on Jul 24, 2015
EVANSTON, Ill., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria, the only remaining polio-endemic country in Africa. This achievement – the longest period Nigeria has gone without a case of the paralyzing disease – could signal the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a significant global health milestone.
on Jul 18, 2015
The Rotary Club of Moncton would like to congratulate Grant Wilson who was the grand prize winner in this year's Prestige Car Draw in support of Moncton Rotary Charities! The winning ticket was sold by Rotarian Marcel Gervais.
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The Rotary Club of Moncton wants to improve access to books and increase literacy awareness in our community by launching a Little Free Library® program.
on Mar 24, 2015
Moncton – The Rotary Club of Moncton is recognizing four outstanding community leaders by presenting them with a Paul Harris Fellowship. The four recipients are:
- Dawn Arnold, Chair of the Frye Festival
- Ross Bingham, Bingham Law
- Ray Roberge, Delta Beausejour
- Supt. Marlene Snowman, (formerly) Codiac RCMP, now with RCMP in Nova Scotia
“Rotarians pride themselves putting their talents to use to strengthen our community, by putting service above self,” said Chad Peters, president of the Rotary Club of Moncton. “These four individuals embody what it means to be a Rotarian, and we are proud that they have accepted this honor.”
The dinner and presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship honours will take place on Wednesday April 1st at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 7:00 p.m. following a brief reception.
Tickets can be purchased for $100 by calling (506) 382-2603. A charitable receipt will be issued for each ticket purchased.
Moncton — The Rotary Club of Moncton has relocated its weekly luncheon meetings to the Alma City Club.
“This year is going to be a big year for our Rotary Club,” said Chad Peters, President of the Rotary Club of Moncton. “On April 1st we will mark the beginning of our 95th year of Service Above Self in Moncton and will be turning an eye to 2020 when we will celebrate a Century of service.”
The Rotary Club of Moncton is the longest serving club in Greater Moncton having been established on April 1st, 1920. The Club meets on Mondays (except holidays) at 12:15 p.m.
Through the years a number of local organizations have benefited from funds raised by the Rotary Club of Moncton through its charitable arm, including Moncton Rotary Lodge (Centennial Park), Youth QUEST Central, Atlantic Wellness Community Center, Ability Transit, as well as many others.
The Alma City Club is located at 114 Alma Street in downtown Moncton. New members and guest are welcome; please contact Candace Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on Jul 14, 2014
Ben Champoux, the CEO of 3+ Corporation, Greater Moncton's new economic development agency addressed the club today to talk about how they are changing to better position the cities of Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview for economic growth and prosperity.
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