Square Roots - Dec. 2022

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Supporting our Hunger and Homelessness Initiatives.
 
Rotary out in the Community. A great day with our Square Roots friends, bundling and store fronting 70 10lb. bags of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Square Roots - Dec. 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-11-28 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wish Tree 2022

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 Christmas Wish Tree
Available until Sunday, December 18th
Rotary Out in The Community.  Rotary joined by our Christmas Wish Tree Partners; Walmart and The Salvation Army, set up and decorated our tree with designated gift tags over the weekend. Gifts donated are for adults 16 years and up.  Make a brighter Christmas for disadvantaged adults.
Christmas Wish Tree 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-11-28 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wish Tree

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Coming again this year!
Christmas Wish Tree
Friday, Nov. 25th until Sunday, Dec. 18th
at Walmart, Bedford Commons. Watch for it!
 
Christmas Wish Tree Pat Cathcart 2022-11-12 04:00:00Z 0

Remembrance Day
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
They gave their tomorrows so we can have our today. Respectfully remembering all those that fought for us. Thank you.
 
Remembrance Day  Pat Cathcart 2022-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Trivia for Hunger & Homelessness

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Join us for Last Trivia Game of 2022. 
Funds raised go to Hunger and Homelessness
To play a minimum e-transfer donation of $10/player to rotarysackville38@gmail.com
 
Hunger and Homelessness - There are still a tremendous number of people around the world who live in extreme poverty.  Playing this game will help within our local community.
 
Programs our Club supports:  Freedom Kitchen, Beacon House - Feed NS, 6 School Breakfast Programs, Sackville Area Warming Centre, and Square Roots.
 
 
 
Social 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm , Sign in to game 7:50 pm, Game starting at 8:00 pm.
 
Virtual Trivia for Hunger & Homelessness Pat Cathcart 2022-11-03 03:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in the Community

Rotarians in the Community
  
A group of Rotarians bagged and brought their recycling to O'Connell's Recycling where funds are deposited into their account. The funds are transferred twice a year to our Interact Club to support their projects. You can donate your recycling to Rotary by letting O'Connell's know it is for the Rotary account when you drop it off. Thank you for all your support.
Rotarians in the Community Pat Cathcart 2022-11-02 03:00:00Z 0
Speaker - S/Sgt. Royce MacRae - Cybercrime  Pat Cathcart 2022-10-28 03:00:00Z 0
A Call for Help - Baby Formula and Disposable Diapers  Pat Cathcart 2022-10-28 03:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Rotary has been fighting to eradicate Polio from the world for some time & are very close to accomplishing this. October is Polio Month and our Club celebrated World Polio Day with two events. Planting 100 Rotary Tulip Bulbs beside the beautiful Mosaics in Acadia Park, Lr. Sackville & having a virtual trivia game where all proceeds go to Polio. With our donations & the matching of the Gates Foundation, we raised enough to vaccinate approximately 1,400 children. In the spring, you can enjoy the beauty of the tulips and smile knowing that so many children have been saved from this dreadful disease. 
World Polio Day Pat Cathcart 2022-10-25 03:00:00Z 0

Acadia Recreation Club

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Acadia Recreation Club - Help with a Smile
 
A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to Dave, Linda & Don of Acadia Recreation Club Society for all the help getting the Mosaic Area of Acadia Park ready for our Polio Tulip planting tomorrow morning. Very, very much appreciated.
Acadia Recreation Club Pat Cathcart 2022-10-21 03:00:00Z 0

Community Friendship Fair

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Community Friendship Fair
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area participated in the Community Friendship Fair, where non-profit organizations networked and demonstrated the projects they support. We exhibited our dedication to our Hunger & Homelessness Projects, our Literacy Projects, Adopt-A-Highway Project, our Christmas Wish Tree Project, Recycle Your Cycle Project, End Polio Now, Square Roots Sponsoring and much more. We had the chance and time to discuss with others opportunities going forward. Was a very successful afternoon and we are looking to participate in future events.
Community Friendship Fair Pat Cathcart 2022-10-20 03:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving
 

Posted by Beverly Barker
 
From the members of Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving  Beverly Barker 2022-10-09 03:00:00Z 0

Trivia for Polio

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Trivia for Polio is back.
 
Date: Thursday, October 20. Time: 7:30 pm AST - social from 7:30 pm to 7:50 pm with game starting at 8:00 pm sharp. Join us. relax at home, enjoy the game, connect with old friends and make new friends. All funds raised go to polio. To play an e-transfer of minimum $10/player to rotarysackville38@gmail.com.
 
 
Trivia for Polio Pat Cathcart 2022-10-04 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway Sept. 2022

Another Successful Adopt-A-Highway
In Sue Paynter's words - "For the 11th year, I have organized the twice yearly cleanup of Exit 1 K to Sackville as a member of the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area. Thanks to Rotarians Bev, Steve, Wayne, Pat and Debbie who came out to help . A special thanks to 2 additional helpers, JoAnne from Fultz House and Pam From PEI !
We Rotarians are so proud to keep this area clean !"
 
   
  
Adopt-A-Highway Sept. 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-10-03 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker, Carl Yates, M.A.Sc., P. Eng

Join us for an amazing Speaker on Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 pm. A hybrid event with Mr. Yates joining by zoom & you can join by zoom or watch with friends from Freemans LNY, 552 Sackville Dr.
 
Carl Yates: President, Yates Water Management Inc.
CEO of Atlantic First Nations Water Authority
 
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81827718649?pwd=WWtQTWhycjJwUTk4dDlETFBUNzlEQT09
 
Meeting ID: 818 2771 8649
Passcode: Water
Speaker, Carl Yates, M.A.Sc., P. Eng Pat Cathcart 2022-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

Women of Impact In Canada

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Celebrating the women who have made an impact in Canada
 
Women of Impact in Canada is an online gallery dedicated to women's achievements, featuring profiles of courageous women who have made an impact in politics, the arts and sciences, and countless other fields. By sharing their stories, we can cement their place in history and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Women of Impact In Canada Pat Cathcart 2022-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt - A - Highway Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:00 am

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Make a Difference. Be part of the Solution
 
We are looking for Volunteers to help our Adopt - A - Highway initiative. Saturday, October 1, at 9:00 am. To volunteer call or text Sue Paynter at 902-220-6507. Plastic Gloves, Safety Vests and Garbage Bags are provided. We are mask friendly, so bring your own Masks.  Also bring your own Work gloves, and Pick-up Utensils. Volunteer age 16+.  Meet at Fultz House Parking Lot, 17 Sackville Drive.
 
Thankyou!
 
Adopt - A - Highway Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:00 am Pat Cathcart 2022-09-16 03:00:00Z 0

Helmet Sponsorships Thank You
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
We want to take a minute to thank all the community minded enterprises that Sponsored our Helmet Drive to accompany "Recycle your Cycle" initiative.
 
Thank You
Helmet Sponsorships Thank You  Pat Cathcart 2022-09-15 03:00:00Z 0

Trivia - September 22 - 7:30 pm AST

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Join our first trivia game of the fall.  All funds raised go to our Hunger and Homelessness initiatives.  Social at 7:30 pm, game starting at 8:00pm AST
Participation: Minimum of $10/player EFT (e-transfer) to rotarysackville38@gmail.com
Trivia - September 22 - 7:30 pm AST Pat Cathcart 2022-09-10 03:00:00Z 0

Wine Survivor - tickets on sale now - lottery rules posted
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
All tickets are cash purchased
Any questions contact rotarysackville38@gmail.com or
Send a message through Contact Us on this webpage
 
Wine Survivor Raffle Rules
 
1.  Each individual will pay a fee of $35.00.  $20.00 for entrance into Wine Survivor and $15.00 to contribute to the price of a bottle of wine. We will accept up to 266 individual entries into the raffle.  Prizes totaling up to a maximum of $3,990.
 
2.  Payment for the entry fee of $35.00 may be made by cash.
 
3.  Prizes will be in the format of Nova Scotia Provincial gift certificates. 
 
4.  All entrants must submit an email address for notifications.  Raffle rules will be posted on the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area Website and Facebook Page.
 
5.  No person under the age of 19 years of age may enter the raffle.   
 
6.  Individuals may enter more than once, and each entry will be treated as a separate entry.
 
7.  Entries will be accepted until 4 pm on November 21, 2022.
 
8.  Each Tuesday, starting with Tuesday November 22 to December 6, ten names will be drawn and will be out of the running unless they opt to donate another $5.00 to re-enter or buy-in the draw.
 
9.  All names drawn will be notified by email and given the opportunity for a buy-in.
 
10. Draws will be made at Apartment 3, Lower Sackville and announced on Club FaceBook page.
 
11. There are no restrictions for the participation of members, families, volunteers, etc., of the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area.
 
