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The Rotary Club of Summerside is pleased to welcome its newest member, Randy Cannon of BMO Nesbitt Burns. We are also pleased to welcome back Belinda Woods. Belinda works with the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada.
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The Mardi Gras Curling Funspiel and Pancake Breakfast was recently held at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. Even though Mother Nature did her best to weak havoc on the weekend with a late winter storm, the weekend was once again an overwhelming success. Shown in the picture above is the winning team skipped by Glen Rogers and fellow teammates Norman Weibe, Tim McCardle and Stephen Gaudet. Also in the picture is Paul Power and Neil MacLean, representing our sponsor NAPA Provincial Auto Parts
Another successful Mardi Gras! 2018-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
The weather didn't keep the teams away and the Mardi Gras is a go! Please open up story for your team number and the corresponding draw times!
Mardi Gras is Underway! 2018-03-08 04:00:00Z 0
Provincial Auto Parts Annual Mardi Gras Funspiel 2018-01-14 04:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Summerside, with support from the City of Summerside, recently had a new sign created and installed at the entrance to the Rotary Friendship Park. The sign was made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Hazel Halliday. Ms. Halliday enjoyed spending time in the Friendship Park. In appreciation of her kind gift and her fondness for the park, the Rotary Club chose to create the beautiful sign to properly grace the main entrance.
Kind Donation Appreciated! 2018-01-10 04:00:00Z 0
 
 
The Rotary Club of Summerside was recently recognized for its support of the international "Shelter Box" program. The club received both a 
Bronze and Silver level recognition for its contribution to the program.
Recognition of Support for Shelter Box 2017-11-27 04:00:00Z 0
In recognition of World Polio Day (October 24th), the Summerside Rotary club raised $1750, by auctioning off some incredibly scary, brilliantly carved Jack-O-Lanterns. The pumpkins were donated by Wyatt Thompson (son of Rotarian Wayne Thompson), and carved by Rotarian Cathy Gallant, her husband Billy Gallant, and fellow Rotarian Angie Arsenault.  They were auctioned off by David Anderson.
 
Thank you to all the members who helped raise the money by generously purchasing these great Halloween decorations, in support of a noble cause.
 
By raising this money, Summerside Rotarians are helping to end Polio!
World Polio Day 2017-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

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!.

Ribbon Cutting 2017-10-18 03:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Summerside is pleased to welcome the community to the grand opening of our Inspire Learning Centre on Monday, October 2, 2017.
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Recently, the Rotary Club of Summerside was pleased to add its newest member: Dr. Angela Arsenault. Dr. Arsenault was born and raised in Summerside and attended the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Waterloo. She is pleased to be back in Summerside practicing optometry at her own "In Focus Eye Care" clinic. District Governor Don Sword is show in the photo presenting Angela with her Rotary pin and certificate.
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Another successful Rotary Charity Golf Classic! 2017-08-21 03:00:00Z 0
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.
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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!
New Member Patrick McSweeney 2017-06-14 03:00:00Z 0
Winners of the 30th Annual Provincial Auto Parts Mardis Gras Tournament 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z 0
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.
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30th Annual Napa Auto Parts Mardi Gras Curling Tournament 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z 0
 
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.
Inspiring move to the new Learning Centre 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange 2017 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
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!
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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.
Generous Support for the Inspire Learning Centre 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Rotary Prince County Hospital Foundation Golf Classic Winning Team 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Summerside Rotary Club / Prince County Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic 2016-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
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.
2016 STRIVE Scholarship Recipients 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
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.
Strive Scholarship Students 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
 
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.
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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. 
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Rotary Club of Summerside Annual Book Sale 2015-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Hockin on Oct 07, 2015
Please help support The Friends of Rotary Regional Library by voting daily in the Aviva Community Fund competition!

