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The Rotary Club of Newcastle and its members are saddened to hear of the passing of its longest standing member Mr. Charlie Hubbard.  Charlie Hubbard believed that “We need to thank those that have helped and influenced us”.  Charlie told the greatest stories, and his presence and inspiring words at our weekly meetings will be missed by all.
After school, Charlie attended the University of New Brunswick Fredericton on full scholarship and completed 3 degrees. He then became a teacher at the university helping teachers improve on their classification. In his late 20’s Charlie started a school in Red Bank, NB. In 1961, he graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry and served briefly with Canadian Guards in Germany and later as a platoon officer, quartermaster, adjutant, company commander and Deputy commander of 2 Royal New Brunswick Regiment . In 1963, he began his career at Harkins High School in Newcastle and also taught at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick. He was the first principal of Miramichi Valley High School. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, the Principals Council, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Miramichi.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle and its members are saddened to hear of the passing of its longest standing member Mr. Charlie Hubbard. Charlie Hubbard believed that “We need to thank those that have helped and influenced us”. Charlie told the greatest stories, and his presence and inspiring words at our weekly meetings will be missed by all.
After school, Charlie attended the University of New Brunswick Fredericton on full scholarship and completed 3 degrees. He then became a teacher at the university helping teachers improve on their classification. In his late 20’s Charlie started a school in Red Bank, NB. In 1961, he graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry and served briefly with Canadian Guards in Germany and later as a platoon officer, quartermaster, adjutant, company commander and Deputy commander of 2 Royal New Brunswick Regiment . In 1963, he began his career at Harkins High School in Newcastle and also taught at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick. He was the first principal of Miramichi Valley High School. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, the Principals Council, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Miramichi.
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Worked with Charlie on the Farm in Red Bank a few times. Oh dear... he would say. I could barely keep up, but learned a lot. He also helped my family and I when expensive biological drugs where first introduced for the treatment of Chron’s disease.

He was kind and always engaging; truly interested in you. Rare qualities. We will all miss him.

Miramichi has lost another great man.... who did so much for so many. He will be missed 😥

We have lost a tremendous Rotarian who has left us with great memories and a passion to continue doing great work to help residents within our community and beyond.

My deepest sympathies to his family. He was such an easy person to talk to about just about anything... RIP

Such a great loss for Miramichi💔 He was an amazing man!❤️

Charlie had a significant influence on me during my formative years. Have always had great respect for him. A great person.

A man with great integrity and a big heart. He will be missed.

Great man and leader - RIP

So sad. He will be missed.

Deepest sympathy to the family

47 years as a member, great to have had him at the table, will miss him. RIP.

Really got to know Charles Hubbard in 1984, when I was just 25 years old. He arranged for me to participate in a Rotary Group Study Exchange for 6 weeks in India. That was a significant event in my life, more than anything else giving me a genuine appreciation for everything we have in Canada. That definitely spurred the concept of the Miramichi Uganda Foundation, plus my getting actively involved with the Newcastle Rotary Club, as well as Rotary Youth Exchange. One of my most memorable road trips was actually with Charles when he was an MP. I was buying a vehicle in Ottawa and he drove me up, would not let me get a motel, I stayed at his apt. He called late one afternoon and told me to get to his apt and pick out a tie from his BR closet and get to Parliament Hill asap. He had snagged a reservation for the both of us in the historic Parliamentary Restaurant and it was definitely a memorable meal! Charles was a true gentleman - “chivalrous, courteous, honourable”. RIP Charlie Hubbard.

Wow Charles never sat around in his life...always enjoyed our chats .

The community has suffered a loss when Charlie passed

He will certainly be missed!

