Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 11, 2017
Clubrunner has added a new feature to our Club's website stories.  Members are able to comment on and "like" stories for others to see. It's a great way for club members to share their thoughts on particular stories and engage with club activities.  
 
Remember you can also "share" particular stories with your favourite Social Media channel by clicking on the social media bar.
 
Let us know what you think.
 
New Commenting Feature added to Club Website Stories Jim Goit 2017-07-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Nicholson on Jul 11, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro Summer Social for 2017 will be held Sunday Aug 13, 2017 from 4 - 8 pm at the Shortt's Lake home of Richard & Marilyn Bowness,   This will be a ​pot luck supper and Rotarians are asked to bring food depending on the first letter of their last name.
 
Please check the official invitation and register for the event soon.  Please include the guests you are bringing so we have some idea of the numbers attending.
It's always a great time so please join us at the lake!  
 
Rotary Summer Social 2017 Announced Judy Nicholson 2017-07-11 03:00:00Z 1
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jul 11, 2017
The 4th annual Rotary club of Truro's Swim for Polio across Shortt's lake will happen Aug 13th starting at 10:00 am.
 
The event will raise money to contribute to the End Polio cause.  With only 6 new cases world wide so far this year, the end is in sight but we need to keep the pressure up to eliminate this dread disease forever.
 
If you are going to swim (or just want to come and "spot" the swimmers) please register.  You can also support the event by making a contribution to Polio for one of the swimmers.  Details for the event can be found on the events page.
 
This is a fun event and a good lead in to the summer social.
4th Annual Swim for Polio Lydia Sorflaten 2017-07-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2017
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Truro wish everyone a Happy 150th Canada Day.
Happy Canada 150 Day Jim Goit 2017-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2017
The Rotary Club completed the turnover of executives at the semi annual meeting held on June 26th.  Outgoing President Ted Jordan Presented Alana Hirtle with the President's Pin and Alana in turn presented the gavel plaque to Ted in recognition of his great service to the club during the past year.  
 
Thank you both for all you do.
 
 
 
Turn over Ceremony Jim Goit 2017-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2017
 
President Elect Alana Hirtle and incoming Youth Chair Barbara Goit show of the new Rotary Flag that will be displayed a club meetings. 
New Flag for Rotary Club Jim Goit 2017-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
2017-18 Club Executive Jim Goit 2017-06-26 03:00:00Z 2
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
Roger Ryan is the 2016-17 recipient of the Rotary Club of Truro's Community Service Award.
 
The Community Service Award goes each year to a non-Rotarian within Truro or Colchester County who has provided outstanding service through volunteer work and financial commitment to organizations or individuals in need. This year’s recipient is Roger Ryan. He and his wife Barbara took over Ryan’s IGA from is father Jack in 1976. Ryan’s IGA was one of the “go-to” businesses in Truro for community groups, sports teams, and service clubs…..nobody ever left Ryan’s IGA empty handed.
 
 
Congratulations Roger.
Club Presents 2016-17 Community Service Award Jim Goit 2017-06-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
As he was away at the time of the annual Charter night celebration, Rotarian Rod Jones was presented his Paul Harris +4 recognition pin at the Club's June 19th regular meeting.  
 

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. For each additional $1,000 gifted, the multiple number +1  to 9 is added until the Rotarian reaches Major donor status at $10,000. 

Established in 1957, the PHF is used to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

Thank you Rod for your generosity to the Rotary Foundation.

Shown in the photo are Ken MacDonald (Recognition Committee), Kevin Quinlan (2017 Charter Night Chair) and Rod Jones.

Rod Jones Receives Paul Harris +4 Jim Goit 2017-06-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 16, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro has a new Strategic Plan covering the years 2017-2020. Lead by incoming club president Alana Hirtle a committee has worked for the past few months consulting with club members and crafting a plan to guide club activities into the future.
 
You may download your own copy of the plan from the club's website.
planning
Club Unveils Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 Jim Goit 2017-06-16 03:00:00Z 0 planning
Posted by Alana Hirtle on Jun 05, 2017
 
Our club is extremely proud of Immediate Past District Governor Jim Goit, pictured here with his lovely wife Barbara, as he was presented with the "Heart of the District" award yesterday at the District 7820 Conference in Wolfville. The award recognizes a past District Governor for outstanding service to the District during and after his DG year. Well done Jim!
Heart of the District Award Alana Hirtle 2017-06-05 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Topley on May 29, 2017
The Annual Adopt a Highway clean-up was held Saturday May 27th. The group of 11 hardy Rotarians met at the Canadian Tire parking lot at 9 am and then moved over to the Hwy 102 / Robie Street interchange to collect all the paper and plastic they could.  The NS Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal provided the vests and bags and picked up the bags from the roadside.  
 
While it was cloudy, overcast and on the cool side, the Rotarians collected approximately 25 bags of trash. There was consensus that this was down from previous years which is a good thing.  In addition to the beer cans, coffee containers and car parts the group usually picks up, the most interesting find was the pregnancy test kit and the empty birth control container found a short distance from one another. 
 
Thanks to everyone for this community service.
 
Mike Topley
Chair
Adopt a Highway clean-up Mike Topley 2017-05-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 26, 2017
 
There was a great turnout to the May edition of Rotary After Hours on Thrusday May 25th  when Truro Rotarians celebrated the 100th Birthday of the Rotary Foundation.  A quick game of Rotary Foundation Trivia was played followed by a special birthday cake which was enjoyed by all.   We even sang (some would call it singing) Happy Birthday to the Foundation.
 
Join us for RAH next month.  It's the last Thrusday of June at 5:15 pm.
 
Rotarians Celebrate 100 Years of the Rotary Foundation Jim Goit 2017-05-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Gallant on May 15, 2017
 
 
The Rotary Club of Truro hosted a day long Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) session for high school students on May 5, 2017 at the Truro Campus of NSCC.  
 
As part of the leadership training the students divided into groups and created short videos about issues faced by young people.  The seven videos have been posted to the Club's YouTube site.
 
Please have a look.
 
Student RYLA Videos Released on Club YouTube Steve Gallant 2017-05-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
Don't forget the May edition of Rotary After Hours happening on Thrusday May 25th at 5:15 pm at The Best Western Glengarry. 
 
Mark it in your calendar and come out to enjoy some Rotary fun.  Bring a friend!
May Rotary After Hours Jim Goit 2017-05-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 10, 2017
 
There is still time to make a donation and help celebrate 100 years of Rotary Doing Good in the World. 
100 Years of Service Jim Goit 2017-05-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Gallant on May 07, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro hosted a very successful Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Event in Truro on Friday 5th 2017.  
 
This year’s RYLA event had 37 students in attendance with students attending from each of the 5 large regional high schools. This year we also had 2 students attending from the Halifax district to participate in the day and will be taking feedback to the Rotary clubs there.
 
Winners of the two $500 bursaries were Josey Peters, a 17 year old student from CEC , as well as Lindsey Burgess, also a 17 year old student from CEC. Out of the 37 students, 17 were prepared for their interview with a personal portfolio. A special thanks to Rotarians Jim Gould and Ken MacDonald who were tasked with the job of reviewing all the portfolios and holding the interviews.
 
The day consisted of many activities for the students to participate in as well as a chance to each group to produce a 5 minute video on the challenges and advice they would provide to students entering high school. 
 
This year we provided the students with a binder that they could use as a personal portfolio in the future.
Successful Rotary Youth Leadership Award Session Held Steve Gallant 2017-05-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 25, 2017

It started as a casual conversation in the Ski Instructors locker room at Ski Wentworth during the winter of 2014 with the observation that there was a need for improved adaptive ski equipment for disabled skiers. This evolved into a Rotary District Grant application that was submitted and approved in 2015-16. A funding partnership between Alpine Nova Scotia, The Rotary Club of Truro and Rotary District 7820 resulted in the purchase the first new Sit Ski  at Wentworth in some time.  It arrived in March 2016 just as the season was ending. 

Now that there has been a full year to use the machine, Ed McQuillan, Chairman NS Chapter of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing and Ski instructor Hiro Ozawa will come to tell the club about the impact this sort of equipment has in the lives of disabled skiers.  Ed and Hiro will be speakers at the Rotary Club of Truro's May 1st noon meeting at the Best Western Glengarry. 

Injured in a ski accident that left him in a wheelchair, Ed has a first hand perspective on sports for the disabled.  He is Chairman of the NS Chapter of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing.

A professional ski and snowboard instructor at ski Wentworth since 2000, Hiro is a CADS (Canadian adaptive snow sports) ski level 3 course conductor, snowboard level 3 course conductor and someone who teaches instructors in the use of such equipment.

Come join us to hear from Ed and Hiro on May 1st.

Skiers to Report on Club Supported Project at Ski Wentworth Jim Goit 2017-04-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 11, 2017
Lydia Sorflaten and her husband Allan  continue their work in Ethiopia helping local people with entrepreneurial skills and business development.  
 
Her blog describes very well the people she is meeting and the hard work that is going into helping in the distant land.  Follow along at http://sorflatentravels.blogspot.ca/.
 
Truro Rotarian Continues work in Ethiopia Jim Goit 2017-04-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 20, 2017
The popular Rotary After Hours sessions are starting up again.  Join other club members for a once a month informal hour of conversation and sharing.  There is food and drink as well if desired!
 
Sessions will be the last Thursday of the month, 5 -6 pm ,Sherlock's Piano Bar​ @ the Best Western Glengarry.  The March one is on the 30th. Bring a friend and introduce them to the fun side of Rotary
 
March Rotary After Hours Jim Goit 2017-03-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 14, 2017
If you haven't checked out the Mobile version of the Clubrunner app recently, you should.  There have been significant improvements in the latest version and it is a now a useful tool for Rotary members to have ready access to our Club Information. 
 
Available for both Google and IOS, (Sorry Blackberry users)  just search in the appropriate App store for the Clubrunner App. Once Installed, you will need to log in with your username and password.
 
There are several features in addition to the Member Directory that you will find useful.
Clubrunner Mobile App Gets Updated Jim Goit 2017-03-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 14, 2017
 
Truro Rotarian Mike Topley joined the 2017 Guatemala Outreach Team building safe cooking stoves.  Indoor cooking with open fires leads to serious health issues for the people of rural Guatemala and the design and installation of safe stoves has been the thrust of a local group for several years.  Rotary is a supporter of this worthwhile effort. Check out https://www.facebook.com/GuatemalaOutreach/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
Truro Rotarian on Guatemala Outreach Project Jim Goit 2017-03-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 13, 2017
There will be three major awards presented at the 91st annual Charter Night. 
 
Community Service Award Rotarian of the Year Avenues of Service Citation
Roger Ryan Adam Wyllie Wayne Gillis
 
The following people are also presented with Paul Harris Recognition: Rod Jones +4, Dave Mills PH +2, Jim Gould PH +1, Adam Wyllie +1
Major Awards for 91st Annual Charter Night Jim Goit 2017-02-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Sleigh Ride Social Judy Nicholson 2017-02-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 07, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to inducted Sarah Boss in the club as its newest member.
 
A graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Agricultural Economics,  Sarah is the Commercial Account Manager for RBC in Truro. Previous to that she was RBC Branch Manager in her home town of Amherst.
 
Sarah and her husband Curtis live in Murray Siding with their two  children.
New Member Inducted Jim Goit 2017-02-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Goit on Jan 30, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro is looking for young people in Colchester County to take part in the Adventure in Citizen Program.

The Adventure in Citizenship program brings together a select group of 200 students from across Canada to learn about Canadian democratic institutions through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and each other. The Rotary Club of Truro will participate in the program again this year and encourages 16 -18 year old high school students in Colchester County to apply.  The Club will pay for the selected candidate to fly to Ottawa and attend the program.

Our application process calls for a short essay (approx. 250 words) or a 30-90 second creative video on “What does being a Canadian citizen mean to you?“

The deadline for application to the Rotary Club of Truro is March 20th.  Send completed essays or videos to trurorotary@gmail.com by midnight March 20, 2017.

Share the post on the clubs Facebook page and refer as many young people that you know (or there parents) to the program. 

Check out the details on the Adventure in Citizenship program at http://rotaryottawa.com/page/welcome-to-the-rotary-adventure-in-citizenship-program/
Club Looks for Applications for Adventure in Citizenship Barbara Goit 2017-01-30 04:00:00Z 0
Registration for District Conference Open Jim Goit 2017-01-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 30, 2017
The Club was pleased to induct Adrian Nauss as a member of the Rotary Club of Truro. 
 
Adrian is manager of the local branch of  RBC.  He comes to Truro with considerable Rotary experience as he was previously a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor where he had reached the position of Club vice president before coming to Truro. 
 
Welcome Adrian.
New Member Inducted Jim Goit 2017-01-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Quinlan on Jan 19, 2017
Note:  This event has been postponed to Feb 23rd due to the bad weather forecast for Feb 16th.
 
Join us for the 91st Annual Rotary Club of Truro Charter Night
 
6:30 pm on February 16, 2017 at the Best Western Glengarry. 
 
The guest speaker will be Rick Janega, President and CEO Emera, Newfoundland and Labrador responsible for the The Maritime Link. 
 
There will be several awards that evening including:
 
  • Community Service - Roger Ryan
  • Rotarian of the Year - Adam Wylie
  • Avenues of Service -  Wayne Gillis
  • Paul Harris Fellowships presented to Dave Mills, Adam Wyllie and Jim Gould

Tickets ($46.00 which includes $6.00 HST) are available from Kevin Quinlan - (kevin.quinlan@nscc.ca) - book your tickets early.  

For more details or to register on line go to the event page by clicking this link.

91st Annual Charter Night Kevin Quinlan 2017-01-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 19, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro recorded a return toast to the Rotary Club of Brisbane Airport. The Brisbane Airport Club sent notice of their toast on December 6th and the Truro Club reciprocated with a recorded toast on video.
 
The practice of toasting clubs is a great way to build friendships and acknowledge the worldwide nature of Rotary International.
 
Click to play the toast.
 
Toast to Rotary Club of Brisbane Airport Jim Goit 2016-12-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 19, 2016
The 2017-18 Executive for the Rotary Club of Truro was confirmed at the club's Annual General Meeting held December 19, 2016. Alana Hirtle will become President and Ryan Beazley will move up to Vice President.  Mike Dolter will join the team as Secretary for the year.
 
The Rotary Club of Truro is fortunate to have members come forward to assume the important leadership roles for the Club.
 
Congratulations to all.
2017-18 Club Executive Confirmed Jim Goit 2016-12-19 04:00:00Z 0
Christmas Brunch Great Success Jim Goit 2016-12-19 04:00:00Z 0
2016 Club Christmas Video Greeting Jim Goit 2016-12-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Truro Rotarian Alain Bégin has been sworn in as provincial Court Judge.  
 
While he has been posted to the Sydney area and has resigned from the Rotary Club of Truro, we are all proud of Al's accomplishments as a Rotarian.
 
Several Rotarians were in attendance for the swearing in ceremony.  You can read about Al's appoinetment at http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2016/11/25/alain-begin-sworn-in-as-provincial-court-judge-.html
 
Congratulations and good luck Al.
Truro Rotarian Al Bégin Gets his Robes 2016-11-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 22, 2016
 
Congratulations to Truro Rotarian Kirk Saint who was named  2016 Portrait Photographer of the year by Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Atlantic. You can see Kirk's photos by clicking here.
 
Is it any wonder the club's photos look so great!  Congratulations Kirk.
Truro Rotarian wins Photography Award Jim Goit 2016-11-22 04:00:00Z 0
Chris MacDougall Presentation on Charlie's Ride. Jim Goit 2016-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Blair on Nov 15, 2016

The Rotary Club of Truro made a contribution to the Arthritis Society for Camp JoinTogether. The following is their report on the camp.

Camp JoinTogether 2016 was amazing!  Because of the support The Society received, we were able to accept 80 children and from all reports this camp was the BEST EVER!

Following is the link to Camp JoinTogether 2016 video.  Please cut and paste the url to view.  The song playing is the new Camp JoinTogether camp song, Fun Forever (at Camp JoinTogether) created by a Dad and his music students at NSCC.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1msgLyUTmVzT1Q5MV82anNzOE0/view?usp=sharing

Thank you again for your support – you have truly made a difference in the lives of children living with arthritis

With Kindest Regards,

Joni
 
Jone E. Mitchell, CFRE
Director of Development, Atlantic Region The Arthritis Society
210-3770 Kempt Road, Halifax, NS B3K 4X8
Arthritis Society - Camp JoinTogether Christine Blair 2016-11-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Nov 14, 2016
The Christmas Index of Colchester County has begun operations for the year.  A project of the Rotary Club of Truro, the Colchester Christmas Index is a cooperative effort of groups and individuals in Colchester County dedicated to providing assistance for those in need at Christmas time.  The ultimate goal is to have each family that requires assistance matched to a group, family or individual.  
 
You can help!  Go to http://cobequidchildrenfirst.com/ and download the forms to support a family.
 
Rotarians (and others) can also help by volunteering at the Index Centre in the Truro Centre Mall Esplanade.  Contact volunteer coordinator Chester MacPhee. 902 673-2850
Christmas Index Kicks Into Gear Mark Mason 2016-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
100 Years of the Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World Jim Goit 2016-11-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 01, 2016
The Rotary 2016-17 Theme Banner, Rotary Serving Humanity, was presented to President Ted Jordan by DG Elva Heyge at the Oct 31, 2016 meeting of the club.  
 
A recording of DG Elva's presentation to the club can be found on the Club's Facebook page.
Theme Banner Presented Jim Goit 2016-11-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rod Jones on Oct 18, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Truro Recognitions Committee is seeking nominations for the Community Service Award.  This award is presented to a deserving citizen, who has provided outstanding service through volunteer work or financial support to organizations and / or families in need in our community. Full details of the award including past recipients can be found on the Club Website 
 
The deadline for submissions of nominations is November 30, 2016. The award will be presented at the 91st Club Charter Night on February 16th 2017.
 
