July 2018 - Rotary exchange students Lotta (left) from Finland and Madison Hamilton (P-A). Both girls had 3-week exchanges in their home countries. A meet and greet, attended by several Rotarians and outgoing long-term exchange student, Braydon Bolster, was held at The Castle Inn on July 11th. Both girls enjoyed their experiences very much.
Rotary exchange students Letizia (left) from Italy and Olivia McCarthy (P-A) along with a number of Rotarians were hosted by John and Marsha Lang on July 30th. Both young ladies had very positive comments about their 3-week exchange in each other's countries.
June 2018 - On Wednesday, June 20th, the annual joint meeting of Perth-Andover and Fort Fairfield Rotary clubs was held at AVCC. Each President recognized their club's accomplishments for the past year and awarded certificates/special mentions to several members for their contributions and support over the 2017-2018 year. A lovely evening of fellowship was enjoyed by all Rotarians and guests. Pictured are the 2018-2019 executive officers and directors for the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover.
June 2018 - In support of RI President Ian Risley's efforts to combat climate change, he asked each Rotarian in the world to plant one tree, to help make a difference . Pictured is club member Marsha Lang, with her contribution to President Ian's, "Plant a Tree Campaign". Several other Rotarians from our club planted seedlings in support of this initiative as well.
June 2018 - On June 11th, Rotary members gathered at the local community garden to prepare flower beds for the annual spring planting. This coming fall, members will return in order to plant "purple crocus bulbs" in recognition and support of Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio in the world. Rotary's "Polio Plus" campaign is the main source of fundraising to help with these ongoing efforts!
May 2018 - Another successful Rotary Cash Draw was held at the P-A Legion on Friday May 4. Picture on the left shows Rotarians working "control central" while on the right it's members of the P-A Rotary club with 2 of the grand prize winners, Sharon Christensen and Alta Street.
April 2018 - The Early Bird Cash Draw was held at the Railcar Brewing Company, Perth-Andover on April 25th. Mitch Biggar drew the first ticket from the drum with Rotarians Marsha Lang and John Larsen overseeing the event. A fun evening was enjoyed by all!
March 2018 - Rotary District Governor Iris Sullivan, left, reads from the Paul Harris certificate about to be presented to Reta Kelley, who has worked tirelessly for Perth-Andover area sports and has done other volunteer work for many years. The certificate, the highest presented by Rotary International, goes to those who have contributed greatly to their communities. Marianne Bell, centre right, grins as she receives the 2018 Perth-Andover Rotary Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate. The ceremony took place Saturday evening at Perth Elks, after the annual dinner catered by Carol Andersen and crew. At left of the photo is Perth-Andover Rotary Club president Dr. Louiselle St. Amand, and at right is Rotary District Governor Iris Sullivan.
January 2018- On Saturday, January 6th, the P-A Rotary club started the new year with the “Annual Christmas tree pickup”. The subzero weather did not deter ten club members and one community volunteer from braving the elements! Approximately 33 trees were collected throughout the morning, with some being dug out of massive snowdrifts! A delicious lunch of homemade soup and rolls was enjoyed by everyone following the tree collection. The P-A Rotary club has been supporting this community initiative for over 30 years.
December 2017 - School students from Perth-Andover are helping to eradicate polio one nickel at a time. All three village schools are taking part in the Nickels for Polio campaign with the Perth-Andover Rotary Club. The campaign is the initiative of Rotary International, which is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to stamp out polio in the countries where it still exists. Margaret Brooks of the Perth-Andover Rotary Club visited Andover Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 17 to congratulate students on raising $427. Tammy Wright’s Grade 1 class earned an ice cream party for raising the most money of all the classes in the school. Brooks explained Andover Elementary was the first to complete their campaign because they wanted to carry it out in time for World Polio Day observed on Oct. 24.
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December 2017 - Southern Victoria High School raised $523.65 towards the Perth-Andover Rotary Club's Nickels for Polio Campaign. Danielle Dickson of the SVHS Interact Club presented the funds to (from left) Rotarians Marsha Lang. Margaret Brooks and Marianne Bell on Dec. 8. The funds will be matched by the club and then doubled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
November 2017 - 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.
August 2017 - 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
July 2017 - 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.
June 2017 - 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.
May 2017 - 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.
February 2017 - 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".