United Nations to Celebrate 75th Anniversary Reilly Morris 2019-12-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 09, 2019
Rotary Foundation

Jason Thorne introduced guest speaker Robert Griffin of the Rotary Club of Grand Manan on Monday, December 9th, 2019.

A retired restauranteur and high school teacher, Robert has invested his time in Rotary for over 40 years.

He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Grand Manan and has served in every role within the Club. He has also served as Area 2 Assistant Governor and is the current District Rotary Foundation Chair. Robert joined us to provide a presentation on the Rotary Foundation, its form and its function... 

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Posted on Dec 09, 2019
Iqaluit Greets Sussex Rotary

Transfer Rotarian Cully Robinson, pictured here presenting Club President Rhoda Wilson with a club memento from the Rotary Club of Iqaluit, shared his appreciation for his return to Sussex Rotary.

Cully is already jumping into efforts to assist with the local affiliated Interact Club.

Welcome again to Sussex Rotary Cully!

From Iqaluit... With Love Reilly Morris 2019-12-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 09, 2019
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!
On Monday, December 9th, Sussex Rotary inducted a new member! Rhoda Wilson (picture here) inducted Shaun Campbell as the newest Sussex Rotarian, who was sponsored by Bob Tremblett (not shown).
Rhoda Wilson, Club President, shared the following during the induction ceremony: "While we can make you a member of The Rotary Club of Sussex, we cannot make you a Rotarian in the true sense of the word, that is a distinction which each individual must gain for him or herself. We welcome new Rotarians not only for the fine fellowship, which we will share, but also for the assistance you will provide to help us carry out the Club's projects for the purpose of making our community, our Country, and our World a better place to live...
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Posted on Dec 04, 2019
New District Governor for 2022-2023 Announced

On Saturday, November 16th, the 2019 Governor Nominating Committee, a team of five Past Rotary District Governors, held its interviews and selected the District Governor for the Rotary year of 2022-2023: Dr. Harvey Bass.

Harvey is a member of the Rotary Club of Florenceville and currently the Assistant Governor for Area 9. He has been a Rotarian for twenty-seven years and has made significant contributions to Rotary and to the communities in which he serves...

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New District Governor for 2022-2023 Announced Reilly Morris 2019-12-04 04:00:00Z 0 district7810
Posted on Dec 02, 2019
The Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex (AX)

The Sussex Rotary's guest speakers for December 2, 2019, were David Lutz and Peter Powning (pictured here) to share about the Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex, also known as the AX.

AX welcomes approximately 1600-2000 visitors to their arts and culture centre monthly with visitors from Sussex and all across Canada, the United States, and as far away as Europe and the Middle East.

David and Peter were introduced by Ed Keith, who updated the Club on the pedigrees of both speakers...

The Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex (AX) Reilly Morris 2019-12-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2019
Sobeys Celebrity PackingThe brisk Saturday afternoon of November 30th, 2019, did not stop the Sussex Rotary from partnering with Sussex Sobeys at their 'Celebrity Grocery Packaging' campaign!

In collaboration with Sobeys, Phil Sherwood (Manager) and Terry Bonnevie, several Rotarians made it out to support! Rhoda Wilson, Club President, pictured here having a 'bad ear day,' was out to lend a hand... 
Sobeys Celebrity Packing Reilly Morris 2019-11-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 18, 2019
Building Riparian Resilience on the Kennebecasis

Lou McNamara introduced our guest speaker, Ben Whalen of the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee, who has played a part in supporting the Kennebecasis Valley Watershed since 2007.

Married and a father of two, Ben resides in Sussex Corner. His passion as an angler and his interest in supporting the region's watershed provide him with a unique opportunity he chooses to leverage for both his personal and professional interests.

Ben delivered his message on "Building Riparian Resilience on the Kennebecasis," a timely topic given the political focus on the environment in recent weeks...

Building Riparian Resilience on the Kennebecasis Reilly Morris 2019-11-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2019
Literacy Update

The District 7810 Literacy Team has published the Literacy Newsletter, Winter Edition. Angie and the team invested a lot of time in updating and refreshing the look! 

In it, the team detailed the progress made in the district through the collaboration of the District's Literacy Committee.

This edition helps increase the exposure of the initiative, outline the role of the Committee, describe how some Clubs are leveraging the program within their communities and explain how they carefully screen projects for maximum effectiveness and beneficial impact.

View or download the refreshed Newsletter here, or check us out on Facebook

District Literacy Newsletter! Reilly Morris 2019-11-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2019
Lest We Forget

"Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of the First World War on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" (sourceWikipedia contributors. "Remembrance Day." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Web. 11 Nov. 2019.

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Posted on Nov 04, 2019
Paul Kearley - Effective Presentation

Our very own Paul Kearley of IBC Impact Business Communication, Inc. presented today on 'Effective Presentation' for the Sussex Rotary Club. A salesperson, speaker, manager and leader, author of over 350 articles and 4 e-books, Paul has coached many thousands of people since his start in the personal and business development business in 1985...

Paul Kearley - Effective Presentation Paula Fleming 2019-11-04 04:00:00Z 1
Posted on Oct 24, 2019

World Polio DayOct 24th is World Polio Day. The Rotary Club of Sussex has partnered with other Rotary clubs in District 7810 to plant 11,000 tulips. Each box of 25 tulips raises enough money to protect eight children from the devastating effects of Polio!
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Rotary of Sussex Raises Flag in Recognition of World Polio Day Paula Fleming 2019-10-24 03:00:00Z 0 localproject,polio
Posted on Oct 22, 2019
As many of us know, our very own Club President, Rhoda Wilson, has a very personal connection with the End Polio Now campaign. As we plant tulips on Thursday, October 24th lets keep in mind the progress that has been made toward ending polio globally!
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Tulip Planting to Raise Awareness of Polio Sufferers Reilly Morris 2019-10-22 03:00:00Z 0 localproject,polio
District Governor Noel Eustace Visits Sussex Rotary Reilly Morris 2019-10-21 03:00:00Z 1 district7810
End Polio

As we move closer to the world #EndPolio day on October 24th and Rotary’s push to eradicate this disease worldwide – a group of 23 clubs in District 7810 worked to bring awareness as part of a larger initiative. Club members purchased tulip bulbs for $20/ box and raised just over $5300. The power of Rotary allowed the different levels to match this amount, creating a final of $33180.

The work that was done was featured in the Zone 24 & 32 October Newsletter.

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End Polio JC Robert Lockhart 2019-10-19 03:00:00Z 0 endpolio,peopleofaction
Update on the Rotary Club of Cape Coast Central Water Project Reilly Morris 2019-10-07 03:00:00Z 1 ghana,internationalproject
Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Three new members were proudly inducted into the Rotary Club of Sussex on September 30th by President, Rhoda Wilson. From left to right, Mila Maxwell, sponsored by Angie Cummings; Taylor McWhirter, sponsored by Julie Matthews; presiding Club President Rhoda Wilson; and Reilly Morris, sponsored by Bob Black, but pictured here with Bob Tremblett in proxy.
Rhoda Wilson, Club President, shared the following during the induction ceremony: "While we can make you a member of The Rotary Club of Sussex, we cannot make you a Rotarian in the true sense of the word, that is a distinction which each individual must gain for him or herself. We welcome new Rotarians not only for the fine fellowship, which we will share, but also for the assistance you will provide to help us carry out the Club's projects for the purpose of making our community, our Country, and our World a better place to live..."
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Sussex Rotary is Growing! Rhoda Wilson 2019-09-30 03:00:00Z 0 inductions,rotarygrowth
Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Sussex for being awarded Club of the Year for District 7810 at the District Conference the past weekend in Fredericton! Thanks to Lisa Sharp Brown, Past President, for the fantastic leadership:). President Rhoda Wilson (2019-2020) presented Lisa (2018-2019) with the recognition at our Sept. 30, 2019 meeting. Truly a great recognition!
Sussex Rotary Awarded District Club of the Year! JC Robert Lockhart 2019-09-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2019
Three Dimensions of Time Management

For our Monday, Sept 16th, 2019 meeting at the All Seasons, the public was invited by the Rotary Club of Sussex as we host Paul Kearley, of the Dale Carnegie Business Group, and to discuss The Three Dimensions of Time Management.

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Time Management Training JC Robert Lockhart 2019-09-16 03:00:00Z 0 dalecarnegie,paulkearley,rotaryspeakers,timemanagement
Giermindl’s Social JC Robert Lockhart 2019-08-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Student Exchange

In mid-July, Kegan Wallace’s mother, Tammy Scott-Wallace, wrote, “Well…sob…my boy is off to spend three weeks with an amazing Italian family. Can’t wait to hear all about it, Kegan Wallace. Xoxo Thank you, Sussex Rotary, for the opportunity of a lifetime.” on Facebook as she sees her son off on a Rotary Youth Exchange adventure to Italy.

Student Exchange JC Robert Lockhart 2019-07-16 03:00:00Z 0 youthexchange
Posted on Jun 29, 2019
Flower Garden 2019 a Family Affair!

Rotarians gathered the end of June to plant the flowers at the entrance to O’Connell Park. Pictured here are Judy Freeze (Rotarian), Mary McNair (Rotarian), and sisters Sue Teakles and Margaret Kwan. In the front are their children who were great helpers. Children Alex and Rachel Cummings, Emma Freeze, Matthew Cummings, Addison Freeze, Ryan Cummings and Lora Kwan.

Flower Garden 2019 a Family Affair! JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-29 03:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Recipients 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2019
Donation to Sussex Health Centre Foundation

On June 18, 2019, JC Robert Lockhart and Rhoda Wilson of the Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. presented Vernon Seely (centre) of the Sussex Health Centre Foundation a cheque for $10,000.00 for the Portable Diagnostic Imaging Machine campaign. Rotary’s donation brought the total collected to $41,000.00 with a goal of $60,000.00 to be reached.

Kelly Gillies of Wayne’s Convenience took the photo. Thanks, Kelly!

Donation to Sussex Health Centre Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Visiting Rotarian

Martine Babineau, a visiting Rotarian from the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club, talked about Barry Rassin's picture of flamingos with one going in the opposite direction. Barry's quote was, "To be the flamingo of change, you have to think differently on who we are, where we are, where we are going, and what we need to do..."

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Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Visiting Rotarian JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-17 03:00:00Z 0 greatermonctonsunrise
Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Change-Over Meeting 2019

June 17, 2019, was the changing of the Sussex Rotary Executive for the 2018-19 to 2019-20 Rotary Year. Outgoing President Lisa Brown showed a PowerPoint presentation reviewing her two years as President of Sussex Rotary Club.


Change-Over Meeting 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Induction of New Member

One of President Lisa's last official tasks was to induct our newest member Jane Keith. Her husband, Rotarian Greg Keith, was her sponsor.

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Induction of New Member JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-17 03:00:00Z 0 inductions,rotarygrowth
Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Power of Attorney

­ Our guest speaker for June 10, 2017, was Erik Homenick of Homenick Law, who spoke on Power of Attorneys and was introduced by Zac Black. Erik received his law degree from the University of Kent and a business degree from UNB Fredericton. In 2014, he established Homenick Law...

Power of Attorney JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2019
Picadilly Coffee Roasters

Our speaker for June 3, 2019, was Elissa Colpitts of Picadilly Coffee Roasters. Elissa was introduced by Stephanie Bickford-Parent. Wife and mother of 3, and the current owner/operator of Picadilly Coffee Roasters. Elissa has a geography degree from Saint Mary’s University and became interested in coffee beans while researching a project that mapped regions and climates where coffee was grown...

Picadilly Coffee Roasters JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2019
Kings County Interact Club New President

On June 3, 2019, Rotary Club of Sussex, Rotarian Shelley Vail, announced that Kegan Wallace would be the incoming President of the Interact Club for the year 2019-2020. Congratulations Kegan!

Kings County Interact Club New President JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 27, 2019
Brewfest 2019 Update

For our Rotary Minute, Angie Cummings, chair of Brew Fest 2019, spoke about the BrewFest that is in its second year. Last year the focus was the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This year our Club is focusing on two causes 1) Wheels of Hope-International and 2) Camp Rotary...

Brewfest 2019 Update JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 27, 2019
Interact Club of Kings County

Shelley Vail introduced Shelby Dunfield of the Kings County Interact Club as our speaker on May 27, 2019. Shelby gave a summary of fundraising efforts for the backpack program. In total, $1,800 has been raised, and there are still two weeks left of the program...

Interact Club of Kings County JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2019
Rotary Camp Clean-Up Day 2019

On a beautiful day on May 25th, 2019, eight from Sussex including Rotarians and friends attended the cleanup day at Rotary Camp on Grand Lake- Bob and Ginette; Cully Robinson, Heather, and Ryan; Rhoda Wilson; and Alba Moser (a student from Germany) and Paula Fleming. There were approximately 50 individuals in attendance in total from around the province. The annual event that typically the last Saturday of May. Volunteers gather at lunch for sandwiches, cookies and water, while the directors express their gratitude for all of the help provided.

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Rotary Camp Clean-Up Day 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-25 03:00:00Z 0 camprotary
Posted on May 15, 2019
Brewfest 2019

Brewfest 2019 was held on May 15th and was another successful fundraiser thanks to all the sponsors, crafters, and those that attended the event. Seen here are Melissa Kimball, Rotarian Robert Kimball’s spouse, who was in attendance to help out and try the products along with her guest...

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-13 03:00:00Z 0
Jesse Dexter – Physiotherapist JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 06, 2019
Parole Board of Canada

Club Secretary and President-Elect Rhoda Wilson introduced Sylvie Blanchet as our speaker on May 6, 2019. Sylvie is the Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). Sylvie was appointed to the position in January 2018 for a five-year term. Before her appointment, Sylvie worked as a Parole Officer and Assistant Warden in New Brunswick penitentiaries. From 2015 to 2017, Sylvie was the Regional Director General for the Atlantic Region Parole Board...

Parole Board of Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Sussex Hospice

On April 29, 2019, Rotarian Shelley Vail introduced Theresa Teakles of the Sussex Hospice as our guest speaker. Theresa has been involved with Hospice for 11 years and is currently their chairperson. Sussex Hospice is a community based non-profit organization in Sussex and has been providing care to people in the final stages of their life since 2003...

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Ellen’s Tour 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-04-15 03:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Sunday Agyekum of Ghana JC Robert Lockhart 2019-04-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2019
The Canadian Red Cross

Rotarian Christine Moffett introduced our April 1, 2019 speaker. Jonathan Spencer moved his family here from Ontario to take a position with the Canadian Red Cross. Formerly Jonathan worked for the TD Bank. Although the Canadian Red Cross was once known for its blood collection service, that component of the organization came under a separate organization in 1989 and is known as Canadian Blood Services...

The Canadian Red Cross JC Robert Lockhart 2019-04-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 25, 2019
Club Treasurer Talk - Especially for New Rotarians

Jason Thorne, Treasurer of the Sussex Rotary, today reviewed the roles and responsibilities of the Treasurer and gave all attendees an online look at our Club’s accounts. Several changes have been made this past year by integrating the bank account with QuickBooks to enable automatic syncing of transactions...

Club Treasurer Talk - Especially for New Rotarians JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 25, 2019
Better Business Bureau

President Lisa Brown introduced Peter Morehouse of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) as our guest speaker for our Mar. 25, 2019, meeting. Peter resides in Halifax and is the Chief Executive Officer for the BBB for the Atlantic Provinces. Peter explained the BBB is non-profit, standard-based (not a pay-to-play organization), and a neutral and unbiased reporting agency...

Better Business Bureau JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-25 03:00:00Z 0
Sussex Multicultural Association JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2019
Salvation Army Says Thank You

Lt. Lance Gillard of The Salvation Army also visited us and presented the Rotary Club with a thank you letter and a certificate of appreciation for volunteering for the Kettle Bell the week before Christmas. This year $66,000 was raised. Each family was provided with a turkey, food hamper, clothing, pyjamas, and toys for children.

Salvation Army Says Thank You JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2019
Irish Ancestry- President Lisa Brown

For our March 11, 2019 meeting. Rotarian Shelley Vail introduced President Lisa Brown as our speaker. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Lisa Brown shared her Irish heritage explaining how she met her Irish husband, Seamus, in Toronto. Lisa included pictures of her many costumes (similar to Mr. Dress-up) and scenery of Ireland, where she once lived prior to moving back to New Brunswick. Lisa enthusiastically shared green scarves, stickers, and hats. Today’s props included early school readers, picture books, and a flag of Ireland (green, white, orange), signifying the Catholics, peace, and the Protestants.

Irish Ancestry- President Lisa Brown JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 25, 2019
Camp Rotary

The Feb. 25, 2019 guest speaker was Cain Harris representing Camp Rotary and Easter Seals NB. Cain’s name around Camp Rotary is “Finch.” He came to Camp Rotary back in 2011 as a pottery instructor but soon after became the camp director and has continued in that role ever since. He showed a lot of love and compassion for his job and stated that “Rotary has done wonders for Camp Rotary.”

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019
Sussex Rotary Founder Lived Life of Service Above Self

Charter President Hazen Hogg's funeral service was on Saturday, Feb 22, 2019, and many thanks passed for those Rotarians who attended. Bruce Northrup asked for a moment of silence for Hazen, who will always be remembered as a great Rotarian...

