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October is Economic and Community Development Month
Did you know that nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our Rotary members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Track our success stories on social media throughout the month of October on Facebook (@district7810), Instagram (7810district), LinkedIn (Rotary District 7810), and Twitter (@RDistrict7810). 
 Important Information About Your 2019 District Conference in Fredericton

Attached is the conference brochure so you can see exactly what is planned for the conference weekend. Please note, if you have not registered, it is not too late.



Rotary Open House at Picaroons Roundhouse in Fredericton 
On Tuesday, September 10, Area 3 presidents, from the Greater Fredericton area, joined together for a Rotary Open House. The Open House demonstrated who we are as Rotarians in Action, showcasing our various local projects and international initiatives.
Clubs displayed banners and flyers, along with one of the District's main fundraising projects: Camp Rotary. 
From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, prospective members shared a glass of craft beer, samosas and great fellowship with Rotarians.
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Nikki Whyte
Assistant District Governor
Area 3, District 7810
Fredericton Area Rotary Clubs Open house
When: Tuesday September 10th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Picaroons Roundhouse, 912 Union St., Fredericton, New Brunswick
Anyone not a Rotarian that lives in the Fredericton - Oromocto area; this is an event NOT TO BE MISSED!
Great opportunity to engage the clubs in the area and see what kind of impact we make in our communities and across the world!
Come join us Picaroons and meet your local area Rotary clubs.
Ever thought being a Rotarian and was never quite sure what being in Rotary was all about?
Come ask your questions and let us inspire you with Service Above Self.
The Rotary Friendship Exchange from District 7810 arrived to a very warm welcome in Brazil at Vitoria airport.  Group leader Pam HARRISON (Sackville Club) Roger & Jeanne, (Dieppe), Ron (Bathurst), Rodney & Brenda (Hampton) and Joe and Suzette (Dieppe). They will enjoy  two weeks of adventure while visiting Five (5) Rotary clubs , hosted by several Rotarians.
Brazilian food, music, and many cultural experiences will make this a beautiful Rotary memory.  The Brazilian Rotarians will return to Canada in September and be part of the District Conference in Fredericton .

More wonderful pictures and stories to look forward to over the next two weeks.


Representing Rotarians in Districts 7810 and 7820, Atlantic Canada

The future of Rotary and the service we give to our community locally and internationally depends on strong club leadership.

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and their Rotary club and become more knowledgeable Rotarians.
Please see attached order form for those wishing to purchase the apparel designed and approved by the District for members that are planning on attending the International Convention in Toronto.




