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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

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January 28th, 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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Meeting Report January 21st, 2020


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Leah Werry, guest speaker, Edouard Drollinger, Exchange Student, Kingston Club.
Friends of Rotary: Mara Shaw
Visiting Rotarians: Peter Merkley, Kingston; Doug Townsend, Charter Member.
Service Commitments and Makeups:

Member Sharing

Fun Master - John Richards

John asked all of us to think over breakfast about how Rotary helps in a confusing world.  Each table reported back, citing things like Rotary's non-religious, non-political work, and how Rotary promotes international friendship through things like the visit of our exchange student Edouard this morning.

Happy/Sad Bucks

Michelle: A sad buck for her Aunt who passed away. Lovely celebration of her life. She raised many of her nieces and nephews.
Doug Townsend: Reminding five people of vignettes needed for Centennial reflections. Needs first draft by end of February 400-500 words.
Peter Merkley: also need lots of action pictures of all of our Rotary activities



Peter Merkley, Kingston Club
The committee is very pleased with events for the Rotary Centennial. Thank you for Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary in being very active in participating. C-K is driving three key projects: Pathways to Education, Supporting students at St. Lawrence College, contributing to No. 9 Gardens, Friendship Exchange.
Projects: The committee decided to have 8-10 projects, one in each month. Pathways to Education is August. Planting Trees September. Supporting St. Lawrence students is October, and others (a complete list will be published separately). Rotary Reflections will take place every Wednesday, with a short story in Whig. Refined Kingston has donated space for an article in Spring 2020 edition. There will be lots of social media activity. . The City of Kingston will be proclaiming the year as Rotary Centennial Year. The City will also rebuild and relocate service club signs.
Finances: total budget over $600,000. Everything is scalable according to funds raised. We will be approaching various corporations and foundations.
Rick Fiedorec: If you have a special interest in any of those projects, donate either through CKR or RC Kingston.
Greta Dubois
In keeping with the spirit of the Friendship Exchange with Australia. there are opportunities to contribute to the fire relief—see the notice sent to membership as an email. The board will match member donations up to $1000. Give a cheque to the treasurer, as soon as you are able.
Bill Egnatoff
Queen's is hosting Indigenous Solidarity: A Conversation Series. The first of these four conversations at Queen’s involved Robert Loveless, on January 7th.  The four conversational talks will feature Global Development Studies Instructor Ian Fanning (Algonquin) speaking with invited guests on topics that explore Indigenous solidarity in various forms, why we need it at Queen’s and in the wider community, and how we can support Indigenous resistance and resurgence.
For more information and dates, go to;

President's Announcements

President, Ana Sutherland:
One of our Centennial projects, Supporting New Canadians, had its first Family Fun Night and pot luck January 16th, with a Chinese New Year theme. We had an astounding 60-70 people, by head count. It was great that people were from so many countries ... Syria, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Somalia, India ... so many I cannot remember. A mini United Nations! Participants were eager to do this again. It will be potluck, every third Thursday of the month. Fun, Food, Festivity.
Upcoming events
Jan. 29, 2020 - National Committee Meeting - at Sanctuary 8AM
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!
Meeting notes by 
Leah Werry, The Nanny Angel Network
John Farrow introduced Leah Werry, Kingston Champion for the Nanny Angel Network. Leah was drawn to the amazing work that the Nanny Angel Network (NAN for short) when she was introduced at a fundraising dinner in 2018. NAN is the only charity providing free in-home specialized child care to the children of mothers with cancer.  Leah learned NAN was looking for its first satellite location, she recommended Kingston, and was recruited to be the Champion.  The Kingston location began operations in 2019.  In October 2019 Leah represented NAN at the Astellas Oncology Changing Cancer Care competition, which funds the most innovative non-medical ideas in cancer care.  NAN took home the $100,000 US first prize, and Leah shared her winning pitch with us.
When moms get sick, they choose between their own care and their children’s care. She had an experience of her food poisoning, but didn’t call for help! How many women with cancer, do the same thing, or don’t have anyone to call? Cancer treatment needs a dose of humanity for the whole family, especially if it’s the mom who has cancer. The Nanny Angel Network provides in-home child care, up to 4 hours per week. To date, the Network has helped over 800 families. The Network was filling a huge gap, but new needs emerged. Kids were not prepared to deal with the illness and sometimes the loss of their mothers. Stress from the situation shows in many serious ways, including acting out, and even suicide, and also affect health later in life. She shared her experience as a youth age 14 of her dad fighting for his life after a disastrous accident, and the complete loss of normalcy in family life. The Nanny Angels are carefully trained to provide regular support, offering some consistency in family life. Often families don’t have the remarkable community support that she experienced when her dad was injured. The Network provides kids with coping skills, attention, care, and an opportunity to laugh and let loose.
She learned about the Nanny Angel Network serendipitously, through an invitation of one of her business clients to a gala. Soon she was volunteering to help set up a branch of the organization in Kingston. So far, since beginning in the summer of 2019, they have been helping 12 families. The organization was selected out of over 240 organizations around the world to receive a grant of $100,000USD. The need in Kingston is huge and the catchment area is large. The organization is in need of volunteers and in help in getting the word out about their services.
Questions and Discussion
Q: Talk about the camp?
A: We haven’t set it up yet in Kingston, but hope to. Summer is often one of the most difficult times. We are looking for partners to help make a camp opportunity available for children. We help children up to age 16,
Q: What about your event in February?
A: February 5th, at the Sanctuary co-working space. We’ll provide you with more information. It’s an opportunity to learn about our services and opportunities for volunteering.
Q: Did you create a TED talk?
A: We are going to TED Med in Boston in the spring.
Q: How to contact you? Charitable? Canada Helps?
A: Web site, Yes, Yes
Robert Reid, also at Sanctuary, thanked her, saying that moms are the most awesome people in the world.
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 Mumfor
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 Cotton 
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 PMElizabeth CohoeHeather Kembel
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PMRobert Reid 

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
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Guests are Welcome
Odd Fellows Hall - 218 Concession Street, Kingston, Ont 7:00 am
Registration and Greeting
Members: Robert Reid
Guest: Michelle Chatten-Fiedorec
Greeter: Bernie Allard
Hall and Kitchen setup: Ana Sutherland, John Gale, Ed Thomson
Hall and Kitchen clean up: Murray Cotton, Rick Fiedorec, Ed Thomson
7:15 Call to Order and Welcome Ana Sutherland
7:16 Rotary Invocation and Toast to the Queen Heather Nogrady
7:17 Breakfast Parade Ron Pols
7:35 Welcoming of Guests and Visiting Rotarians John Gale
7:38 Announcements and Board Positions Ana Sutherland
7:43 Fun Master Ron Pols
7:46 Honourary Member Doug Townsend
7:55 Speaker Intro John Farrow
8:00 Speaker TBA
8:18 Draw Murray Cotton
8:19 Adjournment Ana Sutherland
Scribe: Terri Hodges
Piano: Terry Hicks