Sussex Rotary Founder Lived Life of Service Above Self JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 11, 2019
Happy Bucks/Sad Bucks/Fines

Each week the Club’s Sergeant at Arms, Rotarian Shelley Vail, pictured to the far right standing, takes a few minutes at the end of the meeting to collect funds through fines and Happy / Sad Bucks from those in attendance. It is a fun way to support the Club administration costs, and more importantly, to share what is going on in the lives of our fellow Rotarians. Great work, Shelley!

Happy Bucks/Sad Bucks/Fines JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 11, 2019
New Member Zac Black

On Feb. 11, 2019, the Club had the pleasure to induct and welcome Zac Black into the Club. Zac’s sponsor was Alex Coffin. Zac is the new Business Manager for the Nutrien Civic Centre.

New Member Zac Black JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2019
Chase the Joker Winner

Treasurer Jason Thorne’s ticket was drawn during the Chase the Joker weekly fundraiser, and he was the $212 winner. Congratulations Jason! The proceeds from the weekly draw go toward supporting the administration costs of the Club.

Chase the Joker Winner JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-04 04:00:00Z 0
Wheels of Hope JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2019
Kimmirut Hockey Camp Visit

Our guest speaker for Feb. 4, 2019, was Robert Matthews. Robert was born in South Africa and met his future wife there when Julie Cunningham was doing mission work. Robert and Julie moved to Canada in 2012, and when seeking employment Rob was hired as a teacher at Kimmirut on the Baffin Islands. Rob shared stories of his early moments at the Kimmirut school. Seeing a great need, he connected with people in Sussex to start a hockey camp for the youth. The Camp began in 2015 and has been a yearly event expanding to include a Music Camp. Presently Rob Matthews is a Music teacher at Sussex Regional High.

Kimmirut Hockey Camp Visit JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Classification Talk

Melissa Honour (pictured here receiving thanks from Rotarian Julie Matthews) was the guest speaker for our Jan. 28, 2019, meeting and introduced by President Lisa Brown. Melissa Honour shared a presentation of her story for her Classification talk. Melissa was born in Nova Scotia, spent her growing up years in the Miramichi, and graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Commerce. Melissa started working at Canadian Tire when her dad was the owner of the store in Miramichi...

Classification Talk - Melissa Honour JC Robert Lockhart 2019-01-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 14, 2019
Classification Talk - Bob Tremblett

At the Jan. 14, 2019 meeting, Alex Coffin introduced Past President Bob Tremblett as a family man, an entrepreneur and owner of TremTech Electrical Systems, and a well-rounded contributor to his community. Bob Tremblett presented his classification talk. Bob was born in Newfoundland and trained as an electronics technologist graduating in 1982. He worked for Sears for 13 years, fixing electronics. Bob Tremblett’s presentation included a picture review of electronic technology; Bob explained how he moved from a technologist to an electrician, and now how he continues to learn by being enrolled in an Electrical Engineering course through the University of New Brunswick...

Classification Talk - Bob Tremblett JC Robert Lockhart 2019-01-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 07, 2019
Sussex Health Centre

On Jan. 7, 2019, our first meeting of the new year, Rotarian Christine Moffett introduced Monica Tays, Administrator of Sussex Health Centre. Monica graduated from the University of New Brunswick, Nursing program in 1991 and started her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She has worked in various departments during her career, several at SHS, including Emergency, Medical Intensive Care, Labour and Delivery, Family Medicine, and Emergency. Monica has been working as an administrator for the past three years...

Sussex Health Centre JC Robert Lockhart 2019-01-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2018
Paul Harris Recognition Night

Over ninety Rotarians and friends gathered at the Sussex Golf & Curling Club on Nov. 21, 2018, to recognize (L-R) Bob Black, Muriel McCullum, and Phil Sherwood as the Club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow recipients. The evening was filled with laughter as the Kings County Interact Club took snapshots during the evening of Rotarians and friends, and interacted with the guests to help make the evening a very memorable occasion. Check out the gallery!

Paul Harris Recognition Night JC Robert Lockhart 2018-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2018
First Brewfest in 2018

Coming June 16th, the first-ever Sussex Brew Fest! Sponsorship opportunities for your company! Message us for details. Like and share the page for updates and upcoming ticket info www.facebook.com/sussexbrewfest. Tickets available starting January 31st, 2018. Our Club was so excited that the Kings County Record did a story on our upcoming Sussex Rotary Brew Fest...

First Brewfest in 2018 JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-02 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
Interact Kickoff

The Kings County Interact Club had its first meeting of the year on September 27th, 2017, at the Sussex Regional Library.

Twelve young people were in attendance ranging from grades 8 to 12. They played some ice breaker games and introduced new members to the world of Interact.

Their next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, at 4 pm again at the library.

We are so fortunate to have under the umbrella of Sussex Rotary, the Kings County Interact Club! These young people are the future of Rotary, and we are happy to support them in any way for the good of our community!

Interact Kickoff JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
Rotary Amphitheatre

On Sept. 25, 2017, Rotarians fisted the Town of Sussex Chambers and presented their final payment of $20,000.00 for their financial commitment to this project in Burton Park.

Pictured here are Rhoda Wilson- Secretary, Don Dow- membership recruitment leader, Shelley Vail- Sergeant at Arms, President Lisa Brown, and Tina Monahan- Vice President.

The Club made this $80,000 commitment in January 2014 and has made three large payments to the Town of Sussex.

“This now completed project," shared Rotary Vice-President Tina Monahan, "will provide a long-time benefit to the community, that all ages will enjoy for years to come. We are proud of our partnership with the town of Sussex and look forward to again working with them. Stay tuned for our next major project!”

Rotary Amphitheatre JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Social Committee Activity Planning

The Social Events & Fellowship Committee met and, as a result, have come up with some entertaining activities for our members to do together! Look forward to an update at the business meeting on October 16th!

Great job, Christine Moffett, Tina Monahan- Chair, Alex Coffin and Tracey Wallace!

Social Committee Activity Planning JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Starup New Brunswick

Our guest speaker on Sept 25, 2017, was Rivers Corbett. Rotarian Paul Kearley introduced Rivers, described as a “serial entrepreneur.

Rivers has started several different companies and has received numerous business awards, including the 2015 Business Person of the Year.

Rivers is a founding board member of Startup Canada and most recently joined Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) as their first entrepreneur in residence...

Startup Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2017
District Conference

The 2017 District Conference helped the weekend of September 22nd at Rodd’s Motor Inn Miramichi, the home of District Governor Sullivan.

Representing our Club was Director at Large Angie Cummings, President Lisa Brown (pictured here), and Assistant Governor Bob Tremblett...

District Conference JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 18, 2017
District Governor Visit

Our Club was pleased to host a visit from our District Governor, Iris Sullivan, on Sept. 18, 2017.

Bob Tremblett introduced District Governor Iris Sullivan. Iris was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club in Marathon, Ontario, in 1989 and moved to the Miramichi in 2007, where she joined the Rotary Club of Chatham. She has held various positions and has served three times as Club President in Chatham.

Her first career was nursing but later purchased two Robin’s Donuts franchises. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and has been Rotarian of the Year several different times. Iris views Rotary as her extended family...

District Governor Visit JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2017
Muscular Dystrophy

On Sept. 16, 2017, Rotarians flipped burgers for the third year in a row to assist with the southern New Brunswick Fire Truck pull for Muscular Dystrophy.

Sixteen teams of firefighters pulled a 35,000 truck the length of 100 feet to raise funds and awareness of Muscular Dystrophy.

Pictured here are Rotarians Rob Driscoll, Tina Monahan, Robert Kimball, and Josh Cameron.

Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-16 03:00:00Z 0
Rotary at Work JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 11, 2017
Habitat for Humanity

Rotarian Ed Keith introduced Kevin Perry from Habitat for Humanity.

Kevin had previously worked 26 years for Irving and seven years for the Northrup Group. Kevin has done volunteer work for a variety of organizations and, more recently, became the CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Saint John.

Kevin Perry gave an informative talk about the work of Habitat for Humanity in the southern part of New Brunswick. Presently their work extends from Saint John to St. Stephen; however, Kevin’s hopes to expand into the Sussex region.

The goal of Habitat for Humanity is to provide affordable housing to hard-working families who are struggling and unable to purchase their own homes and presently live in social housing...

Habitat for Humanity JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 11, 2017
Public Relations Meeting

On Sept. 11, 2017, the Public Relations Committee met to make plans for the new Rotary year.

Pictured from (L-R) are Lou McNamara- General Manager of CJCW Radio, Matt White- the Beard Man, Mark Savidant- Chair, JC Robert Lockhart- Webmaster, Lisa Brown- President.

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Posted on Sep 09, 2017
Balloon Fiesta Breakfast

The Sussex Rotary Club put on it’s first Big Fiesta Breakfast on Sat., Feb 9, 2017, at Leonard’s gate for the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta.

It was a lot of fun for the members and their guest helpers that morning. ­

Pictured here is past President Rob Driscoll with his son, Liam, showing the excellent breakfast served...

Balloon Fiesta Breakfast JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 07, 2017
Canada Day Merit Award

The Sussex Rotary was the recipient of the Community Leadership Award given out at the New Brunswick Day celebrations at O’Connell Park on August 7, 2017.

Congratulations from the Rotary Club of Sussex to all who received special awards!

Accepting the award on behalf of the Club were (L-R) Rotarians Jason Thorne, Blair Hyslop, PP Bob Tremblett, Rhoda Thorne, President Lisa Brown, and Mayor Marc Thorne, who made the presentation on behalf of the Town of Sussex.

Canada Day Merit Award JC Robert Lockhart 2017-08-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2017
Student Exchanges

We had two unique visitors join us at our lunchtime Rotary meeting on July 31, 2017- Rory Keith (right) from Havelock, NB and Anna Fluhr from Metz Tessy, France.

Rory and Anna took part in the Short-Term Youth Exchange Program this year with the support of Rotary.

Rory went to France and stayed with Anna’s family for three weeks, and now Anna is here staying with Rory’s family for three weeks...

Student Exchanges JC Robert Lockhart 2017-07-31 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
Chase the Joker Winner

Rotarian Sheri Shannon pulled the Joker from the deck on June 19, 2017, winning half the pot taking home $338.00. Congratulations Sheri!

Chase the Joker Winner JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
Scotiabank Matching Grant

Pictured here (L-R) are JC Robert Lockhart representing the Rotary Charitable Trusts, Scotia Branch Manager Brenna Warner and Rotary President Rob Driscoll.

Sussex Rotary is here accepting a $5000.00 Scotiabank Matching Grant for the Charitable Trusts Dinner on May 4, 2017.

Scotiabank has been strong supporters of the dinner, and the Club sincerely appreciates this support. Thank you!

Scotiabank Matching Grant JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

During the weekly meeting, our newest Rotarian Tracey Wallace (left), was inducted into the Club by President Rob Driscoll and Vice President Lisa Brown. Tracey is a Funeral Director with Wallace Funeral Home.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 12, 2017
International President of Toastmasters

Rotarian Ian Smyth introduced Jim Kokocki from Toastmasters on June 12, 2017.

Jim is an entrepreneur and business consultant residing in Saint John. He has been a Toastmasters for 27 years and served on their Board of Directors.

He has served as International President and even attained the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Jim spoke of the mission of Toastmasters to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders...

International President of Toastmasters JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 12, 2017
An Amazing Treasure

An amazing presentation on June 12, 2017, at Rotary.

A lost Rotary treasure- a photo of the 1932 Rotary International District Conference held in Moncton.

Special thanks to Terry Rogers (left) of the Sussex Select Community Funeral Home for giving us this piece of Rotary history. Pictured with Terry receiving the gift are President Rob Driscoll and Vice President Lisa Brown.

An Amazing Treasure JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-12 03:00:00Z 0
Economic Development Officer JC Robert Lockhart 2017-06-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 17, 2017
Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs

President Rob Driscoll extended congratulations to Rotarian Blair Hyslop for being named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by his Atlantic Canadian peers at a conference in St. John’s, NFLD on May 17, 2017.

Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs JC Robert Lockhart 2017-05-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2017
New Doctors in Sussex

Bob Tremblett introduced Drs. Daniel and Chantal Pillay, two medical doctors who came to Sussex in January from South Africa to the Club on May 15, 2017.

At present, only Dr. Daniel Pillay has been approved to practice in New Brunswick but both and developing positive relationships within the community...

New Doctors in Sussex JC Robert Lockhart 2017-05-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 13, 2017
Clean Up Day

The Sussex Rotary Club held clean-up day in Sussex at Discovery Park and Sussex Elementary School on May 13, 2017, with Bruce Northrup, Don Ingersoll, Lou McNamara, Jeremy McNamara, Angie Cummings, Paul Kearley, Judy Kearley, Oliver, and Katie in attendance.

Mary Teakles-McNair also extended a thank you from Sussex Elementary School Home and School Association; the playgrounds look fantastic!

Great community job, folks!

Clean Up Day JC Robert Lockhart 2017-05-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 08, 2017
Classification Talk - Rev. Don Ingersoll

On May 8, 2017, Angie Cummings introduced fellow Rotarian Don Ingersoll.

Rev. Don Ingersoll gave a Classification Talk. Don has spent all of his career in Southern New Brunswick. He grew up in Saint John, attended Kingswood University, and then graduated from a school in upstate New York. Don started off studying music but later transferred to a ministry program.

Don is responsible for transforming Caton’s Island into a children’s camp after the Wesleyan Church purchased it. Don pastored Kings Valley Wesleyan in Quispamsis for 16 years and then 12 years at Moncton Wesleyan. Presently he is on staff at Sussex Wesleyan.

Don talked about churches having a role in “adding value” to individuals and how society has been moving away from church attendance. At one point, attendance drove engagement, but presently engagement is what drives attendance. This is a societal change and a philosophical shift.

In telling his story, Don shared how a “crisis of faith” lead him to search for a pearl of eternal worth.

Robert Short thanked Rev. Don for a very interesting talk.

Classification Talk - Rev. Don Ingersoll JC Robert Lockhart 2017-05-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 01, 2017
Sussex Wellness Network

On May 1, 2017, Rotarian Ed Keith introduced Megan Miner.

Megan Miner spoke of her work with the Sussex Wellness Network in connecting members of the community with programs in the area, i.e., connecting families to the Family Resource Centre and Mental Health.

Megan explained programs like “Dial-A-Ride.” Volunteers for this program are needed, and all that is required is a driver’s license and adequate insurance for a vehicle. The program will pay mileage for the drivers and provide service for community members who have a difficult time getting to necessary health-related appointments. A yearly membership of $20 is charged to clients of the Dial-A-Ride, but the long-term cost savings to them is considerable... 

Sussex Wellness Network JC Robert Lockhart 2017-05-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

In April, the Sussex Rotary Club held its Annual General Meeting to elect the Officers and Directors for the 2017 – 2018 Rotary year, and to conduct the year-end business for the Rotary Year 2016-17.

At the end of the meeting, President Rob (right) and Secretary Rhoda (left) were pleased to induct our newest member, Pam Drury.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2017-04-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Classification Talk - Lou McNamara

Bob Black introduced fellow Rotarian Lou McNamara to the membership on April 10, 2017.

Lou is the manager of the local radio station, CJCW, and is a community leader. Lou has been a Rotarian for more than 13 years and has served as President of the Rotary Club of Sussex.

He presently sits on the Board for the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce and is a regular at many community events.

Lou provided an informative talk about what goes on behind the scenes at CJCW. His presentation included slides of new and old equipment and the progression to the digital age...

Classification Talk - Lou McNamara JC Robert Lockhart 2017-04-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
The Empowered Farmer

On April 3, 2017, Rotarian Mary McNair introduced Aaron Law (pictured here at right with Rotarian Matt White), who is a third-generation farmer from the Belleisle area.

Aaron’s family is known for its egg production business and its movement toward sustainable development. The Law family are leaders in the community and industry...

The Empowered Farmer JC Robert Lockhart 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Adventure in Citizenship

The Rotary Club of Sussex is very pleased to announce that Damon Brown, a grade 12 student from Sussex Regional High School, has been selected to participate in the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship Program taking place in Ottawa this coming April 30th – May 3rd.

Damon is a charter member of the newly formed Kings County Interact Club and has displayed “service above self” by volunteering his time in our community to enhance the lives of others...

Adventure in Citizenship JC Robert Lockhart 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
Interact Recruiting

Interactors Sarah Hunt and Kristin Armstrong set up a table in the lobby at Sussex Regional High School during their lunch break in March 2017 in hopes of recruiting new members for their Interact club! Success!

Kings County Interact Club hopes to welcome eight new members at their next regular meeting!

Interact Recruiting JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
Common Denominator

On March 30, 2017, Rotarian Tina Monahan posed an interesting question on the Sussex Rotary Facebook page: 

"[Pictured here] we have 6 Rotarians from our growing Sussex Club. For a little fun, can you tell me the common denominator in this photo?

Our club is about friendship and lots of laughter and fun. This picture brought a few laughs!"
Click here for the answer... or check out the Facebook thread


Common Denominator JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce

On Mar. 20, 2017, Rotarian Shelley Vail introduced Ivan Graham (from left) who is the immediate Past President of the Sussex &  District Chamber of Commerce.

