Two Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Truro participated in the Blueberry pie eating contest held at the annual Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival.  
First time entrant Alana Hirtle gave it her best and looked spiffy in her Rotary T-shirt, but she has a ways to go to beat veteran pie eater Rotarian Keith Gillis.  This is Keith's 3rd win in this particular event.  
Great effort Alana.  You should get extra points for promoting Rotary.  You'll get him next year.

Luke MacDonald is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside. He donates $5.00 to Rotary Foundation's  End Polio Now campaign each time he wears his Rotary cycling jersey on a ride and he has challenged other Rotarians  to do the same.  
PDG Jim Goit wears his jersey on almost all his rides and has picked up the challenge by doing the same and making a donation to the Rotary Foundation.  At the Rotary Club of Truro's Monday he announced that he has completed 32 rides and there are  two and a half months of biking season left!
 The Jerseys also help promote Rotary in the community.  This is a photo of PDG Jim with Rotarian Ron Zwaagstra on a recent ride around the Aspotogan loop.  
Others can help with the cause by making their own donation to the End Polio Now Campaign.

The Polio Swim Challenge continues in support of Rotary International's Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Shortts Lake Sunday morning August 7th seven swimmers accompanied by a kayak and two boats made their way across the lake.  Pledges are coming in.  One team has $800 in pledges! Other people are finding unique ways to support the Polio Challenge.   Pictured here, ready for the swim, are Laurie Sandeson, Ted Jordan, Lydia Sorflaten, Les Mosher, Chester MacPhee and Richard Bowness.  We were joined by Jacqueline MacPhee, Trish Toole and Louisa Sorflaten to swim across the lake. 
The speaker for the July 25th meeting of the Rotary Club of Truro was Jo Ann Fewer, CEO of Perennia, an agriculture, food and bio-resource company headquartered in Truro. 
As an experiment, her presentation was "livestreamed" on Facebook. This is a relatively new facility of Facebook and the first time that it has been tried by the club.  It was meant to be posted directly to the Club's facebook page but instead went to  PDG Jim's personal FB Page and was subsequently shared with the club site. 
Despite that, it was watched live by 5 people, including 2 Rotarians..   Saved to the Club Facebook page, it can be viewed at any time by going to the club site at Be sure to "like" the club page and be sure to get notification of future posts.  You can also find the video directly on
There are obviously things that can be improved (lighting makes a difference) but as a learning experience, it was enough to show the potential for the technology.

Rotary Club of Truro held their annual summer social July 16th at the home of Ed MacDonald on Shortt's lake. The 30 or so members and friends in attendance seemed to have had a good time if the pictures posted are to be believed.  Check them all out at,  
These are Ed MacDonald photos, so that's why he does not appear in any one them!

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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Best Western Glengarry
150 Willow St.
Truro, NS  B2N 4Z6
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Rotary Club of Truro
PO Box 115
Truro, NS
B2N 5B6


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Aug 29, 2016
No Meeting
Summer Schedule
Sep 05, 2016
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Labour Day Holiday
Sep 12, 2016
Chair - TBA
Friendship Exchange (New Mexico with Rotarians from PEI and Annapolis Valley)
Sep 19, 2016
Chair - Ted Jordan
Club Meeting
Sep 26, 2016
Chair TBA
Kathy Brush - Head Start Literacy and Special Needs
Oct 03, 2016
Chair - Jim Goit
New Zealand Exchange Group
Oct 17, 2016
Chair TBA
Linda Finnie Colchester Highland Games
Oct 31, 2016
Chair : TBA
Official Visit of District Governor Elva Heyge
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