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Disaster Assistance Response Team

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jun 05, 2014
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What better time to hear from a member of our Canadian Forces, but on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.  

Warrant Officer Chris Brown spoke to us about his experiences of being deployed with the Disaster Assistance Response Team (D.A.R.T.) in November 2013, in response to the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan (one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded) in the Philippines. 

It was an impressive and moving talk, which left us feeling proud and thankful to all the men and women of our Canadian Forces. 

Disaster Assistance Response Team Hilary Taylor 2014-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

Runners from Kenya share their story

Posted by Hilary Taylor on May 15, 2014
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This morning our President Barb presented fellow member Stella Roy with her 3rd Paul Harris!

Stella is the incoming District Governor, taking on full position as District Governor come July 1st.  We are so very proud of all the work she has done with Rotary, locally and internationally and wish her the best of luck in this coming year! 

Today we had special guests John Ewoi and Philip Biwott, professional runners from Kenya.

Runners from Kenya share their story Hilary Taylor 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Inspiration on the ground with Polio Immunization

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Mar 27, 2014
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Today's meeting our own Stella Roy, District Governor Elect, shared her experience of traveling to Nigeria in November of 2013 to immunize children against the Polio.  

This was an eye opening and inspirational talk that Stella shared with us. Thank you for sharing Stella!

For more information on the fight against polio, please click HERE

Inspiration on the ground with Polio Immunization Hilary Taylor 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Mar 20, 2014
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Today our committee chairs shared updates on their projects and how planning is coming for our upcoming Mother's Day Brunch.  We also had the induction of our new member Brent Platt! We are so pleased to welcome Brent to the club, he truly lives the Service Above Self way and we are looking forward to the great things we will accomplish with Brent. It was an efficient and information filled meeting, thank you to all who were able to be present. 

 

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Business Plans from a Running Man

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Mar 13, 2014
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Luke MacDonald joined our club just over 6 months ago and his drive and passion for local and international development has really blown us out of the water. 

Luke shared with us an inspiring, moving and down-right impressive classification speech!

Business Plans from a Running Man Hilary Taylor 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

An Inspirational Talk from Jacob Deng on the Lost Boys of Sudan

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Mar 06, 2014
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Jacob Deng is a remarkable individual who has overcome more hardships than many could imagine.  And from these experiences he is filled with compassion and respect for all humans, and persistence in providing education to those in similar situations, to better the world.

He created Wadeng Wings of Hope, a charitable organization to better the lives of those in South Sudan. His work has garnered national press, and he has had the opportunity to meet with fellow humanitarian George Clooney, also doing work in South Sudan.  

An Inspirational Talk from Jacob Deng on the Lost Boys of Sudan Hilary Taylor 2014-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

History Lesson at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Feb 27, 2014
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We enjoyed a tour of The Westin Nova Scotian hotel with our very own Glenn Bowie. 

This beautiful building was built in 1930, just 2 years after the train station. We enjoyed a view from the top suite, down to the inner workings with the fabulous staff! Thanks to Glenn and the staff for welcoming us this morning! 

History Lesson at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel Hilary Taylor 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Election Results are In!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Dec 05, 2013
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This morning was the highly anticipated club elections for the 2014/2015 Board.

We had a great turnout and strong candidates put forward for the roles.

Please see further, for a note from our President, Barbara Fickes, with the results enclosed.

Election Results are In! Hilary Taylor 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

International Committee shares the wealth.

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Nov 28, 2013
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Our fellow member Stella Roy, District Governor Elect and Chair of the International Committee, provided an update on what the International Committee has been working on this past year.  On another note, Stella just returned from a trip to Nigeria to administer Polio vaccines, that story is to come at a later date! 

 

International Committee shares the wealth. Hilary Taylor 2013-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor meets HRRC on Board the HMCS Sackville! Barbara Fickes 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Conductor of Another Kind Barbara Fickes 2013-07-26 00:00:00Z 0

Engage Rotary, Change Lives!

Posted by Barbara Fickes on Jul 18, 2013
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The Rotary International Motto - Engage Rotary, Change Lives - could not have been more relevant that today, at our first Business Meeting of the new Rotary Year!
Engage Rotary, Change Lives! Barbara Fickes 2013-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Community with a Heart Barbara Fickes 2013-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
It Takes a Community to Raise a Child Barbara Fickes 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
US Consul General visits Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club! Barbara Fickes 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
HMCS Sackville, Soul of the Canadian Navy Barbara Fickes 2013-04-26 00:00:00Z 0

Learnings from Grand Prairie!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Apr 18, 2013
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Today we had our business meeting, the minutes have been saved in clubrunner for club members. 

We also had a guest with us, Lorraine Gabriel, who shared with us the powerful force that Rotary is in Grand Prairie.  We were impressed with their fundraising efforts and the size of membership for the city.  It was really great hearing from Lorraine and we were so pleased she could join us!

Learnings from Grand Prairie! Hilary Taylor 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

What can Rotary do for you?

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Apr 11, 2013
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Today we took time to go around the table and have each person talk about how Rotary has impacted their life and what Rotary can do for them moving forward.

