Sussex Rotary Club
The Sussex Rotary Club is a diverse collection of civic-minded and professional community leaders who meet each week for fellowship, professional enrichment, and the opportunity for service. The Sussex Rotary Club provides an opportunity for business development networking with a variety of community business leaders and professionals. Rotarians help each other, and collectively help others.
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Sussex Interact Visits Rotary Club
Monday, November 21st, Sussex Regional High School Interact Club visited the Rotary Club of Sussex for a brief recap on their ongoing initiatives to make a difference in their school and local and international communities. Joining us were Hannah McNair (Secretary), standing in for Jaime Wallace (President), and members Emily Hookey, Hilary Jenkins, Maddy Muir, Lillian Coleman and Emerson Monahan. 

Hannah addressed the Club on behalf of their membership, sharing that "[Interact] will partner on many projects with a focus on women and children in our local community. We understand that COVID was especially challenging on women and children, so we want to help where we can"...
Sussex Dial-A-Ride Visits Rotary
Pam Kaye of Sussex Dial-A-Ride was Sussex Rotary’s guest speaker for Nov. 14, sharing the joys and challenges of operating an affordable transportation service in the area.
 
With 48 hours’ notice, riders in need of affordable or accessible service can arrange for trips to necessary destinations via a small team of Sussex Dial-A-Ride volunteer drivers. The organization typically undertakes about 5,000 km. of driving a month, bringing passengers to doctor’s appointments, adult education classes, grocery stores, banks and more....
Member Highlight - Sheri Shannon
Name: Sheri Shannon, Rotary Club of Sussex President

Occupation: Director of development and donor relations, Inclusion New Brunswick, a nonprofit helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Joined Rotary: In 2017. My father was a Rotarian for 37 years in Fredericton, and when I moved to Sussex, I wanted to be more involved in the community.

Favorite Rotary activity: I really do enjoy the meetings. The reason I got involved with Rotary is the community involvement that we have. It’s just a time for us to gather, break bread and really try to come together because we’re all there to give back to the community and make it a better place for our families to grow and succeed. I enjoy the social aspect of Rotary. I love the time we have outside of our regular meetings and the friendships that I’ve formed.

Rotary goals: I want to continue the Rotary legacy of giving back by way of working with our stakeholders and assist them with projects that will better our community. I’d like to raise awareness of what Rotary is and what it stands for, and I’d like to increase our membership and its participation. 
World Polio Day 2022
Monday, Oct. 24 was World Polio Day, addressing a disease whose eradication has long been a central mission for Rotary. Paula Fleming shared some key information about World Polio Day, a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's spinal cord, causing paralysisThere is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines to prevent polio. 
 
Those vaccines cost 14 cents each, most of the money going to frontline workers, most of whom are women, who are paid $4-5 per day... 
Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach
Angie Parlee of Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach was our first guest speaker of the new Rotary year. Angie shared the harrowing story of just how wide and deep an impact domestic violence has on families in the area, many of whom turn to her organization in desperate circumstances and often after multiple, previously unsuccessful attempts to leave their abusive situations. 
 
Angie, a survivor of abuse herself, shared the courage it takes to seek such help and the difficult road that still lies ahead for such survivors even after they seek it. Many have to rebuild their lives from scratch, navigating family courts, the RCMP and dire financial straits, and Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach offers critical help in that process for women and their families. 
About Our Club

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
PO Box 7004
Sussex Corner, NB E4E 5M3
Canada
Meetings at All Seasons Restaurant