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September 3rd, 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.
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Meeting Report August 27th, 2019


The meeting opened with the singing of the National Anthem and acknowledgement of territory.
Guests: Edouard Guirao, Jim Rymerson, guests of the club.
Friends of Rotary: Heather Nogrady and Glen Roberts
Visiting Rotarians: Brigitte Guiarao-Cassin, Rotary Club of Vienne, France; Mike Wilson, Rotary Club of Kingston.
Service Commitments (Makeups): Bernie Allard, Port Hawkesbury (three meetings); Greta DuBois, District International Committee; Rick Fiedorec, Grants Training

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Bill Egnatoff

Bill Egnatoff fined himself in advance for his upcoming trip to Newfoundland, and went straight to Happy Bucks. 

Happy/Sad Bucks 

John Farrow met with Bill Gray about the Foundation.  Bill plans to travel to India this year.  John also learned that Amanda Stolk, of True North Aid and the Indigenous Medical Alliance would like to return to the club as a speaker.  Michelle reported that when she took part in the Princess Promenade, she made two important connections.  Someone approached her wondering whether Rotary could find someone who could take her old wheelchair.  She couldn’t find Rotary in the phone book.  John followed that by saying that the last time we were in the phone book there were rotary phones.  Rick Fiedorec attended the grants training, and has been assembling furniture for students.  He also attended a family picnic, and next week he will be playing golf with Michelle’s father.  Bernie reported that when he attended make ups on his vacation, he learned that the Rotary Club of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, is a very small but very active club that would like to find another Rotary Club to partner with in projects.  Murray suggested that John Gale be informed.  Murray played in a golf tournament sponsored by the Rotary Club of Picton and won a barbeque which he is going to donate to our auction.  Greta attended the District International Committee meeting and thinks that our club is far to modest about what we do.  Greg drove a student to Peterborough to attend Adventure in Understanding.  We also have a student who will attend Adventure in High Tech.  Robert expanded on the back pack project for indigenous youth.  The Rotary Clubs of Belleville and Trenton had asked for our help with that with the hope that we may become more involved in the future.  Murray reported that it was the Rotary Club of Belleville that inspired him to become a Rotarian.

Other Communication

Visiting Rotarian, Brigitte Guiarao-Cassin was called upon to talk about her club in Vienne, France.  Vienne is about 500 km south of Paris.  Her club has 33 members with 7 of them being women.  The oldest member is 97 while the youngest is 35.  65% of the members are employed, while the remainder are retired.  They are part of Rotary District 1710.  Brigitte described some of their projects which include water, assistance to the blind and fundraising for a women’s shelter.  The are also involved in Youth Exchange.  Brigitte thanked our member Robert Reid who provided assistance in finding housing for her son Edouard.
Michelle announced that PDG Jack Troughton has passed away on August 12th.  There will be a service at St. Elias Centre in Ottawa on September 24th beginning at 11 a.m.  Bernie Allard will represent our club.
John Farrow announced that we have four community Paul Harris Award nominations and that nominations are still open.
The Rotary Club of Kingston will be hosting a Pig and Corn Roast at Robinson Gardens on Sunday October 6th from 3 -7 p.m.  Robert Reid has tickets which are $15, or $40 for a family.  Children are $10, with kids under 10 being free of charge.  Profits will be supporting a project called Isthmus, in which 200 backpacks of food a week are being provided to four north Kingston schools.  This is a $25,000 project.
Bill Egnatoff told us that Adventures in History is in four weeks, and there is a need for billets.  There is still room for six more students, and the program is still based on Youth Justice.  Billets will be for the nights of September 25, 26, 27.  Hosts will provide breakfast and transportation to and from the venue, although if transportation cannot be provided there can be assistance.
Robert Reid assisted the Rotary Clubs of Belleville and Trenton handing out backpacks for one of their projects. 
Robert also has tickets on a draw for a 12-foot birch bark canoe.  They are $20.
There will be a fundraiser for Pathways to Education on October 3rd.  The Springer Family is sponsoring the play, “The New Canadian Curling Club” at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.  Tickets are $40 with all of it going to Pathways.
Our ADG Mike Moore reported that DG Gerry Lambert was very impressed by our local inter-club cooperation.  Gerry is encouraging clubs to concentrate on growing membership.  There is going to be a group for Membership Chairs that is similar to our existing Presidents’ Council.  There is potential for a joint membership drive.
John reported that he hopes to have all of the auction item input caught up this coming weekend.  There are approximately 175 items so far.  Bill Gray would like other members to approach many of his former donors.  Outside of Bill’s donors, there are a lot of businesses that have participated in the past that are not in yet.  Please send an email to Greg and Ed about any new businesses that are approached.
From Greta: As mentioned at our last meeting I have been approached by Haran Vaseduv , a Rotaracter I met in Chennai in February at the home of my host.
Haran is connected to the Rotary Club of Chennapatna, the club of my host and with which we are involved in the breast cancer detection project. The club of Chennapatna is in turn is involved in our own Pathways project.
Haran is now in Canada and looking for a job. He is living in Oakville and would consider working in nearby cities. His CV will be forwarded to all club members.
Any help you could lend to this newcomer will be greatly appreciated.
Kindly reply directly to Haran.

