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October 29th, 2019
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.
Oct 29, 2019 7:00 AM
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Nov 05, 2019 7:00 AM
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Nov 12, 2019 7:00 AM
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Nov 19, 2019 7:00 AM
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Nov 26, 2019 7:00 AM
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Dec 10, 2019 7:00 AM
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Meeting Report October 22nd, 2019


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Carla Brennan, Karenna Chen; guests of the club;
Friends of Rotary: On’a’got’tay, Mara Shaw, Jim Rymerson, Heather Nogrady
Visiting Rotarians: Bill Gray - Honourary member of CK Rotary
Service Commitments (Makeups):
Ana attended the Waterfront Club, sharing information about mentoring and our Pathways project; attending Kingston Club, honouring Hajira Wilson; mentoring Sam Boulos

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Ron Pols

Ron asked John Farrow to stand and demonstrate his End Polio Now t-shirt. He then fined all others for not wearing theirs!
He followed with some individual fines, including: John Farrow for eating with elbows on the table, Murray Cotton for sneezing during national anthem, Rick Fiedorec for making comments about Ron’s Hallowe’en costume, Bill Egnatoff for being last in, and Ana Sutherland for a date error in agenda

Happy/Sad Bucks 

Heather Nogrady: sad for missing next two weeks, happy for being on a trip to Jamaica
Bill Gray: nice to be here; hoping to come to club soon with work of the land council and Hwy 15 property, a project in Nairobi at the Tenderfoot School including construction of three classrooms and a kitchen, and hopefully a trip to India in February
Mara Shaw: finally got to meet Bill Gray, having seen his name on all the auction spreadsheets
Bill E.: grateful for a “neighbour moment” in delivering food for Loving Spoonful when a young woman who happily received some food also helped to unload the food at Social Services on Montreal Street
Robert Reid: happy that Homecoming is over
Bill Gray: The Oct. 24, movie, Biosciences Auditorium, 116 Barrie Street Queen’s University on young people who grow up in adverse conditions, register through Community Foundation Web site: Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. registration 5:30-5:50 pm, screening 7:00-7:30pm. Will help us understand some of the challenges faced by the students we will be mentoring in the north end of Kingston.
John Farrow: for acquiring an old magazine featuring the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
Ed Thompson: for having put a permanent cover on garden storage shed “Tink’s Taj”
Ron Pols: warning about next Tuesday, Hallowe’en. His and John’s costumes will be worth the price of admission
John Farrow & Greg Mumford, Auction
John Farrow: about 325-330 gifts now
GregMumford: more than 100 to go. The yield of gifts to date is about $32,500, way short of where we were at at this time in the last two years. Put up posters, drop off business cards at business counters.
Ana Sutherland: get your friends to bid.
Greg: meeting tomorrow, then first email blast to donors and past bidders and members; then use that email document to forward to your contacts. Ads are beginning to be run.
Rick Frasso - Member News
Rick Frasso, as chair of the Membership Committee asked for ideas. The committee hopes to build on helpful ideas shared at a recent meeting with Mike Moore of all the membership chairs in our region. We hope to build on those and other helpful ideas. What can we as members can do to help the Membership Committee in getting new members? He suggests we share and like items on social media. Suggestions offered:
Greta: When visitors come, make them feel welcome and part of the family
Bernie: Invite friends and neighbours
Bill E.: following through on those who have left, and survey them
Mara: Making sure everyone has a really great time when they’re here
John: More presence at annual Princess Street Promenade, work together with other clubs
Ana: Promoting Rotary in Kingston as four clubs together