12. Three names drawn on December 13, 2022 will win. The NS Liquor Commission gift certificates are divided as:
 
Example 1:  If 30 tickets are sold $15.00 X 30 = $ 450.00
1st prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $225.00
2nd prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $135.00
3rd prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $ 90.00
 
 Example 2:  If 50 tickets are sold $15.00 X 50 = $750.00.
 1st prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $375.00
 2nd prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $225.00
 3rd prize would be a Nova Scotia Liquor Commission gift certificate of $150.00
 
13. This Wine Survivor Raffle is being conducted under the Lottery License AGD-317785-22.
 
Wine Survivor - tickets on sale now - lottery rules posted  Pat Cathcart 2022-09-06 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker:  Dr. Michael Bezuhly, Director Operation Smile Canada

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Dr. Michael Bezuhly, Director of Operation Smile Canada. Zoom meeting address https://tinyurl.com/4b45v9k7
 
For more information on this event check our webpage for Upcoming Events https://rotarysackville.ca/ (zoom meeting address also posted there)
 
To know more about Operation Smile Canada visit their website at https://operationsmile.ca/
 
Join us for an interesting, informative evening
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bezuhly, Director Operation Smile Canada Pat Cathcart 2022-09-02 03:00:00Z 0

Provincial Recognition and thank you for "Recycle Your Cycle"

Posted by Pat Cathcart
     
 
 
 
 
A thankyou from our MLA, Steve Craig and our Province for "Recycle Your Cycle".
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in this project: our partners, sponsors and contributors, cycle donators, helmet sponsors, those who made the cycles ride ready: truly, a Community Giving Forward Together.
Special thanks to our Rotary Club of Sackville and Area for the all out participation, hard work, and dedication to this project. Great group of Rotarians.
Provincial Recognition and thank you for "Recycle Your Cycle" Pat Cathcart 2022-08-29 03:00:00Z 0

End Polio Now - Tulip Sale
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Rotary is selling 25 tulip bulbs for $25.00. These bulbs will be delivered in September in time for fall planting. All proceeds from the sale of the tulip bulbs go towards the End Polio Now Campaign. Please help Rotary continue the fight to eradicate Polio. To place an order please comment below, message me or email at roystellaj@gmail.com Halifax Harbour Rotary
Thank you for your support.
End Polio Now - Tulip Sale  Pat Cathcart 2022-07-11 03:00:00Z 0

Book Giveaway - Patriot Days

Posted by Pat Cathcart
  
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area had a successful book giveaway at the Sackville Public Library during Patriot Days. Approximately, 270 books were given to children in our Community. We would like to thank Shannon and all the staff at the Sackville Public Library for helping make this happen. Also, thank you to District 14, Councillor, Lisa Blackburn and District 15, Councillor, Paul Russell for their support in helping us with our Literacy Goals. A Community Giving Forward Together
Book Giveaway - Patriot Days Pat Cathcart 2022-07-08 03:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Cycle & Helmet Projects

Posted by Pat Cathcart
150 Ride Ready Cycles and 100 New Helmets.
 
THANK YOU to all those who helped make our "Recycle Your Cycle" project such a huge success. Those who donated cycles, those who made them ride ready, those who recycled everything possible, those who distributed them, those who donated to the "Helmet Project" (see below), those who supplied storage and transportation and rental of the PODS. Also everyone in our Rotary Club for the hard work which resulted in showing what can be done when a Community Gives Forward Together. What an extraordinary achievement!
 
Recycle Your Cycle & Helmet Projects Pat Cathcart 2022-07-04 03:00:00Z 0

Book Giveaway - Sackville Patriot Days

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jun 29, 2022
 
We are sponsoring a children's book giveaway (approximately 270 books) during Sackville Patriot Days Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th, as long as they last. Event is held at the Sackville Public Library, 636 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A huge thank you to Shannon and all the staff of the Sackville Public Library and District 14 & 15, Councillors Lisa Blackburn and Paul Russell for their help in our continuing effort to support literacy in our community.
Book Giveaway - Sackville Patriot Days Pat Cathcart 2022-06-29 03:00:00Z 0

Family Bike Ride
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jun 26, 2022
 
 
 
 
Our Club was invited to speak about our "Recycle Your Cycle" project at yesterday's Family Bike Event hosted by the Sackville Rivers Association. A great morning had by all learning about ride safety, road etiquette, riding trails and then off for a Family Bike Ride. Sackville Rivers Association, for more than 30 years, has led the preservation, restoration, and management of the Sackville Watershed. Thanks to everyone for such an enjoyable and informative morning.
 
     
 
 
Family Bike Ride  Pat Cathcart 2022-06-26 03:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Cycle Windup on Rotary Day of Service

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
                 
The “Recycle Your Cycle” project wound up this past Sunday with our Rotary Day of Service.  All partners gathered at The Salvation Army lot to help distribute ride ready cycles and new helmets for each rider.  Sportwheels staff were on hand to position each cycle to its rider and adjust helmets for a good fit.  Our Rotarians, Junk-Works personnel and The Salvation Army were all there to help distribute the cycles. Festivities included a get together, a barbeque, lots of goodies, special cakes, and an area to test ride the cycles.  A community “Giving Forward Together”.
 
Thank you to our partners, Sportswheels, The Salvation Army, Junk-Works and everyone who supported, sponsored, and made it possible to put smiles on the faces of so many children, youths and adults as they received their cycle and helmet.  Truly an amazing project.
 
 
 
 
 
Recycle Your Cycle Windup on Rotary Day of Service  Pat Cathcart 2022-06-11 03:00:00Z 0

The True Rotarian Award

Posted by Beverly Barker on Jun 10, 2022
Pat Cathcart - The True Rotarian Award
 
 
 
When members of our Rotary club think about the word INITIATIVE, we immediately think of our member Pat Cathcart!
She was awarded with THE TRUE ROTARIAN AWARD. We are so proud of her and thankful for all that she does for our club, all for the benefit of others.
She’s a true trooper, always looking for ways to help in our community. She was instrumental in many initiatives such as Hunger & Homelessness, supporting the Warming Centre, matching grants for breakfast programs and Wine Survivor, Environmental initiatives, such as our current Recycle your Bicycle, as well as the Polio programs. There are so many more and we are so lucky to have her on our team!! Way to go Pat!!!
The True Rotarian Award Beverly Barker 2022-06-10 03:00:00Z 0

Virtual Trivia - Thursday, June 23 - 7:30 pm AST

Posted by Pat Cathcart
It is our last game of the season. JOIN US for fun, a social, and Trivia.  Reconnect with members and friends, meet new friends, have a good time and a bit of competition. We would love to see you!
Funds raised this month go to Hunger and Homelessness
 
 
Click to register and get instructions https://tinyurl.com/5n7vxtf3
Minimum donation $10 per player e-transfer to rotarysackville38@gmail.com
See you there!
 
Virtual Trivia - Thursday, June 23 - 7:30 pm AST Pat Cathcart 2022-06-08 03:00:00Z 0

Thank you Ms. Stanley

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Before the school year winds down we took the opportunity to personally thank Ms. Stanley, our on-site Teacher/Advisor for our Interact Club at C.P. Allan High. We appreciate all that she has done, especially considering that we were not able to be on-site for much of the last two years to assist. Thank you again very much for your support!!!!
Thank you Ms. Stanley Pat Cathcart 2022-06-07 03:00:00Z 0

Fultz House Museum - Spring Cleanup

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Rotary Ladies and Volunteers were up and at it early this beautiful Saturday morning helping Fultz House Museum with spring cleanup.
  
Fultz House Museum - Spring Cleanup Pat Cathcart 2022-05-21 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway May 2022

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 Celebrate 10 years of Adopt-A-Highway cleanups for our Club and thank you for your help.
 
   
 
 
Our member, Sue Paynter, has been arranging these, twice a year for the past 10 years. In her own words: "For several years I have organized the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, Spring and Fall, as part of Rotary Club of Sackville and Area initiative. We clean Exit 1K into Sackville . Thanks to everyone that came out to help this year, it is so very appreciated. We found 10 like new hubcaps; took them to Beacon House. If you have lost one, you may find your missing hubcap there and a nice looking golf club , also at Beacon House."
 
Thank you Sue for the great job you do every year.
Adopt-A-Highway May 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-05-12 03:00:00Z 0
Happy Mother's Day Pat Cathcart 2022-05-08 03:00:00Z 0
Youth Service Month  Pat Cathcart 2022-05-07 03:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Cycle - Community "Giving Forward Together"
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
Community - Giving Forward Together
 
New or used bikes, trikes, and scooters (non-electrical) can be dropped off at Sportwheels from now until May 31, 2022, 209 Sackville Dr., Lr. Sackville during regular business hours.  Sportwheels will clean and service them, The Salvation Army will turn them over to families-in-need.  Junk-Works will ensure waste materials are picked-up, properly disposed of, including further recycling of parts where the opportunity exists.
 
We are also fundraising for the purchase of new helmets to accompany each distributed cycle.  We are inviting you to make a donation that fits your budget, to help us reach our goal to provide at least 100 helmets.  You can e-transfer your donation to rotarybicycles@gmail.com or send your cheque payable to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area, PO Box 147, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S8.
 
We are also offering sponsorships in the project.
  • Platinum Sponsorship  $ 1,000 - 4 Facebook shout outs and 1 year on Recycle Your Cycle homepage sponsor board.
  • Gold Sponsorship        $    500 - 3 Facebook shout outs and 9 months on Recycle Your Cycle homepage sponsor board.
  • Silver Sponsorship       $    300 - 2 Facebook shout outs and 6 months on Recycle Your Cycle homepage sponsor board.
  • Bronze Sponsorship     $    200 - A Facebook shout out and 3 months on Recycle Your Cycle homepage sponsor board.
Help us create memories and wellbeing within our community.  For more information visit Recycle Your Cycle on our menu at the top of our website home page.
Recycle Your Cycle - Community "Giving Forward Together"  Pat Cathcart 2022-05-01 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway May 2022

Make a Difference
Be part of the Solution
  
 
We are looking for Volunteers to help our Adopt-A-Highway initiative. Sat. May 7, 9:00 am. To volunteer call or text Sue Paynter at 902-220-6507. Plastic Gloves, Safety Vests and Garbage Bags provided. Bring your own Masks, Work gloves, and Pick-up Utensils. Volunteer age 16+ and for the safety of volunteers, we are asking that all be at least, double vaccinated against Covid. Meet at Fultz House Parking Lot, 17 Sackville Drive. Thankyou!
Adopt-A-Highway May 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-04-24 03:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Cycle - Milestones

 
Recycle Your Cycle
Milestones
 
"Giving Forward Together, Rotary, Sportwheels, Junk-Works and The Salvation Army
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area cycle pickup
 
 
The Salvation Army cycle pickup for distribution
 
  
 
"Recycle Your Cycle" - Milestones.
 
