“Comfort Cats” Donated to Linhaven Seniors

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The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore was pleased to donate three comfort cats to seniors residing at the Linhaven Long-Term Care Home in St. Catharines. In the photo, Heather Wild, Long term Care Program Manager for Linhaven, receives a comfort cat from Pres. Elect Coral Cutler and a cheque for two more from the Club.
“Comfort Cats” Donated to Linhaven Seniors Eric Jones 2024-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly at President Annette's house

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Wed 12June24, President Annette welcomed guest Dr John Loche of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Annette and her husband, Len hosted us in their lavishly decorated and landscaped backyard. From their covered professional outdoor kitchen, we were served smash burgers and other culinary delights
Club Assembly at President Annette's house Stewart Shouldice 2024-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Support Club Spring Food Drive at No Frills! Eric Jones 2024-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

24th Winter Trivia Night Big Success!

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The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore recently held its Winter Trivia Night at Merriton Community Centre in St. Catharines. Almost 300 Trivia enthusiasts packed the hall with the Richard Martinelli Team finishing on top.
24th Winter Trivia Night Big Success! Eric Jones 2024-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

Club Recognized with Rotary Awards

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The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore was recognized by the District with a number of awards for outstanding performance in the 2022-2023 Year at the D7090 Foundation Celebration at The Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre.
Club Recognized with Rotary Awards Eric Jones 2024-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us February 10th for 24th Annual Trivia Night Eric Jones 2024-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

“Rotary Wish List for Community Care’ Raises Nearly $25,000 Worth of Food

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In a heartwarming display of generosity and community spirit, the three Rotary Clubs of St. Catharines, namely Rotary St. Catharines, Rotary St. Catharines Lakeshore, and Rotary St. Catharines South, joined forces with Interact Clubs from Laura Secord Secondary School, St. Catharines Collegiate, and Eden High School for the inaugural ‘Rotary Wish List for Community Care’ project. This collaborative effort, aligned with Rotary's theme for the year, "creating hope in the world," unfolded on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
“Rotary Wish List for Community Care’ Raises Nearly $25,000 Worth of Food Eric Jones 2023-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Scott Marcin Visits Club

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A special meeting was held at Fresco’s Restaurant on November 8th with guest of honour DG Scott D Marcin, JD in attendance. He was also able to take time to congratulate our own Mary Howard for becoming a member of the Rotary Foundation Benefactor Society.
District Governor Scott Marcin Visits Club Eric Jones 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Club Holds Grand Opening for Hospital Garden Eric Jones 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

February Trivia Night Sales End February 8th!

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IT'S BACK - Rotary Lakeshore February Trivia Night! Live and In-Person at Merritton Community CentreSaturday February 11 2023 $180 per table of 8.Tickets Available from: Rotary Lakeshore Members OR CLICK HERE For Full Details and to Buy Your Tickets On-line via Eventbrite! 


February Trivia Night Sales End February 8th! Eric Jones 2022-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Hospital Garden One of 22 Projects to Receive Grant from Retired Teachers of Ontario Eric Jones 2022-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

Fall Trivia Outstanding Success!

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Over 260 Trivia enthusiasts packed Club Heidelberg Live and In-Person on November 12 to try their luck at winning Cash Prizes for the top three teams! A fun night of 100 questions designed by Rotary Lakeshore's in-house team of quizmasters and expertly announced by our own Beth Fleeton!
Fall Trivia Outstanding Success! Eric Jones 2022-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Little Lending Library on TV! Eric Jones 2022-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Little Lending Library Opens at Happy Rolphs Eric Jones 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Club Receives $2000 U.S. Grant for Hospital Garden

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The Garden Committee is pleased to announce it has received a $2000 U.S. grant to assist the Club by partially offsetting the cost of a drip irrigation system to be installed at the Clarice West Hobbs Contemplative Garden at the St. Catharines Hospital Site.

Club Receives $2000 U.S. Grant for Hospital Garden Eric Jones 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Clarice West Hobbs Contemplative Garden Planting Underway! Eric Jones 2022-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Clarice West Hobbs Garden Public Fundraising Campaign Launches Eric Jones 2022-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Annette Marchionda to Serve As Club President for 2023-24 Eric Jones 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Great Lakes Waterfront Cleanup Day a Resounding Success!  Eric Jones 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
March 1-2 Blood Donation Saves 150 Lives! Eric Jones 2022-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

Club Recognized with District Awards!

The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore has been recognized by the District with a Lighthouse and Foundation Accomplishment Awards for our 2020-2021 Rotary Year. Congratulations to all the members as your efforts made these awards possible.
Club Recognized with District Awards! Eric Jones 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Atif! Eric Jones 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members Laura and Angela!

Angela Wyrcimaga
Laura Corder
The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore is pleased to welcome new members Laura Corder and Angela Wyrcimaga. Inducted virtually at the Club’s January 12th Zoom meeting, Membership Chair Marlene Mader visited each of the new members, all fully masked of course, to present them with their New Member packages.
Welcome New Members Laura and Angela! Eric Jones 2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

High School Graduate Scholarships Now Available!

