President's Message
Kent Chisholm
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If your recall my speech at the changeover meeting. I used these 3R challenges for the Rotary Club of St. Catherines Lakeshore
Well it certainly didn't take long before the members put it into practice.
Rescheduling the Lobsterfest till next year,  to give more time to market and promote, was a wise choice with the uncertainly of the cost of lobster, etc. the committee are to be commended for all the time and effort they put in to evaluate this important project.
A report from the membership committee went out to all members notifying them of the reasons for the Boards approval of a vote on the July 26th., meeting to decide on keeping the twice monthly  meetings or going back to every week.
Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss this  important decision by email, if they are out of town,  or at the meeting where an opportunity at the end of the meeting will be set aside before taking a  vote. 
If you have any concerns, please contact me directly at
or telephone 289-668-8831 
December is our annual Fundraiser "Season's Cheer to Literacy" to support our Literacy Program in 5 St. Catharines Schools with 4 English and 1 French speaking programs. To date, we have purchased $50,000 of "leveled" reading books. Students from Grades 1 to 4 read to  Brock University and Niagara College students, then read to their families at home and the process repeats from October until May. December 21st, 8 tickets will be drawn from our annual sale of Season's Cheer tickets. Prizes are as follows: gift cards to LCBO, Winemaker's Vintage, Mansion House, Niagara College winery, The Ice House, Holiday Inn stay, Professional Cleaning Services, tickets to the Ice Dogs. The comittee thanks everyone for their support.
To purchase tickets in support of our reading program, please contanct Linda:  - Tickets are $10. each or 3 tickets for $25.
Foundation 2015-16 Awards
Exciting night at the District 7090 foundation dinner. Our club was presented with two awards for supporting foundation. 1. supporting polio plus with over 1500 USA donation. 2. 100% of our members gave to the foundation with an average over $100 USA. Great work club!!
Flag Exchange
One of the great things of being a Rotarian is exchanging flags from other Rotarians around the world when we travel.  Patricia recently did an exchange in Europe and presented back to our club
Victim Services Niagara – NRPS
Angela Arsenio from the Victim Services Niagara-NRPS enlightened our group on the services to our community they perform.  Angela passion came forward and again the Rotarians were amazed at the services in our community.
Club Assembly November
Club Assembly was held this month
Discussion on agenda was Lobsterfest wrap up and going forward
Bruce Timms gave a presentation on Charles Ansell Park to finish the park with a storey board with the last money left on the project.  He was greeted with  enthusiasm by all for the completion of this project
Lastly on the agenda was approving dues increase to $125 semi annually.  Unfortunately the increase was necessary due to Canadian dollar and increases.  It is the first increase in five years.  It was approved
Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Clubs Club of Niagara was represented at the club by Barb Greenwood.  Barb gave the history of the club growing from one location to many in the region today.  Again another worthwhile organization for children in our community. 
Barb is a past president of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls and organizer of the Lobsterfest.  She also gave us a run down of how their lobsterfest was changed this year.
Thanking the speaker was Ellen
Please help support our Literacy Project by purchasing a ticket (or two, or three) in support of the Gary Landry literacy program. All proceeds go to support 5 area schools in St. Catharines. Tickets may be purchased by contacting club member and Program Director, Linda at 905-321-0506. Many heartfelt thanks in advance for your support.
Meeting Responsibilities
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BINGO --B  I  N  G O
Thursday, Aug. 10th - Beth Fleeton
                                                   Ellen Wodchis
Friday, Aug 25th - Mary Howard
Sunday,Sept 3rd - Janet Allen
Thursday, Sept 7th - Annette Marchionda
                                               Ellen Wodchis
Saturday, Sept. 30th - Bruce Timms
Sunday, Oct 1st - Bob Miller
Thursday, Oct 5th -
Friday, Dec. 15th - 9:30pm to 11:30pm-Gary and Sandi Chard
Sunday, Feb. 25th 2018 - 7:30 to 9:30pm. 


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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jon Asplin
July 10
Sandi Chard
August 19
Randi Dyck
August 24
Tracey Hobbs
August 30
Al Scales
Rose Scales
July 17
Eric Jones
July 19
Join Date
Robert Morningstar
August 1, 1993
24 years