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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

November 6th, 2018
We meet every Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Please join us at Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen 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.
Nov 13, 2018 7:00 AM
Nov 20, 2018 7:00 AM
Annual Paul Harris Awards
Nov 27, 2018 7:00 AM
A life in Rotary
Dec 04, 2018 7:00 AM
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Meeting Report October 30th, 2018

President’s Announcements

  1. Board meeting November 14th. Response IT. Reports in advance by Committee Chairs please. Discuss AGM.
  2. Bingo volunteers for this Thursday 8, Nov 15 8 pm
  3. Need nominees for President-Elect and several other positions

Community Paul Harris Awards reminder

These will take place at our Tuesday morning meeting on November 20th. The four recipients are Mary Farrar, Ona Got Tay, Raymond Vos, and Doug van der Horden.

Guests, Visiting Rotarians and Make ups

18 members present

Maya Bergerson, Youth Exchange

Ayo Banjo, Rotary Club of Lagos

Hakeem Subair, guest of Rick Fiedorec


Elizabeth, Heather, JohnR, Greg: DISCON 2018, DISCON Work Party (There were 10 members in attendance at the District Conference.)

Bernie: DISCON 2018

Greta: Centennial Rotary Meeting, DISCON 2018

Ana, Ed. Rick F., Michelle: DISCON

District Conference 2018: #whatmightwebe

Bill Egnatoff gave a brief report on the District Conference held at the Four Points Sheraton in Kingston. The organizing committee consisted of our District Governor, two Queen's Rotaractors, and members of the four Kingston Rotary Clubs, chaired by Trevor Dagilis. The conference featured productive discussion, beginning with mixed dinner groups Friday evening and continuing throughout Saturday with expertly moderated discussion led by Erik Lockhart, Associate Director, Queen's Executive Decision Centre. The Youth Exchange students had their annual Hallowe'en party Friday night. Rotaractors and Youth Exchange Students participated as regular delegates in the Saturday discussion. All input and a summary report have been submitted to our District Governor and will soon be available to all Rotarians in our District so that they can follow through with action throughout the Rotary year. In addition, the student-run Studio Q are producing video materials to be used by all clubs in the district to promote Rotary in the coming year.

The conference had lots of opportunity for sharing and fellowship. Rick coordinated the House of Friendship. Saturday included extended breaks and exercise breaks. The evening banquet was in International Food Court style, allowing people to either sit at tables or mix and mingle as they ate. A pub Friday night (with live music courtesy of Joe's Musical Instrument Lending Library) and Saturday night provided further opportunity for visiting. Proceeds from the bar went to the Rotary Foundation and Joe's MILL.

Optional activities on Sunday focussed on service and fellowship. Queen's Rotaract Club led two fundraising activities without about 50 participants. Then over 120 were treated to a Building Community Lunch" feast of Syrian and Palestinian food prepared by recent arrivals to Kingston. $2002 were raised, to be split by Lunch by George, in whose "home" we gathered (the Great Hall of St. George's Cathedral) and the group of cooks who, with the coordination of KEYS Job Centre are planning to form a food-based social business to promote connecting Kingstonians.

Service Projects Report: Elizabeth Cohoe

  1. Meeting to adjudicate grant proposals. Link was sent out. Monday November 5th, 5 p.m. 945 Princess Street. Ranking sheets by Nov. 2 to rtdobing@gmail.com . 10 proposals, one sent to National Committee. Close to $18,000 available. Please participate. Ever member welcome.
  2. Cash Calendars. Murray again volunteered to coordinate. Taking orders. Please give him quantity. Easy to sell. Rick has given calendars to his auction donors. $20/calendar, $10 comes to our club.
  3. Recipients will be announced by Nov. 12th, thus before the auction closes.

Other Announcements

Ron: Tuesday evening December 11th Club Christmas Party

Murray: December 12th, Lunch by George Christmas Dinner preparation. Need a.m. volunteers for setup, later for service and cleanup. Turkeys cooked at Royal Kingston Curling Club on December 11th. Need help with carving.

John Farrow: Auction update 346 items. Try to get everything in by tomorrow, but don't give up on continuing. Send John details by email. Doug Townsend was helping with input.

Greta: New brochure for Friendship Exchange. Have 9. But need at least one more for special air fare. Heather flying by broom! (See photo)

Greg: Need to commit to outbound. Looking for hosts. Please consider. Don't want to commit without having three host families. Need to know within about a week.

Robert: Please pay venue fees if not paid.

National Committee update: Robert Reid

Just put together, met Evan Veryard a couple of years ago about KEDCO project. Volunteered through Cataraqui Indigenous School. Started not-for-profit Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth. Finishing M. Eng. at RMC. Amazing guy. Gave a proposal to help with greenhouse project on Manitoulin Island. Eastern part Wikwemikong. Training youth, skills certification, produce food, wood pellet boiler, producing wood pellet. Requested $4,500. Decided to ask other clubs. Elizabeth confirmed that Napanee is in. Kingston Club also in. Three clubs $1,500 each.

Rick added that this is a great example of inter-club collaboration. Will see more of that. Kingston Club interested in doing more with First Nations Youth.

Fun Master: Ron Pols

Ron put the club under threat with his thin Hallowe'en disguise and led us through a Hallowe'en guessing game!

No costume $1

What year is the next full moon during Hallowe'en? 2020 (guessed correctly and paid)

Where does Hallowe'en come from? 

Before pumpkins, what were Jack-o-lanterns made of? Turnips. All paid!

Where is Transylvania? Romania. Guessed correctly! 

Which most useful if werewolf attacked?

When do werewolves transform themselves (exact answer)? When moon is full (Guessed and paid)

Pumpkins fruit or vegetable? Fruit (correct)

What fruit would you go bobbing for at Hallowe'en? (Apples, paid)

What brought Frankenstein's monster to life? Lightening? Thunder? Heavy rain? Volunteering for Rotary bingo? Alarm clock? (L, correct, paid)

Happy Bucks

Murray: City of Kingston is in for the 2020 Briar. Murray helped to influenced the decision.

Rick: 2. Weekend fantastic DISCON. Please thank the committee. Special thanks to Bill E.

Maya: really good time at DISCON. Got to see all YXers, great Hallowe'en.

Bill: Ayo's arrival

Michelle: will hand out Rotary nuts for Hallowe'en.

Ayo: inability to scare so many people (Grim reaper costume). Opportunity to be part of Friendship Exchange in India.


Be careful driving! Happy Hallowe'en.

Weekly Draw

The weekly draw was won by Greg Mumford, but he missed the Ace of Diamonds. It’s still there folks. Be sure to play for the big prize.

Meeting notes by Bill Egnatoff

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 FarrowRick Fiedorec-->Biill 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 Fiedorec 
ThursdayDec 13, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeJohn Richards
ThursdayDec 13, 20188:00 PMDoug TownsendMurray Cotton
ThursdayDec 27, 20186:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 27, 20188:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
ThursdayJan 03, 20196:00 PM
Robert Reid
ThursdayJan 10, 20196:00 PMHeather Kembel 
ThursdayJan 10, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 24, 20196:00 PMJohn Richards 
ThursdayFeb 07, 20196:00 PMRobert Reid 
ThursdayFeb 07, 20198:00 PMTerri Hodges 
ThursdayFeb 28, 20196:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 28, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 20198:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 14, 201910:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 28, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
ThursdayMar 28, 20198:00 PM  
Please send updates to Greg Mumford.