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The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon a person. This award is in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal of Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
 
In November 2020 The Rotary Club of Dartmouth presented Dr. Robert Strang and Tim Nobes with the coveted “Paul Harris Fellowship Award” in recognition of their long-standing contributions to our community and to Nova Scotia as a whole.
 
Congratulations to both of these worthy individuals. Here is a little bit about them:.
 
President Lorraine Lewis presents award to Dr. Robert Strang
 
Dr. Robert Strang is a Canadian physician and the Chief Medical Officer of Nova Scotia.
 
From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Strang was an Associate Medical Officer of Health of BC.  In 1999, he relocated to Halifax, where he became the Medical Officer of Health of Nova Scotia Health Authority. He held the position until 2007.
 
In 2007, Dr. Strang was appointed Chief Public Health Official which was renamed to the Chief Medical Officer of Health by the province in late 2016. 
 
Since 15 March 2020, he has provided daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nova Scotia. Strang became Nova Scotia's public health lead communicator on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nova Scotia. In daily press conferences, he provides updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health effort to respond to it.
 
President Lorraine Lewis presents to Tim Nobes
 
Tim Nobes is an extremely motivated and dedicated volunteer for both the Metro Turning Point and its umbrella organization Shelter Nova Scotia.  Tim is an ex-Montrealer who came to Halifax in 1973 to work in the construction industry.
 
He built and operated Sigma Construction until his retirement when he turned his time and talents to act as a volunteer project manager and completed more than $3million worth of renovations for Shelter Nova Scotia, where he is also the facilities manager.  
 
Tim is particularly active and a familiar face to residents and front-line staff at Metro Turning Point, for men experiencing homelessness and Barry House, an emergency shelter for female and trans individuals.
 
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Dartmouth were out in force on Saturday October 17th, to clean up Windmill Road in Dartmouth.  For the past 10 years the Club has been picking up litter under the Adopt-A-Highway Program and has seen a marked difference in the amount of litter along Windmill.
 
The weather cooperated nicely and 17 bags of garbage including drywall, a dead traffic cone, car parts, cardboard and general refuse were collected. 
 
 
 
This is another example for how Rotary helps communities around the world in line with our motto “Service Above Self”. 
The day was perfect, on Saturday September 12th, for The Rotary Club of Dartmouth members and friends to get out and enjoy a walk along the Shearwater Flyer Trail in support of the Boys’ & Girl’s Clubs of Greater Halifax.
 
Our Rotary Club has been an active supporter of the B&G Clubs since 1963. In fact, it was a Rotarian (Roy Boland) that provided the Dartmouth B&G Club with land and their first building. Since then our relationship has persisted and the Rotary Club has held fundraisers in support of various B&G Clubs needs.  This is the first time our club has held a Walk-a-Thon and those who participated enjoyed a little exercise while supporting a worthy cause.
 
Given the current pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings the event was quite modest but did manage to raise overy $5,000 for the B&G Clubs.
 
Many thanks to Rotarian Ken McCormick for all his hard work in making the day a success.
 
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Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a ground-breaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
 
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.
 
As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”
 
Congratulation Jennifer, from your fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Dartmouth.
On Thursday July 9th a group of Rotarians and friends went hiking on McNabs Island. We were ably guided by Tineke Weld and Cassandra Curtis from Friends of McNabs Island Society.
 
McNabs Island is Halifax's best kept secret and is the largest island at the entrance of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. Part of the McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park, McNabs Island is only a short boat ride from Halifax or Eastern Passage, but feels like a world away with its colorful past and unspoiled natural beauty.
 
The Friends of McNabs Island Society (FMIS) help to promote and preserve the Island’s many historical and natural features.
 
 

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