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Kinette Club of London

President: Elise Stark (2017-2018)

Phone: 519-461-1073

londonkinettes@gmail.com

Kinette Club of London News!

Maple Miracles from Michael Kovach on Vimeo.

What are we up to now?

Welcome to our newest members: Terry Baldwin, Carol VanRooy, Nancy McSloy and Mary Metcalfe

Congratulations to Kinsmen Club of Greater London for recognition for their contribution to Hal Rogers endowment fund!

Local Hero starts Kin Canada and Saves the Brits!

'Londoner Harold "Hal" Allan Rogers started Kin Canada in 1920, as a result, he and the Clubs of Kin Canada answered the call to send Milk for Britain.

Recognizing the Perseverance and Generosity of Kin and Canadians
Celebrating service work today and the 75th anniversary of Milk for Britain, Kin Canada’s influential nationwide WWII campaign

KIN CANADA

London, Ontario September 2017 – During Kin Canada’s 97th National Convention it was noted:
Kin Canada is a Canadian only Service Organization consisting of Kinsmen and Kinettes, that work to Serve the Community's Greatest Need. At our annual convention, the impact we make on our communities is celebrated. I thought I'd share that with you.
- we gave $47,000 to the Students of Canada for Hal Rogers Endowment Fund for scholarships $1000 went to a local graduate from Dresden and we have handed out 3 other National scholarships for $1000 over the last 6 years.
- we've donated 422 units of blood for Canadian Blood Services
- we've raised $45M for Cystic Fibrosis over the last 53 years
- the average age of a CF patient today is now 52.7 years thanks to funding and support from Kin.
To top it all off the Stampede City Kinsmen and Kinettes were Sergeant at Arms for the National meeting in Halifax on Saturday and through KIN Catch and Release we raised a phenomenal $44, 000.00 in one day for The MS Society Atlantic Canada.
I am so very proud to be a member of Kin Canada !
Overall, Kin Canada raised $1,186,583 dollars for CF this past year.
Total Service dollars to Citizens of Canada for 2016/2017 was $18,679,622
So when someone mentions Kinsmen, Kinettes or Kin Canada to you, you'll now know what they're talking about.
And we're always looking for members. Ask me how you can be a part of this wonderful organization!.

Currently, the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London run projects and contributes to causes that provide valuable support and services. From raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, to Community Living London, and Stevenson Children’s Camp, the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London is full of passionate members who work together to improve their community and the lives of others. The documentary was created for the purpose of celebrating all of these efforts, while also sharing and preserving a significant piece of Canadian history.

From 1941 to 1948, Kinsmen, Kinettes, and Canadians banded together to raise over $3 million (equivalent to over $42 million today) and sent more than 50 million quarts of milk to Britain. British children were suffering under heavy bombings and the destruction of supply chains under the German Nazi regime, resulting in a need for outside help in the form of food and supplies. Just like Kin’s work today, the focus in Milk for Britain was always on meeting the greatest needs of a community and providing a necessary service – even though that community was outside their borders.

Through a partnership with Learnography (Curriculum Services Canada), the Milk for Britain documentary was created to meet the criteria for grades 7-12 curriculum and includes a study guide that delves further into the how and why of the campaign’s success and achievements. The documentary was officially released on August 19th, 2016, and is available to the general public through Kin Canada’s YouTube channel (Milk for Britain). Kin clubs across Canada pledged over $50,000 to fund the making of the documentary, and were overjoyed to finally see its reveal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxGH6zKL6NQ/

Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London

The Kinsmen of Greater London meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays; and the Kinette Club of London meets the 3rd Thursdays at Community Living London or area restaurants. Call 519-461-1073 for more information.
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For more information, contact:
Carol Cooper (Club contact for the media)
Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London 519-461-1073
greaterlondonkinsmenclub@primus.ca
londonkinettes@gmail.com
Po Box 633 Stn B London, Ontario N6A 4Y4

Stevenson Children's Camp Celebrates Milestone

'-In 1950, the late Dr. W.J. Stevenson made his own dream a reality through a memorial contribution in honour of Dr. Hugh Stevenson. That gift was the cornerstone of our camp. Since then, we've carried on his legacy by providing meaningful camp experiences for local kids whose families face economic hardship.

