Rotary Halifax Harbour Welcomes Michelle Hughes from Rogers Communications

Posted by Mike Gibson on Jul 12, 2024
story thumbnail
Last year, Rotary Halifax Harbour took a significant step forward by welcoming Rogers Communications as our first corporate member. This strategic move was aimed at expanding our reach and enhancing our community impact through the resources and expertise of prominent organizations. Today, we are delighted to announce that Michelle Hughes has officially joined our club as the representative member for Rogers Communications.
Rotary Halifax Harbour Welcomes Michelle Hughes from Rogers Communications Mike Gibson 2024-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Halifax Harbour Welcomes The Westin Nova Scotian as a Corporate Member

Posted by Mike Gibson on Jul 12, 2024
story thumbnail
Last year, Rotary Halifax Harbour took a significant step forward by welcoming our first corporate member, Rogers Communications. This move was part of our strategic plan to expand our reach and amplify our impact within the community by leveraging the resources and expertise of prominent organizations. Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of our second corporate member, The Westin Nova Scotian.
Rotary Halifax Harbour Welcomes The Westin Nova Scotian as a Corporate Member Mike Gibson 2024-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Halifax Harbour Awards Danielle Lemieux the PeaceBuilder Award

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Jul 12, 2024
story thumbnail
A couple of years ago, under the leadership of our current District Governor, Jillian Gibson, Rotary Halifax Harbour became a PeaceBuilder Club. This designation marked a significant milestone in our club's dedication to fostering peace and goodwill within our community and beyond. Immediate past president Godfred Chongatera took the opportunity to award this year's PeaceBuilder Award to a person who embodies these values.
Rotary Halifax Harbour Awards Danielle Lemieux the PeaceBuilder Award Godfred Chongatera 2024-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

True Rotarian Award Bestowed Upon Thomas Paul

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Jul 12, 2024
story thumbnail
On July 12, 2024, during the Rotary Halifax Harbour Handover Breakfast, a significant event marked the transition into the new Rotary year that began on July 1. Immediate past president Godfred Chongatera awarded the prestigious True Rotarian Award to immediate past secretary Thomas Paul. This esteemed recognition is bestowed at the discretion of the president and celebrates the exemplary service and dedication of a distinguished Rotarian.
True Rotarian Award Bestowed Upon Thomas Paul Godfred Chongatera 2024-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

Embracing the Magic: Our Journey to the One Million Club

Posted by Dave Kowlessar on Jul 12, 2024
story thumbnail
It gives me great pleasure to serve you in this magical Rotary year as President. Since my election in December 2023, I have been thinking, learning, and planning the best way to work with you wonderful members to make this Rotary year truly magical.
Embracing the Magic: Our Journey to the One Million Club Dave Kowlessar 2024-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

President Godfred's End of Year Message

Posted on Jun 30, 2024
story thumbnail
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
It is a unique privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve as your president for 2023-2024. It has been a rewarding and interesting experience. There were a lot of successes but also a few challenges, as this is a human society. Many wonderful people in this club have great energy and help to create a better life for those in need in our local community and around the world. Over the years, I have served on and been involved with many community groups, but nowhere have I met people committed to community service than the members of this club.
President Godfred's End of Year Message Godfred Chongatera 2024-06-30 03:00:00Z 0
Michael McDonald and Eileen Millette of Joseph Howe School Adrienne Malloy 2024-06-14 03:00:00Z 0

Don't Miss Out: Pay Your Rotary Dues for 2024-2025

Posted by Tom Paul on Jun 14, 2024
story thumbnail
On June 8, Clarke sent out the membership dues for the 2023/2024 Rotary Year. Members over 30 as of July 1 are charged $235, while those 30 and under are charged $195. If you plan to continue as a member of the Club on July 1, please pay your invoice via eTransfer or cheque at your earliest convenience. If you need a payment plan or have any concerns, please let Clarke know ASAP.
 
Don't Miss Out: Pay Your Rotary Dues for 2024-2025 Tom Paul 2024-06-14 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ping Can Now Answer Your Basic  Questions!

Posted by Tom Paul on Jun 14, 2024
story thumbnail
We are excited to announce that Rotary Ping is evolving to better serve our club! You can now text Rotary Ping at 902-707-3022 to ask basic questions, such as "What are the upcoming events this week?" This new feature is in addition to the custom notifications you can sign up for, ensuring you never miss important updates. Signing up for Rotary Ping alerts and reminders is now open to non-members. Learn more and sign up here.
Rotary Ping Can Now Answer Your Basic  Questions! Tom Paul 2024-06-14 03:00:00Z 0
Do you know someone living under a rock? Tom Paul 2024-06-14 03:00:00Z 0

Exciting News: Chris Hornberger Selected as District Governor for 2026-2027

Posted by Tom Paul on Jun 12, 2024
story thumbnail
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Chris Hornberger has been selected as the District Governor for the Rotary year 2026-2027. This prestigious selection comes after an extensive and rigorous process by the District Nominating Committee. Chris, a member of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour since 2015, exemplifies the vision of Rotary in District 7815: “To inspire diversity, collaboration, friendship, and service.”
Exciting News: Chris Hornberger Selected as District Governor for 2026-2027 Tom Paul 2024-06-12 03:00:00Z 0

Planting Trees, Growing Fellowship: Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour's Commitment to the Environment

Posted by Tom Paul on Jun 08, 2024
story thumbnail
On June 8, the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour gathered on the side of a hill in Bedford, surrounded by the natural beauty of our community. Rotarians, friends, and family members, despite the damp weather, joined hands to plant 1000 trees. This event was not just about planting trees; it was a testament to our club's enduring commitment to the environment and the power of fellowship.
Planting Trees, Growing Fellowship: Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour's Commitment to the Environment Tom Paul 2024-06-08 03:00:00Z 0
Rachel Shepard - Chebucto Links Chris Hornberger 2024-06-07 03:00:00Z 0

Building Bonds: Celebrating Rotary Fellowship Month at Halifax Harbour

Posted by Tom Paul on Jun 01, 2024
story thumbnail
June is Rotary Fellowship Month, a time when Rotarians around the world celebrate the unique bonds and friendships that form through our shared commitment to service. At Rotary Halifax Harbour, we believe that fellowship is more than just camaraderie; it is the glue that holds our organization together and amplifies our impact on the community.
Building Bonds: Celebrating Rotary Fellowship Month at Halifax Harbour Tom Paul 2024-06-01 03:00:00Z 0
Liesje Somers-Blonde - Bide Awhile Animal Shelter 2024-05-31 03:00:00Z 0
Alex Handyside - Rotary Friendship Exchange South Africa Sally Holden 2024-05-10 03:00:00Z 0
Who's That New 'Wise' Member at Our Meetings? It's the Meeting Owl! Tom Paul 2024-05-03 03:00:00Z 0
Danielle Lemieux - Kiva Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2024-05-03 03:00:00Z 0
Introducing Rotary Ping: Your Connection to Everything Rotary Halifax Harbour Tom Paul 2024-05-03 03:00:00Z 0

Reflecting on the Success of the Food Summit at Joseph Howe School

Posted by Adrienne Malloy on May 03, 2024
story thumbnail
This past April 6, Joseph Howe School proudly hosted a pivotal gathering dedicated to enhancing the school’s food programs. The Food Summit brought together 27 attendees from diverse backgrounds, including Joseph Howe School (JHS) leadership and staff, community partners, and dedicated volunteers. This event was made possible through the collaboration of organizations such as Nourish Nova Scotia, Schools Plus, Parker Street Food Bank and Furniture Clinic, Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour, Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS), HRCE, Praxius, Coalition for Healthy School Food, YouthNet, and Loaded Ladle.
Reflecting on the Success of the Food Summit at Joseph Howe School Adrienne Malloy 2024-05-03 03:00:00Z 0
Stephen Fine - Melanoma Education Foundation Mike Gibson 2024-04-26 03:00:00Z 0

Building Community and Gardens: Rotary Halifax Harbour’s Green Initiative

Posted by Danielle Lemieux on Apr 21, 2024
story thumbnail
This April, Rotary Halifax Harbour members rolled up their sleeves for a cause that goes beyond mere gardening—it's about growing community resilience and addressing food security. On a crisp Sunday morning, April 21, 2024, about 15 dedicated members gathered at Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank in the north end of Halifax. Their mission was simple yet impactful: install a vegetable garden to help the center grow fresh produce. Read on to see pictures...
Building Community and Gardens: Rotary Halifax Harbour’s Green Initiative Danielle Lemieux 2024-04-21 03:00:00Z 0
donalee Moulton - Author of Conflagration Chris Hornberger 2024-04-19 03:00:00Z 0

Don't Skip Breakfast! Sign Up for Tasty Email & Text Reminders

Posted by Tom Paul on Apr 19, 2024
story thumbnail

We understand that it's easy to forget routine tasks amidst our busy schedules. That's why we're excited to introduce a trial program designed to simplify how you manage your Friday morning breakfast orders.

Previously, you may remember receiving weekly emails every Tuesday to remind you to place your breakfast orders by Thursday noon. However, this led to an excessive number of emails in your inbox. This year, we've empowered you to self-manage your orders, but we know that sometimes life can get in the way.

Don't Skip Breakfast! Sign Up for Tasty Email & Text Reminders Tom Paul 2024-04-19 03:00:00Z 0

Strategy in Action Update - April 2024

Posted by Tom Paul on Apr 15, 2024
At our last assembly, we began our Strategy to Action activities. An outcome of the assembly was a list of 30-day action items to help us focus on. These bite-sized action items developed by the membership help guide our actions month by month. Here is an update on our progress. If there is an area of interest that you think you can help with, please reach out.
 
You can get a recap of the assembly and more information here.
Strategy in Action Update - April 2024 Tom Paul 2024-04-15 03:00:00Z 0

Our Projects Update

Posted by Tom Paul on Apr 15, 2024
As part of our April 2024 Action Items, we have compiled a list of all the projects the club is undertaking. This is part of the Strategy in Action Update April 2024.
Our Projects Update Tom Paul 2024-04-15 03:00:00Z 0
Tracking Our Alumni Tom Paul 2024-04-15 03:00:00Z 0
Outbound Exchange Students 2024-04-12 03:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our first corporate member

Posted by Mike Gibson on Apr 12, 2024
We are excited to share that Rogers is becoming our first corporate member! While corporate membership is not new to Rotary, it is new to us. We will share more about how this program works as it evolves and matures. Read on to learn more...
 
 
Welcome to our first corporate member Mike Gibson 2024-04-12 03:00:00Z 0

Quarterly Insights: Updates from Rotary Halifax Harbour's Leadership

Posted by Tom Paul on Apr 10, 2024
story thumbnail
Tune into the latest episode of Cogs of Community: Rotary Halifax Harbour for a special third-quarter update! Join President Godfred and Vice-president/Incoming President Dav as they discuss the club's recent activities and what’s on the horizon for the final three months of this Rotary year.
 
Don’t miss their insights and updates—available now on Spotify or wherever you enjoy your favourite podcasts. Listen today and stay connected with the heartbeat of our community!
 
Quarterly Insights: Updates from Rotary Halifax Harbour's Leadership Tom Paul 2024-04-10 03:00:00Z 0

Doug McMillan - Programs of Scale

Posted on Apr 05, 2024
We're excited that Dr. Doug McMillan, a former president and club member, spoke to us about a Programs of Scale grant application he is involved with. The Programs of Scale (One Million Healthy Mothers and Newborns in Uganda) is one of two finalist applications. The winning grant will be announced in Singapore during the RI Convention. We wish Doug the best of success in this grant application. Our club sent a letter of support in December, which you can see here. You can see his talk here: https://youtu.be/a7s5fA0vgj8?si=CUSTpKY2oj5NL3f1&t=1220
 
Doug McMillan - Programs of Scale 2024-04-05 03:00:00Z 0

April Fools' Fun & Our Unwavering Commitment

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Apr 01, 2024
story thumbnail
On April 1st, both our club members and social media followers were greeted with an unexpected revelation. Without prior notice, it appeared that our club had undergone a name change to the Rotary Club of Armdale, complete with a congratulatory video from the Mayor of Halifax. Naturally, this was an April Fools' prank, cleverly devised to shine a spotlight on the remarkable endeavours we undertake, showcasing that our actions define us more than any name ever could.
April Fools' Fun & Our Unwavering Commitment Godfred Chongatera 2024-04-01 03:00:00Z 0
Frank Palmero - Rail Connects Paul Radford 2024-03-22 03:00:00Z 0
Cogs of Community Podcast - New Episode Tom Paul 2024-03-22 03:00:00Z 0

Cogs of Community: Rotary Halifax Harbour

Posted by Tom Paul on Mar 15, 2024
story thumbnail
🔊 Exciting news! Our new podcast, Cogs of Community: Rotary Halifax Harbour, has officially launched. Get an inside look at our projects, initiatives, and the impact we make in the community. Find us on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Our debut episode recaps the March 13th strategy session. Listen to the first episode here.
Cogs of Community: Rotary Halifax Harbour Tom Paul 2024-03-15 03:00:00Z 0

From Strategy to Action

Posted by Tom Paul on Mar 13, 2024
story thumbnail
Thank you to everyone who attended our March 13th assembly and social! Special thanks to Louisa Horne for leading our strategic "DOING" discussions.
 
From Strategy to Action Tom Paul 2024-03-13 03:00:00Z 0

Tripta Devichand - Internaitonal Women's Day

Posted on Mar 08, 2024
We are immensely proud of our fellow Rotarian, Tripta Devichand, for her unwavering dedication and tireless volunteer efforts within our community. Her contributions uplift those around her and embody the true spirit of Rotary. A heartfelt thank you to Rafah DiCostanzo for acknowledging Tripta's invaluable work in the Nova Scotia Legislature. Tripta's exemplary service inspires us all to strive for greater community involvement and support.
 