Ivan is the Chief Financial Officer for Kingswood University and has worked there for 38 years. Sitting with Ivan are Rotarians Pastor Don Ingersoll, Bob Tremblett, Paul Kearley, and Gregg Keith.

Ivan Graham told inspiring stories about Sussex amid a year when the media was reporting that “Sussex Died” after the closure of the PotashCorp mine, where more than 400 employees were displaced...

Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

During the Mar. 20, 2017 meeting, President Rob and President-elect Lisa Sharpe had the please of inducting two new Rotarians to our Club- Sheri Shannon and Matt White.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Dale Carnegie

In March of 2017, the Club sponsored a Leadership Training for Managers.

The seven-week course provided insight on how to stop managing and start leading, and as a result, make you a vital part of your organization’s future.

Dale Carnegie JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Shelter Box Canada

Introduction of our speaker for our Mar. 13, 2017, was delivered by Rotarian Paul Kearley.

Eugene Lewis is a retired University of New Brunswick professor who has a concern for the environment, and since his retirement, he has been actively involved with humanitarian programs.

Eugene’s slide presentation focused on his work in Haiti before and after the earthquake. Eugene reported that 35,000 Shelter Box Canada were sent to Haiti after the earthquake. His work in Haiti led him to be asked to work for Shelter Box Canada.

Eugene had on display all the contents that go inside the Shelter Box Canada, which can sustain a family at times of crisis. Our Internet Club will be fundraising to raise funds to send to Shelter Box Canada.

Rotarian Harold Lowe thanked Eugene for his presentation.

Shelter Box Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 06, 2017
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

On Mar. 6, 2017, the speaker was Laura Brewer, who is the Therapy Dog Program Coordinator for the St. John Ambulance in New Brunswick.

The St. John Ambulance is an organization that started more than 900 years ago. Formerly the organization was known as a group of first responders. Many things have changed, and St. John Ambulance is now involved with many different programs, including the Therapy Dog Program that commenced in 2006.

Laura explained the importance of distinguishing between a therapy dog and a service dog. Therapy dogs are privately owned, wear a kerchief and can be petted; service dogs are for assistance, wear a vest, and should never be petted...

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2017
RBC Group

Rotary’s guest speaker on Feb. 20, 2017, was Susan Martin, Group Consultant for RBC, who was introduced by her RBC colleague Melissa Cummings-Keith.

Susan started her career in the bank in 2004 and has worked in various leadership roles and is presently involved in mobile sales by working with companies on-site to ensure the best possible retirement investment plan for company employees.

Rotarian Alex Coffin thanked her.

RBC Group JC Robert Lockhart 2017-02-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Club Membership Photo Opportunity

After the Feb. 20 meeting, the Rotarians gathered to have the annual membership photo taken.

Pictured here, seated (L-R): Secretary Rhoda Wilson, Tina Monahan, PP Bob Tremblett, President Rob Driscoll, Treasurer Mary McNair, Bob Black. Standing: Ian Smyth, Alex Coffin, Melissa Cummings-Keith, PP Donna Gilchrist, Shelley Vail, Ed Keith, Teresa O’Brien, MLA Bruce Northrup, Blair Hyslop, Honorary Rotarian JC Robert Lockhart, Matt White.

Club Membership Photo Opportunity JC Robert Lockhart 2017-02-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 17, 2017
Salvation Army Appreciation

On Feb. 17, 2017, members of the Rotary Club of Sussex had presented a plaque for their support on the Salvation Army Kettle Bell.

The members supported the Kettle Bell for one full week, 70 person-hours in total, the week before Christmas at Sobeys

Pictured here (L-R) are Salvation Army Major Judy Folkins, Rotarian Alaina Lockhart, MP, Kathy Holloway, Salvation Army Kettle Bell Chair, Rotarians Lou McNamara, Tina Monahan, Bruce Northrup, MLA, and Rhoda Wilson.

Salvation Army Appreciation JC Robert Lockhart 2017-02-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 06, 2017
Blaine Higgs- Leader of the Opposition

Bruce Northrup introduced Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick and Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly to a joint meeting of the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce and our Club on 6, 2017.

Mr. Higgs elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2010, representing the riding of Quispamsis. He held several ministerial appointments under the PC Government at that time, including the Minister of Finance.

Before entering politics, Mr. Higgs worked as a mechanical engineer for Irving Oil in Saint John until retiring in 2010.

Pictured here (L-R) are Rotary President Rob Driscoll, Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce President Ivan Graham, Bruce Northrup, MLA, Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins, and Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick and Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly...

Blaine Higgs- Leader of the Opposition JC Robert Lockhart 2017-02-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
New Generations Committee

The New Generations Committee held a lunchtime meeting Smitty’s on Jan. 26, 2017!

A lot of great stuff happening in the Rotary Club of Sussex involving our local young people! The Club is committed to engaging youth in our community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

Stay tuned to hear about the students selected for the Short-Term Exchange Program and the Adventures in Citizenship Program! Very Exciting!

Pictured here are (L-R) Rotarians Lisa Brown- Team Lead, Ed Keith, Shelley Vail, Angie Cummings, Bob Short, and Ian Smith.

New Generations Committee JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2017
Dollywood Foundation

Using Skype on Jan. 23, 2017, Rotarian and Team Chair of the New Generations Committee, Lisa Brown, introduced Angie Harris from the Dollywood Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Dolly Parton, with headquarters in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Angie has more than 20 years of experience working with multicultural populations. She has served with the Peace Corps in Korea and Nepal. Angie has an interest in English as a Second Language and literacy.

Angie explained the background and the work of the Dollywood Foundation that is the organizational body that oversees the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free children’s book distribution program. Dolly Parton started this program in 1996 in her home area – Sevier County, Tennessee. The program arranges for children up to the age of five to receive free monthly books that are age-appropriate. Presently the program has expanded over the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Belize.

Rotarian Ed Keith thanked Angie.

Dollywood Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2017
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

During the Jan. 23, President Rob Driscoll (right) inducted Brenna Warner (center), Branch Manager of Scotiabank, as our newest member. Brenna was proposed by Bob Black (left).

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2017
Classification Talk - Angie Cummings

On January 16, 2017, Rotarian Melissa Cummings-Keith introduced her sister, Angie Cummings, as the speaker.

Angie is a graduate of Sussex Regional High School and Dalhousie University. She is a Registered Respiratory Technologist.

She started her career in Nova Scotia, working in a hospital. Angie particularly enjoyed working in a sleep clinic.

In 2012 she moved back to Sussex with her husband and opened the KV & Sussex Sleep Clinic.

Angie keeps busy with community activities and has been involved in Relay for Life, the Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary, and has won awards for her accomplishments...

Classification Talk - Angie Cummings JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2017
Kings County Interact Club Charter Night

History was made in Sussex, Jan. 16, 2017! Eleven young people from our community were officially sworn in as Charter Members of the new Kings County Interact Club under the sponsorship of Sussex Rotary! A Charter Induction Ceremony took place at the All Seasons Restaurant with family, friends and Rotarians present to witness this special occasion! 

Pictured here is Kings County Interact Club President Brianna Dunfield signing the Rotary District 7810 Governor Ginny Joles’ banner...

Kings County Interact Club Charter Night JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 09, 2017
Our Local MP

On January 9, 2017, Rotarian Angie Cummings gave the introduction to our fellow Rotarian, Alaina Lockhart.

Alaina is a graduate of Sussex Regional High School and the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, where she obtained a Bachelor of Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management.

Alaina has travelled worldwide, been an entrepreneur, and has severed the community in different avenues – Councillor for Norton, Chair for Relay For Life, and Board member for Enterprise Fundy. She is married to Rick and has a 14-year old daughter, Lauren.

Presently she sits on two standing House committees – (1) Veteran Affairs and (2) Agriculture and Agri-Food...

Our Local Member of Parliament JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-09 04:00:00Z 0
Youth Led Program Sends a Book to Children Each Month JC Robert Lockhart 2017-01-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Imagination Library

On Dec. 15, 2016, the Rotary Club of Sussex and the Interact Club of Kings County were pleased to announce their affiliation with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! The program promotes literacy and fosters a love of reading at an early age, by sending a free book/month in the mail until age five.

Limited spaces are available for now, but we hope to raise more money to reach all preschool children in our community. If you would like to register a child for this exciting program, please call 433-2273 or email us! If you would like to support this great youth program financially, donations may be made to the Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc., PO Box 7004, Sussex Corner, NB E4E 5M3. Income tax receipts will be issued.

Imagination Library JC Robert Lockhart 2016-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2016
Major Stan Folkins- Salvation Army

Rotary’s guest speaker on a snowstorm day of Dec. 12, 2016, was Major Stan Folkins (left) of The Salvation Army.

With Major Folkins is President Rob Driscoll showing off a promo board for the First Annual “Mathew Palmer” Christmas Food Drive in memory of Mathew, the thirteen-year-old son of Chris and Melana Palmer, who passed away this past September.

Major Stan Folkins- Salvation Army JC Robert Lockhart 2016-12-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2016
Chase the Joker

After 44 weekly drawings of a card from the deck, Rotarian Bruce Northrup finally drew the winning Joker on Dec. 12, 2016, with nine cards left in the pack. The winner’s pot had grown to $816.50.

Bruce announced when picking the lucky Joker that he would be donating half his winnings to the Salvation Army. Pictured here are Major Stan Folkins, who just happened to be Rotary’s guest speaker for the meeting, Rotarian Bruce, Donna Gilchrist, Chairperson of the weekly draw, and President Rob Driscoll. Congratulations, Bruce!

The Chase the Joker club fundraiser started on Nov. 16, 2015, as a supplement to the weekly fines to help raise funds to offset the internal operating costs of the Club. Thus the first deck also contributed $816.50 to the Club operating funds. Job well done, Donna!

Chase the Joker JC Robert Lockhart 2016-12-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 26, 2016
Shelter Box

"It's pretty awesome to stumble upon another Rotary Club and its members actively serving their community! The Village of Gagetown Rotary Club has 13 members! Today as I walked the Christmas in the Village artisan fair, I came across these fine gentlemen promoting their project "Shelter in a Box"! Thank you, Ron Samuels (right) and Ross Wetmore (left), for sharing your story with me!" ~ Lisa Brown

Shelter Box JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 26, 2016
Coats for Kids

On Nov. 26, 2016, with the efforts of Angie Cummings and her Coats for Kids committee, Sussex Rotary held a fundraiser in support of the Coats for Kids annual project.

$234.00 was raised to help fulfill the needs. Thanks, team!

Coats for Kids JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2016
Sussex Middle School

Honorary Rotarian Robert Lockhart introduced our Nov. 21, 2016, guest speaker, Bridget Ryan.

Bridget talked about her supporting role at Sussex Middle School. Bridget not only supports teachers but has organized presentations for new immigrants, financial literacy, career fair, internet safety, photo sharing, empowerment programs, guest speakers and family violence education.

Past President Robert Kimball thanked Bridget. He presented her with a book that will be given to the Sussex Library in her name as a token of the Club’s appreciation for her talk.

Sussex Middle School JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2016
District Recognition

The club membership was pleasantly surprised at their meeting on Nov. 21, 2016, to be advised by Assistant District Governor Bob Tremblett that our Club was the second stronger per capita contributor to the Rotary Foundation for 2015 – 2016.

District Recognition JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
Interact & Rotaract

On Nov. 14, 2016, Rotarian Blair Hyslop introduced guest speaker Susan Kulesza.

Susan’s background includes nursing, real estate, junior achievement, and many different volunteer groups. Susan is presently the District Chair for Rotaract and shared some insightful metrics- that the number ­ while the number of Rotarians worldwide is decreasing; the memberships of Interact and Rotaract are increasing.

For Rotary to sustain itself, there is a need to involve more young people, and this is happening...

Interact & Rotaract JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
Rotary Club of Sussex  First Interact Meeting

Rotarians and students met on the afternoon of Nov. 14, 2016, to mark the very first Interact Club meeting in the history of Sussex Rotary! Below are the names of the enthusiastic students who came out to learn how they can serve our local and international communities...

Rotary Club of SussexFirst Interact Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 10, 2016
Chamber of Commerce Awards Nominee!

Our Rotary Club was very proud to be nominated as one of the contenders in the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce Awards for the Community Impact Award in Nov. 2016.

Always nice to be recognized for the excellent work Rotary does!

Chamber of Commerce Awards Nominee! JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2016
Ed Keith - Classification Talk

On Nov. 7, 2016, Rotarian Ed Keith gave his Classification Talk.

Ed's presented for the entire office and focused first on the staff (Greg Sr., Jane, Ed and Wendy) and the history of their team and brokerage and finished by detailing their operations, services and expertise in the life, health and group insurance industry as well as the financial and investment side.

They focus on a holistic review and service with their clients, concentrating on achieving and maintaining their financial goals.

They are a brokerage, so they have access to multiple industry-leading insurance companies and broker for all of the major companies...

Classification Talk - Ed Keith JC Robert Lockhart 2016-11-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Mayor of Sussex Corner

Shelley Vail introduced Mark Flewwelling, the Club’s guest speaker for Oct. 17, 2016.

Pictured here with Mark is Past President Lou McNamara before the meeting.

Mark was elected Mayor of Sussex Corner in May 2016. He is also CEO of the Risk Management Agency. This agency is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the Province of New Brunswick’s ten credit unions as it relates to an enterprise risk management audit program to meet regulatory requirements.

Mark first congratulated the Club for its work in the community for the last 39 years...

Mayor of Sussex Corner JC Robert Lockhart 2016-10-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On Oct. 17, 2016, President Rob Driscoll (left) had the pleasure of inducting three new members- (L-R) Jason Thorne, Melissa Cummings-Keith, and Alex Coffin.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2016-10-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 03, 2016
Sussex Library

On October 3rd, 2016, Rotarian Shelley Vail introduced Vanessa Black, a graduate of Crandall University and Dalhousie University, and the new Librarian for the Sussex Regional Library.

Vanessa explained that the Sussex Regional Library is funded by the Province and by the Municipality. The Library systems in New Brunswick are all integrated, and books can be borrowed and interchanged among all branches through a shared universal catalogue system.

  • The purpose of the library is:
  • to provide equal access to information;
  • to promote culture (history and language);
  • facilitate social and community interaction;
  • enhance personal wellness and lifelong learning;
  • support early childhood development;
  • support literacy skills;
  • and enhance social and economic development.

Vanessa reviewed the resources that are available free at the library: – games, books, periodicals, sound collections, and databases...

Sussex Library JC Robert Lockhart 2016-10-03 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 21, 2016
Rotary New Generations
­ The Rotary New Generations Committee is in full swing!
Today, Sept. 21, 2016, was a very successful first meeting at Tír na nÓg Forest School.

In attendance were Ed Keith, Gregg Keith (standing), Sussex Regional High School students – Brianna Dunfield and Sophia Sharp, Angie Cummings, Shelley Vail, and Lisa Brown.

The Committee is in the beginning stages of forming an Interact Club in our community for youth ages 12-18. They also discussed the other projects under the New Generations Service, which include the Short-Term Youth Exchange Program, Adventure in Citizenship Program and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

They plan on meeting every Wednesday at 4 pm at Tír na nÓg Forest School in Roachville. The goal is to get as many young people in our community involved in Rotary so that they grow up understanding the importance of serving others.
Rotary New Generations JC Robert Lockhart 2016-09-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
David Alston, Entrepreneur

On Sept. 19, 2016, Shelley introduced David Alston, Chief Innovation Officer of Introhive and the leading proponent of expanding the province’s digital footprint.

David is a marketing start-up entrepreneur, co-founder of Brilliant Labs, and a volunteer advisor to NB’s Strategic Program Review.

David has won many awards for his accomplishments in business, technology, and innovation. He shared his background in technology and his passion for promoting changes in the school curriculum as it relates to teaching coding in schools...

David Alston, Entrepreneur JC Robert Lockhart 2016-09-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2016
District Governor Visits

Bob Tremblett introduced our District Governor.

Virginia (Ginny), Joles, retired from a career in communications and development with Emera Maine, a northern Maine electric utility at the Club’s meeting on September 12, 2016.

Most recently, Ginny has worked as a philanthropy lead for The Aroostook Medical Center, raising funds for capital projects and medical equipment. She has been active in the United Way, Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development, and the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club.

A Rotarian since 1987, Ginny has served as Club President, District Conference Chairperson, and chaired several fundraising campaigns to benefit the community, including the County Dialysis Center project.

She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation. She and her husband, Jerry Joles, teach self-defence, handgun safety, and conduct clinics through NRA’s Women on Target...

District Governor Visits JC Robert Lockhart 2016-09-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Our Club is growing again! On Sept. 12, 2016, the Club was thrilled to announce Teresa O’Brien has joined our Club!

Teresa is the manager of the Royal Bank and has joined Rotary under the classification of Banking- Commercial.

Pictured with Teresa, and inducting her into the Club, are President Rob Driscoll (left), and District 7810 District Governor Virginia (Ginny) Joles.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2016-09-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Exchange Student Social

On July 26, 2016, Sussex Rotarians gathered at the Up to Par in Midland to welcome and socialize with their exchange student.

Pictured above from L-R are Tina Monahan, Bob Tremblett, Robert Kimball, President Rob Driscoll, our exchange student, Geoff Fuller, and Cindy DuBois.

Exchange Student Social JC Robert Lockhart 2016-07-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2016
Matching Clubs - St. Stephen

As part of one of the Rotary District 7810 initiatives for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year, our Sussex Rotary Club has chosen the Rotary Club of St. Stephen – Milltown as it’s matching club, our President’s home town.

On July 4, President Rob visited the St. Stephen Club to extend our greetings and meet the club members.

Pictured here with President Rob Driscoll (right) is the President of the St. Stephen – Milltown Rotary Club, Les Thomson.

Matching Clubs JC Robert Lockhart 2016-07-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2016
Trip Draw Winner!

On July 4, 2016, Trip Draw Chair Tina Monahan congratulated Brittany Armstrong with the June Grand Prize Trip Draw!

She was the lucky 1st place winner of a trip valued at $3,200.

Brittany is planning on taking a trip to Europe or Australia. Congratulations, Brittany.

Trip Draw Winner! JC Robert Lockhart 2016-07-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2016
Kiwanis Nursing Home

On June 29, 2016, our Club made a presentation to the Kiwanis Nursing Home donating $12,000.00 toward the refurbishing of the home.

From left to right in the front row is Oliver Smith, Emerson Monahan, resident Bea Tokarz, Marley Monahan, and resident Gordon Prosser. Standing in the back row from left to right are Kiwanis Nursing Home administrator and Honorary Rotarian Keri Marr, resident Kathy Berry, Rotarians Angie Cummings, Ian Smyth, Cindy DuBois, Lisa Brown, Tina Monahan, Robert Kimball, Rhoda Haynes, and Rhoda Wilson.

Kiwanis Nursing Home JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
Change-Over Meeting 2016

June 27, 2016, was the change-over meeting to thank the outgoing executive for their great year and to welcome the new executive for the new Rotary year commencing July 1.­

The new Rotary International President for the Rotary year 2016-2017 is John F. Germ from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new theme will be “Rotary Serving Humanity.”

During the meeting, President Rob announced that two new members would be joining the Board as Directors at large- Ian Smyth and Angie Cummings. Tina Monahan will move up to Vice President, and Mary McNair will be Treasurer and Cindy DuBois Assistant Treasurer.

Pictured here Rotarian Ed Keith presented a sponsorship pin by President Rob Driscoll for recruiting Cecile Matheson as a new member...

Change-Over Meeting 2016 JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
Adventures in Citizenship

­ The special guest speaker joining Sussex Rotary for the weekly meeting of June 27, 2016, was Brianna Dunfield.

Lisa Sharp introduced Brianna Dunfield to the meeting. Brianna is a member of the graduating class of 2017 and recently was The Rotary Club of Sussex’s representative for the Adventure in Citizenship program.

Brianna spoke of highlights of her May 2016 Adventure in Citizenship trip to Ottawa. She spoke of listening to politicians, a business entrepreneur, refugee family, and other presenters along with experiences of meeting students from all across Canada, including first nations people from remote northern communities.

Brianna termed the experience 'life-changing' and thanked the Rotary Club for sending her.

Adventures in Citizenship JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Tim Durling - Portage

On June 20, 2016, Rotarian Angie Cummings introduced Tim During of Portage as our speaker.

Tim grew up in Sussex is a Clinical Counsellor at Portage, has a business called Pallet Works, and works with addiction programs in Moncton.

Tim spoke of how his choices in life led to severe problems with addiction, finally resulting in a year and a half prison sentence. Tim described himself as a recovering addict who has chosen to reach out to others, particularly teens and help them deal with their struggles in life...

Tim Durling - Portage JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2016
O'Connell Park Flower Wheel

On Friday evening, June 17, 2016, Rotarians, under the leadership of Joan Routledge, gathered at O’Connell Park to plant the annual Rotary flower wheel and the flower box at Four Corners entrance to Sussex.

Pictured above from left to right are Lisa Brown, Don Dow, Tina Monahan, Robert and Melissa Kimball, Rob Driscoll, and Rhoda Wilson.

O'Connell Park - Flower Wheel JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2016
Sussex Swordfish Swim Club

Rotarian Ian Smyth introduced Andrew Clarke to the meeting on June 13, 2016.

Andrew grew up in Alberta but married a girl from St. Martins and moved to the area a few years ago. Since arriving in Sussex, he has been the head coach of the Sussex Swordfish Swim Club at PotashCorp Civic Centre. Andrew started the Sussex Swordfish Swim Club in December 2013 with 22 members. The numbers increased to 32 in 2014 and 44 in 2015.

The first year two swimmers qualified for the East Coast Championships, but this year 11 qualified.

Sussex Swordfish Swim Club JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2016
Discovery Park

Rotarians and representatives of the Sussex Elementary School and Home & School Association gathered on June 8, 2016, with kindergarten to grade 5 children to present a check for $10,000 as Rotary’s contribution toward the Discovery Park.

The Club raised funds at its annual Charity Dinner and Auction held on April 7, 2016.

In total, the Park will cost $300,000, and the Home & School Association will be breaking ground the week of June 20, 2016, with completion expected two weeks before children return to school in September...

Discovery Park JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2016
Town of Sussex

On June 6, 2016, Jason Thorne, Community Services Director for the Town of Sussex, was introduced at the meeting. Jason grew up in Sussex, along with his three sisters.

After university graduation, Jason worked for the government for some time. Still, when a position for Recreation Director for the Town of Sussex became vacant, he applied and became part of the Town’s management team...

Town of Sussex JC Robert Lockhart 2016-06-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 26, 2016
Summer Social

­ Rotarians and guests gathered for sushi and social time at Sushi Jo’s on May 26, 2016.

Pictured here from left around the table are Rhonda Haynes, Robert Kimball, Rob Driscoll, Tina Monahan, Don Dow, Bob Tremblett, Juanita Tremblett, Angie Cummings, Kim Driscoll, Rose and Jeoff Fuller, Jeff and Cindy DuBois.

Summer Social JC Robert Lockhart 2016-05-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2016
Kimmirut Missions Trip

On May 16, 2016, Rotarian Shelley introduced Greg Keith, Rotarian, who had been a member of the team from Penobsquis Baptist Church that had gone to Kimmirut to provide youth with equipment and training in hockey.

Greg works for Sunshine House in town and over the years, had been active in minor hockey in the Town of Sussex. Rotarian Greg Keith explained the connection for the hockey mission trip to Kimmirut.

Julie and Rob Matthews have been living and teaching in Kimmirut for three years. Julie is the daughter of Jim Cunningham, a local businessman, and she and her husband saw a real need among the youth.

The community has high rates of abuse and violence, and there are severe addictions to alcohol, with many of the youth involved in glue sniffing. Kimmirut also has high incidences of violence, murder, and suicide...

Kimmirut Missions Trip JC Robert Lockhart 2016-05-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2016
City Auto

On May 9, 2016, the guest speaker was Mark Muscroft.

Rotarian Bruce Northrup introduced Mark of City Auto. Mark is a former teacher at SRHS who later changed careers and entered the field of business. Mark told his story how he migrated from a classroom teacher to head of the athletic department at Sussex Regional High School.

First, he purchased the Trading Post but later to car sales. Mark now owns Main Street Car Wash, City Auto Sales, and City Auto Service. Mark shared stories of lessons that were learned.

His business philosophy is Product + Services = Growth.

Rotarian Jeff Fuller thanked Mark for coming to the meeting and for sharing his story.

City Auto JC Robert Lockhart 2016-05-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 30, 2016
President's Social

Rotarians and friends gathered at President Rob and Kim Driscoll’s residence on April 30, 2016, for a pot luck supper. During the evening, tickets were sold very quickly on a raffle basket of BBQ related products.

The lucky winner was Faye McKnight, mother-in-law of Rotarian Robert Kimball.

President's Social JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2016
Media Coverage of Sussex Rotary!

On April 26, 2016, Public Relations team chair Tina Monahan wrote the membership,

“Please see our attached media coverage (and your pretty faces) in the Kings County Record today. I did send them an email, with our thank you to the community. However, whoever printed it added some information to the article.” (pictured here)

On May 3, 2016, Tina again wrote the membership "Just to keep you aware. We received more Media coverage today in the Sussex Herald for the Dinner and Auction. The Sussex Herald will have an open area every two weeks for our 'Sussex Rotary Club News...'"

Media Coverage of Sussex Rotary! JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Dale Carnegie Business Group

On April 18, 2016, Rotarian Erik Homenick introduced special guest speaker Paul Kearley.

Paul is President and Master Trainer of Impact Business Communications based in Sussex. Paul’s business is affiliated with the Dale Carnegie Business Group that works on Communication Development, Leadership Skills, and Sales Training.

Paul Kearley discussed the distinction between attitude and skills in successful workplaces. The conclusion was, “Hire for Attitude but Train for Skills.”

Paul told several stories about his experiences of going into businesses and training staff to improve relationships and help employers and employees become more effective in communication. When employees are engaged, then the level of productivity goes up.

Paul has written five eBooks and 360 blog articles. Starting next Tuesday, Paul will be offering a new course in Sussex, and there are still a few spaces open. Rotarian Greg Keith thanked Paul for his motivational presentation.

Dale Carnegie Business Group JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Rotary Club of Limbe, Malawi

Rotarian Rhoda introduced a relative who gave the Rotary Minute. Lois MacCallum-Losacco, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Limbe, Malawi (District: 9210, Club:17303), spoke about the work of her Rotary Club in Africa.

Lois grew up in Moncton but made her permanent residence in Malawi after she finished University and worked on a unique project in that country. Lois and her husband run a Café and Art Gallery in the city of Limbe and are active in the community. Health and literacy are significant concerns in Malawi, a country that is recorded as being the seventh most impoverished country in the world.

Lois showcased special eyeglasses that were being made in her area to help students with poor vision. Malnutrition has meant that one-quarter of the children need glasses... 

Rotary Club of Limbe, Malawi JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 16, 2016
District Training

On April 16, 2016, Rotarians from around the province met in Fredericton for training for incoming Presidents, Secretaries, Foundation Chairs, and officers.

From the Sussex Club were President Rob, Lisa Brown, Tins Monahan, and Donna Gilchrist...

District Training JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2016
 Anglophone School District South

On April 11, 2016, Greg Keith introduced Zoё Watson, who is District Superintendent for schools for Anglophone School District South (ASD-S).

Zoё grew up in Sussex, taught in Sussex, and was a school principal in Sussex before taking on various jobs with the Provincial Department of Education.

Zoё Watson noted that as National Volunteer Week, it fitted to thank Rotarians for all the work that they do, particularly in our schools with Coats for Kids and the new support of Discovery Park for Sussex Elementary School...

Anglophone School District South JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2016
Sussex Rotary Charitable Dinner & Auction

The Rotary Club of Sussex held its 7th Annual Charitable Dinner & Auction on April 7, 2016, with a fantastic new look and success.

Proceeds for this year's Charitable dinner were in support of Rotary's pledge of $10,000.00 for Discovery Park & ongoing support for our Coats for Kids program...

Sussex Rotary Charitable Dinner & Auction JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Annual General Meeting

Pictured here (L-R) are Rotarian Wendy Osborne, Treasurer Kathy Carver, students Jenn DuBois, Brianna Dunfield, and Sophie Sharp, Lisa Brown, a former Youth Merit Award winner herself, Angela Cummings, and Rhoda Haynes.

On April 4, 2016, the Club held the second part of its Annual General Meeting and approved amendments to the Club Bylaws. Guests of Lisa Brown, our Youth Awards Committee chair, were Jenn Dubois, Rotary Exchange Student Candidate for France, Brianna Dunfield – Adventures in Citizenship 2016, Ottawa and Sophia Sharp – RYLA 2016...

Annual General Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2016-04-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2016
PALS - Partners Assisting Local Schools

On Mar. 21, 2016, Past President Robert Kimball welcomed Paul Lauridsen from Partners in Alternative Learning Strategies (PALS).

Paul is a school intervention worker at PALS located on Vail Street in Sussex. Paul has been working in the public school system for ten years, and the last two he has been at PALS.

Paul explained the program supports students who have come to them with coping difficulties in the traditional school setting. Reasons range from anxiety, personal problems, financial struggles, or lack of support. At PALS, students work at their own pace and learn work ethic. The school aims to meet social, emotional, and academic needs for its students.

PALS in Sussex has a high success rate with its students who can take one course at a time.

For older students who cannot get the 17 credits needed for a high school diploma, they can opt for an adult diploma that requires nine required courses.

Partners in Alternative Learning Strategies (PALS) JC Robert Lockhart 2016-03-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 19, 2016
Trip Draw 2016 Audit Team

On Feb. 19, 2016, the drum was stuffed by Rotary members of the Trip Draw Committee in preparation for the trip draw special bonus draw on Feb. 22. The draw was held at CJCW Radio Station, and the lucky winner was Barb Williams. The ticket was drawn by Past President Lou McNamara and was sold by Rotarian Robert E. Kimball. Five hundred tickets had were purchased at that point, and 496 tickets were eligible for the early bird draw.

Pictured here are the 2016 Trip Draw Audit Committee (L-R) JC Robert Lockhart, Secretary Rhoda Wilson, Rotarian & Fire Chief Harold Lowe, Trip Draw Chair & President Rob Driscoll, & Past President Lou McNamara...

Trip Draw 2016 Audit Team JC Robert Lockhart 2016-02-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 15, 2016
Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration

Lou McNamara introduced Ben Whalen from the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee as our guest speaker on Feb. 15, 2016.

Ben not only works for this Committee but is also a Counselor and Deputy Mayor of Sussex Corner.

Mr. Whalen explained that there are three aspects of his non-profit organization – restoration, science and monitoring, and education and outreach. The goal of the Committee is to restore the natural habitat of the area. 

Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration JC Robert Lockhart 2016-02-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2016
Sussex Mayor Addresses Club

Our Club’s guest speaker on Jan. 18, 2016, was Mayor Marc Thorne was introduced by Rotarian Rhoda Wilson.

Mayor Marc Thorne, who is an Honorary Member of the Club, was first elected to Sussex Town Council in 1987 in a by-election, and he has moved up the ranks to Deputy Mayor and then-Mayor.

In addition to his duties as Mayor, he is an employee of the Department of Transportation, where he is a Professional Engineering Technologist specializing in new bridges and highway construction...

Sussex Mayor Addresses Club JC Robert Lockhart 2016-01-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2016
Jeff Fuller - Classification Talk

On Jan. 11, 2016, Rotarian Jeff Fuller gave his classification talk to the Club.

Jeff spoke about his varied career. He was born in the Annapolis Valley and grew up on a farm and later moved into work as an optician after receiving training at Ryerson. Seeking a new challenge in life, he studied agronomy, the study of crops and soils, at Seneca College which led him into golf course design.

After an accident when he broke both femurs and his back, Jeff took up a new challenge in real estate.

Jeff Fuller - Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2016-01-11 04:00:00Z 0
Boys & Girls Club Inducts Honorary Member JC Robert Lockhart 2016-01-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 21, 2015
Christmas Luncheon

On Dec. 21, 2015, the members gathered for their annual Christmas luncheon. At the meeting, the membership took a collection to be given to the Sharing Club. Pictured here (L-R) are Kathy Carver, Kathy’s guest Chris Painter, Past President Lou McIntyre, Past President Bob Tremblett, Rhonda Haines, Cindy DuBois, Past President Donna Gilchrist, Chair Angie Cummings filling in for President Rob Driscoll, Ian Smyth, Jeff Fuller, Rhoda Wilson, Harold Lowe, Bruce Northrup, Ed Keith, Pastor Don Ingersoll, and Past President Robert Kimball. Photo courtesy of Robert Lockhart, also in attendance.

Christmas Luncheon JC Robert Lockhart 2015-12-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2015
Optimal Health

Rotary’s guest speaker for Dec. 14, 2015, was Tom Toner of Optimal Health, who works in the area of business and development.

Tom has studied physiology and is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and the University of Saskatchewan. He has worked at the University of Saskatchewan and the Dartmouth Sportsplex.

Optimal Health JC Robert Lockhart 2015-12-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2015
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle

During December, many members of the Sussex Rotary Club helped the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle drive by spending a few hours to attend a Kettle at Sobeys.

Pictured here, Rotarian Harold Lowe.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle JC Robert Lockhart 2015-12-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 23, 2015
Kiwanis Nursing Home Campaign

Keri Marr, Administrator, and Ralph Carr, Chairman of the Board, from the Kiwanis Nursing Home, were our guest speakers on Nov. 23, 2015.

The Rotary Club was their first presentation on this exciting new Capital Renovations Campaign titled “A Place to Call Home.” Keri introduced the new plan and current construction. The add-ons were explained- a new multi-purpose room, workshop, offices, maintenance, administrations, 39 modern resident bedrooms, two new dining rooms. Forty-four people have already moved into modern bedrooms.

