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President Elect
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District Governor Elect
Youth Services
Youth Exchange
The Rotary Foundation
Oct 16, 2019
Niagara Workforce Planning Board
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 30, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Raise the Arches Social
Meridan Community Centre
Oct 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Paul Harris Evening for Rotary Club of Fonthill
Lookout Golf Course
Nov 07, 2019 6:00 PM
Raise the Arches Purse Bingo
Nov 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Rotary Club of Fonthill Meeting
October 2nd, 2019
Special Guests
President Mike Taylor welcomed Paul Winkler, a Past President of our club and Annette Steele, a local artist.
TV Auction
Annie reminded the members that the deadline for entering info in the Wizard is October 25th.  Please call her if you need to drop items off at the warehouse.  Also, all items should be submitted by October 30th.  Annie notes that Paul S's pod is leading in submissions.
Arches - October 19th
Frank reminded everyone of the event this coming Saturday, October 19th.  The members helped to pack the thank you bags which have items from Kame and Kettle and White Meadows.  Silent auction items including a painting by Annette Steele of the arches will be available.  There will be music, food and further auction items. Frank is still looking for someone to be a bartender.  
Purse Bingo – November 8th
This additional fund raiser is in conjunction with the Town of Pelham. Tickets are $30 with tables of 8
for $240. Mel indicated that we are down to the last few tickets prior to the event being a sell out.  
Youth Conference – October 19th
Mike reminded everyone of the upcoming youth conference in NOTL.  Several club members will be attending what looks to be a great event.  
End Polio Day - October 24th 6:45 p.m.
Mike indicated that this year we hope to light the Bandshell purple.  While currently there is no power at the bandshell due to on going renovations, we hope it will be available by October 24th.  If it isn't we can run extension cords from the Town Hall.  E.L. Crossley's Interact Club will be holding an event at the school over their lunch and some students will be attending the photo event in the evening.
Nominations for Volunteer Recognition.
Please respond to Mike's earlier email today regarding nominees for  Volunteer Recognition awards.  Please respond today if you haven't already.
District Governor Nominee
Please let Mike know if you wish to nominate anyone for the DG position in 2022-2023.
Family Skate - January, 2020
Paul S led a brief discussion about a potential date for a Rotary sponsored skate over the holiday break.  The decision was that this should occur in very early January.
Paul Harris Dinner - November 7th, 6 p.m.
Our annual Paul Harris dinner and holiday celebration will take place on November 7th.  Reception at 6 p.m, dinner at 7 p.m.  Invites will be out shortly.
Bandshell Presentation
Our guest speaker today was club member, Carolyn Mullin of the Bandshell Committee.  Carolyn shared with us the story of the creation of the Bandshell for Fonthill's 150th celebration in 2006.  At that stage, the structure was the focus of much activity on the day of celebrations.  Following this, conversation led to how to make use of the Bandshell on an on-going basis.  The idea of a summer concert series was developed and now this is linked to the Farmer's market and the Suppermarket.  This coming summer will be the 15th season.
Over the course of all of the years, the Bandshell and the concert series has relied on the hard work of a small committee of volunteers and the generosity of numerous community donors.  The Rotary Club of Fonthill has always been supported of efforts to fund the construction of the Bandshell, the purchase of sound equipment as well as sponsoring evening concerts.  
Recently, as the popularity of the concerts has increased, and with the passage of time, there is a need for a restoration and revitalization of the area around the Bandshell.  
Carolyn and Annie shared flyers and maps of the area describing the changes which are already underway.  These changes will allow for a flatter area for seating and increased accessibility.  As the Bandshell has always operated within the limits of its sponsorships and donations, there is no capital for such work.  The Town of Pelham has provided the up front financing while a fundraising campaign has begun.  Carolyn shared the plans and finances involved and made a general plea to members to consider this opportunity to support a local initiative.  
The Members thanked Carolyn for her presentation.
The club moved that the speaker's gift, normally given to the library, be given this week to the Bandshell Committee.  Motion: Hugh, Seconded: Mel, carried.
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am