Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
 President Laureen called the meeting of Cambridge North Rotary (CNR) to order. Fred Schiedel lead the club in the singing of O Canada.Gerry menezes read the invocation, followed by a toast to Queen and Country by Laureen.
Many topics being discussed - such as the teachers strike - no solution there . Al Fox mentioned about the death of Christie
Blatchford as a well know Canadian Journalist - who worked at many newspapers over the years as well as on radio
at Newstalk 1010 as a contributor.

Sergeant  at Arms Gerry Menezes reported that 17 members of 22 were present today, with an attendance of 77%.

There were no make-ups,visiting Rotarians  - guest speaker David Morneau




Fred was  happy ... He is going sledding today after the meeting  , around Burke's Falls.
Mike Jennings announced that his wife Sue is retiring as a teacher decided to retire sooner due to on going teacher's strikes.
Also in the works of purchasing a Florida Condo - enjoy .
Ken Denholm - advised having a older home requires updates as soon found out when to replacing his built in oven
required a whole electrical upgrade in his house.
Also Ken joined Sean  on snowmobile trip had not been on a snowmobile for years.  Laureen also had joined them as well
but was only a rider not driving a snowmobile due to her last incident .
Sean spoke about having a conversation with Heather at Kids Ability and that there was some hands on jobs that
maybe we could assist them with such as creating a new office - moving some furniture to be discussed further .
 Laureen - Announced the upcoming 2020 District Conference on May 30th is in our backyard (Bingemans, Kitchener) and it is only a one-day family oriented event.
The cost for a Rotarian/Rotarian Guest is $119 if registered before March 31, 2020.
Ken Denholm was presented by President Laureen the double ruby pin for his generous donation to Rotary.
Apr 04 Leadership Club training is being offered watch for details.
Mike Jennings introduced our speaker today David Morneau - the new excutive director effective
13 th of January 2020 for the non profit organization Child Witness Centre .

David has been a longtime advocate for mediation and collaborative law and has been practicing family law in Waterloo Region since the late 1990’s. Most recently he has been wrapping up his family law practice in order to pursue something that feeds his passion for this sector in our community.  The role of Executive Director for the Child Witness Centre is just the sort of position he has been looking for.  He has worked with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 2004 and through that office he also became a member of a specialized anti-human trafficking team.  He is a speaker on this subject and last year was a sponsor and presenter for Chelsea’s story, an initiative to build awareness about Human Trafficking that was co-led by the Sexual Assault Support Centre and the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council.

David was born and raised in Windsor and earned his law degree at the University of Windsor. He and his wife are raising their family here and he is very active in the community including Director roles with the Kitchener Panthers and Owl Child Care Services.

   David has a passion for helping children and youth. He is very community minded and believes strongly in collaboration which he has demonstrated successfully throughout his career.  He is a forward thinker and he will provide great leadership to the Child Witness Centre, ensuring that young victims and witnesses of abuse and crime can grow up feeling safe, valued and heard, empowering them towards strong futures. 

More than twice a day a young person in Waterloo Region finds the courage to tell someone that they have experienced abuse and every day children, youth and their families are supported through an investigation and beyond, ensuring they are heard, helped and can begin to heal.

Research indicates that when a child or youth is unsupported they are:

  • 30% less likely to graduate from high school
  • 26x more likely to experience homelessness
  • Boys who are abused by a family member and are unsupported become 45x more likely to perpetrate dating violence

In the CYAC, the Child and Youth Advocates support children, youth under the age of 18 in Waterloo Region and their families through the investigations of abuse and violence and beyond, regardless of whether charges are laid.  The Advocate’s role is to provide child and youth-focused, trauma-informed support creating a child and youth-friendly experience while ensuring wraparound services are available to meet the unique needs of the child, youth and family.

They provide young people and their families with information about the investigative process, support their emotional needs with coping tools and strategies, and assess their needs for ongoing and additional support.  Their support once the investigation has been completed, helps young people and their families navigate and connect with the services in our community that will best meet their needs.

Laureen thanked our speaker

Laureen's Questions!


No questions from Laureen today!

The Draft Bingo Schedule – 2020 – Rotary Club of Cambridge North – TUESDAY @ 6.30pm

Mar 03 - Doug Cameron and Sean Carragher

Mar 10 - Don Daggett and Ken Denholm

Apr 21 - Dean Fitzgerald and Allan Fox

May 26 - Paul Goetz and Mike Jennings

Jun 02 - Dave Kinder and Jeff Matyas

Jul 14 - Gerry Menezes and Larry Olney

Aug 18 - Greg Rawn and Jim Robinson

Sep 29- Fred Schiedel and Dave Thomas

Oct 06 - Laureen Van Groningen and Paul Witmer

Nov 10 - Stephen Witteveen and Peter Ashenhurst

Nov 17 - Mike Bernard and Doug Cameron





The Sgt.‐At‐Arms (SAA) shall mark the attendance sheet, input Guest Names, Visiting Rotarians and Make‐ups submitted by club members, as well as calculate the meeting percentage. You will also give the invocation when requested by the President. At the end of the meeting make sure the Secretary has the “Secretary’s Copy”.

In addition, the SAA shall also fill in the attendance details on the “Bulletin Editor’s Copy” and make sure the editor receives it by the end of the meeting.

The person who is responsible for any Ticket sales shall enter the cash details on the “Treasurer’s Copy”. They shall also collect the Happy Toonies and enter that information on the same sheet. At the end of the meeting they shall give the treasurer the tally sheet along with the cash in an envelope. There is a supply of banker’s envelopes in the tote box.


Date                              Sgt-At-Arms                               Finance (Happy Toonies etc.)
anuary 29. 2020 KINDER, Dave ASHENHURST, Peter February 5, 2020 MATYAS, Jeff CAMERON, Douglas  February 19, 2020 MOORE, Jody DAGGETT, Donald
February 26, 2020 RAWN, Greg DENHOLM, Ken
March 4, 2020 ROBINSON, Jim BERNARD, Mike
March 11, 2020 SHIEDEL, Fred FITZGERALD, Dean
March 18, 2020 THOMAS, Dave FOX, Allan
March 25, 2020 WITMER, Paul GOETZ, Paul
April 1, 2020 WITTEVEEN, Stephen JENNINGS, Mike
April 8, 2020 OLNEY, Larry KINDER, Dave
April 15, 2020 ASHENHURST, Peter MATYAS, Jeff
April 22, 2020 CAMERON, Douglas MENEZES, Gerry
April 29, 2020 5th Wednesday of the Month 5th Wednesday of the Month
May 6, 2020 CARRAGHER, Sean MOORE, Jody
May 13, 2020 DAGGETT, Donald RAWN, Greg
May 20, 2020 DENHOLM, Ken ROBINSON, Jim
May 27, 2020 BERNARD, Mike SHIEDEL, Fred
June 3, 2020 FITZGERALD, Dean THOMAS, Dave
June 10, 2020 FOX, Allan WITMER, Paul
June 17, 2020 GOETZ, Paul WITTEVEEN, Stephen
June 24, 2020 JENNINGS, Mike OLNEY, Larryanuary 29. 2020 KINDER, Dave ASHENHURST, Peter February 5, 2020 MATYAS, Jeff CAMERON, Douglas 

Bulletin Writers Schedule for January to February.


February 19 - Dean Fizgerald    February 26 - Allan Fox




Type caption here