Category Archives: International Service

District Governor Visit to Bathurst Rotary

District Governor, Wayne Wornes Presenting Annual Theme Crest
to Gilles Deveaux President Bathurst Rotary



Belgian and Brazilian exchange students present Gilles Deveaux
with  Rotary Country flag


Gilles Deveaux Bathurst Rotary President signing District theme Crest


District Governor Wayne Wornes visits Bathurst Rotary Community
Garden, Gary Winsor Project Leader Community Garden, Silvan Bosca Area
Governor and Gilles Deveaux President



Polio Eradication Update

Silvana Bosca gave a brief overview of the District 7810 Rotary Conference, held in Moncton from 11 to 13 September. The most significant item was that Nigeria has been declared free from endemic polio, as it had been 14 months since their last polio case. When Rotary International started their polio eradication campaign, there were 186 countries considered endemic. Now, there are only two countries that are still considered to be endemic, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She also noted that 24 October is World Polio Day.

Rotary Webinar Opportunities

Helping out in communities is one of the many ways #Rotary takes action. Learn more in part one of a five-part webinar series on the lifecycle of a service project. The first part will be held 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT (Chicago), 24 September. Pick the time that works best for you!  – Noon and 8 pm (Atlantic Time)

Me to We – Better Choices for a Better World

Bryanna Kenny  Bryanna Kenny – part of “Me to We” in Asemkow, Ghana

Dear Carmel and members of Rotary Bathurst,


I am writing to thank you for your generous donation to Me to We. Because of your financial assistance, I was able to help to help build a school for many children in the village of Asemkow, Western Region, Ghana. With the help of 27 other humanitarians involved on this Me to We volonteer trip, we were able to make a lasting impact on sustaining this village’s economy and the education of many children who would have otherwise lacked an education, clean water, and sanitation. Within the short period of 3 weeks, progress on our partnership with the community was visible, and vibrant. Your support means everything.

I am also inviting you to attend Spencer West’s presentation on November 16th here in Bathurst. Spencer is a Me to We motivational speaker that has done great projects for this organization and has raised awareness around the world. He was born with a medical issue that resulted in amputating both of his legs from the waist down; Spencer walks on his hands. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya two summers ago to raise over $500,000 for clean water projects. Spencer has also walked from Calgary to Edmonton on his hands in his latest campaign for Me to We.

Spencer is an incredible person despite his disability, and I strongly encourage you to come and listen to his story at the BHS amphitheater November 16th.

Please watch his story at the link below:

Once again, thank you so much for your support, Bryanna Kenny


Group Student Exchange from India District 3030

The Group Study Exchange (GSE), is a delegation of 5 persons (4 non-Rotarian young professionals and 1 Rotarian leader).  The GWE program of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 in the initial years of their professional life. The program provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. Team members can come from corporations, small businesses, community organizations, medical and educational facilities, government offices, and non-profit agencies.

This year’s GSE team was from District 3030 in India.  Local Rotarians hosted the delegates in their homes, entertained them locally, enjoyed their speeches and knowledge from back home, and ensured they went away with an increased knowledge.  Thanks to all who supported this endeavour.

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Information about Rotary International

The future is now!
After years of planning and a three-year pilot, the Future Vision grant system was launched worldwide on 1 July. Rotary’s new grants offer a range of possibilities for supporting humanitarian activities, scholarships, and vocational training locally and abroad. Here are resources that can familiarize you with the new grants:

Click on link for more information