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President Brad
Nov 21, 2017
Fellowship meeting
Mike Caines
Nov 28, 2017
Rotary Foundation
President Brad
Dec 12, 2017
Fellowship meeting
President Brad
Dec 19, 2017
Family Christmas Luncheon
Christmas break
Dec 26, 2017
No planned meeting
President Brad
Jan 09, 2018
Fellowship meeting
Florian Villaume, Director
Jan 09, 2018
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship
 

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Rotary club of St. Johns Northwest

St. John's Northwest

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
Holiday Inn
180 Portugal Cove Rd.
St. John's, NL  A1B 2N2
Canada
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On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest recognized Susan Collins and Greg Smith with the 2017 Aidan Maloney Young Professionals Award. Named in honor of a St. John’s Northwest Rotarian, former Rotary District Governor and lifelong leader Aidan Maloney; this award is aimed at recognizing young professionals who are positively impacting their vocations and communities. Congratulations to both Susan and Greg on receiving this prestigious recognition for using their talent to enhance the work of organizations that support our community. Susan and Greg are pictured here with Aidan's daughter Maureen who presented the award on his behalf.  To read their bios please click here.
Welcome Charlotte Suess from Brandenburg, Germany. Charlotte is our youth exchange student for the 2017-2018 rotary year. She will be attending Holy Heart High School and is looking forward to experiencing life in Newfoundland. Welcome Charlotte. We hope you enjoy your year with us!
Congratulations to Jim Burton on receiving the True Rotarian award for the 2017 Rotary year! District Governor Don Sword presented Jim with the award highlighting that "Jim is someone who lives by the Rotary 4-way test". Jim has had a big impact on our club as well as being committed to the Rotary International Foundation.   
 
CBC's Jeremy Eaton interviewed Zimbabwe team members Past President Jillian Gibson and Steve Greene, Director of IT Services at Memorial University. Here's a YouTube link to the item. You can copy and paste it into your browser. Many thanks to CBC for their continued support.
 
https://youtu.be/v4f3vhKgDAU?t=45m40s
 
 

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest is thrilled to announce that it has received an Global Grant for just over $100,000 for Zimbabwe from The Rotary Foundation. This is the first Global Grant for Newfoundland and Labrador and Northwest Rotary wants to thank the input of funds and volunteers from other clubs, Rotary District 7820, and friends of Rotary, which helped to make this grant possible. 

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest presents the Salvation Army with a cheque for $250,000 for their new Centre for Hope being constructed on Springdale Street. Pictured are Rotary President Claude Sullivan, Lt Colonel Eddie Vincent and Stephen White from the Salvation Army, and Rotary Past Presidents Jillian Gibson and Sharon Barnes.
We are very excited about our upcoming Gala on April 29th! The Gala will be supporting the Salvation Army's Centre of Hope as well as Hope Air and various other Rotary projects. It will be a fun night with great entertainment by Trent McLellan, Kelly Ann Evans and Brian Way, and dance music by 709. You won't want to miss it! For ticket or sponsorship information please contact Wendy Scammell More information here http://galadinnerauction.ca/
 
Rotarians Kathleen Ellwood and Lesley-Ann Browne, from the Community Funding committee presented a cheque for $3,000 to Mr. Kyran Dwyer, Principal of St. Teresa's Elementary School. It will allow the school to purchase 4 stationary bikes to provide movement breaks for students struggling with self-regulation. They were accompanied by a kindergarten and grade 4 class.
Demand is high and the shelves are bare. Rally your office and join us in a collection to restock the Salvation Army Food Bank. Details are below. Together we can make a difference. Nobody should go hungry!
Rotary St. John’s Northwest is again preparing to ship a container to the hospital community in Zimbabwe.  We are starting to gather much needed supplies and would like to invite you to contribute any items that you may be able to provide. New or used - all is welcome (however nothing requiring electricity).  Please bring your items to Zimbabwe Community Blitz, Saturday, August 13, 9am – Noon, Booth Memorial (Back entrance). Needed items include: books, school supplies, non-prescription medications, crutches, baby clothes/food, hand tools, shovels, bicycles and more (see list).
Great presentation today by Rotarians Jillian Gibson and Greg Peddle about their experience working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Matopos to support the Salvation Army hospital in Tshelanyemba, Zimbabwe.
 
With the financial support of District 7820, and Rotary Clubs in St. John’s and Stephenville, Newfoundland, they were able to deliver hospital equipment and supplies, household goods and clothing, school supplies, bicycles and much more to this community hospital.
 
Jillian and Greg are pictured here with one of the 100 new mattresses they were able to deliver due to the support of Rotarians. Thank you Jillian and Greg!

The Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest marks its 50th Anniversary today and is celebrating a distinguished history of community support and development that began in 1965 continues in earnest in 2015.

Some of the most significant initiatives of the Club include the 1982 construction of the original Janeway Hostel; the building of Rotary Manor and the ongoing support of the Rotary Music Festival; the largest festival in the Province for school bands and choral music. St. John’s Northwest Rotary also has the honored distinction of being the first Rotary Club in Newfoundland and Labrador to welcome women, having proudly inducted three in 1989.  Today, with almost 40 women, the club boasts a healthy mix of men and women from varying cultural backgrounds, professions and ages. 

 

St. John’s Northwest Club President Judy McCann-Beranger stated,” Our close to 100 members certainly stand on the strong shoulders of our founding members who were determined to establish a strong and vibrant club truly focused on community. We certainly have a lot to be proud of and we are committed to continue with meaningful projects that enhance the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”

 

McCann-Beranger took the opportunity to announce the Club’s new Signature Project that will support the Salvation Army expansion of facilities and supportive services on Springdale Street by partnering in the development of affordable and/or supportive housing units, including furnishings and fittings. The partnership will also be a model of inspiration and leadership to our community and to the broader community at large, demonstrating active collaboration in answering a recognized community need and impacting positively on the social health of the community. 

 

At a recent dinner celebrating the milestone, the only remaining Charter member, Evan Johnson was given a special presentation, along with other long-standing members.  Mr. Johnson stated, “In 1965 when it all began, we had a great group of people with lots of initiative and creativity who knew they could make a significant difference in our community.  It’s a proud moment to mark the 50th Anniversary of this Club and I’m celebrating in honor of all of those original members who were Charter members with me.” 

 

At our recent 50th anniversary celebrations we recognized members with 40 or more years of service.

Back row, l-r: Jim Austin, Frank Fowler, John Harnett and Charter Member Evan Johnson

Front row, l-r: Cyril Elliott, Hubert Sorhaitz and John O’Reilly 

 

 

50 years of fun and fellowship! 50 years of helping our in our community, across our province and country and world wide! 50 years of memories and friendship! 50 years of making a difference! On Saturday, May 23rd we celebrate a golden history and a shining future! Cheers to us- the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest!
Our club led the charge under Past President Ed Drover; we welcomed women for the first time in May, 1989! The first women welcomed to Rotary in Newfoundland were Lucy Dobbin, Dr. Linda Clarke and Her Honor Mrs James McGrath. Thank you ladies for paving the way for all female Rotarians in our club today- awesome job!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Gala this past weekend- because you you it was a huge success!

A big thank you to DC Design House, who used some NTV file footage to honor Jane and John Crosbie on Saturday night. 

The video turned out great and received an ample amount of compliments! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByBt-76SzkwlNmFpcm03X2RDa00/view?usp=sharing

 

We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 2.3.3 or better.
 
 
 
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