Posted on Jul 15, 2019
A number of Rotarians took part in the Truro Pride Parade on July 13th on the Dalhousie Ag Campus float as well as in other ways.  Here Matt Hunter, Alana Hirtle and Dave Ritcey show off the Rotary Flag.
 
Rotarians in Pride Parade 2019 Alana Hirtle 2019-07-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 21, 2019
The Club was pleased today to confirm the election at the Semi-Annual meeting held on June 24th of the Club's principal Executive Officers for the 2019-20 Rotary Year. Lech Krzywonos becomes President, Jane Gourley-Davis moves up to VP and Darlene Stevenson joins the team as Secretary.  Congratulations to all 
 
The list of all Club Directors and Chairs appears on the Club's website under the Club Organization  Menu Link.
2019 - 2020 Rotary Club of Truro Executive Jim Goit 2019-06-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alana Hirtle on Jun 21, 2019

Join us as we show our Pridin the parade on Saturday, July 13. We will once again be joining the Dal AC crew on their float (i.e. hay trailer and tractor!) as we party through the streets of Truro. The parade starts at 2:00 pm and runs for about an hour, starting at the Colchester Legion Stadium parking lot, and ending at Civic Square.

If you plan to participate on the float or walking beside it, please register now so we know numbers. You will have to choose to walk or ride, it is too dangerous to get on and off while the parade is in motion. Those people walking may hand out candy; it is not to be thrown from the float.

Register for the event on our site.

Rotary In the Pride Parade Alana Hirtle 2019-06-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 21, 2019
Our two Matts, Matt Redmond and Matt Hunter made the most of a rainy morning on Friday by visiting almost 20 local business and had a great time doing it!  Between the two of them, they found they had connections with almost all of the organizations and even discovered some new connections!
 
Matt reports that we have 94 Agreed, 35 Declined and 48 Pending as of Friday. However there are 440 not yet contacted!  Please make your calls and sign up on ads.  It's the main fundraiser for the club and we need to get it done before summer really sets in.
Rotary Year Book Sales Calls - A Team Effort Jim Goit 2019-06-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lech Krzywonos on Jun 15, 2019
Youth from local high schools participated in a day of learning and sharing hosted by the Rotary Club of Truro, May 31st, 2019.  This year’s theme was “the environment”. Participants were engaged in a dialogue and presentations from various speakers on topics ranging from recycling, the ecosystem and energy conservation.  The day ended with their reflections expressed through art. 
 
The artwork will be displayed for the summer in the gallery at the NSCC Truro Campus.
Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) Exhibit Lech Krzywonos 2019-06-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 03, 2019
Brian Matthews and Jim Gould are at the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg Germany and report they are having a good time.  This quote from Brian: 
 
" Jim and I are having a great time. All flights through Gatwick and then Hamburg were right on time . The only issue we had was when our subway train was delayed in getting to the air airbnb but everything worked out. Our accommodations are fine.
 
We made it back into town to go to a Fencing Fraternity where we were supplied with all the free beer we could drink and later had an exhibition of fencing. Not by drunken people by the way. Then we had a lovely dinner and caught up with old friends like Greg Trefry and Louisa Horne and Rob Christie. Even though we were late getting home last night on the subway it was uneventful.
 
Brian and Jim's Excellent RI Convention Adventure Jim Goit 2019-06-03 03:00:00Z 2
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on Jun 01, 2019
The 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) day was hosted by the Rotary Club of Truro on May 31st on the DalAC campus.  There were 20 students from Tatamagouche Regional Academy‎, South Colchester Academy and Cobequid Education Centre (CEC). Three or four of the students were from the local Interactor clubs.
 
The theme for this year's RYLA event was Environment Stewardship.  Rotarian Ed MacDonald participated in a panel presentation along with Kevin and Darlyne Proctor from the Colchester Balefill facility on the topic. 
 
The last activity of the day saw the students painting individual posters of what they thought they could do, or what humanity needs to do, for the sustainability of our planet.   The poster activity was led by Nuri Guerra, a local artist who owns Visual Voice, a studio in Truro, and the works will be on display at NSCC Truro Campus as the initial show.  The aim is to have a show of the work at the local library as well.
 
 
In the photo is Shelby Thompson holding her environmental image.
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Students also presented their portfolios and were interviewed by a team of Rotarians. 
Shelby Thompson (grade 12, CEC) Kathryn Nickerson (grade 12, CEC) each won a
$500 bursary for their efforts. The interview team was made up of Ken MacDonald (left) 
Wayne Gillis and Rod Jones.
 
Students gave the conference a high rating. Feedback such as "wish it could have been longer" and "enjoyed making plans to help rebuild our natural resources" made the day very worthwhile.
 
Laurie Sandeson was in charge of the day. She was assisted by Ryan Beazley, Les Mosher, Derrick Higgins, Rod Jones, Wayne Gillis, Ed MacDonald, Ken MacDonald, Larry Beazley, Lech Krzywonos and non-Rotarian/Admin Support Jessie Patriquin from Sun Life.  Thanks to the great team who came together to help pull this off!
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Day 2019 Laurie Sandeson 2019-06-01 03:00:00Z 2
Posted by Mike Topley on May 26, 2019
 
Seven members of the Rotary Club of Truro, helped by several family and friends, spent a couple of hours doing the annual clean up of the Robie St./ Highway 102 interchange on Saturday morning May 25th.  For once it was a pleasant day with lots of sunshine.
 
Included in the pick-up party were; Ed MacDonald, Sue MacMillan, Rod Jones, Laurie Sandeson, Jim Goit, Ester Bejarano, Mike Topley, Maralyn Bowness, Richard Bowness and (not in the picture) Joel Hunter. 
 
We picked up 40 bags of garbage plus 14 bulky items (tires, signs, pylons, sheet plastic, etc).  A whole truck load! Some of the more interesting finds included major car parts, underwear, shoes, an unopened package of smoked salmon and a 5 dollar bill. 
 
All adjourned for a well earned coffee when the work was done.
 
Thank you to everyone involved.  The entry to town from the highway looks much better.
Roadside Cleanup 2019 Mike Topley 2019-05-26 03:00:00Z 2
Posted by Jim Goit on May 06, 2019
The Rotary Club of Truro Charitable Trust made a $25,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Truro and Colchester to help with the purchase of a new van.   A cheque was presented to  Joanne Thibeau ,  Director of the organization at the Club's May 6th Meeting.  Pictured flanking her after the presentation are Directors of the Trust, Rotarians Ed MacDonald, Laurie Sandeson, Ken Maclean and Ken MacDonald.
Club makes donation to Boys and Girls Club Jim Goit 2019-05-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Sandeson on May 06, 2019
What?   Truro Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference and Bursary Awards
When?   Friday, May 31st, 2019  (9 am - 2 pm)
Where?  MacRae Library, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Room #219
What?    A one-day leadership training program for high school students; this year's theme is "Looking After Your Planet Earth"; there will be interactive, solution-finding group activities, a panel on environmental stewardship in Colchester County, ecological footprint exercise, creative session including environmental-themed songs and paintings, and a video featuring a high profile environmental challenge.
 
Students can apply for two $500 bursaries - application to apply for the conference and the bursaries is May 24th. Information is available at local high school Student Services.
RYLA Session to be held May 31st Laurie Sandeson 2019-05-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrie-Jo McConkey on May 04, 2019
Rotarians Audrie-Jo McConkey and Esther Bejarano with their family and three Rotactors were paired with Scouts to plant trees at the old town dump site.  It was a cold and damp day but the group still managed to plant over 1000 trees that will grow into a forest and help in the fight against runaway climate change.
Tree Planting with the Scouts Audrie-Jo McConkey 2019-05-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 28, 2019
Three members of the Rotary Club of Truro participated in the RLI workshop on the 9th and 10 of April in Halifax.  Jim Goit, Barbara Goit and Laurie Sanderson joined the other Rotarians who facilitate sessions for RLI in updating their facilitation skills and talking about making the Rotary Learning program even better in the future. DG Rob Christie participated the sessions for District 7820 and incoming DG  for District 7810, Noel Eustace is a long time RLI facilitator and supporter.
 
