Douglas J. T. Hamm of Sackville N.B. died on January 31st, 2017. He was born in Lunenburg N.S. to the late J. Henry and Luetta G. Hamm.
Following graduation from Lunenburg Academy in 1939 Doug accepted a position with the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Bass River, N.S., transferring to Shelburne and Amherst, N.S. respectively. In 1941 he enlisted in the RCAF and following training in navigation he joined 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron at Lille Vendre-ville, France. Doug was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After the war Doug began a career with Atlantic Wholesalers Limited located in Sackville, NB. In 1962 he was appointed President, a position he held until his retirement in 1983.
A strong and proud supporter of his community, he contributed in many ways. As a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church he served as church warden, treasurer, vestryman and for 49 years as a member of the choir. He was a member of Branch 26, Royal Canadian Legion, Sackville Rotary Club, Kinsmen K40, and Sackville golf and curling clubs. He was past Master of Lebanon #28, Masonic Lodge and was awarded the William G. Quinn medallion in 2002 by Grand Lodge for dedicated service.
Doug supported the Sackville Memorial Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (N.B.) and was a former board member of the Victorian Order of Nurses, a past director of Atlantic Industries Limited and board member of Central Trust and Central Capital. In 1991, at Mount Allison University convocation ceremonies, he was presented the Board of Regents medal in recognition of his 18 years on the Executive Committee.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many trips fly fishing for salmon on the Southwest Miramichi. He was also an amateur artist and did many oil paintings of scenes on the Tantramar Marsh; actively enjoyed his many years as a member of the Sackville Golf and Curling Clubs; but most of all loved his time spent at the family cottage in Murray Corner where he indulged his passion for early morning swims in the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait.
Doug was a longtime Active Member and Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Sackville.
Mount Allison’s Rotaract Club is putting on a chilli cook off on February 18th from 6pm-8pm as part of the Sackville Winter Carnival. The event will be located at the Bill Johnstone pavilion and $5.00 will get you any 3 cups of chilli of your choosing. After enjoying the chilli’s, you will be able to vote for your favourite chilli of the night. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards purchasing school supplies for Syrian Refugee children expected in Sackville. Do you have a chilli recipe you would like to enter? If so please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Pam Harrison was in Toronto recently, on her way to 4 months in the sun. As luck would have it she was staying in Toronto at a hotel that is hosting Syrian refugees, maybe 200 or more. Yesterday morning these two refugee children saw snow for the first time. They just didn't know what it was! So cute to see their reaction.
The family of four was leaving to meet their host family in St Johns, NL. They were very well dressed and very excited. He showed me his paper work because they did not speak English. They would take a shuttle to the airport and Fly Air Canada to NL.
This the first of many adventures that this family will encounter in Canada. Just landing in the season's biggest snow storm would be their first.
He presents his positive business story and the affirmative attributes of hiring disabled employees. He is deaf so understands disabilities. (82 presentation in 2014)
Mark not only meets all the criteria for the Champion’s League awards but meets the highest standards of business excellence when it comes to creating a truly inclusive workforce in his business.
Mark opened his first Tim Hortons location in the fall of 1995 and shortly thereafter hired his first employee who has an intellectual disability. Since then, Mark and his wife Valarie have employed and/or provided job placements for almost 50 people who have a disability. They currently employ 14 people who have a disability in various positions in their 7 stores and are always looking for opportunities to include people who have a disability in their business. And yes, 15 years later, that first employee is still with them.
Clearly Mark leads ‘by example’ in his actions and in his business.
In recent years Mark has demonstrated significant leadership with the Tim Hortons parent corporation TDL, urging them, as a corporation, to do more. In early 2009, Mark persuaded TDL to launch a franchise-wide educational program about the merits of including people who have a disability in the workforce. This included a multi-page educational piece that was launched on TDL’s internal franchise portal and repeated on several occasions showcasing the merits of including people who have a disability in Tim Horton’s locations, responding to FAQs and ‘how to get started’ information. In addition Mark has delivered personal presentations on including people who have a disability in the workplace at several of TDL’s regional owners meetings in Ontario.
