2021 Gala Postponed 

The 2021 Annual Fundraising Gala has been postponed due to the current levels of Covid 19 cases in the province. 
When the province lifts the emergency order in place, the club will consider rescheduling the event. We thank our sponsors for their support and plan to carry out our plans to support literacy programs and meals for youth at risk in the city of Saint John.
Our 2021 Sponsors included: 
Irving Oil 
Port Saint John 
B&N Flooring 
Clow Canada 
McDonalds Restaurants 
Arrow Construction 
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Announcing 2021 Annual PHF Rotary Gala 

The Rotary Club of Saint John is preparing to host the first live fundraising gala since 2019.  On October 21 please join us in celebrating and recognizing the accomplishments of three exceptional women who have made outstanding contributions to our community. This year's event will help disadvantaged youth in our region with food security and literacy. 
Details will be announced later in August. Tickets and and sponsorship packages go on sale in September.
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Graeme Stewart-Robertson with ACAP

Posted by Laura MacNeill on Jul 29, 2019


Today we welcomed Executive Director of ACAP Saint John Graeme Stewart-Robertson. He leads one of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative non-profits, seeking to bridge the gap between ecology and social science to create equitable, inclusive environments in Canada’s oldest city. With over twelve years of experience in designing, implementing and managing community-based environmental projects, he is now recognized as a local authority on New Brunswick watersheds and has authored published reports on ecological restoration, geography, and urban environmental sustainability.

Thank you for the informative and interesting talk, Graeme!

We also welcomed a traveling guest from Prairie du Chien Rotary Club in Wisconsin, USA! Thanks for visiting us, Michael Ripp.

If you are interested in joining our club - message us today. We are a diverse club of community-minded professionals who meet on Mondays at 12:15 at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#peopleofaction #rotarysj #rotaryconnectstheworld #ysj

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PHF Presentations 2019


The Rotary Club of Saint John was pleased to host their annual gala on Friday, May 24th at the Delta Marriott Hotel.

During this extraordinary evening, Saint John Rotarians honoured Mr. Arthur Irving and Mr. Glenn Cooke with the Paul Harris Fellowship.

Irving Oil chairman Arthur Irving, left, and Cooke Aquaculture CEO Glenn Cooke were presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship,
the Rotary Club's highest international honour, during an evening awards gala at the Delta Marriott Hotel on Friday.
( Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph Journal )
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TRC Teen Awards

Our club President, Corey Childs presenting Alyssa Evans an award for her outstanding work in the community.
We were also proud to sponsor this incredible put on by the Teen Resource Center!
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Camp Glenburn 

This is some of the great work that our club does in our community!

We were very pleased to be able to present this cheque on Friday night at our annual gala!
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 Kayla Johnson Projects & Events

We were very pleased to have Kayla Johnson from Kayla Johnson Projects & Events come and speak with us today!
Very informative meeting!
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Port Saint John

Rotary Club of SJ welcomed Jim Quinn, CEO of Port Saint John to present to our group. 
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TRC Cheque Presentation

At today's meeting, club treasurer Mike Schulze presented a cheque to Laura of the Teen Resource Centre 
in support of their 11th annual Teens Who Care Event.
Every year the TRC recognizes 10 youth in the community who are making a difference
in their schools and their local and global communities.

This will take place on May 29th.
If you know a deserving youth (13-19) please nominate them today: www.trc4youth.ca

Are you interested in learning more about what Rotary is all about?
Message us today!
We meet on Mondays at noon at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#RotarySJ #Rotary #serviceaboveself
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Glen Hicks - UStation

Rotary Club of SJ welcomed Glen Hicks, co-founder of USTATION.
He describes his business as a curated common space with a variety of independent and small group working areas.
Unlike traditional co-working spaces that focus more on collaboration,
UStation focuses on the individual by giving them access to the technology that will aid users in productivity.

Are you interested in learning more about what Rotary is all about?
Message us today!
We meet on Mondays at noon at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#RotarySJ #Rotary #serviceaboveself
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Rotary Leadership Institute

Yesterday Rotarian Laura MacNeill had the opportunity to participate in the 

Rotary Leadership Institute - Atlantic Division's program (part 1) in Dieppe.


It was a full day of fun and fellowship with other Rotarians from Districts 7810 and 7820.


Discussions included topics of: My Leadership in Rotary, My Rotary World, Ethics and Vocational Services,

The Rotary Foundation, Engaging Members, and Creating Service Projects.


