Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Past President
International Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Secretary
E Secretary
Youth Services Chair
 
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Aug 26, 2016
4-H Corn Roast
Loc: Grundy Farm-North Gower
Oct 30, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville

Kemptville

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
The New Rideau Restaurant
7780 Merlyn Wilson Road
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
Canada
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Home Page Stories
 
Youth are one of our club's main focus. Once again this year, members of our club turned out to partner with the Kemptville Youth Centre in preparation for its annual book fair. Members, as pictured below helped with categorizing, sorting and preparing sale tables.
 
 

 
 
We are a small club in a small community and you would think everyone would know what's going on. We had a unique meeting tonight in which members shared the ways in which they serve the community. There were programmes that members didn't know existed and ways of sharing that we hadn't considered before. It restored why we do what we do.
 

 
 
Last week, members of the club joined the campers and staff of Easter seals Camp Merrywood for our annual pizza party. The weather was great and we were able to enjoy our meal in the sun. The camp is designed for children with disabilities and the staffing ratio is one to one.
 
Below members of the camp staff get ready to get pizza from our enthusiastic Rotarians for their campers
 
 
Once everyone had their food, there was some serious "chowing down"
 
 
At the end of it all, President Cora was thanked by Camp Director Beth and site manager Jacques who presented a plaque of appreciation.
 
 
 

 
 
Our club celebrated its changeover of club officers at the Smokey Ridge Winery http://www.smokiesgrapes.com/ in North Dundas on July 5th. Our hosts Smokey and Debbie took members on a tour of the facility as well as to the vineyards. They explained they type of grape they use, the products they make and went through the process.
 
 
Following the tour, a chicken and steak dinner was served with buffet salads and deserts. Grill master Donovan did another great job this year and the meal was enjoyed by all. Following dinner, President-elect Cora thanked Smokey and Debbie for the tour and hosting us.
 
 
Then it was time to get down to business with Past-president John presenting now President Cora with the President's pin of office.
 
 
The evening concluded with the presentation of the new board.
 
 
Front Row L-R John, Cora, Dave, Jenn, Mike B
Back Row L-R Jeff, Nancy, Ben, Bob
 
 
 

 
After a great deal of planning, members and participants assembled at the college for the beginning of the 2016 Canada Day Parade. Floats and groups were assembled and ready to go. Unfortunately Mother Nature decided she would delay things a bit and sent a 20 minute Hollywood Rain Storm through the area. A lot of people got wet but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the participants and after a brief delay the parade got underway.
 
Participants of ages took part in the festivities
 
 
 
 
The end of the 2015-2016 Rotary Year was a hectic one. In addition the tidying up all of the loose ends, we were also involved with Canada Day preparations and the presentation of bursaries at the local high schools. Pictured below is President-elect Cora presenting a bursary to the deserving student at St. Mike's.
 
 

 
 
 
 
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