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September 24th, 2019
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at Odd Fellows Hall, 218 Concession Street, Kingston ON.

The Rotary Four Way Test

Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned

Rotary Reflection

For food in a world where many walk in hunger
For peace in a world where many walk in fear
For friends in a world where many walk alone
And for the opportunity to serve others through Rotary,
May we be truly thankful!

The Loyal Toast 

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Queen of Canada!

Acknowledgement of Territory

We are gathered on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. we are grateful to be able to join together in Rotary Fellowship on these lands.
Sep 24, 2019 7:00 AM
"My Journey to Working with Pathways"
Oct 01, 2019 7:00 AM
Sherlock's Escapes - a Unique Escape Room Experiance
Oct 15, 2019 7:00 AM
New Canadians Sharing their Experiences
Oct 22, 2019 7:00 AM
World Polio Day
Nov 05, 2019 7:00 AM
Annual Community Paul Harris Awards
Nov 19, 2019 7:00 AM
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Meeting Report September 17th, 2019


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Judy Fyfe, Guest of Zoe Mackenzie and speaker for the day.
Friends of Rotary: Zoe Mackenzie
Visiting Rotarians: Tina Bailey, Kingston Waterfront
Service Commitments (Makeups):None provided this week.

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Ron Pols

Ron added to the coffers of the club by fining the following;
  • Murray Cotton for improper breakfast etiquette
  • Doug Townsend, a welcome back buck
  • Rick Fiedorec for making fun of old people
  • Greta du Bois for being the 2nd last member to arrive
  • Bill Egnatoff for being early to next week’s meeting
  • Tina Bailey for waving instead of standing when introduced
  • John Gale owes $2.00 next week
  • Michelle Chatten Fiedorec pays for the privilege of sitting with 4 fellas
  • Robert Reid for being too friendly with the FunMaster

Happy/Sad Bucks 

  • RickFiedorec reported the St. Lawrence College Brockville Arts preview was awesome
  • Michelle Chatten Fiedorec had coffee with Past President Steve Champ, who was in town celebrating his 20th RMC reunion.
  • John Richards reports great response from Auction donors
  • Tina Bailey reports she is excited to hear our Guest speaker, Centenary report and events. She also reported she is getting married to Marc Leblanc
  • And finally, there is a volunteer opportunity at the Battersea Pumpkin Festival.
Elizabeth Cohoe (from last week)
September 30th is the firm deadline for Community Grants
Greg Mumford
Informed the club that he needed an 8pm Bingo volunteer – John Gale eagerly raised his hand
Bill Egnatoff (from last week)
Adventures in History is in four weeks, and there is a need for billets.  There is still room for six more students, and the program is still based on Youth Justice.  Billets will be for the nights of September 25, 26, 27.  Hosts will provide breakfast and transportation to and from the venue, although if transportation cannot be provided there can be assistance.  There may be over 20 participants, and there are lots of things for club members to do - transport, photography, etc.  Please see Bill.
Auction (from last week)
201 gifts in for the Auction.  Please don't give us gifts all at once, we only have three people posting.  We need to know if you approach new donors.  Greg will crank out a new donor sheet every week so we don't duplicate efforts.  Look to approach new businesses, their donations won't be spent until 2020.  They want exposure.
We obviously have a ways to go on getting more participants.
We’re down on sponsorship over last year, so please speak with people and let us know! Sponsors pay our costs so all revenue from gifts goes to projects. Greg will work with Response IT to get our email list up and running on Mail Chimp for large distributions.
Bill Gray would like other members to approach many of his former donors.  Outside of Bill’s donors, there are a lot of businesses that have participated in the past that are not in yet.  Please send an email to Greg and Ed about any new businesses that are approached.
Rick Fiedorec
Treasurer Rick asked for any member who had outstanding invoices or needed to be reimbursed to please do so before the end of September. He would like to present the Board with a Quarterly summary.
Robert Reid
Reminded the members of the Pig Roast on Oct. 4th, 2019 - $15.00 per person or $40.00 per family. He has some tickets left.

