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Wednesday, October 18th , 2017

Welcome and Introductions: 
President Paul Snack welcomed guests Todd Killick and Celeste Turner along with the guest speaker Ross Macfarlane. He then asked Pat to introduce the visiting Inreract students from E. L. Crossley’s Interact Club as they needed to leave early in order to get to school on time.

Julia Labricciosa..President; Emily Sterenberg..VP; Tessa Piccolo..Secretary and
Sofia Labricciosa..Photographer and historian are the  board members of the Interact Club.
Julia told us that she had met Dr. Jane Goodall who inspired her to think globally and act locally.
She then proceed to tell us about the work that club had undertaken., it is a long and impressive list:
  1. Organised Orange shirt day to honour Residential School Survivors.
  2. Participated in the International  Day of the Girl.
  3. Rankin Run to support breast cancer, they raised $200 from a bake sale.
  4. Fundraising in order to fund Shelter Boxes.
  5. Milk bag project to collect bags to weave into mats and bed covers which can last 29 years. It takes 800 milk bags to make one mat.
  6. A Halloween “we scare” hunger campaign to collect non-perishable food
  7. Collect toy for Christmas for less fortunate children.
There are about 35 students in the Interact Club and about 20 attend each week.

President’s Updates:
Polio Eradication Day – October 24th
Mayor Dave has agreed to light up the arches in Town; officially lit at 7pm, all welcome to
attend; there is also a link sent by email to sign up to attend the Niagara Falls ceremony at 9pm
President Paul reminded us again of the upcoming District Conference at Whiteoaks, NOTL, October 27-29th.  Please check the website for registration details.  
Pelham Arena
  • Hard hat tour on October 24th – talk to Paul S if you are interested in attending
TV Auction – Annie
  • Ralph’s Raiders have taken the lead.
  • All were reminded of the fast approaching deadline of October 20th
  • Please fill in your donations on the wizard and bring all items in
Board Meeting October 17th
  • A decision was made to sponsor 2 Rotaract members to attend the District Conference in conjunction with 2 other Rotary Clubs.
  • The Board is looking for ideas to honour Doug Burr. Hugh has suggested perhaps a trophy in Doug’s name, such as Rotarian of the Year. Doug was a big fan of Pelham hockey so another idea might be a sportsmanship award.
  • Christmas Dinner will be on December 7th at Lookout.
  • Can the Club do something for others at Christmas e.g.  wrap gifts for Rose City Kids.
  • Getting the Rotary name on a block of seats at the new arena is out. Another option might be to support improvements to the trail which will run through the complex. e.g. exercise stations.
  • It was decided that whomever sponsored a member should be the one to stay in touch with that member so that we can support each other and keep the Club advised of any absences.
Guest Speaker – Carolyn introduced Ross Macfarlane who is the Senior VP – Operations of Les Marmitons International, Inc., an international gentlemen’s cooking club founded in Montreal in 1977. The club now has 17 chapters throughout North America; their motto is “From Friendship to Gastronomy.” Born in Niagara and raised in Fonthill Ross spent some time in Ottawa before returning in 2003.
Ross is the Founding President of the Niagara Chapter which has 40 members, and has been cooking with the best chefs in the Niagara Region since 2005. He has also enjoyed cooking with local guest chefs at all of the Canadian chapters of Les Marmitons, from Calgary to Quebec City, and looks forward to cooking soon with the newest chapter of Les Marmitons in Halifax. All of this in addition to his day job of being a lawyer!
From September to May the club invites a guest chef from a Niagara restaurant to bring one of their recipes (with all ingredients)  which is then prepared by club members, eaten and reviewed.
In 2010 the Niagara club hosted the International Convention of Les Marmitons International, Inc. and will host the annual convention in 2020.
In 2014, Ross was the primary organizer for “Around the Canadian Table,” a spectacular celebration of local food and wine held on Food Day Canada at Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery. The event was in support of the Les Marmitons Niagara Bursary Fund, which has grown to $100,000 and supports students at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute.
In the past, he has been a Director of the Niagara Food Festival, and for many years organized and judged the Festival’s Apple Pie Baking Contest. He has appeared as a guest on episodes of “Fresh with Anna Olson” and “You Gotta Eat Here,” both on Food Network Canada.
Ross spends most Saturday mornings at the century-old Welland Farmers’ Market with family and friends, and has no greater pleasure than cooking with his two sons.
Ross brought us a sample of apple cake made with Niagara apples from the farm of Randy and Cindy Haist, and it disappeared very quickly. The recipe can be found on the Pardon Your French food blog at spelt-french-apple-cake

DG Designate nomination – Past President and current Assistant DG Frank Adamson was nominated to run for the District Governor Designate position.
“DGND” - the Rotarian who will advance through the District Governor chain of offices to become District Governor for 2020-21.  The Nominee shall assume the title of Governor-Nominee-Designate upon selection and shall assume the title of Governor-Nominee on July 1, 2018. The selection shall be made by Nomination Committee procedure as per RI By-Laws and District Manual of Policies and Procedures, Section 8.

REMINDER – 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