Tripta Devichand - Internaitonal Women's Day Tom Paul 2024-03-08 04:00:00Z 0
George Butters - Generative A.I. Basics Chris Hornberger 2024-03-08 04:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight - Ashley and Henk

Posted by Tom Paul on Mar 08, 2024
story thumbnail
Wednesday evening was truly one to remember! Rotary Halifax Harbour is immensely proud of our members, Ashley Butt and Henk van Leeuwen, for their incredible work with DASC Industries. The LaughAbility event at the Westin Nova Scotian was not just a night filled with laughter and joy but also a successful fundraiser for a great cause.
Member Spotlight - Ashley and Henk Tom Paul 2024-03-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Halifax Harbour Champions Literacy with Innovative Early Home Reading Program

Posted by Adrienne Malloy on Mar 01, 2024
story thumbnail

In an update to the Club, member Adrienne shared inspiring updates on the transformative work being done at Joseph Howe School(JHS) assisted by the Club's Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS) initiative. The Club's dedication to the school has been unwavering, with significant investments of time and resources in various programs, including an impactful food program. 

Rotary Halifax Harbour Champions Literacy with Innovative Early Home Reading Program Adrienne Malloy 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0

Unlock Your Tax Treasure: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Rotary Receipts

Posted by Tom Paul on Mar 01, 2024
story thumbnail

Ah, tax season: that magical time of year when the thrill of sorting through piles of paperwork could rival the excitement of finding a forgotten $20 in your pocket! For those who get a buzz from balancing the books, it's a joyous time of year. And for those among us who contributed to the Rotary Foundation in 2023, here's a perk: those donations are as tax-deductible as a business lunch with a client who orders the lobster!

Unlock Your Tax Treasure: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Rotary Receipts Tom Paul 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0
Denise Daley - Parker Street Food Bank Jillian Gibson 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Three New Members

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Mar 01, 2024
story thumbnail
Please join all members in welcoming three new members to our club: Denise Daley, Mary O’Donnell, and Peter Woosley. They were inducted on March 1, 2024, at our Friday morning meeting by president Godfred Chongatera.
Welcome Three New Members Godfred Chongatera 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0
Fundraising Update David Penney 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0

Host Family HELP

Posted by Alexandra Russell on Mar 01, 2024
The Club needs a host family to host our inbound exchange student for ONLY two months. Hosting our exchange student for May and June would be an excellent way to see what it's like. Alice will be away for a few weekends at that time, too. If you have any interest, please reach out to Alex Russell.
Host Family HELP Alexandra Russell 2024-03-01 04:00:00Z 0
Empowerment Through Laughter: Henk van Leeuwen Previews LaughAbility Tom Paul 2024-02-28 04:00:00Z 0

Adventures in Citizenship Applications OPEN NOW

Posted by Brett O'Donnell on Feb 23, 2024
story thumbnail
We are excited to open applications to send a student to Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa this May. This is an amazing program, and there's more info about it below. Please share the information below with any students you know aged 16-18 - including your own kids; no Rotary affiliation is required!
Adventures in Citizenship Applications OPEN NOW Brett O'Donnell 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Rotary's Anniversary With a Donation

Posted by Adrienne Malloy on Feb 23, 2024
story thumbnail
Today marks Rotary's 119th anniversary! If you want to honour our global Rotary history and help us do more good in the world, please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation or the Rotary Club of Halifax Charitable Trust. A donation to either is tax deductible. But what is the difference between the two?
Celebrate Rotary's Anniversary With a Donation Adrienne Malloy 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

SailGP Halifax Internship Opportunities

Posted by Alida Campbell on Feb 23, 2024
Third-party, non-Rotary opportunity. 
 
As many of you know, Halifax will host SailGP this spring on the Halifax Waterfront. While the event will be held over two days, the event organization will have a presence in the city for nearly a month to prepare.  With that comes the opportunity for youth to take part in an internship program that they have created where students and young professionals (18+) work alongside the permanent staff that travel the world putting on the event.  Attached is information that may highlight opportunities for someone personally close to you, or within your work. 
SailGP Halifax Internship Opportunities Alida Campbell 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

Harbourside RibFest is BACK! 

Posted on Feb 23, 2024
Harbourside RibFest is BACK! June 28 - July 1 at Alderney Landing.
 
Want to help? It's simple - share, like, follow, and share again! Find Harbourside RibFest on social media and share the news!
 
Harbourside RibFest is BACK! 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

Our 1st Rotary Paint Party

Posted by David Penney on Feb 23, 2024
Please join us at the Westin Hotel for our first Paint Party. Just bring your joy and inner artist, and everything else will be supplied, including non-alcoholic beverages. $50 per person all inclusive. To register, please email rotaryfunds@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca. You can request to have your funds placed on your account or e-Transfer your registration funds to info@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca 
 
We have room for 20 folks, so don't delay. Thank you for your support!
Our 1st Rotary Paint Party David Penney 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0
Jennifer Gillivan - IWK Foundation Mike Gibson 2024-02-23 04:00:00Z 0
Joanne Bull - Ecology Action Centre Adrienne Malloy 2024-02-16 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating a Legacy, Embracing Renewal: Logo Transition Ahead

Posted by Tom Paul on Feb 16, 2024
story thumbnail
As we reflect on the past year, we've had the privilege of celebrating a significant milestone: our club's 110th anniversary. Throughout this memorable journey, we proudly showcased our commitment and dedication through a special anniversary logo.

As we approach our 111th anniversary, it's time to bid farewell to our anniversary logo. While this transition may take some time, we are excited to embark on this new chapter with our traditional club logo.
Celebrating a Legacy, Embracing Renewal: Logo Transition Ahead Tom Paul 2024-02-16 04:00:00Z 0
Lisa Harrison - Brunswick Street Mission 2024-02-09 04:00:00Z 0

Putting the FUN back in FUNdraising!

Posted by David Penney on Feb 02, 2024
David Penney, chair of the Fundraising Committee, shares some thoughts about fundraising and its importance. As he says, every member is a member of the Fundraising Committee. Please watch this important update. If you have ANY fundraising ideas, please submit them HERE or email rotaryfunds@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca.
 
Putting the FUN back in FUNdraising! David Penney 2024-02-02 04:00:00Z 0
Jenny Benson & Enoch Magala - The Aninga Project Chris Hornberger 2024-02-02 04:00:00Z 0
Embracing Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention This February Tom Paul 2024-02-01 04:00:00Z 1

Second Quarter Update with President Godfred

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Jan 30, 2024
 
As we pass the halfway mark in the Rotary year, President Godfred shares some reflections on the last three months and what to look forward to in the next three. Click Read more to see more important links.
 
Second Quarter Update with President Godfred Godfred Chongatera 2024-01-30 04:00:00Z 0

Aninga Project Speakers This Friday

Posted by Chris Hornberger on Jan 29, 2024
story thumbnail
This Friday (February 2nd), we’re thrilled to have Jenny Benson and Enoch Magala from the Aninga Project join us as our speakers. Jenny is the boots on the ground here in Canada, raising funds to educate girls in East Africa. Enoch is boots on the ground as a key volunteer in Uganda, AND he’s a Rotarian. Jenny and Enoch will provide an update about the project, which our club has supported for six years. Please be sure to join us on Friday.
Aninga Project Speakers This Friday Chris Hornberger 2024-01-29 04:00:00Z 0

PALS Volunteers

Posted by Adrienne Malloy on Jan 26, 2024
story thumbnail
PALS is looking for volunteer reading tutors and breakfast/lunchtime monitors. Keep reading to learn more.
PALS Volunteers Adrienne Malloy 2024-01-26 04:00:00Z 0
RibFest Update Adrienne Malloy 2024-01-26 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Exchange Students in Halifax Alida Campbell 2024-01-19 04:00:00Z 0
Don Sword - Rotary Foundation Endowments and Major Gifts Adrienne Malloy 2024-01-12 04:00:00Z 0

Charting Alice's Canadian Adventure

Posted by Lauren McLennan on Jan 12, 2024
story thumbnail
Alice, our exchange student from Belgium, has already begun to leave her footprints in the vast, snow-covered terrains of Canada. Last Monday, she buckled her snowshoes, adjusted her skis, and set out to conquer the frosty challenges of our beloved winter. Her companions, Lauren, Ashley, and Alexis, guided her through the powdery paths.
Charting Alice's Canadian Adventure Lauren McLennan 2024-01-12 04:00:00Z 0

Exciting New Zoom AI Features to Enhance Our Meetings!

Posted by Tom Paul on Jan 05, 2024
story thumbnail
We're excited to announce that we're trialling two innovative AI features on Zoom during our Friday morning meetings and Board sessions. These tools promise to make our online gatherings more accessible, interactive, and efficient.

 
Exciting New Zoom AI Features to Enhance Our Meetings! Tom Paul 2024-01-05 04:00:00Z 0
President Godfred Discusses Mental Health Godfred Chongatera 2024-01-05 04:00:00Z 0

Sandwich Superheroes Wanted: Join the Rotary Halifax Harbour's Bread and Butter Mission!

Posted by Clarke Paynter on Jan 05, 2024
story thumbnail
Did you know that our dedicated club members volunteer every month to make sandwiches for Souls Harbour and Joseph Howe School? We have a significant goal of preparing about 250 sandwiches monthly for Souls Harbour and 100 sandwiches weekly for Joseph Howe School. This commitment is a massive undertaking, and it's vital to our community. Many students at Joseph Howe rely on these meals, coming to school hungry and depending on the food we provide.
 
Unfortunately, we're currently facing a challenge: we urgently need more volunteers to help make these sandwiches. It's crucial that we meet this need to support these two important organizations.
Sandwich Superheroes Wanted: Join the Rotary Halifax Harbour's Bread and Butter Mission! Clarke Paynter 2024-01-05 04:00:00Z 0

Embracing Diversity in Professions: Celebrating Rotary Vocational Service Month

Posted by Tom Paul on Jan 01, 2024
story thumbnail
Rotary Vocational Service Month shines a light on the profound impact of professional diversity in Rotary Clubs worldwide. Contrary to common myths, modern Rotary Clubs aren't limited to traditional professions or restricted to one representative per vocation. This post explores the essence of Vocational Service Month and how a diverse range of professions, from Actuarial Consulting to Transportation, enriches Rotary's mission.
Embracing Diversity in Professions: Celebrating Rotary Vocational Service Month Tom Paul 2024-01-01 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Our Professions in Rotary

Posted on Jan 01, 2024
story thumbnail
January is Vocational Service Month, a cornerstone of Rotary's Five Avenues of Service. This month is dedicated to celebrating the dignity and value of every profession and the critical role they play in fostering high ethical standards in business and society.
Celebrating Our Professions in Rotary 2024-01-01 04:00:00Z 0

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Halifax: Christmas Hamper Story

As the festive season lights up our hearts, the Rotary Club, in collaboration with compassionate local businesses like Dylan's NOFRILLS in Spryfield, embarked on a mission to deliver hope and joy to families in need and individuals confined to their homes in the Halifax area.
 
Bringing Holiday Cheer to Halifax: Christmas Hamper Story Tom Paul 2023-12-22 04:00:00Z 0

'In the cold night' - A ShelterBox story with Imelda Staunton

Posted by Sally Holden on Dec 22, 2023
‘In The Cold Night’ is based on the real life stories of families ShelterBox supported in Syria and Türkiye after the devastating earthquakes in 2023.
 
It’s not too late to give the gift of shelter this holiday season. Make a donation today to ShelterBox in someone’s name to give the gift of shelter to a family displaces by disaster, conflict, or the climate crisis. Give now.

 
'In the cold night' - A ShelterBox story with Imelda Staunton Sally Holden 2023-12-22 04:00:00Z 0
President Godfred Chongatera Godfred Chongatera 2023-12-22 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Healthcare Heroes: Supporting Malaria Workers in Zambia

story thumbnail
As the sun sets on the vast landscapes of Zambia's Central Province, a heartening scene unfolds that exemplifies global solidarity and local empowerment in the face of health challenges. In a candid photograph from 26 August 2022, we see Ruth, a community health worker with Partners for Malaria-Free Zambia, conducting a malaria test. This image captures more than a moment; it represents a triumph of collaborative effort, a snapshot of the ongoing fight against malaria led by a coalition of determined organizations, including Rotary.
Rotary’s Healthcare Heroes: Supporting Malaria Workers in Zambia Tom Paul 2023-12-22 04:00:00Z 0
Honoring Commitment: Celebrating Stella's Fight Against Polio 2023-12-18 04:00:00Z 0

Grapes of Wrath: Verses from the Vineyard's Edge

Posted by Tom Paul on Dec 15, 2023
story thumbnail
As our wine survivors were banished from the tribe, an unusual thing happened. Spontaneous poetry erupted from the email chains. Here is a collection of poetry we are calling "Grapes of Wrath: Verses from the Vineyard's Edge". See the elimination video here.
Grapes of Wrath: Verses from the Vineyard's Edge Tom Paul 2023-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
Alice - Inbound Exchange Student 2023/24 Andrew Dickinson 2023-12-15 04:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed - Joe Howe School - December 19

Posted by Adrienne Malloy on Dec 15, 2023
story thumbnail
Joseph Howe School is having a big breakfast for all the students on December 19, and they need some helpers! It's from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. They got a special grant to make this breakfast happen. If you want to help out or learn more, ask Adrienne!
Volunteers Needed - Joe Howe School - December 19 Adrienne Malloy 2023-12-15 04:00:00Z 0

District 7815 Enviro Awards

Posted by Danielle Lemieux on Dec 13, 2023
story thumbnail
Did you know that in the past year, the District 7815 Environment Committee introduced the Enviro Awards? These awards were established to encourage District 7815 clubs to enhance their environmental impact. In the 2022/2023 period, eight District 7815 Rotary Clubs received Bronze Enviro Awards.
District 7815 Enviro Awards Danielle Lemieux 2023-12-13 04:00:00Z 0

Do you have a great fundraising idea?

