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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

March 5th, 2019
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at St. Paul's Anglican Church, corner of Montreal and Queen Streets, 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 February 26th, 2019



Guests of the Club: Maya Bergersen - exchange student;  Joan Egnatoff - Honourary Club Member; Mara Shaw, Executive Director, Loving Spoonful - speaker.

Visiting Rotarians

None this week
RFE team now has enough make-ups for an entire year!

Member Sharing

Fun Master - John Farrow

John started with the usual no pin/no badge fines then got into one of his favourite activities - a post-Oscar show quiz!
Questions included;
How many times has a Star is Born been made? – 4!  Noooooooo
How many Oscars have the other 3 versions won? – 2
Which 2 movies shared the most nominations? – Roma & The Favorite
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) was personally nominated 4 times – what for? Director; best movie – producer; cinematography; writer
How many times has Glenn Close been nominated without winning?  7  - correct!
Olivia Coleman played what Queen in The Favorite? Queen Anne
Bonus Questions:
Who was supposed to host?  Kevin Hart
Who did?  Tina Fey; Amy Pohler; Maya Rudolph?
What 3 changes were planned and rolled back:  most popular picture; awards during commercials; no host

Happy/Sad Bucks

Rick Fiedorec – Glad to be back from the wonderful trip to India: lots of surprises!  Not a lot of English spoken; everything was INTENSE – food; sounds; sights; smells.  But sadly lost our cat while away……
Robert Reid – Stayed at the Hotel Rotary in Geneva!  Awesome time skiing with Caroline and RJ
Bernie Allard – Lovely visit from my son, who helped get Sheila back to hospital…….. (she’s home again now)
Terri Hodges – Lovely week skiing with Geoff in Ellicottville, NY; heading to Seattle (any recommendations?); and house sold!
Bill Egnatoff – This Saturday Cantabile concert with Irish music with guest conductor at the Spire.  Friday is the Venetian Carnival with Paul Melo at the Italo-Canadian Club.  Please come!
Heather Kembel – Awesome trip to India!
John Farrow – survived the wind and hobbling less.  Happy to have Indian visitors back safe.  Awesome to have Mara here to update us on Loving Spoonful.  Our cabin being upgraded on our cruise and now comes with a butler and a concierge!
Mara Shaw – Awesome exchange in Denmark for Karenna! Miss her lots – but what an amazing experience for her.

Service Activites


Club Business

Some additional photos of our Polar Plunge Team!



