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Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have been unable to hold our traditional fund-raising event, the Spring Classic Dinner & Draw.
 
 
As an alternative in 2021, we are holding a virtual Spring Classic Staycation Draw.  The draw features staycation opportunities at 10 beautiful resorts or Inns and B&Bs around the province (see below).
 
 
This event will provide funds for the good work of Rotary (see "Our Projects" tab above) as well as provide support for Nova Scotia tourism.   
 
 
The draw will be streamed live on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00pm. via our Club’s website www.dartmouthrotary.ca
 
 
Tickets are $100 each and are available now from Dartmouth Rotarians or Click Here to download an application form or Click the button below to purchase your tickets on PayPal.
 
 
 
 
 
Staycation Details
The value of the prizes in this Staycation Draw are designed to provide a deluxe 2-night stay for 2 people at each chosen Resort or Inn and B&B along with some allowances for meals. However, there is flexibility in how the winners may choose to use them. There are no exclusion dates or expiry dates for the resort gift certificates, so you can plan a Spring getaway, a warm weekend this Summer, or a chance to see the Fall colours. Only 300 tickets will be available for sale, so your chances of winning are very good.

Winners will make their own arrangements with the venue they have won. The list of the venues with links is below;
 
Oceanstone Inn and Cottages (Indian Harbour)              
White Point Beach Resort (White Point)                                       
Keltic Lodge at the Highlands (Ingonish)                                     
Digby Pines Resort (Digby)                                                
Oak Island Resort (Western Shore)                                               
Pictou Lodge Beach Resort (Pictou)                                             
Rum Runner Inn (Lunenburg)                                                        
Queen Anne Inn (Annapolis Royal)                                               
Gray Gables B&B (Graves Island)                                                 
The Coopers Inn (Shelburne)                                                        
 
 
To see the draw rules CLICK HERE
 
 
 
                           Elsie Morden
At our Rotary Zoom meeting on Monday February 1st our presenters were Elsie Morden, founder & CEO of the “No Time for That” tour and Sarah Steward, a third-year student from Dalhousie University studying International Development and History.
 
No Time for That (NTFT) is a registered Canadian charity that works with performers and motivational speakers to develop and deliver powerful presentations mainly to school-age children and youth about bullying prevention, mental health awareness, and youth empowerment.
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.
 
During  a January 27th Zoom call with Dr Strang & many other clubs from Nova Scotia it was acknowledged that he was a recent Paul Harris fellow and thanked the Dartmouth club for honouring him with the fellowship.
 
 
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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