Rotary Club of Halifax



The Rotary Club of Halifax The next meeting will be held Thursday April 1st, 2010 at R.A. Park Our Guest Speaker will be Elizabeth Mills ( or her representative from the Dept. of Immigration,N.S., on the topic "Welcoming New Immigrants to Nova Scotia" ) Chair : P.P. Terry Pond There are ONLY 22 days left until the Annual Spring Dinner... how many tickets have YOU sold??? Attached is a new invitation that I have created, please send it to all your friends in your email addressbook with your contact information. I am sending it to my contacts even though I am in Prague!This is a very simple thing to do and if each of you get more people to attend this will be a success for YOUR Club. Report on the Meeting of Thursday March 25th 2010 by Bridge Pachai: Venue: Royal Artillery Park, 1575 Queen's Street, Halifax, N.S. Chair: PP. Bridge Pachai. Sgt.-At-Arms: PP. Harry Churchill. Desk: Francisco Lorenzo and Cliff Tyner. Speaker: Penny Doherty. Health of the Club: Further favourable report on Fred Brooks. Grace: Mary Brown. Club Announcements: * PP. Terry Pond: -reported on A.B.C.'s of Fraud session -second training session of Club Runner in April -acquisition of 1000 more Rotary envelopes -enquiries on impending purchase of Club projector * PP Roy Martin: -I.W.K. remedial seating programme and donation of plywood through the efforts of Barry Thompson, long-time team member in charge of projects material. * Secretary Heather MacDonald : - has tickets in hand for Spring Dinner - repeated call for donation of used eye glasses. * Chair Bridge Pachai: - reminded members of upcoming Spring Dinner on April 21; tickets $75 pp, charitable tax receipt of $40, Speaker, Alexa McDonough, Interim President, MSVU. Happy Moments: Dale Crory, Bridge Pachai, Terry Pond (multiple), Roy Martin, Harry Churchill and Jim Axell came forward. Weekly Draw: No winner. Next week, $580. Guest Speaker: Penny Doherty was introduced by Dale Crory. Penny is a graduate of St.F.X. and Dalhousie Universities and has taught in public and private schools in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. Ms Doherty is a former Exec. Director of the Alzheimer Society of N.S. and a literacy consultant. Penny is also author of Attention Deficit: A Gift for a Lifetime. She is a volunteer in various organizations including UNICEF., Home of the Guardian Angel and St.Patrick's Church Restoration Society. Ms Doherty is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Penny recalled that it was a Rotary Scholarship of decades ago that set her on her way and expressed appreciation of the work that Rotary does. She then moved on to St.Patrick's Church and the Restoration Society, saying that the church is a type of community. St. Patrick's on Brunswick Street provides thousands of meals a year, shelter for the homeless, it is a public building with a garden resplendent with beauty and peace. She provided an eloquent literal tour of the Church, its architecture, its bell tower, its statue of St. Patrick, its motto "Give St. Patrick a Hand", its spiritual and secular services, its increasing numbers and the dedicated work of the Restoration Society which she Chairs. A lively discussion followed and Chairperson Bridge Pachai presented Penny Doherty with our Rotary mug. Adjournment: The meeting closed with O'Canada led by PP. Terry Pond. Speakers for April : April 8 : Niaomi Metallic : A Mi'gmaq Lawyer's Personal Journey. April 15 : Rev. Harry Sharam : Dreams As God's Forgotten Language. April 22 : Jane Earle : Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign . April 29 : Parker Lund : Alcohol Anonymous: Living One Day At a Time . Keep those notes and notices pouring in to or Bill VanGorder at> Alleyne Newcomb Co-Chair Public Relations and Communications