Rotary Club of Newcastle Celebrates World Polio Day and United Nations Day - 75th Anniversary Tulips in Bloom ... See MoreSee Less
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It would’ve been a beautiful weekend to host our annual Rotary club of Newcastle Ribfest. Our Newcastle Rotary members would like everyone to know that we will be back again next year bigger and better than ever!! 😊￼￼ In the meantime here are some wonderful memories of past years. ￼ ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
The one year we could have rocked the fest without needing heaters....
Not to mention it would have been our first heatwave fest lol
Even though our much anticipated Miramichi RibFest has been cancelled this year due to COVID restrictions the Newcastle Rotary Club wants to celebrate our yearly fundraiser by asking everyone to send us pics of you and your family having a BBQ this weekend 😃
Whats on your BBQ menu?? Tasty ribs, chicken, hamburgers, fries and family fun is what we want to see!!!
Our Newcastle Rotary President Mike Mersereau would like to start off the fun by posting his BBQ Rib dinner. YUMMY!!!!
Email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Looks delicious Mike!
We're proud to take part in Team Up 2 Clean Up! From May 16-30, visit any one of our dealerships to pick up FREE garbage bags and gloves for cleaning up your yard and street.
Let's all do our part to clean up our neighbourhoods, and our city! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
I Am Rotary - Mike Walsh
Michael Walsh was born and raised on the Miramichi. His Acadian mother, Nellie (Comeau) was a school teacher and his father Albert Walsh worked for DND at the Ammunition Depot in Renous and then the RCAF base in Chatham. Albert was a proud veteran of WWII and this heavily influenced Mike as did his mother’s passion for teaching and learning. Mike left the Miramichi region after graduation and was forty five years before he took up residence again in Doyle’s Brook. In 1977 Mike married Colleen Hayden whom he had known all his life as she grew up just a few miles away in Chelmsford. They have two daughters.
Mike lived in Saint John and Moncton prior to them residing for twenty two years in Halifax, eight years in Al Ain (UAE) and twelve years in Doha (Qatar). Mike has earned a Diploma in Industrial Electricity from the NBCC, a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the NS Dept of Labour, a B.Eng. (Electrical Power Systems) from TUNS, a B.Ed (Vocational) from Saint Marys and a M.Ed from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Mike also completed the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College program, the IESNA Certificate of Knowledge program, the non-restricted firearms licenseprogram and the boater safety programs. Mike is a member of Engineers NS, of Engineers and Geoscientists NB, of Saint Edwards Church and now of the Newcastle Rotarian club. Mike has held Canadian Army non-commissioned ranks up to that of Warrant Officer and commissioned ranks up to that of LCol. Mike has also volunteered extensively, as a minor hockey manager, coach and referee.
Mike looks forward to semi-retirement on the river with Colleen based at their home overlooking the river in Doyle’s Brook. He plans to be an active member of the Rotarian Movement and also become more involved in local community volunteer and leadership activities.
Mike Walsh is thanked by fellow Newcastle Rotarian Barb Stothart ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Looking good Barbie/
The start of it all...............Happy Birthday to Rotary International founder Paul Harris! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Due to the ongoing status of Covid-19, the Rotary Club of Newcastle has suspended all meetings until further notice. Take care everyone and wash your hands. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
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3 months ago
I Am Rotary - Major Stan Higdon
Our speaker this past week was Major Stan Higdon of the Salvation Army doing a classification talk.
Born in 1953 in Buchans, NL, Stan moved with his family to Corner Brook, growing up and completing High Schoo lat Herdman Collegiate in 1972 . Upon graduation, he worked for a construction company, Lundrigans Limited, for 21 years. In the early '90's he felt the call of God to become a Salvation Army Officer and entered the Training College in St. John's, NL. for two years, accompanied by his wife Debbie and three children, Adam, Peter and Sarah.
Debbie and Stan served in nine appointments and retired three years ago in Deer Lake, NL. They are now serving in Miramichi at The Salvation Army. They love the City and feel much at home. They arrived in Miramichi in Sept 2019 and will return to Deer Lake in June 2020. Major Stan Higdon has been a Rotarian in a number of locations since 1994.
Stan has many hobbies and loves to do carpentry work and everything that it take to build a home. He will return home in June to complete his new house that he started to build in 2016. Debbie and Stan are also looking forward to see their five grandchildren who live in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Newcastle Rotary Club is pleased to have Stan as a member, even if he is only on temporary loan from NL. Thanking our speaker was Rotarian Barb Stothart. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Guest Speaker Elizabeth Hendrick From The Red Cross
Elizabeth is the Emergency Management coordinator for Central New Brunswick, where her region extends from Woodstock to Miramichi. She has teams of all over Central NB who assist with everything from 72 hour preparedness booths at local events, to supporting the 1500 people affected by the 2019 Spring floods. Originally from Calgary, AB she moved to New Brunswick to become a teacher back in 2012 and after 7 years she decided to make a change and try her luck with disaster management. She is nearing her one-year anniversary with the Canadian Red Cross and is loving all the challenges and adventures that have come with it!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Red Cross please email:
Pictured (R) thanking Elizabeth is Newcastle Rotarian Francis Malley ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
What a nice photo, and Francis Malley didn’t take it. Lol
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. ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
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.
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.
Charlie had a significant influence on me during my formative years. Have always had great respect for him. A great person.
He was kind and always engaging; truly interested in you. Rare qualities. We will all miss him.
Such a great loss for Miramichi💔 He was an amazing man!❤️
My deepest sympathies to his family. He was such an easy person to talk to about just about anything... 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.
Miramichi has lost another great man.... who did so much for so many. He will be missed 😥
47 years as a member, great to have had him at the table, will miss him. RIP.
Wow Charles never sat around in his life...always enjoyed our chats .
The community has suffered a loss when Charlie passed
A man with great integrity and a big heart. He will be missed.
Deepest sympathy to the family
So sad. He will be missed.
Great man and leader - RIP
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