Rotary Club of Kitchener


February 22, 2021

Meeting Recording

As this meeting was conducted in Zoom breakout rooms there is no recording. For details about the Strategic Planning presentation please contact Adrian DeCoo.

President's Comments

All of the Youth programs for which we have budgeted funds have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.  In place of these youth activities the club will be donating $650 to Junior Achievement to support their Education Programs which teach senior elementary students about Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Work Readiness.
On March 2nd at 7 p.m. the District Peace Committee is hosting Holly White, an inspiring Peace Scholar from Newfoundland/Labrador, on a zoom webinar for Rotary and Rotaract clubs.  Friends outside of Rotary are invited as well.
Here is a shareable Facebook flyer link:
Click here to register  - District Peace Committee Webinar
On Friday, February 26th at 8:00 a.m. the Rotary Clubs of Waterloo Region are hosting a State of the Region event with Regional Chair Karen Redman as the keynote speaker.  All local Rotarians are invited to participate. There is no cost to attend. Donations to KidsAbility would be greatly appreciated and can be made when you register. President Louise will be introducing the keynote speaker. 
Click here to register - State of the Region Address (Online)
Please feel free to share this email with your colleagues who may be interested in attending this event.
The Coldest Night of the Year walk took place on Saturday and in Kitchener over $220,000 was raised for Ray of Hope Community Centre by 62 teams. The Rotary Road Scholars team raised over $2,200 and the donation page remains open into March. This event was completed in 149 communities across Canada and raised over $9 million for local charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our communities. The Kitchener fundraising total was number #1 across Canada. 
Here is the link - Rotary Road Scholars

Visiting Rotarians

Elena Shpinel, RC of Moscow International


Catch the Ace - This week the Jackpot was over $14,500. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the lastest updates. 
Facebook - @KitchenerRotary


Program Highlights

Our program today was a club assembly where the draft version of our new Club Vision was presented and discussed.  A copy of the document was sent to all members previously. 
During the workshop members were asked two key questions.
  1. What do you like about the plan, what excites you?
  2. Is there anything else that needs to be considered?
If you were unable to attend the meeting and have any comments to make please contact Adrian DeCoo, the Chair of the Strategic Planning committee.

Closing Remarks & Reminders

Thank you to Adrian  DeCoo, the Strategic Planning Committee and Committee Chairs who contributed to the work on the Strategic Plan. 
Special reminder to register for the State of the Region Address on Friday. 
Feb 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Council's Vision - Beyond COVID-19
Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Gray - Not for profit work around water
Mar 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Immigration Partnership
Mar 15, 2021
Committee Meetings to be Scheduled by Committee Chairs
Mar 22, 2021 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Membership Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Swayze
February 1
Lew Ford
February 5
JB Moore
February 8
Cameron Yule
February 19
Wayne Boehler
February 28
Join Date
Lew Ford
February 1, 1991
30 years
Laura Mae Lindo
February 10, 2020
1 year