Aviva Community Fund Tim Hockin 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Shelter Box Disaster Relief Tim Hockin 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2015
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.
Dooly's and Rotary Club Doubles Tournament Tim Hockin 2015-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Hockin on Oct 23, 2014

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

"End Polio Now" Tim Hockin 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Mar 17, 2014

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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Easter Seals Ambassador comes to Club meeting Bill Kendrick 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Feb 17, 2014

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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Economics Lesson Bill Kendrick 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Feb 17, 2014

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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Book Sale Proceeds will be used for Literacy Projects Bill Kendrick 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Feb 03, 2014

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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Inspirational Presentation Bill Kendrick 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Summerside-Provincial Auto Parts Mardi Gras Funspiel Bill Kendrick 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Jan 23, 2014

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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Summerside Rotarian saves stranded dog Bill Kendrick 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Jan 20, 2014

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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Couple share their experiences in Zambia Bill Kendrick 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Summerside Rotarians attend annual Premier's Dinner Bill Kendrick 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Greg Coldwell congratulates Bill Kendrick Yolande Richard 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Summerside Rotarian Bill Kendrick receives George Tweedy Award Yolande Richard 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Jan 06, 2014

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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Club Supports Habitat for Humanity Bill Kendrick 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Nov 18, 2013
Summerside's newest Rotarian, Wendy FosterImage with her sponsor Rotarian Tina.
New Member Joins our Club Bill Kendrick 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Nov 11, 2013

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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Visiting Rotarian exchanges banner Bill Kendrick 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Nov 04, 2013

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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Paul Harris Fellows recognized. Bill Kendrick 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Club receives contribution from Summerside Lobster Carnival Bill Kendrick 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Oct 07, 2013
Sponsor, Rotarian Derek, presents new Rotarian Les MacLean with his Rotary pin.Image
New Rotarian Joins Our Club Bill Kendrick 2013-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Club completes its committment to Evangeline Recreation Centre Bill Kendrick 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Sep 09, 2013
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
True Rotarian recognized Bill Kendrick 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Aug 26, 2013
Summerside's newest Rotarian, Pam Montgomery, received her pin from Rotarian Tina Mundy.Image
New member inducted Bill Kendrick 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Summerside inducts new member Bill Kendrick 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Summerside Rotarians are Real Turkeys! Bill Kendrick 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Oct 01, 2012
Karen Thompson was recognized on Tuesday, October 2 as a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her outstanding contribution to our community.  Joining her after the presentation are Club President Nelson Snow, husband/Rotarian Ralph Thompson and Rotarian Derek Key.

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Community Volunteer named a Paul Harris Fellow Bill Kendrick 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Club thanked for helping North Korean orphans Bill Kendrick 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Yolande Richard on Jul 23, 2012
ImageWelcome to our newest members, Adam Binkley who was sponsored by Rotarian Ted Cross and Cathy Bryanton who was sponsored by Rotarian Sandy Rundle. Both were inducted on July 3, 2012. 
Two new members inducted in July! Yolande Richard 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Yolande Richard on Jun 13, 2012
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Rotarian Dale Sabean was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Western School Board Chairman Gary Doucette (left) and Director of Education Services Douglas MacDougall (right). The certificate acknowledges the Rotary Club's commitment to literacy and its significant support over a number of years to various school-based literacy programs, such as Read-A-Long, Welcome to Kindergarten, Student Dictionaries, etc.
Western School Board recognizes Club for commitment to literacy Yolande Richard 2012-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Victoria - Guest Speaker Bill Kendrick 2012-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
GSE Team from Taiwan Bill Kendrick 2012-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on May 14, 2012

Welcome to our newest member, Georgia Ellis who was sponsored by Past President Heather Matheson.

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New Member Inducted Bill Kendrick 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Apr 01, 2012

 Summerside Rotarians Gord Coffin, Ralph Thompson and Derek Key are putting up the new sign for the Kensington Library assisted by good Rotary friend Alan Brown.

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Summerside Rotarians Help Kensington Library Bill Kendrick 2012-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians welcome 2012 Easter Seals Ambassador Major Stewart 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Kendrick on Feb 26, 2012

True to her word to wear a Leafs jersey if the Mardi Gras committee got more than 25 sponsors, she put on a brave face at the Pancake Breakfast....but also showed her true allegiance.