What can Rotary do for you? Hilary Taylor 2013-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Stories all Around! Barbara Fickes 2013-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Melissa Mancini of Halifax, Recent Presenter at UN Alliance of Civiliaztions Barbara Fickes 2013-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
NATURE: Respected and Protected Barbara Fickes 2013-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Laing House, a Stigma Stomper! Barbara Fickes 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

Business As Usual

Posted by Barbara Fickes on Feb 14, 2013
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Our Monthly Business Meeting was held today. As usual, there was lots of discussion, several great ideas and positive energy all around.
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Community Carrot Gains Ground in Healthy Food Fight! Barbara Fickes 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Immigration, Alive and Well in Nova Scotia Barbara Fickes 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0

Dine with a Legend!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 10, 2013

Phil Calvert, an inspiring and motivating local entrepreneur, presented on a few of the impressive events and speakers he's brought to Atlantic Canada and the exciting upcoming events! 

Check out the latest, Dine with a Legend ~ Arlene Dickinson, coming up in March.  Click here Dine with a Legend



Dine with a Legend! Hilary Taylor 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

Muungano - We Are All Together

Posted by Barbara Fickes on Nov 15, 2012
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Today's meeting was held at the Comfort Inn, Bayers Lake. Our Club inducted one new member, and our special guest spoke about a truly inspirational children's education project in Kiritu, Kenya.

Muungano - We Are All Together Barbara Fickes 2012-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Outlook 2013 - The Financial Future is Looking Up! Barbara Fickes 2012-11-02 00:00:00Z 0

Monthly Business Meeting Today!

Posted by Barbara Fickes on Oct 18, 2012

Our monthly business meeting was held today. The full minutes are available for our members when they log into our site and look at the Club Documents.

Vivienne's ticket was picked for a chance to win our 50/50 draw, but it's still in the pot for next week. See you all then!

Monthly Business Meeting Today! Barbara Fickes 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Stop that Rapid Aging Process!

Posted by Barbara Fickes on Oct 11, 2012
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Meeting today was chaired by Paul Radford. Thank you Paul!

Our Special Guest Speaker today was Floria Aghdamimehr, Wellness Consultant & Coach. Floria spoke about the aging process and how we can actually slow it down. The three main areas that need work from most of us are:
  1. Good Nutrition
  2. Adequate Intake of Water on a Daily Basis
  3. Regular Exercise
Floria also reminded us that stress can add to the aging process by affecting our immune system, and increasing the risk of disease. Wellness is not a destination, it's a process. Thank you Floria for reminding us to take care of ourselves!

For more information you can contact Floria at floria@RecognizeYourPotential.com
Stop that Rapid Aging Process! Barbara Fickes 2012-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Haitian Communities in the Dominican Republic

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Apr 26, 2012
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Wendy Keen, of the Darmouth East Rotary Club, led a team of four Rotarians from District 7820 for phase four of the project. They left on January 13th for a week in batey Vasca, a small impoversished sugarcane village. There they helped the community establish a community garden; helped paint the houses and refurbished the kitchen of the senior men's residence and school. The matching grant of $23,000.00 with the Rotary Club of San Pedro de Marcoris will help install better latrines, solar ovens and raised beds and shade for the garden. It was a great Rotary experience to see the growth and development taking place. We'll be back next year. Wendy is available to make presentations to clubs in the district of this very successful project.
Haitian Communities in the Dominican Republic Hilary Taylor 2012-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Impersonations!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 19, 2012
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Cold day outside but warm bodies inside.  We were lucky enough to have an induction today as well as impersonations done by two members, that taught us a lot about their lives!

Impersonations! Hilary Taylor 2012-01-20 00:00:00Z 0

Update from Dominican Republic!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 19, 2012
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 Currently we have two members volunteering in a Haitian community in the Dominican Republic.  For one member, Paulette, it is her first year going over.  For our other member, Gerry, this is over his third time going!  Here is a photo of Gerry and some locals on their traditional form of transportation (low on fuel)!

 

Update from Dominican Republic! Hilary Taylor 2012-01-20 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Awareness Month

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 12, 2012
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 Today was not so great outside but fantastic inside at our meeting!  We inducted 3 members, 2 new and 1 transfer, and had a great speech from Paul Besant from the New World Merchant Bank.  
Rotary Awareness Month Hilary Taylor 2012-01-13 00:00:00Z 0

Assembly Meeting

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 10, 2012
 This Assembly meeting was to discuss our next signature project.  Ideas were presented regarding potential opportunities.  The ideas seem to mesh well, so now we will see if we can create a project that will incorporate all ideas and areas of concern.  See power point for more information regarding the meeting.
Assembly Meeting Hilary Taylor 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Jan 03, 2012
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 A New Year is upon us; to Rotarians we know the New Year starts with ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH.  So have we got a month for you!  Ukrainian New Year, RAHs (Rotary After Hours), and our first networking event of the year (Mingle with Rotary), all happening in January!
Happy New Year and Welcome Back! Hilary Taylor 2012-01-04 00:00:00Z 0

