Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
International Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Youth Services Chair
Jun 28, 2016
No Meeting Today
See You Canada Day!
Jul 01, 2016
Canada Day Parade
1600 hrs start at College
Jul 12, 2016
Club Presidential Changeover
Loc: Smokey Ridge Winery
Jul 19, 2016
Annual Pizza Night
Loc: Easter Seals Camp Merrywood
Aug 13, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
June 2016

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
The New Rideau Restaurant
7780 Merlyn Wilson Road
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
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Our speaker this evening was Carol Pillar, a holistic nutritional counsellor. Carol councils people with concerns regarding healthy eating and Gastrointestinal concerns. Carol feels that she is essentially a teacher who works to allow people to achieve nutritional harmony. Each approach to nutrition is hinged on the individual. Organic, whole, live, is preferred over food that are/have artificial, modified, hydrogenated, flavouring, color.

A big thank you to …
Mr. Dave Blue of Hudson Autobody, the prize sponsor of the 5th Annual Duck Race held Sunday, May 8th,   We’d also like to thank B&H Grocer, Canadian Tire, Girl Guides, Craft Show Oxford Mills, Jonsson’s Independent Grocer, North Grenville Shop Local Fair, North Grenville Sustainability Fair, and the North Grenville District High School for providing us with space to sell tickets.
Congratulations to our winners: 1122 - 1st  Phil Neveu  $ 500.00,  1068 -  2nd Catherine Brunton  $ 200.00, 1302 -  3rd  Kathy Lafontaine  $ 100.00 and all $ 20.00 winners:  77 Alicia  Hogman, 264 Don Johnston, 293 Jessica Nahmabin, 406 Ben Varano 421 Claude Smith, 429 Bruce Wehlau, 706 Terry Coville, 954 Leang Family, 967 Glen Higgins,988 Pamela Warner, 1071 Val Harten, 1109 Lianne  Arbour, 1158 Lynda Sharpe, 1306 Monica Dalupan, 1308 Monica Dalupan, 1313 Lorna Carley,  and 1323 Leah Curnock.    
We hope that everyone will try again next year … Your support provides much need funds to aid community projects and activities!

The generous members of our business community set the tone for the race by entering their business ducks for display prior to the running of the great race.
Then our 5th Annual Duck Race went off on a cold and windy Mother's Day. Over the side they went
And then down the mighty South Branch they raced
Followed by the outriders to the Finish Line
The big winning duck numbers were First-1122, Second-1068, and Third-1302. $20 winners were ducks 77, 264, 293, 406, 421, 429, 706, 954, 967, 988, 1071, 1109, 1158, 1242, 1306, 1308, 1313, 1323

Our club members and their guests enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship at our annual Casino Night. There were games to be played
and fellowship to be shared.
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Our speaker this evening was Beverly Illauq. In a very interesting presentation, Beverly went through a comparison of the northern Innu and indiginous peoples below the tree line as well as the effects of treaties and how people were gathered for both groups.
Her thought provoking presentation allowed our members to reflect on a number of social issues.

A major focus of our club is youth. Tonight we were pleased to welcome Best of Fair winner Jasmine Friedrich-Yap and the Rotary Science Fair organizer, teacher Matthew Wilson. Jasmine brought her well researched and documented project with her, displayed and explained it and her results to the club. It was very motivating to see the quality of the project that this young individual attained.

Tonight our club was visited by our District Governor, Rotarian Claude LaLiberté. DG Claude was interested in meeting our members and not giving the typical speech that no one would remember. He touched on District matters and had a very open Q&A session. He concluded his visit with a presentation to what he called the least recognized and appreciated member of the club - the club secretary. Pictured below Secretary Ben, DG Claude, and e-Secretary Dave.

Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...