Speaker Date Topic
SHYRA BARBERSTOCK President Okwaho Equal Source Apr 24, 2019
Okwaho an Indigenous social network connecting First Nations to global Indigenous community.

Shyra Barberstock – Co-Founder, Okwaho Equal Source


As President and Chief Executive Officer of Okwaho Equal Source, Shyra plays a pivotal role as ambassador and external relations specialist for her company. An academic at heart, Shyra is currently pursuing her PhD in Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, with a research focus on Indigenous social innovation and community building. With a wealth of knowledge in Indigenous economic development and entrepreneurship, Shyra plays an integral role in Indigenous corporate leadership, education, research, and Indigenous relations consulting for Okwaho Equal Source. Shyra is Anishinaabe and a proud member of Kebaowek First Nation in Kipawa, Quebec.


Okwaho Equal Source Inc.


Okwaho Equal Source is a highly sought-after global leader and change agent in Indigenous-inspired social innovation, social enterprise, social finance, and social procurement models in Canada and Australia. Okwaho Equal Source’s mission is to fuel social, economic, and environmental impact via the Indigenous empowerment and inclusion of diverse entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned enterprises. With global headquarters in Canada and Australia, the company has elevated its global network and consultancy status to include an impressive cadre of seasoned academic, community, environmental and industry advisors and professionals from Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Okwaho Equal Source is proudly 100% Indigenous owned and operated. 


Julia Patelli May 01, 2019
Founding of Kingston Frontenac Rotaract Club

Julia Patelli and her friend have proposed the founding of a Rotaract Club at their HighSchool.  They have a teacher who is willing to be the Rotary representative and supervisor and our Club is being asked to be the sponsoring Club.  

Julia wrote to us:  

After being so kindly sponsored by your Rotary Club to go to RYLA last year, I was inspired to start up an Interact club at my home school LCVI. Currently, we have a club called World Action; in this club we raise funds to give back to community organisations and participate in various initiatives. Although this club is doing good things for our school and community, we want to do more and make a bigger impact. By enrolling our club as a Interact club, we hope to achieve this. After doing my homework about Interact, I've discovered that we need a local Rotary Club to sponsor us (this is where you come in). 
My classmate Joy, who has done most of the facilitating of events with the club, along with myself would like to come to your Rotary Club to present our idea and hopefully sway you to support us in this endeavour. 
Kraig Everord WPBS May 08, 2019
WPBS Director of Programming for Public Broadcasting at WPBS that Broadcasts into Kingston

Kraig  directs  programming and development teams at WPBS, the PBS station serving Northern New York and Eastern Ontario for 60+ years. He says "Over 70% of our viewers and donors are Canadian and so this would be a great opportunity to meet an important segment of our audience.

Our mission is to be the trusted media source for lifelong education, entertainment, and information to our two-nation region through quality content, partnerships, and service that inspires those we serve.

My presentation is 15-minutes and gives a brief history of the station, station operations, and a review of our strategic plan. I’m also interested in hearing feedback from your Club members as you are leaders in the community.

I look forward to learning how, together, we can make a transformational impact on the communities we serve"

Club Assembly - Aggies every 6th week update May 15, 2019
Update on Club matterUpdate on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member classification talk.

Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member  classification  talk.

Bryan Bailey: The Battle of the Medak Pocket May 22, 2019
Giggles, Grapes & Brew (RC KIngston) May 23, 2019
Genny Landis/Kelly Merrithew Cancer Society May 29, 2019
Cancer Society's 20th Relay for Life
 Kelly Merrithew  and Jenny Landis  presentation about this year's  20th Aniversary event.
With nearly one in two Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis, cancer affects us all. A brief presentation to the members on what the Canadian Cancer society is doing in Kingston and how we might become involved. 
TBA blocked in by Aggie Jun 05, 2019
Secret Surprise arranged by our President
Theatre Night at Domino No Meeting at Smittys Jun 19, 2019
Expecting a Comedy All hands on deck selling tickets weeks before
Club Assembly - Aggies every 6th week update Jun 26, 2019
Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member classification talk.

Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member  classification  talk.  Update on Theater Night sales.

Corey Watkins Classification Talk Jul 03, 2019
Corey as many of his generation, has had an interesting and varied carreer and its only starting
Rift Camp our US Friends have invited us Jul 17, 2019
Annual Rift Camp at the US Canada Border, Just on the US side.
Club Assembly - Aggies every 6th week update Jul 31, 2019
Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member classification talk.

Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member  classification  talk.

Club Assembly - Aggies every 6th week update Sep 11, 2019
Update on Club matters and fellow ship - Possible member classification talk.

Fellowship and member classification talk. Possible Sept. 11 memorial related guest speaker.