Neither wind, nor rain, nor dark of night

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Dec 06, 2011
A dozen committed Rotarians and guests braved the awful traffic, wind and rain to come to the Sobeys Community Room, just as a storm was heading into town.  What a night!  The atmosphere inside however, was joyful and as usual, there were lots of laughs.  We welcomed two guests and heard a Rotary minute about the Foundation.  Adam saved the 50-50 day by quickly getting a new deck of cards at Sobeys to start a new round after Hilary’s big win last Friday.  The pot today was low, and Clarke thought he might win, but no, the pot has started its path to double and triple digits again.
Neither wind, nor rain, nor dark of night Hilary Taylor 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Vocational Speech by Ken Geddes

Posted by Hilary Taylor on Dec 01, 2011
 Today we had the pleasure of hearing our fellow member, Ken Geddes, speak about his life, growing up in Dartmouth and getting into the Radio Industry.
Vocational Speech by Ken Geddes Hilary Taylor 2011-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

NEW Board ELECTED for 2012 -2013

Posted by Gail Adams on Dec 01, 2011

What a great morning at Rotary - Thank you again to our Nominating and Election Team of Valerie & Clarke and thank you to all those who allowed their names to go forward for leadership. 

NEW Board ELECTED for 2012 -2013 Gail Adams 2011-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Games Night! REPEAT REQUESTED! REPEAT REQUESTED!!

Posted by Gail Adams on Nov 24, 2011
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Another fun morning at Harbourside - we were delighted to have 29 people present including seven guests.  The Tuckers and Natalia were our special guests, along with friends of Erin, Clarke and Evelina.  Two of the guests were "repeats" so we must be doing something right.  We had to add chairs which is a great problem to have.
Games Night! REPEAT REQUESTED! REPEAT REQUESTED!! Gail Adams 2011-11-25 00:00:00Z 0

Halifax Harbourside Business Meeting

Posted by Gail Adams on Nov 17, 2011
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Another great way to start a Friday. O Canada, Rotary Minute, great breakfast buffet at the Westin.  We heard about some happy moments, particularly relating to Zone training in Moncton last weekend and a New Members' Orientation at Louisa's, also last weekend. 
Halifax Harbourside Business Meeting Gail Adams 2011-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Board Meeting Hilary Taylor 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Harbourside Remembers at Bayers Lake

Posted on Nov 08, 2011
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This is Remembrance Week and we paused to remember, reflect and give Thanks for the freedom of movement and expression , a debt of gratitude to Veterans who have paid the supreme sacrifice and others wounded in conflict both physically and mentally. He outlined his childhood experience in Scotland during the dark days of WWII., then in 1948  the creation of the United Nations, facilitated by Rotarians around the world (in line with our objective of Peace and goodwill to all).  He led a Moment of Silence  followed by a rousing National Anthem. 

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Bullying. A Shocking Situation. Can we help?

Posted by Gail Adams on Nov 03, 2011
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We were delighted to welcome our exchange  student, Natalia, our District Governor Elect, Tom McCaughy and two other  guests, Donna’s son, Dan Warren, and a new faculty member at Dal, Maria Reyes, to our meeting.  In addition, we were honoured to have our speaker, Wayne  MacKay, QC, OC.
Bullying. A Shocking Situation. Can we help? Gail Adams 2011-11-04 00:00:00Z 0

Dinners... District Governor Nomination... and Destination Halifax!

Posted by Gail Adams on Oct 27, 2011

After the usual singing of the anthem, Rotary minute and breakfast, Sergeant at Arms Lanc facilitated the sharing of news, we heard numerous people comment on the fun they had at the Potlucks for Polio last week, these Dinners were great fun.  Louisa and Evelina each hosted dinners and Adrienne’s family turned their usual family gathering into a Polio event as well. Louisa was pleased that Jim Axell from the Halifax Club and his wife attended the dinner at her house, it was great to have more inter-club activity. 

 
Dinners... District Governor Nomination... and Destination Halifax! Gail Adams 2011-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

WOW! The DG, a TR, 4 PHFs, DRBs... the whole alphabet AND two new members... all in an hour!

Posted by Gail Adams on Oct 20, 2011
It is not often that this much activity can take place on a Friday morning before 8:30 a.m.!  We had a very full agenda and a lot of fun at the same time.  The meeting started in the usual way, Barb gave us a perfect “O” to start the anthem and Lanc, as Sargeant at Arms, shared a Rotary Minute about our District Governor’s role in dropping the puck at a hockey game to raise money for Polio, the story made the Rotarian Magazine.
WOW! The DG, a TR, 4 PHFs, DRBs... the whole alphabet AND two new members... all in an hour! Gail Adams 2011-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Harbourside Stops In At Bayers Lake

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Oct 13, 2011

Hello Everyone

Today was a great day in Rotary, some great guest and news about a new project!

Hilary's Dad, Bruce Taylor, was in to visit our club today, he gave a Happy Buck for visiting his daughter.  Also visiting was Erin Martin and Donna Clarke (who as of this writing are going to be new members! Yah!).