Posted by David Penney on Dec 08, 2023
story thumbnail
David Penney has agreed to chair the Fundraising Committee, but he needs your help. A "pitch night" is being planned for January, but ideas can be submitted now. Why not consider joining David in planning our club's fundraising? Submit ideas or questions to David Penney, rotaryfunds@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca.
Do you have a great fundraising idea? David Penney 2023-12-08 04:00:00Z 0
Kathleen Novelia - Rotary Peace Scholar Finalist Sally Holden 2023-12-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fighting Disease

Posted on Dec 01, 2023
story thumbnail

Welcome to Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. Rotarians are passionate about battling diseases because we believe every human has the right to basic health care. Unfortunately, more than 400 million people lack access to or cannot afford this essential care. Rotarians and their partners have a proven track record in the fight against diseases.

Rotary Fighting Disease 2023-12-01 04:00:00Z 0
Carrie Low - Survivors for Change and Empowerment Alex Handyside 2023-12-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting Recap December 1, 2023

Posted by Tom Paul on Dec 01, 2023
story thumbnail
To help encourage engagement with members who cannot attend meetings, we have created quick links to quickly watch highlights of Rotary Meetings. Click "Read more" to see links.
Rotary Meeting Recap December 1, 2023 Tom Paul 2023-12-01 04:00:00Z 0

Holly-Day Shop - Joe Howe School

Posted by Adrienne Malloy
story thumbnail
This Holiday Season, the Joe Howe School Advisory Council is creating a "Holly-Day Shop" in the gym for students to purchase gifts for someone they love. They are looking for donations of gently used or new items for the students to purchase between December 12 and 14. Find all the details here.
Holly-Day Shop - Joe Howe School Adrienne Malloy 2023-11-30 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox - Thank You!

Posted by Sally Holden on Nov 28, 2023
story thumbnail
Thank you to everyone who got involved with Giving Tuesday for ShelterBox. Thank you to everyone who shared, liked and commented on the social media posts. Thank you to everyone who donated so generously.
 
From the start of the Giving Tuesday Campaign, $1885 was added to our Stock-the-Box total. That was doubled by a matching pledge from the Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek and the Rotary Club of Kenora, bringing our impact to $3770. That's the equivalent of 151 families now no longer in the dark.
ShelterBox - Thank You! Sally Holden 2023-11-28 04:00:00Z 0

Giving Tuesday - ShelterBox Canada

Posted on Nov 28, 2023
story thumbnail
November 28, 2023 is GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a stranger, or giving to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
 
This year we are continuing our support of ShelterBox Canada and donations will be matched! Read on to learn more, to give, and see how you can help!
Giving Tuesday - ShelterBox Canada 2023-11-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Meeting Recap

Posted by Tom Paul on Nov 24, 2023
story thumbnail
To help encourage engagement with members who are unable to attend meetings, we have created quick links to quickly watch highlights of Rotary Meetings. Unfortunately we had a wifi issue for our most recent recording which caused some quality issues.
Rotary Meeting Recap Tom Paul 2023-11-24 04:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted by Dav-Ernan Kowlessar
story thumbnail
We are coordinating opportunities to volunteer for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign at the Halifax Shopping Center. Dates (options are Dec 11, 18 or 19) and times have not been confirmed. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Dav.
 
Louisa Horne is modelling how to be a Kettle volunteer during last year's campaign.
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Hampers Donations and Volunteers

Posted by Bob Power
story thumbnail
We are excited to share we will be delivering Christmas Hampers to needy families in the Halifax area. We need your help! If you are able to donate food items or volunteer to pack/deliver the hampers, please read more below.
Christmas Hampers Donations and Volunteers Bob Power 2023-11-17 04:00:00Z 0
Yemi Olaniyi Classification Talk Yemi Olaniyi 2023-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Gifts - Make a Difference

Posted by Sally Holden on Nov 17, 2023
story thumbnail
Do you have a special someone that is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for (but they have a heart as big as yours?) Do you have a client that deserves something more meaningful than the usual gift basket? Well, we might just have an answer!
 
 
A global gift brings dignity and shelter in a part of the world affected by disaster. You will get an e-card from ShelterBox can be filled in and sent to your giftee - sharing with them the impact you have made in the world on their behalf.
ShelterBox Gifts - Make a Difference Sally Holden 2023-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Boorowa November Newsletter

Posted on Nov 17, 2023
story thumbnail
The Rotary Club of Boorowa in Australia has shared their November newsletter. Who is the Rotary Club of Boorowa? We have been in talks with them about establishing a formal relationship! Keep an eye out for more on this exciting topic.  
Rotary Club of Boorowa November Newsletter Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

Tim Keizer - Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

Posted by Paul Radford on Nov 10, 2023
We were happy to welcome Tim Keizer of Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, to speak with our club. You can watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/N6n2wRruB54?si=lSm0xQJJduKgktED&t=1558
Tim Keizer - Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Paul Radford 2023-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Thevan

Posted by Mike Gibson on Nov 10, 2023
story thumbnail
Thevan Samarasinghe has transferred into our Club from the Mud Creek Rotary Club. Welcome to the Halifax Harbour family, Thevan! Thevan is originally from Sri Lanka. He was an interact member in high school there. When he moved to Canada in 2021, he joined the Mud Creek Rotary Club. He moved to Halifax for work last year and wanted to keep up with Rotary activities here! This morning our Club President Godfred presented him with his membership certificate.
Welcome Thevan Mike Gibson 2023-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

Aninga Project Update

Subaru have been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the club. And the Aninga Project has been a long-time beneficiary of the club.
Isn't it wonderful that Rotary brought the two together! Now Subaru supports Aninga!!!
We LOVE spreading the joy of Service Above Self!
 
 
Aninga Project Update Alex Handyside 2023-10-31 03:00:00Z 0

RI Integration Update

Posted by Tom Paul on Oct 28, 2023
story thumbnail
We use ClubRunner to manage many areas of our Club. ClubRunner is connected to Rotary International's database. When you make an update to your ClubRunner profile (email address, phone number, etc.) this also updates RI's database... in theory. Until recently, this has been a one-direction process. If any changes were made in My.Rotary.org the changes would not be reflected in ClubRunner. We have turned on two-direction syncing. This means changes made on either ClubRunner or My.Rotary.org will reflect on the other.
RI Integration Update Tom Paul 2023-10-28 03:00:00Z 0
Hon. Wayne Easter - Razom Invest Canada in Ukraine Valerie Bobyk 2023-10-27 03:00:00Z 0

October is Cyber Security Month

Posted by Tom Paul on Oct 27, 2023
October is cybersecurity month. More than ever, we depend on our technology to help us achieve our goals. This dependence makes us the targets of cybercriminals who steal our information for profit or to cause chaos.
October is Cyber Security Month Tom Paul 2023-10-27 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Posted by Lauren McLennan on Oct 20, 2023
story thumbnail
The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour Programs Committee welcomes applications for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program! Students aged 15 to 19 are eligible to complete an application to be considered for either a short or long-term exchange starting in 2024. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 15th. To learn more about the programs, please visit this link (https://www.rotaryhalifaxharbouryouth.ca/about-youth-exchange). Please connect with Lauren (laurenkmclennan@gmail.com) if you have any questions!
Rotary Youth Exchange Program Lauren McLennan 2023-10-20 03:00:00Z 0

Welcome Three New Members

Posted by Mike Gibson on Oct 20, 2023
story thumbnail
Please join us in welcoming Peter Skakum, David Penney, and Anne Pryde! Peter, David, and Anne were inducted as new members on October 20, 2023, at our Friday morning meeting by President Godfred Chongatera. Peter and Anne are returning members, and David is a transferring member from Lunenburg. You can watch the induction here: https://youtu.be/PCUIRW4g06o?si=94KuSykuZcdwDBSF&t=2716
Welcome Three New Members Mike Gibson 2023-10-20 03:00:00Z 0
Bob Rae - Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations  Valerie Bobyk 2023-10-20 03:00:00Z 0

AGM and Nominations

Posted by Ashley Butt on Oct 13, 2023
The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour's Annual General Meeting will happen on Friday, November 24, 2023, at 7:30 AM. The meeting will occur in person at the Westin Nova Scotian and online via Zoom. This meeting is open to all members and the general public.
 
The nomination committee will also speak to members shortly about nominations for Board positions. Find all the details here.
AGM and Nominations Ashley Butt 2023-10-13 03:00:00Z 0

Club First Quarter Update with President Godfred

Posted by Godfred Chongatera on Oct 13, 2023
story thumbnail
It's hard to believe, but we are already one-quarter of the way into our Rotary Year! Our club is so diverse, and members contribute in so many ways that it's easy to get lost in everything our club does.
 
Club First Quarter Update with President Godfred Godfred Chongatera 2023-10-13 03:00:00Z 0
Pints For Polio Ashley Butt 2023-10-13 03:00:00Z 0
Ally Buck - ShelterBox Sally Holden 2023-10-13 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Shirts (and Sweaters) Are HERE

story thumbnail
Members are now able to order some Rotary swag! Member Mark MacInnis of Instant Imprints is taking orders now. Short and long-sleeved T-shirts and hoodies are available! A $3-5 donation will be made to the club for each order.
Rotary Shirts (and Sweaters) Are HERE Mark MacInnis 2023-10-13 03:00:00Z 0
Humans of Rotary - Veronica Dossah 2023-10-11 03:00:00Z 0

Passing of Mary Lawley

story thumbnail
With great sadness, we share the passing of Mary Lawley, wife of Honorary Member Gordon Lawley. Gordon was an active Member of the Rotary Club of Halifax since 1958 until becoming an Honorary member just before the merger. Mary was a member of the Women of Rotary. Mary's obituary can be found here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/halifax-ns/mary-lawley-11485802
 
A funeral service will be held at Bethany United Church on October 11, 2023 at 7 PM and live-streamed at https://youtube.com/live/j_Wu9J59ZUk. The burial will be in the East Lake Ainslie Cemetery the following day at 2pm.
Passing of Mary Lawley 2023-10-06 03:00:00Z 0
Dr. Tony Ryan - Visual Thinking Strategies 2023-10-06 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Wine Survivor - Mike Gibson

story thumbnail
We started with 16 thirsty survivors, and Mike Gibson is our champion, followed by Alex Russell and Bob Power. Thank you, everyone, for playing along and helping us raise over $400 for the club. See the elimination videos below...
Rotary Wine Survivor - Mike Gibson 2023-10-04 03:00:00Z 0

Halifax Ghost Walk

Posted on Oct 04, 2023
story thumbnail
On October 4, our Club members were treated to terrible tales of Halifax's haunted past: stories of ghosts from graveyards, the Halifax Explosion, historic homes - tormented souls and tales of disease, despondence, and death. And all for a great cause! Funds raised from our ghost walk support our Club's projects, Ovarian Cancer Canada and End Polio Now. We were even joined by a mystery ghost at the Old Burial Ground - they helped serve as guide and host! A ghost from Rotary's past, perhaps? Thank you, Joanne Rivest, for serving as our interpreter and ghost historian! Check out our social media for more pictures and videos...
Halifax Ghost Walk 2023-10-04 03:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox HERO

story thumbnail
Our Club has been a longtime supporter of and contributor to the ShelterBox campaign.  ShelterBox is a global non-government organization that works with disaster-hit families worldwide, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.

In 2022-23, the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour and its members raised $5,165 in support of ShelterBox - enough to receive Silver Hero status! Click here to learn more and give!
ShelterBox HERO Sally Holden 2023-10-03 03:00:00Z 0

Honourary Rotarian - Herman Ssebazzo

story thumbnail
It is with great pleasure our Club has decided to make Herman Ssebazzo an Honourary Rotarian for his many years of service to Rotary. He was recognized at the 110-year Gala on September 21st by Past District Governor and Past Club President Stella Roy.
Honourary Rotarian - Herman Ssebazzo Stella Roy 2023-09-29 03:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Steph Letemplier Steph Letemplier 2023-09-29 03:00:00Z 0

Ways to Observe National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Halifax

story thumbnail
September 30th is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. This day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Learn more about this important day here.
 
If you are looking for a way to observe this important day, check out these things happening in Halifax:
Ways to Observe National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Halifax 2023-09-27 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour celebrates its 110th Anniversary

story thumbnail
Rotary fully embraces the motto Service Above Self and that was evident at the Deca-Centennial Gala held at the Westin Nova Scotian on Thursday, September 21st. The evening opened with greetings from Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally, Mayor Mike Savage, current District Governor Richard Sevigny, and current Club President Godfred Chongatera.
Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour celebrates its 110th Anniversary Valerie Bobyk 2023-09-22 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour Peacebuilder Award

story thumbnail
Alex Handyside was awarded the inaugural Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour Peacebuilder Award by Past President Jillian Gibson.
 
September 21st is not only the date of our 110-Year Gala, but also the International Day of Peace. Rotarians are Peacebuilders. It’s embedded right there in our mission statement: We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour Peacebuilder Award Jillian Gibson 2023-09-21 03:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Lee

story thumbnail
You may have heard that Nova Scotia is awaiting the arrival of hurricane/tropical storm Lee. Please stay safe and follow guidance from the government. Here are some ways to connect with fellow members and other helpful links.
Hurricane Lee 2023-09-15 03:00:00Z 0
"My Why" - Rotary Peace Scholar Applicant - Michaela Peters 2023-09-15 03:00:00Z 0

Ghost Walk - Sign Up Today

story thumbnail
Please mark your calendars for our first club ghost walk October 4. Don't delay signing up; there are limited spots! Find all the details on the club calendar here. If you have questions, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters Alex Handyside!
Ghost Walk - Sign Up Today Alex Handyside 2023-09-15 03:00:00Z 0
Women Unlimited at NSCC - Shelley Wallace 2023-09-08 03:00:00Z 0

Episode 3 - Intro to Stakeholders - September 6, 2023

story thumbnail
Find us on your favourite podcast app!
 
Amazon Music    Apple Podcasts    Castbox    Google Podcasts    iHeart Radio    Pocket Casts    Radio Public    Spotify    Stitcher
 

This episode releases on all major podcast apps on September 6, 2023. Subscribe now, and never miss an episode.

