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HillsboroughCharlottetown PEI

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Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N1
Live meetings suspended and will resume once Health Authority approves.... Club contact is President-
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It was our honour today to present Paul Harris Fellowships to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling for their shining examples of "Service Above Self" in navigating Prince Edward Island's response to the Covid 19 pandemic. They have sacrificed personal and family time to keep us as safe as possible. We could not think of two individuals more deserving of this award. 
Club President Jeff MacKenzie presented the awards with assistance from club Secretary Duncan Conrad
Dr Heather Morrison
Marion Dowling
Members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club,
I am writing to thank you for your generous Hillsborough Rotary Club Nursing Award. I am very grateful to be chosen as the recipient of this award this year. I am in my fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at University of Prince Edward Island. I plan on graduating this upcoming spring 2021. I plan to work as a registered nurse here on PEI and potentially pursue a master’s degree in nursing and become nurse practitioner. Receiving this award has lightened my financial burden and helped me continue with my education as I work to complete my degree this upcoming year. Thank you for your contribution to students like myself and our education, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Kaitlyn MacLeod
We are thrilled to announce today that we will be recognizing Dr. Heather Morrison and Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling as Paul Harris Fellows on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:15pm at a special Rotary Club meeting.
The Paul Harris Fellow award is the highest award given by a Rotary Club to recognize a person for a substantial contribution to humanitarian efforts and advancement of goodwill around the world. The award is named for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
The motto of Rotary Clubs around the world is Service above Self. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough-Charlottetown proudly commends Dr. Heather Morrison and Marion Dowling for being shining examples of what Service above Self means, as they continue to answer the call in the fight against COVID-19.
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough-Charlottetown could not think of two individuals more deserving of this award and looks forward to welcoming Dr. Morrison and Dowling as Paul Harris Fellows on November 12th.
                         Hillsborough-Charlottetown Rotary Club
                            2019-20 Perfect Attendance Awards   
    2   Years        Tom Clark        
    2   Years        Jeff MacKenzie
    3   Years        Albert Zakem
    4   Years        Joan MacFarlane
    25 Years        Duncan Conrad
    36 Years        Harry Lowther 
    36  Years       David White
    38 years        Brien Willoughby
    40 Years        Jim Fraser
Even a pandemic and social distancing can't stop us from presenting donations. We were so happy to be able to make this contribution to help support the disaster relief efforts as a result of the tragic August 4th explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Our hearts are with the people of Lebanon and our strong Lebanese community here in PEI as they begin the long process of recovery and rebuilding. If you want to help too, donations can be made at
Pictured in the photo are (from left of right) Chuck Snow – Chair of World Community Service (RCH), Fadi Rashed – President (CLA of PEI), Jeff MacKenzie – President (RCH) and Fouad Haddad - Director (CLA of PEI) ..
The Hillsborough-Charlottetown Rotary Club was founded on June 04, 1979 to service Charlottetown  and area.  We enjoy a membership of
 women and men representing a brought section of the community.  The members come together in fundraising activities to support a wide variety of both community and International endeavours. Past fundraisers have raised millions of dollars and included  ;
The Luxury Car Dinner
The Fur Coat Dinner
The Confederation Bridge Dream Drive Lottery
The Labatt's 24 Hour Relay
Rotary-Guardian Book Drive
and now the 2020 Gala  Raffle - with tickets now on sale with the winner receiving a $10,000.00 cash prize !
Proceeds from these many fundraisers have supported some of these and many other local groups:
Camp Gencheff
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
PEI Literacy
STRIVE Col Gray High  Scholarships
The Soup Kitchen
Charlottetown Rural High  Howard Scholarships
PEI Humane Society
Salvation Army
School Breakfast Program
PEI Youth Parliament
Internationally our club has donated to multiple global projects including Rotary International Youth Exchange  ,Farmers Helping Farmers, Guatemala & other Literacy Projects,    Polio Plus ,  Shelter Box disaster relief , potable drinking water projects ,  school construction. etc.
We welcome any interest in joining our Rotary Club and being part of this great global organization in People of Action  by contacting any executive member found on our home page - just click on their name and either phone or email via the mail logo shown......
We now meet via ZOOM  but hopefully will be able to resume weekly lunchtime Thursday meetings soon......
We were devastated when we had to cancel our Gala Royale because of COVID19, but we are THRILLED to announce that we have launched a new fundraiser to allow us to continue to support our great community and international projects. Thanks to our wonderful community sponsors, we present a raffle like no other. go to the following link

Windsor businesswoman Jennifer Jones is hoping to inspire people around the world to create positive change when she makes history in her pending role as president of Rotary International.

Jones, founder and president of Media Street Productions, has been nominated to take the helm of the worldwide service organization for the 2022-2023 term, the first time a woman would lead the 115-year-old organization.

“There are very few opportunities in our lifetime to make a difference on a global stage,” said Jones, who has been a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland since 1997 and is currently a Rotary Foundation trustee.

“It’s something that moves me very profoundly.”

