Rotary Club of Summerside    
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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club
110 Water Street
Summerside, P.E.I.  C1N 1A9
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Recently the Rotary Club of Summerside handed out eight STRIVE scholarships to eight deserving Three Oaks Senior High school graduates. In the picture are Neil MacLean representing Provincial Auto Parts, members of the STRIVE committee and five of the recipients: Chloe Hunter, Brae Delaney-Smith, Marissa Dawn-Profitt, Lauryn Reeves and Madison Wood. Missing from the photo are Ashley Stewart, Gabrielle Richard and Mary Ann Pham.
Recently, Summerside Rotary Club member Heather Matheson inducted Patrick McSweeney into the club. Patrick is currently the President of the Prince County Hospital Foundation and is a partner with BDO Canada. Welcome Patrick!
The Rotary Club of Summerside is currently preparing for its 18th annual charity golf classic in support of the Rotary Club of Summerside and the Prince County Hospital Foundation. The date for the upcoming event is July 28.
Congratulations to Bill Smith's team who recently captured the Summerside Rotary's Provincial Auto Parts Mardis Gras Curling Tournament! Also in the picture is Neil MacLean, representing Provincial Auto Parts.
President Dave Anderson receiving the City of Summerside's Heritage Award
In recognition of the Rotary Club of Summerside's contribution to the city, with its creation of the Inspire Learning Centre, President Dave received the award at the Mayor's Heritage Tea on February 24th. Deputy Mayor Norma McColeman presented the award.
The Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Time to get your team together!
Last Tuesday, children from the Summerside Boys and Girls Club braved the elements to help carry the remaining 3500 books from the old Rotary Library on Water Street to the completely renovated, new Inspire Learning Centre on 57 Central Street.
Information Session on Tuesday October 25th at Three Oaks Senior High School
6:30pm in room 310

The Rotary Club of Summerside's annual book sale - in conjunction with the Journal Pioneer - is happening Nov 3-5!
Recently, Alan Mulholland was the newest member inducted into the Rotary Club of Summerside. Paul Power was his sponsoring member. Welcome to the club Alan!
Today, the Rotary Club of Summerside officially launched its capital fundraising campaign for the Inspire Learning Centre. In attendance were various representatives of government; however, the big news of the day was the announcement that the Government of Prince Edward Island will be supporting the Inspire Learning Centre with a substantial donation of $300,000.
Shown in the picture above is Minister Richard Brown, MP Bobby Morrissey, Rotarian Gerard Greenan, Premier Wade MacLauchan, Minister (and Rotarian) Tina Mundy, Summerside Rotary President Dave Anderson, Fundraising Chair and Rotarian Stephen Cudmore, and Summerside Mayor, the Honourable Bill Martin.
Shown above are Kent Sheen (far left) and Jake Baird (far right), representing the winning team - Holland College. Also in the picture is Summerside Rotarian Derek Key.
The Rotary Club of Summerside, in partnership with the Prince County Hospital Foundation, is holding its 17th annual charity golf tournament next Friday, July 22. This is always a fun-filled, popular event, with a significant amount of the funds raised going to support our Prince County Hospital's Foundation.
Recently the Summerside Rotary Club presented its five $1000 scholarships to the successful Three Oaks Senior High school applicants. The recipients shown in the picture are Emma Paynter, Hayley Hartlen, Alex MacFadyen, Sarah Compton, and Marc Gunning. The Rotary mentors in the picture are Vance Bridges, Katie Irwin, Heather Matheson, Tim Hockin, Gerard Greenan and Rod Herbert. Also in the picture is Three Oaks School Counselor Jim Donovan.
The Summerside Rotary Club inducted its newest member today - Cora Lee Dunbar. Cora Lee was a member of the 2010 Rotary exchange trip to Australia and has been interested in joining the club since that experience. She currently works for the MRSB financial group. She is seen in the picture with her sponsoring Rotarian, Vance Bridges.
Six participants of the Rotary's Strive Scholarship Program were guests recently at our weekly Tuesday morning breakfast. Seen in the picture are: Hannah Arsenault-Gallant, Alex MacFadyen, Emma Paynter, Sara Compton, Hayley Hartlen, and Marc Gunning.

Shown in the above picture is Neil MacLean, representing the title sponsor Napa Provincial Auto Parts. With him is tournament organizer Paul Power and the winning team of Bob Picard, Scott Fingler, Greg Burton and Mike Picketts.
The Rotary Club of Summerside recently made its annual contribution to the Prince County Hospital Foundation. The Rotary Club raises the funds, for the Foundation, through its annual golf tournament. Below, President Georgia Ellis is presenting a cheque for $15,000 to fellow Rotarians Heather Matheson and Sandy Rundle, who were also representing the Hospital Foundation.
As well, at our recent Tuesday morning meeting, President Georgia presented a cheque for $3000 to the "Syria to Summerside Community Group," being represented by fellow Rotarian Vance Bridges. 
The Rotary Club of Summerside is preparing for its Annual Book Drive for Literacy
(Photo credit: Ancelene MacKinnon/Journal Pioneer)
Please help support The Friends of Rotary Regional Library by voting daily in the Aviva Community Fund competition!

Library to be anchor of new Rotary Regional Community Learning Centre
Rotary clubs worldwide mobilize in support of earthquake-ravaged Nepal.
On April 25th the Summerside Rotary club, in partnership with Summerside Dooly's, will be holding its annual Doubles Tournament.
There will be lots of great prizes, tons of fun, and all proceeds will be donated to Easter Seals! Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

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.Image


Summerside Rotarians gather for "End Polio Now" Live Stream at Red ShoresImage

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.



Steve Cudmore jumped into icy waters to rescue a friend's dog stranded on ice on the North River.  Check out all the details.  Way to go Steve.


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.