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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

June 23rd, 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.
Jun 30, 2020
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Jul 07, 2020 7:00 AM
New Year, New President!
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RYLA 2020 - RYLA in the virtual world
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Virtual Meeting Report June 16th, 2020


Visiting Rotarian - No report
Guest Speaker: No report
Friends of Rotary: No report

Member Sharing

Club Discussion
How do you see us going forward with our meetings?  This discussion came about because The Odd Fellows (in whose hall we usually meet) are wondering about our plans.  Would you consider having some meetings take place on Zoom?  Monthly social events via Zoom?  As restaurants will not be opening until stage three of the re-opening of the province, we cannot consider returning to the hall until then.  At this time, only 30% of spaces can be used, keeping a two meter radius.  Zoom has worked very well, but it does exclude some of our members.  It may not be as welcoming to new members.  For the Odd Fellows, it’s not a matter of the income from the hall rental.  We pay them $50 a week.  Zoom does not allow for one on one conversation which is a necessary aspect of getting to know each other.  On the plus side, Zoom has opened up new possibilities for speakers.  Perhaps a blend of virtual and personal meetings?  This will be taken up at a board meeting.
Heather Nogrady has talked with Friend of Rotary, On’A’Got’Tay, and he has moved recently into a new apartment that has wifi.  He will have a computer by the weekend.  A housewarming gift of a freezer has been suggested and anyone who wants to chip in, may do that.
Rick Fiedorec said that 17 members have now paid their dues, and would the rest please send Rick a cheque. 
Bonnie Black has informed Ana that Global Affairs Canada has been matching money for the past five years, and this has amounted to $1.2 million a year to Rotary projects.  Canadian Rotary Clubs have spent all the government's alloted funds :)
Hakim Subair sent a proposal about a course on youth encouragement.  Ana has forwarded the information to John Gale and Roger Romero.  The fee is nominal.
Note that the year-end event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 23rd via Zoom.

Fun Master - Heather Nogrady

Heather used a Father’s Day theme to raise a few bucks.  Did you know that the first Father’s Day was on June 19, 1910?  It is the fourth largest card sending occasion.  20% of the cards are sent by wives.  It was Richard Nixon who signed it into law in 1972.  It’s not classified as a holiday but rather as an observance.  Did you remember that it was Robert Young who played the dad in “Father Knows Best”? Just about everyone was able to name a father/daughter pair in the entertainment industry.  Happy Father’s Day to our father members.

Happy/Sad Bucks

Michelle finally got her hair cut, and Rick will be 65 on Saturday.  Everyone teased him about collecting the old age benefit.  Bill Egnatoff had a wonderful family time on Sunday to celebrate the birthday of his daughter living in Equador.  Joan made a cake.  Rick Frasso is enjoying the fact that the weather is nice and summer has finally arrived.  Robert Reid is happy about his daughter Caroline coming home.  John Richards, because his boat will be in the water on Thursday.  Ana is sad that her son and his partner are leaving to go home to Toronto and returning to work.  Greg’s Kingston family is going to join together in a Covid 19 “bubble”.  Sean Goodall’s daughter has been for a wedding dress fitting, and it’s good news that the allowable groups can now number 15.  The wedding is August 1.  His other daughter will be attending Houghton University in NY State.  Rick Frasso is unhappy that he can’t get a hair cut appointment until July 8th.


Save June 23 at 7 p.m. for our changeover meeting.  We will draw cards until someone wins, unless the pot is won before then.

President's Announcements

June is Rotary Fellowship Month. We have two events planned:
Getting the Rotary Message Out in Kingston
The Communications Committee for Kingston clubs has developed plans on how to let the Kingston community know about Rotary in our community. The Committee made a presentation to the Presidents’ council, which it accepted. The first stage is to set up a Website, rotaryinkingston.cool, with links to our individual club Web sites. Through it we will showcase our individual and joint projects, presenting a unified view of the four clubs, two Rotaract clubs, and Interact clubs. Its purpose is to educate Kingston citizens and media about Rotary. The Web site will use ClubRunner and will have links to associated social media accounts. I will be approaching individuals to serve as representatives to build and maintain the Web site.
Rotary Masks
Are here!!  They are in the possession of John Farrow at his place of work.  Call him at 613-549-8980 during the day or email him at johnfarrowrotary@gmail.com.  Delivery can also be arranged, especially if you have cold beverages in your refrigerator :)
Statements for fines and 50/50 draw
Ana has sent out statements for virtual meeting fines and 50/50 draw.  Please send Treasurer Rick a cheque at the club email address or drop it off at his how (he has cold beverages)
Upcoming events
Please note all upcoming events are subject to cancellation or postponment

Chase the Ace!