Send submissions to Rod Jones, Chair Recognition Committee 
Community Service Award Nominations Rod Jones 2016-10-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Lindy Finnie (Linda@colchesterhighlandgames.com) of the  Scots Society of Colchester and Event coordinator for the Colchester Highland Games made a presentation to the Rotary Club about the games coming to Bible Hill, September 9th, 2017. 
 
Check out the group's website. (http://www.colchesterhighlandgames.com) They are looking for volunteers for many activities and you have a chance to be part of this historic and fun event.
Colchester Highland Games Jim Goit 2016-10-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 03, 2016
 
One last chance!  
 
Kirk will be taking Rotarian head and shoulder photos at the October 17th club meeting.  These photos will be used for the Community Yearbook.
 
If you have not had your picture taken or want to change the one you have, please make sure to come to the meeting on the 17th. 
 
 
Club Member Photos Jim Goit 2016-10-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Beazley on Sep 26, 2016
The following are thank you cards and notes received for the support the club has given the Provincial Exhibition and Big Brothers  -Big Sisters.
 
 
 
Thank yous Ryan Beazley 2016-09-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Sep 12, 2016
 
Just a quick update from our Bollywood Diner and Dance.
 
The event went well with everyone seeming to enjoy themselves. The balloon sales were a big success with $2,020. raised. With Ted Jordan involved in the sale it is expected that BNS will provide $1,000 in matching funds.
 
Many thanks to all members who bought tickets, tables and or worked at the event. Alana did another great job at organizing the table assignments, working the door and collecting the silent auction money. Thank you.  Judy and Marilyn did a great job working the door.  Many thanks to Audrie- Jo, Les, Ryan, Ted and Diane Standing for selling balloons. 
 
Many, many thanks to these volunteers. We presented CCWF and Third Place Transition House with cheques for $3,000 each. After doing the rough financials it appears we may have netted +/- $7,500. and should be advancing another $750. to each group when all numbers are finalized.
 
Thanks to everyone for a successful event.
 
Jim Gould
Bollywood Event Chair
Bollywood Success Jim Gould 2016-09-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2016
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.
Pie Eating Contest Great Time to Promote Rotary Jim Goit 2016-08-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Aug 09, 2016
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. 
Polio Swim Challenge Lydia Sorflaten 2016-08-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 09, 2016
 
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.
Rotary Polio Jersey Challenge Jim Goit 2016-08-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 25, 2016
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 https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofTruro/. Be sure to "like" the club page and be sure to get notification of future posts.  You can also find the video directly on https://www.facebook.com/jim.goit/videos/10154132272176348/
 
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.
Club's Speaker for July 25th Livestreamed on Facebook Jim Goit 2016-07-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 25, 2016
The
 
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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153955557618757.1073741841.62552913756&type=1&l=50f127468f,  
 
These are Ed MacDonald photos, so that's why he does not appear in any one them!
Annual Summer Social Fun Jim Goit 2016-07-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Jul 21, 2016
The third annual Bollywood night has been announced for September 10th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Truro starting at 5:30pm.  Tickets are $50 ($500 for a table of 10) and are available from Rotarian Jim Gould (jimngould60@gmail.com or 902-895-9654) .  The event is again being organized jointly by Om and Meena Khanna (and friends) and the Rotary Club of Truro and will feature East Indian food  follow by East Indian /Western entertainment and then a dance with DJ Harv.
 
Get your tickets soon as they go quickly.  More details are available at http://rotarycluboftruro.ca/event/bollywood-night/
3rd Annual Bollywood Night Coming Jim Gould 2016-07-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 21, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Swim for Polio fundraising event has been announced by the Rotary Club of Truro.  It will take place on August 7th at 10:00 am and swimmer will cross Shortt's lake.  Please swim or sponsor one of the Rotarian swimmers.
 
For details on the event, check out http://rotarycluboftruro.ca/event/swim-for-polio/
Swim for Polio Annunced. Laurie Sandeson 2016-07-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2016
 
Outgoing President Dr. Kevin Quinlan is presented with the Rotary Gavel by Incoming President Ted Jordan as a think you for his term as Club President for 2015-16.
 
The Gavel is Passed Jim Goit 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2016
 
The new Executive and Board of the Rotary Club of Truro was installed today at the Semi Annual Meeting of the Club.  Ted Jordan was confirmed as President, Alana Hirtle as Vice President and Ryan Beazley as Secretary.  
 
The new board was challenged by incoming President Ted to Not be Afraid to Fail but rather Be Afraid to Not Have Tried.   Congratulations to all.
 
 
New Board of Directors Installed Jim Goit 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 27, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Truro received special recognition from the Government of Nova Scotia through local MLA Lenore Zann for its project to improve schools in the Cameroon. Project author Lydia Sorflaten accepted the award from President Elect Ted Jordan.  Congratulations to all.
Club is Recognized by Province Jim Goit 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken MacLean on Jun 21, 2016
 
The Truro Raceway has invited the Truro Rotary Club to take part in Cheering for Charity 2016.  The club will be the Charity participant for the month of July.
 
The way the program works is as follows: Seven drivers from the Truro Raceway are paired with sponsor. Each time a driver wins a race at Truro Raceway from June to November, their sponsor donates $25 to the recipient non-profit. Each month, they have a different non-profit organization that will be receiving the donation.  Check out the Facebook page on the program.
Rotary Club Cheers for Charity Ken MacLean 2016-06-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jun 17, 2016
Pictures of the highlights of Mme. Oussematou's visit to Nova Scotia has been turned into a couple of slideshows for people to review.
 
The first is shows Mme. Oussematou Rotary Conference and then making a presentation at the Old Barns United Church. 
 
This show has pictures of visits to Africville, Maggie's Place, Ecole Acadienne and The Coady Institute and more.
 
It was great opportunity for both Mme. Oussematou and members of the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Slideshow of Mme. Oussematou's Visit is now Made Available Lydia Sorflaten 2016-06-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Topley on May 29, 2016
Thanks to 10 Rotarians plus 10 more friends, family, and Interact Club members from CEC for volunteering their Saturday morning to cleaning up the Robie Street / 102 Interchange and traffic circle. The ditches were slippery and wet but no-one complained as 43 bags of plastic, fast-food wrappers, cups, styrofoam and various other debris were collected.
 
We're good for another year.
 
Clubs Clean up Mike Topley 2016-05-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on May 25, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro offered to match the fundraising efforts of the local interact Club.  In the picture Club lesion Laurie Sandeson presents a $500 cheque to the CEC Interact Club.   Great Work!
Rotary Matches Interact Club Fundraising Laurie Sandeson 2016-05-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 17, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Truro welcomed representatives of the IWK who wanted to thank the club in person for a $50,000 donation for the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This donation, part of the Bethel Trust proceeds, will help the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to be among the best in the world. In the picture above Club President, Kevin Quinlan presents the cheque to Keely Wallace - IWK Foundation Philanthropy Team
 
 
Club Makes Major Donation to IWK 2016-05-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 17, 2016
 
Tom Savary is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Truro. Inducted on May 16th at the club's regular meeting Tom was sponsored by Rotarian Jim Gould (Left).  DG Jim Goit helped with the induction ceremony.
 
Tom moved back to Nova Scotia six years ago to make Truro  his home. He has worked for CIBC for 21 years in various roles in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, returning to Truro, as Manager of Commercial Banking and Agriculture.   He and is partner Alison have bought a farm house to renovate in Beaver Brook which he says has been both fun and frustrating at times.  
 
Tom has two grown children, Rachel, who is studying for her doctorate of Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and son Nathan, who is working in Moncton.  Alison has three children, Daniel who is travelling the world, Claire, attending CEC in Truro, and Samuel who attends CCJH. Samuel is a Gymnast with the Truro Spartans.   Welcome Tom and Alison!
 
Tom Savary Inducted as Member of Club Jim Goit 2016-05-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 16, 2016
 
An incredibly successful District Conference was held on the weekend of May 12-15.  Approximately 258 Rotarians and friends from all over the District were in attendance and feedback has been that the conference was second to none.  The program was informative and inspirational and the entertainment was "OFF THE HOOK".  A summary of the evaluation survey is found on the District Website.  Read the comments at the end.
 
Congratulations to the host team and especially to Co-chairs Laurie Sandeson and Brian Matthews who received the District Governor's Citation from DG Jim for Outstanding Service to the District.
Successful District Conference Jim Goit 2016-05-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 10, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to induct a new member at it's regular meeting on May 8th . Jean Morris is a speaker, trainer and coach at The John Maxwell Team and an Occupational Health Nurse at Colchester East Hants Health Authority.  Rotarian Lech Krywonos is Jean's sponsor.
 
Jean registered for the District Conference even before she was inducted!
 
Welcome Jean.  
 
 
New Member Inducted Jim Goit 2016-05-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 10, 2016
Food bank representative Mary DeAdder accepted a donation totalling $15,000 from the Rotary Club of Truro.  Making the presentation was Rotarian Ken Maclean.  
 
The donation will be used for gift cards for food from Superstore and Sobeys.
Donation to Food Bank Made Jim Goit 2016-05-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 10, 2016
The Rotary Club or Truro used a portion of the Bethel Trust money to make a donation of $10,000 to Third Place Transition house.  Pictured accepting the cheque from Rotarian Sharon Corcoran (right) on behalf of the organization is Sandra Falle.
Club Donates to Third Place Transition House Jim Goit 2016-05-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2016
Published in Truro Daily News on May 08, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Truro heard from three recipients of the Harold Bethel Trust during the club’s meeting last Monday. The club has given out roughly $300,000 with the trust. From left, club president Kevin Quinlan, John MacDonald and Hank van Leeuwen of Easter Seals (umbrella organization to Camp Tidnish), Mindy LeBlanc with Community Health Boards of Colchester and East Hants (representing Early Years program), Trish MacKinnon of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (representing Early Years program), Shane Crawford and Wendy Sampson of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rotary District Governor Jim Goit, and Adam Wyllie, a Harold Bethel Trust committee member.
Rotary Club dispenses $300,000 from trust to organizations 2016-05-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 03, 2016
The club made a $2,000 donation from the Bethel Estate funds to the St. Vincent de Paul for their community assistance program.  DG Jim Goit presented the cheque on behalf of the Club to Brenda Chisholm.
Contribution to St. Vincent de Paul Jim Goit 2016-05-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro made a $9,000 contribution towards the Nova Scotia Health Authority Early Years Project.  This is an early intervention program at two schools in the NOVA family of schools.
 
President Kevin Quinlan made the presentation to Trish MacKinnon and  Mindy LeBlanc who thanked the club and stressed how important the Early Years program is for families in our area.
Donation to Nova Scotia Health Authority Early Years Project. Jim Goit 2016-05-02 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 02, 2016
As part of the distribution of the Bethel Trust, the Rotary Club of Truro made a donation of $25,000 to go towards capital improvements to Camp Tidnish.

Rotarian Martina Munden made the presentation. Accepting the cheque on behalf of Easter Seals  were 
Henk Van Leeuwen and John MacDonald.  
 
Mr. Van Leeuwen thanked the club for the long term support of the camp by contributing to several capital improvements over time as well as for the ongoing sponsorship of a large number of campers each year. 
Club Makes Donation for Improvements to Camp TIdnish Jim Goit 2016-05-02 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Arthritis Society - Nova Scotia Division in support of their Camp JoinTogether program.
 
Camp JoinTogether is offered to Maritime children and youth living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Campers at JoinTogether can share a common experience with peers and engage in camp activities. The donation from the Rotary Club of Truro will allow ten young people to go to camp.
 
Pictured accepting the cheque are campers MacKenzie and Jenna.  Behind them are (L-R) Rotarian Christine Blair,  ‎Jone Mitchell, Director of Development, Maritime Region at The Arthritis Society and District Governor Jim Goit.
 
Club Provides Support to Arthritis Society Jim Goit 2016-04-25 03:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Truro presented the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society with $15,000.00 worth of Atlantic Superstore gift cards for their Food From the Heart Program.
 
In the picture, Rotarian Rod Jones presents the cards to Hospice Executive Director Craig Johnson
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Benefits from Rotary Donation 2016-04-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2016
The Rotary Club recently made an $8,500 contribution to the Scotia Pool Society that went toward the purchase of a chair lift to help disabled people in and out of the pool.  
 
Presenting the cheque to the Society Chairperson Glenda Bowers are Rotarians Christine Blair and Adam Wylie. 
Supported provided to Scotia Pool Christine Blair 2016-04-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro presented $7,000 to support programming at Maggie's Place Family Resource Centre.
 
Kathie Sutherland from Maggie's Place spoke to the club about the various programs that the Centre operates and how important it is to our community.  She then accepted the cheque from Rotarian Alana Hirtle.
 
Club Provides Support to Maggie's Place Jim Goit 2016-04-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Apr 07, 2016
Shanthanu Krishnakumar came to Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in the fall of 2014 in the Horticultural Technology degree program. He left the familiarity of his home town of Coimbatore in Southern India to complete his degree at Dalhousie University (Dal AC) in Truro, Nova Scotia.
 
While at Dal AC, he not only survived all the changes and cultural adjustments, he excelled and grew. He quickly became a leader for the international students and the campus.
 
His desire to help and appetite for new experiences lead him to seek assistance from the Rotary Club of Truro to attend the RYLA on the Rock conference in the summer of 2015. In his presentation to the Rotary Club of Truro in September 2015  Shanthanu spoke of the great experiences in St. John’s Newfoundland which included, “kissing the cod”!  Most importantly Shanthanu promised to get involved in the Rotaract Club in Guelph during his Masters studies.
 
True to his word Shanthanu has joined the Rotaract Club in Guelph and it is only a matter of time before he makes a positive impact on his new community.  The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to have been able to support Shanthanu in his introduction to Rotary.
Rotary Events Sparks Interest in Joining Mark Mason 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro made a donation of $10,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Nova Scotia. JDRF Nova Scotia. It's a great cause that affect more people than you'd imagine.
 
The contribution was one of the first ones made from the Bethel Estate that had recently come to the Club.
Club Makes Contribution to JDRF 2016-04-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 22, 2016
The Rotary Club of Truro helped the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) – NS purchase a new SitSki for use by disabled skiers at Ski Wentworth.  CADS –NS has been teaching skiing to disabled people for many years at Ski Wentworth. Disabled people can ski using CADS equipment available at the ski hill.  The cost to own the adaptive equipment is prohibitive to most disabled skiers and as the demand for CADS lessons is growing every season, the program needed to have one more adult SitSki to meet that demand.  
 
The Rotary Club of Truro authored a successful District grant project and matched the $1,500 that the District provided for a total contribution of $3,000. The CADS-NS group paid the balance of the $5500 project cost.
 
Club Completes District Grant with Delivery of SitSki to Wentworth. Jim Goit 2016-03-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2016
Another new member was inducted into the Rotary Club of Truro at their club meeting on March 21st. 
 
David Eisener is a Commercial Account Manager at the Truro branch of Scotiabank.  He has been with Scotiabank since 2008 in increasingly responsible roles. He has a BComm and an MBA- CMA from St. Mary's University.  
 
David's club sponsor is Dave Mills.  District Governor Jim helped with the induction.
 
Welcome David. 
Another New Member Inducted Jim Goit 2016-03-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 14, 2016
Exciting news! During this week's regular meeting The Rotary Club of Truro welcomed Ken Banks to the club. 
 
Pastor Ken of Connection Church Truro was sponsored by Rotarian Todd Barnhill and has been at Truro Wesleyan since July of 2006. In addition to working with the Compassionate Ministry in Truro, Ken is also involved with humanitarian work in Nicaragua and serves on the ethics board at the Colchester  East Hants Health Centre.
 
Congratulations Ken and we look forward to working with you!
 
In the picture are left to right, Pastor Ken Banks, DG Jim Goit, Sponsor Todd Barnhill
New Member Inducted Matt Redmond 2016-03-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 17, 2016
The Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation recognizes that the strength of the Rotary movement is founded on the service carried out by individual club members. This citation provides a means for Rotary clubs to recognize club members for his/her outstanding efforts in the Five Avenues of Service.
 
Rotarian Dave Mills is the choice of the Rotary Club of Truro to receive this prestigious award in 2015-16.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of Truro since 2000,Dave has been active in all Avenues of Rotary Service but is best known for his strong Community Service focus.  A member of the board of directors 10 of the past 16 years, Dave has lead many visible community initiatives such as the Yearbook fundraiser.  At the same time he has managed the less visible programs such as providing directly for the needs of individuals, families and groups in the community. Read the full citation on the Club Website on the Recognition page.
The Avenues of Service Award goes to Dave Mills Jim Goit 2016-02-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 17, 2016
Each year the Rotary Club of Truro names a Club member Rotarian of the Year. The award is presented to a deserving and active member of the Rotary Club of Truro who has provided outstanding service to the Club and to Rotary during the last year.
 
This year's winner is Rotarian Mark Mason. 
 
Mark was recognized for his work with the International and Youth service areas but in particular for his leadership this past fall in incorporating the Christmas Index into to Program of the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Read the full citation on the Club website on the Recognition page. 
 
Congratulations  Mark
Mark Mason named Truro Rotarian of the Year Jim Goit 2016-02-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2016
Stuart (Stu) Rath is the recipient of the 2016 Rotary Club of Truro Community Service Award.
 
The award is presented annually to a deserving citizen, who has provided outstanding service though volunteer work or financial support to organizations and / or families in need in our community.
 