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
President read a Thankyou letter from Anita Mercier for the sponsorship to the YMCA Eco Camp.
Ana also had a request from the North Bay club to participate in a Guatemalan trip to a working project. Anyone interested please let Ana or John Gale know.
Toilet products, feminine hygiene and diapers are needed to replenish the South Frontenac food bank. Please bring donations to September 24th meeting.
We are continuing the collection of old batteries. These are gathered , delivered to Chorus Entertainment on Queen Street. They are recycled and receive credit in the form of Snow Suits for kids.
Our Pathways project continues to attract donations from other District clubs.  One of our roles will to act as mentors for the graduates who need a little guidance in making the decision about further schooling.  There are scholarships available if a graduate from Pathways chooses post-secondary education before age 23.  There will be a meeting facilitated by Pathways for those interested to help set guidelines for mentoring.  The commitment after the training is 4 hours a month for 5 months.
Whiskey and Wine tasting Friday, September 27th in Ottawa, in support of Rotary Home Foundation.  Details provided below.
Ana Sutherland reminded members about the upcoming District Conference that will take place in Clayton NY on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd.  The early-bird discount has been extended.  This is an important event for networking with other Rotarians in the District.
Heather Nogrady has applied for full membership in the club.  For those of you not yet familiar with Heather, here is a short bio;
Currently, 73 years old, I was born and raised in the Montreal area.  I received my B.Sc. from Sir George Williams University, followed by a Diploma in Education from McGill, and later, my M.Sc. from Concordia University.  I spent the first decade of my career in Education, first teaching High School chemistry, then as a high school Vice Principal of Student Life in an ethnic area of Montreal.
In the early 80s, I found that working as an administrator was not fulfilling and I missed the satisfaction I had derived from teaching.  I had also become interested in the field of Psychology, and so decided to pursue the academic credentials that would take me on that career path.  I returned to school full time and eventually received an M.A. in Applied Psychology from Concordia University, and then moved to Kingston where I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. 
After completing my graduate studies at Queen’s, I worked in Private Practices in both Belleville and Kingston.  In 1998, I co-founded and co-owned Kingston West Psychological Services where I practiced until my retirement in 2014.
During my professional career in Kingston, I was a Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors of Bereaved Families of Ontario for seven years and served as Chair of the Professional Advisory Board.
As for my personal history, I was married to Dr. Thomas Nogrady for 39 years until he died in 2009.  We did not have children, though we enjoyed the companionship of our wonderful dogs for many years.
I think it is evident in my Bio that my main interest over my lifetime has been working with people, through teaching and by helping others in a variety of capacities.  As such,  I believe that my professional experience and interests have prepared me well for membership in the Rotary organization.
Comments about this membership proposal should be directed to Membership Chair Rick Frasso.
Upcoming Dates/Events
Sept 25 Chamber of Commerce Open House 10am to 4 pm
Sept 25 to Sept 28 Adventures in History
Sept 26 Beers with Business Advisors 5 to 7 pm at the Rennaissance
Sept 27 Whiskey and Wine tasting in Ottawa
Sept 30 Orange Shirt Day
Sept 30 Deadline for Nominations for Community Paul Harris Awards
Sept 30 Deadline for Grants applications
Oct 03 Fundraiser for Pathways to Education, 1000 Islands Playhouse, “The New Canadian Curling Club”, tickets $40
Oct 6th Pig and Corn Roast, 3 to 7 pm, Robinson Gardens in support of Project Isthmus
October 23rd, 2019 - Auction Committee meeting at Kingston Dodge 5pm
Oct 24 World Polio Day.
November 1-3, 2019 - District Conference in Clayton New York
Nov 23rd Networking session for new Canadians, Oddfellows Hall - let's introduce these folks to Rotary!
Dec. 10th 2019 Christmas Party - 6:30 pm at Oddfellows Hall
July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College
Chase the Ace!
No winner this week, Ana was the lucky but not really lucky one :(
Meeting notes by Rick Fiedorec 
Doug Townsend and Judy Fyfe
Past President (and Charter Member) Doug Townsend gave us an update on the Centennial Committee’s plan to have 52 vignettes celebrating the history of Rotary’s 100 years in Kingston. He has been given the task of coming up with 8-10 Rotary stories to be used during the Centennial year. So far he has about 5 and is looking for help and ideas in getting the remaining. He needs photos and editorial for:
          1 –the founding of the CK Rotary Club 1985
          2- Polio Plus
          3- Women in Rotary 1989
          4- Sweat Equity projects
          5- equipment for new schools
Some additional ideas that were brought forth were:
Adventures in History, Changing face of Rotary, Ambassador Scholar, Waterfront Club, International projects, Rotary Friendship Exchange and Fundraisers.
This project is in the works now, and any material you may have would be helpful to Doug
Our main speaker today was Judy Fyfe, Director of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Kingston.
Judy informed the club of what St. Vincent does for our community and the people who need their help. Plans are underway to move operations from their present location on Concession Street to a new facility on Charles Street. They provide about 80-100 lunches a day.
From their website;

