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Speakers
Rotary Student night and Bryn Loewen – Slapshot.
Jul 25, 2018
Awards and Slapshot.
Ellis Katsof.
Sep 12, 2018
Pro-active Retirement (Protirement).
President Ellen.
Sep 26, 2018
Strategic Planning Session.
Foundation Month.
Nov 28, 2018
Paul Harris Fellow Awards.
CANCELLED.
Dec 26, 2018
Boxing Day.
 
Upcoming Events
  • Bingo
    Jul 19, 2018
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Ribfest
    Aug 02, 2018 – Aug 07, 2018
  • Bingo
    Aug 05, 2018
    9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Bingo
    Aug 09, 2018
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Bingo
    Aug 16, 2018
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • board meeting
    Aug 22, 2018 5:05 PM
  • Board meeting
    Sep 12, 2018 5:15 PM
 
Gary Landry Home Reading Program
Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore
 
The old story book saying:  "and they all lived happily ever after" began with a child learning to read.
 
PURPOSE:
To increase literacy in elementary schools through the use of "leveled books" selected by the teachers and by encouraging family involvement at home, together with extra one-on-one attention during school.
 
 
 
Club Information

The fun and friendly dinner club!

Service Above Self

2nd and 4th Wednesday of Month at 6:15p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St Catharines Conference Centre
327 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 5L3
Canada
 
Newsletter
 
Home Page Stories
Join us on Wednesday meeting for our changeover.  President Ellen starts her year of Inspiration.  
President Ellen with DG Melisa
Our heartfelt thank you goes out to our hosts Len and Annette. They opened their home to the club in order to celebrate a well deserved farewell to President Kent Chisholm. Thanks Kent for a terrific year of leadership and celebration. Welcome Ellen Wodchis, our incoming President.
 
Coletta McGrath, Executive Director of Quest, a community health centre, spoke to us about their Mission, their Vision and their core values. Coletta has worked as their ED since 2008. She has been a long time advocate of this interdisciplinary, community based approach to providing primary health care services to Ontario's most vulnerable and marginalized individuals.
Quest provides this primary health care service to individuals experiencing social, economic and cultural barriers while promoting wellness, community and social justice.
 
Sincere congratulations to our latest recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow, Linda Jones. Linda received her award at our year end President's Bash. She has been invested in our club for many years, always present at our fundraising events, most notably our annual Plant Sale.
 
It is with heavy hearts that we have lost our member Peter Robinson.  Peter was a great worker at the club in everything he did from literacy, strategic planning or just flipping burgers at Ribfest.  He will be missed by all.  
 
Yolanda Henry, an invested volunteer with the Tabitha Foundation, shared its goals and accomplishments of "Building Dreams for Cambodia's Poor".
 
The Savings Program is the cornerstone of Tabitha's work. It encourages families to save their money in order to break the cycle of poverty. How it works is families achieve 4 to 6 dream items each year, ranging from basic necessities like a cooking pot, a sleeping mat, a bicycle and/or a child's education. Tabitha's relationship with a family will last for approx 5 to 7 years. This is long enough to allow families to break the cycle of poverty and graduate to complete financial independence.
 
Besides the Savings Program, the Foundation's team of volunteers builds homes, wells, schools and are currently invested in the building of a hospital to serve the health needs of the women.
 
Tabitha Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. 2% of all funds raised in Canada are used for Canadian Administration. For more information go to www.tabitha.ca
 
A heartfelt congratulations goes out to Dr. Al Scales. Al was this year's club Paul Harris recipient.
Member, Milica Kovacevich, had the pleasure of presenting Al with the award.
 
Another great Fellowship Event was held at B B Blooms in St. Catharines. A creation of spring planters was on the evening's agenda. Thanks to all who participated and especially to Brad and his staff.
 
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
Deanna Kulczycky, Community Engagement Specialist, presented the benefits and impact of keeping families close while a child receives hospital care. The House is a non-profit receiving 19% of its funding through the Ronald McDonald Charity. The balance comes from support from the community.
 
Member Eric Jones thanked the speaker with a cheque in hand and a donation to Polio +
 
Our recent speaker from Pharmasave.  Now you can get DNA test to see which medications work for you was the topic at our recent rotary meeting.
COMMUNITY SERVICES
The club was happy to have Ms Kendra Welland from RAFT as our guest speaker. She accepted a cheque in the amount of $750. as well as numerous gifts from club members.
 
 
Member Al Scales introduced Janet Handy from the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
 
Janet has a Masters of Education in Child & Adolescent Psychology. She has worked for 30 years with victims of violence from all walks of life. She worked 14 years as Executive Director in Victim focussed agencies services. She was a member of the Advisory Panel on the Cornwall Public Inquiry. She is a speaker, writer and educator on the topic of Resilience in the face of Trauma.
 
Member Eric Jones thanked the speaker. Janet was happy to receive a donation from our Club as well as polio vaccines in her name.
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate past president
Community Service
Membership
Service Projects
Director
Director
Youth Services
The Rotary Foundation
World Community Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Sunday July 8 -Bob Miller and Sandi 
Thursday July 12 Clarice and Marlene
Thursday July 19 Gillian and Annette
Sunday August 5 Bruce and Volunteer need****
Thursday August 9 Volunteer need**** and Volunteer need****
Thursday August 16 Marlene and Clarice
Sunday September  2
Thursday September 6
Thursday September 13
Thursday October 4
Thursday October 11 Joy and Beth
Sunday October 28
Thursday November 1
Thursday November 8
Sunday November 25
Thursday December 6
Sunday December 23
Thursday December 27
Thursday January 3
Sunday January 20
Thursday January 24
Sunday February 17
Thursday February 21 
Thursday February 28
Sunday March 17
Thursday March 21
Thursday March 28
 
 
Sundays are 9:30 to 11:30 pm
Thursdays are 5:30 to 7:30pm. 

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

 

 
                                                 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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