The Grapevine for January 22nd is written by Clarence McCloskey
President Bob opened the meeting.
Rotary Foundation Dinner – Feb. 13 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant.
        Cost is $65.00 to register by Feb. 4th.
Niagara Falls Rotary Golf Tournament – June 17th at Hunters Point, Welland.
        Cost is $150.00 and register with Dennis Georgieff at
Rotary BNMC first annual Chili CookOff fundraiser on March 1st.
        For reservations go to
Rotary Happy Hour “We All Goes South” event, Feb. 4th at the Cats Caboose in St. Kits.
       Everyone welcome for finger foods beginning at 6 pm.
Rotarian Sandy reported on a card from Agat (former exchange student) and thanked those                                                    
       Who contributed goods to go to Guatamala.     
Rotarian Drew told us of the death of Rotarian Marty’s Father and of the funeral date in
Rotary Ski Day at Hollymont is Friday, Feb. 13th
Niagara College Seafood Gala – April 11th at the Fallsview Casino Resort. See Charles if
Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club is offering a “Tile” purchase as a fundraiser to locate lost items.
      If interested email  Info at
Nest week out speaker is Debby Zimmerman and it is a Spousal night.
      EVERY ROTARIAN must inform Rotarian Don as to their attendance or not!!
Registrars report;
Rotarian Wayne reported 17  Rotarians present at the meeting,  exchange student Gabo and a guests Linda Libront and John Deveau and speaker Principal Shirley Scott.
Wayne announced that Marshall has volunteered to take over from Donna and that Sharon will be out new treasurer.
Happy Bucks:
Jim M. – happy to be going south soon and staying until the snow melts in Buffalo.
Shirley – happy to be going south for three weeks.
Harry  – told us a couple of his groner jokes.
Don – would not respond to Harry’s joke.
Gabo – presented Bob and the club with a flag of Paraguay and information on his country.
Donna – introduced her guest Linda Libront and announced that she would like to join our club.
Guest Linda – is studying Spanish so that she can be a “doping control chaperone” at the Pan-
      Am games.
Charles – had a great weekend curling in Kingston and reminded everyone of the Seafood Gala.
Drew – found some school classmates from 30 years ago on the internet.
Sandy and Kathryn – just happy.
Sharon – happy that her son is qualifying for the Navy dive team and her team won the “F”
      curling event in Kingston.
Jeanette – happy to have a reason to go back to NY city for a “fresh air conference”.
Pan – happy to see the sun and also located a old friend on the internet.
Bob – enjoyed the great curling event in Kingston.
Clarence – happy to ski on Wednesday and that Michael had successful surgery on Wed. and is
      recovering at home.
Jim H. – happy to have curled and not blowing snow.
Harry introduced our speaker, Principal Shirley Scott of Grimsby Secondary School.
Shirley told us of her childhood desire to teach and of her education and teaching experience over the years leading up to her five years as Vice-Principal and Principal at Fort Erie Secondary School and  current two years asGSS Principal.
The main focus of her presentation was on the new challenges to education with the changes in technology and the need to encourage students to think, communicate, access information and validate (internet access), and to always be learning throughout life.
The graduation requirement is a minimum of 18 compulsory and 12 optional credits along with 40 hours of community service and passing the Ontario Literacy Test.
There are many new courses, many of which are computer based and students are encouraged to join special interest clubs for additional learning.
There is a greater focus on Co-Op education and an “Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program is available to students.
Sharon thanked Shirley for her interesting presentation.
Upcoming Programs:
Jan.   29.   Deb Zimmerman.  Grape Growers of Ont. New members night.  Spousal night?
Feb.   05.   Open
Feb.   12.   Pat Jaskula & Stephan Barker.  Leader Dog program.   Al Goddard
Feb.    19.   Rebecca Repa.  WLMH  needs computor projector and screen.   Al Goddard
Feb.    26.   Community Living.    Drew
Duties :  for January 29nd
Registration  -  Powell
Invocation  -  Goddard
Speaker Intro. – Dulmage
Speaker Appreciation – Arbuckle
Grapevine - Hughes
Clarence McCloskey