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May 30, 2018
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May 30, 2018
Exchange Student Luncheon
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
Jun 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Jun 16, 2018
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Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
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Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

REMINDER: Meetings for January 3rd to February 7th – will be held at the Canboro Grill in Fenwick.

President’s Updates:

Congratulations to the staff at Pen Financial on their grand opening January, 24th.

Bowl for Kids Sake

  • Contact Paul S as Rotary is putting in at least a four person team. Commitment of $50 per person with the club kicking in $200. Choice of Saturday March 3rd or Wednesday, March 7th.

  • Theme is Zombies – great chance to promote Mudfest.


  • Charter Meeting was held and Brianne wrote a great article for MyPelham. Thanks to all who attended.

  • Looking into Rotaract participating in TV Auction

Fitness Trail

  • Meeting was held at Council chambers re the trail – reps of all groups MYAC, Interact, EarlyAct, Rotaract and Wellspring attended alongside Fonthill Rotary.

  • Want this trail to be ecofriendly, accessible, educational and have place for mindfulness

  • Reviewing grant opportunities


  • Randy sent invoices – please ensure that you pay promptly


  • Website and registration are up and running

  • Awaiting some final corporate sponsorships

  • Gold Sponsors are Pen Financial, Welland Honda and Carstar

  • Need to submit regular weekly updates and articles

  • Ken Volunteered to be point person -- please send calendar dates to him

  • Ken will contact people for 200 word article with picture.


  • Andrew will be establishing a committee to review ways to increase membership

Grants Updates:

  • Pat will connect with ELC who expressed interest in participating in our grant ideas.

Guest Speaker – Ian Ellingham, Classification

Ian shared his personal story of involvement in architecture and development through the years. It is clear that Ian has led a fascinating life working with several mentors through Carleton University, University of Western and Cambridge University. He has earned degrees ( B. Arch, M.B.A., M. Phil and PhD.) at each of these institutions and eventually went back to chair the School of Architecture at Carleton. Additionally, Ian has been mentored by well-known architects and developers who have informed his own path. Ian has spent time with his family in England at Cambridge and the esteemed Architecture Association. Locally, he worked for F. Branscombe.

Over the years, Ian has been involved in the development of the A. and P. in St. Catharines and Gales Gas Bars. He shared his work with the Centre Manu Vie in Montreal as well as the Suomi-Koti Seniors housing in Toronto and Momiji in Scarborough. In St. Catharines, Ian has been involved in the Faith Lutheran Villa and the Good Shepherd Villa.

As Ian is a part owner of a British firm, he spend considerable time still in Cambridge where he attend the Rotary Club of Cambridge, Rutherford which meets in beautiful venues. Ian is the author of numerous books on architecture and is currently Chair of the OAA Perspectives and writes for the “The Right Angle” architecture magazines. He teaches on occasion at Willowbank School of Art Restoration. Ian is active in the Niagara Society of Architects. Ian is a musician and sailor.

Paul thanked Ian for sharing his story with the group.

Annie Holtby – Mini-classification

Annie is trained as an English teacher who worked in Ottawa before settling in rural British Columbia where she taught in a College setting. Annie is also trained in transcendental meditation. For much of the time, Annie and her family lived on a farm off grid in the mountains. While she is now back in Ontario, she has 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild all out west. Annie spends time in Florida where she participates in Rotary at a club with a great deal of diversity. In 1994 Annie joined Rotary when a friend wanted to engage women in the club. Her high point was leading a team to India.





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