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Federico Roman-Holt
Nov 22, 2017
Club's Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Jennifer Sinclair
Nov 29, 2017
Bethelehem Housing & Support Services
Lyn Taylor
Dec 13, 2017
Process to host Syrian family in Fonthill
 
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Fonthill

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Lookout Point Golf & Country Club
209 Tice Road
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E0
Canada
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INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER

Come together with thousands of Rotarians at the 2018 Rotary Convention, where you’ll hear insightful perspectives from world-renowned speakers and engage in stimulating breakout sessions. See what's in store in 2018 by visiting riconvention.org or the host organization committee's website, rotary2018.org 

While you're in Toronto, don't miss the remarkable views from the iconic CN Tower, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Whether you visit one of the tower’s three restaurants, test out the Glass Floor, or try the exhilarating EdgeWalk, you’re sure to have an experience to remember.

Check out the convention’s Facebook event page to receive the latest updates. Early-registration savings end 15 December, so register today!

Ninth Annual MEGA Rotary TV Auction

 
Once again the Rotary Clubs of St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Sunrise, Welland, Fonthill and Fort Erie are joining together with COGECO TV for ONE giant regional event. The auction will take place on Thursday November 30, and Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 - the start of the holiday shopping season. 
 
Donations with a value between $50 and $300 are auctioned off and the donated item receives a ten minute segment of airtime. Items over $300 are featured for longer periods, as major specials. Any business or individual wishing to participate can contact any of the Club Executives for more information.
 
Auction proceeds are used locally for projects such as Boys & Girls Club Niagara Falls, Pathstone Mental Health, V Elementary School Technology Program, Niagara Children's Centre, Pelham Cares Home for Good, Women's Wellness Groups in Niagara, Fort Erie Theatre, Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, Niagara Nutrition Partners, City of Niagara Falls Park, Community Care of St Catharines and Thorold, and Bethlehem Housing Projects, to name a few in each community.
 
Last year the MEGA Rotary TV Auction was among the most watched programs on COGECO TV, reaching about 100,000 homes from Fort Erie to Grimsby. Photos and descriptions are posted to our web site at http://www.rotarytvauction.ca  for more exposure for your business.
 
This year we’re going to an online bidding format that will open the week before the official dates. Watch for instructions in the Tabloid which comes out November 22. Get your bidding number on sign up and you’ll find it’s easy and fun. Cogeco is still broadcasting on the days of the auction.
BURR, Douglas Paul. It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Doug on Thursday October 5th, 2017 at the age of 72. His love and passion for life began when he met Susan; his wife of 48 years. They enriched their lives with the blessing of Julianne (Tim) Sviergula and Stephanie (Bill) McWilliams. His unconditional love flourished with the birth of his grandchildren Madeleine, Jason, Aaron, Lauren, Ryan, and Ashley. Doug was a very proud owner of Tim Hortons Fonthill. He was an avid golfer, supporter of Pelham Minor Hockey and instrumental in the development of the new Community Centre. He was a proud Rotarian serving as Past President and Charter Member. He was given the distinguished honor of receiving the Paul Harris award. In keeping with Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family invites friends to St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, Fonthill on Saturday October 14th where a Funeral Mass will take place at 11 am. Celebration to follow at Pleasantview Funeral Home, 2000 Merrittville Highway (905 -892-1699), Reception Centre at 12 noon. In lieu of all flowers, donations to Wellspring Niagara or Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research would be appreciated. 
The Rotary Club of Fonthill have received a matching grant from our District 7090 for the purchase of 8 new laptop computers for Niagara Peninsula Homes.The laptop computers are desperately needed to provide continuing education to women and youth in our community.

Brenda Martin at Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre is thrilled that Rotary is able to provide funding for their new computers. Brenda runs the computer based programs to offer continuing education to women throughout Niagara.
The Team Energi program for youth on construction trades is managed by David Young. It shall also benefit by the purchase of new computers. Both programs will also be assisted by Rotarians once the new computers are in use at their specific sites. Laptop computers can be taken to various locations as required by the Team Managers.
We look forward to volunteering with Niagara Peninsula Homes in regards to their District Grant #107. Much Gratitude to District 7090 Grants Committee!

The Rotary Foundation funds district grants and global grants. District grants are block grants to districts that
fund scholarships, projects, and travel that align with the mission of The Rotary Foundation, which is to enable
Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support
of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Celebrate the past history of Pelham through the vintage miniature Temperanceville village display on site at Peace Park in Fonthill from December 3rd 2017 until January 7th 2018.
 
 
Mudfest 2017 

Congratulations to all motivated run Participants, dedicated Volunteers, supportive Sponsors and helping Rotarians for their amazing efforts in making Mudfest 2017 the BEST EVER! Those efforts and support culminated in a $5000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters last week! 

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of South Niagara Executive Director Barb Van der Heyden said the funds will help them to continue matching 'Littles" with volunteer "Bigs', who act as role models helping kids in need realize their full potential. 

Now that the mud, rain and cold are a distant memory, we hope that you will be part of Mudfest 2018 again at Bissell's Hideaway.  The date is set for Saturday, May 5 so mark your calendars!
 
Weather forecast is predicting sun, 15 degrees with a STRONG likelihood of MUD!!
On Tuesday evening the Club gathered to formally honour, express our deep appreciation and induct 4 members of the community as our 2017 Paul Harris Fellows. They are  truly leaders in making a difference in the lives of many locally and internationally!
 
The passion, vision and commitment of the honourees was inspirational to all who heard of their unselfish, substantial accomplishments while serving  people across all ages, genders and communities.
 
Pictured here (L to R) are Karen CHCOSKI (teacher EL Crossley Secondary School & leader of the school's Interact Club); Ann Mantini-Celima (Founder and Executive Director Wellspring Cancer Support); Tim Droppert (Teacher/Librarian AK Wigg Public School and Leader of Canada's first Rotary Earlyact Club);
Fonthill Rotarian Jayne Watson (Entrepreneur whose profits support Pelham Cares, past Club Secretary and Club Board Member).
 
Once again we thank the recipients for their Service Above Self!
 
 
 
 
  
The torrential rains this week made Mudfest 2017 fundraiser held at Bissell's Hideaway muddier than ever! Nearly 300 runners braved the courses (Youth and Adult) course enhancements included inflatable obstacles. The Club with the help of the Shriners of Niagara, community volunteers and the Pelham Fire Department pulled out all the stops making this a great success for a GREAT cause, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara. We couldn't have succeeded without the incredible support of the Miklavcic family and the staff of Bissell's Hideaway. Recognize our very own AG Frank Adamson and some of  our fantastic District 7090 Youth Exchange students?  
 
While recently vacationing in Panama, Rotarian Mel Groom came across Ralph Day,President Elect of the Boquete, Panama Rotary Club.  The Club has an active fundraiser where they sell great coffee grown, roasted, packed and donated by another Rotarian at her farm. The proceeds from sales of the coffee go to support the educational scholarships sponsored by their Club.! Mel supported their fundraiser and upon her return told us about the great program.She presented a package of really fresh coffee to our Assistant Governor/Past President Frank Adamson upon her return. Many thanks Mel!
 
 
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Rotary Club of Fonthill
2035 Hollow Road
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E6
 
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