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
Breakfast Trivia - 0700 hrs
Sep 26, 2017
Loc: Castleview Fine Dining / Greeter Rtn Serge
September 2017

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
100 Reuben Crescent
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
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Mackenzie, Norma
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Our speaker this evening was ADG John Wilson from the Rotary Club of Renfrew. John spoke to us generally about the Rotary Foundation and specifically about Rotary's Million Dollar Dinner.
Tonight's meeting was a hands on working meeting. The members of the club spent the evening preparing quiche for the House of Lazarus.
Tonight's meeting was a work night for members of the club. Every year we assist the Kemptville Youth Centre with their annual book fair by helping to sort the huge volume of books that are donated to the event. Pictured below are members of our team moving and sorting books in preparation of the event.
Tonight's meeting was held in conjunction with the 4-H dairy club at the Templeton farm. In addition to the annual corn roast, the event gave members of the club the opportunity to showcase their animals.
Of interest to the members was a tour of the new robotic milking system which was recently installed on the farm.
The evening was enjoyed by folks of all ages
With some of our members trying their hand at leading the show animals.
Our speaker this evening was Peter Morin from the Rotary Club  of Napanee.
Peter started the Africa Project by taking a 3 week trip to Tanzania soon after he retired. He met Rotarians John and Cora there in January 2011. Peter has worked with the them as technical supervisors for the programs that were running. One such project comprised of buying Chicken kits with 8 chickens and some operating equipment. To travel to the island the project is taking place on, you must take a 2 and a half hour ferry ride from the port city as well as a 1 hour motorcycle taxi ride to the village. The program lost their entire first shipment of chickens. Peter's local contact is striving to "eradicate poverty." The island's population is loosely 18,000. The island has a chronic issue with mono-cropping and as such the soil is spent.
The first section of the program was to diversify the crop rotation to ensure profitability. The second program is to implement the chicken raising program. The program has a plot on the island to experiment with soil rehabilitation strategy. The local school children came to help with the planting and all monies paid to the children went towards school supplies. There are currently 3 operating groups of 6 farmers which will be the seed mentors for the others in the community.
After a Q & A session, Peter was thanked for his presentation.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our meeting for August 1st is cancelled. If you have makeup time or meetings, please advise Ben.
Our guest this evening was our new District Governor, Sue Bellor. In her message, DG Sue shared with some of RI's and district goals for the upcoming year. It was also an evening for welcome and recognition.
Below, Reinder is welcomed as the newest member of our club.
President-elect Jo-Anne receives her pin from President Cora.
Paul Harris Fellow are presented to Rotarians John and Cora.
Rotarian Serge is honoured with a special presentation.
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.
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