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October 2, 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.
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The Ranked Ballot Referendum in Our October Municipal Election
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Meeting Report September 25th, 2018


Ana Sutherland welcomed our guests and Rick Fiedorec presented Joan Egnatoff with an Honorary Rotarian pin! (awarded for putting up with Bill!)

Kayleigh Hunter (guest speaker, Adventures in Understanding participant)

Paul Hunter (Kayleigh's Dad)

Paul Elsley, Rotary Club of Kingston


Heather Kembel, Youth Services

Terri Hodges, Bingo


Fun Master: Murray Cotton

Terri for Benz pic

Heather for name spelled correctly in newspaper

Greta had an article in the Srs Assoc magazine

Rick F. just pay a dollar

Bill E. because Joan mentioned him so many times in her talk

Happy Bucks

Ana: Eddie has recovered nicely from surgery

Bill E: Found a pair of beautiful red pillow cases in Rotary Spring Cleaning – who would like to bid on them? And billeting 4 adventures in history participants (actually 2, in the end)

John Gale: Rotary zone conference seeing Bill Gray receive the Donald McRae Peace award! Donald McRae was a Canadian who proposed after 1st world war that purpose of Rotary to include supporting peaceful. [Editors Note: Details will appear in special story on our Web site and in a future Courier]. Someone suggested sending article to Whig

John F: Bill and Joan are great contributors to auction, including Cantabile tickets; and this is the best time of year for John because it’s Parts Inventory time!

Michelle: I love being in the parts dept at Kingston Dodge and got first $12.35 paycheck for doing inventory.

John Gale: Lied about his age to get a Parts Dept job!

Rick F: Last Friday night Eddie eventually got into surgery and Maya and I got their Fronts tickets (and they won) and thanks for dinner at Jack Astors. And Maya liked the fight.

Greg: Need Oct 4 bingo, away next week, and no tornado damage!

Robert: Year end Sept 30th and I count my houses!

Bernie: Please come to Rotary Club of Ottawa Metro Charter Night on Monday, October 15th.

Sigi: happy not to count parts!


Greta: Madras celebrating their 90th anniversary in February and that corresponds with our friendship exchange there!

Rick: please sign up for Princess St Promenade

John Gale: International Service News

Two of the projects approved. First is in Madras, funding 321 toilets where there currently are none! Many going into schools which allows young women to continue their schooling and reduces their vulnerability. $17,400 in a $300,000+ project from us.

Second to fund 120 children’s heart surgeries $78,000 contributed by 14 clubs. Both will be completed this year.

Local Involvement with Youth Services Through RYLA--Paul Elsley

Sorry that RYLA attendee we sponsored is sick L

Our district has more youth engagement programs than any other district!

  • Adventures in the Environment
  • Adventures in History (4 days)
  • Adventures in High Tech (Ottawa/Nepean)
  • Adventures in Citizenship

These Adventure programs are even more important today given cutbacks in education. They are enrichment programs and cannot be duplicated in the classroom.

Working very hard to make contacts in schools so that we get the kids into these programs (and kinda frustrating that we don’t get more local kids….)

RYLA is a great way for our clubs to collaborate.

Napanee, Frontenac, and Kingston clubs worked together to get engagement from 27 to 44 kids, and working on 50+ for next year.

Bill E. and I could really use some help on Adventures in History, in particular.

RYLA is a great chance to inspire, and to be inspired by the kids.

If we get kids involved in these activities, we also have a better chance of cementing their relationship with the Rotary family.

Exciting to be hosting RYLA again – and please support the Youth programs.

Bill E.: Very grateful for Paul’s collaboration as co-coordinator of Adventures in History!

Kayleigh Hunter reports on Adventures in Understanding

Kayleigh Hunter reports on Adventures in Understanding

Kayleigh was introduced by Greg Mumford, Director, Youth Services. Our club sponsored Kayleigh to attend Adventures in Understanding .

Thank you for inviting my Dad and me here today and for sponsoring me to attend Adventures in Understanding. I was initially on the waiting list but got in! Lots of gear was required and the visit to Tim Horton’s on our way there was a must! Started with a blanket toss! Canoeing through locks. Saw a fox! Toured Trent University and canoed through five locks to Lakefield college – amazing storm and flyaway tent! At Camp Kawartha went rock climbing and ate in a teepee. Archery, knife and axe throwing. Had a teaching with an Elder. Got a soapstone to carve. Paddled 22km on Day 5! Did some drumming and learned about wild rice. Saw shooting stars on our last night ☺ Sweetgrass gift (mind, body, health significance) Thanks! Future candidates should have an open mind and love to learn. No phones allowed and now I’m using mine less. I am now reading and writing on indigenous texts in English at school.

Heather Kembel thanked Kayleigh and presented her with muffins!


Joan Egnatoff becomes Honorary Rotarian

Honorary Rotarian Joan Egnatoff

Joan is from Saskatchewan and taught music education there. After marrying Bill she took time off work to raise their kids, but was always involved in playing the church organ (she got her start at age 3 on Granny Margaret’s living room organ.)

She’s mostly interested in music – singing in choirs since grade 9, studying piano and organ, and working with the children in the Cantabile choir. Loves gardening, telling scary stories, knitting, sewing and a bit of quilting.

Joan’s involvement with Rotary started when Bill joined in 2005 – and they’ve visited many clubs in: London, Paris, Wisconsin, Saskatoon, Nice, Makeni in Sierra Leone. They’ve hosted five exchange students.

Rotary is a place to meet new friends who are also interested in service. She’s been to two International conventions and they’ve been an amazing experience in learning about the service projects and programs that are underway around the world – education, water, sanitation, etc.

She encourages us all to attend the upcoming District Conference here in Kingston – it will help us to make a difference!

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 EgnatoffTeri 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 Farrow 
ThursdayOct 25, 20186:00 PMTeri HodgesMurray Cotton
ThursdayOct 25, 20188:00 PMDoug Townsend 
ThursdayNov 01, 20186:00 PMHeather KembelElizabeth Cohoe
ThursdayNov 01, 20188:00 PMRick Fiedorec 
ThursdayNov 15, 20186:00 PMElizabeth CohoeGreta DuBois
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 PM  
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.