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Jan 10, 2018 – Feb 15, 2018
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Feb 13, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Feb 17, 2018 9:00 AM
Board meeting
Feb 20, 2018 7:30 PM
2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Feb 27, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Niagara Mudfest early bird discount
Mar 02, 2018 5:00 PM
Bowl for Kids Sake
Mar 03, 2018
2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Mar 13, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Board meeting
Mar 20, 2018 7:30 PM
2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Mar 27, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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

President Paul S welcomed Adam Rempel of Pen Financial.

President’s Updates:

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.

My Pelham

  • Each committee chair needs to update Ken S with calendar info and short write ups.

Rotary Curling Bonspiel ( Welland )

  • Feb 20th, 5 p.m. for dinner and curling, talk to Bob if you are interested in joining.

Wellspring Walk

  • Feb 17th – please consider participating in this local fundraiser with Pen Financial

  • Need to have pledges to support their capital campaign

Welland Rotary

  • Are we interested in joining them to co-sponsor a membership drive meeting with local businesses

  • Part social/part bid to earn corporate memberships


  • Randy sent invoices – please ensure that you pay promptly

Mudfest - SAVE THE DATE – May 5th

  • Obstacle set up will be April 28th or 29th

  • Importance of everyone being involved

  • Website and registration are up and running

  • Awaiting some final corporate sponsorships

  • Gold Sponsors are Pen Financial, Welland Honda and Carstar

  • Importance of supporting our volunteers by ensuring they get breaks and come in out of the cold/wet

  • Working to get patio warmers, which can’t be in the building but can be outside.

Canada Day

  • Lance will attend the meeting to review plans

  • Would love more volunteers

  • Rotaract to be involved.

District Grants Updates:

  • Pat will connect with ELC who expressed interest in participating in our grant ideas and will work out details asap

Guest Speaker - Ken Siggins

Ken Siggins joined our Rotary Club about a year ago. Ken was born and raised in Bermuda but came with friends to Mount Allison for University. He had a vision of being an accountant but got hooked on computers back when computing meant punch cards and waiting for processing. At Mount Allison he met his Montreal born wife. After graduating they worked in Bermuda for a while then returned to Montreal where he worked with CN Rail in computers. After 10 years, and as an English speaker, he left Montreal for Kitchener. From Kitchener he commuted to Mississauga to work at Rubbermaid. In 1993 when Rubbermaid closed due to NAFTA, Ken and his wife moved back to Bermuda where he then worked for 22 years in IT for a law firm. In 1995, Ken joined Rotary in Pembroke, Hamilton, Bermuda. Through Rotary in Bermuda he played many active roles including President. Bermuda is part of the same district as New York City so Ken traveled and met other Rotarians. He also attended the international conference.

On retirement, Ken and his wife moved to Welland, to Hunter`s Point, but Ken missed Rotary and wanted a breakfast club. He joined our club as a result. Ken is enjoying retirement and the community of friends he has met here. His daughter and her husband had a café in Bermuda and will soon open a business here in Welland.

The Rotary club appreciates Ken’s IT involvement as he maintains our ClubRunner.

Paul thanked Ken for sharing his story with the group.

Paul Snack – Mini-classification

Paul is new to Fonthill having moved to the Sawmill Golf Course area 3 years ago. His wife, Lori, is from Welland and her mother lives there. Paul has older children and a younger son here in Fonthill. Paul is in the graphic design business and has moved to doing things remotely with only occasional trips to his office in Toronto. His clients have adjusted well. Recently Paul has become a consultant for Cloud 10 pictures with Paul Lalonde. This company makes faith Christian themed movies which fill a niche market. Currently some movies are “Let Behind” and “Let there be Light”. Paul assists with marketing and has found this really interesting. Paul joined Rotary Fonthill to meet people in the area and quickly became president.


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