Rotary District 7810
Rotarian Norm Purdy had the ultimate Rotary Make Up Meeting on the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.  He left behind one his club's Rotary banners. Congrats to Norm on reaching new heights and for spreading the word about Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover conducted their annual Christmas tree pickup on Saturday morning, Jan. 9.  Upon completion of the job, a time of fellowship and a hot meal was provided by fellow Rotarians. 
Rotarian Mike Bolster and his enthusiastic group of helpers collected the trees.
Rotarians Malcolm Grant, Louiselle St. Amand, Ron Cummings and Cheryl Reed braved the cold weather to collect discarded Christmas trees, which were headed for the shredder to be turned into mulch.  For more than 30 years, the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover have been providing this service to the community.

It's a major milestone!! The Rotary Win Win has now paid out $100,000 in prizes and that means we have also contributed $100,000 between the "Charities of the Month" and Rotary projects on Grand Manan. Thank you Grand Manan!!!

District Foundation Chair Rick Rogers and PDG Mike Walsh presented certificates of appreciation to the Rotary clubs of Floranceville, Presque Isle and Perth- Andover for their financial support to the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. As of 2015, we can celebrate year one of Nigeria with no reported cases of polio, leaving only two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan.  We are getting very close!!! 


The Rotary Club of St. Stephen-Milltown is proud to celebrate its 96th birthday this month. It was chartered in January 1920 and sponsored by the RC of Saint John. Here's to a long career of service to the community!

St. Stephen/Milltown Rotary Club's photo.

Wish List!!! When an exchange student comes to Canada they often want to have the “Canadian experience” which involves - lots of snow and a HOCKEY GAME. On Sunday afternoon (December 6) Louie (Sackville) and Pam joined Carlos (Moncton) and Andrew to watched the Moncton Wild Cats’ game. The game went into overtime so they got to experience the ‘peak hockey stress’. Thanks to Andrew for providing the tickets.

Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien was inducted into the town’s chapter of the Rotary at the weekly meeting of the club Tuesday, November 3rd. Therrien accepted her Rotary pin, demonstrating a commitment to "service above self." The town official’s membership was sponsored by Wayne Peters, program coordinator for the group. The club was also visited that night by Wayne Wornes, governor of the Machias club’s district, and his wife Sylvie. The Rotary is an international civic group organized into smaller districts; within Machias’ district are 40 "very successful" clubs, 10 of which are in the U.S., Wornes explained. Machias’ district is one of the smallest in the global organization, with around 1,200 members spread across what is one of the largest districts geographically.
The visit was part of a regional tour by Wornes, who shared that a program designed to connect Rotary clubs through online webinars would be operative next year. He also announced an exciting project meant to spark more interaction between clubs within their district and to encourage Rotarians’ interest in conferences and Rotary leadership by bringing training and local discussion within a reasonable distance of the clubs. Wornes lamented that the Rotary doesn’t get enough nominations at the district level for governors, and not for lack of suitable candidates. In order to be eligible for governorship, one must be a chapter president for two years, at which time a club can nominate its president. After a nomination is accepted, it is a three-year process before a candidate can become a District Governor.
The District Governor brought with him a speech by "Ravi" Ravindran, president of the Rotary International, an inspired appeal to members to "be a gift to the world," which is also the organization’s theme for 2015. Being a Rotarian is not just about the giving of money and resources, but giving of yourself, Ravi said, illustrating the Rotary International’s appreciation of "the difference between a handout and an outstretched hand."
 Pictured from left to right: Rick Rogers, Wayne Peters, Christina Therrien, Wayne Wornes, and Machias Rotary Club President Paul Gaddis 

We Wish the best of the season to all in District 7810.  Sylvie and I have met and reconnected with so many great Rotarians and citizens of the world this year and we would like to take the time to say "Thank you for your Service Above Self", we know that because of you, your community and the world will be a better place to live in".  Rotary strives to be an all encompassing organization so if this is not a time of celebration or if your beliefs celebrate a different method, than that is the beauty of Rotary and please take this time to "Be A Gift To The World".


