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November 19th, 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

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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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Meeting Report November 12th, 2019


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Mary Reid, guest of Heather Nogrady, and  Paul Malo guest of Elizabeth Cohoe, as well as our speakers Judy Bierma and Anthony Gifford from Kingston and Area Shared Seniors Alternative Living.
Friends of Rotary: On’a’got’tay, Heather Nogrady
Visiting Rotarians: Joan Egnatoff - Honourary member of CK Rotary
Service Commitments (Makeups):John and Ana did our auction tv spot on CKWS yesterday. 

Member Sharing

Fun Master - John Richards

John got everyone to share over breakfast at their tables about their favorite hobby without saying how this will fit into his fun master duty.  John also told us that he learned a new word last night…that is “voluntold”.  Greg was voluntold to carry the collection plate.  One person from each table was to talk about their favorite hobby in 4 words or less.  Head table John Gale Sailing.  Ron Pols curling.  Heather Nogrady photography.  Anthony our speaker, getting people to sing.  Bill and Joan Egnatoff, music and quilting.  John collected $1 from everyone else.  Following that, he ran an auction for the privilege of sitting next to these members to find out more about their hobbies.  Paul Malo won the privilege of sitting next to John Gale next week, and confessed that although he loves sailing as well, he wanted to be able to sit at the head table in order to be first up for breakfast!  Paul bid $10 for that.  John Farrow bid $5 for Ron polls.  Robert Reid paid $6 to learn more about Heather Nogrady’s phototgraphy.  On’A’Got’Tay paid $5 to sit with Bill and Joan Egnatoff next week.  Heather Nogrady  won with $6 for Anthony, and he committed to returning to the meeting next week.  Well done John Richards! 

Happy/Sad Bucks 

Bill Egnatoff told us about he and Joan singing in a remembrance concert yesterday.  He also had commissioned On’A’Got’Tay to make him a new pair of moccasins out of his old ones that he loved.  On’A’Got’Tay finished them and now they are new and improved and beautiful.  Bill also gifted On’A’Got’Tay with a fur hat of his father’s, as he will use the fur in future projects.    
John Gale for the success of our auction and having money for next year.
Robert Reid, is quite sad that on this snowy day, his boat is still in the water.
Greg sad buck as we lost a ¼ share in a recent bingo because he didn’t remind the members that they need to sign in with our club name and their own name.  Greg was very happy though about the great job done yesterday by Ana and John G. promoting the auction on The Morning Show on CKWS.
Ana was happy about the success of the food drive for the South Frontenac Food Bank.  Three schools raised 3000 items.
John Farrow & Greg Mumford, Auction
There are 415 items as of this morning which is ahead of last year.  We are up about $5k in value over last year.  The auction will be promoted on CKWS all this week, on radio and television.  John will be doing the radio spots. 
Pick up dates at Howard Lees place will be November 30 and December 5th.  The times still need to set.  We arrange the pick up times and dates so that there is one on the weekend and one on a week day.    
The next step is the drive for bidders.  Greg will send an email blast on Thursday to previous bidders. 
Come to Greg’s on Sunday any time after 3:30.  The auction closes at 5 p.m. and we will celebrate.  Ana will coordinate pot luck. 
Bingo:  Greg gave a reminder of who is on the roster for this Thursday, and apologized for not reminding people to sign in club name as well as their name.  We must do this or forfeit a portion of our share.

Ron Pols - Fellowship

Ron Pols plugged the end of year party which will be at our meeting place on December 10th. There will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings.  $40 pp.  There will be music.


New Member Induction

Heather Nogrady, who joined us as a Friend of Rotary, was inducted by President Ana as a full member today.  Her Classification will be “Psychologist Retired”.  Her classification talk will be entered into the speaker schedule.
Rotary at the Santa Claus Parade

