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Kentville

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Rosie's Restaurant - Celtic Room
42 Aberdeen Street
PO Box 85 (or Email: info@kentvillerotary.org )
Kentville, NS  B4N 2N1
Canada
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“On October 18th, approximately 30 people walked, jogged &/or ran from the Louis Millett Centre to Noggins Farm Market and back.
Folks who were out and about that day, not only enjoyed the harvest décor, corn maze or Hennigar’s fudge, they also got to enjoy the smiling faces of Rotarians, friends and family, who gathered on a sunny Sunday Morning to help bring awareness to the fight to End Polio Now.
We look forward to next year’s run, when we will be that much closer to an End to Polio.”
 

 

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.

A Few Notable Competitors !
 
 

 
 
Two of three River Craft of invaders
 

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.

Preparing to Invade !
 
 

 
Elva display's one of President Kate's Bookmarks
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 !
 
 

 
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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.”

 

 
 
 
 
No shortage of laughter and fun as Kentville Rotarians demonstrated in true form the art of serving up delicious hamburger and hot dogs on a beautiful Apple Blossom Parade Day. 
 

 
 

Moms & Tots

 
The atmosphere was lively as I arrived to visit the Moms and their children.   As I mingled in the room, I was interested in how these young women were coping and how this program was helping them.  "Oh, I wish it was longer" said a young single Mom.  It helps me to network with other single mothers, share parenting advice and I'm learning so much.
 
It is due to the support of Kentville Rotary's Community Service Committee as well as Community Health Funding that has made this program possible. As Chair of the committee and witnessing the value of this program:- indeed Rotary moments! 
 
Moms Living Well provides a weekly session in Kentville for pregnant women and moms of young pre school children year  to learn about being active and eating healthy with young children.  Each 2 hr. session explores a way to be active, including local trails, yoga, dance, visits to the soccer facility and the swimming pool.  The sessions also explore healthy eating including understanding of the Canada Food Guide, cooking with low cost ingredients, healthy snacks for toddlers and making the most of the Food Bank and supporting nutrition on a low income. Experts and organizations are invited to share their knowledge and skills.  The program aims to attract women with little support in their homes and communities.
 

 

Susan & Joop (Joe) Ueffing

We don't hear much about this society but Susan and Joe are members, and I am proud to say they are in our club and our friends.
 
The Arch C. Klumph Society recognizes donors who give a substantial contribution to The Rotary Foundation in support of Rotary’s life-changing work around the world. 
 
Through their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation, Susan and Joe are actively contributing to the improving of communities by promoting peace, preventing disease, bolstering economic development and providing clean water and sanitation.  Knowing them as neighbours and participants in our community and in our own club we know it is the truth when they simply state: "We are just thankful and glad that we have the ability to do these things."
 
This is not a one time thing for them.  Not only have Operation Eyesight and Polio Plus felt their generosity of time and donation, but there are many projects both locally and abroad; they have had their hands on, too numerous to mention.
 
Sincere thanks and congratulations to you; Sue and Joop, for properly receiving recognition for this outstanding contribution during our recent 90th Anniversary, Past Presidents' recognition and Paul Harris Awards night.
 
 

 
 
I encourage Rotarians to  go to ( www.kentvillerotary.org ) and hit the 'Contribute Now' button to discover how our crowd funding model works.  The club needs feed back from members on their experience using this funding method.  The deadline is drawing very near.
 
Please Rotarians, give it a look and try it now.  Follow the prompts and donate at least $5 - $10 or more, just for the learning experience or; simply because 'it is a great cause'.
 

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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