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Posted on Jan 10, 2017
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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2017
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.
Posted on Dec 21, 2016
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.
Posted on Dec 13, 2016
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.
Posted on Nov 29, 2016
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.
Posted on Nov 20, 2016
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.
Posted on Nov 15, 2016
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.
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.
New Grant Center makes applying for grants easier
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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...