Winner of Speaking Contest

The winner of today’s speaking contest is Pierre Boudreau. The club will send Pierre to Ottawa in early May to participate to the “Adventure in Citizenship” program with 200 other students from across Canada.

For further info about the program please see following link: http://rotaryottawa.com/SitePage/adventure-in-citizenship-2016

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Shown in photo:  Robert Vautour, Zoelie Boudreau,  Winner Pierre Boudreau, Rotary President Gilles Deveaux

Congratulations Pierre

 

 

Guestspeaker & Rotarian Frederic Lefrancois

 

Frederic Lefrancois, Associate VP. Commercial Banking NB

  • Spoke about the National Bank
  • Founded in 1859, in Quebec City, by entrepreneurs
  • Established in NB over 100 years
  • Unique expertise in: Commodity risk management   Business transfer financing
  • Cash flow Management, factoring and reverse factoring

https://www.nbc.ca/en/about-us/our-organization/the-bank/portrait-of-the-bank/history.html

 

Guestspeaker Paolo Fongemie, Directeur CCNB Bathurst

 

 

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Shown in Photo:  Frederic Lefrancois, Paolo Fongemie, and Bernard Cormier

Paolo Fongemie, Directeur CCNB Bathurst was guestspeaker:

  • Spoke about the Crash Ice race on College Hill
  • Last year was the 1st event, organized by College, strongly supported by the Community
  • Attendance approx. 3,000…excellent
  • Red Bull sponsored, has races in Quebec, Bathurst, Germany, Finland, Minnesota
  • Last years attendance so good in Bathurst that Red Bull is sponsoring here again
  • College supports through class participation (Plumbing Welding Business etc.), Community and local businesses provide support (a real Community event)
  • International competitors, US, Canada, Switzerland, Germany Finland, Belgium, Holland, Australia
  • Total of 136 registrants so far
  • If attendance can be increased (5000) a good chance Bathurst will be on the circuit next year
  • Come and cheer the competitors on!

World Travel Draw Winners February 2016

1st Prize – St. Lucia  – Monique Chiasson  – Sold by: Carl Kenny

2nd Prize – $500 – Charlotte & Jean Claude Doucet  – Sold by: Bob Comeau

3rd Prize – $244 –Bob Dunn – Sold by:  Bob Comeau

4th Prize – $125 Sedona Gift Certificate – Gerald & Janet Arseneau – Sold by: Bob Comeau

5th Prize – $125 Fashion Deck Cert –Reg Soeberjugem – Sold by: Greg Ireland

6th Prize – $100 Danny’s Gift Certificate – Pierre Morais – Sold by:  Al Cotton

7th Prize – $100 Atlantic Host Certificate –Sharon Jagoe  – Sold by:  Sharon Jagoe

8th Prize – $100 Nectar Gift Certificate –Serge Lebreton  – Sold by: Sue Stever

9th Prize – $100 Tower’s Gift Certificate – Terry Martin – Sold by: Al Cotton

10th Prize – $100 Nepisiguit River Company – Allain Ouellette – Sold by: Carl Kenny

11th Prize – $50 Chicken King- Marjorie D’Entremont – Sold by: Bob Comeau

12th Prize – $50 Catherine & Co. – Heather Nelson – Sold by:  Al Cotton

 

Guestspeaker – Allen Jagoe

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Shown above:  Allen Jagoe with Bernie Cormier and soapstone carvings & Narwhale tusk

Allen retired from the RCMP and then returned as a relief officer for the Nunavut territory. Because of the sparse population (30, 000) small communities (Iqaluit the largest at 6,700) most Nunavut communities are staffed with 2 RCMP Officers, who because of the remoteness, have 2 holiday periods of 30 days. Allen, being adventuresome has stepped up to doing these rotations as there is a shortage of Officers for replacements. He shared his experiences and adventures living in the north, (high food travel and accommodation costs), enduring 24 hrs of darkness (winter) or 243 hrs of sun (summer) the bitter cold -60, ice and snow 11 months of the year. He shared the challenge of policing, the beauty of the wild life and his many souvenirs (soap stone carvings, narwhale tusk, polar bear and seal skin hides and other adventures.IMG_3099

Above:  Gilles Deveaux with Bernie Cormier where the City of Bathurst at the New Year’s Day celebration presented Bathurst Rotary for recognition of volunteer work.

 

 

World Travel Draw Winners January 2016

Happy New Year!

Rotary World Travel Draw Winners – January 2016

 

1st Prize – Las Vegas – Bellagio Hotel – John Kowtaluc – Sold by: Al Cotton

2nd Prize – $500 – Julie Daigle & Roger Melanson  – Sold by: Al Cotton

3rd Prize – $244 –André Deschenes – Sold by:  Al Cotton

4th Prize – $125 Sedona Gift Certificate – Christopher Baker – Sold by: Greg Ireland

5th Prize – $125 Fashion Deck Cert –Irving Scott – Sold by: Cletus Doucet

6th Prize – $100 Danny’s Gift Certificate – Sandra & Kevin Carey – Sold by:  Al Cotton

7th Prize – $100 Atlantic Host Certificate –Lorraine Knowles  – Sold by:  Al Cotton

8th Prize – $100 Nectar Gift Certificate – Lise Savoie  – Sold by: Al Cotton

9th Prize – $100 Tower’s Gift Certificate – Linda Serge Paulin Randie – Sold by: Cletus Doucet

10th Prize – $100 Nepisiguit River Company – Joey Wiseman – Sold by: Al Cotton

11th Prize – $50 Chicken King- Ben St. Onge – Sold by: Cletus Doucet

12th Prize – $50 Catherine & Co. – Dean Hickey & Chrystal Vienneau – Sold by:  Fenton Hickey