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Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
 
 
Rotary Club Draw #12, September 2016 - final draw on the 2015/16 tickets.
Don't Forget to Contact a Rotarian and buy a new ticket for the 2016/17 draw year!

Congratulations to BETH CLINTON on winning a trip to Belize valued at $3,100.  She'll receive 7 nights at the Black Orchid resort, airfare, spending money and more!

And to the $150 consolation prize winners ARNOLD DOBSON, JEFF BEMBRIDGE, and KAREN CORMIER.
 
 

 
 
Plans are being made for our Rotary Golf Day which has been confirmed for Monday, August 29th, with first tee off approximately 12:20 P.M.
The cost will be $37.50 per person or $62.65 with a cart.
There will be a roast beef dinner $23 per person.
Please Paul Calder know as soon as possible if you are able to attend and if you have a foursome in place. For the non golfers, please join us for dinner.
 
 

 
 
Rotary Club Draw # 10, July 2016 
Congratulations to Sakina Katthawala Saify, the lucky staff member from Damaris Spa, on winning a trip to L.A. valued at $3100. You can see a great video of her finding out about the trip on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Amherst-NS-853824348030788/
And to the $150 consolation prize winners Jeanne Milner/ Sue Reid/B. Brennan/ Rob Roy/Paul Calder/Ron Wilson, staff at Cumberland Credit Union, and Bonnie Givens. 
Our next draw is August 8th.
 

 
Congratulations to Chastity Stack, winner of the Caribbean Cruise valued at $3500.
 
The winners of the $150 consolation prizes were: Todd Leblanc, Ryan Aubeau, and Jack Brown. 
 

 

Raylene Nash won the trip to Panama City valued at $3,000! 
The winners of the $150 consolation prizes were: Vicki Daley, Sara McCarthy, and Julie Sherriff- Mizerit. 
Congratulations!
 

 
Please join us May 19th morning for a Club Assembly (and breakfast). We will learn more about the great work being done at Camp Tidnish and go over the revised Club by-laws. 
 
Rotary Breakfast Club Assembly
Thursday, May 19th 
7:30 - 9am
Duncan's Pub   49 Victoria Street Amherst
 
Breakfast Buffet includes  bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown, white and whole wheat toast, orange juice, tea and coffee $11.90 per person (including tax & gratuity). 
 
Please RSVP via the event section on ClubRunner. 
 
 

 

Sheila Christie won the trip to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic valued at $3,100! 
The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: Casper Young, Phyllis Cameron, and Joan White. 
Congratulations!
 

 
The March 21st meeting is being held at the Warehouse Cafe on Havelock Street at our regular meeting time 12:15pm. 
 
There is no charge for the space. The cost of the meal is $15 per person, taxes and gratuities included and is paid directly to the Warehouse by each member. We need to let the Warehouse know today by 4pm the number of people attending. 
 

 

MICHAEL BROWN won the trip to Cayo Santa Clara, Cuba valued at $3,500! 
The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: GORDON CRANTON, LINDA MAXWELL, and JERRY STRANG.
Congratulations!
 

 
The next scheduled lunch meeting will be held: 
 
Monday, February 22nd -12:15pm at Christ's Church Hall - 5 Lawrence St
 
This will be our Club's 81st anniversary and we will presenting the Paul Harris Community Fellowship Award to Colleen Dowe. 

Parking is available behind the church (behind Town Hall and First Baptist Church). 
 
The building does have an elevator for anyone that is not able to use the stairs. Please access the elevator from the front entrance of the building. 
 
Lunch will be provided for a cost of $14.00. This includes the cost of the meal, taxes, gratuity, and space rental. 
Lunch will include soup, sandwich, coffee, tea and a sweet. 
 
PLEASE RSVP to Rob Roy our Sergeant at Arms by Feb. 18th. We need to know how many meals to order.
 

 


ERIC SPARLING won the trip to New York City worth $3,100! It includes a stay at the Mansfield Hotel in Times Square and tickets to see Phantom of the Opera.

The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: BOB & SHIRLEY BARNES, BONNIE QUINN, and MARK MILNER.
Congratulations!

 

 


ISABEL KLINE won the trip to Dublin, Ireland worth $3,300!  It includes a stay at the Dublin Castle Hotel.

The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: ANDREW DOUGLAS, GLORIA CHASE, and ROB ROY.
Congratulations!

 

 
Please join us January 20th morning for an Mid-Year Review (and breakfast). We will review our progress as a club in relation to our strategic plan, our committee mandates and goals and have an open discussion with your Board of Directors on any ideas you may have regarding current and future projects.
 
Rotary Breakfast Club Assembly
Wednesday January 20th 
7:30am - 8:45am
Duncan's Pub   49 Victoria Street Amherst
 
Breakfast Buffet includes  bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown, white and whole wheat toast, orange juice, tea and coffee $10.00 per person plus tax plus gratuity (approx. 13.50)
 
 
 
 

 
Town of Amherst Mayor, Rob Small, will be giving his annual address to the Rotary Club of Amherst on Monday, January 11th. 
 

 


KEVIN SLAUNWHITE won the trip to Sedona, AZ worth $3,200!

The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: MARG SMITH, PAUL & PUNCH LEMOINE, and WENDI CHASE.
Congratulations!

 

 
 
And the winners are....
 
7 nights for 2 at an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan Riviera goes to: Gail Fitzgerald
 
The winners of $150 were:
Martin Patriquin
Igor Semenov
Hudson Ackles
 
Congratulations!
 

 
 
And the winners are...
Jack & Nancy MacDonald won October's trip to Glasgow, Scotland
 
The winners of $150 are:
Nicole Wilson
Bud Anderson
Hudson Ackles
 
The next draw will take place on November 9th.
 

 
 
Rotary Club President, Elizabeth Smith McCrossin made the following announcement at the September 28th meeting:
 
 
We have all seen the suffering of the people from the Middle east, specifically Syrian refugees. This has gone on far too long. The whole world stopped and paid attention on September 3rd when the picture of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi's body washed up upon the shore after he most of his family along with several others lost their lives as they attempted to flee their country and find a better life.
 
We often look to others to make the change that is needed.
We ask our leaders and others "What will you do?"
We ask our peers "What will we do?"
When we are alone, we ask ourselves "What can I do?"
 
Today I would like to make an announcement on behalf of our organization, The Rotary Club of Amherst whose Mission is "Service Above Self".
The International Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Amherst  will spearhead a community effort to bring a Syrian refugee family to our area. This decision is backed by a pledge that Amherst Rotarian's will donate $5000.00 to start the fund.  We invite other community groups, churches, other service groups to join us and together help a family find a community where they can raise their children safely, where they can work and contribute to a community and know that they matter, that they are valuable as human beings.
 
We welcome others in the community to work with us. Please contact Ann Sharpe (c.a.sharpeholdings@gmail.com) or Morris Haugg  (mhaugg@ns.sympatico.ca) if you would like to join us in our efforts. We will be having a community meeting with all interested partners in the next couple of weeks.
 

 

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...
LED Roadway Lighting won this month's trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. 
It includes 7 nights at the all-inclusive Sunset Beach resort. 
 
The winners of $150 are:
Cindy Costin Fury
Mark Reynolds & Janelle Legere
Larry Cormier
 
*This is the last draw of the 2014/15 tickets.  Tickets for this year are going FAST.  Pick one up now or lose out on FABULOUS trips!
 

 
 
 
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
 
 

 
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Amherst

Service Above Self

every second and fourth Monday at 12:15
Wandlyn Inn
Highway 104, Exit 3
Amherst, NS  B4H 3J7
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