Front Street Community Oven Wolfville

MudCreek Rotary members enjoy breakfast at the Naked Crepe in Wolfville as we listen to our guest Duncan Ebata speak to us about the wonderful things happening at the Wolfville Community Oven on Front Street.
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Sheila MacKay

It is with the deepest sadness we announce the passing of one of our Rotary family. Sheila was very active in the Rotary organization, first with the Rotary Club of Wolfville, and later as a founding member of our Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek where she sat on the Board in the role of Treasurer. Rotary was a big part of Sheila’s life, and she was passionate about giving back through her involvement in Rotary. Sheila was one of the chief architects behind our Mud Creek Toonie Toss and was indispensable in evolving it to the successful fundraiser it has become. Leading this effort was like a second job for Sheila for many years, but despite this level of commitment, it was always a volunteer effort for her. Since its inception 10 years ago, we have raised over $4 million for local charitable causes. This would not have occurred were it not for Sheila’s significant efforts over these years. A more lasting contribution she has made was the work she recently did to sustain this fundraising effort for years to come. Sheila was recognized with some of Rotary’s highest honors and is a two-time recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award, along with being twice recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. 
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Paul Harris Recipient Jan 2023

The members wish to congratulate Dr. Janet MacNaughton on being awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship at our recent in-person meeting at Naked Crepe on January 5, 2023. Thank-you making a difference in your community!
President Mike Grass presents the award to Dr. Janet MacNaughton
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2022 Paul Harris recipients

Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners at #mudcreekrotary 2022 Charter Night. In particular our 3 Paul Harris Awards. #paulharrisawards recognize community members who have given of their time and resources to make their communities better. Judith Tod has worked tirelessly over many years to support multiple waves of refugees settle in Canada and Wolfville. Joe Rafih is a fixture in our Town as a business owner and engaged community member, also significantly involved in refugee resettlement particularly among the growing Muslim community but also when he just learns of a person in our region. Carl Oldham Jr, another fixture in our Town who was not only one of our essential workers during the pandemic and owner of one of the most essential businesses in Town but also a regular contributor to many many community events. Without these amazing volunteers we would be a poorer community and both as a Member of Mud Creek Rotary and the Town’s Mayor my most sincere gratitude for your amazing efforts.
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Toonie Toss Record Winnings

Congratulations to Derek and Paulette Holliday. They have chosen New Boundaries, People First Nova Scotia, King’s County Family Resource Centre, Hope for Wildlife, Valley Community Learning Association and CAPRE from the charity of choice program to share in $11,772. Thank you to all the toonie supporters making a difference in our community. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. The winning toonie was played at Needs/Petrocan in Windsor.
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Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

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Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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