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February 11th, 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 11, 2020 7:00 AM
Easter Seals Kick-Off
Mar 03, 2020 7:00 AM
Poverty, class, food and health
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Meeting Report February 4th, 2020


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Sean Adamson - welcome back! (Is he really a guest)
Friends of Rotary: Jim Rymerson
Visiting Rotarians: None this week
Service Commitments and Makeups: Heather Nogrady - National Committee; Ana Sutherland - Centennial Committee, National Committee, Joint Membership Committee, South Frontenac Investment Policy Meeting; Elizabeth Cohoe - National Committee; Rick Fiedorec - Centennial Committee

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Murray Cotton

Pay up John Farrow for sending out the bulletin at 9:25 pm last night.
Greg, pay up for winning the Super Bowl prize
Pay up if you’ve ever been to a Queen’s Gael football game!
Heather has mocked me for ages for collecting for the 50/50 draw.  Even though she’s doing it today, she’s still mocking me – pay up Heather.
Terri – last in, pay up!  (scribe should never have to pay…… just sayin’)

Happy/Sad Bucks

Michelle CF:  80 cents for the great state of Kansas! (Who knows what this means?!?!?!)
Ed:  Had a great time Sunday
Bernie:  Pat and Arnold were in town on the weekend and stayed with us and say hello!
Elizabeth:  Worth $1 to be back among friends.  Had a great catchup with a grandchild’s family in Sarnia
Greg:  Thanks Ed and Ana – had a great time on Sunday.  Please do a 5th annual!



Elizabeth Cohoe, Easter Seals
Rotarians founded Easter Seals in 1922!
Jim Rymerson has volunteered (!) to co-ordinate our Easter Seals fundraising efforts this year.  Thank you Jim! The kickoff reception is Thurs Feb 20th 5pm (conflicts with Newcomer’s dinner)
Feb 11th we’re having a mom and daughter here to speak with us about Easter Seals.
Greg Mumford
Adventures in Citizenship April 26-29:  we’ve reserved spots and will be interviewing candidates 16-18yrs of age at the end of February.
John Farrow
I’ve contacted Elaine Power from Queen’s re: speaking to us near International Women’s Day (Mar 3rd)  She’s head of the Gender Studies department at Queen’s.

