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March 2020 - The Rotary Club of Perth-Andover is pleased to announce this year's delegate to the 2020 Adventure in Citizenship Program, SVHS student Lauren Wiley. Lauren will travel to Ottawa April 25-April 29, 2020..For 70 years the Ottawa Rotary Club has brought together nearly 200 young Canadian students from all ten provinces and three territories to meet together and gain a better understanding of our country. Students return from this 4-day program energized and knowledgeable about how to be an effective citizen within our Canadian democracy. Congratulations Lauren!
February 2020 - Three Rotarians from the Perth-Andover club can bring new information, strategies, & ideas back to their club thanks to a training day organized by Rotary District 7810 at the University of Maine Presque Isle Rotary P-A members Louiselle St. Amand, Marianne Bell and Marsha Lang represented our club.
January 2020 - Rotarians collected discarded Christmas trees on the morning of January 4th. Collecting the trees is a volunteer service provided annually by the Rotary Club. Even though the number of trees was down considerably this year, Rotarians had fun collecting them to be turned later into mulch by the Village. Upon completion of the job, everyone gathered for a delicious lunch cooked and served by their fellow Rotarians.
November 2019 - Tanya Murchison's Grade 2 French Immersion class at Andover Elementary received an ice cream party from the P-A Rotary Club for raising the most money in Rotary's Nickels for Polio campaign. AES raised over $800 and this Grade 2 group raised $182. Rotarians Sharron Moffatt and Marsha Lang joined the group for the party. P-A Middle Sschool (PAMS) raised $714.35 for Rotary's Nickels for Polio campaign. Mrs. Daneluk's grade 8 class at PAMS raised $360 of that total. For raising the largest amount, they were rewarded with a pizza party, courtesy of the Rotary Club. Excellent job, students!! Rotarians Marsha Lang, Rhonda Kennedy and Sharron Moffatt were on hand to serve the pizza.
November 2019 - The 2019 Rotary Auction and Dinner was a huge success resulting in a profit of $13000 to be used for community and international projects. Students had fun displaying auction items as Rotarian Mike Bolster, auctioneer extraordinaire, did an excellent job challenging bidders to open their wallets for a good cause. Rotarian Dr. Louiselle St. Amand is seen doing the paperwork in the background.
October 2019 - Rotarians and guests gathered at the Railcar Brewery on Oct. 24th to celebrate World Polio Day. Special guest, Bonnie Reimer (seated), a polio survivor, gave an inspiring and remarkable account of her battle with polio and her ultimate survival of the disease. Family members of polio survivors joined Rotarians to learn about the worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.
October 2019 - Erin Sappier, an LPN at the Negotkuk Health Centre at Tobique First Nation and Paula McNally, a community health nurse, are presented with a donation of books from P-A Rotary club president Rhonda Kennedy on behalf of the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover. The books are for mothers with young children to help them ignite their child’s interest in reading.
October 2019 - Andover Elementary begins collecting nickels on Tuesday, October 2 for the End Polio campaign in cooperation with the Rotary Club. The classroom raising the most money will be treated to an ice cream party. We will be collecting until October 24th!
September 2019 - Four members of the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover participated in the "End Polio Now" walk in Woodstock hosted by the Rotary Club of Woodstock on Saturday, September 21. Approximately 25 walkers including spouses/partners and children took part in the walk. At the conclusion of the walk participants, along with some members of the community, enjoyed a Purple Pancake Brunch at St. Luke's Anglican Church. The money that was raised came from the profits of the brunch.
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August 2019 - Perth-Andover Rotarians enjoyed volunteering at the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the entrance gates (Cheryl Reed and Patria Hebert), the merch table, the info table (Marianne Bell and Louise St. Amand) and behind the scenes. This unique 5-day festival attracts music-lovers from far and wide. In addition to volunteering, the club gave a donation to the event.
August 2019 - P-A Rotarian John Larsen is shown with former Rotary exchange student Céline Kerdat from France. Céline was a guest of the P-A Rotary Club and their student exchange program for one year in 1998-99. Céline stayed at the Larsens and Hansens for part of her year. Céline and her husband Gildwen and children Adéoda and Maïa were in Perth-Andover recently and spent time reminiscing with John & Beth Larsen and Herrick, Marg, Steve and Natalie Hansen.
June 2019 - Rotarians maintain some of the gardens at Andover Elementary School, especially this front bed.
June 2019 - A farewell party for long-term exchange student Romane Gelly was held June 25th at the home of David & Marianne Bell. Romane has spent 10 months in Perth-Andover living with three local families, attending school at Southern Victoria High School, trying new activities - and making memories that will last a lifetime. We will miss Romane and we wish her a great summer as she returns to her family in France. In picture at left, Romane poses with Rotary President Marsha Lang.
June 2019 - Olivia McCarthy shared experiences from her 2018 exchange visit to Italy at the joint AGM for the Rotary Clubs of Perth-Andover & Fort Fairfield. In the photo, Perth-Andover Rotary Club's youth committee along with Olivia & Cindy Currie McCarthy. L-F: Bob Curran, Mike Bolster, Chair Louiselle St. Amand, Marianne Bell, Olivia McCarthy, Cindy Currie McCarthy.
at Aroostook Valley Country Club.
May 2019 - The annual Rotary Cash draw was held Friday May 3. A total of $16,000 was awarded at the Early Bird draw (April 24) and the main draw on May 3. In picture at right is Rotary member Louiselle St. Amand presenting the grand prize winning amount ($10,000) to winners Beth Larsen and Charlotte Everett. A list of all winners is available on the P-A Rotary Facebook page.
March 2019 - Heidi Baird and Cheryl Reed received Paul Harris Fellowships from the Rotary Club of Perth-Andover for their many years of volunteer work and for living the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self." They were honoured at a banquet on March 30th at the Perth Elks Club. Photo at right features District Governor Silvana Bosco, Heidi Baird, Cheryl Reed, President Marsha Lang.
January 2019 - Rotarians, along with members of the Bantam Minor Hockey team, collected 42 discarded Christmas trees on January 5th, the warmest collection day ever reported. A big shout out to the hockey players for their help. A delicious lunch was served by the great cooks of Rotary.