Association of Kin Clubs of Canada National President visits Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Kinsmen had a very special guest come to visit on Friday, Jan. 19th. On only her third trip at National President of the Association of Kin Clubs of Canada, Terri MacCannell, wanted to make sure she made a stop in Ladysmith. MacCannell said:
“I wanted to make a trip to Vancouver Island, during my term which is ending this coming July. Vancouver Island has a history of strong Kinsmen fellowship and the Ladysmith club’s name is well known in our association so it made sense that my brief visit should be here.”
MacCannell only had the day to visit the South Island, she said and it seemed a central location to have all the Island clubs meet here for a brief meeting and social.
MacCannell was given a tour of the Ladysmith club’s accomplishments from the past few years, by Kin Larry Adair as well as District Past Governor, Scott Wood, from Victoria.
The Island was represented, on Friday, by Kin members from Victoria, Juan de Fuca, Duncanc, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and the Comox Valley. MacCannell, who has been a member of the Calgary Kin for 22 years said:
“With my years on various District and National boards, the Ladysmith Kinsmen always seem to be doing something that is large and noteworthy and recognized by the community. As well it’s noticed by our National Board, so I really wanted to see it for myself…. And it’s all true”.
Ladysmith is a beautiful town in a great location and to see what our members here have done really makes me proud.
While in Ladysmith the various clubs held a meeting to see how they all can work and participate in the Kinsmen National Kinvention that will be held in Nanaimo in August 2019.