A new RLI website has been launched with a simplified session registration process. Check it out at https://rliatlanticdiv.org
 
The next session of RLI will be in Truro at the NSCC on October 26 2019 and would be a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and get more out of your membership.   If you have questions contact Jim, Barbara or Laurie.
Truro Rotarians attend RLI Facilitator Workshop Jim Goit 2019-04-28 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lydia Sorflaten on Apr 23, 2019

South Colchester Academy (SCA) Interact’s Coffee House and Art Show held Wed. April 10th was real success drawing a crowd of almost 100 students, teachers, parents and interested people.  Interactors did a great job of organizing:  lining up students and teachers to perform, designing and printing a program, arranging for sound, the building, time and place, advertising, soliciting sponsors (Third Place Transition House, Roop’s Esso, Brookfield Bakery and Hurricane Heidi’s Café and Tim Hortons).     In the photo are  four hard working Interact students Delaney McLellan, Bryn Rankin, Chris Ross, Livi King and Alex Zhou who organized the Coffee House with staff advisor Chris Ross.

South Colchester Academy Interact’s Coffee House Lydia Sorflaten 2019-04-23 03:00:00Z 0
Photos from 93rd Charter Night Jim Goit 2019-04-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 08, 2019
Members of the Rotary Club of Truro were in attendance to watch Tom Chisholm, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Truro and Christine Blair, Mayor of the County of Colchester raise the Rotary Flag at town hall.  The flag was raised to announce the beginning of Rotary week in Truro and was accompanied by Proclamations from Truro and the County of Colchester.
 
Rotary Week In Truro Gets Underway Jim Goit 2019-04-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Beazley on Apr 08, 2019
 
 
Rotary Week in Truro began with the Club having a Community booth at the Farmers market on Saturday April 6th. In the picture are Club President Ryan and Club Secretary Jane. Also there were Rotarians Kevin, Lloyd and Mike who helped introduce market customers to our organization. Yearbooks were circulated and friendly chatter was well received by all who stopped at our table.
Rotary at the Market Ryan Beazley 2019-04-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Beazley on Apr 01, 2019
Rotary Week Activities:
 
Saturday April 06, Community booth at the Farmers market, 8am-1pm. Ideally we will have enough people to do 2-3 shifts.
 
Monday April 08, 11:30-1:30pm.  Rotary Flag Raising: We meet at the Town buildings on Prince St. where Mayor Mills, Mayor Blair and President Ryan will raise the Rotary Flag at 11:30am. Then we will walk or drive back to the Best Western for a regular lunch meeting.
 
Tuesday April 09, 5:30-7:30pm, Informal supper at the Nook and Cranny. Bring friends or family and enjoy the company of your Rotary friends.
 
Wednesday April 10, Food Bank: Tour of the new facility starts at 11:30am. Preparation work is between 12-12:30pm  and serving the clients is from 1-4pm. Please feel free to stop in for an hour or stay for the entire time.
 
Thursday April 11, 6-9pm  93nd Charter Night, This year's speaker will be Danny Graham, Chief Engagement Officer, Engage Nova Scotia who will be speaking on the Quality of Life Initiative.  There will be awards presentations for Community ServiceRotarian of the Year, Avenues of Service and Paul Harris Fellowships. If you have not yet registered, please do so asap
 
Friday April 12, Tours of the Rotary House 1-3pm. This will be open to all Club members and the community. The CCW has put an ad on Radio inviting the public. We need Rotarian to greet people before the tours.
 
Saturday April 13, Training for Leaders of Clubs at the NSCC.
Rotary Week Activities Ryan Beazley 2019-04-01 03:00:00Z 1
Major Awards for 93rd Annual Charter Night Jim Goit 2019-03-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 11, 2019
Come out to help the Rotary Club of Truro celebrate 93 years of Service to the community by attending the annual Charter Night Celebration on April 11, 2019.  Our special guest speaker will be Danny Graham, Chief Engagement Officer, Engage Nova Scotia who will be speaking on the Quality of Life Initiative.  There will be awards presentations for Community ServiceRotarian of the Year, Avenues of Service and Paul Harris Fellowships. 
 
Please register on-line by clicking the button below to go the full event page with full details. Note: Rotary Club of Truro members Please use the "Members" button.  All others please use the "Guest" button. 
93rd Annual Charter Night Celebrations Jim Goit 2019-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 10, 2019
 
It was a great day on Sunday March 10th at Ski Wentworth for the Rotary Ski Fun Day. 45 Rotarians, friends and family from Truro, Halifax and Moncton got together for a great time skiing and hiking on the mountain. There was a scavenger hunt (finding the Rotary signs) that was won by Truro Rotarian Adam Harris. The prize is a $150 donation to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Ski Wentworth and all the Rotarians who volunteered to help with registration and activities. Finally thank you to all those who came out to make it a fun event.
 
Ski Fun Day Jim Goit 2019-03-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 25, 2019
President Ryan had the pleasure of inducting the newest Rotarian into the club at our regular meeting on Feb 25, 2019.  Carrie Burke is the Operations Manager at East Coast Dental Centre and is now a Rotarian.  Congratulations Carrie.
 
President Ryan is shown with Carrie and her club sponsor Alana Hirtle. 
New Rotarian Inducted Into Club Jim Goit 2019-02-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 25, 2019
Assistant Governor Jim Gould presented Immediate Past President Alana Hirtle with the framed Rotary International Citation for the year 2017-18 at the club's regular meeting on Feb 25th. 
 
Formerly known as the Rotary Presidential Citation, the award is presented to clubs who meet a number of goals and objectives set by Rotary International each year.  The objective of the citation is to encourage clubs to plan, engage in the work of Rotary and excel at being a balanced Rotary Club.  Of the 47 clubs in Rotary District 7820, the Rotary Club of Truro is one of only 12 clubs to receive the Rotary Citation for the 2017-18 Rotary year.  Great work.
 
 
 
Club Receives 2017-18 Rotary International Citation Jim Goit 2019-02-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 18, 2019
One of our traveling Rotarians, Lydia Sorflaten and her husband Allan are in Ethiopia with a team from the Canada Foodgrains Bank.  Check out her excellent description of the county and it's people on her blog. 
 
Interesting stories and lots of Rotary connections.
Lydia and Allan Sorflaten in Ethiopia Jim Goit 2019-02-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 01, 2019
On January 31st, ten members of the Rotary Club paid a visit to the Nook and Cranny Brew Pub and the Salty Dog Brewing company on Prince Street and heard all about the evolution of the micro brewing business from business owner Derek Forsyth.  After hearing about the various challenges of the business, the group got to sample some of the great products and a some stayed to try out some items off the menu as well.  It was an informative and fun event.  Watch for the next one.
Vocational Tour Jim Goit 2019-02-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ski Fun Day Jim Goit 2019-01-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 27, 2019
The spring Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) session is being held in Dieppe NB on Saturday April 6, 2019 at the CCNB Campus,  505 Rue du College  located off Champlain St in Dieppe, NB. The sign in desk opens at 8:15 am and the sessions will run from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm. 
 
Having Rotarians attend an RLI session has proven to be a major benefit for both the member and their clubs.  The basic RLI program consists of series of three one day Parts. The material in each part is organized to gradually increase the participants' Rotary knowledge and leadership skill and are taken sequentially over a period of time. An overview of the RLI program  and the three parts can be found on the RLI page of the Website.
 
Depending on there being enough people who register in advance, all three Parts of the program will be offered.  If there are not enough registered for any of the Parts before the cutoff date of March 26th, that Part will be cancelled. 
 
Rotary Leadership Institute Spring Session Jim Goit 2019-01-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 20, 2019
The 2019 edition of the Rotary Club of Truro's Community Yearbook has been distributed by the Truro News in the flyers package.
 
This is the 16th edition of the Community Yearbook that the Club has produced as a fundraising effort.  No one is more pleased to have the Yearbook in peoples hands than Yearbook committee chair Lech Krzywonos.  
 
You can also check out the on-line version at http://rotaryyearbook.ca/2019-yearbook.
2019 Community Yearbook Distributed Jim Goit 2019-01-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken MacDonald on Jan 15, 2019
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 as we have since it started in 1951. We encourage 16 -18 year old high school students in Colchester County to apply. The Rotary Club will pay for the selected candidate to fly to Ottawa and attend the program which runs from April 28 to May 01, 2019.
 
