Rotary Club of Kemptville

Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service To Our Community

Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Community Services Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Secretary
E Secretary
Youth Services Chair
Rtns John & Cora / El Salvador
Feb 21, 2017
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant / Greeter: Rtn Norma
Pancake Supper
Feb 28, 2017
Loc: Leslie Hall / Greeter Rtn Mike M.
Rtn Daren / Community Foundation
Mar 07, 2017
Loc: New Rideau Restaurant / Greeter: Rtn Serge
Grants Management Training Seminar #4
Mar 11, 2017
Loc: Cornwall, ON
February 2017

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kemptville


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
The New Rideau Restaurant
7780 Merlyn Wilson Road
Kemptville, ON  K0G 1J0
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Tonight our meeting was hosted by the Kemptville Youth Centre. KYC is a non-profit organization with a mission to engage youth in making positive life choices in a socially accepting environment to reach their full potential as responsible productive citizens. Some members of the centre prepared and joined us for a spaghetti dinner tonight while others were out for sports night.
Following supper, KYC's new operations manager Pat Henderson, spoke to us about his background and some of the things he would like to see at the centre going forward. All in all, it was a great evening in one of the places that is very important to our club.
Our speaker this evening was OPP Community Safety Officer, Constable Cathy Lindsay. Cst Lindsay went through various types of fraud and scams that are perpetrated in our community. They generally break down to internet, phone or door threats. Fraud artists want to separate you from your assets. Recognition of fraud or a scam is the key. The following information is taken from the OPP Crime Prevention Section pamphlet.
Door Threat?
Be extremely cautious if:
If an unknown person appears at your door, you are approached in your yard, a salesperson tries to pressure you into buying something, a salesperson suggests that they are working in your area. Fraud - recognize it - report it stop it. OPP 24 hour service 1-888-310-1122 or
Phone Threat? 
Be extremely cautious if:
Caller asks for your personal information, is requesting a donation, has something to offer like you have won a cruise or weekend away, says 'act now- they are doing you a favour'. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Internet threat?
Be careful when clicking on links you receive in emails, even email received from friends. Email addresses are sometimes hijacked and the message isn't coming from who you think it may be from. Clicking onto a suspicious link could give a third party access to your computer and your private information. Also remember that your bank or the Canada Revenue Agency will not email you to ask you to confirm you accounts or personal data - they have that information - a scammer doesn't.
For phone or internet threats, The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre can be reached at the following: Mon-Fri 8 am to 6 pm 1-888-495-8501 or
Constable Lindsay was thanked for her presentation by Rotarian Donovan.
Tonight's speaker was Sharon Murray, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 in Kemptville. Sharon gave the club an overview of why the Legion was founded, how they operate and who is eligible for their assistance.
We were also informed that the only fundraising the Legion does is their annual Poppy Campaign in remembrance of our veterans. The campaign runs from the last two weeks of October until November 10th. It is their hope that on November 11th, every member of the community will wear a poppy whether a donation was made or not. The funds raised from the poppy campaign are used 100% for community service and are totally separate from other Legion activities. Rotarian Joanne thanked Sharon for her presentation.
We had a busy evening tonight. In addition to District Governor Nabil visiting, we also had as guests representatives of various community groups that we partner with. The evening began with the official welcoming of this club's new Friends of Rotary. Pictured below on the right are John, Steven and Laura and their sponsors on the left.
Following the welcoming of friends, presentations were made to North Grenville Accessible Transport, North Grenville Rotary Science Fair and North Grenville Scouts. Then our speaker, DG Nabil addressed the club and our guests. Nabil's profession is conflict resolution and he shared with the club his journey from being a medical student to what he does today. He also shared how he feels about membership, both recruitment and retention and the different ways everyone can engage.
After our meeting adjourned, a desert of home made cake was shared with all.
As the evening concluded, Nabil shared his time with members and potential members.
Our speaker this evening was Laura Scott, a 3rd year agricultural student at the University of Guelph. Laura explained that 4-H Clubs are separated into different classification sectors of farming. This programme is open to youth between the ages of 9 and 21 After the age of 21 interested members can become club leaders. Laura credits 4-H for giving her much of her confidence and work skills. Pictured below, Youth Services chair, Rotarian Jennifer presents Laura with a certificate of appreciation.
Our club ended this calendar year with a Christmas party for members, family and friends with ages ranging from 11 months to 95. This  time for fellowship and food was enjoyed by all.
From our homes to yours, a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Our guests this evening were Cadets and Officers from Sea Cadet Corps Defiant and Navy League Cadet Corps Assiniboine.  Each of the Corps officers and cadets gave a brief overview of their programme while local Navy League chairman, Mike McIntosh contrasted the two different programmes, how they are set up and funded. Pictured below are representatives of the two Corps with club members Cora and Donovan.
About Rotary

Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects and donated time and energy to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in the communities and throughout the world. For more information, visit or call President Cora @ 613-258-5396.
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