Jones will officially become president-nominee Oct. 1 if none of the other five candidates contest her nomination.

“Our organization in 115 years, we’ve never had a woman serve as the president and I’m incredibly proud to be able to take on this role,” she added. “But I think it’s important to note that I was selected as a qualified candidate not because of my gender.”Women have only been allowed to join the organization for the last 34 years. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling enforced that change.

Jones said many women are qualified to take on the role of president, but members must have served in a number of other positions first.

“We’re just at the point where we have a very small critical mass of women who have been able to accomplish serving in those different roles,” Jones said.

“It is a remarkable step forward in history because it represents diverse perspective and I think any organization that is looking to have balanced thought, needs to have diverse perspective. This is a sign of very positive change.”

Over the course of her membership, Jones has served as Rotary International vice-president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chairwoman of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group.

Jones has received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.

She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000 people.

“Through our lockdown and time of COVID, one of the things that has been remarkable is our ability to punctuate more than ever the kind of global community that we are,” she said.

“Representing 1.2-million members around the world and now with our junior members closer to the two-million mark, literally being able to be on these virtual platforms, connecting in real time has been a very remarkable opportunity to have dialogue that wouldn’t necessarily happen in person.

“It’s been a very interesting couple of months.”

She will be required to move to Evanston, Ill., for the two-year period. Her husband Dr. Nick Krayacich will join her.

Jennifer also contributes much of her energy to local organizations. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Windsor and the past Chair of the Board of Directors at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her leadership also extends to serving on numerous boards and committees furthering the areas of health, education, social service, the arts, children’s mental health, mentorship and fundraising.


Jennifer Jones (and below, consulting with Jarrod Ferris, a cinematographer and editor) is president of Media Street. - John Chan photos

Media Street CEO Kelly Blais will continue to run the day-to-day functions of the business while Jones is in Illinois.

“I feel incredibly grateful,” Jones said. “I’m somewhat overwhelmed. But I’m also very excited by the opportunities that lay ahead.”

Holger Knaack President 2020-21

Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and was co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.

Ian was born in Halifax but his roots are in Inverness County, Nova Scotia.  Growing up he lived in various communities in Atlantic Canada before eventually settling in Mabou, Nova Scotia.  He attended Saint Francis Xavier University where he received his BA and BEd.  After three years of teaching, he returned to university to study Dentistry at Dalhousie.  Ian began practicing in Westmount outside of Sydney in 1978. Currently he is semi retired but still practices when the need arises in his former clinic, does some hospital work and is a part time instructor at Dalhousie Dental School.
Ian has been involved as a volunteer in his community over the years.  Through out his career he has also made a major commitment to organized Dentistry.  Ian has been President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, Chair of the Provincial Dental Board, and Canadian President of the International College of Dentists.  He has taken part  in 9 International Dental-Medical Missions, in South America, and the Caribbean, most of which have had some degree of local Rotary support.  Ian has taken part and supported many local free dental days over the years to help those who do not have easy access to care. Ian has received the highest award from the NSDA for his contributions to the dental profession and was chosen as Alumni Volunteer of the Year by both Dalhousie University and  the Dalhousie Dental  School, in separate years .
Ian initially joined Rotary in1981 and after a leave of absence for about 2 years because of work and family commitments he returned to Rotary in Sydney where he has been President of both the Sydney Rotary and the Sydney Sunrise Rotary clubs.
Ian and his wife Anne, have hosted 6 international exchange students, attended 2 RI Conventions and they belong to the Rotary International Travel and Hosting Fellowship.  Ian has done make up meetings all over the world especially during the 15 or so years that he achieved 100% attendance. He has been involved with many local  Rotary committees over the years with a special soft spot for International and Student exchange.  Ian is currently coordinator of the Paul Harris Society, a Paul Harris Fellow, A Major Donor, and soon to be member of the Bequest Society.
Ian has been married to his best friend Anne for nearly 40 years.  Anne, who is a recently retired French teacher and school counsellor, was recently awarded the Rotarian Partner of the Year Award by Rotary International for her contributions to Rotary over the years.
Anne and Ian have three children, Ian (Kylene), Tricia (Lucas), and Brenden who are involved the medical and software development fields.  They are fortunate to have 3 grandchildren.
Ian enjoys singing with the Cape Breton Chordsmen, a barber shop chorus, loves travel and he is an avid squash player.
Ian brings to the table a life long dedication to the improvement of his community, his profession, and a commitment to Rotary and he looks forward to serving in such a respected and caring organization.

Jeff MacKenzie assumed office on the takeover ceremony performed via Zoom club meeting on Thursday June 25th. He has served in many capacities in our club and now we are pleased to have him as President.

