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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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C-KR Meeting September 18 2018

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.

Vicki Poffley and the work of the Alzheimer Society
Vicki Poffley, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington addressed the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston, Tuesday September 18th. Below are notes on her talk and the ensuing discussion.

There has been an amazing growth in social awareness and in the number of individuals to whom The Alzheimer Society provides service. Often for talks such as this she brings a family—Bob and Laurel—to share their story, but 7am is too early! Laurel is the caregiver and her husband Bob has dementia. They say hello and may come to visit on some other occasion.

The Alzheimer Society in Kingston was started in 1981 by volunteers. Some founders are still involved. Last year recognized need for extended services in KFL&A; there are now satellites in Sharbot Lake, Northbrook, and Napanee. People shouldn’t have to drive an hour for services; services should be available close to home. The board has generously supported this expansion. Funding comes from grants, the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and fund raising.

Services Offered

  • 1-1 counseling to families, in many situations
  • drop-in program. Dementia support is very taxing, usually 24-7, and doesn’t end when the care recipient moves into long-term care. Ensure that everything we do is done with a person with dementia, not for. Keep life normal as much as possible.
  • Public education awareness
  • Dementia-friendly blue umbrella
  • Sharon Lewis provides training to staff or business. Allows people to have ability to interact with people with dementia. Diagnoses are occurring younger and younger; it’s very important for employers to support their diagnosed employees so they can continue working, but in a supportive environment. After training, workplaces get a blue umbrella for door, indicating a dementia-friendly environment. A decal is also available.
  • Finding-your-way program. 1 of 3 people with dementia are at risk of losing their way. In Kingston, we are very fortunate, About 12-15 individuals with dementia go missing each year but are found within a few hours, usually safe, if somewhat disoriented. In the past year—working with City of Kingston police; in January launched a vulnerable sector registry. Hope to pilot it with dementia and autism.

If you know someone with memory issues, you don’t need a diagnosis to avail of our Alzheimer Society’s services.

License may be suspended; fearful if in rural area.


Major fund-raiser starts Friday. Coffee break. All of McDonald’s locations in Kingston and Napanee, 7am-3pm. Knowledgeable people will be at those locations to answer questions. Last year they raised $6000. The goal this year is $10000. 50 cents on any coffee goes to the Alzheimer Society.



Several Rotarians were very interested in the workplace training program and many questions followed. Vicki would gladly return to speak with us again.


Q: Do you have numbers in the area you look after of people with dementia?

A: about 4300 with diagnosis. Probably at least as many again are undiagnosed. Maybe reach 20-25% of this with diagnosis. Would like to meet needs of clients from lower socio-economic standing. Middle to upper class families tend to use their services, seek services faster. Partner with Kingston community health centers, hopefully.

Q: In 10 yrs growth?

A: Yes, and change. 72% of those diagnosed are women, who tend to live longer. When she started, 75% of those seeking services were men caring for their wives. Now that has flipped.

Q: A friend who lives with a partner—un-diagnosed time is very scary. Is there a phone number they can call?

A: Yes. Can reach out to our office. Can provide them with information, including how to get a diagnosis. Will help guide them to that. Ease their fears and uncertainty. Stigma still a big part of the disease. Better able to provide care once diagnosis is done.

Q: Training for businesses. As business person, we deal with undiagnosed people. Would your training help with that?

A: I would encourage you to get the training done. For example, we were buying different house and got an offer from someone of questionable cognition. We told our realtor that we wouldn’t accept the offer without family present.

Q: Dementia has many diseases. Does your society focus on all?

A: Anyone with cognitive impairment. Kingston was one of first Alzheimer’s Societies established.

Q: In dealing with client base, are you able to distinguish among various forms of dementia?

A: Can, but no need. Meet individuals where they are at. Focus on needs of individual.

Q: In Kingston, building retirement homes. The moment a person is diagnosed, they’re out. What’s in the future for long-term care?

A: Different opinion. Retirement homes now have assisted care. Homes with early to moderate situation, will accept. Landscape is changing. New homes being built are eimentia-friendly. Can be quite costly, so need to address issue of more affordable homes and care.

Q: Comment on long-term are. Lucky, e.g., Rideaucrest has excellent dementia facilities. Sometimes encounter people who shouldn’t be driving a car. Difficult situation for employees. Would training be useful?

A: Yes. Driving is very risky with cognitive impairment. Training will help you deflect situations where you encounter people who you feel shouldn’t be driving. Could also look at offering to take the person home. If extremely concerned, call 911 before they leave, to assist. You don’t want it on your conscious if something happens.

Q: Is dementia a subset of Alzheimer’s?

A: About 150 variations of dementia, Alzheimer’s is one of them.

Q: Is Alzheimer’s happening earlier?

A: Gave example of diagnosed Japanese man at age 39. Still works for Toyota. They have adapted his job. In Japan, he would have lost his ability to support his family. Youngest clients I have worked with are in their early 40s. Lately individuals living with illnesses such as Downs Syndrome are living longer. Some are being diagnosed in their early 30s.

Q: Level of funding of Society?

A: 55% from LHIN. 45% from our fundraising. Some in-memoriam and bequests. Two golf tournaments. Budget with 2 new programs (partnered with Mt. Sinai, education program), and funding for first Link. Total budget about $750,000. Staff of 11 people. 3 are part-time.

Q: I bought some olive oil from a person fund-raising. Is this a fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society?

A: Andy Papadakis (of My Greek Grocery) sells olive oil that he brings in from Crete. $3 from each bottle and $5 from each tin comes in to the Alzheimer Society.

Q: Coffee just this Friday?

A: Yes, including donations made at McDonald’s locations.

Q: Know very little about it. Is Alzheimer’s fatal?

A: Yes. Brain shrinks, gaps develop; eventually brain shuts down body (organs, heart attack). One difficulty in getting it recognized—often if cause of death is registered as a heart attack it may be due to Alzheimer’s. 5-7% genetic. Can do testing for predisposition; blood test, for gene.

Q: From standpoint of finance, does the Provincial Government treat dementia as a health problem?

A: It does now, due to advocacy. Former government allocated several million dollars for dementia strategy. Hopes current government will see value and continue that program.

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.