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Welcome to our valley, unique within the vast area of District 7820.


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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Wednesday, February 7th was a special day for the Kentville Branch of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library.  The picture shows Librarian Julie Johnson with our Rotary Club Board, for our first meeting in the Community Room, sponsored by our Club and the Rotary Clubs of Kings County Foundation.  Julie welcomed us as the first organization to hold a meeting that went "after hours", now that the locks and other features are complete to separate the space during the evening hours..
In addition to regular business, this was a Strategic Planning Session for the Board, and the video projection gear worked very well.  It seems the acoustics still have some features of the former choir space, but the overall community room is just great for a small meeting - such an great addition to the community, thanks to Rotary and its partners on the project. If you want to book the room for a group meeting, contact Gillian Yorke in Kentville Recreation.
February 4, 2018
I am writing to say thank you for your contribution towards my trip to Switzerland.
It gave me the opportunity to challenge myself in ways I didn't think were possible. I made some amazing friends that I'm still in contact with. I got to adventure in a breathtakingly beautiful country Imay have never had the opportunity to visit otherwise.
These two weeks were some of the best of my life, & you made it possible for me!!
Thank you so much!!
Maisie Campbell
        ...........and fun was had by all!!
            Ho Ho Ho !!!                     
                             Ho Ho Ho !!!
                             Ho Ho Ho !!!

2017/18 Kentville Rotary Club President, Shelly Phillips

For the Rotary year 2017/18, our new club and duly elected, President Shelly Phillips (left).  She has received the official welcome and gavel hand off, along with her President's Pin and well wishes from our now, Past President Susan Ueffing (right).
Our new ROTARY YEAR has officially begun.


2017/18 Incoming Board of Directors

Pictured Left to right, Phil Warren; Kate Seaman; Lawrence MacIssac; Rod McMahon; Jessica Clahane and Shelly Phillips.  Not in photo: Heather Lohr; Susan Ueffing; Leah White; Sheldon Matthews; and Douglas Hill.  Greater details of their positions are noted on the club's website home page.
The club welcomed all the incoming board with a round of applause showing great appreciation both for the new board members and those that have taken on these important tasks again this year.  Without a doubt, another positive year in the making.  Cheers to all.

Lobster, Steak, Canada 150, and end of Rotary Year Celebrations:


President Susan publicly thanks the attending 2016/2017 Board of Directors that have served the club so well.


A fine crowd of Rotarians celebrating the end of the 2016/17 Rotary year and the Canada 150 Birthday Celebrations, all with a fine feed of Lobster (and a few with steaks superbly bbq'd by Phil).


John & Heather say you can't take yourself too seriously when you are serving some of the Atlantic's "best grub" near Canada Day celebrations.


Lobster impersonator Roger (above) so moved and Canada Joe (below) seconded it..


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.
   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.
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