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President's Message
Kent Chisholm
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Hard to believe we are are in the Holiday Season and I am half way through my year as your President.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the  Best for the Holiday Season.  
We have so many talented members and one of our best is Phil Horner whose talent for writing poems comes through at this time of the year.
As I sat down to write my Season wishes I read Phil's poem presented at our last social evening and it reflected all I had in mind.
Yours in Rotary
Kent 
President's Message
Kent Chisholm
member photo
 
 
 
 
 
Hard to believe we are are in the Holiday Season and I am half way through my year as your President.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the  Best for the Holiday Season.  
We have so many talented members and one of our best is Phil Horner whose talent for writing poems comes through at this time of the year.
As I sat down to write my Season wishes I read Phil's poem presented at our last social evening and it reflected all I had in mind.
Yours in Rotary
Kent 
Stories
New Story August 26 2017
August 23, 2017 -
Keynote Speaker
-Owen Bjorgan
 
An Enthusiastic young man with a passion for nature and the outdoors.  Born and raised in Niagara on the Lake and a former Rotary Exchange Student to Australia.  He spoke to us about his new business (spring 2017) called Biophilic World Hiking Tours.
 
 After earning his Bsc. in Biodiversity and trekking and  camping around the world he now  guides tours solely in the Niagara Region,  this includes The Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian Forests, Niagara Wetlands and Shorelines.
 
 His tours are geared to all ages groups and physical abilities.
 
 He is a one stop shop now looking after guiding and marketing of tours and will customize to almost any needs/tasks.
 This includes possible winery and brewery stops and prepared meals.
 
 Highlights were images of all nature found in our backyard, that included waterfalls, forests, beaches and lots of wildlife.
 
He was thanked by Bob Miller.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Learning Institute
On Saturday DG Marlee (a new American Citizen) presented graduation certificates and pins to two couples of Rotary.  The Chards from our Club and The Dawsons from Simcoe-Norfolk Sunrise.  Also taking course one was Beth and Janet
Bill MacPhee
Guest speaker, Bill McPhee, spoke to us about his journey of hope and recovery with schizophrenia. He is also the author of 'To Cry a Dry Tear.
 
His son, one of his 3 children, lent a hand with the electronics.
 
Eric Jones thanked the speaker.
 
 
 
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FLAG RAISING - FOUNDATION 100TH ANNIVERSARY
A flags raising ceremony was held at City Hall today, March 16th. The Rotary flag was raised in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. The second flag raised was to salute Rotary for it's past and continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
 
President Sandi Chard was on hand to speak of the background and current mission of the Foundation.
 
Some photos to follow. Attendees Alan Caslin, Regional Chair of Niagara, George Darte, St. Catharines Club, District Governor and Incoming DG, 3 St. Catharines Club Presidents, a couple of city councilors and fellow Rotarians.
 
CLASSIFICATION SPEECH & PROPERTY TAXES
CLASSIFICATION: Gary Snider, Real Estate Agent & Broker with Sotheby's Int'l Realty, spoke about his personal background as well as his professional life. Gary's life was hugely impacted by the death of his father, Jack Snider, WWII Bomber pilot and Captain of TCA Flight # 831 that crashed leaving Montreal en route to Toronto on November 29th, 1963. It was the worst aviation disaster in North America at the time. As a result of that crash, the 'Black Box' became a permanent fixture on all flights. Gary has 2 daughters, lives in Fonthill and has been working in real estate for almost 20 years. He received a warm welcome from the club.
 
NEWS FROM REGIONAL COUNCILLOR, Bruce Timms. Bruce spoke on the topic of 'Where do your taxes go' as well as how is the City portion used as well as that of the Region.
 
50/50 DRAW: Emilio Raimondo is captured trying to explain why he left behind the Ace of Spades (when there were only 2 cards to choose from).
 
 
 
Polio Plus Fundraising
Speakers
Jun 27, 2018
Cancelled due to International Conference in Toronto.
Jul 11, 2018
Presidential Changeover.
Jul 25, 2018
Awards and Slapshot.
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
 
Anniversaries
Al Scales
Rose Scales
July 17
 
Eric Jones
Linda
July 19
 
Join Date
Daniel Johnstone
June 6, 2012
6 years
 
Doug Weeks
June 6, 2012
6 years
 
Clarice West-Hobbs
June 16, 1999
19 years
 
Phil Horner
June 21, 1995
23 years
 
Bruce Timms
June 23, 1986
32 years
 
Emilio Raimondo
June 23, 1986
32 years
 
Robert Miller
June 23, 1986
32 years
 
Janet Allan
June 24, 1992
26 years
 
Linda Landry
June 25, 2009
9 years
 
Patricia Boyko
June 25, 2002
16 years
 
Randi Dyck
June 25, 2009
9 years