Considered to be one of the most successful business people and community supporters in Colchester County, Stu is also quietly service the  community he lives in. 
 
Read the full citation.  Congratulations.
Stu Rath Winner of 2016 Community Service Award Jim Goit 2016-02-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Jan 16, 2016
90 years of anything is worth celebrating! The Rotary Club of Truro's 90th Annual Charter Night Celebration is fast approaching. Julia Phelps, Rotary International Director for Zone 24, will be on hand to help us celebrate and will be our speaker. Her presentation is entitled "90 Years of Giving Gifts to the World." Register and pay on-line, Bring a guest to this important milestone.  See more at: http://rotarycluboftruro.ca/event/98d1e750-bcf9-4e5e-914b-7114b11d6e37/#sthash.TiYVtsYP.dpuf
90th Charter Night Event Jim Gould 2016-01-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Dec 24, 2015
Christmas is not always the best time of year for many people, but in Colchester County the Christmas Index Program works hard to make the holiday special. This year the Rotary Club of Truro took leadership of foundation that provides support to over 800 families. The program starts in October with promotions and continues up to Christmas Day. 
Colchester Christmas Index Mark Mason 2015-12-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2015
The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to induct Derrick Higgins as a member of the Club. 
 
Derrick grew up in Truro and lived here until he was 19 when he moved away for 2 years to the Valley to live with his father. He moved back to Truro to be closer to his wife to be. He has now been married for 6 years and he and his wife Jamie have a 9 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.
 
Derrick coaches his son’s softball team and is active in his church. He is looking forward to being more active in his community through Rotary.
 
Derrick is a Financial Advisor for Sun Life.  DG Jim Goit is his Club Sponsor.
 
Welcome to Rotary and the Rotary Club of Truro.
New Rotarian Inducted Jim Goit 2015-12-08 04:00:00Z 0
Club Christmas Greeting 2015 Jim Goit 2015-12-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ian MacHattie on Oct 28, 2015

Thank you Truro Rotary Club:

In 2007, our family went on a trip to build a school in Dominican Republic at one of the NPH homes there.

... When I was there in 2013 I saw a beautiful clinic that was totally bare of equipment or electricity.  We were about to build a new hospital in Truro, so that’s when the idea hit me...I know who needs the old equipment from Truro.  Yet, back home, that simple idea took two years to convince the government to release their excess. Thankfully, our MLA’s did their job and we were given 90 days to get the stuff out.  Volunteers came from nowhere and the Rotary Club leaped in faith to help get our equipment to the Sister Margaret Clinic in Fond des Blancs, Haiti.

Thanks from Haiti Ian MacHattie 2015-10-28 03:00:00Z 0
Truro Rotarians Complete Rotary Leadership Training Jim Goit 2015-10-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Sep 20, 2015
The second Bollywood night held on September 19th at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center Truro was a great success.  Om & Meena Khanna and friends worked with members of the Rotary Club of Truro to make sure that the event was fun for everyone.  
 
There was great food, exhibitions of traditional East Indian and Scottish dancing as well as instruction on modern Indian dancing.
 
Presentations of $2000 were made to Third Place Transition House and The Colchester Community Workshops to support their work.
 
It was a great time for everyone. Click the title for more pictures!
Bollywood Night Great Success Jim Gould 2015-09-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrie-Jo McConkey on Sep 13, 2015
Two undergraduate students from Dal AC, Shanthanu Krishna Kumar and Emily Walsh attended a Leadership Conference in St. John’s Nfld.  Attendance for the conference, ‘RYLA on the Rocks’ , was fully sponsored by the Rotary Club of Truro. “RYLA, the first of its kind for youth and young professionals in Atlantic Canada was a resounding success.
 
The enthusiasm level at the conference was at its peak with lots of inspirational talks and team building activities. The talks were given by high profile panelists with significant insight into their life and success. All along, the Rotary motto of ' Service above self' was evident in every activity.
 
The conference was a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn from the experienced and have fun as well. In short...' It was the best weekend of the summer with a perfect combination of learning, fun and unforgettable memories.' -Shanthanu Kumar”. Shanthanu and Emily will be presenting their experiences to the Rotary Club of Truro.
Club Supports Students to Attend RYLA on the Rock Audrie-Jo McConkey 2015-09-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Jun 23, 2015
At their AGM on June 23rd, 2015 the CCWF presented the Rotary Club of Truro with the Eleanor Norrie Award.
 
The annual Eleanor Norrie Award is presented to recognize extraordinary contributions for the betterment of the lives of the individuals of the Colchester Community Workshop. Jim Gould, President, accepted the award on behalf of the Club from Chairperson Nancy Messom. Barb Goit and Kevin Quinlan (in-coming President) attended from the Club along with KirK Saint, who is also a CCWF board member.
 
Jim advised the Board of the Club’s decision to extend the sponsorship of the Rotary House Golf Tournament for 3 additional years to 2018. This was well received by the Board.
Rotary Club Receives Eleanor Norrie Award Jim Gould 2015-06-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Jun 22, 2015
The time has come for my final outgoing remarks. It has been a fun, active and certainly a rewarding year. In preparation, and because my memory is not what it use to be, I read the bulletins for the year to remind me of all of the highlights. They were many and they brought back fond memories of all the good work we have achieved. We have made a difference in the lives of many people this year by putting “Service above Self” in everything we do. Thank you to all members for your contribution this year.
 
Click the title for the full report.
Outgoing President's 2014-15 Final Report Jim Gould 2015-06-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 22, 2015
The following Rotarians were elected by the membership as directors for 2015-16.
 
President Kevin Quinlan (elected Dec. 8, 2014)
Vice President Ted Jordan
Secretary Stephen Gallant (elected Dec. 8, 2014)
Treasurer Les Mosher
Immediate Past President
Jim Gould
Directors Larry Beazley
  Ryan Beazley
  Joanna Christianson
 
Alana Hirtle​
  Rod Jones
  Andrew MacDonald
  Ken MacLean
  Dave Mills
   
 
Congratulations to all.
Club 2015-16 Directors Elected at Semi Annual Meeting Jim Goit 2015-06-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Gallant on May 25, 2015

The 2015 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) session held in Truro on May 14th. The day-long workshop was attended by 25 very engaged local highschool students.

Session leader Rotarian Stephen Gallant was assisted by Mark Mason, Rod Jones, Matt Redmond, Ed MacDonald and Marilyn Brown. The students brought their portfolios that were judged and each was interviewed by  a team of Rotarians. Two Rotary Leadership Awards to be used as bursaries for University for further education were given out at the end of the day as a result

Congratulations to all.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Session Sucessful Steve Gallant 2015-05-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 25, 2015
Mike Dolter, CAO for the Town of Truro was officially inducted into the Rotary Club at the club's May 25th meeting.
 
Mike comes to Truro after a 10 year stint with the Rotary Club of Corner Brook.  His sponsor is Truro Rotarian Ken Maclean (left in the picture). President Jim Gould (right) welcomed Mike to the Club. 
 
Welcome to Truro Mike.
Mike Dolter newest Member of Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2015-05-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 10, 2015
The 2016 District Conference will be held in Truro, May 12-15.   To announce that event a new banner ad, promotional video have been created.  A conference website has been launched as well on the District website. Details of the event will be posted as they are finalized.  
 
Check out that website at http://rotary7820.com/Page/district-conference.  In the meantime watch and share our video.  https://youtu.be/5R8eXx2EvCI
 
 
District Conference 2016 Video and Conference Website Launched. Jim Goit 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Quinlan on May 03, 2015
The host club of the District Governor is presented with a special banner to display during the year their member is in that role.  The turnover ceremony was held at the time of the annual District Conference in Halifax.
 
Shown in the picture are (L to R) Jim Goit, District Governor Elect, accepting the banner is Vice President of Truro, Kevin Quinlan, Rotary Club of  Halifax Harbourside President, Donna Clark and District Governor, Stella Roy.
 
District Governor Banner Turn Over Kevin Quinlan 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on May 03, 2015
Rotary Club of Truro was presented with the ShelterBox Heros award for the donation of $5000 in 2013-14.  Our Club was one of 5 clubs in the District that were recognized by ShelterBox. Vice President Kevin Quinlan was on hand to accept the award for the club.
Club Shelter Box Hero at District Conference. Jim Gould 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Gallant on May 03, 2015
Youth Leadership Conference
May 14th 2015
 
The Purpose: It is to expose students to leadership dynamics and provide networking opportunities with students and professionals from across our region.
 
Who can attend ? Full time students between the ages of 16 and 18 who possess or want to develop leadership qualities.
 
What will it cost ? No registration fee is required. Lunch and materials will be provided.
 
When and where is the conference held? 
May 14th, 2015
NSCC – Salon C (located in the cafeteria)
9am – 2 pm
36 Arthur Street, Truro, N.S.
 
Be selected to receive a bursary: Eligibility for this bursary requires attendance at the Youth Leadership Conference in Truro, completion of a personal portfolio and a successful interview at the conference.  See your guidance counsellor for details.
 
Youth Leadership Conference Steve Gallant 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 27, 2015
Rotarian Lydia Sorflaten was presented with the Avenues of Service Award certificate at the Rotary Club of Truro meeting on April 27th. The award is made by Rotary International to Rotarians for outstanding work in all areas of service. 
 
Lydia was out of the country in February for Charter night when it originally would have been presented to her.
 
District Governor Elect Jim Goit presented the certificate on behalf of Rotary International.
Lydia Sorflaten given Avenue of Service Award. Jim Goit 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 27, 2015
The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to induct two new members into the club at it's regular meeting on April 27th.
 
Jaime Blaauwendraat is a commercial Account Manager for RBC Royal Bank in Truro.  her sponsor is  Rotarian Barbara Goit.
 
Martina Munden is a Partner in the law firm of Patterson Law specializing in Corporate/Commercial Law.  Her sponsor is Rotarian Wayne Gillis.
 
In the picture are left ot right Wayne Gillis, Barbara Goit, Jaime Blaauwendraat, Martina Munden and President Jim Gould.  Congratulation to all.
 
Club Inducts Two New Members Jim Goit 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Redmond on Apr 20, 2015
The Rotary Club of Truro's 2014-15 Youth Leadership Award was presented to Richard Haines. 
 
Richard started with Cobequid Special Olympics as a registration volunteer in September 2006 and it was a life changing experience. The enthusiasm and spirit here saw there led him to become snowshoe coach later that winter.
 
In 2008 he became regional coordinator and has since poured in thousands of hours making sure coaches have what they need to help. Ri
chard spends much time fundraising, organizing events, managing website/facebook and he “won't let the summer go by without a BBQ for all involved in Special Olympics".
 
Three years ago Richard, with help from NSCC’s Dawn Darcy and Community Support program initiated the Active Start program for young athletes, which is held at the Douglas St. Recreation Center.
 
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Truro, President Jim Gould presented Richard with a donation to the Cobequid Special Olympics for $1500 to assist with the FUNdamentals program, which will be held at the Cougar Dome for kids aged 6-14.
Richard Haines Presented with Rotary Club Youth Leadership Award Matt Redmond 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Redmond on Apr 19, 2015
David Stevenson joined the club for an “electrifying” presentation on wind energy and electric vehicles in Nova Scotia.
 
David is with Cumberland Colchester Wind Field Inc. which owns and manages wind turbines in Tatamagouche (Spiddle Hill) and Nuttby. CCWF also has involvement with several programs in Nova Scotia including Wind to Wheels and Direct to EV, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province.
 
“The sun shines everyday somewhere!” David claims, and that thinking has led CCWF to look to renewable energy to help fuel economic growth in Nova Scotia. There is great opportunity in this province to leverage wind, solar and (hopefully) tidal energy. Nova Scotia is one of the only jurisdictions in North America to have to have imposed laws to reduce green house gas emissions. Nova Scotia Power Inc is already on target to meet the 2015 goal of 25% renewable sources and on track to be well past 40% by 2020.
 
An “electrifying” Presentation on Wind Energy and Electric Vehicles Matt Redmond 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Topley on Feb 22, 2015
On Saturday evening eight stalwart Rotarians joined some 350 walkers to raise over $60k for the Truro Homeless Outreach Society.Team Rotary's contribution was $1,213. Thanks to all who donated to this worthwhile cause.
 
Mike
 
Team Rotary Club of Truro, ready to head out for the 5km walk for  the Coldest Night Of The Year event in support of Truro Homeless Outreach Society and Hubhouse. The team was made up of Mike Topley, Maureen Topley, Laurie Sandeson, Larry Beazley, Marilyn Brown, Dave Mills, Jim Gould and Matt Redmond.
Rotarians Walk in "Coldest Night of the Year" Event Mike Topley 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary House Celebrates 10th Anniversary March 11, 2015 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Redmond on Feb 09, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of Truro is very pleased to welcome Dr. Catherine Graham as our newest member.
 
Catherine is a veterinary pathologist and works for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in Bible Hill. She had been a member of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Urban Spirits before she and her husband relocated to Truro. This is a young club that was chartered in 2009 and Catherine was chair of that clubs Fundraising and Projects committee.
 
 
 
Catherine was congratulated by her sponsor Jim Goit shortly after being inducted into the club during the regular meeting on February 9th.
 
Welcome Catherine!
Club Inducts New Member Matt Redmond 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrie-Jo McConkey on Jan 18, 2015
 
Exciting news! A container of equipment from the former Colchester hospital (along with many other donations) arrived in Fond-des Blancs, Haiti during the Christmas period and the gratitude has been overwhelming! 
 
Hospital Equipment Arrives in Haiti Audrie-Jo McConkey 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 11, 2015

Truro Rotarians Lydia Sorflaten and Alana Hirtle completed the training necessary enabling the club to apply for District grants for 2015-16.  The two hour session organized by the District Foundation Team was held at the Best Western Glengarry on Saturday Jan 10th for Rotary clubs in Central & Northern Nova Scotia.  

 
Thanks to all that attended.
Truro Rotarians Complete District Grants Training Jim Goit 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 14, 2014
The Rotary Club of Truro inducted its newest member at the December 15th meeting.
 
Todd Barnhill was born and raised in Belmont.  He graduated from CEC in 1986 and Dalhousie University with a BSc. in Pharmacy in 1990.
 
After working in Halifax for 13 years, he had the opportunity to return home and become the Owner/Pharmacist of Shoppers Drug Mart in Truro in 2003.
 
Todd and his wife Deb have 2 children,  Amy who is 11 and Laurel who is 10 years old. Todd enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.
 
Seen in the photo are from left,  Jim Goit (sponsor),  Todd  and Jim Gould, President.  
 
Welcome Todd.
Club Inducts New Member Jim Goit 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Dec 04, 2014
Lorne MacDougall was a great Rotarian who served our Club for more than 69 years. When he died on December 4, 2014, he was the longest serving member of our club and of our Rotary District. He was the Club’s President in 1950-51.  He received the highest club award in the Avenues of Service Citation in 2008-2009 and received a Paul Harris Fellowship in 1987. On his 65 anniversary in Rotary, he received an Outstanding Service Citation from the Rotary International President.
Rotarian Lorne MacDougall Dies Jim Gould 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 24, 2014
The members of the Rotary Club of Truro were treated to a performance by Don Ross, Canadian fingerstyle guitarist and son of club member Ron Ross. Don was visiting home and his father brought him to the November 24th Club meeting. Don entertained the members with two numbers in his unique style and interesting stories of his travels.  Music runs in the family.  Thank you to Don and Ron both.
 
Check out the two Videos.
 
 
 
 
 
Don Ross Performs at Club Meeting Jim Goit 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Al Bégin on Nov 20, 2014
Mark Mason is one of the Rotary Club of Truro Mo Bros and he accepted the challenge of dying his growing mustache for a $100 donation.
 
You have to love his spirit of letting the ladies at Head Experts do what they wanted with his mustache.
 
Movember is fast drawing to a close. If you want to donate to Mark or any member of the team you can do so at http://ca.movember.com/team/1773949
Mo Bro Mark Mason goes Candy Cane Style. Al Bégin 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Nov 20, 2014
International Students come from all over the world to study at Dalhousie University in Truro, NS. Many have not experienced cooler weather let alone Nova Scotia’s freezing winters.
 
Dalhousie Student Services has an annual Clothing Drive to help provide new international students with warm jackets, hat, gloves and snow pants.
 
This year with the help of many partners on and off campus many of the students will be warm and cozy. This year the Rotary Club of Truro membership’s “warm hearts” made significant donations of warm winter clothing.
 
Many thanks to all the members that contributed!
Rotary Club Warm Hearts for International Students Mark Mason 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken MacDonald on Nov 16, 2014

The Recognition committee is responsible for various awards and citations issued by the cub through the year.  For two of these awards our terms of reference require the committee to ask for and receive nominations from the club membership. These two awards and the guidelines are as follows:
 
The Community Service Award – most senior recognition by our club of a non-Rotarian: presented to a deserving citizen (can be a joint recipient) of Colchester County who has provided outstanding service through volunteer work or financial support to organizations or families in need.
 
The Rotarian of the Year Award – presented to a club member who provided outstanding service to our club and Rotary in the last year.  The five club officers and the members of the recognition committee are excluded.
 
Please forward your nominations with details in support to Ken MacDonald, Chair of the Recognition committee at: kenmacdo@gmail.com
 
Recognition Nominations Call Ken MacDonald 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 16, 2014
Rotarian Mark Mason is canvassing the club for warm winter cloths to donate to International students at the Dalhousie Agricultural campus, many of whom are experiencing their first winter and are not equipped for our climate. Club members were responding with items for Mark. Donations can be made by dropping them off this week to Mark at his home or office or letting him know by Friday and he will pick things up.
Winter Clothing for International Students Jim Goit 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Interactors Help with Haiti Hospital Project Lydia Sorflaten 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 01, 2014
As she travels around doing visits, District Governor Stella Roy is getting every club to do a short video about their activities and what makes club great.  President Jim Gould and Secretary Ted Jordan did a great job and did the Club proud as you will see when you watch ours.  Check out the list of all the club videos on the District Website at http://portal.clubrunner.ca/60083/Page/club-video-presentations
 
Club video Jim Goit 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrie-Jo McConkey on Nov 01, 2014
After lots of background work, a full shipping container has been loaded with former Truro hospital equipment and destined for Fond-des Blancs, Haiti.
 
