Past President Kelly McKinney was pleased to introduce his older brother Kim to the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Belleville.  Who is Kim McKinney you ask?  From a family of seven children, it was sometimes difficult to tell everyone apart, especially Kim and Tim who are identical twins.  But Kelly described Kim as being kind, an adventurer and leader, distinguished and wise.  We got a sense of competitiveness in the family and a great sense of humour.
 
Kim has attended a lot of meetings and events in the past year that he described as an amazing year, getting involved in many aspects of Rotary.  Rotary is about Service Above Self and bringing a diverse background of people together to work on projects and initiatives that improve life for others.  He has been involved in Rotary tree planting, Camp Merrywood and Porchfest.  Kim was impressed with the budget process for the Club and the professional way the finances were addressed by the committee.  He is sure that the Rotary Club of Belleville is in good hands.  Kim passed around a family book that was done ten years ago, an amazing piece of history to put together.  Kim's mom is 89 and living at Quinte Gardens, well blessed with visits from her 7 children and 21 grandchildren.  She is getting great care there and doing well.  Kim and his wife Nancy have three children, all studying in their chosen fields of environmental studies and industrial design.  The family lived in Oakville, but returned to Belleville in 2020, expedited by COVID and having to adapt to new ways of marketing and doing business. 
 
We were entertained by a remote interview Kim set up with Mr. Chat, providing information on the real estate business or what could be interpreted as annoying real estate terms when it comes to listing a piece of property.  Unique could mean difficult to sell.  Cozy could mean small or cramped.  Charming, outdated or in need of serious renovations.  Nestled could mean a secluded location or a location next to a noisy construction site.  All in good fun! 
 
Past President Sam Brady thanked Kim for an engaging classification talk and for all that he does in the community.  We are indeed fortunate to have the McKinney family among us.