Our thoughts, love, blessings and prayers go out to the family and friends of the late Mr. Charles Isaac Hubbard at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Anthony William Jeremiah McLean "t-Tone" and Family, Miramichi East - Chatham, Parish of Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada 🕊️🕯️ ♥️ 🙏🏻 XoXo

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Our speaker this past week (Feb.5) was Kim Poffenroth (R), Chief Electoral Officer for Elections NB, who spoke about the upcoming elections for Municipalities, the District Education Council, and the Regional Health Authority. These elections will be held on May 11th, with any needed byelections in October - Kim reminded us that sufficient candidates in May would eliminate the need for the byelections and save tax dollars. Their theme is Local Choice - Local Voice. Between the three groups there will be a total of 730 elections provincially - in 2016 there were 1100 nomination papers filed, with some positions being acclaimed and still others needing to be filled by ministerial appointment. Successful candidates will be involved in budgets and setting policy. Candidates must be Canadian, be at least 18 years of age, and reside within their municipality for at least 6 months prior to the election. There is also a requirement for supporters to sign your nomination papers. For moe information, go to www.electionsnb.ca. Thanking the speaker was Rotarian Elizabeth Kelly (L).

Our speaker this past week (Feb.5) was Kim Poffenroth (R), Chief Electoral Officer for Elections NB, who spoke about the upcoming elections for Municipalities, the District Education Council, and the Regional Health Authority. These elections will be held on May 11th, with any needed byelections in October - Kim reminded us that sufficient candidates in May would eliminate the need for the byelections and save tax dollars. Their theme is "Local Choice - Local Voice". Between the three groups there will be a total of 730 elections provincially - in 2016 there were 1100 nomination papers filed, with some positions being acclaimed and still others needing to be filled by ministerial appointment. Successful candidates will be involved in budgets and setting policy. Candidates must be Canadian, be at least 18 years of age, and reside within their municipality for at least 6 months prior to the election. There is also a requirement for supporters to sign your nomination papers. For moe information, go to www.electionsnb.ca. Thanking the speaker was Rotarian Elizabeth Kelly (L). ... See MoreSee Less

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Becky Levi (L) and Samantha Fairweather (R) from the Miramichi Youth House were our speakers at the weekly meeting held Feb.29th. They spoke about the youth house and their upcoming fundraiser, the Coldest Night of the Year. Founded in 1998, the Youth House offers temporary housing for both male and female youth ages 16-19 in times of crisis and emergency. The program offers a place for young people to live, meeting their basic needs and their overall well-being. Youth are encouraged to address their educational and employment needs as well as basic life and social skills. As well, the youth are supported with any issues they may be encountering. Anyone wishing to participate or conribute to this fundraiser can go online at www.cnoy.org/location/miramichi. More information about the Miramichi Youth House can be found online at www.facebook.com/Miramichi-Youth-House-106498371519. The speakers were thanked by Rotarian Barbara Stothart (C).

Becky Levi (L) and Samantha Fairweather (R) from the Miramichi Youth House were our speakers at the weekly meeting held Feb.29th. They spoke about the youth house and their upcoming fundraiser, the Coldest Night of the Year. Founded in 1998, the Youth House offers temporary housing for both male and female youth ages 16-19 in times of crisis and emergency. The program offers a place for young people to live, meeting their basic needs and their overall well-being. Youth are encouraged to address their educational and employment needs as well as basic life and social skills. As well, the youth are supported with any issues they may be encountering. Anyone wishing to participate or conribute to this fundraiser can go online at www.cnoy.org/location/miramichi. More information about the Miramichi Youth House can be found online at Miramichi Youth House. The speakers were thanked by Rotarian Barbara Stothart (C). ... See MoreSee Less

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The Rotary Club of Newcastle Executive for 2020-2021 will be:

President Michael Mersereau
President Elect Kevin Forgrave
Secretary Karen Howe
Treasurer January Lynch
Past President Greg MacDiarmid
Membership Chair Matt Doherty
Foundation Chair Deborah McKinley
Public Relations Chair Ryan Somers
Literacy Chair Barbara Stothart
Sgt at Arms Kevin Matthews
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3 weeks ago

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Great group, congrats and have a good year🙂🙂

A marvellous group!

Have a great year

Have a great year

Speakers this past week at our regular club meeting were Norman Brown, President of the Miramich Cross Country Ski Club, and Paula Septon, Biathlon Coordinator.  Norm and Paula spoke about their new clubhouse and the creation of the biathlon course. The bulding and biathlon course were made possible through financial contributions from the province, federal government, and the Chatham Rotary Club. The new building replaces an older structure which has been moved a few times as the club changed locations. The biathlon course is only the second in NB and attracts participants from across the maritimes and Quebec, which will lead to official competitions within the city. Biathlon is an Olympic sport and combines timed cross country skiing with marksmanship. The original ski club continues to have many kilometers of groomed trails for both classical and skate technique, providing a wonderful exercise and outdoor experience for residents of Miramichi and beyond. At the end of this meeting, our group presented the ski club with $1500 towards the purchase of tables and chairs for their building. Pictured are (LtoR) Biathlon Coordinator Paula Septon, Rotary President Michael Mersereau, Rotarian Ryan Somers, and Ski President Norman Brown.