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The Rotary Foundation Scholarship Committee of District 7090 is pleased to be able to award a total of 3 NEW scholarships to deserving high school graduating students as follows:
  • TWO - $1,000.00 USD Awards
  • ONE - $1,500.00 USD Award for a student with a median family income of less than $37,000 USD/year.
Applications must be made to the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore prior to April 30, 2022. Click the "Read More" link below for full details.
High School Graduate Scholarships Now Available! Eric Jones 2022-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Club Christmas Gift Donations Delivered to The RAFT Eric Jones 2021-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Field Wells Installed in Cambodia!

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The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore is pleased to announce that Tabitha Foundation Canada has completed the installation of our two Club-supported fresh water field wells in Cambodia. Each well supplies two families with enough irrigation water to grow crops year round on an average of 4 hectares of land, along with water for daily living.
Field Wells Installed in Cambodia! Eric Jones 2021-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Gary Chard Awarded Paul Harris

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The Club was pleased to welcome Anne Bermingham on the annual District Governor’s visit.The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of a Paul Harris Award to Gary Chard
Gary Chard Awarded Paul Harris Eric Jones 2021-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

Food4Kids Food Drive Raises Over $6700

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Our District Conference service project to assist the Food4Kids Niagara Program raised almost $5700 in requested food items and an additional $1050 in monetary donations. St. Catharines Lakeshore would also like to make a special shout-out to St. Catharines South for their $1600 value Food donation to the Drive!
Food4Kids Food Drive Raises Over $6700 Eric Jones 2021-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
World Cleanup Day Event Resounding Success! Eric Jones 2021-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
Record 50 at Sept. Group Blood Donation! Eric Jones 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Next Group Blood Donation, Sept. 14 & 15! Eric Jones 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Club Recognizes Student Award Winners  Eric Jones 2021-07-28 04:00:00Z 0

Isabella from Ryan’s Bowl Updates the Club

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With the passing of Ken Walsh in March 2019, Isabella Bujor has taken over the organization but the organization’s mission remains the same: to provide meals, education and medical care for the children of Mbale Uganda region who, without it, wouldn't be able to have basic necessities met!
Isabella from Ryan’s Bowl Updates the Club Eric Jones 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome 2021-22 President Courtney!

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Our first meeting of 2021-22 featured incoming President Courtney’s inaugural address to the membership along with her induction as President and the induction of the Board by AG Milica.
Welcome 2021-22 President Courtney! Eric Jones 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
2020-21 President Bruce’s Swan Song Speech  Eric Jones 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Club First Back in for Food4Kids Pack! Eric Jones 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Another Successful Group Blood Donation!

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Over 30 Rotarians, friends, and family saved almost 90 lives on Wednesday June 16 during International Blood Donor Week! Six first-time donors now know how easy and fulfilling the whole experience can be!
Another Successful Group Blood Donation! Eric Jones 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Rotarian Coral

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On June 9, the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore inducted Coral Cutler as a member.Coral has assisted at many Rotary activities such as Ribfest, Trivia Nights, Charles Ansell Park clean-ups, Plant Sales and Bingo.
Welcome New Rotarian Coral Eric Jones 2021-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Rotarian Zach

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Having helped out at a couple of the Rotary Lobsterfests in Burlington, and many other Rotary events here with our Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore, Zach Lapinski is anxious to give back to the community. The Club was pleased to welcome him on June 9 as a full Rotarian.
Welcome New Rotarian Zach  Eric Jones 2021-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Polio Tulips now in Bloom! Eric Jones 2021-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
ZOOM Auction Garage Sale Raises $390! Eric Jones 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Canada Wide Bike Ride for Nicaragua Eric Jones 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
St. Catharines Clubs Join Forces to Feed Local Kids Eric Jones 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Club Helps Feed 100 Families / 290 Kids Eric Jones 2021-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Trivia November and February 2021-01-16 05:00:00Z 0 trivia
Special Speaker-Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director 2020-22 Sandi Chard 2020-11-19 05:00:00Z 0
Pedal for Polio Successful Eric Jones 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Club First Invited Back to Pack at Food4Kids Eric Jones 2020-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

Courtney Usborne Awarded 2019-2020 Club Paul Harris

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Courtney Usborne was awarded the 2019-2020 Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore Paul Harris by Past President Eric Jones. Courtney received the award in recognition of her contributions to the Club and Community during that Rotary year. A full copy of Eric's presentation speech is provided in the "Read More" section of this posting.
Courtney Usborne Awarded 2019-2020 Club Paul Harris Eric Jones 2020-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

New Club Promotional Video Now Available!