The success of this project would not have happened without the joint support of so many community members within Truro.
 
From the initial phase of removing equipment from the hospital into storage, to cleaning the equipment with Interact students, and packing, there was an over-whelming number of Rotarians involved, each playing an integral role in this project.  Rotarians such as Mike Hanes of Premiere Van Lines Truro, contributed through transporting donations from various groups and loading the container
Hospital Equipment to Haiti Audrie-Jo McConkey 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 26, 2014
Two new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Truro at the club's regular meeting October 27.  
 
Shown in the picture from left to right are Kevin Quinla, Lech Krzywonos, Matt Redmond and Ryan Beazley. 
 
Lech Krzywonos is the recently appointed Principal of the Nova Scotia Community Collage (NSCC), Truro Campus.  His sponsor is the former Principal of that same campus, Kevin Quinlan.  
 
Matt Redmond is on the faculty of NSCC and teaches computer science.  His sponsor is Rotarian Ryan Beazley, himself a relatively new member of the club.  
 
Welcome to Lech and Matt and congratulation to all.
New Members Inducted into Club Jim Goit 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 26, 2014
Eight members of the Rotary Club of Truro attended the fall session Rotary Leadership Institute that was held in Truro on October 25th.  Lindsay MacKinnon,  Ryan Beazley and Alana Hirtle completed Part 1.  Larry Beazley,  Kevin Quinlan, Barbara Goit and  Lydia Sorflaten finished Part 2 and Jim Gould finished Part 3, graduating from the course series. 
 
There were 42 Rotarians from 18 different clubs attending the sessions. A great exchange of ideas occurred and feedback for the day was very positive. Congratulations to all those attending.
 
Shown in the picture is President Jim Gould and others who graduated from Part 3 of the course.  Check out more pictures on the RLI Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RLIAtlantic
Truro Members Experience RLI Jim Goit 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 28, 2014
District 7820 Governor Stella Roy made her official visit to the Rotary Club of Truro on September 29th.  After a great meeting with the Board of Directors she met with club members and presented Stephen Gallant with the Vocational Service Leadership Award  for his ongoing efforts to host RLYA events in Truro.  She also commended Laurie Sandeson for her efforts for Polio Plus over the past couple of years.  We are so close to finishing the job of total eradication of the disease.
 
DG Stella then gave a very inspirational talk about Rotary and the work that goes on locally, regionally and internationally and related personal stories that highlighted how much good work Rotary does in our region and around the world, explaining how important every Rotarian is in that effort.
 
She finished by thanking President Jim Gould and praising the work of the Rotary Club of Truro, encouraged us all to do our best and to Light up Rotary..
District Governor Stella Visits Truro Jim Goit 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 28, 2014
Rotary Club President Jim Gould presented cheques totally $3,000 to the Colchester Community Workshops to support their development of a commercial bakery at their Young street facility.  The bakery will not only provide items to be sold in the workshop's Convenience store and Cafe but it will provide another avenue for training for clients of the workshop.
 
The Rotary Club of Truro matched a grant from District 7820 to provide the amount that will be used to purchase a commercial stove and fridge for the new facility. 
 
Shown in the photo accepting the cheque is Diane Standing, Executive Director of the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation.  In the background (on left) with staff and clients of the workshop is DG Stella Roy who was on hand for the presentation.
Club Supports Development at Colchester Community Worksop Jim Goit 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Sep 28, 2014
The Rotary Club's Fall Farm Social was held at the home of Laurie and Mike Sandeson on September 29th. There were kids, animals, a hay ride, food, friends and lots of fun.
 
Thank you to Judy Nicholson and the social committee and to Laurie, Mike and their family for opening their home.
 
More pictures can be found on the club Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/lw6edx4​
Fall Farm Social Great Fun Laurie Sandeson 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 26, 2014
There were three members of the Rotary Club of Truro who participated in the Big Finish to the GiveToLive Big Ride from Ottawa to Halifax. Jim Goit and Mike Hanes joined Meg MacDougall for the last leg of her ride when it left Truro Saturday morning to go to Halifax.  There was also a nice contingent of club members who came out to see them off when they left Victoria Park at 9:00 am. There were a group of about 40 cyclists who joined the team who had come from Ottawa.  It was reported that over $150,000 was raised to support cancer research.
 
Congratulations to Meg (one of the co-chairs for the event) and thank you to the members of the Rotary club who supported the initiative.
Club Members join Big Finish to Big Ride Jim Goit 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 20, 2014
Rotarian Meg MacDougall started her Big Ride for Cancer on Saturday September 20th.  She and 16 other cyclists are riding from Parliament Hill (Ottawa) to Halifax to raise money for cancer research. That's Meg just above the person in red.
 
Many Rotary Club of Truro members have supported her efforts and may be interested in Following here travels. Check out Meg's Blog at http://megsbigride.wordpress.com/  or by liking GIVETOLIVE on Facebook.
Rotarian on Big RIde for Cancer Jim Goit 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Sep 16, 2014
Working together Rotary Club of Truro, Hand Up, District 2840, Rotary Club of Kumbo through Rotary International,  this incredible transformation of a school in sad disrepair has brought a community to life in cooperative effort to repair the foundation, walls, roof of the school as well as build a much needed latrine. 
 
The Integrated Development Foundation organized the community to action, prepared a plan involving all parties, found the skilled labour and oversaw the project to a very successful end.  in the remote community of Befang, NW Cameroon, Africa.  
 
Rotary Repairs School Community Spirit Builds Befang NW Cameroon Africa Lydia Sorflaten 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2014
The Rotary Club of Truro hosted the first Bollywood night in Truro on September 4th at the Holiday Inn and Convention Centre.  The sold out crowd of 300 people enjoyed a night of great food, music and dancing entertainment.  Proceeds  went to local charities and cheques for $2,500 were presented to the Colchester Community Workshops and to Maggie's Place.
 
Congratulations to President Jim Gould and those that helped organize this event.
 
For more pictures, check out the club Facebook Page at http://tinyurl.com/ltj5z68
First Bollywood Night to Remember Jim Goit 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 24, 2014

The next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions will be held in Truro on October 25th.  All three parts will be held as well as Group Discussion Leader and a Graduate Course depending on numbers registered in each. 
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective and knowledgeable Rotarians.
 
The Rotary Club of Truro is usually well represented and members are encouraged to register the appropriate part and attend.  It is especially important for newer members to attend at least one of these sessions to learn more about Rotary.  The club will reimburse you for the registration fee.  Click on the graphic or go to http://tinyurl.com/pe93gng to register.  
 
Check with a member who has been there and they will tell you the value of the session.
 
 
Rotary Leadership Institute in Truro Jim Goit 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 17, 2014
Assistant Governor Rob Christie presented the Rotary International theme banner for 2014-15 to Truro President Jim Gould at the August 18th club meeting.  He also brough greeting from the District Governor and highlighted her upcoming visit to the Club.
AG Visit to Club Jim Goit 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 07, 2014
 
Barb Weatherbey smiles broadly while looking around at a small group of children wearing yellow T-shirts and picnicking in Victoria Park.Jenny Lewis, 11, and co-day camper Colten Mayo, meet Rotary Club of Truro members Jim Gould and Alana Hirtle while enjoying a recent play day in Victoria Park. The club has provided $7,500 in funds for Bright Skies Day Camp for children with special needs, which will enable it to continue in 2015. SHERRY MARTELL – TRURO DAILY NEWS
Club Supports Bright Skys Camp Jim Goit 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Jul 21, 2014

Dinner and Dance

Officially SOLD OUT (Aug 21)

Thank you for your support.

 
The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to host a Dinner and Dance with a taste of Bollywood.
 
Funds raised will be used to support the Colchester Community Workshops and Maggies Place.
 
Date: September 4th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Truro
Cocktails/Appetizers: 5:30 pm – 6:30pm
East Indian Cuisine (mild) Dinner : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Dance with DJ Harv: 8:00pm – 12:00 pm
Cost: $45/Person (Purchase at MacQuarries Pharmasave or purchase from any Rotarian)
Table of 10 for $400.00
Bollywood Night Fundraiser Jim Gould 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
Truro Rotarian Meg MacDougall is training for her second Big Ride this September and she is looking for donations to support her cause.  She gave the club a great presentation on last years trip.
 
Those interested can go to her on-line fundraising page at  http://tinyurl.com/ltd5vof.  
 
Good luck Meg.
Support Rotarian Meg MacDougall on her Big Ride 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Jul 13, 2014
The Rotary Club of Truro held a Swim to End Polio on July 13th in conjunction with their annual summer social at Shortts lake south of Truro.  There were 13 members and friends who braved the chilly water and swam the half kilometer distance across the lake.  While that make not seem like it lot, it was a big challenge for SOME of the swimmers.
 
What is more important, is that the club members solicited for pledges and while the final total is not in yet, over $2000 was raised and the money is still coming in!  By the time the donations are given to the The Rotary Foundation and they are matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it will mean that more than 10,000 doses of the Polio vaccine can be distributed as a result of this effort.  Congratulations for work well done.
 
You can check out more more photos of the event at http://tiny.cc/3l1zix  and a great story in the Truro Daily news at http://tiny.cc/411zix
Club Swim to End Polio goes "Swimmingly" Laurie Sandeson 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 13, 2014
The 2014 edition of the Rotary Club of Truro's summer social was a great success.  Held July 13th at the Shortts Lake home of Richard and Maralyn Bowness  the event was very well attended by Rotarians and friends both new and "experienced".  The swim to end polio had been held earlier in the day however some went back on the water... practicing for next year perhaps.
 
The Social Committee did a great job of organizing the food and drink, the weather was great and everyone had a wonderful time.
 
Check out http://tiny.cc/y93zix for more pictures of the event.  
 
2014 Summer Social Jim Goit 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Al Bégin on Jun 15, 2014
Another display of the good work that Rotary is doing in the community.  This is a picture of the sign above the entrance to the new kitchen at the new Maggie's Place.  To date our Club has donated $20,000.00 towards Maggie's Place getting established in their new location.
 
The sign was donated by Sid Sells Signs in appreciation for what Maggie's Place does for the community and also in appreciation for what the Truro Rotary Club does in the community.
 
Many thanks to Adrian from Sid Sells Signs!
Donations to Maggie's Place Recognized Al Bégin 2014-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on May 25, 2014
The Rotary Club of Truro was one of several clubs in District 7820 which was presented with the Rotary International Presidential Citation with Distinction for the Rotary year 2013-14. The 2013-14 Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs for an array of achievements that promote membership growth, enhance humanitarian service through the RI Foundation, and strengthen the network through the family of Rotary. By qualifying for the Presidential Citation, clubs contribute to Rotary’s strategic goals and multiply the impact of their good work through the collective focus of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.
 
Accepting the award are (l-L) Past President Laurie Sandeson, President Elect Jim Gould, Director Judy Nicholson and Secretary Elect Ted Jordan.   Congratulatons.
Club Receives RI Presidential Citation with Distinction Jim Gould 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 04, 2014
Rotarian Lydia Sorflaten recently returned from a trip to the Cameroon where she and her husband Alan were checking on several projects the Rotary Club of Truro had supported.  
 
While there, they visited the Rotary Club of Kumbo, a partner on the projects.  
 
In exchange for one of our club's banners, Lydia was given locally made hats and bags to present to President Al Bégin and Immediate Past President Laurie Sandeson who modeled them from the Club.  
 
Thank you Lydia.
Club Presented with Gifts from Rotary Club of Kumbo, Cameroon Jim Goit 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 27, 2014
Immediate past president Laurie Sandeson was on duty today to induct Karen Boyd as a new member of the Rotary Club of Truro.  Vice President Jim Gould is Karen's sponsor.
 
Karen graduated from the University of California at Davis with a bachelors degree in environmental design.  She's worked in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay area as well as Montana. She moved to Nova Scotia from Montana in 2012 when she married Al.  Both Karen and Al's backgrounds include commercial interior design thus began Boyd & Boyd Design & Construction Ltd​. Karen appreciates being a part of the creative process and coming up with solutions to meet interior environmental needs.
 
Growing up in Alaska, Karen feels quite at home in Nova Scotia.  "The healthy lifestyle that Nova Scotia has to offer is a perfect place to be with our new family."  Karen and Al have two young boys and enjoy living, and playing, outside in the woods and at the beach.
 
Welcome to Rotary Karen.
Karen Boyd is newest Member of the Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Topley on Apr 25, 2014
Sixteen Rotarians, friends and family worked happily under sunny skies and mild weather on the morning of April 26th to pick 56 bags of garbage out of the ditches at the Robie Street / Hwy 102 interchange.  Part of the haul included 2 tires, an old couch and a five dollar bill. The place is now spotless.
 
Thanks to all participants.There will be a place along the highway to the Pearly Gates for you. Just tell Saint Peter that you're with the Rotary Highway Clean-up Committee.
Rotarians and Friends Picking up Mike Topley 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Project Sustainability in the Cameroon Jim Goit 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 13, 2014
For a number of years a group from Truro has gone to a rural part of Guatemala to build cooking stoves for the people there. This year Keith Gillis, a member of the Rotary Club, and Cathy Weldin a good friend of the Club joined the project.  The following are some pictures of their visit.
 
Stoves Built in Guatemala Jim Goit 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 27, 2014
Truro Rotarian Lydia Sorflaten reports on the Cameroon projects regularly and can be followed in her blog http://sorflatentravels.blogspot.ca/This week she reports on the Befang Primary School Project and her visit to the construction site. 
 
After the ceremonies signifying the progress of the Befang Primary School Project, we were invited to the Pastor’s house from a meal.  We were asked to write in the guest book.  Let me share with you what I wrote, then we will attempt to convey the magnitude of the project, its impact on the school and community.
Befang Primary School Project Jim Goit 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 24, 2014
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The annual Rotary Club of Truro Auction ended with a bang on Monday night. 

There was over $31,000 in bids received (65% of item value.. the second highest % since 2008). With the addition of $5000 in cash donations, the club is well on its way to having a big portion of the funds necessary to support community programs and projects for the coming year. 
 
The work is not over yet as the items will need to be distributed and cash collected this week. A great time was had by all on the last night of the event as can be seen in the pictures.
Annual Auction Successful Jim Goit 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 19, 2014
Please welcome and thank the Rotary Club of Truro's newest website sponsors.  Canadian Tire Truro (represented by Club member Bart Hinze) and Super 8 (represented by Rotarian Alana Hirtle) are both proud supporters of the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
The sponsorship ads revolve on the front page of the club website and appear as a group on every internal page as well as every e-mailed club bulletin. The ads are linked so clicking will take you to the business's own website.
 
Revenue from the ads help the club defray of the cost of the website as well as assist with other costs of running the Rotary Club.
 
Thank you to our sponsors. Others interested in website sponsorship should check the link on the topic under the ads. 
New Website sponsors Jim Goit 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Mar 09, 2014
The Annual Truro Rotary Auction has launched! Running from March 10th to March 24th, this year's auction offers up 700 items donated by local businesses and individuals valued at over $47,000.
 
As has been the practice for a number of years, all bidding is done on-line at the club auction website http://trurorotaryauction.com/.  Register for a PIN, scan the items and make your bids.  The system will notify you by e-mail if you have been outbid by someone else.  You can also use the View My Bids tool to keep an eye on your items.
 
Proceeds from the auction support the many worthy causes of the Rotary Club of Truro, so spread the word and get those bids in.
 
Thank you to all the donors for their items and to all the Rotarians and volunteers for their hard work in getting the auction ready to run.
 
Jim Gould
2014 Auction Chair.
Truro Rotary Auction Launches Jim Gould 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrie-Jo McConkey on Mar 03, 2014
The Rotary Club of Truro is one a number of individuals and organizations that have supported Truro resident Peter Corey in taking supplies to the Democratic Republic of Congo to support a fish farming project. A lot of what was taken is practical (fish farming manuals, printer, good quality rubber boots, rain jackets), but some of it is purely fun (soccer gear, maple syrup, Jiffy Pop)--things that we enjoy here, but are difficult or impossible to find otherwise in DRC. 
 
The supplies will make a real difference in people's lives.  Read more about Peter and the Fish for Hope project at http://fishforhope.blogspot.ca/ 
Supplies Support Fish for Hope Project in the Congo Audrie-Jo McConkey 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 02, 2014
The tradition of having the senior leadership of the Agricultrual College as a member of the Rotary Club was continued as Dr. David Gray Dean/Principal of the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus was formally inducted into the Rotary Club by Vice President Jim Gould (Right)  Dr. Garth Coffin (Left), former Principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College was David's sponsor.
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro (Nova Scotia) David.
David Gray Inducted as Member Jim Goit 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 02, 2014
Rotary Club of Truro member Mark Mason was recently in the Seychelles where he once taught in school and where his wife Christine was born.  They went to a school and library to deliver 45kg of much needed new books.
 
Both the library and school were very happy to receive the books. Some were in French as both languages are official in the country. The school and library are interested in MORE books so a larger project is being planned.
 
While in the Seychelles, Mark also visited the new Rotary Club on Mahe. 
 
