Coats for Kids 2023!

Posted on Nov 03, 2023
Coats for Kids 2023!
The Rotary Club of Sussex is thrilled to announce a donation of $5500 to support four incredible organizations: Shop with a Cop, Multicultural Association of Sussex, The Salvation Army, and the Pregnancy & New Parent Centre. Together, we are making a difference in our community through the Coats for Kids Program

With additional support from the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign November 12-18th, we are proud to support these organizations that work tirelessly to provide warmth and comfort to children in need. Coats for Kids Program ensures that every child is cozy and warm in this winter weather. 

Thank you to Tim Horton’s Sussex for sharing proceeds from your Smile Cookie Campaign with us. We also extend a heartfelt appreciation to Shop with a Cop, Multicultural Association of Sussex, The Salvation Army, and the Pregnancy & New Parent Centre for their incredible work and partnership.

Together, we are making a positive impact on the lives of children, spreading warmth, and fostering a brighter future. If you would like to contribute, please feel free to donate at Join us in celebrating this milestone as we continue to support those in our community! 

Coats for Kids 2023! Alannah Pearson 2023-11-03 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotarian Barry Reicker Passing

Posted on Jul 05, 2023
Sussex Rotarian Barry Reicker Passing
The Rotary Club of Sussex was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of our members, Barry Reicker, on June 17th, 2023 (pictured at left, with Past President and Barry's Membership Sponsor, Angie Cummings)
Barry was a recent addition to our Rotary Membership; a stepson of long-standing and involved Rotarian Bob Black. We are honoured that Barry was interred wearing his Rotary Membership Pin.

Like most things, Barry jumped into our Rotary Club with both feet and immediately got involved in our BrewFest Fundraiser. He and his lovely partner Jenn were our Grill Masters for the fundraising event and fostered many friendships that day.

Though his membership was short, Barry left a lasting impact on our Club and his legacy will continue. A donation to The Rotary International Foundation has been made in his memory.

Barry is survived by his young son, Frankie. A Go Fund Me Page has been created to help support Frankie's future and education.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Barry’s many close friends and family at this time.
Sussex Rotarian Barry Reicker Passing Alannah Pearson 2023-07-05 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary is Growing!

Posted on May 08, 2023
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Sussex Rotary was proud to induct its newest members during a Rotary meeting now hosted at All Seasons Inn!
The new Rotarian Barry Reicker, Alannah Pearson, and Rotary Club President Sheri Shannon are pictured here, left to right.
Sheri presided over the induction and shared a few notes about Rotary for everyone. 

"The Rotary Club of Sussex is known for great work in community support and has been involved in for many years among many other local and international projects. We welcome your strong arms and heart for service... When you shake the hand of one Rotarian (or bump elbows), you are within reach of 1.2 million more."
Welcome to Sussex Rotary, Alannah and Barry! 
Sussex Rotary is Growing! Reilly Morris 2023-05-08 03:00:00Z 0
Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign 2023 Reilly Morris 2023-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Brewfest 2023 

Posted on May 03, 2023
Sussex Rotary - Brewfest 2023
After a three-year hiatus, you are cordially invited to the Rotary Club of Sussex's 3rd annual Brewfest
This year at 8th Hussars Sports Centre on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM!

Whether you're a seasoned beer connoisseur or just looking to try something new, this event has something for everyone.

You can sample various beverages and talk to the brewers throughout the night. In addition to the drinks, there will be music, a donation BBQ, and exciting prizes to be won!

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Rotary Club of Sussex's community service projects, so you will have a great time and support a good cause.

Mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable night of good drinks and great company.

We look forward to seeing you there! Book your tickets today at the Brewfest signup!
Sussex Rotary Brewfest 2023 Reilly Morris 2023-05-03 03:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Paula Fleming

Posted on Dec 09, 2022
Member Profile - Paula Fleming
Name: Paula Fleming, Rotary Club of Sussex Secretary
Occupation: Office Manager, Dr. Mark Fleming Family Dentistry

Joined Rotary: In 2018: I was recruited by my wonderful friend, Lisa Brown. My main interest in joining was to do
international work, and so I became chair of the International Committee. I’d love to travel to Guatemala to help build
one of the many smoke-free stoves we’ve funded, or to the orphanage in South Africa to work on our water,
sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) program. We’ve also sent shelter boxes to Haiti and Ukraine, oxygen
concentrators to India, and helped fund a mobile health clinic in Ghana. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished
so far! 

Favorite Rotary activity: I love hands-on service projects in our community, like helping to box groceries at the
Salvation Army, or decorating Smile cookies for the Little Jackie Fund. We’ve also organized work days where we go
to a senior’s home and weed their gardens, paint their fence or repair their deck. It’s that feeling you get when you
know you’ve made a difference in someone’s day.

Rotary Goals: As a retired nurse, I believe I can be helpful working on any number of those international efforts that
I’ve mentioned, and now that COVID restrictions have lifted, hopefully I can make that happen.
Member Profile - Paula Fleming Michael Depp 2022-12-09 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Interact Visits Rotary Club

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 Interact Visits Rotary Club Reilly Morris 2022-11-21 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Dial-A-Ride Visits Rotary

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....
Sussex Dial-A-Ride Visits Rotary Michael Depp 2022-11-14 04:00:00Z 0

Member Highlight - Sheri Shannon

Posted on Nov 13, 2022
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. 
Member Highlight - Sheri Shannon Michael Depp 2022-11-13 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day 2022

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... 
World Polio Day 2022 Michael Depp 2022-10-26 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach

Posted on Oct 26, 2022
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. 
Sussex Area Domestic Violence Outreach Michael Depp 2022-10-26 03:00:00Z 0

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign

Posted on Oct 24, 2022
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

The Rotary Club of Sussex was once again honoured to volunteer with the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign in support of the Little Jackie Fund.

Thanks to the generosity of the Sussex Tim Hortons and to all the wonderful people of Sussex who purchased Smile Cookies this year, the Little Jackie Fund was presented with a cheque for $13,591.00 to provide free orthodontic treatment to underprivileged local children.

Way to go, Sussex!!!

For the action shots check out our gallery

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign Paula Fleming 2022-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary is Growing!

Posted on Nov 22, 2021
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Sussex Rotary was proud to induct its newest members during a Rotary meeting now hosted at Smitty's Restaurant.
Pictured here, left to right, are new Rotarian Tara Thorne, her member sponsor Lauren Shea, new Rotarian Melissa Arrowsmith and her member sponsor Sheri Shannon.
Presiding over the induction was Angie Cummings, current Club President. Angie welcomed Tara and Melissa to the Club and shared a few notes about Rotary for everyone. 

"The Rotary Club of Sussex is known for great work in community support, and has been involved in for many years among many other local and international projects. We welcome your strong arms and heart for service... When you shake the hand of one Rotarian (or bump elbows), you are within reach of 1.2 million more."
Tara Thorne is the Integration Services Coordinator for the Multicultural Association of Sussex (MAS) and has presented an overview of the MAS to the Sussex Rotary in the past

Melissa Arrowsmith is a Sun Life Financial Advisor who happened across Sussex Rotary through our summer bingo program. 
Welcome to Sussex Rotary, Tara and Melissa! 
Sussex Rotary is Growing! Reilly Morris 2021-11-22 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day 2021

Posted on Oct 22, 2021
Member Profile - Taylor McWhirter
The Rotary Club of Sussex and the Interact Club of SRHS met today to raise the “End Polio Now” flag. World Polio Day is celebrated each year on October 24th to raise awareness of Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio forever. 

Poliovirus is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. It can lead to muscle paralysis, disability, bone deformities and death. 
The first initiative to wipe out polio through mass vaccination of children began in 1985 with the launch of PolioPlus by Rotary International.
According to the World Health Organization, as long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio. Failure to eradicate polio from these last remaining strongholds could result in as many as 200 000 new cases every year, within ten years, worldwide.

Many survivors of polio will develop Post-Polio Syndrome later in life. The symptoms include weakness, fatigue, muscle atrophy, breathing and swallowing problems. Up to 50 to 70 percent of polio survivors may experience the disabling effects of Post-Polio Syndrome 25 to 45 years after their initial recovery from polio.

There are approximately 125,000 Canadian polio survivors.

Only two countries still have cases of wild poliovirus, Afghanistan & Pakistan. Rotary International will not quit until we eradicate poliovirus for good. 
World Polio Day 2021 Paula Fleming 2021-10-22 03:00:00Z 0

District Governor Visits Sussex Rotary

Posted on Dec 07, 2020
District Governor John Slipp Visits Sussex Rotary Club

On Monday, December 7th, Sussex Rotary welcomed guest and speaker District Governor John Slipp to our weekly Zoom call.

Introduced by current Club President Angie Cummings, John, his wife Darla and their children Cameron and Sarah reside in the heart of New Brunswick’s First Town, Woodstock. Their oldest, Cameron, attends the University of Waterloo studying business and music. Cameron’s sister Sarah is studying music at Acadia University.

Together, John and Darla own and operate the Atlantic Travel Centre/Woodstock Duty-Free Shop in Belleville on the Maine/New Brunswick border near Woodstock. They were the first and only recipients of the inaugural Gold Standard Award from the Frontier Duty-Free Association...
District Governor Visits Sussex Rotary Reilly Morris 2020-12-07 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Flooding, December 2020

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
Sussex Flooding 2020 (Image courtesy CBC News)


Thank you to all of the individuals and groups who have reached out to Sussex Rotary Club wanting to help!

So many people in Sussex and the surrounding area have been affected by flooding this week. No one was prepared for this kind of disaster especially just before Christmas and during Code Orange.

You want to help, but how?

If you would like to be certain that your gift will go to those affected by this flood, you can donate to the Sussex Rotary Club Charitable Trusts (a tax receipt will be emailed):

Please note in your comments that the gift is for those affected by the Sussex Flood Dec 2020. The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts can donate to other charitable organizations that are required to use the funds for the specific request. This is one of the benefits of a Trust and a Charity. The money will be used for it's donated purpose and must be able to prove so.

These are the early days in the disaster, and the money will be needed soon.

If you have friends and family that want to help out, please direct them to our website and click the "DONATE NOW" button on the top right.

