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.
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.
of the P-A Rotary Club received a sneak peak of the "Railcar Brewing
Company" on July 24th. Brewmaster,
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.
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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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.
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.