Rotary at work.
Club Supports Literacy Project in Seychelles Jim Goit 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Mar 02, 2014
 The late Charlie Hill was a great member and supporter of Rotary.  In recognition of a donation he made in his estate that was to go to support an international project, the club has commissioned a plaque that now can now be found in Befang school in Cameroon, Africa.  It will serve as a permanent reminder of the generosity of Charlie Hill.
Former Club Member Recognized With Memorial Plague Lydia Sorflaten 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Follow Africa Blog of Lydia and Alan Sorflaten Jim Goit 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Video Thank You to Thie Convery Jim Goit 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Nicholson
The Rotary Club of Truro met at the newly renovated Sherlock's at the Best Western Plus Glengarry for their regular monthly Thrusday social.  Great turnout and good time. Plan to attend the next one.
 
 
In the picture (left to right) Barbie Reynolds, Kirk Saint, Jim Goit, Barb Goit, Bart Hinze, Rod Jones and Wayne Gillis.  Behind the camera is Judy Nicholson.
Thursday Social Judy Nicholson 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
The following individuals will receive awards at the 88th annual Charter Night Ceremony held on Feb 20th.
 
Avenues of Service Citation
 
The Avenues of Service Citation provides a means for Rotary clubs to personally recognize one member of the club for his/her outstanding efforts in the Five Avenues of Service.
Dr. Garth Coffin
Paul Harris Fellowship  
 
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows by Rotary International.
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.
Laurie Sandeson
Dr. Kevin Quinlan
Rotarian of the Year
 
The Rotarian of the year is presented to a deserving and active Member of the Rotary Club of Truro, who has provided outstanding service to our Club and Rotary in the last year.
 
Chester MacPhee
Community Service Award      
 
The Community Service Award if presented to a deserving citizen, who has provided outstanding service through volunteer work or financial support to organizations and/or families in need in our community.
  
Bill Lake
2013-14 Award Recipients 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Special Invitation to 88th Charter Night 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 02, 2014
Lindsay MacKinnon has rejoined the Rotary Club of Truro after being away for 3 years due to work obligations.  Lindsay now has her own CA practice in Truro.  In the picture are Linsday's sponsor Garth Coffin (left) and Club Vice President Jim Gould (right).

Welcome back Linsday! 
Lindsay MacKinnon rejoins Truro Club Jim Goit 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jan 20, 2014
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The Rotary Club of Truro has received the first Global Grant approval in District 7820 using the new grant system initiated by Rotary International. The grant will be used to repair and equip a three room school in Befang, Cameroon, Africa.  The Rotary Club of Truro’s $5000 contribution has been matched by Rotary International ($7,500) and District 7820 ($5000) for a total of $17,500. 
Global Grant for School in Cameroon Lydia Sorflaten 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 13, 2014
Lorne MacDougall celebrated his 96th birthday on January 12, 2014 and the club recognized it with a birthday cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. 
 
A Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Truro continuously since April 1945 Lorne still attends most every club meeting and is an inspiration to us all.
 
Happy Birthday Lorne.
Club Celebrates Lorne MacDougall's Birthday 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 15, 2013
Santa VisitsThe Rotary Club of Truro held another successful Rotary Christmas Brunch on December 14th at the Best Western Plus Glengarry. 
 
Approximately 90 Rotarians and family members attended. There are some great singers in Rotary and carols were sung. The highlight of course was the special visit from Sanata who on this occasion seemed to develop a distinctly Cape Berton accent as the giving of gifts progressed! Fun for all the good little girls and boys. 
 
Check out more pictures on the Club Facebook page.
Rotary Christmas Brunch Successful Jim Goit 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 10, 2013
Club members recorded their annual Christmas greeting following the final Directors meeting of the year held on December 10 2013 at the home of Barbie Reynolds.  Check it out. 

Christmas Greeting from Rotary Club Jim Goit 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Dec 08, 2013
The speaker for the 88th Annual Charter Night for the Rotary Club of Truro will be Rotarian Thie Convery, from the Dundas Rotary Club in Ontario. Thie will tell about her attempt to swim across Lake Ontario and how she eventually raised almost $150,000 (U.S.) for polio eradication. 

The banquet will be held February 20th at the Best Western Plus Glengarry and will feature awards and recognition of Club Rotarians and community members.  Reserve your tickets today by registering on-line at http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1276/Event/2978b7b2-73ac-4ce1-96c2-e7e947e9c890 

See the full invitation.
88th Annual Charter Night Laurie Sandeson 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 08, 2013
With the calander year end fast approaching it is time to consider making your donation to the Rotary Foundation.  With the new on-line tools available on the RI website (Rotary.org) this task has never been easier.  The Rotary Club of Truro is committed to the Every Rotarian Every Year objective of making an average of $100 per active member per year so won't you help?  Check it out.

Making a Donation to the Rotary Foundation Jim Goit 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 24, 2013
 New Rotarian Meg MacDougall gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Truro about her 2,400 km bicycle ride from Banff, Alberta to Boulder, Colorado with the GIVETOLIVE Big Ride. She was the only female to join the intrepid group of cyclists fighting to end cancer by taking to the roads September 14th-28th, 2013.  She and her group raised over $81,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. She described the journey in-kinds of weather through the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone National Park describing it as an epic ride.
 
A full description of her trip can be found on her daily blog at http://megsbigride.wordpress.com/page/5/ 

Congratulations Meg. Job well done.
 
GiveToLive Banff to Boulder Bike Ride Jim Goit 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 13, 2013
 Glenholme businessman and Rotaruan Ed MacDonald has been named president of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)

A past president of the Rotary Club and former owner of Maritime Auto Parts Ltd, Ed his been involved with the ARA board of directors for 12 years, and the executive committee for the last three.

 Ed's son Andrew now runs the business and is carrying on the Rotary tradition as a member of the Truro Clubs Board of Directors.

Congratulations Ed.
Rotarian Ed MacDonald named President of Recyclers Association. Jim Goit 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 03, 2013
Rotarian Audrie-Jo McConkey recieved the Young Alumni Achievement Award for 2013  Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture’s Alumni Association presented the Blue and Gold Awards banquet in Truro November 1st. 

Audrie-Jo is an active member of the Rotary Club of Truro and we congratulate her on her award.  In the photo making the presentation is Dwane Mellish,  Alumni Association President (left) and Dr. David Gray Dean of the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture.

The full citation for Audrie-Jo's award follows.   
Rotarian Audrey-Jo McConkey Receives Alumni Award Jim Goit 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 27, 2013
 Ms. Allie MacDonald, Outreach Agent, Low Income Homeowner Service for Trinity Inspection Services, a partner of Effecience Nova Scotia, visited the Rotary Club to promote the Low Income Energy Effeciency program.  For qualifying low income homeowners, Efficiency Nova Scotia will:
  • make upgrades to insulation
  • seal holes and cracks
  • all at no-charge
To determine what energy efficiency upgrades your home needs, an Efficiency Partners will conduct a no-charge energy assessment of the home.  If upgrades, like draft proofing and insulation are recommended and approved, the home owner will receive those upgrades at no cost.  The Efficiency Partner will manage the full project for you, from start to finish. Packages of material available to club member who know of someone who might qualify. 

Further information is available on the Effeciency Nova Scotia Website.  http://www.efficiencyns.ca/energy-solutions/low-income-service/ 

If anyone has any questions or wants any more information they can e-mail Allie at allie@trinitymaintenance.com  or call her at 1-877-955-4333. 
Spreading the word about Low Income Energy Effeciency Program Jim Goit 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 21, 2013
Mr. Allan Sorflaten is the husband of Truro Rotarian Lydia Sorflaten and is truly deserving of the Rotary International Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award for 2013. 

This award recognizes spouses and partners of Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplaryhumanitarian service through Rotary. 
Allan Sorflaten Presented Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award Jim Goit 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 20, 2013
 District Governor Greg Coldwell and his wife Claudia made his official visit to the Rotary Club of Truro on October 21st. 

After a very productive visit with the Board of Directors, DG Greg inducted two new members (Meg MacDougall and Alana Hirtle) into the club, presented the Rotarian of the Year pin to Keith Gillis and the Rotary International Rotarian Spouse award to Alan Sorflaten.  He also delivered a very inspirational speech on what it means to be engaged in Rotary and how the work we do impacts on lives around the world.
 
Greg complimented the Club on the good work that we do and encouraged all members to remain engaged in Rotary and share that engagement by bringing in more new members. 
District Governor Greg Coldwell Makes Official Visit to Truro Jim Goit 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 20, 2013
The two newest members of the Rotary Club of Truro were inducted at the Club's October 21st meeting by District Governor Greg Coldwell.

Meg MacDougall (left in photo) is an Associate Lawyer in Corporate Commercial Law at the firm of Burchell MacDougall in Truro.  She is also the grand daughter of long time Truro Rotarian Lorne MacDougall.
Her sponsor is Jim Gould.
 
Alana Hirtle (right in the photo) is the Manager of the Super 8 in Truro. 
Having recently moved to Truro with her husband Sid, Alana is an experienced meeting planner and looks forward to helping the club serve the community.  Her sponsor is Barbara Goit.

Welcome to Rotary.
Two new members of Club Inducted Jim Goit 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
 The Rotary Club of Truro was once again a major supporter of the Colchester Community Workshops annual Golf fundraiser entering the two top fundraising teams. Of the total of $28,419 raised for the event Team Bowness brought in $2,330.00  and Team Begin $2,128.00. There were 15 teams and 33 volunteers over the course of the day.  Photos of the teams are on the club's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofTruro?ref=stream&hc_location=stream 
 
The history of the club at this particular event is shown belwo.  Congratulations to all.
 
2007 - 2nd Highest Fundraising Team
2008 - Top Fundraising Team
2009 - Top Fundraising Team
2010 - Top Fundraising Team
2011 - Top Fundraising (Duffers) & 2nd (Aces)
2012 - Top Fundraising (Duffers) & 2nd (Aces)
2013 - Top & 2nd Highest Fundraising Teams

 
Club Support Workshop Golf Fundraiser 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Truro held it's second Rotary Family Farm Social at the farm of Rotarian Laurie and Mike Sandeson in Lower Truro on Saturday Oct 7th.

About 47 members, family and guests enjoyed a potluck supper, BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers, visits to the barn to see the cows and cats, tractor driving and a hay ride to a place called Paradise. There were some interesting finds by some of the children. Importantly there was also a lot of Rotary conversations and fellowship.

Thank you to the social committee and to Laurie, Mike and their family for opening the home.

Check more picture on the club Facebook page.
Rotary Family Farm Social Jim Goit 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit
Rotarian Ron Ross has had a lifetime of experience in writting, editing and making presentations as well as teaching others those skills.  At the regular Rotary Club of Truro meeting on September 30th, he gave a talk on "How to Make A Good Presentations" sharing tips on what it takes to catch and keep people's attention during a presentation.  His talk was judged a excellent rather than just good and a copy of it is available for those that missed it. http://tinyurl.com/ocn7hjz
 
Thank you Ron.
Making Good Presentations Jim Goit 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Sept 9 Bulletin Ron Ross 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0

The fall session of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be held in Truro on Saturday October 19th.  Members are encouraged to attend  Part 1, 2 and 3 will be offered if numbers warrant and the Club will pay for your registration cost.  You may register on the District website. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and meet Rotarians from all over Atlantic Canada.

Also, don't forget the reception hosted for RLI participants in town by the Rotary Club of Truro Friday evening at 7:00pm, at the Glengarry. All Rotarians are welcome even if you are not going to the RLI session.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute Oct 19th 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Bowness
Calling all Golfers!

The 12th Annual Golf Classic to benefit Rotary House takes place Thursday, October 10th and our club would like to enter at least two 5 member teams. if you'd like to enjoy a great day of golf, for a worthy cause contact me ASAP so the teams can be formed and fund raising can begin.

  • 18 holes of Golf / Scramble Format  / 9:00AM shotgun start
  • Prizes, draws, contests and lots of laughs.
  • Teams of five should raise at least $750 in pledges
  • Pledges exceeding $1,000/team receive recognition.
  • You can also collect pledges through secure online donations.
  • Official tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.00
  • Prizes for the top 2 fundraising teams and top 3 golf teams.
  • All golf skill levels are encouraged
For Rotarians who are unable to golf, there will be many opportunities to pledge your financial support for your favourite golfers. Please be generous in your support for Rotary House!
 
The two team captains will soon be organizing their teams and launching their fun-raising efforts.
 
To join a team or pledge (name your golfer, or pledges will be distributed.) contact:
 
Richard Bowness  rbowness@gmail.com
895-9000 Work, 673-3311 Home, 897-3722 Cell

 
Golf to support Rotary House Richard Bowness 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Member Birthdays

Name

Date

Hanes, Mike

Sep 04

Christianson, Joanna

Sep 09

Gillis, Keith

Sep 21

Matthews, Brian

Sep 21

 

 

 

 

Anniversaries

Name

Spouse Name

Years

Date

MacLean, Ken

Sharon

47 years

Sep 03, 1966

Clark, Paul

Toole, Anne

12 years

Sep 29, 2001

 

 

 

 

Join Date

Name

Years

Date

Weldin, Clyde

37 years

Sep 01, 1976

Goit, Jim

8 years

Sep 12, 2005

Fleming, Carl

4 years

Sep 28, 2009 

Sept Birthdays and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
 The MP for Cumberland, Colchester & Musquodoboit Valley, Scott Armstrong addressed the Rotary Club of Truro at their regular meeting on August 26th. Mr. Armstrong outlined all the strong infrastructure in the Truro area and asked club members to increase efforts to promote the advantages of living here. 
MP Addresses Club James Goit 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by James Goit on Aug 18, 2013
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For the first time since 1997 the Rotary Club of Truro is hosting an international Exchange Student.  Under the leadership of Joanna Christianson a club committee has been formed, host families found and an outbound student selected and sent off.  

Our inbound student is Manuel Matín González from the town of Teguesta in Tenerife, the Canary Islands, Spain. Manuel was welcomed to the club at our regular meeting on August 19th. We found out that he loves the outdoors and plays many sports although he especially likes basketball and surfing. He has an older sister studying medicine and a twin brother still at home.

Rotarians were encouraged to get to know Manuel and show him the pleasures of living in the Truro area.
Rotary International Exchange Student Arrives James Goit 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Pictures from Summer Social 2013 Al Bégin 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Hinze, Bart Aug 02
Corcoran, Sharon Aug 03
MacDonald, Kenneth Aug 06
Saunders, Dale Aug 06
Campbell, Sarah Aug 12
MacDonald, Andrew Aug 21
Beazley, Larry Aug 24
Brown, Marilyn Aug 27
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Coffin, H. Coffin, Mary Catherine 50 years Aug 03, 1963
Mason, Mark Christine 22 years Aug 11, 1991
Michaud, Mike Marianne 7 years Aug 12, 2006
Quinlan, Kevin Sharon 14 years Aug 14, 1999
Nicholson, Joseph Saulnier-Nicholson, Angele 23 years Aug 18, 1990
Bowness, Richard Maralyn 41 years Aug 19, 1972
Saunders, Dale Catherine 29 years Aug 25, 1984
Fraser, Matthew MacKinnon, Naomi 2 years Aug 29, 2011
Sorflaten, Lydia Allan 45 years Aug 31, 1968
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Grant, Heather-Anne 2 years Aug 29, 2011
Aug Birthday's and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jul 21, 2013
Sarah Porter, Program Coordinator for Junior Achievement Nova Scotia in the Truro area spoke to the Club on July 22 about the various programs of JA.  The JA programs are a natural for partnership with Rotary as we have similar goals in the Vocational Service area.  In fact club members have been active for many years and are still volunteering their time in delivering the programs in area schools.  
 
Shown in the photo thanking Sarah is Rotarian Andrew MacDonald, who has volunteered with the JA program for the past two years and described it as a very worthwhile and satisfying opportunity for service. 
 
Please see the JA Nova Scotia website for further details on the programs. http://nova-scotia.jacan.org/
Sarah Porter Asks for Volunteers for Junior Achievement James Goit 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jul 21, 2013
Members of the Rotary Club of Truro are actively canvassing community businesses for subscriptions to the 11th edition of the Truro Community Yearbook.  
 
The Yearbook is one of the major fundraisers for the Club and has been very popular with members of the public over the years.  The 20,000 copies stay around offices and business in the Truro area for a year or longer as people search out business with their neighbors and friends in the photos. 
 
If you know of a business or organization who should be included in the 2014 edition please have them contact any member of the club for follow up. 
11th Edition of Truro Community Yearbook Underway James Goit 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
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President Al Bégin presented past president Laurie Sandeson with her Past President's pin and President's Recognition Plaque at the regular July 15th meeting.  Congratulations Laurie and thank you for your year of service as Club President.
Presidential Plaque Presented James Goit 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jul 14, 2013
Allison MacIsaac spoke to the Rotary Club of Truro on a home energy program sponsored by Efficiency Nova Scotia.  The program assists homeowners become more effecient by replacing lightbulbs and wrapping hot water heaters.  In the photo Allison is thanked by Adam Wyllie, a Club members who recently had the energy upgrade done at his home.
 
Allison MacIsaac Speaks to Club on Efficiency Nova Scotia James Goit 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
2013-14 Club Executive James Goit 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Al Bégin on Jun 23, 2013
It is a sad day for the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Riley Marshall, who was a member of the club since 1964, passed away on June 23rd.  Riley was the President in 1977-1978.  He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award, The Avenues of Service, and the True Rotarian Award.
 
In the words of his daughter, Colleen, "He was so proud to be a Rotarian.  It meant the world to him."
 
He will be missed. 
 
