Kitchener's Downtown Rotary Club

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Crowne Plaza in the Trillium Suite
105 King Street East
Kitchener, ON  N2G 2K8
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The meeting was called to order by club president David Chatson at 12:35 pm and all were welcomed to the meeting.
Question:  What is the Rotary theme for November?
Answer: Foundation Month.
Dave asked all members who contributed to the Online Auction by getting a sponcer, donating an item or working on the committee to stand and be recognized. Quite a number stood.
Martin Jones was also later recognized for all his work on another successful Youth Forum!
David Smith welcomed guest speaker Alan Quarry to our meeting.
Todays Pot:   $ 871.00
1. Darren Sweeney    No Luck.
2.  Peter Gray             No Luck.
3.  Mike Pollard  drew the Joker and earned $10.00
a) Martin Jones spoke about the success of the Youth Forum held at city hall last Thursday, Nov. 9 and thanked Bill Proctor & Neil Swayze for their help.
b) Peter Gray was happy about celebrating his 30th anniversary and his upcoming trip to Israel with his wife.
c)Cheryl Ewing talked about a very successful performing arts conference she attended in Petrolia.
d) John Webster was proud to have finished his first full marathon on the weekend, as well as, the success of the satellite club which will now see three applications being made to join our club.
e) Paul Rostrup was happy to announce that he will be retiring in the near future and that he and his wife will becoming grandparents for the first time as his son and his significant other are expecting.
f) Mike Pollard was just happy.
1.Wayne Boehler reminded members that the Car Draw takes place this Friday, Nov. 17th at the Kitchener Auditorium between second and third periods. We have 20+ members who are selling tickets that night. They are to meet at the Aud at 5:30 pm.
2.Online Auction Committee presentation by Neil Swayze, who outlined the progress made with 5 sponsors, 100 items for auction which raised approximately$7,000 so far. He spoke of the contributions made by 30 members who have contributed items to the auction; sponsorship and donations.  Now members can assist by just contacting neighbours, friends & family to make them aware of the event; that way we can increase the number of bidders to date at 400+. The recovery value for these items ranged from 60% [so there are still some great items like snow throwers & BBQ to bid on] to 80 to 97% for gift cards, sports tickets etc..Reminder to collect the auction signs and return to committee at next meeting Nov. 20th.
3.Darren Sweeney spoke on the updates done to Club Runner and extended an offer to all members to try the site out and if they had any suggestions to improve the site then let him know. There will be an App for smart phones to use as well.
Martin Jones introduced our guest speaker; Alan Quarry, a world renown speaker on the topic of Global Entrepreneurship. Since this is “Entrepreneur Week” it is an appropriate topic.
Please remember to advise Bill Proctor of situations which would require some acknowledgement from the club - special anniversaries, illness, celebrations, hospitalizations etc. You are the eyes and ears for the club and without your notification to Bill situations and circumstances will go unnoticed. Bill can be contacted at 519-570-2119 or
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Grand Prize Draw Date November 17, 2017
Prize: 2018 Mercedes-Benz B250 (approx. value $35,000)
Early Bird Draw October 16, 2017
- $250 Swanson's Home Hardware Gift Certificate.
Winner: Paul Yaremy of Kitchener
- A night for 4 at the Kitchener Rangers hockey game including dinner (approx. value $200)
Winner: Susan Brookers of Elora
$10 each, 3 for $20, 6 for $30
To purchase tickets:
- Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Kitchener
- Telephone Paul Rostrup @ (226) 972-0268 
Proceeds support KidsAbility & Kitchener Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
Licence # M761460

Can’t make a meeting? Use it as an opportunity to  meet fellow Rotarians at another local Club or online!  If you attend another meeting within two weeks before or after the missed meeting, be sure to let our Club Secretary know.

                     Club Meeting               Location
6:30 p.m.    Guelph Wellington        Guelph Golf and Country Club

07:15 a.m.  Kitchener Grand River   Walper Hotel
6:30 p.m.*  Waterloo      Granite Club
    *meets alternating Tuesdays

07:30 a.m.   Guelph Trillium   Cutten Fields
12:15 p.m.   Cambridge North   Galt Country Club
12:15 p.m.   Kitchener Westmount   Crowne Plaza

07:15 a.m.   Centre Wellington   Elora Gorge Family Restuarant
07:30 a.m.   Wellington South   Springfield Golf and Country Club
12:15 p.m.   Preston Hespeler   Galt Country Club

07:15 a.m.   Cambridge Sunrise   Galt Country Club
12:15 p.m.   Kitchener Conestoga   Westmount Golf Club
12:15 p.m.   Guelph     Italian-Canadian Club

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Member Birthdays:
  • Rohit Kumar
    November 11
  • Dave Martindale
    November 23
  • Ed Fowler
    November 24
  • Barry MacLeod
    November 29
Contact Us
Mailing Address:
Rotary Club of Kitchener
c/o KidsAbility Centre
500 Hallmark Drive,
Waterloo, Ontario
N2K 3P5
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