The Official Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Kemptville
District 7040, Charter 3741, November 1934
December 11, 2012 ~ Volume 89 ~ Issue 16



President: Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon  New Generations: Jennifer Franssen 
Past President: Rob Horning  Foundation: Susan Hunt 
President Elect: Jill Eagle  Membership: Rowena Cooper 
Treasurer: Colleen Morris-Wilson  Secretary: Jill Eagle 
E-Secretary: Dave Pelletier  Public Relations: Ken Mews 
Club Administration: Cora Beking 
Number of Rotarians present at this evenings meeting:  18=   67% attendance
President Anna VanAdrichem-Rochon opened the meeting
Ben Varano led the club in sing O Canada and the singing of grace.

Jim Wrong – Honourary member
Dr. C. Nault – University of Guelph Kemptville Campus
Sally MacInnis – speaker
Suzie MacIntosh - Guest

The club sang happy birthday to Norma Fisher – Dec 13 and John Beking – Dec 14

Cash Calendars: Rotarian Rob requests cash and stubs returned next week.

50/50 Winner:  Jill Eagle

Dr. Claude Nault of the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus made a brief presentation regarding the changes which will be made to the Rotary meeting room at W.B. George Centre.  Renovations and refurbishing will commence mid-January.  Dr. Nault anticipates a meeting with the Rotary Board in the near future to discuss accommodations for the club’s banners etc.

Sally MacInnis of Merrickville made a presentation about her travels to Cameroon and the education of medical staff and patients about infectious diseases.  Sally is a nurse at Kemptville District Hospital.

Upcoming Programme:
December 18 – Christmas Party at Christian Reform Church Hall at 6 pm
December 25 – Merry Christmas (no meeting)
January 1, 2013 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!  (no meeting)

Rotary Minute:
Excerpt from Foundation Chair Wilfrid J. Wilkinson's monthly message.

December is the month that celebrates the family of Rotary.

As the clock ticks down to 1 July we are in the final stages of preparing for the full rollout of the Future Vision Plan. Our goal is simple: enabling our Foundation to continue Doing Good in the World, and ensuring that we make the best use of every dollar, euro, yen and peso that we have.

In everything we do in Rotary, we strive for the greatest impact. This means focusing on sustainability– on projects whose effects will go on for years, and on work that will continue to change lives even after Rotarians' involvement has ended. When polio is eradicated, every child who will ever be born will benefit, long after the last drop of vaccine has been put into a child's mouth. Polio Plus is, of course, a unique Rotary program – but it is time to bring that kind of long-term perspective to all our service.

My friends, as we start to wind down another calendar year, I am thankful to report that your Foundation is on track to achieve its goals for 2012-13 because of each and every Rotarian. This provides us with much to celebrate over the upcoming holiday season. My prayers and best wishes go out to each of you for a happy holiday season, and I eagerly look forward to sharing 2013 with you.”

Thank you Rotarian Susan!

President Anna led the club in reciting the Four Way test.