Posted by Jillian Gibson on Jun 23, 2023
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.

President Jillian Gibson

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. 
From each of our “Action Teams”, I selected one non-board member who stood out for their exceptional Service Above Self:
  • We Create Opportunities – Chris Hornberger for her work with the Strategic Planning Committee
  • We Connect People – Nadera Buffett for her role in bringing Youth Exchange back to our club after COVID.
  • We Transform Communities – Stephen Beaufoy for his steadfast passion for International Service
  • We Fund Sustainable Projects – Gerri Pierce for his oh-so-important work with Ribfest
As a token of appreciation to the Board members, I had some fun with these awards (each given with a fun candy!)
  • Henk van Leeuwen:  Storyteller Award – for telling the Rotary story through our members’ actions in such a compassionate, caring way 
  • Alexander Russell:  Connector Award – for keeping the many programs of Rotary connected to us in a meaningful way
  • Dave Kowlessar:  Comeback Award – having been a member in the past, Dave rejoined the club and hit the ground running with his stellar leadership
  • Lori Payne:  Versatility Award – best known for her work with Joseph Howe School, when a need arose, Lori stepped into the role of Treasurer
  • Tom Paul:  Innovator Award – for challenging the status quo and constantly finding ways to improve efficiency, Tom’s work gives members more time for action
  • Mike Gibson:  Family of Rotary Award – for leading the district in membership recruitment and for his genuine care and concern for our members
  • Godfred Chongaterra:  Peacemaker Award – for his work locally and internationally towards peace and understanding 
  • Ashley Butt:  True Rotarian Award – A special recognition given by Clubs around the world for those who demonstrate a true Rotary spirit
Many thanks to every member of the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour.  We are People of Action!  
Yours in Rotary,
Jillian Gibson
Club President 

We Create Opportunities - Treasurer Report


We Create Opportunites - Secretary Report

See the full Secrtary report here.

We Create Opportunites - Public Image Report


We Connect People - Membership Report


We Connect People - Youth Programs Report


We Connect People - Local Programs Report


We Connect People - International Programs Report

See the full International Committee report here

We Fund Sustainable Projects - Foundation/Fundraising Report

Rotary Foundation Giving Stats 2022/23 Rotary Year
  • Members who gave to the Foundation - 23 (45%)
  • Every Rotarian, Every Year - 22 (43%)
  • Sustaining Members - 22 (43%)
  • Paul Harris Society Eligible Members - 3 (6%)
  • Annual Giving Per Capital - $140.33
  • Average Annual Giving - $219.53

Strategic Plan Update

UPDATE: The strategic plan for the club was shared with the club in the Fall of 2023. See the Strategic Plan here.