Jeff is a Senior Advisor and Partner with Confederation M&A. Jeff obtained his BBA from the University of Prince Edward Island and his MBA from Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Confederation M&A, Jeff worked in management roles in PEI’s tourism sector and as a Management Consultant based out of Toronto, where he worked on various projects across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Jeff lives in Charlottetown with his wife Becky. He enjoys staying active and is an avid traveller, having been to 25+ countries and hoping for many more. He is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and is involved with the Greater Charlottetown and Atlantic Canada Chamber’s of Commerce in policy advisory roles.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough-Charlottetown is pleased to present its 2020 True Rotarian Award to Duncan Conrad. This award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through their Rotary and community life that they live by the four-way test and provides ‘Service Above Self”.

This True Rotarian award is being presented in recognition of the exceptional service and commitment that Duncan demonstrates in his commitment to Rotary,

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough-Charlottetown President is pleased to present the 2020 President’s Certificate of Appreciation to Past-President and previous True Rotarian Award recipient Tom Clark. This Certificate is awarded to Tom in honour and with the deep appreciation of his demonstration of service above self in assuming the role of the Club’s Treasurer for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.
He kindly stepped up to take on the Treasurer role for the Club this past year when it was in particular need of this role being filled. We cannot thank Tom enough doing so. Treasurer’s perform a critical and essential function that requires a considerable amount of service to the Club and community and is deserving of appreciation in any year, but in this year of transition, particularly so.

Congratulations to Joan MacFarlane this years receipent of the Sinclair Cutcliff Award. The award presented abnnually by the president honors a Rotarian for their Service Above Self. President Paula in presenting the award during the clubs zoom change over meeting spoke highly of Joan’s commitment to the club, to the district and Rotary since she became a member in 2005.
The Sinclair Cutcliffe Award is presented annually by the club president to a member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough who exemplifies the qualities of Sinclair Cutcliffe and the Rotary ideal of “service above self.” In addition to the Citation to the award, the recipient receives $1000 of Club funds to be designated to the charity of their choice.

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Today we celebrate Carol & Jay Macdonald receiving their Rotary Foundation Major Donor Recognition, including a crystal and Major Donor pins on behalf of The Foundation’s Trustees; presented by Past President Joan MacFarlane and Club Foundation Chair David White.

Jay and Carol, you have generously contributed to The Rotary Foundation, and in so doing have achieved Major Donors status. Thank you both for this support; so much good begins with your generosity. You give to others not knowing their stories, their faces, or even their names. In so doing you demonstrate, through your generous act, that all fellow human beings are worthy of our compassion. Your act of kindness is a seed of peace that will yield returns for not only the communities served by your generosity but from Rotary as a premiere Foundation and organization. You are among a dedicated and select group of humanitarians who have committed themselves to serving others. Major Donors change the lives of children, young people, adults, communities, and the world to which we all belong.

Thank you to our esteemed Major Donors!

Longtime club member Roger Perry celebrated his 90th birthday on Fri Nov 29th....
Roger maintains good health and is an active member of our club.  Roger enjoys golf and this past summer bettered his age by scoring a 88 at Fox Meadows Golf Club....  Looking to repeat again in 2020.....    HAPPY BIRTHDAY   ROGER

John Thomas -Tom- Davies Jr

November 28, 1936 - November 20, 2019

Service Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Service Time: 11:00 a.m. from Park Royal United ChurchSEND CONDOLENCES

Peacefully at the Provincial Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 of Tom Davies of Stratford, age 82. Son of the late Tom and Edith (MacNutt) Davies. Loving husband of Eleanor (Haywood) Davies, father of Ellen (Davis Ward), Andrew (Valerie), and Angus (Lorianne). Grandfather of Luke (Marylynn Cote) and Jacob (Megan) McDearmid, Nathan and Nicole Davies, Tyler and Megan Davies, step-grandson Jordan Ward and Ga Ga of Audrey McDearmid. Brother of Connie (Barry Beers), Dianne Bowness (the late Alan) and brother-in-law of Kenneth Haywood (Dianne), Elizabeth Hubley (the late Richard) and Leona Haywood (the late Bennett). Many nieces and nephews remember him with love.


Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Monday from Park Royal United Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Sherwood Cemetery. Family flowers only, however if so desired, memorials to the Community Foundation of PEI, Park Royal United Church or Hospice PEI would be appreciated.

Our club is celebrating 40 years and  has added several new members this year to our
                     Perfect Attendance Club  !!!
Members made make-ups in many different ways to replace missed meetings....  great...
  1  Year pins awarded to -
    John Carr, Tom Clark, Jerry Ivany, Jeff MacKenzie, Colin MacMillan, and Elaine Thompson...   
  2  year =   Dawn Allan  ,  Albert  Zakem
  3 year =   Joan MacFarlane
  24 year  =  Duncan Conrad
  28  year Tom Davies  
  35  year  =  Harry Lowther  ,  David  White
  37  year  Brien Willoughby
  39  year  =   Jim Fraser
Congratulations on being great Rotarians and Club supporters....
Once again we have partnered with The Guardian Newspaper for a Book Drive. We are located in the Charlottetown Mall just inside the Mt Edward Road  entrance. This offers easy access for drop offs and  loads of parking.....
Membersa are encouraged to voluinteer some time to sort books or assist in actual sale ....