Rotary Club of Amherst

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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 


Airfare, a 7 night stay at the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas, and a Jeep tour goes to KEVIN SMITH (trip valued at $3,500).

Winners of the $150 consolation prize are: DARLENE CLARK, ELLEN PEARSON, and JUDITH BOUDROT.

Congratulations! Eight draws left.


During a stormy, wintry day CHARLES ELLIS' ticket was pulled for a lovely trip to Orlando, FL including 7 nights at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, worth $3,000.  Congratulations Charles!  
 

The winners of $150 were:

CATHY MACDONALD 
PETE & BETH ESTABROOKS 

MARLENE HEBERT                           

Congratulations! Nine more draws to go!


And the winners are....

A trip to Nashville, TN including 7 nights at the Inn at Opryland, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, and Opry backstage tour, worth $3,000 goes to: JASON MCBURNIE

The winners of $150 were:

SEAN LEMOINE

MICHELLE PINET

GREG ROSS 

Congratulations! Ten more draws to go!

 
This is our first draw of the 2016/17 Trip of the Month tickets. 
 
And the winners are....
 
A trip to Glasgow, Scotland worth $3,100 goes to: LUCY ROWAN 
 
The winners of $150 were:
VICKI & GERRY RANDALL
GORDON JACKSON
JANE STACK
 
Congratulations!  Eleven more draws to go!
Please contact Denise to order items. 
Please note: 
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday our meetings in October will be held on Monday, October 17th and Monday, October 31st. 
Rotary Club Draw #12, September 2016 - final draw on the 2015/16 tickets.
Don't Forget to Contact a Rotarian and buy a new ticket for the 2016/17 draw year!

Congratulations to BETH CLINTON on winning a trip to Belize valued at $3,100.  She'll receive 7 nights at the Black Orchid resort, airfare, spending money and more!

And to the $150 consolation prize winners ARNOLD DOBSON, JEFF BEMBRIDGE, and KAREN CORMIER.
 
Rotary Club Draw # 10, July 2016 
Congratulations to Sakina Katthawala Saify, the lucky staff member from Damaris Spa, on winning a trip to L.A. valued at $3100. You can see a great video of her finding out about the trip on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Amherst-NS-853824348030788/
And to the $150 consolation prize winners Jeanne Milner/ Sue Reid/B. Brennan/ Rob Roy/Paul Calder/Ron Wilson, staff at Cumberland Credit Union, and Bonnie Givens. 
Our next draw is August 8th.
Congratulations to Chastity Stack, winner of the Caribbean Cruise valued at $3500.
 
The winners of the $150 consolation prizes were: Todd Leblanc, Ryan Aubeau, and Jack Brown. 

Raylene Nash won the trip to Panama City valued at $3,000! 
The winners of the $150 consolation prizes were: Vicki Daley, Sara McCarthy, and Julie Sherriff- Mizerit. 
Congratulations!
Please join us May 19th morning for a Club Assembly (and breakfast). We will learn more about the great work being done at Camp Tidnish and go over the revised Club by-laws. 
 
Rotary Breakfast Club Assembly
Thursday, May 19th 
7:30 - 9am
Duncan's Pub   49 Victoria Street Amherst
 
Breakfast Buffet includes  bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown, white and whole wheat toast, orange juice, tea and coffee $11.90 per person (including tax & gratuity). 
 
Please RSVP via the event section on ClubRunner. 
 

Sheila Christie won the trip to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic valued at $3,100! 
The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: Casper Young, Phyllis Cameron, and Joan White. 
Congratulations!
The March 21st meeting is being held at the Warehouse Cafe on Havelock Street at our regular meeting time 12:15pm. 
 
There is no charge for the space. The cost of the meal is $15 per person, taxes and gratuities included and is paid directly to the Warehouse by each member. We need to let the Warehouse know today by 4pm the number of people attending. 

MICHAEL BROWN won the trip to Cayo Santa Clara, Cuba valued at $3,500! 
The winners of the $150.00 consolation prizes were: GORDON CRANTON, LINDA MAXWELL, and JERRY STRANG.
Congratulations!
The next scheduled lunch meeting will be held: 
 
Monday, February 22nd -12:15pm at Christ's Church Hall - 5 Lawrence St
 
This will be our Club's 81st anniversary and we will presenting the Paul Harris Community Fellowship Award to Colleen Dowe. 

Parking is available behind the church (behind Town Hall and First Baptist Church). 
 
The building does have an elevator for anyone that is not able to use the stairs. Please access the elevator from the front entrance of the building. 
 
Lunch will be provided for a cost of $14.00. This includes the cost of the meal, taxes, gratuity, and space rental. 
Lunch will include soup, sandwich, coffee, tea and a sweet. 
 
PLEASE RSVP to Rob Roy our Sergeant at Arms by Feb. 18th. We need to know how many meals to order.
Please join us January 20th morning for an Mid-Year Review (and breakfast). We will review our progress as a club in relation to our strategic plan, our committee mandates and goals and have an open discussion with your Board of Directors on any ideas you may have regarding current and future projects.
 
Rotary Breakfast Club Assembly
Wednesday January 20th 
7:30am - 8:45am
Duncan's Pub   49 Victoria Street Amherst
 
Breakfast Buffet includes  bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown, white and whole wheat toast, orange juice, tea and coffee $10.00 per person plus tax plus gratuity (approx. 13.50)
 
 
 
Town of Amherst Mayor, Rob Small, will be giving his annual address to the Rotary Club of Amherst on Monday, January 11th. 
Rotary Club President, Elizabeth Smith McCrossin made the following announcement at the September 28th meeting:
 
 
We have all seen the suffering of the people from the Middle east, specifically Syrian refugees. This has gone on far too long. The whole world stopped and paid attention on September 3rd when the picture of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi's body washed up upon the shore after he most of his family along with several others lost their lives as they attempted to flee their country and find a better life.
 
We often look to others to make the change that is needed.
We ask our leaders and others "What will you do?"
We ask our peers "What will we do?"
When we are alone, we ask ourselves "What can I do?"
 
Today I would like to make an announcement on behalf of our organization, The Rotary Club of Amherst whose Mission is "Service Above Self".
The International Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Amherst  will spearhead a community effort to bring a Syrian refugee family to our area. This decision is backed by a pledge that Amherst Rotarian's will donate $5000.00 to start the fund.  We invite other community groups, churches, other service groups to join us and together help a family find a community where they can raise their children safely, where they can work and contribute to a community and know that they matter, that they are valuable as human beings.
 
We welcome others in the community to work with us. Please contact Ann Sharpe (c.a.sharpeholdings@gmail.com) or Morris Haugg  (mhaugg@ns.sympatico.ca) if you would like to join us in our efforts. We will be having a community meeting with all interested partners in the next couple of weeks.
 
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Amherst

Service Above Self

every second and fourth Monday at 12:15
Wandlyn Inn
Highway 104, Exit 3
Amherst, NS  B4H 3J7
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Director - Camp Tidnish
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