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Club News
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.
Our well-travelled Exchange Student, Mauricio, had a chance to see democracy in action on Tuesday, February 25th. Brian Smith took him to City Hall to see a Council Meeting.
The trip started with an explanation of "wild goose chase", as Council had begun their meeting earlier that day, and we weren't sure of their progress on the agenda. Sure enough, our first few minutes in the Chambers was interrupted by an "In Camera" session, so we walked down to the Legislature, where we spent half an hour in the gallery, and got to meet the Leader of the Opposition and hear a motion recognizing the value of Rotary (good timing).
When we returned to City Hall, we bumped into Mayor Savage in the entry to Council Chambers, and he took quite an interest in Mauro.

On November 18th our guest speaker was our current exchange student, Mauricio Jose Rico Quiroz (who goes by Mauro).  Mauro is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Valle de Santiago, Venezuela. He is hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Dartmouth & Dartmouth East. 

This is an impressive young man!  He speaks impeccable English which he learned through Saturday morning classes and YouTube, for colloquial phrases. Mauro is enrolled in grade twelve at Dartmouth High, where he has made many friends. When asked what he wants to do following high school Mauro mentioned journalism.  Given the current political conditions within Venezuela, however, he recognises that he might have to choose another career.
Rather than focusing on the issues faced by his home country Mauro gave the club a glimpse into the beauties of Venezuela, his family and his involvement with his Interact Club back home. He spoke about Angel Falls in Venezuela which is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mauro comes from a close-knit family and although they miss Mauro very much, they are supportive of his adventure in Canada.  They speak with each other regularly exchanging the news of the day.
In October Mauro attended a Model United Nations Conference at Mouth Alison University.   These Conferences are an opportunity for students to be immersed in global civil society. Conferences are a great opportunity to learn about global issues, foreign policy, and develop research, public speaking, and collaboration skills.  Mauro represented the delegation of China and was named the Best Delegate at the Conference…. way to go Mauricio!
Mauro is a good cook. He has been teaching his current host, Rotarian Lorraine Lewis, all about Venezuelan cuisine.  For Mauro’s part he really enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities with his first host. 
Our club is very fortunate to have an exchange student the high calibre of Mauricio and we look forward to a rewarding year as his host club.
To see photos from Mauro’s presentation....Click Here

On Sunday November 17th members of the Rotary Club of Dartmouth & friends provided a Lasagne Supper for the homeless men housed at the Metro Turning Point.

Metro Turning Point, run by Shelter Nova Scotia, provides emergency shelter for men experiencing homelessness, including Veterans. Men who stay at the shelter are provided a bed to sleep in, an evening snack/meal, guidance for finding a pathway to other organizations who can help, advice for finding suitable housing, counseling, or whatever else might be required. Men may stay at the shelter as long as is needed to find the next best suitable housing. The Shelter now accommodates 55 men every night.
If you wish to donate to Shelter Nova Scotia go to https://www.shelternovascotia.com/
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