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April 16th, 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.

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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!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Queen of Canada!

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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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Meeting Report April 9th, 2019



Janza Giangrosso – speaker and new Friend of Rotary
Jack Giangrosso– son of Janza
Nessia Giangrosso – daughter of Janza
On’A’Got’Tay – guest of Robert Reid
Maya Bergeron – exchange student
Heather Nogrady – guest of Greg Mumford, and new Friend of Rotary
Glen Roberts – guest of Greg Mumford, and new Friend of Rotary

Visiting Rotarians

None today
Ana Sutherland - District training

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Bill Egnatoff

Bill started by telling us he dusted off the bike and rode here this morning – yes!
Bills also asked, who doesn’t know Cam Clark?  He was a member of the Club and his house backed onto Cataraqui Golf club.  Cam was always concerned about the environment and worked in agriculture  Participatory evaluation was one of the most important things that Cam ever developed.
The book Draw Down, mentioned in a recent Rotarian article, encourages us to look out 30 years and simply do the things we already know we can do to help the carbon emission problem.  Bill highly recommended that you read this book.
For those new to the club, Cam Clark's Paul Harris Nomination is reprinted below.
Bill asked us to share what we do for the environment (and pay of course):
Terri Hodges – measure the water you boil for tea!
Sigi Scholten – Canada produces the most trash per capita in the world.  Worse even than in the US!  Don’t use Keurig cups – huge waste!
Michelle Chatten– I always make sure I have reusable bags in my car!
Rick Fiedorec – I tuned up my lawn mower:  expecting it to run more efficiently.  Wish it would mow by itself!
John Richards– Huge challenge to remember those reusable bags!
Robert Reid– Coming up to move out weekend with the students – really sad what gets thrown out at the curb……. 
John Farrow – Food waste:  we waste the most food in the world, as well.  Trying to be really mindful of not over-purchasing.  Read an article in the paper the other day – the worst kind of reusable bag is cotton – takes a ton of energy to produce. The best are repurposed plastic bags.
Ana Sutherland – in India the water buffalo are released to roam about before the garbage is picked up.

Happy/Sad Bucks

John Richards – Ann and I just returned from Portugal and Spain.  Awesome learning experience.  Great open and welcoming people.
Bernie Allard – Sheila had a 4 ½ hour surgery last Tuesday night.  I hope that she’ll be home by Friday
Elizabeth Cohoe– my oldest grandson is 15 and he’s an excellent hockey player.  Visited Toronto to see his last game of the season.

Service Activities

The Rotary Foundation walk is Saturday the 11th of May this year, which is the anniversary of our Club.  Perhaps we can all participate! It’s only 2.5 km  It starts behind City Hall at 10am.  You pay $20 to participate and you receive lunch afterwards.  Dogs are welcome!  Greta is organizing on our behalf, so please get your $20 to her by the beginning of May.
Everyone registered will get a pledge sheet – please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and make cheques payable to The Rotary Foundation.
Greta was asked could we please get a 1 paragraph summary of where the money this Club raises goes?  So we can share as we ask for pledges.
President, Rick Fiedorec - April 25th I need a partner for 8pm Bingo and John needs a partner May 2nd at 10pm.

Club Business

New Friends of Rotary are being inducted throughout the month of April.
Today we inducted 3 new Friends of Rotary into our Club:  Janza Giangrosso, Glen Roberts and Heather Nogrady.  Yay!  Welcome to Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary Club :)

As of April 2nd our new location is 218 Concession Street at the Odd Fellows Hall

Some board positions still open – President Elect; Treasurer; Foundation (Greta leaving in June to focus on Friendship Exchange)
New Member Proposal;
A new member application has been received and approved by the membership committee for Jackie Blakney.  Jackie has completed all the requirements for membership. She has been in business in Kingston for past 20 years
Jackie is active in Re-Max Realty with business partner Tim Barber
Jackie wants to be active in community through service and other opportunities to give back to society.
Please direct any comments to Rick Frasso, membership Director.
Jackie's induction date is scheduled for April 23rd.
Jackie's bio;
I was born in Kingston and raised everywhere.  Proud daughter of Del and Jackie Blakney and my military heritage (base brat :)  I have a very large loving family that are my why in life especially my two sons Chris and David.

