Welcome to the Kinsmen Club of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Our club has a long history of serving our community’s greatest need, celebrating our 73nd anniversary in November, 2018.
The Kinsmen Club of Liverpool is located on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia in Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Kinsmen members are part of a volunteer organization “Kin Canada” that serve to enrich our communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships. The association boasts a proud 88-year history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.’ The association governs both Kinsmen (men’s) as well as Kinette (women’s) clubs across Canada. The Liverpool charter of the Kinette Club was in service from 1946 and disbanded at the end of the 2012/2013 year.
The Kinsmen Club of Liverpool was chartered on November 7, 1945 by the Kinsmen Club of Halifax. The Liverpool Club was the 131st club in the association. The Club was incorporated under a private Members Bill in 1947.
The Kinsmen meet regularly at the Lions Hall (Gorham St., Liverpool) or Kinsmen residences on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, September through June. Contact any member of the club or send us an email at Liverpool_Kinsmen@yahoo.com. We will respond to you with the upcoming location.
» FUNDRAISING PROJECTS / DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
Since 1945, the Kinsmen Club of Liverpool has raised and expended over $800,000.00 on Service Projects in our community. Our current major fundraising projects include:
-Liverpool Privateers Days Chip Booth
-Memorial Car Show Chip Booth
-TV Bingo (KINGO)
Funds from these projects have been distributed through the community wherever there has been a need.
Liverpool Kinsmen Club donations include:
-Queens Place Emera Centre ($25,000 commitment over 5 years)
-Queens General Hospital Expansion Project ($10,000 commitment over 5 years)
-Astor Theatre – Digital Conversion Project
-Christmas Cheer Boxes (Salvation Army)
-Kinsmen Memorial Roy Yarn Bursary
-Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-MS Society of Canada
-The Canadian Cancer Society
-The Lung Association
-Queens County Music Festival
-The Remberance Day Wreath
-IWK Grace Health Centre
-Bowl For Kids Sake
-545 Squadron, Liverpool Air Cadets
-North Queens Rural High School Safe Graduation
-Liverpool Regional High School Safe Graduation
-High School Bursaries (read below)
-Kin Canada Bursary
-All Access Playground Project
» KINSMEN BURSARIES:
The Liverpool Kinsmen Bursary was set up by the Kinsmen Club of Liverpool in memory of the late Roy Yarn (a long time member of the Liverpool Kinsmen Club). Two bursaries, in the amount of $1,500.00 per school, are offered annually to students at the North Queens Rural High School and Liverpool Regional High School, who will be continuing their education at university, college, or community college.
For more information and application details on these bursaries, please contact the High School guidance councilor.
The Kinsmen Club of Liverpool is also proud to provide volunteer workers and sponsor the canteen for the Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinics at the Liverpool Fire Hall. We also volunteer time throughout the year at community events such as the Hospital Hustle, Curling for Cancer, Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Boxes, and with Hillsview Acres.
The Kinsmen Club of Liverpool is proud of our past. With such a great past we can only look to the future to continue our fine contributions. With the continued support of the community, we can continue ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need’ for many years to come.
» INTERESTED IN JOINING THE KINSMEN CLUB OF LIVERPOOL?
New members are always welcome !!! Although the Kin organization dates back more than 80 years, there’s nothing old-fashioned about what Kinsmen do. Projects are interesting and fun, get you into the community, and they’re always rewarding.
You’ll be proud of the work you do helping others less fortunate in our community, and pleased with the personal benefits that result. There are many leadership and development opportunities both at a club level, and also within the Kin Canada association itself.
Kin Canada clubs make up the country’s largest all Canadian service group, with more than 7,450 members belong to 528 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs from coast to coast. Members work together to serve their communities’ greatest needs by promoting service, fellowship, family values, and national pride. So, if you’d like to give something back to your community, join our Kinsmen club today, and brighten the horizon – for yourself and your community.
It’s easy to get started – Come out to a meeting, you’ll be glad you did.