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In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.
Rotary and Vessey Seeds have partnered for a special Polio Fundraiser. The orders were taken in July and early August with $14 from every box sold going to the Rotary Polio fund. The campaign was a success and oversold!!  
Last week, the tulip bulbs were packaged and delivered to the Clubs. You should be receiving your order soon (if you haven't already!).
The fun doesn't end there as the planting has begun!!! Pictured below is Chris, the underpaid gardener (as described by his wife!) planting his Rotary Tulips. Let's take lots of pictures planting the tulips and again in the spring as they grow.
October 24 is World Polio Day... One Day. One Focus. Ending Polio. 
For those who couldn't attend, you missed an evening of fun, good food and drink at the meet-up last Wednesday co-hosted by Shelley and Martin Fleckenstein.
Bill welcomed everyone to the party and passed along regrets from a few last minute cancellations. Shirley Margeson (Shelley's mother) was a special guest. Eleven Rotarians attended and COVID -19 health protocols were observed!! 
The party took place outdoors at the Fleckenstein's home in Wolfville. It was a beautiful, warm, late summer evening. There were lots of great snacks and a good time was had by all!
Congratulations Phil Warren
The Rotary Club of Kentville recognized Phil Warren with a Paul Harris Fellow at its final club meeting of the 2019-20 year. The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow is a way Rotary Foundation expresses its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder Paul Harris. Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation.
Phil was chosen by the Rotary Club of Kentville in recognition of the remarkable job his did during his tenure as president of our club despite the challenges he faced, including those unexpected and unanticipated as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
A donation to the Rotary Foundation was made in Phil's honor to further the work of the Rotary Foundation. It is an investment in goodwill, peace and understanding, an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over and one that Phil clearly shares. 
On behalf of the Club, Chris presents the Paul Harris Fellow to Phil as he receives a standing ovation from Club members.
Congratulations to Elva Heyge. Elva received the Heart of the District Award at our District 7820's Virtual Annual General Meeting held Friday May 29, 2020. It is awarded to a past District Governor who provided service to the District during their term as District Governor and who continues to contribute in an outstanding way to the work being carried out by the District 7820.
Because of the virtual meeting, it was not possible to get a formal photo of the presentation. This was a screen shot taken moments after the announcement was made. We look forward to "post COVID" when we can meet again in person to congratulate you. Until then, know that we, the Rotary Club of Kentville, are proud of you Elva. So well deserved!
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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Rosie's Restaurant - Celtic Room
42 Aberdeen Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 85
Kentville, NS B4N 3V9


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President Nominee & Director International Services
Director for Youth
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