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 February 15th. Send completed essays or videos to kenmacdo@gmail.com by midnight February 15, 2019.
 
The second stage of the process is a short interview by several Rotary members on February 22, 2019. Please refer as many young people that you know (or their parents) to the program as possible.
 
Check out the details on the Adventure in Citizenship program at https://rotaryottawa.com/page/welcome-to-the-rotary-adventure-in-citizenship-program.  There is  also a great video  on the site to watch. https://youtu.be/XfmCBYSmOHs
 
Adventure in Citizenship Program Applications Ken MacDonald 2019-01-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Jan 04, 2019
This is just one of many Christmas Index Stories.  The children of TJHS had a great night singing carols and collecting money for the Christmas index. It was a lot of fun the kids set up right next to Santa and it made the waiting in line to see Santa extra special this year. They collected $245 in total.
One of Many Christmas Index Stories Mark Mason 2019-01-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 04, 2019
The Club received a nice Christmas Greeting and report from the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue in Mongolia.  The report referred to the kindergarten project the club had supported.  
 
The full text of the note to Kevin Quinlan follows:
Making a Difference in Mongolia Jim Goit 2019-01-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Nicholson on Dec 15, 2018
The Annual Rotary Family Christmas Brunch held at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry on Dec 15th was a huge success. With 72 adults, 22 kids, (9 under 4) it was the best crowd since the days of Lorne Macdougall!  Rotarians Al played the keyboard with Alana, Laurie and Barbie doing the singing and guitar playing.
 
As always, Santa made his visit and all the good little boys are girls went home happy.
 
Happy Holidays to everyone.
Annual Rotary Family Christmas Brunch 2018 Judy Nicholson 2018-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Quinlan on Dec 09, 2018
The Kindergarten school project in one of the Gur districts of Ulaanbaatar that was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue and supported the Rotary Club of Truro is up and running.  The children have also had a visit from Santa.  He dresses in blue in Mongolia.  Check out more pictures.
 
Trying to make sure that children are safe and happy, especially at Christmas time, is a universal theme for Rotarians.
Mongolian School Project Gets Visit from Santa Kevin Quinlan 2018-12-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 05, 2018
About 40 Rotarians and friends met for an evening of fun, food and fellowship at the Rotary Club of Truro's annual Christmas Social on Dec 4th.  It was a great time.  The club members recorded their singing Christmas Greeting (the 10th in this tradition) and then with the musical leadership of Barbie Reynolds, Al Cooze and Laurie Sanderson, sang some more.  We were sounding great.  Check it out on the club YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/GLalXekVk6o
 
Thank you to everyone for attending and making this a great party.
Club Christmas Social 2018 Jim Goit 2018-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Club Christmas Greeting 2018 Jim Goit 2018-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 04, 2018
 
The Truro Run tribe organizes an Ugly Christmas Sweater Run to raise money for the Christmas Index.  This year Rotarians Audrie-Jo McConkey (and her boys) as well as Matt Redmond ran in the event.  Approximately $2,800 was raised.
 
In the picture flanking Audrie-Jo are Run tribe members Brian Merrill and Christine Bulk.
 
Great work.  Nice socks AJ! 
Truro Rotarians In Ugly Christmas Sweater Run Jim Goit 2018-12-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anna Rutherford on Dec 02, 2018
 
Rotarians helped the Paramedics from EMS fill an ambulance with toys for the Colchester Christmas Index program. This is the 4th year the drive has been held at Walmart and the public is really supportive, filling the van to overflow.
EMS Fills the Ambulance with Toys for Christmas Index Anna Rutherford 2018-12-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Mason on Nov 29, 2018
 
The 2018 edition of the Colchester Christmas Index program got into high gear as we got closer to the Holiday season.   
 
Our Christmas Program exists to help families at Christmas time that may be facing financial challenges and stressful situations.  We understand there isn't always extra money for special occasions like Christmas. The 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 objective is to ensure those needing assistance receive it. The ultimate goal would be to have each family that requires assistance be matched to a group, family or individual.
 
There is a lot of activity going on at the Christmas index Center at 136 Esplanade in Truro.
Christmas Index Program Gets into Gear Mark Mason 2018-11-29 04:00:00Z 0
Swim for Polio gets RI Recognition Jim Goit 2018-11-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alana Hirtle on Nov 21, 2018
Rotary Club of Truro President Elect, Lech Krzywonos, and Immediate Past President, Alana Hirtle, were on hand to present the 2018-19 Dal AC International Student Scholarship at the University's awards banquet November 22nd. The recipient is Shuyue Li (she goes by Annaliese) who is from Jiaxing, China.
 
Annaliese is enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology, Landscape Architecture program.
 
Congratulations Annaliese. 
Club Presents Scholarship to International Student Alana Hirtle 2018-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 19, 2018
Dave Ritcey, Directory, Community and Business Development for the Community Credit Union was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Truro at the Club's November 19th regular meeting.  Immediate Past President Alana Hirtle performed the ceremony aided by Dave's sponsor Wayne Gillis.
 
Dave is a very active community volunteer with particular experience in leadership roles in Junior Hockey and sporting events locally as well as nationally.
 
Welcome to Rotary Dave.
Dave Ritcey Inducted as Newest Rotarian Jim Goit 2018-11-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 17, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro entered the Annual Santa Claus Parade on Truro on Nov 17th.  It was a cold 2.5 km walk for the 15 Rotarians and friends who accompanied the float around through the streets of town passing out candy canes and exchanging christmas greetings.
 
Thanks to Richard Bowness and Truro Toyota for loan of the truck and trailer and to Brian Matthews and Wayne Gillis who headed up efforts to design and decorate the float.
Santa Claus Parade Jim Goit 2018-11-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Goit on Nov 04, 2018
The Club is looking for Colchester area high school students aged 14-19 who would be interested in an International Exchange this summer.  The Rotary Club of Truro will help set it up the exchange which is family to family.
 

A printed brochure is available and a post is on the Club's Facebook page.  Please share.

Rotarian Ken Maclean and Barbara Goit can answer questions and people can email trurorotary@gmail.com or FB message the club with questions or to request an application form. The deadline for applications is Nov 23, 2018.

Short Term (Summer) Exchange Program Barbara Goit 2018-11-04 03:00:00Z 2
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 01, 2018
In November, we celebrate Rotary Foundation Month and the contributions our members make to their communities and around the world. And 27 November is Giving Tuesday, a global online movement for charities and individuals to celebrate and encourage giving.
 
This year, make The Rotary Foundation your charity of choice. Donations to the Foundation help supply vaccines to protect children from polio, train peacebuilders in conflict resolution, and build sustainable communities for a better future. You CAN make a difference.  Be the Inspiration.
Support The Rotary Foundation in November Jim Goit 2018-11-01 03:00:00Z 2
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 29, 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Truro made a $30,000 contribution to the NSCC Foundation Make Way campaign.  The funding will go towards the NSCC Student Emergency Fund.  NSCC Truro campus principal and Truro Rotarian Lech Krzywonos explained that the funds will be endowed and, for years to come, will be used to assist Truro campus students who find themselves in financial difficulties during the school year.
 
 
Shown in the picture are Michelle Bussey (Director, Development, NSCC Foundation), Barbara Goit (NSCC Foundation Board Member and Truro Rotarian), Lech Krzywonos (Principal NSCC Truro Campus and Truro Rotarian) and Ken MacLean (of the Rotary Club of Truro Foundation).
 
Club Makes Contribution to NSCC Student Emergency Fund Jim Goit 2018-10-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 28, 2018
Truro Rotarian Laurie Sandeson joins the group who completed the RLI Facilitators training program held at the Oct 27, 2018 and is now ready to lead future RLI discussion group sessions around the region.  Being an RLI facilitator is both a challenging and rewarding experience as you get to participate in the development of more knowledgeable Rotarians and the strengthening of Rotary clubs.  Congratulations to all.
New RLI Facilitators Jim Goit 2018-10-28 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 28, 2018
Truro Rotarians Alana Hirtle and Lech Krzywonos were among those who graduated from Part 3 of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) program held in Truro on October 27, 2018. This completes the total of 3 days of training aimed an increasing the participants knowledge of Rotary and sharpening their leadership skills.
 