Speakers this past week at our regular club meeting were Norman Brown, President of the Miramich Cross Country Ski Club, and Paula Septon, Biathlon Coordinator. Norm and Paula spoke about their new clubhouse and the creation of the biathlon course. The bulding and biathlon course were made possible through financial contributions from the province, federal government, and the Chatham Rotary Club. The new building replaces an older structure which has been moved a few times as the club changed locations. The biathlon course is only the second in NB and attracts participants from across the maritimes and Quebec, which will lead to official competitions within the city. Biathlon is an Olympic sport and combines timed cross country skiing with marksmanship. The original ski club continues to have many kilometers of groomed trails for both classical and skate technique, providing a wonderful exercise and outdoor experience for residents of Miramichi and beyond. At the end of this meeting, our group presented the ski club with $1500 towards the purchase of tables and chairs for their building. Pictured are (LtoR) Biathlon Coordinator Paula Septon, Rotary President Michael Mersereau, Rotarian Ryan Somers, and Ski President Norman Brown. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rotary Club of Newcastle Donates $16,000 to Hospice Miramichi
On November 1, 2019 the Rotary Club of Newcastle hosted its annual Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction with all proceeds this year going towards the purchase of companion beds for Hospice Miramichi.  An outstanding $16,000 was raised and presented to Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Miramichi Paul McGraw!! Our event becomes more successful each year as a result of continued support and hard work from Miramichi community businesses, community individuals and Newcastle Rotary members.  
Pictured (L to R) Newcastle Rotarian and Auction Chair  Stacey Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Miramichi Paul McGraw, Newcastle Rotarian and Auction Chair Karen Howe and President of the Newcastle Rotary Michael Mersereau

Rotary Club of Newcastle Donates $16,000 to Hospice Miramichi
On November 1, 2019 the Rotary Club of Newcastle hosted it's annual "Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction" with all proceeds this year going towards the purchase of companion beds for Hospice Miramichi. An outstanding $16,000 was raised and presented to Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Miramichi Paul McGraw!! Our event becomes more successful each year as a result of continued support and hard work from Miramichi community businesses, community individuals and Newcastle Rotary members.
Pictured (L to R) Newcastle Rotarian and Auction Chair Stacey Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Miramichi Paul McGraw, Newcastle Rotarian and Auction Chair Karen Howe and President of the Newcastle Rotary Michael Mersereau
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1 month ago

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So wonderful !!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Rotary Club of Newcastle

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2 months ago

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Congratulations to you all for all the tremendous work you do in the ..Area Job veeyv well done ..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ..

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄

Happy merry Christmas to all our rotarian friend

Merry Christmas from me and Marshall!

Thank you Rotarians.. wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas from the Members of Rotary Club of Saint John !

Merry Christmas Miramichi Rotarians

Merry Christmas from Baker Lake

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas. You do so much good for our community

What a great group. Lots of new faces . Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

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Rotary Club of Newcastle - Induction of New Members

On Wednesday December 18, 2019 (L to R) Chad Duplessie, Jonathan Chase and Mike Walsh were welcomed to our Rotary family and admit to membership. 
Fellow Rotarian Francis Malley (Far Right) performed the ceremony. 
Congratulations to our new members!! Rotary is proud to welcome you to our global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.

Rotary Club of Newcastle - Induction of New Members

On Wednesday December 18, 2019 (L to R) Chad Duplessie, Jonathan Chase and Mike Walsh were welcomed to our Rotary family and admit to membership.
Fellow Rotarian Francis Malley (Far Right) performed the ceremony.
Congratulations to our new members!! Rotary is proud to welcome you to our global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.
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2 months ago

FREE community event next week!
On Dec. 23 and Dec. 24, Miramichi Transit will offer free rides to all passengers using the municipal bus service.
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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 Rotarys 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 !

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 !
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2 months ago

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