Cystic Fibrosis Canada Donation

The Kin Club of Russell donated $8,459.56 to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC) from its recent Catch the Ace lottery. Receiving the cheque on behalf of CFC was Sameer Joshi, an Associate for Community Engagement with CFC.

Kin Club President Cindy Anthony, who presented the cheque, noted that this current donation brought the Kin Club of Russell's (chartered in 2011) total donations to CFC to over $183,000.00

Pictured left to right: Kin Club of Russell President Cindy Anthony, Sameer Joshi, Associate,Community Engagement with CFC.

Pictured left to right: Kin Club of Russell President Cindy Anthony, Sameer Joshi, Associate,Community Engagement with CFC.

Russell Sign Project

New “Welcome to Russell” Signs Wants Your Input

The Kin Club of Russell is seeking everyone’s input from the Village of Russell (not Russell Township) on two new Welcome to Russell signs they are designing and building. Sign Committee chairs Ash Babber and David Picard emphasized the signs should be reflective of Russell Village’s heritage, personality and character. “That is why we are conducting a very short survey, in English and French, to compile everyone’s wishes for the new signs.”

Residents of the Village of Russell can confirm their thoughts and choices at https://kinclubofrussell.ca/russell-sign for the next two weeks until April 10th. The signs will be placed on Castor St., just by the bike path between Russell and Embrun, and also on Craig St., close to Boundary Road. The Kin Club of Russell will be fundraising for the signs and sponsors will have their names enshrined on a commemorative plaque near the bike path sign location. For donations please contact Doug Anthony at kindoug27@gmail.com or 613-445-6483.

As an added incentive to complete the survey, the Kin Club of Russell will conduct a draw of all entrees and donate a Poutmasters 20th Anniversary Family pass to the lucky draw winner (May 10 – 12th, 2019).

Les nouveaux panneaux Bienvenue à Russell veulent votre avis

Le Club Kin de Russell sollicite l’opinion de chaque résident du village de Russell (et non du canton de Russell) sur deux nouveaux panneaux de « Bienvenue à Russell » qui seront conçue et construit par le club. Les présidents du comité des panneaux, Ash Babber et David Picard, ont souligné que les panneaux devaient refléter l'héritage, la personnalité et le caractère du village de Russell. "C’est pourquoi nous menons un très court sondage, en anglais et en français, pour rassembler les souhaits de chacun concernant ces nouveaux panneaux."

Les résidents du village de Russell peuvent attester/confirmer leurs pensées et leurs choix au site https://kinclubofrussell.ca/russell-sign durant les deux prochaines semaines et ce jusqu’au 10 avril. Les panneaux seront situés sur la rue Castor, près de la piste cyclable entre Russell et Embrun, ainsi que sur la rue Craig, près du chemin Boundary. Le Club Kin de Russell organisera une collecte de fonds pour les affiches et les noms des commanditaires seront inscrits sur une plaque commémorative située près de l’emplacement des panneaux de la piste cyclable. Pour les dons, veuillez communiquer avec Doug Anthony à kindoug27@gmail.com ou au 613-445-6483.

Le Club Kin de Russell organisera un tirage au sort parmi toutes les entrées et donnera un laissez-passer familial du 20e anniversaire de Poutmasters au gagnant du tirage (du 10 au 12 mai 2019).

 

A Night of KINdulgence!

The Kin Club of Russell hosted its KINduglence dance on Saturday night featuring Eddie and the Stingrays and a chocolate theme with chocolate goodies and chocolate martinis. Organizer Tammy Wall and her crew decorated the school auditorium at Russell High School with period and chocolate theme.

Eddie and the Stingrays did a great job again with a full dance floor from their first song to their last encore number. Some chose to wear period clothing and the crowd had fun voting on the best 50s-60s attire. What a band!! This was the seventh dance held by the Kin Club of Russell with Eddie and the Stingrays who celebrate 39 years performing this year. Yet another successful event by the Kin Club.

Kin Club of Russell Sweeps National Service Awards

On Friday, August 17th, at Kin Canada national convention in Sarnia, the Kin Club of Russell was recognized nationally as having the best service project of the year, “The Russell Township Sports Dome project”. They were also recognized with Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Bill Skelly Award for its “Catch The Ace” project in which funds from this lottery were directed to cystic fibrosis research. Nationally, Kin Canada celebrated raising over $20,000,000 for its communities last year and as well having reached the $46 million dollar plateau of donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Earlier in the day, the Kin Club of Russell was also recognized as having won the Outstanding Club Award, the Ken Pierce Membership Award (for growth), the Outstanding Boake Efficiency Award (for administration efficiency). Individual awards were also handed out to the Kin Club’s members; Maya Desrosiers won the Outstanding Maple Leaf Award and Doug Anthony won five (5) GEM Awards (awarded for sponsoring 3 new members in one-year period).

