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Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

REMINDER: There will not be a board meeting on Tuesday Feb 20th. Board members will be curling.

President’s Updates:

Bowl for Kids Sake

  • Wed, Mar 7th in Welland – we have a team participating. Also Pen Financial is participating on Sat Mar 3rd. Contact Paul S as Rotary is putting in at least a four person team. Commitment of $50 per person with the club kicking in $200. The decision was made to bowl the 10 pin game.

Welland Curling – Feb 20th

  • Troy, Frank, Bob and Paul S are participating but everyone is welcome to attend, the cost for just dinner is $15.

  • No board meeting that nigh unless an impromptu one is called at the curling club.

June Rotary Convention - Beyond Borders event at the Hockey Hall of Fame


  • Please forward important dates to Ken S


  • Bottle drive – please bring in empties to next meeting and Brianna will be glad to take them.

  • Rotaract is participating Feb 24th in “Coldest Night of the Year”

Wellspring Pelham walk - they have a $20,000 goal and already have raised $16,000. The walk took place on Saturday Feb 17th.

Fitness Trail

  • Work continues to seek additional funding for this

  • Troy and Pat are involved “Rotary Trail”

Guest Speaker – Karen vander Zalm, from the I CAN-TER Association 

I CAN-T.E.R. has been in action for more than 25 years and Karen has been there for most of that time. She became the 
Executive Director two years ago when the founders decided to retire. They have an 87 acre property in Ridgeway. 
Their mission is to create a setting where individuals with and without barriers can experience the farm for rehabilitation, therapy, education & training, recreation & leisure.
Among the programs offered I CAN-T.E.R. is an officially approved Training and Delivery Agency (T.D.A) for the Agricultural Apprenticeship Horse Groom - 600H Program. 
The only one in Ontario.
There is also, in collaboration with Port Colborne Speech and Language Therapy,  a program called Hippotherapy as a treatment tool for the provision of speech and language intervention. The term hippotherapy literally means “treatment with the help of a horse,” from the greek word “hippos” meaning horse. It refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor.
Karen told us about the horses used in their programs and how they need to replace some of the older ones and the challenges in selecting horses with the right qualities for this type of work.
She invited Rotary to come to their facility any time to see them at work first hand. For more information visit the I-CANTEr website at






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