Noel C.M. Eustace
Noel grew up and went to school in Moncton. This is also where he and Karen first met and have been together ever since. Also while in high school, he attended his first Rotary meeting with his father, a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Dieppe. He attended Acadia University studying business, specifically marketing and management. Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, his father has always been and still is a mentor and role model to him. Lessons of doing things right, never give up, focus and determination, be fair and honest, do the right things for the right reasons, be humble and help others are all keys to who he has become today.
With this upbringing in mind and after establishing a successful corporate career, Noel left the corporate life to help his father build a newly acquired business. Not long after this, Noel was approached and asked if he would be interested in joining the Rotary Club. Without asking any questions, he said yes and joined the Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview. He was only 25! That’s when there was about 20 members in the club too. He is now a member of the Rotary Club of Fredericton North.
They successfully built that business to become one of the largest independent distributors in the power equipment industry in Eastern Canada with facilities in Guelph Ontario and Moncton and close to 20 employees. With three young children at home, a growing business and Karen’s support Noel decided to go back to school. He earned his post grad, an MBA in International Marketing and Multicultural Communications, from the Universitie De Moncton. Normally a 3 year program, he completed in 2 1/2 years. He also completed his project management certification, and is a high performance hockey coach, even coaching as high as Hockey Canada. He is even thinking of a Phd now.
After 20 years, he spent some time with an international engineering firm, then became an entrepreneur once again. With over 30 years as a marketing professional he is now in the branding business, owners of Instant Imprints Atlantic, a franchise in branding solutions. They have locations in Fredericton and soon to open one in Charlottetown. With one of the top 3 locations in North America, Noel has been tasked by the CEO to travel North America to help coach other franchisees how to do what they do in Fredericton.
Needless to say, Noel is still gainfully employed. A change from many who take the Governor’s role. As a second-generation Rotarian, now close to 30 years in Rotary, Noel has been involved in many roles and positions within his club, the district and even RI. His passion is with youth exchange and Rotaract. During his year as President, he Chartered the first Rotaract Club in our District. He and Karen have hosted over a dozen exchange students and two of their 3 children have been exchange students. Now empty nesters, Noel and Karen together have dedicated much of their time and efforts into Rotary.
Darren Hansen,
District Governor
Born in Fredericton, NB, Darren Hansen has been a resident of Moncton since 1996 and a member of the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview since December 2000.
Darren and his wife of 21 years, Erin, met while attending the University of New Brunswick; and were married after completion of their respective degrees. Erin has a degree in psychology from UNB and an education degree from Crandall University. She works as a teacher in the Anglophone East School District. Darren graduated civil engineering at UNB and he’s President of Heartland Developments Inc., a commercial real estate firm that develops, manages and owns commercial real estate holdings in New Brunswick. Darren & Erin have twin daughters Elise and Olivia; both are currently attending Mount Allison University, undertaking science degrees in biochemistry. They plan to pursue graduate degrees and are members of the Rotaract Club at Mount Allison.
Darren’s involvement in Rotary at the club level has been intensive and rewarding. He has been a board member for the majority of his years with the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview. Darren’s board positions have included Membership Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and President. Darren is a strong supporter of the Rotary Foundation. For the past three years, and currently, he serves as Foundation Chair for the club; the second time he has accepted this responsibility. Darren continued his support of the Foundation by becoming a member of the Paul Harris Society; and is now a Paul Harris Fellow +7. Darren is also a Bequest Society member.
Darren received his first Paul Harris Fellowship recognition from the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview as “Rotarian of the Year” in 2007. Darren received the Frank Hussey Award as Rotarian of the Year from District 7810 in 2008/09 and served as District Trainer under PDG John Carkner.
In addition to Darren’s commitment to Rotary, he has served on the Board of Directors of Moncton Headstart for the last 5 years; and is currently in his second year of his two year term as Board President. He also serves as Secretary on the Board of Curl Moncton and was a committee member for the City of Moncton Brier Bids for 2019 & 2020.
Darren enjoys many physical activities including golfing, curling, cycling, skiing and hiking. Darren & Erin most enjoy spending time with family and friends, enjoying all that New Brunswick has to offer.
Darren looks forward to preparing for his year as District Governor in 2021/22 and will, as always, put his heart and soul into the role. He is also looking forward to meeting and working with fellow Rotarians throughout the District.



Ralph Stillman Vail

February 8, 1931 - May 7, 2019



Ralph S. Vail passed away unexpectedly at Upper River Valley Hospital, Waterville, NB on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born in Brockway February 8th, 1931, son of the late W. Artemas and Gladys (Smith) Vail.                                                                                                         

Survived by his wife, Avis Ann Elaine (Treadwell) Vail, brothers Cedric (Marylin) Vail, and Carl Vail along with several nieces and nephews.

Ralph first worked for the Charles Price Company Ltd., in Canterbury as a lumber grader. Ralph had a lengthy career of land surveying in Woodstock, and surrounding area of NB. He then built his own surveying company, Ralph S. Vail Ltd.

He was very active in his community; in the St. James United Church, in the Masonic Lodge, and in the Rotary Club where he was the Sergeant at arms and twice he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the highest honor a Rotarian can receive

In his early years, Ralph had a pilot’s license where he enjoyed flying, and taking people for a tour around the province in a small 2 seater private plane.

During his career, and after his retirement, Ralph became an ardent wood carver in a small room off his garage. This is where he spent many hours creating excellent wood working pieces such as clocks, cribbage boards, gavels, dishes, wooden bowls, lazy susans and many more items.