Kin Club of Russell president Cindy Anthony accepts the Bill Skelly award from Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Board of Director’s Chair Mitch Lepage.

Kin Club of Russell president Cindy Anthony accepts the Bill Skelly award from Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Board of Director’s Chair Mitch Lepage.

Kin Club of Russell Wraps Up for the Year

The Kin Club of Russell finished its last meeting of the year with a bang…another four new members bringing the club to a whopping 48 members. The Kin Club grew from 27 members in October, adding another 21 new members to its ranks to finish off strong for the year as the club prepares for a busy fall.

Fresh from District Convention in Cornwall where the Kin Club of Russell’s Sports Dome project won the service project award for its efforts (now going to compete at the national level for the best service project of the year), the Kin Club has a number of projects slated for the fall;

1.     The Kin Club is continuing its new Catch the Ace lottery draw which started June 17th – tickets are available at Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery, Russell Foodland and Pronto;

2.     The Kin Club is hosting its first District convention - the District Fall Leadership Conference in Russell on November 3rd;

3.     The Dr. Darrell Menard Roast (Roasted Doc à le Menard) will take place December 1st at the Embrun Community Centre; and,

4.     The Kin Club is also starting its work on the Welcome to Russell signs for the east and west entrances into Russell.

Photo: New members are inducted into the Kin Club of Russell with their badges, shirts and new member kits; From left to right – Elizabeth Ferguson, Isabelle St-Amour, Cassandra Guertin-Thibodeau, Shirley McInnis, Diane Hayes, Diane Lacroix, Dave Picard, Kim Picard, Diane Perron, Rick McCabe, Maghan Gagnon and Trevor Findlay.

Photo: New members are inducted into the Kin Club of Russell with their badges, shirts and new member kits; From left to right – Elizabeth Ferguson, Isabelle St-Amour, Cassandra Guertin-Thibodeau, Shirley McInnis, Diane Hayes, Diane Lacroix, Dave Picard, Kim Picard, Diane Perron, Rick McCabe, Maghan Gagnon and Trevor Findlay.

New Major Project for the Kin Club of Russell

After months of strategic planning and considering input from the public, Township and businesses, the Kin Club of Russell voted in its next major project – Welcome to Russell signs. It a very close vote, the sign project was selected over four other projects including a walkway and walking bridge over the Castor River; a community garden; a new pool/arena complex; and a community van.

The two Welcome to Russell signs will be similar to those already in existence in Embrun, complete with stone work, signage, shrubbery, etc. They are proposed for the Boundary Road/Craig St. entrance as well as the corner of Castor/Eadie Roads. Construction of both signs are estimated between $60,000.00 - $80,000.00.

The new project is expected to be completed within a year, at which time the club will commence its next major project. Although the recent survey completed by the club showed the majority of residents wanted a new pool complex, the Kin Club members felt they need a bit of a breather and easier project after the Sports Dome project.

Anyone wishing to assist with the construction/building/fundraising of the signs should contact the Kin Club of Russell at kinclubofrussell@gmail.com

Kin Club of Russell is Growing

At their last month’s meeting in March, the Kin Club of Russell grew by four new members – Elizabeth Kola, Trevor Findlay, Diane Hayes and Dave Picard. Not to be outdone, they grew by another eleven new members at their April monthly meeting - José Bluteau, Trista Georges, Marty & Maria Chesser, Diane Perron, Elizabeth Ferguson, Rick & Marg McCabe, James Egan, Kim Picard and Meghan Gagnon.

Standing now at 42 members strong, the Kin Club is preparing for the Russell Township Sports Dome Opening Ceremonies and Recognition Gala on May 5th, an end to their current Catch the Ace lottery on May 6th (if it doesn’t go the Sunday before) as they will draw until the jackpot (estimated to be $30,000) is given away, followed by Poutmasters Fishing Derby May 11 – 13th with a $500 Day at Stella’s Spa being given away for Mother’s Day to some lucky fisherman.

The Kin Club of Russell also selected its next new strategic project to work on, which will be ratified and revealed at their next general meeting on May 28th. For more information about kin or its projects, please visit www.kinclubofrussell.ca or its Facebook page at Kin Club of Russell.