Kinsmen Report: June 2018

2018 MS Walk at Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

The current Kin year has come to an end with a number of events and activities for members of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill over the past two months.

Our annual pork chop dinner was held at the end of April, and is a fun event for our members. We appreciate your continued support and appreciate all of the feedback. It sounds like everyone enjoyed their meal!

Then, of course, we get to the 3rd Annual Colchester Book Fair. With generous donations from the community and a partnership this year with the Slate Youth Centre, we were able to transform a room in the Truro Mall into a haven for booklovers. A lot of preparation goes into this event, but it’s worth it to see the community come out in search of some good reading material. Whether it was just a handful or a few bags, it’s fair to say a lot of people walked away happy.

We were called upon to help with the MS Walk in Truro on May 27th at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. From all accounts, the event was one of the most successful in our area, and we were once again proud to be able to lend a hand.

The Thrill of the Grill Eggfest was held on June 16th in Upper Onslow, presented by Warmth by Design. Our members were on hand running a beer tent, and also held a 50/50 draw.

Kinsmen and Kinettes from across the region converged on Acadia University in Wolfville earlier this month for our annual District Convention. It’s a chance to meet like-minded community volunteers from other clubs, set goals and a vision for the future of District 7 (which our club is part of), and of course enjoy the fellowship that comes along with it.

The Sackville Kinsmen/K-40 hosted the Annual District 7 Golf Tournament just last weekend at the Debert Golf Club. The Bible Hill Kinsmen sent five members, and while we didn’t win, it was a great afternoon of golf and fellowship. This is just one of the regional events held throughout the year.

With all of that said, we do have a few announcements coming and donations to give out. Stay tuned for those.

And as another kin year comes to an end, we look ahead to 2018-19, which means meetings starting again in September. To that end, the club held elections for a new executive. John Spears will serve as president for the third time. The rest of the executive is as follows, and congratulations to each:

  • Vice-president: Mark Thibedeau
  • Secretary: Glen MacKenzie
  • Bulletin Editor: Stephen Hamlin
  • Treasurer: Allison MacDonald
  • Registrar: Drew MacGregor
  • Risk Manager: Brent Pettis
  • Membership and Awards Director: Geoff Hamlin
  • Communications Director: James Faulkner

The Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. If you’re interested in joining us for a meeting, or would like more information, email

James Faulkner is the Communications Director for the Bible Hill Kinsmen.

District 7 Update: Kiniversaries

Hey everyone, this Kin Year we’re going to try to do some things differently, and that includes recognizing each of you and what you mean to our Kin family and your communities. Part of that will be celebrating our Kiniversaries. So starting with September (yes, I’m a bit late on the draw), let’s honour our fellow Kin celebrating with us this month. (For the record, we use dates and info from National)

Over 20 years in Kin this month
John Spears (Bible Hill, 20 years), Audie Newhook (Botwood, 36 years), Carla Murphy (Central PEI, 22 years), Rheal Sirois (Edmundston, 32 years), Carl Croucher (Fredericton, 46 years), Peter Kessels (Frederiction, 37 years), John Ross (Halifax, 20 years), Patsy Inkpen (Marystown, 31 years), Mary Power (Marystown, 24 years), Jackie Seely (Nashwaaksis, 22 years)

Over 10 years in Kin this month
Gary Delory (Antigonish, 17 years), Jeffrey Small (Bridgeport, 16 years), Dionne Bartlett (Bridgeport, 15 years), Peter Mullins (Charlottetown, 13 years), Kerry Harkness (Cheticamp, 11 years), Robert Oullette (Edmundston, 19 years), John Clair (Edmundston, 10 years), Maurice Pitre (Fredericton, 18 years), Mike Webster (Kentville & District, 12 years), Garland Andrews (La Scie, 13 years), Buddie Munn (Nashwaaksis, 16 years), Leanne Matthews (New Glasgow, 19 years)

Under 10 years in Kin this month
Geoff Hamlin (Bible Hill, 8 years), Palma Champoux (Bridgewater, 2 years), Greg McCourt (Charlottetown, 4 years), Derm Hayes (Corner Brook, 2 years), Ann Muxworthy (Florenceville, 8 years), Francis Reid (Glace Bay, 8 years), Mike Best (Goose-Happy Valley, 7 years), Jesse Pomeroy (Goose-Happy Valley, 4 years), Katie Edmondson (Nashwaaksis, 2 years), Glen Collier (Riverview, 2 years), Ron Greene (Riverview, 2 years), Brent Greer (Riverview, 2 years), Ernie Hunt (Sackville, 7 years), Ben Bishop (Sackville, 6 years), Kirk Elliott (St Anthony & Area, 2 years)

And a special thanks to our member(s) celebrating their first full year in Kin
Cavelle Clark (Goose-Happy Valley)

That is over 536 years of Serving Our Communities’ Greatest Need.

Stay tuned in the coming months for more Kin-iversary Celebrations, and other ways we look to share our successes.

Yours in Kin,
Quinn McCarthy (District Membership Director, member of the Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill)