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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

May 14th, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019 7:00 AM
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A Life in Rotary Service
Jul 09, 2019 7:00 AM
My Year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Denmark
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Meeting Report May 7th, 2019



Michele Wright, Barb Mundell, Mae Whalen, Andrea Haughton, Colleen Earle, Guests of the Club and grant recipients;Roger Romero, Pathways Kingston.

Visiting Rotarians

Mike Moore, ADG - Kingston Frontenac;  Martha Weaver, District Governor - Rotary Club of Malone
None this week

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Ron Pols

Ron Pols in his usual Dutchman style fines everyone $1.00 who does not work at Kingston Dodge and $1.00 to the Kingston Dodge employee who needs a ride to work. Those missing pins and/or badges were also fined. Michelle was warned for not recording who the last to arrive to the meeting. Those who didn’t read the Courier and/or the Agenda were also dinged.

Happy/Sad Bucks

Greta has a great neighbours! - participating in the Foundation Walk and raising contributed $305.00. John Gale got his Porsche out of storage. Elizabeth coughed up $5.00 because she and her hubby Paul are off to Ireland. John Farrow has a connection with Colleen from St. Francis of Assisi who will pass on auction information to the school board. Rick Fiedorec for getting his garden work done. Ana announced that former inbound YEX student Dani from Hungary is coming for a visit this summer.

Service Activities

Spirit Bear Day (First Nations Caring Society award) was held on May 10th at Loughborough Public School, led by recent speaker Janza Giangrosso.  Students brought their teddy bears to school and played a small game about equality. They made teddy bear crowns, had tea and cookies with our bears and then completed a coloring sheet/post card advocating for equality for First Nations youth which will be mailed to members of parliament asking for their support. The goal was to reach 135 students in 6 classes that day.  President-Elect Ana was in attendance.

Club Business

Some board positions still open – President Elect; Treasurer; Foundation (Greta leaving in June to focus on Friendship Exchange)
DC Martha Weaver congratulated the club on it’s birthday/anniversary. She also quizzed the club members on unknown facts and history about Paul Harris. He was a college dropout who eventually becoming a lawyer after numerous career starting failures. Harris started Rotary in Chicago as a way for businessmen to meet and support each other. Rotary's first Project was building washroom facilities in downtown Chicago. The Classification system was introduced as a way of representing the Rotarian’s profession. Martha thanked to the club for doing so much in our community, and all were encouraged to get a piece of Rotary Birthday cake and get that blood sugar up early in the morning :)
Today we inducted another Friend of Rotary into our club!  Roger Romero from Pathways Kingston was inducted.  We look forward to seeing Roger at our meetings, and to working with Pathways on our Centennial Project!


May 15th - Board meeting at Response IT at 7am (moved from the 8th)
May 16th - National Committee meeting, The Sanctuary, 8 am
May 23rd Giggles, Grapes & Brew; Kingston Club fundraiser
May 23rd - Youth Committee meeting at Sizzles, 7 am
May 24th Almost Home Annual Charity Golf Tournament 1PM shot-gun start, $130 per golfer or per team
May 28th – Pat Brown classification speech - "A Life in Rotary"
June 11th - Mayor’s Address at Seniors Centre on Francis Street will replace our regular meeting.  7AM breakfast and your meeting cards can be used or cash at the door.
June 12th Board meeting at Response IT at 7am
June 19th - Auction Committee, Kingston Dodge, 5 pm, cookies provided
August 1st Camp Merrywood BBQ
Chase the Ace!
Murray Cotton won $16 but no Ace yet.
Meeting notes by John Richards with help from President Rick 
Spring Grants Presentations
This year, Cararaqui-Kingston Rotary received 7applications for funding from diverse organizations in Kingston and area. Proposals were reviewed by members of the Service Projects Committee and evaluated against the criteria stated in the Funding Application.
The Cataraqui- Kingston Rotary Club had $18,000 , earned from bingo and other fundraising activities, like the Rotary On- Line Auction, to grant to the 2019  Spring Grants program. $5,000 was set in reserve to support a Centennial project in 2021, leaving $13,000 for Spring Grants.  Five grants were awarded. A presentation ceremony was part of the regular meeting on May 7, 2019 at our new location , Oddfellows Hall, 218 Concession St.
The winning organization proposals granted include:
St Francis of Assisi Catholic School - $4305- Colleen Earle, teacher, attended.  St Francis of Assisi Catholic  School has partnered with the Dollywood Foundation  with a project , Imagination Library, to provide children (0-5 years) with a free book , delivered monthly, to the child’s home, until the age of 5 years. Funds to be applied to the cost of postage to supply books to over 100 needy families supporting reading materials supporting early literacy skills for children approaching junior kindergarten. Early Childhood Educators choose age appropriate books for this program.
Kingston Symphony Association-  $2,000 –Andrea Haughton, General Manager, attended. Grant funds to be applied towards music education and instruction through a Discover the Symphony outreach program. This is a series of performances performed by small ensembles from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. These performances are played outside concert halls and are designed to introduce youth to the different instruments used in the performances and invite them to rehearsals and coaching sessions to increase musical literacy and appreciation. Funds support, in part, cost of coaching sessions and transport of students to performances and rehearsals.
Music Mates- $1920 - Mae Whalen,Administrator, attended to receive grant fund cheque. Funds support Projection Project, for purchase of projection equipment and large screen supporting education programming, including music, to special needs persons relating to speech, sight and hearing impairments. Projection is instrumental to supporting education through  programs for individuals who cannot or have not attended a public school. A projection device enhances group participation for programming and recreational sessions tailored to the verbal and visual needs of this special needs segment of our community.
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Division - $ 1290 -  Barb Mundell, Executive Director, attended . Funds were granted to fund a program Grief Support Groups, closed group, grief support sessions at local high schools with up to 10 attendees per session. Materials and resources are provided to facilitate the groups attendance, as well as transport to the site. Sessions are designed to help decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation for persons dealing with death.
 YMCA of Kingston - $2000 - Michele Wright, Development Coordinator, attended. Funds received support, YMCA Eco-Camp, a series of  7 , week long day camps aimed at helping  children develop a healthy , lifelong connection to nature and the environment through exploration and play in local wilderness parks and conservation areas. Site visits include Rotary Park and Frontenac Park. Funds help support the cost of materials, subject matter expert honorariums, inclusion counsellors (where necessary) and bus transport. Up to 300 kids impacted. Up to 350 children will be impacted by this program.
The traditional loaf of bread was presented to St. Francis of Assisi school by Ana Sutherland in support of their Breakfast for Kids program.
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 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday July 04, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday July 04, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday July 18, 20196:00 PMHoward Lee 
Thursday July 18, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 01, 20196:00 PMHeather KembelHoward Lee
Thursday Aug 01, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Aug 29, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMElizabeth CohoeRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasJohn Richards
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PMElizabeth Cohoe 
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidJohn Richards
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Feb 06, 20208:00 PM  
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 PM  
Thursday Mar 26, 20208:00 PM  

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.