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Are you someone who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Club News

 
On October 29th Mayor Mike Savage was our guest speaker and addressed The Rotary Clubs of Dartmouth and Dartmouth East.  Mayor Savage has been a long-term supporter of Rotary and a friend to our club.
 
To view a copy of his presentation….
 
The Mayor pointed out that Halifax has experienced significant growth in recent years.  Particularly interesting is that we are now retaining more talented young people (ages 25-39) from diverse backgrounds than we have in decades.

 

The majority of his discussion centered on the problem of poverty in Halifax.  The Mayor explained that unfortunately there are still more that 55,000 people in the city who live below the poverty line.  One in four people in Halifax spend more than 30% of their income on housing and 12% spend 50% or more.

He touched on two of the many initiatives the city in undertaking to address this problem.
 

On Thursday September 20th the Rotary Club of Dartmouth held their “Swing Fore the Kids” golf tournament in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax. The tournament took place at the beautiful Chester Golf Club along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The day was a roaring success with 59 golfers playing in lovely fall weather. 
 
The foursome of Rotarian Ken McCormick, Mike Tanner, Ron Himmelman & Terry Baker took first place with a low score of 58.  Also, a surprise award of Paul Harris Fellowships were given to "Epicure-Us", a group of talented chefs, who have provided gourmet meals for 8 people plus wine for over a decade as prizes at our annual Spring Classic fundraiser.
 

 

 

At our annual golf tournament on September 20th, The Rotary Club of Dartmouth honored a group know “Epicure-Us” with Paul Harris fellowship awards.  A Paul Harris fellowship is bestowed on individuals who have made a significant contribution to Rotary.

Every year, for over a decade, this dedicated team of chefs led by well-known restaurateur Darrell Cormier (winner of the 2003 Silver Spoon Humanitarian Award) and his team of talented and visionary sous – chefs, Rotarian Scott Lynch, Greg Forbes and Bob MacKay have donated a dinner for 8 paired with the perfect wines as a prize at our major fundraiser “The Spring Classic”.   This 4-course feast worthy of any gourmand has brought thousands of dollars into the club in support of projects both in our community and internationally.

The Rotary Club of Dartmouth has again this year provided financial support to CoEd. 
 
Read more about CoEd…click here
 
CoEd empowers students to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education.
 
CoEd believes that all humans are born with abundant potential—we are destined to become creators, healers, innovators, builders, educators. We yearn to leave the world better than we found it.
 
But a child born into the generational cycle of poverty is too often stripped of this destiny. They believe that every child, no matter where they were born or what their circumstance, deserves the opportunity to determine their own story. That’s where education comes in. Education is about justice. Where poverty robs us of opportunities, education gives them back. Education levels the playing field. Education opens doors.
 
 

Demetreous Lane Community Garden Now Open
 
The student of the Dal Architecture FreeLab 2018 under  the leadership of Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design (RHAD Architects) have just complete construction of the Demetreous Lane Community Garden.  This project was made possible through the foresight and dedication of North Dartmouth’s Take Action Society and a $10,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Dartmouth. 
 
 
 

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