Understanding and working with stakeholders effectively is critical to a successful project. It could mean the difference between success and failure. Effective stakeholder engagement can make our projects more effective, take less time, and use fewer resources.

In this episode, Rotarian Chris Hornberger talks about what stakeholders are, why they are important, and how to analyze them.

Learn more about this episode and the Rotary Project Manager at ⁠⁠www.rotarypm.ca⁠

#rotary #rotaryhalifaxharbour #rotaryprojectmanager #projectmanager #stakeholders

Music by ⁠⁠Evgeny_Bardyuzha⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠Pixabay⁠

 

Episode 3 - Intro to Stakeholders - September 6, 2023 Tom Paul 2023-09-06 03:00:00Z 0 podcast,project,projectmanagement,rotaryprojectmanager,stakeholders
My Rotary - Jillian Gibson Jillian Gibson 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0
New Member Andrew Dickinson Godfred Chongatera 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0

The Great Halifax Hunt

story thumbnail
The Halifax Rotaract Club is hosting a fundraiser, The Great Halifax Hunt, on September 9. For all the details and to sign-up click here.
The Great Halifax Hunt 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary T-Shirts Are Coming!

story thumbnail
The final touches are being made on Rotary T-shirts. Members can purchase the T-shirts in navy blue or goal directly from Mark MacInnis's business for $25. More details will be available soon. You can also email Mark at  markm@instantimprints.com.
Rotary T-Shirts Are Coming! Mark MacInnis 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0

Bem vindo ao Brasil!

story thumbnail
Our outbound exchange student, Simon, has arrived in Brazil! Stay tuned for more updates!
Bem vindo ao Brasil! 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0

Welcome Alice!

story thumbnail
Our exchange student, Alice, has arrived in Halifax from Belgium! She was met by members Alida and Nadera, plus her host family, Mareen, Otto, and Andrew! Welcome, Alice!
 
Come out to Fort Needham Park on September 2 between 10:30 and noon to welcome Alice and the Dartmouth exchange student! It's supposed to be ☀️ 😎.
Welcome Alice! 2023-09-01 03:00:00Z 0
Peace Keeper Club - Godfred Chongatera Godfred Chongatera 2023-08-25 03:00:00Z 0

PALS Help

story thumbnail
Adrienne shared that the PALS coordinator and a teacher at Joseph Howell have spent a large amount of time this summer sorting and cataloging books as a teacher resource. If you are able to help, please email Adrienne. They will be there daily between August 28 and September 1st.
PALS Help Adrienne Malloy 2023-08-25 03:00:00Z 0
110th Anniversary Gala - September 21, 2023 2023-08-20 03:00:00Z 0

Meeting Our Exchange Students

story thumbnail
We were thrilled to speak with our outbound exchange student, Simon, and our summer outbound exchange student, Rachel, and summer inbound exchange student, Zoe. Simon will be leaving for Brazil this week. Rachel has just returned from France with Zoe, who she stayed with while there. You can watch their remarks here: https://youtu.be/6eBzBj4H7Kw?t=1159
Meeting Our Exchange Students 2023-08-18 03:00:00Z 0
Classification Talk - Lauren McLennan Lauren McLennan 2023-08-18 03:00:00Z 0

Visiting Rotarian Tour

story thumbnail
A Rotarian is visiting Halifax on September 12 by cruise and is looking to “hire” a fellow Rotarian for a tour around Halifax. Interested? Tom has the details.
Visiting Rotarian Tour 2023-08-12 03:00:00Z 0

Halifax Fringe Festival - Sara Graham 

Posted on Aug 11, 2023
story thumbnail
We were happy to welcome Sara Graham, Executive Director of the Halifax Fringe Festival, to speak with our club. You can watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/FqpYfLL7Y6E?t=3269
Halifax Fringe Festival - Sara Graham 2023-08-11 03:00:00Z 0
Shubie Park Rotary Fellowship Walk - August 19 Tom Paul 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0
Rotary Friendship Exchange - Valerie Bobyk Valerie Bobyk 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Events - Mark Your Calendar 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0

Why is Rotary important to you?

story thumbnail
This week we sent a message to current and former members of our Club. We want to know why folks joined and why Rotary is important. We are looking for content for our 110 Year celebration. Check your email for details, or click here.
Why is Rotary important to you? 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0

Membership makeover: Invigorate your club

story thumbnail
Member Louisa Horne spoke to Rotary Magazine about how clubs can become and remain irresistible. Louisa discussed Halifax Harbour's format, strategy, diversity, and fun! Check out page 29 of Rotary magazine's August issue or click here
Membership makeover: Invigorate your club Louisa Horne 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0
Listen to Episode 2 - Strong Foundations for Your Project Tom Paul 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0 podcast,project,projectcharter,projectmanagement,rotaryprojectmanager,scopestatement,teamcharter

A + B + C + D = Irresistible

story thumbnail
Mike Gibson and Louisa Horne were recently featured in a Zone video about membership. They discuss the A B C D of irresistible membership! See their discussion here.
A + B + C + D = Irresistible 2023-08-04 03:00:00Z 0
Venezuelan Scholarship Project 2023-07-28 03:00:00Z 0
Zone 28 & 32 Learning to Lead Conference Jillian Gibson 2023-07-28 03:00:00Z 0
Member Doug Harris Doug Harris 2023-07-28 03:00:00Z 0
Member Swetha Priyanka Swetha Priyanka 2023-07-28 03:00:00Z 0

Camp Tidnish Update

story thumbnail
Member Chris Hornberger provided an update on Camp Tidnish. Early this year, Joanne Bernard of  Easter Seals Nova Scotia shared how the physical camp needed some TLC. While the camp is run by Easter Seals, the camp is owned by the Amherst Rotary Club. Apparently, the former Rotary Club of Halifax had been involved with the construction of the pool at the camp. We will update members on more details when they come available about our commitment to the pool.
Camp Tidnish Update Chris Hornberger 2023-07-28 03:00:00Z 0

Episode 2 - Strong Foundations For Your Project - July 26, 2023

story thumbnail
Find us on your favourite podcast app!
 
Amazon Music    Apple Podcasts    Castbox    Google Podcasts    iHeart Radio    Pocket Casts    Radio Public    Spotify    Stitcher
 

This episode releases on all major podcast apps on July 26, 2023. Subscribe now, and never miss an episode.

Have you ever been on a project or committee without understanding its purpose? Were you the only one who was a bit lost? Chances are, if you were lost, so were others.

In this episode, we discuss three foundational assets to consider when starting your next project: project charters, team charters, and scope statements. 

Learn more about this episode and the Rotary Project Manager at ⁠⁠www.rotarypm.ca⁠

#rotary #rotaryhalifaxharbour #rotaryprojectmanager #projectmanager #projectcharter #teamcharter #scopestatements

Music by ⁠⁠Evgeny_Bardyuzha⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠Pixabay⁠

 

Episode 2 - Strong Foundations For Your Project - July 26, 2023 Tom Paul 2023-07-26 03:00:00Z 0 podcast,project,projectcharter,projectmanagement,rotaryprojectmanager,scopestatement,teamcharter
Rotaractor Looking for Housing 2023-07-21 03:00:00Z 0

Belonging - Jillian Gibson

story thumbnail
At our Friday morning meeting, we had our Immediate Past President and District Governor Elect, Jillian Gibson, share her presentation on Belonging. This was the presentation she shared at our most recent District conference. You can watch Jillian's presentation here: https://youtu.be/8beeXBpylr8?t=1156
Belonging - Jillian Gibson Jillian Gibson 2023-07-21 03:00:00Z 0
Rotary Halifax Harbour in Ghana Godfred Chongatera 2023-07-21 03:00:00Z 0
The Great Halifax Hunt 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

Metal Health First Aid Course

story thumbnail
In alignment with RI President Gordon McInally’s goal to put some focus on Mental Health this year, Louisa Horne thought it would be good to start with learning a bit more.  Louisa is gauging interest in having the St. John’s Ambulance Mental Health First Aid course delivered for Rotary in the Halifax area.
Metal Health First Aid Course Louisa Horne 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

New Member - Taiye Ayo

story thumbnail
Please join us in welcoming Taiye Ayo as a new member. Taiye was inducted on July 14, 2023, at our Friday morning meeting by Vice President Dave Kowlessar. Picture from the left, Dave Kowlessar, Taiye Ayo, Yemi Olaniyi. You can watch the induction here: https://youtu.be/P8sGSj3VrKQ?t=1189
New Member - Taiye Ayo Yemi Olaniyi 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0
Angela Bishop - Housing Trust of Nova Scotia 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cabinet Lock

story thumbnail
We have installed a combination lock on our Rotary cabinet. We use our cabinet to store our laptop/projector and other items. For the location, combination code, and other details, please click here
Rotary Cabinet Lock Tom Paul 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

Pay Your Dues > Win a Prize

Every member who paid their dues by July 1 had their name put in a draw for a prize (baked goods). The winner is Joelle Perkins. The Finance Committee would like to thank everyone for sending in their dues! If you need any help or have questions about dues, please reach out to finance@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca or check out our dues webpage.
Pay Your Dues > Win a Prize Clarke Paynter 2023-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

Episode 1 - Projectize and Simplify - July 12, 2023

story thumbnail
Find us on your favourite podcast app!
 
Amazon Music    Apple Podcasts    Castbox    Google Podcasts    iHeart Radio    Pocket Casts    Radio Public    Spotify    Stitcher
 

This episode releases on all major podcast apps on July 12, 2023. Subscribe now, and never miss an episode.

What is a project, and what is project management? When we say “projects”, Rotarians may think of service projects. But projects exist in almost every area of Rotary. Good project management can push Rotary projects forward and, in turn, increase impact in the world.

In this first episode, Rotarian Yemi Olaniyi talks about how he got involved in Rotary and how projects can be the key to a more significant global impact. Yemi’s advice is, “projectize and simplify.”

Learn more about this episode and the Rotary Project Manager at ⁠www.rotarypm.ca

#rotary #rotaryhalifaxharbour #rotaryprojectmanager #projectmanager

Music by ⁠Evgeny_Bardyuzha⁠ from ⁠Pixabay

Episode 1 - Projectize and Simplify - July 12, 2023 2023-07-12 03:00:00Z 0 podcast,project,projectmanagement,rotaryprojectmanager

Halifax Pride Parade

story thumbnail
Will you be joining us in the Pride Parade this Sunday?
 
We're proud to have been the first Rotary club in the world to ever participate in a Pride parade, and we continue to stand in solidarity and support of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Halifax and Nova Scotia. Sign up here to join us. We really want to have a good show of support and need more people to make that happen!
 
We’ll be meeting at 1:30 on Cogswell Street between North Park and Robie. We'll be in line 4. The parade starts at 2:00 and is a 2.6 km (downhill!) route ending on Spring Garden Road. We’ll be happy to arrange transportation back to the starting point for folks who need it if you let me know. We don’t have a vehicle as a part of our contingent, so be sure to bring only what you need. Dress code is as bright and colourful as you want, and paraphernalia is encouraged (Party City always has some good stuff)! We have a Rotary banner and some flags to bring along with us. Families, kids, friends, and neighbours are all most welcome to join!
 
You can reach Alex anytime before or on the day at 519 400 3011.
 
See you there!
Halifax Pride Parade 2023-07-07 03:00:00Z 0
Anne Olaniyi - Adventures in Citizenship 2023-07-07 03:00:00Z 0

Engagement Creates Impact

story thumbnail
As an organization, Rotary International is embracing change and is willing to do things differently. The historic first female president of Rotary International and the organization’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion, among others, are prime examples. When you do things differently, it leads to change, and change can lead to hope. Our Rotary International President is Gordon R. McInally. The theme for the year is Create Hope in the World. The RI President urges us to make Membership the lifeblood of our organization. He encourages us to use the flexibility of technology to establish new style clubs that would appeal to a different demographic. He urges us to engage our members and implement Best Practices in retention, especially mentoring.
Engagement Creates Impact Godfred Chongatera 2023-07-01 03:00:00Z 0

End of Year Message

story thumbnail
To my dear fellow Rotarians,

As we approach the end of another Rotary year, I wanted to take a moment to express gratitude to each and every one of you for your own unique way of expressing Rotary’s vision:  “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”  I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Rotary in Halifax!
 
At the Changeover event on Friday evening, I gave out a few special awards. 
 
End of Year Message Jillian Gibson 2023-06-29 03:00:00Z 0

2022/23 Annual Report

Posted by Jillian Gibson on Jun 23, 2023
story thumbnail
Updated December 11, 2023.
 
Below is the annual report for the Rotary Year of 2022/2023. On June 23, 2023, members of the Board shared their final reports for the 2022/23 Rotary year. The recordings plus additional content are found below.
2022/23 Annual Report Jillian Gibson 2023-06-23 03:00:00Z 0
Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board - Paul Allan 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

Pride Parade

story thumbnail
Our Rotary Club will again be marching in the Pride Parade on July 23. Planning is still happening, but if you are interested, please mark your calendars and reach out to Alex Russell for details. Everyone is welcome!
Pride Parade Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

Pod Pack Party - Help Needed

story thumbnail
Busy during RibFest? We need your help on June 24 moving RibFest items from our storage locker to a moving Pod. This process usually takes less than an hour and is followed by a social trip for pizza. Members pay for their own food. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Gardening gloves or other hand protection may be a good idea. See all the details and times here.
Pod Pack Party - Help Needed Clarke Paynter 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

RibFest Update

story thumbnail
Two weeks from this Friday RibFest will be in full swing!
 