The new Campaign – “A Place to Call Home” is a 1-million-dollar capital renovation campaign to enhance the lives of residents, a safe environment for new and existing residents and will provide an opportunity to renovate the old rooms including washrooms, lighting, flooring, as well as painting and electrical.

Keri said we could help by sharing the story with the community. They are looking for donors, corporate sponsors.

Kiwanis Nursing Home Campaign JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
Fire Chief Expresses Thanks to Club

Fire Chief Harold Lowe presented President Rob and the Club a certificate of appreciation for our support of their Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser earlier in the summer.

Fire Chief Expresses Thanks to Club JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
Strategic Planning

Nov. 16, 2015, was a meeting led by President Rob Driscoll on strategic planning.

Rob emphasized how everyone needs to be a part of the plans of the Club and chaired the brainstorming session, breaking it down into a discussion and note-taking on the Club’s Mission & Values.

This process will take a few months to conclude but will lead us through our next few years of Club work.

Strategic Planning JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
Remembrance Day

Rotarians Angie Cummings, Tina Gregg, and Rhoda Wilson represented the Club at the Remembrance Day Cenotaph and presented a wreath for the Club.

Remembrance Day JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2015
Ian Smyth - Classification Talk

­ On Nov. 9, 2015, Rotarian Ian Smyth gave his classification talk.

Ian’s first career was a pilot in the armed forces. Later he became a manager for Maple Leaf, and presently he is co-owner of Armadale Farm Dairy Products, a business that is involved in cheese making.

Ian showed a slide presentation of the farm facilities and the process of making different types of cheese. He traced the history of the farm and how it began with his wife’s immigrant family.

Ian Smyth - Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 02, 2015
Sussex Vale Transition House

On Nov. 2, 2015, Cecile Matheson, Executive Director of Sussex Vale Transition House, spoke about the history and present role of the Transition House in the community.

Cecile showed a short video about domestic violence and its prevalence in our society.

The Sussex Vale Transition House opened in 1991, and it is open 24/7. The present facility has four bedrooms and nine beds.

The Gold Rush 50/50 has been the facility’s best fundraiser and is presently bringing in $4,000 a week. The Government provides 50% of the finances.

In 2014 there were 40 women and 30 children served. The House needs renovations, and the Rotary Club of Sussex may be called upon for assistance once the plans are in place.

Cecile was thanked by Rotarian Shelley Vail.

Sussex Vale Transition House JC Robert Lockhart 2015-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Enbridge Gas

­ Both Mark Murray and Gilles Volpé came as representatives of Enbridge Gas NB as our guest speakers on Oct. 26, 2015.

Gilles spoke about the need for sustainable resources of fuel and highlighted the importance of natural gas and its efficiencies.

Enbridge Gas NB has allocated over four billion dollars for research; however, the majority of this money will not be given locally as New Brunswick is considered too risky a territory to invest dollars.

Gilles feels that natural gas will guide the transition between sustainable resources and renewable resources.

Enbridge Gas JC Robert Lockhart 2015-10-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2015
District Governor Visits

On Oct. 19, 2015, District Governor Wayne Wornes with his Sylvie visited our Club.

One of his first tasks was to present President Rob Driscoll, and the membership with a banner in recognition from the Rotary Foundation for it’s annual giving to the Foundation.

Each year the Club donates 5% of its net profit to the Foundation to further the great work of Rotary International. This past year, our Club was one of the top 1500 donors of more than 35,000 Clubs worldwide.

District Governor Visits JC Robert Lockhart 2015-10-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick

On Oct. 5, 2015, The Club was pleased to hear from Ken McGeorge, President of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick. Ken has retired numerous times after serving many years in executive positions in the health care industry.

Ken McGeorge, who was introduced by Shelley Vail, spoke of his experience as CEO for different health care agencies before retiring and his own experience with his father-in-law, an Alzheimer patient.

Ken is presently working for the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick to raise awareness of the need for change in the health care system to see that the disease is diagnosed more efficiently. Patient's families need support so that affected individuals may stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

New Brunswick is a province with an ageing population, and high-cost acute care hospital beds are occupied inappropriately by individuals with dementia.

Ken reviewed some of the effects of Alzheimer's, the difference in brain structure, and the warning signs. The theme of the organization's message was to decrease dementia's "dark shadow" by raising awareness and having an informed public.

Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick JC Robert Lockhart 2015-10-05 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

­ Our program on Sept. 21, 2015, featured Darren McLeod, the Senior Philanthropy Specialist with the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

He joined the Foundation in the spring of 2015. His role is primarily gifts for all five pillars of care, including capital equipment, mental health, research, education and patient comfort.

He is also responsible for legacy and planned giving. Before joining the Foundation, Darren held management roles in the arts and cultural sector in New Brunswick, including development, marketing and communications. He has lived and worked in province for nine years after residing in Toronto for over 20 years.

Darren has a passion for engaging the community in the benefits of giving and how it positively impacts the organization and the donor.

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2015-09-21 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2015
Fire Department Barbeque

Rotarians Robert Kimball, Rob Driscoll, and Tina Monahan helped the Town of Sussex Fire Department raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy on Sept. 19, 2015, by managing the BBQ.

Tina’s comments at the BBQ said it all about the fun and contribution toward the fundraiser, “Fun times today at the BBQ; we were so busy, we were on fire. Literally”!

Fire Department Barbeque JC Robert Lockhart 2015-09-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 15, 2015
KCR Reports on Sussex Rotary

"The Sussex Rotary Club came home from the District 7810 Rotary convention, where 39 clubs in New Brunswick and Eastern Maine were represented, with awards celebrating successes in membership. From left are Sgt-at-Arms Shelley Vail, Immediate Past President Bob Tremblett, who was named District President of the Year, treasurer Kathey Carver, President Rob Driscoll and Vice President Rhoda Wilson."

Details and photo courtesy of Tammy Scott-Wallace/Kings County Record (KCR)

KCR Reports on Sussex Rotary JC Robert Lockhart 2015-09-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2015
2015 District Conference Recognition

On Sept. 12, 2015, Sussex Rotarians (L-R) Tina Monahan, President Rob Driscoll, PP Bob Tremblett, Don Dow, and Cindy Dubois attended the District 7810 annual conference in Moncton.

During the evening presentations, the Sussex Club recognized with the distinguished “Dunc Wathen” Achievement Award for the most substantial club membership growth in the District...

2015 District Conference Recognition JC Robert Lockhart 2015-09-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 26, 2015
President's Summer Social

On Aug. 26, 2015, President Rob Driscoll and his wife Kim hosted the Club membership for a summer social and to christen in his newly constructed deck.

Pictured here are Tina Monahan, Cindy Dubois, Shelley Vail around the meal table, while Don Dow and Kathy Carver chat in the background.

President's Summer Social JC Robert Lockhart 2015-08-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
Changeover of Executive June 2015

On June 29, 2015, Sussex Rotarians gathered to share in the changeover of the Club executive with the new Rotary Year commencing on July 1. Outgoing President Bob Tremblett (right) and his executive thanked for their year in office and contributions to the Club, and incoming President Rob Driscoll and his Board welcomed into their new positions.

Changeover of Executive June 2015 JC Robert Lockhart 2015-06-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 22, 2015
Alaina Lockhart - Classification Talk

On June 22, 2015, Rotarian Ian Smyth introduced Alaina Lockhart, who gave her classification talk to the club today.

The focus of Alaina’s classification talk was her business, Lockhart’s Wedding and Special Occasions. It is located on Main Street at a home known as Broad Gables. The Victorian house was fashioned with charm and ambiance, which complements the business setup and values. Alaina prides herself in carrying the finest collection of gowns in New Brunswick.

The wedding industry in Canada is a 4.5 billion dollar industry annually. In Canada, the average wedding costs $30,000 with a gown averaging approximately $1,700.00 per dress.

Alaina purchased the business in 2004 following a career in corporate Human Resources. Alaina’s small business entrepreneurial interest began in high school, and her shift in career was a result of that interest forged in the high school class...

Alaina Lockhart - Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2015-06-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2015
RYLA Leadership Seminar

Rotarian Rhoda Wilson invited two students to our June 8, 2015 meeting who recently participated in Rotary Youth Programs.

Pictured here with Rhoda is Elizabeth Gushue, who spoke on her attendance in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) seminar recently held in Moncton, NB.

Elizabeth indicated the seminar was interesting and provided her with an opportunity to attend the leadership seminar, meet a diverse group of attendees and provided a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills.

She shared it was an inspiring opportunity for young adults, between 18 and 30, to participate in a leadership camp with like-minded individuals where you will form lasting friendships, hear from professional speakers, develop as a leader, grow as a person and have fun.

Elizabeth thanked the club for this opportunity. Alaina Alexander thanked Elizabeth for her talk on the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference and presented her with a token of the Club's appreciation.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar JC Robert Lockhart 2015-06-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2015
Adventures In Citizenship

Rhoda W. introduces Kasey Killiam, a grade 12 student chosen by the Club as this year's attendee to the Adventures in Citizenship training Camp held in Ottawa earlier in 2015.

The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. To achieve this objective, the Foundation encourages young Canadians to participate in development programs of nationally recognized organizations such as Rotary's Adventures in Citizenship...

Adventures In Citizenship JC Robert Lockhart 2015-06-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 23, 2015
Paul Harris Recognition 2015

On April 23, 2015, over 110 people gathered at the Sussex Royal Canadian Legion for Rotary’s 6th Annual Charitable Trusts Dinner & Auction, and to recognize Alfie Smith as a Paul Harris Fellow., Rotary International’s highest honour...

Paul Harris Recognition 2015 JC Robert Lockhart 2015-05-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 05, 2015
Discovery Park

On May 4, 2015, Rotarian Lorinda Porter introduced Shawnee McConchie, President of the Home and School Association, to speak to the Club on the Discovery Park Project in the planning stages at Sussex Elementary.

Discovery Park will be a centrally-located outdoor community space at Sussex Elementary School in Sussex, NB, dedicated to introducing natural elements back into the play environment for the entire community...

Discovery Park JC Robert Lockhart 2015-05-05 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2015
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On May 4, 2015, it was the pleasure of Membership Team Leader Rob Driscoll and sponsoring Rotarian Jeff Fuller to introduce and induct new member Pastor Don Ingersoll...

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2015-05-04 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
On April 20, 2015, Rotarian Wendy Osborne, delivered a Travel Safety Talk.
The following are recommended travel safety tips that can assist any traveller in making each trip, safety, pleasurable and worry-free...
Safe Travel Tips JC Robert Lockhart 2015-04-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
Portage Atlantic Foundation

The guest speaker for April 13, 2015, was Mrs. Carol Tracy, Director of Development Portage Atlantic Foundation.

The Portage organization is a not for profit organization founded in 1970 in Montreal, Quebec and opened its first centre in 1973. Portage currently operates not-for-profit residential treatment centres in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, British Columbia and also welcomes clients from other provinces.

Portage Atlantic is a non-profit organization founded in 1995. In 1996, it opened a residential rehabilitation centre for adolescents on the shores of Cassidy Lake, near Sussex, New Brunswick. Over the years, more than 1,600 youth from New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces have been treated at the 64-bed substance abuse rehabilitation centre...

Portage Atlantic Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2015-04-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2015
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

The highlights of the Mar. 30, 2015 weekly meeting was the induction of Mrs. Tina Monahan and the visit of District Governor Mike Walsh, who read the induction statement of Tina into the Sussex Rotary Club.

Tina was provided with a membership package and her Rotary pin by District Governor Mike, Membership Team Leader Rob Driscoll, and her sponsor Don Dow. Each Rotarian welcomed Tina.

Pictured here (L-R) are Don, Tina, District Governor Mike, and Rob.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-30 03:00:00Z 0
Sussex Community Multi-Sensory Project JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2015
Severe Allergic Reaction Project

At our meeting on March 16, 2015, Mrs. Kelly Dunfield, NP and a local resident, discussed the implementation of a new project, the Severe Allergic Reaction Project.

A native of Sussex, Kelly is working on a Community Response to Severe Allergic Reaction Pilot Project, being proposed for the treatment of anaphylaxis for Sussex and area.

Working in conjunction with Dr. Andrea Canty on this Pilot Project, anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and is a growing public concern. Anaphylaxis has the potential to cause death, fatalities that are avoidable with proper and timely medical treatment.

Measures must be in place to reduce the risk of exposure to an allergen and to have community access to take appropriate action...

Severe Allergic Reaction Project JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2015
Shelley Vail - Classification Talk

On Mar. 9, 2015, Shelley Vail, Director of Financial Aid, Kingswood University gave her Classification Talk to the Club.

A native of Sussex, Shelley first started working at Kingswood University in 2001 as the Administrative Assistant in the Enrollment Office.

In 2005, Shelley left to pursue a career in the banking industry and had reached her goal of being promoted to Senior Personal Banking Officer, when an opportunity at Kingswood University was again available. Having worked so hard to achieve her promotion of handling the financial portfolios of nearly 600 clients, Shelley, I was reluctant to leave her job at the bank.

At an alumnus, Beulah Family Camp in Brown’s Flat, New Brunswick, Shelley was touched by many former students that had become missionaries in restricted countries, inner-city pastors and worship pastors in local churches. With this, Shelley knew that it was time to help others come to Kingswood University...

Shelley Vail - Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2015
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

President Bob Tremblett presented Rotarian Alaina Alexander with her Rotary International Recognition pin for Alaina introducing Alaina Lockhart as a new member of the Club.

Congratulations Alaina!

New Member Recognition Pin JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2015
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Lisa Brown, pictured here at right, was inducted into the Club as our newest member on Mar. 9, 2015 by Membership Development Team Leader Rob Driscoll.

With Lisa and Rob are President Bob Tremblett, far left, and Lisa’s sponsor, Shelley Vail. Lisa was our Club’s Rotary Youth Merit Award student in 1988.

Welcome, Lisa!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-09 03:00:00Z 0
Heart and Stroke Mud Run JC Robert Lockhart 2015-03-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 23, 2015
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

The highlight of Feb. 23, 2015, Rotary meeting was the induction of two new members, Rhonda Haynes, owner of Shopper’s, and Mary McNair of Outdoor Elements.

Pictured from L-R are Rhoda Wilson, Rhonda’s sponsor, Rhonda, President Bob Tremblett, Membership Chair Rob Driscoll, Mary, and Mary’s sponsor Lorinda Porter.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2015-02-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 09, 2015
Greater Fundy Ground Search & Rescue

On Feb. 9, 2015, Rotary’s speaker was Mr. Philip Howe of the Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue.

Philip indicated the search work works closely with local police and is much like police work, though there is a difficulty with provincial groups attracting new members. There is very little funding available, and each volunteer tasked with outfitting themselves to be part of a search team. Each group is heavily reliant on any form of government grants to acquire equipment and training.

Philip described a typical search scenario; lost and panic sets in. Panic leads to poor decisions with the fear of embarrassment, a leading contributor to waiting too long when help or assistance is needed...

Greater Fundy Ground Search & Rescue JC Robert Lockhart 2015-02-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2015
MLA on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Mr. Brian MacDonald, MLA Fredericton West Hanwell, was Rotary’s guest speaker for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Brian spoke on fracking and his recent trip to Pennslyvania as part of a Sun News project to produce a documentary in support of the Shale Gas Industry in New Brunswick.

Rotary was joined by the Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce for a full room to hear Mr. MacDonald’s message. Guests included Don Ingersoll, Pam Kaye, Debbie Prosser, Wanda Steeves, Stacey Geldart, Jenny Powell, Mary McNair, Peter Atkinson, Steve Ball, Wendy Stockford, Garry Rent, Doug Cosman, Ken Armstrong, John Comeau, Ralph Cunningham, Craig Arbeau, Terry Hutchinson, and Kent McIntyre, immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Saint John...

MLA on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) JC Robert Lockhart 2015-02-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2015
Paul Harris Fellow + 1

On Jan. 29, 2015, President Bob Tremblett presented Donna Gilchrist with her PHF + 1 pin in recognition of her contribution to the Rotary Foundation. The Sussex Rotary Club recognized Donna in 2013 as a Paul Harris Fellow for her active community and Rotary contributions.

Paul Harris Fellow + 1 JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
Membership Meeting

On Jan. 19, 2015, Membership Committee Chair Rob Driscoll (left) introduced his membership talk and the inspirational video he recently watched and wanted to share with the club membership.

Robert introduced Shawn Achor’s as one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His TED (Ted.com) talk is one of the most popular of all time, with over 9.4 million views. Intently watching are Rotarians Erik Homenik (center) and President Bob Tremblett.

Membership Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
New Member Recognition

On Jan. 19, 2015, presentations for New Member Recognition were delivered by Club President Bob Tremblett...

New Member Recognition JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 12, 2015
Rhoda Wilson - Classification Talk

On Jan. 12, 2015, Rotarian Rhoda Wilson presented her classification talked entitled, 'Teachers, and What They Do'.

Rhoda began her career in administrative support in the Moncton Hospital. She worked in heart research at Mount Allison University, where she completed her Bachelor of Education degree, then completed her Masters of Education through the University of Phoenix.

She has been teaching since then at the Sussex Regional High School...

Rhoda Wilson - Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 09, 2015
Graysia Website Design

On Jan. 9, 2015, the Club's first speaker of the year was Lorinda Porter, Owner – Graysia Website Design, who did her classification talk.

