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
Jul 26, 2016
Breakfast Meeting
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant 0700 Hours
Aug 13, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
July 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 club celebrated its changeover of club officers at the Smokey Ridge Winery in North Dundas on July 5th. Our hosts Smokey and Debbie took members on a tour of the facility as well as to the vineyards. They explained they type of grape they use, the products they make and went through the process.
Following the tour, a chicken and steak dinner was served with buffet salads and deserts. Grill master Donovan did another great job this year and the meal was enjoyed by all. Following dinner, President-elect Cora thanked Smokey and Debbie for the tour and hosting us.
Then it was time to get down to business with Past-president John presenting now President Cora with the President's pin of office.
The evening concluded with the presentation of the new board.
Front Row L-R John, Cora, Dave, Jenn, Mike B
Back Row L-R Jeff, Nancy, Ben, Bob

After a great deal of planning, members and participants assembled at the college for the beginning of the 2016 Canada Day Parade. Floats and groups were assembled and ready to go. Unfortunately Mother Nature decided she would delay things a bit and sent a 20 minute Hollywood Rain Storm through the area. A lot of people got wet but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the participants and after a brief delay the parade got underway.
Participants of ages took part in the festivities
The end of the 2015-2016 Rotary Year was a hectic one. In addition the tidying up all of the loose ends, we were also involved with Canada Day preparations and the presentation of bursaries at the local high schools. Pictured below is President-elect Cora presenting a bursary to the deserving student at St. Mike's.

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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