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Stephanie Adey & Liam Maher
Sep 26, 2017
Paradigm Hyperloop Team
Tracey Whelan, Atlantic Hope Women’s Centre
Oct 03, 2017
How Teen Challenge Saved My Life
District Governor Don Sword
Oct 10, 2017
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President Brad
Oct 17, 2017
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Oct 24, 2017
Aidan Maloney Awards
Dr Ian Sutherland, Dean of the School of Music
Nov 07, 2017
Innovations and Future Directions for the MUN School of Music
President Brad
Nov 14, 2017
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St. John's Northwest

Service Above Self

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180 Portugal Cove Rd.
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CBC's Jeremy Eaton interviewed Zimbabwe team members Past President Jillian Gibson and Steve Greene, Director of IT Services at Memorial University. Here's a YouTube link to the item. You can copy and paste it into your browser. Many thanks to CBC for their continued support.
 
https://youtu.be/v4f3vhKgDAU?t=45m40s
 
 

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest is thrilled to announce that it has received an Global Grant for just over $100,000 for Zimbabwe from The Rotary Foundation. This is the first Global Grant for Newfoundland and Labrador and Northwest Rotary wants to thank the input of funds and volunteers from other clubs, Rotary District 7820, and friends of Rotary, which helped to make this grant possible. 

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest presents the Salvation Army with a cheque for $250,000 for their new Centre for Hope being constructed on Springdale Street. Pictured are Rotary President Claude Sullivan, Lt Colonel Eddie Vincent and Stephen White from the Salvation Army, and Rotary Past Presidents Jillian Gibson and Sharon Barnes.
We are very excited about our upcoming Gala on April 29th! The Gala will be supporting the Salvation Army's Centre of Hope as well as Hope Air and various other Rotary projects. It will be a fun night with great entertainment by Trent McLellan, Kelly Ann Evans and Brian Way, and dance music by 709. You won't want to miss it! For ticket or sponsorship information please contact Wendy Scammell More information here http://galadinnerauction.ca/
 
Rotarians Kathleen Ellwood and Lesley-Ann Browne, from the Community Funding committee presented a cheque for $3,000 to Mr. Kyran Dwyer, Principal of St. Teresa's Elementary School. It will allow the school to purchase 4 stationary bikes to provide movement breaks for students struggling with self-regulation. They were accompanied by a kindergarten and grade 4 class.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest recognized Dana Parsons and Mandy Woodland with the 2016 Aidan Maloney Young Professionals Award. Named in honor of a St. John’s Northwest Rotarian, former Rotary District Governor and lifelong leader Aidan Maloney; this award is aimed at recognizing young professionals who are positively impacting their vocations and communities. Congratulations to both Dana and Mandy on receiving this prestigious recognition for using their talent to enhance the work of organizations that support our community. Dana and Mandy are pictured here with Aidan's daughter Maureen who presented the award on his behalf.  To read their bios please click here.
 
 
Demand is high and the shelves are bare. Rally your office and join us in a collection to restock the Salvation Army Food Bank. Details are below. Together we can make a difference. Nobody should go hungry!
Welcome Coline Duwez from Pry-lez-Walcourt, Belgium. Coline is our youth exchange student for the 2016-2017 rotary year. She will be attending Holy Heart High School and is looking forward to experiencing life in Newfoundland. Welcome Coline. We hope you enjoy your year with us!
Rotary St. John’s Northwest is again preparing to ship a container to the hospital community in Zimbabwe.  We are starting to gather much needed supplies and would like to invite you to contribute any items that you may be able to provide. New or used - all is welcome (however nothing requiring electricity).  Please bring your items to Zimbabwe Community Blitz, Saturday, August 13, 9am – Noon, Booth Memorial (Back entrance). Needed items include: books, school supplies, non-prescription medications, crutches, baby clothes/food, hand tools, shovels, bicycles and more (see list).
Welcome to the newest member of the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest, Chris Morrison. Sponsored to membership by Jim Burton (represented by Sherry Butt), Chris is a real estate agent with Team Burton RE/MAX Infinity. Welcome to the Club and to the community of Rotary Chris.
Congratulations to Rotarian Greg Peddle on receiving the True Rotarian Award at the July 26th meeting of the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest. District Governor Elva Heyge presented the award to Greg during her visit to the Club. Greg exemplifies the qualities of a True Rotarian - humility, sincerity, and a commitment to the Rotary Four Way Test. 
The Rotary St. Johns North West Seniors Award recognizes unpaid, voluntary contributions of senior citizens, age 65 or older who have significantly given back to their community. On May 24, 2016, we were pleased to present this year's seniors award to 3 incredible people. Congratulations to Vince Withers and to Marjorie and Tom Mills.
Its with great pleasure that we introduce two new Rotarians, Toby Fayemi and Julie Clarke Afonso. Toby is originally from Lagos, Nigeria and is a petroleum engineer. Julie is originally from Little St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula and is a public relations professional. Welcome Toby and Julie to Rotary St. John's Northwest! We look forward to getting to know you during our upcoming luncheons and social events.
It's with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to our Rotary Exchange Student Nikole Estrella. Nikki ,as we now fondly call her, has brightened up our club over the past year with her warm smile and friendly demeanour. She has taken full advantage of this exchange opportunity to learn and experience everything she could during her year in NL. 6000 miles from her home in Quito, Ecuador she ended her exchange with a beautiful video presentation to our club. We are so proud of you Nikki!! Take care and stay in touch with us, your Rotary family.