Congratulations Alana and Lech.
 
Also participating in the general RLI sessions on Oct 27th were Anna Rutherford who completed Part 1 and Ryan Beazley who completed Part 2. 
Rotary Leadership Institute Part 3 Graduates Jim Goit 2018-10-28 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 23, 2018
 
District 7820 Governor Rob Christie was on hand to help officially open the new Rotary Music Part on Civic Square in Truro on Oct 22, 2018.  Shown in the photo are (L-R) Rotary District Governor Rob Christie, Mayor of Truro, Bill Mills, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester, Nick Sharpe, President of Rotary Club of Truro, Ryan Beazley
 
DG Helps Open Music Park Jim Goit 2018-10-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 22, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro inducted two new members at their meeting on Oct 22nd. 
 
Matthew Hunter is Truro's national champion in swimming and kayak. A graduate of CEC, Matthew works at both the Holiday Inn and Cineplex in addition to being involved in numerous sporting activities in town and around the province. He is an active fundraiser and a person who pushes the boundaries of what a person is capable of.  Matthew remains very ambitious and recently began a triathlon career.  His current goals include becoming more independent, working with animals and honing his triathlon skills. He is thrilled to be joining the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Pictured are (L-R) President Ryan Beazley, DG Rob Christie, Matthew and his sponsor Rotarian Laurie Sandeson.
 
 
Adam Harris is a Lawyer specialising in civil litigation at the law firm Burchell MacDougall LLP.  Adam grew up in Bible Hill and attended Saint Mary’s University. He attended the University of Ottawa for law school and articled and worked in the area of personal injury at a law firm in Ottawa. After a brief stint in Pictou County, he returned home. Adam, his wife Lisa and son Casey, live in Truro.  He is looking forward to being more active in his community through Rotary.
 
Pictured are (L-R) President Ryan Beazley, DG Rob Christie, Matthew and his sponsor Rotarian Barbara Goit.
 
 
New Members Inducted Jim Goit 2018-10-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 21, 2018
 
Oct 24th is World Polio Day.  The End Polio Now campaign, led by Rotary International, raises awareness of what can be done to make polio a disease of the past. This Wed, October 24th , World Polio Day will serve as a timely reminder of what well-funded and well-supported global immunization initiatives can do to fight back against even the most frightening diseases. 
 
So far this year there have been 22 wild Polo cases in two countries in the world.  Still far to many.  However, if we stopped immunization now, it is estimated that within 10 years there would be 200,000 children paralyzed by the disease.  Our contributions help in the battle will help to prevent that.
 
Events such as our Swim for Polio are important to raise funds for the End Polio initiative. Through it and with individual donations by Rotarians our club has contributed $3,402 US this year so far. All donations will be matched two to one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation so our efforts will be greatly multiplied.
 
It's important that you support the End Polio Now effort and make a contribution to the cause.  Check out the program on the End Polio Now website and help in the battle to end this disease.  We are so close.
World Polio Day Jim Goit 2018-10-21 03:00:00Z 0
Thank you to Bollywood Night Sponsors Jim Goit 2018-09-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 22, 2018
The 5th annual Bollywood night held September 21st was another great success.  Hours and Hours of planned paid off with wonderful support from the community.  Some 22 Rotarians took part in the evening many volunteering for tasks such as taking tickets, selling bracelets and managing the silent auction.  Jane did a great job again as co-MC this year.  The food was fabulous and the feeling of the crowd was wonderful.
 
Thank you to everyone for a great event.
Bollywood Event Great Success Jim Goit 2018-09-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 14, 2018
Nine rotarians from the Rotary Club of Truro volunteered with the Colchester Community Workshops annual Golf Tournament as on-course help as Hole-In-One spotters, with the marshmallow drive, football toss, cash collection, refreshment cart, sale of contest buttons and cheat sheets.  Rotarians also helped with the distribution of gift bags.
 
An additional nine Rotarians were golfing in the event and helped with fundraising.  Our teams collected a total of approximately $5,600 and the event is estimated to have generated about $28,000.
 
Team Dave Mills:
Richard Bowness
Larry Beazley
Rod Jones
Wayne Gillis
Team Ryan Beazley:
Al Cooze
Jim Gould
Andrew MacLaughlin
Laura MacLaughlin
Team Brian Matthews:
Terry Pook  
Alana Hirtle
Chester MacPhee
Lech Krzywonos
Lydia Sorflaten
Laurie Sandeson
Darlene Stevenson
Mark Mason
Sarah Boss/RBC Bank 3 people
 

This was a big turnout to support our sponsorship of this partner event. Thank you  to everyone.

Rotarians Help With Golf Tournament Jim Goit 2018-09-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 20, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro held their annual Summer social at the summer home of Richard and Maralyn Bowness on Shortts Lake on Sunday Aug 19th.
 
The weather was pretty much perfect, the food was excellent. A great time for everyone. It was the Richard and Maralyn's anniversary so the club helped them celebrate with a cake.
 
Thank you Richard and Maralyn for hosting and to Judy Nicholson for organizing the event.  Also thank you to all those who participated.  
 
Check out more photos on the club's Facebook page.
Rotary Summer Social 2018 Jim Goit 2018-08-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 19, 2018
 
There were 15 swimmers who crossed the lake on the 5th Annual Rotary Club of Truro Swim for Polio. The water was warm and everyone had a great time.   We were joined by a mot of friends including swimming champ Matthew Hunter.
 
There is still time to make a contribution to help the club make their goal. Donations can be made to any Rotarian or directly on http://ideas.rotary.org/…/69aee430-190f-4c7e-b648-64d5618a9…. We'll be totaling the amount in another week or so.
 
Check out more photos on the Club's Facebook page.
Swim for Polio 2018 Jim Goit 2018-08-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 23, 2018
Janet and Mellow Honek are Rotarians from New Mexico who travel and live in their motor home.  After attending the International Convention in Toronto, they are on a tour of Eastern Canada with an RV caravan.  Mellow is a member of an E-club and Janet is the Travelling Ambassador for the Rotary Club of Las Cruces (Rio Grande).  There was a banner exchange with President Ryan.  Safe Travels.
The Club Has Visitors from New Mexico Jim Goit 2018-07-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 15, 2018
There will be a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary as well as sharpen you leadership skills at the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) that will be held this fall in Truro.
 
The  session will be held in Truro on October 27th at the NSCC Truro campus starting at 9:00 am and ending at about 4:00 pm. 
 
Members are encouraged to register early for the appropriate Part.  You can find out more about the Institute by checking out the RLI website (click) or by asking Jim or Barbara Goit. 
 
The Rotary Club of Truro has one of the highest percentage of members who have taken an RLI course of any club in the region and we're lucky that it it happens regularly right here in town.  Invest in yourself and Rotary be coming out to an RLI session.
 
Fall Session of Rotary Training Coming in October Jim Goit 2018-07-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 14, 2018
Several Rotarians took part in the 2018 Pride Parade in Truro on July 14th.  The group road on the colourful DalAC float showing off the Rotary Banner.    Show in the photo are  (l-R) Candy, Rotarian Alana, Kyle and Rotarian Jim. It was a beautiful day and it looks like everyone had a great time.
Truro Rotarians in Pride Parade Jim Goit 2018-07-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jul 10, 2018
As a result of a visit to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia by our travelling Rotarian Dr. Kevin Quinlan, the Rotary Club of Truro has supported a project that a Rotary club there has started.
 
The project is to set up schools in the Ger (traditional tents) community for young children who have to stay home to tend the fires in the tents while their families are away. 
 
The president of the club sent a nice note to recognize the contribution.
 
 
Club Supports Project in Mongolia Jim Goit 2018-07-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anna Rutherford on Jun 18, 2018

We are pleased to welcome Al Cooze as the Club's newest Rotarian. Al was recruited by Ken MacLean, who had a hunch in church one Sunday, turned around and saw Al and simply asked, "would you like to join Rotary", to which Al simply replied, "yes".