Lots of Happy bucks to go around today, Michael was at the running challenge, Barb is going to Cape Breton this week, Vivienne had been visiting her daughter and son in law and Evelina had Thanksgiving weekend with her granddaughter..........

Harbourside Stops In At Bayers Lake Adam MacKinnon 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0

Our First Afternoon Meeting: An Experiment in Flexibility!

Posted by Gail Adams on Oct 04, 2011
Valerie gave us a Rotary “elevator speech” for a Rotary Minute and we all enjoyed the buffet.  Lanc collected some Happy Bucks, Louisa was happy that Alleyne, from the Halifax Club, joined us and that she was not injured in the fender bender on the bridge that she was involved in on the way to the meeting!
Our First Afternoon Meeting: An Experiment in Flexibility! Gail Adams 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

Pole dancing... roses... flying hats...latex gloves on the head and spinning plates. Not just another meeting.

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 29, 2011
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Vivienne facilitated the sharing of happiness – here are a few of the gems:
Murray was happy about the Car Rally last weekend (Harbourside’s three cars did not make it into the winner’s circle... even with a former winner navigating in one car, we lost!) – it was great fun.  Paul Radford and Stella,  Murray and Val, Louisa and her husband all enjoyed the event – Murray suggested that we might launch a class-action suit against the organizers for some very tricky instructions.  A team from the new Sackville Club won the right to wear the winners’ vests for the next year and the New Minas Club took home the trophy, again............
Pole dancing... roses... flying hats...latex gloves on the head and spinning plates. Not just another meeting. Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-30 00:00:00Z 0

Sunday, September 25th at Ready to Rumba

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 24, 2011

 

A dozen women from the Halifax, Halifax Harbourside and Dartmouth Clubs had a fun afternoon, learning the finer points of pole dancing!  The laughs were many and were matched in number by the aches and pains that resulted the following day.  Wow, that is tough work.  Our instructor, Michelle, was such fun – she engaged us all in participating in the activities.  We also enjoyed some tasty treats – and excellent conversation and fellowship.  Everyone agreed that more opportunities for women of Rotary to get together would be welcomed – a sequel is in the works.  
 

Sunday, September 25th at Ready to Rumba Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-25 00:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting Sept 23, 2011

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 22, 2011

Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside

Business Meeting Minutes

Sep 23, 2011, 7:30 am - Westin Hotel, Halifax, NS

 

Why are we happy today?

Gerry: sold the Miata

Stella: gave Paul a surprise trip to Fox Harbour last weekend which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Peter: pleasure of standing beside Barb while she led us and harmonized O Canada this morning!..........

Business Meeting Sept 23, 2011 Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

A Very Entertaining And Productive Pseudo Business Meeting

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 15, 2011
 Gayle chaired the meeting on this grey Friday morning – it feels like fall!  Vivienne was in the SAA hotseat again and Lanc’s mentorship is working well!  She roused the group to offer some Happy Bucks – Paul Roy is a new member of the Burns Society (does this mean we can expect to see him in a kilt?); Murray is happy to have moved to a new apartment with a view (what exactly is he looking at with his binoculars?);.........
A Very Entertaining And Productive Pseudo Business Meeting Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

A Yak on Your Shoulder!

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 08, 2011
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Friday September 9, 2011

 

Vivienne had her debut as Sergeant at Arms, under Lanc’s careful mentoring.  She did a great job.  We heard some happy news – school is back in session and that is good news for many.  Our Exchange Student, Natalia, has arrived and has already started school at Citadel High – we are looking forward to getting to know her better.......

 


A Yak on Your Shoulder! Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-09 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Branding

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Sep 01, 2011

Another fun day at Rotary for the first week of September.  Good food, good fellowship and laughter were all plentiful!

 

After the usual musical start to the meeting, and the filling of plates at the yummy buffet, we heard some great happy moments such as that  Bonnie did not have to get up early for the first day that teachers go back to school.  Ian did not get a deserved speeding ticket.  Clarke was having fun on his motorcycle and did not get to the RAH... 

 


Rotary Branding Adam MacKinnon 2011-09-02 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Aug 14, 2011
 

Greetings

The Rotary Leadership Institute will be holding it's annual Truro "learning" day on Oct 15 2011.

Parts 1, 2, 3, and Group Discussion Leader courses will be held.

It is urged that all clubs in Nova Scotia and PEI send at least two members to each RLI session. This is a wonderful opportunity for new Rotarians to learn more about our organization and for experienced Rotarians to learn what has changed in the past few years.

This year participants may register online by going to the District 7820 website ( www.rotary7820.com) and clicking on the RLI feature in the center column.

Please notify all your members of this opportunity to update their Rotary knowledge, meet Rotarians from different clubs and share fellowship.



PDG Gord Hankin

Treasurer & Registrar

Rotary Leadership Institute

Atlantic Division Atlantique
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Happy New Rotary Year!

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jul 07, 2011
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Happy New Year!  What a busy day to start the new Rotary year...  we began with the Installation of the new officers – President Louisa and Treasurer Vivienne were installed by ADG Clarke.  New Directors Andrew and Bonnie also received their pins.  VP Adam, Secretary Sharon and Directors Adrienne and Gayle will receive their pins at a later time.  Louisa’s first act as President was a very happy one – the induction of Hilary as a new member.

