Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting - Summer Schedule Jul 31, 2017
No Meeting - Provincial Holiday Aug 07, 2017
Chair: Marilyn Brown Aug 14, 2017
Rotary International Convention Report - Jim and Barbara Goit
No Meeting - Summer Schedule Aug 21, 2017
Chair: Lydia Sorflaten Aug 28, 2017
Club Assembly
No meeting - Labour Day Sep 04, 2017
Chair: Barbara Goit Sep 11, 2017
Emma Toole to speak about her Adventure in Citizenship experience. Club Assembly to follow.
Chair: Mark Mason Sep 18, 2017
Boys and Girls Club. Joanne Thibeau, Director of Operations & Charles Thompson, President
Chair: Ken Banks Sep 25, 2017
Sue Ellen English and Prison Fellowship
Chair: Jane Gourley-Davis Oct 02, 2017
Mike Topley and Guatemala project
No Meeting - Thanksgiving Oct 09, 2017
Chair: Rod Jones Oct 16, 2017
Club Assembly
Chair: PDG Jim Goit Oct 23, 2017
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).
Chair: Audrie-Jo McConkey Oct 30, 2017
Chair: Tom Savary Nov 06, 2017
No Meeting - Remembrance Day Nov 13, 2017
Chair: Sam Abushenaf Nov 20, 2017
Club Assembly
Chair: Ken MacDonald Nov 27, 2017
Chair: Kevin Quinlan Dec 04, 2017
Annual General Meeting
Chair: Larry Beasley Dec 11, 2017
Club Assembly
Chair: Richard Bowness Dec 18, 2017
No meeting - Christmas Dec 25, 2017
No meeting - New Year's Day Jan 01, 2018
Chair: Ken MacLean Jan 08, 2018
Chair: Ryan Beasley Jan 15, 2018
Chair: Laura MacLaughlin Jan 22, 2018