Rotary picked up a donation of cycles and The Salvation Army distributed our 1st cleaned and serviced cycles to families-in-need.
 
Rotary has Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships available for the project and is also collecting donations for new helmets to go with each cycle. E-transfers can be made to rotarybicycles@gmail.com or cheques made out to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area, PO Box 147, Lr. Sackville, NS B4C 2S8  
Recycle Your Cycle - Milestones Pat Cathcart 2022-04-23 03:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Cycle

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area & Sportwheels Sports Excellence have partnered with The Salvation Army and Junk-Works in "Recycle Your Cycle" project. We are hoping that 100 bikes will be donated and are fundraising to include new helmets with each bike. You can e-transfer your helmet donations to rotarybicycles@gmail.com. or make cheque out to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and mail to PO Box 147, Lr. Sackville, B4C2S8.
 
Drop off your gently used bikes, trikes, and scooters (non-electrical) to Sportwheels at 209 Sackville Dr., Lr. Sackville during regular business hours, from now to the end of May, where they will be cleaned, serviced and made ready for distribution. The Salvation Army will distribute to families-in-need and Junk-Works will ensure waste materials are picked-up, properly disposed of, including further recycling of parts where the opportunity exists.
Recycle Your Cycle Pat Cathcart 2022-04-18 03:00:00Z 0

District 15 Donation to Literacy

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
A sincere thank you to District 15 and Councillor, Paul Russell for their help in our quest to “support education” in our community. Literacy (both Children and Adults) has been an area of focus for Rotary Club of Sackville and Area since its inception. Watch for our next book giveaway.
District 15 Donation to Literacy Pat Cathcart 2022-04-13 03:00:00Z 0
Recycle Your Cycle - Bike Giveaway  Pat Cathcart 2022-04-04 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Lisa MacNaughton Doucet, RN, MN

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Join us for this amazing Speaker
Lisa MacNaughton Doucet, RN, MN - Dalhousie School of Nursing
A Health Care Professional for 27 years, Lisa will lead with an informative and emotional video on caring of persons with dementia and after will address our questions.
Zoom address to join meeting - Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 am AST
Passcode: Sackville
 
Speaker - Lisa MacNaughton Doucet, RN, MN Pat Cathcart 2022-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

Book Giveaway - Sackville Snow Days

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area again this year has had a very successful Book Giveaway during the weekend of Sackville Snow Days.  Approximately 350 children's books were given away at the Sackville Public Library.  A huge thank you to Shannon and all the staff of the Library, without them this could not have happened.  Looking forward to next year.
Book Giveaway - Sackville Snow Days Pat Cathcart 2022-03-01 04:00:00Z 0

Trivia Tonight

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
JOIN US for fun, a social, and a Trivia Game. Covid restrictions are starting to lift so, reconnect with club members and friends, meet new friends, have a good time and a bit of competition. We would love to see you. All funds going to Hunger & Homelessness, so let's be part of the solution.
Click to register & get instructions https://tinyurl.com/ycxem7ka
Minimum donation $10 /player e-transfer to rotarysackville38@gmail.com
 
 
Want to know more about Rotary?  Want to join a Great Club?
Email:  rotarysackville38@gmail.com for more information
 
Trivia Tonight Pat Cathcart 2022-02-24 04:00:00Z 0
Heritage Day Pat Cathcart 2022-02-20 04:00:00Z 0

Beacon House - Call for Soup
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 

Hunger and Homelessness

Want to be part of the solution? Want to know more about Rotary?
Want to join a great Club? Connect with us by emailing rotarysackville38@gmail.com
 
​​​​​​
Beacon House - Call for Soup  Pat Cathcart 2022-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

Book Giveaway - Sackville Snow Days 2022

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area are sponsoring a children's book giveaway (approximately 350 books) during Sackville Snow Days, Feb. 18 - 20.  This event is being held at the Sackville Public Library on Sackville Drive.  Many thanks to Shannon and all the Sackville Library Staff. 
Book Giveaway - Sackville Snow Days 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

Literacy - Children's Book Giveaway
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
A sincere thank you to District 14 and Councillor, Lisa Blackburn for their help in our quest to “support education” in our communities. Literacy (both Children and Adults) has been an area of focus for Rotary Club of Sackville and Area since its inception. Covid restrictions have limited our efforts, but has not got the better of us. A book giveaway of approximately 350 children’s books is planned for the weekend of February 18th as part of Sackville Snow Days.
 
Mark Wilson, a Rotary Club member, said it very well “When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one”.
Literacy - Children's Book Giveaway  Pat Cathcart 2022-02-08 04:00:00Z 0

Polio - Giant Step In Pakistan
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
As 1 of the last 2 wild polio-endemic countries, Pakistan has gone a full year without a report of a single child being paralyzed by the wild poliovirus, showing us that a polio-free world is within our grasp. https://www.endpolio.org/
 
Polio - Giant Step In Pakistan  Pat Cathcart 2022-01-28 04:00:00Z 0

Trivia
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Virtual Trivia FUNdraiser - Thursday, January 27 - 1st game of 2022
 
Funds raised this month go to Hunger and Homelessness
 
 
Stuck inside, bored, not looking forward to more winter - JOIN US for fun, a social, and a Trivia Game. Reconnect with club members and friends, meet new friends, have a good time and a bit of competition. We would love to see you.
 
Get instructions and register at https://tinyurl.com/2u7ccp4d
Minimum donation $10 per player e-transfer rotarysackville38@gmail.com
 
Trivia  Pat Cathcart 2022-01-15 04:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year 2022

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
May the new year bring you peace, joy, health, prosperity and happiness.
Happy New Year 2022 Pat Cathcart 2022-01-01 04:00:00Z 0
Holiday Greetings 2021  Pat Cathcart 2021-12-24 04:00:00Z 0
Christmas Wish Tree - Thank You Pat Cathcart 2021-12-24 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wish Tree 2021

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Our Christmas Wish Tree is at Walmart, Bedford Commons again this year until Sunday, December 19th. Gifts are for disadvantaged adults, 16 years and up. Collected and sorted by Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and distributed in local communities by The Salvation Army.  Check Tree tags for specifics or give what you can. Thank you!
Christmas Wish Tree 2021 Pat Cathcart 2021-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Survivor Winners - Dec. 2021

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area would like to CONGRATULATE all our Dec. 2021 Wine Survivor Winners. Thank you so much for your support. Funds raised go to Rotary projects in our communities. Stayed tuned for information on 2022 Wine Survivors.
Wine Survivor Winners - Dec. 2021  Pat Cathcart 2021-12-15 04:00:00Z 0

Square Roots Program

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
 
Another successful Square Roots program was accomplished today. Held at the Sackville Library, The Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and the Sackville Square Roots Family bundled 60-10 lb. bags of fruits and vegetables. Bundles are available to anyone at a cost of $5 each, or $10 if you would like to contribute and help donate a bundle to someone in need. For more information or to sign up for next week's program visit their Facebook page @SquareRootsSackville. All produce grown locally.
Square Roots Program Pat Cathcart 2021-12-11 04:00:00Z 0
Speaker, Mark Hooftman, General Manager, Atlantic Funeral Homes  Pat Cathcart 2021-11-15 04:00:00Z 0

Lest We Forget

   Lest We Forget
 
 
"In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below."
—John McCrae
 
This year, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada
Lest We Forget Pat Cathcart 2021-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

FUNdraiser - Virtual Trivia November

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Trivia Buffs - Join us for the fun!
 
 
Virtual Trivia FUNdraiser
 
Register https://tinyurl.com/c7trjt5k  Thursday, Nov. 25, social from 7:30 pm to 7:50 pm AST and game starting 8:00 pm AST sharp.
Fee is minimum donation of $10/player to rotarysackville38@gmail.com.
Funds raised go to Rotary Projects - 5 School Breakfast Programs, Sackville Area Warming Centre, Freedom Kitchen, Beacon House, Literacy:  over 700 children books donated throughout the year, etc.
Join in for the fun!
FUNdraiser - Virtual Trivia November Pat Cathcart 2021-11-08 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

World Polio Day Pat Cathcart 2021-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway - Sept. 25 2021

Adopt-A-Highway 
Call for Volunteers
 
This is the 9th year for Rotary Club of Sackville and Area to participate in a semi-annual Adopt-A-Highway program. 
 
Cleanup area is Exit 1 to Lr. Sackville
Date is Sat., Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm AST. 
Meeting Place:  17 Sackville Dr., Fultz House parking lot.
Volunteer:  Call Sue Paynter 902 220 6507 
 
We are calling for Volunteers [(Age 16 yrs.+) ( 16 yrs. to 18 yrs. supervision is required.)].  Vinyl gloves, safety vests and garbage bags provided.  Bring your own mask, pickup utensil and work gloves.  For the safety of our volunteers, we require all to be double vaccinated.
 