President's Announcement

President, Ana Sutherland:
One of our centenary projects is around supporting new Canadians – and we’ll be having a presentation on this in October.
Saturday, November 23rd workshop here at Odd Fellows Hall for networking with new Canadians.  Looking forward to introducing these folks to Rotary too!
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day – Robert Reid will distribute shirts and collect the money.
Faye Campbell, who is now our DGE, will be letting go of leading the District Friendship Exchange.  Greta DuBois will be taking over that position.  Congratulations Greta and thanks!
Ana Sutherland reminded members about the upcoming District Conference that will take place in Clayton NY on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd.  The early-bird discount has been extended.  This is an important event for networking with other Rotarians in the District.
Ana reported that she will be attending a meeting at Pathways on September 6th, during which they will be creating guidelines for mentoring using the guidelines used by KEYS.  This is for our Kingston 2021 project.
Upcoming Dates/Events
Sept 6 Mentoring discussion with Pathways
Sept 15, 2019 Terry Fox Run - 9:30 AM to 1 pm - BBQ Lake Ontario Park 
Sept 25 to Sept 28 Adventures in History 
Sept 30 Orange Shirt Day
Sept 30 Deadline for Nominations for Community Paul Harris Awards
October 23rd, 2019 - Auction Committee meeting at Kingston Dodge 5pm
November 2, 2019 - District Conference in Clayton NY- details to come
Dec. 10th 2019 Christmas Party - 6:30 pm at Oddfellows Hall
July 19th, 2020 - Rotary Centennial Birthday Party at Rotary Park
June 25th, 2021 - Rotary Anniversary Gala, St. Lawrence College
Chase the Ace!
No winner this week!
Meeting notes by John Farrow 
Update on the Watershed Project in India
John presented an update on our club's project to restore a 1,500 Hectare watershed in India.  This project is a joint project with District Clubs, Rotary International, the agricultural bank owned by the Indian Government and the local communities.  The first phase of the project is complete, and the following are excerpts from the report.
Please find the latest report for GG1636771 - Watershed and Integrated Rural Development Project in three villages, Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu State, India. Leadership of this project in District 7040 is by Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston while the International Partner is Rotary Club Stavanger International in Norway. The host club is Rotary Club Madras Coromandel in District 3232. (Note - this club was visited by our Friendship Exchange Team to India)
The project is a unique partnership with NABARD, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (owned by the Gov't of India), Rotary, National Agro Foundation and the local communities. The project is valued at US$378,000 with the community contributing 16% and NABARD and Rotary/The Rotary Foundation each contributing 42%.
The first phase of the project, to restore 10% of the project area or 140 hectares along with education and training in agriculture methods and related income generating schemes is complete. Outcomes are as planned. Now work begins on the second phase of 1,260 hectares. In acres the total project is approximately 3,456 acres in size. 
Contributors to the project locally were;

•RC Plattsburgh Sunrise: US$500 + 5%

•RC Arnprior: US$1,000 + 5%

•RC Shawville: US$1,000 + 5%

•RC Clayton: US$1,000 + 5%

•RC Hawksbury: US$2,000 + 5%

•RC Cataraqui-Kingston: US$6,000 + 5%

•and District 7040: US$10,000 District Dedicated Funds.

