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Renaissance Event Venue
Aug 14, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Regular Meeting
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Aug 21, 2018
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Grants Training Seminar #1
Cornwall Lions Hall
Aug 25, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Regular Meeting
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Aug 28, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
No Regular Meeting - Rotary Nut Drive
Queens University
Sep 04, 2018
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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National Awards Services Inc.

Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

August 7, 2018
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen 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.
Aug 14, 2018 7:00 AM
A Life in Rotary
Aug 28, 2018 7:00 AM
Club business
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 11, 2018 7:00 AM
A life in Rotary
Sep 18, 2018 7:00 AM
The Journey of Dementia - The Alzheimer's Society of Kingston
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Meeting Report August 7, 2018


Marcel Gummert (Youth Exchange rebound)

Karina Gummert (former Youth Exchange student)

Joan Egnatoff. honorary Rotarian, guest of Bill Egnatoff

Fun Master: Ron Pols

How do you keep a house cool? Open the top windows! Congrats Rick (who got the answer and owes a buck)

What temp is considered to be a sign of heat stroke? 40C

Sign of heat stroke? Red, headaches and one other I forgot. All!

Where was the ‘humidex’ invented? (Elizabeth just paying up front…..) In Canada in 1965!

When was the deadliest Cdn heatwave recorded? 1936; 1,180 recorded deaths

A heatwave is defined as? 3 consecutive days of 30C+

Highest temp? California

Canada’s hottest temp in Saskatchewan? 45C

Happy and Sad Bucks

Bill E - heading off with 2,500 flutists!

John Farrow – neice 1st anniversary and expecting

Michelle happy for A/C!

Elizabeth – Road trip visiting grandkids 8 & 11

Rick – Lovely anniversary dinner at the Riverfront pub in Napanee; working with cedar shingles

Sigi – happy to have both kids at home J

Doug – fine guest speaker ‘cause he can’t spell ‘exchange’; heading out travelling for next 6 weeks – catcha later!


Membership meeting Thursday 9th 5pm at Response IT

Kingston 2021 meeting on August 13th 6:30 at Waterfront Club (Elizabeth and Terri can you come?)

Kingston Club 28th Fundraiser at Gan playhouse

Sue Bellor, past district governor: we are being nominated for a zone-level Rotary Public Image Award for our bulletin, website, and our auction website. We’ll soon have a new website as well! Bill E. is doing a fabulous job organizing this for us!

Nut Drive info has been emailed out.

Board meeting minutes and approved budget have also been sent out – please read!

Marcel Gummert Youth Exchange to Italy 2017-2018

Karina Gummert, Marcel Gummert, Sigi Scholten, August 7, 2018

Marcel spoke on August 7th about his experience as a youth exchange student in Italy during the school year 2017-2018. He was introduced by his mother, club member Sigi Scholten, who spoke of how proud she was of her children, how much the year changed them, and how grateful she was to Rotary and our club for the great opportunity.

Summary of Marcel's talk

People usually think Spaghetti, Pizza, Gelato, and hand gestures. And the hand gestures one is so true!

In the North of Italy and very densely populated: Cremona

Not a very unified country, with different dialects even as close as 50km apart.

I played soccer there – had to register and paperwork took 5 months to come back from Rome! Attended all the practices, but in the end I couldn’t play in the games with my team. Everyone crazy about soccer, even if they don’t play.

The pizza there tastes SO different than the pizza here. I liked the thinner one best.

13 exchange students in Cremona and we would meet regularly to chat and have coffee.

Stayed with 3 different host families and it was an amazing experience.

After about 7 mos, I made dinner for 11 of us exchange students.

Visited Pisa, Milan (went 5 or 6 times); went skiing at Ponto di Ligno – through the clouds!; Lake Garda, Rome (my sister Karina visited with me in March); Class trip to Munich!; Venice – best seafood ever!; Sicily – most beautiful beach ever!; Salo (visited our exchange student from last year); Great water bottle fillup stations! Florence (in hospital for 5 days, and that messed up my visit with my family); Cinque Terre – 5 little towns on beautiful cliffs overlooking the water; Prague; Vienna – went to the UN; Budapest – my favourite city of the whole trip – good food and awesome people; Slovenia; visited so many different cities that I can’t remember them all!

I learned so much – new life experiences, new friends, beautiful memories.

Thank you SO much for this opportunity – the best year of my life yet!



Q (Bill E. with a grin): Did you go to school?

A: I DID go to school there and studied Italian. High schools are subject specific – language, science, economics – different from here.

Q: (Michelle) Before you went, what did you most want to achieve?

A: I wanted to learn Italian. Achieved a language certificate.


Heather thanked Marcel on behalf of the Club.

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 EgnatoffTeri Hodges
ThursdayAug 02, 20188:00 PMRick FiedorecGreg Mumford
ThursdayAug 30, 201810:00 PMJohn Richards 
ThursdaySept 06, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdaySept 06, 201810:00 PM  
ThursdaySept 20, 20186:00 PMRobert ReidRick Fiedorec
ThursdaySept 20, 20188:00 PMHoward LeeMurray Cotton
ThursdayOct 04, 20188:00 PMTerri HodgesRick Fiedorec
ThursdayOct 04, 201810:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 25, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 25, 20188:00 PMDoug Townsend 
ThursdayNov 01, 20186:00 PMHeather Kembel 
ThursdayNov 01, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdayNov 15, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayNov 15, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdayDec 13, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 13, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayDec 27, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 27, 20188:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
ThursdayJan 03, 20196:00 PM
Robert Reid
ThursdayJan 10, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
ThursdayJan 10, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 24, 20196:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 07, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
ThursdayFeb 07, 20198:00 PMTerri Hodges 
ThursdayFeb 28, 20196:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM  
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.