Please help to keep this initiative going strong.
Adopt-A-Highway - Sept. 25 2021 Pat Cathcart 2021-09-14 03:00:00Z 0

Wine Survivor 2021 & Rules & Regulations
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Why not let your love of wine go to great causes?  Hunger, Homelessness, Literacy (Children and Adults), Eradicating Polio
Wine Survivor is Back.  Win a Gift Certificate for the Provincial Government Liquor Commission
Just in Time to Fill Your Wine Cellar for the Holiday.  Tickets cost $ 35.00 with 3 Chances to buy back in at $ 5.00 each
 
 
Wine Survivor Raffle Rules
 
1.  Each individual will pay a fee of $ 35.00 cash or cheque.  $ 20.00 for entrance into Wine Survivor and $ 15.00 to contribute equal to the price of a bottle of wine.
2.  Prizes will be in the format of Provincial Government Liquor Commission gift certificates. 
3.  All entrants must submit an email address for notifications.  Notifications will be issued from ClubRunner Event Planner to email address.  Raffle rules will be posted on the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area Website and Facebook Page.
4.  We cannot openly solicit in other provinces.  However, if someone is here and wants to purchase tickets, we can sell to them.  The prizes will be Provincial Government Liquor Commission gift certificates.
5.  No person under the age of 19 years of age may enter the raffle.  
6.  Individuals may enter more than once, and each entry will be treated as a separate entry.
7. Entries will be accepted until Noon, November 23. 2021.
8.  Each Tuesday, starting with Tuesday, November 23 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021, ten names will be drawn and will be out of the running unless they opt to donate another $5.00 to re-enter or buy-in the draw. At the last draw on Tuesday, December 10, 2021 all names will be eliminated until only 3 names remain, who will be the winners.
9.  All names drawn will be notified by email and the given the opportunity for a buy-in.  Winners will be notified by email.
10. Draws will be made on the days designated at noon at Acadia Park, Lower Sackville, NS
11.  Payment for the entry fee of $ 35.00 may be made by cash or cheque. 
12.  There are no restrictions of the participation of members, families, volunteers, etc., of the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area.
13. The last 3 names left on December 10, 2019 will win.  The Provincial Liquor Commission gift certificates are divided as:
                    1st prize will get 50%.
                    2nd prize will get 30%.
                    3rd prize will get 20%.
14. Example:  If 100 tickets are sold $ 15.00 X 1000 = $ 1,500.00.
1st prize would be a Provincial Government Liquor Commission gift certificate of $ 750.00
2nd prize would be a Provincial Government Liquor Commission gift certificate of $ 450.00
3rd prize would be a Provincial Government Liquor Commission gift certificate of $ 300.00
 
This Wine Survivor Raffle is being conducted under the
AGD license no. 310101-21             
 
Wine Survivor 2021 & Rules & Regulations  Pat Cathcart 2021-09-06 03:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Tulip Sales Pat Cathcart 2021-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Laura Bartlett

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Our Club had the pleasure of having Laura Bartlett – Nova Scotia Co-ordinator for Birds Canada Piping Plover Conservation Program, as a Speaker in late July.
 
 
 
Hatching and raising a family on the beach isn’t easy, even for well-camouflaged birds with feathers that blend into the landscape. The piping plover is a small sand-colored, shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North American.  Piping Plovers depend on dynamic, healthy coastal ecosystems. Their breeding habitat includes beaches and sand flats on the Atlantic coast.  They forage for food on beaches, usually around the high tide wrack zone and along the water's edge. They eat mainly insects, marine worms and small crustaceans.  Piping Plovers are presently globally threatened and endangered.  Key challenges to the recovery of this small shorebird include habitat loss from coastal development, disturbances from recreational beach users, motorized vehicles, off-leash dogs, natural predators and climate change.
 
Piping Plovers in Nova Scotia, and southeastern New Brunswick are monitored, protected, and stewarded by volunteers and partners coordinating conservation efforts to help this species at risk.  Great news this year for Nova Scotia is that nesting has increased slightly from last year. (from 45 pairs to 50 pairs).
 
Piping Plover Conservation Program in Nova Scotia is offering volunteer training for all who are interested in helping.  Pre-registration is necessary and can be done through the Piping Plover Conservation in Nova Scotia Facebook page or by email at nsplover@gmail.com
 
Thank you, Laura, for giving us an insight into the plight of this beautiful little bird and we wish you continued success in your endeavours helping them off the record of being threatened and endangered
Speaker - Laura Bartlett Pat Cathcart 2021-08-11 03:00:00Z 0
August Membership Month Pat Cathcart 2021-08-06 03:00:00Z 0

End Polio Tulip Campaign
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 28, 2021
 
 
"End Polio Now" Tulip Sale! Only 3 days left, For $25 (including tax and shipping) you will get 25 Rotary Tulip bulbs to plant for a beautiful spring display. Bulbs are shipped to us in September and will be distributed to people who have ordered them. To order, email rotarysackville38@gmail.com and let us know how many boxes you would like, and the address you would like them delivered to (preferably within HRM, but certainly in Nova Scotia). Send an e-transfer of $25 per box to rotarysackville38@gmail.com. $13 from each box will go to "End Polio Now" and with matched funding by the Gates Foundation, each box could fully vaccinate approximately 60 children. To learn more about End Polio Now click https://www.endpolio.org/ Please make sure that your order and payment comes in before July 31, 2021. Thank you for supporting the push to end Polio forever.
End Polio Tulip Campaign  Pat Cathcart 2021-07-28 03:00:00Z 0

Square Roots Food Bundles

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Our Rotary Club sponsored another Square Roots food program. Up and at it early Saturday morning packaging approximately 100 food bundles (each10 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables) and delivering same within our local communities. Great weather, great friends and a great time had by all.
Square Roots Food Bundles Pat Cathcart 2021-06-28 03:00:00Z 0

Trivia Night FUNdraiser
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
Trivia Buffs- It's that time again!
 
Clickhere  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoceysrDMjHNW2LA6XMoWJ6U0u8TF8dVTX  to register for June 17th game.  We are taking the summer off, but we'll be back in the fall.  Watch for us in October!
 
1)  Registration will send you an email with the Zoom link and instructions to play the game.  If you don't receive it, check your junk/spam folder, if it is not there email rotarysackville38@gmail.com and let us know.
 
2)  Two devices are needed to play:
  • One to sign into Zoom and view the questions (Computer/Laptop/Tablet).
  • Another to download Kahoot App (Kahoot.it) and answer the questions (Tablet/Smart Phone).
  • We suggest using Zoom on your larger screen (Computer/Laptop/Tablet) and downloading Kahoot App on the device with the smaller screen like a Smart Phone.
  • The Kahoot PIN number is shared by the host 1 minute before the game starts.
3)  Payment for Trivia is a minimum $10/player donation and can be sent by email transfer (EFT) to rotarysackville38@gmail.com.
 
4)  Please be ready to sign onto Zoom by 6:30 pm (AST), so game can start at 7:00 pm (AST).
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
 
Trivia Night FUNdraiser  Pat Cathcart 2021-06-03 03:00:00Z 0

Every Child Matters

May be an image of footwear and text that says 'HR EVERY CHILD MATTERS'
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area extends our deepest sympathies to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation on the discovery of the mass grave on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops British Columbia. We encourage our members and supporters to educated themselves on the history of Residential Schools in Canada by visiting the following sites and taking some time of mourning to Honour these 215 children, and all Indigenous children who never made it home.
 
This discovery is quite painful for many who have been touched by this great injustice and the intergenerational trauma that has resulted from it. See the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) document for the 94 Calls-to-Action to understand how you can help support reconciliation and healing.
 
Every Child Matters Pat Cathcart 2021-05-31 03:00:00Z 0

Claudia Covalciuc - Up Coming Speaker

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Our Club is hosting a special guest speaker, Claudia Covalciuc, at our June 1st morning meeting. She will speak on her amazing life journey of perseverance and determination. Great motivation in such troubling times.
 
Click here to Register https://tinyurl.com/n99mkxcw When you register, you will receive an email with the zoom address for this meeting.
 
View article from Pier 21 https://tinyurl.com/skmtxxw4     Join Us.
 
Claudia Covalciuc - Up Coming Speaker Pat Cathcart 2021-05-25 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Tracilyn George

Posted by Pat Cathcart
   
 

Speaker at our May 11th Rotary Club of Sackville and Area Club Meeting, Tracilyn George engaged us in conversations about being a student, travelling, and her writings. She is a well travelled author, drawing inspiration from the beauty and historical sites she visits, and takes the time to people watch and absorb her surroundings.  Her published works include poetry, short stories, and novels, with over 150 children's books published, several of which are pictured above.  She is also an avid on line Trivia buff  and helped our Club develop Trivia Night FUNdraiser.  Thank you Tracilyn for a very inciteful meeting and the support you give our Club.  

Speaker - Tracilyn George Pat Cathcart 2021-05-24 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary 50/50 Raffle

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
 
Lucky Lottery??...not if you don't play!!!! Next draw is on Wednesday, May 26th. Direct your purchase to “Sackville & Area” so Funds raised by our Club go to Rotary Projects in our communities. Good Luck. 
Click here to purchase tickets.  https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/nsrotary
 
Rotary 50/50 Raffle Pat Cathcart 2021-05-21 03:00:00Z 0

Wanda White - Professor of the Year Award - Dalhousie University
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Constant Commitment - "Professor of the Year"  Dalhousie University
"Silver Shovel Award"
 
  
Wanda White, President, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
 
The MD Class of Dalhousie University of 1965 established the "Professor of the Year Award," also known as the "Silver Shovel Award" to honour medical school professors who show dedication, compassion, and a true commitment to their medical students.  This year it was awarded to our Club President, Wanda White.  She shows the same dedication in all that she does whether it is teaching, Rotary, playing music, playing hockey, caring for her parents, and much, much, more.  Her leadership and commitment to Rotary and to our Club is very much appreciated.  We are so proud of her.  Congratulations Wanda!
 
Wanda White - Professor of the Year Award - Dalhousie University  Pat Cathcart 2021-05-04 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker- Alana Hirtle - Portapique Community Build Up+
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Speaker - Alana Hirtle - Vocational Service Director, Rotary Club of Truro, spoke at our Tuesday morning meeting on the - Portapique Community Build Up +. 
 
