Rotary New Year's Levee
As part of our 100th Anniversary Celebrations for the founding of Rotary on PEI, we had a New Year's Levee at the Rodd Charlottetown. The Event was very successful with hundreds of people attending. Thank you to Bob Moffatt & the Centennial Committee for organizing a wonderful event.
Norman MacLeod, JA PEI Business Hall of Fame Laureate

Congratulations to long time Rotary Club of Charlottetown member, Norman MacLeod. It was announced Friday that Norman is to be Inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in May.

Norman began his career in the late 1950s as a builder, contractor, construction manager, then co-owner. His developed and owned many successful Island businesses including Williams, Murphy and MacLeod, Metro Building Supplies Ltd., and Prebuilt Steel. 

Norman has been a member of our Club since 1973.

Also being inducted into the JA inducted into the Business Hall of Fame this year with Norman is Harris Garfield Johnston. He was the original owner and manager of Johnston Homestyle Products Ltd., well known for its potato salad and coleslaw. Mr Johnston is the father of current Club member, Randy Johnston. Also, being inducted is Gretha Rose, President and Executive Producer of PEI company Cellar Door Productions, is an award winning, internationally recognized, creative and diverse media company specializing in television, digital and co-branded media initiatives.

Our Club has a distinguished history with a number of entrepreneurs. Other Club members and former Club members that have been inducted into the Junior Achievement PEI Business Hall of Fame include: current President Wes MacAleer, Past District Governor Wayne Hambly, David Scales, Simon Compton, Bob Bateman, Randy Manning, and Wally Rodd.   
Easter Seals PEI Campaign Kick Off Feb. 13th
Our Club's Easter Seals 2017 Campaign Kick Off will be Feb. 13th. Our new Easter Seals Ambassador will be announced at that time. 
Please note that we will be collecting Club donations at the door for the next few weeks.
As part of the Club's 100th Anniversary commemoration, there was a request/Motion passed at the Club meeting on Jan. 23rd. The Club will contribute $100 to any Rotary Club of Charlottetown member donations of $100 or more.  
The Rotarian Magazine Feb., 2017 Issue
In the Feb., 2017 edition the The Rotarian, there is a story on Tony Knight and the Rotary Club of Calgary West. That Club faced many of the same challenges that the Rotary Club of Charlottetown was facing - declining membership and energy. According to the article, Tony liked breaking the rules that hold people back. Under Tony's direction the Rotary Club of Calgary West inducted 25 new members over an 18 month period.
Please note that the story of our club over the last 14 months is actually more spectacular. Since Dec., 2015, starting with the Presidency of Bush Dumville, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown has inducted 57 new members. It was an aggressive expansion,and we only lost 10 of new members at renewal. While not all members are at all the meetings every week, most are fully engaged in the Club in the various Committees. The second step of our Club's revitalization was the undertaking of a new Fundraiser - Rotary Radio Bingo. We were lucky to have a new member come forward with this idea in April, 2016. The Bingo has been successfully launched under current President Wes MacAleer and is lead by new member, Lori Carver. The full particulars of this success will be discussed at the Club's Business Meeting on Feb. 6th. The third step in the Club's revitalization is the implementation of new Club Projects which engages the membership and attracts new members. 
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Charter Members 1917 Presentation
Thank you to Allison Swan, Sandra MacKay, Allan MacLeod, and the rest of the Centennial Committee for leading the Presentation on our Club's Charter Members on Dec. 12th. An excellent Slideshow has been prepared by the Krystine Richards showcasing the Charter Members. Please go to the Rotary Club of Charlottetown website to view.
To celebrate the Centennial year, we still have the Island Youth Exchange Student Event in Old Home Week and Charter Night Dinner on Oct. 1, 2017 with Rotary International President, Ian Riseley. Also, to celebrate Rotary's 100 years in PEI, Rotarians will be planting trees in Charlottetown. In addition, a book on the history of Rotary in PEI will be published.
"My Life as Lieutenant Governor"  
Flanked by Chair Regan Lewis on the left and President Wes MacAleer on the right Right, we were grateful to have his Honour, H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of PEI addressing our on Jan. 23rd. He spoke on his life as Lieutenant Governor.
PEI 55+ Games Society

Thank you to Eugene Murphy from the PEI 55+ Games Society for speaking to the club on Jan. 9th! The Town of Cornwall will host the 2017 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games from February 20-24, 2017.

Events will include: hockey, pickleball, bowling, auction 45s, cribbage, curling, stick curling, contract bridge, duplicate bridge, darts, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, crokinole, squash, badminton, spin cycling, table tennis, and scrabble.

Check out their website to learn more:

Photo from left to right: Eugene Murphy, Marilyn Lowther, Wes MacAleer


Premier's Dinner 2017

On Jan. 16, the Annual Rotary Premier's State of the Province Address & Dinner occurred at the PEI Convention Centre. The Premier's speech was " The Mighty Island". Thank you to those Rotarians who attended and thank you to Marilyn Lowther for the tremendous effort in organizing this event for all of the Club's in PEI.





Holiday Mixer 
Our Club had a Holiday Social on Dec. 19th at the Rodd Charlottetown. Thank you to all who attended.
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The Brave and the Broken -support for Veterans and First Responders
Oct 23, 2017
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