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View our NEW 25 second promotional video for the Club. Just click on the link to the left on the Home page, under Speakers.
Developed in conjunction with Rotary Zone 24 using our own previously published photos, this video covers local Fundraising, Hands on public service, International charity work and so on.
Downloadable files are available on request in a variety of file sizes to meet particular applications. Just ask Eric.
New Club Promotional Video Now Available! Eric Jones 2020-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
DG Frank Visits St. Catharines Lakeshore Eric Jones 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Bruce Delivers Incoming Address to the Members Eric Jones 2020-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
President Eric Delivers Swan Song on ZOOM! Eric Jones 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Members Surprise President Eric with Farewell Event Eric Jones 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Club Purchases Two Tablets for Linhaven LTC Home Eric Jones 2020-05-26 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Lakeshore Meetings Now On Zoom! 2020-05-13 04:00:00Z 0
Dr. Barry Wright CEO presents Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games. Eric Jones 2020-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
“Women in Medicine” Club Launched at Brock Eric Jones 2020-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Jason Stitt outlines how to protect your personal data from attack!  2020-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Milica and Ellen Present On Sailabration 2020-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
Marlene Receives Fourth Paul Harris Award! Eric Jones 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Gino Presents $3000 to Niagara Health Foundation Eric Jones 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Survivor Eleanor Lewis Tells Her Story Eric Jones 2019-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Bryan Pett Gives Classification Talk Eric Jones 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
St. Catharines Rotary Clubs Observe Remembrance Day  Eric Jones 2019-11-11 05:00:00Z 0

Food 4 Kids Food Drive

We are doing a food drive for our two meetings in November, and Trivia Night November 9 we are asking  to donate cans of hearty soups, chilli, or stew to Food4kids. The items should be “kid friendly” (i.e. no spicy or Thai varieties).  This is part of the backpack program
Food 4 Kids Food Drive Marlene Mader 2019-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Flag Raising

Posted on Oct 26, 2019
Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Rotary Club of St. Catharines South and the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore raised two flags at City Hall today to bring awareness to World Wide Polio Day.
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Phil Horner Strikes it Rich! 2019-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Courtney Presents Her Trip to Nepal Eric Jones 2019-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Cheers to Literacy Draw Winners 2019 Eric Jones 2019-10-07 04:00:00Z 0


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.
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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.
FOOD4KIDS NIAGARA Joy Flegg 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0


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.
TOOLBOX PROJECT Joy Flegg 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Prospective New Members

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.
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Welcome DG Bob Artis

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.
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District  Governor, Bob Artis, inducted our latest two new members.  Both Gary Snider and Bryan Pett received a warm welcome from all in attendance.
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Golf for Literacy

2020 Tournament postponed to July 2021. Watch for dates and details in 2021.
Golf for Literacy 2019-07-09 04:00:00Z 0


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.
SLAPSHOT JOY FLEGG 2019-05-26 04:00:00Z 0


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


Leo Nupolu Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Empowerment Squared spoke to the club about his organization.
Leo spent 8 years in refugee camps in the Ivory Coast and Ghana having fled from civil war. He settled in Canada in 2006 as a government assisted refugee. In 2007, Leo founded CURE (Care for Underprivileged and Refugee Empowerment) a charitable organization committed to education and overcoming conflict, particularly within immigrant, refugee and similar underprivileged communities. Under Leo's leadership, the organization has assisted over 1500 newcomer youth and families with settling in Canada. The organization has made significant progress towards opening the groundbreaking Liberian Learning Center which will house the first and only public library in the West African Nation of Liberia.
Member, Emilio Raimondo thanked our speaker.
LEO NUPOLU JOHNSON Joy Flegg 2019-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Joint Meeting 2019

Over 100 Niagara Rotarians gathered today from 13 Clubs in fellowship, and to hear St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik speak about the overall global efforts made by Rotary, but in particular the passion behind St. Catharines efforts to give compassion to ALL it's residents.SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY. For more info on what it's all about, go to https://www.compassionatestc.ca/
Joint Meeting 2019 Beth Fleeton 2019-04-17 04:00:00Z 0


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
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Trivia Events

November 14 2020 - Third Annual Fun Fall Trivia Night - Click here for information
22nd Annual February WinterTrivia Night Winning Team!
Next Winter Event - February 20 2021: 23rd Annual Winter Trivia Night
Trivia Events Sandi Chard 2019-01-04 05:00:00Z 0


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.
CHRISTMAS PARTY JOY FLEGG 2018-12-16 05:00:00Z 0


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!
FELLOWSHIP EVENT JOY FLEGG 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0


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.
IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR JOY A FLEGG 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0


CONGRATULATIONS to three new members inducted at last week's meeting. The club welcomes Susan Knighton, Courtney Usborne and Carol Ann Shaw.
NEW MEMBERS JOY FLEGG 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0


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.
LITERACY AWARD 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0


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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.
RYAN'S BOWL Joy Flegg 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0


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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.
FOUNDATION RECOGNITION Joy Flegg 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0


