No summer meetings doesn’t mean lack of activity

The Kinsmen Report, By Tim Tucker

Published on August 14, 2014

Kinsmen keen to support Provincial Exhibition

While none of us does what we do for awards, it’s nice for our club to be recognized and for our club to recognize individual members whenever we get the chance.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce the Bible Hill Kinsman Club recently won the Ray Wamboldt Attendance award, given each year to the club in Atlantic Canada having the highest percentage of attendance of members at club meetings. This award serves as an indication of the dedication of our 20 members and the high regard given to club meetings. The Bible Hill Kinsmen are also earning the Boake Efficiency Award and the Outstanding Club Award, two awards from Kin Canada for clubs going above and beyond serving their communities.

Our club also recently recognized some of its own members for their hard work and commitment to the organization. Winning Rookie of the Year was Mark Thibedeau, while Geoff Hamlin took home the Kinsmen of the Year award. Both members work tirelessly on behalf of the Bible Hill Kinsmen Club, and the community in general, to ensure we’re well represented and successful in our projects. Congratulations to both of them!

We recently held our first Installation Night in several years, where our new executive was sworn in and introduced to our membership. We also honoured a few people at our Installation Night with perfect attendance pins. These included Tim Tucker, Geoff Hamlin, James Faulkner, Stephen Hamlin, Mark Thibedeau, Perry Kohler, Glen MacKenzie, Quinn McCarthy, John Spears, Peter Taylor and Ken Wynn.

We would like to say a sincere thank you to all members who helped out with our Pulled Pork Sandwich sale at the Bible Hill Canada Day celebrations on July 1st. We would also like to thank everyone who purchased something from us on that day. Your support is vital in our attempt to give back to the community. In the meantime, we would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might have on how we can serve you better during the event. Is there something you would like us to serve that we aren't serving currently? Is there a certain food you would like to be able to get? How about activities like a dunk tank?  Is there something you would like us to do that we aren’t currently doing? Please send suggestions to

While we haven’t had any regular meetings over the summer, our club has remained busy with these events and undertaking major renovations to our canteen at the Provincial Exhibition grounds. This includes a whole new floor, a fresh coat of paint to the outside and other minor changes, all meant to serve you better! We’ll be back at the EX this year with our usual favourites: burgers, hotdogs, pizza, fries, onion rings, etc. We’ll also have our second location once again inside the MacMillan Show Centre with pizza, popcorn, drinks and other great items.

We consider the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition to be an extremely important event for Colchester County’s economy and one we hope will continue for years to come. The money we make at our canteen is vital in ensuring we continue to support initiatives in the community and for the health of our club in general. Your support is needed and appreciated.

We get back to regular meetings the first Thursday in September at the Bible Hill Village Hall.

Tim Tucker is the club secretary with the Bible Hill Kinsmen. The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Bible Hill Village Hall.