This evening our club had the pleasure to hear the Immediate Past President of Rotary International, Barry Rassin, via Skype from his home in the Bahamas.He gave us an update on Polio elimination, including how close Africa is to being declared polio free, the persistent hot spots of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Rotary's plan to stay focused on polio until one full year after there are no new cases (at which point a planning committee will commence to decide on our next focus). In answer to a question from the floor, Rotary and their partners have collectively spent about 1.7 billion on polio elimination since 1985, with partners including the Gates Foundation committed to staying with it until the end.
He also spoke about the focus of the millennial generation on climate change, how we can involve them in Rotary, as well as how to engage Interact members in planning projects with us instead of simply being volunteers. Club members were pleased to have had the opportunity to hear this inspirational message from someone so involved in the Rotary hierarchy, and discussion afterward gave us some thoughts on how to use what we heard.
Thank you Past President Rassin ! ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Scotia Bank Donated to The Newcastle Rotary Annual Purse Auction
The Newcastle Rotary would like to thank the staff at the Scotiabank Water St, led by Valerie Comeau and the staff
at the Scotiabank Henry Street led by Melissa McGloin for their amazing donation to this years Rotary Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction!!! Staff of the Scotiabank on Water Street are shown in the photo presenting $3000 to the Rotary Club of Newcastle’s Purse Auction co-chair, Stacey Sutherland. Staff volunteered their time to assist the club with fundraising efforts for the event and were able to donate under Scotiabank’s Team Community Program.
From left to right – Lindsay Waye, Valerie Comeau, Rhonda Carruthers, Tracy Walsh, Mitchell Skidd, Mary McEathron, Shelly McIntyre and Stacey Sutherland ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
We are glad to help out for such a great cause!
We were joined at our weekly meeting by the owners of￼ New Maritime Beer Company. ￼￼
Adam Lordon, Brent Garrish and Matt Hutt Will be opening Miramichi‘s first full-scale craft brewery with an on site tap room in the new future. The Newcastle Rotary wishes Matt, Adam and Brent all the best of luck in their new business!
Newcastle Rotarian Tara Racette ￼￼ is shown thanking the gentleman￼. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Best of Luck on this wonderful Adventure!
Way to go guys !
“END POLIO NOW" Tulip Garden
Newcastle Rotary Club members, along with Miramichi City Mayor Adam Lordon and members of the community planted Rotary Tulips on October 24, 2019 in an effort to raise awareness, funds, and support to eradicate the vaccine-preventable disease. 100 tulips alone were planted at the Ritchie Wharf Park so that in 2020 we can celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in this manner.
Thirty-five years ago, Rotary began a campaign to eliminate polio from the globe, when polio was endemic in several continents with hundreds of thousands of cases each year. Over this period Rotary has raised 3.6 billion dollars to progress the campaign. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
I Am Rotary - Elizabeth Kelly
A new Rotarian to our club, Elizabeth recently did her classification talk as a Rental Manager. Born in Nordin, she was the only girl among three siblings, continuing her education to a 1978 MVHS graduation. That summer she met Terry Kelly, who she married six months later and joined him in The Pas, Manitoba as he started work at the local mill. For the next few decades they moved to various western communities with Terry's work, while Elizabeth took on a variety of administrative jobs in the education and petroleum industries. In 2011, they started their planned homeward move, purchasing Miramichi properties for a Commercial and Residential Rental Business, making the move in 2013. Near the end of 2014, Terry became ill and passed quickly in early 2015, leaving a large hole in her life which friends attempted to fill by having her come with them for a month to Cambodia to build Habitats for Humanity, teaching and other tasks. Climbing out of the black hole of grief was difficult, but she was able to do it while managing and expanding her business (including the construction of a new 5 plex in Doaktown). A desire to be more involved in the community and to meet more people lead to a phone call to Rotarian Michael Mersereau. She asked to attend a meeting as a guest, having been a Rotarian while in Red Deer AB. This has culminated in her becoming a Newcastle member earlier this fall, where she has dived right in on activities like the Purse Auction. Welcome to the club Elizabeth. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Great you have as a member!
A fine lady an a great developer , Elizabeth will a great Rotarian
That’s Great Elizabeth !!
Rob Lehnert and MVHS Students speak on ADSN ICE Center
The ASDN ICE Centre is an Education Project created by the Anglophone North School District and NBCC Miramichi. The focus of the ASDN ICE Centre is to create a variety of career focused courses for High School students.
By creating Dual Credit courses and Certificate courses to offer High School students the opportunity to earn Post-Secondary Education credits or Professional Certification while enrolled in High School. This helps reduce the financial need of students upon graduation and provides students with exposure to potential career pathways before graduating from High School.
Shown left to right are Owen Wilson, Victoria Stewart, Dakota Matchett, Rob Lehnert and Shalyn Ward. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Suzie Morris Stewart
Thank you to Peter Murphy for speaking at our November 6, 2019 weekly meeting. Peter spoke of the history of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Legion Miramichi Branch #10, the branch’s activities, services and membership.
Thanking Mr Peter Murphy is Newcastle Rotarian Dave Dunnett. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Rotarians Barbara Stothart and Michael Walsh laid a wreath on behalf of our club earlier this morning at the Civic Center ceremonies.. Lest We Forget. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago