Rotary District 7810
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
The Rotary Clubs of Perth-Andover and Fort Fairfield held their joint Annual Meeting at the Larlee Creek Public House in Perth-Andover on June 25.  Rotarians and their spouses/partners enjoyed a delicious meal and a special time of fellowship. 
The combined Annual Meeting is a longstanding celebration of the Rotary year by both clubs.  Each club presented member awards and recognitions. District Governor Mike Walsh presented Perth-Andover Rotary Club President Margie Brooks with the Presidential Citation, one of three awarded in District 7810 for the 2014-2015 year. 
 Special guests included District Governor Mike Walsh and wife Francine, District Governor-Elect Wayne Wornes and wife Sylvie, District Governor-Nominee Ginny Joles, Past District Governor Pat Perry, Area 1 Assistant District Governor (ADG) Floyd Rockholt, and
Area 1 Immediate-Past ADG Nancy Fletcher.

Many of the Clubs throughout the District are busy with a variety of fundraising activities and community projects.  Get all the latest updates on our District Facebook page.  Don't forget to like our page and the pages of our clubs to share all the great things Rotarians are doing throughout New Brunswick and eastern Maine. 
Rotary Club of Presque Isle - clean up
Rotary Club of Newcastle - Rotary Spring Fest
Rotary Club of Fredericton Sunrise

Check out the District Facebook page (like it if you don't already) for updates on all the good work and recognition that is going in our Clubs.

The Municipality of Cumberland County; Mike McLellan presented “Certificates of Recognition” for countless hours of volunteer work to Carrie White, Pam Harrison, Dara Legere, LouAnne Berry, P J White and Charlene Daborn.
Dara Legere was recognised by Nova Scotia’s Premier, the Honorable Stephen McNeil, MLA at a 41st Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony luncheon held at the Weston Hotel, Halifax on April 7th


With great pleasure Margie Brooks, President, Perth-Andover Rotary Club,  presented the executive of the SVHS Interact Club with their charter on February 8.



Kevin McCartney, Rotarian from the Presque Isle Rotary Club, gave a very interesting and informative presentation at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club.  He spoke about a Guatemalan Future Vision Project that is in the initial planning stages.  Representatives of the Rotary Clubs of Presque Isle, Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill and Limestone have  formed the organizing committee.  He welcomed interested Rotarians from our club to join them.




All Rotarians are invited to the attend the Rotary World Community Project. Please see attached invitation with details on the event. This is the fourth year of this event that has been held in partnership with six clubs in the district: Moncton Sunrise Club, Dieppe Club, Shediac Club, Moncton Club, Fredericton Sunrise Club and Moncton West & Riverview Club. The focus this year will be on providing clean drinking water to villages in India.


If you are interested in learning more about the project or would like to attend this evening please call me or email me.


Best Regards,


Susy Campos

Tel: 506-386-1330