Club Information

The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM

Hamilton A.M.

"Making a Difference"

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
William's Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON  L8L 8K4
Canada
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January 2019
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Past President
Secretary
Public Relations
Sergeant at Arms
Director
Director
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Mission Vision Values
MISSION:
Making a difference through service above self.
VISION:
Healthy and prosperous communities.
VALUES:
Fellowship – Global Understanding – Ethics and Integrity - Diversity
 
Upcoming Events
 
January 2019 Member Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting
Date
Front
Desk 1
Front
Desk  2
Meeting
Greeter
Saying
Grace
Introduce 
Speaker
Sergeant
at Arms
January 
2
Norm
Geddes
Kim
G-C
Don
Grennan
Dave
Gruggen
Cheryl
Gzik
Sandy 
Marincic
January 
9
Joe 
Hamilton
Bruce 
Horsley
Michael
Howes
Ashi
Jain
Cathy
Jeske
John
Janisse
January 
16
Jennifer
Kinnunen
Ruth
Liebersbach
Dora
Lomax
Al
Lutchin
Sandy
Marincic
Norm
Geddes
January 
23
Joanne
McCallum
Janet 
McNaught
Dan
Millar
Angelo
Misale
Sheryel
Raymes
John 
Mokrycke
January 
30
Shikha
Sareen
Mike
Shea
Mercedes
Simon
Reeney
Stayshyn
Frank
Stechey
Ruth
Liebersbach
 
February 2019 Member Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting
Date
Front
Desk 1
Front
Desk  2
Meeting
Greeter
Saying
Grace
Introduce 
Speaker
Sergeant
at Arms
February 
6
Marta
Stiteler
Brian
Tisdale
Tom
Tweedie
Marita
Zaffiro
Michelle
Austin
Frank
Stechey
February 
13
John
Baxter
Shayna
Beeksma
Yolanda
C-B
Tim
Dickins
John 
Dalgleish
Sandy 
Marincic
February 
20
Lisa
Dunlop
Clare
Freeman
Kim
G-C
Don
Grennan
Ruth
Greenspan
John
Janisse
February 
27
Dave
Gruggen
Cheryl
Gzik
Joe
Hamilton
Bruce 
Horsley
Michael
Howes
Norm
Geddes
 
 
         
 
Recent Breakfast Speakers and Activities
Today Club members received Naloxone training by Faisal Khawaja from Marchese Pharmacy.  Members were very impressed with the quality of the presentation and took home Naloxone kits and a training certificate.  Marchese Pharmacy is the lead supplier of training and kits in Hamilton.
President Tim McClemont and Assistant District Governor Marta Stiteler were pleased to present President-Elect Anne Bermingham with a Paul Harris Award at today's club meeting.
Up to $40,000 is available for funding in 2019 for Large Projects or Projects for which the RFP is sent out to community groups and on our website.  Requests for multi-year project funding will also be considered. 
 
Up to $10,000 is available for smaller projects that come up throughout the year and are above the small donations $500/project limit and worthy of funding immediately.
Today's Family CEO (and former club member!) Marni Flaherty and COO Brenda Ferguson shared an excellent presentation on their amazing organization.  Considered leaders in the field, Marni and her staff contribute locally, provincially and nationally to the advancement of day care in Canada.  Below they are thanked for their contribution to the October 31, 2018 club meeting by Sandy Marincic.
The smiles tell it all as President Tim McClemont, Past-President Jane Blums and Assistant District Governor Marta Stiteler welcome Lisa Dunlop as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM.
Steve Staio, President of the Hamilton Bulldogs spoke at our regular July 25, 2018 breakfast meeting.  Steve is pictured here with our own Irene Stayshyn receiving a certificate confirming that we will be inoculating 25 children against polio in his honour.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM has been advised that the second drinking fountain donated by our club was installed in December at the Jose Maria Morelos Pavon primary school in Tesoco, a village within our municipality of Valladolid, Yucatan.
 
Local Rotarian Tey Stiteler , the president and the members of the Club Rotario Valladolid Pueblo Magico attended the inauguration of the drinking fountain which was officiated by Julio Perez Tovar, the governor of our district, District 4195 of Rotary Club International.
 
Our club's contributions to purchase three drinking fountains in the village of Valladolid will provide free, safe, clean, and healthy water on a daily basis to thousands of children over the years.
 
 
Club member Mariko Bown-Kai from the John Howard Society was our guest speaker on November 15, 2017.  She spoke about the  ‘Beasley Youth Developmental Asset Initiative’ and gave an update on the progress of this initiative to club members.  In the past, our club has donated $30,000 to this initiative, which develops the human assets of the children and youth in the Beasley community.  This project, according to club member Paul Lakin, is a replication of a successful Waterdown project.  John Howard is looking to extend their funding for this project beyond December, 2017.
 
Mariko's presentation can be found by going to https://prezi.com/view/oGyvUi8sjaE00Iys3JdT/.

The development initiative engages and challenges adults to develop sustained strength building relationships with people in the Beasley community and seeks to mobilize the talents of young people in this community.  Its aim is to engage adults, activate sectors, mobilize young people, invigorate programs within the community, and influence civic decisions.  This worthwhile development initiative is supported by the Rotary, the John Howard Society, and other organizations in the Hamilton community.

‘Beasley’ has a 20% ethnic diversity.  A community centre houses the programs and is located at Wilson and Ferguson.  The centre hosts a career fair for youth, ‘newcomers’ potluck dinners and a youth action committee which meets every two weeks, with discrimination and sexism being some of the topics for discussion.

The program focuses on Asset Development training.  It asks the question ‘what are the missing pieces in the community?’ This training focuses on commitment to learning, creating a positive identity within the individual, empowerment, and a youth’s constructive use of time.   Rotarians can support ‘Asset Development’ by teaching a life skill or hobby such as knitting or cooking, helping youth to celebrate their unique strengths, promoting leadership opportunities within the community such as Rotoract thereby giving the youth an opportunity to excel, and receiving feedback regarding youth programming.

74% of youth in this programme describe their best friend as modeling responsible behavior.  Only 14% of youth spend three hours of more a week in creative activities.  20% of the youth surveyed perceive that adults in the community value youth and their contributions to the community, and one quarter of the youth describe themselves as receiving support from three of more non parental adults.  A reasonable number of these youth report that violence occurs in the home, which eludes to the fact that mentoring opportunities may exist for adults in this community, however nearly half of the youth surveyed report having a high rate of self esteem.  Almost 70% describe a family member giving support and love to assist the youth in achieving their goals and childhood development.

John Howard Society is in the process of performing a closure survey for this project for which the aim of this survey is to identify on how to best serve the youth.  Mariko can be contacted through the club or through the website thepathto40.com.
 
 
 
 
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