#serviceaboveself #rotarysj #rotaryinternational


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Lisa Keenan - SJ Port Authority

Port Saint John First Canadian Port Authority With Women as Chair and Vice Chair Of Its Board

Lisa Keenan, a fellow Rotarian, was recently elected to the position of chair of Port Saint John board by her peers.

In a recent meeting of the board of directors for Port Saint John, Lisa Keenan was elected to the position of chair of the board by her peers,

the Port announced on Thursday. She has been a member of the Port Saint John board since 2015.

Keenan joins Donna Gates who has been vice-chair of the board since February 2018.

Keenan’s election makes Port Saint John the first Canada Port Authority with an all-female board leadership team.

Keenan has been practicing law in Saint John for more than 20 years, working primarily on criminal, administrative, family and real estate law.

She has served on several boards, including as past president and director of Saint John Non-Profit Housing Inc.,

president of the New Brunswick Red Cross, and member of the board of governors of the Canadian Red Cross.

Keenan is a recipient of the E. Neil McKelvey. Q.C Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association.

The role of Port Saint John board chair has a two-year term, with eligibility for re-election.

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Reaching Out to Read

Rotary Club of SJ welcomed public health nurses, Kelly Harrell and Michelle LeBlanc

who spoke to the club today about the Rotarians Reaching Out to Read program.


Kelly established a partnership with her local Rotary Club and began to coordinate this

program a little over two years ago in the St. Stephen and St. George area.


She is also a member of the Born to Read board.


Michelle is with the Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program here in Saint John

and has recently joined the Reaching Out to Read group as a coordinator in Saint John.


Both Michelle and Kelly feel that providing literacy tools and resources

to the families of Saint John is the key to resiliency and enhancing early and lifelong learning.



Are you interested in learning more about what Rotary is all about? Message us today.

We meet on Mondays at noon at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#RotarySJ #Rotary #serviceaboveself

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Junior Achievement - Award

Our club was very pleased to be a sponsor for the Junior Achievement Awards dinner this evening. 

Our club President, Corey Childs presenting the volunteer of the year award.
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Lily Lynch - Sankara Cuisine

Rotary Club of SJ welcomed Lily Lynch, current COO and co-founder of Sankara Cuisine.


She spoke to the club today about the shared online marketplace where both customers

and chefs/vendors benefit from buying and selling authentic ethnic cuisines and crafts.




Are you interested in learning more about what Rotary is all about?

Message us today! We meet on Mondays at noon at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#RotarySJ #Rotary #serviceaboveself

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New Members Inducted

Our club President, Corey Childs inducted two new members into our club today, Juliana Prestes and Ryan Moore. 

Are you interested in joining Rotary? Send us a message to find out more.
We are a diverse, community focused group of individuals who meet every Monday at noon at the Union Club.

#serviceaboveself    #RotarySJ
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Impart - Health Professionals

Health Professionals, Tech Business Team Up

Impart, a research group at the medical school, is working with Innovatia,

the provincial government, the New Brunswick Heart Centre, and Family Plus

on the Vulnerability Index Project.


The goal of the index is to help doctors get a better understanding

of their patient’s social circumstances in order to better treat them.


Our fellow Rotarian, Juliana Prestes is the lead researcher on this project.



Dr. Keith Brunt and Juliana Prestes  (Image: Cherise Letson/Huddle Today)

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Stephany Peterson 

At our meeting yesterday, Stephany Peterson from Dialogue NB came to talk
to us about her research on developing and implementing intergenerational cultural programs during her trip to Sri Lanka.
She also presented to us the Rotary banners of the Rotary Club of Badulla and the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan. #rotarysj

Our President, Corey Childs accepted the banners on behalf of the club. — with Harvey Manfrangensenden and Ampersand Collaborations Perluète.
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Saint John Community Food Basket

Rotary Club of SJ welcomed John Buchanan, current Executive Director

of the Saint John Community Food Basket Inc. and past president of our club.


He spoke to the club today about the organization and all it does to meet the needs of the hungry in our community.



Are you interested in learning more about Rotary and our club? Message us today.


We meet on Mondays at 12:15 PM at the Union Club on Germain Street.

