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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

May 5th, 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.
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Virtual Meeting Report April 28th, 2020


22 members in attendance today, 3 guests, Doug hicks sitting in for his dad Terry, Gavin Sutherland live from Anna and Ed's basement, and Sean Goodall, fellow Rotarian and member to be.  Terry Hicks made a brief appearance by phone.

Member Sharing

Ana welcomed all of the members in attendance this morning to our 4th Zoom meeting. The meeting started with the acknowledgement of territory, And Rick sold virtual tickets for the 50/50 draw.  

Fun Master - Ron Pols

Ana then called on Ron Pols, our Fun Master for today. Ron started out by fining everyone who did not read today's agenda - If you had read the agenda you would have noticed a spelling error. Ron fined a Martin Thomas for talking on his phone, and Rick Fiedorec just because. Ron also fined everyone who had not finished their. spring cleaning, before turning to happy dollars.    

Happy/Sad Bucks

Ron started the happy box telling everyone that his father is well and in good spirits.
Rick Fiedorec reports that Robert Reid has come into a stash of toilet paper since his students have left their apartments.
Heather Nogrady offered a happy buck and for Greg Mumford's birthday. 
John Gale heard from some friends in China. They are isolated in their apartment and are working remotely. They are also worried about a new wave of infection.
Robert Reid showed a picture of a hockey game between two Rotary clubs from the 1980's. Former member Peter Kingston provided the picture. 
Greta reported on her neighbors hanging a banner from their balcony thanking doctors and essential workers. Every night at 7:00 PM they ring a bell and play O Canada.
Michelle reports that working from home is going very well and she is very happy. She has also done a wool clean up the and is now involved in knitting projects.
Bill Egnatoff reported on another family meeting via Zoom. 
Martin Thomas reported that a Jehovah's Witness called at his door the other day. Martin has so bored out that he spent 20 minutes talking to them.  Martin also suggested a Ted Talk for us to listen to. 
To late arrivals came in to the meeting. John Richards and Ana's son Gavin joined us. 


John Gale reported that there will be an International Committee meeting on Thursday May 9th. John also reported that training for mentors for our Pathways project will begin next week. John will send reminders by E mail to all members.
Bill Egnatoff reported on some difficulties with Club Runner regarding the classification of Friends of Rotary. Hopefully some modifications will be coming. 
Greg Mumford reports that RYLA will run virtually from May 29 up to 30th. The cost is $100 per student. Please let Greg know if you have suitable candidates. Greg will provide a link for the Courier for more information. So far 20 students have signed up.

President's Announcements

Ana reports that our food sharing project that is well funded. The local United Way has donated $7000. Another anonymous donor has donated $2500. Also, we will hopefully will receive Rotary District money. The project needed $17,000 and we are now at $25,000 total. With District money we will probably have $40,000 in total. This will allow us to feed 300 to 400 families until September. Ana will publish an update and summary this week. 
Ana also reported that the local food bank needs donations. Local Rotary clubs will soon publish a list of charities that are in desperate need of donations. The Waterfront club is doing a food drive for the local food bank. The drive has a goal of $5000 which will be matched from other sources. 
Fabric for our masks and bandannas have been ordered and will be here in about three weeks. We are purchasing enough fabric to produce approximately 2000 masks. Doug Townsend has reported that one of the local Shoppers Drug Marts will be selling the masks for us. Let Ana know if you want to purchase a mask or bandanna. 
President Elect training has gone online. The next session session, number three will be held on May 16th. The time is 10:30 AM. Please let Ana know if you wish to attend. 

Round Table Discussion

Today’s  round table discussion was creative ways to raise funds for our club .  Our present fundraisers are up in the air.  Bingo is closed right now and the auction has an uncertain future at this time.  We need new ways to raise money and to have fun.  There are lots of suggestions on line, but planning for new fundraisers is needed.
 Ana’s son Gavin joined the meeting to provide some suggestions.  At a bar in his hometown the weekly trivia night has moved online.  Contestants are still organized into teams and it really is still a very social activity.  Gavin suggested that we mention the goal of the fundraiser as often as possible.  But he also suggested that it might be a good idea to have a donation link.
Another suggestion was a talent night. For this we would need a moderator.  Although a talent night can be done with Zoom, Face Book is better for a single artist.
Is Bingo on zoom a possibility?  At this time some people are working on it.  Gavin suggested that Zoom is not a perfect platform but it works pretty well for most of these ideas.
There were many questions from the audience.  How do we go about collecting funds?  Can we still divide people into teams for a group activity?  Gavin reports that through the use of breakout rooms, Zoom allows us two separate people into teams for group discussions.
Clearly there are opportunities for our club with online fundraisers.  Much work that needs to be done.  Perhaps a subcommittee could be formed.
Upcoming events
Please note all upcoming events are subject to cancellation or postponment
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!
Stay tuned for more when we get back to regular meetings!
Meeting notes by John Farrow
Duty Roster
Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston
Guests are Welcome
Odd Fellows Hall - 218 Concession Street, Kingston, Ont 7:00 am
Registration and Greeting
Hall and Kitchen setup:
Hall and Kitchen clean up:
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen
7:17 Breakfast Parade
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions
7:43 Fun Master
7:55 Speaker Intro
8:00 Speaker "
8:18 Draw
8:19 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Piano: Terry Hicks


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