Rotary Club of Amherst


Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
Photo Essay: Rotary’s 2014 Women of Action
This year's Women of Action honorees were selected by Rotary senior leaders and endorsed by the White House. All members of clubs in the U.S., the women were recognized for their humanitarian service projects, which affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Watch the women of action event held at the White HouseRead more about the women and why they were honoredRead more about the event at the White HouseRead RI Director Julia Phelps' take on the honored women
Partners build community center and health clinic in impoverished Mexico neighborhood
Four years ago, Rotary member Moonyeen King decided to take action to help residents of the impoverished neighborhood of Tepehua, located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, who faced daily struggles with crime, malnutrition, and limited access to health care. King, together with Susan Netherton and Gin Pelzl, fellow members of the Rotary Club of Ajijic, turned an abandoned building into the Tepehua Community Center. For its first year, the center provided a soup kitchen every Friday to feed over 200 women and children. That enabled King and her fellow Rotary members to gain the trust of the...
This is a friendly reminder of the following:
  • All Trip of the Month tickets should be turned in to your team captains tomorrow.
  • There is a Board meeting tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:00 at Creighton Shatford's office.  Please have your reports to your directors.
  • Please pay your dues ASAP or, if you are not able to pay your dues in one payment please contact me or Jim Ayers about a payment plan.  
Next week's speaker will be Alisha Christa, speaking about her Adventures in Citizenship.  Paul Calder will chair the meeting.  Elizabeth will sit as President during that meeting as I will be away - on vacation. smiley
We are supporting a Friendship Exchange for Rotarians from the Vancouver/Washington area to our area.  Our participation is small but greatly needed.  We will be providing transportation from Sackville to Truro on Saturday, October 4th. Joe Donachie has agreed to make the arrangements and is our contact with District on this matter.  Thank you, Joe.

Tomorrow our speaker will be Henk van Leeuwen, President and CEO of Easter Seals.  He will be joined by Tim Bird, who is a Camp Tidnish camper who lives in Amherst.
Please remember to finish selling your Trip of the Month tickets and turn in your money and stubs to your Captain. 
If you have not yet paid your dues, now is the time.  We are getting lots of messages from International and from District and we have to get these paid asap.
We have a board meeting next Monday night at 7:00 pm.  Chairs:  Please report to your director before our meeting. Directors:  Please be prepared to report on your Committees.  Board meetings will be the 3rd Monday of every month. 
Committee Lists have been posted on Club Runner.  Thank you, Kaili.  A few copies will be available at tomorrow's meeting.
If you don't have a list of the meeting dates, please pick one up from the table with the name tags tomorrow.
If you have something to go out in the Bulletin, please give it to me (Angela) and I will have it put in the Bulletin, which will be emailed out by Kaili.
Here are some important registration dates (as per the email from Gord Henkin):

Important Registration Deadlines:


Sept 10 - $1 Million Dinner      3 days away   Click HERE


Sept 13 - RLI Grand Falls NL     6 days away    Click HERE


Oct 1 - RLI Truro       23 Days away     Click HERE


OR Go to to get details and register

If you are interested in going to the Rotary Leadership Institute in Truro, please let the Board know before next Monday so that transportation costs can be dealt with at the Board meeting. 
The Chamber of Commerce is having the Welcome sign on LaPlanche Street repaired/replaced.  This sign contains smaller signs for many of the Amherst service clubs (including the Rotary Club), which are all in very poor condition.  We recently provided the Chamber with $100 to have our Rotary sign replaced as part of the larger project.

Rotary Meeting Dates for 2014-2015 year
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, with exception for October
July 14
July 28 (club assembly)
August 11(DG's visit)
August 25
September 8
September 22
October 6
October 27
November 10
November 24
December 8
December 22
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25
June 8 (club assembly)
June 22


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October 2014

Engage Rotary, Change Lives


Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Wandlyn Motor Inn
1539 Southampton Rd
Amherst, NS  B4H 3Y4
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Club Executives & Directors

Vice President
Director, Community Services
Director, International Services
Director, Youth Service
Director, Communications
Director, Fund Raising
Director, Club Services
Sergeant at Arms
Director - Camp Tidnish
Past President
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