Stevenson Children's Camp Is a registered charitable organization that has been providing a residential camp experience for underprivileged children for over 50 years. The Camp was built by the Kinsmen Club of London in 1950.

It is always a challenge for charitable organizations to continue within a limited budget. 

In the mid 1990's Stevenson Children's Camp was struggling there was a threat that it may close down. The buildings were in stages of disrepair some even rotting into the ground. The board of directors asked United Way for assistance and suggestions, which lead to the involvement of London District Labour Council.

This was the beginning of the rebuilding of Stevenson. The camp has been completely overhauled since that meeting in 1994. All buildings have been upgraded from raising and rebuilding the camper cabins, new washroom facilities, opening up the Rec hall, adding a walk in freezer to new wiring, so often the camp has needed the assistance of the members of the London and District Labour Council.

Construction, repair and capital projects will always be a challenge to a charitable organization but partnerships help make it happen.

Stevenson Children's Camp continues its dedication to providing opportunities that will assist children develop positive social, emotional and physical growth through a residential summer camp experience.

Nearly 800 campers enjoy Stevenson Children’s Camp each summer, thanks to donations. This summer vacation is welcome difference in the life of children who are less fortunate and supports their families through difficult times.

The fun, friendships and laughter create a memory that they never forget. The cost per child is approximately $250.00 of which the campers pay only $15.00. Last year 57% of our children could not afford the $15.00. Each year we ask the families to complete a survey which helps us all understand the difference a camp experience can make for our children.

The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London are hosted another Stevenson Children’s Camp reunion-anniversary celebration September 19th 2015 to celebrate the Kinette Club of London’s 75th anniversary, 65th Camp anniversary and the Kinsmen Club of Greater London’s legacy of Stevenson Children’s Camp.

Help the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London continue to share Sunshine and Smiles at Stevenson Children’s Camp.

Please donate to the Stevenson Children’s Camp:

http://www.stevensonchildrenscamp.ca/Donations.asp

Stevenson Children’s Camp, Stevenson Children's Camp P.O. Box 39020, London, Ontario, N5Y 5L1

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Kinette Carol Cooper, Life Member of the Kinette Club of London-'

Upcoming Events

Northland Mall Remembrance Day

The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Greater London will be layng a wreath at the Northland Mall indoor Remembrance Day service 10:30 am Friday November 11th, November 2017

The London Santa Claus Parade will have a float by The Kinsmen Club of Greater London Saturday November 18th 2017

Kinette Christmas Bazaar - Save the date!

Saturday December 2nd 2017; 10:00–14:00
Community Living London 190 Adelaide St S
Come on out and purchase hand made items. Gifts, treasure table, men's table, artisans, crafts, books and more.

Kinette Club of London President:Elise Stark (2017-2018)
519-461-1073 londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com -> mailto:londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com

KINNECTIONS:Bulletin of Greater London Kin

What have the the Kinette Club of London been up too?

Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Canada
London Celebrates Canada Day Harris Park
Ronald McDonald House Baking

Want to share in the excitement?

Call 519-461-1073 or
londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com -> mailto:londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com
greaterlondonkinsmenclub [snail] primus [period] ca -> mailto:greaterlondonkinsmenclub [snail] primus [period] ca
for more information how KIN Canada can change your life and make a difference in the community!

Kinette Club of London donates Blood Pressure Cuffs

The Kinette Club of London met at University Hospital, on the 5th Floor Cardiac Care Wing to present, Jo-Ann Richardson, Coordinator, 7 large sized blood pressure cuffs.

The funds were raised for the blood pressure cuffs by the Kinette Club of London at their Valentine's Dance chaired by Kinette Kym Teetzel and Sarah Hallam.

On hand to present the blood pressure cuffs were
Nurse Mark Studenny, Patient Ty Fieldhouse and Kinettes: President Beatrice Crowley, Sarah Hallam, Carol Cooper, Cheryl Brydges and Esther McKenzie.

Kinette Carol Cooper, club historian and media relations chair, said that, "The Kinette Club of London has donated equipment or raised funds for equipment since forming in 1940. The Kinette Club of London is part of Kin Canada, an all Canadian Service that serves the community's greatest needs."