 
Long Time Rotarian Riley Marshall dies Al Bégin 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Gallant, Stephen Jul 11
Wyllie, Adam Jul 08
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Gillis, Wayne Val 43 years Jul 18, 1970
Gould, James Gloria 33 years Jul 21, 1980
Jones, Rod Kathe 37 years Jul 17, 1976
Jordan, Ted Charlene 10 years Jul 07, 2003
MacDonald, Ken Betty 35 years Jul 11, 1978
Saint, T. Pam 24 years Jul 03, 1989
Weldin, Clyde Dianne 53 years Jul 02, 1960
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Corcoran, Sharon 11 years Jul 15, 2002
MacLean, Kenneth 12 years Jul 01, 2001
MacNaughton, David 50 years Jul 02, 1963
MacPhee, Chester 7 years Jul 31, 2006
Mason, Mark 8 years Jul 11, 2005
Matthews, Brian 11 years Jul 22, 2002
Reynolds, Barbara 23 years Jul 01, 1990
July Birthdays and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
June 24 Bulletin James Goit 2013-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
June 17 Bulletin James Goit 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
June 10 Bulletin Ronald Ross 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Jun 06, 2013
Jim Gould, Wayne Gillis and Jim Goit gave a report on the District 7820 conference held in Halifax May 24-26 and outlined all the things they learned.  In the photo Jim displays a technique for reducing/eliminating headaches as taught buy one of the presenters. It's hard to have a headache while laughing!
 
 
Report on District Conference Laurie Sandeson 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jun 06, 2013
Rotarian Wayne Gills was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship from District Governor Tom McCaughey for his work and Assistant Governor and especially for his work on the new By-Laws and Constitution for District 7820.  Wayne worked tirelessly to complete the redraft of the governing documents for District that were adopted at the Annual General Meeting on May in Halifax.  Making the presentation was incoming District Governor Elect Stella Roy from the Halifax Harbourside Club.  Congratulations Wayne!
Wayne Gillis Receives Paul Harris Fellowship James Goit 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jun 06, 2013
The GSE team from D3310 has created a great video on their visit to our district.
 
GSE team Video James Goit 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Mosher, Leslie Jun 03
Clark, F. Jun 07
Topley, Michael Jun 21
Bradley, Ernest Jun 27
         
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Christianson, Joanna Christianson, John 20 years Jun 12, 1993
         
Join Date
Name Years Date
Coady, Lloyd 26 years Jun 01, 1987
Bégin, Al 5 years Jun 02, 2008
Loskow, Greg 3 years Jun 07, 2010
Michaud, Mike 4 years Jun 08, 2009
Bradley, Ernest 23 years Jun 18, 1990
Goit, Barbara 19 years Jun 19, 1994
Mills, Dave 13 years Jun 26, 2000
Jordan, Ted 15 years Jun 29, 1998
MacDonald, Kenneth 15 years Jun 29, 1998
June Birthdays and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit
The Rotary Club of Truro was awarded the 2012-13 RI Presidential Citation at the District 7820 Conference.  District Governor Tom McCaughey made the presentation to Club Secretary Jim Gould.
 
The Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that achieve an array of accomplishments that help them become stronger, deliever effective service, and enhance their public image. 
Rotary Club of Truro Awarded 2012-13 Presidential Citation James Goit 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
May 27 Bulletin Ronald Ross 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit
Vice President Al Begin was please to re-induct two former members back into the Rotary Club Truro at their regular meeting May 27th.  Both Barbara Goit and Sharon Crowe were Rotarians had left the club some time ago due to professional pressures and are now able to return.  Jim Goit was the sponsor of both Sharon and his wife Barbara. 
 
Welcome back!
 
 
Two members Re-inducted Into The Club James Goit 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on May 26, 2013
The Rotary Club of Truro has donated $10,000 to the Maggies Move Campaign.  
 
The club has had a long history of supporting Maggies place and are very supportive of the new facility that will allow them to provide better community service.
 
 
Club Donates to Maggies Place Move James Goit 2013-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Blair on May 17, 2013
 
The Group Study Exchange Team from District 3310 visited the Truro area Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 18, 2013.  A social reception was held at the Best Western Plus Glengarry on Friday evening when the group exchanged Club banners with Truro Club President Laurie Sandeson.
 
Shown in the picture are (left to right) Pie Yan Wiu, Team Leader June Jonet, Laurie Sandesion,  Bee Kee Gan, Jocelyn Maluda and Yixin Liu. 
 
Details on the team and their visit to our District follows.  
 
Thank you to all those who assisted in making this a successful visit.
 
Christine Blair
GSE Committee
GSE team from District 3310 Visits Truro Area Christine Blair 2013-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
May 13th Bulletin Ronald Ross 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Apr 28, 2013
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Loskow, Greg May 07
Jones, Rod May 14
           
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Goit, James Goit, Barbara 40 years May 19, 1973
Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Dan 18 years May 27, 1995
           
Join Date
Name Years Date
Gallant, Stephen 6 years May 07, 2007
Beazley, Larry 19 years May 09, 1994
Mattie, Jody 9 years May 15, 2004
Sorflaten, Lydia 11 years May 27, 2002
Gillis, Wayne 19 years May 30, 1994
May Birthday and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Topley on Apr 19, 2013
ImageEleven Rotarians and friends braved gale force winds on Saturday morning to pick up 68 bags of trash from the Robie St / Hwy 102 interchange. Attendees this year included; Carl Fleming, Brian Matthews, Lloyd Coady, Mark and (brother) Dean Mason, Joanna and John Christianson, Rod Jones, Kirk Saint, and Keith Gillis. I hope I got everyone.Thanks to all........... the road is clear.
 
 
Michael Topley
Rotary Club of Truro
Roadside Pickup Complete Michael Topley 2013-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Apr 07, 2013

Moved by a presentation made at a Rotary Club of Truro meeting concerning the battle to end Polio, the staff and clients of the Colchester Community Workshops looked for a way to help.  They stuck on the idea of a "Pennies for Polio" campaign and over the past year they collected donations in a penny jar in their New-to-You Store.  Contributions were made by clients, staff and customers in the store.  

Once the money was counted and rolled, the $1206 was donated to the Rotary Club of Truro to be directed to the Rotary International campaign to end Polio.  This was an exciting venture for the Clients of the workshop and demonstrates just how generous the people of Truro really are.

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Colchester Community Workshop Gives Back to Rotary James Goit 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Mar 31, 2013
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Gould, James Apr 02
Bowness, Richard Apr 19
Ross, Ronald Apr 21
Nicholson, Judy Apr 22
Fraser, Matthew Apr 25
         
Join Date
Name Years Date
Brown, Marilyn 17 years Apr 01, 1996
MacDougall, R. 68 years Apr 02, 1945
Marshall, Riley 49 years Apr 02, 1964
Pridham, Harry 45 years Apr 02, 1968
Carter, Blair 1 years Apr 16, 2012
Collins, Michael 2 years Apr 18, 2011
Hinze, Bart 4 years Apr 27, 2009
April Birthday and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Mar 10, 2013
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The Truro Rotary Auction as begun.  Almost 700 items are up for sale on the Club's Auction website trurorotaryauction.com.

Money raised will go to support the many worthy projects that the club will carry out in the coming year.

Everyone is encouraged to check out the site, register for a PIN and then BID HIGH and BID often.

The Auction will conclude on March 25th. 

Rotary Auction Begins James Goit 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Mills on Mar 01, 2013
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Members of the Rotary Club of Truro collected donations at the opening of the new Rath Eastlink Community Centre on March 2nd. All proceeds will go toward the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation and Rotary House.  In addition to a free will offering for the otherwise free hockey game between the Truro Junior A Bearcats and the Metro Shipbuilders, Rotarians held a silent auction and raffle for limited editions hockey prints of Sydney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. Over $5000 was collected by the end of the evening and a good time was had by all.

Full picture album at http://tinyurl.com/cyy3kcm

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Rotarians Collect Donations at Opening of Rath Eastlink Community Centre Dave Mills 2013-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 28, 2013
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Sorflaten, Lydia Mar 03
Saint, T. Kirk Mar 06
Weldin, Clyde Mar 09
Carter, Blair Mar 10
Mills, Dave Mar 13
Pridham, Harry Mar 13
Malone, Jason Mar 18
Gillis, Wayne Mar 19
Penton, Erica Mar 19
Goit, Jim Mar 26
Johnstone, Ryan Mar 26
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Clark, F. Vince Evelyn 62 years Mar 23, 1951
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Bowness, Richard 18 years Mar 01, 1995
Christianson, Joanna 19 years Mar 01, 1994
Ross, Ronald 1 years Mar 26, 2012
Campbell, Sarah 5 years Mar 31, 2008
Nicholson, Joseph 10 years Mar 31, 2003
March Birthdays and Anniversaries James Goit 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 24, 2013

Members of Junior Achievement spoke to the Rotary Club telling us about their program and their company called East Coasters.  The coster product they have come up with is very "saleable" and the group is have a great learning experience.  https://www.facebook.com/EastCoastersNS?ref=stream

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From left to right
 
Victoria Monsanto, VP IT A JA East Coasters
Caleb Kaiser, President A JA East Coasters
Cameron Gloade, VP Marketing and Sales A JA East Coasters
Jillian Ritchie Program Manager, Northeast Nova Scotia (Chignecto Central School Board)
Junior Achievement Members speak to Club James Goit 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 24, 2013
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Mr. Keith Gillis, Owner of G&G Computers, has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2013 by the Rotary Club of Truro. 

Since joining the Rotary Club in 2009, Keith has been very active in many aspects of Club service including the annual Auction and the Yearbook fundraisers. Always willing to take on service tasks, Keith is very active in club social functions and as a member of the Club’s Board of Directors. 

In his daily routine Keith lives what it means to be a Rotarian.  

Keith was out of the county at the time of Charter Night and his award was accepted by G&G co-worker Mike McGuire.  Keith did send a video thank you from Egypt.


Keith Gillis Named 2013 Rotarian of the Year. James Goit 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 24, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Truro has honoured Mr. Leo Rovers, President, L&R Construction Ltd. in Stewiacke with the 2013 Community Service Award.

It is difficult to identify all the help that Leo has provided to individuals in our community as he quietly goes about doing for others without the need for recognition. It sometimes seems that he is involved with every project of note in the community. In addition to being a major contributor to the capital campaign for the construction of the new Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Leo has been involved in the conversion of Truro’s former fire station to the new Farmers’ Market as well as in improvements to the Truro Golf Club. He also provides his professional services through missionary work in Guatemala along with other community and congregation work within his parish. Although not a Rotarian, Leo embodies the Rotary motto “Service above Self".

The following video shows Leo and his group working in Guatemala building stoves to help the local people.

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Community Service Award Winner Active Internationally James Goit 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 21, 2013
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Most of us will never be able to claim 68 years of continuous service to any organization but the Rotary Club of Truro's Lorne MacDougall can do just that. 

Surrounded by family and friends, Lorne received special recognition for his long service to Rotary from Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka at the Club's 87th annual Charter Night Ceremony held on the evening of February 21st.  The framed letter from President Tanaka was signed by 14 past RI presidents and was presented to Lorne by Rotary International Director Bryn Styles.

Still a faithful and regular attendee of the the Club's weekly Monday meetings, Lorne just celebrated his 95th birthday in January.  He joined the club as a young lawyer on April 2, 1945 and was president of the Club in 1950-51. That was the year that RI President Arthur Lagueux visited Truro, the first of only two occasions that an RI president has been to Truro. (The second time was John Kenny in 2010)

A Paul Harris Fellow since 1987, Lorne was awarded the Avenues of Service Citation in 2008-09.

Lorne is an inspiration to all of us.  Congratulations Lorne.

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Truro's Most Experienced Rotarian Receives Special Recognition from Rotary International James Goit 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 10, 2013

Each year the Rotary Club of Truro celebrates its founding by recognizing the accomplishments and service of Rotarians and individuals in the community. This year’s dinner will be held February 21 at the Best Western Plus Glengarry Hotel in Truro. This year the awards will be:

  • Leo Rovers - Community Service Award 
  • Keith Gillis - Rotarian of the Year Award 
  • Lorne MacDougall - Special recognition from Rotary International for outstanding long service  
  • Adam Wyllie, Jim Goit and Dave Mills - Paul Harris Awards
Rotarians and Community Leaders to be Recognized Annual Charter Night James Goit 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 10, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Truro inducted three new members into the club at their regular meeting February 11th 2013. President Laurie welcomed the three into Rotary and wished them all the best.  Congratulations Rebecca, Erica and Andrew and thank you to Wayne, Laurie and Ed for proposing them.


Three New Members Inducted into Rotary James Goit 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Feb 03, 2013
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Clark, Paul Feb 20
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Fleming, Carl Valerie 29 years Feb 25, 1984
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Clark, F. 28 years Feb 01, 1985
Johnstone, Ryan 3 years Feb 01, 2010
Mosher, Leslie 43 years Feb 01, 1970
Wyllie, Adam 5 years Feb 11, 2008
February Birthday & Anniversaries James Goit 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jan 14, 2013
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Tickets are now on sale for the 87th Annual Rotary Club of Truro Charter Night scheduled for February 21st, 2013 at the Best Western Plus Glengarry in Truro. 

The program theme will highlight Rotary International Peace theme. In addition to Club and community awards, the night will feature two speakers.  Tiana Fusco, from Pictou is District 7820’s 2012 Rotary Peace Scholar and Bryn Styles, of the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia, Ontario is a member of the Rotary International Board of Directors representing Zone 24 & 32. 

Additional details may be found at http://tinyurl.com/bboc9jt

Tickets are $30 and are available at the regular Monday noon meetings of the Rotary Club in the weeks leading up to the event or by contacting Jim Goit, 902-895-7676 or JbGoit@gmail.com

87th Annual Charter Night Program Announced. James Goit 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
2013-14 RI Theme Announced James Goit 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jan 07, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Truro recently completed a project in Cameroon, Africa to rebuild and equip a two room building at the GS Illum School near Wum in the North West Region. Initially the project was about bricks and mortar, desks, chairs and cabinets for teaching materials. As the project moved forward and concluded, a new strength and spirit has developed both at the school itself and throughout the community.
GS Illum School Project Has Built Strength of Spirit Lydia Sorflaten 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Jan 06, 2013

ImageThe Club was pleased to celebrate the birthday of Lorne MacDougall at their regular meeting. Lorne who will turn 95 on January 12th, was in his regular place when the cake was brought out by President Laurie Sandeson.  He had no problems with blowing out the candles.  

Lorne will have a logged a remarkable 68 continuous years as a member of the Rotary Club of Truro this April. A picture (inserted lower right) of how he looked in the club's 1947-48 photo shows him as looked as secretary. 

Congratulations Lorne!  You are an amazing man.

Club Celebrates Birthday of Most Experienced Rotarian James Goit 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Gould on Dec 31, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
MacPhee, Chester Jan 03
MacDougall, R. Lorne Jan 12
Collins, Michael Jan 16
Nicholson, Joseph Jan 19
Hollis, Alton Jan 25
MacNaughton, David Jan 28
Stevenson, Alexander Jan 28
         
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Langford, Grant Arlene 50 years Jan 20, 1962
         
Join Date
Name Years Date
Blair, Christine 19 years Jan 01, 1995
Hollis, Alton 38 years Jan 01, 1976
Nicholson, Judy 7 years Jan 19, 2007
Winters, J. Bob 53 years Jan 19, 1961
Saunders, Dale 10 years Jan 27, 2003
Fraser, Matthew 3 years Jan 31, 2011
Gould, James 3 years Jan 31, 2011
Saint, T. Kirk 10 years Jan 31, 2004
January Birthday & Anniversaries James Gould 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Dec 16, 2012

ImageLong time member of the Rotary Club of Truro, Riley Marshall was one of several men presented with the Ushakov Medal for bravery for their Second World War efforts during the Murmansk Run. The Murmansk run saw convoys from around the world sail into the Arctic Ocean to deliver much needed war materials to the Soviet Union. Temur Tairov, a representative of The Russian Federation, presented the medals on Monday Dec, 17, 2012.

Riley is congratulated by friend and fellow Rotarian Lloyd Coady.

The full story on the awards can be found on the Truro Daily News website at http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2012-12-17/article-3142204/Local-veterans-remembered-for-efforts-during-Second-World-War/1

Rotarian Receives Special Awards from Russian Government for War Time Service. Laurie Sandeson 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Dec 14, 2012

ImageSanta made his annual visit to the Rotary Club Christmas Brunch held December 15th.  All the good little boys and girls got to have a chat with him.  There were carols sung and a great family time was had.  Thanks to co-chairs  Audrie-Jo McConkey and Alex Stevenson for the great job of organization.

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Posted by James Goit on Dec 03, 2012

The Club recorded it's Video Christmas greeting at the annual Christmas party following the regular monthly Director's meeting.  Merry Christmas to all!

Club Records Greeting at Annual Christmas Party James Goit 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Nov 25, 2012
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Rotarian Brian Matthews Third from Left thanks (Left to Right) Todd Taylor, Barry Mingo, and Jon Keddy of the Cyber Internet Safety Society for their presentation to the Club on the Cyber program. 

They showed an excellent video on the program.

Cyber Internet Safety Society Makes Presentation James Goit 2012-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Nov 25, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Fleming, Carl Dec 04
Bégin, Al Dec 05
Quinlan, Kevin Dec 06
MacLean, Kenneth Dec 18
Marshall, Riley Dec 24
MacDonald, Edward Dec 31
           
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Mills, Dave Margo 20 years Dec 19, 1992
           
Join Date
Name Years Date
Kingsbury, Lucien 26 years Dec 01, 1986
Quinlan, Kevin 11 years Dec 01, 2001
Ross, Wilfred 2 years Dec 13, 2010
Hanes, Mike 6 years Dec 31, 2006
Dec Birthdays and Anniversaries James Goit 2012-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Nov 18, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Truro has been recognized by Truro-Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann for it's contribution to the Parents Supporting Parents Society.  

