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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 
President's Message
Kent Chisholm
member photo
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Learning Institute
On Saturday DG Marlee (a new American Citizen) presented graduation certificates and pins to two couples of Rotary.  The Chards from our Club and The Dawsons from Simcoe-Norfolk Sunrise.  Also taking course one was Beth and Janet
Bill MacPhee
Guest speaker, Bill McPhee, spoke to us about his journey of hope and recovery with schizophrenia. He is also the author of 'To Cry a Dry Tear.
 
His son, one of his 3 children, lent a hand with the electronics.
 
Eric Jones thanked the speaker.
 
 
 
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FLAG RAISING - FOUNDATION 100TH ANNIVERSARY
A flags raising ceremony was held at City Hall today, March 16th. The Rotary flag was raised in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. The second flag raised was to salute Rotary for it's past and continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
 
President Sandi Chard was on hand to speak of the background and current mission of the Foundation.
 
Some photos to follow. Attendees Alan Caslin, Regional Chair of Niagara, George Darte, St. Catharines Club, District Governor and Incoming DG, 3 St. Catharines Club Presidents, a couple of city councilors and fellow Rotarians.
 
CLASSIFICATION SPEECH & PROPERTY TAXES
CLASSIFICATION: Gary Snider, Real Estate Agent & Broker with Sotheby's Int'l Realty, spoke about his personal background as well as his professional life. Gary's life was hugely impacted by the death of his father, Jack Snider, WWII Bomber pilot and Captain of TCA Flight # 831 that crashed leaving Montreal en route to Toronto on November 29th, 1963. It was the worst aviation disaster in North America at the time. As a result of that crash, the 'Black Box' became a permanent fixture on all flights. Gary has 2 daughters, lives in Fonthill and has been working in real estate for almost 20 years. He received a warm welcome from the club.
 
NEWS FROM REGIONAL COUNCILLOR, Bruce Timms. Bruce spoke on the topic of 'Where do your taxes go' as well as how is the City portion used as well as that of the Region.
 
50/50 DRAW: Emilio Raimondo is captured trying to explain why he left behind the Ace of Spades (when there were only 2 cards to choose from).
 
 
 
Polio Plus Fundraising
Speakers
Jan 24, 2018
Million Trees Program.
Feb 14, 2018
Golf Social Fundraiser.
Feb 28, 2018
Linking Niagara.
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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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