In the days following the April tragedy in Portapique and surrounding areas, the Rotary Club of Truro, Nova Scotia struck a committee, “Rotary Cares” to see how they may be able to assist the community in their healing process. The last few months, working with residents of Portapique, the project entitled “Community Build Up +” was announced.  This project, developed from community consultation, is an upgrade to the existing Community Hall in Portapique, which is over 200 years old and an addition of a new structure, which will house dances, weddings, and other community events such as children’s programs, and yoga.  Also outdoors they are taking the existing plot of land and adding a playground, as well as a multipurpose area for sports, flea markets, etc. The project is called “Community Build Up +” and the intention is for the residents to rebuild their community with our support. Join in efforts to rebuild Portapique! Together, let's help the community rise again!
 
             
                Outside Area                                    Artist's Rendering of New Building
 
Community Foundation of Nova Scotia will accept donations through their We Rise Again Fund; receipts will be provided for amounts of $20 or more.
Speaker- Alana Hirtle - Portapique Community Build Up+  Pat Cathcart 2021-04-25 03:00:00Z 0

Sackville Square Roots April 24, 2021
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
This Saturday, April 24, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area sponsored the Square Roots Project. Sackville Square Roots aims to tackle a growing issue that affects many people across many communities: food waste and food insecurity. Programs were developed to redirect good food from being thrown away.  Fruits and vegetables are purchased in bulk, bundled in reusable bags, and delivered. 
 
Approximately 90 bags were bundled and delivered with all Covid restrictions being applied.  The weather was most co-operative, which helped make the day of 20 Rotarians and Friends a great day.
 
Some comments:  "It was a great morning!" "Great fun. What Rotary is about!!" "It was a lot of fun!  Teamwork can do so much." "Great day. What amazing teamwork!" "Thanks for organizing this event."  "Great fun" "and great to see everyone!"
 
Looking forward to sponsoring again in June!
 
Sackville Square Roots April 24, 2021  Pat Cathcart 2021-04-25 03:00:00Z 0

Earth Day, April 22nd
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
 
Rotary has 7 areas of focus: peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; community economic development;.and supporting the environment.
 
Today, April 22nd is the 51st Earth Day and the theme is "Restore Our Earth" which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems.  More than $18 million in Rotary Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating this distinct area of focus to support the environment gives Rotary members more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase that impact.
 
Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. We celebrate Earth Day to continue promoting environmental awareness and to remind us that we can protect the Earth in our everyday lives as well. Let's be part of the change.
 
Earth Day, April 22nd  Pat Cathcart 2021-04-22 03:00:00Z 0

Nova Scotia Strong
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Nova Scotia Strong
 
Please take time today to remember those who were lost and those who risked their lives.
 
Nova Scotia Strong  Pat Cathcart 2021-04-18 03:00:00Z 0

Sackville Area Warming Centre
 

 
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area donated to the Sackville Area Warming Centre. A portion of our Club’s donation covered the extra costs associated with PPE & supplies, but much of the $ was directed towards increasing the case management needs of the guests. This resulted in some guests moving into permanent housing, some into shelters, and others being able to stabilize in their housing. 
Sackville Area Warming Centre
Want to join us in Rotary? Email rotarysackville38@gmail.com.
Sackville Area Warming Centre  Pat Cathcart 2021-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

Book Give Away - Sackville Snow Days

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Feb 18, 2021
May be an image of child and book
 
In keeping with our commitment to literacy, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area had a very successful book give away (ages 1 to 10, approximately 300 books) at the Sackville Public Library during Sackville Snow Days. A big thankyou to the Library staff for all their help.
Book Give Away - Sackville Snow Days Pat Cathcart 2021-02-18 04:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Captain Holly Reynolds
 

Posted on Feb 18, 2021
Captain Holly Reynolds, Cadets was a speaker for our Rotary Club on February 9, 2021.
 
Captain Reynolds explained that Cadets is a free youth program for ages 12-18.  They   are  an active group, developing interest in leadership, citizenship, physical activity and the    Canadian Armed Forces.
 
Training includes, orienteering, band, sports, fieldcraft, biathlon, leadership, marksmanship, drill, and much more; something for everyone.  Cadets provides youth with opportunities that no other program can offer.  Challenge, adventure and teamwork are the foundations of their program. They get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage.  
 
Thank you Captain Reynolds for taking the time to speak with us.
Speaker - Captain Holly Reynolds  Pat Cathcart 2021-02-18 04:00:00Z 0

Sackville Snow Days 2021

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Our Club has supported SACKVILLE SNOW DAYS for many years.  This year Sackville Snow Days run February 12–15 and will be presented in a different form. A full list of this year's activities on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sackvillebusinessassociation/posts/3756016357777660.  One item - when you visit participating restaurants on Snow Days weekend, you could win dinner on Sackville Business Association. Have a look and enjoy the fun in the snow.  
Sackville Snow Days 2021  Pat Cathcart 2021-02-11 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of NS

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
 
         Dr. Robert Strang,                  Approximately 150 Rotarians participated on 
   Chief Medical Officer, NS                  Zoom platform for COVID19 update
 
A huge thank you to Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of NS for visiting our Rotary Clubs via Zoom platform and answering our COVID-19 questions. Extremely explanatory and illuminating. Thank you for being there for us all, we appreciate it.
Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of NS  Pat Cathcart 2021-01-30 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wish Tree 2020
 

Posted by Debbie Gascoigne
 Heather, Walmart employee and           Customers Laura and Kayla 
 Jane, Rotarian busy placing tags.                  first to select tags
 
December 1st, 2020, our 'Rotary Wishes Tree' community project was ready to go in Walmart.  Gifts purchased are issued to adults of all ages, 16 and up, who are in need and reside in our local communities. 
 
Thank you to the Salvation Army for managing the distribution of these gifts, which included gifts for every senior requiring assistance.
 
Thank you to Walmart, Bedford Commons and a special thank you to all Walmart customers for your kindness, generosity and for caring to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season.
 
Christmas Wish Tree 2020  Debbie Gascoigne 2021-01-20 04:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Donalda MacIsaac
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
Donalda MacIsaac, Office Manager, CIOE-FM, 97.5, Vice President of Black Beauty Culture Association
 
Donalda MacIsaac, a health advocate and community volunteer in Lower Sackville, spoke at our Rotary Club meeting this morning concerning diversity in our health care system and being part of the creation of Diversity in Health Care Bursaries by Nova Scotia Health in 2015 and funded by the QEII Foundation since 2018.
 
Her passion for health care grew from personal experience caring for loved ones. To help make a difference for her family and her community, she started by becoming involved with the Cobequid Community Health Board (CHB) in Lower Sackville.  Then as part of the creation of the Diversity in Health Care Bursaries.
 
The Diversity in Health Care Bursaries are dedicated to students from diverse backgrounds studying in health care.   The $1,000 bursary is earmarked for African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples, immigrants, people with disabilities and 2sLGBTQ+ students.  Bursary recipients commit to seeking employment in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone.  Since 2018, the QEII Foundation has provided Diversity in Health Care Bursaries to 58 post-secondary students studying in a healthcare field.
 
Thank you Donalda for a riveting and heartfelt look into diversity in our health care system and the Diversity in Health Care Bursaries program.  For information on the Bursaries program, visit the QEII FOUNDATION website at https://qe2foundation.ca/current-priorities/diversity-health-care-bursaries.
 
 
 
Speaker - Donalda MacIsaac  Pat Cathcart 2021-01-19 04:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway Oct. 2020
 

Posted by Susan Paynter
 
A big hand for our masked, socially distanced clean up crew. 👏 Thank you once again. 👏
 
  
 
Adopt-A-Highway - Rotary Club of Sackville and Area held their 10th bi-annual cleanup from Exit 1K to Fultz House on Oct. 31st. Arranged by Sue Paynter and with 10 Rotarians and Friends of Rotary, 13 full bags of garbage plus other various items were cleared from view and sent to their proper disposal sites. With regular attention and effort, it makes for a cleaner, environmentally friendlier Lower Sackville, our community.
Adopt-A-Highway Oct. 2020  Susan Paynter 2020-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Christmas Wish Tree 2020 Pat Cathcart 2020-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Lest We Forget  Pat Cathcart 2020-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Lisa Richard - Speaker

Posted on Oct 20, 2020
 
 
 
This morning our Rotary meeting had a very special guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Richard. She favoured us with unique stories and original songs (new single "Uniforms") and some old favourites. She also gave us insight in how COVID has changed her life. Extremely uplifting morning. We would like to thank her for taking the time to enhance our day.
Dr. Lisa Richard - Speaker 2020-10-20 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Reconnect Week 2020

Posted by Pat Cathcart

GET READY FOR RECONNECT WEEK 2020!

All around the world, Rotarians and alumni will gather to share their experiences, network with each other, and exchange ideas for staying involved in Rotary. During the week of October 5-11, https://on.rotary.org/2wkdkoZ site will continually be updated. So keep checking back. Look at some of the posts on the site already which may inspire your next event to welcome local alumni back to Rotary.

Rotary Reconnect Week 2020 Pat Cathcart 2020-10-05 03:00:00Z 0

Barbara Gillis - Try a Little Kindness

 
 
 
🎵🎵🎵"You got to try a little kindness"🎵🎵🎵"Yes show a little kindness"🎵🎵🎵 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️Rotary Club of Sackville & Area continues to hold its regular meetings online via Zoom. We are delighted to be able to use the power of technology to invite special musical guests to join us, and recently, we did just that! Thank you to the talented @Barbara Gillis for offering up an inspiring, motivational song to our Tuesday morning meeting.  We definitely appreciate it! Check it out here!  #serviceaboveself #rotary #glencampbell #welovetuesdaymornings
❗️Want to join a meeting? PM us and we would be glad to connect with you ❗️
 
 https://www.facebook.com/SackvilleAreaRotaryClub/videos/832353814172219/?t=0
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara Gillis - Try a Little Kindness 2020-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

Polio Free - Tulips are here

 
THANK YOU!!!! 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷THANK YOU!!!
 
