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May 21st, 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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Meeting Report May14th, 2019


Guests: Maya Bergerson, Exchange Student


Visiting Rotarians - none this week

Makeups: Bernie Allard, Greg Mumford - Heritage Fair; Ana Sutherland, Heather Nogrady - Spirit Day celebration

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Bill Egnatoff

Before lightening our wallets, Bill noted a front page article of Whig - a story about a Queen's student he hopes in involve in Adventure in History.  Bill also thanked Ana for her membership discussion – we know the stories of each other through membership. Then Bill offered up a quiz about the book Drawdown on climate change. We had to rank the solutions for climate change – some guessed right, some wrong, generating money for the coffers.  To take the quiz yourself, go to

Happy/Sad Bucks

Bill offered his own for the start of Adventure in History planning.
Greg Mumford – 2 week cruise in the Baltic with Norway as a highlight.  They are targeting 50 % electric cars in the near future
Ed– on a mothers day trip to Guelph their car died as a mouse chewed the air filter.  But they eventually made it.
John Richards – Update Murray Cotton - he's still in hospital with a minor complication but should be home soon.
Rick Fiedorec– for Heritage Fair plaque, other thank-yous the club has received

Service Activities

Ana announced the Spirit Day celebration was a great success with Heather also attending.  Also, the Heritage Fair was a great success as well, with Bernie, Greg, and others attending.

Club Business



May 16th - National Committee meeting, The Sanctuary, 8 am
May 23rd Giggles, Grapes & Brew; Kingston Club fundraiser
May 23rd - Youth Committee meeting at Sizzles, 7 am
May 24th Almost Home Annual Charity Golf Tournament 1PM shot-gun start, $130 per golfer or per team
May 28th – Pat Brown classification speech - "A Life in Rotary"
June 11th - Mayor’s Address at Seniors Centre on Francis Street will replace our regular meeting.  7AM breakfast and your meeting cards can be used or cash at the door.
June 12th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
June 19th - Auction Committee, Kingston Dodge, 5 pm, cookies provided
August 1st Camp Merrywood BBQ
Chase the Ace!
Murray won the draw but no joy so the pot continues to build.
Meeting notes by John Farrow 
Member Recruiting with Letters of Introduction
President-Elect Ana spoke on behalf of the Membership Committee this morning.  Like other clubs, we have more members leaving than coming in. This is a club issue, not just a Membership Committee issue.  We need to speak to people about our work in Rotary to inspire them to join. We have a nice new home, and need more members to do projects and give us the energy a vital club needs.  And of course we learn from others when they become new members (and keep learning from them).
We have many unfilled areas teachers, lawyers (yes more lawyers) and many other classifications.  How do we recruit effectively?  We have a new invitation letter, which will be shared with club members. It is personalized and we can discuss the classes of Rotary Membership when a guest shows interest.
Several questions and suggestions from the membership followed;
  • Should the letter be a "cold call"?  Maybe contact first the person first then use the letter as a follow-up a follow-up? (Heather Nogrady)
  • Bill Egnatoff – who should we contact?  Can you give us suggestions?
  • Greg Mumford – personalize the letters so it doesn’t look like a form letter – agreed, it will be from the member personally.
  • Anita- why are we losing members?  Health issues, relocation, long time members retire from Rotary – life has changed, and we do have the conversations (exit interview).  There is usually a huge reason outside of not liking the club.
  • Ana - Friends of Rotary add a huge value to our club.  Committee chairs can use their talents.  We are already seeing that!
  • Greg Mumford – what could the club do to not have someone leave?  How can we make Rotary higher priority in a busy world?
  • Ana - the situation was discussed at the District Assembly – we could give people choices?  What club to belong to.  Membership Committees from all clubs might meet to help with this.
  • President Rick – the next few years are going to be really exciting!  National projects, Rotary 2021, local grants, International grants, Pathways project.  We do so much as a club, and we’re reluctant to give something up.  Could we go without Nut Drive and cash calendars?  10 Nut Drive meetings for Rick.  We don’t get much from them.
  • Sitting at 29 members, 4 friends, 12 Honourary Members.  3 don’t attend at all.  Maybe transition them to Friend of Rotary?
  • 1 applicant for membership at present.  Still need 24 paying each week to break even.
  • Bernie – wear your Rotary pin.  We’re not known so much in Kingston.
  • John Gale – meetings are nice but we need to identify what motivates people.  That’s what keeps members. 
  • Ana – learning about Rotary takes a long time!
  • Greta – use Foundation Walks contacts to talk about our club? We would need permission first
  • Heather – mailing list of donors to send updates?  Again, we need permission first.
  • Anita – we need to insist on promotion when grants are given through the recipients' networks.
  • Patty – ask them to please use our stickers/logo on website, plaques, naming things
  • Ana – let us know when you send out letters
All agreed the letter was a good start for recruiting.
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 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PMHoward Lee 
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
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 PMMartin ThomasJohn Richards
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PMElizabeth Cohoe 
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 PMRobert ReidJohn Richards
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.