Rotary Club of Summerside    

Ribbon Cutting

On Monday October 2, 2017 Rotary International President Ian Riseley was the special guest for the Grand Opening of the Summerside Rotary Learning Centre. This great project is a great example of Rotary: Making A Difference!.

Ian Riseley, the 2017-2018 president of Rotary International from Victoria, Australia was recently on Prince Edward Island for the 100th anniversary of Rotary in PEI. However, he was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to also attend the Learning Centre's grand opening.
 
Speaking to the Journal Pioneer's Millicent McKay, President Risely stated that:
 
“Personally, as a family, the Riseleys have embraced the importance of literacy from the very start … My children grew up in an environment where reading was critically important. I believe one of life’s great pleasures is reading to your children. They got to the stage where we would make up our own stories.

“It helps I think when children have a love of literacy early on, and that’s why I think the Inspire Learning Centre is so important. Literacy, love of reading, knowledge and understanding are so important, and this is a most impressive effort by a local Rotary Club.”
 
The official opening of the library was well attended by Rotarians, local government officials, and community members alike.
 
In this picture, Rotary International President Risely is seen sitting with his wife, Juliet (also a Rotarian), and Charlottetown Rotarian Robert Moffatt.
 
District Governor Don Sword with Rotarian Robert Moffatt