Welcome and Meeting Called to Order Cathy Henry

National Anthem - led by Kristen

Toast to Queen and Canada led by Ian

Peace Invocation led by Jim Howes


Members enjoyed a few moments of fellowship and lunch before the meeting re-convened at 12:30 p.m. 

Introduction of our guests and visiting Rotarians by Donna Cunningham
Lisa Kelso, David Cegliie & Lori Serafino-Harper


Sergeant-at-Arms by Arie

Happy dollars collected from: Lisa, Ian, Shafee, Rob Welch, Sheila, Dan, Bob, Mike, Jeff, John, Najeeb, Brian, Cathy & Arie


Birthday and Rotary Anniversary Recognition

Joanne Vrugteveen - Arie’s wife - August 14th

50/50 Draw

Jeff won the draw but not the cash



June Manning - Cathy to present June Manning with her Public Relations Director’s pin for 2013-2014

Board Meeting - There will be a Board meeting at Cathy’s house this evening- starting at 7 PM

 - John TeibertThere are 3 volunteers for Saturday’s bingo - Don Beard, Dan Toppari and Debi Garneau - they would like one more - please contact Don if you can assist Augustt 30th - June Manning and John are looking for 3 more volunteers - please contact John if you can help

RibFest-August 2nd - 5th Mike Gionet - a very special thank you to Mike and his committee for making the booth so successful this year

Garage Sale
 - Lynn Beaudry – September 14th, 2013--- Ina Grafton- please start cleaning out your basements. 

ADG/Club Presidents Meeting 
- There will be a meeting of the three city Club presidents and our ADG - Chris Blake - on August 6th to discuss how we can all work and support each other with our various projects 

Paul Harris Awards Luncheon - November 25th - Golf Club - Rob Welch has agreed to MC this event . Please start thinking of worthy recipients and submit your nominations to Rob & Shafee

Weekly Golf Club menu: 
- I had a meeting with Coady - the catering manager - last Wednesday to discuss the menus. He will endeavor to try and make them more interesting and appetizing. Also, would we rather have our meetings upstairs or in the 19th hole?

2013 District Assembly
 - being organized and run by our youth - Ryla, Slapshot etc. October 25th- 27th - Marriott Hotel, Niagara Falls 

Tour du Lac
- Dan & Ian are organizing a Tour du Lac wrap up party to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and the individuals who generously billeted the riders. This will be held in September. More information to come.


Early Leavers - Ian


Speakers – Dan introduced our speakers Lori Serafino-Harper - Senior Audiologist & David Ceglie from Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehab Center

Hearing assessment is free to Niagara Residents. The profits from hearing aids are put back into the center to help local residents. There are satellite offices in Niagara on the Lake and Port Colborne. You don’t require a referral from your family doctor so if you notice a change in your hearing please feel comfortable in visiting the center. Please donate your old hearing aids.

Thanking Our Speaker – Jeff

Attendance Report 

19 members, 0 make-ups, 3 guests – 51%.


Quote of the day

The more you enjoy - the more you accomplish. Truly enjoy every moment and you create a positive momentum that is unstoppable.


Is there anything else for the good of Rotary? If not, have an engaging week. Lynn will be chairing the meeting next week as I will be in Jamaica for a mini vacation and also representing our club and Trees That Feed Foundation with the pilot project being launched with Foundation/Rotary Ocho Rios East and the MOE of the Jamaican Government

Cathy adjourned the meeting at 1:15pm