Fill-a-Truck Rotary Food Drive

 
The Rotary Clubs of Fredericton & the surrounding areas are having a FOOD DRIVE to benefit The GREENER VILLAGE & THE SALVATION ARMY & NASHWAAKSIS MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Healthy Snacks Program
WHEN :         Saturday  November 21st 2020
TIMES :          10:00am to 4:00pm
WHAT:           Non-Perishables / Gift Cards / Cheques from individuals or Businesses / Cash
WHERE:         Fredericton North Rotary Club will be in two (2) locations -   at the Fredericton Capital Exhibition Center Entrance off Smythe Street near the Atlantic Superstore and at the St John the Evangelist Anglican Church Parking lot on Main Street across from the Nashwaaksis Memorial Elementary School
                        The Fredericton Sunrise Rotary Club at the Fredericton Capital Exhibition Center Entrance just past Tim Hortons of heading down the hill (North direction) off Smythe Street
                        The Hanwell Rotary Club at the St James Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 1991 NB 640 Hanwell
                     
Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated!
 
 
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New Homes for our Feathered Friends

Nashwaak Watershed thanks all the volunteers for building 45 Bird Boxes and 5 Duck Boxes.  There are some songbird boxes available for pick-up by any club members who weren't able to attend and would like to have one for their property.
 
   
 
  
 
 
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Rotary Toastmasters Alliance

 
Riverside Toastmasters are hosting a special evening on Zoom this coming Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm to introduce and celebrate the Rotary-Toastmaster Alliance. Past, present and future Rotarians, Rotaract members, Toastmaster and friends are invited. 
 
We are so excited about the prospects this evening holds for both Rotary and Toastmasters in the Greater Fredericton area. We hope that you will be able to attend. Please RSVP to the riversidetoastmastersclub@gmail.com
 
Please find attached a post that can be shared on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and on other social media sites. We ask that you share it widely on both your club and personal platforms.. 
 
Your in the Alliance, 
Kathi 
 
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End Polio Now Tulip Campaign

 
 
 
Our Rotary District 7810 is again offering boxes of 25 tulip bulbs for sale to raise funds to support Rotary International in its goal to End Polio Now. Boxes of tulip bulbs are available to purchase for $25 each. Of this, $14 goes to fund the End Polio Now campaign.
 
Members may place orders immediately by emailing Terry MacDonald at: tmacd200@gmail.com. We are setting the deadline for orders from our club for Friday, July 17. The district will accept orders up to July 31, but they are limited in that they only have 1500 boxes for the entire district, so we want to get our order in early to ensure delivery.
 
Rotarians may order boxes to sell if they wish. The district has promotional material to help you with this. Or you may wish to purchase boxes for your personal use or donation. The district goal is to sell 1,500 boxes of End Polio Now Tulip bulbs, resulting in a profit of $21,000 ($14 per box).
 
All orders must be paid in full by July 31. Payment is to be made to our club. The club will place one order with the district on July 17 and pay for this order by July 31. The tulip bulbs will be delivered to the club in late September.
 
Should you have any questions please email me at: brianallandingle@gmail.com, or call me at: 506-471-1575. We will be reminding all members of this at our weekly meetings from now to July 16.
 
Thank you very much for supporting Rotary International in its efforts to End Polio Now.
 
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Canadian Rotarian's in Zones 28 and 32

 
Rotary Zones 28/32
 
 
 
 
 
Hello Canadian Rotarians in Zones 28 and 32,

I'm excited to share with you today an exceptional opportunity for your Rotaractors and young Rotarians. Please help us share and promote this program so all eligible Rotaractors and Rotarians can become aware, sign up and take advantage of the bursaries and volunteer opportunities.

The Rotary family has continued to innovate and create new solutions for our communities' most pressing challenges as we navigate difficult and unusual times. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created economic and social hurdles for all sectors of society. Post-secondary students and recent graduates are particularly vulnerable. The pandemic affects their studies, ability to graduate, finances and career opportunities. It affects youth in Rotary and their ability to donate their time and support our organization in carrying out our initiatives in the community.

In response, our zone, along with Rotaract Canada Multidistrict Information Organization, are partnering with the Canadian Federal Government in a program called Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG). Rotaract Canada is part of a select group of Canadian non-profits to participate in the initiative. Rotaractors and Rotarians currently in post-secondary, recently graduated or returning to school in the fall will be eligible for a grant of up to $5,000 towards education by volunteering in new and existing Rotary and Rotaract initiatives happening throughout the summer.

Participating Rotaractors and Rotarians can take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities with Rotaract Canada, including the 28 committee positions available, or existing local projects and activities in their own clubs. There is also an exciting opportunity for Rotarians and Rotaractors to connect, build stronger relationships by interviewing and writing stories on behalf of seniors, celebrate their lives and achievements and share their wisdom and knowledge through the creation of an intergenerational capsule of community stories.

This one-of-a-kind partnership between government, Rotary, and Rotaract is being led by a team of innovators including Rotaract Canada leadership and Dean Rohrs, past Rotary International vice president. Having just recently chartered as the newest MDIO in our region, Rotaract Canada is already showing the value of national-level Rotaract organization and setting new precedents for innovative partnerships for the benefit of Rotaractors and the communities they serve.

