Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
Past President
International Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
E Secretary
Youth Services Chair
Oct 30, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
Mar 11, 2017
September 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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Tonight we had an update from member Bob Johnston who is actively involved with Refugees In North Grenville (RING). Bob let us know about some of the logistical challenges they faced with the arrival of the community's family on short notice. He also went through some of the hurdles they have had since the family arrived as well as a lot of the background struggles they had with the applications and bureaucratic process in sponsoring. A very informative presentation.

Mom always said, “It’s never too early to plan for a party!”.  With this in mind the Rotary Club of Kemptville recently made a $500.00 donation to the Kemptville Horticulture Society to aid in preparations for Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017.  The donation ensures that the Horticulture Society are able to purchase five hundred Canada 150 tulips bulbs that have been specially developed by the National Capital Commission in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial.  With fall just around the corner, horticulture club volunteers will plant the bulbs at Rotary Park in Old Town Kemptville.  Rotary Park was developed in 2000 as a community millennium project.  The park is now a destination point for locals and visitor alike to come, sit a spell, relax and take in the beauty of the South Branch of the Rideau River.  Come spring the park gardens will be in full bloom with elegant white blossoms with red flames reminding the community of our maple leaf flag. 
Pictured are: Horticulture Society members John & Doreen who recently took on much of the garden revitalization and President Diane Tappin along with Rotarians President Cora Beking and Nancy Miller McKenzie.
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 or call President Cora @ 613-258-5396.

For the past two weeks, Beverley Illauq has spoken to our club about communities in the north, the living conditions and some of the challenges these communities face. In looking at ways the club could partner with a northern community, she presented 5 workable options for the club to consider. Details are attached to tonight’s club bulletin and will be discussed next week.

This evening's programme was delivered by the North Grenville Toastmasters Club. President Bill Kilfoyle gave us background on the club, they type of person it benefits, when they meet and how they conduct their meetings. He then turned things over to two of their club members, Miriam Mas and Moe Wozniak. Miriam gave us a presentation of the medical benefits of humour and laughter. She was followed by Moe who delivered a dead pan narration on how to properly cremate a piano. Both presentations were greatly enjoyed by all present.
Pictured L-R are Bill, Moe, and Miriam
Please note that there will be a Board of Directors meeting immediately following our regular meeting. If you have anything for the agenda, please forward it to the appropriate committee chair or President Cora.

Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.