Rotary Club of Newcastle Welcomes New Members

Rotary Club of Newcastle New Members
Left to Right:
Catherine Flett, Tara Racette, Karen Howe and Fellow Rotary Club of Newcastle Rotarian, Matt Doherty who performed the induction ceremony.

On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, The Rotary Club of Newcastle was pleased to announce the inductions of three new members into their club during their weekly Wednesday meeting.

The newest members are: Catherine Flett, Tara Racette and Karen Howe.


The ceremony was performed by fellow Rotary Club of Newcastle Rotarian, Matt Doherty.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle meet weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm noon at the Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, located at 1 Jane Street in the former Town of Newcastle.

To quote from The Rotary Club of Newcastle: “There are several milestones that are life altering. We go through life so focused on career and family. But at some point we realize that we must give back to society, to our community. We believe that joining Rotary is one of those life altering moments and we believe you to be leaders in your vocation and community! “

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Rotary Club of Newcastle 2018 Members

About One Of Our Newest Members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle… Karen Howe

Karen Howe

Karen Howe was born in Miramichi and lived in Nelson.

She has been married for 32 years to her husband Doug and has two children Adam and Rebecca.

With past experiences as a cafeteria supervisor at both Miramichi Valley High School and Gretna Green School, Karen at the age of 32 decided to travel to Moncton, New Brunswick to obtain her degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

Karen then worked in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a few years at both Marid Industries and RKO Industries but decided to become self employed in her home of Miramichi to be closer to her family.

It was at that time at a Rotary Christmas party that she met her now employer Francis Malley of Des-Tek Inc.

Karen became a member of the Newcastle Rotary this year and has already been involved in many of the club’s fundraisers and activities.

Welcome Karen Howe to the Rotary Club of Newcastle!

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