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.
BANNER EXCHANGE WITH KENYA Joy Flegg 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0


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.
PAUL HARRIS RECIPIENT Joy Flegg 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0


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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Proud member or the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead, Melisa Schrock paid a visit to our club. Her presence and humanitarian stories were a great source of inspiration. Club President, Ellen Wodchis, presented DG Melisa with a cheque for the ongoing Polio+ campaign in recognition of International Polio+ Awareness Day.
DG Melisa was accompanied by our Assistant DG, Cathy Henry, from the Rotary Club of Downtown St. Catharines.
DG VISIT Joy Flegg 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0


.   December 5th, create a seasonal urn at BB Blooms
.   December 12th, Christmas party at the Holiday Inn, Brock Room
.   January, Ice Dogs game
FELLOWSHIP Joy Flegg 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0


Posted by JOY FLEGG
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.
GUATEMALA JOY FLEGG 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0


Posted by JOY FLEGG on Sep 12, 2018
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
PROTIREMENT JOY FLEGG 2018-09-12 04:00:00Z 0


CONGRATULATIONS to club member Marc Johnston on being awarded a Paul Harris Fellow. A heartfelt thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.

Literacy Coordinator

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.
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School to Home

Please join us celebrating this month Literacy by participating in our School to Home Reading Program
School to Home Linda Landry 2018-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

President Ellen's September message

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. 
President Ellen's September message Ellen Wodchis 2018-09-04 04:00:00Z 0


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.
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Rotary Medalists 2018

A wonderful inspiring evening with our Rotary Medalists and Slapshot student.  Looking forward to a bright future from this group
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Posted by JOY FLEGG on Jul 25, 2018
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.
ROTARY MEDALISTS JOY FLEGG 2018-07-25 04:00:00Z 0


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.
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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.
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Coletta McGrath

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.
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Yolanda Henry, an invested volunteer with the Tabitha Foundation, shared its goals and accomplishments of "Building Dreams for Cambodia's Poor".
The Savings Program is the cornerstone of Tabitha's work. It encourages families to save their money in order to break the cycle of poverty. How it works is families achieve 4 to 6 dream items each year, ranging from basic necessities like a cooking pot, a sleeping mat, a bicycle and/or a child's education. Tabitha's relationship with a family will last for approx 5 to 7 years. This is long enough to allow families to break the cycle of poverty and graduate to complete financial independence.
Besides the Savings Program, the Foundation's team of volunteers builds homes, wells, schools and are currently invested in the building of a hospital to serve the health needs of the women.
Tabitha Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. 2% of all funds raised in Canada are used for Canadian Administration. For more information go to www.tabitha.ca
TABITHA FOUNDATION Joy Flegg 2018-05-11 04:00:00Z 0


A heartfelt congratulations goes out to Dr. Al Scales. Al was this year's club Paul Harris recipient.
Member, Milica Kovacevich, had the pleasure of presenting Al with the award.
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Another great Fellowship Event was held at B B Blooms in St. Catharines. A creation of spring planters was on the evening's agenda. Thanks to all who participated and especially to Brad and his staff.
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Deanna Kulczycky, Community Engagement Specialist, presented the benefits and impact of keeping families close while a child receives hospital care. The House is a non-profit receiving 19% of its funding through the Ronald McDonald Charity. The balance comes from support from the community.
Member Eric Jones thanked the speaker with a cheque in hand and a donation to Polio +
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES Joy Flegg 2018-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

DNA test

Our recent speaker from Pharmasave.  Now you can get DNA test to see which medications work for you was the topic at our recent rotary meeting.
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Thanks to all who supported our 'School to Home' Reading Program through the purchase of raffle tickets.
This year's winners of the Christmas Cheers Raffle are:
Andrew Henkenhaf, Grimsby - $500. gift card to LCBO from Rotary Club St. Catharines-Lakeshore;
Doug Holmes, Vineland Station - 2 room suite, bottle of wine and certificates for Parkway Bowling Lanes & Arcades from Ontario Street Holiday Inn;
Bill Cochrane, Queeston - 1 batch (25 bottles) of 2017 Niagara Pinot Noir plus 1/4 batch of Cabernet Franc Icewine Port from Winemaker's Vintage, Port Dalhousie;
E. Sanclemente, St. Catharines - 4 tickets to Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal from the Ontario Performing Arts Centre;
Gina Wiliams, St. Catharines - Dinner for 8 plus 8 cocktails from the Mansion House;
Alex Heidbuechel, St. Catharines - $300 cash from Professional Cleaning Specialists;
Jean Holbert Leighton, St. Catharines - Merchandise Gift Basket from  member Beth Fleeton, employee of Universal-Orlando;
Phil McInnery, St. Catharines - 8 Niagara Home Tickets plus autographed Team Stick from the Niagara Ice Dogs;
Andrew Henkenhaf, Grimsby - Tour, Taste & Food Experience for 6 with Owner of Lock Street Brewing Co., Port Dalhousie;
Bill Ellison, Niagara-on-the Lake - Dinner for 4 plus Bottle of Wine at Dani's Bistro & VQA Wine Bar
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Christmas Party

