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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.
 
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After years of hard work by many in our community, Hospice Halifax is very excited to be opening the community’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 10-bedroom hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and their families.

Many Haligonians joined Hospice Halifax at open house events on April 17th, 18th & 20th to celebrate this accomplishment and view the new residence just prior to welcoming their first patients.

The hospice is located at 18 Francklyn Street, in Halifax
 
Rotary’s Involvement
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.
 

On April 15th our speakers were Jenna Joyce, Dr. Carla Pitman, Steve Harding from the Dartmouth General Foundation.  They gave the club an informative overview of the Capital campaign and plans for the expansion and renovations.

The project will Serving all of HRM and includes a three-story addition, inpatient suites on existing 5th floor, improved patient flow with greater privacy, new patient experience technologies and a centre dedicated to Orthopedic Care.

For more information click here to download a copy of their presentation.

Again this year, our club participated in the Christmas Dinner Delivery organized by Staggers Pub & Grub in Dartmouth and the Rotary Club of Dartmouth East.
 
The merry band of volunteers prepared and delivered 216 meals to local folks who might otherwise have gone without.
 
Well done Staggers, our sister club Dartmouth East and all the dedicated volunteers who gave up part of their Christmas day to help out.
 
To see more photos….click here
 
To learn more about Staggers Pub & Grub see their website at: http://www.staggerspub.com
To leaner more about the Rotary Club of Dartmouth East see their website at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1259
To leaner more about the Rotary Club of Dartmouth see our website at: https://dartmouthrotary.ca/

On December 10th Mike Janz, Manager of Fund Development & Stakeholder Relations for the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning (MCCL) was our guest speaker.
 
The MCCL empowers youth between the ages of 12-19 by connecting passion with purpose through the arts. Located in downtown Dartmouth, this community hub inspires creativity and confidence by offering unique programs in visual arts, music, videography, creative writing and technology in a safe and inspiring space.  
 
By bridging the learning gap in those who are disengaged from traditional education, or with barriers to accessing creative learning, the MacPhee Centre helps in the development of confidence, lifelong learning skills, an appreciation for the value in giving back to the community and increased potential for employment in our communities. They give Nova Scotia youth a voice through the arts.
 
The Centre serves approximately 700 youths and its programs are free of charge.
 
Mike used a real-life example of how the Centre has changed the life of one young man. This individual came to the Centre shy and with very low self esteem.  His lack of confidence resulted in him being lonely with few friends but after being involve in the Centre’s art program he found his talent, and along with it the confidence he so needed.  He is now happy, fulfilled and has many friends.  This is but one example of the Centre’s success and is why they do what they do.
 
If you would like to learn more about the Centre visit their website at: http://macpheecentre.ca/

Rayleen Hill was our speaker on December 3rd.  She is an award-winning architect, owner of RHAD Architectural firm and daughter of our president, Doug Hill. 
 
RHAD Architects is located in downtown Dartmouth and was named as one of Canadian Architect magazine’s “Top Ten Emerging Talent” design firms in 2017.   RHAD is involved in a mix of residential, commercial, mixed-use, and small-scale institutional projects in addition to public art and community-based initiatives. They are a studio-based practice known for their ability to integrate modern design, sustainability, and livability into holistic projects.
 
Rayleen provided the club with some insights into the various aesthetic and practical considerations that go into the design of a successful project.  As an example, she used one of RHAD’s recent residential designs completed for a home on Bra d’Or Lake.
 
If you would like to know more about this impressive local firm go to their website at http://www.rhad.ca/
 

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