Al recently moved to Truro from NFLD, with his wife. He enjoys travel, golf, and music. We've been told he'll play any brass instrument he can get his hands on! We are hoping Al will play some Christmas Carols on the piano at our Christmas Party. 

Al has already helped with service work.  He has been active with other service groups such as Kinsman and the Alzheimer's Society. Before he retired, he was the General Manager for Zellars.

Al is excited to be a part of our Club and get involved in the community and we are excited to have him. 

New Rotarian joins our Club Anna Rutherford 2018-06-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anna Rutherford on Jun 18, 2018
Jim Retson from the Rotary Club of Kenora joined us for our June 18th meeting. He shared with us that his club has about 70 members, 35% - 40% of which are women. He went on to share that his club's last three presidents were also female.
 
The Rotary Club of Kenora contributes $10,000 annually to Shelterbox https://www.shelterboxcanada.org/ as well as $10,000 annually towards building new schools in Guatemala.
 
The Rotary Club of Kenora is hopeful to have a First Nations Rotary Club North of Kenora in the coming months.
 
Alana and Jim exchanged club banners. 
 
 
It is always interesting to have visiting Rotarians. It gives us the opportunity to hear first hand what other clubs are doing. Thanks for joining us Jim!
Rotary Club of Kenora Member stops by for a visit Anna Rutherford 2018-06-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 14, 2018
The Club was pleased today to confirm the election at the Semi-Annual meeting held on June 25 of the Club's principal Executive Officers for the 2018-19 Rotary Year. Ryan Beazley becomes President, Lech Krzywonos moves up to VP and Jane Gourley-Davis joins the team as Secretary.  Congratulations to all 
 
The list of all Club Directors and Chairs appears on the Club's website under the Club Organization  Menu Link.
Club Executive for 2018-19 Confirmed Jim Goit 2018-06-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 11, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to have inducted a new member at the Club meeting on June 11th.   Terry Pook has been a Rotarian since 2002 and has moved to Truro only a month ago from Ontario.  Her most recent club there was the Rotary Club of Grand Bend. Before she retired, Terry was a Nurse Practitioner Specialist in HIV /AIDs.  She has been on several NIDs in India and Africa.  She is interested in International and local service work.
 
Terry is married to John, has 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 dog.
 
Rotary has been a big part of Terry's life and she stated how happy she was with the reception she had received since moving to Truro and how she looked forward to being a member of the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
Another New Member for the Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2018-06-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 04, 2018
A group of Rotarians and friends volunteered at the Colchester Food Bank on Friday, June 1st.  They included Mengdi (Dalhousie AC), Chester MacPhee, Sruti (Dalhousie AC), Youwei Chen, Judy Nicholson and Mark Mason. Other volunteers were there but missed the photo.
 
Colchester Food Bank is a not-for-profit agency that receives no government funding for its day-to-day operations, relying on its generous donors and Volunteers to help provide food for those in need.  For Rotarians, this is a great way to serve the community. 
 
Contact Mark if you are interested in being part of the next group going to volunteer.
 
 
Rotarians at the Food Bank Jim Goit 2018-06-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jun 01, 2018
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Truro toured the Truro Campus of the NSCC for their May Vocational meeting.  Campus Principal Leck Krzywonos showed the group some of the exciting changes happening on the campus with major physical upgrading to several of the building including the old pool which is being refitted as vocational training center. There are plans in place for pedways to eventually connect all the buildings.  Lech shared the growth plans for campus telling us that the student population was now over 800 and continuing to grow.
 
Joining Leck on the tour were Tom Savary, President Alana Hirtle, Jim and Barbara Goit.  Following the visit ,the group repaired to Sherlock's at the Best Western where they joined Judy Nicholson for some fun social time.  
 
Thank you for the tour Lech.  We're very fortunate to have such a great educational facility in our community.
Vocational Tour to NSCC Jim Goit 2018-06-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 31, 2018
Our travelling Rotarian, Dr. Kevin Quinlan is on a CESO assignment in the Philippines and took the opportunity to visit with a couple of nearby Rotary Club. 
 
The first was the Rotary Club of Tuguegarao Citadel.  He reports that there is a good balance of men and women and that their main activities include helping poor farmers and supplying eyeglasses.  They expressed a need  for an international partner to be able to apply for a Rotary grant so some further discussion will be necessary.  The DGE is a member of this club.  
 
Kevin Quinlan Visits Rotary Clubs in the Philippines Jim Goit 2018-05-31 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 28, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro has been awarded the District Governor's Citation for work toward achieving all the requirement of the Rotary Citation by the time of the District Conference. Our club was only one of 10 in the District to receive the award. 
 
The Rotary Citation was formerly known as the President's Citation and the date for finally completing all the requirement has been moved to the end of the Rotary Year. Achieving the Rotary Citation indicates that the club has worked hard in meeting all it's obligations as a Rotary Club in all Avenues of Service and is a well run and balanced club.  
 
The award was presented to President Alana by Vice President Ryan Beazley who was at the recent District Conference in St. John's.  Alana said how proud she was of the effort that many have made towards achieving the award.  She also said that while it was a real team effort, the citation would be hanging in her office! smiley
 
Congratulations to all.
Club Receives District Governors Citation Jim Goit 2018-05-28 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Topley on May 21, 2018
 
Thanks to those who gave up their Saturday golf game, gardening or just about any other activity on a beautiful morning to tramp up /down the ditches at the Robie Street / Hwy 102 interchange picking up assorted waste which has been launched from the windows and the backs of trucks over the last year.
 
Included in the pick-up party were; Ken McLean, Rod Jones, Ed MacDonald, Brian Matthews, Chester MacPhee, Ken MacDonald, Tom Savoury and Mike Topley.
 
Some 34 bags of garbage and a small kitchen stove were collected! All adjourned for a well earned coffee when the work was done.
 
See you next year, same time, same place.
 
Mike
Roadside Cleanup 2018 Mike Topley 2018-05-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alana Hirtle on May 07, 2018

As part of RI President Riseley's tree challenge, each club around the world was tasked with planting one tree per member this year. The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to have partnered with the local Scouts Canada troop to plant trees at the old Truro dump site.

On Saturday, May 5th, Rotarians, family and friends including Audrie-Jo & Mike McConkey, Barbara Goit, Wayne Gillis, Youwei Chen, Alana Hirtle, Jane Gourley-Davis, Garth and Trinkie Coffin, Lydia Sorflaten and Mark Mason accompanied by students Katie, Marianne and Minseo all met up with the scouts and paired off  to plant approximately 1000 spruce seedlings donated by the the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.   They will grow into a great forest some day on this reclaimed site.

A big thank you to Audrie-Jo for arranging this activity! 

Tree Planting Success Alana Hirtle 2018-05-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on May 06, 2018
 
Our travelling Rotarian, Kevin Quinlan, met up with the Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue Rotary Club in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which was celebrating its 5th anniversary. 
 
Kevin reports that the Club is the 1st and only club formed totally by former Rotaract members. They stick to the 18-30 year rule so after the age of 30 they can join a club. A group of Rotaractors got together and formed this club.  There are 14 Rotary Clubs, 15 Rotaract Clubs and 3 Interact clubs in the city of  Ulaanbaatar.
 
Kevin Quinlan visits Rotary Club in Mongolia Jim Goit 2018-05-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 26, 2018
On the club's vacational tour April 26th several members of the Rotary Club of Truro were given a tour and explanation of the Auto Recycling and Parts business by owner and Rotarian Andrew MacDonald   It was fascinating.  He explained how the cars came to the facility and how ultimately almost every part was turned into something that could be used again.  Great visit.
 
Vocational Visit to Maritime Auto Parts Jim Goit 2018-04-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 22, 2018
Rotarians staffed a table at the Truro Farmer's Market on Saturday, April 21st. giving out Community Yearbooks and talking about Rotary.  It was a great way to end a highly successful Rotary Week.  Shown in the photo are part of the crew, Judy Nicholson, Jim Goit, Jim Gould and Ryan Beazley.
Rotarians at the Farmer's Market Jim Goit 2018-04-22 03:00:00Z 0
Rotarian and Community Awards Jim Goit 2018-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 20, 2018
 
Rotarians took part in tours of Rotary House as part of Rotary Week activities.  The staff and clients of the Colchester Community Workshops were proud to show of their facilities and the work that they do. 
 
