Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Aug 10, 2015
Jeff Kelley
Classification Talks
Aug 17, 2015
Brian Cottam
Classification Talks
Aug 24, 2015
Business Meeting
Business Meeting
 

Meeting Responsibilities

Chair Person
Chair Person - 27 Jul 2015
Trefry, Greg
 
Chair Person - 10 AUG 2015
Phillips, Shelly
 
Chair Person - 17 Aug 2015
Sevigny, Roger
 
Chair Person - 24 Aug 2015
Matthews, Sheldon
 
 
 
 
 
 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect for 2016-2017
President Nominee for 2017-2018
Past President
Treasurer
Treasurer Support
Secretary
Director of Club Administration
Director of Membership
Director of International Service
Director of Public Relations
Director of Community Service
Director of Membership
 

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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Out of tragedy, some people create something good
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher's phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were doing from a local news story, and wasn't pleased. The fledgling film came under fire almost overnight as ripples of protest spread through the blogosphere. With calls pouring in before shooting had even begun, the advisers considered halting the project, questioning whether it would be worth the controversy...
 

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Welcome to our beautiful valley, unique within the vast area of District 7820

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
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Home Page Stories

Rotary Donates a Lift to the Memorial Pool

 
 
Neiley Terrio, Director at the Memorial Pool, tries out the new pool lift, donated by the Rotary Club of Kentville,
with Mayor Dave Corkum at the controls
 
 
 

 
L to R: Randy, Susan, Rod, Shelly, Dorothy and Sheldon (a few missing)
Meeting turn out was low with beautiful summer weather kicking in outside but it was business as usual as Sheldon introduced part of our new Board of Directors for 2015/16 Rotary year.
 

 
 
Jade will be on her way to Alicante, Spain in August for a year of cultural enrichment as part of the Rotary Student Exchange Program.  If I only knew of this program when I was finishing high school.  This Gold Coast area of Spain was not on my horizon.  Rotary encourages parents to visit their children after an adjustment period of several months.  In this case I believe the entire Rotary Club would like to accompany Jade's mom, Heather on such a trip.  Good luck Jade in all your travels.
Outbound Rotary Exchange Student Jade Windrow on her way to Spain for the year !
 
 

 
 
Kim Monette (left) and Melissa Reid
Garth Gordon (left) and Amy Hiltz
Jeff Kelly (left) and Tjeerd Schep
Garth Gordon (left) and Shane Bickerton
Kim Monette (left) and Dylan Shepard
  
Jeff Kelly (left) and Tristan Tupper
 
 
Six deserving Valley students are off to their chosen university or college in the fall with a little help from the Rotary Club of Kentville. From the top-
 
  • Kim Monette presents a $3000 scholarship to Melissa Reid to further her studies at Dalhousie University in Environmental Sustainability
  • Garth Gordon congratulates Amy Hiltz on winning a $1500 scholarship to help her attend NSCC campus to study Early Childhood Education
  • Jeff Kelly presents Tjeerd Schep with $3000 scholarship to assist him with expenses at Memorial University to study Kinesiology
  • Shane Bickerton accepts a $3000 scholarship from Garth Gordon.  He will be studying Human Kinetics at St. Frances Xavier University
  • On behalf of the Rotary Club of Kentville, Kim Monette awards Dylan Shepard a $3000 scholarship for studies in the Science of Nursing at St. Frances Xavier University
  • Jeff Kelly presents Tristan Tupper with a $1500 scholarship to help him attend NSCC at Kingstec to study Office Administration.
 
 
Congratulations to all our Scholarship Winners!
 
 
 

 
 
 
    Muscle power from the Rotary Club of Kentville - Gord Caldwell, Pierre Hoebers, Carl Kent and Garth Gordon - lug a picnic table during Oakdene Park Re-Fresh on June 13th.
   Members took part in a gathering of over 75 people to help clean up the pond, clear brush, pick up garbage, plant an African Keystone Garden, distribute benches and picnic tables and assist with a BBQ.  It was a great success for our first year and we hope to give additional attention to the park in the future.
 

 
 

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.

Valley Rotary Club Float designed & built by Rotarian Volunteers
- photo by Craig MacMullen
 
 

 
The Rotary Club of Kentville has recently honoured 3 Kings County residents with the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition to each during an evening event at the Ken Wo Golf and Country Club, held annually to honour all Paul Harris Fellows and Kentville Rotary's Past Presidents.  Left to right: Dr. Bill Mason; Mike Ouellette and Dr. Sandy Fraser.  The Rotary Club of Kentville has donated $1000 US dollars for each of the 3 to Rotary International which will be used in various humanitarian projects world wide.  The three are well deserving of the honour for the countless hours and contributions they have personally made to improve our lives here in the Annapolis Valley.
Dr Bill Mason, Mike Ouellette and Dr Sandy Fraser
 
During this same event, an attempt was made to photograph all previous recipients of a Paul Harris Recognition that were in attendance to witness the presentation of this prestigious award.
 
The majority of persons pictured below are members of the Rotary Club of Kentville. However, by no means does this represent all outstanding Kings County recipients that have been recognized over the 91 years that the Rotary Club of Kentville has been chartered.
 
 

 
 
Congratulations to Rotarian Leah White and her husband Craig
for a Kentville Rotary Club First !    wink
The club, in 90 years, has never had a brand new Rotary Mom !!!
Milestone: 25th of March 2015 at 9:00 am - terrific addition to an already great family and a great start to spring.
Our Club is Excited for the White family and can't wait to Participate as self appointed guardians of "our" first born!
Here is Master, Oakley Daniel White