He gave away hundreds of his masterpiece creations to family, friends, and also to several organizations to raise money for worthy causes (mostly for children).

Ralph will always be remembered for his personal time and generous giving in his community!

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all his loyal supporters, people from his residence at the Riverside Court, and to the Carleton Manor where his wife Avis resides.

Funeral service will be at St. James United Church in Woodstock, NB at 10:45 am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with Rev. Greg Williams officiating. Reception to follow at the St. James United Church. Church is located at 120 Chapel Street, Woodstock, NB

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Rotary Camp Good Time, the Masonic Lodge Children’s Shriners, or the St. James United Church.

Interment will be at the Brockway Cemetery in Brockway, NB at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Arrangements with The Culberson Funeral Home 188 Connell Street, Woodstock, NB E7M 1L8    325-1130

W. Allison GreenW. Allison Green 1939-2019
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Walter "Allison" Green of Florenceville-Bristol, NB that occurred on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born September 27, 1939 in Woodstock, NB he was the son of the late Walter and Sarah "Sally" (Bell) Green. He was also predeceased by his sister, Edna DeMerchant (Lawrence) and his niece, Connie DeMerchant.

Allison is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Casey; 3 daughters, Camile Markey (Paul), Cindy Campbell (John), Donna MacLean (Shawn); 7 grandchildren, Jamie Smith (Carrie), Dallas Fortin (Marc), Christine Campbell, Brandon Campbell (Heidi), Robin Campbell, Cloe MacLean and Ryan MacLean; 8 great grandchildren, Claire, Reid, Xavier, Elliott, Emily, Celena, Maxwell and Cohan; 1 nephew, David DeMerchant as well as several cousins.

Visitation will be held from L. R. Giberson Funeral Directors, 207 Burnham Rd. Florenceville-Bristol on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5-8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Florenceville-Bristol. The Rev. Robert LeBlanc will officiate. The interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Donations made to the Florenceville Rotary Club, Church of the Good Shepherd or the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (506) 392-1115
Jack Forrester Laycock
July 14, 1932 - November 15, 2018
Unexpectedly, at Saint John Regional Hospital, November 15, 2018, Jack Forrester Laycock, husband of Marion Ruth (Dalrymple) Laycock, of St. Stephen, N.B., in his 87th year. Born July 14, 1932 in Barrie, Ontario, to Charles Henry Laycock and Jessie Metcalfe.

Jack is survived by wife, Ruth; sons, John S. Laycock (Elenor), Pickering, Ont., and James H. Laycock (Margaret), Riverview, N.B.; grandchildren: Jake M. Laycock (Rachel), Oromocto, N.B., Erica Laycock, Toronto, Ont., Jordan J. Laycock, Lower Sackville, N.S., Jerret C.E. Laycock (Vikki), Halifax, N.S., Claire Shane (Johnathan), Edmonton, Alta., and Colin Laycock, Pickering, Ont.; and two great-grandsons, Huxley and Alexander.

Jack worked in Summerside, PEI and owned businesses in Halifax/Dartmouth, NS before coming to St. Stephen in 1973. He joined the staff of St. Croix Printing & Publishing in 1977, as advertising manager and was a driving force in the business until his retirement.

Jack was active in the community with the Rotary Club of St. Stephen-Milltown, the St. Stephen & Area Chamber of Commerce (past president) and was an early supporter of the International Festival. He served as Governor of Rotary District 7810 for 1979-80. A four-time Paul Harris Rotary Fellow, Jack was a tireless worker for Rotary’s Polio Plus program (to eradicate polio world-wide). He was a proud recipient of the Rotary International Service Above Self award for humanitarian work.

Per Jack’s request, there will be no service. Burial to take place at a later date at United Church Cemetery, East Gore, N.S.

Memorial donations may be made to Lincourt Manor, St. Stephen, or Charlotte County SPCA, St. Stephen.

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