If you prefer to mail a cheque, please make payable to The Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trusts, include a note stating the purpose of your gift and mail to PO Box 7004, Sussex Corner, NB E4E 5M3 (include your address, phone number and email address for your tax receipt)

The Rotary Club of Sussex is honored to serve our community.

Thank you!

Sussex Flooding, December 2020 Angela Cummings 2020-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

The Library That Dolly Built

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
The Library That Dolly Built
Exclusive Premiere of "The Library That Dolly Built: Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True!”
A feature-length documentary, covering the history, impact and future of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The film features the music of  and is narrated by actress and author, 
Danica McKellar

Following the screening, Dolly Parton will be live for fan Q&A and a very special acoustic performance.
Produced by Land Grant Films, “The Library That Dolly Built” is directed by journalism professor Nick Geidner, edited by video instructor Clinton Elmore and crewed by 15 students.
The Library That Dolly Built Angela Cummings 2020-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Taylor McWhirter

Posted on Nov 27, 2020
Member Profile - Taylor McWhirter
Let's meet this week's Rotary Club of Sussex member, Taylor McWhirter!

Taylor was born and raised in the greater Toronto area. Taylor studied Business at Loyalist College in Belleville Ontario. She moved to Sussex almost three years ago on a whim with her now fiancé. She considers New Brunswick a completely new experience and is loving every minute of it!

Taylor works as a Small Business Advisor & Agriculture Specialist for Scotiabank. She has always been amazed by business owners and their entrepreneurial spirit! She feels very lucky to be able to help grow businesses within Sussex. Her favourite part of the job is learning about her clients and helping big dreams become realities. It doesn’t hurt that she also gets to pet A LOT of cows and she considers that to be a huge job perk! She also operates her own small business located in La Bella Si Salon & Spa! The Glow Station is Taylor’s passion project and creative outlet. She loves empowering other women to look and feel their best!

Taylor has been a Rotary member for just about a year now. She was introduced to Rotary by Julie Matthews and after the first meeting, she was hooked and loved the opportunity to learn more about Sussex, support the community, and meet like-minded individuals!

Taylor is a soon-to-be mom and believes it is so important to show her future son the importance of volunteering and giving back to your community.
Member Profile - Taylor McWhirter Sheri Shannon 2020-11-27 04:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army and Coats for Kids Partnership

Posted on Nov 27, 2020
Salvation Army and Coats for Kids Partnership
The Rotary Club of Sussex is very thankful for the partnership with the Salvation Army for the Coats for Kids program again this year.
With this partnership, children will be given the gift of warmth by being able to purchase new winter attire for the cold months ahead. Families with children in need are able to access the Coats for Kids program by contacting the Salvation Army at 506-433-5461.

Presenting this year's donation to the Salvation Army is Rotary Club of Sussex Member, Taylor McWhirter.
Please remember, if you have a new or gently used coat you wish to donate, you can drop them off at either the Scotiabank on Main Street or the Salvation Army Thrift Store. If you wish to make a cash donation or provide gift certificates, please message us and we will be happy to make arrangements for pick up. 
Salvation Army and Coats for Kids Partnership Sheri Shannon 2020-11-27 04:00:00Z 0

Cops and Coats Partnership

Posted on Nov 27, 2020
Shop with a Cop and Coats for Kids Partnership
Once again this year, the Rotary Club of Sussex is proud to assist the Shop with a Cop Program (SWAC).
The Coats for Kids Program last year provided all six SWAC children with funds to purchase winter outerwear. As they were out “shopping” this donation allowed them the opportunity to purchase a new coat, boots, or whatever they needed. As well, it covered the cost to assist in purchasing all the children’s siblings' hats, mitts, and gloves for the winter season. This is a well-received addition to the program and we are so excited to announce we will be doing the same thing this year!

Presenting this year's cheque to assist with the purchase of winter wear is Rotary Club of Sussex member, Taylor McWhirter.

If you are willing to donate a new or gently used coat, they can be dropped off at the Scotiabank on Main Street or the Salvation Army Thrift Store. If you wish to make a cash or gift certificate donation, please feel free to reach out
Cops and Coats Partnership Sheri Shannon 2020-11-27 04:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Lou McNamara

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
Member Profile - Lou McNamara
This week - let's meet Rotary Member, Lou McNamara!
Also, if you read until the end of the bio, let's see if you can guess which one of the three facts Lou stated is a lie!
"My name is Lou McNamara, and I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Sussex for just about 17 years. My background is Radio Broadcasting and have been in radio media for just over 40 years, beginning with training in Toronto, Halifax, and then finally starting my actual on-air career with Humber Valley Broadcasting in Port Aux Basques NF, where I met my incredible wife…who puts up with me to this very day. So far so good!
Presently I’m General Manager/Marketing for CJCW Radio in Sussex, joining Maritime Broadcasting Systems in 1986. In my role with CJCW Radio I have certified myself in Radio Marketing, helping local businesses grow their sales and marketing base. Assisting businesses, in whatever way I can, to increase their bottom line and contributing to their success has been the most satisfying part of my job. I’ve always said that Sussex and area is blessed to have its very own Radio Station.
For those who own a business, or manage a business, I would strongly suggest joining the Rotary Club of Sussex. Since joining Sussex Rotary, and as a past President, I’ve got to know so many wonderful and kind business people with one common goal- to help our local Sussex and area, while at the same time developing their own leadership skills. With weekly lunchtime meetings I’ve found it so easy and convenient to attend. If you’re in business and would be interested in tangibly giving back to this area, I would highly recommend the Rotary Club of Sussex, where you can network with other business people, while at the same time giving back to this area."
Which one is true?
  • I once worked for CHSJ Radio in Saint John
  • I received East Coast AAB Award for Creative Writing/Production
  • I also received the “Silver Sow Award” for the morning CJCW Agricultural Report
Member Profile - Lou McNamara Sheri Shannon 2020-11-16 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Coats for Kids

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
Sussex Rotary Coats for Kids
This year, the Rotary Club of Sussex is thrilled to be assisting with the Coats for Kids 2020 campaign.

Each year, we try hard to put our attention on community needs. We have been working with organizations in the Sussex area to help meet the needs of children who need to stay warm this winter. We are so pleased to be able to work with the following partners this year to ensure as many children as possible will receive a winter jacket for the winter months:
Each organization has a specific network of children that we can support.

Maybe you have a gently used coat for donation or want to purchase a new coat to donate? Maybe you just want to make a financial contribution or purchase a gift card for this purpose? If the answer is yes - we want to hear from you.
Starting immediately, we are accepting coats at the The Salvation Army (138 Main Street, Sussex) or the Bank of Nova Scotia (635 Main Street) or by contacting us via Facebook so we can make arrangements for pick up.

Rotarians help each other, and collectively help others. We look forward to working with our community partners on this important initiative!
Sussex Rotary Coats for Kids Sheri Shannon 2020-11-10 04:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Rhoda Wilson

Posted on Nov 09, 2020
Member Profile - Rhoda Wilson
This week let's meet our member.... Rhoda Wilson!
Rhoda has been a Rotarian for 11 years. She joined when she was Community School Coordinator at Sussex Middle School and it blended well with the job.
Presently Rhoda is the Host Coordinator in Sussex for Atlantic Education International and is involved in recruiting families to host international students. Organizing socials and activities for the students has built some amazing connections in the community and abroad. Rhoda even visited one of her students in Brazil a couple of years ago.

Rhoda grew up in Moncton and she spent a few years working as an Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of The Moncton Hospital. Rhoda left her position there and enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Program at Mount Allison University where she graduated with a degree in Chemistry. This was followed by a year of heart research working under the direction of Dr. William Driedzic and then by a one-year Education program offered at Mount Allison University. Rhoda worked on her third degree and graduated in 2006 from the University of Phoenix with a MA Ed in Curriculum and Instruction.

Rhoda moved to Sussex in 1986 to become the Chemistry teacher at Sussex Regional High School. Throughout her teaching career Rhoda taught a variety of courses; and before she retired, she was teaching technology to Grade 9 students.

Rhoda is married to Town Counselor, Tim Wilson, and has two sons – Samuel who is a medical student at McGill University and Izaak who just graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Member Profile - Rhoda Wilson Sheri Shannon 2020-11-09 04:00:00Z 0

JC Wins Chase the Joker!

Posted on Nov 02, 2020
Chase the Joker Winner!
At the regular weekly Rotary meeting, Monday, November 2nd, our 'Chase the Joker' pot was finally claimed by none other Robert "JC" Lockhart! The three figure win will no doubt come in handy! 
Proceeds from the pot go to covering administrative expenses of the Club to maximize community giving. 
Lucky JC! 
JC Wins Chase the Joker! Reilly Morris 2020-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Alex Coffin

Posted on Nov 02, 2020
Member Profile - Alex Coffin
This week let's meet Rotary Member, Alex Coffin!
Alex was born in Fredericton and raised in Saint John. His grandmother Audrey Folkins was from the Sussex area.
He enjoyed his time as the general manager of the Nutrien Civic Centre and was very happy to stay in the area with Alex & Lily's Shoe Shoppe which is named after his two daughters. Alex coaches Track & Field with the Saint John Track & Field Club and Sussex Regional High School. He is also trying to become a trail runner hipster and has an alter ego, Rusty Diamond.
Alex joined Rotary in 2016 as it fits his ideal for a business in the community.
Member Profile - Alex Coffin Sheri Shannon 2020-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Tours Salvation Army

Posted on Oct 29, 2020
Sussex Rotary Tours Salvation Army
Sussex Rotary was treated to a tour by and the team at on Wednesday, October 28th.

This facility helps to alleviate some of the situational needs of the local community through their volunteering, food drives and host of supportive activities.
We are looking at finding ways to partner together in support in the upcoming weeks!
Pictured here left to right include Rotarians Rhonda Haynes, Robert Kimball, Paula Fleming, President Angie Cummings, Salvation Army staff Lauren Shea, Rotarian Reilly Morris and Captain Lance Gillard of the Salvation Army. 

Thank you, Lance and team!
Sussex Rotary Tours Salvation Army Reilly Morris 2020-10-29 03:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Robert "JC" Lockhart

Posted on Oct 26, 2020
Member Profile - Angie Cummings
This week, let's meet Robert Lockhart!

Did you know in May of this year, Robert celebrated 50 years as a Rotary Member? You are an inspiration to many Robert! What a milestone!

