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Rotary Club of Fonthill

Club Minutes
February 05, 2020
Anthem, Toast, 4 Way Test
Special Guest

President Mike welcomed Josie Faccini, our guest speaker.

Cheque Presentation

Ken Janzen from PenFinancial Credit Union, a member of the Rotary Club of Welland, accompanied Kelly Sauriol for presentation of their Platinum Sponsorship of Family Funfest 2020.  Ken noted that this contribution reaffirms their partnership with the Rotary Club of Fonthill and that it represents an investment that the Club will multiply in the community.


Purse Bingo

Mike informed members that the April 3 Purse Bingo at the MCC is SOLD OUT.   

Family Fun Fest - June 20th

The two Pauls thanked PenFinancial for their sponsorship and support.  Carolyn reported that the Eventbrite registration page will be live this coming weekend.  We will be pushing the event out on social media once the registration component is live. The address for the site is:

There will be a link to the Eventbrite page posted on our website at:

New Club Brochure

Mike introduced a brochure that has been designed by Paul Snack.  Paul noted that we will be printing 2,000 copies for distribution around the community.


March Break Meeting Canceled

Mike circulated an email survey this week asking members to vote on whether to cancel the March 18 meeting due to March Break.  The consensus was YES.


February 12 Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.  The meeting is held in the MCC cafeteria at 7:30.  Bring your own coffee. 

Welland Rotary Bonspiel

Guest Ken Janzen thanked the Club for participating in Welland Rotary's event.

Youth Exchange Algonquin Retreat

Meaghan is going to Algonquin Park for the Youth Exchange event this week.  Mike and Fanny will be joining them later in the week.

Rotary Club of Fonthill Charter Meeting

Hugh presented a clipping of a newspaper article from the Charter presentation to the Fonthill Club by the Rotary Club of Welland.  Download PDF

Special Guest

Kelly Sauriol introduced our Guest Speaker.  Josie Faccini is Mentorship Manager at the Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB). The NWPB website is located here:

Josie was born and raised in Welland, and is an active member of her local community, as well as throughout the Region.

Having also worked and lived abroad, the international flair she brings to her work with NWPB gives her a broad and empathetic perspective in her work with the Immigrant Mentorship Program.

Josie has a wealth of experience working in the non-profit sector, having worked for many years with newcomers and women.  Recently, she developed a local chapter of the national organization Canada Learning Code (Ladies Learning Code) in Niagara, promoting women and girls in STEM.  She has extensive experience in workshop facilitation on topics ranging from entrepreneurial, technology, career and cross cultural training.

Jody reported on the Mentorship Program for newcomers, and also on their annual online survey called Employer One.

Details on the Mentorship Program are located on the NWPB Website here:

Results of the annual survey and other market data are published here:

Josie encouraged Rotary Members to participate in the survey here:
Members thanked Josie for her informative presentation and the valuable work she does supporting newcomers and the local business community.
Family Day Community Forum at MCC
Mike informed members that we will be setting up an information table at this event on February 17.  We need members to help at our table.  Please contact Mike if you can help.
Happy Loonies and Adjournment
Next Week is Open Board Meeting
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am