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           Rotary Club of Fonthill

Fonthill

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Meridian Community Centre 2ND Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6
Canada
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Updated April 30, 2020: All In-person Meetings and Events Postponed Until Further Notice unless conducted using Zoom.

Please note that all scheduled Rotary Club of Fonthill events are postponed until further notice, or are being scheduled on Zoom.  Please email info@rotarycluboffonthill.ca if you have questions.
Wednesday Meetings have been rescheduled to 7:00 pm weekly online by Zoom.  
 
Niagara Family FunFest 2020 has been cancelled and we will be establishing a new date for 2021.
 
Thank you for your support, patience and understanding.
 
Please watch this space for further updates.
The Rotary Club of Fonthill participating in the Canada Day Festivities at Harold Black Park started as an experiment 16 years ago!

Since then the Rotary Club of Fonthill has been the proud Sponsor and organiser of all kids activities for Canada Day at Harold Black Park.

Many volunteers have been involved over the years to help make this a memorable occasion for all to enjoy.  The volunteers have included students  from our local schools and many Rotarians and their families who have helped.

The Rotary Club of Fonthill along with the Lions Club have worked together on the Canada Day Committee to make sure this event goes off without a hitch every year.
Rotary Club of Fonthill Fabric Mask Project Exceeds 3,000 Masks Delivered, Broadens Appeal for Donations to Support the Project
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic was announced in March, local Rotarians immediately started to discuss how they could help support the Pelham community.  In mid March, they began a Mask Project.  Since then members and friends of the Rotary Club of Fonthill have sewn and donated over 3000 masks to the Pelham and Niagara community.  So far these fabric masks have been donated to not for profit organizations such as Youth Resources Niagara, RAFT, Hope Centre, Pelham Cares, and the March of Dimes.  In addition, masks have been donated to support youth in the care of Family and Children’s Services NIagara, to the Greater Niagara General Hospital and the Welland Hospital, to Wellspring Niagara and to seniors in most of the long term care facilities and homes in Pelham, Welland and farther afield.  
 
Rotarians Mel Groom, Angela Carter, Annie Holtby, Paul (and Jennifer) Allen and Ann Harrison along with Honorary Rotarian Tove Bowman have harnessed support from family, friends and neighbours to achieve this milestone in our service project.  The club thanks all those who have donated time prepping and sewing masks, and donating fabric and supplies.  
 
Update: May 26, 2020: Totals are in for this #COVID19 District Grant for Pelham Cares!
 
Weekly perishable food deliveries over 7 weeks included 5 cases of butter, 10 cases of milk, 5 cases of eggs, 9 cases of bread and 1 case of lettuce. Total received from District Grant was $1400.
Thanks also to M. T. Bellies for sourcing these hard to find items from their food supplier.
 
Delivery being received by Pelham Cares staff member, Beth Cotter. 
 
St. Catharines May 25 2020 — Seven Rotary Clubs in Niagara (The Rotary Clubs of St. Catharines Lakeshore, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls Sunrise, Fonthill, Lincoln, Grimsby, and Welland) have joined forces to supply Samsung Tablets to each of the Long-Term Care Homes managed by the Regional Municipality of Niagara. 

As we are all too aware, the residents of these term care facilities are in "lock-down", unable to see or speak to their loved ones outside of the home other than waving at a window. COVID-19 has imprisoned the senior generation of families, especially at a time when they need their family’s words, smiles and love.   

Local Rotary Clubs across Niagara wanted to help. After contacting the Regions LTC coordinator, who canvassed all their facilities, it was agreed that on-line communication was a real need and that all 8 of their facilities wanted tablets for their residents use. 
Rotary Club of Fonthill Contributes Funds to Ronald McDonald House 'Meals that Heal'
 
Rotary Club of Fonthill is pleased to provide a contribution of $350 to Ronald McDonald House Charities' Meals That Heal.  The Club adopted RMHC's Meals that Heal dinner on April 30th.  As a result families were able to enjoy Chef Keith’s “famous Carnitas” along with a fresh salad for dinner.
 
From the Meals That Heal web page:
MEALS THAT HEAL
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario (RMHC®SCO) need more than a place to lay their heads while supporting their sick children. Our families need the nourishment of a nutritiously prepared meal to give them the strength and energy they need to be strong for their children.
 
 
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Rotary Club of Fonthill regrets to announce that this event has been cancelled for 2020.  
 
Recognizing the unprecedented economic hardships caused by the Pandemic and resulting Emergency Measures the Club has decided to refocus our efforts on supporting our community through these challenging times.
Due to the current global Covid-19 pandemic, our Club's 2019-2020 Exchange Student, Fanny returned home to Namur, Belgium. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to say Thank You/Merci to everyone before leaving, but is hoping that she will be able to return with her family for a proper Club sendoff soon! 
 
Under very tight timelines prior to her flight, she was able to complete her beautiful Canada quilt, which she is proudly displaying!
 