“My first Rotary meeting was in Dec., 1953 when my father took me to the annual Kentville Rotary children’s Christmas party where he, and my grandfather before him, were Rotarians. I knew right then that I wanted to join this group- they had ice cream, Tom & Jerry cartoons, gifts! Not to disappoint a prospective future Rotarian, Dad arranged for me to have “my” Rotary Dinner every Monday at my Great Aunts who lived next door, a weekly dinner I had right up until I graduated from Acadia University and joined NBTel in Saint John on May 20th, 1969.

Through Rotary, I gained so many mentors that enhanced my career and life through their friendships. I have been able to give back to the community through seniors projects like the Rotary Admiral Beatty restoration and Rotary Senior Citizen’s Housing, for the youth through the Boys’ & Girls’ Club and Rotary Foundation projects, and to help make PolioPlus a reality.

My proudest Rotary moment was on Dec. 25, 2014 when I presented our family of six with Paul Harris Fellowships.“
Robert is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Past President of The Rotary Club of Saint John 1984-85 and is a current honorary member of the Sussex Rotary Club where he has been the Assistant Treasurer and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Club’s Charitable Trusts.
In May of 2020 Robert celebrated 50 years of active Rotary membership having been asked to join Rotary in Newcastle in May, 1970
Member Profile - Robert "JC" Lockhart Sheri Shannon 2020-10-26 03:00:00Z 0

Multicultural Association of Sussex

Posted on Oct 26, 2020
Multicultural Association of Sussex (MAS)
On Monday, October 26, 2020, Chelsie Nightingale, Executive Director (pictured at left), and Tara Thorne, Integration Services Coordinator, delivered to the Sussex Rotary an overview presentation on the topic of the Multicultural Association of Sussex (MAS).
Serving over 240 clients in the Sussex area, MAS is seeking to nurture partnerships within community groups to help provide support services integrating families. In conjunction with the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, MAS assists newcomers with such activities as setting up bank accounts, arranging phones and living arrangements and providing second language support in English, French, German and Sign Language. 
The MAS wants to serve the local community in two ways- by helping these families integrate into their new home bringing diversity, new skills and trades to the region, and to help broaden the tax base and population to help maintain the community infrastructure. 
Alaina Lockhart, current Chairperson of the Board for the MAS, shared that in addition to supporting for their Board, the team is looking for volunteers for a variety of services.
Multicultural Association of Sussex Reilly Morris 2020-10-26 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference
On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Sussex Rotary gathered at the local Jubilee Hall to participate in this year's Zoom-hosted Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference.

The day-long event featured topics including Indigenous Relations, Environment, Diversity and the Rotary Foundation and welcomed world-class speakers, including Rotary International President Holger Knaack, President Nominee Jennifer Jones and Zone 28 Director Valarie Wafer.

Following breakouts, Mike McGovern shared the latest update on the Rotary 'End Polio Now' Campaign.
Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference Reilly Morris 2020-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Robert Kimball

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
Member Profile - Robert Kimball
Robert has been a Rotarian since the Spring of 2009. He has served as Past President of the Sussex Rotary Club and current District 7810 Area 4 Rotary Governor. Robert joined Rotary for the opportunity to meet more friends and local leaders, to help build his network and leadership skills, and to travel for Rotary and give back through these initiatives.

Most importantly, Robert joined to show his kids the importance of volunteering and being a part of a community.
Of the three facts Robert has listed, can you guess which one is NOT true?
- Robert has been a Craft Beer Connoisseur since 2009 (before it was cool) and has tried over 2650 different beers.
- Robert spent 4 years in Florida building roller coasters in a former career but decided to come back to join the family business in 2005.
- Robert has Co-Hosted Rotary Vocational Exchange guests from Brazil and India and loves to try new food from countries around the world.
Member Profile - Robert Kimball Sheri Shannon 2020-10-16 03:00:00Z 0
Rotary Moments in the Kings County Record Reilly Morris 2020-10-06 03:00:00Z 0

Member Profile - Angie Cummings

Posted on Oct 06, 2020
Member Profile - Angie Cummings
In the coming weeks, we will be featuring members of the Sussex Rotary Club.
This week, we would like you to meet our President, Angie Cummings!

Angie was born and raised in Sussex, New Brunswick. She spent 18 years in Nova Scotia studying and practicing critical care Respiratory Therapy. Her favorite role was working in the Sleep Lab.
Having been bitten by the entrepreneur bug at an early age, Angie started her own Sleep Clinic. After growing and selling her business, she moved back to Sussex in 2012. She started Sussex Sleep Clinic Inc. and KV Sleep Clinic in Rothesay.

With her husband Aubrey and son Oliver by her side, Angie has been filling her life with family, fun and service to others.

She is the current President of the Sussex Rotary Club but has also been lucky to be Chair for the Relay for Life, President of the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce and an ELF reader.

With the dear friends she has made in Rotary, Angie gets to have fun while doing what she loves.
Member Profile - Angie Cummings Sheri Shannon 2020-10-06 03:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Visits Rotary

Posted on Oct 05, 2020
Salvation Army Visits Rotary
On Monday, October 5th, 2020, guest speaker Captain Lance Gillard, introduced by Rotary President Angie Cummings, addressed the Sussex Rotary Club regarding the local Salvation Army

A church to some, a thrift store to others- the Salvation Army of Sussex wants to support the local community. There are many opportunities to help, especially given the current pandemic. Covid19 has created a more urgent need for volunteers and time commitments. Helping can take any form - even small efforts make a difference as the Salvation Army of Sussex is overwhelmed and understaffed. Lance offered to provide a tour to the Club of the facility and its operations and welcomed any willing to volunteer hours to help.

Special thanks were extended to Phil Sherwood and the local Sobeys team, as well as Blair Hyslop and the team from Mrs. Dunster's, for their overwhelming support in the past months. 

If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact Lance at the Salvation Army of Sussex.
Salvation Army Visits Rotary Reilly Morris 2020-10-05 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary is Growing!

Posted on Oct 05, 2020
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!
Sussex Rotary was proud to induct its newest member, Lara Robinson, on Monday, October 6th, 2020, at the weekly meeting.
Presiding over the induction were Angie Cummings, current Club President, and Rhoda Wilson, past president and current Club Treasurer. Angie welcomed Lara to the Club and, Rhoda shared a few insights about Lara for the Club...
"A long-time resident of Sussex having lived here most of her life, Lara has three children, two who have graduated and one still in school. Lara was a hairstylist for fourteen years and then transitioned into Human Services to work with youth and adults in group homes and services.

When the new Civic Centre opened, Lara reconnected with her love of aquatics. It was during this time that she started bringing clients to the pool and soon became a regular herself. Lara was approached to volunteer in childminding and then started teaching aquatic lessons. Four years later, she is now the Co-Manager and Aquatics Coordinator of the Nutrien Civic Centre. 

Lara has a background in customer service and human services which lend themselves perfectly to her day to day responsibilities at the Centre. She has often been heard saying this is a culmination of everything she loves and has found her spot. She feels by joining Rotary she now has a greater ability to give back to the community.

Welcome to Sussex Rotary, Lara! 
Sussex Rotary is Growing! Reilly Morris 2020-10-05 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary 'Hike to the Bluff'

Sussex Rotary Hike the Bluff 2020

Sunday, October 4th, 2020, was a beautiful day for the first annual fall 'Hike to the Bluff!'

Rotarians brought family members, friends, and of course, their pets for a stroll through the woods until reaching the rock cliff, also known as “The Bluff.” Social time, with Liv’s homemade cookies, was enjoyed before the downhill trek back.

The Bluff has become a family-favourite hike with over 100 vehicles lined along the road to enjoy the beautiful fall day.

For the action shots and scenic captures, check out our gallery

Sussex Rotary 'Hike to the Bluff' Paula Fleming 2020-10-04 03:00:00Z 0

KWRC Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Sussex Rotary at Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant

On Saturday, September 26th, Sussex Rotary, Sussex Interact and the Multicultural Association of Sussex (among others) joined forces with the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC) to support their annual 'Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup' along tributaries and the main stem of the Kennebecasis River.

A few of those who attended, pictured here left to right, included Rhys Short, Jasmine Dalling of the Multicultural Association of Sussex, Angie Cummings, Chair of the Sussex Rotary Club, Oliver Smith and Lucas Holloway...

KWRC Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Reilly Morris 2020-09-26 03:00:00Z 0

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Wurst of Times...

Sussex Rotary at Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant

On a brisk, rainy Friday evening, September 18th, 2020, the Sussex Rotary descended on the local Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant for what would be our inaugural fall Club social. With over thirty in attendance, the initially quiet evening warmed up like a wiener schnitzel as great German cuisine was coupled with great company and conversation.

German meals were served with a variety of traditional German beverages with which to enjoy them. The restaurant provided musical entertainment throughout the evening; first serving up a repertoire of traditional German backdrop music and, as crowd participation increased, shifted to less traditional 99 Luftballons, Der Piano Mann and Krokodil Rock.

Lots of conversation ensued and, while the dance floor was unavailable due to COVID restrictions, our very own Alex Coffin treated the facility to a sampling of his interpretation of time-honoured German choreography...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Wurst of Times... Reilly Morris 2020-09-18 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference in October

Posted on Sep 17, 2020
Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference 2020

Join Rotary International District 7810 and District 7820 as we celebrate World Polio Day with our first joint virtual conference! 

Rotary Atlantic 2020 will welcome world-class speakers, including Rotary International President Holger Knaack, President Nominee Jennifer Jones and Zone 28 Director Valarie Wafer. Following breakouts, Mike McGovern will share the latest update on the Rotary End Polio Now Campaign.

Attendance is free! If you are interested, contact your local Rotary Club for more details! 
Rotary Atlantic Virtual Conference in October Reilly Morris 2020-09-17 03:00:00Z 0
Sussex Rotary Awarded Silver Citation Reilly Morris 2020-09-16 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Gears up for Fall

Posted on Sep 14, 2020
Sussex Rotary Gears up for Fall

Sussex Rotary resumed its weekly Monday meetings this Monday, September 17th, 2020.

After a long hiatus due to COVID, we were finally able to resume meeting with some new structure and bubbling in place, with special thanks to the team at The All Seasons Inn & Restaurant!  

The Club has some great opportunities to serve the community lined up for the fall/winter season, and it was great getting back into the swing of things! 