Happy New Rotary Year! Adam MacKinnon 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z 0

June 24, 2011

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jun 23, 2011
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Today we heard from Wendy Keen and the DR group.  It was a great day as many of us have heard of the DR project, but did not understand the extent of what our club has been involved in.  It was one of those days when you realize why you are in Rotary and feel proud.

 

June 24, 2011 Adam MacKinnon 2011-06-24 00:00:00Z 0

June 3rd, 2011-Tatiana Clarke Sings Her Award Winning Song

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jun 02, 2011

 

Today was another fantastic day in Rotary.  Lots of Happy Bucks, two awesome guest speakers, and a great song.  Tatiana Clarke, a student at Joseph A. MacKay school was in to sing us a song that she wrote and won an award for.  It was a very moving performance.

 

June 3rd, 2011-Tatiana Clarke Sings Her Award Winning Song Adam MacKinnon 2011-06-03 00:00:00Z 0

Great Business Meeting And News From The Convention

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on May 19, 2011

Today we had a great business meeting.  We heard reports from the District conference and news on a very busy June to come.  Tripta kept us informed on St. Pats and there was a ton of Happy Bucks to go around.  After last week's 50/50 win it sits at only $25 today.

Great Business Meeting And News From The Convention Adam MacKinnon 2011-05-20 00:00:00Z 0

Barb Brings Down The House

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on May 05, 2011

Today was a very busy and entertaining day in Rotary!.  Last minute ticket sales were made and lots of Rotarians brought in Auction items.  We were a full house today, some of us had to sit off to the side.

Everybody has really come together last minute here, lots of tickets sold and lots of items!  We had a really busy day with lots of Happy Bucks as well.  both Adrienne and I commended Clarke on all his efforts with Salt Scapes the week before.  Rotarians were out in full force and we were able to sell some tickets and interact with the community.

Barb Brings Down The House Adam MacKinnon 2011-05-06 00:00:00Z 0

Cathy Waite Inspires Youth And Our Rotary Club

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Apr 28, 2011

Today was a day of planning in Rotary, only a week away until the brunch!

 

We started off the meeting getting signed up for jobs on May 8th.  As usual, at this time of year, lots of people stepped up.

 


Cathy Waite Inspires Youth And Our Rotary Club Adam MacKinnon 2011-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Colin Mason Comes For A Visit And Mother's Day Job's Are Passed Out Adam MacKinnon 2011-04-08 00:00:00Z 0

Health And Wellness Is The Topic Of The Day

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Mar 31, 2011
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Today was a great day in Rotary.  If we all follow what the speaker said, we just might live a little longer.

There were lots of Happy Bucks today but surprisingly few April Fools.

Our speaker today was Dr. Clayton Roach.   Dr. Clayton Roach has been in professional chiropractic practice for over five years. During these years, Dr. Roach has made an effort to educate his community by providing lectures and engaging workshops for businesses, groups and clubs.

Health And Wellness Is The Topic Of The Day Adam MacKinnon 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Radford Sure Does Play A Mean Guitar......Or Does He?

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Mar 23, 2011
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March 24, 2011

 

I was particularly excited today as my buddy was the guest speaker.  He didn’t disappoint!

 

Paul started off by putting some music on to set the mood.  He strummed his guitar for a bit and then told us that he didn't actually play the guitar.

Paul Radford Sure Does Play A Mean Guitar......Or Does He? Adam MacKinnon 2011-03-24 00:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting March 18, 2011

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Mar 17, 2011
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Today was a very busy day at Rotary. It was a great business meeting.

Louisa was the Sergeant of Arms and asked everyone what 3 days were celebrated this past week. Everyone knew St. Patrick's Day, some guessed The Ides of March......but how many knew that Monday had been PI Day? Well Louisa knew, and she soon told us about her regular gas station attendant who knows PI to 100 numbers.
Business Meeting March 18, 2011 Adam MacKinnon 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0

Luke MacDonald Speaks About KidsFest

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Mar 10, 2011
Today was a fantastic day in Rotary!

Luke Macdonald came from Kidsfest to talk to us about how it works They are in three schools in metro

The program is 2 hours every week after school and goes from Oct to May. The program begins with a run / walk exercise and moves on to discussing a word and then reading for the remainder of the 2 hours.

The children are from under privileged homes and the goal is to run 5 km in the Blue Nose Marathon.

Luke MacDonald Speaks About KidsFest Adam MacKinnon 2011-03-11 00:00:00Z 0

Maurice From Moncton Comes To Town

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Mar 03, 2011
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Today was another great day at Rotary. Our guests were Maurice Leblanc from Moncton and Gonzalo Daniel Seises Garcia from Spain.

There were a few happy bucks to go around. The women of Rotary were very happy that they had a fabulous weekend at White Point Lodge. Stella was delighted to say she is going to Pets And Sets in Newfoundland. Murray was happy because he was watching a great program on PBS that was about Spain. Peter put in a Happy Buck because he was having a conversation (with me) that reminded him of the old days of telemarketing when nobody hung up on him. Andrew is happy because he is going to the World's largest Mining convention.