Fellowship was alive and well at Dani's Bistro in St. Catharines.
42 members and spouses enjoyed a fabulous meal in a beautifully decorated dining room.
Merry Christmas to all.
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The club was happy to have Ms Kendra Welland from RAFT as our guest speaker. She accepted a cheque in the amount of $750. as well as numerous gifts from club members.
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Member Al Scales introduced Janet Handy from the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
Janet has a Masters of Education in Child & Adolescent Psychology. She has worked for 30 years with victims of violence from all walks of life. She worked 14 years as Executive Director in Victim focussed agencies services. She was a member of the Advisory Panel on the Cornwall Public Inquiry. She is a speaker, writer and educator on the topic of Resilience in the face of Trauma.
Member Eric Jones thanked the speaker. Janet was happy to receive a donation from our Club as well as polio vaccines in her name.

New Story August 26 2017

August 9, 2017 - Keynote speaker -
Al Scales & Rotary Medalists
At the August 9, 2017  meeting, Member Al Scales, Director of New Generations, was on hand to greet 3 of this year's high school graduates having been selected as Rotary Medalists.
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Bob Miller-special Citation

A very special citation to Bob Miller was presented at the changeover meeting.  Well deserved for five avenues of service to the Rotary International that Bob has achieved.  District Governor Marlee was on hand to present Bob the citation.  She said it was the only one that she had the honor to present in her year and the district has less than 100 Rotarians that have received this citation  Thanks to Bob family for coming to support Bob and kept it a secret
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District Governor Award

At the changeover meeting for the District Governor held at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, awards and citations were given out to the 69 clubs in District 7090.  I am proud to announce the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore received the District Governor Award along with 100% member retention, pending presidential citation and the Lighthouse Award.  Only one other club, the Rotary Club of Welland, received the Lighthouse award in past years. 
The awards are a combined effort of all club members.  Thanks for a successful rotary year.
From left to right are DG Marlee, Club President Sandi Chard, Member Gary Chard and Assistant Governor Kathy Henry
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Kevin Harrison Muscular Dystrophy canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a neural muscle disorder that affects your nerves and muscles  It affects over 50000 Canadians, what people do not realize is that are over 150 types
We thank Kevin Harrison from Muscular Dystrophy Canada for his informational talk
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Gary Landry Home Reading Program Volunteers

Without our volunteers in the Gary Landry Reading Program our commitment to 5 St Catharines Elementary Schools would not exist.  Linda does a great job of coordinating 20 volunteers in the schools.  At the recent meeting 4 of the students were on hand to inform us how important the program is to them as well.  Thank you to our volunteers and Linda for their on going support.  Remember we are looking for volunteers for the program.https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-St-Catharines-Lakeshore-246984262027016/
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Paul Harris Community

Excited to announce our new Paul Harris Fellow for community Debbie Burch and Richard Lafontaine presented by ADG Cathy Henry
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Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham receiving the much deserved honour member by fellow Rotarian Janet.  We are sorry to report on December 24th Jim passed away. He will be missed by all his humour, devotion to our club and rotary foundation.   For more information please see obit
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Foundation 2015-16 Awards

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Exciting night at the District 7090 foundation dinner. Our club was presented with two awards for supporting foundation. 1. supporting polio plus with over 1500 USA donation. 2. 100% of our members gave to the foundation with an average over $100 USA. Great work club!!
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16 members enjoyed an evening at Jim Phelps', aka the Train Master, in Effingham. A hot dinner of beef on a bun and lots of dessert were enjoyed by all after a walk through a maze of tracks and trains covering a multitude of surfaces in his lower level, recreating stations and streets from days gone by. His attention to detail made all of his replicas appear authentic.
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Ryans Bowl

Ken Walsh was our guest to update us on Ryans Bowl.  Our club and individuals in our club have been great supporters of Ryans Bowl.  Clarice introduced and thanked Ken with a check as well as many members gave Ken personal checks $50.00 feeds one child for a year with lunches.  www.ryansbowl.ca
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Another Successful Lobsterfest is in the books.  Thanks to Willie and the Club for a great Job.
We do have some lobsters for sale call Willie to purchase $13.00 for a 1 1/4 lb lobster just delivered on Friday from the east coast. Willie at 905-685-2475 

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Rotary Medalists

What a honour our club had to host some of our Rotary Medalists for 2016.  They students are our future leaders after the evening we know we are in great hands. 
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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.
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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.
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A very successful year of Home Reading has just come to a close. Our 5 schools announced their 'Most Improved Readers'. Each recipient received a personalized medallion, and their name on their school`s wall plaque.
A complete list will follow.
A heartfelf thank-you to all the reading volunteers as well as members, President Linda Landry, Milica Kovacevich and John Ellisson.


