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24th Annual Rotary Community Auction

Thank you for your interest in the 24th 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 30 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

St Francis of Assisi Catholic School – $4305

For shipping of Dollywood Foundation Imagination Library books monthly to children (0-5 years) in support of early literacy skills in the school’s catchment area.

Kingston Symphony Association – $2,000

Towards music education and instruction through a Discover the Symphony outreach program. Performances by small ensembles from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra played outside concert halls and including rehearsals and coaching session to increase musical literacy and appreciation.

Music Mates – $1920

For a Projection Project, for purchase of projection equipment and large screen supporting education programming, including music, to special needs persons relating to speech, sight and hearing impairments. Projection is instrumental to supporting education through  programs for individuals who cannot or have not attended a public school.

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.

Bereaved Families of Ontario – $1290

Kingston Division – For Grief Support Groups, closed group, grief support sessions at local high schools. These sessions are designed to help decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation for persons dealing with death.

YMCA of Kingston – $2000

For support of the YMCA Eco-Camp, a series of 7, week long day camps aimed at helping  children develop a healthy, lifelong connection to nature and the environment through exploration and play in local wilderness parks and conservation areas. Site visits include Rotary Park and Frontenac Park.

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.

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.

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.

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 Norway for a 2018-2019 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; a unique opportunity for high school students to gain insight and knowledge in life and leadership skills.

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