Charitable Trust

Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust is a registered Charitable Organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. It is a funding organization for certain charitable works of the Rotary Club of Newcastle membership. It was established by Rotarians with the vision to better serve the greater Miramichi area with its fund raising endeavors. It is managed by three trustees appointed by the Board of Directors of the Rotary club of Newcastle.

The Newcastle Rotary Charitable Trust is a not-for profit Trust amended on November 14, 2017 under the leadership of President Dr Gregory MacDiarmid, and Rotarians Michael Mersereau and Jack Christie who are the first trustees of the amended Trust.

The Charitable Trust receives revenues from general donations and memorial donations. Special fund raising projects include an Annual Hockey Pool in memory of Rotarian Scott Knowles.

The Newcastle Rotary Charitable Trust relies on the support of the Miramichi Rotarians and the community “to do good in the community and the world”

The purposes for which the amended Trust include:

  1. To advance education by providing bursaries for graduates of the Miramichi area high schools for post-secondary education and educational activities for Miramichi area youth by encouraging and supporting academic excellence.
  2. To provide financial assistance to “Qualified Donees” as defined by the Income Tax Act.
  3. To making grants to qualified donees that have as their purpose one of the following:
    i) care and/or treatment of physically and/or mentally disabled persons of all ages;
    ii) the relief of poverty by providing children who are in need, with basic amenities including food, water, clothing or shelter and
    iii) immediate relief to victims of natural disasters or sudden catastrophes by providing food, water, medical supplies, clothing and/or shelter.

Projects that have been supported by the Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust include:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Rotary Club of Ottawa “Adventure in Citizenship”
  3. Camp Rotary/Easter Seals
  4. Shelter Box Canada
  5. CT Scan Miramichi Hospital
  6. French Fort Cove Eco Centre

People give to the Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust for many different reasons. Most people give to support the charitable works of Miramichi Rotary in serving the community and Rotary world wide projects through the Rotary Foundation.

If you would be interested in supporting the charitable works of the Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust please contact any Rotarian, or any Trustee of the Charitable Trust.

The current Trustees of the Newcastle Rotary Club Charitable Trust are:

Chairman- Dr Gregory MacDiarmid
Secretary- Michael Mersereau
Treasurer- Jack Christie, FCPA, FCA

Registration # 119054450-RR0001