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Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

REMINDER: Meetings for January 3rd to February 7th – will be held at the Canboro Grill in Fenwick.

Welcome: President Paul Snack welcomed:

Nicki Boon – guest speaker

President’s Updates:

Congratulations to Frank Adamson who has been nominated for the position of District Governor.

International Convention – six people attending, please sign up asap. Paul S has agreed that the money allocated in the budget for the President to attend the conference will be distributed to all attendees.

District Grants

Barb will need to submit this by February 1st for our fall grants. The criteria for consideration are as follows:

  • Must be a project beneficial to the community

  • Must involve at least two Rotarians

  • May be in partnership with another not for profit within the community

  • To be completed between August 2018 and May 2019

Note the project CAN NOT be:

  • Of continuous support of one beneficiary

  • To establish a foundation or permanent trust

  • Involved with the purchase of land or buildings

  • connected to Rotarian expenses for conferences, conventions, anniversary or entertainment

  • for public relations initiatives

  • for signage in excess of $500

  • for the operating, administrative or program expenses of another organization

  • unrestricted cash donations to a beneficiary or cooperating organization

  • activities for which the expense has already occurred

  • for transporting vaccines across national borders

  • for travel to national immunization days

  • for polio vaccinations solely

  • for student at a Rotary Peace Center

Ann and Pat will connect with ELC regarding partnering with them however all Rotarians should forward ideas to Barb.

Dues – Dues of $150 should be submitted this month

PODS – People on Duty

Paul S reminded the group that the POD leaders are Paul A, Bob, Mel/Paul S and Ralph. Responsibilities include set up, take down, finding speakers, greeting guests, opening welcome/grace, introduction of guest speaker and thanking the guest speaker, happy loonies. Please review POD lists in clubrunner.

Niagara Mudfest Challenge Website -

This website is up and running. You can access it through the link above as well as through and – please check it out – and save May 5th, 2018

Guest Speaker – Nicki Boon

Nicki is the coordinator of the Girl Guides of Canada Pathfinder and Ranger groups for Fonthill, Wainfleet and area. The group is tasked with volunteering and leading in service in their community. They work towards the Duke of Edinburgh awards. The girls are active in camping skill training and development, as well as survival and certifications. This group travels to Algonquin, as well as overseas. She shared that this group of 24 Pathfinders and 9 Rangers are willing and interested in being part of our Mudfest. Several of them would be interested in helping as part of the committee and creating partnerships and links with Rotary. Nicki is clearly a dedicated volunteer and busy member of our community. Mel will connect with her further as to ways to get the girls involved.

Mini-classification – Frank Adamson

Frank was born in Montreal, one of five children. He participated as a Boy Scout, Junior Ranger and Cadet as a youth. He became involved as an Ambulance attendant while living in Kitchener and has since been active as a paramedic and instructor. Frank shared his enthusiasm for giving back to the community in various ways including through service on volunteer boards through his many years. Frank shared a little of his past experiences with Rotary Welland starting in 1991, Kiwanis in Cambridge for three years and Rotary of Fonthill for the past 6 years.

Reminder: Please check Club Runner so that you are aware of upcoming events and happenings and can book them in your personal calendar.

Rotary Club of Fonthill
Lookout Point Golf and Country Club
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am