A Mexican fiesta was on tap with all proceeds going to an International Literacy Program.
A good time was had by all.
Many, many thanks to the hostess and host.
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BEACON MAY 25, 2016

The fundraising committee led the club assembly highlighting the pros and cons of our major fundraiser, i.e. Lobsterfest and of its future.
Committee Chair, Willy Heibuechel, is stepping down after several years of leading and organizing this major event. He will be available to assist and  mentor a replacement. The club is seeking a suitable candidate to take on this job with the assistance of the entire club. Please give this position your utmost consideration in order to ensure future, successful Lobsterfests. Thanks go out to Willy, Marc and Phil for leading this club assembly. Many questions and ideas flowed from the members.
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Posted by Joy Flegg
President Linda, with Co-Chair Milica Kovacevich, honoured 19 volunteers from the Gary Landry Home Reading Program. Only 5 students were available to receive their well deserved awards. A special mention went out to John Ellison for his dedication to this program as well as to the Committee Co-chair, Milica Kovacevich. Principal, Rosemarie Ayotte, was invited to represent the 5 principals involved in the reading program to deliver a heartfelt message of the impact this levelled reading program has had on her students struggling with literacy issues. She gave thanks to the attending volunteers for the part that they played in assisting students in need. She praised the club for all they do to make the community a wonderful place to live. Willy thanked the speaker.
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Posted by Joy Flegg
MAY 4TH, 2016
Our annual plant sale and recycling event is fast approaching. Milica Kovacevich and Linda Jones were on hand to explain how to go about splitting and potting plants for the plant sale. Plant ID kits were handed out to help with identifying varieties, color, shapes and sizes. Melle Belle was on hand as well to answer any horticultural questions.
A kindly reminder to go through your closets and put together bags of used clothing, belts, hats, as well as any electronics you wish to dispose of.
Elaine Richard and Bob Birrell were officially welcomed back to the club.
Bob Morningstar is our latest recipient for his support of the Foundation.


GUEST SPEAKER : Melisa Schrock is a Rotarian from the Akron Newstead Rotary Club. She joined Rotary in 2003. She currently holds the position of Director of Service Projects. She is the 2016 District Conference Chair as well as District Governor Nominee Designate for 2018.
Melisa spoke pationately about the wealth of information and opportunity that exists in the many Fellowships Committees world wide. There is something for everyone. She strongly encouraged all members to have a look at Rotary.org to learn about the more than 60 Fellowship Committees in existence.
In order to form such a committee you need to be a minimum of 8 members spanning at least 3 countries.
Member, Sandi Chard, thanked the speaker.


APRIL 14TH.  NIAGARA ROTARY CLUBS JOINT LUNCHEON attended by 10 clubs and hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore.
President, Linda Landry, presided over the luncheon at the Holiday Inn in St. Catharines. The guest speaker Steve Ludzik, was introduced by member Bob Miller. 
Steve was a player, a coach, an author, an analyst and a philanthropist.  Ludzy as he’s affectionately known, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2000. He founded the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson's Rehabilitation at the Hotel Dieu Shaver in St. Catharines. The center opened in 2003 and is supported by funding from his annual Celebrity Roast & Charity Golf Tournament. Steve is hopeful that there will be a cure within the next 5 years.
In appreciation and recognition of his humanitarian efforts, Steve was the recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow, the highest recognition given by Rotary International. This award was presented by our District Governor, Kevin Crosby.   Designate District Governor Marlee Diehl, drew the 50/50 Ticket presenting the St. Catharines Club’s Exchange Student and Steve Ludzik with the proceeds.
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Posted by Joy Flegg
March 16th, 2016
Federico Holten-Anderson, Owner - Winemaker of Winemaker's Vintage, premium winemaking boutique delivered an enthusiastic speech on how to create your very own world class wine.
Rotary Member Willy Heibuechel thanked Federico for sharing with us the complexities of the world of wine. His boutique is located in Port Dalhousie. For more information go to info@winemakersvintage.com
WINEMAKER'S VINTAGE Joy Flegg 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Joy Flegg
March 9th, 2016
Rotary member Cathy Henry spoke to the club about her project in Jamaica, 'Trees that Feed'.
She oversees the planting and manufacturing of Bread Fruit Trees which provide food for local school children.
Rotary member Milica Kovacevich thanked the speaker and a cheque was presented by member, Eric Jones, on behalf of Community & World Services Committee.
CATHY HENRY - BREAD FRUIT TREES Joy Flegg 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0


DART NIGHT SOCIAL - Wednesday, March 2nd
Many thanks to Gary Chard for organizing another great dart social.
There were plenty of members and a few spouses on hand raising a glass and a few darts.
The photos do not capture the whole story!!!
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In memory of Cathy Asplin

President Linda Landry was presented with a cheque from Jon Asplin and family in memory of his wife, Cathy. Proceeds are to be donated to the new hospital's equipment fund.
Treasurer, Sue Kelcey, and Jon's son, Philip Asplin on the right.
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Jim Cunningham

