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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

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April 28th, 2020
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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Virtual Meeting Report April 21st, 2020


21 members in attendance today, Including Doug hicks sitting in for his dad Terry.  Welcome Sean Goodall, fellow Rotarian and member to be.  

Member Sharing

Ana welcomed all of the members in attendance this morning to our 3rd Zoom meeting.  Terry Hicks is in good spirits but bored so bored he’s willing to learn new stuff - like using Zoom.  This past week Terry has not been able to walk inside but all of the residents in his assisted living facility will be tested for Corona virus.
Patty noted that there is now a 4 hour turnaround for testing at Kingston hospitals.
Members chatted back and forth above buying computers,  groceries,  and even wine in the new reality.

Fun Master - John Richards

Ana then called on John Richards our Fun Master for today, which was a surprise to John who obviously didn’t read the agenda - there’s the first fine.
John immediately went to happy dollars.


Happy/Sad Bucks

John Gale said it’s Déjà vu all over again for him as the club tries to find new and innovative ways to raise funds just like in his first term as president.
Rick Frasso offered a happy buck - business is good right now, and a staff member is making masks to donate.
Ana offered a happy buck for Gavin and Phillipe arriving on Friday - they're in isolation now and she’s been delivering food - on May 1 they finish isolation and will be able to visit.
Greg Mumford's son Derek got out of camp in the oil sands before a Covid outbreak - he’ll be staying at his house by himself for14 days.
John Farrow is 95% recovered from his hip problem - he does not require the walker any more but is still taking it easy.  His physio was open and he is going and getting some benefit. He also offered a happy buck for his daughter still working and baking in her spare time at home.
Bill Egnatoff was happy to see Patty and John Farrow back at the meetings and that there are 21 people here today. Seeing Doug Hicks is a good sign that hopefully Terry will be out soon. Bill and Joan had another mini concert with Terry and chatted with him. Last week was Joan's 75th birthday - she shared a virtual get together meal between Kingston and Ecuador with the family via Zoom. Bill and Joan have been gardening more and are looking forward to things opening up a bit. Last Friday the second food delivery for the food project took place and people are very grateful.
Martin's daughter in Newmarket has recovered from a case of Covid. She was never tested so she is not part of the statistics. Martin is looking for good sites on the intranet the talk about living with Covid because it’s not going away any time soon. His daughter’s husband had a mild case and his granddaughter misses her mummy. Martin also says kids are getting lost in the picture and hopes there are programs that are going to come forward to help kids with their mental health issues from Covid.
Ed Thompson had a zoom family meeting from coast to coast he got some insights into the military’s role in this crisis he has been attending a free course on dealing with Cohoe fit for adults and will send the e-mail link around to all


Elizabeth Cohoe - Bonnie Porter is now improving and will have for surgery this week. Former member Gaye Greaves needs to have surgery too - she is having a valve replacement and a single bypass and will be in the hospital will hospital for approximately three weeks.
John Gale talked about the Pathways project - money is coming in and it’s time to start the mentorship phase of the project. Over the next couple of weeks web based training for mentors will be coming.  John also spoke briefly about the breast cancer screening project with the Madras Rotary Club - they’re resubmitted their proposal to Rotary International for funds and they have been out of contact for a little bit but John hopes to have it more updates soon.

Lunch by George continues on, providing bagged meals!


President's Announcements

Ana reported that $1600 was sent to the Hakim Subair. He responded and I quote "I am very grateful thank you to the CK rotary family - I’m shocked beyond words".
Ana also reported on our food project - things are moving along nicely and we’re fully funded. A neighbor of one of the drivers contributed $5000! Our goal is $18,000, we're now at $23,000 so more families can be served. 226 boxes went to 167 families last week. These families represent five different schools. The program is fully funded through September and will be reported on in the Kingstonist website this week with an article. Also masks are being provided in the food boxes and Rotary has secured a supplier for masks and bandannas to sell at $10.00 each and will be a fundraiser for the food project. Ana asked everyone to let her know by the end of day how many they would like - they will have the Rotary logo and aren't medical grade but they are two layers of cotton and designed to protect others. They will be available in about three weeks - the bandanna fortunately for Elizabeth will fit her dog (sized 22 by 22 inches)! Payment is to be determined and both are machine washable. It was noted that bandannas and masks will probably be the new protocol as we move forward.
Ana asked all members to think of creative fundraising ideas other than what we do now. We have no bingo right now and the auction is up in the air - we need creativity and open mindedness. The auction committee will meet to evaluate some of these fundraisers but hopefully new fundraisers will be separate from the auction committee. Think about some creative ideas and come to next week’s meeting to discuss.
Ana also announced that the President’s Council will begin gathering the many requests for funding and publishing these (example Almost Home request this week). Members and clubs can choose to assist where they feel the need is greatest.
Ana ended the meeting with our recitation of the Four-way Test (as Elizabeth Cohoe did at every meeting during her presidency).
Upcoming events
Please note all upcoming events are subject to cancellation or postponment
Jun. 23, 2020 - No morning meeting - End of the year party at Odd Fellows 6-10 PM
Jun. 30, 2020 - No meeting
July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
Sept 19, 2020 - Tree Planting - Rotary Park - Rotarians to assist in planting 100 trees
Oct 16 & 17, 2020 - District Conference at Ottawa
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College
Chase the Ace!
Stay tuned for more when we get back to regular meetings!
Meeting notes by 
Duty Roster
Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston
Guests are Welcome
Odd Fellows Hall - 218 Concession Street, Kingston, Ont 7:00 am
Registration and Greeting
Hall and Kitchen setup:
Hall and Kitchen clean up:
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen
7:17 Breakfast Parade
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions
7:43 Fun Master
7:55 Speaker Intro
8:00 Speaker "
8:18 Draw
8:19 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Piano: Terry Hicks


July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
Sept 19, 2020 - Tree Planting - Rotary Park - Rotarians to assist in planting 100 trees
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College