Mark has also been the lead ‘Champion’ of the Rotary at Work initiative in Ontario. Mark dedicates countless volunteer hours to traveling around Ontario making public awareness presentations to Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarians, urging them to consider hiring people who have a disability and, in turn, to assist in Championing this cause. This effort has resulted in 88 people who have a disability being hired in the past two years with only 2 days per week of paid staff support.
Mark is also an active member of JOIN’s Business Leadership Network in Toronto.
Clearly this is another Rotarian making a difference in the world in which we live.
The Story Behind July 1
A star is often a guide as we travel toward a journey, our journey to eliminate POLIO. The colours are those of Polio Plus!!
Symbols of our geography such as sailing, lighthouses, agriculture, star gazing and green for our land and blue for our sky and water
-Jean Coutu Pharmacy
-Middle Sackville Variety
-Rose’s Your Independent Grocer
-Gitpu Tobacco and Gas – Dorchester
Here Ken and Pam display the $300 + raised at Thursday's meeting. That will go a long way to outfitting school children with much needed school supplies. A big thank you to all Club members.
Rotary Youth Exchange students Bente Van Ingen from Holland and Margot Barbotin from France await a ride to school after a recent Rotary meeting. The girls who attend every weekly meeting have been an absolute delight and a friend of all the members. They are not shy about helping in our fundraising events as well.
Anne Murray grew up in the small Nova Scotia coal mining town of Springhill, far, far away from the glitter and glamour of Hollywood. Yet her breathtaking flight to fame has made Anne Murray a household name in entertainment capitals of the world, and she has amassed more musical awards and accolades than almost any female singer in history.
The Anne Murray Centre showcases the incredible life and times of Springhill's internationally acclaimed songstress Anne Murray. Step into the remarkable story of this Canadian icon and take an intimate look at her humble beginnings, flight to fame, and enduring contributions to the world of music.
Pictured is Rotarian Pam Harrison with Anne at the 25th Anniversary celebration.
The Anne Murray Centre is a non-profit organization and is a registered Canadian charity. All of the revenue generated from the operation of the Centre is used to provide employment for local people and for the ongoing maintenance of the Centre
The original initiative for the Anne Murray Centre came from volunteer members of the Springhill Industrial Commission and the Cumberland Regional Development Authority. They envisaged such a Centre as a catalyst to stimulate the economy of the community, and promote awareness of the music of Nova Scotia and Canada through the public presentation of Anne Murray’s life and career achievements.
The Anne Murray Centre has fulfilled Anne's wish to contribute in a unique manner to her hometown, which has suffered through two mine disasters and two devastating fires since 1956. Anne’s mother Marion kept several personal artifacts and CBC contributed to the professional items.
Since opening its doors in July of 1989, the Anne Murray Centre has welcomed more than 400,000 visitors from around the world
The Royal Union Flag, which is also the flag of the United Kingdom, was used as the official flag of Canada until 1965. Various designs of the Canadian Red Ensign were used between 1868 and 1965 but Canada’s Parliament never officially adopted them. The National Flag of Canada’s current design results from a period of discussion, debate and political maneuvering in the early 1960s.
Dr. George F.G. Stanley designed the current flag, which is inspired by the Royal Military College of Canada’s flag. The multi-party parliamentary committee formed to select a new flag unanimously chose the design on October 29, 1964. The House of Commons passed the design on December 15, 1964. Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed the new flag on January 28, 1965, and it was inaugurated onin the same year.
In the picture below, you can see George sitting with his wife Ruth, after a Rotary meeting on March 16, 2000. The picture was taken at our meeting place at the time - The Drew Nursing Home.
Sitting front row - left to right:
Nancy Gilbert, Ralph Howe, * Pam Harrison, Dr. George Stanley, Ruth Stanley, Elaine Smith and Barbara Campbell
Standing back row - left to right:
* Frank Chisholm, Virgil Hammock, Jim Purdy, *Charlie Scobie, Joe Atkinson, Robert Milton, *George Woodburn, Joyce Chua (RYE Student) *Ove Samuelsen, Muriel Stirling, *Wayne Harper, Rick Ayer, and Ron Corbett.
* = Current Members as of February 2014