John Farrow - April 30th meeting working on getting a speaker from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – bring investment-type friends.
Ana Sutherland:
Next week our Rotary Friendship Exchange to India presentation – awesome!  Bring lots of guests!
John Gale speaking on March 12th about the Pathways to Education project.  Take a look at the financials that have gone out by email.
I hope you enjoyed breakfast today – next week will be pancakes!
President, Rick Fiedorec – announcements:
Queen’s Rotaract here next week taking orders for pi’s!
Phones and sidebar conversations really distracting at Rotary meetings in India – let’s not do that here!  Please!
Greg Mumford – need 2 volunteers for Bingo for this Thursday!
We’re sponsoring a student for Adventures in Citizenship – great interviews!
Auction – We’re kicking it off on the 13th at Kingston Dodge.  Please everyone come and let’s pack out that Boardroom!  This is a $50,000 source of revenue for our Club!
If any Committee Chairs have meetings please email and let me know.
Huge thanks to Ana, Greta and John for their organizing help for the India trip
(John Farrow – best pic was the ‘boarding’ picture – Rick napping, and Michelle knitting.  Perfect pink and blue shot!)
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges
Mara Shaw - What's New at Loving Spoonful
John Farrow introduced our Guest Speaker, Mara Shaw from Loving Spoonful.  Mara's Daughter is our outbound exchange student this year, so Mara started by sharing some photos of Karenna in Denmark, and pledged to keep pitching Rotary Exchange to everyone she knows.
Turning to today's topic, Mara started with Loving Spoonful's new Mission Statement:  Loving Spoonful connects people with healthy food.  They are working toward a healthier, more connected community and providing programs and championing policies affecting food security, poverty, social inclusion and community health.  Since their inception, Loving Spoonful has delivered $1.7 Million of good food!  (About $300,000/year).  There are about 2 dozen agencies included in their distributions, including agencies like The Mess and Lunch by George, familiar to us all in the club.  Mara also noted and thanked us for the information pamphlets that we funded - they are now distributed and are helping out!  Loving Spoonful has recently launched the FoodRescue.ca app.  Stores, restaurants, etc. can post what they have available and agencies can check on their phone and run pick the food up.  Kingston was a pilot city last year and had the most number of ‘hits’ using the service.  As a result of this success, FoodRescue.ca is now going national!
Other programs under the Loving Spoonful umbrella are;
  • Affordable Meat for Shelters –  Loving Spoonful now has an app launched with local butchers to provide 50% off meat delivered to shelters.
  • Grow a Row Program (private gardeners set aside a row of their garden) – Lots of participants and greens delivered directly to agencies.
  • Microgreens with Micro Gardeners – programs in daycares with kids 3-5:  singing, stories, growing plants from seeds to connect children with food.
  • The GROW project – 17 school gardens teaching over 660 students a year about the food system, cultivation, collaborations and community.  Four more gardens are being added this year, so they will reach over 800 kids.  A year from now their Trillium grant ends, so we may see Mara again……
  • Kingston Community Garden Network – expanding and now including orchards.  C-K Rotary has helped support these initiatives.
  • Circles Around the Table – a 16 week process to help folks plan to get out of poverty.  Loving Spoonful holds weekly meetings to support the implementation of the program.
  • Cooking Connections – a Mental Health and Social Inclusion program including good food!  This has taken a Clinical program from Queen’s and added the sharing of a healthy meal and casual community.
  • The Rest of the Menu – lots of different cooking classes:  Autism Ontario; Manly Meals; cross-cultural; ReStart, youth diversion; Medicine Wheel cooking (native language education around food); One Roof (street-involved young women).
Mara remarked the new Canada Food Guide is awesome!  It includes suggesting eating more with people and not alone!  And be aware of food marketing!  She also noted that Friday night they are bringing in a guest speaker from the US:  Andrew Fisher, author of Big Hunger, to speak about the commercial influence has on the way we think about hunger.  Mara also suggested that club members may want to volunteer to help us with the Manly Meals program barbeques in July!
Ana Sutherland – We would like to invite you to be a Friend of Rotary with our Club!
John Farrow – Really happy to see free and healthy food for people AND pets in your brochure.  Thank you!
Bill Egnatoff – how can we work with you – perhaps through our social media – to assist you further and be more involved in your success?  Let’s talk!  Elizabeth Cohoe  will email Mara and pass on details of Manly Meals program.
Heather thanked Mara on our behalf. Did you know that Rotary started with 4 business men who decided to get together with their bag lunches!
Bingo Schedule Apr 2019 - Mar 2020

Schedule April 2019 - March 2020

Day DateTimeVolunteerVolunteer
Thursday April 11, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday April 11, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday April 25, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday April 25, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday May 02, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday May 02, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday May 16, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday May 16, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday June 06, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday June 06, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday June 20, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PM  
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 PM  
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PM  
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.
Bingo Schedule

Schedule June 2018 - March 2019

ThursdayJuly 05. 20186:00 PMJohn FarrowElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayJuly 05, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendBill Egnatoff
ThursdayJuly 19. 20186:00 PMHoward LeeMartin Thomas
ThursdayJuly 19, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
ThursdayAug 02, 20186:00 PMBill EgnatoffTerri Hodges
ThursdayAug 02, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
ThursdayAug 30, 201810:00 PMJohn RichardsTerri Hodges
ThursdaySept 06, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecPatty LeCollier
ThursdaySept 06, 201810:00 PM
John Farrow
Greg Mumford
ThursdaySept 20, 20186:00 PMRobert ReidMurray Cotton
ThursdaySept 20, 20188:00 PMHoward LeeRick Fiedorec
ThursdayOct 04, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecHoward Lee
ThursdayOct 04, 201810:00 PMJohn FarrowBiill Egnatoff
ThursdayOct 25, 20186:00 PMTerri HodgesGreg Mumford
ThursdayOct 25, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayNov 01, 20186:00 PMHeather KembelElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayNov 01, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
ThursdayNov 15, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayNov 15, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecRobert Reid
ThursdayDec 13, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayDec 13, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayDec 27, 20186:00 PMJohn FarrowHoward Lee
ThursdayDec 27, 20188:00 PMBill EgnatoffGreg Mumford
ThursdayJan 03, 20196:00 PM
Heather Kembel
Greg Mumford
ThursdayJan 10, 20196:00 PM
Robert Reid
Martin Thomas
ThursdayJan 10, 20198:00 PMMurray CottonJohn Gale
ThursdayJan 24, 20196:00 PMJohn RichardsHakeem Subair
ThursdayFeb 07, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHoward Lee
ThursdayFeb 07, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecHakeem Subair
ThursdayFeb 28, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelMartin Thomas
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PMGreg Mumford
Rick Fiedorec
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec
Anita Mercier
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM
Murray Cotton
Rick Fiedorec
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.