Rotary Gold Mine Suspended
The weekly Rotary Gold Mine is temporarily suspended effective Monday, March 16th. This is being done in order to follow public health recommendations regarding social distancing and avoiding unnecessary meetings of our vulnerable volunteers. As a result there will be a be a delay in announcing the latest winner. Sackville Rotary will use money raised from the Gold Mine immediately in the community to help those impacted by the pandemic. The Rotary Gold Mine will resume when circumstances improve. Thank you for your patience and understanding.   -- Rotary Club of Sackville
UPDATE: March 16th winner, Doug Simpson (#2902), won $1187 and Sackville Early Music got $593.50.
Club Information

Welcome to
the Rotary Club of Sackville

Club Information Image

Service Above Self


During the current pandemic restrictions all in-person club meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Duty Roster
Venue Map
Club Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Sackville
P.O. Box 6331
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1G6
Gold Mine Winners
Charities for 2020
               Tantramar Heritage Trust Inc.             
                  Sackville Refugee Response Coalition               
               Food for Thought             
         Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation    
Tantramar Regional High School
Marshview Middle School
Dorchester Consolidated School
   Cape Jourimain
  Sackville Skating Club
  Open Sky Cooperative
   Sackville Early Music Festival
     Salem Elementary School
Sackville Assistance Centre (Food Bank) 
Places to Play
 Middle Sackville Variety
Sackville ESSO
Patterson's Family Restaurant
Ultramar Gas Bar
Rose's Independent Grocer
Jean Coutu
Guardian Drugs
Gitpu Gas Bar
Saturday, January 18th, seven Rotarians (Pat B.,Trish, Lesley, Bill, Marit, David and Sue F.) along with three   Rotaractors (Graeme, Nick and Caitlyn) crossed the border to assist Autumn House raise funds at their annual auction.  By all accounts the evening was a success.  Our Club contributed financially as a Gold Sponsor, a fact acknowledged on a banner.  Trish is shown with cheque-book out, a dangerous act according to hubby Bruce.
Autumn House offers services to women who have been abused by an intimate partner (husband, boyfriend, common-law spouse, same sex partner).  They provide shelter, counselling and community support services for women and their children.
The Rotary Club of Sackville is proud to be able to support Autumn House. 
The weather gods couldn’t have treated us any better as they gave us the perfect weather for our Annual Lobster Party.  Continuing the tradition of past years, 23 Sackville and Port Elgin Rotarians and their guests met at Sue Purdy’s cottage for Rotary’s Annual Lobster Party.  Judging by the camaraderie of the participants, fun was the optimum word.
  The highlight of the afternoon was the Washer Toss Tournament, where organizer George and his partner Ove defended last year's championship.  Alas, it was not to be!   While they were in the final, our newest Rotarian-to-be, Chris Fierella and his wife Alex took home all the hardware.      Chris here displays his winning form.  Other highlights of the serious opening round show Rotarians showing no mercy on their opponents.
For those who did not enter the contest, serious discussions were taking place around the oval table.  
As the afternoon wound down, the reason everyone came was put on display.  A hungry Shayne led the procession to the food table.
By 8:00 pm, the party ended and in typical Rotarian manner, the cleanup took no time at all.  We can report, however, most Rotarians left with full bellies.
Thanks, must go to Sue for allowing us to take over her cottage for the afternoon.  Us steak guys couldn’t have been happier as Doug grilled a mean steak, cooked to perfection.  The rest of the committee, Sandy, Bill and George all pitched in to make this a complete success, not only for the meal, but for the Tournament as well.
On Saturday, February 1st, the 28th annual Curl for Cancer Bonspiel was held at the Sackville Curling Club.  Thirty teams showed up and as usual, the Rotary Club was represented with a team.  While they did win both of their games, they were not the big winner.  That honor went to a team from Toronto.  In the grand scheme of things though, Cancer was the big winner, raising almost $16,000.
the club was represented by Dianne Oulton (skip), Dale Creelman (Vice), Susan Fisher (2nd) and Jamie Smith (lead).  The team raised  almost a thousand dollars.
By all accounts the Rotary Games night held on Friday February 1st was a resounding success.  20 + Rotarians, their families and Rotaracters showed up to play a variety of games.    Some enjoyed the evening more that others.
