Friendship Event Club BBQ Friday, Sept. 22nd Victoria 
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown is hosting a friendship event for club members along with their spouses/significant others on Friday, 22 September 2017 to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. The event will be held at the home of Club member Martin Ruben in Victoria by the Sea and will feature burgers and hot dogs along with sides. All you need to bring along is your favourite beverage. Food will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, but come out early and enjoy a stroll through the village and savour the delights of fine chocolate at Island Chocolates or buy a piece made by one of the many artisans living in the village. There will also be a few surprises.  
This event will go ahead rain or shine, so come out and enjoy a fun evening in Victoria by the Sea.  The address is 12 Wanda Street and is easily located by going down Dunrovin Street next to the fire hall.
In order to plan accordingly, please contact Martin at and let him or Martin's wife Leslie-Ann know how many will be coming. If you have any questions, please call Martin at 902-388-7584.
Our Youth Exchange Students have Arrived!

Our 2 Youth Exchange students have arrived - Giulia Belardinelli of Italy and Benjamin Heine of Belgium. They attended a Round Table discussion about Canadian Citizenship with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship held at #Ardgowan
Giulia and Benjamin with Paul Alan of Elections PEI
Update Adhoc Committees: Donations Strategy & Bylaw Updates  
Donations Strategy Committee: 
An email was sent to the Club on Aug. 23rd from Committee Chair, Marilyn Lowther, requesting Club members to come forward with additional information if they are directly involved in community groups that serves youth, seniors, and poverty. These service areas were determined by the membership survey in June as areas of focus for the development of a Donations/Service Strategy Policy. Committee work is moving along quickly and members of the Committee will be in contact with those who have responded to Marilyn's email.
Bylaw Update Committee:
We hope to have a fully updated set of Bylaws to placed before the Board within 1 month. Once the Board has reviewed and approved the Bylaws updates, we hope to  have the updated Bylaws before the membership within two months.
Guest Speakers Suggestions Needed
The Club has many openings for Guest Speakers. Please forward any suggestions to Dale Turner, Chair of Programs, at with any ideas and contact information. We would really like to see some entrepreneur or business speakers versus group looking for donations. Thanks
Centennial Dinner with RI President Ian Riseley Oct. 1, 2017


On Sunday Oct. 1st, we will have RI President, Ian Riseley, joining us for our Centennial Dinner. We expect about 500 people at the PEI Convention Centre for Dinner. The reception starts at 6:00PM with a Dinner at 7:00PM. Invitations have been extended to the Premier and LG, Frank Lewis. The tickets are $75 each. Please see Mary Macmillan and Ken Gillis to purchase tickets. We will have the Singing Strings and the College of Piping for entertainment. We have 75 Rotarians coming from Moncton and a contingent from our sponsoring Club in Halifax.
In addition to the Dinner, the President’s itinerary will include visits to Camp Gencheff, the Soup Kitchen, and the Rotary Inspire Library. There will also be a Walk for Polio on Sunday. Rotarians are invited to participate in these visits. Further details to be provided later.
Guest Speaker: Della Parker 

