February 28, 2021


Our next meeting will be March 30th at the regular 5:00PM Eastern time.  The link will be open at 4:30 for those wishing to have an opportunity to chat with members beforehand.
The link to join meeting is the same every month.
Please use the link below - note that a password is not necessary - participants are admitted by the meeting Chair from a Waiting Room.   
Meeting ID:774-1711-6547
Upcoming Events
Membership Committee Meeting
Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Kingston Rotary Clubs' Centennial AwardCelebration
Mar 25, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monthly Club Meeting
Mar 30, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
May 11, 2021 7:00 PM
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Foundation Moment with DG Hadi
What is Our Grant Model Designed to Do?
  • Simplify Foundation programs and processes consistent with the mission;
  • Focus Rotarian service efforts where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are relevant to Rotarians;
  • Offer program options to help achieve both global and local goals;
  • Increase the sense of ownership at the district and club levels by transferring more decisions to the districts; and
  • Gain a greater understanding of The Rotary Foundation’s work and enhance Rotary’s public image
The Rotary Foundation is continuing to make a difference in our world!


Thank You/Merci,
Hadi Mortada,
Governor/Gouverneur 2020-21
Area Governor 2014-19
Club President 2013-14
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Executives & Directors

President Elect
Past President
Director Greater Cornwall
Director Greater Montreal
Public Relations/Communications
Director Greater Ottawa
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jacinthe Paille
February 14
Mohamed Omar
Shirin Tarshoubi
February 26
Join Date
Brian Foster
February 20, 2018
3 years
CJ Cochrane
February 23, 2005
16 years
President's Message
Jacinthe Paille
member photo
March is Water and Sanitation Month!
Last Thursday, February 25th, I had the pleasure of spending some time on Zoom with my ‘match’ for the February edition of Coffee with a Rotarian, Nicke from Sweden. How nice it was to be able to learn more about him and his personal, professional and Rotarian life! If you haven’t done it yet, I strongly encourage you to be on the lookout for March’s new list and arrange a meeting with the person you’ve been paired with. It can be done on the phone or on FaceTime – or whatever works best for the two partners! What’s for sure is as soon as we can travel again, I am going to fly to Sweden to visit Nicke and discover more of Scandinavia :)
Between March 11 and 17, it is Rotaract Week. Why not invite a Rotaractor to join our next meeting on March 30th? They can get to know our club and we can learn from their experience as well. And since Rotaractors can also be Rotarians, you can even invite them to join our club!
Finally, thank you to all of those who joined the February 23rd club meeting to celebrate Rotary’s 116th birthday, and congratulations to Brian who became our most recent Paul Harris Fellow! If you missed, you can watch the recording, and count it as a makeup. Enjoy!
Secretary's Thoughts
Hi fellow Passport Club Rotarians and friends,
I for one thought our February meeting was excellent and felt it was enjoyed by all and a chance to help celebrate Rotary’s 116th Birthday with an excellent presentation by Past RI Vice President,  Canadian long term Rotarian Dean Rohrs, who joined us from British Columbia.  
Now we are about to enter our last winter month – March which is always full of surprises.   Let’s all hope we get a Lamb tomorrow and another on March 31st!
I am hoping that some of you have risen to that challenge pitched in last week’s Bulleting by Corina regarding the help she is hoping to receive from club volunteers regarding her exciting virtual youth project.  There’s a number of tasks to be performed and I am leaving her request article in place at the bottom of today’s bulletin just in case you may have missed it.
And please note the special event coming up on March 25th – For those of you that did not yet know the Kingston Rotary Clubs are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year,  So please circle this date for a great virtual event sponsored by the Seaway West Rotary region – a special Award Celebration at 4:00 PM.   There’s a link to register below.  And in case you did not know, our Passport Club has partnered with the 4 Kingston Clubs to help support their FAR Project which is also one of their key Centennial projects.  
Yours in Rotary Service,
President-Elect Maddie Roy
Maddie will be back again next week....


                         Membership Director Ariane Carriere
The March list for Coffee with a Rotarian can be found here. check out the article by DG Hadi in this week's district bulletin. That's exactly what we are doing.
The following is an excerpt from "Rotary on the Move" from Australia.
Rotary’s incoming President Shekhar Mehta has a powerful vision for Rotary membership - 1.3 million members by 1 July 2023. The President-Elect laid out his plans for membership growth to incoming District Governors at the recently held virtual International Assembly.
Members are Rotary’s biggest asset according to President-Elect Shekhar. It is members who do the good, who raise funds for Rotary’s Foundation and who have put Rotary ‘this close’ to eradicating polio. More members will mean that Rotary can serve more and change even more lives.
Underpinning his vision for growth is a straightforward strategy, ‘Each One Bring One’.
President-Elect Shekhar is asking Rotarians to recognize that growing Rotary is an individual responsibility - to share the gift of Rotary with one new person. He encourages members to focus on increasing diversity; to attract more women, more young people, more Rotaractors. He encourages clubs to make every new induction a celebration and to recognize the Rotarians who sponsor new members into the club.
We will have a celebration in March as we welcome Renée-Claude Drouin as a new member of our club. She was sponsored by none other than our president, Jacinthe.


During this Year of Celebration of 100 years of Rotary in Kingston, our six clubs have extended a tradition of awarding the Paul Harris Fellow designation to 3 individuals and Certificate of Appreciation to 2 Organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community through involvement and good citizenship and who have also demonstrated a shared purpose and support for the educational and humanitarian objectives of Service Above Self to our community. 

You are invited to attend a special celebration. Please share this invitation to all your club members. 

The award presentation ceremony will be held on 25th of March 2021 at 4 pm on Zoom. Here's the link to register. 


Once registered, you will be sent the meeting info. 

Yours in Rotary 

Ana Sutherland
Area Governor Seaway West Centennial Committee 

Volunteer Rotarians Still Needed
Would you like to help?  We’re launching the service project for healthcare accessibility and are looking for Rotarian volunteers!
The Project
The D7040 Passport Club, in collaboration with #DesignResearch and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, is getting ready to launch the service project!  We’re assembling a team of young people from Canada, USA and Mexico to research how we may create environments in healthcare which help people feel safe and reach out for help when needed.  We will be interviewing parents from the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh, in collaboration with local grassroot organizations and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Students will analyze the results to share back insights with the medical community and the grassroot organizations on a public website, as well as through articles we will build through the project.  Ultimately, this project will help children all over North America receive better care when their parents struggle to communicate in their second language, within the hospital setting.
Here is what would help us!
1.    8 Rotarians volunteering 2 hours of their time each to act as mock-interviewees and provide feedback to student interviewers
2.    1 Rotarian volunteer to help us draft an agreement to let us use the data collected for publication on our project website portal.    
3.    1 or more Rotarians to help with Spanish translations/validation of the 8 interview transcripts and with coordinating with the 4 Mexican students (logistics for registration).
If interested, please contact Corina at cparasch@alumni.cmu.edu!
I’m looking forward to serving together!