There are still a handful of open volunteer spots, plus some waste management teams are needed. Ashley will continue to try and fill these spots, but if not, Rotarians will be drafted in! Non-profit teams and groups who serve a four-hour waste management shift will receive a $400 donation.
RibFest Update 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

District Award - Membership Growth Award

Our club was recognized with a membership growth award at the district conference last weekend. We are the only club in the district with double-digit membership growth! Well done Mike and his membership team.
District Award - Membership Growth Award Jillian Gibson 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

Last Board Meeting of the Year

story thumbnail
Our club's board had its last meeting of the year. Led by president Jillian, board members Godfred, Ashley, Dav, Alex, Mike, Lori, and Tom, recapped the year and looked ahead for another Rotary year starting on July 1st. Board member Henk was away this week and was missed!
Last Board Meeting of the Year Tom Paul 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fellowship Walk 

story thumbnail
Last Saturday, June 10, a handful of Rotarians enjoyed fellowship and walked in Long Lake Provincial Park.
 
We plan to organize future fellowship walks of varying toughness.
Rotary Fellowship Walk Tom Paul 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0

Hayes Beach Cleanup

story thumbnail
On Saturday, June 10, Bob Power and his grandson, Rafe, did a beach cleanup along Hayes Beach. There were there for over three hours, and there is still more to be cleaned up. There were about 15 pots, five bags of styrofoam, other plastics, several items too large for bagging, and a propane cylinder.
 
If you are ever interested in joining Bob, please send him a message.
Hayes Beach Cleanup Bob Power 2023-06-16 03:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club of Halifax - John Pearce 2023-06-09 03:00:00Z 0

Fellowship Month Videos

story thumbnail
For Rotary Fellowship month, we have produced a collection of videos promoting the fun fellowship of Rotary. You can check out some of the videos on our social media and our YouTube channel here. Did you know there are formal Rotary Fellowships you can join? Learn more here.
Fellowship Month Videos 2023-06-09 03:00:00Z 0

Claim PMI PDUs

You can claim free PUDs with PMI by listening to Rotary Project Manager.
 
Visit rotarypm.ca and select individual episodes for details and Talent Triangle PDUs.
 
  1. Visit my.PMI.org and login
  2. Select Report PDUs
  3. Select Online or Digital Media
  4. In the Provider box, type Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour (do not select any provider from the drop-down menu)
  5. In the Title box, copy and paste the podcast episode title
  6. In the Description box, copy and paste the episode show notes
  7. Enter your start and finish date
  8. Optionally you can enter the episode URL
  9. Enter the PDUs you are claiming
  10. Submit
PMI uses the Talent Triangle to categorize PDUs. We will list the relevant PDUs for each episode on the website. When you visit rotarypm.ca and click on the episode you will see details, including the Talent Triangle breakdown. Details on the Talent Triangle can be found on PMI's website here: https://www.pmi.org/learning/training-development/talent-triangle
 
Please send questions to contact@rotarypm.ca.
Claim PMI PDUs Tom Paul 2023-06-07 03:00:00Z 0

Quilt Raffle for Red Cross

Hello members and friends! Fellow member Tripta Devichand has donated her handmade quilt to be raffled off for the Red Cross Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada Fires Appeal.
 
This internal raffle is open to all members. You may buy tickets on behalf of friends and family. Please do not advertise this on social media as this is an internal raffle and unavailable to the public.
 
1 for $10 or 5 for $45
Draw June 23 During Meeting
Club Members Only
Charged to ClubRunner Account
 
Quilt Raffle for Red Cross Tripta Devichand 2023-06-05 03:00:00Z 0

RibFest Signup

Have you signed up to volunteer for RibFest?

We NEED you!

Now's your chance!

RibFest Signup 2023-06-05 03:00:00Z 0
RibFest Update Ashley Butt 2023-06-02 03:00:00Z 0
Membership Dues Explained Tom Paul 2023-06-02 03:00:00Z 0

Nova Scotia Wildfire Update

story thumbnail
Wildfires continue to impact many Nova Scotians. As People of Action, Rotarians are ready to support their communities. Please reach out to each other and make sure your friends and family are safe. You can also find member contact information on the ClubRunner app or our member directory. Another way to connect is through our club's WhatsApp group (private to our club only) here.
 
Rotarians, if the wildfires have impacted you, please email info@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca.
 
What can you do?
  • connect with friends and family and make sure they are okay
  • Souls Harbour Mission Mark in Bayers Lake is offering assistance to anyone displaced by the fires, but there need volunteers to help -  https://missionmart.ca/
  • visit https://volunteerns.ca/ for volunteer opportunities
Nova Scotia Wildfire Update 2023-06-02 03:00:00Z 0

The Promise of Kangaroo Mother Care

story thumbnail
Those familiar with former member Doug McMillian will know about Kangaroo Mother Care. See June's Rotary Magazine for an article about this important maternal and child health project. You can also see the article online here.
The Promise of Kangaroo Mother Care 2023-06-02 03:00:00Z 0

New Member

story thumbnail
Please join all members in welcoming Charles MacKenzie as a new member. He was inducted on June 2, 2023, at our Friday morning meeting.
New Member 2023-06-02 03:00:00Z 0
Missed The Assembly? 2023-05-26 03:00:00Z 0
Carol Kehoe - Symphony Nova Scotia 2023-05-26 03:00:00Z 0

Ken McCormick - Moosehead Brewery

story thumbnail
This Friday morning, we had a visit from Ken McCormick of Moosehead Brewery. Ken is a Rotarian from Dartmouth who spoke to the club about the Moosehead products and what to expect from RibFest. The number one way our club makes money at RibFest is by selling drinks.
 
Please tell your friends and family about RibFest and share it on Facebook. We also need members to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Please check your email for volunteer signups.
 
You can watch Ken's presentation here: https://youtu.be/L0GG4nnK4EE?t=661
Ken McCormick - Moosehead Brewery Tom Paul 2023-05-26 03:00:00Z 0

New Member

story thumbnail
Please join all members in welcoming Stephanie Letemplier as a new member. She was inducted on May 26, 2023, at our Friday morning meeting.
New Member 2023-05-26 03:00:00Z 0

Special Resolution - June 2, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Club wish to recommend a small increase in club dues over the next three years. This is to account for a small increase in Rotary International dues and other expenses. In order to approve an increase in membership dues, members must vote on a special resolution following appropriate notice. Every active member is eligible to vote but must be at the meeting (in person or via Zoom). We require 1/3 of the members for a quorum. Members will have an opportunity to comment or ask questions during the meeting. For clarity, honourary members are not eligible to vote. We plan to move the special resolution as one of the first points of business on Friday, June 2, 2023, during our regular meeting. Even if you have other commitments, please consider joining the meeting to hear this special resolution before leaving the meeting.
 
See the special resolution here. If you have any questions, please email info@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca.
Special Resolution - June 2, 2023 2023-05-26 03:00:00Z 0

Former Rotaractor Help

A former Rotaractor is moving to Canada and applying to an NSCC program. They are inquiring about funding and scholarship options. If any members have any experience or knowledge in this area, please reach out to Tom Paul to be connected with the former Rotaractor.
Former Rotaractor Help Tom Paul 2023-05-25 03:00:00Z 0
Test Tom Paul 2023-05-25 03:00:00Z 0

June Fellowship Month Challenge

story thumbnail
Did you know June is Rotary Fellowship Month? Fellowship is about sharing interests and experiences with your fellow members. It can be fun or educational (hopefully both). You can find lots of Rotarians with similar interests here.
 
Here is the challenge! If you are interested in something that is not necessarily Rotary-related, invite your fellow members to join you! It's that easy. Share the details with us and we will share them with members in our communication and calendar! Did you see Clarke's QRS (Quick Rotary Social)? These are the kind of things we can do year-round, but why not give it a try this month?
 
 
Send your fellowship activities to updates@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca to be shared with the club.
 
 
June Fellowship Month Challenge 2023-05-23 03:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Conference in Halifax?

story thumbnail
This is kinda cool! District 7210 (Hudson Valley, New York state) is planning to have their June 2024 conference on a cruise to Halifax! During their stop in Halifax, they would like to team up with local clubs to do a fun service project. We don't know the exact dates or even how many people will be on the cruise, but suffice it to say, this could be a big service project event!
 
We need one or two club members who are not tied up with other Rotary commitments in June 2024, to work with District 7210 and our local clubs to coordinate this idea. If you don't think you will be busy this time next year and are interested, please let Tom Paul know! 
District 7210 Conference in Halifax? Tom Paul 2023-05-23 03:00:00Z 0

Vehicle Help

story thumbnail
We have received a request from a member of the public regarding the repair of a vehicle. A caregiver of a child with medical and developmental complications requires taking the child to multiple appointments weekly. This request came from a Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services nurse. If anyone knows any organization that may be able to help, please reach out to Tom Paul for contact information.
Vehicle Help Tom Paul 2023-05-23 03:00:00Z 0

Project Design

On May 12, President Jillian Gibson led a presentation on Rotary Project Design. You can watch Jillian's presentation here: https://youtu.be/SDdwfV7Cz4M?t=1936
Project Design Jillian Gibson 2023-05-12 03:00:00Z 0

110 Years Means Cake

story thumbnail
We don't need a good reason to eat cake, but turning 110 years young is a pretty good one! On May 5th we launched a year of celebrations. Check back often and follow us on social media for news, events, and fun facts about our history.
 
Former member Doug McMillian joined the club on May 5 to give a little background on the club's history. You can watch Doug's presentation here: https://youtu.be/t7gAOfMJRF4?t=1811
110 Years Means Cake 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Enviro Club Awards

Danielle Lemieux, a member of the District Environment Committee and club member, spoke to members about the committee and the Enviro Club Awards. You can watch Danielle's presentation here: https://youtu.be/t7gAOfMJRF4?t=832
Enviro Club Awards Danielle Lemieux 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

story thumbnail
On May 5, President Jillian Gibson presented Ashley Butt with a Paul Harris Fellowship +1 for recognition as a past president of the Club. Ashley was away during the Paul Harris Fellowship night. Jillian also presented Alex Handyside with a Paul Harris Fellowship +5 and Sally Holden with a Paul Harris Fellowship +7.
 
Thank you, Ashley, Alex, and Sally, for your generous contribution to the Rotary Foundation.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Sally Holden 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Naan Curry Social May 10

story thumbnail
That's an invitation from the proprietor of Naan & Curry and President Jillian to join them for dinner on Wednesday May 10th, at 6pm. Snazzy, eh? The event is open to Rotarians, family and non-Rotarian friends, so please do include them too. The restaurant, at 6386 Quinpool Rd, has pool tables and a foosball table in the basement. Clarke is organizing the initial batting order.
Naan Curry Social May 10 Alex Handyside 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

110 Years of Service

story thumbnail
Today marks the 110th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour, and 110 years of Rotary and #ServiceAboveSelf in our region. Formed on May 5th, 1913, our club has a long and proud history of advancing the mission and values of Rotary in the region. Today marks the start of a year of celebrations and recognition of the Rotarians who have served their community through Rotary. Check back often and follow us on social media for news, events, and fun facts about our history.  
 
#rotaryhalifaxharbour #rotary #halifax #peopleofaction #110years
110 Years of Service 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Night

story thumbnail
On April 20, 2023, the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour held its annual Paul Harris Fellow night. This special night is about recognizing outstanding people in our community. This year we bestowed Paul Harris Fellowships upon Dr. Ardra L. Cole, John PaynterVicky CraigWadih Fares, and past president Ashley Butt. The club also honoured past president Doug McMillian with a special club citation. Please find us on social media for more pictures of this special night.
 
Picture: President Jillian Gibson, Vicky Craig, John Paynter, Dr. Ardra L. Cole.
 
Watch a recording of the evening here: https://fb.watch/kcRbvsTawF/
 
   
Paul Harris Fellow Night 2023-04-29 03:00:00Z 0
District Conference Godfred Chongatera 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Citadel High Interact Club

story thumbnail
Our club sponsors and supports the Interact Club of Citadel High School. This small club is working hard on some school initiatives, including fundraising ideas and volunteer opportunities. To maximize their input, the Interact Club will raise money for the Youth Project on Brunswick Street and host volunteer opportunities for fellow students. As a small group, it can be hard to raise money, but their impact can be magnified by creating volunteer opportunities in the community.
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tom Paul. Also, don't forget to follow the Interact Club on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/citadelinteractclub/
 
 
Citadel High Interact Club Tom Paul 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Souls Harbour Sandwiches and Fresh Fruit

story thumbnail
Paul Radford is leading the volunteers making sandwiches for Souls Harbour Rescue mission. Please keep an eye on our email, as Paul is looking for some volunteers to help. Henk also pointed out that Souls Harbour also welcomes the donation of fresh fruits.
 
Did you know that if you keep your receipts for donated items to Souls Harbour, they will issue a tax receipt?
 
Souls Harbour Sandwiches and Fresh Fruit Paul Radford 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Happy Anniversary to Us

story thumbnail
Friday, May 5th, will mark our Club's 110th anniversary! Wow. The Rotary Club of Halifax was chartered May 5th, 1913. When the clubs of Halifax and Harbourside merged to form Halifax Harbour, we retained the original Halifax charter. We will have lots of celebration opportunities over the next year, but keep an eye on your email for some special activities starting this Friday!
 
Happy Anniversary to Us Mike Gibson 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Harbourside RibFest Update

story thumbnail
Harbourside RibFest is our club's largest fundraiser. Thousands of volunteer hours go into organizing this mega-event that attracts tens of thousands of visitors. (Did you know that Harbourside RibFest is one of the largest volunteer-run, non-profit events in Canada?) If you are looking for an opportunity to help with the Club, this is it! RibFest runs from June 30 to July 3 at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth this year. As we get closer to these dates, you will see more detailed updates and requests for help.
 
