Recently, the Rotary Club of Summerside, sponsored by Napa Auto Parts, held its 28th annual Mardi Gras curling bonspiel. The event was an overwhelming success with 40 teams (160 players) participating.
Pictured below is Neil MacLean of Napa Auto Parts and the winning team skipped by Ian Power. Also in the picture is George Power and Kevin Wile. Missing is Kelly Power.
The 28th Annual Rotary Mardi Gras Curling Bonspiel is back!
Rotarian Paul Power recently represented the club at the Boys and Girls Club's announcement that construction will soon begin on the new Youth Engagement Centre. The Summerside Rotary Club was the major sponsor, donating $60,000. Joining in the picture is Tim Banks, of APM, Egmont MP Gail Shea, Summerside Mayor Bill Martin, Rachel Barry, with the P.E.I. Youth Council, and Adam Binkley with the Summerside Boys and Girls Club.
2014 Easter Seals Ambassador Brett Robinson and his mother Lynn came to our meeting this morning. Brett is a non-traditional communicator and did an inspiring presentation using his computerized speaking program.
Tim O'Neill (right), retired Chief Economist of the Bank of Montreal is thanked by Rotarian Gordon Coffin for his presentation to the Club. O'Neill, who now lives on Prince Edward Island gave us all a better understanding of the state of the Canadian economy.
Rotarian/Publisher of the Journal Pioneer, Sandy Rundle presents a cheque for $4150.00 to Club President Tim Hockin. The cheque represented half the proceeds from the Journal Pioneer/Rotary Book Sale held Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013.
Summerside Rotarians were recipients of an inspirational presentation today by Michelle Hogg from the Notre Dame Place Clubhouse. Michelle is a participant in the Transitional Employment Program which assists people who experience mental illness return to work in the community. Michelle (right) and Notre Dame Place representative Jo-Anne Praught were thanked by Rotarian Les Chipperfield and presented with Maurice Bernard prints in appreciation for their presentation.
Check out the article that appeared in the Journal Pioneer regarding her presentation.
Corina and Peter Bolo shared their experience volunteering in Zambia with a Habitat for Humanity "Global Village" build. They, along with three other individuals are currently working to raise $35,000 CDN to help the village of Kamanga, Lusaka, Zambia complete a unfinished school. The school will be an expansion of the Fruitful Vine School, operated by the Community Based TB/HIV/AIDS Organization (CBTO), which is supported by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Rotarian Peter Brown presents them with a Maurice Bernard print in appreciation of their presentation.....and close to $250 was raised through fines and contributed to their cause.
Club member Bill Kendrick was honoured last night by being named the Island Rotarian Volunteer of the Year for 2013 as recipient of the George Tweedy Award.
Chair of Community Services Ted Cross presents Becky Mullen, Program Manager for Habitat for Humanity PEI with a cheque for $1000.00 from the Club. Ms Mullen indicated Habitat has acquired property in Summerside and is now looking for a family in need of a home.
Rotarian Joan Bailey from Airdrie, Alberta exchanges banners with President Tim. Ms. Bailey will be a regular of our Club for the next several months as she will be staying in the Summerside area while working on a book.
President Tim presents multiple Paul Harris Fellows to Rotarian John (left) and Rotarian Ralph (second right), and first time Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian Scott (second left). Congratulations to all!