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
Martha's Table has recently suffered a theft.  The link to the Whig story;
Signup sheets: (1) YMCA Peace Medal Award breakfast Nov. 1 $75; $500 for table; (2) Viva la Mess, 10th Anniversary Fundraiser Saturday night, October 25th
Printouts of mentoring program for Pathways to Education. Please consider being a mentor. Training will be provided. Recommend attending Resilience movie, October 24th. An eye-opener for her, awareness of fragility of people based on negative or adverse experiences in their lives.
National Committee Meeting Wed, October 23rd 8 am Sanctuary
Auction Committee Oct. 23rd Kingston Dodge
Board 24th 4 pm Kingston Dodge
Robert Reid: Queen’s Business Forecast Luncheon not happening this year. Can subscribe to newsletter.
Murray Cotton asked about Grants email. John Farrow indicated that he will send details to anyone who requests it. There were 12 applications. The adjudication meeting is October 30th, 5 p.m., at Innovation Park.
Upcoming Dates/Events
Oct 30 - Community Service Projects Meeting 5:30 to7:30pm Innovation Park, 945 Princess St
Nov 1-3, 2019 - District Conference in Clayton New York
Nov 23rd Networking session for new Canadians, Oddfellows Hall - let's introduce these folks to Rotary!
Dec. 10th 2019 Christmas Party - 6:30 pm at Oddfellows Hall
July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College
Chase the Ace!
Won by Ed Thompson but no joy for Ed.
Meeting notes by Bill Egnatoff 
Bernie Allard and John Farrow - World Polio Day  - What does it Mean to Rotarians?
John displayed a picture of a man in an iron lung from about 9 years ago; there are still people living in them. The picture is from the video: The Final Inch.  This video talks about the last phase of Polio eradication.  Anyone who would like to borrow the video can ask John.
World Polio Day is  Thursday, October 24th. Hajira Wilson, a powerful force for polio eradication work in this area, died recently and will be honoured at the meeting of the Kingston Rotary Club on Thursday/ Consider making a donation in her honour.
John asked Bernie to come forward and speak first. Bernie is a past PolioPlus District chair, working to get our more than 60 clubs involved. Thank you Bernie, for that work.
Bernie spoke about Rotary and Polio. In 1973-74, everybody knew about polio. As a matter of fact, we have one survivor in this club, our senior member Terry Hicks. He was told he would never walk again, but he’s still doing well at the age of 90+.  The Philippines were having many Polio cases and decided to do something. The Salk vaccine had just appeared. One Rotary Club in Illinois was asked if they would help with immunization, which they did. It was not talked about much again until 1985, when it was decided that for the 100th anniversary of Rotary in 2005, we would get rid of this terrible disease, which had up to 300,000 cases per year. The 1987 Munich International Rotary Convention, which Bernie attended, was the first start of a real campaign to raise money; a German car company offered a car, to be delivered anywhere in the world, for a draw at 100 DM per ticket. Then an appeal was made to clubs around the world to meet the goal of raising $120 million dollars. But Rotarians are dumb and stupid and they don’t listen, so the raised over $250,000,000! Since then, we have had four other major campaigns. These have raised over 2.2 billion dollars in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which doubles our donation every year.
Bernie told us that one of saddest pictures he has ever seen is that of an 8-year-old boy in Venezuela limping away dragging he leg. He was the last case in the Americas. We have now reached a point where there are two countries left in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan with wild Polio virus. 99%  of cases are on their borders, where tradition, ignorance, and stupidity, means that Polio is still crossing the border. Three years ago we were down to 17 cases; this year unfortunately there have been 88. It just keeps going. In Afghanistan, all cases were on the border except for one case in the north-east of Afghanistan; people have no idea where it came from. For us, polio is a flight away, for them, it is just one kilometre away. We are dealing with the idea, held by some there, that we, by giving immunization to the children, are causing more problem than not. It’s very difficult to break these taboos. In immunization days around the world, many Rotarians, including his daughter Françine and a friend who spent two weeks in India, give the vaccine to children. In the Middle East and Muslim countries, we need women to do this work since men cannot enter the home alone. Normally volunteers pay their own way, but are hosted by local clubs. We give six other vaccines, including measles, along with polio. It’s a never-ending problem. If we were to stop these immunization days, within 10 years we’d be back to up to 400,000 cases a year. For a country to be declared Polio free, it has to be free of cases for three years. Nigeria was again declared Polio free last summer. We must continue immunization, and also re-visit these countries, with WHO, to ensure that the program continues forever. A donation to Polio Plus is something that everyone should consider. You can’t take it with you in the end, you won’t miss it, and you know that somebody is going to win, and that somebody is everybody.
John Farrow: 
After the Toronto RI Convention, John became interested in the health aspects of polio and the need for surveillance. Rotary is already planning for what happens after final case.
What is polio? There are three  types of virus. Type 2 & 3 have been eradicated, which has led to a change in the formulation of the vaccine used. Polio has been around since Egyptian times. There was an outbreak in New York City in 1916 that paralyzed 27,000 people and killed 7,000 in the country. Humans shed the virus through  their stool, so transmission is  closely related to sanitation. The Salk Vaccine came along in 1955, administered by injection, and Sabine’s oral vaccine came along in 1960.
Why did Rotary come to focus on polio? The book A Century of Service has a chapter on Polio. Rotary had been working with Crippled Children, through a strong association with Easter Seals, for years. We started with smaller campaigns, including work in the Philippines on one of the first immunizations. Amelda Marcos, “the shoe lady”, wife of President Ferdinand Marcos, was Minister of Health and so had to sign off to give approval. Neither the WHO nor Rotary were really comfortable with the idea of a global effort. Rotary wanted to retain autonomy of individual clubs in deciding on service direction. Nevertheless, after the initial work in The Philippines, RI decided to go all in. It was the first time that Rotary started looking for major gifts. 
In the 1988 RI Convention, RI moved from control to eradication. Why eradication not control? As Bernie said, it’s only a walk away. It’s only a plane ride away. Right now, there are 70.8 million people in the world that are displaced (UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report, June 19, 2019). Millions of people  are on the move, Syrians refugees are being monitored very closely because they are living in appalling conditions ripe for the spread of any kind of disease. We also have to face the anti-vaccine movement. The United States of America is about to lose its measles-free declaration, because many think vaccinations are dangerous or not important. Surprisingly, the last case of Polio in Europe was just in 2015 in the Ukraine. In 2016, the year of the World Cup in Brazil, the virus was discovered there in the sewage system. The WHO currently monitors sewage systems in 34 high-risk countries around the world.
Why do we use the oral vaccine? It’s easier to make, cheaper, and easier to distribute, especially with volunteers - you can’t send them out with syringes. The oral vaccine is better at controlling outbreaks and conferring herd immunity, helping to stop transmission. However, the oral vaccine, in rare cases, can mutate and cause vaccine-derived polio, so there is a small risk. Once we eradicate polio (we’ve targeted $4.2 billion for the final push), we can move, with a lot of training and money, to using the injected vaccine (dead vaccine). But then all live vaccine will have to be destroyed.
We have to keep vaccinating in eradicated areas. We need stores of vaccine for that and for outbreaks. The WHO also investigates 100,000 cases of paralysis around the world to determine causes—polio, encephalitis, or others. This is the largest non-military effort in history. It takes a huge army of volunteers. But what happens after the last case? We will continue to vaccinate in the 60 highest risk countries, and continue to monitor cases of paralysis. We will replace the live oral with the injectable dead vaccine, and will destroy all of the live virus vaccines. The PolioPlus program will monitor where the virus is stored around the world, making sure they’re secure.
What’s the “Plus” in PolioPlus? See Rotarian, October 2019 (vol. 198 #4). Vaccination has left a legacy of health care improvements in the countries where immunization has been conducted . Some countries need clean water more than vaccine, so bringing clean water to them is part of the work. Jobs are needed for the disabled—polio survivors are helped by Rotarians to find work. Additional medication is included with the polio vaccine, including Vitamin A. That is estimated to have prevented 1.25M deaths from other diseases. Surveillance systems in place have been used to thwart other outbreaks, e.g., Ebola in Nigeria, and Yellow Fever. Often we are giving out bed nets during vaccination. Malaria might be the next thing we try to eliminate. And we are engaging survivors, who become the best advocates for encouraging vaccinations.
Bernie: In 2008, an American Family went to the Middle East on vacation and came back with 3 children with the polio virus (which was not publicized) - the last known case in the U.S.A.
Donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation Canada (label PolioPlus), by cheque or online.
Ana presented a loaf of bread to John and Bernie to share, in thanks for their work and their enlightening presentation.
Bingo Schedule Apr 2019 - Mar 2020