Mark Your Calendars - Stay Updated - Be Ready To Volunteer
 
Updates:
Harbourside RibFest Update Clarke Paynter 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Strategic Planning Update

story thumbnail
This week Chris Hornberger gave an update on our Club's strategic planning. Many members would have seen the survey sent earlier this month. While 64 folks opened the survey and 39 started the survey, only 29 completed the survey. We would like to thank Rafael for combing through the results and producing a report. Some of the trends from the survey are:
Strategic Planning Update Chris Nicholson 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0

Committee Reports

This is a reminder that committees are asked to produce a report summarizing your work over the last Rotary year. Please direct your report to a board member for distribution.
Committee Reports Godfred Chongatera 2023-04-28 03:00:00Z 0
Humans of Rotary - Nick Kasteljanov 2023-04-23 03:00:00Z 0
Doug McMillian - Paul Harris Fellow 2023-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
Vicky Craig - Paul Harris Fellow 2023-04-19 03:00:00Z 0
Wadih Fares - Paul Harris Fellow 2023-04-18 03:00:00Z 0
Dr. Ardra L. Cole 2023-04-17 03:00:00Z 0
Ashley Butt - Paul Harris Fellow 2023-04-16 03:00:00Z 0
John Paynter - Paul Harris Fellow 2023-04-15 03:00:00Z 0

Welcome Three New Members

story thumbnail
Please join all members in welcoming three new members to our club, Swetha Sangeetha Priyanka G L, Tushar Biware, and Lauren McLennan. They were inducted on March 14th at our Friday morning meeting.
Welcome Three New Members 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0
Michael MacDonald - Joseph Howe Elementary 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0

Last Call - Member Survey

story thumbnail
The strategic planning committee is reminding members to complete the important member survey that closes Sunday evening. Please check your email for the link. This survey is how we are able to drive the direction of the club in the near future. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chris Hornberger.
Last Call - Member Survey Chris Hornberger 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0

Friendship Exchange Calgary to Kentville

There is a Rotary friendship exchange between Calgary and Kentville this summer. Many of the visiting Rotarians will be in the city and coming to a BBQ at Stella Roy’s home on June 27th. Stella has very kindly invited fellow members as well.
Friendship Exchange Calgary to Kentville Stella Roy 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0

Welcome Back To Instagram

story thumbnail
We are thrilled to share that Doug Harris has agreed to resurrect our club's Instagram account! You can follow us here: @rotaryhalifaxharbour. Did you know we are more effective at telling our club story with compelling pictures? Members are encouraged to share our work with the world by sending content to updates@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca. Welcome, and thank you, Doug!
Welcome Back To Instagram 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Learning

story thumbnail
Are you a lifetime learner? Do you want to expand your skills and knowledge of Rotary? We have added new links to many Rotary learning resources and webinars to this newsletter. It doesn't matter how much Rotary experience you may have; there is always something to learn. Look above for the links. You can also find a link on our Member Info and Tool page on our website.
Rotary Learning 2023-04-14 03:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellowship Award Night

story thumbnail
“Rotary changes us and those we serve. I believe we can change the world one life at a time.” - Paul Harris

The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour is pleased to continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding local leaders by honouring them as Paul Harris Fellows. These Fellows exemplify Rotary’s motto, “service above self.”

Paul Harris Fellowship Award Night 2023-04-13 03:00:00Z 0

Joseph Howe School Volunteer Opportunity (June 22)

story thumbnail
JHS needs 6 volunteers to go on a school trip to Hatfield Farms on June 22nd. This will be an outing that takes approx. 4-5 hours. Any volunteer signing up must have a current Criminal Record Check and clearance from the  Child Abuse Registry. Either can be obtained online. Other trips are being planned and additional calls for volunteers will follow  If you are able to volunteer, please email Adrienne Malloy - adrienne.malloy55@gmail.com .
Joseph Howe School Volunteer Opportunity (June 22) 2023-04-07 03:00:00Z 0

Believe in Hope

story thumbnail
The Interact Club at C.P. Allan High, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville and Area, is hosting a public event in support of Alexis Fletcher IWK Adolescent Mental Health Memorial Endowment. It is on April 19th, at Bedford United Church. Headliners include Lisa Richard and Brooklyn Blackmore and other performers.  Sit back, enjoy the coffee and support a good cause!
 
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Please send questions to rotarycoffeehouse@gmail.com.
Believe in Hope 2023-04-07 03:00:00Z 0

Four Way Harmony

As some of you will know, we formed an HRM Rotary choir some years back.  We named it ‘Four Way Harmony’, and its membership numbered about 20 Rotarians from all clubs, and friends.  Our repertoire (sung in four part, SATB harmony), comprised a diverse selection of really fun to sing, light music, pop, country, folk songs, etc., and included numerous Canadian and Maritime classics – and Christmas music.  We rehearsed every second week, and performed at several retirement homes, as well as on the Halifax waterfront and at CTV’s Christmas Daddies.  Several members sang in performances of the Rotary International Choir at Toronto and Hamburg conferences. We had a lot of fun, and were clearly much appreciated.  Some members are still asked if we can come back to some of the places where we sang!  We have fans!
Four Way Harmony 2023-04-07 03:00:00Z 0

Treasurer Transition

story thumbnail
We are sharing the news that Asad Raza has resigned as Club Treasurer and as director of the Board. Please join me in thanking Asad for his work as treasurer.
 
We are excited to share that Lori Payne has volunteered to fill the treasurer position for the remainder of this Rotary year. The Board recently confirmed Lori's appointment.
 
Lori will work closely with Kathleen Houlihan and Clarke Paynter, of the Finance Committee and Asad to facilitate a smooth translation. Please bear with them as they complete this process. More information will be shared on how best to ask questions and submit receipts in the near future.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jillian.
Treasurer Transition 2023-03-31 03:00:00Z 0

Business Meeting

story thumbnail
At our Friday morning meeting, we heard from the Board members with updates on the club. You can watch the whole meeting here: https://youtu.be/bDTjCoYiHOg
Business Meeting 2023-03-31 03:00:00Z 0

RibFest Update - Garbage Volunteers

story thumbnail
This year’s volunteer roster for the RibFest garbage crews will be slightly different. The shifts will now be shorter (4 hours) which should make them more appealing. Groups are welcome to volunteer for more than one shift if they wish. Each group that volunteers will receive a $400 donation per shift. Each group must have 16 folks on site. Volunteers must be no younger than 14 years old.
 
If you know any interested groups, please reach out to Ashley.
RibFest Update - Garbage Volunteers 2023-03-26 03:00:00Z 0
Welcome Doug Harris and Yemi Olaniyi 2023-03-24 03:00:00Z 0
Youth Exchange - Alex Russell 2023-03-24 03:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Is Hiring 2023-03-24 03:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Night

story thumbnail
Check your emails for details on our upcoming Paul Harris night on April 20th at the Westin. We will be recognizing and celebrating outstanding community leaders. There is a $10 fee to cover the event costs.
 
Registration is required through the email sent to you.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley.
Paul Harris Night 2023-03-24 03:00:00Z 0

Anniversary Logo

story thumbnail
We are rolling out a special anniversary logo to mark this occasion. You can find information and download our logos/letterheads on our Club's Branding webpage (Member Info & Tools > Club Brand Content). Please let me know if you need help getting and using our brand content.
Anniversary Logo 2023-03-20 03:00:00Z 0

Pakora, Paneer & Pool Party

story thumbnail
We are planning a Club Curry Night on May 10. More details will be shared soon. Also, there are pool tables at the restaurant we choose, so this may be a Rotary takeover.
Pakora, Paneer & Pool Party Alex Handyside 2023-03-17 03:00:00Z 0

SchoolsPlus Apps

story thumbnail
With the financial support of our Charitable Trust, we will be purchasing iPad applications called Proloquo2go for two students in the Halifax area. The students have non-verbal Autism Spectrum Disorder and these applications will help them to communicate. The request came through from SchoolsPlus.
SchoolsPlus Apps Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-03-17 03:00:00Z 0

110 Years of Rotary in Halifax

story thumbnail
This year our club will be celebrating our 110th anniversary! The original Rotary Club of Halifax was chartered in 1913. May 5th is our official anniversary. This also represents 110 years of Rotary in our region.
110 Years of Rotary in Halifax 2023-03-17 03:00:00Z 0

Second Harvest - Charles MacKenzie

story thumbnail
We were very happy to hear from Charles by MacKenzie of Second Harvest. Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada. No waste, no hunger. You can watch the whole meeting and Charles' presentation here: https://youtu.be/a01eZqD-L4A
Second Harvest - Charles MacKenzie 2023-03-10 04:00:00Z 0

Volunteer Opportunities

story thumbnail
There are lots of volunteers opportunities for members to take part in. Both Joe Howe and Souls Harbour benefit from our member’s hard work marking sandwiches. If you are looking for something to do, please reach out to folks like Lori Payne and Paul Radford. FYI, the club covers the cost of sandwiches to Joe Howe, and Souls Harbour will provide a tax receipt for food given with a receipt.
 
Volunteer Opportunities 2023-03-10 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Night

story thumbnail
Our club will be honouring leaders in our community on April 20 at the Westin hotel. Please keep an eye on your email for updates and invitations.
Paul Harris Night Ashley Butt 2023-03-10 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Babies Winner - Baby Ashley

story thumbnail
We have just wrapped up our first Fun February Fundraiser - Rotary Babies. Participants submitted baby pictures, and members had a chance (for a small buy-in) to match the Rotary members to the correct baby pictures. The person who matches the most babies wins half the pot ($90). The winner is - Ashley Butt, matching six babies.
 
Want to test yourself? Watch the video below and see if you can guess the Rotary Babies.
Rotary Babies Winner - Baby Ashley Tom Paul 2023-03-05 04:00:00Z 0

My Rotary

story thumbnail
Our Club President gave a tour of Rotay's online world at Rotary.org. Jillian showed some of the features and tools available at members' fingertips. Members are encouraged to signup at Rotary.org using the same email address in ClubRunner. You can watch the whole meeting and Jillian's presentation here: https://youtu.be/dClnZQ9QbWc
My Rotary Jillian Gibson 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

Strategic Planning

story thumbnail
The Strategic Planning is meeting to plot a way forward in our planning. Committee members may approach club members to gather information on Rotary and our working environment. Please provide as much feedback as you can.
Strategic Planning Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

Thanks Tom!

story thumbnail
We thank Tom O'Handley for leading our club's relationship with Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Tom is stepping back from the role, and Paul Radford is stepping up to lead the important work we do.
Thanks Tom! Dav-Ernan Kowlessar 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox  Earthquake Update

story thumbnail
The response for the earthquake in Syria and Turkey has been very good in Canada. ShelterBox Canada has raised over $630,000, and £2 million world-wide. It is work noting earthquakes tend to receive greater donations than extreme weather events. Over 600 tents have been deployed to Turkey, and some clothing to locations in Syria. ShelterBox is hoping to provide shelter for 30,000 people. Right now, over 1 million people have no housing as a result of the earthquake.
 
If you can, please consider giving to ShelterBox: https://www.shelterboxcanada.org/
Or our District's Turkey/Syria Disaster Response: https://raise.rotary.org/District7815/fundraiser
ShelterBox Earthquake Update Sally Holden 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

International Committee Wants You

story thumbnail
The International Committee is looking for some more folks to join the committee. The committee is working on exciting initiatives like a regional/international project group with other clubs. This should make it easier for clubs to lead impactful international projects. If you are interested, please reach out to Godfred Chongatera.
International Committee Wants You Godfred Chongatera 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

PALS - New Volunteers Needed

story thumbnail
PALS has some short-term volunteer opportunities coming up shortly. Students will be taking day trips starting in April, and volunteers are needed. Volunteers must complete a current criminal background check and vulnerable sector check to volunteer for PALS. If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more, don't hesitate to get in touch with Adrienne Malloy.
PALS - New Volunteers Needed Adrienne Malloy 2023-03-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Continues to Support Ukraine

story thumbnail
Last week marked one year of war in #Ukraine. Rotary continues to respond to the #humanitariancrisis in Ukraine. This week, member Valerie Bobyk reflected on the War during our #RotaryMinute.
Rotary Continues to Support Ukraine Valerie Bobyk 2023-03-01 04:00:00Z 0

Adventures in Citizenship: Applications Now Open

story thumbnail

We are excited to open applications to send a student to Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa this May. This is an amazing program, and there's more info about it below. Please share the information below with any students you know aged 16-18 - including your own kids!

Adventures in Citizenship: Applications Now Open Alexandra Russell 2023-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

Humans of Rotary - Stella Roy

story thumbnail

Stella is a physiotherapist, and she has been involved in Rotary for 27 years.

“Rotary is great a way to give back internationally and locally. Professionally, it was a big help. It gave me opportunities to travel. It’s given me leadership skills. I learned how to run meetings, how to present at meetings. I presented at conferences. I got this confidence from Rotary.

 

Humans of Rotary - Stella Roy Henk van Leeuwen 2023-02-23 04:00:00Z 0

Discover Halifax - Ross Jefferson

story thumbnail
We were very happy to hear from Ross Jefferson, CEO of Discover Halifax. Discover Halifax is a non-profit, membership-based, destination marketing and sales organization. They work in partnership with the Halifax Reginal Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, and participating industry members. You can watch the presentation from Ross here: https://youtu.be/ZAMeo83-OUs
Discover Halifax - Ross Jefferson 2023-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox - Earthquake Response

story thumbnail
The International Committee has responded to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. We will be giving $1,000 from our existing international budget to ShelterBox, who are on the ground now. Additionally, Rotary International has opened a disaster fund with money directed toward that disaster zone. We will also be giving $1,000 from our existing international budget to the disaster fund.
 
To give to ShelterBox, visit: https://www.shelterboxcanada.org/
To give to the Rotary International Disaster Fund, visit: https://my.rotary.org/en/donate
ShelterBox - Earthquake Response Sally Holden 2023-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

Mentorship Program Launch

story thumbnail
Mike Gibson and the membership committee have launched the Mentorship Program. While there will be more details shared later, each new member will be assigned a mentor to assist them through various activities and learn about Rotary. We are expecting some new members shortly.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Mike Gibson.
Mentorship Program Launch Mike Gibson 2023-02-17 04:00:00Z 0

RibFest Performance Clarification

story thumbnail
During the assembly, the financial results of RibFest were shared. At this point, our final number is around -$177. While this is disappointing, we have to clarify that this number is after we have donated to the various non-profit and charitable groups that participate in RibFest.
As part of our operations, we donated:
  • around $4,700 to DASC which they collected at the door
  • around $2,800 to the Boys and Girls Club they collected at the door
  • around $2,500 between two basketball teams that volunteered for waste management
  • around $200 to NSCC International Group who volunteered for waste management
  • around $3,000 to the first aid group
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley.
RibFest Performance Clarification Ashley Butt 2023-02-17 04:00:00Z 0
Andrew Macdonald - The Macdonald Notebook Valerie Bobyk 2023-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Babies Fundraiser **February Only**

story thumbnail
We are hosting a quick, fun February fundraiser called "Rotary Babies". You can enter with or without a baby picture. The winner will receive half the pot, and the Club will receive the other half.
 