The draw was won by Bill Egnatoff, who plans to donate his winnings of $900 to The Rotary Foundation.

Meeting notes by Elizabeth Cohoe
John Farrow - The Rotary Foundation
Ana introduced John Farrow, who actually needs no introduction, as our speaker.  John did say that he joined the club in 1990.
The Rotary Foundation:
John talked about what it is, why it is important, and how you can help. 
The Foundation was created in 1917 following the Atlanta Rotary Convention, with an initial amount of $26.50.  (Scribe’s note – The Bank of Canada says the value in 2020 would be $473.16). Every year, 50% of your Annual Fund donation goes back to the Districts (District Dedicated Funds, or DDF), and 50% goes to the World Fund to advance the goals of Rotary.  The Global Fund matches District Designated Funds and makes the scope of projects larger.  There is never enough money to match all the applications that are received.  The Foundation encourages - and requires -partnerships among Rotary Clubs.  These will be even more important as starting July 1st R.I. will no longer match club and donor monies for a project.  John notes this is a challenge, but with the partnerships our club has made thanks to people like Bill Gray and John Gale (and others) we can overcome this.  The ending of R.I. matching dollars is actually a testament to the quality of the projects out there.
The grants in order of the amounts awarded go to the following areas of focus.  1. Preventing Disease, 2. Clean Water, 3. Education, 4. Growing Local Economies, 5. Saving Mothers and Children, and 6. Promoting Peace.
Charity Navigator gives The Rotary Foundation the highest rating possible, as 92% of the money goes to projects.
Why is it important to us?  It aligns with our reasons for joining Rotary.  Our club has benefited by thousands of dollars over the years.  There are always six or seven active projects involving our club, representing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Many of our members donate to The Foundation.  It puts the “international” in Rotary International as Bill Gray reminded John recently.  The Annual Fund invests money for three years before investing in a project, and the interest accrued helps pay many of the expenses of running the Foundation. 
"Rules are a good thing", according to John. There are very rigorous rules to adhere to in order to receive a grant.  A project must be sustainable.  A Rotary Club partner is required at the other end.  It’s important for a club to have champions, and we have this in Bill Gray and John Gale.  We also have dedicated people in District 7040.  Bonnie Black and Bette Miller lead the effort in our District, and John remarked after attending the Global Grants Workshop, he was even more confident in donating to the Foundation.
John then used our Rotary FAR project to illustrate the way that money can be combined.  Our club contributed $15,000, and with money we raised outside of our club funds it became $21,200, but the Rotary Clubs of Kingston, Napanee and the Passport Club all contributed.  Five clubs in India contributed, as well as District Designated Funds, and The World Fund.  So…all combined to support a project that has a value of almost $109,000.  Through working together with other clubs, and with The Foundation, we can do things that we couldn’t do on our own.
How can you donate? 
The Annual Fund is the primary source of money for project grants.  We have a goal of “Every Rotarian Every Year”.  Every year, 50% goes to the World Fund and 50% to the District Designated Fund. 
You can donate by writing a cheque, by a monthly withdrawal plan, or monthly on your credit card.  You can choose a specific area of focus where your money will go.  You can also support Polio Plus, and you can also support a specific project that you know of until it is fully funded.
The Endowment Fund ensures long term viability of Rotary International programs.  Money is invested and only the interest is used. 
A Benefactor is someone how has added The Foundation as a beneficiary of their will.
John outlined the various qualifications, you can achieve, starting with being a member of the Paul Harris Society ($1000).  Increased donations take you to Major Donor, Bequest Society, and Arch Klumph Society.  Our club aims to have every member donate every year.  There is also a Rotary credit card in which a small amount from every purchase goes to The Foundation.  It’s a small amount but has raised over $8.6 million in recent years.
Our club has constantly been at our near the top of giving, with the average per member of $360 - first in the District to date.  Over all donations have been $65,750, with $7,214 to Polio Plus, again, first in the District.
You may contact John for any information you need about making a donation to any of the funds.
Thinking about directing donations, is the Rotary FAR project now fully funded?  Yes but there are always new projects being proposed.
Bill Gray noted that most clubs don’t have enough money to do large projects, and so they find allies.  We have a very active International Committee.  Cooperation between clubs is increasing and we are finding new partnerships.  We have built a network of partner clubs around the world, and it has benefited our FAR project.
Ana offered our thanks to John for his presentation.
Paul Harris Society recognition:
Ana announced that Heather Nogrady is not only a Paul Harris Society member but has achieved recognition for being a Paul Harris + 2. 
Speaker thanks was offered by Bill Egnatoff who also noted the many ways that John has contributed to our club and to Rotary.  He pointed out an interesting slip that John made that actually formed a new word, “transparity”, which seems to describe balancing the inequities in the world.
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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