Several strategies for rain water retention were put in place in the first phase area.  One type shown below is called a Field Bund
Farmers were also given ploughs which would turn the earth to a deeper depth, preserving water retention.

Outcomes of the project (please not 1 lakh = 100,000

• Regular monitoring and observation was done by the watershed development team. The following are the impact assessed by the team:

• New water harvesting structures :51.36 lakh liters capacity

• Rejuvenation of existing water body : 17.22 lakh liters [Additional]

• Fallow land in to cultivation : 53.6 Ha.


Assessed Impact

• Increase of water table in bore-well : From 740 feet to 38 feet

• Increase of water table in open well : 25 feet to 2 feet

• Rejuvenation of almost dried bore well : from 440 feet to 80 feet

• Rejuvenation of dried open well : from 27 feet to 2 feet

• Cropping intensity : 165%

• Changes in cropping pattern : 35% of CBP area (137.6 ha)

• Productivity improvement : 115%


Rain water harvesting details through various water bodies

• Rain water harvested in surface storage :183.75 lakh liters

• Rain water harvested in sub surface :91.5 lakh liters

John concluded that the first phase results are remarkable, and that the project will now be fully rolled out to the other 90% of the watershed area.
Although this project's full effects will only be felt long after our original contribution, we should be very proud of our involvement.  Further updates will be provided to the club when the are available.
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 PMHakeem SubairRick Fiedorec
Thursday Sept 05, 201910:00 PM  
Thursday Sept 19, 20196:00 PMMurray CottonRobert Reid
Thursday Sept 19, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Oct 03, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Oct 03, 201910:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Oct 24, 20196:00 PMMartin ThomasJohn Richards
Thursday Oct 24, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Oct 31, 20196:00 PMElizabeth Cohoe 
Thursday Oct 31, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Nov 14, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidJohn Richards
Thursday Nov 14, 20198:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
Thursday Dec 12, 20196:00 PMRobert ReidHeather Kembel
Thursday Dec 12, 20198:00 PMRick FiedorecMurray Cotton
Thursday Dec 26, 20196:00 PM  
Thursday Dec 26, 20198:00 PMBill Egnatoff 
Thursday Jan 02, 20206:00 PM  
Thursday Jan 09, 20206:00 PMMurray Cotton 
Thursday Jan 09, 20208:00 PMJohn RichardsRick Fiedorec
Thursday Jan 23, 20206:00 PM  
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.
  Duty Roster for Sept 3 to Oct 1    
  03-Sep 10-Sep 17-Sep 24-Sep 01-Oct
Hall Set up Howard Greta Greg Ed Hakeem
Hall Set take down Ed Glen Roberts Rick Frasso Greg M. John Gale
Kitchen set up Ana Elizabeth Heather N. Heather K Ana
Kitchen Clean up Murray Rick Fiedorec Jackie John Gale Bill E.
Guest registration Robert John F Heathe K John R. Greta
Member Registration Greg Michelle Michelle Michelle Michelle
Greeter Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie
Rotary Invocation and Royal Toast Ed Ron P Greta Jackie Heather N
Breakfast Parade and Fun Master Terri Elizabeth John R. Ron P John F
Draw or 50/50 Murray Murray Murray Murray Murray
Speaker Intro John F Heather K Howard Bill E John R
Speaker Thanks Greta Ed Ana Ana Ana
Scribe Terri Terri Terri Terri Terri
Please check your duty schedule and advise President Ana if you unable to assist.          
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