So you received your special #endpolio tulip bulbs by special delivery??🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷Let us know, did you plant them in your garden, or did you give them to someone special?? Please let us know at rotarysackville38@gmail.com.  We would love to know and hear from you.  Send us a picture of you planting your tulips.  Check out our Facebook page. 
 
Thank you to everyone who purchased bundles of tulip bulbs in support of the #EndPolioNow campaign.  
Article by Lindsay Lamb, Secretary, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
 
Polio Free - Tulips are here Lindsay Lamb 2020-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

Sue and Doug - Rotary Connection

 
🌎ROTARY IS WHERE CONNECTIONS ARE MADE🌎 
 
Rotary connects neighbors, friends and communities across the globe. We are all connected by our shared goal to make the communities that we live in better, and to help international communities that need our help in any way we can -  AND sometimes, just sometimes…..members make a ❤️ connection. !!!Drum roll please!!!!  Meet our Rotary couple, Sue (Sackville/Area, Nova Scotia) & Doug (Mount Clemens, Michigan). Sue and Doug share a passion for Rotary and serving the communities that they live in.  We are so happy for you both!!!!
 
Guess what!?!......
In contrast to our Rotary Club of Sackville and Area that was incorporated in 2011, Rotary Club of  Mount Clemens is 100 YEARS OLD this year!  That is amazing! 🥳 Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Mount Clemens on achieving this amazing milestone.
Article by Lindsay Lamb, Secretary, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
Sue and Doug - Rotary Connection Lindsay Lamb 2020-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

50/50 Winner

 

50/50 Winner

 

Tim Nobes collected his winnings for our Shelter Nova Scotia 50/50 draw.- Jackpot was $8010!. Tim is a lovely guy who does great things for Shelter NS.

Congratulations Tim!

50/50 Winner Pat Cathcart 2020-08-07 03:00:00Z 0

Jennifer E. Jones - Rotary International President Nomination

Posted by Pat Cathcart

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served Rotary as Vice President, Director, Training Leader, Committee Chair, Moderator, and District Governor. 

Jennifer E. Jones - Rotary International President Nomination Pat Cathcart 2020-08-07 03:00:00Z 0

50/50 Draw

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
Covid-19 hit the homeless particularly hard. That's why the Rotary clubs of metro Halifax and 96.5 The Breeze teamed up to launch our first online 50/50 draw in support of Shelter Nova Scotia.
 
Rotary is the oldest service organization in the world. Rotarians have been putting Service Above Self for 115 years by funding local, youth and international programs. In these trying times Rotarians are helping to support one particular organization that Covid-19 has stretched to the limit, and beyond. 
 
Shelter Nova Scotia believes that everyone deserves a safe and affordable home. They support people in times of crisis and transition through residential and outreach programs, and operate six facilities, providing a safe place for up to 134 people each night. Click here to learn more about Shelter Nova Scotia.
 
Tickets $10 each or groupings of 3, 8 or 20, and are available at http://rafflebox.ca/raffle/rchh/4
 
This link will ensure you select Rotary Club Sackville and Area so that our club receives the appropriate recognition.

The draw date is Friday July 31st.
 
Thank you for supporting Shelter Nova Scotia. And good luck!
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
50/50 Draw Pat Cathcart 2020-07-02 03:00:00Z 0

End Polio Tulips - Vesey Seeds

Posted by Pat Cathcart
   
 
In the month of July ONLY! We are selling Tulips for Polio, thanks to the tremendous support of Vesey seeds
 
For $25 (inc tax and shipping) you will get 25 Rotary Tulip bulbs to plant for a beautiful spring display in 2021 and beyond. Bulbs will be shipped to me, in September and I will distribute them to people who have ordered them. We are asking if at all possible that they are planted on World Polio Day on Oct 24th.
 
We anticipate that $14 from each box will go to End Polio Now – with matched funding by the Gates Foundation, each box of bulbs could fully vaccinate approx. 67 children. To learn more about End Polio now click HERE
 
Please encourage friends, neighbours, family etc to buy them too (but see the note about where I can deliver them !!). Poster and picture also attached.
 
Here’s how to place an order.
Email and tell me how many boxes you would like, and the address you would like them delivered to (preferably within HRM, but certainly in Nova Scotia 😊)
Send an e-transfer of $25 per box  to rotarysackville38@gmail.com 
 
Please make sure that your order and payment comes in before July 31.
 
Thank you for supporting the push to end Polio for ever.
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
 
End Polio Tulips - Vesey Seeds Pat Cathcart 2020-07-01 03:00:00Z 0

Food Insecurity Donations - Covid-19

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jun 22, 2020
    
With the Covid-19 pandemic reaching our Communities, food insecurity is a major concern.  Rotary Club of Sackville and Area did our best to help with this ongoing problem by making donations to both the Beacon House Food Bank and the "Freedom Kitchen" Food Truck"
 
Food Insecurity Donations - Covid-19 Pat Cathcart 2020-06-22 03:00:00Z 0
Lindsay Lamb - Mario DeMello - New Club Members  Pat Cathcart 2020-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

Community Connections - George Zwaagstra

Posted by Pat Cathcart
 
All those who attended really enjoyed George's stories at our Community Connections event. He told us of  growing up in the Netherlands during World War II, immigrating to Canada and making a life here for his family. Thanks to Mr Zwaagstra for sharing his stories and thanks to those who attended.  More pictures......
Community Connections - George Zwaagstra Pat Cathcart 2020-01-28 04:00:00Z 0

HomeWarming, Speaker - Gary Ferguson
 

Posted on Jan 21, 2020
                                                                                                                 
 
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.
HomeWarming, Speaker - Gary Ferguson  Pat Cathcart 2020-01-21 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wish Tree -2019

Posted by Pat Cathcart
   

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.

  

 

 

Christmas Wish Tree -2019 Pat Cathcart 2019-12-30 04:00:00Z 0

Millwood High School Breakfast Program

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart

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.
 
 
Millwood High School Breakfast Program  Pat Cathcart 2019-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting High School Breakfast Programs
 

 Supporting High School Breakfast Program at Sackville High School
 
     
  Club VP - Beverly Barker and Luke MacDonald, Head of Sackville High Breakfast Program.  Beverly flipping pancakes on hot breakfast meal day.
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area is pleased to support Sackville High School Breakfast Program once again this year.  On average, 70 to 80 students drop by for nutritious breakfast foods each morning on their way to class.  Friday is hot breakfast day, but the cold food days sounded yummy, too!  In addition to staples like fruit and yogurt, they regularly have homemade items like muffins, granola bars and breakfast brownies. 
 
   
 
Supporting High School Breakfast Programs  Pat Cathcart 2019-11-25 04:00:00Z 0

Speaker, Michelle Champniss, Executive Director - Sackville Business Association

Posted by Pat Cathcart

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.
Speaker, Michelle Champniss, Executive Director - Sackville Business Association Pat Cathcart 2019-11-22 04:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Roger Chaisson  - Rotary Club of Halifax North West
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart

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  

 
Speaker - Roger Chaisson  - Rotary Club of Halifax North West  Pat Cathcart 2019-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

Community Outreach Meal Event and "Freedom Kitchen"  Food Truck



 

Posted by Pat Cathcart
       
 
 
On October 17, 2019 Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and Rotary Interact Club helped with the setup, serving, cleanup and take down for the monthly Community Outreach Meal Event held at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville, NS.  The meal event was initiated to help target food insecurity in the community.  Since the first meal event with participation of 15 has increased to 225.  

It was noted that no young adults participated in the meal event, which led to the development of The Food Truck pilot  in October 2019.  Initial pilot had 147 participants suffering from food insecurity visit the Food Truck.  
 
Our club has taken on a project of "Hunger and Homeless" and has presented a cheque to Caroline Gallop, Chairwoman of the Community Outreach Meal Event Group.  It will go towards their Meal Event and Food Truck to help with their great work fighting food insecurity in the community.
Community Outreach Meal Event and "Freedom Kitchen"  Food Truck  Pat Cathcart 2019-11-08 04:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Project

Posted by Pat Cathcart
    
 
   
 
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area - Literacy Program
Dictionaries delivered to the Grade 3 students in 12 Elementary Schools
 
Each year, since 2016, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area has taken part in The Dictionary Project, which makes it possible for Grade 3 students in our communities to receive a dictionary for their own personal use. They will be able to keep this dictionary and use it for a lifetime.  By giving children such an important reference tool and with a goal in mind to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, Rotary makes a difference.
 
Rotarians delivered dictionaries to 12 elementary schools and were received with great interest and great excitement.  At each school the dictionaries had to be tested by energetic students.  Example - Who could find the word "kind"?....What does it mean?....Can you put it in a sentence?  Great fun had by all.
 
A quote from one Rotarian "We were ushered right into the classroom of excited students.  It was awesome."  
 
Dictionary Project Pat Cathcart 2019-10-16 03:00:00Z 0

Networking with Rotary - Alana Hirtle

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Oct 01, 2019

 

Rotary Club of Sackville and Area presented Networking with Rotary at Freemans, Sackville Drive on Oct. 1, 2019.  Hosted by Past President, Ron Zwaagstra.
 
Key Note Speaker, Alana Hirtle , helps small business owners at CBDC Northen Opportuities for Business Limited (NOBL) in Truro and spent 14 years as Event Manager at White Point Beach Resort.  Alana spoke on her years of experience of making the best of challenging situations throughout her career and gave insight  with humour while describing "Keeping Your Head While Everyone Is Losing Theirs".
 