Hi Wayne - “once upon a time Mike and Francine came to Sackville to a PHF event and met Jeff from Community Forrest International. So Jeff got invited to speak at the District Conference in Dieppe on Sunday morning. Many Rotarians were impressed and  invited Jeff to speak at their clubs over the next few months. Jeff spoke at Lowell’s club last week, he was a big hit!!! In Presque Isle  Lowell told me they were donating $1,000.00 to Jeff’s project and wondered if Sackville may want to match their donation”.  


And that my friend is how Rotary works!!!!


I am amazed by Rotarian’s power to make things happen, and very proud to be a Rotarian. Pam


Polio this week of November 25,  2015

World polio Update

 In 2015, wild poliovirus transmission is at the lowest levels ever, with fewer cases reported from fewer areas of fewer countries than ever before. In 2015, 57 wild poliovirus cases have been reported from two countries (Pakistan and Afghanistan), compared to 305 cases from nine countries during the same period in 2014. 

  • PakistanOne new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 1 November. It is the most recent WPV1 case in the country, from Kamari town, Karachi, Sindh. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2015 is now 41
  • Afghanistan:. No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 27 October, from Nangarhar. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2015 remains 16.


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* 1 case not reported.
Pictured is Rambha Pershad, owner of the Fundy Line Motel and Restaurant, Florence Preston, cook at the Fundy Line, Shawn Cripps, president of the Rotary Club of Chatham. The Rotary Chili Cook off was held during the Association of Professional Engineering and Geoscientists of N.B. Pumpkin Fling. Five restaurants participated Tim Horton's, Mirawood Cafe, Fundy Line Restaurant, Rodd Miramichi Hotel, and Mike's. Each person paid $5.00 to taste each chili and vote for their favourite, $500 was raised for the Anglophone North School School District Science Program. The chili's were numbered one to five and in the blind taste test Fundy Line Restaurant won. They now have the plaque and Bragging rights as the best chili on the River for 2015. Out of the seven year history of the contest Fundy Line Restaurant has won three times. Thank you to all the Restaurants who donated their delicious chili and we hope to see you again next year.

The Rotary Club of Chatham donated $500 to the Miramichi Cardiac Wellness Program.  Pictured are Shawn Cripps Club President, Dr. Zbigniew Nowak, Medical Director, Cardiac Wellness Program and Kristen Copp Program Coordinator.

PRESQUE ISLE – During the weekend of November 13-15, 2015, Area One Rotary Club leaders from Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Limestone, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, and Washburn, along with nearby Rotary Clubs from Houlton and New Brunswick will be gathering at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to learn more about Rotary International (RI) and the process required to be in compliance as a Rotary Club.
After the Saturday training on November 14, the Area One Future Visions Committee will host an informational dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Project GIIVE (Guatemalan Infrastructure Improvement Venture). The public is invited to join Rotarians at the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club, 583 Parsons Road, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for a vegetarian and beef stew dinner, $15 per person, and to hear more about a Future Visions Grant being jointly drafted by Area One Rotary Clubs and several New Brunswick Clubs.
Julia Phelps, Rotary International Director, will bring a welcome and direct message of how Rotary International, even a local Club, is a “Gift to the World.” Peter and Carolyn Johnson from the Rotary Club in Yarmouth, Maine, will tell about projects they have seen in Guatemala and how this involvement changed their lives. Carolyn serves as RI Assistant Coordinator for Zone 32, southern Maine and New England, and recently visited the proposed Project GIIVE communities while overseeing ongoing activities aligned with literacy, work with primary teachers, and small water projects funded through grants received by Districts in Zone 32.
Rotary District 7810 Governor Wayne Wornes and Foundation Chairperson Rick Rogers will also address Rotary’s emphasis on water and sanitation issues.
The planned Future Visions Grant is proposed to meet the needs of a village near the city of Monterrico, Guatemala, in cooperation with the Guatemalan Rotary Club La Ermita. The project funding goal for this initial project is about $50,000 with the implementation performed in stages and Future Visions GIIVE Projects will continue to be developed for years to come.
The initial request will be for water filtration devices to provide safe drinking water and eco-stoves to provide healthy home cooking facilities. The grant would also include improved sanitation facilities with eco-toilets. The GIIVE group of Rotary Clubs is planning to submit its grant application by July 2016. If approved and funded, the clubs will be sending Rotarians and vocationally-trained individuals to Monterrico, Guatemala, in the Spring of 2017.
The informational event will be held at the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club, 583 Parsons Road, Presque Isle, Maine, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15/person. Silent Auction items will consist of authentic Guatemalan apparel, jewelry, coffee and other items. Proceeds from the evening will be given to the Future Vision GIIVE 2016 Project. To RSVP, please contact Kevin McCartney at or 207-492-4766 by November 8, 2015.
The Presque Isle Rotary Club maintains a membership of approximately 100 individuals and is part of a world-wide organization of community volunteers. The Slogan of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and the club seeks to live up to this ideal to support a variety of causes for the betterment of the community.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about Rotary and its ideals can visit or contact any Rotary member.

