Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Community Service
Membership Chair
New Generations
DG Sue Bellor's Visit
Jul 25, 2017
Loc: Castleview Fine Dining / Greeter Rtn
Million Dollar dinner speaker
Aug 01, 2017
Loc: Castleview Fine Dining
Peter Morin RC Napanee / Tanzanian Project
Aug 08, 2017
Loc: Castleview Fine Dining
KYC Book Fair work night
Aug 22, 2017
LOC: Ferguson Forest Centre
Bonnie Black / District Foundation Chair
Aug 29, 2017
Loc: Castleview Fine Dining
July 2017

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Castleview Fine Dining
7780 Merlyn Wilson Road
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
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Tonight was one of the club's favourite meetings of the year, our annual pizza party for the campers and staff of Easter Seals Camp Merrywood. Pictured below is the food line with serving Rotarians on one side and happy campers on the other.
Once everyone went through the line, supper was enjoyed in the evening sun - something more than welcome this summer.
The last two weeks have been busy ones for the club. After weeks of preparation, the Canada Day parade went ahead on July 1st without rain this year.
As is befitting, a float with the flags of all the provinces and territories presented the country from sea, to sea, to sea.
Below Rotarian Norma marches with the float displaying all of the entrants to the Rotary Duck & Decoy race. This was a good opportunity to once again showcase the efforts of our local businesses and community partners.
And nothing says summer like sun and a BBQ. Club members provide nourishment to the festivity goers.
The following Tuesday we had our club changeover of officers at Blue Gypsy Winery. Proprietor Louis Gaal gave members an overview of his products and a tasting.
Finally President-elect Jo-Anne took the oath of office to conclude our meeting.
Our meeting on the 11th was at the Swords & Ploughshares' Museum. Major Mike Calnan explained the collection and showed us what was inside. Unfortunately the outside portion of the programme was cancelled due to the typhoon.
Next week's meeting - Camp Merrywood @ 1700 hours
Members of the club have spent the last two weeks preparing our float for the Canada Day parade.
HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY CANADA! We hope everyone enjoys the festivities.
Our speaker this evening was Dr. David Shanahan from the North Grenville Historical Society. David spoke to us about the importance of knowing where you are from, that is the sense of knowing the community you belong to and how it got there. He shared with us the evolution of the society, the ties it has with other organizations and the ongoing direction it is taking. After a Q & A, David was thanked for a most interesting presentation by Rotarian Mark.
Tonight's meeting was a jam packed affair. We had as dinner guests, winners of the Decoy Challenge as well as the Duck Race winner and sponsor. We began with a presentation to the winners of the Decoy Challenge
Les from "Fat Les" Chip Stands
and Owen representing Hoffman Building Materials
There was a difference of just one vote between the two winners.
This was followed by a presentation of thanks to Dave Blue of Hudson's Autobody who has been a multi-year sponsor of our annual duck race.
After the presentation to Dave, a presentation was made to Rob, the husband of winner Karen who had the fastest duck in the race.
Our speakers this evening were the Library Sues, Chief Librarian Sue Higgins and programme specialist Sue Bergeron. Sue H took us through a youth literacy programme that is county wide which focuses on reading for young children.
This was followed by "Library Sue" reading the members a story. It was a wonderful thing to hear for both a child and someone a generation or two away.
Sunday was a gorgeous day for our annual duck race. People were out in Olde Town, patios were full as was Rotary Park to witness this year's running of the ducks.
Above the ducks are launched from the Prescott Street bridge.
Our outriders chase the winners.
Winning Ticket Numbers are 1st #851 - $500, 2nd #291 - $200, and 3rd #221 - $100
$20 winners were numbers 22, 25, 68, 84, 352, 370, 401, 672, 709, 757, 822, 856, 977, 963, 1148, 1394, 1500
Thanks to everyone for their support.
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