It was great to hear from Rotary Club of Charlottetown member, Della Parker, speak about her life, career as owner of Coldwell Banker Parker Realty, and the real estate industry in PEI.
District Governor Don Sword
At our Aug. 22nd meeting, we had District Governor, Don Sword, who brought greetings from RI President Ian Riseley and introduced the theme for 2017-18 “Rotary Making a Difference”.
He mentioned that although Rotary was begun on Feb 25, 1905, the need for Rotary was never greater than today.
Don mentioned a quote from Paul Harris 80 years ago when he said “This is a changing world and Rotary must be prepared to change with it.” We must keep our clubs vibrant, relevant and attractive. He then mentioned his 3 C’s Consistency, Continuity, and Collaboration.
Rotary wants to adopt a new slogan: Rotary People of Action.
Rotary is built on friendship.
The nature of training is changing, TLC or Training Leaders of Clubs means that everyone can benefit from leadership training, not just presidents and secretaries. He encouraged more Rotarians to attend these TLC training conferences.
Don went on to challenge all club members to introduce/induct at least one new person to Rotary each year.
Don went on to talk about the Rotary Foundation. There were only 8 cases of wild polio virus in the past year and only 3 countries are still considered, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Rotary Foundation is 100 years old this year and recently won an award as the best charity in the world.
Don then shared his vision or “P.I.P.E.” dream for District 7820 in the coming year. He plans to focus on Public Image, Peace and the Environment. For Public Image, Don encourage Club members to go to website to make sure our Branding is current and to obtain any promotional materials with the right Branding. For Peace, he would like the Club to have one meeting this year devoted to Peace & Conflict resolution. For Environment, he is requesting that a tree be planted for every member of the Club. Since Bob would say that you already did this, try to find something else related to the environment. 
He also encouraged members to register for the District Conference in St. Johns as well as the International Conference in Toronto in 2018. He spoke about the International Conference being in Toronto in June, 2018 and encouraged people to attend. He also spoke of a Bus our being arranged by Rotarian, Duncan Conrad, for the International Conference. Please contact him in order to make arrangements.
Gold Cup Parade Day: Three Club Events  


The Club's 2017 Gold Cup Parade Float was well decorated promoting the 100th Anniversary of Rotary in PEI. Thank you to Della Parker for making the arrangements on only one week's notice. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough was supposed to take care of the Float for this year's Parade but declined at the last minute. There were former Rotary International Exchange students on the Float who were here that week to help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary. In addition, we had the Lazaratos family manning the Float
We would like to thank all the volounteers who served the Seniors and disabled at the Viewing Stand. A list of the volounteers includes: Della & Hal Parker, Bob Moffatt, Wes MacAleer, Mark Triantfillou, Umesh & Sharda Gupta, Katherine Burnett, Mary MacMillan,  
2017 5K Gold Cup Race for Easter Seals PEI

The first Easter Seals event for the year, was held on Friday. The annual PEI Road Runners Race was run just prior to the beginning of the parade.  This event was organized by Rob MacKenzie (Kwik Kopy) and saw 110 runners run. The race winner ran in 14 minutes and 43 seconds for a new Course record.

A big "thank you" to Rotary volunteers; Lorne Moase who served as money collector and overseer of registration operations assisted by volunteer Matthew Reid. Course Marshals were Edna Reid, John Scales, Jim Travers, President Paul, and Martin Ruben kept the runners on route.  
Attached is a photo of John Scales, Austin Walker, Paul Crant, and Jim Travers. This is Austin's second year running the race. 
International Youth Exchange Reunion BBQ Aug., 2017
On Aug. 17th, we had a Youth Exchange Reunion BBQ at Stanhope Place. We had former Youth Exchange students from all over the world from Australia to Europe who came back to visit us to get reacquainted after not seeing their host families for many years in some cases. There were several that have been back to PEI many times since they were here originally. This was an excellent event with many moving testimonials from participants of how the program impacted their lives. Many felt that their lives were greatly enriched because of the experience and some have become Rotarians and many have become involved in community service in their home countries because of this program.


Past President Pin: Edna Reid


At our Aug. 14th Club meeting, President Paul Crant presented Edna Reid with her Past President's Pin. Edna served as President in 2013-2014. She was Club Secretary in 2011-2012. Edna has served on the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Board for most of the last 10 years. Thank you Edna for your service to our Club. She helped hold the Club together during challenging times.
Book Launch: " A Century of Service of Rotary on Prince Edward Island"
At our Aug. 14th meeting, we had a Book Launch for the Jim Macnutt authored history of Rotary in PEI. The book includes the history and activities of all the Rotary Clubs on Prince Edward Island and as it relates to Rotary International and world events of the time. The book is a good read of events especially in the first 40 years from 1917 until the late 1950's.








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