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Register for 2015 Rotary-UN Day
Register online to take part in Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November. This annual event at UN Headquarters in New York City offers Rotary members and others a unique opportunity to learn how we work with the United Nations to advance peace and improve the lives of those most in need. This year’s meeting highlights the UN’s 70th anniversary and Rotary’s longstanding relationship with the organization. The program will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and recognize Rotary women of action from around the world. Attendees are invited to meet at Rockefeller Center the morning...
Call for 2016 convention breakout proposals
Do you have an idea or project that you want to share with the Rotary world? Consider leading a breakout session at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul. Submit your proposal by 15 October to share your successes with projects, efforts to strengthen membership, partnerships, leadership development, and more. The proposal form is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.
Making a difference through Rotary Youth Exchange
When Gabriela Vessani was 12 years old, her mother took her to stay with friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for the summer. “I loved it, so when I heard about Rotary Youth Exchange, I knew that was something I wanted to do,” says Vessani, who is an Interactor from São Paulo. This year, Vessani participated in the program. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, she stayed with four families, one of which included adopted children from different parts of the world.    “They had seven children, and it was crazy for me. But I loved it,” she says. “It was such a unique...
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...
 

Amherst Rotary Club Trip of the Month tickets are going fast!

They are $150 each and the buyer has a chance to win up to 12 trips or monthly draws for $150. Trips this year include Scotland, Dominican, Panama, Mexico, Arizona, Ireland, Los Angeles, New York, Cuba, Belize, France and a Caribbean cruise.

All the money goes to Camp Tidnish, Rotary scholarships, the Rotary Centennial Park on Willow Street and other community programs.

Only 600 tickets are being sold. Ask any Amherst Rotary member to buy one.

 

 
And the winners are...
 
PAUL MACEACHERN,RON WILSON, BERNIE BRENNAN,JEANIE MILNER, ROB ROY,  & SUE REID
 
won this month's trip to San Diego, California. 
 
The winners of $150 are:
NEIL HARGRAVES
MARY LUE LEBLANC
DENISE COREY
 
 
 

 
 
And the winners are...
 
ROD MACDOUGALL
won this month's trip, 7 nights at the Grand Paradise Samana in the Dominican Republic.
 
The winners of $150 are:
PETER CASEY
KAY AYERS
READE MAXWELL
 
 

 
 
 
July 13            
July 27             District Governor Jim Goit Visit
August 10       
August 24       
September 14
September 28
October 19      *one week later due to Thanksgiving     
October 26     
November 9    Remembrance Day meeting
November 23 
December 14 
December 21   Christmas Social
 
 

 
And the winners are...
LIZA PYE won this month's trip. A 5 night stay at the Astor Crowne Plaza on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
 
The winners of $150 are:
JACK BROWN
JANET MCLAREN
ANDREW & DENISE DICKENSON
 

 
The Trip of the Month Winner was: John Lake!
 
The $150.00 winners were Paula Arndt, Pat Robinson, and Angela MacDonald.
 

 
IF YOU HAVE A STORY OR NEWS TO SHARE IT COULD BE HERE.  PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INFORMATION TO DENISE OR KAILI PIPES.
 

 
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
 
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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Amherst

Service Above Self

every second and fourth Monday at 12:15
Wandlyn Motor Inn
1539 Southampton Rd
Amherst, NS  B4H 3Y4
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Club Executives & Directors

President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Director, Community Services
Director, Vocational Services
Director, Club Services
Director, International Services
Director, Communications
Director, Fund Raising
Director, Club Services
Sergeant at Arms
Director - Camp Tidnish
Past President