Hillsborough - Charlottetown  PEI  Club

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                    Club Founded June 04,1979. 
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HillsboroughCharlottetown PEI

Service to others is the name of the Game !

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Rodd's Charlottetown Hotel
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 1N1
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 The joint committee of Rotary Club Presidents and Club Representatives received an email from Downtown Charlottetown Inc. this week, stating that DCI had decided to go in another direction and would no longer be partnering with the Clubs to form the non-profit.  The email  states, 
In the interest of time, and to alleviate  this pressure and concern from Rotary, we/DCI are going in a different direction and, are in the process of, incorporating a nonprofit which will fulfil the requirement for funding partners. To this end we are no long looking to partner with the Rotary Clubs of Charlottetown.  
The 31st Rotary Youth Parliament began this afternoon in the Legislative Assembly Chambers. Her Honour Lt. Governor Antoinette Perry read the Speech from the Throne, and Premier MacLachlan addressed the Youth Parliamentarians prior to the session. President Joan presented Clerk of the Legislature Charles MacKay with a Paul Harris Fellowship as a thank you for his support of the Youth Parliament since the beginning.
The 31st Rotary Youth Parliament has come to an end. Congratulations to Jayce MacNeill of Westisle School on being award the Frank Zakem Award for Outstanding Youth Parliamentarian. Presenting the award is Deputy Speaker Kathleen Casey and Youth Parliament Committee Chair Albert Zakem. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a huge success.
Rotary Youth Parliament 2018 which takes place this Friday and Saturday.
This will be the 31st year for this event.
Everyone is encourage to drop in over the weekend.
Please let me know if you can assist. 
Rotary Memnbers
Friday Nov 24
9am - Noon
Help With Registraion
Friday Nov 24
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m
Members to take Teachers to lunch
Friday Nov 24
1:45 PM
Need someone to be greeter for L.G.
David Jenkins
Friday Nov 24
2 pm - 5pm
Visible presence
Friday Nov 24
6 pm - 8pm
Visible presence
Saturday Nov 25
9 am - Noon
Visible presence
Saturday Nov 25
12noon - 1 pm
Greet guests at luncheon

Inspired by the success of the new central library in Halifax, Downtown Charlottetown Inc. has been leading a group making plans for a new library in the P.E.I. capital.DCI has announced a plan to move the library out of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, across Queen Street to the Dominion Building."It will make a huge impact on our commercial and residential community," said DCI executive director Dawn Alan.

"The design, front and back will change the dynamics of both Queen and Pownal Streets."

The new 40,000 square foot library would occupy the ground floor of the Dominion Building. It would include youth space, learning commons, a café, a media/technology lounge, an art gallery, flexible space, meeting space, outdoor performance pads, and a second floor outdoor terrace.  

The library would cater to all demographics from toddlers to seniors, and be a creative hub for the downtown, says DCI.The facility would be owned by a non-profit, community-based organization. As a provincial library, the province would continue to provide services, books, and staffing.

Education and Early Learning Minister Jordan Brown said the province is looking forward to being an enthusiastic partner at the table.

A working group of the 3 Charlottetown Rotary Clubs and led by DCI is currently investigating financial viability, including securing financial support from the federal government. It is hopeful financial details can be worked out this fall, and the new library will be open by this time next year.

We had DG Rob Christie's official visit to the Club on Sept. 13, where he shared his message on getting in SHAPE. He also presented the True Rotarian Award to Pat Hughes, and Perfect Attendance Pins to 8 members for perfect attendance ranging from 1 year to 38 consecutive years.
We had a wonderful presentation today from Annika Wiebe our returning Youth Exchange student who told us about her life-changing year in France. She also participated in the recent Inbounder Orientation with our current Youth Exchange student Solvej Kaagaard. (left)
Ahead of World Polio Day next week the Premier of Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan met with the Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Prince Edward Island, and exchange student Solvej Kaagaard, to sign a Proclamation declaring October 24, 2018 World Polio Day on Prince Edward Island, and encouraging all citizens to join him and Rotary International in the fight for a polio free world.
It’s Back! Our annual Book Drive for Literacy in partnership with The Guardian; Drop off Depot at Founders Hall Oct. 22 - 24th. Sale same location Oct 25 - 27.
An opportunity of a lifetime is just around the corner! An information session for high school students interested in an international student exchange for the 2019-2020 school year is taking place 7pm on Monday October 22, 2018, at the Colonel Gray High School Lecture Theatre. Our current Inbounder Solvej Kaagaard is on the left with the Danish flag.
Today Dr. Ewoldt and her family are at the Iowa State Fair to receive an amazing award. Their farm was awarded an Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. The farm has made huge efforts to keep environmental impacts in mind when farming and they are being recognized for it! We are incredibly proud!! #iowafarmermakingadifference
Jennifer is the daughter of Rotarian Jerry Ivany and Joan Ivany, a our former exchange student to Denmark  who now lives in Iowa. She is a practicing Vet Surgeon at the Scott County Animal Hospital and farms with her husband Rob near Davenport....