Rob was unbeatable in Left, Centre, Right as he won two straight games.  The ultimate happiness must go to       Lesley as she won not once, but two times during the night.    The big win was for the weekly 50-50, this week worth over $300.  Looking fo the Queen of Spades, that is exactly what she drew, ending weeks of unsuccessful drawings.  If that were not enough, she won a bonus draw that Patricia orchestrated to aid her next trip to South Africa.  Where there are winners, there is usually losers.      In this department, Sandy failed to draw the Ace of Spades in the new 50-50 weekly draw and Mariah was faced with pizza which is not on her diet.
As for the games the following pictures show the various games and activities contributing to a fun evening.
The evening concluded with the Rotaract Club presenting our club with a cheque for $200 + resulting from a cookie sale.  President Louise is shown accepting the cheque.    
December 7, 2018 was notable in more than one way.  It was the 78th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was one day before George's BIG birthday and it was the 2018 edition of our annual Christmas Party.    This years party was held at St. Annes Hall, on a cold and blustery night.  The highlight of the evening was the meal prepared by all members.  This photo shows what remains of the buffet table after members went through the line.  
Eating wasn't the only thing going on during the evening though!   During the week, Pam indicated that a new Rotarian from Moncton was collecting good used purses which she was going to fill with soap, shampoo, a tooth brush, toothpaste and other lady items for distribution to needy women in Moncton.      As can be seen by the picture, members stepped up and donated over 20 purses, which Pam planned to deliver to Moncton the next day.   Continuing the Christmas spirit, members open up their wallets to support the Rotary Club of Port Elgin in it's Christmas basket, the proceeds of which went to support the Imagination Library in Port Elgin.  The basket was lovely and as can be seen from the list of contents, very full with much needed items.      The evening was capped off with Santa's Elf (Patricia) distributing chocolate goodies to each table.  It was a great start to the Holiday season.
Photographer: Sandy
The 2018 in-house Paul Harris Evening was held at Cranewood on April 26.
The gathering was ably chaired by Susan F.
President John, sporting a stand-out tie, welcomed everyone, and extended a special thanks to RF Chair David for organizing the event.
David introduced the presentation of three Paul Harris Fellows, recognized by the club for their outstanding service. Two of the three were a surprise ! The recipients were duly pinned by PDG Pat. Here are our latest Paul Harris Fellows:
Gayle, introduced by Susan
Edna, introduced by Bill.
Josh, introduced by John.
Charlie introduced PDG Pat who was recognized as a Major Donor (contribution of $10,000 or more to the RF).  She is also a member of the Paul Harris Society (whose members have pledged to contribute $1,000 per year to the RF). 
A special message of appreciation from the Trustees of the RF was read, then President John presented a pin and pendant and a special crystal inscribed with Pat's name. 
Three multiple Paul Harris Fellows were then recognized, with PDG Pat doing the honours:
Dianne (PHF + 4)
David (PHF + 4)
John (PHF + 1)
David announced the award of 100 RF Recognition Points to some of the newer members of the club, as a way of encouraging them to begin contributing to the Foundation.
David made the presentation to Tammy.   Some other new members were unable to attend.
The evening concluded with the traditional group photo of all Paul Harris Fellows present :
Most of those present waited for a time of fellowship.
To coin a phrase, a good time was had by all.
April 2020

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Contact Us
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required
Social Media
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn
Our Website Sponsors
Meet Our Current Directors
Vice President
Past President
Service Projects Chair / Director
Youth and Vocational Services Chair / Director
Rotaract Liaison / Director
Public Image Chair / Director
Membership Chair / Director
Foundation Chair / Director
Club Services Chair / Director
Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International

Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary

Rotary clubs help fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Members use ingenuity, flexibility to help people affected by coronavirus and to stay connected

Sarah Parcak and the secrets of the satellites

Inspired in part by Indiana Jones, space archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses futuristic airborne technology to unearth the treasures of the past.

The Plastic Trap

How do we escape our tangled relationship with a throwaway culture? Rotarians are pointing the way.


Since 2015, more than 4 million people have fled an economically devastated Venezuela. Tracking the stories of three who left puts faces on that staggering statistic.