Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Constitutional Cmtee Chair
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Foundation & District Chair
New Generations Chair
DG Michel Wong Kee Song, District 7040
Jan 10, 2023 6:30 PM
Visit of the District Governor
November 2022
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Saturday, November 19th marks Santa's annual pre-Christmas visit to North Grenville. Starting at 4:30 pm, he will participate in a parade of celebration through our municipality's streets. Non-perishable food items will be collected at points along the route.
Rotary's theme for this year is imagine. Pictured below are members of our club preparing our float with the theme Imagine a World Without Hunger.

"Imagine" a world without poverty and hunger, a world of peace and love. 

The 2022 Santa Claus Parade Presented by the Rotary Club of Kemptville
In partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville
Saturday, November 19th at 4:30 p.m.
Our club has had a busy couple of weeks with community projects. One of Rotary's primary objectives is the eradication of Polio. Rotary International has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and the goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Dutch Rotarians have led the world in using tulips to benefit this critical polio eradication project. What began as the purchase of rights to name and sell a new variety of tulip during a 2013 charity auction, has blossomed into a continuing and internationally successful fundraiser.  The Rotary Club of Kemptville ordered some of these tulips and arranged to donate them to the local Horticultural Society to be planted at the Rotary Park, commemorating Rotary World Polio Day which is October 24. Pictured below are members of the club, our municipal council and members of the horticultural society who participated in the planting of these bulbs in Rotary Park.
At the end of the month, we partnered with Restore (Habitat for Humanity) to host a volunteer appreciation BBQ. The weather was glorious for this time of year and in addition to providing support for the event, we were able to have some outside fun.
Our Rotary Club recently held a young writers competition in conjunction with the Kemptville Youth Centre's annual book fair. This year's event, our second and sponsored by the Egg Farmers of Ontario had two categories; authors between the ages of 10 to 13 and authors from 14 to 18. The submissions were judged by an independent local panel. Prizes for each category were $400 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place.
Placings in the 10 to 13 category in order of finish were Elizabeth Newman, Ethan Geurts and Ayla Ritchie. Placings in to 14 to 16 year old category were Andrea Geleynse, Eliza Batchelor and Oceanne Joanette. Congratulations to all!
Pictured below are the winners with Rotarians Cora and John representing the Egg Farmers of Ontario and club president Nadia.
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, and the high school science fair. We also promote local events like the annual Canada Day parade and duck race. We are part of a 1.2 million member global organization, and we do support some international work.  For more information, visit

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Kemptville Youth Centre
5 Oxford St. W.
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tues of the month at 1830 (6:30 PM) ET. When required, we will provide a virtual link.
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