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Speakers
Christmas Party.
Dec 12, 2018
Holiday Inn Parkway.
CANCELLED.
Dec 26, 2018
Boxing Day.
Mary Jane Johnson.
Jan 09, 2019
Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation.
Janet Veale.
Jan 23, 2019
Coordinator for the Breakfast Program at St. Georges Church.
Leon Evans retired commercial pilot.
Feb 13, 2019
Leon flies planes out of the Warplane heritage museum in Hamilton.
Ellen.
Feb 27, 2019
Rotary Information Session.
Darcy Belanger.
Mar 13, 2019
60’s First Nations’ Scoop survivor.
Literacy Progam Update.
Mar 27, 2019
Volunteer Recognition.
Laura Byers.
Apr 10, 2019
Executive Director - Education Foundation of Niagara.
Joint Rotary Lunch Meeting.
Apr 17, 2019
Annual Meeting of local clubs - Holiday Inn Parkway.
Susan Chapman.
Apr 24, 2019
The Lung Association of Ontario.
Ellen.
May 08, 2019
Paul Harris Awards Night.
New Members.
May 22, 2019
Introduction Presentations.
 
Upcoming Events
 
School to Home Reading Program
 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. CATHARINES LAKESHORE                     “School to Home Reading Program”

The old story book ending:  “And they all lived happily ever after”…began with a Child learning to read.

PURPOSE:  “The School to Home Reading Program” was initiated in 2011, in memory of Gary Landry a founding member, to help increase literacy levels; build confidence; encourage family involvement and instill the joy of reading at an early age.

PROGRAM: The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore operates the Program by recruiting, training & scheduling students from our Community, Niagara College & Brock University to mentor weekly between October & April. Volunteers are read to by the Students as they critique, document & encourage. A win-win as mature students mentor younger ones, as well as receiving community hours & references.  We purchase “leveled” books yearly & in June, our Club honours a girl and boy from each school with “The Vic Kovacevich or The E.P. Flegg Most Improved Reader Award.” We present a Rotary medallion, their name on a Rotary hall plaque & a gift certificate from Book Outlet.

St. Catharines Schools:

Port Weller & Assumption 2011 – June, 2018                                         Our Lady of Fatima (English & French Immersion) 2013 – present                              Prince of Wales 2014 – present                                                                             Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys (Francophone), 2015 – present                   Harriet Tubman 2018 - present

The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore is passionate about Literacy!   We always need Volunteers…. PLEASE JOIN US!                      CONTACT: Sarah at: SANDREWS16@nc.students.niagaracollege.ca


 
 
 
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
 ANOTHER GREAT FELLOWSHIP EVENT WELL ATTENDED.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Brad, owner of the B B Blooms shop in St. Catharines. His generosity made for a remarkable evening. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
 
Meet the Usborne/Davidson family, Courtney Usborne was inducted as our latest new member. Along with her, came her husband and daughter as well as her parents, Tony and Susan Davidson. Her mother, Susan, is currently serving as District Governor of District 7010 Lakefield ON and area.
CONGRATULATIONS to three new members inducted at last week's meeting. The club welcomes Susan Knighton, Courtney Usborne and Carol Ann Shaw.
Cudos to our Literacy Team. Their efforts over the past 9 years have earned them an International Award in Literacy. The program placed in the top 12 and then was chosen as the Winner. Congratulations for your sustained efforts.
Oscar Salim, member of Ongata Rongai Club from District 9212, exchanged banners with President Ellen Wodchis. We hope to see Oscar more often at our club as he settles into our community.
Foundation Chair, Sandi Chard, presented a banner to the club recognizing our members generous contribution to Polio +. During National Polio + day, last month, the club collected an additional donation at the Registration Desk plus a $400. anonymous donation following the meeting. Our efforts netted over $3,000.
 
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to member Patricia Boyko. Count them, ONE, TWO, THREE sapphires on her latest Paul Harris Pin. Member Sandi Char has the honour of setting the pin.
 
Ken Walsh, food program coordinator and founder of Ryan's Bowl came to the club with exciting news. Ken has worked tirelessly to feed the hungry children in East Africa through his charity. He has now joined forces with a dynamic young woman Isabella, owner of The Lemon Tree located on Ontario Street in St. Catharines.  Isabella was introduced to Ken by a mutual friend. Since that day the two of them have forged a succession plan. They will both travel to the school in a few months to give Isabella her first taste of the project 'hands on'. A donation of $1,000. as well as 10 polio vaccines were presented to Ken.
 
Presented to the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore in recognition of 100% Club giving's to Foundation and 100% giving's to Annual Fund EMEY.  Great Job Club.  
 
 
 
 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT
Proud member or the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead, Melisa Schrock paid a visit to our club. Her presence and humanitarian stories were a great source of inspiration. Club President, Ellen Wodchis, presented DG Melisa with a cheque for the ongoing Polio+ campaign in recognition of International Polio+ Awareness Day.
 
DG Melisa was accompanied by our Assistant DG, Cathy Henry, from the Rotary Club of Downtown St. Catharines.
 
FELLOWSHIP PRESENTS:
.   December 5th, create a seasonal urn at BB Blooms
.   December 12th, Christmas party at the Holiday Inn, Brock Room
.   January, Ice Dogs game
 
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GUATEMALANS
Andrea Chisholm, a retired lawyer, spends almost half a year in Guatemala working with this non profit agency. Their aim is to further the education of rural children through a nutrition and education program.
Member, Clarice West-Hobbs thanked Adrea following several questions from the audience.
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate past president
Community Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Service Projects
Director
Director
Youth Services
World Community Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Thurs. Dec. 6th - Ellen Wodchis and Phil Horner
Sun. Dec. 23rd - Janet Allan and???? 
Thurs. Dec. 27th - Marlene Mader and Gillian Reid
Thurs. Jan 3rd - Ellen Wodchis and Clarice West-Hobbs
Sun. Jan. 20th - Bruce Timms and Coral
Thurs. Jan 24th - Patricia Boyko and????
Sun. Feb. 17th -??? And???
Thurs. Feb. 21st - Ellen Wodchis and Annette Marchionda

Thurs. Feb. 28th -___________And _______________________
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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