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Regular Meeting
Renaissance Event Venue
Oct 09, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Regular Meeting
Renaissance Event Venue
Oct 16, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
No Meeting - District Conference Planning
Oct 23, 2018
2018 District Conference
4 Points Sheraton
Oct 26, 2018 5:00 PM –
Oct 28, 2018 3:00 PM
Regular Meeting
Renaissance Event Venue
Oct 30, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

October 9th, 2018
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen 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.
Oct 09, 2018 7:00 AM
Kingston Drum Circle
Oct 16, 2018 7:00 AM
S5 Waves - Raising Awareness About Kingston's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
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C-KR Meeting September 18 2018
Nut Drive 2018
Helen Tufts Nursery School - Open House Sept 6, 2018

Meeting Report October 2nd, 2018


Hakeem Subair – 1 million teachers, guest of Rick Fiedorec

Jacob Gardner – speaker

Maya Bergersen – exchange student


Heather Kembel, Chamber meeting

Greta DuBois, Friendship Exchange

Murray Cotton, Princess Promenade

Ana Sutherland

Rotary Anniversaries in October:

Elizabeth Cohoe, 12 years

Terri Hodges, 2 years

Patti LeCollier, 2 years

John Gale, 10 years

Happy Bucks

John Gale – Happy $5 for 50th wedding anniversary with Elton John!

Rick F – Thanks to those who volunteered for Princess Promenade and Chamber events; first year that I’ve been involved in Adventures in History and it was wonderful.

John Farrow– Promenade was a lot of fun and 28 years ago today was a sunny October afternoon and my daughter was born J

Bernie – has tickets for Charter night for new Ottawa club

Maya – visited the Kingston Pen as part of Adventures in History

Greta – It’s a rainy day today and coming from South Africa, every rainy day is a happy day

Bill E – Adventures in History had 12 great young people participate; really do need more help with this great program in the future

Doug T – Happy to be back!

Hakeem – Thanks for the warm welcome

Robert R – Venue fees are due please


Auction meeting Thursday at Kingston Dodge

John Farrow is among those in our club going to the new Ottawa Club charter night October 15th, and can take more folks in his van.

Fundraising Report--Elizabeth Cohoe

  • Auction
  • Bingo
  • Nut Drive
  • Calendars

Concerned that with drop in membership, so many members are doing double and triple duty.

Rick will report soon on the Nut Drive, but Elizabeth is concerned we may not have the personpower across the area to do it. Queen’s now has 700 Engineering students involved. We will need a new lead person for next year.

Murray is still doing calendars, but concerned about fundraising fatigue.

One idea is to buy your calendars and give them to your auction donors!

And did you know that Greg Mumford is now co-ordinating Bingo!

Greta DuBois re: Friendship Exchange

Next year we are going to India! February 9th-23rd in Chennai hosted by RC Madras-Coromandel and RC Madras.

We will be visiting Rotary projects, meetings, cultural events and sightseeing. Also attending a three-day event to celebrate RC Madras's 90th anniversary.

Visiting Pondicherry, Tanjore, Karaikudi, Madurai and will visit with Rotarians in all of these cities.

RC Madras is hosting at no charge! You pay airfare and some incidentals and meals for post-event trip.

Max of 12 participants

Open to all Rotarians of all clubs

Rotary accepts no responsibility

Ana is taking bookings: let Ana know (asutherland@xplornet.ca); buy your ticket from Merit Travel (Gayle Outhwaite at gouthwaite@MeritTravel.com , referring to “The Rotary group”; Scan your ticket and give a copy to Ana before Dec 1st

The trip will require vaccines and we’ll let you know; a visa; and medical insurance, including repatriation.

Greta will send an email with the details to the membership

Why Ranked Ballots?--Jacob Gardner, October 2, 2018

Jacob Gardner, our guest speaker, October 2, 2018, is a Radiologist at KGH and is involved in the Ranked Ballot initiative and is here to tell us about it.

I went to Ottawa when I was 17 as part of Adventures in Citizenship.

We are currently use a first-past-the-post system for civic elections in Kingston. This splits the vote across those running on the popular issue.

A ranked-ballot system is being proposed in which voters rank all the candidates, first to last, and the race is run over and over, each time eliminating the last person, until one candidate has more than 50% of the vote.

This sets up for a more civil election.

You shouldn’t have to vote "the least of the evils." There is no strategic voting with ranked ballot– you don’t have to vote for someone you don’t want.

The ranked ballot system allows newer candidates to thrive.

The referendum question will be on the ballot of the upcoming mayoral and district rep election.

For more information, see: Ranked Ballots--City of Kingston.

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 EgnatoffTeri 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 FarrowRick Fiedorec-->Biill Egnatoff
ThursdayOct 25, 20186:00 PMTeri HodgesMurray Cotton
ThursdayOct 25, 20188:00 PMDoug Townsend 
ThursdayNov 01, 20186:00 PMHeather KembelElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayNov 01, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdayNov 15, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeGreta DuBois
ThursdayNov 15, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdayDec 13, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayDec 13, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayDec 27, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 27, 20188:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
ThursdayJan 03, 20196:00 PM
Robert Reid
ThursdayJan 10, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
ThursdayJan 10, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 24, 20196:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 07, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
ThursdayFeb 07, 20198:00 PMTerri Hodges 
ThursdayFeb 28, 20196:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM  
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.