You can learn more at rotaractcanada.org/cssg. You can also download additional information and resources at these links:
 

We count on you to share this opportunity with your district and help those students access those grants so support their education.
 
 
 
Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director 2020-2022
valariew.rotaryzones2832@gmail.com
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The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention

 
Membership Minute
 
June 2020
Ideas for strengthening membership
 
The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention 
Rotary’s first online convention will be a great way to connect with members around the world. Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention is happening 20-26 June. You’ll find breakout sessions on new ways to engage members and be inspired by internationally known speakers during the general sessions. 

Several breakout sessions focus on engaging and attracting members. Plan to attend one or all of these: 

•    Using Virtual Tools to Engage Members, on 22 June
•    Grow Rotary Through New Club Types, on 23 June
•    Digital Trends of 2021: Using Tech to Engage Millennials, on 25 June
•    Engage Young Families With Service and Alternative Meetings, on 26 June

See the full list of breakout sessions and look again often for updates. We hope to see you online! 
 
 
 
 
How to stay connected when you can’t meet in person  
Whether it’s a club meeting, awards ceremony, or new member induction, you can still connect with and recognize your members even when meeting in person isn’t possible. 

Watch our recent webinar, Connect With the (Online) Rotary World, and learn how to set up online meetings, use social media to engage with members, and maintain fun traditions virtually. We asked for questions before the session and compiled a list of the ones asked most often, along with resources. You can download the FAQ from the Learning Center. (Signing in to My Rotary is required.) Or search for the webinar title. 

If you’re planning a virtual induction ceremony, have the new member induction video from RI President Mark Daniel Maloney ready to show. Look at the Meeting Online topic in the Learning Center for more ideas on how to connect virtually. 
 
A reminder about adding new members 
As club leaders prepare to complete their terms, remember that members added on or before 30 June will count as starting during the current Rotary year, 2019-20. Members added with 1 July effective dates will count toward the new Rotary year, 2020-21. Write to us at membershipdevelopment@rotary.org if you have questions. 
 
Share your story on Rotary Showcase
Rotary clubs around the world are responding to the coronavirus pandemic to help keep their communities safe and healthy. We know this because more than 1,000 service projects related to COVID-19 have been added to Rotary Showcase. Be inspired, connect with others, and add your own project.
Strengthening Rotary clubs during difficult times 
Jenny Stotts, membership chair of District 6690, suggests using resilience to strengthen Rotary clubs while we are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. From helping members maintain realistic and positive perspectives to planning service projects that help people feel a sense of purpose, read how Stotts fosters resilience among members to create stronger clubs.
 
 
 
How to host a virtual changeover ceremony
Changeover ceremonies are important events for clubs. It’s a chance to acknowledge the great work your club accomplished during the past Rotary year, welcome new leaders, and generate excitement for the coming year. Learn how you can host this important event online. Don’t miss out on having one! 
 
 
 
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Community rallies

....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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World Immunization Week, 24-30 April

 
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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Where are Food Gathered Goes

 
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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Fredericton North Rotary Club Meetings

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

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
 
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Fredericton North's presence at Frostival 

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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Wings & Suds Festival 2019

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

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
 
 
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
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Wings & Suds Festival 2018

Posted on Sep 04, 2018
About the Festival
October 11th | 6pm-9:30pm |
 
After a successful 2017 event with over 300 tickets sold, the Fredericton North Rotary Club in co-operation with local vendors, is hosting our 2nd Annual Chicken Wings and Craft Beer night on Thursday October 11th @ 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.
 
 
This year’s event features local restaurants serving wings (and possibly some new poultry dishes) 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 available from Club members or ordered on line at http://www.rotarywingsandsuds.ca/tickets
 
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2nd Annual Pig Roast

Posted on Aug 23, 2018
 
 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!
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STU Fair

Posted on Sep 21, 2017
 
 
Dave Balmain mans the booth at the STU Fair
 
 

 

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Fund Raiser - Test Drive a Lincoln

 
Test Drive a Lincoln is back again.
 
Fredericton North Rotary and Riverview Ford Lincoln have once again teamed up to raise funds for our Club's many Community Projects.
 
This event will be held on Saturday September 17th at Riverview Ford Lincoln and run from 9:00am until 2:00pm.  There will be FIVE vehicles available for each time slot.  Test drives will be about 10 minutes, followed by a short questionnaire.
 
People will donate about 30 minutes of their time, and Riverview Ford Lincoln will be donating $50.00 to Rotary.
 
One registered test drive per household address.
 
Fredericton North Rotarians will be asking people to sign up for this event.  If no one has asked you and you would like to participate, drop an email to fnrc6339@gmail.com
 
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Welcome to the official site of Fredericton North Rotary Club #6339, District 7810.

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.
Welcome to the official site of Fredericton North Rotary Club #6339, District 7810. Terry MacDonald 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Terry MacDonald

Welcome to our Rotary Club! 

Picture taken at Annual meeting June 25th, 2014

 

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