Sussex Rotary Gears up for Fall Reilly Morris 2020-09-14 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Students Awarded Scholarships

Posted on Jun 29, 2020
Sussex Graduates Awarded Scholarships

Two Sussex Regional High School students received $1,000 scholarships from The Rotary Club of Sussex - Shelby Dunfield and Kelten Fawcett. Both students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Mount Allison University in the fall. 

Sussex Students Awarded Scholarships Reilly Morris 2020-06-29 03:00:00Z 0

Snider Mountain Ranch Meets Sussex Rotary

Posted on Mar 09, 2020
Snider Mountain Ranch Visits Sussex Rotary

On Monday, March 9th, 2020, the Sussex Rotary Club hosted guest speakers Duane Bleakney (Camp Director) and Rosy Berti (Assistant Director) of local Snider Mountain Ranch. The Ranch is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to providing fantastic experiences for youth in a loving, supportive and inspiring ranch-themed environment.

Meeting Chair Lisa Brown introduced our speakers.

Duane Bleakney is from the Sussex area, and he and his wife Katie have four children ranging from 9 months to 12 years of age. Duane spent his childhood living at the Ranch and his teenage years working there. His background in construction comes in handy, and he and Katie are embarking on their sixth summer as the directors of Snider Mountain Ranch.

Rosy Berti, originally from Ottawa, is the Camp Assistant Director. She has worked for the Ranch for two and a half years since starting as seasonal summer staff. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child Studies (with minors in French and American Sign Language), Rosy came to work for Snider Mountain Ranch full time...

Snider Mountain Ranch Meets Sussex Rotary Paula Fleming 2020-03-09 03:00:00Z 0

Chamber of Commerce and Paul Bedford

Posted on Feb 10, 2020
Sussex Chamber of Commerce and Paul Bedford

On Monday, February 10th, 2020, Sussex Rotary was joined by guest Paul Bedford, representing firstly the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce, but also a number of other not-for-profit organizations. 

Paul Bedford is an energetic community leader in helping people and is a small business owner in Sussex, New Brunswick, operating QC Pumps & Compressors Ltd with his father, Jim. They provide industrial service and sales, with a specialization in compressed natural gas and compression to the Maritime provinces. 

Paul is also the President of the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce, Lead Advisor and Youth Program Facilitator for Junior Achievement New Brunswick in Sussex, Vice President and Organizational Leader for Sussex Girls Softball Association, and the President of the Sussex Asphalt Angels Car Club.

In Paul's free time, he is also a husband to Chrystal, and father of three, Carmendy(14), Quitin(11) and Korbin(3).

Paul commenced his talk with an overview of the organizations currently active in the Sussex area...


Chamber of Commerce and Paul Bedford Paula Fleming 2020-02-10 04:00:00Z 0

Sunshine House Financial 

Posted on Feb 03, 2020
Ed Keith on Sunshine House Financial

On Monday, February 3rd, 2020, Rotary Club Member Ed Keith addressed the Club with a presentation on Sunshine House Financial

Sunshine House Financial has offices in one of the oldest homes in Sussex.  The distinguishable yellow house is located at 451 Main Street, Sussex NB.  Rotarians and family members, Jane and Greg Keith, and son Ed, work together with a strong focus on creating and protecting their client's wealth. Their advisors are consistently recognized as industry leaders in the Atlantic region, as well as in the top 5% internationally (as identified by the Million Dollar Round Table, a global association of Financial Professionals)... (more)

Sunshine House Financial Paula Fleming 2020-02-03 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Club AGM 2020

Sussex Rotary Annual General Meeting 2020

It was a busy Monday, January 27th, 2020, for the Sussex Rotary Club, which had it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) with quorum attendance!

Chairing the event was current Club President Rhoda Wilson with a packed agenda.

Past President Lisa Brown then helped the Club to take a group photo of sorts to commemorate the event, and the meeting commenced with the welcome of members and a couple of special guests, Marley Monohan (daughter of Rotarian Tina Monohan) and exchange student Mimi Rosemeyer (guest of Rotarian Stephanie Bickford-Parent).

Sussex Rotary Club AGM 2020 Reilly Morris 2020-01-27 04:00:00Z 0

Incoming RI President Announces 2020-21 Presidential Theme

Incoming RI President Announces 2020-21 Presidential Theme Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve.

Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January.
Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack, who becomes president on 1 July. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects. “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,” Knaack said.
Read the full details at
Incoming RI President Announces 2020-21 Presidential Theme Reilly Morris 2020-01-22 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Strategic Planning Session

Sussex Rotary Strategic Planning Session
On Friday, January 10th, 2020, Sussex Rotary attended an organization strategic planning session hosted by Tanya Chapman of The Chapman Group, the four-hour session designed to help Sussex Rotary build out a plan to help and serve both our local and global community.
Tanya Chapman is the founder of The Chapman Group. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Thomas University, along with a certificate in Human Resource Management and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick.  She is a designated Certified Human Resource Professional and has completed the ICD Directors Education Program from the Rotman School of Business. Her management consulting firm specializes in, among a host of things, helping organizations build strategic plans for growth and effectiveness. 

Tanya proceeded to walk the Club through reviewing its vision and mission and identifying its strategic priorities.

She touched briefly on the need for tactical action plans and the importance of measuring success against those action plans along the way...
Sussex Rotary Strategic Planning Session Reilly Morris 2020-01-10 04:00:00Z 0

Elections New Brunswick

Posted on Jan 06, 2020
Elections New Brunwsick - Kim Poffenroth

On Monday, January 6th, 2020, guest speakers Kim Poffenroth and Paul Harpelle of Elections New Brunswick joined us to share the mandate, vision and current focus of the organization.

Kim was introduced by Rotary Paul Kearley. The current Chief Electoral Officer began her 10-year appointment as a Legislative Officer in March 2017. She most recently served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Chief Legislative Counsel, a post she held from October 2010. 

Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Brunswick in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws from the same university in 1995. After clerking with the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, she was admitted to the New Brunswick bar in 1996.

She started her career with the Province of New Brunswick in 1998, when she joined the Legislative Services Branch of the New Brunswick Office of the Attorney General as Legislative Counsel.
A native of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Kim is married and has one daughter.

Kim shared an overview of Elections New Brunswick, one of the first organizations of its kind in Canada, helping to administer all elections at the provincial and municipal levels...
Elections New Brunswick Reilly Morris 2020-01-06 04:00:00Z 0

Season's Greetings 2019

Christmas 2019Sussex Rotary Club would like to extend to you, your families and friends, season's greetings.

We want to thank the community of Sussex for your support as we continue to serve you, and we look forward to the upcoming year.

All the best during this holiday season and have a safe and happy new year. 
Season's Greetings 2019 Reilly Morris 2019-12-24 04:00:00Z 0
Moncton Rotary Visits Sussex! Reilly Morris 2019-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Luncheon 2019

Posted on Dec 16, 2019
Christmas Luncheon

Sussex Rotary shared our Christmas Luncheon together on, Monday, December 16th. We had a full house and a packed agenda.

Rhoda explained the day’s giving to LEAP. Each year at the last meeting in December, we "pass the hat" (envelope) to give to a good cause for the Christmas Season. This year, our very own Interact Club donated $150 to the LEAP program (Leisure Enjoyment for All People) at the Nutrien Civic Centre.

LEAP is a financial assistance program that focuses on raising much-needed resources to support those with financial barriers to physical activity. Supporting the campaign supports youth and families within our community.

Our Interact Youth wanted to help other youth in the area and Rotarian Shelley Vail challenged our Club to show support by matching or surpassing this amount at our meeting today.

The hat was passed around to collect and the Club exceeded $300! Way to energize giving Interact! 

Christmas Luncheon 2019 Reilly Morris 2019-12-16 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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...
Sussex Rotary Is Growing! Reilly Morris 2019-12-09 04:00:00Z 0
United Nations to Celebrate 75th Anniversary Reilly Morris 2019-12-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation

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... 

Rotary Foundation Paula Fleming 2019-12-09 04:00:00Z 0

From Iqaluit... With Love

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

New District Governor for 2022-2023 Announced

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...

New District Governor for 2022-2023 Announced Reilly Morris 2019-12-04 04:00:00Z 0

The Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex (AX)

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

Sobeys Celebrity Packing

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

Building Riparian Resilience on the Kennebecasis

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

District Literacy Newsletter!

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

Remembrance Day 

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.

Remembrance Day Reilly Morris 2019-11-11 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Kearley - Effective Presentation

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
Rotary of Sussex Raises Flag in Recognition of World Polio Day Paula Fleming 2019-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

Tulip Planting to Raise Awareness of Polio Sufferers

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!
Tulip Planting to Raise Awareness of Polio Sufferers Reilly Morris 2019-10-22 03:00:00Z 0
District Governor Noel Eustace Visits Sussex Rotary Reilly Morris 2019-10-21 03:00:00Z 1

End Polio

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.

End Polio JC Robert Lockhart 2019-10-19 03:00:00Z 0
Update on the Rotary Club of Cape Coast Central Water Project Reilly Morris 2019-10-07 03:00:00Z 1

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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..."
Sussex Rotary Is Growing! Rhoda Wilson 2019-09-30 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Awarded District Club of the Year!

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
Time Management Training JC Robert Lockhart 2019-09-16 03:00:00Z 0
Giermindl’s Social JC Robert Lockhart 2019-08-14 03:00:00Z 0

Student Exchange

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

Flower Garden 2019 a Family Affair!

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

Donation to Sussex Health Centre Foundation

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-17 03:00:00Z 0

Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Visiting Rotarian

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..."

Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Visiting Rotarian JC Robert Lockhart 2019-06-17 03:00:00Z 0

Change-Over Meeting 2019

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

Power of Attorney

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 Bob 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

Picadilly Coffee Roasters

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

Kings County Interact Club New President

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

Brewfest 2019 Update

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

Interact Club of Kings County

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

Rotary Camp Clean-Up Day 2019

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.

Rotary Camp Clean-Up Day 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-25 03:00:00Z 0

Brewfest 2019

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...

Brewfest 2019 JC Robert Lockhart 2019-05-15 03:00:00Z 0
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

Parole Board of Canada

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

Sussex Hospice

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
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The Canadian Red Cross

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

Club Treasurer Talk - Especially for New Rotarians

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
Sussex Multicultural Association JC Robert Lockhart 2019-03-18 03:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Says Thank You

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

Irish Ancestry- President Lisa Brown

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

Camp Rotary

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.”