For more information about how you can be a part of the Kinette Club of London or Kin Canada, call 519-461-1073 or http://www.kinettecluboflondon.webstarts.com

Catering Services

The Kinsmen and Kinette Club of Greater London
offer Servers and Bartenders for your event.
We offer BBQ catering and Pancake Breakfasts for groups.
Call 519-461-1073 for pricing.

"Why I'm Proud to be Canadian" Essay Contest - Gr 5 & 6

Congratulations to Grade 5 student from West Nissouri School for winning this year's "Why I am Proud to be Canadian Essay Contest" 2014! See essay details, below:

Dear Parents, Principals and Teachers,

In January, the Kinette club of London is running the essay contest for the Grade 5 and Grade 6 students of the London area. The topic is, "Why I am proud to be Canadian," and should run from 250 to 350 words.

For the past 15 years the Kinette Club of London has sponsored this contest. Several schools use this contest as part of their Canadian History curriculum. The students, their families and whole schools take pride in participating in the contest.

We would like to invite all students and teachers of Grade 5 and Grade 6 to participate in showing your Canadian pride.

Summary of details:

The contest begins Jan. 15 and is open to all Grade 5 and Grade 6 students within the London area. Please submit before Feb. 15, Canada's Heritage Day.
The winners announced by Feb. 25.
Submissions can be sent to:
PO Box 633 Stn B, London, ON, N6A 4Y4.

A prize will be given to the two winning authors plus a class party for the two homerooms.

Kin Canada Clubs offer bursaries

High school students in London and surrounding area are encouraged to apply for post-secondary funding through the local Kin Canada Clubs: Kinsmen Club of Greater London, Kinette Club of London, Kinsmen Club of Dorchester and area, Kinsmen Club of St. Thomas, Kinette Club of St. Thomas, just to name a few.

Students who are or will be attending a recognized post-secondary institution during the following school year can apply for a $1,000 Kin Canada bursary. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, and can be downloaded at http://www.bursary.ca.

This bursary is awarded to students based on financial need, community and school involvement, and knowledge of Kin Canada. Successful applicants will be notified by June.

Since Kin Canada bursaries were established in 1994, more than $500,000 have been awarded to students pursuing their post-secondary education. The bursaries are supported each year by the fundraising efforts of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs across the country.

For more information about Kin Canada, visit http://www.kincanada.ca.


Club Address:
The Kinette Club of London meets the third Thursday of each month, September to June, at Community Living London Fellowship 6:00 pm Meeting 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PO Box 633 Stn B
London, Ontario
N6A 4Y4
Check our new club website!
http://www.kinettecluboflondon.webstarts.com

Email: londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com -> mailto:londonkinettes [snail] gmail [period] com

General inquiries to London Kin Phone
519-461-1073

Activities

Adopt seniors at Meadow Park Nursing Home

Essay Contest for grades 5 & 6:

"Why I am Proud to be Canadian"
250 words
due February 15th yearly
Teachers! Sign your class up today!

Supports:
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca
http://www.cysticfibrosislondon.ca

Stevenson Children's Camp since 1950
http://www.stevensonchildrenscamp.ca

London Celebrates Canada http://www.celebratecanada.info

Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis walk in May http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/en/GreatStrides/index.php

Community Living London http://www.cll.on.ca

2017 Family Day at the Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush
Monday February 19th 2018

2018 Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival

March 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25 and all of March break

Enjoy the guided tours, demonstrations and displays. Sample MAPLE SYRUP and other MAPLE PRODUCTS and visit the SUGAR SHACK. We provide a complete maple syrup tour, starting with the methods used by the natives, to the modern day evaporator.

Pancake Pavilion
2 pancakes/3 sausages
3 pancakes
1 pancake/2 sausages
1 pancake
Hot chocolate, coffee and pop available. All meals are served with pure maple syrup.

2017 Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Hours
weekends in March and ALL of March Break
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

School tours may be booked during starting January; featuring a guided walking tour. Pancakes and hot chocolate available by advanced booking only.

Organized groups are always welcome, but must book in advance. Dress warmly. Boots are recommended!

For tours during the month of March or info
call 519-461-1073
http://www.kinsmenfanshawesugarbush.com

Address of Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush
21201-C Lakeside Drive Thorndale
Event runs weekends in March



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