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
Feb 25th we are having our breakfast meeting at Smitty’s for Shrove Tuesday.  Smitty’s will donate our pancake breakfast purchases to Easter Seals.  The servers also donate their tips.  Thanks Michelle CF for this great idea!
Feb 20th Social Event for New Canadians here at the Odd Fellows hall – celebrating black history month.
Feb 23rd Rotary celebrating 150 years!
Via Peter Merckley – Matt Hawksley is completing his Master degree at Queen’s and would like our help in completing a survey.  Something about retirement – this is a good audience!  Please click this link:
ShelterBox has given us a bronze award plaque which is now on our info board – please have a peek.
Our club has proposed to the Centennial Committee our Loughborough PS project – this would be the final centennial project.  Because it’s about food security, education and community it is really well aligned with Rotary’s purpose.  Heather Nogrady and I will be spearheading our efforts in this regard.  Garden/greenhouse/kitchen – 3 pronged project – school board is on side and the total project cost is $50,000.  The community themselves have raised $15,000 towards this.
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!
Rick Fiedorec won the draw today but no joy :(
Meeting notes by Terri Hodges 
Steve Snyder, Queen's Golden Gaels Football Coach - "Dog Stamps and ABC's"
John Farrow introduced our speaker Steven Snyder, Queen's Golden Gaels Head Football Coach.  Steve is only the fifth coach in Queen’s football history (no pressure there), so there's the weight of history on him!  Born in London, Ontario, Steve played football for St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, but returned to coach at Western University.  John thanked Queen’s Alumni Magazine for reporting Steve's story, giving him the idea for the invite.  
Steve began by thanking us for the invitation.  People only see the 'game face' of Queen's Football and don't realize that there is so much going on behind the scenes.  There are 110 student athletes on the team – the staff recruited all of them, and purposely brought them to Queen’s.  Queen's Football operates 365 days a year and the student athletes are committed to the team 6 days a week! There are also 13 coaches, 5 of whom are full-time paid employees, plus 3 team doctors, 2 physiotherapists, 2 videographers.  2 equipment managers and more.  This means there aree over 125 people as part of the Queen's football family.
Steve focuses heavily on team culture and coaching his assistant coaches – which is a different role for him from when he was one of the assistant coaches at Western.  At 34 years old, Steve is the youngest university football head coach in Canada.  The foundation of his philosophy and team is ‘reliability’.  This translates to the ABC's:  A-Always show up for your commitments, B-Be on time (early is on time), and C-Communicate (beforehand, if you can’t do A or B). If you live your life by the ABC's success will follow.
Pride in a team comes from ownership – the greatest teams are formed when the teams themselves take the leadership role.  In Steve's first team meeting the names of all the players were posted and the team members were asked to vote on the most reliable members – those 14 guys unite the team and drive the culture forward.  Called the Unity Council – they have a direct role in what the team does.  When Steve wants to institute a new protocol, they help him roll it out.
Relationships are key and there must be broader connection than just football – even if football isn’t going well, Steve wants to have a healthy, positive connection through mentorship.  To this end, Steve also developed the 'Gael for Life' program, which teaches life skills for success beyond football and Queen’s.  The influence of a coach is so extensive in the lives of the players (Steve sees them more than their parents do) - why would they want to confine their world to 'just chasing a football'?  The idea is to prepare people for life beyond football with life skills.  The Unity Council helped to decide what life skills are most important to learn:  networking, responsible social media use, home ownership, job interviews and resume building, basic financial literacy…..  and the team was even taught handshaking!  Can’t have a sub-par handshake!  Steve believes that the players will be meeting many people over their careers and first impressions count.
Steve says this is the most fun as he's ever had as a coach – for 6 days, 12 hours a day, the coaching staff interviewed every player in a mock job interview situation and then gave each other feedback.  Then the staff shared top job interview questions to be prepared for when the players are in this situation again.  All the players wanted to know when they could do this again!  This led Steve to ask us to please consider our students for any summer employment opportunities you may know about.  You will benefit from having a dedicated employee at your business.
As part of the Gaels' commitment to Kingston, the team has a Community Engagement coach – team members participate in food bank fundraising (Tackle Hunger), autism mentorship, and are in the local schools several times a year.  Steve says we have no professional football team, so the Gaels want to be the best team representing Kingston.
The Gaels only play 8 regular season games in a year, and can only play a maximum of 13 if the go all the way, but we keep working every day for the balance of the year.  There is no 'sitting on the couch' for these guys.  Every day the work on conditioning, developing football skills, and preparing for that next game.
Right now Steve and the coaches are in the recruiting phase.  Each week they bring 4-6 student athletes to campus to check us out.  This week there are 4 from British Columbia, next week students from Manitoba.  We have 3 separate evaluations of each candidate’s potential :  physical (in person or videotape of playing - the 'dog' stamp), academic (transcripts - the 'scholar' stamp), and most importantly, character – that’s where Steve comes in :  will they contribute to the culture? Can we trust them? Will they be reliable?  They snoop on them (social media), talk to their High School coach, visit the family home, high school etc.  The team is looking for OKG's (Our Kinda Guy) for the final stamp – driven to graduate (can they succeed even without football); passionate about the ‘process’ of football (90% of what we do is preparation); respectful and responsible:  you’re representing our team – we must treat everyone with respect.  Our number 1 goal is to be the most respected team on campus and in the community.  Our number 2 goal is to win the championship.  Steve wants to build champions that can win us a championship.
In closing, Steve talked about their marvelous stadium, and invited us to come out see a game (maybe a Rotary Day?).  He also spoke briefly about his time playing professional football in Germany, where he met the women who would become his wife.
Steve was thanked today for his presentation by Ed Thompson.  Steve is an intense fellow who is should take the Gaels football team to new heights, and develop some amazing young adults in the process. 
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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 FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Mar 12, 20208:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
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 February 11th

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:
Ed Thomsonn, Rick Fiedorec, Robert Reid
Call to Order and Welcome
Ana Sutherland
Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen
Bernie Allard
Breakfast Parade
Heather Kembel
Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians
John Gale
Announcements and Board Positions
Ana Sutherland and members
Fun Master
Heather Kembel
Speaker Intro
Elizabeth Cohoe
Nicole and Jessica - Easter Seals Kick-Off
Speaker Thanks
Heather Nogrady
Murray Cotton
Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Terri Hodges
Piano: Terry Hicks
Note: If you are not able to fulfill your assignment please notify Ed Thomson in advance

Feb 11th, Valentine draw for Arbonne basket, courtesy Terri Hodges
Feb 20th, Social Event - Fun Food and Festive - Newcomers to Canada at Oddfellows, 5-8 pm
Feb 22nd Curling Funspiel at The Royal Kingston Curling Club - Members, Friends, Families welcome
Feb 23rd Rotary International's Birthday!
Feb 25th Breakfast switched to Smitty's at 7:00 am for Easter Seals
Feb 27th President's Council Meeting at Smitty's 6-7:30 pm
Mar 5th, Rotary Day at the Brier Patch
Mar 21st PETS Training at Nav Centre, Cornwall
May 14th Heritage Fair, Queen's West Campus
June 23rd No morning meeting, End of year party at Odd Fellows, 6-9 pm
Jun 30th, no meeting
July 19th Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
Sept 19th Tree Planting - Rotary Park - Rotarians to assist in planting 100 trees
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College