Camp Rotary JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-25 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Founder Lived Life of Service Above Self

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

Happy Bucks/Sad Bucks/Fines

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

New Member Zac Black

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Posted on Feb 04, 2019
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Stephanie Bickford-Parent was inducted as a new member into the Club. Stephanie is a Crisis Intervener at the Transition House.

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2019-02-04 04:00:00Z 0

Chase the Joker Winner

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

Kimmirut Hockey Camp Visit

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

Classification Talk - Melissa Honour

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

Classification Talk - Bob Tremblett

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

Sussex Health Centre

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

Season's Greetings 2018

Posted on Dec 31, 2018
Season's Greetings 2018

The picture says all, but in addition to these words, we want to thank all the businesses, community leaders, and individuals that support Rotary in so many ways that allow us as Rotarians “To Do Good in the World.

Season's Greetings 2018 JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-31 04:00:00Z 0

Trip Draw

Posted on Dec 24, 2018
Trip Draw

The Rotary Club of Sussex's biggest fundraiser is our annual Trip Draw in February! 

Tickets are now on sale from club members, and sales are brisk!

Trip Draw JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-24 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Social

Posted on Dec 21, 2018
Christmas Social

A few of our Rotary members gathered for a lovely Christmas Social at Knocks Cafe on the evening of Dec. 21, 2018!

Pictured here (L-R) are Robert E. Kimball, Lisa Sharp Brown, Seamus Brown, Paula Fleming, Alex P Coffin, Rhoda Wilson, Juanita Foss Tremblett, Jason Thorne, Don Dow, Tina Anderson Gregg, Don Monahan and Cheryl Thorne.

Yummy nibbles and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere to hang out with like-minded friends! Happy Christmas, everyone! 🎄😍

Christmas Social JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-21 04:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive

Posted on Dec 17, 2018
Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive

It has been a Christmas tradition for some years now for the Rotary membership to take two-hour shifts attending the Salvation Army Kettle at Sobey’s.

The last week before Christmas was no different in 2018. When incoming President Tina Monahan took her turn, she invited her children, Emmerson and Marley, to share the experience of Rotary community service with her.

What a great way to share Rotary at a young age, and make it a family experience! Many Rotarians pitched in their support...

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-17 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Club Meeting

Posted on Dec 17, 2018
Christmas Club Meeting

­ There was a great turn out for the Club’s Christmas luncheon held on Dec. 17, 2018, at the All Seasons Inn & Restaurant.

Pictured (L-R) are Ian Smyth & President Lisa Brown (backs to us), Bob Black, Paula Fleming, Robert Lockhart, Bruce Northrup, Lou McNamara, guest Zachery Black, The Sussex Regional High School Jazz Band, student Lily Alexander, Judy Freeze, Christine Moffett, Tina Monahan, Kegan Wallace, Paul Kearley, and Bob Tremblett.

Special guests for the luncheon were 16 members of the Sussex Regional High School Jazz Band under the leadership of music teacher Rob Matthews...

Christmas Club Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-17 04:00:00Z 0

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Dec. 10, 2018, with President Lisa Brown presiding.

Shown with her at the head of the table are (L-R) Past President Donna Gilchrist, Secretary Rhoda Wilson, Lisa, and Past President Robert Kimball.

At the meeting, resolutions to approve the previous AGM minutes were first approved. Discussions on the financial reports for the Club, Charitable Trusts, the annual Club budget for 1918-19 and the appointment of an Accountant for the year ending June 30, 2019, were introduced.

Additionally, we discussed the appointment of Directors and Officers for the upcoming Rotary year commencing July 1, 2019.

Annual General Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-10 04:00:00Z 0

Robert's Rules

Posted on Dec 03, 2018
Robert's Rules

Our guest speaker fro Dec. 3, 2018, was Secretary Rhoda Wilson’s brother, Clinton Branscombe, who was introduced and thanked by Rotarian Paul Kearley.

Clinton gave us a very informative talk on Parliamentary Law, based on the book “Robert’s Rules” by Henry Robert, 1863.

Robert was a first lieutenant and asked to serve as an officer in his church. In the mid-1920s, he needed to run a meeting and left the meeting vowing to never lead another session without understanding Parliamentary Law, “How to Conduct Business and Accomplish Something”.

Robert's Rules JC Robert Lockhart 2018-12-03 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

What an awesome day today at our Rotary meeting on Nov. 26, 2018! We inducted two new members!

Allen D Price of Kingswood University (Right) and Michael Depp (on-screen) of New Orleans, Louisiana and Millbrook, NB.

For the very first time in the history of Sussex Rotary, we inducted a member via FaceTime!

Their sponsor, Angie Marie Cummings, could not make today’s meeting, so she tuned in via FaceTime as well!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2018-11-26 04:00:00Z 0

Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex (AX)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex

At our Nov. 26, 2018 meeting, Rotarian Robert Kimball introduced Bonny Hill, who is a recently retired art teacher.

Bonny’s talents and accomplishments are many. She has taught art, has directed several plays at the high school, is a part of the group Class Act, has had her work in several art shows, and in 2011 received a national award as Art Educator of the Year.

Today, Bonny Hill spoke of the work of AX, The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex and shared the improvements made to the former Tea Room, a building rented from the Town of Sussex.

This building has become a hub of activity with art shows of various types and persuasions, multicultural events, summer camps for children, and encases Knocks Café which is managed by Ruth MacEachern.

Presently Bonny is working on a pop-up village recognizing individuals and groups that have made contributions to the organization.

Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex (AX) JC Robert Lockhart 2018-11-26 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Recognition Night

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

Sussex Brew

Posted on Nov 19, 2018
Sussex Brew

On Nov. 19, 2018, Christine Moffett introduced John Dunfield, an employee of Bell Aliant, and also an owner of the new Sussex Craft Distillery.

John explained that he and a group of friends had an investment and decided to diversity and do something to promote the economy of Sussex. Getting the proper licensing had its challenges, but perseverance paid off.

Learning the art of distilling was a process that included visiting others and also studying to obtain his MD – Master Distiller.

A market survey revealed there were a limited number of distilleries in New Brunswick producing spirits, so the team embarked on their new adventure. The company’s strategy is to build a story about the Sussex area with several products being given names reflective of our community.

John came with a gift give-away. Tickets from the Chase the Joker weekly draw were used for a second to find a winner of the gift pack. Pictured above with Rhoda and John is Interact Member Kegan Wallace, who drew the lucky number for his mother, Tammy Scott-Wallace. Rhoda will deliver the gift on John and Kegan’s behalf.

Congratulations, Tammy, and thanks to John for a great talk and gift!

Sussex Brew JC Robert Lockhart 2018-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

Bob Tremblett Presents at District Conference

Posted on Nov 05, 2018
Bob Tremblett Presents at District Conference

On Nov. 5, 2018, our own Bob Tremblett gave some highlights of the District Conference held in Bathurst in October.

Bob's presentation helped to illustrate the structure of Rotary for better comprehension.

One of the benefits of going to the Rotary conferences and leadership training offerings is the broad perspectives exposed related to Rotary International.

Bob Tremblett Presents at District Conference JC Robert Lockhart 2018-11-05 04:00:00Z 0

Kingswood University

Posted on Oct 29, 2018
Kingswood University

For our Oct. 29, 2018 meeting, Shelley Vail introduced the speaker, Dr. Steve Lennox.

Dr. Lennox became President of Kingswood University in 2015. Dr. Lennox has authored six books and holds various degrees, including a Ph.D. from Drew University and has specialized in Old Testament studies and ministry.

Considering that all universities in the Maritimes were started and developed by different denominational churches and that Western Civilization based on Judeo-Christian principles, Dr. Lennox asked that Christian education be considered as a value-added option. Dr. Lennox shared his perspective that Christian school at his institution offers every aspect of education that other secular universities do, but also, includes character development as an essential part of the curriculum.

Dr. Lennox finished by sharing the financial benefit of Kingswood University to the economy of Sussex and its willingness to share facilities like the Benson Athletic Complex.

Rotarian Jason Thorne thanked Dr. Lennox.

Kingswood University JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-29 03:00:00Z 0

End Polio Now Flag Raising

Posted on Oct 24, 2018
End Polio Now Flag Raising

On Oct. 24, 2018, members of Interact and Rotary raised the “End Polio Now” flag at the Sussex Town Hall.

Secretary Rhoda Wilson reported that Rotary has just won the Best Nonprofit Act for its polio eradication work. Rotary was given this award in the context of the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace Campaign through the PeaceJam Foundation that is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Pictured here standing- Lisa Brown, Shelley Vail, Tina Monahan, Greg Keith, Andrès Gomez Galindo, a student from Colombia, Emmerson Monahan, Kegan Wallace; Kneeling- Jason Thorne, Paula Fleming, Rhoda Wilson, Sophia Sharpe.

End Polio Now Flag Raising JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-24 03:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
World Polio Day

On October 22, 2018, President Lisa Brown (left) and Paula Fleming conjured a blast from the past that happened as they re-enacted a high school lip sync song that won first place in their teenage years. 

Dressed in costume, they performed to the song "Purple People Eater" in support of Rotary's End Polio Now and Purple Pinky Project, where students have their pinky finger stained purple as identification of who has received the polio vaccine...

World Polio Day JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-22 03:00:00Z 0

World Hope International

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
World Hope International

On Oct. 22, 2018, Rotarian Bob Tremblett introduced Tanya Nace, the Canadian Executive Director for World Hope International.

Tanya was born in PEI, attended Kingswood University, and has been involved in international missions for several years. Last fall, she transitioned to the position of Executive Director for World Hope Canada. Tanya, in turn, introduced Jo Anne Lyon.

Jo Anne Lyon is the founder of the World Hope humanitarian arm of the Wesleyan Church. The organization emerged when supporting victims of the Afghanistan War and aiding post-war efforts for Sierra Leone. Jo Anne is a member of the Rotary Club of Fishers in Indiana. Her Club has partnered with World Hope in drilling wells in the country of Sierra Leone.

Bringing safe drinking water to the country of Sierra Leone has made a big difference in the community. Not only are fewer children dying, but women and children who traditionally were the carriers of water have more time to go to school. Education leads to better employment opportunities and less human trafficking.

