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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Charlottetown Library and Learning Centre
97 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A9
Canada
Our meetings are bi-weekly
Rotary Radio Bingo PEI
Rotary Radio Bingo is a media Bingo broadcast on CFCY the Island’s Country music station,
95.1FM
, every Tuesday night from 7:00PM until 8:00PM. The Rotary Radio Bingo operates in
the CFCY listening area (island wide) and is operated by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown - click here for full rules.
 
Bingo Cards are sold through a number of retail locations, please click here to see a complete list of distributors.
 
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Message from the President

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Charlottetown. Rotary is an international service organization - we are 1.2 million members who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. An example is the 1985 launch of our PolioPlus program; the first initiative to tackle global Polio eradication. Since that time and with the help of our partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, we have helped reduce polio cases by 99.9% worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown, founded on October 1, 1917, was the 8th Rotary Club chartered in Canada. We are proud of the local projects we have supported including over 60 years of improving the lives of children and people with challenges under our Easter Seals PEI program, being a major donor to Camp Gencheff, participation in the joint Rotary Soup Kitchen project, as well as the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. 

We are the home of Rotary Radio Bingo, airing every Tuesday from 7-8 PM on CFCY 95.1 FM. With the success of this fundraiser, we've been able to support projects across the Island. To help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we donated over $100,000 dollars to support Islanders. This included creating over 200 food baskets to help Islanders struggling with food insecurity as well as donations to local organizations. 

For more information about Rotary locally, regionally, and around the world, please explore our website and feel free to contact any of the Rotarians featured here.

Proudly serving the community as a Rotarian,

Chelsey Rogerson, President, 2021-2022

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It's that time again! We are accepting applications for donations from local organizations who support Islanders in need. Download a donation form here today. Deadline: Friday, April 8th.

Sanitation and Clean Water (Kenya)

 
This project was led by Ted Grant, Founder of Mikinduri Children of Hope. The project funds helped toprovide clean water and improved sanitation on Magenta Island, Kenya. We have given Mikinduri Children of Hope over $25,000.00 over the past few years as they assist to improve conditions for children in Kenya.
 

Fighting Disease/Saving Women and Children (Kenya)

This project is led by a number of globally-minded people on Prince Edward Island and farmers in Kenya. Presently approximately 70 Mwende
women cook over open fires in enclosed kitchens quite often with their babies on their backs. The properly vented wood-stoves help prevent respiratory disease for both the women and their babies and youth. The project provided funds to purchase over 40 cook stoves totaling over $10,000.00 for Kenyan women.

We were pleased to celebrate, Ian Carr, the recipient of the 17th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award for Prince Edward Island.

As an educator and lifelong learner, Ian Carr has devoted his career to education. Retiring early from the classroom, Ian has worked with Workplace Learning PEI (WLPEI) for over twenty years. Since 2016, Ian has been an instructor at WLPEI's Workplace Essential Skills Program. The success of this program is in no small part due to Ian. When asked what he does, Ian responds that he "teach[es] people confidence". Ian's incredible skills as an educator, wisdom, professionalism, and sense of humour make him an effective learning coach and role model within the classroom. Ian's ability to accurately respond to individual learning needs has helped many learners reach their goals. From Ian's perspective, the world is a classroom rich with opportunities to make learning come alive.

Photo left to right: Kevin Lewis, Chair of the Rotary Literacy Foundation of PEI, The Honourable Dennis King, Premier of PEI, Ian Carr, Council of the Federation Literacy Award recipient, Chelsey Rogerson, President of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown 
 
The Rotary Literacy Foundation once again stepped up to support literacy in PEI with donations to Island organizations totaling $25,500.00.

The announcement was made to the Rotary Club of Charlottetown following the Foundation’s board meeting on November 20th, 2020.

"The Foundation was established to help provincial organizations develop and deliver boots-on-the-ground programs to address literacy in PEI", said President Gary Scales. "Despite the pandemic, the board felt that literacy is a critical issue for Islanders that continues to need our support, perhaps more than ever. Many Island children and adults—46 percent according to a 2018 report—struggle with reading, writing, math, communication, digital, and thinking skills, which has long-term implications for their health and well-being. Local organizations do impressive work to help them improve their literacy skills and the board is delighted to once again provide funding for their initiatives."

The largest grant was $15,500.00 to the PEI Literacy Alliance for The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program, a book gifting program. Each month, thousands of registered Island children under five will receive a free high-quality book by mail.
 
A second grant of $10,000.00 was given to the Wellington-based charity Centre Goéland Inc. for a bilingual creative songwriting and performance retreat offered in collaboration with arts and writing organizations. The retreat will promote music education as a vital tool in literacy development and encourage creative writing as a means to enhance positive mental health and well-being.
 
The Rotary Literacy Foundation was formed in 2006 to raise awareness about literacy and essential skills in PEI. In August each year, the Foundation solicits applications and disburses grants to Island groups that are working to address literacy and essential skills in their communities through projects and special initiatives.
 
Learn more about the Rotary Literacy Foundation at https://rotaryliteracypei.ca.