the end of our online auction. ￼
Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for our exciting online auction taking place from October 23, 2020 - October 30, 2020 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Is it a Speedy that you are drawing for? Is this your regular “Bags and Bubbles” Auction? And when is your draw date? I had a few people message me for info on the event today as they thought it was The Chatham Head Oldtimers Love your Louis Draw) Also if the bag has not been purchased yet, you can actually add initials to the Speedy collection now .. how cool would it be to have the winners initials embossed into the bag!!
The Rotary Club of Newcastle is proud to have played a role in the pursuit to eradicate Polio around the World and we are happy to share this News with you. Thank You to all Miramichiers for their continued support of our projects as we strive towards a Polio-Free Planet.
AFRICAN REGION CERTIFIED WILD POLIO-FREE
It our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.
Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio. We should be proud of all the hard work that we’ve done to eliminate the wild poliovirus throughout Africa and in nearly every country in the world.
This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries of the African region. It has involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat, bike and bus, innovative strategies to vaccinate children amid conflict and insecurity, and a huge disease surveillance network to test cases of paralysis and check sewage for the virus.
Over the last two decades, countless Rotary members in countries across the African region and around the world have worked together to raise funds, immunize children, advocate with local and national leaders, and raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, enabling the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to effectively respond to and stop polio outbreaks.
This milestone is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and our GPEI partners, and a huge step forward on the road to global polio eradication. But we still have important work to do in order to eradicate wild polio in the last two endemic countries.
We have faced many challenges in our journey to eradicate polio. But we’ve made remarkable progress, and the polio infrastructure that Rotarians helped build will serve as a lasting legacy that will continue to help protect vulnerable children against other diseases for decades to come.
We are calling on you today to recommit yourselves to ending polio. We need each and every one of you to help finish this fight and continue raising $50 million each year for PolioPlus. The eradication of wild polio in the African region shows us that polio eradication is achievable, and shows how our hard work, partnerships and financial commitment continue to propel us forward, even during a global pandemic.
Thank you for your continued efforts, for achieving a wild polio-free African region, and for remaining committed to fulfilling our promise of a polio-free world.
President, Rotary International
Chair, The Rotary Foundation
Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho congratulate Rotarians on eradicating wild polio in the African Region (click on cdn2.webdamdb.com below).
From an excess of 350,000 new cases annually worldwide, to existing in only two countries in small numbers, the end of Polio is getting closer. Want to know more about the fight against Polio, or to contribute financially, see www.endpolio.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
We are “this” close. To anti-vaxxers: you’re welcome.
Hood news, a lot of effort to accomplish that milestone
Ooooh, What can it be?????? ... See MoreSee Less
I only hope that I can fly to Miramichi for this!!
I hope the background of this post is a hint 🙂
I Am Rotary - Jordan Pinder
Our club had the pleasure of hearing from one of our newer members at today's meeting with his classification talk.
Jordan was born and raised here in Miramichi. After finishing high school he studied at Dalhousie University where he earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After working in a cancer research lab for 5 years, Jordan left his research career and started his photography business in Nova Scotia. Three years ago he moved back to Miramichi where he now lives with his wife and three children. He is an avid curler and has won five mens provincial championships, four out of Nova Scotia and one out of New Brunswick.
Jordan spoke about his decision to give up his research career for a more stable family life, citing the unpredictable and competitive source of work in the field. His wife is a local dentist, while Jordan splits his time between caring for his young family and his photography business. Early on he recognized that creativity is needed to set you apart from the many people with cameras around you. Based on the examples of his work below, we think he has mastered that aspect.
Finally, to our fellow Rotarians out there, when is the next District Curling Bonspiel.......?
More about Jordan here I Am Rotary - Jordan Pinder
Our club had t ... See MoreSee Less
The Rotary Club of Newcastle had the pleasure of hearing from guest speakers Roman Francis and Emmanuel Newman about their new business venture Bloom Coffee. Roman is going into Grade 12 at Miramichi Valley High School while Emmanuel recently graduated from James M. Hill.
