Category Archives: Vocational Service

Bathurst Rotary Inducts New Members

The Bathurst Rotary Club recently inducted two new members.  Terry Giberson, (retired Service Canada Program Manager) and Ryan Riordon (New Brunswick Progressive Conservative MLA).  They were sworn in at a recent Rotary meeting.  Welcome!  Service Above Self!

Shown in Photo from left:  Rita McGrath (sponsor for Terry), Terry Giberson, Carmel Hickey (President), Ryan Riordon, Gerry Legere (sponsor for Ryan)

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Bathurst Rotary Guest Speaker Brett Boudreau

Our guest speaker for the March 10, 2014 weekly Bathurst Rotary meeting was Mr. Brett Boudreau.  He currently is only 21 years of age, yet he told us of his diagnosis, his challenges, his battle, and his current triumph over living with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia while in his only in his first year of university.  His young life has to date been very difficult, but those challenges have resulted in a strong young man with wonderful insight into his illness.  He provided Bathurst Rotary with an interesting and powerful story of the difficulties he has overcome that have now resulted in his ability to help others with Mental Illness but most importantly to break down the barriers and stigma of Mental Illness by sharing his story.  Although such ability to do public speaking can be difficult for him, you never would have known it from the heart-wrenching story yet hopeful and positive outcome we received from him.   Thank-you Brett!

Shown in photo is Brett with Audrey Gammon – Anglophone North School District and Chairperson.

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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

futurevision@rotary.org

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Opportunity

Pat Perry is organizing a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training session in the Miramichi in the Fall 2013.  The session will be run on a Saturday (Date to be determined).  A minimum of 20 Rotarians  are required – to date, Carmel has received 6 names.  Anyone potentially interested, please advise Carmel so the session can be organized.  There will be no hotel cost – the Rotary Club pays the RLI fee.

Local Veterans Attend Rotary Luncheon

Bathurst Rotary holds weekly Monday meetings at the Atlantic Host  with a chairperson  and guest speakers or visitors.  April 22 was no exception with a group of Bathurst War Veterans in attendance.  What a wonderful group of visitors to the luncheon.  In the photos attached are chairperson Rotarian Fenton Hickey, President Carmel Hickey, Sargent at Arms Carl Kenny, volunteer Ronald Pentland, and special guests Jacques Asselin, Sinclair Morrison, and Roger Benoit and other guests.   Thank-you for your visit and special praise for your contributions to world peace efforts.

 

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Exchange Students 2012

101_0123Rotary Bathurst participates in a Student Exchange Program.  Two students from other countries stay with host families who have students visiting / studying elsewhere on exchange.  The students arrive in August and leave in early July.  Rotary covers a monthly allowance, pays entry into Rotary functions and meals at Rotary meetings.        Shown in photo from a recent student exchange from left:  Premier David Alward (a Rotarian with the Woodstock Rotary Club), Toveann Ahlnas from Finland, Lara Neive Amoran from Brazil and Nancy McKay (Chief of Staff – Premier’s Office).

Bathurst Rotary to Welcome Group Study Exchange from India

Bathurst Rotary Club will be hosting a Group Study Exchange delegation from Rotary District 3030 of India, from May 13 to May 16, 2013.

A dinner will be held in their honor on May 14, 2013 at 6 pm –  please join us in welcoming these delegates at Danny’s Inn and Conference Center.  Please advise Erika Degrace of your intent to attend.

The GSE is a delegation of 5 persons (4 non-Rotarian young professionals and 1 Rotarian leader).  The Group Study Exchange (GSE) 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 nonprofit agencies.