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
 
Home Page Stories
Newer member Silvia Dimitrova and her fiancé Aninda Sarker entertained us before, during and following our regular meeting. They received a round of applause. Randi Dyck thanked this talented duo by presenting them certificates for polio immunization shots in their name.
Site visit to Food4Kids Niagara. Third from the right is the Executive Director, Amber Hughes. Amber was delighted to host a tour of her facility explaining how families are chosen to received food donations and how food is discretely delivered. Rotarians were on hand to deliver a $5,000 cheque to assist with this worthy program.
We host two trivia nights each year
DATES 
November 9, 2019-2nd annual Fun Fall Trivia-
February 15 2020- 22nd annual trivia night
21st Annual Trivia Winners
It was our great pleasure to have James Symons, founder of Toolbox Project Niagara, as our guest speaker.
James recognized a need in his community and took action. He serves underprivileged men with a personal gift bag at Christmas.
He is asking us to help him provide for these men with sling bags filled with items such as body wash, shaving apparel, socks, gloves, toque, snacks, puzzle books etc. Most of these men in need live in shelters on restricted incomes.
Linda Landry thanked James with a donation to Polio Plus of 10 vaccinations.
 
What a pleasure it was to have Victor Angarita and             join us at tonight's meeting. They are looking for a club to suit their schedules as well as their interests. We hope that chose our clubs as they will be a welcome addition. Many thanks to Carol Anne Shaw for her introduction.
What a terrific meeting on August 28th. Assistant Governor, Milica Kovacevich, proudly welcomes and introduces our District Governor, Bob Artis. Bob presented member Willy Heidbuechel with a Paul Harris Fellow. President Eric Jones extends a hand to DG Bob and wife Corinne and a cheque for the Foundation.
 
 
District  Governor, Bob Artis, inducted our latest two new members.  Both Gary Snider and Bryan Pett received a warm welcome from all in attendance.
 
 
SLAPSHOT student Katelyn Abbey.
A.N. Myers grade 11 student, Katelyn sporting this year's Slapshot T-shirt.
 
Katelyn attended this year's Slapshot event. She spoke to our club about her experience while there. She arrived at the weekend extremely nervous and came away with nothing but rave reviews. She continues to communicate with new friends. She intends on joining her school's Interact club next year.
THIS YEAR'S PAUL HARRIS FELLOW RECIPIENTS:
1. SAM BAIO - Socks for Change, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide warm wool socks and other warm winter gear to those less fortunate in our community.
2. Our very own GARY CHARD for his personal donation to the Rotary Foundation
 
Congratulations
 
 
 
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Speakers
Tom Gerbasi.
Oct 23, 2019
Vocational Training Team to Brazil.
Ellen.
Nov 13, 2019
Strategic Plan Update. Janet will present 2019/20 Budget.
TBA.
Nov 27, 2019
Rotary Foundation.
Karen Marazzo.
Dec 11, 2019
With Gino Marchionda. Walker Family Cancer Centre.
Performing Arts' Centre Christmas Play.
Dec 18, 2019
Aunt Agnes for Christmas - followed by tea, coffee and dessert in the lounge.
NO MEETING.
Dec 25, 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
Amber Hughes.
Feb 12, 2020
Executive Director of Food4kids.
 
 
Mailing Address
191 Lockhart Drive
St. Catharines, ON L2T 1W8
Phone: (905) 684-2771
Fax: (905) 684-4601
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate past president
Director
Director
Director
Director
 
Thursday, July 11th - Marlene Mader and Elaine Richard
Thursday, July 18th - Patricia Boyko and Bob Morningstar
Sunday, Aug 4th - Janet Allan and Gillian Reed
Thursday, August 8th - Marlene Mader and Elaine Richard
Thursday, Aug 15th - Ellen Wodchis and ???
Sunday, Sept 1st - Bob Miller and Silvia Dimitros
Thursday, Sept 5th - Bob Birrell and ???
Thursday, Sept 12th - Marlene Mader and Annette Marchionda
Thursday, Oct 3rd -??? And ???
Thursday, Oct 10th - Ellen Wodchis and???
Sunday, Oct 27th - Bruce Timms and Coral Cutler
 
 
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
 
 

 

 
                                                 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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 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 members, to help increase literacy levels; build confidence; encourage family involvement and instill the joy of reading at an early age.
 
PROGRAM:  Our Club maintains this Program by funding the purchase of “leveled” reading books; recruit, train & schedules volunteers from Niagara College & Brock University…. a win-win as mature students mentor young ones, as well as receiving community hours and references.  Community members are always welcome! Students from grades 2 to 5 read to the volunteer who encourages & critiques, then takes a book home to read to their family and the process repeats weekly from October to April.  Each step is designed to elevate the Students’ reading level and confidence.  In June, we honour a girl & boy in each School with either the E.P.Flegg or the Vic Kovacevich Most Improved Reader Award, presenting a Rotary medallion, their name engraved on a Rotary School plaque & a $50.00 gift certificate courtesy of Book Outlet.
 
Participating St. Catharines Schools
·         Port Weller (English) 2011 – 201
·         Assumption English) 2011  - 2018
·         Our Lady of Fatima (English & French)  2013 – 2019
·         Prince of Wales (English) 2014 – 2019
·         Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys (French) 2015 – 2019
·         Harriet Tubman (English) – 2018 – 2019
 
To date, our Club has donated over $62,000.00 for the purchase of leveled reading books!
 
Become a Reading Mentor and make a difference in a Child’s life.  Volunteer at a school of your choice weekly or monthly.
CONTACT:  Linda, Co-chair of Literacy at:  rotarylakeshoreliteracy@gmail.com
 
Free Reading Program
 
Links
District 7090
District Conference 2018 Sign up