STAR Program Final Installment June 12th at 11:20AM
Prior to our Club meeting on May 1st, we had Club Member, Larry Sider, lead a meeting of the STAR Program. His presentation was on the Rotary International Foundation all that it does to promote International well being and what we as Club members can do to support it. Thank you to those who attended. The last installment will be on Monday, June 12th at 11:20 with Paul Crant & Chelsey Rogerson on the use of our Clubrunner website, a tour of the Club's Twitter/Facebook/Linkedin profiles and what you can do to support the Club.
Larry Sider and attendees during his presentation on May 1st.
Entrepreneur: Ali Younis
On May 29th, Meeting Chair, Chelsey Rogerson is seen here welcoming Ali Younis, owner of the the PEI Brick Company, to the Rotary Club of Charlottetown meeting. Ali spoke to the Club about being a young serial Entrepreneur, what his company has to offer, and why he decided to settle in PEI.
Rotary Youth Exchange Day at Island Hill Farm 
For the International Youth Exchange students, Saturday, May 27th, started at with a tour of Canada's Smartest Kitchen with Rotarian, Jack Wheeler. At the Culinary Institute, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s team of chefs and scientists develop customized solutions to create better tasting food products tested by consumers and by start ups companies. Then the Youth Exchange Group were off to Island Hill Farm with Rotarian, Flory Sanderson.
Club member, Jack Wheeler, doing a presentation at the Farm to the Youth Exchange students and others.
100 Trees Across PEI Program - Centennial Project 
Six trees were planted and two benches presented to mark 100 years of Rotary on Prince Edward Island. Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Richard Brown representing the Province, members of the Government House Garden Committee, descendants of the Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, Rotarians, and their guests, were in attendance. After the tree planting, people enjoyed refreshments at Government House.
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown & Stratford, represented by President's Wes MacAleer & James Pineau, helped plant two trees in Stratford on May 15th in memory of Tom DeBlois & Jack Cutcliffe. David DeBlois planted a tree in memory of Tom with his mother, Claudia, and his sister, Suzi. There were about 30-40 people in attendance with almost 20 employees of Sobey's. 
The trees are yellow birch and were planted on Sobey's property across from Petro Canada on the corner of Trans-Canada and Kinlock Road in a landscaped area. The remaining 8 trees in the Stratford area will be planted on Saturday in the new park at Reeves Estate.
The Cutcliffe family were also very appreciative of this event with Jack's daughter representing the family. Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Wes MacAleer and incoming Rotary Club of Stratford President, Emile Gallant and Club Secretary, John Rhynes are also pictured below.
On Friday May 19th, Arbor Day, Forty trees were planted in Victoria Park by Hillsborough Rotarian's Penny Walsh-McGuire, Susan Fraser, Dawn Alan, & Heather Tedford. Rotary Club of Charlottetown is represented by Umesh Gupta and Bob Moffatt.
Also on Friday, Craig Harris and several members of the Rotary Club of Summerside, along with some local children, planted 25 new trees in the ground at Rotary Friendship Park in Summerside.
The Nakamura Family
On May 15th, we were visited by Rotarian Yoshio Nakamura and his family from Japan. Yoshio's daughter, Hikaro, was a Rotary International Youth Exchange student 2014-2015 in the United States. The Nakamura's were in Charlottetown for the UPEI graduation of their other daughter. They are seen below presenting our Club with a Banner from the Rotary Club of Yamato Den-en in Kanagawa, Japan.
Rotary Club of Charlottetown 100th Anniversary Club Photo
At our May 15th meeting, we gathered to have our picture taken for the Book on the History of Rotary in PEI which is to be published this summer. Thank you to those who attended.
Centennial Committee 
Many thanks to the Centennial Committee for all the effort being placed to ensure we have a successful Centennial year. This year's Events included the New Year's Day Levee, Tree Planting. Still to come are the Book on the History of Rotary in PEI this summer, Youth Exchange Event at Red Shores during Old Home Week, and the RI President's Dinner on October 1st.
From left to right: Jim Mcnutt, Sandra MacKay, Larry Sider, Ken Gillis, Bob Moffatt, Lorne Moase, Moe Rogerson, and Mary McMillan.
New Member Callie Croken

On May 15th, we welcomed our newest member, Callie Croken, to our Club. Thanks to Club member, Flory Sanderson, for sponsoring her!