World Hope International JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-22 03:00:00Z 0

PDG Walsh Club of the Year Award

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
PDG Walsh Club of the Year Award

Assistant District Governor Bob Tremblett presented The District 7810 PDG Walsh plaque to President Lisa Brown received at the Bathurst Conference recognizing the Rotary Club of Sussex as the “Club of the Year” for 2017-2018.

Bob Tremblett also announced that Robert Kimball would become the new Assistant District Governor starting in July 2019 for a three-year term.

PDG Walsh Club of the Year Award JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-22 03:00:00Z 0

Interact Report

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Interact Report

Kegan Wallace reported that the Backpack Project would be the primary focus for the Interact Club. The Club will be working with the Salvation Army in organizing the project.

Interact Report JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-22 03:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Paula Fleming

Posted on Oct 15, 2018
Classification Talk - Paula Fleming

The Club was addressed by one of our newest Rotarians, Paula Fleming (standing), with her Classification Talk at the Oct. 15, 2018 meeting.

Alex Coffin (L-R), Judy Freeze, and Mary McNair are pictured here listening attentively.

Classification Talk - Paula Fleming JC Robert Lockhart 2018-10-15 03:00:00Z 0

Membership Lunch & Learn

Posted on Sep 24, 2018
Membership Lunch & Learn

Sept 24, 2018, was a Lunch & Learn meeting and many topics were discussed.

Pictured here are (L-R) are Shelley Vail, Bob Tremblett, Bob Black, Paula Fleming, Donna Gilchrist, Alex Coffin, Bob Short, Angie Cummings, Robert Lockhart, and President Lisa Sharpe.

The agenda covered multiple items...

Membership Lunch & Learn JC Robert Lockhart 2018-09-24 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

At the Sept. 10, 2018 meeting, Melissa Honour was inducted into our Club by President Lisa Brown with the classification of Retail – Home & Auto.

Melissa is the new owner/franchisee of our Canadian Tire Store.

Welcome, Melissa!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2018-09-10 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange Student Visit

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
Rotary Exchange Student Visit

Considering summer vacations, Sussex Rotary had a great turn out to welcome Silvana, including our most recent Student Exchange students.

Pictured here (L-R front row) Secretary Rhoda Wilson, Exchange Students Kegan Wallace, Lauren Lockhart, Lily Alexander- Interact, Julie Decloitres from Templeuve en Pévèle, France, Shelby Dunfield- Interact, Emerson and his Mom, President-Elect Tina Monahan, District Governor Silvana Bosca. (L-R back row) Vice President Angie Cummings, Treasurer Jason Thorne, Past President Bob Tremblett, Past President Robert Kimball, Julie Matthews, Craig Long, Bob Black, Mary McNair, MLA Bruce Northrup, Honorary Member JC Robert Lockhart.

Rotary Exchange Student Visit JC Robert Lockhart 2018-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

District Governor Official Visit

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
District Governor Official Visit

On Aug. 13, 2018, District Governor Silvana Bosca made her official club visit to share with the membership the goals and objectives of Rotary International and District 7810 for the Rotary Year 2018-19.

Rotarian Bob Tremblett introduced Silvana. Silvana is a native of Bathurst and joined Rotary in 1995, and three years later, she became President. Silvana was attracted to Rotary because of its funding for physically challenged children.

Career-wise, Silvana started as a physiotherapist but then moved into management and hospital administration...

District Governor Official Visit JC Robert Lockhart 2018-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Turns 41

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
District Governor Official Visit

District Governor Silvana Bosca made a special presentation to the Sussex Rotary Club recognizing us for our 41st anniversary of “Doing Good in the World & in Our Community”.

Pictured here is President-Elect Tina Monahan (right) accepting the recognition from Silvana.

Sussex Rotary Turns 41 JC Robert Lockhart 2018-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

District Governor Stops By

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
District Governor Visits

­ On July 24, 2018, Club President Lisa Brown reported, ”A lovely morning spent with our District Governor, Silvana Bosca, chatting about all things Rotary! We are so fortunate to have such an enthusiastic force mentoring us to do good in the world and be the best that we can be for our communities and beyond! Thank you for coming to our little town of Sussex Silvana! We are looking forward to your next visit on August 13th!

Pictured here (L-R) Bob Tremblett, District Governor Silvana Bosca, Rhoda Wilson and Club President Lisa Brown.

District Governor Stops By JC Robert Lockhart 2018-08-13 03:00:00Z 0

Bob & Ginette's Social

Bob & Ginette Social

A huge thank you goes out to Bob and Jeanette Black for hosting our summer social! 

It was great to see friends, spouses and children of Rotarians as well.

One Rotarian, in particular, we would like to mention is Angie’s cousin, Tim Bannister, who is a fellow Rotarian currently living in Africa. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Arusha, Tanzania, District 9211. He has a fascinating blog. Take a look if you get a chance!

Bob & Ginette's Social JC Robert Lockhart 2018-07-24 03:00:00Z 0

Kegan Wallace, Rotary Exchange

Posted on Jul 17, 2018
Keagan Wallace, Rotary Exchange

Kegan Wallace and visiting Exchange Student Lorenzo Lazzinni, of Carrara, Italy (Tuscany Region) depart on July 16, 2018, for Italy.

Lorenzo is returning home with great memories and experiences from visiting the Wallace family for three weeks, and Kegan is starting his great adventures with Lorenzo Lazzini and his family in Italy.

Kegan’s mother writes, “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...

Kegan Wallace, Rotary Exchange JC Robert Lockhart 2018-07-17 03:00:00Z 0

Leonard's Gate and Sussex Summerfest

Posted on Jul 01, 2018
Leonard's Gate and Sussex Summerfest

­ Sussex Rotary is so pleased to have been a partner in the creation of Leonard’s Gate, which is seen here during July 1 and the Sussex Summerfest.

The picture above was taken off Facebook on July 8, 2018, with the caption:

What a beautiful day to spend with my sister Nancy Barnett, and lots of other participants, enjoying the Mural Scavenger Hunt which was part of Sussex Summerfest. Answering tricky questions on our 27 wall murals in town, took much of our morning and afternoon, but we managed to finish in time and enjoyed the BBQ and music at Leonard’s Gate. We both won prizes, along with many other participants. A big thank-you goes to all the organizers and volunteers that helped with the 2nd year of this fun event. So much fun, and a great way to learn more about what these wonderful murals depict!

Leonard's Gate and Sussex Summerfest JC Robert Lockhart 2018-07-01 03:00:00Z 0

Exchange Student Lauren Lockhart

Posted on Jun 28, 2018
Exchange Student Lauren Lockhart

Pictured here our latest Exchange Student, Lauren Lockhart (center), daughter of Rotarian Alaina Lockhart, MP, and Rick, as she posed at the airport on her way to France in June 2018.

Exchange Student Lauren Lockhart JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-28 03:00:00Z 0

Final Business Meeting of the Year

Posted on Jun 25, 2018
Final Business Meeting of the Year

June 25, 2018, was our last meeting for the year 2017 – 2018.

Our next Rotary Exchange Student, Kegan Wallace of Kings County Interact Club, introduced Lorenzo Lazzini, also an Exchange Student from Tuscany, Italy, who is currently staying with Kegan and his family.

Lorenzo will be here for the next three weeks, and then Kegan will return with Lorenzo to Italy...

Final Business Meeting of the Year JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-25 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Posted on Jun 25, 2018
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

President Lisa Brown (pictured here on the right) had the pleasure of inducting our newest member, Paula Fleming, into Rotary at the June 25th meeting with the Classification of Nursing Services.

Paula is a nurse and works at her husband’s dentistry office in Sussex. Lisa was also her sponsor.

Welcome, Paula!

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-25 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex High Rotary Scholarship Recipients

Posted on Jun 19, 2018
Sussex High Rotary Scholarship Recipients

On June 19, 2018, Rotarians Alaina Alexander and Shelley Vail attended the graduation ceremonies of the Sussex Senior Regional High School.

They were pleased to present $1000.00 scholarships to Rhiannon Khedheri-Graham (top) and Sarah Hunt.

Sussex High Rotary Scholarship Recipients JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-19 03:00:00Z 0

Adventure in Citizenship

Posted on Jun 18, 2018
Adventure in Citizenship

Rotarian Christine Moffett introduced Sophia Sharp, President of the Kings County Interact Club, and Grade 11 student at Sussex Regional High School as our speaker for June 18, 2018.

Sophia reported on her trip to Ottawa as part of the Adventure in Citizenship conference sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa. This event was packed with activities – visits to Parliament, museums, and cultural events, along with listening to select speakers and making friends.

Ottawa has been hosting this event for more than 60 years, and Sussex Rotary has actively involved for more than 30 years.

Rotarian Robert Kimball thanked Sophia for her enthusiastic presentation.

Adventure in Citizenship JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-18 03:00:00Z 0

Department of  Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL)

Posted on Jun 11, 2018
Department of  Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL)

On June 11, 2018, Rotarian Tina Monahan introduced Sarah White and Brian Ferris from the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL) as our speakers.

Sarah shared about four different programs Workplace Essential Skills Program, One Job Pledge, Youth Employment and Student Employment Experience Development. Brian shared about Labour Force Adjustment. They offer Human Resources assistance to help resolve any issues...

Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL) JC Robert Lockhart 2018-06-11 03:00:00Z 0

First Brewfest in 2018

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 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

Elementary Literacy

Posted on May 14, 2018
Elementary Literacy

Rotarian Erik Homenick introduced our speaker for May 14, 2018. Catherine Barry has an education background and has taught in both elementary and high schools in New Brunswick before joining Elementary Literacy Friends (ELF).

Catherine has a passion for improving childhood literacy and works with schools to help set up the ELF program in English schools (Elementary Literacy Friends) and the CLEF program in French schools (Communauté Littératie Enfants Francophones.)

Catherine spoke about the low rate of literacy of New Brunswickers...

Elementary Literacy JC Robert Lockhart 2018-05-14 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation

Posted on May 07, 2018
Rotary Foundation

Rhoda Wilson introduced Donna Gilchrist, Chair of our Club Rotary Foundation Committee as our speaker on May 7, 2018.

