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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.
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 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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