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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

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February 4th, 2020
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.
Feb 04, 2020 7:00 AM
My First Season as Queen's Football Coach
Feb 11, 2020 7:00 AM
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Mar 03, 2020 7:00 AM
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Meeting Report January 28th, 2020


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: None this week
Friends of Rotary: None this week
Visiting Rotarians: Doug Townsend, Charter Member; Fred Richmond, Kingston Frontenac; Paul Van Nest, Kingston.
Service Commitments and Makeups: Heather Nogrady - Bingo and National Committee

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Ron Pols

Ron started by getting a buck from anyone who is not an honourary member.  Then he congratulated John Richards for doing a great job last week, but fined John for suggesting that Ron could get some winter exercise by roaming the malls like his fellow seniors.  President Ana had a fine from the floor for a Rotarian suggesting that men's jokes needed to be explained to the women at Rotary.

Happy/Sad Bucks

Paul Van Nest for O Canada in the correct key; Murray Cotton, for the Cantabile "Frozen" sing-a-long event that he took his granddaughter to (brave man); John Farrow, for another check on the concert bucket list with his tickets to see Pearl Jam; President Ana, for her and Ed seeing the Crash Test Dummies at the Grand; Bill Egnatoff, for an upcoming flute concert in Toronto; John Richards, for a Frontenac Club event; and Greg Mumford, for a fabulous Blues Cruise.  Quite a musical happy bucks session!  President Ana also thanked Fred and Paul for being her to see Doug's presentation this morning.



John Farrow, Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced an extension of the 2 to 1 match relationship with Polio Plus for 3 more years, up to $50 million per year.  We continue to work towards zero cases.
Members can see their donations to the Foundation through the My Rotary section of the R.I. website.  Only about 40% of our members are registered with My Rotary.
As of the end of 2019, our club's donations to the Annual Fund of the Foundation average $297 per member, versus a District average of $37 per member.  Cataraqui Rotary sits second in the District in dollars contributed.  Thanks to all who continue to support the Foundation.  There will be a larger presentation later in the month about options members have for donating.  John closed by telling members that Charity Rater in the USA has given the Foundation a five-star rating for twelve years in a row, one of only a handle full of organizations to achieve that honour.
John Gale
Ii is important to make sure our criminal background check documentation is up to date with affidavits that there have been no changes.  The Club will review the master list and get back to everyone on their status.
Rick Fiedorec
Donations for Australian fire relief will be sent on Friday if members want to donate.

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
The next supporting new Canadians fun night will be on February 20th.  After the success of the first night Ana suggested that everyone check it out.
We will have another blanket exercise coming up soon, all clubs in the area will be invited to participate.  Watch this space for more details.
A Rotarian in Calgary has started a project to help house homeless veterans (there are 3500 in Canada).  Complexes of tiny houses are built to help the vets have a place to call home.  Perhaps Kingston will take up the cause as well?
Homes for Herores Calgary
Upcoming events
Feb. 20, 2020 - Social Event - Fun, Food and Festive - New Comers to Canada at Odd Fellows 5-8 PM
Feb. 22, 2020 - Curling Fun Spiel at Royal Kingston Curling Club -Members, Friends of Rotary and Families are welcome
Feb. 27, 2020 - President's Council Meeting at Smitty's - 6-7:30 PM
Mar. 5, 2020 - Rotary Day at Brier Patch- Rotarians will volunteer at the Patch
Mar. 21, 2020 - PETS Training at Nav Centre, Cornwall
May 14, 2020 - Heritage Fair - Queens West Campus
Jun. 23, 2020 - No morning meeting - End of the year party at Odd Fellows 6-10 PM
Jun. 30, 2020 - No meeting
July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
Sept 19, 2020 - Tree Planting - Rotary Park - Rotarians to assist in planting 100 trees
Oct 16 & 17, 2020 - District Conference at Ottawa
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College
Chase the Ace!
Ed Thompson won the 50/50 draw today
Meeting notes by Bill Egnatoff 
Doug Townsend, Honourary Rotarian
President Ana Sutherland was pleased to induct Doug Townsend as an Honourary Rotarian this morning.  Doug is a Charter Member of Cataraqui Rotary.
"Godfather" Fred Richmond with Doug
In reflecting on his almost 35 years as a Rotarian, Doug told us that in 1985 the two Kingston clubs (Kingston and Kingston-Frontenac) realized that there was a need and room for another Rotary club in Kingston, and that the new club should be a breakfast club.  On May 10th, 1985, The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was chartered with 26 members, although the club had been meeting since April of that year.  Membership has waxed and waned over the years, as has membership in many service clubs.
Another significant event that Doug reflected on was the admission of women in to Rotary in 1987.  Rotary was taken to the California Supreme Court where it was determined that it was a public organization, not a private club.  Shortly after the decision Kingston and Cataraqui-Kingston admitted their first female members, much to the benefit of Rotary according to Doug.  One practice that fell by the wayside was the telling of jokes to avoid a fine from the Fine Master, as the jokes were on the risque side.  How far we have come!
Initially our major source of funds was from bingo, and the club made many donations to local organizations, including major ones to KGH.  Doug has been very involved with the local grants process over the past ten years, where his actuarial training has been invaluable in collating hundreds of grant applications into easy to handle summaries.  Doug has also tracked the numbers and told us that we have handed out over $250,000 during the 10-year history of the present grants process (and $100,000 to International projects it was added).
Being granted Honourary membership legitimizes his work on the Grants, annual Auction, and Rotary Centennial Project.  Doug is honoured to be a member of Cataraqui Rotary.
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 Mumford
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 PMMurray CottonRobert Reid
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PMGreg MumfordJohn Richards
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PMJim RymersonTerri Hodges
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PMBill EgnatoffJohn Farrow
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM
Heather Nogrady
Heather Kembel
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PMMurray CottonMartin Thomas
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PMJohn RichardsJohn Gale
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PMHeather NogradyJim Rymerson
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PMHeather KembelRobert Reid
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PMMurray CottonTerri Hodges
Thursday Feb 27, 20206:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Nogrady
Thursday Feb 27, 20208:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Mar 12, 20208:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Mar 12, 202010:00 PMJohn Farrow 
Thursday Mar 26, 20206:00 PMElizabeth CohoeHeather Kembel
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PMRick Fiedorec 

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
Duty Roster
Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston7:00
Registration and Greeting
Members: Greg Mumford
Guest: Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec
Greeter: Bernie Allard
Hall and Kitchen setup:Ana Sutherland, Ron Pols, Ed Thomson
Hall and Kitchen clean up:Murray Cotton, Rick Fiedorec, Robert Reid
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen Terri Hicks
7:17 Breakfast Parade Murray Cotton
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland and members
7:51 Fun Master Murray Cotton
8:00 Speaker Intro John Farrow
8:02 Speakers Steve Snyder my first yearas Queen's Football Coach
8:28 Speaker Thanks John Richards
8:29 Draw Heather Nogrady
8:30 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Terri Hodges
Piano: Terry Hicks
Note: If you are not able to fullfil your assignment please notify Ed Thomson in advance

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