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Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Courier

March 17th, 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 March 10th, 2020


Guests: Dr. Karen Lawford, guest speaker
Friends of Rotary: On'a'Got'tay, Jim Rymerson, Glen Roberts
Visiting Rotarians: Sean Goodall, Kemptville; Paul Berendson, Barrie.
Service Commitments and Makeups: No report this week

Member Sharing

Fun Master - Rick Fiedorec led, and guest Sean assisted in collecting. 

Anyone not sitting at the treasurer’s table was asked to pay a buck along with anyone who came in late.  Anyone who did not attend the Brier was fined.  Anyone who hasn’t participated in any way in one of the centennial projects, financially or hands on.

Happy/Sad Bucks

Bill Egnatoff was happy about the Cantabile Choir concert and now that he will be going to Equador for three weeks to see family.
Rick donated $5 because of stock market dive.
Guest Paul Berendson was happy to tell us that he was former foster child…one of twelve who have founded a group called Child Welfare Pac.  (www.childwelfarepac.wixsite.com/mysite).  They are lobbying the government to change the outcomes for graduating foster children, and universities to offer free tuition to youth graduating from foster care.  A few colleges and universities are now on board.
Ana is now chilling out after the brier.  It was amazing and she really appreciated being able to see such precision in curling.
Greg Mumford was in Aruba on the beach instead of at the brier.
Robert Reid was happy to note that your guests stepped up the dress code of our meeting.
Our guest Sean Goodall is happy to be back here after a year, and thanked the club for having him as a guest.



President's Announcements

Ana began the meeting with the announcement that we have received great news.   John Gale announced with $10 happy buck that our Pathways project has been approved by The Rotary Foundation and it is the first global grant in our district.  It is a very ambitious project.  The next step is to create a dedicated bank account, which is a requirement.  Part of the project is mentoring the students, and that will have to be organized by September.  That is a great opportunity for us to volunteer.  International clubs participating are all RC's in Chanai, India.  We have worked with them in a number of projects.  RC of Madras is our international partner.  The other Indian Rotary Clubs have all contributed money to the project.  There is $22,500 in total from international partners, and the whole project is $106K.  This is a great illustration of how Rotary brings the world together.
Paul Harris centennial committee asked chairs of foundation to pick community members.  They are meeting on Wednesday to look at all the nominations. 
Ana also reviewed meetings upcoming this week that are already in the Courier. 
Homes for Heros is a project that all six clubs in the area are interested in, and it is hoped that this can become a joint project.
Newcomers meeting may be postponed due to consideration about the Covid 19 virus.
April 11 is a Canadian Blood Services drive.  Kingston Frontenac is leading that drive.
Upcoming events
Please note all upcoming events are subject to cancellation or postponment
May 1 and 2, 2020 - Expo at St. Lawrence College
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!
No joy for winner Bernie and the pot still rises!
Meeting notes by 
Dr. Karen Lawford, Department of Gender Studies, Queen's  University
Karen Lawford
Karen’s background includes a B.Sc. in Sciences from Trent University and a Bachelor in Health Sciences specializing in midwifery.  She went on to earn a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s.  Her research interests are; maternity care on reserves, medical evacuation, Midwifery, Indigenous feminist theories and methodologies, Indigenous women and Two Spirit Leadership, Indigenous health and wellness, and health care.
Karen loves finding a solution to a problem.  She has investigated how health care systems work.  Health care in Canada involves many levels of government…Federal, Provincial and Territorial systems, although most people are unaware of the Federal system.  The Federal level of health care deals with the military, First Nations, penitentiaries and the RCMP.  A lot of these jurisdictional divisions go back to 1867, and also to the Indian Act of 1876.  This act allowed the government to have authority over all aspects of the lives of people on the reserves.  They were unable to leave a reserve without a pass, and attendance at the residential schools was compulsory.  If children were not sent there, the RCMP would come and get them.  The reserves are on what is considered Crown land, and this means residents cannot own the land, or make money from it.  The Indian  Act also specified that they couldn’t sell crops grown on the land.  This illustrates the power of the Indian Act.  Some groups recently have taken the government to court, for things like the under funding of schools. 
Karen’s specific interest is health care.  If you live on reserve then health care is federally provided.  Each reserve has its own funding agreement.  Care used to be provided by nurses, but some nursing stations are being closed, partly because there have been recent 40% cuts in funding. 
Karen showed us a map of Canada that showed the large number of tribal councils with different health care systems being managed by the Federal government.  It looks like a logistical nightmare.  All councils have different agreements with the Federal government.  All of Canada is covered by some Aboriginal treaty, but Indigenous people are saying that health care isn’t a treaty right but rather a human right.  Many treaties were signed under duress and in English which those signing didn’t understand. 
There are also four Inuit regions in Canada.  Comprehensive land agreements there include health care.  They cannot be negotiated any more even though the treaty was signed years ago, although there have been challenges to this now. 
Karen’s research during her M.A. found that in 1892 the government hired two obstetricians to deliver babies on reserves.  Now there is an evacuation policy, which means that toward the end of her pregnancy a woman has to travel to a larger city to wait for labor and delivery.  Astonishingly, this is still in effect.  One of the women in her research in Manitoba had to fly out of her community to Norway House and await delivery.  There is no prenatal education provided and no prenatal care.  When a woman leaves her community to give birth there is no provision for a family member to accompany her.  She is not allowed an escort. Another woman drove herself 1.5 hours to Winnipeg.  Because it turned out that she wasn’t actually in labour, she had to make this trip three times.  This was her first pregnancy.  She did have prenatal care from a nurse on her reserve, and two weeks of post-partum care.  If there had been a midwife on reserve she would have received the proper care most Canadian women have access to.  There is also the difficulty of having different health care systems involved in their care, and there seems to be a communication problem between these two providers.
Robert Reid thanked Karen with our traditional loaf of bread, and the hope that reconciliation will lead to better understanding.   
Bingo Schedule Apr 2020 - Mar 2021

Schedule April 2020 - March 2021

ThursdayApril 02, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayApril 02, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayApril 23, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayMay 07, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayMay 07, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayMay 21, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayMay 21, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayJune 04, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayJune 04, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayJune 18, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayJune 25, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayJuly 02, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayJuly 16, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayJuly 16, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayAug 06, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayAug 06, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayAug 20, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdaySept 03, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdaySept 03, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdaySept 17, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 01, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 01, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 08, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 08, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 22, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayOct 22, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayNov 05, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayNov 05, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayNov 19, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 03, 20206:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 03, 20208:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 31, 20205:00 PM  
ThursdayDec 31, 20207:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 07, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 07, 20218:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 21, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayJan 21, 20218:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 04, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 04, 20218:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb 11, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayFeb11, 20218:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 04, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 04, 20218:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 25, 20216:00 PM  
ThursdayMar 25, 20218:00 PM  

Please send updates to Greg Mumford.
Duty Roster Will return when we meet again at Oddfellows, stay safe everyone.
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