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.
Ms. Delong's grade 3 class at Andover Elementary School raised the largest amount of money in the recent "Nickels for Polio" campaign. The class won a pizza party, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover, for their efforts in raising the largest amount in the campaign. Joining the students for the photo are Ms. Delong, Club President Margie Brooks and Rotarian Marsha Lang.
A cheque for $200 from Andover Elementary School was presented to Rotarian Marsha Lang. The money was raised by the children for the "Nickels for Polio" campaign. The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover will match that amount.
On November 10 a cheque from the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover for $20 000 was presented by President Margie Brooks (right) to Carolyn Dixon (center), Victoria Glen Manor Foundation Chair to help furnish two small living rooms for the new manor which is nearing completion. Rotarian Cheryl Reed, VGM Executive Director was on hand for the presentation.
It's an exciting time to be a Rotarian!
And it will never be more exciting in 2014 than in Moncton between September 18th and 21st at the District 7810 Annual Conference as we Light Up Rotary!
Look for this LIVE graphic link in the coming weeks. Below is a link to the RLI session in Truro on Oct 25 2014.
PDG Gord Hankin 04-05
District Clubrunner Administrator
Fred Clark was guest speaker at the July 28th meeting. He presented information on the Care to Share Community Center to be located in Carlingford. Fred started the Care to Share project fourteen years ago and has almost single-handedly made it into a valuable community service, providing donated appliances, clothing and household items to needy families at no cost. Work is expected to begin on the Center in September with the help of volunteers. The estimated cost of the building is $200000.
Perth-Andover Rotary Club volunteers recently weeded and spruced up the Andover Elementary Community Garden.
Rotarians Barb Green, Rhonda Kennedy, Nancy Hanscome and her grandson, Marianne Bell and her daughter Victoria, Louiselle St. Amand, John Larsen and Margie Brooks worked hard and at the same time had fun improving the appearance of the Garden.
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club and the Fort Fairfield Rotary Club held their combined Annual Meeting at the Aroostook Valley Country Club on June 26. It was an enjoyable time of fellowship, good food and awards. DG Pat Perry joined us for the celebration. The two clubs from two countries have been holding their annual meetings together for several years, which we believe is rare in the world of Rotary.
P-A Rotary Club President, Margie Brooks (R) presented the "Rotarian of the Year Award" to Louiselle St. Amand
Larry Plant, (R) FF Rotary Club presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Club President Carl Young
DG Pat Perry presented the Presidential Citation to P-A Rotary Club Margie Brooks
P-A Rotary Club 2014-2015 Executive: L to R: Cheryl Reed, VP; Louiselle St. Amand, Secretary; Mike Allen, Treasurer; John Larsen, Director; Marsha Lang, Director; Rhonda Kennedy, Director; Margie Brooks, President
DG Pat Perry presented Certificates to the Club.
The Club invited families & attendees of Camp Rotary to a dinner and presented a contribution of $6,950 to Easter Seals EO Julia Laitham. Some of the attendees were at Camp and unable to attend the dinner.
This is the largest contribution we have ever been able to make. There are many communities and businesses that made this possible by supporting our Annual Dinner & Auction and our Raffle Calendars.
Photos (Courtesy of Brunswick News)
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club held another successful Cash Draw on May 2nd. The proceeds from this annual fundraiser is approximately $14000.
The top prize of $10000 was won by Gerald Toner. Additional prizes, including door prizes and Early Bird Draw, were also awarded to lucky winners, for a total of $16800 in prizes.
The Rotary Club of Newcastle recently awarded Paul Harris Fellows to three deserving individuals from Miramichi.
Steve Myles has been involved in the community as a member of the Miramichi Kinsmen Club and the Miramichi Hospital Foundation. He has been president/chairperson of both organizations, as well as holding most executive positions along the way. As a Kinsmen, he initiated both the "Pay It Forward" and "KIVA" programs, and has been twice honoured with Kinsmen of the Year. In his role with the Miramichi Hospital Foundation, he chairs the Miramichi Cares Charity Golf Classic, as well as being involved in various initiatives which have raised in excess of 3 million dollars for local hospital equipment. He is a founding partner of Myles-Garrish Financial Group.
Donnalu Derry has been a member of the Newcastle Rotary Club for several years, where she has been a great contributor to our club's success. As a member of the pond hockey committee, she was responsible for the setting up and tearing down of the site, as well as coordinating the volunteers needed for this. She has been the Foundation Chair for the club and very involved in our local "purple pinkie" campaign, part of Rotary International's Polio elimination fund-raising efforts. Donnalu is a co-owner of Match-It Supplies Ltd.
Melanie Daley was recognized by District Governor Patricia (Pat) Perry for her planning and organization of the District 7810 Conference, which involved Rotarians from across New Brunswick and northern Maine coming to Miramichi. Melanie is a former member of the Newcastle Rotary Club, where she served on the executive in the position of Sgt-at-Arms, and helped out with many fundraisers within our club. Melanie is a co-owner/manager and salesperson for Royal LePage Miramichi River Realty.