Her company creates and implements affordable websites and web presence for small businesses. Services include web site design, hosting, virtual assistant services. Lorinda is a UNB graduate who was first employed with Search2Go.

The market to service is that 60% of small businesses that do not have a web presence. The industry offers growth, flexibility and creativity. Lorinda's passion is to assist small business to succeed.

Rotarian Shelley Vail thanked Lorinda for her interesting classification talk and presented Lorinda with a token of the Club's appreciation.

Graysia Website Design JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 09, 2015
Family Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition

On Jan. 9, 2015, JC Robert Lockhart advised the Club that his most memorable and emotional Rotary moment was on Christmas morning when he recognized each of his family members as Paul Harris Fellows. Pictured at left, back row- Robert, son Robb- Halifax; son Bradley Lockhart- Quispamsis; grandson Spencer Lockhart- Brad & Shelly’s son; Front Row- Carolyn Lockhart; granddaughter Katie Lockhart- Brad & Shelly’s daughter; Shelly Lockhart, Brad’s wife. Robert told the Club he wrote fellow Rotarian, friend, and Past District Governor, Gerald Barnett the following note in appreciation for starting him on this venture many years before...

Family Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition JC Robert Lockhart 2015-01-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 22, 2014
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On Dec. 22, 2014, the Rotary Club of Sussex membership gathered for their Christmas luncheon at the All Seasons Inn.

The highlight of the gathering was the induction of two new members- Ian Smyth, Owner / Operator of Armadale Farm Dairy Products, and Alaina Lockhart, owner of Lockhart’s Weddings & Special Occasions.

Rob Driscoll (presenting, on the right), Team Lead for the Membership Development Team, introduced the two new members to Club. Joining Rob were the new member’s proposers who pinned them with their name badges.

Pictured here left to right are Don Dow, Ian’s proposer, Ian, Alaina, and Alaina Alexander, Alaina’s proposer.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2014-12-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
Giermindl Joint Club Social

On Dec. 15, 2014, thirty-plus Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Sussex gathered at Giermindl’s Restaurant for a social evening of great food and fellowship.

The group was welcomed by Hampton President Gary Rent and President Bob Tremblett of the Sussex Club, who advised there was no formal agenda for the evening - just fellowship and the opportunity to get to know one another!

Giermindl Joint Club Social JC Robert Lockhart 2014-12-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
Poley Mountain

Guest speaker Dec. 8, 2014, was Bill Anderson, General Manager of Poley Mountain who spoke to the Club Members on the operations and plans for Poley Mountain this year and in the future.

o Poley Mountain is privately held by 100 shareholders with a 16 member board of Directors.
o One of 10 ski hill operations in Atlantic Canada, the largest hill operations in Eastern Canada.
o The Poley Mountain operation employs 185 full-time and part-time employees
o Lift capacity of 3,000 persons per hour.
o Food capacity of 400 persons per hour.
o Lodge capacity is the next issue necessary to be solved by the Board of Directors/Owners.
o Over 2,00 early bird passes sold this year.
o Poley Mountain sees 90,000 ski visits annually.

Poley Mountain JC Robert Lockhart 2014-12-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
Mrs. Dunster's

On Dec. 1, 2014, Blair Hyslop, co-owner of Mrs. Dunster’s, spoke to the Club Members on his and his wife’s purchase of Mrs. Dunster’s franchise and operations in July 2014.

Blair began his career with Eastern Bakery’s in Saint John and worked at McCain Foods developing emerging markets followed by Barbour’s Foods.

Blair believes Mrs. Dunster is part of the fabric of the community with an extremely loyal following. Five hundred thousand visits annually to the outlet store. The company has 60 employees in the bakery with 20 others on the road selling product. Current operations are a seven day a week, 24 hours a day operation with over 25 million donuts produced annually, and tens of thousands of ginger snaps produced weekly. Eighty-five percent of the product produced is shipped and sold through Mrs. Dunster's distribution system. Over 60 requests per months for community support by local organizations and charities.

Mrs. Dunster's anticipates growth through shipping more of their products and to develop their distribution system by providing opportunities to other bakery’s to utilize a common distribution system.

Rotarian Robert Driscoll thanked Mr. Hyslop for his interesting presentation and presented a gift from the club as a token of our appreciation.

Mrs. Dunster's JC Robert Lockhart 2014-12-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2014
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

During the Club’s Nov. 17, 2014 meeting, President Bob Tremblett presented Rotarian Rob Driscoll with his Rotary International recognition pin for bringing new member Alaina Alexander into the Club on Sept. 29, 2014.

Rob is the second member to receive such recognition this Rotary year and is also a Membership Development team chair.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2014-11-17 04:00:00Z 0
Stonehammer Geo Park JC Robert Lockhart 2014-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2014
Charter Member Harley Herbert Geldart Passes

“It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Harley this past weekend”, President Bob Tremblett wrote in an email to the Club on the morning of October 14, 2014. “Harley was a founding member of our club and will be remembered for his passion for Rotary.”

Harley passed away at the Sussex Health Center on October 12, 2014, at the age of 97.

Born in Mapleton, NB, on August 29, 1917, he was a son of the late Worden and Rachell (nee Garland) Geldart. Harley was a member of the Sussex United Baptist Church and a member of the First Elgin Baptist Church.

He was a WWII Veteran, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 and a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Sussex...

Charter Member Harley Herbert Geldart Passes JC Robert Lockhart 2014-10-14 03:00:00Z 0
Tir na nOg Forest School JC Robert Lockhart 2014-10-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On Sept. 29, 2014, Rotary’s newest member, Alaina Alexander, was inducted into the Club by Membership Recruitment team lead Rob Driscoll and President-Elect Sandra Moon.

Alaina is involved with Customer Service and Fundraising with the PotashCorp Civic Centre, and she and her husband are both Sussex natives.

Alaina will be chairing the Club’s Rotary Camp committee and will help Shelley Vail with Costs for Kids.

Alaina was welcomed as the Club’s newest member by each of the Rotarians present.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2014-09-29 03:00:00Z 0
Emergency Measures Organization JC Robert Lockhart 2014-09-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2014
Outdoor Elements

Wendy Osborne welcomes John McNair to the Sussex Rotary Club as the owner/operator of Outdoor Elements on Sept. 22, 2014. John’s business was established in 1985 and has had a storefront from 2005 to 2012.

John spoke on the development of his business and his experiences over the last number of years. He explained the business and some setbacks out of his control. John established the business concept in 1987...

Outdoor Elements JC Robert Lockhart 2014-09-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 28, 2014
Harley Geldart Birthday and District Governor Visit

Rotarians, guests and children, gathered for a Club social at Rotarian Bob and Ginette Black’s home on the Belleisle on Aug. 28, 2014, to meet new District Governor Mike Walsh and to celebrate Honorary Rotarian Harley Geldart’s birthday. For the first time, Rotarians were encouraged to bring children to the evening, which added a nice change.

Harley Geldart Birthday and District Governor Visit JC Robert Lockhart 2014-08-28 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 11, 2014
New Member Recognition Pin

On August 11, 2014, President Bob Tremblett presented President-elect Sandra Moon her recognition pin “backing” for sponsoring Shelly Vail as a new member on April 14, 2014. Sandra is the first member of the Sussex Club to receive such a pin. Congratulations Sandra!!

New Member Recognition Pin JC Robert Lockhart 2014-08-11 03:00:00Z 0
Atlantic Balloon Fiesta JC Robert Lockhart 2014-06-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 16, 2014
Sussex Golf and Curling Club

Mrs. Jane Ingalls (left) of the Sussex Golf and Curling Club was our June 16, 2014 guest speaker.

Mrs. Ingalls thanked Rotarian Rob Driscoll for the introduction and mentioned she was involved in Rotary during her high school years in Grand Manan.

Jane shared with the Rotary Members the many of the beautiful photos taken from scenic places on the golf course. Many photos were taken in the picturesque New Brunswick fall...


Sussex Golf and Curling Club JC Robert Lockhart 2014-06-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
Sussex Fish and Game Association

Mr. Danny Byers, Sussex Fish and Game Association, was our speaker on June 9, 2014.

Mr. Byers advised the Association has currently over 250 registered members. Mr. Byers reviewed the various activities of the association and outlined the major annual fundraisers completed annually.

The Association raises money through an annual dinner and auction. They conduct a fishing derby annually with the view to get youth involved...

Sussex Fish and Game Association JC Robert Lockhart 2014-06-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2014
Induction of Mayor Stephen Gillies

On June 2, 2014, Rotarian and Minister of Public Safety Bruce Northrup, had the pleasure of introducing and inducting Mayor Stephen Gillies of Sussex Corner as the Club’s newest member.

Induction of Mayor Stephen Gillies JC Robert Lockhart 2014-06-02 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2014
Samaritan's Purse

Rotarian Sandra Moon introduced Stephen and Mae Joudry, representing Samaritan’s Purse to our meeting on May 12, 2014.

Mae and Stephen Joudry spoke on their agency who specializes in the engagement of volunteers. Mae played and spoke on the Youtube video of Samaritan’s Purse involvement in assisting the victims and helping in the relief after superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the New York, New Jersey areas.

"We partner with our supporters in Canada and with local organizations (usually churches) abroad to provide compassionate and cost-effective assistance to anyone who needs it, regardless of religion, race, gender or socioeconomic standing", Mae said. "Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disasters, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives"...

Samaritan's Purse JC Robert Lockhart 2014-05-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 05, 2014
Mayor of Sussex Corner

On May 5, 2014, Rotarian Scott Hatcher introduced Mayor Gillies to the Sussex Rotary Club.

Mayor Gillies updated the club on the experiences of the April 15, 2014 flooding event and his experiences of elected office.

Mayor Gillies began his political career as a result of wanting to get involved in the Village flooding issues a few years back, and ironically he was here today to brief the club on the Village’s experiences these past few weeks. With that, Mayor Gillies began life as a politician following the May 2008 election when elected as Deputy Mayor. Deputy Mayor Gillies chose to run for Mayor in the coming 2012 elections...

Mayor of Sussex Corner JC Robert Lockhart 2014-05-05 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
Kings County Record

­ On April 14, 2014, Rotarian Kathy Carver introduced our guest speaker Ms. Tammy Scott–Wallace from the Kings Country Record.

Picture here beside Tammy is the Hon. Bruce Northrup (Left) and Club President Bob Tremblett.

Tammy started her career after graduating from journalism school in 1993 as a news reporter in Nova Scotia. She made her way in the newspaper business in that province at three newspapers, progressing from a reporter, lifestyle editor to managing editor as she moved along...

Kings County Record JC Robert Lockhart 2014-04-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On April 14, 2014, Rotarian Sandra Moon (left) and Robert Kimball inducted Shelley Vail as a new member of the Sussex Rotary Club. Each member welcomed Shelley to the club.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2014-04-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2014
Sussex Sleep Clinic

­ Rotarian Bob Black introduced our guest speaker Ms. Angela Cummings from the Sussex Sleep Clinic on April 7, 2014.

Angela spoke on her company’s specialization in sleep disorders as well as obstructive sleep apnea testing, treatment and CPAP supplies. Her firm specializes in “Improving your life one night at a time.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder that occurs during sleep. It is characteristic by pauses in breathing that usually end in gasping for air or snoring. When people sleep, all of the muscles in their body relax, including the muscles in their throat and upper airway. With this relaxation, the air passage becomes smaller. This narrowing can cause the tissue in the throat to vibrate together when the air passes through, causing snoring. The reduction can be so severe that the throat closes off completely ant the person stops breathing until their body triggers their throat to open up and take a breath. This is hugely disruptive to sleep...

Sussex Sleep Clinic JC Robert Lockhart 2014-04-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
Hopewell Rocks

Sandra Moon introduced our guest speaker Mr. Paul Gaudet, Manager for Interpretive Services for Hopewell Rocks.

Mr. Gaudet places a particular emphasis on education at the Hopewell Rocks. At the Interpretive centre, they have self-directed multi-media exhibits, which is an informative and essential enhancement to any visit. Through life-sized sculptures, colourful displays, videos and dioramas, you will learn about the Bay of Fundy geology, tides and wildlife, as well as other fascinating facts about the Fundy coastal area.

Interpretive panels on each of the viewing decks throughout the park help our visitors to better understand the unique Fundy ecosystems and the cultural history of Albert County...

Hopewell Rocks JC Robert Lockhart 2014-03-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2014
Sussex Fire Chief Harold Lowe

­ On March 17, 2014, St. Patty’s Day, Scott Hatcher introduced our guest speaker Chief Harold Lowe, Sussex Fire Department Inc.

Harold spoke on his transition and his professional firefighting career. Chief Lowe got introduced to his passion of becoming a career firefighter as a volunteer member in British Columbia and quickly gained a passion for being a firefighter. From BC, Chief Lowe then spent several years with the Fort McMurray Fire Department before his move to Moncton Fire Department. There he served as a Training Officer. He continued his volunteer service to the Village of Petitcodiac and is now the first full-time fire chief at the Sussex Fire Department...

Sussex Fire Chief Harold Lowe JC Robert Lockhart 2014-03-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2014
St. Patty's Day

Past President Robert Kimball Jr. was in the St. Patty’s mood this Monday and dressed accordingly. Pictured with him are (L-R) PP Donna Gilchrist, Wendy Osborne, and Kathy Karver.

Not hard to tell of the onlookers who got fined for not wearing green on this festive day!

St. Patty's Day JC Robert Lockhart 2014-03-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2014
Communities in Bloom

On May 10, 2014, Rotarian Sandra introduced our guest speaker Mrs. Joan Routledge, Chairperson of the Sussex Communities in Bloom.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with a focus on enhancing green spaces in communities. “People, plants and pride… growing together” is their slogan, and it captures the essence of the program. It is a national organization where communities of comparable size compete against one another to showcase their people, plants and civic pride...

Communities in Bloom JC Robert Lockhart 2014-03-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2014
Kiwanis Nursing Home

Rotarian Bruce Northrup introduced our guest speaker Mrs. Keri Marr, CA, Administrator of the Kiwanis Nursing Home Inc.

Keri is a Past President twice of our Club and an Honorary member. Keri spoke on the home and its mission statement of serving seniors of the greater Sussex Area inspired by our core values of dignity and respect, the Kiwanis Nursing Home Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, home-like environment.

Kiwanis Nursing Home Inc. was established on August 11, 1975, as a non-profit corporation to provide nursing care and other support services for the residents of Sussex and the surrounding area...

Kiwanis Nursing Home JC Robert Lockhart 2014-03-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 28, 2014
T.Peter Haines

Peter Haines, shown here during a Rotary Club of Sussex event in February 2013, died on Saturday just days after retiring as Sussex Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist and owner.

Photo: Shane Magee/Kings County Record SUSSEXFriends, family, and staff of respected Sussex pharmacist Peter Haines mourned his passing Saturday. The 70-year-old owner of the town’s two Shoppers Drug Mart stores and prominent member of the Rotary Club had just retired less than a week before his death. Rhonda Haynes, who took recently over his businesses, said his staffers, some who worked for him for 30 years, were as devastated by the loss as she was. “We’re all shocked and very sad he never got to enjoy his retirement,” she said. by Laura MacInnis, Kings County Record, Mar. 3, 2013...

T. Peter Haines JC Robert Lockhart 2014-02-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2014
Opposition Leader Brian Gallant

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant addresses the Rotary Club of Sussex on Monday, where he outlined his stance on shale gas development.

Photo: Shane Magee/Kings County Record SUSSEX – "The leader of the provincial Liberals faced questions Monday in Sussex about this hydraulic fracturing stance and said he’s not convinced of the economic benefits the practice has had in this region. Scott Hatcher, the town chief administrative officer, questioned Brian Gallant about the existing natural gas wells that have been fracked by Corridor Resources in Penobsquis. Gallant dismissed the argument that fracking, as the process is also called, is significantly benefiting the region, saying he’s visited the site and visited the company’s office with its eight employees. “I’m not convinced on the economic benefits of it here,” he said"....

Opposition Leader Brian Gallant JC Robert Lockhart 2014-02-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 17, 2014
World of Hope

On Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, Rotary’s guest speaker, Mr. Kerry Allison of World Hope, was introduced by Rotarian Bob Black.

Kerry is a retired School Vice Principal. He spoke of Ukraine as a beautiful country located on the Black Sea and has a population of 45 million people. In 1991 the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Act of Independence. Since independence, Ukraine’s economy has struggled as it moved from a planned economy to a market economy and consequently, the people are having difficulties...

World of Hope JC Robert Lockhart 2014-02-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2014
President New Brunswick Law Society

On Feb. 3, 2014, Rotarian Andrew Palmer introduced our guest speaker Mr. John Malone, Q.C., President of the New Brunswick Law Society.

Pictured here with our speaker is Rotarian, the Hon. Bruce Northrup, and Rotarian Sandra Moon.

The Law Society Act (1996) sets out the objects and duties of the Society. The profession and the role of a lawyer are to help people. Lawyers are considered professionals, and with that, it places a high duty of care, conduct and ethical standards...