An exciting night for the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore when the board of directors announced that they have bestowed an Honorary member on Jim Cunningham.  A formal thank you for Jim's service will be held with our 30th Anniversary celebration of the club in June

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Gino Marchionda

Member, Gino Marchionda, promoting his coupon booklet to raise funds for the St. Catharines Cancer Centre.
Gino has lost several loved ones to this disease. He works tirelessly at raising money
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Youth Exchange

Posted by Joy Flegg
She's back! Our beloved 2013 Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Isabella Taylor from Australia.
Bella joined us at our regular meeting and brought us up to date with what she has been doing since returning home.
We were all very excited to have her back.
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Sam Graves - Youth Gambling Awareness Joy Flegg 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by JOY FLEGG
January 20th, 2016
Peter Robinson, Mediation Lawyer, Classification Speech
Member Jim Cunningham thanked Peter for his presentation.

Paul Harris Recipient

Posted by Joy Flegg
Another sapphire sparkles on a Paul Harris Award Recipient, Linda Landry.
A heartfelt congratulations from your fellow rotarians.
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Trivia Night success-thanks for all for attending Joy Flegg 2015-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
Season Cheers Ticket Winners Joy Flegg 2015-12-27 00:00:00Z 0

Bruce Trail

Bob Miller thanks our Guest Speaker Merle Richards on her informative talk about the "Bruce Trail"
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Please met our newest member Kent from Stratford.  Kent has recently relocated from Stratford.  He was an active member of his former club was past President and an Honourary member.  Welcome Kent and your wife Dianne
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Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys school Sandi Chard 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

foundation dinner 2015

Recognition 2014-15
We were presented with a recognition for our contributions to polio plus at the annual Foundation Dinner
for more picture please see our facebook
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one foundation Sandi Chard 2015-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow-Cathy Asplin Sandi Chard 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rock to the Lock-Dan Giancola Sandi Chard 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Field Operations for Ontario Stewardship Program-September 2 speaker 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
DG Kevin Crosby Visit Sandi Chard 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

National Grocers

National Groceries Manager Chris Badali (2nd from left) with his Staff, ( Tom, Lee, Lisa & Cindy) presenting the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore with a Cheque donated by their Customers. $322.00 was raised to purchase leveled reading books for the Gary Landry Home Reading Program in the Club's FIVE St. Catharines Schools.
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Rotary new year 2015-2016 Sandi Chard 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0

President Jon and Wife Cathy

The smile on the face of a president at the end of his term.  Thanks Jon and wife Cathy for an "awesome" year.  Presidents party June 24 see Annette for details
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Video of our year 2014-15 Sandi Chard 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Lobster fest tickets Available!!! Sandi Chard 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting June 17th Our night to visit Charles Ansell Park 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
BEACON, May 20th, 2015 Joy A. Flegg 2015-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Beacon - Aug 7, 2013

Posted by Ellen Wodchis on Aug 06, 2013

The Beacon –  August 7, 2013

Sgt at Arms





Bob Miller




President Marlene:

  • Opened with a quote, “You make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give” (anonymous) which she dedicated to the Ribfest volunteers
  • Hamilton AM club – Rotary Round Up ($95/ticket)
  • Letter from Child Advocacy Centre asking for support
  • Police checks needed for everyone as per Rotary policy.  Marlene to bring forms next week.
  • Meredith sent $100 cheque to Alta floods – Board sent another $400
  • Board made a decision to give the Big Brothers/Big Sisters In School Mentoring program $1800/year over three years.  Cheque to be presented on Aug 14
  • Starting tonight, newsletter will be brief – especially the Happy Dollars section as challenging to find newsletter editors

Treasurer Mary:

  • Dues are due
  • $8 owed for anyone who attended Gary’s BBQ

Ribfest Gary:

  • A good year ran out of some supplies, made profit of $4870!
  • Special thanks to John, Jessica, Clarice, Janet, Milica (perogie princess), Eric, Linda, Jon, Elaine and Al plus thanks to all others who participated
  • Tear down was short staffed so not a happy time

Bingo Janet:

  • Found helpers for this Sun (Jim, Bruce and Bob Miller)

Lobsterfest Willy:

  • Short meeting tonight

Guests/Visiting Rotarians

Galen Timms and Terry Dow


Jon Asplin and John Richmond


Bruce Timms introduced his daughter Galen, a former Rotary Exchange student, who talked about her four month experience in Ghana last summer through Engineers without Borders.  Galen was a “political liaison”.  Fascinating talk!  Al thanked her after many questions/comments.

Happy Dollars


Scribe had to vacate the premises so nothing documented.

