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Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
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A small group of enthusiastic Rotarians and guests showed up to participate in the polio walk on Saturday, October 24th.  October 23rd was International Polio day and the walk is designed to bring attention to the fact, that through the efforts of Rotary and other international organizations like Unicef and WHO, we are close to eradicating this devastating disease world wide.  Only Pakistan and Afghanistan are are recording cases of polio.  Participants walked or ran the 5 + kilometers from Ryan Lockhart to Noggins Corner and back.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out and support this initiative.

       For the second year in a row the six Rotary Clubs of the Annapolis Valley have worked together to sponsor a booth in the Tools for Life conference at the Horton High School.  This years' event was on Friday, October 23rd, International Polio Day.  As a result, the theme of our display was "Polio Eradication".  The display was comprised of a video loop of information from the RI website and some footage from the Polar Bear Dip and Jeans & Jewels, take-aways with info about the war on polio, club brochures, polio bracelets for sale and information about the "Walk for Polio" the following day.  Five people expressed interest in joining Rotary as a result of the display and talking to Rotarians that manned the booth.


Largest Landed by any of Our Exhange Students                      to Date !
Largest Fish Landed by our Exchange Students Yet
Most years, Rotarians Craig or Randall or both attempt to get our exchange students to enjoy a bit of Canadian Wilderness by canoe.  Often during these events the students are asked to assist in landing creatures from the deep.  German Exchange Student Maike Hohner helped Rod McMahon and Craig MacMullen bring this 22" Chain Lake Pickeral aboard during a beautiful fall outing on Gaspereau Lake.

I took this off of Facebook this morning:  Posted by Ann Lee Hussey and shared by Gord Hankin of District 7820
In an important step towards a polio-free world, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) concluded on Sunday that wild poliovirus type 2 (WPV2) has been eradicated. The last detected WPV2 was in 1999, from Aligarh, northern India.

This is a major landmark in the global efforts to eradicate all three wild poliovirus serotypes: WPV1, WPV2 and WPV3. WPV3 has not been detected globally since November 2012 in Nigeria; the only remaining endemic strains of WPV1 are now restricted to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Polio Type 2 - Declaration

It was mentioned that very few District 7820 Rotarians are aware that there is a district YouTube channel 
There is quite a bit to watch here including regular updates from the District Governor.
FYI: Wild Lupin Media produced most of the video's from the district conference this year.

Club Rotarian, Craig MacMullen, competed for his 7th year in Targa Newfoundland's compelling road rally.  Conditions were mostly wet and cold.  Driving and navigation duties were shared between Craig and co-driver Nicole Troster of Ontario.  The two were in the lead through much of the week but eventually took 2nd place behind a BMW driven by the Damms, a husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon.  Craig was heard to say, "If it wasn't for that Damm car, I would have nailed my 3rd, 1st place finish."  This is Craig's 5th podium finish, having experienced 2 firsts; 2 seconds and a 3rd in the GT Division of Targa Nfld since 2009.  Targa is Italian for 'plate' (a relatively expensive 'plate' he notes) and Newfoundland is the only place this type of rally is held in the northern hemisphere.
Craig is also proud to say that the Hume Team took 3 podium finishes out of the 4 cars entered by the team, two 2nds and one 3rd.  John Hume Jr placed 2nd (but only by 6 seconds) in the Targa Division Modern Class driving a 2004, M3 BMW.  Last but not least the team has raised nearly $150,000 over the years in their 'Drive to cure MS'.
Craig's Ride: 2013 Mini GP - #17/50 sold in Canada, only 2000 World Wide (Owner - John Hume of Hume Media Inc.)


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