Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 20, 2017
The meeting was called to order by club president David Chatson at 12:35 pm.   Dave welcomed all members & our guest speaker then spoke of how well the Car Draw went at the Kitchener Rangers game on Fri. Nov. 17 and thanked the 14+ members that were able to come out. Special thanks went to Al Way and Wayne Beohler for their organization of the night.
PRESIDENT'S CORNER Neil Swayze 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
Goes out to all members who participated in selling Car Draw tickets at the Aud on Friday, Nov. 17th and the Online committee for all their work, especially Al Way for providing the much needed warehouse unit at National Self-storage.   Special note was also given to recognize 6 Satellite Club members for participating in the draw night at the Aud,  WELL DONE!!
BELL RINGER(S) Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Chatson on Nov 13, 2017

The Classification and Membership Development Committee on behalf of the Board of Directors have approved the following proposal for membership in the Satellite Club of the Rotary Club of Kitchener as proposed by Rotarian Brent DeKoning

Candidate: Alana Simpson Classification:  Teacher/Education

Candidate: Caitlin Simpson Classification: Financial Planner

Candidate: Stacey Krumholtz Classification: Medical Illustrator



Any objection to acceptance must be in the hands of Secretary, Cam Yule, in writing, no later than Friday, April 17th, 2017.

2nd Publication.



MEMBERSHIP PROPOSAL David Chatson 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
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.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
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.
HAPPY JAR Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
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.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Chatson on Nov 13, 2017
Secretary Cam noted that November 11th was Rohit Kumar's birthday and invited us all to show up next week as his list birthday list for then is full!
BIRTHDAYS Dave Chatson 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
Todays Pot:   $ 871.00
1. Darren Sweeney    No Luck.
2.  Peter Gray             No Luck.
3.  Mike Pollard  drew the Joker and earned $10.00
50/50 DRAW Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Swayze on Nov 13, 2017
David Smith welcomed guest speaker Alan Quarry to our meeting.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS / GUESTS Neil Swayze 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
MEMBERSHIP STATUS Bill Proctor 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Chatson on May 01, 2017

Sandra has now officially retired!   On behalf of our club she was presented with a beautiful flower arrangement and dinner gift certificate for her and Jim to enjoy!   Your board is in the process of investigating the best way to replace the MANY things Sandra has done for us, often without most of even knowing!!  Sandra will be formally recognized at one of our upcoming events.

Please continue to email any information or inquiries, including make-up requests to as it is now monitored by Dave Chatson and John Webster

Sandra, THANK YOU! for your years of service, guidance and often times patience with our club.  Best of wishes to you and Jim!!

ROTARY OFFICE UPDATE Dave Chatson 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Taylor on Apr 18, 2017
For members who pay their account by Credit Card you will see a balance forward from the previous statement of $25.  This is because the increase in dues from $125 semi-annually to $150 ($300 annually) was not taken into account when processing the credit card payments, although it was billed on your January statement. 


Ray Taylor, Treasurer

MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER Ray Taylor 2017-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 26, 2016
The winner of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250 is: Ticket #00610, Joan Maxner of Brantford.  
Congratulations Joan and thank you to all who purchased tickets in support of the Rotary Club of Kitchener and the charities it supports, primarily KidsAbility.
Early bird prize draws:
Ticket #01614 – Dennis Howard- $250 gift certificate from Swanson’s Home Hardware
Ticket #01537 – Stella Cocks – Ranger Night for 4, dinner and tickets to a Kitchener Ranger hockey game.
Congratulations to Dennis Howard and Stella Cocks
2016 CAR DRAW WINNERS! Darren Sweeney 2016-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Proctor
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
CARE AND GOOD CHEER COMMITTEE Bill Proctor 2016-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Evans on Jul 19, 2016

President:  John Webster
Past President:  Karen Redman

President Elect:  David Chatson
Co-Secretary: Cam Yule 
Co-Secretary: Candi Harrington

Treasurer: Ray Taylor

Board Members:
Adrian DeCoo

Alasdair Douglas

Cheryl Ewing

David Smith

Howard Pell

Hubert Singh

Karen Redman

Martin Jones

Susana Jimenez

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017 Sandra Evans 2016-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

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

You can go online at to do a makeup.

Extend the exploration of your trip by visiting one of Rotary’s 34,000 clubs spanning more than 200 countries and geographical areas. You can find a Club online at

WHERE TO DO MAKE-UPS IN THE AREA Sandra Evans 2015-04-20 04:00:00Z 0