Donna gave a presentation on the Rotary Foundation and handed out donation forms. The Rotary Foundation has one of the best ratings as a charitable organization and operates with a little administrative cost.

The Rotary Foundation is set up in such a way that there are many beneficiaries. Clubs with a membership that regularly donate become eligible for District grants in their area.

Once a member donates $1,000, he or she is recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition certificate and pin. Each subsequent $1,000 total is rewarded with a different type of pin-up to a total of nine.

One of the goals of this year is to increase our Club giving to the Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2018-05-07 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Posted on May 05, 2018
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

On May 5, 2018, future exchange students and their parents from District 7810 gathered at Crandall University in Moncton with Rotarians for their exchange orientation session.

Pictured here is one of our Club’s two exchange students, Kegan Wallace, son of Tammy and Troy Wallace of Sussex, and this occasion was in the spring at Crandall University when the exchange orientation was held for the exchange students for 2018 and their parents.

Kegan is a member of the Kings County Interact Club and will be a great ambassador for our Club...

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards JC Robert Lockhart 2018-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Mulch Fundraiser

Posted on May 05, 2018
Mulch Fundraiser

On May 5, 2018 meeting, Rotarian Mary McNair announced that we are excited that a portion of funds raised at the annual J.D. Irving Mulch Sale will be donated to our Coats for Kids program!

Thanks, Mary, for making this happen.

Mulch Fundraiser JC Robert Lockhart 2018-05-05 03:00:00Z 0

Annual General Meeting

Posted on Apr 30, 2018
Annual General Meeting

On April 30, 2018, the Club held it’s Annual General Meeting for the Rotary year ending June 30, 2017.

The meeting was chaired by President Lisa Brown, second from right. L-R: Christine Moffett, Donna Gilchrist, Shelley Vail, President Lisa, Tina Monahan, Rhoda Wilson.

Annual General Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-30 03:00:00Z 0

Bruce Northrup Grandfather

Posted on Apr 30, 2018
Bruce Northrup Grandfather

Before the meeting commenced, Rotarian Bruce Northrup shared with the Club that the Monday before he and Kim had become grandparents.

Congratulations, Bruce, from the Club!

Bruce Northrup Grandfather JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-30 03:00:00Z 0

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

Judy Freeze (center) was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Sussex by President Lisa Brown, sponsored by her sister Mary McNair(right).

Sussex Rotary Is Growing! JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-23 03:00:00Z 0

Alison Smith Coaching

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Alison Smith, Parenting Coach

On April 23, 2018, Alison Smith, Parenting Coach, was present via Google Hangouts. 

Alison is an entrepreneur who started her own business, Allison Smith Coaching. Alison offers confidential solutions for modern parents, both online and in person.

Alison has a modern approach to business, where a majority of her work is provided online. Her business provides private coaching, workshops and groups, holds Facebook forums, blogs, makes videos, writes downloadable guides, and sends weekly email tips to subscribers...

Alison Smith Coaching JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-23 03:00:00Z 0

Blaine Higgs Visits

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Blaine Higgs Visits

On April 23, 2018, we were also pleased to have Blaine Higgs, leader for the opposition, join us for our meeting. He was the guest of Rotarian Bruce Northrup.

Blaine Higgs Visits JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-23 03:00:00Z 0


Posted on Apr 21, 2018

The President-Elect Training Session (PETS) / Secretary-Elect Training Session (SETS) meetings for incoming Presidents and Secretaries was held in Fredericton on Sat., April 21. 2018.

PETS & SETS JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-21 03:00:00Z 0

Camp Rotary

Camp Rotary

Our guest speaker for April 16, 2018, was Randy Dickinson. He is currently retired but is well known for his advocacy efforts on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Randy served in various professional positions during his career including Director of Camping and Community Relations and later as the Executive Director for the Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled, now known as Easter Seals New Brunswick.

Randy provided a brief history of Camp Rotary...

Camp Rotary JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-16 03:00:00Z 0

Reclaiming Time – Elaine Shannon

Posted on Apr 09, 2018
Reclaiming Time – Elaine Shannon

At our meeting on Apr. 9, 2018, we welcomed Elaine Shannon (left), who provided advice on how to make the most of your time in the workplace.

Each attendee was given a list of priorities and asked to pick five that were the most important to them. Elaine recommended evaluating everything through the “funnel” of our main priorities and also to take 30 minutes at the end of the day to set priorities for the next day. This allows an individual to “hit the ground running” at the start of each new day.

Elaine is pictured with President Lisa Brown holding the “thank you for being our speaker” booklet, to be donated to the Sussex Public Library in her name.

Reclaiming Time – Elaine Shannon JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-09 03:00:00Z 0


Posted on Apr 09, 2018

Speakers Stacey Geldart and Jenny Powell representing Crosswinds provided the Club a presentation on the role of Crosswinds in the community.

Crosswinds has been in existence for more than 30 years and specializes in assisting individuals with disabilities. One primary focus of Crosswinds is to teach essential workplace skills, including reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, working with others, thinking skills, computer use, and continuous learning.

Stacey and Jenny handed out information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for the Crosswinds Race that will be held later this spring.

Crosswinds JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-09 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute

Posted on Apr 07, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute

On April 7, 2018, Rotarians from District 7810 gathered in Dieppe, NB, for Rotary Leadership Institute Level 2 Class training.

Feedback indicated it was a “blast,” and a great day learning about the world of Rotary!

Sussex Rotarians attending were President Lisa Brown standing on the far left, and vice President Tina Monahan, sitting second from right.

Rotary Leadership Institute JC Robert Lockhart 2018-04-07 03:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Josh Cameron

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
Classification Talk - Josh Cameron

Rotarian Josh Cameron was our speaker on Mar. 19, 2018, and delivered his Classification Talk.

Josh described himself as a “Sussex Boy.” He graduated with a BSc from St. Francis University and then his B.Ed from Memorial University. Presently Josh is working on his Masters in Resource and Special Education from Crandall University.

Josh’s teaching experience has had variety, including teaching in England for a year, supply teaching, working at Crosswinds, and instructing at PALS.

An entrepreneurial spirit arose when Josh saw the needs...

Classification Talk - Josh Cameron JC Robert Lockhart 2018-03-19 03:00:00Z 0

Club Business Meeting

Posted on Jan 29, 2018
Club Business Meeting

The January 29, 2018 meeting was a business meeting discussing Club business with the majority of Committee chairs giving updates on their activities.

At the beginning of each meeting, an appointed Rotarian takes a minute to educate the Club on a facet of Rotary, and it is called “The Rotary Minute.”

Jason Thorne (pictured here) reviewed a recent article from the Rotarian entitled “Service above Selfies.” Photo contests have been an annual feature in the Rotarian for 90 years. The deadline for this year’s photo contest is February 15. Winning photos will be printed in the Rotarian.

Club Business Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2018-01-29 04:00:00Z 0

Regional Service Commission 8 Three Bag System

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
Regional Service Commission 8 Three Bag System

Christine Moffett introduced Elissa Colpitts as our speaker on Jan. 22, 2018.

Elissa represented Regional Service Commission 8 (RSC8) and provided an informative presentation about the three-bag garbage system.

Although some residents have concerns about the system being too complicated, the amount of garbage diverted out of the landfill site is expected to increase by 70%.

The three-bag system is designed to reduce costs and increase revenue through reduced contamination of green garbage (organics) which can then be sold as Grade A compost. Landfill cells cost two million dollars, and in the past, cells have lasted only two years...

Regional Service Commission 8 Three Bag System JC Robert Lockhart 2018-01-22 04:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Christine Moffett

Posted on Jan 15, 2018
Classification Talk - Christine Moffett

On Jan. 15, 2018, Alex Coffin introduced Christine Moffett, who gave her classification talk.

Christine became the Director of Nursing at the Kiwanis Nursing Home in the Spring of 2017.

A graduate of Sussex Regional High School and UNB’s Bachelor of Nursing program, Christine was encouraged to join the Sussex Rotary Club by Keri Marr, an Honourary Member of Sussex Rotary...

Classification Talk - Christine Moffett JC Robert Lockhart 2018-01-15 04:00:00Z 0
Season's Greetings 2017 JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-25 04:00:00Z 0

Kings County Interact Club

Posted on Dec 18, 2017
Kings County Interact Club

Sophie Sharp for the Kings County Interact Club reported the success of the Purple Pinky Day at Sussex Elementary School.

Students were educated first in the significance of eradicating polio and on the day of the event, which included the wearing of pyjamas, 500 students had their little finger painted pink and donated $1 each.

Interactors were congratulated on their endeavours. The Interact Club then lead all attendees in an engaging team-spirited game...

Kings County Interact Club JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-18 04:00:00Z 0

Alaina Lockhart, MP, Addresses Club

Posted on Dec 18, 2017
Alaina Lockhart, MP, Addresses Club

For our last meeting of 2017 on Dec. 17, Rotarian Ian Smyth introduced Rotarian Alaina Lockhart, MP for Fundy Royal.

Alaina has served on several Standing Committees, including Agriculture, Agri-Food, and Veteran Affairs.

Since her election, Alaina has presented two motions in the House of Commons focused on growing the economy and strengthening the workforce in Atlantic Canada...

Alaina Lockhart, MP, Addresses Club JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-18 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex School Band Program

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
Sussex School Band Program

On Dec. 11, 2017, Rotarian Rhoda Wilson introduced Anna Clarke, a Grade 12 student at Sussex Regional High School and a member of the school band, and Jeanette Fisher, who has been a music teacher for the last seven years at Sussex Middle School.

Anna’s interest in music started at an early age. At first, Anna’s enthusiasm was singing, but as the opportunity came along, she joined the school band. Anna resisted the temptation to quit the band when her mother insisted that she must remain in the group for the entire year, which later unfolded to provide an experience to travel and see other bands and quality musical performances...

Sussex School Band Program JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-11 04:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Leadership

Posted on Dec 04, 2017
Salvation Army Leadership

Bruce Northrup introduced Lt. Lance Gillard, who recently arrived in Sussex as our Dec. 4, 2017 speaker.

He and his wife Monika are the new leaders at the Salvation Army. Both Lance and Monika were part of the Canadian military and then later made a career change to become pastors for the Salvation Army Church.

Salvation Army Leadership JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-04 04:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Kettle Bell

Posted on Dec 01, 2017
Salvation Army Kettle Bell

The Rotary Club of Sussex had another successful week working the Salvation Army Kettle at Sobeys in Sussex the week before Christmas, 2017.

