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The Rotary Club of Summerside, with support from the City of Summerside, recently had a new sign created and installed at the entrance to the Rotary Friendship Park. The park, especially in the winter with the freshly fallen snow, is perfect for a peaceful stroll with family or with a canine friend!
 
The sign was made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Hazel Halliday. Ms. Halliday was known to enjoy spending time in the Friendship Park.
 
 
In appreciation of her kind gift and her fondness for the park, the Rotary Club of Summerside chose to create a more permanent sign to properly grace the main entrance.
 
This is Holly White, handing in her final dissertation earning her a Masters of Arts in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in December 2017.  Holly is the first Peace Scholar from Newfoundland and Labrador and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest.
 
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowship develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
 
It’s now time to begin preparing for our next applicants. 
 
Here’s how you and your clubs can become involved:
Starting with Rotary Club of Clarenville on July 10th and finishing with the Rotary Club of Happy Valley - Goose Bay on December 20th, I visited all 47 Clubs in District 7820 (48 including the E-Club). Pat joined me on over half of those visits. We have a very large and diverse district - NL, NS, PEI and St. Pierre et Miquelon - but it is filled with wonderful Rotary clubs in great communities.
 
I met with each Club's Executive or Board and I asked each Rotarian in attendance to describe their club using one word. The "word cloud" above reflects what I heard. The overwhelming number of word choices were positive ones. Just look at the words used most often - Community, Fellowship, Comradery, Service, Committed, Family and Fun. 
 
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
 

Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”

Rassin stressed the power of Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” This describes the Rotary that leaders must help build, he said.
 
The Rotary Club of Ottawa established its annual "Adventure in Citizenship" Program in 1951, over 65 years ago. Each year about 220 senior high school students, from across Canada, spend four days in Ottawa experiencing tours, lectures, discussions and social events designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Canadian citizenship and the workings of our democratic insitutions. While in Ottawa they get to meet members of parliament, senior officials and others. They also gain an appreciation of the diversity of Canada through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves.
 

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Garth Gordon
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Kentville, NS
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