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The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover Meets On Mondays At Noon, Excluding Holidays, at The Castle Inn, 21 Brentwood Drive, Perth-Andover

With the help of young volunteers like Vincent Christensen, Perth-Andover Rotary Club auctioneer Mike Bolster sold quickly at the Nov. 4 annual fundraising Rotary Dinner and Auction. Mike Bolster was at the podium on Saturday evening, Nov. 4, for the annual Perth-Andover Rotary Club Auction and over the course of the evening the club raised about $11,400 for its various projects.
There were three auctions going on - the Silent Auction that made about $1,200 and whose sale items filled the adjoining room at the Perth-Andover Legion; the Carl Morrell Memorial Card Draw that made $1,080; and the main auction where residents opened up their wallets to help a good cause.
Every year the 19-member club, formed in 1981, proves that its motto 'Service Above Self" is an accurate one. Each of the paying dinner guests at the Legion were contributing to the long list of projects that the Rotary Club conducts each year. They range from helping with school breakfast programs to donations to the local food bank, to student exchanges and dozens of other local, national and international efforts.

District 7810 Governor Iris Sullivan (Chatham club) visited the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover on Monday, August 21st, 2017 to exchange ideas, goals, and information.


Members of the P-A Rotary Club received a sneak peak of the "Railcar Brewing Company" on July 24th. Brewmaster, Mitch Biggar, welcomed everyone to the new location and gave a tour of the nano-brewery, explaining in detail the process required to produce quality craft beer. The brewery will be opening its doors soon for business.

The annual joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Fort Fairfield and Perth-Andover was held at the AVCC on Thursday, June 15.  Following a delicious meal of steak and chicken, both clubs presented awards for perfect attendance and installed their new executives for the coming Rotary year.
The presidents of each club presented an impressive list of achievements attained over the past year. Rotarian Karen Titus received her 17th consecutive perfect attendance certificate and pin from President Marsha Lang. Pictured left are the executive board members and committee chairs for the next Rotary year. President Marsha Lang presented the gavel and the President's pin to incoming President, Louiselle St Amand. Incoming President Louiselle St. Amand presented a gift on behalf of the club to President Marsha Lang for her hard work and exemplary leadership during the past year. Thanks Marsha.  Under your leadership, we have become a better club.  A $100 donation was made to Rotary International's Annual Fund in Marsha's name. The final award of the night went to Rotary P-A's "Rotarian of the Year", Sharron Moffatt. A much deserved award.

On May 29th, Rotarians gathered at the Andover Elementary School for the annual maintenance of the flower gardens. A large number of Rotarians came out for the evening and as the saying goes.....many hands make light work! Another successful community project for the Club. 

Norm Green accepts his $10K winning cheque from the 2017 Rotary Cash draw held at the P-A Legion on April 28. Presenting Norm with his winnings are Rotary P-A President Marsha Lang (left) and Rhonda Kennedy, Rotary P-A Director.

A joint dinner meeting with the Florenceville Rotary club was held on Feb 20th at the Castle Inn. The Rotary Foundation Centennial was celebrated throughout the evening with a special cake in honour of the occasion.  In addition, a very informative presentation was made by Alyson Giberson and Kelly Beveridge  regarding their work with the "Eating Disorder Program". The P-A club has been a supporter of this program and this past year we received a District Matching Grant of $2,000 for the project. The new anti-polio fundraising campaign for the Perth-Andover club  was also announced by President, Marsha Lang. She explained the origin of the burlap "hot potato" initiative and presented the travelling potato to the Florenceville club. The goal of this project is to raise $365 per year for "Polio Plus".




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P-A Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to the Christmas Cheer Program this year. Marsha Lang, Rotary Club President, presented the donation to Shelley Snow, coordinator of the Christmas Cheer Program. 

On August 16th the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover held a 'Meet and Greet" at the Castle Inn for visiting exchange students. As part of the evening program, one P-A exchange student shared her amazing story and experience of living in France with a host family this summer. In addition, a second student from P-A enjoyed her exchange in Italy, during the month of July. As part of the Youth Exchange Program, students from France and Italy came to P-A for a three week visit. Rotary Club of Perth-Andover, Youth Exchange Program students 2017 ,L-R: Charlotte (France), Danielle (P-A), Teresa (Italy) and Bailey (P-A)

Rotarians visited the homeroom class of Mr. Tim MacVicar at Southern Victoria High School on Friday, December 2nd, to award the students with a pizza party lunch. Mr. MacVicar's class raised over $100 in this year's PolioPlus campaign - the highest amount raised by any class in the school. Congratulations & thank you!

The Perth Elks Lodge #362 recently honoured the Perth-Andover Rotary Club for their volunteerism.  This is the first time that the Elks Club has paid tribute to another service club for their volunteer work.  They expect to make it an annual event.   Two well-deserving members of the Rotary Club, Margaret Brooks and John Larsen, were awarded plaques in recognition of their exceptional volunteer activities in the club and in the community.  Dr. Louiselle St. Amand, incoming president of the club, spoke highly of both Rotarians and explained how they exemplified Rotary's motto "Service Above Self."  She briefly explained the history of the Rotary organization and our club. From left to right: Dr. Louiselle St. Amand, Margaret Brooks, John Larsen, Ron Hathaway, Exalted Ruler, Ron Gaunce, Member Director

On Saturday evening, March 25, the Perth-Andover Rotary Club honoured two members of the community and area as their latest Paul Harris Fellows. Two awards are bestowed each year on area residents who have gone far beyond the average in giving to their community. Rev. Michael Fredericks, pastor of the Perth-Andover Baptist Church, and retired teacher Doris Dickson of Carlingford received the honours at Perth Elks where caterer Carol Andersen of Bairdsville prepared a meal fit for royalty. Also pictured are Rotary District Governor, Virginia Joles and P-A Rotary President, Marsha Lang.

On Saturday, January 7th, Rotarians braved the cold weather (-27c) to take part in the annual "Christmas Tree Pickup". This community initiative has been supported by the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover for over 25 years. John Larsen and Malcolm Grant are busy loading trees that will be mulched in the spring and used in landscaping projects throughout the village.  A lovely lunch was served to all the participants. Karen Titus and Sharron Moffatt are seen taking a break from  kitchen detail.

Dr. Louiselle St. Amand, Treasurer of the P-A Rotary Club, presents a donation to Reta Kelley, Treasurer of the Victoria-Tobique Minor Hockey Association, for new hockey jerseys.

The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover
donated $2000 to the Upper River Valley Eating Disorder Program on Nov 28th. The focus of this initiative is to assist young people in managing eating disorders. Karen O'Regan, Facility Manager Hotel Dieu Hospital, Perth-Andover accepted the donation on behalf of the program coordinators, Allyson Giberson and Kelly Beveridge.

The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover presented Carol Godbout, School Community Co-ordinator for AES and PAMS, with 3 different donations on Nov 28th: $1000 for the breakfast and lunch programs at Perth Andover Middle School, $1000 for the breakfast program and clothing program at Andover Elementary and $300 for AES Christmas Dinner.

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