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Service Above Self

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Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 1M9
Canada
 
 
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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Home Page Stories
Written by Colleen Walton
 
One of FHF’s partners, the Mwende Women’s Group, consists of 70 women whose main livelihood is farming. These women, and most rural Kenyan women, cook over an open fire in enclosed kitchens. A serious concern we have seen is the coughing and watering eyes of the women and young children as they cook amidst the smoke.

Indoor air pollution is a problem in Kenya and around the world. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.8 million people a year die prematurely from illness such as pneumonia and lung cancer from household air pollution. FHF undertook the challenge to provide better cooking methods to reduce smoke exposure for women and children. FHF identified a made-in-Kenya stove with an insulated firebox, a tight-closing door, and a vent to a chimney.

Through a partnership with the Charlottetown Rotary Club and Global Affairs Canada all women from the Mwende group received these fuel efficient vented ‘jikos’. These jikos address our primary concern of preventing illness for women and children but also reduce fuel-gathering work and cutting trees.

The appreciation for this work was expressed by Mwende women's group in a letter to FHF:

“As Mwende Women Self Help Group, we would wish to pass our heartfelt gratitude for your overwhelming heart of mercy and love for us. Words alone cannot express our joy for the much you have sacrificed to see us develop and consequently rise our living standards.
 
We would wish to notify you … the Jikos have successfully been received and installed. The members are so happy since the cost of firewood has reduced with more than half. We are grateful for this noble plan to be a blessing to Mwende group. In total 70 members have benefited from this great project. You have a big heart.”

All of this work was completed over the period March to July 2020, amid the chaos of Covid and a rainy season that slowed down the drying the bricks. We feel honoured to have the support of many groups and individuals to improve the lives of these incredibly resilient women.

On Friday, July 9th, Rotary Club of Charlottetown Volunteers passed out over 400 bottles of hand sanitizer donated by Upstreet Craft Brewing and over 1000 masks. Wearing a face mask indoors, where social distancing is not possible, has been strongly recommended by our Chief Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison. For more information, visit princeedwardisland.ca/masks

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown has provided significant support to the Island community during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. As People of Action, Rotary members are engaged — offering help to those in need and supporting organizations in Prince Edward Island to help their communities. Several weeks ago, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown formed the COVID-19 Pandemic Committee which is responsible for finding ways that the Club could best use the funds it raised through its fundraising efforts.
 
The members of the Committee have been working with the Government and other organizations across the Island to determine where the greatest needs exist. “Our focus has been food insecurity, medical/health concerns, and the need for social support and connections. Our committee will continue to identify support avenues as we navigate the needs of our communities to respond to the pandemic,” said Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Martin Ruben.

So far, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown has provided a total of $50,000 in financial support to the following initiatives:
  •  Donation and delivery of 150 food hampers ($100 value) for those dealing with food insecurity ($15,000)
  • Donation of food to the UPEI Food Bank ($1,400)
  • Donation to Gifts of the Heart Inc. to help supply food and personal hygiene items ($5,000)
  • Donation and delivery of hot meals through the John Pritchard Project ($10,000)
  • Donation to the Souris Food Bank ($2,000)
  • Donation to the West Prince Caring Cupboard ($2,000)
  • Donation to the Montague Food Bank ($2,000)
  • Donation of grocery gift cards for Holland College students ($1,000)
  • Donation to the PEI Home Care Palliative Care Fund ($2,000)
  • Donation of grocery gift cards to the PEI Council for People with Disabilities ($1,000)
  • Donation of gift cards to the PEI Legions ($5,000)
  • Donation to the computer tablets for Seniors Initiative ($2,500)
“Funds for these initiatives were made possible due to the success of Rotary Radio Bingo. Our dedicated players from tip to tip have allowed us the opportunity to give back to our communities and we look forward
to when we can safely go back on the air,” said Ruben.



 

Enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas reception and dinner in support of Easter Seals.

November 27th, 2019
Culinary Institute of Canada
Reception: 6 pm Dinner: 7 pm
Christmas Auction
Ticket: $55.00 person (tax receipt for $25.00)

Beautiful Christmas Music

All Proceeds to Easter Seals PEI

Note: Tables are set for eight, however, if you require 10 that can be accommodated.

Please respond to Edna Reid at 902-626-4832 or email at edna@benefitsplusinc.ca