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Speakers
District Governor Melisa Schrock.
Oct 24, 2018
DG introduced by Cathy Henry.
Ken Walsh.
Nov 14, 2018
Ryan's Bowl.
Rotary Information Session.
Nov 28, 2018
Strategic Planning.
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.
Ellen.
Feb 27, 2019
Rotary Information Session.
Literacy Progam Update.
Mar 27, 2019
Volunteer Recognition.
 
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
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.
 
 
Protirement NOT Retirement:
Member Al Scales thanked speaker Ellis Katsof. Ellis is a Protirement Expert, Speaker and Author. 
For more information go to www.MyProtirement.com
CONGRATULATIONS to club member Marc Johnston on being awarded a Paul Harris Fellow. A heartfelt thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.
 
Committee Chairs, Milica Kovacevich and Linda Landry are pleased to announce this year's School to Home Reading Program Coordinator from Niagara College. Welcome Sarah Andrews and good luck.
 
Please join us celebrating this month Literacy by participating in our School to Home Reading Program
Hello all St Catharines Lakeshore Rotarians
 
Well its now past labour day and we have an exciting fall to look forward to.
Check out our website for upcoming program speakers and activities
Ticket sales are going well for our Nov 3 Trivia night
Tickets are being organized for our annual Season's Cheer raffle.  These funds go to support our amazing literacy programs
The Rotary Leadership Institute is being offered at Niagara College on Sept 15 - Sept 6 is the deadline for registration
Please consider registering for the District conference on October 20 at the Community Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
On Sept 26, we start dinner at 6 pm sharp.  We will then have a facilitated session (approximately 3 hours) to review our strategic plan and look to develop more detailed action plans
Look forward to seeing you all on Sept 12. 
Monday, August 6th wraps up another successful Ribfest. Thanks to all members who donated their time and energy servicing our booth. Many thanks to the Ribfest Chairs, Gary and Sandi Chard; without them this event would not have gone smoothly.
ROTARY MEDALISTS
We were pleased to host this year's medalists from Holy Cross, Governor Simcoe and St. Francis. The students were happy to share with us their current interests as well as their future plans. Thank you to member Al Scales for his continued interest in supporting the youth of St. Catharines.
 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.
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
Thursday October 11 Joy and Gillian
Sunday October 28 Bob Miller and Sandi Chard
Thursday November 1 Ellen Wodchis and Annette Marchionda
Thursday November 8 Linda Landry and Gary Snider
Sunday November 25 Bruce Timms and _________
Thursday December 6 Ellen Wodchis and Clarice West-Hobbs
Sunday December 23  _____________ and ____________
Thursday December 27 Marlene Madar and _________
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

 

 
                                                 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Free Reading Program
 
 
           
 
 
Links
District 7090
District Conference 2018 Sign up