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The Courier

February 5th, 2019
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at St. Paul's Anglican Church, corner of Montreal and Queen Streets, 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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Vanessa Yzaguirre Presentation

Meeting Report January 22nd, 2019



Guests of the Club: Speaker Vanessa Yzaguirre

Youth Exchange: Maya Bergensen

Visiting Rotarians

None this week
Bernie Allard – Ottawa Metro Club
John Richards – Bingo
Greta DuBois – Friendship Exchange

Member Sharing

Fun Master (Murray Cotton)

Fines this morning;
Last in – Heather Kembel
Such a slow Oh Canada – John Farrow;
In “all of us command” – everyone pays who didin't sing the new words

Happy/Sad Bucks

Bernie Allard– for the first time in history, a mother and daughter are serving on the same ship for Canada
Murray’s story:  Worked at the Curling Club over the weekend on a dinner.  Lots of food left over and it went to Jenn at Lunch by George – awesome!
Rick Fiedorec – happy to have Maya with us over the weekend.  Made homemade pasta and sauce.
Greta DuBois – Back from Australia (frying pan to freezer) and headed to India!
Robert Reid – Caroline teaching in Sweden this year and I’m meeting her in Zermat to ski :)
Sigi Scholten– Grateful to be safe and warm
Murray Cotton– who’s donated to polar plunge?  Get on it!  Google Polar Plunge Kingston and donate to Maya Bergersen our exchange student

Service Activites

(include service updates and Youth Exchange news; use Heading Level 4 for subheadings)

Club Business

Polar Plunge this Sunday (3rd) bottom of Clarence Street 11am they go in!  Please support Maya :)
National meeting this Thursday (31st), Sanctuary 8am
Queen’s Euchre Tournament on the 30th 7-10pm at The Grad Club


Need a Project Leader for Easter Seals – easy and fun.  Starts Feb 14th and online donations.  Please contact Elizabeth Cohoe.
Lunch by George is interested in one of our members being on their Board – 4 evening meetings per year.  Please contact Elizabeth Cohoe.
91% of Rotary Foundation funds are spent on programs!  Great stewardship, but additional funds always required.  Today Greta presented a recognition pin to Heather Kembel in recognition of her major financial support of the Foundation J  Awesome job, Heather!
NO CLUB MEETINGS – Febuary 12th and 19th due to Friendship Exchange
John Gale updated us on 3 most recent International Projects:
  1. With RC Madras, Built 321 toilets in Kannan Kottai Village(including 4 schools) where they have none! Huge health risk as folks ‘go’ in the rice fields……. $130,000 US project where we donated $5,000 US – the rest of the money gained from other clubs and matching District and Foundation funds.Friendship exchange folks can see this (and perhaps try them out!)
  2. Children’s Heart Surgeries with Meenambakkam RC in Chennai:Total $80,000 and we put in $2,500
  3. Madras East RC (6 projects with this club – 3 in East Africa, 3 in India) $120,000 project where we put in $5,000.To purchase new diagnostic equipment to place in 4 clinics for cataract surgery for indigent folks.
We should be doing this here in Kingston!  Perhaps the centennial project here in Kingston?  We have been chatting with Pathways to Education about such a project, and we have 3 Indian clubs interested in participating.  Something focused on helping teens transition from high school to post secondary so they don’t quit their program, but finish and then find employment.  This is a 3 year $160,000 project.  This is one potential project for our consideration.
Our friend Onagottay will be released from the hospital tonight! (Jan 31st) We have set up a "meal train" for Paulette and her two daughters, and several members have already volunteered.  There is a calendar set up where you may volunteer to bring a prepared dinner over to their house.  This will really help in several ways, as Paulette is incurring extra costs just getting to the hospital every day, and also it will relieve her from meal planning, some cooking, and extra grocery shopping.  The instructions are on the Meal Train website.  If you are able to help out, please let Elizabeth know, because email addresses for recipients of the link must be added individually by hand on the Meal Train website.  A simple link in an email from me won't work.  I may be reached at ecohoe@gmail.com.  I hope you can help!  It will mean a lot to Onagottay and Paulette, and take away some stress from both of them.
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges
Vanessa Yzaguirre - Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community at Queen’s - What Can it Teach Rotary
John Farrow introduced our Guest Speaker, Vanessa Yzaguirre, M.A. speaking about Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community at Queen’s.  Vanessa was invited after John saw an article about her in the Queen's Alumni Magazine dedicated to diversity at the University.
Vanessa is Special Projects Officer with the Human Rights and Equity Office at Queen's University.. She is originally from Venezuela and joined Queen's after completing a Masters in Gender Studies.  Vanessa task is to work with administrative areas of Queen’s to develop and implement diversity and equity strategies.  Practically, this means trying to understand and respect the diversity of the Queen's community when considering the work they do, the activities they plan and the interactions they have.
Vanessa defined the terms human rights (entitlements we share by the simple fact of our humanity), diversity (any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another), equity (the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all) ,and inclusion (the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity), buzz words that we all hear but don't often know the core concepts behind them.  Once we understand what they mean, we need to develop the essential skills of collaboration, empathy, and listening so that we can understand what challenges different groups face and what an organization like Queen's (or a Rotary Club) needs to do to provide an inclusive environment for all.
The areas that Queen's must consider are numerous, including but not limited to; Planning Exercises; Policies, Procedures and
Practices,  Committee Representation, Recruitment & Hiring, Supports, Education and Training, Procurement and Delivery of Goods and Services, Communications and Community Relations, Accessibility, and Consulting with Indigenous Communities.
Heather Kembel– have you worked with the City at all?  Yes, our Director was involved in the “Say Hello” campaign, and ways to move forward with that.
Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec – So important to ask the question: “Do you need some help?”
Robert Reid thanked Vanessa on our behalf.  Hopefully her presentation gives us food for thought as to how we can make our club more inclusive and diverse.
Sandy Sheahan & Donna Glasspoole were here today from SPEAKingston, an organization promoting smart development in 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 EgnatoffTerri 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 PMTerri HodgesGreg Mumford
ThursdayOct 25, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayNov 01, 20186:00 PMHeather KembelElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayNov 01, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
ThursdayNov 15, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayNov 15, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecRobert Reid
ThursdayDec 13, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayDec 13, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayDec 27, 20186:00 PMJohn FarrowHoward Lee
ThursdayDec 27, 20188:00 PMBill EgnatoffGreg Mumford
ThursdayJan 03, 20196:00 PM
Heather Kembel
Greg Mumford
ThursdayJan 10, 20196:00 PM
Robert Reid
Martin Thomas
ThursdayJan 10, 20198:00 PMMurray CottonJohn Gale
ThursdayJan 24, 20196:00 PMJohn RichardsHakeem Subair
ThursdayFeb 07, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHoward Lee
ThursdayFeb 07, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecHakeem Subair
ThursdayFeb 28, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PMJohn Farrow 
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec
Anita Mercier
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM
Murray Cotton
Rick Fiedorec
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.