The Official Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Kemptville
District 7040, Charter 3741, November 1934
May 28, 2013 ~ Volume 89 ~ Issue 32


President: Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon  New Generations: Jennifer Franssen 
Past President: Rob Horning  Foundation: Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon 
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





The meeting was held at W.B. George.

Number of Rotarians present at this evenings meeting: 19 = 79% attendance
President Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon opened the meeting

Dave Blue – Hudson Auto body – financial supporter of the Duck race
Kevin and Nicole Reoch– Duck Race Prize winners - $500.00
Shirley Jaroli - Duck Race prize winner - $200.00
Maria Cochrane – guest of Mike Goss
Jim Wrong – Honourary member

50/50 Winner:
President Anna

Cora Beking – Birthday
Keith Nixon – Club Anniversary

1. Ottawa Bytown is hosting a golf tourney at eQuinelle on June 10.
2. Petawawa Rotary is having a golf tournament on July 21
3. The change-over dinner for the District is June 12 in Plattsburgh.
4. Our club Pot luck is June 1 at Rotarian Nancy’s.
5. Hey Days are June 7 and 8 – Jill and Ken volunteered to help clean up at 1:30 on Saturday.

Cheque Presentations
President Anna and Rotarian Claire and Dave Blue presented cheques to the Duck Race winners. Kevin and Nicole Rhea, first place winners donated half of the $500.00 prize back to Rotary!

Programme - Club Assembly
Membership Chair Rowena presented two items for the consideration of the members.
1. Removal of Initiation fee
The membership committee and the board felt this should be removed from the Manual of Procedure as it is never collected.
Moved by Ken Mews, seconded by Jill Eagle, that the initial fee be removed from the Manual of Procedure. Carried

2. Attendance Policy
The membership committee recommended to the board that the club policy of 75% attendance be lowered to 50%. She noted that the board had denied approval of this recommendation. She went on to report that there would be new legislation coming from Rotary International that would impact attendance.
There was general discussion regarding the current attendance requirements with a majority of the speakers in favour of keeping the current level. A vote on the matter was deferred until the new requirements are received from Rotary International.

Public Relations: No report.

Foundation : No report.

Treasurer: No report (absent) will present at a future meeting

New Generations:
1. Rotarian Jennifer indicated there is information regarding the Youth Centre that will be forwarded via the Kemptarian. She also indicated the club had been asked for a letter of support for the creation of a splash pad. It was indicated this item has not been approved by Council, however the club has been asked to support the item.
Moved by Jennifer Franssen, seconded by Dave Pelletier
That the Rotary Club of Kemptville prepares a letter of support for the creation of a splash pad in the municipality. Carried

2. Rotarian Brian Cassidy noted that the Youth Centre community breakfast is on June 15 and Rotary has been asked to sponsor a table at a cost of $175.00.
Moved by Brian Cassidy, seconded by Donovan Arnaud
That the Rotary Club of Kemptville sponsor a table at the Youth Centre Community Breakfast on June 15, 2013 at a cost of $175.00. Carried

3. Rotarian Brian also advised that planning etc for the Rotary presence at the Spencerville Stampede is well underway.

Rotarian Donovan indicated that everything is status-quo regarding our project in El Salvador as we prepare to enter year three of our three year commitment to the stove project.
He also indicated that the UK Group was set to travel in mid-June.

Club Administration:
Rotarian Cora provided information about the new charges etc being used by the College for the meeting room and dinners.
There were a list of options presented to the members for alternate locations. A decision on moving the meeting was deferred until the club tries other locations.

Rotarian Jill spoke to the members about the idea of having an international walk for Foundation in May 2014. Jill indicated she would provide information to members via e-mail and noted that the project requires approval of the club.

Past President:
President Anna read an e-mail from Past Pesident Rob Horning who was unable to attend the meeting. The e-mail was a re-cap of the Duck Race and asked members if the club were committed to the race next year. He indicated someone would have to take over the project. Discussion on the item was deferred until a future meeting at the request of the President Elect.

Canada Day Parade:
President Anna asked President-Elect Jill to chair the next item on the agenda which was the Canada Day Parade. Anna indicated she had received numerous calls from people interested in forming a Canada Day Parade. She indicated that she would be willing to work with organizers on behalf of the club to ensure safety etc and requested that the club sponsor the event.
Moved by Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon, seconded by Jennifer Franssen
That the Rotary Club of Kemptville sponsor the Kemptville Canada Day Parade.

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m..

Upcoming Programme:
June 1 Rotary Party at Nancy and John’s – Potluck, car rally etc etc . bring a friend
June 4 Rotary spaghetti dinner meeting at the Youth Centre. Youth will present their My View film festival presentations.

President Anna closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.