Rotary Club of Summerside    
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Summerside

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club
110 Water Street
Summerside, P.E.I.  C1N 1A9
Canada
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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.

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The 28th Annual Rotary Mardi Gras Curling Bonspiel is back!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 
 
DG Greg Coldwell presented Summerside Rotarian Bill Kendrick with a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of him being named Island Rotarian of the Year as recipient of the George Tweedy Award.Image
 

 
 

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.

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Summerside's newest Rotarian, Wendy FosterImage with her sponsor Rotarian Tina.
 

 
 

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.

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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!

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ImageClub President Tim Hockin gratefully accepted a cheque from Lobster Carnival Chair Arthur Davies.
 

 
 
Sponsor, Rotarian Derek, presents new Rotarian Les MacLean with his Rotary pin.Image
 

 
 
President Tim presents the manager of the Evangeline Recreation Centre, Cedric Gallant, with the third installment in the Club's three year $30,000 commitment.Image
 

 
 
Rotarian Sandy Rundle is presented with this year's True Rotarian Award by District Governor Greg Coldwell in recognition of his exceptional service and commitment to Rotary.   Well deserved!Image
 

 
 
Summerside's newest Rotarian, Pam Montgomery, received her pin from Rotarian Tina Mundy.Image
 

 
 

Al Frost (right) is welcomed to the Rotary Club of Summerside by sponsor Les Chipperfield.

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