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Oct 26, 2018 5:00 PM –
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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

September 25, 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 02, 2018 7:15 AM
The Ranked Ballot Referendum in Our October Municipal Election
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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Meeting Report September 18, 2018


Marcel Gummert, rebound Youth Exchange Student
Maya Bergerson, inbound Youth Exchange Student
Vicki Poffley, guest speaker, Executive Director, Alzheimer Society, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington


Bernie Allard, Foundation Committee

Banner Presentation

Maya presented the banner from her sponsoring club, Hasrtad Rotary Klubb, Norway.

Fun Master Spontaneous: John Farrow

no pin or name badge

not here last week

not on bingo roster or haven’t done one yet

Happy and Sad Bucks

Marcel Gummert: thanks for sponsoring him and Maya on the recent District Youth Exchange weekend--great event to start the new Youth Exchange year

Greg Mumford: sad buck—boats out of water

Terri Hodges: My Son Jeff & i survived “Tough Mother” in Toronto. We went as a mother-son team.

John Gale: a great sail

Terry Hicks: Happy two bucks. Bill and Joan Egnatoff gave concert at Rosewood. Absolutely thrilled inhabitants of Rosewood. They’re already engaged for another concert.


Greta du Bois: Friendship exchange to Chennai, India, February, confirmed, about two weeks, max of 12 participants. Awaiting more details.Greg Mumford: bingo next covered, need a few more people for October (see schedule below)

John Farrow: read article on polio eradication in The Rotarian. Answered many questions. Bingo AGM with Greg. Profits up. Kingston Pipe Band may apply for grant; presentation with demo in the works. Membership (re discussion last week). Great membership cookie challenge. Challenge: if you bring a guest twice, get a free dozen of Patty’s cookies. (Note: Patty of Kingston Dodge makes cookies, which are a regular feature at Auction Committee meetings, held there.)

Membership Committee

Rick Frasso, chair: The Membership Committee voted to attend the Downtown Promenade Saturday September and Chamber of Commerce Connect. These events will be key for our membership drive. Members are also encouraged to take “Be Our Guest” cards to be ready to invite people they meet who might be interested in Rotary.

President's Report

Update from Board meeting September 12: Robert Reid will serve as interim treasurer; discussions are underway with an outside firm to do our book-keeping. That would help greatly with regular monthly reports. Robert will have signing authority. The venue fee will be issued for October to December. Hopefully, given the current work of the Membership Committee, we can eliminate this tax soon. Honorary Rotarian presentations: Joan Egnatoff next week; Pat Brown, November. District Conference October 26-28, in lieu of meeting October 30th. Originally we were not going to meet October 23rd but now we have a very interesting speaker lined up for that date. We will still gather on October 30th for some Hallowe'en fun, but will not have our usual formal meeting. A show of hands affirmed this decision.

After the Auction, we will have a celebration for the whole club. We will combine the auction thank you with what used to be our holiday season party. Date to be announced.

Randy Jenkins, Gananoque: fundraiser at Gananoque Playhouse, October 2, one-woman show; proceeds to Rotary Foundation; tickets directly from Randy (click on his name to send a message).

Next week: Joan Egnatoff, honorary pin; Elizabeth first in a series of reports on fundraising and grants. Other chairs will also be reporting in future meetings. Also speaker on Adventures in Understanding and RYLA.

Draw (for Ace)

Elizabeth Cohoe. Gets $10. Jackpot at $25.

Lily Auty
John invited Lilly to be our guest speaker July 31, 2018 to talk about her work with Ducks Unlimited on controlling invasive species on Wolfe Island.Greta du Bois, herself very concerned about human influence on the environment, thanked Lily for her work and her excellent presentation.
Lily is a student at Guelph in Environmental Science. She is working for Ducks Unlimited Canada on Wolfe Island to battle invasive species.
European Water Chestnut – floating plant that quickly forms a dense floating mat that lowers oxygen levels detrimental to fish and wildlife. Seeds are sharp and dangerous when washed up on shore.
Currently hand-pulling to remove them. Need to be careful if wrapped around lilly stems. Pulls out quite easily. 2 people pulling weeds all day! J
Leave on land to dry out.
Native to western Europe, Africa brought as ornamental plant in 1879.
66% reduction in 3 years.
After pulling the plants in an area, they do surveillance around the area to look for more.
No bio-controls known for European water chestnut (which have risks of their own).
Volunteer, avoid boating in infested areas, never release non-native plants or fish.
Bigger problem on south shore in the States.
Not much further east than here for us.
For the slides of Lilly's presentation, see: photoalbums/lily-auty-invasive-species-talk-slides-july-31-2018
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 Farrow 
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.