I  graduated from Georgian College in the early 80's and became a law clerk, specializing in real estate law.  A career I followed for over 20 years taking me from Barrie to Toronto to North Bay and Pembroke and finally bringing me back to settle in Kingston in 1995. I worked for the law firm of Viner Kennedy et al for 9 years.  This is my 15th year in real estate; a career I truly love.  I have a passion for helping people achieve their dreams which is what I attribute to my success.  During my 15 years I have grown from a single agent to a team of 7 licensed agents and two administrators with a branch office.  I obtained my Brokers designation, IRES (international real estate specialist) and ASA (accredited senior agent).  I have spent several years on the KAREA real estate board.  I love education and strive to continuously improve in all aspects of life. 
I have various other volunteer activities including diabetes (near and dear to my heart because of my dad).  I volunteered with the Kingston City Police as a volunteer etc.


April 24th – Board meeting
April 25th – Benefit dinner for The Mess
May 8th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
May 10th Heritage Fair at Donald Gordon Centre
May 11th – Foundation Walk; Trixie Lou and President Rick will be participating
May 23rd Giggles, Grapes & Brew; Kingston Club fundraiser
May 28th – Pat Brown classification speech
June 12th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
August 1st Camp Merrywood BBQ
Happy Birthday to Michelle Chatten!
We received an Environmental Sustainability Award – we planted 51 trees and another 40 planted on our behalf last Rotary year.
Robert Reid, National Committee Chair ask that the current criteria for our St. Lawrence Bursary be published in the Courier;
“Available to entrance or returning students, enrolled full-time in any program on any campus of St. Lawrence College who have demonstrated above average academic achievement, commitment to volunteerism and community service.  Preference will be given to at least one student who is First Nations, Metis or Inuit.  Applicants must be an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.” 
There will also be a Special Consideration Note in our database as follows:
Donor intends to support two students per year.  If only one recipient, preference will be given to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.  Donor also intends bursary to follow the student each year of their program, as long as the student meets the eligibility criteria each year.
Chase the Ace!
Howard Lee won the draw but not the Ace.
Cam Clark's Paul Harris nomination from 2001]
Cameron Clark
Paul Harris Fellow
December 2011
All Rotarians are familiar with the Paul Harris Fellow, as the highest honour that Rotary provides.  Every year or so, there is a call for nominations of members of our community whose work has embodied the ideal of Service Above Self, through their actions and dedication to the community. 
The last time our club called for nominations, I was struck with the idea that
there is a quiet Rotarian in our midst, whose lifetime contribution to the world community has exemplified this very thing.  Our member is an unsung hero, and today we are going to honour him.
The man we know as Cam, is Cameron Clark.  Throughout his career, working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, he helped countless peasant farmers to improve their knowledge and skills and to better the lives of themselves and their families.
It was probably fortuitous that although his father had sold the family farm near Peterborough, he still entered university at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph.  During most of the summers while he was still a student, he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture.  At first he disseminated information at small fairs in the Canadian west, and later he taught programs that would help Canadian farmers increase their productivity.  After graduation, he worked as an Assistant Agricultural Representative. 
Eleanor, a graduate in Household Science, who he had met while both were studying in Guelph, was working in a somewhat parallel capacity at the time.  You may not think of Cam as a salesman, but he is.  He convinced Eleanor to give up her job, get married, and accompany him to Cornell University, where he planned to undertake further studies.
My nomination for Cam is based on the work he was able to do following his post graduate study at Cornell University.  It was his study of the principles of extension education in cross cultural situations that led him to a lifetime career which changed many lives.
His first posting with the FAO was in South Korea following the war.  There, he trained Korean university graduates to work with peasant farmers as part of rebuilding that country.
After six years there he was moved to Ghana.  With the opening of a regional headquarters for all of Africa in Accra, he became a Regional Specialist.  Many African countries were at that time gaining independence.  The concepts he brought from Cornell which had more of a grass roots approach, worked better than previous practices under the British colonial system. 
