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Fredericton North

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Fredericton Inn
1315 Regent St
Salon F
Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1
Canada

Phone:
(506) 206-7810
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....to support families of Nashwaaksis Memorial
 
The global pandemic might have closed New Brunswick schools, but the community around Fredericton's Nashwaaksis Elementary has stepped up to make sure the students who counted on meals provided at the school don't go hungry.
 
Before schools were closed March 13th, students in need were able to grab a bowl of cereal, some fresh fruit or a slice of toastwhen they got to class. And, once a week, the Fredericton North Rotary Club offered a hot breakfast. The Fredericton Community Kitchen provided lunch to those who needed it.
 
When the school closed, principal Alex Yaychuk took a poll of families to see if they were still looking for help.
 
"They said they'd like some help. So since the first week schools have been closed, we've been delivering food to those families,' he said.
 
Every Friday, Yaychuk and his vice-principal and MLA Stephen Horseman collect bags of groceries from the Fredericton Community Kitchen and they make the deliveries to 19 homes in the community.
 
Once other community partners heard about the efforts, they began making donations as well, he said.
 
"It's really snowballed into a beautiful community outreach effort for families."
 
Hundreds of dollars have been donated, he said. The Fredericton North Rotary Club has also been pitching in, running a weekly food drive from a member's garage. Instant Imprints, a business on Brookside Drive, donated $500 for grocery gift cards, and similar donation came in from the Atlantic Superstore on the city's north side, he said.
 
 Some employees from the City of Fredericton 911 dispatch centre collected money and then filled gift bags with pens, pencils, crayons, books, and craft supplies. And members of the Douglas Baptist Church have donated food and school supplies, said Yakchuk.
 
"Every week, these families, who most days struggle to put food on the table for their children, are now being supplied with all kinds of healthy foods, snacks, fruits, and bread. There's canned goods, and boxed goods. We've had egg donations, cheese donations. Just about everything you'd put on your grocery list," he said. 
 
"It's been one of the few bright spots over the course of the last few months." 
 
Alex Yaychuk
Acting Principal
Nashwaaksis Memorial Elementary
“Be the Best You Can Be”
Twitter: @MemorialNasis
#nashmoreroar
 
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Join us for World Immunization Week 2020 
 
 
World Immunization Week is Coming
As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.

Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. Since 1985, we’ve contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children from polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers will know which children received the vaccine. Today, only two countries continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Take action in three easy ways: 
  1. Raise awareness of vaccination and polio eradication efforts by painting your nails — or pinkie — purple, or customize our new End Polio Now artwork with your signature and words of support. Post your pictures on social media using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork. 
  2. Download Rotary’s World Immunization Week Toolkit to get graphics and sample social media posts. 
  3. Donate to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund. Your contribution will be tripled, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
 
 
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Thanks to members for all the food and gift card donations for this, the first week of our assisting families at Nashwaaksis Memorial.
Bonny will do the same next week. Boxes are put out Monday and Tuesday 8 to 8 at her address of 68 Waterford Lane (behind the Dairy Queen on Union St). Bonny has also forwarded what we were doing to friends and had some extra help from neighbours.  Feel Free to do the same .
Pick up Wednesdays by the school
 
I will check with Alex if after this week there are any changes in what we provide  
 
Please click on this link to see some of the food we have collected.  Please clink on the picture to hear the words from Alex Yaychuk - Acting Principal
 
 
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ALL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands, but this is no longer the norm.  
 
Everyone, stay IN and stay SAFE!
 
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February 6th Meeting
 
David Balmain Introduced Speaker;  Alan Sears UNB Prof & L’Arche F'ton Rep; Peter McLean L’Arche F'ton; Madeline Stick L’Arche F'ton; Don McKay FNRC President
 
Frostival Event with the Fredericton North Rotary 
 
Come join us for two more Saturday Nights (Jan 25th and Feb 1st) in Officers Square.
We are located near the skating rink from 6:00 to 7:30 pm., where you can enjoy some local musical talent performed fireside. We will be there with some hot chocolate generously donated by TIM HORTONS and some homemade cookies to help keep you warm.
 
Pictures below are from last freezing cold Saturday night, where you can see some of our members that were dishing out the hot chocolate and cookies to those brave enough to come out. 
 
 
 
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The Local Rotary Club are doing a Food Drive on Saturday January 18th 
 
We are collecting non perishable items and/or cash
 
Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated!
 
 
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About the Festival
October 17th | 6pm-9:00pm |
 
 
 
After a successful 2017 & 2018 events selling out, the Fredericton North Rotary Club in co-operation with local vendors, is hosting our 3rd Annual Chicken Wings and Craft Beer night on Thursday October 17th @ the Boyce Farmers Market in Fredericton. Come and enjoy the finest wings and craft brewers, wineries and food from Fredericton’s finest establishments while listening to local musicians.
Proceeds from the event go to support local ROTARY projects in the area.
 
    Tickets are $30.00 (in advance) and $40.00 (at the door)
 
 
This year’s event features local restaurants serving wings along with local craft beer, cider and wine producers serving samples of their product. A maximum of 400 tickets will be sold this year.
 
 
Tickets are available from Club members or order on line at https://www.rotarywingsandsuds.ca/tickets
 
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Here we grow again! Our club is the largest in the area and continues to grow. Yesterday we inducted two new members: Marieka Chaplin and Dawn Marie Gordon. Both bring vibrant new ideas and enthusiasm to our already active and fun club. President Moe and sponsors Bill and Elva participated. Pictured L-R: Bill Johnson, Marieka Chaplin, president Moe Arseneault, Dawn Marie Gordon, Elva Hawkins
 
 Last week the Fredericton North Rotary Club held their 2nd Annual Pig Roast summer social. Wonderful fellowship, delicious food, beautiful weather and the mighty Saint John River as our backdrop!
 
 
Dave Balmain mans the booth at the STU Fair
 
 

 

The Fredericton North Rotary Club is one of four Rotary clubs in Fredericton, the provincial capital of New Brunswick, Canada. It was chartered in October 1977 and currently has a membership of some 50 professional men and women from a variety of occupations.

An active and important participant in the strong community life of the city, the club is involved in many public service activities both local and international. For example, the club supports youth literacy, combats hunger, helps disadvantaged youth and the elderly, and eradicates polio.

Although we are serious in our endeavours, we are also determined to have fun at the same time. If you are interested in learning more about us and joining the more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world who are committed to the Rotary motto "Service Above Self", then check out this website and contact our executive secretary, Terry MacDonald at fnrc6339@gmail.com or phone 506-206-7810.

The club meets Thursdays at 12 noon at the Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent St., Fredericton. Tel: 506-455-1430.
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Saad, Leslie
 
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