President's Message
Sandi Chard
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May News
Another eventful month with the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore.  What is more exciting that seeing faces of our Paul Harris new fellows.  Thank you  Richard Lafontaine and Debbie Burch  for all you do in our community to enhance the lifes of many.  In the case of both of our new fellows they work manly  with the youth in our community. 
We also  celebrated the Gary Landry Home Reading program volunteers.  Linda told us that the program this year was run with 18 Brock Student volunteers and 2 adults.  Please consider volunteering  or asking friends, family to help in the 5 schools we have committed to. 
Our spaghetti dinner to support Polio Plus on April 19th was very well attended.  Thank you all for supporting as well 100 pasta products for 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.  Thanks to Norm for delivering more than 100 pieces to community care.  The spaghetti dinner was coordinated by Eric who did a great job again.
The joint meeting at lunch on April 19th had a great turn out from our club.  From the noise level in the room I believe all had a great fellowship with Rotarians from around the Niagara Region.  Let's do it again next year. 
Thanks to Ed Telenko our speaker in April for his continued work at the Boys and Girls club with the art program. 
Gary and I represented our club  last week at NOTL-Lewiston Perogies and Pints in Niagara Falls.  Thanks Tommy for inviting us for a fun evening where I actually got to discuss my elevator speech "what is rotary" to a guest attending that had no idea what rotary was just came for the perogies. 
Coming up Winemakers Vintage - Premium Winemaking Boutique, 25 Main St., Port Dalhousie social on May 3 sure to be another great event.   May 4 is Hernder estate winery the district foundation is having a wine night hopefully you registered from your emails.
On May 6 is the district annual club leadership training.  It is for any Rotarian member but if you are on the board for the 2017-18 please plan to attend. 
On May 10 our club will be giving another check to One Foundation as part of our $50000.00 commitment. 
Our annual Plant sale will be on Saturday May 13.  Eric has a sign up.  We will not be doing an electronic this year.  With all the sunshine in April and now rainy season our plants are looking great to split.  Linda Jones will be at the meeting on May 10 if you need advice on splitting.  If you do not have a garden perhaps you can donate plants from friends and family.  We need plants to make this event a success. 
We are almost at the end of our Rotary year.  It is time for all committees to be wrapping up.  Please be prepared to present a report at the June 28 changeover meeting.
The Ribfest committee is starting to prepare for the August weekend.  We need someone to shadow this year to take over this event.  Please see Gary if you would like to help. 
Gary and I will be leaving the end of May to start our trek to Atlanta to the convention.  Did you know Bill Gates as well as Jack Nicklaus will be speaking?  Why Jack?  He is a polio survivor! 
On Monday PDG Aziz Memon: Polio in Pakistan will be speaking in St. Catharines.  A rare opportunity to hear first hand what is happening with polio in Pakistan.  To Register
Five Avenues of Services is explained in better detail in the bulletin. 
A wonderful evening, celebrating the outgoing President's Bash/30th Club Anniversary, was held at Club Roma's outdoor gazebo surrounded by the most beautiful gardens on Wednesday, June 22nd. District Governor Cathy and her husband Dr. were in attendance to honor and award 3 of our remaining charter members, Jon Asplin,Bruce Timms and Bob Miller.
The social committee (Bob Miller, Joy Flegg, Randy Dyck, Milica Kovacevich) was on hand ensuring that all went smoothly.
An open microphone was kept very busy as several members shared many club memories be it of an exchange student, a District Conference, Fireworks, Charles Ansell Park and more.
Outgoing President, Linda Landry, received the warmest applause and best wishes from the membership. She was a good sport wearing her retirement hat from last week's President's party. She received that traditional clock and past president's pin before Phil took to the podium for yet another award winning recap poem of the presidential year.
District Conference 2016
Jun 14, 2017
Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Bethlehem Housing Playground Project.
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Meeting Responsibilities
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BINGO --B  I  N  G O
Sun. May 14th - Bruce Timms and Mary Howard
Thurs. May 18th - Kent Chisholm and Patricia Boyko
Mon. May 29th - Peter Robinson and Janet Allen
Sun. June 11th - Randi Dyck and Milica Kovacevich
Thurs. June 15th - Bob Birrell and Patricia Boyko
Saturday, July 29th - 7:30 to 9:30pm
Saturday, Sept 30th - 7:30 to 9:30pm
Friday, Dec. 15th - 9:30pm to 11:30pm-Gary and Sandi Chard
Sunday, Feb. 25th 2018 - 7:30 to 9:30pm. 


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Daniel Johnstone
May 6
Doug Weeks
May 11
Beth Fleeton
May 16
Bob Birrell
May 21
Milica Kovacevich
May 29
Eric Jones
May 30
Elaine Richard
June 6
Linda Landry
June 11
Phil Horner
June 11
Robert Miller
June 14
Patricia Boyko
June 22
Ellen Wodchis
June 23
Al Scales
June 26
Michel Guertin
June 26
Janet Allan
Bob Allan
May 23
Join Date
Joy Flegg
May 9, 2005
12 years
Marlene Mader
May 9, 2007
10 years
Willy Heidbuechel
May 18, 1988
29 years
Daniel Johnstone
June 6, 2012
5 years
Doug Weeks
June 6, 2012
5 years
Clarice West-Hobbs
June 16, 1999
18 years
Phil Horner
June 21, 1995
22 years
Emilio Raimondo
June 23, 1986
31 years
Jon Asplin
June 23, 1986
31 years
Robert Miller
June 23, 1986
31 years
Janet Allan
June 24, 1992
25 years
Linda Landry
June 25, 2009
8 years
Patricia Boyko
June 25, 2002
15 years
Randi Dyck
June 25, 2009
8 years
Tracey Hobbs
June 25, 2009
8 years