President New Brunswick Law Society JC Robert Lockhart 2014-02-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 20, 2014
Mayor Marc Thorne

The guest speaker on Jan. 20, 2014, was Marc Thorne, Mayor Town of Sussex.

Rotarian Matt Moore introduced Mayor Thorne to our Club and gave a brief bio of his community involvement.

Marc thanked the Club for the excellent community work the Rotary Club of Sussex undertakes each year in our greater community. He spoke on updating the Club on the state of the Town and our future...

Mayor Marc Thorne JC Robert Lockhart 2014-01-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 13, 2014
Chief Coroner

On Jan. 13, 2014, Robert D. introduced Chief Coroner Greg Forestell for New Brunswick to the Rotary Club members and guests. Greg spoke on the coroner service of the Province of New Brunswick and its works, investigations and inquests...

Chief Coroner JC Robert Lockhart 2014-01-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2013
Sussex Regional High School Community

On Dec. 2, 2013, Robert Kimball introduced Danny Reicker of the Community Garden Group Project at Sussex Regional High School. The garden was established, along with an orchard, along Leonard Drive near the High School to improve on the visual aesthetics of the area and school property...

Sussex Regional High School Community JC Robert Lockhart 2013-12-02 04:00:00Z 0
Financial and Consumer Services Commission JC Robert Lockhart 2013-11-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2013
New Brunswick Economic Development

Our guest speaker for Nov. 4, 2013, was Emily Ingersoll of Economic Development. Rotarian Shawn Leonard introduced Emily to the Sussex Rotarians.

Emily's background and training are in Human Resources. She joined the province in her current capacity in May 2013. She is a proud resident of New Brunswicker and proud mother of two children. Emily updated the club on the Economic Development changes in the province...

New Brunswick Economic Development JC Robert Lockhart 2013-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee

Rotarian Peter Haines introduced the Club’s Oct. 21 guest speaker, Ben Whalen, Project Manager for Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC). Ben thanked the Club for the invitation to communicate the great work the KWRC completes annually in the Region.

The KWRC started in 1994 as the Trout Creek Model Watershed Committee. The group began with an assessment of the estimated 285 kilometres of local streams. Each stream kilometre was then assessed, and priority sites identified. It was a long list...

Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee JC Robert Lockhart 2013-10-21 03:00:00Z 0
Region 8 Regional Service Commission JC Robert Lockhart 2013-09-23 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2013
Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick

Dave Peters, President of the Agriculture Museum of New Brunswick was introduced by President Bob Tremblett and welcomed to the Sussex Rotary's Sept. 16, 2013 meeting.

President Peters indicated the Museum started 27 years ago with the help of a group of local farmers and local business people. The Museum is the home of over 1000 artifacts and is open in mid-June to Labour Day in September each year. It annually welcomes 800 to 1100 visitors/guests...

Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick JC Robert Lockhart 2013-09-16 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 11, 2013
Summer Social 2013

Rotarian Bob Black and Ginette hosted the first social for the summer of 2013 at their home in Kiersteadville. Pictured here is new Rotarian Rob Driscoll sampling some of the appetizers while Bob’s dog Sam carefully waits for Bob to share. In the background is Rob’s wife Kim and Wendy Osborne’s husband, Terry...

First Summer Social JC Robert Lockhart 2013-07-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2013
Changover and Induction

On June 23, 2013, the Club assembled to witness the passing of the gavel from outgoing President Robert Kimball to incoming President Bob Tremblett. Robert thanked the Club membership for their support and hard work during his year and referred to some of the highlights, including the Annual Dinner & Auction, the Group Study Exchange visit, and Boots, Bikes & Band-Aids, to mention a few...

Changeover and Induction JC Robert Lockhart 2013-06-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 10, 2013
Robert Driscoll Inducted

On June 10, 2013, Constable Robert Driscoll of the Sussex Detachment of the RCMP was inducted into the Club.

Pictured here is President Robert Kimball reviewing the induction kit with him as incoming President Robert Tremblett looks on after doing the introduction.

Constable Robert Driscoll Inducted JC Robert Lockhart 2013-06-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2013
Charter Night Saint John

On June 6, 2013, JC Robert Lockhart attended the Charter Night for the Rotary Club of Saint John. In the picture, Robert chats with District Governor Allan MacLellan.

Charter Night Saint John 2013 JC Robert Lockhart 2013-06-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 27, 2013
Sussex Hosts Group Study Exchange

Sussex Rotary was pleased to host the 2013 Group Study Exchange from India on May 28-30th, 2013, under Rotarian Rick Fazari’s committee.

Pictured in the center here is Rotarian Rhoda Wilson, who worked with Rick to take the team on a day trip to Fundy Park, and visited Hopewell Cape as well. 2013 will be the last year for Group Study Exchanges, and the Sussex Rotary Club has enjoyed being apart of them for years.

Sussex Hosts Group Study Exchange JC Robert Lockhart 2013-05-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 13, 2013
Rob Moore MP Visits

The Sussex Rotary Club was pleased to have the Honorable Rob Moore as our guest speaker on May 13, 2013. Joining us were members of the Chamber of Commerce, Kings County Record representative Shawn and special guest Past President Frank Skaling.

Rob was first elected in 2004 and then again in 2008. He was born in Gander, NL, in 1974, and he graduated from Kennebecasis Valley High School in 1992. He has an arts degree from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. He has a law degree from the University of New Brunswick of Fredericton. He and his wife have four children and live in Quispamsis...

Rob Moore, MP JC Robert Lockhart 2013-05-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 22, 2013
Bob Lemieux - National Hockey League

On April 22, 2013, the Rotary Club of Sussex invited the Chamber of Commerce to hear guest Speaker Bob LeMieux.

A former National Hockey League (NHL) Vancouver Canucks player, Bob is colloquially known as "the only NHL hockey player that was knocked out in two different Madison Square gardens in the same year," according to his talk. Bob's message to the over twenty in attendance was on concussions and the effects concussions have on the children that are engaged in hockey and other contact sports...

Bob Lemieux - National Hockey League JC Robert Lockhart 2013-04-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2013
Cock of the Rock - Peruvian FaunaOur Guest Speakers on April 8, 2013, were Rotarian Bob Black and his wife Ginette, who spoke about their recent trip to Peru. They were gone eight weeks, five and a half of which were spent volunteering.

Bob was involved in building a preschool and Ginette was working with teenage girls between the ages of 12 – 18. They would spend mornings working and then the afternoons they would have a tour...
Trip to Peru JC Robert Lockhart 2013-04-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2013
Donna Gilchrist Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship

"Gilchrist of Bell Aliant’s Customer Care Sales and Support team is presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship by Robert Lockhart of the Sussex Rotary club before friends and family on February 7" - Excerpt from Bell Aliant’s internal 'Employee Connexion', Mar. 13, 2013

Bell Aliant Sales and Support Consultant Donna Gilchrist recently received a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest honour bestowed by the Sussex Rotary Club. The Paul Harris Fellowship honours individuals who contribute generously to their community and beyond by exemplifying the club’s motto of “service above self.”

Donna was asked to join the Rotary Club in 2001 and has served on and chaired many Rotary committees, including the position of Rotary secretary and two terms as Rotary president. Through highway cleanups, bake and craft sales, meals on wheels and many fundraising activities, Donna continues to make an outstanding difference to Sussex and the surrounding communities.

Bell Aliant sends Donna the sincerest congratulations and thanks to her for the outstanding work she has done in Sussex, NB.

Donna Gilchrist Received Rotary Club’s Highest Honour JC Robert Lockhart 2013-03-13 03:00:00Z 0
Crosswinds Outreach Employment Services JC Robert Lockhart 2013-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
Sussex Rotary Is Growing

On March 11, 2013, Membership Development Chair Bob Tremblett introduced Matt Moore to the Club and inducted him along with President Robert Kimball as the Club’s newest member. Matt is the General Manager of the PotashCorp Civic Center.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing JC Robert Lockhart 2013-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
Jason Thorne - Town of Sussex

Jason Thorne from the Town of Sussex spoke to the Club on March 11, 2013, and spoke on several projects that are being looked into for the Town of Sussex, including Princess Louise Park, O’Connell Park, Burton Park, and Riverside Park.

All the projects discussed sounded very interesting, and any or all will undoubtedly be an asset to the Town.

Town of Sussex JC Robert Lockhart 2013-03-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2013
District Awards

On Mar. 9, 2013, Past President and Foundation Chair Lou McNamara, President-elect Bob Tremblett and Rhoda Wilson on behalf of incoming Secretary Scott Hatcher attended President’s (PETS) and Secretary’s (SET) training session at a district meeting in Moncton.

At the meeting, Past President Lou McNamara was pleasantly surprized to accept a recognition tie for our Sussex Club having the District’s highest percentage increase in membership in the Rotary year 2011-2012, and a banner shown in the picture for coming first in our District for the highest per capita for annual giving to the Rotary Foundation during the 2011- 2012 Rotary Year . Our average per member was $224.88, and the runner up was Newcastle at $219.00. Congratulations!

District Awards JC Robert Lockhart 2013-03-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 11, 2013
Sussex Sharing Club

On Feb. 11, 2013, Alphie Smith spoke to the Club about the Sussex Sharing Club.

The Sussex Sharing Club was incorporated on Feb. 18, 1987. They are a member of the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks and have no government funding. They have no paid employees- their organization is 100% volunteer. They have a hot meal program in the local elementary schools.

In March 2012, Sussex Sharing Club used to serve two hot meals per week, and this has grown to three. They have an orange juice program, a dog and a cat food program, and they serve 105 to 132 families/month. They are now able to hand out a basket of food that would cover a family for seven days, where before they were only able to hand out five days.

At the end of 2012, they purchased the old Easy Kleen building for a price of $220,000 and have a mortgage for 20 years. The new building is 1.20 acres – 8,250 square feet. Now with a large building, they can house more clothing and furniture. With the revenue from the clothing, they hope to cover the cost of some of the expenses.

Their goal is to have no mortgage so Sussex Sharing Club can put 100% of their funds towards food.

Sussex Sharing Club JC Robert Lockhart 2013-02-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 07, 2013
Paul Harris Fellow Recipients 2013

Four members of the Sussex area were honoured Feb. 7, 2013, for their work in the community over the years. More than 60 people gathered at the Timberland Motor Inn & Restaurant for the evening ceremony.

Picture here, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, J. Malcolm McElroy, John E. Robinson, and Club Past President Donna M. Gilchrist were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition’s, considered the highest honour Rotary can bestow to an individual. The four received a pin and official certificate from Rotary Past District Governor Rick Rogers and Club President Robert E. Kimball...

Paul Harris Fellow Recipients 2013 JC Robert Lockhart 2013-02-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
Jayne Glenn - Fredericton North Rotary Member

Rotary’s guest speaker for Jan. 21, 2013 was Jayne Glenn, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Fredericton North. Jayne spoke on the challenges of being hearing impaired and conducted a quick hearing test for the Rotarians in attendance that day, which proved interesting.

Jayne talked about what works for her as a hearing-impaired person herself. She likes people to speak slowly, and she wants to be face to face when talking to someone as she can read their lips/body language. Jayne likes for one at a time to speak when in a room of people, and to limit the background noise.

She demonstrated special equipment called aftershock headphones that help her to hear better. Her talk gave an appreciation of what the hearing impaired experience each day, and how everyone can make the conversation much more meaningful with a little consideration.

Jayne Glenn - Rotary of Fredericton JC Robert Lockhart 2013-01-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
Classification Talk

On Jan. 21, 2013, our own Rotarian Wendy Osborne spoke to the Club about Classifications and classification ‘Talks”.

Rotary membership is by invitation, and one of the main guiding principles of Rotary is the Classification system. When Rotarians are asked to join a Rotary Club, they do so as a representative of their classification- their particular business or professional activity.

The classification process is used to ensure that not all clubs are the same and that there is a good cross-section of business and professionals to represent the community...

Classification Talk JC Robert Lockhart 2013-01-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
Encounters With Canada

Claire Lim joined us on Jan. 7, 2013, as our first speaker of the year and spoke about her experience with Encounters With Canada. She was able to travel to Ottawa and attend a National event about Law. This was an event that can be attended by a selected few students from across the country.

Pictured with Claire are Rotarians Jason Sturgeon and Rhoda Wilson, who are on the Club’s Youth Committee.

Encounters With Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2013-01-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2012
Christmas Luncheon

Rotarians and guests gathered on Dec.17, 2012, for a Christmas luncheon. Pictured above is Sandra Moon, the Club’s newest member, extracting fines and Happy / Sad Bucks from those in attendance. Sandra has accepted the position of Sergeant of Arms.

Christmas Luncheon JC Robert Lockhart 2012-12-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
On Dec. 10, 2012, George MacAphee, VP of Marketing for Dairytown, was Rotary’s guest speaker. George spoke on the history of Dairytown, and the products they sell today across Canada and into the US. George also presented each Rotarian with a package of his company’s butter as a sample for Christmas cooking.
Dairytown JC Robert Lockhart 2012-12-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
Fundy Civic Centre

­ On December 7, 2012, President Robert Kimball and Honorary Member Harley Geldart presented the last check of the Club’s $40,000.00 commitment to Matt Moore, General Manager of the Fundy Civic Centre.

Fundy Civic Centre JC Robert Lockhart 2012-12-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
Donation to Crosswinds

On Dec. 4th, 2012, President Robert presented a new BBQ to Crosswinds, which was donated back to the Club by former Rotarian Roger Albert at the Club’s April Dinner & Auction. In the picture, receiving the BBQ is Crosswinds' Manager Wanda Steeves (right).

Donation to Crosswinds JC Robert Lockhart 2012-12-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 22, 2012
Fundy Civic Centre

Rotary's guest speaker on Oct. 22, 2012, was Matt Moore, General Manager of the Fundy Civic Center. Matt, who is originally from St. Martins, worked in Fort McMurray and has vast experience in the fitness industry, including work at the YMCA in Moncton.

His goal at the Civic Center is to promote a healthy living lifestyle in rural New Brunswick. He believes that the term "health" is sometimes misunderstood. Good health should be made up of three categories:

1. Physical Well Being
2. Social Well Being
3. Mental Well Being

Matt gave us a small task which involved counting up the hours that we have in the day, and most found out that if we try we can find the extra time to work on our health.

Fundy Civic Centre JC Robert Lockhart 2012-10-22 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2012
Encounters With Canada

President Robert Kimball presents a cheque to Claire Lim in Oct. 2012 in support of her fundraising to attend the “Encounters with Canada” youth program.

Under the program, students from across Canada go to Ottawa to discover their country, learn about Canadian institutions, and meet famous and accomplished Canadians. Over 90,000 youth have experienced the program to date.

Encounters With Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2012-10-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2012
Rotary District YEO Chair

On Oct. 15, 2012, the Club heard a very interesting presentation from Sharon Niles, the Rotary District 7810 Youth Exchange Officer. Sharon is a real estate agent by profession and hosted exchange students before she became a Rotarian in Moncton herself.

Rotary District YEO Chair JC Robert Lockhart 2012-10-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
Melissa McKinnon In Uganda

For the first official meeting of the new Rotary year on Sept. 10, 2012, our guest speaker was Melissa McKinnon. Melissa was one of our funding recipients and used that funding to travel to Uganda to educate the youth there.

Melissa attended the University in Presque Isle, Maine and found a fellow graduate who was interested in going to Uganda to teach. When they arrived, they have quickly shuffled around through various organizations such as the Global Volunteer Network, Real Uganda, and the Youth Focus for Africa...

Melissa McKinnon in Uganda JC Robert Lockhart 2012-09-10 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2012
Mayor Thorne Visits

Newly elected Mayor Marc Thorne was last a guest with us in 2009 in his position with the Kings County Solid Waste Commission. He sees the value in Rotary both locally and internationally with our local bridges, PALS, Polio effort, Fundy Civic Centre, O'Connell Park, etcetera.

Marc was the Deputy Mayor until he was elected Mayor in the spring of 2012. Both now and in the future, we can expect some very exciting times both here in our community and in the region. Even with the 2008 recession, we have grown and held out own with 9-13 million in the tax base.

The town is growing well, but their job is to make sure that we don't sacrifice who we are on the altar of progress. One of the challenges will come tonight for the council, who will be looking into the development of an extensive senior complex right in the middle of town...

Honorary Member Mayor Marc Thorne JC Robert Lockhart 2012-06-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 11, 2012
Sussex Rotary Is Growing

At the Club’s weekly meeting on June 11, 2012, President-elect Robert Jr. inducted two new members, Scott Hatcher and Terri Peck. Past President Lou put on their official Rotary pins.

Scott is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Sussex, and Teri is the Manager of Vogue Optical. All the Rotarians welcomed the two new members into the Club.

Scott has since taken on the Chairmanship of the Public Relations Committee, and Teri the Chairmanship as Rotary’s representative as Rotary representative on the “soon coming” committee formed by the Town of Sussex called the “O’Connell Park Development Committee.”

Sussex Rotary Is Growing JC Robert Lockhart 2012-06-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 11, 2012
Sussex Health Centre Foundation

Mike LeTourneau of the Sussex Health Center Foundation was the guest speaker on June 11, 2012. Mike is the fundraising chair for the organization and has been on the board for three years. They have a new capital fundraising project. They are starting a $350,000 fundraiser for a Surgical Suite Enhancement at the Centre. The enhancement will include several new items, including two modern tables, lights, anesthetics cart, stools, stands an equipment table and much more...

