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On July 20th the Rotary Club of Dartmouth bestowed a Paul Harris fellowships to Lillian Munroe, Dale Thomas, Sylvia Andrews for their outstanding service to the Dartmouth North Boys and Girls Club location and Dartmouth North community.  The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are recognized for their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.”
 
Lillian, Sylvia, and Dale possess about 100 combined years of service at the Dartmouth North site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax. They have served and supported generations of children and youth Lillian and Sylvia both joined the Club in September 1987 and have been an inseparable and unstoppable dynamic duo ever since. Lillian and Sylvia have worked in all programs at the Dartmouth North site, including nursery school, breakfast programs, before and after school programs and many food security programs. Special programs and community projects have long benefitted from their steady leadership over years including community fairs, children parades, Breakfast with Santa, Walk against Violence and community meals. Club alumni often refer to Lillian and Sylvia as the "mothers of the Club."
 
 
On July 5th the Rotary Club of Dartmouth bestowed a Paul Harris fellowship to Joe Gibson the Executive Director of the Freedom Foundation.   The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are recognized for their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.”
 
Joe Gibson certainly exemplifies our ideals.  Through his work with the Foundation Joe has change the life thousands of men who were in need of help.  He has probably saved more lives than anyone our club has honoured in the past.
 
Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping men who are recovering from addiction. Their mission is to provide services which foster recovery from addictions and a development of a positive self-image and self-worth in a secure and caring environment
 
Originally from Cape Breton, Joe spent several years in Lethbridge, working at Southern Alcare Manor, helping people dealing with addictions.  After nine years in Lethbridge, he got a call from that Talbot House (now Alcare Place) on Robie Street in Halifax needed a manager for its safe house.
 
After a year, Gibson left Talbot House. He wanted to start another safe house in Dartmouth for men in recovery.  The main reason was that there were many men were leaving detox centres and going back to the same environment....continued....
 
 
 

Our first face to face meeting since the pandemic struck in 2020 was held at the Parkside Pub & Smokehouse on July 5th.  At the meeting 3 members received formal recognition.   

 
Lorraine Lewis was presented with a plaque recognising her outstanding contribution and leadership as President of the Rotary Club of Dartmouth during the 2020-21 year.
 
Don Penwell received a “True Rotarian Award”.  The True Rotarian Award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through his/her Rotary and community life that he/she lives by the four-way test and provides 'Service Above Self'. The "True Rotarian" has a Rotary attitude.
Ed Towle received a Paul Harris Fellowship.   The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals, recognized for their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” 
On June 26th the Rotary Club of Dartmouth and friends joined forces with Trees Canada to plant 100 trees in Heatherglen Park in the community of Beaverbank.
 
It was a perfect day for planting, comfortably warm, few mosquitos and great fellowship.
 
This is but another small example of what Rotary does to make our community and communities around the world a better place for all.  Our motto “Service Above Self”.
 
A special thanks to Bruce Carter of Trees Canada.
 
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Congratulation to all the winners in our 1st Spring Classic Staycation Draw fundraiser.
Here they are:   
 
Bob Johnson - Digby Pines
 
Colleen McCormick - Queen Anne Inn
 
Darrell Cormier - Pictou Lodge
 
Elyse MacDonald - The Coopers Inn
 
Colleen Peters - Ocean Stone Resort
 
Andre Dessureault - Rum Runners Inn
 
Doug Hill - White Point
 
David McLennan - Oak Island
 
Dana Atwell - Keltic Lodge
 
Mike  Monaghan - Green Gables
 
 
 
                                        

             

                              

 

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