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Mar 11, 2020 7:15 AM
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Mar 25, 2020 7:15 AM
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Apr 01, 2020 7:15 AM
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Apr 15, 2020 7:15 AM
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Apr 22, 2020 7:15 AM
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Apr 29, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Funfest 2020 Committee Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Mar 10, 2020 7:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Niagara College (Canada) – Niagara-on-the-Lake
Mar 21, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Cancer Society - April is Cancer Awareness Month
Apr 01, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Funfest 2020 Committee Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Apr 07, 2020 7:00 PM
Funfest 2020 Committee Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Apr 28, 2020 7:00 PM
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May 01, 2020
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Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2020
Oh Canada, Toast, 4 Way Test, Grace
Barry Wright, CEO Canada Games
David Alexander, Member of Welland Club and Assistant DG
TV Auction
Hugh provided an update on the final numbers from the TV Auction.  In total our club brought in $19,278 so clearly our goal for next year will be to pass the $20,000 mark.  Hugh did mention that some time will be spent reviewing the value of return on items.  In total we had $34,000 in goods with a 50.8% return rate.  While this is great - there are certain items with a much lower return rate than others and focusing on bringing items with a good return rate will be key to meeting our next year's goal.  While Hugh thanked the club the members were clear that Hugh deserved the thanks.
Paul and Paul indicted that sponsorships are going well but that there is room for growth.  Sponsors can have signs from $100 donation up.  The Early Bird will be until April 30th.  Next meeting is Tuesday, March 10th and everyone is welcome.
Rotary Leadership Institute
Mike has sent a reminder to sign up for this great leadership opportunity on March 21st in NOTL
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Mike reminded everyone that applications are being accepted for RYLA for this spring.  We would like any applicants to be in by May 1st.  This event is for 19-27 year olds and takes place in June at Fredonia, SUNY Universtiy.  It is a great opportunity to build and develop leadership skills.
Pat indicated that she has two candidate from ELC for the upcoming Slapshot another Rotary Leadership opportunity but for younger participants than RYLA.
Guest Speaker
Angela introduced our guest speaker- Dr. Barry Wright.  Dr. Wright is currently on leave from Brock University to serve as CEO of the 2021 Canada Games to be hosted in Niagara.  Angela praised Dr. Wright for his expertise and involvement in leadership in Niagara including time with Leadership Niagara.
Dr. Barry Wright shared and overview of the 2021 Canada Games beginning with a brief history of the games.
The Games were started in 1967 as a Nation Building opportunity in Canada.  Since then there have been 130,000 athletes, 100,000 volunteers from all 13 provinces and territories involved.  These games are noted for that fact that they are inclusive events with all para-athletes, special olympians competing in the same time frame.
The whole Niagara Region and all municipalities are hosting the games meaning we have 13 regions and municipalities involved.  Each will be paired with a province or territory in a unique opportunity to build connections between community and the visiting teams.  By hosting 5000 athletes and including 4000 volunteers throughout Niagara, this is a great opportunity to market our area as well as inspire, transform and unify the area.
There will be 18 sports ( including new sports rugby sevens and box lacrosse) with events occurring in every municipality in the Region.
Brock University will serve as the hub for the athletes while Niagara College will serve as the hub for the technical and officials staff.  Opening ceremonies will be held at the MCC in St. Catharines and Closing ceremonies will occur in Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.
There will also be a 13 for 13 cultural festival with each municipality and the Region connecting to their assigned province/territory to connect and unify.
Canada Games Park is currently being built in Thorold by Brock University.  This complex will host several sports and will then be a legacy investment in Niagara.  As well an investment in the Henley Regatta complex will help to encourage hosting of future events.
Look forward to May 23rd which will be World Turtle Day.  The Games are excited that their mascot is Shelley the Turtle.  Many Indigenous creation stories have a focus on Canada as being Turtle Island.  As well, our turtles in Niagara are all on the endangered species list.  Finally the turtle shell has 13 portions in the centre surrounded by 28 portions.  We have 13 municipalities/Region hosting 13 provinces/territories for the 28th games.  
Barry ended his presentation with a review of the complexities of the needs for staff and volunteers to make this event happen.  There are numerous levels of expertise required from expert to novice.  Volunteer fairs will occur with one happening in Grimsby this April.   Mike indicated a willingness to assist in organizing a volunteer fair in Fonthill.
Barry invited all of us to log onto to register for a newsletter and to sign up to be a volunteer.
In thanking Barry, many members expressed their excitement regarding this event and their willingness to assist.
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am