In the early 1870’s, the St. Vincent de Paul Society was incorporated in Kingston, Ontario. But the story of 85 Stephen Street begins in 1965 when the Society began to formalize their care for those in need through St. Mary’s Cathedral. By 1966, other local parishes joined in the effort of the society to care for the vulnerable in this community and were providing support to those in need and those who were in jail.

In 1967-68, under the leadership of Arch Bishop Wilhelm, the property at 85 Stephen St. was purchased. With the tireless support of Father William Burns and local parishioners, including Pat Deasey, John McLean and Don Mocktiche, care for those in need could now include free clothing and furniture. At that time, St. Vincent de Paul Society had only the Warehouse to provide services from.

It was not until the mid 1970’s that a hot meal was provided for those living in poverty. Sister Loretta McArthy, who as the 1st Manager of the Society, began this ministry with the purchase of the small building referred to as the “Bug House” as it was once a small extermination business that used the space. Later, a new kitchen was created to accommodate the increasing number of individuals who were in need of a hot meal and a place to belong. The community that exists here today among the clients, volunteers and staff is rooted in the tender care provided by Sister Loretta. Her dedication to this program inspired the naming of our front building – The Loretta Hospitality Centre.

Today, we still offer a hot meal at lunchtime, five days a week, all year long. The WearHouse still operates offering free household items and clothing to those who visit our facility. We also offer an Emergency Food Pantry to assist our neighbours who are running short and find themselves without enough food.

We work very hard to maintain the quality of service that our founders and early supporters aimed to provide. We stay close to our roots and offer kindness and compassion to all whom cross the threshold at 85 Stephen St.

Bingo Schedule Apr 2019 - Mar 2020

Schedule April 2019 - March 2020

Day DateTimeVolunteerVolunteer
Thursday April 11, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecHoward Lee
Thursday April 11, 201910:00 PMGreg MumfordPatty LeCollier
Thursday April 25, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday April 25, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecTerri Hodges
Thursday May 02, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday May 02, 201910:00 PMJohn Farrow
Bill Egnatoff
Thursday May 16, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday May 16, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecAnita Mercier
Thursday June 06, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeHoward Lee
Thursday June 06, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Richards
Thursday June 20, 20198:00 PMJohn GaleGreg Mumford
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PMHakeem SubairJohn Farrow
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasGreta Du Bois
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PMJohn RichardsGreg Mumford
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday Aug 01, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday Aug 29, 201910:00 PMJohn FarrowMurray Cotton
Thursday Sept 05, 20198:00 PMMurray CottonTerri Hodges
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMMurray CottonRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasJohn Richards
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PMElizabeth Cohoe 
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidJohn Richards
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PMMurray Cotton 
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PMJohn RichardsRick Fiedorec
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PMHeather KembelRobert Reid
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PMMurray Cotton 
Thursday Feb 27, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 27, 20208:00 PM  
Thursday Mar 12, 20208:00 PM  
Thursday Mar 12, 202010:00 PM  
Thursday Mar 26, 20206:00 PMElizabeth CohoeHeather Kembel
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PMRobert Reid 

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
Duty Roster
7:00 Registration and Greeting
Members: Michelle Chatten Fiedorec Guest: John Richards
Greeter: Bernie Allard
Hall and Kitchen setup: Heather Kembel, Ana Sutherland, Ed Thomson
Hall and Kitchen clean up: Ed Thomson, Rick Fiedorec, Greg Mumford
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen Jackie Blakney
7:17 Breakfast Parade John Farrow
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland and members
7:45 Fun Master John Farrow
7:55 Auction Committee Update Greg Mumford. John Richards, John Farrow
8:05 Speaker Intro Bill Egnatoff
8:07 Speaker Roger Romero - Planning, implementing, supervision, evaluation and ongoing development of academic and social supports provided by Pathways to Education Kingston. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZMZOCt-6Ws .
8:27 Speaker Thanks Robert Reid
8:28 Draw Murray Cotton
8:30 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe:Bill Egnatoff
Piano: Terry Hicks