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Tru Earth Sale a Win-Win: You save $: We help the Environment; & the Club raises funds to enhance Environmental Sustainability John Borst 2022-05-17 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Fundraising campaign,Laundry EcoStrips,Tru Earth

Oasis: a simple idea which saves money and improves the health of seniors!

Continuing to build Long Term Care facilities for seniors is economically unsustainable, especially when one in four does not need to be there. Those 90 or over are the fastest growing cohort in Ontario. To stay healthy such seniors need to maintain good relationships with friends and relatives, always feel useful and do things for other people. 
Oasis: a simple idea which saves money and improves the health of seniors! Paul Van Nest 2022-05-12 04:00:00Z 0 Helen Cooper,Homestead Land Holdings,Innovation,Kingston,Long Term Care Institutions,Oasis,Queen's University,Seniors over 90

Long, hot summers we love, but do they endanger a lake’s health?

How Climate change and the reappearance of algae blooms are linked.

Editor's Note: This presentation took place in September 2021. I just found the video of the talk and felt it important enough to publish it at this time as part of our focus on the environment.
As northerners we Canadians love the extra month of summer and the milder winter weather we have had over the past few years. But for those of us who like to visit our many lakes for swimming and fishing each summer we are seeing more algae blooms, that blue green stuff floating on the water, at the same time?

Long, hot summers we love, but do they endanger a lake’s health? John Borst 2022-05-12 04:00:00Z 0 Algonquin Park,Dickson Lake,Eutrophication,John Smol,Lake of the Woods,algae blooms,blue green algae,climate change,longer summers,thermal stratification,threat multiplier

Club Awards Six Paul Harris Fellows for Community Service in 2022

To close out the month of April, the Rotary Club of Kingston held a special evening hybrid meeting combining Online attendees and live attendees at a wine and cheese social. The reason was the presentation of Paul Harris Fellowships to four members and two citizens from the community. Each in a special way went over and above the norm in personifying Rotary's motto "Service Above Self". 
Club Awards Six Paul Harris Fellows for Community Service in 2022 John Borst 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0 Easter Seals Society,International Service,One Thousand dollars USD,Paul Harris Fellowship Awards,Smitty's Pancake House Kingston,The Rotary Foundation
With Incentives Available, Sustainable Kingston's Services are in High Demand John Borst 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0 Enbridge/Union Gas,Incentives Available,Mobilize for Climate Change,Partnerships,Services in High Demand,Sustainability

Kingston Rotary Club Awarded Bronze Level Enviroclub Status by District 7040 for 2022-23

During the 2019-20 Rotary year, Rotary International's Board of Directors added a seventh area of focus "Supporting the Environment." Shortly after the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group was formed, called ESRAG for short. To encourage clubs, ESRAG through the Districts created a Gold, Silver, and Bronze Status system award levels. For their efforts in 2021-22, under the leadership of club president Elsabe Falkson, the Kingston Rotary Club has been designated an Eviroclub at the Bronze level for 2022-23 which begins on July 1, 2022.
Kingston Rotary Club Awarded Bronze Level Enviroclub Status by District 7040 for 2022-23 John Borst 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Enviroclub designation,Environment,Sustainability

Canada's majestic Caribou herds are in significant decline in its far north, why?

Dr Ryan Danby, Director, and Associate Professor of the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University has discovered that the Bathurst caribou herd, one of Canada’s 21 major migrating tundra herds, has declined from a past high of 500,000 to around 10,000 today.
Canada's majestic Caribou herds are in significant decline in its far north, why? John Borst 2022-04-25 04:00:00Z 0 Boreal Caribou,Climate change,Dr Ryan Danby,Migratory Tundra Caribou,Mountain Caribou,Queen's University,caribou herd numbers decline
Kingston's Sun Harvest Greenhouses, leaders in structural design and modern growing John Borst 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0 Kingston,Sun Harvest Greenhouses,bedding plants,hydroponics,lettuce,tomatoes
Can Queen’s biomechanical engineers find a better way to relieve Osteoarthritis pain? John Borst 2022-04-07 04:00:00Z 0 Human Mobility Research Labratory,Queen's University,artifical intelligence,gait analysis,osteoarthritis
How can being a mentor help build 'inclusion and a sense of belonging'? John Borst 2022-03-31 04:00:00Z 0 Change,Culture,DEI,Diversity Equality and Inclusion Committee,Emotions,Groups,Perceptions,Queen's University,ancestral memory,biases,interculturalist
Limestone Board hopes to please parents who fear and welcome the end of COVID mask mandate? John Borst 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0 COVID,Limstone District School Board,Mask mandate,fear,parents,welcome

Why would you want to help 'African Women in Science' learn in North America?