The contribution will help the organization provide additional program to children.

Rotary Club Recognized For Contribution to Parents Helping Parents Laurie Sandeson 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Goit on Nov 13, 2012

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Rotarian Ed MacDonald and the staff of Maritime Auto Part have given a renewed sense of freedom to  a person with limited mobility.

Maritime Auto had been given a damaged handicap Scooter by Portage Mutual Insurance. The staff at Maritime took the scooter, repaired it cleaned it up, and found a suitable recipient in the local area. He is thrilled. As the gentleman said as he wheeled around the parking lot "I’ll be able to go anywhere, wait till my friends see me now!”. He felt like a kid again! .

Thank you to Ed and the staff of Maritime Auto for living by the Rotary motto "Service above Self".

Rotary Member and Staff repair and Donate Scooter James Goit 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Gillis on Nov 06, 2012
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Cobequid Educational Centre's  (CEC) Interact club's President Hilary MacIntyre informed the Rotary Club of Truro that the group's first project for the year would be support for the Canadian Food Grains Bank. As a fundraisers for this project they plan to sell tickets to students. The Rotary Club decided to support the Interact club with the donation of a Nexus 7 tablet as a prize. Community Chair Dave Mills (right) and Deputy Chair Keith Gillis (left) presented the tablet to Hilary at the school.  Good luck to the Interact Club and keep up the good work.

Rotary Club Contributes Tablet for CEC Interact Fundraiser Keith Gillis 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 04, 2012

The Nov 5th meeting of the Rotary Club of Truro is now on-line on the Club's YouTube channel. This is the last upload of the experiment into publishing video's of the meetings.  Watch it, let us know what you think and get a makeup.  http://youtu.be/IJJRN-c9w_A

Club Meeting of Nov 5th on YouTube Jim Goit 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 28, 2012

As an experiment, the meeting of the Rotary Club was recorded and placed on the Club's YouTube site.  The idea is to demonstrate the feasibility of using this form of social media to help those who can't always attend the regular meetings stay engaged in the activities of the club. You can access the video by going to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSb_7yEdl3o&feature=youtu.be

Let us know what you think.  Viewing the video will count at a makeup.  If you need the makeup, why not try out the new online form? just click on the members only tab on the right of the top menu of the website and fill out the makeup request form.

Jim

Club Meeting of Oct 29th on YouTube Jim Goit 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 28, 2012

ImageImageIf you want to keep with the latest happenings in the Rotary Club in Truro  and you use Facebook and/or Twitter, a great way to do that is to "like" the Club's Facebook page {https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofTruro) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/trurorotary). In addition to finding out what is going on you can post your own stories, events and pictures or share what you think other members might be interested in.

Rotary District 7820 has a similar setup and you can follow their sites as well.  Check out http://rotary7820.com for details.

If you are not familiar with social media and would like to be, let me know and I'd be happy to help you.

Jim

Follow the Club and District on Social Media Jim Goit 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Gould on Oct 28, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Grant, Heather-Anne Nov 01
Michaud, Mike Nov 03
Blair, Christine Nov 07
Coffin, Garth Nov 07
Coady, Lloyd Nov 16
Ross, Wilfred Nov 19
McConkey, Audrie-Jo Nov 21
         
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Sandeson, Laurie Mike 22 years Nov 03, 1990
Collins, Michael Kristell 2 years Nov 06, 2010
         
Join Date
Name Years Date
Langford, Grant 26 years Nov 01, 1986
MacDonald, Ed 20 years Nov 01, 1992
Coffin, Garth 14 years Nov 09, 1998
Clark, Paul 1 years Nov 21, 2011
Stevenson, Alexander 1 years Nov 21, 2011
Gillis, Keith 3 years Nov 23, 2009
November Birthday and Anniversaries Jim Gould 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 21, 2012

ImageAt the semi annual meeting held Oct 22nd, the Rotary Club of Truro named Al Bégin to the position of President Elect and Dr. Kevin Quinlan to the position of Secretary Elect for the Rotary year beginning July 1st, 2013.  

Al is a partner in the Law firm of McLellan Richards & Bégin and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Truro since 2008.

Kevin is the Principal of the Nova Scotia Community College (Truro Campus) and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Truro since 2001.

Congratulations to both Al and Kevin.

The remaining members of the Board of Directors are elected at the Clubs Semi Annual meeting in June.


President Elect and Secretary Elect named for 2013-14 year Jim Goit 2012-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Oct 14, 2012
ImageSouth Colchester Interact Club 2012-2013 has elected Melissa Logan as President, Helena Harrison as Vice President, Megan Nielsen Secretary and Kriste McCallum Treasurer.   Wasting no time, they have already chosen a cause they want to raise money for.
South Colchester Academy Interact Club plans for 2012-2013 Lydia Sorflaten 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 14, 2012
ImageThe Rotary Club of Truro made a presentation to Melissa Higgins and Shirley Teasdale who represent the Parents Supporting Parents Society and the "Bright Skies Day Camp" for children with special needs. The donation is in response to a request for funding to enable the camp to operate 2 weeks longer next summer. The Club was pleased to support the Society.  Melissa and Shirley expressed their gratitude to the Club for the donations. 
Club makes $7500 Donation to Parents Supporting Parents Society Jim Goit 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 14, 2012
ImageTwenty Rotarians and guests toured the new Colchester East Hants Health Center following the regular club meeting on October 15th. Staff of the Health Center Foundation Sharon and Heather lead the group around the beautiful new facility. On the tour was the medial day unit that will bare the clubs name as a result of the pace setting gift to the facility.  

The new Health Centre will is right next door to the Civic Center.  Both are exciting additions to the Truro and area community and the Club is proud to have contributed to them.

Check out more pictures the Club Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151109386458757.451169.62552913756&type=3
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Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 14, 2012
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The Atlantic Division of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) held a successful one day workshop in Truro on Saturday Oct 13th.  The club hosted a great social event on Friday evening to welcome out of town guests and share some Rotary fun.

There were 50 Rotarians from around Atlantic Canada taking part in the event. Five members from the Rotary Club of Truro participated by taking a course. Secretary Jim Gould completed Part 1. President Laurie Sandeson and Bulletin Editor Greg Loskow completed Part 3, the last of the three core courses. Congratulations on graduating from the three part program.  

Marlin Brown and Joanna Christianson took a Graduate Level course in public speaking.

RLI is an excellent way to learn more about Rotary as well as develop key skills that help in your service to community and vocation.  Please consider taking one of the program the next time it is offered.


Rotary Leadership Institute Hold Successful Event in Truro Jim Goit 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 30, 2012
DImageistrict 7820 Governor Tom McCaughey and his wife Shirley made an official visit to the Rotary Club of Truro on October 1st.  

In addition to meeting with the board of Directors and finding out more about the club, DG Tom addressed the club, recognized some long serving Rotarians and inducted the newest member of the club Audrie-Jo McConkey.  Accompanied by Assistant Governor Wayne Gillis, the McCaughey's also visited the Colchester Community workshop and Rotary House. 

An album of photos is posted on the club's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151090652698757.447892.62552913756&type=1 

Thank you to Tom and Shirley for coming to Truro.
District Governor Tom McCaughey visits the Club Jim Goit 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 30, 2012
ImageAudrie-Jo McConkey inducted by District 7820 Governor Tom McCaughey as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Truro at the club's meeting October 1, 2012.  Audrie-Jo is a Shellfish Technician working in the Aquaculture division of the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus. She and her husband Mike have three young children and live in Valley. Audrie-Jo looks forward to serving her community thorough Rotary.  Welcome Audrie-Jo.
Audrie-Jo McConkey inducted as newest member of Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 30, 2012
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I am very pleased to announce that after several months of negotiations between the Canadian government and senior Canadian Rotary leaders, the Canadian government has agreed to match Canadian Rotarian donations to Polio through the Rotary Foundation. The match from the Canadian government is 1:1 but the other exciting news is that the Gates Foundation will also match 1:1 on the Rotarian donations to make it a 3:1 donation on behalf of Canadian Rotarians. There is a $1 million limit on both the government and Gates donations which I am sure that Canadian Rotarians will have no problem reaching. The match is for donations made between 1 June 2012 and 31 March 2013.

What else can we do? Let's talk about polio, make the public aware and encourage their donations through our clubs to the cause. We must continue to be advocates to the finally end this dreaded disease. We are "this close" to the end.   Please use this campaign to support the push to End Polio Now.

You may donate to End Polio Now and take advantage of the matching dollars at http://www.trfcanada.org/

Tom McCaughey
DG District 7820
End Polio Now Campaign Offers 3:1 match Jim Goit 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 30, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Langford, Grant Oct 10
Hagen, Arnold Oct 19
Mason, Mark Oct 23
Jordan, Ted Oct 25
Sandeson, Laurie Oct 30
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Matthews, Brian Carol 40 years Oct 07, 1972
Hinze, Bart Helen 38 years Oct 19, 1974
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Sandeson, Laurie 4 years Oct 06, 2008
Jones, Rod 4 years Oct 20, 2008
Topley, Mike 15 years Oct 20, 1997
Oct Birthdays and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 23, 2012
The Time for Rotary Campaign was presented to the Club at their regular meeting on Sept 24th by Past President and Membership Committee chair Jim Goit.  An overview of the campaign website TimeForRotary.com was given and members were encouraged to look at it and share with perspective Rotarians.  They were also encouraged to spread the word via their Facebook accounts and "like" both the Club and District Facebook Fan pages. 

Share the gift of Rotary.  Invite a friend or colleague to one of our meetings.

Time For Rotary Campaign Announced. Jim Goit 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 23, 2012
ImageThe Rotary Club of Truro hosted a BBQ in support of the Truro Minor Football Association.  Organized by Community Chair Dave Mills, members of the Club served up hot dogs and cold drinks to the many fans who had come out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of minor football in Truro and watch some great games. Donations made to the BBQ were given to the Association to  support its programs.

It was fitting that the club helped celebrate the event as the Rotary Club of Truro was one of the early sponsors of the minor football in Truro and there was a trophy given for many years called the Rotary Cup. 

Despite the rainy weather everyone had a great time.  Thank you to all those to participated.

Additional pictures can be found out the Club's Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151078566478757.445390.62552913756&type=1 
Club Hosts BBQ in support of Truro Minor Football Association Jim Goit 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Sep 16, 2012
ImageThere were almost 40 Rotarians, family and friends at the end of summer social at Mike and Laurie Sandeson's farm in Lower Truro on Sept 15th. The potluck offerings were scrumptious; children and adults alike had a chance to play on the hay bales and visit the animals.
Summer Social at Sandeson Farm Laurie Sandeson 2012-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Project to Renovate & Equip a School in North West Cameroon Launched. Lydia Sorflaten 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 07, 2012
    Member Birthdays
    Name Date
    Hanes, Mike Sep 04
    Christianson, Joanna Sep 09
    Mattie, Jody Sep 20
    Gillis, Keith Sep 21
    Matthews, Brian Sep 21
                 
    Anniversaries
    Name Spouse Name Years Date
    MacLean, Ken Sharon 46 years Sep 03, 1966
    Clark, Paul Toole, Anne 11 years Sep 29, 2001
                 
    Join Date
    Name Years Date
    Weldin, Clyde 36 years Sep 01, 1976
    Goit, Jim 7 years Sep 12, 2005
    Fleming, Carl 3 years Sep 28, 2009
Sept Birthday and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 04, 2012
ImageSeveral members of the Rotary Club had a chance to tour the new Civic Center. President Laurie Sandeson, was accompanied by members Ken Maclean, Christine Blair and Greg Loskow.  Heather Fraser and Bob Christianson joined them on the tour. 

The group reports that it is an enormous and very impressive facility.
Club Members Tour Civic Center Jim Goit 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jul 31, 2012

ImageJuly 5, 2012 the Rotary Club of Truro made news headlines in the Tobago News local newspaper.  Working through the Rotary Club of Southwest Tobago, the Rotary Club of Truro has brought help for fishermen in the form of two dinghies (small, well built row boats).  These boats will be used by some 20 fishermen to get to and from their boats. Without a wharf, they were using a rubber tube to get out to their boats.  Below is the article from the  Tobago News.

Rotary Club of Truro Make Headline News in Tobago Newspaper Lydia Sorflaten 2012-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 29, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
           
Hinze, Bart Aug 02
Corcoran, Sharon Aug 03
MacDonald, Ken Aug 06
Saunders, Dale Aug 06
Campbell, Sarah Aug 12
Beazley, Larry Aug 24
Brown, Marilyn Aug 27
           
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
           
Coffin, Garth Coffin, Mary Catherine 49 years Aug 03, 1963
Mason, Mark Christine 21 years Aug 11, 1991
Michaud, Mike Marianne 6 years Aug 12, 2006
Quinlan, Kevin Sharon 13 years Aug 14, 1999
Nicholson, Joe Saulnier-Nicholson, Angele 22 years Aug 18, 1990
Bowness, Richard Maralyn 40 years Aug 19, 1972
Saunders, Dale Catherine 28 years Aug 25, 1984
Hagen, Arnold Heather 18 years Aug 27, 1994
Fraser, Matthew MacKinnon, Naomi 1 years Aug 29, 2011
Sorflaten, Lydia Allan 44 years Aug 31, 1968
           
Join Date
Name Years Date
           
Grant, Heather-Anne 1 years Aug 29, 2011
Aug Birthday and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 08, 2012
ImageRotary Club member Alex Stevenson and his wife Natalie hosted Kibby Evans and Daman Milsom as they passed through Truro June 22 on their way across Canada.
The Trekking4Transplants tour is raising awareness and funds for organ transplants.

Members of the Hub Cycle Spokebenders cycling club accompanied Kibby and Daman as they rode into town.  A more detailed description of their stop in Truro and their cross county adventure can be found on their website.  http://trekking4transplants.ca/2012/07/02/day-21-june-22-2012-antigonish-to-truro-126km/ 
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Club helps Trekking4Transplants Jim Goit 2012-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 02, 2012
ImageThe 2012-2013 Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Truro met for the first time July 3rd at the home of President Laurie Sandeson.  After some wonderful social time, the new board discussed plans for the year and approved the budget.  The business of the Club is off to a great start.
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Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 01, 2012
ImageWelcome to the Rotary Club of Truro, a vibrant organization that has been providing service to the local community for the past 86 years. I am a relative newcomer to Rotary International but I’ve become familiar with the good work of Rotary through my father who was a Charter member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club in PEI.
President's Message Jim Goit 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 30, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Wyllie, Adam Jul 08
Gallant, Stephen Jul 11
       
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Weldin, Clyde  Dianne 52 years Jul 02
Saint, Kirk  Pam 23 years Jul 03
Jordan, Ted  Charlene 9 years Jul 07
MacDonald, Ken  Betty 34 years Jul 11
Jones, Rod  Kathe 36 years Jul 17
Gillis, Wayne  Val 42 years Jul 18
Gould, Jim Gloria 32 years Jul 21
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
MacLean, Ken 11 years Jul 01
Reynolds, Barbie 22 years Jul 01
MacNaughton, Dave 49 years Jul 02
Hagen, Arnold 7 years Jul 11
Mason, Mark 7 years Jul 11
Corcoran, Sharon 10 years Jul 15
Matthews, Brian 10 years Jul 22
MacPhee, Chester 6 years Jul 31
July Birthdays and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 24, 2012
ImageAt the Semi-Annual meeting of the Rotary Club of Truro, the Executive and Directors for 2012-2013 officially were elected and installed into their offices.  

· Treasurer - Les Mosher

·        Sergeant at Arms - Chester MacPhee

·        Directors –

·        Joanna Christianson

·        Keith Gillis

·        Ted Jordan

·        Mark Mason

·        Mike Michaud

·        Dave Mills

·        Judy Nicholson

·        Joe Nicholson


 Outgoing president Jim Goit was presented with his Past president's pIn and Gavel and he wished new President Laurie Sandeson and her team the best of luck for their year. 


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The full report of the semi-annual meeting is available on-line.  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7820/1276/HTML/166429//Semi-annualmeetingpackage.pdf 
2012-2013 Executive Installed Jim Goit 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 24, 2012
ImagePreparations are underway for the 2013 GSE program, between our Rotary District 7820 and District 3310 which comprises Singapore, Brunei and part of Malaysia. Our District Group Study Exchange (GSE) Committee is seeking suitably qualified applicants to be selected as Team Members for this exiting opportunity.

The Study Exchange will occur the four weeks between 18th May - 14th June 2013.  There will be also be time needed before then for orientation and planning once selection of team members has been made. 

This is an exciting opportunity for personal growth and development.
Application Call for Outbound Group Study Exchange to Southeast Asia Jim Goit 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 10, 2012
ImageThe 2012 Rotary Friendship Exchange to the Truro area concluded at the regular Club meeting Monday June 11th.  The 9 Rotarians and spouses from District 9650 New South Wales area of Australia spend the weekend with Truro Rotarians and saw some of the attractions in our area.  They were hosted at our annual summer social on Saturday night. 

At the Monday meeting the 5 clubs who were represented from District 9650 exchanged banners with the Truro Club and expressed their thanks to our members for their hospitality. They headed to St. John's Newfoundland for the final leg of their trip.

Thanks go the Christian Blair, Judy Nicholson and Ryan Johnson as the committee who organized the events in our area and to all the Rotarians who volunteered their time and homes to host our guests.  It was a great experience for all involved.
Rotary Friendship Exchange Concludes Jim Goit 2012-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 08, 2012
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Thanks to the efforts of Social Committee Co-chairs Marilyn Brown and Sharon Corcoran and their committee including Christine Blair and Judy Nicholson, the club had a widely successful Lobster Social at the.Shortt's Lake Home of Richard and Maralyn Bowness on Saturday June 9th. .  Ken Maclean and Llody Coady cooked the lobster and many others including Orland Dickson helped prepare them for supper.

