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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

June 30th was heralded the end of the Rotary year and on July 9th the president's gavel was officially transferred to our incoming president Doug Hill.
 
According to tradition the outgoing president Dana Atwell and his wife Sue hosted the year-end celebration and turn over party.  The weather cooperated perfectly for the event.  We had a wonderful turn out with 20+ Rotarians and partners present.  Compliments to our lovely hosts, Dana and Sue and to all who contributed to a wonderful meal.
 
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Another Successful Spring Classic was held on June 20th.  This year’s event was attended by just over 150 people and is expected to clear approximately $32,000, which will go towards the good work of Rotary this year.

The night started off with a reception and entertainment by the Dartmouth High School jazz band.  As has been the case in the past, the balloon pop was a great success and sold out in minutes. It rung up $500 in sales.   
The Dartmouth High School Jazz Band         
 
 

In early 2012 the Rotary Clubs of Metro Halifax released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new community projects in Halifax. One proposal from Hospice Society of Greater Halifax (“Hospice Halifax”) was deemed to have merit. It had long been a dream that Halifax would one day have a hospice but that dream had yet to be fulfilled. Rotarians knew they could make a difference.

In October 2013 the Rotary Clubs jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hospice Halifax to provide seed money in the amount of $60,000 to conduct a feasibility study for a capital campaign to build a hospice. Upon completion of the study another MOU was signed between Rotary and Hospice Halifax increasing Rotary’s commitment to $123,000 so that matching funds by the QEII Foundation could be implemented and the capital raised to build the hospice.

The Rotary Club of Dartmouth held its Paul Harris Fellowship Awards Dinner on April 30, 2018.  The Fellowship is the Rotary's most prestigious honour and is awarded in appreciation for service that exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation.  This year's recipients were Cathy Deagle-Gammon and Heather Hughes-Leck.
Cathy Deagle-Gammon is being recognized for her efforts over the last twenty one years as Executive Director for the Dartmouth Adult Services Center.  The mission of the DASC, in association with its community, is to provide opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities and support them in realizing their individual potential and become active members of the community.
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Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues. 

A Rotary vaccination team immunizes children against polio at a railway station in Karachi, Pakistan. 
The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020. 
Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world. 
Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. Rotary and the five other winners will be recognized at a ceremony in June in Monaco. Betty Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland, will present the award.
 

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