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President Yolande Exhibits Great Courage Bill Kendrick 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Club makes donation to Prince County Hospital Bill Kendrick 2011-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
True Rotarian - Gerald Arsenault Bill Kendrick 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Easter Seals Ambassador visits Club Bill Kendrick 2011-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Hockin

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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28th Annual Napa Auto Parts Mardi Gras Curling Bonspiel Tim Hockin 0
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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

 

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Rotary is for the Birds! Bill Kendrick 0
Follow the Club on facebook Yolande Richard 0
Charter Night - March 5, 2001 Bill Kendrick 0
Heather Matheson Receives PHF Bill Kendrick 0
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Rotarian Derek Key receives Order of Canada Bill Kendrick 0
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Christmas is a time of celebration and purchasing a stone/brick in Celebration Garden is a unique way to show you care and support the work of Rotary at the same time.
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Rod Herbert Inducted into Rotary Bill Kendrick 0
Seward Bouchie Inducted into Rotary Bill Kendrick 0
Maynard Makes Supreme Sacrifice Bill Kendrick 0
Phil Jost-Classification Talk Bill Kendrick 0
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District Governor Mark Brown Visits Bill Kendrick 0
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Three Oaks students Wayne Gallant, Alex Barry and Brittany Bradshaw, front row, were presented with STRIVE scholarships. On hand were, back row left, Jim Donovan, TOSH guidance councilor, Heather Matheson, Rotary Club of Summerside president and Rotarians and STRIVE committee members Marion Arsenault, Yolande Richard, Donna MacKay and Vance Bridges.

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Summerside Rotarians Respond to Haiti Disaster Bill Kendrick 0
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The Rotary Club of Summerside's True Rotarian Award for 2009 was recently presented to John McCarthy. In photo, from left-right, District Governor David Muise, Rotarian Ralph Thompson, Club President Heather Matheson, True Rotarian John McCarthy, and Assistant District Governor Bob Moffatt.

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Bell Aliant supports Celebration Garden Bill Kendrick 0
McInnes Cooper - Major Sponsor-Celebration Garden Bill Kendrick 0
Celebration Garden - Official Launch Bill Kendrick 0
Julie Mulligan recounts Nigeria kidnapping Yolande Richard 0
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The Rotary Club of Summerside annually designates  a Paul Ha rris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. During the joint Chamber/Rotary Lobster Luncheon on July 15, 2009, Dave Poirier was selected to receive this recognition because the Rotary Club of Summerside believes that his life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of The Rotary Foundation.

 

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The Summerside Rotary Club's newest member, Thane Smallwood (second from right) is congratulated from left by Marian Arsenault who led the induction ceremony, by Club President Sandy Rundle, and by Wayne Thompson, who sponsored Thane for membership.                                                                           
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Adventure in Citizenship - Lucas MacLean Bill Kendrick 0
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Three Oaks student, Lucas MacLean has been chosen to attend the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship in Ottawa.
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The Rotary Celebration Garden is an opportunity to recognize someone or something important in your life and support the community projects of the Rotary Club of Summerside.

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Club supports AIDS PEI cellphone project Bill Kendrick 0
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Our guest speaker was Dr. Don Clark,  who is involved with FAME. The organization gathers and ships medical equipment all over the world and also sends out short-term medical missions.  Our Club is presently working with Rotarian Dr. Marvin Clark on sending a container of medical equipment to Haiti.  Dr. Don Clark gave a presentation on the country, which is the third poorest in the world.   This spring, a surgical team is going to Haiti on a medical mission.  Dr. Don Clark, who has been there on medical missions in the past, as well as Dr. Paul Schaefer of Summerside will be part of the medical team.  During his presentation, Dr. Don Clark showed pictures of the town they will be working in (the "town" has a population of 275,000).  The pictures show the poverty, pollution and deforestation that shape the area. Dr. Clark was thanked by Antoine Richard.

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The Rotary Club of Summerside is very fortunate to have a diverse membership with many dedicated Rotarians. This year's recipient of the True Rotarian Award is no exception.

 

 

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