50 – 50 Draw

Scribe had to vacate the premises so nothing documented


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Beacon - May 22, 2013

Posted by Ellen Wodchis on May 21, 2013

The Beacon – May 22, 2013

Sgt at Arms

Bob Miller








Bob Miller – sent around sign up for July 17 golf social

Linda – sending around 3 cards re Plant Sale (Mel, Friends of  Malcomson Park and St Catharines Horticultural Society)

Willy – Lobsterfest meeting tonight

Gary – thanks from Mainstream as we sponsored some bully presentations

Al – RYLA meeting on June 13


Gary introduced the speaker

Marty Mako – went with Healthy Horizons (Steve Malone’s group) in Hondouras in April to help build houses.  Also did some health promotion work (e.g., hand washing and oral health).  Also focused his presentation on big and large charities – pros and cons of each.

Jon thanked Marty for being an inspiration to all of us.

Guests/Visiting Rotarians

Jessica – a perspective member

Marty – our presenter

Happy Dollars


 Gary auctioned off some items left over from the plant sale – ketchup and various drinks – goes to the Plant Sale

Willy did happy dollars

Lots of happy dollars for Marty

Welcome to Jessica


50 – 50 Draw

Jon pulled the wrong card


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Beacon - May 8, 2013

Posted by Ellen Wodchis on May 07, 2013

The Beacon – May 8, 2013

Sgt at Arms

Jon Asplin


Dave Wilkerson


Patricia Boyko




Linda re May 11 plant sale – need plants.  Sign up list to be circulated – volunteers are needed

Clarice – gently used clothing sale for Child Advocacy Centre

Clarice – wants sponsors for walking the Rankin Cancer run


Randi introduced Cathy Davis and her two boys – Evan and Colin

Scott was a Rotarian from 1996 and passed away in 2008.

Cathy and boys went on a fabulous trip to Australia.

Evan and Colin did an amazing presentation about their trip.

Both boys designed books about their dad.

Cathy remembers carving roast beef at Lobster fest for two years.

Clarice thanked the boys for sharing their photos and memories.

Guests and Visiting Rotarians

Cathy, Evan and Colin Davis

Chris Bangham (Rotary member) and Diane from Hospice here to promote 5 car draw.  Tickets available tonight.

Happy Dollars


Many thanks to the Davis clan

Many wonderful memories of Scott

Clarice had a great trip to San Diego

Sue also doing the Rankin Cancer Run

Joy thanks Gino for cleaning the wedding dress

Jim was supposed to be at Alzheimer’s society for a meeting but forgot.

Diane thanks us for supporting Hospice

Chris loves beer and supports the bar club solo.  Ironic fall in the beer store

Cathy did a wonderful job with Randi’s mother’s funeral

Bella went to Jamestown with other students this weekend – had a great time

Evan thanks us for having him tonight

Colin is thrilled to be here with all his dad’s friends

Jim beat Gary in the road rally on Sunday

50 – 50 Draw

Joy pulled 3 of diamonds


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Beacon - May 1, 2013

Posted by Ellen Wodchis on Apr 30, 2013

The Beacon – May 2, 2013

Sgt at Arms

Jon Asplin








Post mortem for Evening in Paris tonight

Linda – pots are here for plant sale.  Eric to send out signup sheet.  Can drop plants off any time at 119 Dalhousie

Niagara Youth Taking Action event at Brock on May 22 – we are being asked to help fund disadvantaged kids for $5/ticket

South Club has road rally on May 5

Two motions put forth by Gary for discussion and voting:

July meetings – no attendance to be taken.  There may be some social activities such as golf on July 17 or committee meetings.  Motioned by Linda, seconded by Willy and carried.

POD trial for 3 months (Oct – Dec).  Motioned by Bob, seconded by Milica and carried.

Gary – looking at forming a special committee to plan 25th anniversary of Lobsterfest.  Gino has some ideas.



Bella did a photo and music computer show regarding Evening in Paris – well received.  She was thanked by Al with a mug for wine


Guests/Visiting Rotarians

Olivia  - former exchange student

Bella – current exchange student


Happy Dollars


Lots of happy dollars for Bella and Olivia

Jim – new switch at screen

Olivia – happy to be here and to attend Joy’s daughter’s wedding

Joy – LOA is over and Bella comes to her house tonight.  Wedding was wonderful

Mary – golfing and bad sunburn

Marlene – met future in-laws and all is well

Randi – Len’s son and practical joke

Willy – new district appointment

Al – no eye changes over time

Phil – tribute to grandmother who made it to 97

Bob – won great prizes at car dealership.  Granddaughter’s needed drug has been approved

Milica – escaped stove cleaning as off to Cuba

Annette – going to Phoenix with Len – hope to come back with him

Gino – cleaning wedding gown from Joy’s daughter

Bella – loved stars on ice

Gary – happy LOAs over


50 – 50 Draw

Randi pulled the ace of spades and won the pot - $5!!  Going to literacy


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Beacon template - July 2013

Posted by Ellen Wodchis

The Beacon –  Date

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Guests/Visiting Rotarians




Happy Dollars



50 – 50 Draw



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