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May 30, 2018
Cheque presentation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters
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Upcoming Events
Welland Rotary Carnival
Club Richelieu
May 30, 2018
Exchange Student Luncheon
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
Jun 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rose sale deliveries
Jun 16, 2018
RI Convention in Toronto
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Rotary Friendship Exchange
Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Canada Day
Jul 01, 2018
Tour du Lac for WellSpring
Jul 21, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018
Pelham Summerfest
Jul 21, 2018 10:00 AM –
Jul 22, 2018 12:30 AM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE We’d like to provide a team in reciprocation for the support we’ve received from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The board will provide $200 and the 4 bowlers will provide $50 each to make up the other $200. March 3-7 is Bowling Week.

DUES ARE DUE Randy will be sending out an invoice

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Ken does have events on ClubRunner. We would like to put everything up so that we can all see it. Also, it would be available to the public if they are interested. We can send interested parties to that site.

MY PELHAM We want a regular weekly story. We’re looking for someone to coordinate – not to DO it but to coordinate so there are people lined up to do the weeklies. Carolyn did the first one. Perhaps she has others in mind.

ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE Kingston Cataraqui Rotary Club is hosting a friendship exchange from South Africa. They have asked us to take on a guest for 3 days after the international conference. Just to provide a bed, breakfast, a ride to and from the daily itinerary. They supported us with accommodation and fellowship when we did the Tour du Lac.

RYLA/SLAPSHOT Mike reported they had a recent conference call about both events across the district. The district is asking that we ‘pre-commit.’ We have traditionally sent 2 students to Slapshot and one person (18-25) to RYLA. Pat handles the Slapshot applicants with the school and Mike handles RYLA. The long term exchange student interviews were completed this past weekend. 29 applied, 28 were accepted- largest group in a long time. (Congrats Mike!) Short term, family to family, will also happen this coming summer.

EARLYACT Troy Killick is interested in EarlyAct –his kids go to AK Wigg. We need to speak with Doug Dobrocky–he’s been very busy and it’s been awhile since we’ve seen him.

EL CROSSLEY Tree planting is something Crossley is also interested in. With regard to the district grant, how can we honour Sharon Keller. Need to come up with an idea. Ann said she’s meeting with principal in the next week or so, we should have some clarity. We need to have something in place grant wise by mid-February.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE. We need 4 people to make up the membership committee to expand it from a committee of Andrew. We need to look at strategies to increase our membership – we’ve done well but it often is losing someone that the new member replaces and our numbers remain the same. This is happening throughout Rotary Land.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Kinsmen have been doing this since 1998. We think Doug Burr would make a good candidate. Several winners in the past have been granted it posthumously. It’s more about the NUMBER of letters received for his case. There is a January 26th deadline. Also, we’re looking at honouring Doug at the Pelham Minor Hockey Association. They seem happy with whatever we come up with. Looking at names, one that rose to the top was the Doug Burr Good Neighbour award. Our responsibility would be the major trophy and then the smaller annual personal trophy. We could liaise with Tim Hortons to include a $100 Tim Card. We’d need to come up with a bio for the back of the main trophy so in years down the road, people would appreciate the honour.

MUDFEST Save May 5th. We need help with Volunteer support on the course – we had bare bones last year – we need to reach out to our networks. Our new Rotaract club could certainly help. The volunteer link should be there on the website. Welland Honda will be a major sponsor this year.

NEW INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT BARRY RASSIN Recently Barry gave a speech about his new objectives for his upcoming year. Ken sent it out in an email and you can check it out online. He wants us to inspire our Rotary. He wants the good we do to last for generations.

NEW ROTARACT INSTALLATION took place on Thursday Jan 18, at Rose City Kids, 99 East Main across from old City Hall. The evening included a tour and a formal induction and reception.

MEL’S MINI CLASSIFICATION Royal Bank career, 3 kids, hubby, parents. 40 years with Royal Bank. When Lion in logo changed direction to face forwards and Mel had her third baby, it was time for a personal/professional change and she moved over to RBC Securities Wealth Management. She enjoyed the change to working with clients one on one. 24 days from the 17th is retirement day. A new chapter.

FRANK DGN UPDATE Frank is stepping down as AG because of DGN duties. Tamara Coleman-Lawrie of the Welland Club will be taking on the 3rd year term for assistant Governor (AG)

O CANADA OUTSIDE Bob Eamer suggested since we’re in Lion’s territory we should sing O Canada outside by the flag. Someone suggested we do it at the end of meeting when we could actually SEE outside.

HAPPY LOONIES HIGHLIGHTS Gail’s granddaughter Olivia scored 92% in her 3rd year Pharmacy program. Hugh is having Christmas in March but thinking of moving it to Easter. Mike celebrated having moved from 18-19 YE candidates these past years to 28 for this coming year. Jody formally invited us to next Wednesday’s official opening 3-6 of their Fonthill Pen Financial building – they’re donating $25,000 to Wellspring at that time. Bob is excited about the sing-a-long beside the Fenwick flag. Mel shared Kristin’s new project management designation and Colin’s first teaching at Niagara College –Tourism program – How to Run a Theme Park. Annie is a great great Nan for the first time. Frank shared the Tour du Lac as Peloton this summer. Maria is happy to be back. Paul S encouraged us to support the Rose City Kids and also to attend Pen Financial opening.

50-50 Frank A’s ticket was drawn – 4 clubs. Sad.

WEST JET WINNER Our own Andrew Larmand is heading to Thunder Bay. Congratulations, Andrew!

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