Here is what you need to do:
Rotary Babies Fundraiser **February Only** Tom Paul 2023-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

The Buffet is BACK!

story thumbnail
Please try to contain your excitement, but the Westin buffet is BACK! Starting at our next meeting at the Westin (February 17th), we will offer the Westin Buffet for a special price of $25 (including tax and gratuity). This is a very special price EXCLUSIVE to our club. Usually, the buffet is $25 plus tax and gratuity.
 
We are discussing the final details with Westin and will share more soon. Please extend a thank you to Glenn and the Westin team, who have supported our Club for many years!
 
Ok, now you can celebrate like Micheal Scott...
The Buffet is BACK! 2023-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

Corporate Membership Survey

Current, former, and potential members are being asked to take a few moments to complete the corporate membership survey here: https://questionpro.com/t/ANw0oZwEkn
 
The survey is open until February 15, 2023, and is anonymous.
 
We received a very valid comment in the initial few days of the survey, which is worth sharing. A responder stated that they don't feel our club should have anything to do with corporate membership and that the survey is built in a way that does not provide an opportunity to object. They are correct about the survey.
Corporate Membership Survey 2023-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

Humans of Rotary - Clarke Paynter

story thumbnail
Clarke is a senior investment advisor with Manulife Securities and has been a member of  Rotary for nearly 30 years. He has served as President of (the former) Rotary Club of Halifax  Harbourside twice and has held many other leadership roles within the Rotary movement.

He’s also a long-time rally car enthusiast!
 
Humans of Rotary - Clarke Paynter Henk van Leeuwen 2023-02-01 04:00:00Z 0

Mayann Francis

We were very happy to welcome and hear from The Honourable Mayann Francis, the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Mayann spoke about her life, her time as the Lieutenant Governor, and her writings. Mayanna was the first Black Nova Scotian and the second woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. You can watch the whole meeting and see Mayann's talk here: https://youtu.be/ar4h6CPNYWk
Mayann Francis 2023-01-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Adventure Club

story thumbnail
The Rotary Clubs of Halifax Northwest, Yarmouth, and New Minus Sunrise are hosting a vacation draw called the Rotary Adventure Club. There are some amazing cash and vacation prizes! See all the details and buy your tickets here: https://rotaryadventureclub.ca/ With only 1000 tickets for sale and prizes being drawn every month, there are plenty of opportunities to win big!
Rotary Adventure Club Robert Power 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Friendship Exchange

story thumbnail
We are happy to share we have a group of local Rotarians heading to Oregon as part of the Rotary Friendship Exchange. The Rotarians will be away from May 19th to June 3. The biggest expense will be travel, but when folks get there, they will be housed by local Rotary members. There are some openings. Please reach out to Bob Power for more information. 
Friendship Exchange Robert Power 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Bridge Club Is A Go!

story thumbnail
After a pandemic hiatus, the Rotary Bridge Club is back up and running. While the group is mostly Rotarians, there are some non-Rotarians. The Bridge Club has been running for over 40 years now! If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact Bob Power.
Rotary Bridge Club Is A Go! Robert Power 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Breakfast Ordering

story thumbnail
We continue to look for ways to improve the breakfast ordering process. We have removed some areas of weakness in the process and are happy to see things working well in the background. As part of this streamlining, we will be phasing out payments, of any form, during meetings for members. If you order breakfast, it will be placed on your ClubRunner account, as well as the $5 fee for coffee and tea. We will still accept cash for guests and visitors or allow other members to cover the costs. This is still a work in progress, and we look forward to any feedback. 
Breakfast Ordering 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Meeting Tech Team

story thumbnail
We are looking for some volunteers to handle the tech (laptop, projector, speaker) setup every week. This team would coordinate with each other and ensure the tech is set up and ready for each meeting. If you are interested, please reach out to Jillian.
Meeting Tech Team 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Programs

story thumbnail
We have some FUN youth-oriented activities that we need some help with. We have an active youth program, including youth exchange, Interact clubs, and youth trips. If you are interesting in helping out or learning more, please reach out to Alex Russell.
Youth Programs Alexandra Russell 2023-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange Students

story thumbnail
We were very excited to see and hear from many youth exchange students at our Friday morning meeting. You watch the meeting here: https://youtu.be/e2L-buvj178
Rotary Exchange Students Alida Campbell 2023-01-20 04:00:00Z 0

Young At Heart

story thumbnail
We will meet with a group called Young At Heart (Rotarians who are young at heart or new to the club ). We are looking to do projects to help newcomers to our community. Please contact David Gosine if you want to get involved or have any ideas for projects. 
Young At Heart David Gosine 2023-01-20 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Update

story thumbnail
ShelterBox has confirmed we have raised over $1,400 from our last GivingTuesday campaign. We are sorry that some folks had some technical issues with the giving page online. Sally is working with ShelterBox on this issue. Please keep an eye out for a future fundraiser coming soon.
ShelterBox Update Sally Holden 2023-01-20 04:00:00Z 0

Programs and International Committees Wants You

story thumbnail
The Programs Committee, led by Alex Russell, and the International Committee, led by Godfred Chongatera, are looking for recruits. If you like FUN and giving back to the community, both committees would love you to join. Please reach out to Alex or Godfred for more information.
Programs and International Committees Wants You Godfred Chongatera 2023-01-20 04:00:00Z 0

Humans of Rotary - Ansha Greene

story thumbnail
Ansha has been a member of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour for 13 months. She works as an insurance broker, supporting commercial small business. She joined Rotary shortly after beginning her professional journey in the corporate world.
Humans of Rotary - Ansha Greene Henk van Leeuwen 2023-01-18 04:00:00Z 0

SCANS

story thumbnail
On Friday we heard from Mimi Little, a volunteer at the Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia, SCANS. This organization offered seniors learning opportunities in a large number of subjects taught by experts and current/former instructors and professors. Learn more here: https://www.thescans.org/
 
Watch the presentation and meeting here: https://youtu.be/8P-2SX4qH2M
SCANS 2023-01-13 04:00:00Z 0

Breakfast Order Updates

story thumbnail
We are still working with the Westin on some logistics, but we hope to offer the buffet at a future meeting. Non-dairy food options are also being added to our pre-order starting this coming Friday.
 
We are also working on some other updates and streamlining. Please keep an eye on your emails.
Breakfast Order Updates Tom Paul 2023-01-13 04:00:00Z 0

RLI Coming Soon

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be hosting online, level one, training sessions for three Tuesday starting January 17th. RLI is a three level program where members learn about Rotary and enjoy facilitated discussions about Rotary leadership, the Foundation, and other areas of Rotary. This is great for new Rotarians. Registration closes on Sunday, January 15. Please check your email or reach out to Ashley for more information.
RLI Coming Soon Ashley Butt 2023-01-13 04:00:00Z 0

Humans of Rotary - Alida Campbell

story thumbnail

Meet Alida Campbell, who has been involved with Rotary for 19 years. In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing you to Halifax Harbour Rotarians like Alida. She first became involved as a youth exchange student in 2005, when she went to Germany.

 

Humans of Rotary - Alida Campbell Henk van Leeuwen 2023-01-11 04:00:00Z 0

Enoch Became a Rotarian in Uganda

story thumbnail
Last week Chris Hornberger presented a cheque for $4,300 from the club to the Aninga Project to help ten students in Uganda. The club as been supporting the Aninga Project for several years.
 
Chris also provided a great update on Enoch Magala.
Enoch Became a Rotarian in Uganda Chris Hornberger 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Friendship Exchange

Bob Power is helping with the Rotary Friendship exchange and is happy to announce that a team from our District will be heading to Oregon in May. Our District has visitors from Oregon a couple of years ago.
 
The Rotary Friendship Exchange is between two districts and typically involves eight to 16 Rotarians. Local Rotarians volunteer to host the visitors in their homes and show them around the district for about two weeks. 
Rotary Friendship Exchange Robert Power 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Exchange Student Weekend

story thumbnail
Alida Campbell and her team have been preparing for the youth exchange weekend (January 19-22). This is where inbound (six) and outbound (eleven) students can get together for fun (and learning). We are planning a potluck for all the exchange students at Stephen's condo common room (aka Stephen's Rotary Party Room). Please let Alida know if you are interested in coming (or any of the activities) and meeting the exchange students.
 
The students will also be at our January 20th meeting for a presentation.
Exchange Student Weekend Alida Campbell 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Sandwich Volunteers Needed

story thumbnail
We are looking for volunteers to help with sandwich marking, supply shopping, and delivery to Joseph Howe Elementary School. Please check your email for volunteer sign-up forms. If you have any questions or want more details, please reach out to Lori Payne: loripayne0404@gmail.com
 
We provide 50 sandwiches each week to the school for the staff to distribute to students who need lunch. The sandwiches the students like are made of chicken salad or turkey/chicken deli meat. Each sandwich is cut in two, giving 100 portions to be distributed over the lunch hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The sandwiches can be dropped off at the school at 2557 Maynard St on Tuesday mornings between 830 and 11 am. Each time slot a volunteer signs up for is a commitment to make ten sandwiches.
Sandwich Volunteers Needed 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Action Teams Update

story thumbnail
This week at our morning meeting, we got an update from our Action Teams and general club business updates. You can watch the club meeting here.
Action Teams Update 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

In-person Breakfast Changes

story thumbnail
Does anyone remember the Westin buffet in pre-COVID times? We are talking to the Westin about the buffet breakfast option for future in-person meetings. Before COVID, members could order and pay for a light breakfast just before meetings started or take advantage of the buffet during a short break. We are still discussing the details and costs of what this may look like. Until we have more details, we will continue to offer a pre-order option every week we meet in person.
 
We are also looking into non-dairy options.
In-person Breakfast Changes 2023-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Hampers Delivered

story thumbnail
This past weekend we delivered forty #ChristmasHampers to needy families in Spryfield and Uniacke Square. Food Security is a problem in our community year-round, but we hope these food packages will make the holidays easier. A BIG thank you goes to Bob Power and his delivery elves (Diane, Gerry, Chris, Peter, Terry, Heather, Kelley, and Joel). We also want to thank our donors for donating food, money, and supplies. Shout out to Prescott Group for providing cakes at cost and Dylan's No Frills for providing the bags for the hampers!
Christmas Hampers Delivered 2022-12-23 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Kettles

story thumbnail
Last Monday, Rotarians volunteered at a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle at Halifax Shopping Centre! Thanks, everyone!
Christmas Kettles 2022-12-23 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulation, Luke MacDonald

story thumbnail
Our very own Luke MacDonald recently and very deservingly received the Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal! 👏👏👏
 
Luke is pictured here with MLA Lorelei Nicoll, his mom, Peggy, and daughter Bria.
Congratulation, Luke MacDonald 2022-12-19 04:00:00Z 0

Cash Draw Donors - Updated

story thumbnail
In past years the former Rotary Club of Halifax hosted the Vacation Draw and later the Cash Draw. The club decided not to complete the draw this year. Still, Bob Power has reached out to many former donors, and many have generously agreed to donate to the Charitable Trust (the charitable arm of our club). So far, over $1,600 have been donated! Thank you, Bob, and thank your generous donors!
 
If you know folks looking for a charitable giving opportunity, please reach out to any member of the Charitable Trust.
Cash Draw Donors - Updated Robert Power 2022-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

Field Trip Meeting Next Week

story thumbnail
This is a reminder that the December 23 meeting will be our last in 2022 will be happening at DASC. Please read the important information below if you plan to attend in person.
Field Trip Meeting Next Week Tom Paul 2022-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

PALS Looking for Volunteers

story thumbnail
PALS is up and running at Joesph Howe School. We already see remarkable results from the students and teachers. However, the school needs more one-off volunteers to help with small activities and field trips. Adrienne will share details on upcoming needs in January, and members are encouraged to consider volunteering. A criminal background check and vulnerable persons check will need to be conducted.
PALS Looking for Volunteers Adrienne Malloy 2022-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

#Giving Tuesday Thank You

story thumbnail
Thank you for your generosity this #GivingTuesday. In 2019 79.5 million people were forced from their homes due to violence and conflict. Additionally, millions more were displaced through floods, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Every ShelterBox brings hope and homes to families and communities. Your gift can make more of a difference than you will ever know.
 
To learn more about ShelterBox, visit shelterboxcanada.org
To learn more about GivingTuesday, visit givingtuesday.ca
#Giving Tuesday Thank You Tom Paul 2022-11-30 04:00:00Z 0

Beatles Fest Cancelled

story thumbnail
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Beatles Fest fundraising concert scheduled for Friday November 18th at Paul O'Regan Hall has been cancelled. We want to thank our generous sponsors - HaliPad Real Estate, Patterson Law, Burnside Law and SimplyCast, as well as all those who bought tickets.  Full refunds will be issued to all ticket purchasers. 
 
Nevertheless the work of Rotary continues. The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour will continue to raise funds and give of our time to critical programs in our community that make a difference every day. We will continue to find ways to provide much needed funds and resources to lift up those most in need in our community and beyond.  If you would like to donate your ticket purchase to Rotary, a charitable tax receipt for the full amount paid will be issued with gratitude. 
 
Please reply to dance@rotarybeatlesfest.ca and indicate if you wish to have your purchase refunded, or if you are donating the funds in exchange for a charitable tax receipt. Either way, we thank you for your support.
 
