December 2nd non-winner (ticket #2465) lost out on $2506.
Sackville Swim Club gets $635.
Club Information

Welcome to
the Rotary Club of Sackville

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Service Above Self

We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7:15 am at:
The Sackville Commons Co-op, 64 Main Street and the third Thursday of the month at 7:15 am at:
Joey's Pizza & Pasta Restaurant,16 York Street.
The second week, we have a volunteer (or other) event and the fourth week, we usually have a social evening.




NOTE: we have been experimenting with both times and locations, so check the Calendar to confirm the above and to see what we have scheduled for other days in the month.


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Club Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Sackville
P.O. Box 6331
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1G6
Gold Mine Winners
Charities for 2019
               Tantramar Heritage Trust Inc.             
                  Sackville Community Association                
               Tantramar Family Resource Centre             
         Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation    
Tantramar Regional High School
Sackville Middle School
Dorchester Consolidated School
   Port Elgin School
  Sackville Swim 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
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.
Rotary  joined with Ducks Unlimited and together we raised funds to support  important projects in our community. Our profits go to the club fund and their's support wetland projects. It was a fun evening and thanks to all for their time and energy. 
Its Sunday afternoon, it's 2pm, its hot and its humid!  What do Rotarians like to do?  Why golf, that’s what.  And so ,12 Rotarians and their guests (4) showed up for a fun golf tournament at the Sackville Golf and Country Club.  The event was organized by Wynn with assistance from Dianne (golf club relations).
Pictured are some of the members getting instructions on the rules of the tournament.
Wynn formed 4 teams of 4 who were challenged with naming their team.  The results were:
Meldrum Misfits        Rotary Woods           
Wynn Meldrum         Frank Oulton            
Sharon Meldrum      Dianne Oulton          
Wendy Meldrum       Darrell Harvey         
Bill Evans                 Marguerite Harvey    
Winners Without a Y           Adams Family
John Murchie                       George Woodburn
Gemey Kelly                         June Woodburn
Patricia Belliveau                 Wayne Harper
Edna Boland                        Sandy Harper
Clearly a lot of time was taken in the name choices.  The afternoon was perfect for golfing with little breeze and a lot of sun.  All participants survived with no injuries.  Sadly no one got a hole in one.  Closest to the pins of #5 and #7 were Frank and Dianne on #5 and Wynn and Marguerite on #7.
The shot of the day belonged to Dianne as she chipped in for and Eagle on the last hole.   The euphoria was short lived as hubby Frank suggested that she buy everyone in the club house a drink.  She did!
 Longest drive winners were Gemey Kelly for the ladies and Frank Oulton for the men. 
The final test was for the straightest drives with Sharon leading the ladies and Frank taking the men’s prize.
In the end, the Rotary Woods won the day with a 38 followed closely by the Meldrum Misfits with a 39.  The Adams Family ended up with a 40, while the Winners Without a Y shot a 41.  A couple of birdies and anyone could have won.
Wynn assured everyone that they would get a prize and they did.  Below is some of the highlights of the prize distribution.
Frank Oulton is shown accepting his prize for the men's longest drive and Wendy Meldrum accepts congratulations from daddy Wynn for finishing in second place
Left above, George accepts congrats from Wynn for his teams third place showing and Patricia represents the fourth place team.
Its Sunday afternoon, it's 4pm, its hot and its humid!  What do Rotarians like to do? Why volunteer.  David McKellar and Susan Fisher who came in only to pick up the pizzas and salads. A big Thanks you!
was held at Dianne and Frank’s on Thursday 21 June 2018,
with lots of
Guests:  Rotaract members Katy Dunning and Katherine Reiss (also Graeme)
After the meal President John presented the service awards for 2018:
5 Years:
10 Years:
15 Years:
Susan F 
20 Years:
30 Years:
Honorary member Marion
40 Years:
45 Years:  
Additional awards presented at the weekly meeting of June 28th
5 Years
Changing of the Guard:
President John briefly reviewed the past year. He hands over the club in good shape. He then welcomed incoming president Louise and handed over the president’s pin. On behalf of all present he expressed thanks to Dianne and Frank for hosting a great evening.
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.
Pam Harrison has been touring Portugal for the last few months.  Seeking a makeup she discovered the Rotary Club of Silves - an English speaking club.
Celebrating 25 years as a Rotary Club would always be a time of celebration. However, Silves Rotary Club decided, rather than celebrating with a dinner for Rotarians and friends, they would offer a celebration tea party to some of the most needy people in the Silves area.