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
Ana reminded everyone to read the events and meetings posted on the agenda that everyone received.  The  Inter-cultural intelligence workshop will be very interesting and is happening at our meeting place.   Kingston is an interesting place as we are culturally different because of university and the base but the general population isn’t as aware.  Saturday November 23rd 9 – noon.
National Committee will meet Wednesday November 27th at 8 am at The Sanctuary
Gift wrapping event for the 39 Tipi Moza children will be on Saturday November 30th in the morning at our meeting place.
Upcoming Dates/Events
November 23, 2019 Workshop Networking - KEYS and Rotarians with New Comers to Kingston
November 27, 2019 National Committee - Sanctuary 8 am
Nov 30, 2019 Wrapping Presents for Tipi Moza - Fill a Shoe Box for kids in Kingston Service Project - 9:30 am to noon -At Odd Fellows Hall - coffee, hot chocolate and Seasonal cookies and treats - all are welcome
Dec 3, 2019 - AGM
Dec. 10th 2019 End of Calendar Year - December Dinner and Party - 6:00pm -see poster for details
Dec 12 , 2019 - Board Meeting - Thursday - 4 pm at Kingston Dodge
Mar. 5, 2020 - Rotary Day at Brier Patch- Rotarians will volunteer at the Patch
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
Chase the Ace!
Won by Terry Hicks but no joy.
Meeting notes by Elizabeth Cohoe 
Judy Bierma and Anthony Gifford, Kingston and Area Shared Seniors Alternative Living
John Farrow introduced our guest speakers, Judy Bierma and Anthony Gifford.  John remarked that has been looking forward to this topic because he has two adult children still living at home!  Anthony and Judy emailed the club through our website asking to come and talk about their alternative housing arrangement, as they would like to talk to organizations like ours to promote a new way to look and co-operative housing. 
Judy and Anthony lived on a boat for 13 years.  When they came off the boat and wondered what to do next, they came up with the idea of sharing a house with other people like themselves.  They are now sharing a five bedroom house with two other people (and looking for another housemate).  They started with a good friend who came here from out west.  One bedroom might be kept empty and may be used in the future for guests.  They are doing this for financial reasons - average pensioner income is going down, while housing costs are going up, and assisted living is very expensive.  In assisted living, people can't help each other with daily tasks because of liability.  Judy and Anthony were looking not only for financial assistance, they want the social interaction shared housing provides.  Statistics indicate that people living together call 911 and visit emergency rooms much less.  Loneliness is biggest health problem for seniors. 
They each staked $70,000 for the down payment and per bedroom cost is $600 a month . Filling the house isn’t a problem, there is a waiting list.  Anthony was here to promote the model, not their house, because they are full now.   
Benefits include a lower cost to the city than for subsidized housing, and a lower carbon footprint.  A significant portion of greenhouse gasses are produce by home heating, so full houses are more environmentally friendly.  The house also only has two cars for 5 people.  He and Judy wouldn’t have likely planted a garden but with a group it turned into fun and it added to their food.  He believes they create a smaller carbon footprint. 
Down side?  Of course you step on each others toes from time to time, but you are in control and have more freedom.  Acceptance of the model is a challenge, because our society today isn’t big on sharing.  Anthony wrote a book called “Dare to Share” to talk about our need to learn to share more in our society. 
Judy and Anthony are making their house a non-profit model but other models are possible, like should we allow or not allow pets?  Compared to what it costs the city for affordable housing, Judy and Anthony's model seems pretty appealing.
Who owns the house?  There are different ways of dividing ownership.  Presently they are “landlords”.  
Are there issues with inspections?  Run as single-family place so no tenant - landlord dynamic. 
Do people sign agreements? No.  People can be "voted off the island". 
They ease people in, beginning with a short visit and extending to overnight etc.  They have a waiting list.
Robert Reid thanked our speakers with our traditional loaf of bread.
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 PMJohn FarrowGreg Mumfor
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
Registration and Greeting
Members: Michelle Chatten Fiedorec
Guest: Robert Reid
Greeter: Bernie Allard

Hall and Kitchen setup: Ana Sutherland, Greg Mumford, Ed Thomson
Hall and Kitchen clean up: Jim Rymerson, Rick Fiedorec, Ed Thomson
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen Ron Pols
7:17 Breakfast Parade Heather Nogrady
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland and members
7:43 Fun Master Heather Nogrady
7:50 Auction Committee Update - Final Estimate Greg Mumford. John Richards, John Farrow
7:55 Speaker Intro Elizabeth Cohoe
Speakers Fall Community Grants Recipients
8:28 Draw Rick Fiedorec
8:30 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Bill Egnatoff
Piano: Terry Hicks