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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

March 26th, 2019
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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!

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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 March 19th, 2019



Guests of the Club: ; Roger Romero and Wendy Vuyk, Pathways, Guest of John Gale; Maya Bergersen, Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound

Visiting Rotarians

None this week
None this week

Member Sharing

Fun Master - John Richards

John invited us to give thank you dollars for things other Rotarians had done

Happy/Sad Bucks

John started with $5, so thankful that people made all their announcements and reduced his air time.
Anita: thanks to Rick for introducing her to Bingo!
Greg: Thanks to Anita for joining bingo team.
Robert Reid: $4, happy to involved with presentation of 2021 project proposals at Waterfront Club. Thankful to be part of a group where everyone is open and tolerant; thankful to be in such a beautiful city.
Rick: thankful for beauty of moon this morning. In India, fortune teller told him that something truly amazing was going to happen: Past Youth Exchange Inbound Charlie and her boyfriend coming for a visit soon.
Sigi Scholten: grateful for support for polar plunge
John Farrow: thankful for Murray, to go to movies and dinner with Maya, happy Anita has joined bingo (remembers what bingo used to be like; was doing for 4 groups in 90s)
Rick Fiedorec: concerning next week, please invite other members to come from any club. Also, on the 30th of April, the speaker will address the Canada Pension Plan. Invite other Rotarians to attend.
(Ana requested that If members are inviting people from other clubs, please let her know so that sufficient food can be ordered.)
John Gale: Happy buck because Ana is taking over organization of Centennial Committee presentations. He has developed an elevator speech.

Service Activities

Please bring in used batteries. We’ll take them to the CKWS TV, who exchange them for Snowsuits for Kids.

We have a Club donation page set up for Easter Seals:

Club Business

Pres. Elect Ana Sutherland announced and distributed the new corporate membership program brochures and asked that we attach our business card. She also showed us the new Friends of Rotary brochure.  President Rick circulated the badge created for Friends of Rotary.

President Elect             Director of Service Projects            Treasurer
Please consider how you can contribute to our ongoing success!
Ana called our attention to the “Friends of Rotary” Status requirements and application forms.  Pick one up or download it from our web page? if you have someone in mind!
A Duty list will be posted on our website, with a description of what each duty entails.  This will also be included in the registration book at the front desk.
The Bingo Schedule is out for the next session!  Sign up early and often for the best selection!  You can see the schedule on our website or in The Courier.  Email Greg Mumford with your pick.


John Farrow updated the club on Murray Cotton, who is waiting for triple by-pass surgery, likely within the next month. He won’t be driving, and sees surgeon this morning (Mar. 19). Calls to him would be welcome.
Greg Mumford gave an Auction update. An email sent yesterday was the kickoff for the auction. The focus has to be to bring in more donations. Chairing will be done jointly by John Farrow, John Richards, and Greg Mumford. We were down on gifts last year and need 100 more gifts. Be early in your requests, since donors have limited funds to address the many requests the receive for support. The top two gift getters last year brought in 38% of all gift revenue. We’re off to a good start. We’ll have the same organization with television, dates, Web site, etc

President Rick encouraged us to go to past donors for the Auction. Please help to take some weight off Elizabeth and Murray.

Ana, with Greg, auctioned tickets to the Jesse Cook concert March 29th. Won by Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec.
February Bingo revenue was $2030. Please sign up for bingo (at Rotary meeting or by email to Greg).
Elizabeth Cohoe announced the Loving Spoonful Manly Meals 5-week cooking course for older men. They are looking for two volunteers, to do two weeks; April 2-30 Tuesday mornings 9:30 - 11:30 am, Rideau Heights Community Centre.  Call 613 507-8848 or email leslie@lovingspoonful.org
Michelle announced and distributed an Invitation from The University Hospitals Foundation offering tours in various departments.

President Rick listed his 5 meetings this Thursday! There is something for everyone in plans for 2021 Rotary Centennial in Kingston. Four of the nine proposals have been proposed by members of our club. Details will be given at the next meeting.