Leaving Ghana, and after a year in Rome, Cam became the person responsible for 19 countries in the Far East.  In 1965 what was going to be five years in Bangkok, turned into nearly 20.  One really significant highlight of Cam’s time there was his development of microcredit long before it was widely known and popularized.  Also, learning that knowledge doesn’t necessarily trickle down to the poorest individuals, he set up programs to consult with peasant farmers to learn how they viewed their problems and what was needed.  He developed the concept of “social collateral” which uses peer groups to approve and take on joint liability for microcredit loans.
It is significant to note that one Dr. Mohammad Yunus, who later took the concept to the world, and was recognized with a Nobel Prize, had spent time with Cam to learn what he was already doing with microcredit.
In 1984 Cam retired, but he continued as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the F.A.O.  According to Cam, the principles that he used were based on things he learned in disciplines like anthropology and sociology.  The success of what he did was the result of a great deal of social understanding. 
Cam has also maintained an involvement with The Sharing Way…the relief and development arm of Canadian Baptist Ministries. 
Cam has been a regular contributor to the Rotary Foundation, and has already received two Paul Harris Fellows for his generosity in that regard. 
Today, recognition is for another side of him.  To me, Cam epitomizes the Object of Rotary and all its ideals.  He is a man who has always looked at getting a job done rather than looking at who will get credit for it. 
So, Cameron Clark, fellow Rotarian and friend, would you please come forward.
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges 
Janza Giangrosso on Pikangikum First Nation
Janza joined the OPP as a police officer in 2005.  Her last assignment was a fly-in to Pikangikum – 500km north of Red Lake on Easter weekend 2010.  The 20 year old pilot and landed on a short, gravel runway.  Janza was greeted by an 8 year old girl who had nailed 2 hockey sticks together and wrote her name on them – a cross for her grave, and she asked if Janza would shoot her.  Many other kids were wandering around with shot guns shooting dogs (many run wild and are a risk.)
Only 20% of Pikangikum homes have electricity and running water.  That means 80% of homes don’t have toilets!  If it’s really cold outside you just throw your family’s waste bucket out the back door.  The soil and lakes are SO contaminated with waste that they can’t fish or grow produce.  There are no roads, no streets, no addresses, and no garbage collection (garbage is even thrown on roofs.)  The residents pay over $80 for a case of Nestle bottled water, $16 for a bag of apples, and $13 for a cauliflower.  Fresh produce costs SO much.
The police detachment had these good facilities and were disliked for it.  Officers had fire axes in their trailer in case we had to hack our way out if our trailer was set on fire in the night. One night 5 kids under the age of 14 lit a house on fire because they were bored.  These stories reflect the difficulty and despair of the community.
Janza has since taken a leave of absence from the OPP and has been working on building relationships with the community of Pikangikum.  When she got home, Janza realized she was pregnant with Nessie – she was there with her the whole time :) Last summer Janza met with the teacher that teaches art at Pik – and asked what we can do.  The teacher replied that they don’t need anyone to swoop in and rescue them, but rather they need to find some purpose.  So, 6 healing blankets were made and sent them to Pikangikum and they were given to the students who needed them the most. People collected 350 pairs of socks and mittens this past fall and sent them to Pikangikum – but somehow it just doesn’t ever feel like enough.
Here, at Loughborough Public School students created a Wampum that placed 2nd in the Imagine A Canada national competition. This year they created another Wampum – What dish do you want to feed your grandchildren from?  And the kids were asked to imagine what life would be like if we had a closer relationship with the land.  There are many ways to help, but If  you do nothing else – watch the documentary First Contact.
Janza was thanked for her presentation by Robert Reid.  Janza's Power Point presentation will be made available to club members
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 PMTerri HodgesPatty LeCollier
Thursday April 25, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday April 25, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
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 Fiedorec 
Thursday June 06, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeHoward Lee
Thursday June 06, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Richards
Thursday June 20, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
Thursday Aug 01, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 29, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PM  
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.