Speaker Date Topic
TBA Jun 05, 2017
Shelby Gatti..... Forever Memories Equestrian Centre.... She has quite a story to tell..
Chair: TBA Jun 12, 2017
President Elect Alana Hirtle, Club Strategic Plan
Ted Jordan, Club President Jun 26, 2017
Club meeting followed by Semi-annual General Meeting
Chair: TBD Jul 10, 2017
Lydia Sorflaten and an Ethiopian Experience
Barb Goit Sep 11, 2017
Emma Toole to speak to the Club about her Adventure experience.
Chair: TBD Sep 25, 2017
Sue Ellen English and Prison Fellowship
Chair: TBD Oct 23, 2017
Official Visit of DG Don Sword
Official Visit of DG Don Sword
Donald G. Sword
(Rotary District 7820 DG 2017-18)
 
Don grew up New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, graduating from Halifax West High School and earning Commerce and Law degrees from Dalhousie University.
Don practiced law in St. John’s, NL for over 33 years, 28 as a corporate counsel. He spent seven years as Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Fishery Products International, and 21 years at Johnson Inc., Atlantic Canada’s largest insurance organization. Don retired as Vice President, Legal & Regulatory and Corporate Secretary in June 2013.
 
During his career Don was active in community volunteerism, professional associations, crime prevention organizations and industry based committees.
Don became a charter member of the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast in 1989 and was Club President in 1993-94. Don has also served as District Secretary, Assistant Governor. Don played key roles in developing Topsail Beach Rotary Park and Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Both projects earned RI Club Significant Achievement Awards. He also helped organize the successful A Paul Harris Fellow since 1997, Don has recognized his mother, father, wife and brother as PHF’s.
 
Since retirement Don has continued to be an active volunteer within and outside of Rotary. He and his wife Pat (a retired photographer) live in Conception Bay South, NL and enjoy walking the extensive trail systems in their community. Don has two adult daughters living in the St. John’s area, Kimberley (a high school teacher) and Heather (an early childhood educator).
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