The social was planned to coincide with the visit of the Rotary Friendship Exchange tour from Australia. The Rotarians from downunder seemed to enjoy their time at the lake and expressed their appreciation to the Rotary Club of Truro for their hospitality.

Check out pictures at https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofTruro 


Club Has Successful Lobster Social Jim Goit 2012-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 07, 2012
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The law firm of McLellan Richards & Bégin is the newest sponsor of the Rotary Club of Truro website.  Their logo now appears on every page of the site and well as on all newsletters and it is linked to their own corporate website.

The website is a critical communication tool for the club and reaches not only all our members but many Rotarians and visitors   Revenue for the ads helps maintain a strong website and therefore helps the club meet the objectives of serving the community.

Thank Al.
McLellan Richards & Bégin newest Website sponsor Jim Goit 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 03, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Truro received three awards at the District Conference held on PEI in late May. 

The Club has planned and worked very hard for these awards and the recognition by District and  Rotary International is well deserved. 

The awards were presented to President Jim Goit and Past President Ken MacLean by District Assistant Governor, Wayne Gillis.
Rotary Club of Truro Receives Three Awards at District Conference Jim Goit 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 03, 2012
Birthdays
Name Date
Mosher, Les Jun 03
Clark, Vince Jun 07
Topley, Mike Jun 21
Bradley, Ernie Jun 27
       
Join Date
Name Years Date
Coady, Lloyd 25 years Jun 01
Begin, Al 4 years Jun 02
Loskow, Greg 2 years Jun 07
Michaud, Mike 3 years Jun 08
Bradley, Ernie 22 years Jun 18
Mills, Dave 12 years Jun 26
Jordan, Ted 14 years Jun 29
MacDonald, Ken 14 years Jun 29
June Birthday and Anniverseries Jim Goit 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Blair on Jun 03, 2012
A group of Rotarians from Australia will be coming to the Truro area on June 8th.  The following is the itinerary for the visit.  Thank you to all those involved.
Rotary Friendship Exchange itinerary Christine Blair 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 03, 2012
ImageJim and Barbara Goit reconnected recently with former Rotary exchange student Maite Fantini on their recent trip to Italy.

Maite lived in Truro with Rotarians including Jim and Barbara in 1998 when Barbara was president of the Club.  She is now an Architect living and working in Milan. 

Jim and Barbara had a great visit with her.
Reconnecting with Rotary Exchange Student Jim Goit 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
President Jim's trip to Italy Brian Matthews 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 08, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to present the Interact Club of Cobequid Education Centre (CEC) with a cheque for $1,500 to support their fundraising efforts. 

The Interact Club had set a goal for themselves of sending $1,500 to go to the Children's Wish Foundation. The Rotary Club offered to match whatever they rose up to $1,500. The Interact group more than met that objective by raising over $2,300 themselves with a number of fundraisers.

Club President Jim Goit and Vice President Laurie Sandeson presented Interact Club President Hilary MacIntyre with the Rotary Club's contribution at there regular meeting May 9th at CEC. 

This enthusiastic group of young people are changing people's lives in a very direct way and are to be commended. We look forward to them continuing to do great things.

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Rotary Club Assists CEC Interact Club with Fundraising Objectives Jim Goit 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Truro Member Kirk Saint on Epic Motorcycle Adventure Jim Goit 2012-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 06, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Loskow, Greg May 07
Jones, Rod May 14
             
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Goit, Jim  Barbara 39 years May 19
             
Join Date
Name Years Date
McCabe, Bruce 27 years May 01
Gallant, Stephen 5 years May 07
Beazley, Larry 18 years May 09
Mattie, Jody 8 years May 15
Sorflaten, Lydia 10 years May 27
Gillis, Wayne 18 years May 30
May Birthdays & Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 03, 2012
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ImageNSAC has recognized the Rotary Club of Truro at its 107th Convocation  with the Friend of NSAC Award.  

The Club joins a select group of individuals and organizations who have recieved the award in previous years.  The Friend of NSAC Award recognizes individuals or organizations from outside the NSAC community who have been instrumental in furthering the aims of NSAC.  You can read more about the award at http://nsac.ca/admin/awards/friends.asp

Club President Jim was especially pleased accept the award on the Club's behalf given his long association with the College.  NSAC and Rotary have always had a close relationship.

This is a wonderful recognition of the work that Rotary does in the community.  We should all be very proud. 
Rotary Presented "Friend of NSAC" Award. Jim Goit 2012-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 29, 2012
ImageMembers of the Rotary Club had a good day cleaning up the Robie Street/ Highway 102 interchange on Saturday April 28th.

The crew picked 48 bags of  trash including everything from Tim Hortons cups, Kentucky Fried and MacDonalds containers, every kind of plastic imaginable, lots of Styrofoam, car parts including a complete Honda front bumper) and one pair of men’s cotton briefs.

Members participating included Brian Matthews Jim Goit, Chester MacPhee, Ken MacLean, Carl Fleming, Wayne Gillis, Heather-Anne Grant. Not in the picture were Laurie Sandeson, Lloyd Coady and Mike Topley who was behind the camera.

Everyone was cold but the interchange looks much better!.  
Annual Highway Cleanup Complete Jim Goit 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 22, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Truro offers Post-secondary Entrance Educational Bursaries for students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies at a college or university. There are three bursaries valued at $1,500 each for students from CEC, South Colchester Academe and North Colchester High School and two $500 Bursaries for students from École Acadienne and Colchester Christian Academy. The bursaries are tenable only at recognized post-secondary institutions, and are awarded to students who reside in the geographic area served by the Rotary Club of Truro.

This Bursary is made possible through the generosity of families, through funds provided by the Rotary Club of Truro, and through other special donations and bequests. THE DEADLINE for application has been extended until May 8th.

The form is available at http://tinyurl.com/7sa9qxa 
Rotary Bursary Form for 2012 Available Jim Goit 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 22, 2012
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ImageThe parents of Dominick Benoit have thanked the Rotary club of Truro for the contribution toward the purchase of a specially equipped van.  The van will greatly aid in moving Dominick around.
A few picture are attached.
Club Helps With Purchase of Special Van Jim Goit 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 15, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Gould, Jim Apr 02
Bowness, Richard Apr 19
Ross, Ronald Apr 21
Nicholson, Judy Apr 22
Fraser, Matthew Apr 25
         
Join Date
Name Years Date
Brown, Marilyn 16 years Apr 01
MacDougall, Lorne 67 years Apr 02
Marshall, Riley 48 years Apr 02
Pridham, Harry 44 years Apr 02
Collins, Michael 1 years Apr 18
Hinze, Bart 3 years Apr 27
April Birthday and Anniversary Report Jim Goit 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 15, 2012
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Blair CarterMr. Blair Carter was officially inducterd ito the Rotary Club of Truro at the Club's regular meeting, April 16th.

Blair was born in Halifax, and was the son of a military family, so has lived in most parts of Canada.  He is married to my beautiful wife Rosemary, and have 3 lovely daughters, Victoria-16, Nicole-13, and Caroline-10. Blair and his family live in Valley.

Blair has been in the financial services industry for 15 years, the past 4 with RBC Dominion Securities. He spends his spare time playing golf, play hockey, and spend time at their cottage on the north shore of PEI.

New Member Blair Carter Inducted Jim Goit 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
2012 Auction Donors List Jim Goit 2012-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 25, 2012
ImageRon Ross is the Rotary Club of Truro's newest member.  Ron is an Engineer who immigrated to Canada in 1949.  His company R. M Ross & Associates Consulting Ltd. helps business people with business and technical writing as well as presentation skills.  Shown in the picture are his Rotary sponsor,Keith Gillis (left) and President Jim Goit (right)
New Member Inducted Jim Goit 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Truro Rotary Auction Kicks Off Adam Wyllie 2012-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Mar 05, 2012

ImageThe Interact Club of South Colchester Academy officially received its ‘Certificate of Organization’ signed by Rotary International’s President  Kalyan Banerjee and Rotary Club of Truro’s President, Jim Goit.   Emily Neilson, Club President received the official charter on behalf of the group.   The Interact group at SCA was established September 2011.  Chris Ross is staff advisor for the group.   

South Colchester Interact Club Academy Receives Charter Lydia Sorflaten 2012-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
District 7820 GSE Team in Taiwan Jim Goit 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 02, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Sorflaten, Lydia Mar 03
Saint, Kirk Mar 06
Weldin, Clyde Mar 09
Mills, Dave Mar 13
Pridham, Harry Mar 13
Gillis, Wayne Mar 19
Goit, Jim Mar 26
Johnstone, Ryan Mar 26
           
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Clark, Vince  Evelyn 61 years Mar 23
           
Join Date
Name Years Date
Bowness, Richard 17 years Mar 01
Christianson, Joanna 18 years Mar 01
Campbell, Sarah 4 years Mar 31
Nicholson, Joe 9 years Mar 31
March Birthday and Anniversary Report Jim Goit 2012-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 28, 2012

News Release
February 29th, 2012

TDCoC Names Recipients of 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

Two very familiar names in the Truro/Colchester business community have been chosen as the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Bank of Canada. The award honours a lifetime of commitment to the local business and charitable communities.

Rotarians Awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from Truro and District Chamber of Commerce Jim Goit 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 28, 2012
At the Charter Night event February 20th, Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor thanked the Rotary Club of Truro for its contribution to the community and presented the club with a certificate of recognition.

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Colchester County Recognizes Club Contributions Jim Goit 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 26, 2012
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A very old Rotary International Wheel was recently unearthed, literally, in the Truro area and given to the Rotary Club of Truro.

It comes with its own mysteries. Made of heavy iron, the wheel was found beneath the sub floor of a home on Wynn road during the course of renovations. How it got there... no one knows.


Rotary Wheel Found Jim Goit 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Five Rotarians Named Paul Harris Fellows Jim Goit 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 19, 2012
The Community Service Award is presented to a deserving citizen who has provided outstanding service through volunteer work or financial support to organizations in our community.

This year’s recognition goes to Eleanor Casey. Eleanor is away however her son Bruce has agreed to accept on her behalf this evening.

Eleanor Casey named for Community Service Award Jim Goit 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 19, 2012
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Our Club’s “Rotarian of The Year” recognizes the contributions of a Club member over the past year to The Rotary Club of Truro. This year's winner is Dave Mills.
Rotarian of the Year Named Jim Goit 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 19, 2012
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The Avenues of Service Citation is the most prestigious award presented at the Rotary Club level.  It is presented to a Rotarian, through Rotary International, for distinguished service in all avenues of rotary service, Club Service, International Service, Vocational Service, Community Service and New Generations Service.
Avenues of Service Citation goes to Lloyd Coady Jim Goit 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 12, 2012
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The Paul Harris Fellow award is named after Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in 1905. The award was established in 1957 to express appreciation for direct contributions by Rotarians to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation. These programs are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs around the world.
Rotary Club Awards Paul Harris Fellowship to Ken Eisner Jim Goit 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 12, 2012
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There will be a number of awards presented at the 86th Annual Charter Night of the Rotary Club of Truro Feb 20, 2012. 
  • Avenues of Service Citation - Lloyd Coady
  • Rotarian of the Year - Dave Mills
  • Community Service Award - Eleanor Casey
  • Paul Harris Fellow
    • Richard Bowness +4
    • Jim Goit
    • Ken MacDonald
    • Chester MacPhee
    • Judy Nicholson
Awards to be Presented at 86th Annual Charter Night Jim Goit 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 05, 2012
Member Birthdays
Name Date
Cameron, Jim Feb 13
Clark, Paul Feb 20
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Name Years Date
Fleming, Carl  Valerie 28 years Feb 25
Join Date
Name Years Date
Clark, Vince 27 years Feb 01
Johnstone, Ryan 2 years Feb 01
Mosher, Les 42 years Feb 01
Wyllie, Adam 4 years Feb 11
 
February Birthdays and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
EastLinkTV Coverage of Jan 23rd Meeting Air Dates. Jim Goit 2012-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker for 86th Annual Charter Night will be RI Director Kenneth Grabeau Jim Goit 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Jan 09, 2012
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Rotary Club of Truro Sponsors ‘Train the Trainer Nutrition Counselling Seminar’ in Cameroon

 

All Rotary Clubs welcome the opportunity to help with development activities in poor countries. CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization) Volunteers Allan and (Truro Rotarian) Lydia Sorflaten spent October and November in Africa with the Integrated Development Foundation (IDF), a Non- Government Organization (NGO) based in the Cameroon.  

Nutrition Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS in Cameroon Africa Lydia Sorflaten 2012-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 08, 2012
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Members of the Rotary Club of Truro helped long time Rotarian Lorne MacDougall celebrate his 94th Birthday at their regular meeting on January 9th.  He blew out the candles on his cake and expressed thanks to the club members for recognizing his birthday. 
 
Club Celebrates Birthday of Long Time Rotarian Jim Goit 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 31, 2011
Name   Date
MacPhee, Chester   Jan 03
McCabe, Bruce   Jan 08
MacDougall, Lorne   Jan 12
Collins, Michael   Jan 16
Nicholson, Joe   Jan 19
Hollis, Al   Jan 25
MacNaughton, Dave   Jan 28
Stevenson, Alexander   Jan 28
         
Anniversaries
Name Spouse Years   Date
Langford, Grant  Arlene 50 years   Jan 20
         
Join Date
Name Years   Date
Blair, Christine 17 years   Jan 01
Hollis, Al 36 years   Jan 01
Nicholson, Judy 5 years   Jan 19
Winters, Robert 51 years   Jan 19
Saunders, Dale 9 years   Jan 27
Fraser, Matthew 1 years   Jan 31
Gould, Jim 1 years   Jan 31
Saint, Kirk 8 years   Jan 31
January Birthdays and Anniversaries Jim Goit 2012-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 18, 2011
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ImageThe 2011 Christmas breakfast was a great success.  Almost 90 Rotarians and their families enjoyed a visit from Sanata Ed and his elves. 

Thank you to the social committee for their hard work on this event and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Christmas Party 2011 Great success Jim Goit 2011-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Loskow on Dec 11, 2011
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Rotary Club of Truro President Jim Goit and Vice President Laurie Sandeson lead all present at our December 12th meeting in the singing of Christmas Carols.
Jim and Laurie lead the group in Chrismas Carols Greg Loskow 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Report On The Atlantic Path Cancer Research Project Wayne Gillis 2011-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Interact South Colchester Academy Alive and Well Lydia Sorflaten 2011-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Christmas Greeting Jim Goit 2011-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 20, 2011
ImagePaul Clark was inducted into the Rotary Club of Truro, Nov 21, 2011.

Paul was born in Sydney N.S. and has been living in the Truro area for the last 40 years.

Paul is an entrepreneur, co-owner of Inglis Jewellers (one of the Bald Boys), co-owner of a real estate holding company and co-owner and partner in several other business ventures.

Paul is proud of his 14 year son Reilly who is athletically gifted and has turning into a fine young man. He is married to the beautiful and independent Anne Toole and considers himself very fortunate to have such a great family.

Paul loves going to work every day and has a strong work ethic instilled into him by his father. When he is not at work, he likes to golf and to travel with his family.

Paul Clark joins Rotary Club Jim Goit 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 20, 2011
ImageAlex Steven was inducted into the Rotary Club on Nov 21, 2011.  Alex is a Small Business Advisor with TD Canada Trust and serves both the the Truro and New Glasgow markets.

A graduate of Acadia University, Alex has been with TD since 1998, during which time he’s had the opportunity to work in Halifax, Toronto and (now)Truro.

Alex is married to Natalie and they have 2 children, 1 year old daughter Caitlin and 3 year old son Gavin. Life is busy but fun! Alex and his family have relocated to Truro recently and are enjoying getting to know the new community and new neighbours.

Outside of work, Alex likes to spend time outdoors doing a variety of activities.

Welcome Alex.

Alex Stevenson New Member of Club Jim Goit 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 20, 2011
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Rotarian Joanna Christianson was awarded the Rotary Leadership Institute Level III certificate and Pin at the regular business meeting of the Rotary Club of Truro on Nov 21st.

This is a significant achievement for Joanna as she has completed all three levels of the Rotary Leadership course. Joanna thanked the club for supporting her and recommended the RLI program to all members. 

Shown in the picture making the presentation to Joanna is Club President Jim Goit.

Joanna Christianson Attains RLI Level III Jim Goit 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 07, 2011
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The CEC Interact Club, has more than 40 student members and is working in the community and abroad, helping local and international organizations, charities and fundraisers. Rotarian Brian Matthews is shown on a recent visit to the club.. You can't help but be impressed.. PHOTO COURTESY TRURO DAILY NEWS

CEC Interact Club has Great Start to Year. Jim Goit 2011-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Gallant on Nov 06, 2011

Image23 Students attended the RYLA event day held on November 4th, 2011. This year the event was held at NSCC Truro Campus.

Congratulations to the winners of the two $500 bursaries Wendy Castein  and Patrick Ross from CEC.

The day consisted of a welcome from President Jim Goit, a presentation from NSAC Leadership Team, as well as numerous group activities throughout the day.

RYLA event for Truro Club - November 4, 2011 Stephen Gallant 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 06, 2011
 ImageHerb Peppard is thanked by Club member Al Begin for his presention to the club.  It was a moving experience.
Herb Peppard visits Club Jim Goit 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Loskow on Oct 30, 2011
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Pictured at left is Randy Crozsman - Volunteer Provincial Coordinator (Nova Scotia) for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank as he speaks to our Club during our October 31, 2011 meeting.

Randy Crozsman Visits The Rotary Club of Truro Greg Loskow 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0