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21st Annual Rotary Community Auction

Thank you for your interest in the 21st annual Rotary Community Auction. We are excited to show you the fantastic array of
items up for auction this year! But first, here is a little background illustrating how Rotary gives back to your community and
around the globe.

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was chartered in 1985 and has around 40 members. Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty, hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. We also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, young professionals, and vocational and career development.

What is Rotary?

The Rotary Motto

“Service Above Self”

Our Values

What drives us:

Service to others

Promotion of high ethical standards

Advancement of understanding

Goodwill and peace

Fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders

The Rotary 4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Recent Grants in Cataraqui-Kingston

Community Harvest Kingston - $650

To upgrade a gardening bed and provide the needed tools, and seeds to facilitate the Creaky Knees to Carrot Tops intergenerational gardening project.

Loving Spoonful - $2,192

For the production and distribution of Food Access Cards with an up-to-date list of the 13 hot mail programs, 3 food banks, and 18 fresh food market stands in the Kingston area.

Bereaved Families of Ontario - $1,680

For the development of the Grief Support package that will be located in 56 area elementary and high schools.

Helen Tufts Nursery School - $5,000

To provide a new child-sized washroom within the new Boys & Girls Club classroom at the Helen Tufts Nursery School.

The Mess Open Arts Studio - $2,000

For the production of the “When Life Gets Messy” booklet; replacement of worn out tools and materials and creation of proper storage for canvasses.

Our International Projects


$1, 000 For Rainwater Harvesting Project


US$2,500 For An "Adopt a Village" Economic Development Project


US$4400 For Bone Bank Project

South Africa

US$1,500 For Colonel De La Ray School Supplies


US$1,000 For Medical Equipment


US$2,500 For School Renovations and Equipment Purchase




US$2625 For Vocational School


US$5250 School Toilets Project in Nairobi


US$1,200 For WINS Program In Rural Schools

Polio Plus and Rotary Foundation

  • $2,000 per year for Polio Plus with the goal of ending polio forever. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic. Every $1 Rotary commits will be matched 2:1 by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • $5,000 per year to Rotary Foundation through our annual Paul Harris Award recognition of Kingston Community Leaders.

Contributions & Programming for Youth Leadership

  • Hosting of an International Exchange Scholarship student from Spain for a 2017-2018 school year exchange.
  • Supporting “Adventures in History” project – a 4-day program for 20, history and social justice minded, High School students from across Ontario.
  • Sending a Kingston high school student to Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa and to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, in Lake Placid; a unique opportunity for high school students to gain insight and knowledge in life and leadership skills.

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