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Gary Ferguson, HomeWarming Outreach Agent Spoke to our Club about the provincial HomeWarming Program.  HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians.  It's important that people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable at home.  A no-charge energy assessment is offered and potential upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.  HomeWarming program is ready to help.  You can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about your eligibility by calling HomeWarming 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or checking the website www.HomeWarming.ca.
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE;  A message from HomeWarming.  HomeWarming is committed to ensuring Home Warming Partners and Participants stay healthy during the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Therefore, they will not be conducting in-home visits or assessments until further notice.  You can still apply to HomeWarming and if you are already accepted, you will not lose your spot in the program.  However, there will be delays in conducting the initial home energy assessments.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please check their website for further updates.

A Thank You

A box of cookies (home made by the program's cooks) and a thank you card was presented to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area by Millwood High School Breakfast Program members.  Our Club supported the breakfast  program and they expressed their thanks with their delectable baked goods.  Below pictures of the school presentation and our members enjoying those cookies.  Thank you, Millwood, for your great community service.
 
 
Shown above Rotarian, Debbie Gascoigne, Millwood Student Isaah Cleveland, Millwood Teacher Stefanie White, Rotarians Pat Cathcart and Wanda White.  Enjoying the cookies - Rotarians Ron Zwaagstra, Ross Bartlett, and Wanda White.
 
 

Roger Chaisson from Rotary Club of Halifax North West was the Guest Speaker at our morning meeting.  Rotary Club of Sackville and Area is exploring ideas of different  fund raisers for 2020 which will help support the many programs to which we contribute both physically and monetarily.  Roger spoke on the success his Club has experienced with a Toonie Toss event.  Thank you Roger  

 
   

The Christmas Wish Tree is set up at Walmart in Bedford/Sackville.  Each tag on the tree represents a gift to be purchased at Walmart and donated to the Salvation Army to be delivered during the Christmas Season.  Rotary Club of Sackville and Area manage the setting up of the Wish Tree, making, placing and refurbishing the Wish tags, collecting the gifts, delivering them to the Salvation Army and thanking everyone.  Shown here by the Tree  are Debbie Gascoigne, Ron and Gail Zwaagstra after replenishing gift tags.  Also above is Jane Nauss busy organizing and sorting the gifts at Salvation Army.

  

 

 

In November 2019, Michelle Champniss visited a meeting of Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and spoke about the Sackville Business Association. Michelle is the Executive Director of SBA which represents 300+ businesses in Sackville.  SBA is part of our community and members are 90% locally owned businesses who employ more than 2,600 people. More than 13,000 community members and friends attend SBA events each year - Tree Lighting, November 29, 2019, Snow Days, February 14 - 17, 2020 and Sandwich Week, March 7 - 14, 2020. 

In 2019 Sackville Businesses invested more that $ 55,000  in streetscaping and park improvements with such projects as 16 planters, 73 hanging baskets 125 bags of litter collected (each year) and 60 holiday lights; also SBA's campaigns raised $ 1,000 for warming centre, $ 4,200 for Beacon House back packs, $ 500 for Acadia Park, $ 1,500 Canada Day Parade and  $ 2,116 for Sackville Public Library's Community Cooking Program.
 
The Sackville Business Association is dedicated to making Sackville a great place to live, work and shop.
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