All three individuals give of themselves to their community in many more ways than be described in a few lines. The Rotary Club of Newcastle is very proud to recognize these deserving individuals.
Rotary was founded by Paul Harris in 1905 in Chicago. Giving a Paul Harris Fellow is the highest honour a Rotary club can bestow on an individual.
Photo: L to R, Lowell Loveday, Assistant District Govenor, District 7810; Donnalu Derry, recipient; Stephen Myles, recipient; Melanie Daley, recipient; Pat Perry, District Governor, District 7810; Valerie Comeau, President, Rotary Club of Newcastle.
The Perth-Andover Rotary Club honoured two community members with Paul Harris Fellowships on March 21st.
DG Pat Perry was on hand to present Rod MacIntosh with a Paul Harris Fellowship. He was honoured by the PA Rotary Club for his volunteer work with local youth hockey, serving as coach for many years. Rod organizes "The Gathering of the Scots," the very successful Scottish Festival held each year in May in Perth-Andover. He is a big booster for rural living. Rod exemplifies "Service Above Self" through his volunteer work.
DG Pat Perry presented Mike Allen, member of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Mike is branch manager of the local branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. He is Past President of the club, having served two consecutive terms. He has served as Club Treasurer, Youth Exchange Officer, Fines Master, and he participates in all club fundraisers. Mike has been a member of the Scotiabank Relay for Life team for several years. He has served as a volunteer paramedic. Mike and the "other" Mike Allen co-host the annual Miss New Brunswick Pageant. Mike exemplifies "Service Above Self" both as a Rotarian and a member of the community.
In a tri-club joint meeting with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, TransCanada Pipeline presented on the energy East Pipeline project. An overview the project, pipeline safety and the economic impact was provided.
From the left is: Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, Guest speaker Philippe Cannon, TransCanada Piplelines. Rotarian Al Thomas and Chris Johnston, President of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.
For the past two years, the Port Elgin Rotary Club has held a unique fundraiser. For Valentines Day the club has hosted a "Death by Chocolate" evening. Held at the beautiful "Victorian Veranda" bed and breakfast located beside the picturesque Gaspereau River in Port Elgin, it was a romantic evening of scrumptious chocolate desserts, tea and coffee and soft music.
It was well attended and enjoyed by both the Rotary members hosting it and the public who came out for the evening. The club plans to make it an annual event and invites everyone to come out with their sweetheart or friends and join us next year.
Our past District Governor, Allan MacLellan and his wife attended our "Death by Chocolate" evening in 2013.
Accepting the check from Rotary Club President Lori Weston is the band's new conductor, Kevin Mania, and the band manager, Michael Clark.
Pictured here are Scott Dionne, past president with our guest speakers today Sara Williams, Matthew Williams and Linda Williams.
Matt and Linda live on their farm in Linneus. They grow organic wheat and oats. They mill not only their own products but other farms as well. For other Maine farms they will do Custom Cleaning and Custom Milling. Matt explained that they have been growing products and selling them mostly wholesale to bakery's, Co-ops, and through the Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative. He stated that they specialize in Maine Organic Products, they are the only mill in Maine that produces only Maine products! Sarah their daughter moved back home this past year to help with the farm. Sarah is a wonderful addition to the business, and is looking at the farm/business from a different perspective. She has made connections to Bakery's in New York and other large markets that want Quality Maine Organic Products, and they have them. Matt showed pictures of the milling process and explained that it is pretty much the same as it was in the old days, with slight improvement variations. Matt and Sarah discussed briefly the process of growing, selecting and milling their products, which is very interesting, but too much for me to recall, you can find that on there website in great detail. You may ask just what do they grow and most importantly where can I buy it? They grow: Hard Red Winter wheat-variety- Maxine, Hard Red Spring wheat-variety- AC Berry, Oats- variety- Alymer. You can find locations to purchase their exceptional products on their website at http://auroramillsandfarm.net and at the Houlton Community Market this spring and summer. In fact Matt made an amazing bread for our lunch and I would strongly suggest you try as soon as you can! Sarah discussed her ideas on expanding to more local and adding Bakery items to the local market and they will be introducing stone baked pizza which I am positive you will be pleased. Sarah plans on bringing some of these delicious baked goods to the Houlton Community Market and the County Coop and Farm Store when it opens. She also encouraged everyone to become member of The County Coop and Farm Store in support of buying local. Last but not least I could not end with out talking about the Aurora Farm's Organic Oatmeal Ale which is made by The Atlantic Brewing Company, they have chose to use Aurora Mills flavorful Alymer oats to create a deep ruby ale with a crisp, clean finish. True to the style, Aurora Farm's Oatmeal Ale is moderate in alcohol with an ABV of 5%. This is currently available in Houlton at The Courtyard Café and at The Lounge Down under. The Williams are great supporters and promoter of Maine and in particular Aroostook County, so if you have a chance to try some of their products do not hesitate - You will not be disappointed!!