Maurice From Moncton Comes To Town Adam MacKinnon 2011-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Who is the Halifax Harbourside's Heartthrob?

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Feb 10, 2011
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Today we played a Valentine's Trivia Game. And boy was it every hard! We also had encouraging reports from both Sackville and the Dominican Republic. And out District Governor Elect paid us a visit and gave us some news
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Mark Brown Comes For a Visit

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jan 20, 2011
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Today was a great day in Rotary. Kathleen received a Paul Harris fellow, Adrienne and Gerry received a True Rotarian award, and we were visited by our District Governor. Plus we added a new member and the 50/50 didn't go!
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Evelina's Day!

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jan 13, 2011
Today we were treated to a great Classification speech from Evelina. Tripta spoke about the reading challenge and we heard some news about Laura Tucker
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A Very Ukrainian Christmas

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Jan 06, 2011

Today was a very interesting day at Rotary.  We learned all about Ukrainian Christmas from our President.

Val told us all about the traditions and experiences of a Ukrainian Christmas.  

 Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated January 7 according to the Gregorian calendar as in most of other Orthodox Christian countries.

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It's Christmas!

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Dec 16, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Halifax Harbourside!  Today was our last day before Christmas Break.

Lots of members were excited to be able to spend the next few weeks with their families. 

Today was great as we had out Secret Santa.  We all exchanged ornaments!  There was lots Happy Bucks as everyone was in the Christmas Spirit (except for Paul Radford who was in a grinchy mood--Just kidding Paul!)

The best part of the day off course was that we all spilt up in teams and sang Christmas Carols!  All I can say is that when we sing O Canada there are a bunch of us in the club who's talents (or lack there-of) are disguised.

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

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Meeting November 26, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon on Nov 25, 2010
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Today our speaker was Jamie Baille, the leader of the progressive conservative party. Mr. Baille spoke fondly of the work being done by organizations such as ours. In fact, he mentioned that his dad was a Rotarian and was able to recite the 4 way test. Jamie has also had experience with organizations helping the community as he told us of his time with the United Way. 

Jamie believes that there are many people who have turned their backs on the political system and that his number one job is to get these people back. Jamie hopes people can have faith in the political system.
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Tim Outhit-- NovaKnowledge

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Friday, July 16, 2010-- At today's meeting we enjoyed a presentation by Tim Outhit, CEO of NovaKnowledge.  NovaKnowledge is a 15 year-old economic development organization that advocates for a progressive and knowledge-driven economy for Nova Scotia.
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November 19, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today was a big day for our club as we had 3 new members inducted.  We welcomed Vivieene Dineen, Paul Bethel, and Mark Ryer to our club.  Adrienne also gave a great presentaiton about the Rotary Foundation.  Adrienne suggested that we set a goal this year of every Rotarian makes a donation to the foundation. This is a great benefit as it makes our club look great, supports great projects, and it supports the projects that we want to participate in.
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November 12, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today we had a very casual meeting as some took the long weekend because of Remembrance day.  That being said, we had a wonderful discussion about how to engage new members and the Rotary Foundation. 
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Meeting October 22, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Our very own Gail Adams spoke with us today about something she is very passionate about, Atlantic Path.Atlantic Path is the largest cancer research study ever conducted in Atlantic Canada. Gail is asking that more people participate and that more people become Atlantic Path Champions. She has put a lot of effort into this herself and is going to be speaking with other Rotary clubs. Gail believes that because of the high cancer rates in our regions that this is a very important study for us. For more information please see or email Gail, she would be glad to point you in the right direction.
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Meeting October 29, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Our guest today was Rita Wuebbeler, the founder of Interglobe. She designs and conducts cross-cultural awareness programs and team building workshops, pre-departure orientations, repatriation programs and cultural business briefings for countries and regions in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Rita spoke about the importance of building cultural sensitivity and creating the capacity for cultural competence in local and international organizations. She helps people understand differences and learn how to build effective global virtual teams.
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Meeting October 15

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today we had no guest speaker so we were able to discuss some business and collect some Happy Bucks.  Stella gave us an update about Shelter Box, Louisa gave us one on the Interact club she is helping to establish and Gerry spoke about the Dominican Republic trip.  We are preparing for Halloween Hoopla and our Assembly is on the 23rd.
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Meeting October 8, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today we had a lot of people attending and a lot of Happy Bucks which was great.  Our guest speaker today was Kim Carter from ALSNS.  Kim told us of all the great work in the community they are doing.  Kim stressed throughout that they want to help people 'living with ALS' as opposed to 'Dying with ALS'. She explained that with proper assistance people can continue to live their lives, and life very rich lives, despite the fact that they have ALS.
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Meeting October 1, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today we had a great presentation from Kim West.  Kim is a partner in MT&L Public Relations Ltd., a leading firm that serves regional, national and international clients from offices in Halifax and Saint John. Kim spoke about her experiences in the world of PR; it is one of the oldest professions in the world.  We had a great discussion about how her work is changing, how clients are much more knowledable then ever and how people are accesing information in very differant ways today.
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September 3rd, 2010