Thursday March 29 1993 was the date on which RCS was chartered and this year members of Silves Rotary Club shared a great tea party with some of those registered with Casa do Povo (a charitable institution which RCS supports). The youngest attendee was just six days old and at the other end of the spectrum we welcomed octogenarians.

The event was made extra special with the attendance of our District Governor Afonso Malho, who officially welcomed  Mark Quinn, as their newest member.
Some of Silves Rotary Club members and District Governor Afonso (second from left). Isabel Flores holds the original charter awarded to RCS in 1993. 
DG Afonso with Chelsea Freckleton (Chiswick and Brentford Rotary Club), David Trubshaw (Past President RCS) and Richard Bailey (RCS Member). 
A happy family outing for some from Casa do Povo.
The second of our "alternative" weekly meetings occurred last Sunday (March 4th) when 26 club members and their families trekked to North East Nova Scotia for a sleigh ride in the bush.
Sue and David wait to board their wagon.  With the lack of snow, wagons were used instead of sleighs.
In the parking lot, Wayne discusses the state of the world's tensions while waiting to board his wagon.  
Sandy can be seen talking to the driver and Bill can be seen cuddling up to Dianne.
Arriving at the camp, Doug & Gayle Key and Dale check out the surroundings.
Once everyone was inside the building, the horses turned around for the journey home later on.
While it wasn't too cold, members enjoyed hot coffee once inside.  For a half hour or so the group mixed and mingled followed by the call to dinner.  The meal was scrumptious and included pancakes, sausage, beans, rolls, cake and cheesecake plus tea and coffee.  Some of us even managed a second plate.
Following the meal, some members went outside to enjoy fellowship around a roaring fire.  Still others stayed inside and played Left, Right & Center.  Josh and Stacey were the big winners.
Soon it was time to say goodbye and we began the trip down the hill.
Here Dale and Darrell are at the back of the line for their wagon.  By all accounts we all had a good time, the food was great and the fellowship even better.  
Rotarian Pam Harrison has ditched the bikini weather of Portugal to visit the Rotary Peace Conference now taking place in England.
Friday, her first day of the visit, she visited the 676-year-old Coventry Cathedral.  These images represent the only part of the Cathedral not bombed in WWII
The main historical fact is a stage where William Shakespeare performed 7 times.  Pam is standing in front of that stage with the Lord Mayor of Coventry.
Come Sunday, Pam attended the 90th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Stratford on Avon.  Shakespeare worshipped there and is buried inside.  Pam is seen with Club President Ian Reid.
Here she points to a plaque commemorating Shakespeare's grave.  Pam noted a highlight of the event was the singing of the Rotary Hymn, which was penned by our own Charlie Scobie.  Kinda brings a tear to one's eye!
In most cases, our weekly meeting speaker come to our meeting for their presentations.  This week we did the opposite.
Immediately after breakfast, members adjourned to Salem Elementary School and met in the school library.
Tammy introduced School Librarian Glenda Thornton who obviously loves making connections between books and children. Yes, although the internet is increasingly used as a source of information, children still read books!
The Librarian outlined what happens after our book donations are handed in to the school. The Dewey Decimal system is used for classification. Each book is identified by a bar code, and each pupil has a 10-digit number so everything is done by computer. New pupils are automatically entered into the system. The books are processed with the help of volunteers.  Every book is strengthened with adhesive transparent plastic. Each book is initially put on a display panel.
The school has about 370 pupils in 19 classes. Each class gets a half-hour Library period per week. Grades 2 to 4 browse the shelves themselves to select books; Kindergarten and Grade 1 pick from books laid out on tables for them. Books are taken out for one week at a time. The school has a Library Club so that pupils can help with basic library tasks.
One box of books illustrated what can happen to books at home: they get chewed by the dog, damaged by water, scribbled on, or just plain lost. One book lost at the end of December was discovered the following November: it had been put away in the box with the Christmas lights.
The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew are still popular, and so are Rocks, Dinosaurs, Star Wars and Lego.
The Librarian expressed thanks to Rotary for their book donation program.  Most needed at the moment are low-level French books, and books on First Nations (Canadian/local if possible).
Darrell expressed thanks for a most interesting and informative talk and noted that this was the one occasion when the speaker got to keep the book.
Glenda accepted from Stacey a Gold Mine cheque for $625 on behalf of Salem Elementary School.
December 2019

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