It took on an international flair with representatives from Canada, Turkey, Germany, and Hong Kong.

Pictured here, Rotarian Jason Thorne with his daughter Maya Thorne and his nephew Elliott Chang from Hong Kong...

Salvation Army Kettle Bell JC Robert Lockhart 2017-12-01 04:00:00Z 0

Facebook Contest

Posted on Nov 29, 2017
Facebook Contest

During November and December 2017, our Club extended Facebook contests to increase the number of followers. The only rules included 'Liking' the Sussex Rotary Club Facebook page and Sharing the page with friends.

Sussex Rotary Club wishes to thank the sponsors who donated prizes toward this endeavour!

The first contest on Nov. 29, 2017, was a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate for All Seasons Inn & Restaurant, Sussex, won by Dorothy Folkins (shown here)...

Facebook Contest JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-29 04:00:00Z 0

Sussex Health Centre Foundation

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Sussex Health Care Foundation

On Nov. 20, 2017, Alex Coffin introduced our guests, Vernon Seeley and Monica Tayes, from the Sussex Health Centre Foundation (image courtesy Sussex Health Care Foundation Facebook).

Vernon Seeley and Monica Tayes shared a presentation about the Sussex Health Centre. The Foundation has initiated several projects to help the Centre, including the purchase of digital imaging equipment for mammography, refurbishment of the operating room, and set-up of an 8-chair dialysis unit...

Sussex Health Centre Foundation JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-20 04:00:00Z 0

Trip Draw

Posted on Nov 19, 2017
Trip Draw Need an idea for a last-minute gift idea? Do you have friends or family that love to travel?

Well, look no further!

Purchase a Rotary Trip Draw Ticket and help us to support our community to make it a better place.

Please contact us, and we will make sure you get your ticket before Christmas Day!
Trip Draw JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Gathering

Posted on Nov 19, 2017
Christmas Gathering

On Nov. 19, 2017, club members and guests had a lovely evening hanging out with like-minded Rotary friends at the Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant in Knightville! Great food and entertainment!

Pictured here are (l-r) Kim Northrup, Shelley Vail, Cindy Dubois, Ian Smyth, Don Dow; (right side) Bruce Northrup, Malcolm Vail, Jeff Dubois, Harold Lowe, Matt White.

Christmas Gathering JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Polio Plus

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
Polio Plus

­ Hosting Rotary International’s 5th annual World Polio Day event was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, USA. They streamed live from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters, bringing together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. The world watched a video featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing Rotary’s progress on the road to polio eradication.

In Sussex, President Lisa Brown (center in red jacket) and Rotary’s New Generations Chair Alaina Alexander to Lisa’s right, and Rotarian Jason Thorne (far left) joined with the Interact Club members in front of the Town Office to promote “End Polio Now”.

Rotary International Polio Plus JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Sussex Turns 40!

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Rotary Club of Sussex Turns 40!

The Rotary Club of Sussex is 40 Years Proud this month!

Firstly, we wish to thank Past and Present Rotary Members who have worked so hard serving the Sussex Community over the decades.

Secondly, we want to thank our communities for their continued support for the past 40 years.

Sussex Rotary would like to thank you!

Rotary Club of Sussex Turns 40! JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-13 04:00:00Z 0

President Lisa Brown

Posted on Nov 06, 2017
President Lisa Brown

President Lisa Brown was our speaker on Nov. 6, 2017.

Lisa started her talk off with a great ice breaker and a lot of plastic saran wrap.

She showed an interesting video on balance and white space in your life, “How to Turn Busy into Balance.

Angie Cummings thanked Lisa for an interesting talk.

President Lisa Brown JC Robert Lockhart 2017-11-06 04:00:00Z 0
First Business Link Ups Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-31 03:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Paul Kearley

Posted on Oct 30, 2017
Classification Talk - Paul Kearley

Rotarian Don Ingersoll introduced Paul Kearley as our speaker on Oct. 30, 2017.

Paul has been working with the Dale Carnegie Association for more than 30 years. Before this, he served with the military. Paul has three grown children.

Paul reviewed the Dale Carnegie Maritime Vision, which is, “Building Canada’s leaders to create exciting and profitable organizations.” There is a belief that everyone has inherent greatness...

Classification Talk - Paul Kearley JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-30 03:00:00Z 0

Polio Banner

Posted on Oct 24, 2017
Polio Banner

October 24th, 2017, was World Polio Day, and the Town of Sussex raised the flag purchased by the Rotary Club of Sussex to support international efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide.

Holding the flag are Donna Gilchrist (Rotary International Committee Chair) and Rhoda Wilson (Club Secretary).

Polio Banner JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-24 03:00:00Z 0
Fundy Mutual Supports Coats for Kids JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-23 03:00:00Z 0

JDI Woodlands Division

Posted on Oct 23, 2017
JDI Woodlands Division

Ian Smyth introduced Greg Adams from JDI Woodlands Division as our October 23, 2017 speaker.

Greg is a registered professional forester in New Brunswick and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University and a Masters of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick, specializing in forest genetics.

Greg manages/advises research and development programs for JDI Woodlands Division and has even seen trees from the Sussex Nursery chosen for NASA experimentation to determine the effects of gravity on tree growth...

JDI Woodlands Division JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-23 03:00:00Z 0

Saint John Rotary

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Saint John Rotary

On Oct. 16, 2017, our own Rotarian Driscoll was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Saint John. Rob spoke on Membership Development. His talk was well received with numerous questions.

Pictured here (l-r) are Keith Miller, Imelda Gilman, JC Robert Lockhart, Rob Driscoll, PP Frank McCarey, Kit Payne, Brent Cheverie, Ashley Scott, PP Bob Boyce, PP Jay Kimball, Brain Fitzpatrick, PP Charlie Fraser, PP Rod Flood. President Sally Cummings took the photo.

Saint John Rotary JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-16 03:00:00Z 0

Budget Meeting

Posted on Oct 05, 2017
Budget Meeting

On Oct. 5, 2017, the Budget Committee met at All Seasons Inn & Restaurant to finalize the Club 2017-18 budget for presentation and final approval of the club membership.

Pictured here are (l-r) Mary McNair- Treasurer, Jason Thorne, Alex Coffin, Cindy DuBois- Assistant Treasurer, and President Lisa Brown.

Budget Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-05 03:00:00Z 0

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Posted on Oct 02, 2017
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

For our Oct. 2, 2017 meeting, Jason Thorne (right) introduced Mary Ann Gallagher, presently the Regional Manager for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island at Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Mary Ann is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University and has previous work experience at Bell Aliant, Irving Oil, and Benjamin’s Books.

Mary Ann delivered a very informative talk about Jumpstart, which is a charity that assists financially disadvantaged kids and helps them to participate in organized sport and recreation. Information is kept confidential, but this charity requests income statements from families to assess needs...

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities JC Robert Lockhart 2017-10-02 03:00:00Z 0

Interact Kickoff

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

Rotary Amphitheatre

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

Social Committee Activity Planning

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

Startup Canada

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

District Conference

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

District Governor Visit

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

Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser

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

Habitat for Humanity

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

Public Relations Meeting

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.

Public Relations Meeting JC Robert Lockhart 2017-09-11 03:00:00Z 0

Balloon Fiesta Breakfast

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

Canada Day Merit Award

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

Student Exchanges

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

Chase the Joker Winner

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

Scotiabank Matching Grant

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

International President of Toastmasters

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

An Amazing Treasure

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

Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs

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

New Doctors in Sussex

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

Clean Up Day

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

Classification Talk - Rev. Don Ingersoll

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

Sussex Wellness Network

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

Classification Talk - Lou McNamara

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

The Empowered Farmer

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

Adventure in Citizenship

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

Interact Recruiting

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

Common Denominator

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

Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

ShelterBox Canada

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 ShelterBox Canada were sent to Haiti after the earthquake. His work in Haiti led him to be asked to work for ShelterBox Canada.

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

Rotarian Harold Lowe thanked Eugene for his presentation.

ShelterBox Canada JC Robert Lockhart 2017-03-13 03:00:00Z 0

Dale Carnegie

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

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

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

RBC Group

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

Club Membership Photo Opportunity

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

Salvation Army Appreciation

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

Blaine Higgs- Leader of the Opposition

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

New Generations Committee

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

Dollywood Foundation

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

Classification Talk - Angie Cummings

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

Kings County Interact Club Charter Night

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

Our Local Member of Parliament 

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

Imagination Library

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

Major Stan Folkins- Salvation Army

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

Chase the Joker

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

Shelter Box

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

Coats for Kids

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

Sussex Middle School

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

District Recognition

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

Interact & Rotaract

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

Rotary Club of Sussex
First Interact Meeting

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

Chamber of Commerce Awards Nominee!

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

Classification Talk - Ed Keith

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

Mayor of Sussex Corner

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

Sussex Library

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

Rotary New Generations

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

David Alston, Entrepreneur

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

District Governor Visits

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

Sussex Rotary Is Growing!

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

Exchange Student Social

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

Matching Clubs

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

Trip Draw Winner!

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

Kiwanis Nursing Home

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

Change-Over Meeting 2016

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

Adventures in Citizenship

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

Tim Durling - Portage

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

O'Connell Park - Flower Wheel

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

Sussex Swordfish Swim Club

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

Discovery Park

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

Town of Sussex

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

Summer Social

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

Kimmirut Missions Trip

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

City Auto

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

President's Social

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

Media Coverage of Sussex Rotary!

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

Dale Carnegie Business Group

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

Rotary Club of Limbe, Malawi

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

District Training

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

Anglophone School District South

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

Sussex Rotary Charitable Dinner & Auction

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

Annual General Meeting

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

Partners in Alternative Learning Strategies (PALS)

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

Trip Draw 2016 Audit Team

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

Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration

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

Sussex Mayor Addresses Club

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

Jeff Fuller - Classification Talk

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

Christmas Luncheon

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

Optimal Health

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

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle

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

Kiwanis Nursing Home Campaign

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

Fire Chief Expresses Thanks to Club

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

Strategic Planning

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

Remembrance Day

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

Ian Smyth - Classification Talk

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

Sussex Vale Transition House

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

Enbridge Gas

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

District Governor Visits

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.