Posted by Adam MacKinnon
Today our guest were Shelly Penton, Lisa Weatherhead, and Robin Bell from Big Brothers Big Sisters.  We heard about all the great work they are doing in the community.  Their vision is 'Every child who wants a mentor, gets a mentor'.  Lisa believes that every child should have dreams.
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Adam MacKinnon's Classification Speech

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Friday, June 25, 2010-- New member Adam MacKinnon shared with us the details of his work as a financial planner with Scotia Bank and how his personal and family life have prepared him to be a good fit for Rotary.
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Liberal Leader, Stephen McNeil

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Friday, June 11, 2010-- Today we enjoyed a presentation by NS Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil. To start the change he feels is necessary, McNeil believes it is of paramount importance that we recognize those in the community who believe in public service and feel a commitment to improving the province and its people. He believes that those, like Rotarians, who are committed to service should consider entering political life.
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ROSE DAY IS JUNE 17TH!!

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Have you ordered your annual Rotary Roses? Please contact any member of our club to place an order of long-stemmed roses, personally assembled by Harbourside Rotarians and delivered anywhere in Metro for just $28. Perfect for graduates, or any loved ones!
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District Governor David Muise Visits Harbourside

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At Friday's meeting we were lucky to have a visit from the current District Governor, David Muise. Muise brought us up to date on how we're meeting the goals set out by RI President Kenny, and presented member Valerie Bobyk with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
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Danny Graham- NS Public Policy

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Friday, April 16, 2010--He believes one of our greatest advantages may be our sense of "rootedness" and of "community." He feels this sets us apart from some more affluent areas that may not have that sense of connectedness. Nova Scotians retain the notion of being "thy brother's keeper" and of "loving thy neighbour" and act in that spirit. He believes that organizations like Rotary are a foundation of this outlook.
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Andrée Gracie on Membertou 400

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Friday, April 30, 2010-- Our speaker was Andrée Gracie, event planner extraordinaire and wife of well-known entertainer John Gracie. Andrée is a very accomplished player in the entertainment and major event scene in the Maritimes, having played a pivotal role in events such as The Juno Awards, Democracy 250, We Love our Children Family Expo, and the East Coast Music Awards. Andrée's presentation at Friday's meeting focused on an upcoming event that she is involved with organizing and is very passionate about: Membertou 400. This event is being organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the baptism of Chief Membertou, who became the first person to be baptized in the Dominion of Canada. This solemn act signified the Mi'kmaq's desire for peace with the European nations and established a holy alliance between the Mi'kmaq nation and the Catholic Church; a relationship that continues to thrive in Mi'kmaq communities four hundred years later. Membertou 400 is a celebration of the life and legacy of Grand Chief Membertou and the culture and contributions of the Mi'kmaq people.
Andrée Gracie on Membertou 400 Ann MacDonald 0

Sharon Crowell's Classification Speech

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Friday, June 4, 2010-- We enjoyed a classification speech by Sharon Crowell, who joined Harbourside last summer. Sharon shared with us the details of her very busy career as a Regional Manager with Service Nova Scotia and some background on her beautiful family
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Awards Ceremony for Annual Reading Challenge

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Friday, April 16, 2010--Today another successful Rotary Reading Challenge came to a close at Saint Pat's Alexandra School. Students competed to help their class read the most books. Looking forward to next year's challenge!
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Stella Roy on Recent Work in Dominican Republic

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Friday, March 26, 2010--Stella Roy gave a wonderful presentation on the work done in the Dominican Republic in March by a Rotary team that also included Harbourside's Mike Waghorn and Gerry Pierce. There were five main accomplishments on the trip: 1) distributing clothes and medical supplies 2) starting a working garden 3) building a fence 4) distributing food bags and 5) getting new beds. The trip was a major success, and a return visit is in the works.
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Melinda Norris-- NS Heart & Stroke Foundation

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Friday, March 5, 2010-- Today we heard from Melinda Norris of the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-based health charity. It is a leader in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy. One of the priorities of the Foundation is physical activity because research shows that it greatly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia is a recognized leader in linking community planning to improved health and has developed and delivered physical activity programs to help Nova Scotians get active each day.
Melinda Norris-- NS Heart & Stroke Foundation Ann MacDonald 0

Clarke Paynter Named This Year's "True Rotarian"

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Thursday, October 15 --Congratulations to Clarke Paynter, recipient of this year's True Rotarian Award!!  President Paul Roy presented Clarke with the much-deserved award at the District Governor's reception.
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Sherry Costa-- VoicePrint

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Friday, February 26, 2010-- VoicePrint is a non-profit broadcast service for the more than 5 million Canadians who can't independently access newspapers, magazines or even a government document due to, for example, low literacy, blindness, vision restriction, physical or learning disability or other impairments associated with aging. VoicePrint delivers a steady and timely flow of information that is essential to the decision-making needs of its audience. To that end, VoicePrint broadcasts readings of full-text articles 24/7 from more than 600 of Canada's newspapers and magazines into 10 million homes.
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Celeste Gotell- NS Gaming Foundation

