The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc.
The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. is a registered Charitable Organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. It is the funding organization for the charitable works of the Rotary Club of Sussex membership. It was established by Rotarians with the vision to better serve the greater Sussex area with its fund raising endeavors. It is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of Sussex Rotarians and civic professionals living in the greater Sussex area. .
The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated by Letters Patent issued on May 13, 2006 under the leadership of then President Kathy Cole, Past President and long time Rotarian Tom Snowden, and Treasurer Keri Marr who became the first Directors under the Letters Patent Incorporating The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc.
The Charitable Trusts receives revenues from donations, special events, and investments. Specific fund raising projects include an Annual Dinner & Auction each April, and in 2013 we were fortunate to be the first recipient of a donation from the 100 Women of Kings County.
The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. relies on the support of the Sussex Rotarians and the community “to do good in the community and the world”.
The purposes for which incorporation was sought by the applicants and the specific powers requested to be conferred on the company were:
- To advance education by providing bursaries to graduates of Sussex Regional High School and / or graduates of Petitcodiac Regional High School, for post secondary education;
- To relieve poverty by providing children with basic amenities; and
- To gift funds to other registered charities or organizations that are otherwise qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1 (1) of the Income Tax Act.
Current projects supported by The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. include:
- Coats for Kids Annually
- Scholarships Annually
- Rotary Club of Ottawa “Adventure in Citizenship” Annually
- United Church of Zambia Mission School Project
- Sussex Sharing Club donation
- Shelter Box Canada Annually
- Rotary Foundation & PolioPlus Annually
- Rotary Camp / Easter Seals
- Sussex Discovery Park
- Interact Club of Kings County
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library
People give to The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. for many different reasons. Most people give to support the charitable works of Sussex Rotary in serving our community and Rotary world wide projects through the Rotary Foundation.
If you would be interested in supporting the charitable works of the Rotary Club of Sussex Inc., please contact any Rotarian, or any Director of The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. (listed below). Our mailing address is The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc., PO Box 7004, Sussex Corner, NB, E4E 5M3.
Current Directors in 2017 of The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. are:
- Past Chair- Barbara Crowe
- Chairman- Erik Homenick
- Vice Chair- Blair Hyslop
- Secretary – Treasurer- JC Robert Lockhart
- Director- Teresa O’Brien
- Director- Lisa Brown, President of the Rotary Club of Sussex
100 Women Who Care Kings County
Shown above are Kristy Waalderbos and Sally Kierstead presenting the “cheque” to Mary McNair.
On the evening of DEC. 4, 2018, Rotarian Mary McNair presented the Coats for Kids program to the 100 Women Who Care Kings County as a worthy recipient of their giving.
We were som pleased when they announced at their meeting that “The charity chosen to receive our collective donation tonight of $6900.00 was the COATS FOR KIDS program of the Sussex Rotary Club. Tonight was the 5th anniversary of forming our group and interestingly enough,our very first recipient 5 years ago was the Coats for Kids!! To date we have cumulatively donated just under $159,000.00 to 21 Kings County charities and non-profits.”
Mary said “We are so pleased the 100 Women Who Care Kings County choose our Coats for Kids program! Thank you!
The Rotary Club of Sussex began this initiative in 2001 and we work with the administration of elementary schools in Sussex, Sussex Corner, Apohaqui, Norton, Belleisle and Havelock to determine the needs each year.
Being ready for the elements is key to physical wellness as well as developing positive social skills and mental wellness. Children have improved self confidence, greater peer acceptance and improved school attendance when they are prepared with basic necessities.”
And most importantly, a huge thankyou to the 100 Women Who Care of Kings County for the great work they do in Kings County! It is greatly appreciated by all!
On Dec. 15, 2016, The Rotary Club of Sussex and the Kings County Interact Club were very happy to announce their affiliation with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! This is a program that promotes literacy and fosters a love of reading at an early age, by sending a free book/
Limited spaces are available for now but our hope is to raise more money to reach all preschool children in our community.
If you would like to sponsor or register a child for this exciting program, please call 433-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks should be made out to The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, Inc. designated for “Imagination Library”. An Income Tax receipt will be issued.
Coats for Kids
For many years, the Sussex Rotary Club has canvassed the surrounding elementary schools of Sussex, Sussex Corner, Belleisle, Havelock, and Apohaqui working with the teachers to identify children that might be in need of winter clothing including coats, boots, mittens. In 2015, over 80 certificates valued at $75.00 each were distributed to the schools.
Pictured top left is Rotarian Shelley Vail presenting Bonnie Price, Havelock Elementary School with “Coats for Kids” gift certificates. Top right is Rotarian Rhoda Wilson presenting Belleisle Elementary School Principal Nila Perry , with similar “Coats for Kids” certificates.
The Rotary Club of Sussex is very grateful to Walmart for their support of this great project. Walmart has given financial discounts for the clothing to Rotary for many years, and handles the processing of the gift certificates when turned into the local store for the winter clothing. A sincere thank you to the local management & staff of Walmart from Rotary!
And most importantly, a large thankyou to the businesses and individuals who support this project by attending & donating auction items to the Sussex Rotary Charitable Trusts’ annual Dinner & Auction held each year in April.
100 Women Who Care of Kings County
Photo Credit: Ossekeag Publishing, Caleb Burns
The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts was very pleased to be the recipient of the first charitable donation of $5000.00 by the 100 Women Who Care of Kings County. The Group chose Rotary’s Coats for Kids Project and the charitable donation will help the Club provide winter coats for children. Pictured above is Sally Kierstead of the 100 Women Who Care of Kings County, and Rotarian Shawn Leonard, chair of this year’s Coats for Kids project. The 100 Women Who Care of Kings County meet once per quarter and select 3 charities to present at their meeting. At the end of the evening the women vote to pledge their support to the winning entry by donating $100.00 each.
Fifty women of all ages have signed up over the past two months to join the charitable organization, and there is still room for more to become involved according to the Sussex Herald. The group meets four times per year for one hour with each member making a $100.00 donation.
You can find the group on Facebook- http://100womenwhocarekingscounty.weebly.com/.
Sussex Sharing Club
Registration # 83763-5879-RR0001
Canada Revenue Agency www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities