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I Am Rotary – Mike Walsh

Michael Walsh was born and raised on the Miramichi. His Acadian mother, Nellie (Comeau) was a school teacher and his father Albert Walsh worked for DND at the Ammunition Depot in Renous and then the RCAF base in Chatham. Albert was a proud veteran of WWII and this heavily influenced Mike as did his mother’s…Continue Reading

Guest Speaker Elizabeth Hendrick From The Red Cross

Elizabeth is the Emergency Management coordinator for Central New Brunswick, where her region extends from Woodstock to Miramichi. She has teams of all over Central NB who assist with everything from 72 hour preparedness booths at local events, to supporting the 1500 people affected by the 2019 Spring floods. Originally from Calgary, AB she moved…Continue Reading

Charlie Hubbard

The Rotary Club of Newcastle and its members are saddened to hear of the passing of its longest standing member Mr. Charlie Hubbard. Charlie Hubbard believed that “We need to thank those that have helped and influenced us”. Charlie told the greatest stories, and his presence and inspiring words at our weekly meetings will be…Continue Reading

Newcastle Rotary donates to the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club

Speakers this past week at our regular club meeting were Norman Brown, President of the Miramich Cross Country Ski Club, and Paula Septon, Biathlon Coordinator. Norm and Paula spoke about their new clubhouse and the creation of the biathlon course. The bulding and biathlon course were made possible through financial contributions from the province, federal…Continue Reading

Newcastle Rotary donates to Hospice Miramichi

On November 1, 2019 the Rotary Club of Newcastle hosted it’s annual “Bags and Bubbles Purse Auction” with all proceeds this year going towards the purchase of companion beds for Hospice Miramichi. An outstanding $16,000 was raised and presented to Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Miramichi Paul McGraw!! Our event becomes more…Continue Reading

Rotary Club of Newcastle – Induction of New Members

On Wednesday December 18, 2019 (L to R) Chad Duplessie, Jonathan Chase and Mike Walsh were welcomed to our Rotary family and admit to membership. Fellow Rotarian Francis Malley (Far Right) performed the ceremony. Congratulations to our new members!! Rotary is proud to welcome you to our global community of more than 1.2 million men…Continue Reading

“END POLIO NOW” Tulip Garden Planted by Newcastle Rotary

Newcastle Rotary Club members, along with Miramichi City Mayor Adam Lordon and members of the community planted Rotary Tulips on October 24, 2019 in an effort to raise awareness, funds, and support to eradicate the vaccine-preventable disease. 100 tulips alone were planted at the Ritchie Wharf Park so that in 2020 we can celebrate the…Continue Reading

Rob Lehnert and MVHS Students speak on ADSN ICE Center

The ASDN ICE Centre is an Education Project created by the Anglophone North School District and NBCC Miramichi. The focus of the ASDN ICE Centre is to create a variety of career focused courses for High School students. By creating Dual Credit courses and Certificate courses to offer High School students the opportunity to earn…Continue Reading