Kinette Club of London President: Mary Metcalfe (2020-2021)
Kinette Club of London News!
What are we up to now? Kin Trivia Nights on FaceBook
Stay tuned for a few names of New Members!
Zone F Membership Challenge accepted!
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
London, Ontario September 2017 – During Kin Canada’s 97th National Convention it was noted:
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 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Community Living London 190 Adelaide St S. Call 519-461-1073 for more information.
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:
Stevenson Children’s Camp, Stevenson Children's Camp P.O. Box 39020, London, Ontario, N5Y 5L1
Kinette Carol L. Cooper, Life Member of the Kinette Club of London-'
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 Sunday November 11th, 2018
The London Santa Claus Parade will have a float by The Kinsmen Club of Greater London Saturday November 10th 2018
6th Annual Kinette Christmas Bazaar and Craft Market - Save the date! #ChristmasBazaar #CraftMarket
Saturday December 1st 2018; 10:00–14:00
Kinette Club of London President:Carol L Cooper, Life member (2018-2019)
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What have the the Kinette Club of London been up too?
Walk for to Make Cystic Fibrosis History- May
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Kinette Mary Metcalfe will travel to Machu Picchu
Please share! We are so excited that one of our members, Mary Metcalfe will be trekking to Machu Picchu to raise funds for Cystic fibrosis!
I am taking the challenge and participating in the first ever Worldwide Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History: Peru Edition. Along with my fellow adventurous fundraisers, we will embark on an eight day trek to climb one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu!
This once in a lifetime adventure will reach for new peaks in support of cystic fibrosis research and care. Every week one baby born in Canada is diagnosed with CF through newborn screening, and the funds raised through this trek are helping the over 4,200 Canadians living with this disease.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are closer than ever to ending CF. The estimated median age of survival in Canada for those living with CF is 53.3 years and the CF population is thriving due to our world-class research and care, but we still have work to do. Half of the CF patients who died in 2016 were under 38.9 years of age.
Donate today and you will help me go on this incredible adventure while making a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by cystic fibrosis.
Thank you in advance for your support.Every donation will help towards finding a cure for this terrible disease.
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
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"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.
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.
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Essay Contest for grades 5 & 6:
"Why I am Proud to be Canadian"
Stevenson Children's Camp since 1950
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
2018 Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival
March 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,30,31 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.
2019 Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Hours
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!
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