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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.
It is with profound sadness that we announce our District lost a true leader on Sunday, June 21, 2020. PDG Jim Goit, of the Rotary Club of Truro, died suddenly while doing what he loved... cycling with a friend. Throughout his 69 years, Jim had many passions – cycling, skiing, baking bread, being a proud Rotarian but most of all, his family.
He joined Rotary in 2005, was club president in 2011-12 and went on to be our District Governor in 2015-16. Throughout his Rotary career, Jim received many citations and awards, the most recent being the “Heart of the District in 2016-2017.
He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 47 years, their sons, Michael and Steven and their respective families.
The family asks that donations, in Jim’s name be made to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund. For Canadians, donations can be made to the Rotary Foundation of Canada. Please see the attached form or go to the following link for more information: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/memorial-or-tribute-gift-form
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!
Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies or professions. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.
Rotary Fellowships
  • Help participants make lasting friendships outside their own club, district or country
  • Advance Rotary’s public image and identity
  • Serve as an incentive for joining Rotary and for maintaining active membership
Rotary Fellowships
  • Function independently of Rotary International by establishing their own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure
  • Are open to Rotarians, their family members, as well as participants and alumni of all Rotary and Foundation programs
COVID-19 has presented many challenges. We saw an abrupt end to our in-person meetings in mid-March as the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency and restricted gatherings of more than five people and asked citizens to "Stay the Blazes Home" except when necessary to go out.
Rotarians are by nature people of action. While many of our projects and social gatherings were postponed or cancelled, we did not sit idly by. By mid-April, our club held its first weekly virtual meeting. The Board and club committees also moved to virtual meetings and conference calls. We quickly pivoted to assisting with the pandemic. Our first response was a donation to our local food banks. Our biggest project was teaming up with the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation (VRHF) to help fund, produce and distribute non-medical masks. Together with the VRHF and community volunteers, we are proud to have created close to 10,000 masks, most of which have been donated to fill needs within the community. Our thanks to Rod McMahon, Ellen Crowley and Heather Lohr for their leadership on this project.
We had a wonderful visit with our Rotary visitors
from Australia  -  Sept. 27-30, 2019
   Around the Campfire at the Denyars
It was a beautiful evening overlooking the Bay of  Fundy Shore as many Rotary Members and guests participated in a Potluck Dinner to welcome our 2 Exchange Students.
Left - Constance Vandenberge - Belgium and Right Chiara Galizia - Italy
Thanks you very much to John and Heather Lohr for hosting us at their home!!
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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Rosie's Restaurant - Celtic Room ** TEMPORARILY MEETING VIRTUALLY (email for details)
42 Aberdeen Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 85
Kentville, NS B4N 3V9
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