The Rotary Club of Truro is proud of its long and ongoing relationship with the Workshops as they make a difference in our community.
 
Tours of Rotary House Jim Goit 2018-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 20, 2018
 
There were a number of Paul Harris Fellowships recognitions presented at the 2018 Charter Night Celebration.  Included in the photo are left to right:
Wayne Gillis (PH +2), Dg Don Sword who did the pinning, Jim Goit (PH +4), Audrie-Jo McConkey (first PH),  Judy Nicholson (PH +2), Rod Jones (PH +8), Dave Mills (PH +3).  Richard Bowness (PH +6) was absent for the presentation.
Paul Harris Recognitions 2018 Jim Goit 2018-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at the Food Bank Jim Goit 2018-04-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 16, 2018
 

Rotary Week got off to a great start with the official flag raising in front to the Truro Town Hall right after the Club's Monday April 16th regular meeting.
 
A large number of enthusiastic Rotarians watched as Town of Truro Mayor Bill Mills and Colchester County Mayor (and Rotarian) Christine Blair helped President Alana Hirtle raise the Rotary flag up the pole.  It will fly for the remainder of the week in recognition of the role that Rotary has played in the community for the past 92 years. 
 
Flag Raising Kicks off Rotary Week Jim Goit 2018-04-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 14, 2018

The Rotary Club of Truro sponsored a one day Rotary Leadership Award (RYLA) day on April 13th. A total of 39 grade 10, 11 and 12 students from South Colchester Academy (SCA), Cobequid Education Center (CEC) and North Colchester High School attended the workshops, working together on leadership skills and finding out more about Rotary.

Some 14 of the students passed in personal portfolios and were interviewed by a team of Rotarians. The top two, Emma Toole and Veronica Hawkes were awarded with $500 bursaries to help with their post secondary education. Congratulations to all those attending.

Thanks to Rotarian Steven Gallant for organizing this great event and to Rotarians Sarah Boss, Youwei Chen, Jim Goit, Ken MacDonald, Les Mosher, Darlene Stevenson and Lydia Sorflaten for helping out.

RYLA 2018 Successful Event Jim Goit 2018-04-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Apr 03, 2018
Rotarian Youwei Chen answered the call to the club from the Canadian Cancer Society to help sell Daffodils in support of their annual Daffodil month fundraising efforts.  Over the period of March 22 to 24, Youwei and  his friends he recruited to help him, Zhujun Qiu and Ziwei Zheng, covered shifts at the booth and sold all their flowers. 
 
This was the first time Youwei had been involved with a fund raising effort for an organization and he said they all had fun.
 
Rotary Service comes in many forms and helping other charities other than Rotary reach their goals is just one of many ways it can be done.   Thank you Youwei.
 
Members and Friends Volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society Jim Goit 2018-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Beazley on Mar 26, 2018

This April 16-22nd will mark our first annual Rotary Week in Truro. I’m excited to announce that we have a full itinerary of activities for Rotarians and friends of Rotary to participate in. I would encourage every club member to take in at least one event.  The public is always welcome.
 
Rotary Week Itinerary
I look forward to seeing you there!
 
Sincerely,

Ryan Beazley
Vice President and Chair of Rotary Week
Rotary Week Activities Announced Ryan Beazley 2018-03-26 03:00:00Z 1
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 26, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro is pleased to have inducted another new member at their March 26th meeting.
 
Steve Batreaux is a certified Financial Planner with Credential Financial. Prior to joining the team at Community Credit Union, he was with RBC. Steve currently resides in Dartmouth with his wife, three children and two pets, and is hoping to move to Truro in the near future. Steve volunteers some of his time with the United Way. 
 
Steve's club sponsor is Wayne Gillis.
 
Pictured is Club Secretary Lech Krzywonos (standing in for Wayne Gillis), Steve Barteaux and Club President Alana Hirtle.
 
Welcome to Rotary Steve.
Steve Barteaux Inducted as Member of the Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2018-03-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Mar 25, 2018
 Thank you to Fulton Insurance Agencies Ltd and Rotarian Adam Wyllie for joining the list of sponsors of the Rotary Club of Truro website.  Website Sponsors ads appear on the website main page of the site as well as most all of the subpages and club newsletters.
 
The website continues to be a critical communication tool for our club and it reaches not only all our members but many Rotarians and visitors to Truro who come to our site.   By offsetting the cost of the technology, sponsorship of the website is important in helping the club fulfill its objective of providing service to our community.
 
Thank you all our continuing sponsors.
 
If you would like to become a website sponsor, please check out the website sponsorship guide page or contact Jim Goit.  It's a great way to show your support of Rotary.
Fulton Insurance Newest Website Sponsor Jim Goit 2018-03-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ted Jordan on Mar 04, 2018
 
Registration of the 2018 Rotary Charter Night celebration is now open.  (Click here for the registration page)  Please register for tickets to the event via the Members or Guests buttons. Note:  Non-members of the Rotary Club of Truro may register using the "Guests" button.
 
The special guest speaker will be Maggie MacDonnell, the 2017 Global Teacher of the Year and is sure to inspire you.   Check out the web page on her prize and be sure to watch her videos.
 
There will also be several Rotary awards presented including the Community Service Award and Rotarian of the Year and Paul Harris Recognition. 
 
Come out, bring a friend and help celebrate 92 years of Rotary in Truro and area. 
 
92nd Annual Charter Night Celebration Open for Registration Ted Jordan 2018-03-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 26, 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to induct two new members at their Feb 26th regular meeting.
  • Andrea Jackson has been Branch Manager Community Credit Union Truro since 2017. Before that she as with CEED (Center for Entrepreneur Development) in Halifax and the Nova Scotia Cooperative Council in Turro. Andrea and Scott live in Valley and have  three children and a rescue dog.  Andrea's sponsor is Wayne Gillis
  • Jim Harman is a Rotarian, formerly with the South Hampton Rotary Club in Ontario.  He is a retired elementary school teacher who relocated to our area a few of months ago.  He and his partner Kyle live in Maitland and have visited the club several times.  Jim enjoys gardening, traveling, volunteering with equestrian special needs people and painting with watercolours and acrylics. Jim's sponsor is Jim Goit.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Andrea and Jim.
Two More New Members Inducted. Jim Goit 2018-02-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Feb 05, 2018
 
President Alana Hirtle formally induct Anna Rutherford into the club as an active member at the club's regular meeting on February 5, 2018. 
 
Anna was born and raised in the Truro area.  Her grandfather was Dennis Wright, a member of the Club in the 1990's. 
 
After working in western Canada for a few years after graduation, Anna returned to our area and is now Community Relations Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester.
 
Anna was presented with her pin and material by her sponsor Brian Matthews.
 
Anna told the group she looked forward to being a Rotarian and getting to know everyone in the club.
 
Welcome Anna.
 
New Member Induction Jim Goit 2018-02-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alana Hirtle on Jan 29, 2018

 

Nominate Your Neighbour

 
The Town of Truro is looking for submissions for the “Nominate Your Neighbour” campaign. Please help identify those individuals, couples or families who make our community neighbourhoods great.  Those who through their selfless efforts, help to create a more connected, friendly and safer community and those who are working to make their community great.
 
You may find more information on the Town’s Facebook and website:
 
 
Deadline for nominations is February 5. Please nominate your neighbour today!
Nominate Your Neighbour Alana Hirtle 2018-01-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 29, 2018
The Rotary Club of Truro was recognized by the Rotary International Foundation for contributions to the End Polio Now Campaign last year.
 
The certificate was presented by Assistant Governor Jim Gould to President Alana Hirtle.
Club Presented with End Polio Now Certificate Jim Goit 2018-01-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 22, 2018
 
 
The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Easter Seals for its continuing support of Camp Tidnish and their programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities.
Certificate of Appreciation From Easter Seals Jim Goit 2018-01-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken MacDonald on Jan 15, 2018

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 second stage of the process is a short interview by several Rotary members on February 22/18.

