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Several kids from Big Brothers, Big Sisters were part of the Rotary float for the 2015 Apple Blossom parade waving from the front of the vehicle as it made its way along the parade route. The organization is supported by the New Minas Sunrise club. This is the second year that the Rotary clubs of the Annapolis Valley have had a float in the parade. A huge "Thanks" to New Minas Rotarian and Past District Governor Greg Coldwell for pulling the float behind his vehicle.
Every week, the Kentville Rotary Club has some form of a
50/50 draw amongst it's members. The revenue helps fund
the club operations thus leaving 100% of incoming donations
available for the Rotary projects for which they are specified.
Chris Maynard was the lucky winner in this weeks special
Mother's Day Basket Draw. Rea O'Leary presented the basket
to Chris. The Rotary Club would like to thank the following
people and businesses for making donations to our basket
and supporting our club; Cathy Reid from Absolutely Fabulous
Bath Bed and Home, Maritime Travel, Family 1st Medical,
Chris Maynard, and Phyllis Jarvis. Yes, Chris won back his
own donation . . . will have to give him a hard time about that !
|“He really went to work when he retired”|
The man on the left in the picture is the supposedly "retired" Peter Smith of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Next to him is Urbain Awono, Minister of Health, Cameroon, and Jean Lavoie, Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon. Peter had just delivered his eighth 40-foot container of donated used hospital equipment, sewing machines, clothing, books and other humanitarian goods for the people of that country.
Peter is a remarkable person - a self-made, very successful businessman with a fascinating
Rotary Club of Kentville was pleased to host a friendship exchange from Rotary District 5020 to our District 7820 for 3 nights the later part of September. We had visitors from Vancouver Island and Washington State and many local Rotarians shared their homes, their time and the sights and sounds from around and about, with them. Pictured in this article is Team Leader Richard Calverley. They were all sporting participants and appears all had a superb time.
The other side of this exchange occurred in early June when 8 members from our District which included Elva Heyge and Craig MacMullen from our Kentville Club and Margie Brown of New Minas Club travelling to District 5020. A series of pictures of the District 5020 group can be found on our website home page under Photo Albums; 2014_2015 Things We Do, along with their names beginning on page 3 ( http://portal.clubrunner.ca/383/PhotoAlbums/2014_2015-things-we-do ).
We locals fail to recognize that Joe Ueffing of our Club has brought a unique game to North America and through the support of New Minas Rotarian Heather Hennigar and her husband Doug, the visiting District 5020 crowd discovered it. Two mixed teams squared off for a round of exercise, laughter, and intense competition following Roger Sevigny’s most informative presentation at Grand Pre’s Acadian Heritage Centre on Monday afternoon. In the end the four teams concluded it was a ‘draw’. "Is it the truth?", comes to mind.
Twas September 28th, their last chance. Eight brave souls from Vancouver Island, BC and northern Washington State, District 5020, quietly gathered with a variety of friends ‘yes’, from District 7820, and set sail with trackers from the River Runner company to tackle the tidal bore on the Shubenacedie River. There was the odd Rotary Exchange Student in the mix as well. One could not have asked for a better day. A series of pictures of this group can be found on our website home page under Photo Albums; 2014_2015 Things We Do.
|Past President Wes honoured members of the club during the regular meeting President's message by tossing a sponge ball to those members that brought honour to themselves and the club by practicing 'Service Above Self'. Agreed by this years President Kate that this was a good practice so she has put her own twist on it - in support of the Rotary Objective to promote literacy she intents to present those deserving similar honours with 'Kate's Light Up Rotary bookmarks'. The Directors of the Rotary Clubs of Kings County Charitable Foundation were her first deserving targets at Monday's meeting. Make note: You now know how to get one !|
Rotarian Craig MacMullen is at it again. His car rally group has been practicing already for the upcoming Targa Newfoundland Car Rally being held as usual in Newfoundland this September. So far, just this year, his team has raised $19,200 in their race to end MS and over $120,000 since their campaign began 5 years ago. You can follow, sponsor or donate to the MS cause or Team Hume through the team's website at http://targa.humemediainc.com/. You can check out what Targa is all about at http://www.targanewfoundland.com.
Update 19th Sept. : TEAM HUME wins - Craig & John Sr in dark grey Mini GP - 1st place Grand Touring (GT) Division; Nicole & Cody in lighter grey Mini GP - 2nd place GT Division; John Jr & Justin in blue BMW - 2nd Place Targa Division
: “It is with sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday August 12th, of Ken Jones, brother to our fellow Rotarian Heather Tupper. I know that we will all have Heather and her family in our thoughts.”
Moms & Tots
Susan & Joop (Joe) Ueffing
Kentville Rotarians are involved with others in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and PEI with a life changing project in the Central American country of Guatemala.
There are nine Mayan villages outside of Guatemala City which make up the Municipality of Sumpango. The villagers are economically impoverished, have poor water and sanitation facilities, suffer from water borne diseases, and have the most protein deficient diet in the Americas.