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August 20th, 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.
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Sep 03, 2019 7:00 AM
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Meeting Report August 13th, 2019


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Gavin Hutchinson, guest of the club, Guest Speaker; Jim Rimerson, guest of Greg Mumford.
Friends of Rotary: Heather Nogrady, Glen Roberts
Visiting Rotarians: Margaret Shibley - Passport Club
Service Commitments (Makeups): Elizabeth Cohoe - Lunch by George;Terri Hodges - Plogging! :) (This is a new trend started by the Swedes – running and picking up garbage as you go.  My Running Room group did a 5km run on Sunday morning and we collected 6 bags of garbage from along the K&P Trail :))
Bill Egnatoff -  Adventures in History;Ana Sutherland - Mentoring

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec

Phones away – we’re going to do some August trivia!
What gets celebrated on the 13th of August?  Left-handedness day!
Who was August named for?  Caesar Augustus
Why does August have 31 days?  Caesar didn’t want less days than July, named for Julius (the emperor, not the juice fast food franchise) – the extra day came from February!
Can you name other things celebrated in August?  Like goat cheese month?  Rotary membership month!  Romance awareness month!  Sandwich month!  Catfish month?  Get ready for kindergarten month!  Immunization-awareness month! 
Can you name another famous person named August?  August Busch I, II, III, IV & V (as in beer).  Our knowledge was not up to the task, and pockets were emptied.

Happy/Sad Bucks 

Heather Kembel:  Fantastic trip to Morocco with Evelyn; desert, camels, we did it all!
Bill Egnatoff:  Salt Lake City trip – awesome Natural History Museum and heard the Morman Tabernacle Choir.
Elizabeth Cohoe:  Grand twins birthday
Rick Fiedorec:  Great trip to Perth Manor
John Farrow:  Happy Gavin is here this morning; one of my ancestors had a son named John and another named lame John!  Is mentee a real word?  We had quite a (nerdy) family debate and yes, it is!

Other Communication

Auction: The John, John, and Greg show!
Meeting this Wednesday at 5pm.  We’re looking for sponsorship ideas, in particular.
Remember the challenge!
Elizabeth Cohoe:
Nut Drive – Keith McWhirter from Waterfront Club is coordinating the ad in the Whig about the nut drive.  You may wish to donate towards the advertisement – business card $50; personal name mention $30.  Email me!
John Farrow, Foundation Chair
We are looking for Paul Harris nominees.  We have 3 people nominated, so far, but we need more nominations.  I did put the info out on our Facebook page – please share.  The presentation is in November.

President's Announcement

President, Ana Sutherland:
August 15th Pathways to Education is having a meeting with students and their parents about post-secondary education.  A psychologist will be speaking about resiliency and mental health concerns with our post-secondary students.
Board meeting this afternoon at 4pm – first one of this year!
One of our centenary projects is around supporting new Canadians – and we’ll be having a presentation on this in October.
Saturday, November 23rd workshop here at Odd Fellows Hall for networking with new Canadians.  Looking forward to introducing these folks to Rotary too!
Please sign up on the duty sheet – let us know how you’d like to help out at our regular weekly meetings.
Sept 15th Terry Fox Run & BBQ
Adventures in History will need billets.  See John Farrow.
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day – Robert Reid will distribute shirts and collect the money.
Former member Patty Enright says hi!  She’s retiring next month and may become a Friend of Rotary :)
Upcoming Dates/Events
August 20th All Club Members District Governor's meeting at Odd Fellows Hall -Regular Breakfast meeting - Club Directors are asked to stay and meet with DG Gerry Lambert after the meeting 
Sept 15, 2019 Terry Fox Run - 9:30 AM to 1 pm - BBQ Lake Ontario Park 
Sept 25 to Sept 28 Adventures in History 
Sept 30 Orange Shirt Day
Sept 30 Deadline for Nominations for Community Paul Harris Awards
October 23rd, 2019 - Auction Committee meeting at Kingston Dodge 5pm
November 2, 2019 - District Conference in Clayton NY- details to come
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!
Meeting notes by Teri Hodges 
Concerned Citizens Fighting Climate Change
John Farrow introduced our guest speaker, Gavin Hutchison, who was here to speak with us about climate change.  Gavin has an engineering background and got inspired to be involved with spreading the word about climate change after reading the book,  The Weather Makers.   He was trained by Al Gore in 2012 on how to present on the topic of climate change.
So, why is our planet not a cold rock, like our moon?  It’s our atmosphere that provides a stable temperature, evaporation, precipitation and photosynthesis.  The stable temperature comes from the Greenhouse Effect. The sun’s rays warm the earth’s surface and our atmosphere hangs on to some of that heat for us.  Adding greenhouse gases like CO2 is like adding a second ‘blanket’ and causes more heat to be trapped and held on to in the atmosphere.  As a result, the earth’s temperature is increasing.  In 1988, it was reported that we’d already pushed the earth to its temperature variability limit, and should expect extreme weather events.
The last 3 decades have seen highest temperature increases, and the last 5 years on average have been the hottest on record.  224 locations around the world set all time heat records in 2018.  The oceans of the world are moderating the extreme temperatures – one of the consequences is an increase in hurricanes and their intensity.  The cost of the losses from extreme weather events in the last 2 years is $653 Billion.  Gavin ran us through a series of slides that, when presented on after another, made us realize just how many floods, droughts, fires, and hurricanes have been piling up, one one top of another, for many years.
So, what do we do?   The Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 pointed the way.  The long term goal is to decrease global average temps to below industrialized levels.  This will be done by reducing carbon dioxide emission levels – down 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.  Canada will probably not meet our modest commitments of the Paris Accords.  Countries like Scotland have already met theirs. Transportation is the largest source of emissions in Ontario and we all need to be driving electric cars!  Tesla has announced electric semis for next year, which could significantly lower emissions, because we transport so many goods by truck. Buildings are another big source of emissions because of heat loss – insulate, insulate, insulate and switch to heat pumps!  This has an immediate positive impact.
What can we do besides this? Speak up!  Buy an electric car; eat less meat; make your home and business more energy efficient; buy a smaller car; buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle; buy a battery electric vehicle;  let our politicians know this matters!
Canadians are very high emitters among the countries of the world.  Europe, China and India are moving much more quickly than we are in North America.  The time to act is not now, it has already past.  We can't afford to wait any longer.
You are welcome to join 350Kingston.org.  Join the Friday climate change demonstrations at city hall.  For more info, go to ClimateRealityProject.org
Ed Thompson thanked Gavin for his very informative presentation.
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 PMHakeem SubairRick Fiedorec
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMMurray CottonRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
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 Fiedorec 
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PMJohn RichardsRick Fiedorec
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PM  
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 PM  
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PM  

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
Duty Roster August 20th
Registration and Greeting
Members: Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec
Guest:Greg Mumford
Greeter:John Richards
Hall and Kitchen setup: Ana Sutherland, Rick Fiedorec,
Hall and Kitchen clean up: Ed Thomson, Rick Fiedorec, Elizabeth Cohoe
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen John Farrow
7:17 Breakfast Parade Heather Kembel
7:30 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:32 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland and members
7:48 Fun Master Heather Kembel
7:58 Auction Committee Update John Farrow, Greg Mumford. John Richards
8:00 Speaker Intro Rick Frasso
8:02 Speaker District Governor Gerry Lambert
8:24 Speaker Thanks Ana Sutherland
8:28 Draw Murray Cotton
8:30 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Bill Egnatoff
Piano: Terry Hicks