During the recent school closure, while home learning became optional, Roman continued his Entrepreneurship class at the ASDN ICE Centre, with assignments and online check-ins each week. He saw the pandemic as an opportunity to begin a coffee business where he would deliver his own brand of coffee directly to your door. Despite the fact that the school year is now complete, Roman continues to operate and grow his business. The popularity of his coffee has become so strong that he was able to hire his friend, Emmanuel Newman, as a sales rep. and consultant. Bloom Coffee has not only become a passion of theirs, but also a way for them to give back to their community. They donate 10% of all proceeds to the Miramichi Youth House.
The motto of Bloom Coffee is "Giving Our Youth a Chance to Bloom". Recently, Roman and Emmanuel were able to acquire shelf space at Mill Cove Coffee and Creative Grounds. You can also order Bloom Coffee via their facebook page: www.facebook.com/MyBloomCoffee
Adam Hayward ... See MoreSee Less
The Rotary Club of Newcastle would like to thank everyone for participating in our 2019-2020 Scott Knowles Hockey Pool Fund Raiser
Below are the winners for this year:
The following were the monthly winners ($100)
1 D A Vye
2 Dave Flynn
3 Eddie Marsh
4, Brad Jardine
5, Chris Gibson
The following get a free entry to the next pool-
Art Matheson, Shaun O’Reilly, Jim Reid, Garth Jones, John W Godin, Don Govreau, Sandy Robichaud, Suzanne Mullin , Gordon Russell and Weekend Bernier's Liquors
Congratulation to All! ... See MoreSee Less
Are you having a playoff pool?
The club met today for the first time since March 18th. Rotarian Kevin Matthews volunteered the basement of The Point Church where we could socially distance for the small group who attended, as well as allowing those unable to make it to "zoom" in. We discussed our tulip bulb fundraiser, our tent rental service, and the upcoming Purse Auction, as well as reaquainting our vocal chords with the singing of O'Canada. Hopefully this is another sign of things starting to get back to some sort of "normal". ... See MoreSee Less
Missing all those faces🙂. Rotary does great work in our community.....Thanks for all you do😘
Great looking group
Rotary Polio Tulips are once again available for order taking !
The cost per box of 25 tulip bulbs is $25.00 which includes tax and delivery. Shipment to arrive in Sept-Oct per our hardiness zone. Height 16-18". Bulb size:12 cm+.
Please contact Catherine Flett at Catherine.Flett@xerox.com or message us on Facebook on or before July 22, 2020 if you would like to support Rotary's continued efforts in polio eradication.
Will accept etransfers or arrange for cash pickup while maintaining safe social distancing measures.
Below is a picture of the Rotary Polio tulips I planted last fall. ... See MoreSee Less
Cradle to Career Partners Launch Camp @ Home Activities
What are your kids doing this summer?
If you are looking to keep your kids entertained this summer, Cradle to Career Miramichi wants to help.
“Since most camps are cancelled this summer, we are doing the next best thing,” said Mayor Adam Lordon, co-chair of Cradle to Career Miramichi. ”We are bringing camp activities to kids at home, for free!”
Cradle to Career Miramichi has lined up partners to bring camp activities at home, like free arts and crafts, online reading clubs, crazy online STEM projects, fun literacy and numeracy activities, tutoring and even sports activities at home.
“Our FREE literacy initiatives available by our partners provide high-quality enrichment opportunities to elementary students in Miramichi. This coordinated partner effort gives students the supplementary bridge that keeps learning in their world all summer long and prepares them for more in the fall,” said Lordon.
“We want all kids to be able to play and have fun this summer and engage their imaginations and sense of curiosity,” said Senator David Adams Richards, co-chair Cradle to Career Miramichi. “ And we especially want to help children who often lose ground over the summer because they don’t have access to programs that engage learning.”
To find out more about the programs contact:
Frontier College – to learn about FREE ‘Camp in a Box’ and Reading Clubs and Family Literacy Days contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We also want to thank our other collaborating partners:
Anglophone North School District
Chatham Rotary Club
Department of Social Development
Eel Ground First Nations
Elementary Literacy Friends
Newcastle Rotary Club
New Brunswick Public Libraries
Miramichi Public Health, Horizon Health Network
Miramichi Adult Learning Inc.
Miramichi Boys and Girls Club
Miramichi Community Inclusion Network
Miramichi Multicultural Association ... See MoreSee Less