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Upcoming Events
Temperanceville Display
Peace Park
Dec 03, 2017 8:00 AM –
Jan 07, 2018 9:00 PM
2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Jan 09, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wednesday, September 13h, 2017
Welcome and Introductions:  President Paul Snack welcoming Alistair Davies of Habitat for Humanity and Jodi  Vizza of PenFinancial Credit Union.    President Snack also noted that Rotarian Tia Taylor was welcomed back. 
President’s Updates:
Rotary Leadership Institute – Sat Sept 23rd, 8 a.m – 3:30 p, Sanborn, NY
  • Club covers the costs, Paul has sent information regarding this and hopes that people attend
  • Car pooling is an option, let Paul S know if you are interested and you can prepay and then submit a receipt to Randy
  • PLEASE NOTE that due to low enrolment this event may be cancelled.
Wednesday, Sept 20th.  7 p.m.  Cluster Grant presentation at Vineland Library. 
  • This will be a presentation about the cluster grant process.  All our welcome.  Barb and Mel are attending. 
Club Social – Tuesday, Sept 26th in the evening, Kame and Kettle
  • Due to the size of the venue, this will not be a Youth Exchange fundraiser – that will occur at another time.
  • This social will replace the regular meeting that week
  • Spouses and partners are welcome
Computers for Niagara Peninsula Homes
  • Barb will be connecting for a date when these will be “presented”
District Conference – Whiteoaks, NOTL, October 27-29th
  • Paul encouraged attendance at the event, especially the Saturday evening gala
  • There is a great line up of speakers and presentations
  • Great opportunity for fellowship and education
  • Please check the website for registration details.  There are lots of different registration options open to folks.
District Governor Visit – October 4th
Club Dues
  • Randy indicated there are still a handful of people with outstanding dues.  Please attend to this.
Rotary Auction
  • Please get out to meet with your donors and find new donors.  Any questions should go to Annie.
  • Paul Allen has sent an email welcoming everyone to be part of the Mudfest committee.  The group will review its success.  Want involvement from as many as possible.
  • Last year\’s support allowed Big Brothers and Big Sisters to support 5 Big/little pairings.  Paul S and Frank will be recognized on behalf of the club at a Sept 13 dinner by Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  As a former Big Brother, this is very dear to Paul’s heart.
Bocce Ball – Sept 20th Welland Club – chat with Hugh.
Guest Speaker: Alistair Davies – CEO Habitat for Humanity Niagara      
Alistair shared the trauma of a recent Habitat home recipient who had a house fire on Labour Day weekend.  The neighbours garage caught fire.  The family has been housed in hotels with limited supplies just as school starts for the kids.  They had their home only 6 weeks.   Habitat worked hard all Labour Day weekend to find supports for family.  Donations are available on the website.
Alistair expressed appreciation for the van, sponsored jointly by our club and the Welland club.  He reiterated the importance of community groups such as Fonthill rotary and their support for Habitat – e.g the store and builds.  He questioned how Habitat could make connections in Pelham to get support for a home build here as has been done in numerous communities including Grimsby.
There will be 5 homes built in Welland next year.  The housing crunch has significantly impacted families which Habitat traditionally supports. 
Habitat is currently working on a pair of semis in Niagara Falls.  One family needs a bathroom lift for their child.  Alistair is seeking info on where to get grants and funding support to finance this.
Please work to support Habitat in gaining a foothold in Pelham.  Also please connect with Alistair regarding funding opportuntiies for the lift for this family in the Falls. 
Happy Loonies
The Youth Exchange group were looking forward to their weekend together.
We were happy to have Tia with us – she is looking forward to attending more regularly.
We were happy to have the Wellspring sod turning. 
Please update your email address on Club Runner or send your new email to Ann Harrison at
Please check the Fonthill Rotary website for upcoming events and activities.
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Lookout Point Golf and Country Club
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am