Wel­come to Kin Cor­ner

Meet­ing the com­mu­nity’s great­est needs

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - SUB­MIT­TED BY DENISINE NOLAN

Kin Canada is an all-Cana­dian ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion made up of ded­i­cated mem­ber vol­un­teers who serve their com­mu­nity’s great­est need by host­ing and spon­sor­ing events and com­mu­nity ser­vice projects.

There are about 500 Kin, Kins­men and Kinette clubs from coast to coast, with close to 24 clubs in our prov­ince and two right here in our com­mu­nity – a Kins­men and a Kinette club.

The Kin or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded in Hamil­ton, Ont. in 1920 by Harold (Hal) Rogers, who rec­og­nized the im­por­tance of ed­u­cat­ing our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. The Hal Rogers En­dow­ment Fund (HREF) was cre­ated in his mem­ory. The HREF, through the Kin Canada Bur­saries pro­gram, pro­vides fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to help stu­dents pur­sue higher learn­ing.

For the 2016-2017 school year, 186 ap­pli­ca­tions were re­ceived and 50 stu­dents across Canada each re­ceived a $1,000-bur­sary.

One was awarded right here in our com­mu­nity to Owen Mills of Marystown.

We are proud to be part of many dif­fer­ent events, com­mu­nity ser­vices, and projects. We par­tic­i­pate in and do­nate to many great or­ga­ni­za­tions. As we con­tinue with the ed­u­ca­tion of our or­ga­ni­za­tion we will fo­cus more on our lo­cal Kin Clubs, and the ser­vices and needs we pro­vide right here at home. We al­ways wel­come new mem­bers.

Be more than a vol­un­teer. Join a fam­ily of Kin.

Yours in Kin, Denisine Nolan

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