Some photos from RI President Ian Riseley's and Juliet Riseley's visit to PEI to mark the Centennial of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown. He had a tour of Camp Gencheff and participated in a tree planting with the Rotary Youth Exchange students September 30, 2017.

Their first visit was to the Rotary Club Of Charlottetown's proud 50+ year project - Camp Gencheff. PDG Bob Moffatt and Club President Paul Crant along with a large contingent of local and district Rotarians and Youth Exchange students greeted the special guests. Past President Edna Reid acted as tour guide as she explained the history and activities at Camp Gencheff.
 
Ian and Juliet were asked to plant a ceremonial tree to mark the 100 years of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown. This is in keeping with RI President Ian's "Plant a Tree" challenge. Every Rotary Club in the world is challenged to plant one tree for every member of their club. Pres Ian says the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. One District in India plans to plant at least one tree for every Rotarian in the world! Ian and Juliet asked the Youth exchange students (sadly none of whom were from Australia!) to help out with the planting.
 

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown has been involved in Camp Gencheff from its beginning in 1961 with the Club providing the operating funds for the first year of operation. In fact, the Club has provided funding to the Camp every year and is the largest overall donor. The original Camp sign was "Bellevue Camp built by Polio Foundation and operated jointly with the Rotary Club of Charlottetown". The Camp is now named after Dr. Gencheff, a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown at that time, and medical Doctor who provided medical services to Island children with disabilities. Dr. Gencheff was involved in the planning of the Camp from almost from the beginning.    

 
 

 

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