Fanny posted on Facebook a moving message reflecting on her magical and life changing 220 day exchange to Canada. Fanny closed her post, "This isn't a goodbye, but a see you later. It's just another page I'm having to turn in my book, but it's not the end of my story. I love you all and will miss you lots..see you guys laterheartheart"
 
   
 
 

Please note that due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled 

NIAGARA FAMILY FUNFEST CANCELLED, 2021 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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Please note that due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2021
 

March 14, 2020 UpdatePlease Note that due to COVID-19 this event is being postponed until Fall 2020.  All tickets and sponsorships will be refunded unless otherwise requested.  If you would like to hold your tickets and/or sponsorship for the fall event please email: info@rotarycluboffonthill.ca.  Thank you for your support and understanding.


Please note that this event is SOLD OUTThanks so much for your support!

The Rotary Club of Fonthill is pleased to announced that Purse Bingo is back by popular demand on April 3, 2020! 
The Rotary Club of Fonthill and PenFinancial were pleased to present matching contributions to Sam Baio for Socks for Change.
 
Socks for Change charity provides warm, quality wool socks and winter accessories to charities, shelters and schools in every community across Niagara.  
 
Mel Groom (Past-President), Mike Taylor (President), Sam Baio (Socks for Change) and Kelly Sauriol (PenFinancial)


Pen Financial Family Funfest Platinum Sponsor

Pen Financial’s CEO Ken Janzen and Fonthill Branch Manager Kelly Sauriol announced that Pen will be the Family Funfest Platinum Sponsor at today’s meeting. Showing off the newly printed “Save the date cards” are Paul Allen; Paul Snack (Event Co Chairs); Ms Kelly Sauriol; Club President Mike Taylor and Mr Ken Janzen. Family Funfest will be held at Bissell’s Hideaway on Saturday June 20, 2020 from 11am to 3pm. Proceeds will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara and our Club’s other youth activities. Discounted tickets on sale online at:https://niagarafamilyfunfest2020.eventbrite.ca/

Please note deadline for submissions is February 15, 2020
 
 
Every year the Rotary Club of Fonthill offers grants to community minded organizations for various projects. Some of these have included purchasing tablets for Rose City Kids, a freezer for Pelham Cares, 2 defibrillators for St John Ambulance, 3000 pairs for socks for Socks for Change to name a few of the more recent recipients.
 
This year the club has $5000 available and is asking not for profit organizations for application submissions. The service project must be new and not started. Funds would be available in the fall of 2020.
 
The project must align with the mission of The Rotary Foundation, which is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
 
If your group is interested, please contact Mel at info@rotarycluboffonthill.ca for information and application document. Deadline for submissions will be February 15, 2020.
Rotary International President Elect Holger Knaak anounced the new theme to incoming District Governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA today.
Rotary District 7090 Governor Elect Frank Adamson shared news of the new theme with the Rotary Club of Fonthill from the Assembly.
Read more on this exciting event and the new theme here: Rotary Opens Opportunities
RI President Elect Holger Knaak and Suzanne with DGE Frank and Judy Adamson at the International Assembly in San Diego.
We honoured community member, Dr. Jeannette Lewis with a Paul Harris Fellow Award for her many years of ongoing support to EL Crossley Interact Club.  A Paul Harris Fellow Award is Rotary's highest recognition to acknowledge individuals who contribute to the betterment of our community.  We appreciate all that Jeannette does for Crossley.  Picture includes Pat Duncan, Jeannette and President Mike Taylor. 
Our Rotary Club of Fonthill is growing again!  Welcome to Heather Scott, our newest member!  Heather is a long-time resident of Niagara and believes in our motto of "Service Above Self".   We look forward to her friendship and support in the coming years!
Mark your calendar and make your way to the Meridian Community Centre on Fri., Jan. 3, 2020! Free community skate. Donations to Pelham Cares Inc greatly appreciated. To make the most impact with your donation, visit https://pelhamcares.org/how-to-help/#items-most-needed
 
Rotary Holiday Skate
 
This combined online and YourTV auction is brought to you by the Rotary Clubs of Niagara, including the Rotary Clubs of Fonthill, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Sunrise, St. Catharines and Welland.
 
You can register and start bidding at rotarytvauction.ca.
 
Learn more about the Rotary Clubs of Niagara and this event HERE.
 
The Live TV Auction will be held on December 5 through 7, 2019.
 
Contact number: 289-479-5548 or e-mail auction@rotarytvauction.ca
 
We are a small and mighty club who do great things!  Our first attempt at hosting a Purse Bingo was a winning success. We raised over $5500 towards cost of Raising The Arches campaign. The proceeds will be donated to Niagara Foundation For Catholic Education in support of the Catholic Education Centre at Seaway Mall.  The students with teacher supervision are planning to construct the arches for downtown Fonthill.
 
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Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E6
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