Meet some of the people behind the banner of the 
Rotary Club of Saint John
 
 
 
 

 

"I became a Rotarian in 2009.

 

The then club President, Margo Buchanan challenged me to develop a communications plan to help engage the membership in her vision to make the club “bigger, bolder, and better.”

 

That opportunity helped me get involved with the members and I soon came to learn that Rotary is much more than a service club.

 

It is a network of like-minded, professional community leaders who care about helping others.

 

No matter where you are in the world, the Rotarian's will open doors for you and welcome you into their community and network.

The sense of accomplishment that being a member of this club is inspiring - especially when we work as a team to complete a service project, but it's not all work!

 

We have lobster dinners where we invite family, friends, and Rotary alumni. We also hold an annual chili and rib cook-off. 

Rotary has introduced me to a group of great people here in Saint John and across New Brunswick."

Norm is our current club president and also served as president in 2012-2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I joined Rotary over 12 years ago as a way to start giving back to my community and expand my network.

 

I stayed engaged with Rotary now because of all the great work our club has done within our community.

 

There is no better feeling when you are able to present a cheque to a worthy charitable organization who is in need!"

Corey Childs is a Past President of our club (last Rotary year) and President & Co-owner of B & N Flooring

 

 

 

 

 

"I joined Rotary in 2012 as a great place to do some networking, but then I ended up making lasting friendships!

 

Since then I have served on the board and was President from 2017-18.

 

I like that Rotary supports at-risk youth and isolated seniors in our community - two very important causes.

 

I am proud that the Rotary Club helped Rocmaura buy a new wheelchair accessible bus.

 

I also am a big advocate for women. Rotary did not accept women as members until 1986, so during my term, it was important for me to encourage other females to get involved.

 

I am proud to say that we now have a more balanced club, reflective of all ages, genders, and many different backgrounds. Rotary is not male, pale, and stale as we used to joke!" 

Sally served as our club president in 2017-2018.

 

 

 

"I joined Rotary in 2009 but in my heart, I believe I have been a Rotarian since 2004 as I used to help my father who is a Rotarian so I knew Rotary through him.

 

The dedication of its members to help others and the joy on the faces of the beneficiaries made me join Rotary as I wanted to give back to my community too.

 

I believe Rotary is a great platform for service and fellowship.

 

One of my favorite hobbies is traveling so when I travel around the world I find friends wherever I go.

 

I invite and encourage PEOPLE OF ACTION to join Rotary.

 

Rotary is 1.2 Million friends that you need to meet. Rotary connects the world." 

Cedric is our Incoming President for the next Rotary year and is a Business Account Manager at RBC.


 

 

 

 

“I have been a member of Rotary since December 2000 and perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian was the chance to do good and give back to the community in which I conduct business.

 

The words Friendship, Fellowship, and Community are all synonymous with Rotary but the ability to network with a cross-section of the business community in one place was also a key factor in my decision to become a Rotarian.

 

The Rotary Club of Saint John has been an important part of the fabric within this community and its impact is felt in many places that support children, youth at risk and seniors.”

Michael Schulze is a Past President, the current Treasurer of Rotary Club of Saint John, and the owner of 
McDonald's Restaurants.

 


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