Like almost most things, when there is cooperation things work better for all involved. The Rotary Club of Kemptville has partnered for several years with the Rotary Club of West Ottawa on a cash calendar project to support community projects. Pictured below president Donovan receives our club's share of the calendar proceeds from West Ottawa's Rotarian Brook.
Tonight's keynote speaker was Jane Fullarton, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville was founded in 1977 with one office in Brockville.The office in North Grenville was opened in 2011. The organization provides quality mentoring services for children. Over 879 children in Leeds and Grenville were served in 2014, 250 of which reside in North Grenville. They have many different programs;Traditional matches, Couples matches, Big for a day and Go Girls Game On. For Traditional matches you are asked to commit for 2-5 per week for a minimum of 1 year. There are currently 34 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. While they are waiting, they participate in a program called Big Bunch and activities are organized and supervised by adult volunteers who are BIGS for a day. There is one outing per month and they have a variety of fun activities for the youth clientelle participate in.
Further information on Big Brothers and Sisters can be found on their website Jane was thanked for her in depth presentation by President Donovan.