Every wonder what the Deptartment of Public Health is all about? Bjorn Christenson presented a concise snapshot of his departments mandate and some of the interesting projects currently underway.


Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA - December 12

12:15 p.m. Call to Order: President Sheila      

1. National Anthem: Paul Monaghan

2. Toast to the Queen & Canada: John Teibert

3. Invocation: Cathy Henry

4. Lunch (reconvene at 12:30)

5. Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians: Ron Kozub 

Prospective new members: Michael Kevorkian, David Martineau and Colin Sines

Henry Becker - Rotary Club of St. Catharines Down Town

Bjorn Christensen - guest speaker


6. Sergeant-at-Arms: Kris Akilie - Happy Dollars only

Paul Monaghan - helped at a very productive Bingo on Saturday night

Dan Toppari - went to an Anglican Church service and heard an “Elvis” gospel singer

The following members are thrilled that the Christmas shopping is completed- thanks to their spouses

       Kris Akilie, Arie Vrugteveen, Ian Forbes, Tom Schulz, Ron Kozub,

Jim and Nancy Howes are going to see their granddaughter dance in the Nutcracker


7. Announcements:         

              1.  Bingo Next bingo is Friday Dec 23. Derrick and June have volunteered. We require one more.

              2.  GSE Applications have been extended until December 31.  Please encourage young professionals to apply. For information contact Bob Gosselin at cell (905) 682-6740, or E-mail to robert2gosselin@sympatico.ca

              3. Please mark your calendars for the afternoon of December 19 for the Club Holiday Christmas Party.  Spouses and partners and of course children/grandchildren are welcome. Please contact Cathy if attending. We need to tell the club the number of meals to serve

              4. There are no meetings on December 26 or January 2.

              5.  Board Meeting Dec 14 at 7:30 pm at CSS.                                       

              6. Birthdays none this week

9. 50/50 Draw: Tom Schulz- 2 Hearts

10. Early Leavers: none

11. Introduction of Guest Speaker: Tom Schulz-   Bjorn Christensen, Director, Environmental Health for the Region of Niagara. In his position he oversees public health programming that includes environmental health hazard investigation, food safety, West Nile virus contingency response program, water quality.

12: Speaker: Bjorn Christensen   spoke at length about safety issues for Niagara, guidelines for food handling, insect controls, and establishment of programs to warn the region of possible future endemics


12. Thanking the Speaker: Dan Toppari

13. Attendance Report: Ron Kozub 17 members, 3 make ups, 4 guests   70%

14. Next meeting: December 19, be sure to bring your family to celebrate the holiday season. RSVP to Cathy if you haven’t already. We will also be collecting for Najeeb’s food bank instead of the fifty/fifty draw- please bring non perishable foods to deliver to his warehouse on Queenston Street

Quote: Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Meeting adjourned at 1:25 P.M.