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Service Above Self
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PO Box 85 (or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Kentville, NS B4N 2N1
Home Page Stories
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.
Rotarians, within the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, were also offered many weather related confrontations over Christmas; not unlike Rotarians throughout Eastern Canada from Ontario to Newfoundland & St. Pierre Miquelon. There were power outages; hampered travelling of loved ones, closed events and challenges to those last minute shoppers. In the end most weathered well and enjoyed the beauty of the season. Here are some icy pictures taken over the holidays near the home of Rotarian Craig & Rosalind MacMullen. Click 'more' below for additional pictures:
Below are the new Directors of the re-incarnated Kentville Development Corporation Ltd (KDCL), founded over 30 years ago and now
Rotary Past Secretary Craig MacMullen, left; Rotary Past President Sue Hayes; Lee Morrison; Frances Schagen; Rotary Past President Cate Savage; ;
current Rotary President Wes Rand; Lindsay Young; current Rotary Club of New Minas President Gary Morse; Jason Blanchard; David Fagan and Geoff Muttart
Bob Dobrota, PWD Committee Chair, presents a $8500 cheque from the Rotary Club of Kentville to Landmark East. The money is for bursaries for the upcoming academic year. The bursary is directed towards students from Kings County who may not be able to attend the school due to financial challenges. Landmark East is located in Wolfville and is a co-ed international school for students diagnosed , in grades 3 through 12 with learning disabilities.
The day was too wonderful to pass up and Kentville's Rotary exchange student Ilaria Galleri bravely tackled the late season offered for fresh water Bass fishing at Gaspereau Lake. Club Rotarians Randall Bishop and Craig MacMullen often try to get Valley Rotary Exchange Students out into the Nova Scotia Wilderness before the snow flies. This offers challenges to every ones' schedule and is very weather dependent. Craig and Ilaria lucked into a beautiful fall afternoon. Only one fish had risen to the occasion by the end of the day but failed to make it into the boat. Of course it was huge!
I doubt there is space for another picture on Ilaria's cell phone as she captured picture after picture of the Nova Scotia fall colours. Common to us but a grand new experience for her, now far from her home on the warm Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
By the end of a beautiful boat ride - Ilaria = "0"; Bass = "Shut Out" !
2nd Place you say! Yes, says Rotarian Craig MacMullen, having just returned from his 5th experience with the World Class Road Rally, Targa Newfoundland. (click more below picture)
4 Team Hume Cars front to rear:
2013 Mini Countryman JCW (Craig's ride !!!) (GT Division- finish 2nd)
2011 BMW 335 is - John Hume Sr driver (GT Division- did not finish)
2008 BMW 135 M Series - Jon Riddell driver (GT Division- finish 1st)
2004 BMW M3 Series - John Hume Jr driver (Targa Division- finish 2nd)
Pictured left to right: John Hume Sr (Owner & Sponsor) and team assistant and photographer, Rein Raamat
A warm Rotary welcome to Illaria Padiglia, our exchange student from Italy.
Illaria arrived on Sept. 16th and has settled in with her host family Dale and Joan Hebb and son Owen in Billtown.
Illaria will attend grade 11 at Northeast Kings.
Motivational speaker, Peter Davison, from Halifax was the main attraction at the Fellowship evening attended by six valley Rotary clubs on Monday night, Sept. 9th, at the Port Williams Community Centre. Peter spoke about the importance of engaging your mind, body, heart and spirit to live a more rewarding and positive life. He says it is possible to avoid “stinkin’ thinkin’” and develop a “gratitude attitude” by choosing to think and act more positively. Peter, who suffers from early onset Parkinsons, gave some wonderful examples and stories from his own life. He brought along some red, foam clown noses for everyone, which, he says, are particularly effective for lightening a mood and encouraging laughter. It worked very well with the Rotary crowd.
Peter commented that the “noble cause” which follows from the kind of grateful and positive thinking that he described, results in the giving back to community and society i.e. “Service Above Self” which Rotary exemplifies.