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    About the Dartmouth Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Dartmouth

We are in Rotary International District 7820 along with clubs in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and St. Pierre & Miquelon.

Guiding principles

These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

1.    Is it the TRUTH?

2.    Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3.    Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4.    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of our club’s activity.

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest..

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.

Listen to our club members in this video

To learn more about our club watch the video above


There are five other Rotary clubs in the metro region: Halifax Northwest (meets Wednesdays at noon), Dartmouth East (Mondays at 6pm), Halifax (Thursdays at 7.15am), Sackville and Area (Tuesdays at 7.30), and Halifax Harbourside (Fridays at 7.30am). If you can't make it to ours, Mondays at 12.15pm, we hope you can make it to one of the other clubs. You'll be made to feel welcome!







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Rotarians Clean Up the Street
On Saturday April29th a dedicated group of Club members once again cleaned up Wyse Road in Dartmouth.  This bi-annual cleanup is now in it's seventh year.
 A record amount of garbage was collected which is always disappointing "come on people!!!"
A special thanks goes out to the volunteers from Leon's Furniture who worked along side of Rotarians.
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Beer, Beer & more Beer
Who knew that there was more to beer than a burp? Rotarian Ken McCormick gave a very good presentation on his industry: its past, present and future. How beer lovers are now matching beers to their favorite foods. The samples were enjoyed by all.
Christmas Dinners Delivered
Again this year the Rotary Clubs of Dartmouth and Dartmouth East collaborated to deliver Christmas Dinners to individuals & families in need. Thanks to "Stagger's Pub and Grub" for once again helping to make this event a success.

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DG Elva Heyge Addresses Club
On November 7th Elva Heyge our District Governor (DG) addressed our Club.  She opened with comments about what inspired her to commit her time to Rotary. It was an encounter with a Youth Exchange Student, before and after a youth exchange to Brazil that led her to go there on a Friendship Exchange.  While there she learned of a potential humanitarian project but it was too large to fund solely by her Club.  However, not to be daunted, she applied for and was successful in obtaining Rotary Foundation funding which made the project a reality.  The end result provided a tangible benefit to more than 400 children & their families in Brazil. For these reasons, our DG is a strong proponent of Youth Exchange, Friendship Exchange and the Rotary Foundation. DG Elva Heyge seen above with President Marg Chisholm.

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True Rotarian Awards
On November 7th DG Elva Heyge presented True Rotarian awards to Rotarians Jim Kirby and Dana Atwell.
October 24th Speakers
Dr. Alex Mitchell, general surgeon, and Adrienne Malloy CEO of the Darmouth General Hospital Foundation provided infornmation on the redevelopment of the Dartmouth General Hospital.  This project will not only benefit Dartmouth, but all of Halifax.
For more details.............
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October 17th Speaker
Luke MacDonald spoke to the club on with an update on three important initiatives:
1. The Sparks program to deploy stationary bikes into classrooms to foster active learning.
                                     Read More2. The Solar Hub project in Gambia, intended to make fun things possible through communication & connection.
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3. The Fit-It-Forward program which collects donations of used shoes & to purchase new, clearance priced shoes for the homeless and near-homeless in Halifax.
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October 3rd Speaker
Rey Peralta of the non-profit group Pasos de Esperanza from the Dominican Republic gave a presentation on his group's efforts. The group hosted Dartmouth High Students this year in the Dominican. Heather Hughes, Dartmouth High Liaison, is pictured with Rey as well as Rotarian Robert Earle, our International Chair.
To see his presentation Click Here


Guatemala Project Featured. 
Robert Earle is shown holding the September issue of the Rotarian magazine, in which our project in Guatemala is pictured...Read More

Hospice Halifax.
The six HRM Rotary Clubs have banded together to make a Hospice in Halifax a reality...Read More



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