#RotarySJ #Rotary

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Year of the Tree

The Rotarian Magazine has been nominated for the 2019
Best Cover Contest by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
View the cover and cast your vote by liking the post here --> https://on.rotary.org/2FSUZpz
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Rotary Facts

Day by day, year by year, Rotary members around the world are making a difference,
transforming their communities, their nations, their world — and themselves.
Learn more about our impact: on.rotary.org/annualreport
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Mark Leger

Today we welcomed our guest speaker Mark Leger, editor of Huddle.
Huddle is a news site that tells the stories of the creative, innovative,
and interesting entrepreneurs working in New Brunswick
and throughout the Maritimes.  #RotarySJ
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Christmas at Boys & Girls Club

Many thanks to all the Rotarians who helped serve Christmas Dinner at the Boys and Girls Club this week!
What a grand time! #Serviceaboveself#RotarySJ 
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Corey Childs our President at corey.childs@nb.aibn.com.
We meet Mondays at lunch time at the Union Club on Germain.
We are a diverse club where you will make lasting friendships and have a lot of fun while doing good in our community.

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Sandra Hachey - Toastmaster

Welcome to our guest speaker, October 29th, 2018 - Sandra Hachey
A lot of people communicate poorly using a lot of umms and ahhs when presenting in front of a group of people.
Sandra Hachey was telling #RotarySJ about the Toastmasters Youth leadership program for teens.
Rotary is sponsoring a pilot Jr. Toastmasters program the second semester at Saint John High this year!
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Newcomer Connections

Meet our Monday Luncheon guest speaker Jia Jia Meng.
"JO JO" is the employer liaison with Newcomer Connections at the YMCA.
For more information visit their website at : Saint John "Y"
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This weeks winner Chris MacNair picked up his cheque this week!

You could be next!


You can now purchase your Big 50/50 tickets at our new location - John's in Brunswick Square (across from Tim Hortons)

or Pick yours up today at one of our other 8 locations:

Esso West & Quispamsis
Ultramar Bayside Dr.
JeanCoutu Millidgeville
Harbour Station
Saint John Regional Hospital
Scholten’s Shell Convenience - Grand Bay-Westfield
Airport Runway Convenience.

You can also purchase your ticket online at http://www.thebig5050sj.com/

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District Governor - Silvana Bosca

Silvana Bosca - Our new Rotary District 7810 Governor 2018-19
joined us at the Union Club on Germain St. In Saint John today!
She’s from the Bathurst Club.
She is pumped that we have had 2 new members join in June!
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Don LeBlanc - Honourary Member

Congratulations Don Leblanc on becoming an
honourary member of the Rotary Club of Saint John!
Don has over 33 years as a member and has received
a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian of the Year Award!
Presented by Club President Corey Childs and District Governor Silvana  Bosca
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Swiss Rotarian - Visit

This is Bridget from Switzerland!
She brought a rotary banner from her country while she is visiting
Canada and Saint John today!!
We presented her with one of our club banners to take back to her club Angenstein!
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District 7810 Recognition

Congratulations Rotary District 7810 for being honored

for the most funds contributed worldwide to the eradication of Polio Campaign!!

Our very own Don LeBlanc is pictured on the left side of this photo

as he attends the Rotary International Conference in Toronto on behalf of our Rotary Saint John Club.


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Convention Update 2018

Rotarian Don LeBlanc updating our club on his recent trip to Toronto for the National Rotary Convention.
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Rotary Theme 2018-19

RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, 
Be the Inspiration,
asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other.
“I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action
— to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect
health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
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Past President - Presentation

Sally Cummings is presented her Past President's Plaque
by incoming President Corey Childs.
Congratulations Sally on a great year and for your commitment to the club.
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Corey Childs - Club President 2018/19

Congratulations to Corey Childs who was inducted as the
new President of the Saint John Rotary Club!
He received his new President's pin.
Farewell to Sally Cummings who served as President for 2017-2018.
Sally received a beautiful plaque in recognition for her service to the club and community.
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Honoured Guests

The Hon. Frank McKenna presented his Paul Harris Pin by 
Club President Sally Cummings (left)  and
District Governor Iris Sullivan (middle).
The Friar Sisters performing at the Gala prior to recieving
Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Community.
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Paul Harris Fellow - Imelda Gilman

Imelda Gilman is presented with her Paul Harris Fellowship at #RotarySJ.
This is the highest recognition given to an individual who has donated $1000 dollars to the Rotary Foundation,
and is one of the most prestigious honours in Rotary, named after Rotary Founder Paul Harris.
By giving in this way, Imelda is part of the eradication of polio, a partner in creating peace,
a person who supports clean water, and makes this world a better place.
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