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19th Annual Rotary Community Auction

Thank you for your interest in the 19th 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.

The Rotary Motto

“Service Above Self”

Our Values

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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 build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Recent Grants (Cataraqui-Kingston)

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston is very proud to have been able provide grants totaling over $47,000 ($47,861) to various projects serving the Kingston area over the past 18 months, including:

Current Annual Commitments:

  • Salvation Army Outreach $500
  • Easter Seals Society $1,000
  • Lunch by George $2,500

Spring 2016:

  • YMCA Kingston $1,500
  • Veterans Yoga Project $1,000
  • Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs $2,500
  • Limestone Advisory for Child Care $500
  • Community Harvest Kingston $2,500
  • Sistema Kingston $1,700
  • H’Art Centre $2,600
  • Kingston Regional Heritage Fair $700

Fall 2015: 

  • Epilepsy Kingston $1,500
  • Junior Achievement $2,500
  • Kingston Community Health Centre $1,000
  • Loving Spoonful $3,243
  • Melos Choir $1,943
  • Teach Services Sketching Club $500
  • The Mess $2,000
  • YMCA Kingston $1,500
  • Salon Theatre $500

Spring 2015:

  • Community Harvest $2,500
  • St. Lawrence College Foundation $4,000
  • Canadian Diabetes Foundation – Camp Banting $2,500
  • Kingston Regional Heritage Fair $675
  • Lunch By George $2,000
  • Queens Rotaract Club (Habitat Humanity) $1,000
  • Nunavut Youth Vision $500
  • Easter Seal Society $1,000
  • Nepal Earthquake Aid $800
  • Shelter Box Canada $1,200

In addition, contributions by Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary Club to International Projects over recent years include:

  • US$2,000 per year for Polio Eradication helping to save millions of children from contracting polio
  • US$2,500 for water and sanitation for rural high schools and medical centres in Uganda
  • US$5,000 for school renovations and equipment in India
  • US$1,000 for transport of medical supplies and equipment to Burundi
  • US$5,000 and watershed restoration and integrated rural development in India
  • US$1,000 for water and sanitation project in Ghana, helping 3,029 people every day with clean water, proper hygiene and effective sanitation
  • US$2,500 for a human heart valve tissue bank in Sri Lanka, enabling 2,000 or more children to receive replacement heart valves every year
  • US$5,000 for community development in El Salvador
  • US$3,500 to help provide dialysis equipment in India for HIV/AIDS patients
  • US$10,000 to enable needy children to attend school in Kenya
  • US$6,500 for toilets in schools in Sri Lanka benefiting 2,000 students every day
  • US$1,906 for medical equipment for a public health centre in India
  • US$2,500 for maternal and child health with Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Group in Tanzania

Our contributions were matched 3.5:1 by The Rotary Foundation on most of these projects.

We work in partnership with other Rotary clubs in financing and implementing service projects.