About Us

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The Kinette Club of Medicine Hat was issued it’s Charter from Kin Canada on March 10th, 1941. We are a member of District 4 of Kin Canada, which encompasses all of Alberta and part of British Columbia including Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. District 4 is then divided into seven zones. Zone Map. We are a member of Zone Fwhich includes Brooks, Medicine Hat, Taber, Coaldale, Lethbridge, Claresholm, Milk River and Cardston.  Our zone (Zone F) has 14 clubs in total. Although the women in Kinette clubs used to have to be a wife of a Kinsmen that longer holds true. If you are a woman who is 18 years of age or older we are looking for you!

Founder Hal Rogers

History of Kin 

The Association was founded by Harold (Hal) Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920 in Hamilton, Ont. Rogers was 21 and, after returning from the trenches of the First World War, he missed the companionship of the men he had served with. Looking to join a club of sorts, Rogers decided to join Rotary, but his application was rejected because it was Rotary’s policy not to admit two members from the same business establishment (his father, with whom Rogers worked, was already a member). As a result of this rejection, Rogers and a small group of men gathered for a dinner meeting and became the first Kinsmen club; the Kinsmen Club of Hamilton.

Kinette clubs were formed in 1935, then being called K-ette clubs. The ladies were wives of the Kinsmen who started getting together and helping out around their communities. Their first big project was Milk for Britain, where in their first year they were able to raise enough money to purchase more than three million quarts. By 1942 the Kinettes were officially recognized in the organization. Now you do not have to be a wife of a Kinsmen to join. Anyone can join.

Mission Statement

Kin Canada is a dynamic volunteer organization enriching our communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships.

Kin Motto

‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need’

National Charity

Since 1964, the Kinsmen and Kinettes have proudly supported the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF).

 

For more information about our club, please email us at info@medicinehatkinettes.ca