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Rotary Club of St. John's 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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The 2019 Aidan Maloney Young Professionals Award was presented at our November 26th meeting. This year's recipients are Jessica Fisher and Melissa Royle. 
 
Jessica Fisher is Corporate Communications Advisor for Fortis Inc. Jessica coaches the Fieldians Academy U-21 ladies soccer team, a team she has been committed to for 7 years.   She is a Director on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland’s Board of Directors and an active volunteer with both the Health Care Foundation and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.  She also regularly leads charitable initiatives both at work and in the community.
 
Melissa Royle is a lawyer with Benson Buffett PLC. Melissa presents regularly on a volunteer basis to many community organizations and to the public on various legal topics. As a host and producer of “Out of the Fog” on Rogers TV, Melissa profiles matters of local importance and promotes community initiatives. She volunteers as Chair of the NL Chapter of Equal Voice, an organization that promotes the election of more women, and as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. A passionate advocate for civic engagement, Melissa often volunteers to host, moderate, or present at events for community organizations and to promote political involvement. 
 
Congratulations to Jessica and Melissa!
Part of the proceeds from our Give Together Event held in April 2019 are going to Stella's Circle for their Clean Start Program. Clean Start is a commercial cleaning business that operates as a Social Enterprise. They help people with barriers to employment get back into the workforce. This $15,000 will be used to purchase commercial washer and dryers to expand their services; enabling them to wash the towels and sheets to clean Airbnbs.
A big Thank You to all our Sponsors and guests who attended our Annual Give Together Event as well as those that donated auction items. You made this donation possible. 
Pictured (l-r) Marlayne Hardy and Sarah Mills from Stella's Circle. Liv-Terese Martyn and Andrea Stack, Rotarians and Co-Chairs of this year's Give Together Event. Andrea Brocklehurst, President of the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest (2018-2019 Rotary Year).   
 
Rotary St.John’s Northwest is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 exceptional service award is Peggy Roach of Torbay. Peggy was awarded for her long-term contributions to her community and to Newfoundland.

Peggy was honoured for her contributions influencing the volunteer sector of our province as an altruistic and tireless volunteer who has, over the years, contributed to the Red Cross, Health and Safety Council‘s, neighbourhood improvements, tourism, Save Our People action committee, family community supports, regional food support, various school and parish council‘s along with sitting on town councils, just to name a few.
 
Peggy was nominated by three of her peers along with our very own fellow Rotarian Art .

 
Planning is well underway for #RotaryNWGiveTogether - thanks to our sponsors thus far:
Presenting Sponsor - KPMG
Diamond Sponsors - DC Design House, Igloo Lake Lodge and Coast 101.1
Platinum Sponsors - Canadian AV, Diamond Design, The Telegram and CIBC Wood Gundy
Gold Sponsor - By Sharpe Design
 
Ever wonder where our containers filled with materials end up? This is the school library in Tshelanyemba, Zimbabwe. The librarian sent this photo to show how they’re using the desks, chairs, filing cabinets and books that were on the last container! Many thanks to everyone involved!‬ Whether donors, sorters, packers or fundraisers you have all made a huge impact on the lives of the people in this community. 
 
Trip of the Month: Did You Win?
 
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Speakers
President Kerry
Dec 10, 2019
Lunch hour Club Assembly
President Kerry
Dec 17, 2019
Christmas Family lunch
Meeting Cancelled
Dec 24, 2019
Meeting Cancelled
Dec 31, 2019
Rene Loveless and Bradley Reid
Jan 21, 2020
Update on project
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary & Vice President
Director of Community Support
Director of Club Administration
Director of the Rotary Foundation & International Service
Director of Youth Service
Past President
Director of Fundraising
Director of Membership
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Director of Service Projects
 
Rotary Music Festival
 
Gala Dinner & Auction
 

Are you between the ages of 25 and 40, and doing volunteer work that is impacting the community? Apply, or nominate someone you know! Deadline Oct 17, 2019. 

 
 
 
 
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