Callie is a gifted Life Coach who understands the power of listening and leading from beside. Her intuitive approach and commitment to helping her clients recognize and access their best selves is inspiring and unsurpassed.

Welcome to the Club, Callie!



Commanding Officer, Joanne Crampton promoted to Assistant Commissioner
Congratulations to Club member Commanding Officer, Joanne Crampton on her promotion to Assistant Commissioner!
Joanne was active on the Easter Seals Committee this year handling the Ambassador tour of the Rotary Clubs.
copied from CBC PEI:
Joanne Crampton has been the commanding officer for the RCMP on P.E.I. for nearly two years. (RCMP)

P.E.I.'s top RCMP officer leaving for Ottawa

Commanding Officer Joanne Crampton promoted to assistant commissioner at national headquarters

By Shane Ross, CBC News Posted: May 04, 2017 5:00 PM AT Last Updated: May 04, 2017 5:00 PM AT


The commanding officer for the RCMP on P.E.I. is leaving the province for a new position in Ottawa.

Chief Supt. Joanne Crampton is being promoted to as assistant commissioner at Federal Policing Criminal Operations, said P.E.I. Staff-Sgt. Kevin Baillie.

She will be based at the RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa.

She was promoted from inspector to the superintendent in charge of criminal operations in P.E.I., a position she occupied for just over two years.

She became commanding officer when the previous C.O., Craig Gibson, was transferred to Ottawa.

The process to select Crampton's replacement will be underway shortly, Baillie said.