She also shared her active community life as Chair of the Truro Heritage Advisory Committee, Member of the Truro Brand Leadership committee, and Past President of Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Networking opportunities over pizza occurred and a good productive time was had by all.
 
 
Networking with Rotary - Alana Hirtle Pat Cathcart 2019-10-01 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Vanessa Burns, Boys and Girls Club
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Sep 25, 2019
 
Speaker:  Vanessa Burns, Director of Development, Boys and Girls Club Greater Halifax
 
   
 
Vanessa spoke briefly of her fear of heights and subsequent personal journey of successfully climbing a mountain in Italy. This segued into how difficult it is for children to navigate through their childhood to adulthood.  From there she explained the programs available at the BGCGH and the benefits of each
Speaker - Vanessa Burns, Boys and Girls Club  Pat Cathcart 2019-09-25 03:00:00Z 0

Wayne Pittman - New Rotary Member

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 23, 2019
New Member
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area  
Wayne Pittman
 
Wayne Pittman Consulting
 www.wayne pittman.com
CPA, Management Consultant and teaches Productivity Techniques
 
Wayne, shown here with Ross Bartlett, Club President, was greeted by each Club member and was so anxious to get started with Rotary business, immediately joined the Membership Committee. 
 
Wayne possesses qualities that exemplify the true spirit of Rotary in public, business, social and private life and is a worthy representative of his calling.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to say Welcome to Wayne, and are sure there are great things to come.  
Wayne Pittman - New Rotary Member Pat Cathcart 2019-07-23 03:00:00Z 0

Thank You to Past President - Linda Meldrum

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 18, 2019
 
Past Presidents's - Debbie Gascoigne, Linda Meldrum, Ron Zwaagstra and President Ross Bartlett
 
As Rotary Club Past President, Linda has given her time, dedication, skills and much more to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area for the past year. In recognition and appreciation of this service, Linda was presented with an award and thank you by Past President, Ron Zwaagstra.  Rotary's international motto..."Service Above Self" .... is what being a Rotarian denotes.  It also means maintaining high ethical standards in one's business, one's profession, and in one's personal life.  Thank you Linda and congratulation.
Thank You to Past President - Linda Meldrum Pat Cathcart 2019-07-18 03:00:00Z 0

Visiting Rotarian - Nathan Gildart
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 17, 2019
 
Rotarian Nathan Gildart visiting from Japan joined Rotary Club of Sackville and Area morning meeting of July 9, 2019.  He joined in discussions on fundraising, membership and existing projects.  Nathan takes the time to visit the Club each time he is in the area.  It is always interesting to get ideas from clubs in other countries.
 
Nathan was presented with Rotary Club or Sackville and Area banner by Club President, Ross Bartlett.
 

 
Visiting Rotarian - Nathan Gildart  Pat Cathcart 2019-07-17 03:00:00Z 0

Networking with Rotary - Stella Roy

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 06, 2019
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area presented Networking with Rotary at Freemans, Sackville Drive on June 26th.  Hosted by Past President, Linda Meldrum
 
Key Note Speaker, Stella Roy, PT, CAFCI , is owner at Bedford Orthopedic Health Center and Foundation Chair with the Rotary Foundation.  Stella spoke how our business and personal networks can help leverage the ability to be successful.  She also spoke about Rotary and her passion and goal to "Light the Way" and eradicate Polio in the world. 
 
Networking opportunities were shared over pizza and a good productive time was had by all.
 
Networking with Rotary - Stella Roy Pat Cathcart 2019-07-06 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Sterling Stephens - Toy Trot
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 05, 2019
 
Sterling Stephens was the speaker at our June 11th meeting and spoke on The Toy Trot .  Through his business, Exit Realty Metro - Dartmouth, he has been sponsoring the Toy Trot for 6 years. This year's event is November 30th at DeWolfe Park in Bedford.  It benefits children who need a hand up. You can walk or run a scenic course along the Bedford waterfront.  Admission is a toy donation, which is handed over to Salvation Army for Christmas distribution. You can stay after for some camaraderie, story sharing, and hot chocolate.
 
Sterling Stephens, Exit Realty and Rotarian, Lisa Keddy
Speaker - Sterling Stephens - Toy Trot  Pat Cathcart 2019-07-05 03:00:00Z 0

District 7820 Conference - May 2019 Pictou

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 05, 2019
 
A good time was had by all who attended the 7820 Conference in May of this year.  There were engaged speakers and opportunities to share best practices with our fellow Rotarians.
 
Incoming Leadership Chair Louisa Horne with Beacon.  Louisa challenged us to "be flamingos" and affect positive change.  Questioned how can our District  help us; stating it could be in any avenue of service:  club planning, governance, youth, local service, international service, fundraisers, socials - what will help our club be more irresistible?  Also introduced us to Beacon, and the possibility of getting Public Image funding by taking the Ro-terrier Puppy public image challenge and build greater awareness of Rotary.
Rotarian Bill Scammell and Vice President Beverly Barker.  Rotary Club of Sackville and Area had great representation at the District Conference.  Along with Bev and Bill, it was attended by Past President, Linda Meldrum and Rotarian Pat Cathcart.
Focus Groups were held on a new approach to club visits by District Leaders and and how our District can help with what our Clubs want.  Some creative thinking ideas were on:  Strategic Planning/visioning workshop; Board structure/effectiveness workshop; Partnership connection; International Project (planning a grant application or establishing a collaborative committee with other clubs); Have the District Chair participate in an event; Membership session or presentation to a new member event; Public image training, etc.   
 
                                                                                                                      More Pictures........
District 7820 Conference - May 2019 Pictou Pat Cathcart 2019-07-05 03:00:00Z 0

The True Rotarian Award 2018-2019

Posted by Linda Meldrum on May 08, 2019

 

 
 
On April 30, District Governor, Rob Christie, presented Pat Cathcart with the True Rotarian Award.  The True Rotarian Award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through his/her Rotary and community life that he/she lives by the Four Way Test at all times -  
 
 
 
 
"Of the things we think, say or do"
 
Is it the Truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better relationships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned:
 
Congratulations Pat
The True Rotarian Award 2018-2019 Linda Meldrum 2019-05-08 03:00:00Z 0

Presidential Citation Awarded
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on May 08, 2019

 

On April 30, District Governor, Rob Christie present the Presidential Citation Award to Rotary Club of Sackville and Area.
 
A club earns a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and their club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
 
The award was accepted by Rotary Club of Sackville and Area, President, Ross Bartlett.
 
Congratulations
Presidential Citation Awarded  Pat Cathcart 2019-05-08 03:00:00Z 0

Rob Christie, District Governor visit

Posted by Pat Cathcart on May 06, 2019

On April 30, 2019, we had the pleasure of welcoming District Governor of 7820, Rob Christie to our club as our guest speaker.  He presented two awards to our club on behalf of Rotary International; The True Rotarian Award and 2018-2019 Presidential Citation. 

His goal, as he shared with us, was to S.H.A.P.E up your Rotary world. He encouraged everyone to Strengthen our clubs, provide Humanitarian service, raise Awareness of Indigenous peoples, tell our stories through a higher Public Image and engage in Environmental stewardship. He noted that each club in our District has responded to this challenge in unique and positive ways........
 
 
 
Rob Christie, District Governor visit Pat Cathcart 2019-05-06 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt A Highway - May 2019

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on May 04, 2019
 
On May 4th, we did our semi annual Adopt - A - Highway initiative from Exit 1K to Fultz House in Lower Sackville.
 
Eleven members and friends of Rotary took on the clean up of all the garbage nesting on the sides of the road.
 
Our Club has been a proud participant in the Adopt-A-Highway program for many years now.  Twenty bags of garbage plus other various items were cleared from view and sent to their proper disposal sites........  
Adopt A Highway - May 2019  Pat Cathcart 2019-05-04 03:00:00Z 0

30 Years of Women in Rotary
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on May 04, 2019
Rotary is marking 30 Years of Women in Rotary.  Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside invited all area clubs to an informal brunch/meeting today. Our Club showed good representation and enjoyed the camaraderie, networking opportunities and, in general, the enjoyable company.   
 
Notable Facts
 
  1. It was voted that Women could be admitted to Rotary Clubs Worldwide in 1989.  By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000.  By July 2016, the number of female Rotarians had surpassed 250,000.
  2. 1995 - Eight women become district governors.
  3. 2005 - The first woman appointed as trustee of The Rotary Foundation.
  4. 2008 - The first woman elected to the RI board of directors.
  5. 2012 - The first woman to serve as RI treasurer.
  6. 2013 - The first woman to serve as RI vice president.
 
30 Years of Women in Rotary  Pat Cathcart 2019-05-04 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Volunteer of the Year - Lisa Keddy
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Apr 27, 2019

 
At the 40th annual Lake District Recreation Association Dinner, Lisa Keddy was awarded Rotary Club of Sackville and Area's, Volunteer of the Year. 
 
Since joining our Club a year ago, she has participated in the unveiling
 
Left to Right-Rotarian Lisa Keddy and Club Treasurer, Deb Gascoigne
 
of the Canada 150 Mosaics, serves on the Fundraising Team, and is a key contributor and actively partakes in our Chase the Ace on Thursday evenings.
 
 
Rotary Volunteer of the Year - Lisa Keddy  Pat Cathcart 2019-04-27 03:00:00Z 0

Sackville Business Association (SBA)-Volunteer of the Year 

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Apr 26, 2019
SBA Volunteer of the Year is none other than our own Vice President, Beverly Barker.  She was awarded this honour at the 40th annual Lake District Recreation Association Dinner held on April 17, 2019.   Bev is owner of Beverly Barker Insurance Agency Inc. - the co-operators located here in Lower Sackville.  
 
