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Wine Survivor COVID style
On February 13, 2021, we celebrated our 4th Wine Survivor event. The Special Events Committee, together with 5 hosts, put together terrific Covid safe house parties. We gathered in groups of up to 10, Rotarians and invited guests, arriving at 7:00, with munchies and drinks. The host collected the $20.00 and wine for the draw, if it had not already been turned in.  At 8:30, Bill hosted the first Zoom elimination draw, losing 14 of the 27 participants. At 9:00, we gathered again for the final round. Many thanks to Chris and his helpers for coordinating the draw. Congratulations to Garth Gordon on his win.
A good time was had by all, friendship, good food and drinks.
Dollywood Imagination Library
(Photo credit Dollywood Foundation Website)
The Rotary Club of Kentville are supporters of the Dollywood Imagination Library. Did you know in 2020 277,132 books were gifted in Canada and over 19.3 million worldwide? 
The Dollywood Foundation was created in 1988 by Dolly Parton to inspire children in her home county to achieve educational success. In 1995, the Foundation implemented Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a monthly book gifting program for children under the age of five focused on inspiring a love of books and reading for all preschool children. It has grown into an international movement and is a signature program of the Foundation.
(Photo credit Dollywood Foundation Canada Website)
To learn more about the program please view this link to their end of year newsletter:
December is a time for Giving.
The Rotary Club of Kentville donated to four projects in December.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, our club provided a donation to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. In normal years, we would have designated 3-4 days to volunteer to "man" the kettles. COVID made that more challenging for us this year. In lieu, we asked individual Rotarians to assist where possible and provided the cash donation to help with a tough year for the Kettle Campaign.
In past years, Rotarians have gathered monthly during the school term to bake muffins and prepare energy bars to contribute to the Breakfast program. Because we were unable to enter the schools, our committee opted to take the annual budget and donate it to the school breakfast program.
The Club also participated in a month of fund raising for Polio eradication. All proceeds collected from member donations and the basket raffle, among other events were sent to RI to continue its significant and beneficial work in ridding the world of Polio.
The international student exchange program was suspended for 2020-21 due to the pandemic. The Club committee voted to use part of its budget to answer the call of another Rotary Club to support a deserving international student by contributing to his scholarship fund.
We recognize the pandemic has changed the way we serve our community. Let's hope the vaccines will help fight the pandemic and take us back to a more "normal" way of doing things. In the meantime we are happy and proud to continue our work in the community both locally and beyond.
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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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