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When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Rosie's Restaurant - Celtic Room
42 Aberdeen Street
PO Box 85 (or Email: )
Kentville, NS  B4N 2N1
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Our Club honoured its history along with the achievements of both community leaders and Club Members on Monday evening at KenWo.
The Presidents Dinner is an opportunity to recognize individuals who have served the Club as Presidents since its inception, and to recognize the special achievements of community members and Rotarians, through the awarding of Paul Harris Medals. In the first picture from the evening, Master of Ceremonies Leah White is shown with Peter Clarke, who has joined the ranks of those in the Club with 25 or more years of as a Rotarian.
Paul Harris Awards were given to two community members at the KenWo event, the first being to Dave McKeague, for his work in the development of Camp Brigadoon, a special camp for children living with chronic illnesses.  David has demonstrated real leadership, in the face of some personal medical challenges, and the fact that the Camp has been in operation successfully for 5 years now, is proof of the merit of his vision and dedication. A second Paul Harris Award was given to Sara Leslie, a local mom and teacher, who has been instrumental in the development of the new Kentville Library.  As one of the people who revived the Friends of the Kentville Library, and guided the organization in seeking the community funding, including that from Rotary, to establish the new branch in the former United Church property, Sara modestly accepted this special recognition.  Sara sees the Library as an inclusive, safe space for people, particularly children, whether rich or poor, to learn and grow.
Also shown in this photo, our Club Members were recognized at the Presidents Dinner, with Paul Harris Awards being presented to Garth Gordon and Roger Sevigny, for their many years of active support to our local Club and beyond.  Each of them has contributed in their own way to demonstrate the true meaning of Service Above Self.

Good afternoon Linda,

Merve and I wanted to reach out to both you and Shelley to thank you for the wonderful lunch yesterday. We want to thank the Rotary club of Kentville for having us as guests, it was truly an honor to participate in one of your meetings. 

We both can see the way you all work together to achieve your organizational goals, and it's easy to tell how much you all care about not only our community, but how much you care about global responsibility. To myself especially, social responsibility on all levels speaks volumes and we are so impressed by what your organization has accomplished. We cannot wait to work further with your organization and Valley Faces of Business - I believe this is a great partnership and our class can do a lot for your organization. 

Again, thank you so much for the opportunity to sit in and have lunch with you all. I hope we get to do this again sometime in the near future! I could not get Shelley's email address so if you wouldn't mind passing this along to her it would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you & best regards, 

Erin O'Leary & Merve Kayahan
BA Financial Services,
NSCC Kingstec  

  Next time you are visiting the new Kentville Library, take a look at our Rotary display in the front entry.  It was created by the Rotary Clubs of the Valley PR committee to help raise awareness about what Rotary does at the community level and internationally.
     PWD committee members, Carl Kent and Bob Dabrota, presented a cheque in the amount of $9000 to Kings County Academy for the purchase of 24 LED Chromebook computers.  The computers will make available the latest computer technology for designated students at the school.  Accepting the cheque are principal, Mike Ouellette, and student, Callum Belen.
 A good time was had by All!!  this annual Christmas event always puts smiles on the faces of children and adults alike. A wonderful turkey dinner served by the Lions Club in Port Williams, lots of socializing, caroling, and of course the anticipated visit by SANTA CLAUS!!
Sue Hayes was our emcee with opening remarks by President Susan Ueffing.

   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.