If you are a Rotarian and you have a focus on preserving our environment, ensuring everyone has clean, safe, fresh water, and want to support the 2021-22 Presidential goal of empowering girls and young women then African Women in Science who are young with a specialist in aquatic research, each of whom lives on one of the 7 Great Lakes of Africa (GLA) then you might want to help them to learn from the organizations and research institutes we have on the Great Lakes of North America (GLNA).
Why would you want to help 'African Women in Science' learn in North America? John Borst 2022-03-18 04:00:00Z 0 ACARE,AWIS,African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education,African Women in Science,Empower Girls and Young Women,Experimental Lakes Area,Fundraising,IISD,International Institute for Sustainable Development
How can 'Two Eyed Seeing' help us solve our Climate problem? Lori Sweet 2022-03-13 05:00:00Z 0 Climate change,Etuaptmumk,Globalisation,Indigenous knowledge,Two-eyed seeing,reconciliation

11 Community Outreach Grants Announced on Kingston Rotary’s ‘Annual Day of Giving’

Since the institution of Community Outreach Grants in 2015 The Rotary Club of Kingston has given out $129,000 to small charitable foundations. This week, another $22,445 was given to 12 organizations.
11 Community Outreach Grants Announced on Kingston Rotary’s ‘Annual Day of Giving’ Paul Van Nest 2022-03-05 05:00:00Z 0 Almost Home,BGC South East,Big Brothers Big Sisters,Camp Outlook,Community Outreach Grants,Go with the Flow,Kingston Youth Shelter,Lionhearts Inc.,Loving Spoonful,RKY Camp,Rotary Club of Kingston,South Frontenace Community Services,Youth,charitable foundations
HOW TO USE THE SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTONS AND COMMENTS BOX AT THE END OF A ‘NEWS STORY’ John Borst 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,Comments,Google analytics,Likes,News Story,Page views,Social Media,Statcounter
Southeastern Ontario Rotary Clubs', Easter Seals Big Target for 2022 is $65,000 John Borst 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 Easter Seals,Easter Seals 100th Anniversary,Fundraising campaign,Northeastern Ontario Rotary Clubs,Rotary Club of Kingston
Five Stories to Help Celebrate 100 years of Easter Seals in Canada John Borst 2022-02-27 05:00:00Z 0 An Easter Seals Mother's Story,Easter Seals,Easter Seals 100th Anniversary,Easter Seals Ambassador Program,March Easter Seals Month
LEARN HOW TO SEND EMAILS USING CLUBRUNNER John Borst 2022-02-22 05:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,Email,Video instruction
How did poor Tanzanian coffee farmers gain 'financial traction' through an affordable Rotary opportunity? John Borst 2022-02-18 05:00:00Z 0 Bukoba,Global Grant,Kolcafe,Kopling Society of Tanzania,Lake Victoria,Sustainability,coffee farmers,manure,subsistence
When one obstinate farmer wants a Water Buffalo over money, what does it teach a Rotarian? John Borst 2022-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Dignity,Dr Marilyn Fitzgerald,If I Had a Water Buffalo,Sustainability,microfinance
HOW TO ACCESS THE DOCUMENTS ARCHIVE IN CLURUNNER John Borst 2022-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,In Transition Newsletter,Instruction,Training
How does jack.org help destigmatize mental heath and prevent student suicides? John Borst 2022-02-06 05:00:00Z 0 BeThere.org,Queen's University,Youth Suicide,jack.org,mental health
LEARN HOW TO ACCESS YOUR PROFILE AND INSERT YOUR PHOTO John Borst 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,Edit Profile,In Transition Newsletter,Instruction,Login,Self Photo
Web-based Learning Aims to Help Kingston's Indigenous Save their Language and Culture John Borst 2022-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 Digital Stories,KILN,Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest,Language and Culture,Truth and Reconciliation Commission

How Can We Help Complex Seniors Age at Home Safely?

If two 10-year-olds and two 80-year-olds walks into the doctor’s office with a cold there will not be much difference in what the doctor considers before recommending a medicine for the 10-year-olds. Those two 80-year-olds, however, may have two profoundly different and complex health and social histories to consider before the doctor can recommend a medicine.
How Can We Help Complex Seniors Age at Home Safely? John Borst 2022-01-22 05:00:00Z 0 Complex senior,Denmark,Dr Jennifer Ingram,Home care,Long Term Care Institutions,OECD,Person Centred Care
Mayor says Kingston Needs Help with Those Difficult to House John Borst 2022-01-19 05:00:00Z 0 City of Kingston,Climate Change,Film,Homelessness,Housing,Industry,Innovation,Mayor Bryan Paterson,Pascan,Tannery lands,Those Difficult to House,Transportation,Waterfront,vulnerable residents

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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