Yours in Rotary
The Rotary Beatles Fest Committee
Beatles Fest Cancelled 2022-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Update - Pakistan

story thumbnail
Our club has been a supporter of ShelterBox for many years. You can learn more and donate by visiting ShelterBoxCanada.org. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and other essential items to families who have lost their homes to disasters or conflict. Please see the update below regarding Pakistan:
 
Global disaster relief organization ShelterBox Canada announced today it is deploying an emergency team to Pakistan to respond to devastating flooding and determine what aid it will provide.
ShelterBox Update - Pakistan Sally Holden 2022-09-02 03:00:00Z 0

District Designated Funds (DDFs)

story thumbnail
Last week there was a question about the Rotary Foundation, District Designated Funds (DDFs) and how they work. When you donate to the Rotary Foundation, you can choose where your money goes. If choose Annual Fund-SHARE the funds are divided as follows:
  • 5% operational costs
  • 47.5% World Fund
  • 47.5% District Designated Fund (DDF)
Donations are invested in a three-year cycle. That means donations received this year will not be available for another three years. A district can ask for up to half of the DDF in district grants for local causes and programs. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.
District Designated Funds (DDFs) Ashley Butt 2022-09-02 03:00:00Z 0

Fringe Artist Les Kurkendaal-Barrett

story thumbnail
This week were delighted to have Les Kurkendaal-Barrett speak to our club about being a fringe artist, actor, and storyteller. Based in Los Angeles, California, Les is in town for the Halifax Fringe Festival with his show, The Real Black Swann, Confessions of America's First Black Drag Queen. It is about a former slave, William Dorsey Swann, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, becoming the queen of drag in the US and the first queer activist on record. Les talked about how little is known about William and the making of the show.
 
For more information on the Halifax Fringe Festival and tickets, visit: https://halifaxfringe.ca/
    Fringe Artist Les Kurkendaal-Barrett 2022-09-02 03:00:00Z 0

    Club Assembly & Social - September 28 @ 6PM

    Assemblies are an important time to talk about the club, our vision, and brainstorm ideas for the future. Assemblies are less about day-to-day business and more about club strategy. Potential members may find assemblies valuable and are welcome.
     
    Our next club assembly will be on September 28 @ 6PM at the Westin Nova Scotian Lunenburg Room. Everyone is invited to the Seaport Social (hotel bar) for an informal social opportunity following the assembly.
     
    This meeting will be in-person and on Zoom. If you plan to attend the assembly, please register. You can register and find more information here: https://rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca/event/club-assembly-2/
    Club Assembly & Social - September 28 @ 6PM 2022-09-02 03:00:00Z 0

    International Toast - Rotaract Club of Kabale Institute of Health Sciences

    story thumbnail
    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, we take the time to introduce and recognize Rotary Clubs from around the world. 

    This week we recognize the Rotaract Club of Kabale Institute of Health Sciences. Located in Southwestern Uganda, Kabale is a small city about the size of Thuro. What is interesting about Kabale is how they have one Rotary club but four Rotaract clubs. Rotaract clubs in Kabale are People of Action.
    International Toast - Rotaract Club of Kabale Institute of Health Sciences Alex Handyside 2022-08-26 03:00:00Z 0
    Rotaract Club of Halifax Update 2022-08-19 03:00:00Z 0

    Oksana Tjupa, President, Rotary Club of Kyiv Int'l

    story thumbnail
    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, we watched a pre-recorded meeting between Oksana Tjupa, President, Rotary Club of Kyiv Int'l and our district governor Harvey Bass. Our President, Jillian Gibson, shared some details on the district disaster response grant. In the early stages, only clubs in Ukraine and clubs that border Ukraine were eligible to apply for the immediate disaster response fund. The grant is now open globally. Our district has an opportunity to apply for a USD 25,000 grant that can be used locally to help displaced Ukrainians in our area. This grant is for the district, not a specific club. We also have the option to send the entire grant to a Rotary club in Ukraine. After a review of needs, the district has decided the best use for the funds would be to send the money to Ukraine. However, we can re-apply for the grant if there is an urgent need in our district. For added simplicity, our district is looking to combine with other districts to send a single large grant. Jillian will keep the club updated.
    Oksana Tjupa, President, Rotary Club of Kyiv Int'l 2022-08-19 03:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Bridge Club

    story thumbnail
    There has been a Rotary Bridge Club in the Halifax/Dartmouth area for 40-plus years. While COVID put a pause on the club, Bob Power is now attempting to restart it. If you are interested in playing bridge, please contact Bob Power.
    Rotary Bridge Club Robert Power 2022-08-19 03:00:00Z 0

    We Nominate Doug Logan!

    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, Louisa Horne made a motion that our club recommend our very own Doug Logan to be considered for this director role. This motion was overwhelmingly adopted!
    We Nominate Doug Logan! Louisa Horne 2022-08-19 03:00:00Z 0
    Rotaract Club of Halifax Fundraiser Tom Paul 2022-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

    BREW Fellowship

    story thumbnail
    During this week’s Friday breakfast meeting we were joined by Kevin Duguay of the Rotary Club of Peterborough. Kevin talked about the Rotary BREW Fellowship. BREW stands for Beer Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide. The goal of BREW is to create the largest fellowship in Rotary. An international community of Rotarians who share a love of beer. They also strive to support efforts and projects to bring clean water to those in thirst since water is the primary ingredient in beer.
     
    To learn more or become a member visit their website: https://www.rotarybrew.org/
    BREW Fellowship 2022-08-12 03:00:00Z 0

    What is “Every Rotarian, Every Year” All About?

    story thumbnail
    This initiative by the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation encourages “every Rotarian, every year” to:
     
    1. Participate in a Foundation program that is making a difference in the world
    2. Contribute to the Foundation’s Annual Fund at a sustainable amount
    What is “Every Rotarian, Every Year” All About? Ashley Butt 2022-08-06 03:00:00Z 0

    Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia - RRANS

    story thumbnail
    On August 5, 2022 the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia - RRANS joined our breakfast meeting to speak about their group. RRANS makes possible LGBTQI+ refugee resettlement and supports safer communities of belonging through advocacy, education, and sponsorship.
    Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia - RRANS 2022-08-05 03:00:00Z 0

    Calling All Speakers

    Do you have a great speaker who might want to speak with our club? Please send all speaker requests to speakers@rotaryhalifaxharbour.ca.
    Calling All Speakers 2022-08-05 03:00:00Z 0

    International Toast - Rotary Club of Mönchengladbach Gero

    story thumbnail
    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, we take the time to introduce and recognize Rotary Clubs from around the world. 

    This week we recognized the Rotary Club of Mönchengladbach Gero. Chartered in 2013, they are located in Mönchengladbach, Germany, 30 km west is the Dutch border and 30 km east of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital of Düsseldorf.
    International Toast - Rotary Club of Mönchengladbach Gero Ashley Butt 2022-08-05 03:00:00Z 0

    What is the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund?

    story thumbnail
    The Annual Fund is the primary source of unrestricted support for the programs of The Rotary Foundation. From digging clean water wells for villages in Africa to teaching basic literary skills to children in Latin America, during any given moment in a day, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that all contributions given to the Annual Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
    What is the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund? Ashley Butt 2022-08-05 03:00:00Z 0

    Looking for Action!

    story thumbnail
    We are Rotarians, and we are People of Action! This year we have grouped the different committees of our club into one of four "Action Teams". But what does this mean? We are using the Action Teams to organize the many things we do into distinct groupings for better clarity. One of the reasons we are doing this is to help members focus on areas of interest. For example, if you are a person who craves hands-on, on-the-ground volunteering, the "We Transform Communities" Action Team is for you! Within this Action Team, there are tons of opportunities to serve our local and international communities.
     
    Now it's time you join an Action Team!
    Looking for Action! 2022-07-29 03:00:00Z 0

    We Connect People

    story thumbnail
    During our July 29th Rotary Breakfast, Mike Gibson and Alexandra Russell shared details on the Action Team, We Connect People. The presentation covered:
    • membership
    • duty roster
    • Rotary programs
    We Connect People Jillian Gibson 2022-07-29 03:00:00Z 0

    International Toast - The Rotary Club of Rotonda

    story thumbnail
    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, we take the time to introduce and recognize Rotary Clubs from around the world. 

    This week we recognized the Rotary Club of Rotonda, Florida, District 6960. Located in Rotonda, Flordia, some of the things they do include collecting donated sneakers from the community for underprivileged kids for back-to-school, hosting Monopoly-style and Texas Holdem fundraisers, roadside clean-up, and helping clean local non-profit premises.
    International Toast - The Rotary Club of Rotonda Sally Holden 2022-07-29 03:00:00Z 0

    Recycling for End Polio Now

    story thumbnail
    Did you know your recycling can help end polio? Here's how:
    1. place refundable recyclables in a bag with the word "POLIO" on the side
    2. drop the bag at Tanner's Recycling (6393 Bayne St, Halifax) and tell them it's for polio
    It's that easy! All the money raised is sent to the Rotary Foundation End Polio Now Fund!
     
    Recycling for End Polio Now Adrienne Malloy 2022-07-29 03:00:00Z 0

    Peter Yurkiw

    story thumbnail
    It is with a heavy heart we share that Honorary Member Peter Yurkiw passed away on July 27, 2022. He was 102. Peter was an active member of the Rotary Club of Halifax for many years.
     
    His obituary can be seen here.
     
    Contributions in memory of Peter may be made to the Canadian Red Cross. https://www.redcross.ca/donate
    Peter Yurkiw 2022-07-27 03:00:00Z 0
    What are the objectives of the Rotary Foundation? Ashley Butt 2022-07-24 03:00:00Z 0

    We Fund Sustainable Projects

    story thumbnail
    During our July 22nd Rotary Breakfast, Ashley Butt and Derek Brett shared details on the Action Team, We Fund Sustainable Projects. The presentation covered:
    • fundraising
    • The Rotary Foundation
    • Charitable Trust
    We Fund Sustainable Projects Jillian Gibson 2022-07-22 03:00:00Z 0

    International Toast - Rotary Club San Francisco

    story thumbnail
    At our Friday morning breakfast meeting, we take the time to introduce and recognize Rotary Clubs from around the world. 
     
    This week we recognized the Rotary Club of San Francisco, district 5150. It is one of five clubs in the San Francisco area, and the second oldest club in the world. It was founded in 1908 to help the city after the great earthquake and fire of 1906. It has launched 4 clubs in its neighborhood and sponsored one of the first clubs overseas in Dublin.
    International Toast - Rotary Club San Francisco Valerie Bobyk 2022-07-22 03:00:00Z 0
    How did the Rotary Foundation get started? Ashley Butt 2022-07-17 03:00:00Z 0

    We Transform Communities

    story thumbnail
    During our July 15th Rotary Breakfast, Jane Spurr and Godfred Chongatera shared details on the Action Team, We Transform Communities. The presentation covered:
    • service grants
    • community volunteer service
    • peace builder club
    We Transform Communities Jillian Gibson 2022-07-15 03:00:00Z 0

    Fantasy Football Fundraiser

    story thumbnail
    Do you like raising money for The Foundation Polio Fund? (I know you do!)
    Do you like a bit of friendly rivalry? ( I think you do!)
    Do you like football? -even if you call it soccer? 😊
     
    The RC Preston Guild has run a private fantasy football league for many years , and as the English Premier League is about to start NOW is the chance for you to join the fun!
    Fantasy Football Fundraiser Sally Holden 2022-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

    Rotaract Club of Halifax Fundraisers

    story thumbnail
    The Rotaract Club of Halifax is hosting two fundraisers for Youth Exchange and local underprivileged children. The first is social media based fundraiser where the winner will walk away with $500. The second is a book sale @ Alderney Market Saturday July 16. 
    Rotaract Club of Halifax Fundraisers Tom Paul 2022-07-14 03:00:00Z 0

    We Create Opportunities

    story thumbnail
    During our July 8th Rotary Breakfast, our President, Jillian Gibson, shared details on the Action Team, We Create Opportunities. This team is make up of the club executive and will collaborate with Rotarians and community partners in:
    1. strengthening membership and service efforts
    2. increasing and safeguarding club assets
    3. enhancing Rotary’s image
    We Create Opportunities Jillian Gibson 2022-07-08 03:00:00Z 0

    Halifax Newcomer Choir

    story thumbnail
    Rachel Karoline of ISANS has formed a new singing group called the Halifax Newcomer Choir. They are looking for people, and you don't have to be a "singer"! If you like singing and like helping newcomers, this may be for you. This fun group spends its time both helping newcomers learn English and singing. They practice Tuesday evenings. If you are interested, please contact Louisa Horne for more information.
    Halifax Newcomer Choir Louisa Horne 2022-07-04 03:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Foundation Moment July 3, 2022

    story thumbnail
    "Our Foundation is characterized by efficient, continuous, and dynamic action. Every day of the year there is not an hour that goes by without a hand being extended by The Rotary Foundation to efficiently help, aid, construct, vaccinate, and even save lives."
     
    -Paulo Costa, 1990-1991 Past President of Rotary International
    Rotary Foundation Moment July 3, 2022 Ashley Butt 2022-07-03 03:00:00Z 0
    Day of Service Recognized 2022-07-02 03:00:00Z 0

    Happy New (Rotary) Year

    story thumbnail
    This Rotary year, let’s imagine the possibilities in the change we can make to transform our communities.  This is a special year… Our first female President of Rotary International – Jennifer Jones.  Her theme for the year is Imagine Rotary and she urges us to dream big and harness our connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality: “Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
    Happy New (Rotary) Year Jillian Gibson 2022-07-01 03:00:00Z 0
    Litter Clean-up - Rotary Day of Service Tom Paul 2022-06-05 03:00:00Z 0 DayOfService,PeopleOfAction,environment
    Mom's Day Brunch is BACK! Tom Paul 2022-04-25 03:00:00Z 0 momsdaybrunch
    Halifax Harbour honours the late Brian Burnell Tom Paul 2022-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
    Halifax Harbour names five Paul Harris Fellows Tom Paul 2022-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
    Bite Rotary for Youth March 31st 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z