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Odd Fellows Hall
Apr 23, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Apr 30, 2019
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Odd Fellows Hall
May 07, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Response IT
May 08, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Odd Fellows Hall
May 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

April 23rd, 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.
Apr 23, 2019 7:00 AM
Your local PBS televison station, WPBS
Apr 30, 2019 7:00 AM
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
May 07, 2019 7:00 AM
Spring Grants Presentation
May 28, 2019 7:00 AM
A Life in Rotary Service
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Meeting Report April 16th, 2019



Jackie Blakney, candidate for membership, Lynn Brown, guest speaker, and Friend of Rotary Heather Nogrady. 

Visiting Rotarians

None today
John Richards - National Committee

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Elizabeth Cohoe

A quiz for the 6 tables on 'today in history' was led by Elizabeth, progressing with dismal results for correct answers but a boon for the club in raising money. 

Happy/Sad Bucks

Elizabeth Cohoe – devastating fire at Notre Dame but wealthy pledging to rebuild, Paris; Rick Fiedorec – seeing Jesus Christ Superstar at Brockville Arts Centre; John Farrow – Game of Thrones back on the air; John Richards – fun drive with Murray; Robert Reid– piano played with gusto; Jackie Blakney– super happy about Easter

Service Activities

The Rotary Foundation walk is Saturday the 11th of May this year, which is the anniversary of our Club.  Perhaps we can all participate! It’s only 2.5 km  It starts behind City Hall at 10am.  You pay $20 to participate and you receive lunch afterwards.  Dogs are welcome!  Greta is organizing on our behalf, so please get your $20 to her by the beginning of May.
Everyone registered will get a pledge sheet – please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and make cheques payable to The Rotary Foundation.

Club Business

Some board positions still open – President Elect; Treasurer; Foundation (Greta leaving in June to focus on Friendship Exchange)
New Member Proposal;
A new member application has been received and approved by the membership committee for Jackie Blakney.  Jackie has completed all the requirements for membership. She has been in business in Kingston for past 20 years
Jackie is active in Re-Max Realty with business partner Tim Barber
Jackie wants to be active in community through service and other opportunities to give back to society.
Please direct any comments to Rick Frasso, membership Director.
Jackie's induction date is scheduled for April 23rd.
Jackie's bio;
I was born in Kingston and raised everywhere.  Proud daughter of Del and Jackie Blakney and my military heritage (base brat :)  I have a very large loving family that are my why in life especially my two sons Chris and David.

I  graduated from Georgian College in the early 80's and became a law clerk, specializing in real estate law.  A career I followed for over 20 years taking me from Barrie to Toronto to North Bay and Pembroke and finally bringing me back to settle in Kingston in 1995. I worked for the law firm of Viner Kennedy et al for 9 years.  This is my 15th year in real estate; a career I truly love.  I have a passion for helping people achieve their dreams which is what I attribute to my success.  During my 15 years I have grown from a single agent to a team of 7 licensed agents and two administrators with a branch office.  I obtained my Brokers designation, IRES (international real estate specialist) and ASA (accredited senior agent).  I have spent several years on the KAREA real estate board.  I love education and strive to continuously improve in all aspects of life. 
I have various other volunteer activities including diabetes (near and dear to my heart because of my dad).  I volunteered with the Kingston City Police as a volunteer etc.


April 17th - Auction Meeting, Kingston Dodge 5 pm
April 24th – Board meeting
April 24th - Grant Adjudication Meeting 5 pm
April 25th – Benefit dinner for The Mess
May 8th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
May 10th Heritage Fair at Donald Gordon Centre
May 11th – Foundation Walk; Trixie Lou and President Rick will be participating
May 23rd Giggles, Grapes & Brew; Kingston Club fundraiser
May 24th Almost Home Annual Charity Golf Tournament 1PM shot-gun start, $130 per golfer or per team
May 28th – Pat Brown classification speech
June 11th - Mayor’s Address at Seniors Centre on Francis Street will replace our regular meeting.  7AM breakfast and your meeting cards can be used or cash at the door.
June 12th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
August 1st Camp Merrywood BBQ
Chase the Ace!
Anita won the draw but not the Ace.
A special Easter Hyacinth draw was won by Greg.
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges 
Lynn Brown, KFL&A Health Unit, Preventing Falls
President Rick called the meeting to order, more or less on time, and our pianist extraordinaire, Terry Hicks led the 16 Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston members present in a rousing rendition of O Canada.  Following the Rotary invocation, Elizabeth, our Fun Mistress, quickly organized our breakfast parade and all enjoyed the bounty of the catered breakfast with much fellowship and interesting conversation. 
John Farrow introduced Lynn Brown, Falls Prevention Ambassador with KFL&A Health Unit.  Lynn is a former nurse and now volunteers with KFL&A to educate seniors (65+) and others who support seniors about fall prevention.  It turns out falls aren’t directly related to age, despite the highest rate of falls being seen in adults 65+, but the circumstances and environment in which a person finds themselves.  A handy fall risk checklist was presented and a discussion of the consequences of falls – a main one being fear of falling again!  Good news: most falls are predictable and preventable!
  1. Plan ahead
  2. Be active
  3. Look first
  4. Choose smart
Overall healthy choices: nutritious food choices and adequate hydration, bone health consciousness including weight bearing exercise weekly with 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity, regular physician check-ups including vision and hearing and always tell someone if you have fallen and hit your head, emotional health with social activities and some daily laughter will also help.
A brief poll: of the 16 present, 8 had experienced falls!!

Slippery conditions require a different approach to walking: walk flat-footed and slowly (like a penguin), keep centre of gravity over feet, wear books with proper winter treads and non-skid soles.  There is a new website for rating boot treads: www.ratemytreads.com and you can also consider crampons or cleats for outdoor activity.
Regular home safety checks are important…engage your grandchildren in tidying up possible hazards.  Secure cords around living areas, lighting to hallways and stairs and exterior, consider high risk areas carefully such as bathrooms, housing entrances/exits.
Tips for safety: keep a list of your medications with you (something others can read), be very careful about mixing alcohol and medications and consider Canada’s guidelines for low-risk alcohol consumption is limited to 2/day for women (max 10/week) and 3/day for men (max 15/week). 
Do you know? Standard sizing for alcoholic beverages is 12oz beer/cider/cooler OR 5oz wine (red or white) OR 1.5oz spirits
Lynn provided a complimentary tote bag filled with helpful guides.  Yay Lynn! 😊
Questions from the floor: Robert noted a mobility-focus at his gym, Elizabeth asked about new Canada Food Guide, John F. noted the ortho-clinic in hospital stressed the importance of not smoking for bone health, and Terry Hicks shared his positive experience with regular and strong exercise at the Y’s Heart Club over the last 6-7 years.  Martin and Anita provided some questions and comments on the new Food Guide.
John Richards thanked Lynn with our traditional gift of a 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 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PMJohn Richards 
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
Thursday Aug 01, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 29, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMMartin Thomas 
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PM  
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 PM  
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PM  

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.