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Friday, January 29, 2010-- The Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation (NSGF) is a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization. The Foundation operates through a volunteer Board of Directors that is appointed by, and accountable to, the Minister of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. Executive Director Celeste Gotell explained how the Foundation is guided by three strategic priorities: Building Capacity to Make a Difference, Informing Balanced Dialogue on Gambling Problems, and Mitigating or Reducing the Undesirable Effects of Gambling.
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Gillian McCullogh-- Pandora's Box

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Friday, January 15, 2010-- Artist Gillian McCullogh gave us an intimate glimpse into her personal experience with depression through a summary of her popular art exhibit, "Pandora's Box: The Descent into Depression and the Healing Return Journey."
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Judge Gilles Renaud "What It's Like to be a Judge"

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Friday, January 8, 2010-- Judge Gilles Renaud stopped by to give us some insight on what it's like to be a judge. He also introduced us to a book he wrote about a fictional judge who bases all his decisions on The 4-Way Test!
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Fred Morley, Greater Halifax Partnership

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Friday, November 27, 2009-- Our guest speaker was Fred Morley, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of the Greater Halifax Partnership. He has been with the Partnership since May 2002. Fred leads the team that developed Halifax's award winning approach to business retention and expansion, managed and wrote Halifax's first economic strategy, initiated the community's first immigration program, and worked to attract many high profile new investors.
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Alyson Queen, Bell Aliant, on her work with Fusion

Posted by Ann MacDonald
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Friday, November 6, 2009--  Alyson Queen is a senior communications and public affairs official with Bell Aliant in Halifax. Queen is highly involved in her community and is a strong advocate for the arts. Alyson has recently stepped down from being chair of Fusion in Halifax. Alyson was a former Rotarian in her native Saint John and indicated her awareness of the value that Rotarians bring to the communities local and international. Alyson informed the club of how Fusion was developed and the reason for such a group. Fusion in Halifax was given its start in October of 2007 as a result of meetings with the Greater Halifax Partnership. Fusion is focused on getting the 25 to 40ish people engaged in the city. The mantra is "retention, attraction and repatriation" the goal is to make the city a destination of choice, a place were young professionals want to live.
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Harbourside's Bob Lancashire Shares Stories

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Friday, November 13, 2009-- Harbourside Rotarian Bob "Lanc" Lancashire stepped up when our guest speaker was unable to attend the meeting, and regaled us with a hilarious recounting of some of the exploits from his early years as a naval cadet.  We're very lucky to have Lanc on hand whenever a speaker must be rescheduled, as he has a treasure trove of fascinating experiences, wacky hijinks and impressive yarns from his globetrotting years in the Canadian Navy.
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Harbourside Presented with Amanda's Gift Award

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The Nova Scotia Council for the Family has recognized the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside with the Amanda's Gift Award for its longstanding support of the Amanda's Gift program.  Amanda's Gift provides scholarships to former youth in care.  The Harbourside club's signature annual fundraiser, the Mom's Day Brunch, has been raising funds for this program for many years.  Here, Club President Paul Roy, Mom's Day Brunch Chair Adrienne Malloy and Club Secretary Clarke Paynter pose with the award at the Amanda's Gift Dinner.

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Lynn Coveyduck on Junior Achievement

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Friday, October 23, 2009--Lynn Coveyduck, CEO of the Junior Achievement (JA), told us about the three excellent programs that JA provides to the school system: Our Business World for grades 5 & 6, Economics of Staying in School for grade 9 and the Company Program for high school students.
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Valerie Payn, Halifax Chamber of Commerce

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Friday, October 30-- Valerie Payn, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce shared some interesting facts about the chamber. Did you know that the Halifax Chamber is the oldest in Canada, dating back to 1749/50? The chamber serves 1700 businesses and over 19,000 employees. Valerie also outlined some of the issues facing the chamber that they are hoping to address in collaboration with government: population decline, future labour shortages, aging of the population that remains, etc.
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Joanne Bernard-- Alice Housing

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Friday, October 9, 2009-- On Friday we enjoyed a presentation by Joanne Bernard, Executive Director of Alice Housing. Alice Housing provides 19 second - stage affordable housing and supportive programs for women, with or without children, leaving family violence situations. Since its inception in 1983 Alice Housing has assisted over 800 families leave the devastation of domestic abuse and begin a new life free of violence and anchored by hope.

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Join Us for our Halloween Dance!!!

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On Saturday, October 24th the Harbourside Club will be donning their best costumes and celebrating with a Halloween Dance!  Music will be provided by the phenomenal Studebaker Pie and there will be a silent auction for some very high-end prizes.  The party will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Somme Branch, on King Street in Dartmouth.  Festivities run from 8:30pm to 1am.  Tickets are only $15 and can be obtained by contacting Sharon Crowell at 430-4572 (crowelsl@gov.ns.ca).  Come out and have some fun, and help us raise some funds for our projects.  Costumes are mandatory!!  Hope to see you there.
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