Sussex Health Centre Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2012-06-11 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 28, 2012
Membership Drive (Continued)

On May 28, 2012, Membership Development Chair Lou McNamara held a continuation of the Membership Drive meetings for the recruitment of new members.

Invited to the meeting were Don Dobbin CA of Don Dobbin Processional Corp. and Phil Sellars of Jonah Place Bed & Breakfast, as well as the Past President of the Chamber.

During the meeting, each member introduced themselves and who they are, what they do and what Rotary means to them. Honorary member Harley Geldart was welcomed back and made sure everyone knew how glad he was to be back. He spent two months in the hospital with his foot and joked, “saying he missed it there.”

We watched the “Rotary Now” video.

Membership Drive (Continued) JC Robert Lockhart 2012-05-28 03:00:00Z 0
On May 14, 2012, Christy Clarke of Earth Spirit Horse Rescue was our guest speaker. Earth Horse rescue is like an SPCA for Horses and combined with a pairing with youth. It started when she was a young girl, and she never grew out of the “horse crazy” love for the animals. When she was young, she always got details about what people did for a living, not just their title but what they do. She quickly realized that no one does what she has always wanted to do, so Christy decided that she needed to become an entrepreneur. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D...
Earth Spirit Horse Rescue JC Robert Lockhart 2012-05-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 30, 2012
Membership Drive

On April 30, 2012, a membership recruitment program was held. Membership Development Chair Lou McNamara spoke to the club and its guests and confirmed that this dinner was to learn a bit about what Rotary is and what we do in the community.

Four special guests were introduced:
Terri Peck – Vogue Optical
Scott Hatcher – Town of Sussex,
Bruce Carhart – B & W Contracting
Mark Chown – Industrial Commercial Sanitation Supplies

Also in attendance was Sunil Rajaram, the Assistant District Governor and Past President of the Rothesay Kings Club...

Membership Drive JC Robert Lockhart 2012-04-30 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 12, 2012
Public Health

The Club’s guest speakers on Mar. 12, 2012 were Marti Trafton and Thelma Messer, who gave us an interesting presentation on some of the things the Public Health Nurses do in their area, which spans from St Stephen to Sussex.

Programs include Prevention, Health Promotion, Protection, Surveillance and Population Health. A considerable amount of time is spent on early intervention /childhood development, sexual health programs for teens, and school and community programs.

They run pediatric immunization, adolescent and school-based immunization programs as well. A lot of their work is coordinated through the school districts, including Healthy Learning in school and putting education and health together for better wellness. Marti and Thelma touched on a number of initiatives in School District #6.

Public Health JC Robert Lockhart 2012-03-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
Source For Sports

Our Feb. 20th, 2012 guest speaker was Greg Balcom, who told us about his business. Greg and his wife operate Source for Sports on Main Street here in Sussex.

Originally opened as Sussex Sports Shop, Bob Balcom and Gale Jeffrey started in 1983 when there wasn't a sports store in Sussex. Dave Candy managed the store for 17 years.

In 1983 the Blue Unicorn shut its doors, and they cut a hole in the wall and expanded. They were independent in 1983 and joined Western Co in 1986 for buying power. Western went bankrupt in 1988, and that set them back for a while. They were independent again in 1994 when Greg graduated, and Gale was teaching and ready to sell his portion of the business. He did want to see family take over too, so Greg started in 1994. Gale sold in 1995 and subsequently in 1997, they joined Sports Distributors of Canada. Being a member of Source has several benefits. Dave left in 2000 and Greg has been the manager ever since and his wife is second in command...

Source For Sports JC Robert Lockhart 2012-02-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
Ambulance New Brunswick

Robert Lockhart was the chair for our February 13th, 2012 meeting. He gave Michelle Breen of Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) a summary of what Rotary does and who we are. Rick Fazari introduced Michelle. Michelle has been here for 6 or 7 years now and originally comes from Newfoundland. She came here to be in ambulance services after her training in Newfoundland. On December 16th, 2007, the contracts passed to ANB. NBEMS joined ANB in 2007 under contract...

Ambulance New Brunswick JC Robert Lockhart 2012-02-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2012
Elections New Brunswick

Our guest speaker on January 23rd, 2012, was Michael Quinn from Elections New Brunswick. He was accompanied by Paul Harpell, and the Rotary Club of Sussex was their first stop on their tour. Their responsibility is the renting of the offices for the elections, hiring and training of over 3500 staff and purchase of the equipment necessary for the polls. There are 101 municipalities and four rural communities, with a total of 335 elected council members. To be nominated for a municipal position, there had to be ten signatures on the nomination by qualified individuals approved to sign.

Elections New Brunswick JC Robert Lockhart 2012-01-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2012
Community Living

­ Bruce Cameron and Rotarian Rhoda Wilson work together. Bruce is the facilitator for Community Living. They work with people who are intellectually disabled, and their job is to integrate them into the community. Bruce gave a great slide show on the community living division. Their objective is to help make a “PATH” where people with intellectual disabilities can work in the public like everyone else.

Rotarian Lou mentioned the lack of a buddy system in high school compared to elementary and middle school when his son went to high school, and he asked when they might be able to continue the “buddy system” throughout the entire school system.

Bruce confirmed that they are working on it now and typically, they have to concentrate on the youth in the younger levels as a priority out of necessity because that is the most crucial area. They have an agenda but are limited where they can devote the system and have to choose the youth first and admits that there are challenges with that approach.

Community Living JC Robert Lockhart 2012-01-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2011
Sussex Walmart

Guest speaker for Dec. 5, 2011, was Chris Bonvie, Manager of Wal-Mart Sussex. Chris has been with Wal-Mart for 12 years, he has worked for eight different Wal-Mart stores in New Brunswick and one in Charlottetown PEI. He has been a facilitator for the training program that Wal-Mart offers in Halifax called Store of Learning for the past eight years. He was surprised by the similarities between the Rotary's Four-Way Test and Wal-Mart's philosophy, “Is it True, Is it Kind and Is it Necessary?”

Sussex Wal-Mart JC Robert Lockhart 2011-12-05 04:00:00Z 0
Sussex Area Community Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2011
Sussex Rotary is Growing!

On Nov. 14, 2011, the Club inducted our newest member – Rick Fazari. Rick is the Branch Manager for the Scotiabank and lives with his family in Norton. Rick has worked in Sussex Scotiabank before and is pleased to be back after a stint in Moncton. WELCOME, Rick!!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2011
GNB Natural Gas Group

Angie Leonard, with the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) Natural Gas Group (NGG), our Nov. 14, 2011 guest speaker, has been with the GNB for three years and has been on the NGG for one year. The team consists of several groups, including Enterprise Fundy, the Finance Department, the Energy Department, the Natural Resources Department, to name a few. Some of the economic benefits include royalties, jobs, increased tax base and supply chain for existing businesses and workers. Challenges include social and environmental impacts, water, air and land-use change. One of the biggest challenges has been public acceptance...

GNB Natural Gas Group JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2011
Remembrance Day 2011

Stephen Wilson is a teacher at Belleisle High School pictured with him here (L-R) are students Daniel Ganong, Emily Isbill and Lynn Reicker, and seated at right Past President Lou McNamara. He has been assigning his students with the names of World War II war heroes that did not make it home and asking that they research and create documents on them.

Stephen has been to Europe with several students and been on several Canadian Battlefield Tours. He took a trip to Italy, Belgium and France with teachers from all across Canada. What hit home for him was all the “thank you’s” he heard while on the trip, even after 60 years since Canada was there to free them. He said as soon as locals realized they were there from Canada, they were very appreciative. Stephen made a point to thank Harley Geldart for his invitation to speak to the club...

Remembrance Day JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-07 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Flower WheelAcknowledged Nationally JC Robert Lockhart 2011-11-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2011
New Bill

Robert Kimball introduced Melissa Cummings-Keith, Manager of Client Care, for RBC on Oct. 24, 2011.

Bank of Canada is issuing new polymer banknotes in November. RBC has been offering sessions on these new notes for local business owners and passed around pamphlets with information used in the session on the new bills.

Chantal Roger, Corporate Crimes Division of the RCMP, then spoke on the new bills with the aid from a slide show...

New Bill JC Robert Lockhart 2011-10-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2011
Nurse Practitioner

Wendy Osborne introduced our guest speaker Kelly Dunfield on Oct. 17, 2011, from the Nurse Practitioners of New Brunswick. Kelly is also on the board for the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce. She is one of the first Nurse Practitioners in New Brunswick, and we are fortunate to have her in the province.

She is also the mother of Robert and Ryan Dunfield - Robert was the recipient of our Youth Merit Award as well as one of the Rotary Club’s education scholarships in 2011...

Nurse Practitioner JC Robert Lockhart 2011-10-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2011
Communities in Bloom

President Barb Crowe (center) introduced Joan Routledge from Communities in Bloom (CIB) at our Sept. 19, 2011 meeting. Barb has often admired Joan’s garden at the back of her home by the Lion’s Club. CIB is a group consisting of seven women and Jason Thorne from the Town. They put the plans together and give them to Jason to execute. They have an excellent working relationship with the Town...

Communities in Bloom JC Robert Lockhart 2011-09-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 15, 2011
Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas

The Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas was the guest of honour and the main attraction at the Annual Meeting at Bethany on Sept. 15, 2011. Rotary was invited to attend, and Sect. Robert E. Kimball, shown in the picture with the Lieutenant Governor, as our Representative. They had a reception at 9:00, and then the Lieutenant Governor gave a speech to the community at 10:00, followed by some musical entertainment presented by Bethany.

Many community members and leaders were in attendance, including the Mayors of Sussex and Sussex Corner, Bruce Northrup, our MLA, and a few other Rotarians, including Wendy Osborne and Robert Tremblett.

Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas JC Robert Lockhart 2011-09-15 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 01, 2011
Rotary Flower Wheel

Each year the Sussex Rotary Club prepares a flower wheel at the entrance of O'Connell Park with varying degrees of success from year to year.

In 2011, Rotarian Stewart Duncan of 2 Boyz Lawn Care took on the Club project, and the wheel was a great success. The picture shown was taken in late Sept., so the flowers were not in their prime but still had a great presentation. The Club was very grateful for Stewart's work in making this year's Rotary flower wheel something the Club could be very proud of.

Rotary Flower Wheel JC Robert Lockhart 2011-09-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 29, 2011
Refurbished Signs

A project of the Rotary Club of Sussex some years ago was to install “Welcome” signs at two of the entrances into the Town of Sussex, which show the Service Clubs in the local area.

During the summer of 2011, Tony Bell of Kings County Mechanical removed the signs and had them wholly overhauled, repainted and re-installed as a community project for our Club.

On behalf of those Clubs whose logos are displayed on the signs, Rotary would like to say thank you to Tony and his company for their generosity and community spirit.

Refurbished Signs JC Robert Lockhart 2011-08-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 25, 2011
Paul Grannan Annual Golf Tournament

It was the Paul Grannan Annual golf tournament (PGA) on Thursday the 25th of August, 2011, that Club Rotarian Robert Kimball joined over 100 Rotarians and members of the business community in Saint Andrews.

The fundraiser is held by the Rotary Club of Saint John, and this year the PGA was played at the St. Andrews Golf Course. The Club raised a considerable amount of money for donations to charities, and one of the prizes was a pair of "Anywhere" Air Canada tickets valued at approximately $2,000 that Rotary sold tickets on and raised $10,000 plus.

One of the significant bidder's was local NHL'er Randy Jones. Robert golfed with the Bell Aliant group, and they came close to last but had a great day with a lot of fun. "It was a good day for fundraising," Robert says!!

Paul Grannan Annual Golf Tournament JC Robert Lockhart 2011-08-25 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 17, 2011
District Governor Visits

From the September District News Letter, "REPORT ON DG LEIGH'S CLUB VISITS!": "A great evening barbecue at the home of Secretary Robert Kimball, Jr. was a very pleasant alternative to a traditional meeting, especially on a beautiful summer evening. Other clubs may wish to consider evening socials as a summer option. Bob cooks a great steak, and Sandy reports the chicken was just as good. President Barb Crowe and the Sussex Rotary Club will have a great year. Thanks to Peter Haines for showing me the way to Kirk Hill Cemetery to pay my respects at the grave of my Double 4th Gr Grandmother Salomey Ackerley Cole. Then we were off to the Miramichi once more."

District Governor Visits JC Robert Lockhart 2011-08-17 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2011
Change Over 2011

On June 27, 2011, outgoing President Lou handed the gavel over to incoming President Barb Crowe. Barb served as Treasurer for the previous two years for the Club and is a Manager with RBC Financial.

Change Over 2011 JC Robert Lockhart 2011-06-27 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2011
Fundy Model Forest Network

On June 20, 2011, Nairn Hay, GM of the Fundy Model Forest Network, was our speaker. Nairn was a speaker at one of our meetings seven years ago and was back to give a follow-up. He is on a board with several sectors to address the diversity of forestry. They started with ten sectors in 2002, and they now have 14.

Rural resource-dependent communities are their main focus right now. Most mills will likely stay in operation in NB; however, private woodlots have dropped significantly. They also work with Service New Brunswick to make sure they are operating at the best efficiency. They help defendant communities explore ways to stay afloat after losses in the forestry sector. Many operations are struggling in NB due to the U.S. economy. Nairn's group has partnered with oil and gas operations in NB.

Jason thanked Nairn.

Fundy Model Forest Network JC Robert Lockhart 2011-06-20 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
Sussex and Area Vibrant Communities

Bob Tremblett introduced our guest speaker Roberta Craft from the Sussex and Area Vibrant Communities on June 13, 2011. Roberta is originally from Saint John but is working in Sussex. Roberta passed around a contact list for different projects going on in the Sussex area regarding making Sussex a better community.

Roberta worked for the YMCA for seven years before being approached by the Saint John Vibrant Communities organization two years ago...

Sussex and Area Vibrant Communities JC Robert Lockhart 2011-06-13 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2011
Apache Canada

Robert Kimball, Jr. Introduced our June 6th, 2011 guest speaker, Jim Balcomb of Apache Canada. Jim is from N.B.; he currently lives in Grand Bay (right behind hole number 2 at the golf course). Jim has been with Apache for eight months and on contract for public and government relations. He has a background in economic development, an MBA and a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. Last but not least, he is a former Rotarian with the Saint John Club...

Apache Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2011-06-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2011
Sussex Committee for the Prevention of Family Violence

Sue Pitman representing the Sussex Committee for the Prevention of Family Violence, was the Club’s guest speaker on May 9th, 2011. The Committee is around ten years old.

Dawn-Marie has about 30 women who meet with her to get help with decisions on leaving violent situations before having to go to the transition house. Mary works for VON and does family prenatal classes but is also a volunteer on the Committee...

Sussex Committee for the Prevention of Family Violence JC Robert Lockhart 2011-05-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
Jason Thorne on Town of Sussex Partnerships

­ Bruce Northrup introduced our guest speaker Jason Thorne for our April 4th, 2011 meeting. Bruce has known and worked with Jason on several projects in the past few years. Jason was born and raised in Sussex.

He was away at university, finishing up his degree when a friend of his emailed him and told him about his “dream job.” He worked out the pros and cons and decided it was his opportunity to come back home. He has been working for the town ever since...

Jason Thorne on Town of Sussex Partnerships JC Robert Lockhart 2011-04-11 03:00:00Z 0
Major Stan and Major Judy Folkins JC Robert Lockhart 2011-03-14 03:00:00Z 0
Major Stan and Major Judy Folkins JC Robert Lockhart 2011-03-14 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

On February 21, 2011, the Sussex Rotary Club had the pleasure of inducting three new Rotarians- Jason Sturgeon, Stewart Duncan, and Paul MacIntosh. District Governor John Carkner visited the Club and assisted with the induction...

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2011-02-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2011

Roger introduced our guest speaker for Jan. 24, 2011, Pedro Gonzales from Cementation. Pedro Gonzales is well aware that his appearance and accent (or lack thereof) don't fit the profile of his name, as he humorously pointed out at the start of his presentation. Pedro has a very “average” complexion, shaved head and little to no accent in contrast with his name. He started his talk by breaking the ice and saying that he knew we were all expecting a long-haired, dark tanned Mexican appearing fellow and apologized for confusing anyone. He received a good laugh from the membership. He explained that his grandfather was from Madrid, Spain, but Pedro was born and raised in Ontario...

Cementation JC Robert Lockhart 2011-01-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
Andrew Giffin - Ladder Pool

­ The Club's guest speaker on Jan. 10, 2011, was Andrew Giffin. Andrew is originally from Saint John and has lived in Manitoba 20 of the past 25 years, and has recently moved to Sussex in 2005.

He lives off of Roachville Road with his wife, three boys and his dog beside the river. His studio is at home, and the river helps inspire him with his paintings. He is very passionate about fly fishing and is such an avid fisherman he can paint a fishing scene directly from memory of his fishing experiences...

Andrew Giffin JC Robert Lockhart 2011-01-10 04:00:00Z 0