Chase the Ace!
Anita drew an ace, just not the right ace.  The chase continues!
Meeting notes by Bill Egnatoff 
John Gale - Answers and Discussion on the Pathways Project
John Gale on the Pathways Rotary Centennial Proposal
After last week's presentation on the Pathways Project, this week was dedicated for questions and discussion.  The major questions and answers are presented in point form.
Why this project?
John suggested that we should ask 3 questions:
  1. Why is it a good project for Kingston? It is transformative for the North End of Kingston. Alleviating poverty one family at a time. Re-imagining what they can be. Bringing hope to families.
  2. Why is it a good project for Rotary? Hits all of sweet spots for Rotary. Eligible for Global Grants, linking with clubs in East Africa and India.
  3. Why is it a Centennial Project? Something that will leave a legacy. Will transform the North End and what Rotary is about. More enduring than building a park.
Greg Mumford added that it is “transformative” in the community because it brings other aspects of the community in to support. The project gives us the capability to orchestrate service beyond Rotary.
John Gale: Partnering with Pathways. Build on their success. Another multiplier.
John Farrow asked for clarification of how our funds will be allocated.
Rick Fiedorec responded that we will hear about all nine projects. Some require small funds. We will need to increase the funds that we already allocated for the Rotary Centennial ($10,000) to fund Pathways, (ed. note: probably by 10k)
John Gale: Initially we need to pledge funds. If accepted, then we need to pay. The Pathways project could begin next September 2019.
Bernie: Will we be ready to be first in line for District Funding?
John Gale: To get all multipliers, we’re looking at $15,000 from District. It is currently available. He has talked with Bette Miller about the project and funds that would be requested.
Robert Reid: Every Rotarian will be asked to contribute individually. Those donations can be donated specifically or to collective pool.
Sigi: What would mentorship look like (with Pathways)?
Roger (from Pathways) gave examples of things that mentors did with students. After that, the Pathways students want to give back. Working with Rotary as volunteers and in continued mentorship could be a great way to do that while they are in post-secondary programs.
Other Centennial Projects
John Richards: For the Centennial, will there be one project or multiple?
John Gale: Could be multiple. One club needs to be host club to get matching funds.
Rick: For several years, we’ve been looking for a big project. This is a possibility.
Elizabeth Cohoe: What is being proposed is a beginning, a new way of thinking for our club. We can do so much more.
Ana: What we saw in India is that Rotarians were right in, knowing the people who were benefiting. The Pathways project could be like that. It could be sustainable not only for the community but for our club.
Howard: What about the other projects? Are they about celebrating Rotary or are they ongoing?
Rick Fiedorec: Every one of them is sustainable. The Pathways project is initially for three years, and if successful, should be sustainable.
What about the students?
John Farrow, to guests from Pathways: Are these high school graduates going into any particular areas? Where are they going? The trades? If so, that could lead to other partners.
Wendy (from Pathways): Everywhere, but concentration to St. Lawrence College. Often without parental awareness. The Pathways program helps students to make informed choices. About half go to St. Lawrence College. The portion going to university is increasing. Pathways has been encouraging the Construction Association to take on students to orient them to the trades. The portion of Pathways students now taking academic level courses is double the provincial average.
Anita: to build on comments by Roger and Wendy, the pre-Pathways graduation rate was 40%. Pathways rate is now 75%
Bill: Greg and I interviewed a Pathways student for Adventures in Citizenship. We were amazed at the strength of this candidate, who explained the many ways that Pathways had helped her define her goals and succeed at school and community service. Her story was a model Pathways success story. We will offer to sponsor her for RYLA.
John Gale: For putting in our funds, we will get a 5x multiplier. Should decide soon to confirm international partners, and then need 2-3 months to develop the proposal.
Greg & Rick: Let’s work to get all of our members out for this very important meeting next week. Could vote the following week.
John Gale presented our Pathways guests with a loaf of bread in thanking them for being with us.
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 PMJohn Farrow 
Thursday April 25, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday April 25, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday May 02, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecJohn Gale
Thursday May 02, 201910:00 PMJohn Farrow 
Thursday May 16, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday May 16, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
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 PM  
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 PM  
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 PM  
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
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 PM  
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.
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 FarrowBiill 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 KembelMartin Thomas
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PMGreg Mumford
Rick Fiedorec
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec
Anita Mercier
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PMPatty LeCollierTerri Hodges
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM Rick Fiedorec
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.