The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest 2016 Annual High School Speak-Off was a great success!

All the finalists did a wonderful job and it made for a very interesting luncheon, with speeches on a range of different topics.

First place was awarded to Olivia Parsons from Holy Heart of Mary High School and the runner-up was Abigail Morris from St. Bonaventure's College.

Later this spring Olivia will spend four exciting days in Ottawa, with approximately 200 other outstanding senior high school students from across Canada.

Congratulations to all involved and we wish all the students who participated this year the very best of luck in their future endeavors.

Welcome to Tony McGrath, the newest member of the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest. Tony, we look forward to having you as a member.

Thanks to his sponsor Jillian Gibson for introducing Tony to the world of Rotary

Today we inducted 2 new Rotarians into our club; Carolann Harding and Bryan Glavine. Carolann is Director of International Business Development, Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development and Bryan is Branch Manager at Manpower Corporation. Both Carolann and Bryan have strong volunteer resumes and both look forward to bringing their experience to our club.

Welcome Carolann and Bryan!

Great presentation today by Rotarians Jillian Gibson and Greg Peddle about their experience working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Matopos to support the Salvation Army hospital in Tshelanyemba, Zimbabwe.
 
With the financial support of District 7820, and Rotary Clubs in St. John’s and Stephenville, Newfoundland, they were able to deliver hospital equipment and supplies, household goods and clothing, school supplies, bicycles and much more to this community hospital.
 
Jillian and Greg are pictured here with one of the 100 new mattresses they were able to deliver due to the support of Rotarians. Thank you Jillian and Greg!

The Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest marks its 50th Anniversary today and is celebrating a distinguished history of community support and development that began in 1965 continues in earnest in 2015.

Some of the most significant initiatives of the Club include the 1982 construction of the original Janeway Hostel; the building of Rotary Manor and the ongoing support of the Rotary Music Festival; the largest festival in the Province for school bands and choral music. St. John’s Northwest Rotary also has the honored distinction of being the first Rotary Club in Newfoundland and Labrador to welcome women, having proudly inducted three in 1989.  Today, with almost 40 women, the club boasts a healthy mix of men and women from varying cultural backgrounds, professions and ages. 

 

St. John’s Northwest Club President Judy McCann-Beranger stated,” Our close to 100 members certainly stand on the strong shoulders of our founding members who were determined to establish a strong and vibrant club truly focused on community. We certainly have a lot to be proud of and we are committed to continue with meaningful projects that enhance the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”

 

McCann-Beranger took the opportunity to announce the Club’s new Signature Project that will support the Salvation Army expansion of facilities and supportive services on Springdale Street by partnering in the development of affordable and/or supportive housing units, including furnishings and fittings. The partnership will also be a model of inspiration and leadership to our community and to the broader community at large, demonstrating active collaboration in answering a recognized community need and impacting positively on the social health of the community. 

 

At a recent dinner celebrating the milestone, the only remaining Charter member, Evan Johnson was given a special presentation, along with other long-standing members.  Mr. Johnson stated, “In 1965 when it all began, we had a great group of people with lots of initiative and creativity who knew they could make a significant difference in our community.  It’s a proud moment to mark the 50th Anniversary of this Club and I’m celebrating in honor of all of those original members who were Charter members with me.” 

 

At our recent 50th anniversary celebrations we recognized members with 40 or more years of service.

Back row, l-r: Jim Austin, Frank Fowler, John Harnett and Charter Member Evan Johnson

Front row, l-r: Cyril Elliott, Hubert Sorhaitz and John O’Reilly 

 

 

50 years of fun and fellowship! 50 years of helping our in our community, across our province and country and world wide! 50 years of memories and friendship! 50 years of making a difference! On Saturday, May 23rd we celebrate a golden history and a shining future! Cheers to us- the Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest!
 
 
 
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