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Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
 
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Kentville

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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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Good day fellow Rotarian.

In this part of the program, it is now time for the President’s formal address. 1624 Gospel Woods Rd., Box 126, Canning, N.S., B0P 1H0.
There, that’s over with.
 
Now I would like to just chat with you about the upcoming year.
This will be a very exciting year for the Rotary Club of Kentville. For only the 4th time in our 92 year storied history, we are the home club of the District Governor. Five years after our chartering, in 1929-30, with George Graham, in 1948-49, with Laurie Ells, in 2000-01 with Pete Smith and now in 2016-17 with Elva Heyge.
DG Elva, we are very proud of you and your deep commitment to district 7820. We, as your home club, will do our best to support you as you go through your year. We have great confidence in you and your team to lead the District well. Congratulations.
To the members of our Club who will be on Elva’s team,
 
 
 
 

   At Oakdene Park on Saturday, June 11th some members of the club joined forces with the Town to paint a storage building and plant garden boxes with the help of some enthusiastic local kids.  This was the second year in a row for the event - Oakdene Days - and the turn out was bigger than ever. 
   Under the colorful, new Rotary event tent, Rotarians served hot dogs and juice to the volunteers and family groups who came to watch and participate.
 

 
 
   
 
   The Rotary Wheel Float was entered for the third year in a row in the Grand Parade at the annual Apple Blossom Festival.  On board were our own Elva Heyge, District Governor Elect; Trinda Ernst, President Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise and our two Valley Student Exchangers - Maike and Marie.
 

 
 
 A few photos from the April 26th event at Ken-Wo Golf club
 
Phyllis Jarvis becomes the first female member of the Kentville Rotary 25 Year Club
 
 
Paul Harris Award Winners Charlene & Jeff Milne - our Khatib first family - their host upon arrival and friends since.
 
 
Paul Harris Award Winner Gordon Robertson, who has provided free financial advice and assistance to the RCKC Foundation, and steered the course for their impressive investments - the fund is now at $1.2 million and continues to grow.
 
 
 
Present and Past Paul Harris Award Winners
 
 
 

 
   Now available, new customized Rotary car window decals!  The Rotary Clubs of the Valley PR committee has designed an original decal that you can apply to the back window of your vehicle for all to see and to proclaim that you are indeed a "Proud Rotarian".  It is another way to raise public awareness about Rotary.  So purchase your decal (or decals) now for only $4 from Heather Tupper. 
 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
  
      The Khatibs, our refugee family from Aleppo, Syria, arrived at the Stanfield International Airport early on Thursday morning, Feb. 4th, tired but happy.  A couple of days later, with the help of the Rotary Newcomers Committee, they were shopping at Walmart for some essentials. 
    There are five members of the Khatib family - father, Jyab; mother, Khayriye; two daughters Waed and Douaa and son Mohammad.  The Kahtib's are anxious to settle in, meet people and start to make a life for themselves in a new country.
  
 
 

 
Huh! Groenlo sits comfortably in the municipality of Oost Gelre, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands near the German border, a region in the province of Gelderland called Achterhoek.  Why do we need to know this ? At least there are 3 good ones:
 
 
 

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.
 

 
 

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
 
 
 

 
 
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 !