Schedule April 2019 - March 2020

Day DateTimeVolunteerVolunteer
Thursday April 11, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecHoward Lee
Thursday April 11, 201910:00 PMGreg MumfordPatty LeCollier
Thursday April 25, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday April 25, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecTerri Hodges
Thursday May 02, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday May 02, 201910:00 PMJohn Farrow
Bill Egnatoff
Thursday May 16, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday May 16, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecAnita Mercier
Thursday June 06, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeHoward Lee
Thursday June 06, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Richards
Thursday June 20, 20198:00 PMJohn GaleGreg Mumford
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PMHakeem SubairJohn Farrow
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasGreta Du Bois
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PMJohn RichardsGreg Mumford
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday Aug 01, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday Aug 29, 201910:00 PMJohn FarrowMurray Cotton
Thursday Sept 05, 20198:00 PMMurray CottonTerri Hodges
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMMurray CottonRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill EgnatoffGreg Mumford
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasRobert Reid
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PMElizabeth Cohoe 
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidJohn Richards
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecHeather Nogrady
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PMJohn RichardsHeather Kembel
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PMMurray Cotton 
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PMJohn RichardsRick Fiedorec
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PMHeather Nogrady 
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PMHeather KembelRobert Reid
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PMMurray Cotton 
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 PMElizabeth CohoeHeather Kembel
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PMRobert Reid 

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
Duty Roster October 29th
7:00 Registration and Greeting
Members: Michelle Chatten Fiedorec Guest: Robert Reid Greeter: Bernie Allard
Hall and Kitchen setup: Ana Sutherland, Greg Mumford, Rick Fiedorec
Hall and Kitchen clean up: Murray Cotton, Rick Fiedorec, Jim Rymerson
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen Ron Pols
7:17 Breakfast Parade John Farrow
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland and members
7:43 Fun Master John Farrow
8:00 Auction Committee Update Greg Mumford. John Richards, John Farrow
8:07 Speaker Bill Egnatoff - Adventures in History -
8:27 Speaker Thanks John Gale
8:28 Draw Murray Cotton
8:30 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Elizabeth Cohoe
Piano: Terry Hicks