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Speakers
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.
Lyndon George.
Jun 12, 2019
Indigenous Awareness Month.
 
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
Darcy Boulanger is Anishinaabe / Ojibwe and a proud member of Little Black River Reserve Southeast Manitoba, he is a graduate of Brock University and has his Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education. Approximately13 years ago, Darcy was homeless, struggled with addictions and was an irregular resident at the Southridge shelter.Southridge's programs and leadership opportunities helped Darcy find a new purpose in life.As a result, he has become a strong mentor, leader and teacher for several programs at the shelter and got inspired to pursue his high school equivalency followed by a bachelorsdegree from Brock University. Through his work at the Native Centre in NOTL as a Board Member and later as a Vice President, Darcy participated in developing several programs to assist disadvantaged indigenous youth, and single mothers and their children facing housing and education challenges. Darcy played a significant role in helping to organize the annual Celebration of Nations at the Performing Arts Centre.He was also a key player, after 30 years, in bringing the annual NCC Pow Wow to Montebello Park.Darcy volunteered his time to work with City of St. Catharines on experiential learning through the Mayor’s Compassionate City initiative.He is now focused on building an Indigenous Men’s Healing Centre for men battling trauma, substance abuse and mental health issues with indigenous cultural awareness as the basis on which individuals to rebuild their lives.In 2017, Darcy received the Aboriginal Achievement Award from the Student Success Centre and Aboriginal Student Services at the Brock University.Darcy is one with a modest personality, a key to his success.He is a true leader, assisting and educating many about indigenous culture while overcoming his own challenges
Another fun filled and friendly competition was had at the 21st annual Trivia Night. All profits in support of Rotary projects in our community and more! Thanks to our volunteers, students, and of course those that attended. Save the date for fall Trivia Night- Nov. 9/19.
 
 
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Another great event celebrated by 42 members and guests. Following dinner, Co chairs Linda Landry and Milica Kovacevich began the annual Season's Cheer Draw in support of the Literacy School to Home Reading Program. Patricia Boyko was just one of the lucky winners. Joy Flegg, MC, thanked our waitress, Briar, for her great service throughout the year. A special thank-you to all members who contributed to a cash collection for her.
 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.  
 
 
 
 
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138 Woodside Drive
St. Catharines, Ontario
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Sunday Feb. 17th -  ????--volunteers needed
Thursday Feb. 21st - Ellen Wodchis and Annette Marchionda
Thursday. Feb. 28th - Randi Dyck and Milica Kovacevich
Sunday March 17th - ????? volunteers needed
Thursday March 21st - Ellen Wodchis and Patricia Boyko
Thursday March 28th - Gillian Reed and Ellen Wodchis
Sunday April 14th - ????volunteers needed
Thursday April 18th - Ellen Wodchis and Beth Fleeton
Thursday April 25th - Ellen Wodchis and ???

 
 
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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