President Paul called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
 
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Kris Akilie
 
TOAST TO QUEEN AND CANADA: Don Beard
 
INVOCATION: Cathy Henry
 
INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS AND GUESTS - Brian Radford
Rick Merritt - Assistant District Governor
Doug Foss - Rotary Down Town
Doug Geddes - Rotary Down Town and Goodwill
Saul Zamaitis - Goodwill
Don Hetherington - Rotary Down Town
Elisabeth Zimmerman - prospective member
Arie Vrugteveen - prospective member
 
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS - Brian Radford
Doug Foss - fined for losing weight - but looks terrific
Paul Massuet - left one table to sit with Doug Foss
Jim Howes - happy he went to Palm Springs to play golf with his family but United lost his luggage and golf clubs - going and coming home - at least they were consistent
Laetitia de Witt - fined for letting Bob out of the house with all his" junk"
Don Beard - fined for not announcing new date for "the card game"
 
CHEQUE PRESENTATION - Paul Monaghan
President Paul Monaghan with Keith Shaver, Donation Committee Chairman, presented a cheque to Saul Zamaitis and Doug Geddes from Goodwill
 
NEW MEMBERS INDUCTION - Ed Telenko

Elisabeth Zimmerman - sponsored by Roseanne Morissette

Elisabeth has worked in the non-profit sector for 16 years - the last four as Executive Director of the YWCA Niagara Region working with homeless women and their children providing crisis housing, transitional support housing, emplyment programs and ongoing support services. 

Elisabeth serves on the Niagara Workforce Planning Board and is on the executive for the Coalition To End Violence Against Women.

Born in Niagara Falls, Elisabeth grew up in St. Catharines and has lived in Lincoln for the past 22 years. Elizabeth is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to a three-year-old grandson. 
 
Arie Vrugteveen - sponsored by John Teibert

Born February 1, 1984 in Hamilton. Both parents born in Holland, grew up in Norwich.

At the age of 12, Arie became interested in hydroponics and wanted to start his own business in the greenhouse industry. He attended Niagara College to receive his Greenhouse Technician diploma. Arie realized, in the climate at that time, the greenhouse industry was not for him, so he began buying real estate and purchased three buildings totaling 14 units.

Arie came across a seniors Assisted Care facility in Welland and was shocked at the state of care that was given to the residents. This led to his present career of providing quality, caring services for seniors. Arie looked for a franchise and came across Retire At Home Services and is now Director of the Niagara company. 
 
Chris Michael - sponsored by Dan Toppari - was unable to attend today and will be inducted at a later date
 
PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS - Paul Monaghan
February 8th speaker- Ken Murray - Brock University Basketball Team
No meeting on February 15th- Family Day
Board Meeting - Thursday, February 18th- George Darte Funeral Chapel
February 22 - guest speaker - Rick Dykstra
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Paul Monaghan

Roseanne is requesting assistance with taking weekly minutes - Kris volunteered
David Cooperman- Blaizedale joint meeting - April 26th, 2010 - Queenston Heights
2009 Bike Trek cheque was received for $493.00
2010 Bike Trek is June 5th, 2010
Don Beard asked for help this week for bingo- Ron Kozub volunteered - need two more - sheets were passed at each table to sign up for future dates
Paul is receiving thank you notes from the five schools for the Thesaurus program
 
BIRTHDAYS

Arie Vrugteeven. As he was just inducted today, the $10. was waived 
 
50/50 DRAW

Keith Shaver - 9 of Spades
 
EARLY LEAVERS

John Klassen expressed his regrets to the President and Guest Speaker and took early leave.
 
INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER - Bob McKay

No introduction needed as it is as it is Bob McKay! 
  
Bob spoke about Extreme Skiing - Deep Powder or Snow Cat - and his experiences in BC at 12,000-15,000 elevations. The need for fitness training, knowledge of skiing and  overall good health. Bob brought along his equipment - different from regular ski equipment and showed some beautiful photos of the landscape and lodges.  
  
Don Hetherington thanked Bob.
 
ATTENDANCE REPORT - Ron Kozub

22 members, five guests, and two make-ups for 75 per cent attendance.
 
ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President Paul wished everyone a good week in Rotary and adjourned the meeting at 1:25 p.m.