Dave Thompson: Chairman's Award
Long time Club member, Dave Thompson, was recently presented with the Chairman's Award by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers. 
The award was to honour David's continued dedication to the Canadian Agriculture Industry and his years of service and commitment to the Association.
Congratulations Dave!
David Thompson (right) accepts the Chairman’s Award from CAAR board chair, Martin Kiefer, at the CAAR’s Awards Banquet.
David Thompson (right) accepts the Chairman’s Award from CAAR board chair, Martin Kiefer, at the CAAR’s Awards Banquet.
David Thompson, Atlantic Director of CAAR’s Board of Directors
He began his career with a stint in the department of agriculture in P.E.I., but quickly moved on to private industry where his career took off in crop protection, sales, marketing and providing technical support to producers in the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Maine.
David Thompson was presented with this year’s Chairman’s Award to honour his continued dedication to the agriculture industry and his years of service and commitment to CAAR.
Much of the experience Thompson has had throughout his career has been working hands-on with producers and retailers, addressing their specific needs and looking for solutions to their challenges.
“I’ve worked with government and many other talented individuals in all areas of agriculture,” he says. “Among the people I enjoy working with the most are the retailers and the farmers.”
Martin Kiefer, the chair of CAAR’s Board of Directors, recalled his first experience working with Thompson as he presented him with the Chairman’s Award at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
“When I joined the fertilizer industry at Agrico seven years ago, I had the opportunity to meet David Thompson,” he said. “He was very welcoming, very open and very generous in his support of me, of our company and of our industry. He’s a forward thinker in agriculture, he’s always been attentive to environmental issues and as a result has implemented many stewardship initiatives.”
In retirement, apart from being involved in his local community, Thompson continues his agricultural stewardship by working and volunteering with numerous organizations.
One of those organizations is CAAR. Thompson has been a longtime board member, helping steer the association with input based on his extensive experience, and is currently serving on the membership value committee and the board of directors.
“I’ve worked in many areas of agriculture for a long time and I now try to do my part with CAAR,” he says. “I really enjoy the work I do with the people in this organization.”
As a board member with CAAR, Thompson appreciates opportunities to continue helping members across Canada and to learn from the expertise of various members.
“My biggest learning experience was seeing how things are done out west. There is a difference in the east, the markets are smaller,” he says. “Working with CAAR has been very informative, especially seeing how agriculture business is conducted in Western Canada.”
Despite the differences, Thompson says in many ways the industry is very similar from coast to coast.
“A lot of the issues we face in the Maritimes are almost identical to issues in the West. We both need to deal with resistance in weeds, fungus and pests,” he says. “My main background is in potato crops. The grain crops in the West may be different, but the retailers and the farmers are still facing the same challenges wherever you go.”
Thompson says CAAR is well equipped to support retailers across Canada and do their part to help tackle these common issues.
“We try to support retailers in any way we can, whether that’s communicating with government, with researchers or with others in the industry,” he says. “CAAR is a great organization with great people. They’ve got a strong board and Delaney (Ross Burtnack, president and CEO of CAAR) and the crew are helpful, working hard and doing an excellent job.”
Reflecting on receiving the Chairman’s Award, Thompson’s reaction was both thankful and gracious.
“It is a great honour, and I really do appreciate it. It’s always a good feeling when you’re recognized for the work you’re doing.”
Guest Speaker: Blake Doyle 
On May 8th, we had Blake Doyle, Entrepreneur and weekly columnist for The Guardian speaking to us about some of his most controversial columns on Entrepreneurship and Government assistance through Grants & Borrowing.
Meeting Co-Chair, Ken Gillis, with Blake Doyle, and Meeting Chair Ron Profit 
New Club Member: Martin Ruben
On May 8th, we Inducted Martin Ruben. Martin is transferring to our Club from the The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. He was a former Vice President and Treasurer of that Club. Martin is a CPA and was the Audit Director of the Office of the Auditor General of the Cayman Island. Welcome Martin!
President Wes MacAleer placing the Rotary Pin on Martin.
Club Strategic Direction
On Monday, May 1st, Club member, Hannah Bell, facilitated a Club Forum on what to do with the fundraising proceeds. This was a preliminary discussion to get members to start thinking of what defines us as a Club strategically, how we want to be seen, what do we want to support, how involved do we want to be in the donations we make, what types of projects do we want to be involved in, and how do we donate funds back to the rural areas where some of the bingo proceeds were generated. A committee has been created Chaired by Marilyn Lowther, to generate a Survey which will be emailed to the membership to gather additional information. We expect that this will be done by the second week of June. Once the Survey results are tabulated, there may be some one on one discussions to get additional feedback, and possibly another Club Forum. The results of the survey and additional discussions, and meeting, will be presented to the Board and to the Club. We expect this to be completed by late September.
Rotary Radio Bingo Volounteer Roles 
We have a committed team of Rotarians which come every week or those that are in a rotation. We would like to thank those members which have been at the Bingo to volounteer their time. Here is a list of Rotarians which we have been hounoured to work with:
Edna Reid, Lori Carver, Sandra MacKay, Katherine Burnett, Donna McIver, Craid Bradley, Moe Rodgerson, Richard MacEwen, Hal Parker, Chelsey Rogerson, Wes MacAleer, Bush Dumville, Larry Sider, Martin Ruben, Ken Gillis, Sarah Flohr, Melanie MacDonald, Krystine Richards, Wendi James-Poirier, Peter Boswall, Paul Crant, Lorne Moase, Naj Chishti. We may have missed some.
For those members not volounteering at the Bingo, we can look at alternative fundraisers, so they can also make a contribution to the Fundraising efforts of the Club.  
Bingo Roles: Please note each role requires a time commitment of approximately 1.5hrs
Switchboard- 1 individual to route calls from main switchboard that will route callers to one of 3 extensions.
Phones - (4 members in total) this group takes calls from potential winners and confirms valid win by, confirming number within the free, and serial number at the top of the card and colour card. Will also obtain name and phone number of winner(s) in order for call back to retrieve mailing address upon the end of the program. This group will also track the balls being called in numerical order in order to provide that information to callers if/when needed.   
Laptop and Runner - 2 individuals to sit and man software and act as communications between phone team and announcer. One will enter the numbers as they are called, the other will act as a go between with those taking calls in regards to potential winners calling as well as passing winners names to DJ booth who will announce the winner(s) and location of purchase once win has been validated. 
Host - 1 individual to sit in booth with who will ensure MacInnis Express is mentioned as courier of choice for radio bingo. Ensure distributors and audience/players are thanked and fill time gaps during winner verification in partnership with our DJ (Nick Young)
Distribution - 4-5 individuals to prepare card packets for delivery and unpack returning card packets- includes record keeping of incoming and outgoing serial numbers of cards and also volume per distribution location and volume returned unsold.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Apr 02, 2018
Easter Monday
Apr 09, 2018
Camp Gencheff.................STAR 11:15 Rotary Foundation
Apr 16, 2018
Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society
Apr 23, 2018
SHAD UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering
May 07, 2018
PEI Ground Search & Rescue.............STAR 11:15 Youth Exchange/Rotaract
May 14, 2018
Friends of UPEI -Calgary
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