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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

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April 9th, 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.
Apr 09, 2019 7:00 AM
An OPP officer in Pikangikum
Apr 16, 2019 7:00 AM
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Apr 23, 2019 7:00 AM
Your local PBS televison station, WPBS
Apr 30, 2019 7:00 AM
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
May 07, 2019 7:00 AM
Spring Grants Presentation
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Meeting Report April 2nd, 2019



Jackie Blakeney, guest of Ana Sutherland; Heather Nogrady and Glen Roberts, guests of Greg Mumford

Visiting Rotarians

Sean Goodall - Kemptville
None this week

Member Sharing

Fun Master - John Farrow

Ron Pols can pay a buck because he was mocking me about my ‘pinky’ remark
Pay a buck if you’re not wearing your pins and badges
Snow tires off yet?  No one! Pays a buck for being an optimist

Happy/Sad Bucks

Bill E:  Heard a loon this morning!  Heading to Saskatoon in a week for Joan’s Mom’s funeral – she was 106 and had an awesome life!  Heritage Fair coming up and we can display our Youth Services info – volunteers please -  Bernie, thanks!
Rick Fiedorec -  Wonderful concert with Jesse Cook on the weekend and thank you for helping move our cabinet to the new location – Greg Mumford, Robert Reid, Ed Thomson
Ana Sutherland - Driving on Bath Road yesterday and a wheel fell off a car and rolled across all 4 lanes!  Son David turned 37 on the weekend and the family was together!
Bernie Allard -  On Sunday they didn’t feed Sheila ‘till 11pm and then decided no surgery.  And again last night……  We’re just waiting.
Greta Dubois - Lake Ontario is liquid again!
Robert Reid  Shaun our guest works for Arbor Memorial – they just realized I retired?!
John Farrow - Son Ian has no recollection of ever helping move our cupboard.  New library opening was awesome and I saw Patty Enright and Laura Carter.  Best Western wanted a vintage Rolls painted for one of their fantasy rooms and I just got to sleep in it!
Sigi Scholten -  8 year anniversary in Canada.
Sean -  Breakfast with you guys today rather than by myself.  Thanks Bill Egnatoff for updating the website with our new meeting location, just in time.
Murray Cotton -  My son was home on the weekend and it cost me a fortune – he upgraded everything in the house.  4 light bulbs cost $56 and now everything is run by technology!
Jackie Blakeney - The ice is out, robins, basically everything Spring!
Ron Pols -  Karen and I also went to the Grand to see Jesse Cook – awesome!  SO fortunate to have the Grand Theatre here in Kingston!

Service Activities

President, Rick Fiedorec - April 25th I need a partner for 8pm Bingo and John needs a partner May 2nd at 10pm.

Club Business

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)


This weekend there’s PETS training in Cornwall – Ana
Grants training – Rick next week
April 14th – Rotary dinner at Robinson Gardens 4:30pm  Sugar Shack
April 24th – Board meeting
April 25th – Benefit dinner for The Mess
May 11th – Foundation Walk; Trixie Lou and President Rick will be participating
May 28th – Pat Brown classification speech
Chase the Ace!
No winner this week.
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges 
Kingston 2021 Rotary Centennial Discussion
We’ve had a few presentations on potential projects lately, as well as celebrations throughout the year.  July 19th 2020 Birthday celebration at Rotary Park.  We should be prepared for upcoming costs – President Rick thinks we should set aside at least $500 to help fund this.  Kingston Club is running with this and we should be ready to support.  Centennial dinner in June of 2021 will be approximately $100/plate. I’m thinking this Club should be prepared to budget approx. $3,000 to help fund these things.
Question:  Name recognition project at SLC – where should funds for that come from?  Thinking Club funds.  Murray Cotton noted that he would rather put $50,000 towards an actual project to feed people, etc. rather than naming rights.  Many agreed.
International Committee has supported the SLC Bursary, increased it in the past, and would like to increase another $4,000 to $40,000, with a preference for an Indigenous student recipient.  Robert Reed will make criteria available to attach to these minutes.  Current recipient coming to meet us in the fall.
Youth Mental Health and Safety project looking for $1,000
Loving Spoonful looking for $75,000 for their project
Tree planting looking for $10,000, few details from Wilf Sorensen yet.  May not cost this much because the Foundation has a significant amount set aside for worldwide tree planting.  Perhaps this is a good project for hands on help?  Glen Roberts will be speaking to his landscaping contacts for donations.
Number 9 Gardens was started by Andrew Davies and his wife in Toronto.  Number 9 Gardens has them carving 40 acres off the back of their family farm in Morton to support seed to table efforts.  The $40,000 will go toward maintenance of the trees and include involvement of indigenous youth.
Rotarians supporting new Canadians -  Perhaps we could speak to Odd Fellows re: the venue they require?
Pathways to Education – $90,000 Canadian budget – most through District and R.I. funds.  Indian Rotarian partners are willing to support us.  John Gale is asking us to commit the $10,000 we put aside 2 years ago, and an additional $10,000 (this coming from Spring grants $5M, and next fall $5M – this could actually be a bit less, because some of the funds might be donated by Rotarians).  All money must be accounted for by September 1st because the next academic year at Pathways starts then.  Not yet sure how we can sustain past the 3 year point – in talks with Queen’s and SLC on that point.
Bill Egnatoff moved that we commit up to $20,000 ($10,000 already set aside; $5,000 each from Spring and Fall community grant funds), as needed, to this initiative.  John Farrow seconded.
Elizabeth Cohoe – if we do not need the $20,000 will Service Projects get the funds back?  Yes.
Motion unanimously carried.
Ana Sutherland will send John Gale a text and tell him to get to work!
Please volunteer or cut a cheque! To help support the 2020 Rotary celebration efforts.  More details on the drive to have Rotarians donate will be available soon.
Friendship Exchange:
We will have our Friendship Exchange visitors (Australia & New Zealand) here and should be prepared to invite and pay $1,200 for them to attend Centennial dinner. Please approach folks you know to see if we can get beneficial group pricing for attractions, but co-ordinate through Greta, so that we don’t have more than one of us approaching the same person.
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 PMJohn FarrowPatty 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 
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 PM  
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 PM  
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.