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While Rotary works towards the betterment of our community and beyond, we also have fun doing it. We recently took part in a tour and wine tasting at Smokey Ridge Winery. Paul "Smokey" Leblanc and his wife Debbie shared with us, the history of the vineyard and led us through a tasting of their product. The tasting included different aspects of tasting as well as suggested food pairings with each of the five wines we sampled.
The pictures below show our group touring the vineyard and the sampling room. All in all, it was a most enjoyable evening with knowledgeable hosts.
 
 
Our speaker this evening, pictured below, was Janne Ritskes of Shalom Small Homes Kemptville. Janne explained that these homes are being built to serve members of the community who are over the age of 55 and are in dire need of affordable housing. It was noted that over a third of the seniors in our community live below the poverty line. This venture is unique in that it is being built in partnership with the municipality and local businesses without government money. Donations of money, labour, and materials are enabling this build which will provide below market level to a few qualifying seniors. The initial built will consist of 4 units on land leased for a long term from the municipality for a token sum.
 
 
For more information, follow the link https://shalomsmallhomeskemptville.org
Our guests of honour tonight were District Governor Pardeep Ahluwalia and his wife Simi. The meeting was informal with discussion on topics ranging from how to share and promote what we do to local and international projects and the variety of fellowship opportunities Rotary provides.
The pre-eclipse weather turned out to be beautiful for the 2024 edition of Maplefest. This joint fundraising event between our club and the Kemptville Youth Centre was a great success. Thanks to On The Bend Sugar Shack and the Kemptville Campus for allowing us to participate in the event again this year. Pictured below are our group of volunteers getting ready to feed our hungry supporters.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kemptville is a group of like-minded people working to improve our community and have fun doing it. Ninety percent (90%) of our funds and actions are dedicated to local projects. Local projects we support include the Youth Centre, Camp Merrywood, House of Lazarus, the high school science fair as well as providing bursaries to deserving, graduating high school students.. We also promote local events like the annual Santa Claus Parade. We are part of a 1.2 million member global organization, and we do support some international work.  To see who we are follow the link https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1096/Documents/en-ca/10104f36-a94e-48fe-9a4d-a792642d514d/1/
Kemptville

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Grenville Mutual Insurance Building (Community Room)
380 Colonnade Drive
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Canada
Meetings are held on the 1st, 2nd, & 4th Tues of the month at 1830 (6:30 PM) ET. If required, we will provide a virtual link.
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