The Rotary Club of Moncton & West Riverview presented a $900.00 cheque to Visions United Church to support their COATS OF CARE project. They raised funds to purchase and deliver five (5) coats that convert into sleeping bags to every city in the Maritimes. The coats are made in Detroit by homeless  women through a wonderful project called the EMPOWERMENTPLAN (google for details). The pilot project begins November 1st and will be monitored this winter to evaluate if the coats are suitable and useful during our famous “Canadian Winters”. This is a great example of doing good in the world and addressing the growing concerns of poverty in Canada. 
Rotarian Pam Harrison ( Visions United Church) and Club President Darrell Nameth

In honor of World Polio Day, which is widely recognized on the 24th of October, the Rotary Club of Sackville held a fun auction on Thursday, October 1st and raised $1500 as part of Rotary’s 30-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease polio.  Local Rotarian Pam Harrison suggested that to recognize the 30th anniversary of Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio that our 30 members should raise a minimum of $30 each.  This goal of $900 was exceeded through the generosity of individual club members! Due to the enthusiasm of club members to achieve their goal the Board of Directors decided to match these contributions to a total of $3000!
President Dianne Oulton of the Sackville Rotary Club said that “contributing to the end game of the Polio Plus eradication initiative was the right thing to do especially since every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to US$ 35 million a year. So our club’s contribution of $3000 in essence will be tripled to a grand total of $9000”.

The Rotary club of Sussex continues to grow through friendship, commitment and service to their community, Congratulations.

Rotary Club of Sussex NB, President Rob Driscoll receives a banner from the RI Foundation for recognition of the club's contribution to the foundation.  Only 1500 of the 360000 clubs receive such a recognition, Congratulations
The Hanwell Satellite Club. received its Charter on October 15, District Governor Wayne Wornes awarded them their Charter as the newly formed Hanwell Rotary Club. As an added bonus, their Club President, Adeline Misener, was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow for her service. Congrats to Adeline and all members of the Hanwell Rotary Club!! Best of Luck! Twenty one new Rotarians were honoured by over 70 guests made up of 12 Rotary clubs and friends from New Brunswick, Ontario and Maine. They had the privilege of having Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, in attendance.

Sylvie and I are very excited about the coming Rotary year, I have worked very closely with PDG Michael Walsh and Sylvie has learned a lot from Francine.  This journey started 3 years ago and we have been given great advice, mentorship and training to prepare us for the year.
Our District Team is well informed and ready as well, we could not possibly try to move forward without their assistance.
As with the work that the President's needed to do to prepare for their year, it is now time to step forward.
We begin our club visits much like Mike did with the Presque Isle club first, so be kind.
I started in Rotary 2002 with the Moncton West and Riverview club, I wish to take this time to also thank everyone of their members for their quick wits and guidance through the years.  The move over to the Dieppe Rotary club was one taken with much thought but when it came down to location and meeting times it all fit, They met just down the road from my office (this was before they closed down Crystal Palace, Ramada).  I am shy speaking French so I have looked at the move to Dieppe RC as an opportunity to improve my confidence with speaking French.
As President "Ravi" has asked let's work and focus on becoming "A Gift To the World"
See everyone soon.
Wayne Wornes
Governor District 7810

Your Leadership Team can be found on the District clubrunner site under Organization chart
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