Our guest speaker today was Kaaren May, Director of Industry Research at the new Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI and the Program Co-Director of SHAD UPEI, who gave a brief overview of SHAD, a summer enrichment program for high school students from across Canada that takes place at 16 host campuses each July and UPEI hosted this prestigious program for the first time this summer. Kaaren is shown here with Chair for the day Jamie MacDonald (l) and Club Secretary Jeff MacKenzie.

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Every year, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough awards the Sinclair Cutcliffe Award to a club member who exemplifies the qualities of Charter Member Sinclair Cutcliffe and the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self". This year. Past President Dawn Alan (l) and Club President Joan MacFarlane had the great pleasure to present the award to Past President Pat Hughes.
In addition to the Citation, the recipient receives $1000 of Club funds to be designated to the charity of their choice.
The citation states that Pat can always be counted on to work tirelessly for Club Projects. He takes on his very important tasks with pride and purpose for our club and takes great care of our best interests. Pat seeks no credit, but is deserving of much. His work in Youth Exchange, Strive, Gala Royale and other areas of Club service are beyond compare. He excels at his vocation as a senior municipal engineer, and is well respected in his community. A Paul Harris Fellow, he wears the title Rotarian with pride.
The current issue of Saltscapes Magazine had a great article on fellow member Don Scot and his lifelong passion for books and service as librarian.... a great read
                                         2018 Gala Royale Prize Winners
Logan Docherty - Mavor's Gift Cert + 2 tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar, two Day Passes to
                                 Sean Mendes at the CBMF
Robert Ghiz - Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa
Jonathan Coady - 4 Green Fees @ Anderson's Creek or Green Gables
Johnny & Johnny - 32GB iPad with Apple Pencil
Brien Willoughby - 1 Taer Single Membership at UPEI Sports Centre
Jason Hayden - Alexa Smart Home Package (including Amazon Echo 2nd Gen, Smart Plugs
                              Smart Bulbs & $75 Amazon Gift Card
Nazmi Lawen - 4 Green Fees and 2 Carts @ Dundarave Golf Course
Johnny & Johnny - Apple Watch 3 Series
Scott Annear - Rodd Brudenell - 2 nights
Daniel Rashed - Holman Grand Penthouse & Spa Package w Red Water Rustic Grille Credit
Blair Stewart - Paderno Cookware Set
Craig Dykerman - Golf for 4 at Belvedere Golf Club + Golf for 4 at Avondale (Carts Included)
Jim Johnston - Cadet Kamada Charcoal BBQ
Alan Preston - LG 55" 4K Smart TV
Gavin Gill - Luxury AWC Swiss Watch / Personalized Custom Shave Cream Package, 1 year
                    supple from Luther Lather
Gordon Coffin - Stay & Play, Sherwood Golf & Country Club, Chester NS
Paula MacFadyen - Fox Harbour Golf Package w/ Private Boat Cruise
Michael Annear - Custom Suit with 2 Dress Shirts
Charity Hogan - 2 Tickets anywhere WestJet flies
Tom Matheson - Royal Glitter Bay, Barbados, 1 week for 4 includes Airfare certificate
Dr. Colin MacMIllan (l) congratulates the winner of the Runner-Up Prize, Tom Matheson (r). Tom has been attending and supporting Rotary for the past 38 years and this year he won the Royal Glitter Bay in Barbados Vacation!
Check out the list of all the prize winners from Friday night's Gala Royale.

Rotary Club of Hillsborough Steve Dowling presents cheque to
John Grimmer, accepting the Gala Royale on behalf of the winner
Jim Godbout Grand Prize 

Camp Gencheff in Stratford, PEI, hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students and parents April 27-29 for the annual In-and-Out Orientation session. Our 2018-2019 outbound students and their parents participated in training sessions designed to prepare them for the students’ year abroad.
The students show off their new jackets. Good luck everyone.
Update your calenders.  Once again we have reserved Camp Gencheff for the evening of Thursday June 14th,  for our Annual Lobster Boil.....  full details and sign-up  to follow later....
members, partners, guests and wannabe Rotarians are welcome... an alternate meal will be available.
BYOB and Entertainment...  all and any Talent welcome.....
GREAT FELLOWSHIP   Promised.......
Just like the Ever-ready Bunny !!!!

A Rock Star Rotarian, and a great example for us all of "Service Above Self". Father of one of our club's favourite Rotarians Doug Bridges, Mr. Vance Bridges.

Shown here, Yesterday, Summerside Rotarian Vance Bridges travelled with the Easter Seals Ambassador to schools in the western part of the island. Vance has always been a strong supporter of this program.

Get in on the Early Bird Draw! Buy a Gala Royale ticket before March 28th for a chance to WIN a second Gala Royale ticket. DOUBLE your chances of winning the $40,000 Top Prize. Get your ticket securely online at galaroyale.ca #PEI #SupportRotary #GalaRoyale
he 2018 Gala Royale Dinner and Draw is scheduled for May 4th, Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward. Tickets are now available for sale, to get yours visit our website www.GalaRoyale.ca to buy online. $40k up for grabs.
Buy your ticket now and be entered into our Early Bird Draw for a second ticket.