The deadline for application to the Rotary Club of Truro is February 15th.  Send completed essays or videos to Ken MacDonald by email to kenmacdo@gmail.com by midnight February 15, 2018.

Share the post on the clubs Facebook page and refer as many young people that you know (or their  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/

Looking for Applications for the Adventure in Citizen Program Ken MacDonald 2018-01-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Jan 08, 2018
The spring Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) session is being held in Dieppe NB on Saturday April 7, 2018 at the CCNB Campus,  505 Rue du College  located off Champlain St in Dieppe, NB. The sign in desk opens at 8:15 am and the sessions will run from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm. 
 
The basic RLI program consists of series of three one day Parts.  The material in each part is organized to gradually increase the participants Rotary knowledge and leadership skill and are taken sequentially over a period of time. An overview of the RLI program  and the three parts can be found on the RLI page of the Website.
 
All three Parts of the program will be offered.  The cutoff date of Mar 21st however space is limited in each part, so don't delay in registering if you want to attend.
 
Registration is all done on-line by clicking this link. The fee payable by cheque (or cash) at the door is $125.  Breaks and lunch are included in the fee. When you register, indicate you are paying by cheque.
 
The Rotary Club of Truro will support members who want to attend by paying the registration fee. 
Spring Rotary Leadership Institute in Dieppe Jim Goit 2018-01-08 04:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays from the Rotary Club of Truro Jim Goit 2017-12-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 11, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Truro was pleased to induct two new members at their December 11, 2017 meeting.
 
Darlene Stevenson spent 28 years in the public service, recently retiring from ACOA. She lives in Masstown with her husband Sid Peters, Chief of the Glooscap First Nation.  Her son Dylan works in financial services and daughter Joecy is in grade 12, looking at going into chiropractic. Darlene is an avid horsewoman and is Secretary of the NS Pony Club.  She looks forward to learning more about Rotary and expanding her range and options for community service.  Darlene is sponsored by president Alana Hirtle.
 
Youwei Chen grew up in Fujian, China and came to Canada in 2008. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics. He spent a few year working in the food industry as supervisor, restaurant owner and now have moved on as an entrepreneur in B2B and B2C E-commerce.  He also looks forward to learning about Rotary and engaging with the community. Youwei is sponsored by PDG Jim Goit.
Two New Members Inducted Jim Goit 2017-12-11 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by Judy Nicholson on Dec 11, 2017
There was another great Rotary Family Christmas Brunch held on Saturday Dec 9th at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry.  With a total of 84 in attendance including 25 children a great time was had by all. The group with entertained by the Fiddling McConkey brothers.  Santa made his usual visit however this year the role was played by Jim MacLean as Santa Ed was not back from Florida yet.  
 
 
Rotary Family Christmas Brunch 2017 Judy Nicholson 2017-12-11 04:00:00Z 0
Holiday Greeting Video - Let There be Peace Jim 2017-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 05, 2017
The 2016-17 AGM for the Rotary Club of Truro was held Dec 4th, 2017 at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry.
 
The full package of reports is available for those that missed it.  
AGM 2016-17 Package Jim Goit 2017-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 04, 2017
 
The 2018-19 Executive for the Rotary Club of Truro was confirmed at the club's Annual General Meeting held December 04, 2017. Ryan Beazley will become President and Lech Krzywonos will move up to Vice President.  Jane Gourley-Davis 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.
2018-2019 Club Executive Elected Jim Goit 2017-12-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Dec 04, 2017
The Colchester Christmas Index Program is in full swing and Truro Rotarians are assisting and participating in many ways.  These are a few pictures of just some of activities this week.  The Christmas Index Program  makes a very difficult time of year for many, just a little bit brighter.
 
  
 The Paramedics from the Truro area held a toy drive at Walmart from 10 am to 6 pm on Dec 2nd. The Rotary Club of Truro joined in the fun. By the end of the day, the Paramedics and Rotarians had collected 25 LARGE boxes of toys and financial donations for the Christmas Index Program.  Truro Rotarian Audrie-Jo McConkey participated Sunday Dec 3rd in the Ugly Sweater Run organized by the Truro Run Tribe. Participants contributed close to $3,000 that will go to the Colchester Christmas Index Program. Shown with Aurdie-Jo is Christine Bulk of the Truro Run Tribe.
Rotarians Involved With Christmas Index Jim Goit 2017-12-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 24, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Truro held it's November 23rd Rotary After Hour/Vocational Visit at G&G Computers where Rotarian Keith Gillis told the  8 members and one guest in attendance about his business and the challenges it faces in attracting and retaining qualified employees.  We also discussed the latest advances and trends in technology and even got a chance to try out a Virtual Reality setup.  Fun.
 
Thanks to Keith for hosting and for those who attended.
 
Nov Rotary After Hours/Vocational Visit Jim Goit 2017-11-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Blair on Nov 20, 2017
 
Mrs. Frances Sproule is a quilt maker extraordinaire! Over the years, her quilts have gone as far away as Australia. But at 95, quilting has slowed down!
 
Frances's late husband, Clifton H. (Tip) Sproule was a Rotarian in the Truro Club for many years.  Frances always contributed baby quilts to the Rotary auction. She is a wonderful person with a great sense of humour.
 
Frances donated this gorgeous Canada 150 quilt to the Rotary Club of Truro.  It is all hand stitched and hand embroidered and took countless hours to make.
 
The club will use it as a fundraiser to support club programs.
 
Thank you, Frances.
Mrs. Frances Sproule donates Canada 150 Quilt to Club Christine Blair 2017-11-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 19, 2017
The Clubrunner Mobile App has recently added even more enhancements.  Check out their new video.  If you do not already have the app, you should check it out as it makes it super easy to get in touch with other club members and stay up to date with Club news and events.  Available for IOS and Android phones.
 
Click image or go to https://youtu.be/HaKrBA0ItEY to see the short video.
Clubrunner Mobile App has Major Improvements Jim Goit 2017-11-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alana Hirtle on Nov 17, 2017
President Alana was on hand at the recent DalAC Scholarship Appreciation night and  presented the Rotary Club of Truro's International Student bursary to student Shixin Cai from China. 
 
Congratulations.
Rotary Club International Student Bursary Awarded Alana Hirtle 2017-11-17 04:00:00Z 0
2016-17 Club Financial Statements Presented Ken MacDonald 2017-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Nov 08, 2017
Catherine Saunders (wife of Rotarians Dale Saunders) was researching her family history (her Mom was born on Port Hood Island, Inverness County). As she was looking through the ‘Inverness County Bulletin’ in the records at the Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax and happened upon an article about the formation of the Rotary Club of Truro dated February 27th, 1926. 

The article refers to a meeting in Truro "last night" (Feb 26th) although other newspaper articles indicate it was Tuesday night (Feb 23rd) which is the night our history indicates was the actual date.   There were 25 members of the Rotary Club of Halifax and 15 members of the Rotary Club of New Glasgow who met with about 15 men from the Truro area to have dinner and discuss the formation of a Rotary Club in Truro.  The next meeting of the new club was to be held on March 5th. 
 
While official records from RI show the Charter date as April 2nd, 1926, our own club history shows that March 5th is the date the club held its own inaugural meeting and received its charter from Charles Burchell, third Vice President of Rotary International.  The paper work may have taken time to get to RI headquarters.
http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000001276/en-ca/files/sitepage/detailed-history-1926-1961/intro/intro.pdf 
 
Thank you to Catherine and Dale for finding this item and sending it along to us.
Record of Formation of Rotary Club of Truro Uncovered. Jim Goit 2017-11-08 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 30, 2017
 
Three members of the Rotary Club of Truro joined 26 other Rotarians from all over the region on Saturday, Oct. 28th to sharpen their leadership skills and learn more about Rotary.
 
Lech Krzywonos completed Part 1, Alana Hirtle did Part 2 and Barbara Goit completed the Group Discussion Leader /Facilitator training program which qualifies her to lead future RLI sessions.
 
