August is Membership and Extension month, a time to focus on the heart of Rotary and what makes it great -- more than 1.2 million members in nearly 33,000 clubs worldwide.

On this topic Jacquie Herman-Wing, from the We Care Program gave us some excellent insight into what Rotarians do well, what we could do better and what we do best.



Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA - August 8, 2011


12:10 p.m. Call to Order: Membership Chair - Roseanne Morissette

Today’s agenda altered slightly to allow us to accommodate two guest speaker segments, one from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., and another at approximately 1 p.m.

Roseanne chaired this week’s meeting as a representative of the Membership Committee as August is Membership month.

National Anthem: Rob Welch

Toast to the Queen & Canada: Don Beard

Invocation: Laetitia De Wit 


First Guest Speaker:

Don Green Honorary Chair, and Bob Wercholoz Co-Chair, of the Rotary Mobility Cup 2011.  

These honorable gentlemen spoke regarding the Rotary sponsored international sailing event that is open to anyone with a significant disability. Competitors are coming to the Hamilton event from across North America and from as far away as New Zealand. This event will take place from August 29 through September 2, 2011. Many community partners and people from abroad are coming together to put a smile on these peoples faces. For example United Airlines and CN Rail are donating services to transport the competitors and boats required for the event to Hamilton. There will be approximately 300 volunteers involved in the coordination of the event, and more than 80 competitors.

Don summed up by saying "when you see our sailors coming off the water with a smile on their face, you know you done your job!"  

 Rotary Mobility Cup 1


Thanking the guest speakers: Sheila Bristo     


Introduction of Guests and any Visiting Rotarians:

Jacquie Herman-Wing, guest speaker, We Care Program

Don Green, guest speaker, Rotary Mobility Cup

Bob Wercholoz, guest speaker, Rotary Mobility Cup


Sergeant-at-Arms: Jim Hooper - happy dollars were collected from

- Sheila Bristo

- Cathy Henry

- Jim Howes

- Najeeb Syed

- Paul Massuet

- Arie Vrugteveen

- Rob Kozub

- Laetitia De Witt

- John Teibert

- Roseanne Morrissette 



Tour du Lac - Cathy Henry: Today, we officially welcome back our Tour du Lac riders. At a near future date, we will have a social evening for the riders, our club members, May Court members, and Performance Cars to celebrate this inaugural event.

To date $25,700.00 has been raised by pledges - net to date is $20,420.00 - hopefully with more to come. The donation pledge portion of the website is closed - further donations should be made directly to Rotary South. We are already receiving sponsorships for next year.

Take it to Heart Gala - November 5th, 2011 at the Scotiabank Convention Center

Cathy Henry: $512,000.00 already been raised for the Cath. Lab - only $238,000.00 to reach our goal! The final push is on! We must sell a minimum of 300 tickets for this years gala. Tickets are $150.00 each, tables of 8 and 10 are available.  


Niagara Falls Silent auction is to raffle a diamond and aquamarine necklace - $10.00 per ticket


If any one would like to place an ad or sponsor a course for the menu, please contact Cathy Henry. 

$250.00 - business card ads

$1,000.00 - 1/4 page

$2,000.00 - 1/2 page

$5,000.00 - full page

$10,000.00 - inside back cover

Bingo - There was a moderate turnout at our bingo session on Friday, August 5th The next bingo is Saturday, August 20th. Please call or email Beth if you can volunteer.

Board Meeting - there is a Board meeting Wednesday, August 10th 5:30 p.m. at Crawford Smith & Swallow.

End of Summer Event - There will be an End of Summer Fellowship Event at the Port Dalhousie Yacht Club on August 22nd. Tom Schulz is arranging this event, and an email with all the details is to follow. 

District Governor Visit - District Governor John Heise will be visiting our club on Monday, August 29th. Mr. Heise will meet with the board at 11:15 a.m. and will then join our club meeting.

Annual District Conference - Our annual District Conference is October 28-30 at Niagara Falls, New York Convention Centre, which is across from the Seneca Casino. Hope everyone can make it.


Norris Brown, August 6th

Three of our members were born into Rotary August 1st:

Don Beard, 22 years ago

Ron Kozub, 16 years ago

Paul Massuet, 17 years ago 

Attendance Report: 16 members,  8 make-ups for a total of 70% attendance.

50/50 Draw: Ron Kozub won the draw but sadly came away with a five of hearts.  

Guest Speaker: Jacquie Herman-Wing - August is Membership and Extension month, a time to focus on the heart of Rotary and what makes it great -- more than 1.2 million members in nearly 33,000 clubs worldwide.

One of the three priorities of the RI Strategic Plan is to support and strengthen clubs, which includes the goal of improving the recruitment and retention of qualified, enthusiastic members.

It is fitting that our guest speaker today was Jacquie Herman-Wing.


Jacquie has over twenty five years experience specializing in Organizational & Individual Leadership Development.  She has presented seminars and training workshops for management, union members, educators, police, fire, emergency medical services, and community workers in public and private organizations locally, nationally and internationally on topics such as Leadership, Management/Supervisory Skills, Communications and Team Building for Results.  Her current areas of interest:  Harassment-Free Workplaces Build on Respect and Mental Health in the Workplace. 


Her services include Mediation/Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Career Selection, Executive Coaching, Employee Selection, Workplace Restructuring and Organization Development. 


Jacquie was invited to join Rotary in 1993 when she became a member of the St. Catharines Club.  Due to work conflicts she later transferred to St. Catharines Sunrise.


She has been privileged to hold several positions in Rotary including President of her club, District Trainer, District 7090 Director for Membership.  She has been invited to be faculty for Zone Trainings and is currently a faculty member for District 7090 Rotary Leadership Institute.


Jacquie has been privileged to speak at several Rotary clubs around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore and Scotland.

Today, Jacquie spoke to us about the “We Care Program: a guide for building bigger, better, bolder Rotary clubs in District 7090.” 


Next Week:

Next week’s speaker is Anthony Lindan, a corporate magician and motivational speaker. You will be delighted and entertained.


Today’ Quote:

Is borrowed from an email we received from Bob Wercholoz:  "Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve."