Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Past President
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Secretary
E Secretary
Youth Services Chair
 
Speakers
Sharon Murray - Royal Cdn Legion
Jan 17, 2017
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant / Greeter: Rtn Bruce
Cathy Lindsey/OPP Community Svces
Jan 24, 2017
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant / Greeter: Rtn Ben
TBA
Jan 31, 2017
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant / Greeter: Rtn Anna
Grants Management Training Seminar #4
Mar 11, 2017
Loc: Cornwall, ON
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville

Kemptville

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
The New Rideau Restaurant
7780 Merlyn Wilson Road
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
Canada
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We had a busy evening tonight. In addition to District Governor Nabil visiting, we also had as guests representatives of various community groups that we partner with. The evening began with the official welcoming of this club's new Friends of Rotary. Pictured below on the right are John, Steven and Laura and their sponsors on the left.
 
 
Following the welcoming of friends, presentations were made to North Grenville Accessible Transport, North Grenville Rotary Science Fair and North Grenville Scouts. Then our speaker, DG Nabil addressed the club and our guests. Nabil's profession is conflict resolution and he shared with the club his journey from being a medical student to what he does today. He also shared how he feels about membership, both recruitment and retention and the different ways everyone can engage.
 
 
After our meeting adjourned, a desert of home made cake was shared with all.
 
 
As the evening concluded, Nabil shared his time with members and potential members.
 
 
 
Our speaker this evening was Laura Scott, a 3rd year agricultural student at the University of Guelph. Laura explained that 4-H Clubs are separated into different classification sectors of farming. This programme is open to youth between the ages of 9 and 21 After the age of 21 interested members can become club leaders. Laura credits 4-H for giving her much of her confidence and work skills. Pictured below, Youth Services chair, Rotarian Jennifer presents Laura with a certificate of appreciation.
 
 
 
Our club ended this calendar year with a Christmas party for members, family and friends with ages ranging from 11 months to 95. This  time for fellowship and food was enjoyed by all.
 
 
From our homes to yours, a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Our guests this evening were Cadets and Officers from Sea Cadet Corps Defiant and Navy League Cadet Corps Assiniboine.  Each of the Corps officers and cadets gave a brief overview of their programme while local Navy League chairman, Mike McIntosh contrasted the two different programmes, how they are set up and funded. Pictured below are representatives of the two Corps with club members Cora and Donovan.
 
We had a change of venue for tonight's meeting. We were hosted by Lee and Terry MacIlvenna at their business, Geronimo's in Old Town Kemptville. After serving a delicious soup and sandwich dinner, Terry gave us a brief overview of how they transitioned from banking to running their own small business. Members enjoyed the informal meeting and unique venue. Pictured below, president Cora presents Lee and Terry with a certificate of appreciation.
 
 
 
This past Saturday saw our club take part in the annual Santa Claus parade. Our club split into two groups for this day, those who walked the parade route with our float passing out candy and collecting food for our local food banks and those who manned the BBQ at Rotary Park providing warm refreshment to those attending the parade. Pictured below are our Disney themed members who walked the parade route. A good time was had by all! A reminder that there is no meeting this coming Tuesday.
 
Every year, clubs in District 7040 run a series of "Adventures" programmes for high school students. Some of the many adventures are in citizenship, environment and technology. This year two students from our community participated in the Adventures in High Tech programme run by the Rotary club of Nepean-Kanata from October 16th to 20th.
Tonight Gurjot and Oliver shared their experiences with members of the club. Included in their adventure were trips to Carleton and Ottawa Universities as well as Algonquin College. Commercial venues included InGenius Software, L-Spark, Shopify, NAV Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories at Chalk River. These young men said that they were made aware of educational and career opportunities that they wouldn't have known existed without the programme.
Pictured below with Oliver and Gurjot are Rotarians Dave and Jennifer of the club's youth services committee.
 
About Rotary

Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects and donated time and energy to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in the communities and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.kemptvillerotary.ca or call President Cora @ 613-258-5396.
 
 
 
 
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