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President's Message
Kent Chisholm
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Hard to believe we are are in the Holiday Season and I am half way through my year as your President.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the  Best for the Holiday Season.  
We have so many talented members and one of our best is Phil Horner whose talent for writing poems comes through at this time of the year.
As I sat down to write my Season wishes I read Phil's poem presented at our last social evening and it reflected all I had in mind.
Yours in Rotary
Kent 
Stories
New Story August 26 2017
August 23, 2017 -
Keynote Speaker
-Owen Bjorgan
 
An Enthusiastic young man with a passion for nature and the outdoors.  Born and raised in Niagara on the Lake and a former Rotary Exchange Student to Australia.  He spoke to us about his new business (spring 2017) called Biophilic World Hiking Tours.
 
 After earning his Bsc. in Biodiversity and trekking and  camping around the world he now  guides tours solely in the Niagara Region,  this includes The Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian Forests, Niagara Wetlands and Shorelines.
 
 His tours are geared to all ages groups and physical abilities.
 
 He is a one stop shop now looking after guiding and marketing of tours and will customize to almost any needs/tasks.
 This includes possible winery and brewery stops and prepared meals.
 
 Highlights were images of all nature found in our backyard, that included waterfalls, forests, beaches and lots of wildlife.
 
He was thanked by Bob Miller.
 
 
 
 
Lakeshore Clubs Year end Celebration Party
Thanks to Eric and Linda Jones for offering their home for the year end celebration of our club accomplishments
Please sign up with Randi  at randidyck@yahoo.com
Wednesday June 21 at 6
 
cost $27.00
please bring your lawn chair
 
Please reminder to invite your partners
 
 
 
Ribfest 2017 
Time to sign up for the Ribfest 2017
starting with Thursday August 3 set up at 4 at park the more people the less time it takes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday full shifts needed
Monday until 7 serving and clean up afterwards
Again the more at the park to clean up the faster it gets done.\
 
This fundraiser requires no selling of tickets to friends, family and strangers just great hard work and social time with rotarians and the community to showcase our great club.  Please try to invite future rotarians to help, friends, partners the more the merrier
We also have a prep team every morning for those that find the music too loud and this team has made the booth run very smoothly the last couple of years
 
Kent has the sign up sheets you can email him your availability or sign up at club meetings
 
Hospice
Thanks to Hospice Niagara for all they do in the community.  Carol Nagy from hospice was on hand at our recent meeting to discuss early plans for a second hospice and all the many volunteer hours and community raised money it takes to run this well needed project.  From the building to outreach programs in the community, with doctors and families something we have all come to reap the many benefits in our family and friends.
She also brought the winning ticket (we hope) for the five car draw.  Tickets can be bought on line at www.5carddraw.ca
Plant Sale
Another Fantastic Day at the Annual Plant Sale for the Literacy Fund.  Thanks to Eric and Linda Jones for their support of over 100 plants, organizing the event, going to peoples homes to split plants and running the event.  Milicia's baking was enjoyed by many customers.  Of course the hots dogs by the Landry family are always a hit.  Thanks to all.  This picture show how beautiful the park is with the ship in the canal with our many volunteers setting up the plants
WINEMAKER'S VINTAGE
            
 
WINEMAKER'S VINTAGE - PREMIUM WINEMAKING BOUTIQUE, PORT DALHOUSIE
 
Another successful event enjoyed by 26 members and guests. Thanks go out to all who attended, to Federico and his mom plus another staff member for hosting such a well presented wine pairing event and to Eric Jones for his recommendation.
SNAPPED
Watch for the June issue of snap for an article on our spaghetti night but here is a link.
 
 
Five Avenues of Service Explained
Rotary Club guiding principles include the Four-Way Test (Truth, Fairness, Goodwill and Friendship)  Other principals involve Rotary's commitment to Service above Self, which is channeled through Five Avenues of Service:  Club, Vocational, Community, International and New Generations.
 
Club Service works to strengthen fellowship of members through training and hospitably.  Clubs have serious topics to work toward, so having various social events that bring members and their guest informally and for fun, contributes to genuine fellowship
 
Vocational Service encourages members to serve other people through their vocations, education, skillsets, which encourages high ethical standards
 
Community Service is exactly what the name implies-projects and activities  each club undertakes to improve community life. 
 
International Service volunteers work to expand the Rotarians humanitarian work around the world.  This important service promotes understanding and peace, sponsors projects in other countries and works with international partners to support projects in their communities
 
New Generation Service works to engage youth and young adults in leaderships roles.
 
Speakers
Jan 24, 2018
Million Trees Program.
Feb 14, 2018
Golf Social Fundraiser.
Feb 28, 2018
Linking Niagara.
View entire list
BINGO 
 
Thurs. Dec. 28th - Marlene Mader and Ellen Wodchis
 
Fri. Jan. 12th - Emilio Raimondo And ?
 
Thurs. Jan. 25th - Bob Birrell and Gillian Reed

Bingo volunteers-please contact Mary to fill in the blanks-two needed for each bingo

Reminder you must come in your blue rotary shirt and black pants

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Annette Marchionda
January 5
 
David Wilkinson
February 3
 
Marc Johnston
February 27
 
Join Date
Milica Kovacevich
January 17, 2001
17 years
 
Ellen Wodchis
February 1, 1999
19 years
 
David Wilkinson
February 12, 2003
15 years
 
Sue Kelcey
February 15, 2012
6 years
 
Annette Marchionda
February 17, 2010
8 years
 
Michel Guertin
February 19, 2016
2 years