With a long history of volunteerism and bringing a community focused attitude to our Club, she participates with high energy in many of our projects.  You can witness this energy at Freeman's Little New York on Thursday's with our Chase the Ace Team.  Bev is also a key contributor to our Interact Club at Charles P. Allen High School.
 
Congratulations!  Well Done!
 

 
Sackville Business Association (SBA)-Volunteer of the Year   Pat Cathcart 2019-04-26 03:00:00Z 0

Sackville Area Warming Centre - SAWC

 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Apr 25, 2019
                             
 From Left to Right
 Rotarian Bill Scammell; Rotarian Pat Cathcart; Director of SAWC,  Mike Proworoznyk; VP of Rotary Club, Bev Barker
 
On April 16th, Rotary Club of Sackville and Area made a donation to Sackville Area Warming Centre (SAWC).  SAWC opened a couple of days a week starting in March of this year as a drop-in centre for all struggling with hunger and homelessness.  Anyone without shelter, can stop by, get warm, get clean, and have a hot beverage and food.  We are happy to support this community initiative and wish Mike and all the SAWC volunteers much future success.
Sackville Area Warming Centre - SAWC  Pat Cathcart 2019-04-25 03:00:00Z 0

Speaker - Bedford Sackville Learning Network

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Apr 09, 2019
    
From left to right Rotarian Sally Holden, BSLN Paul MacNeil, Rotarian Ron Zwaagstra
 
On February 2nd, speaker Paul MacNeil from the Bedford Sackville Learning Network told us of the free programs offered for their Adult (19 years of age and older) Education program - G.E.D. (General Educational Development), Math, Reading, Writing, and Computer Training.  Over 15 years experience working with adults, BSLN continues to change lives by supporting adult literacy in our community.  Offered are classroom and one-to-one tutoring initiatives, which help students return to learning, upgrade their education, and/or prepare for a better job.   www.chebucto.ns.ca/Education/BSLN/
 
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area is a strong advocate of literacy and are happy to support the BSLN again this year.  Literacy (both child and adult) is one of our Club's highest focuses.  Thank you Paul for the many success stories and for taking the time to share them.
Speaker - Bedford Sackville Learning Network Pat Cathcart 2019-04-09 03:00:00Z 0

Interact Club Annual Coffee House: Believe in Hope for Alexis

Posted by Sally Holden

 

For the 4th year the members of the Interact Club at Charles P Allen High School are organising a Coffee House at Bedford United Church. This year’s event is being held on Wednesday April 10th.

As well as a lively evening of fantastic music from a range of talented musicians, singers and bands, there will be a bake sale and of course coffee! In addition Believe in Hope Jewelry will be on sale, and tickets are being sold for a draw to win framed artwork. All of these components combine to make a successful fundraiser for The Alexis Fletcher IWK Adolescent Mental Health Memorial Endowment.

The Interact Club, and its sponsor, the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area and the Charles P Allen High school community have all supported the foundation since its inception in 2016. Remembering Alexis Fletcher, the foundation was started by her family to be “used for initiatives to increase awareness and education about mental illness in our adolescent population”. In addition it aims to “promote early recognition of symptoms and to teach importance of early treatment to improve outcome for mental illness. To educate students on where to go for help, how to access support and services”.

Interact is a youth programme of Rotary, where young people are able to support local and international communities, raising funds, awareness or providing practical support. The club is self governing with support and encouragement from both the school and Rotarians from the Sackville and Area club.

Its hoped that this will be the most successful event to date raising even more than last year’s total of $705.15

There are still some spots available for musicians /bands, please contact rotarysackville.38@gmail.com.

The event runs from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds go directly to the Foundation.

 
Interact Club Annual Coffee House: Believe in Hope for Alexis Sally Holden 2019-03-28 03:00:00Z 0

Mosaic project complete

Posted by Ron Zwaagstra on Mar 27, 2019
We did it. The Rotary Club of Sackville and Area mosaic project at Acadia Park is officially completed with today's installation of the interpretive panel. Hundreds of people from our community painted 400 4" x 4" tiles used to create the mosaics. This project could not have been done without the support of various individuals, organizations, local businesses and countless hours put in by our club members.
 
Mosaic project complete Ron Zwaagstra 2019-03-27 03:00:00Z 0

Books! Books! Books!

Posted by Sally Holden on Jan 16, 2019

BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!

November was our big book giveaway!  For the fourth consecutive year we delivered dictionary / gazetteers to grade 3 students in our local Elementary schools and for the first time we joined up with Sackville Library to give away reading books to young people attending The Holly Jolly party before the Tree Lighting at Acadia Park. We are able to access reasonably priced, good quality books from The Dictionary Project and First Books Canada, and each book we give away has a plate label showing it was a gift from us...…

Books! Books! Books! Sally Holden 2019-01-16 04:00:00Z 0

Reflecting on the 2018 Wishes Tree

Posted by Sally Holden on Jan 03, 2019
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 This year our Wishes Tree at Wal-Mart in Bedford Commons was the most successful it has ever been, thanks to contributors posting on social media and encouraging a wider reach. Thank you once again to the whole community for support of this project.

However, also through social media, and a question about seeing the same tag more than once, we realised that despite this being the 5th year for this project, some clarification is required about how the project works.

It has been perceived as a “senior’s tree” and whilst this is not wholly inaccurate it is so much more than that.........................

Reflecting on the 2018 Wishes Tree Sally Holden 2019-01-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Lending a Hand in the Community
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Dec 01, 2018
 
The Salvation Army was seeking volunteers for its annual Christmas Kettle campaign, which ran from mid- November to December 24th. Christmas Kettle Attendants were needed to help raise funds at the Kettles located in shopping areas throughout the community.  Many Rotary Club of Sackville and Area Members donated their time to help in this effort.  The Salvation Army reciprocates with help for our Wishes Tree project.  Well done.
 
       Bill and Bev Scammell lending a hand in Sackville Community
Rotarians Lending a Hand in the Community  Pat Cathcart 2018-12-01 04:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway Sept. 22, 2018
 

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Sep 22, 2018
On Sept. 22, 2018, we  did our semi annual  Adopt - A - Highway initiative from Exit 1K to Fultz House. 
 
On Sept. 22, 2018, 14 members and friends of Rotary took on the clean up of all the garbage nesting on the sides of the road by Exit 1K leading into Lower Sackville........
 
 
Adopt-A-Highway Sept. 22, 2018  Pat Cathcart 2018-09-22 03:00:00Z 0

7th Annual live Auction

Posted by Sally Holden on Jul 20, 2018
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Its nearly that time again! our biggest club fundraiser and best pre Christmas shopping experience!!
Our 7th Annual Live Auction will be held at Brewsters Bedford Highway on Nov 2 at 5.30pm.  Save the date in your diary now!
We are also looking for items to include in the Auction- please email us on Rotarysackville38@gmail.com if you can help us by donating an item to auction. (all items welcome not just gift baskets!) 

For each donation received, you or your business will be identified by name at the time of the auction. Business participants will also have the opportunity to get community exposure among the large number of attendees.

This event allows us to continue our high school breakfast programmes, our elementary school literacy support, our book stall and Ker-Plunk  game at Sackville Snowdays and so much more!

7th Annual live Auction Sally Holden 2018-07-20 03:00:00Z 0

“Helping Babies Breathe – Helping Babies Survive”

Posted by Pat Cathcart on Jul 15, 2018

Volunteering at the “Helping Babies Breathe – 

Helping Babies Survive” Booth

House of Friendship 

Rotary International Convention 2018

House of Friendship had approximately 325 trade show booths (Rotary and non-Rotary related) at this year’s Rotary International Convention 2018 in Toronto.

 

Helping Babies Survive is a growing group of evidence-based, hands-on programs developed to reduce neonatal mortality in resource-limited environments.  At the “Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) – Helping Babies Survive” (HBS) booth you could find educational material and equipment available for “hands on” demonstrations.  continued.....


 
“Helping Babies Breathe – Helping Babies Survive” Pat Cathcart 2018-07-15 03:00:00Z 0

Adopt-A-Highway

Posted by Ron Zwaagstra on May 05, 2018
On May 5, 2018, we  did our Adopt - A - Highway cleanup from Exit 1K to Fultz House. 
 
 
Rotarians and Friends did magic and made garbage disappear.  On the morning of May 5,2018, 12 members of our team took on the clean up of all the garbage nesting on the sides of the road.  And Exit 1K is spotless again.  Our Club has been a proud participant in the Adopt-A-Highway program for many years now. Twelve bags plus other various items were cleared from view and sent to their proper disposal sites.  Everyone benefits from cleaner, environmentally friendlier communities. These regular cleanups are paying off. Thank you and congratulations to all.  Keep up the good work.
Adopt-A-Highway Ron Zwaagstra 2018-05-05 03:00:00Z 0
World Financial Group Book Donation 2018-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Believe in Hope

 
Our Interactors are working hard to create a great show and line up. Don't take our word for it. Come out to the show and see for yourself.
Believe in Hope Ron Zwaagstra 2018-05-03 03:00:00Z 0

Volunteer of the Year

Pat Cathcart was awarded our club's Volunteer of the Year award at the LDRA 39th Annual Volunteer Dinner at the Sackville Legion on Wednesday.
 
Volunteer of the Year Ron Zwaagstra 2018-05-01 03:00:00Z 0

Hunger and Homelessness Forum

Posted by Sally Holden on Jan 30, 2018
 
We are hosting a homelessness and hunger forum at Knox United Church on February 6th at 7:00PM. These are important but often hidden issues in our community. Members of the public and other community groups are more than welcome. Understanding can show us how we can all work together.
Hunger and Homelessness Forum Sally Holden 2018-01-30 04:00:00Z 0
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