Reaction to the day was, as always, very positive and people were wondering when the next session will be held so they could register. RLI will next be in Dieppe, NB on April 7, 2018.  Registration will open soon.  Let's get a carload or two and go up for the day. 
Truro Rotarians Complete RLI Sessions Jim Goit 2017-10-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 30, 2017
 
Augusto Enriquez is one of the most well-known and charismatic singers in Cuba. He spoke to the Rotary Club of Truro on Oct 30, 2017 about Los Primos and efforts to secure musical instruments for children in Cuba  As a bonus, he gave an impromptu performance as the end of his presentation, promising to come back to do a full concert for us.
Augusto Enriquez Preformed for Club Jim Goit 2017-10-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 24, 2017
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Run is on this year Dec 3rd.  The registration fees go to the Christmas Index.  Interested runners should check it out.  Rotary Team?
 
Opportunity to support Christmas Index for Runners Jim Goit 2017-10-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 23, 2017
District Governor Don Sword made his official visit to the Rotary Club of Truro on October 23. 
 
In addition to meeting with the Directors and Chairs and speaking to the Club at our meeting, the DG and his wife Pat visited Rotary House and the Colchester Community works as well as other projects around the community.  They also attended the club's Get to Know Rotary event in the evening, interacted with Rotarians and potential Rotarians and then helped us celebrate World Polio Day.  It was a busy time in Truro! 
 
We appreciated the DG's message of encouragement and are working to helping him fulfill his PIPE dreams.
DG Don's Visit to Club Jim Goit 2017-10-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 23, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Truro held its first Get to Know Rotary event at the Best Western Truro Glengarry on the evening of Oct 23rd.
 
Three individuals interested in knowing more about Rotary talked to some of the 15 Rotarians as well as the DG and his wife Pat. The group also celebrated world Polio Day happening on Oct 24th.  We are SO CLOSE.
 
 
Get to Know Rotary Event Successful Jim Goit 2017-10-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 16, 2017

The Rotary Club of Truro is hosting a special reception in the private dining room at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry on Monday October 23, 2017 from 5-6:30 pm.

This informal event will give you an opportunity to meet some members of the Rotary Club of Truro and learn more about Rotary and the good work being done in our community. It is also an opportunity to meet the District Governor  Don Sword and his wife Pat and hear about the work of Rotary around the region and the across the world.  They will also help us celebrate World Polio Day on Oct 24th. 

All are welcome to this special evening. There is no admission and light snacks will be provided. Bring a friend and find out what it means to be a Rotarian.

Spread the word by sharing our Facebook Event post at http://tinyurl.com/y7n4qb8wThink of someone who would make a good Rotarian and bring them to the meeting.

Get to Know Rotary Evening Jim Goit 2017-10-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Oct 03, 2017
The 4th annual Bollywood night sponsored by the Rotary Club of Truro was one of the best yet. Om and Meena Khanna were again key to the organization and success of the event.  There were 20 Rotarians in the total of 300 who enjoyed the evening.
 
The food and entertainment were excellent.  All money raised will help with the club support of programs such as sending campers to Camp Tidnish.
 
Thank you to all involved. 
Fourth Annual Bollywood Night Great Success Jim Goit 2017-10-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 18, 2017
 
Kirk will be taking Rotarian head and shoulder photos at the October 2nd club meeting.  These photos will be used for the Community Yearbook.
 
Newer member who have not had your picture taken or others who want to change the one they have, please make sure to come to the meeting on the Oct 2nd. 
 
 
Club Member Photos 2017 Jim Goit 2017-09-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 17, 2017
The 10 member Rotary Friendship Exchange team from Estonia and Finland  spent a couple of hours in Truro on Sunday, September 17th at the fall farm Social hosted by the Rotary Club of Truro.  About  50 Rotarians, friends and family enjoyed the event, held at the home of Laurie and Mike Sandeson, there was local food and fun for all.  A copy of the team information is available as a download.
 
The team exchanged Club banners with President Alana and gave a brief description of Rotary in their home countries.  They also had the opportunity to learn a bit about our area while enjoying their meal before moving on to their next stop. 
 
It was a great day for everyone.  Special thanks to Laurie and Mike for hosting and to Judy Nicholson for her hard work and organizational skills.
Rotary Friendship Exchange Team from Estonia & Finland in Truro Jim Goit 2017-09-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 05, 2017
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of one-day courses offered to help refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge about Rotary.  Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to become more knowledgeable Rotarians and more effective leaders in their vocation and their Rotary club.  It is open to all Rotarians but is especially beneficial for newer Rotarians.
 
You can find out more about RLI and the various sessions by checking out our on-line resources.  Experienced Rotarians will be the leaders of the sessions and you will meet other Rotarian from clubs all over the Atlantic region.  
 
The fall session of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be held Oct 28, 2017 in Truro at the Truro Campus of the NSCC, 36 Arthur St.   We are planning to offer all Parts of the training if enough Rotarians from  District 7810 and 7802 register   On-line registration is available by clicking this link.  Don't delay as space is limited for each Part.
 
Our club will us the regular October Rotary Hours session to host a reception at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry on October 27th starting at 7:00 pm. It is be for all Rotarians  who are in Truro for the RLI event on the 28th.   
 
Participating in RLI has proven to be the defining moment for many Rotarians. We hope as many  Truro Rotarians as possible will attend both the Friday Night reception and the RLI itself on Saturday.
Rotary Leadership Institute Session in Truro Jim Goit 2017-09-05 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 25, 2017
 
The Rotary Club of Truro holds a Rotary After Hours meeting once a month to give Rotarians and others a chance to get together in a none formal setting, have some fun and talk about Rotary.  On August 24th we met at the Oasis Bar and Pool area of the  Best Western Truro - Glengarry. Many (most) of us have never been to this space at the Glengarry despite having been at the hotel many many times over the years.  Newly renovated, it a great place to meet, especially on such a beautiful summer evening.
 
There will be a break in the Rotary After Hours meeting during September given the other events already scheduled but will return October 27th when the club will be combining the meeting with a hosted reception for Rotarians in Truro for the Fall Rotary Leadership Session at the NSCC on October 28th.
 
We hope to see you at the next event and if you have an idea for an After Hours meeting in the future let us know.  
August Rotary After Hours at the Oasis Jim Goit 2017-08-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 15, 2017
The Rotary Club of Truro held it's 4th Rotary Swim of Polio across Shortt's Lake on Sunday August 13th.  A total of 6 swimmers take part with several others watching from boats as they made their way across. Funds raised will go to the Rotary Foundation's End Polio Now Cause and you can still show your support by contributing at http://Rotary.org/Give
 
Shown are swimmers Trish Toole, Audrie-Jo McConkey, Lydia Sorflaten, Ed MacDonald, Marilyn Brown and Louisa Sorflaten.
Rotary Swim for Polio Jim Goit 2017-08-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goit on Aug 15, 2017
The Club held it's annual summer social at the Shortt's lake home of Richard and Maralyn Bowness. on August 13th. The weather cooperated to make it another great event and there was enough food and drink for many more.  Thanks to Judy Nicholson chair of the committee, Ed for Bar tending (kind of) and Richard and Maralyn for hosting us.
 
A great time was had by all.
 
Summer Social 2017 Jim Goit 2017-08-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2017
Rotary Club of Truro members joined their friends on the DalAC float in the annual Truro Pride Parade Saturday July 29th.  Pictured are Mark Mason and Audrie-Jo McConkey (who both work at DalAC) along with Marilyn Brown and Club president Alana Hirtle.  It looks like everyone had fun.
 
Rotarians in the Pride Parade Alana Hirtle 2017-08-02 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2017
 
On Saturday, July 29th, Camp Tidnish celebrated 80 years of offering summer camps to children, youth and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Brian Matthews, Wayne Gillis and Laurie Sandeson attended the Open House representing the Rotary Club of Truro.
 
They were pleased to tour the cottages and see first hand the heat pumps that were up and running which our Club helped purchase. It’s a remarkable Camp and a project that the Rotary Club of Truro should be very proud to have supported for many years.
 
Visit to Camp Tidnish Laurie Sandeson 2017-08-01 03:00:00Z 0
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 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
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
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

 
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Posted by Jim Goit
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
Membership Month Presentation 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
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
Posted by James Goit

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