Rotary Club of Sackville Bulletin March 28, 2019
  ChairDianne chaired this morning’s meeting and happily informed the club that today is National Weed Appreciation Day.  Dandelion wine, anyone?
    Guests: Christine and Dylan Cormier, Elise Vaillancourt, Andrew Moreira, Edith Knockwood and her daughter Rebecca.
Visiting Rotarians:  Colin Robertson, Oxford Spires Rotaract Club
     Cheque Presentation: Edith Knockwood was the happy recipient of a Goldmine rollover cheque in the amount of $2,637.00.  Joining the money-receiving frey was Shawn Bostick, representing The Sackville early Music Festival ($641).  
Birthdays: Happy Birthday Wayne (Mar 31st) and MANY more!
Next Week’s Meeting:  will be a Club Admin meeting
Rotary Hours:  The Spring Bash committee met last night.  The sign-up sheet for event duties will be passed around this meeting.
50/50 Draw:  Our Rhodes Scholar Rotaractor, Colin, had luck on his side as he drew the Ace of Spades and won the pot of $66.  Congrats! 
Happy Toonies: Dianne is delighted to have their 8-month-old granddaughter visiting but always sad to see her go……George put a song in this writer’s heart by reminding us that today is the first day of the baseball season.  Go Smokey! ……. Sue F thoroughly enjoyed last Thursday’s wine and cheese event for the Rotaractors…...Gayle reminds us of the bartending gig at the Rod & Gun Club dinner this Saturday.  On tap (!) are Darrell, Dale, Bill, Erin, Morgan, Jamie, Lesley and Gayle.
Committee Reports:
Youth Services: Sue needs volunteer subs for three Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 at the high school for the Food for Thought program.
Club Admin: The flags will be moved to the storage unit to be used for special events.
President’s Time:  Louise discussed details of the Spring Bash and thanked Re/Max (Gold sponsor) and Guardian (Silver sponsor).
Upcoming Meetings:
Club Admin will meet on April 3rd at Gayle’s house.
Speaker:  Bill introduced Andrew Moreira, from Stillwater, Maine now the Bell Scholarship recipient at Mount Allison studying math and physics.  Andrew described the Student Refugee Program at Mount Allison, a chapter of World University Services Canada.  SRP combines refugee resettlement with opportunities for higher education.  Since 1978, 1800 young refugees have been served through WUSC.  The SRP program is funded through a student levy and partnerships with the community and service organizations.  For more info:
    George thanked Andrew with a card and pen and the presentation of a book in Andrew’s name to be donated to a local library.
The meeting concluded with recitation of the 4-way test.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Joey's - Annual General Meeting
Joey's Bar & Grill
Dec 19, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting - canceled
Dec 26, 2019
Club Meeting - cancelled
Jan 02, 2020
Club Admin Committee Meeting
Edna's House
Jan 08, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting - Sackville Commons
Sackville Commons
Jan 09, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Food for Thought
Tantramar High School
Jan 09, 2020 1:00 PM
Sackville 2020 Fun Day - Providing Lunch
Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre
Jan 27, 2020
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Club Meeting Breakfast - Sackville Commons
Feb 06, 2020 7:15 AM
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