WELCOME AND MEETING CALLED TO ORDER - Cathy

Our National Anthem will be led by: Mike Gionet

Our Toast to Queen and Canada will be led by: Jeff Thomas

Our invocation will be led by: Graham Repei

12:30 P.M. Reconvene meeting

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS: Matt Taylor
Chris Bangham from the Downtown Club

SARGEANT AT ARMS: Dan Toppari
         
Happy dollars collected from: Dan, Frank, Rob, Graham, Matt, Joe, Jeff, Najeeb & Cathy

BIRTHDAY AND ROTARY ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION:
Birthday - none this week
Anniversary - Joe and Janet Pfeifer 30 years- Feb 11th, 1984
Rotary Anniversary - None this week

50/50 DRAW: Dan won the draw but not the money.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Our club application for a Matching District Grant for our Trees That Feed project has received conditional approval from District 7090. It now has to be submitted to Rotary International for final approval- we expect to hear from them before August 1st, 2014. Thank you John for helping us with the submission.

The Rotary Club of Lakeshore annual Trivia night is this Saturday, February 15th. Team South- Teibert, Henry, Garneau, Dominick & Gionet will try to  uphold our club honour.

Arie has managed to get Snap to place our Polio Plus cheque presentation at the joint luncheon on April 7th. into their calendar of events- thank you Arie- Please mark this date on your calendar- as we are the host club this year let’s have full club attendance.

A thank you note has been received from Big Brothers/Big Sisters for our donation to their mentorship program

Our application for the annual  District Presidential Citation has been sent to DG Kevin Crouse- we hope that it will qualify us for this prestigious award.

David and I have just returned from Jamaica-Our cheque for $5,300.00  for the Trees That Feed Project was  presented to The Rotary Club of  Ocho Rios East and the Assistant Governor of District 7020.  I met with the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, members of the MOE committee for the National Feeding program and Rotary East in Kingston to prepare for the launch of the  next phase of our project. More news to follow later as plans are finalized. 

Bingo- John Teibert- Next bingo is Friday February 14th  and John needs volunteers.  Bring you loved one for a fun evening.

The joint Rotary Ski day is February 14th- in Ellicottville

Explore Niagara - Mike – Looking for more volunteers for the committee.   Meetings will be every 2 weeks after the regular meetings.

2014 District Assembly - Saturday, May 3rd, Niagara Falls, Ont.

There will be a Board meeting tomorrow at my house - 4:30 PM.

There will be no weekly meeting next Monday due to Family Day.

On a sad note- our deepest sympathy is extended to Sharon - our Club hostess - on the death of her husband. Sharon is always so helpful and cheerful in making our meetings runs smoothly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this time.

EARLY LEAVERS; None

INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER; Najeeb Syed-PEDCO Foot Care
Visit his website at www.pedco.ca

THANKING THE SPEAKER: Dan

ATTENDANCE REPORT: Matt Taylor
25 Members, 1 guests, 50% Attendance

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Family is not an important thing- it is everything. MIchael J. Fox

Enjoy your Family Day next Monday!

ADJOURNMENT:
Happy Valentine’s Day on Friday!

Is there anything else for the good of Rotary? 

Arie: In the spirit of helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with their largest fundraiser of the year, we will be bowling in the Bowl For Kids' Sake with Rotary South.

If you are so inclined please visit the link below and help us reach our goal of $5000 which goes directly to helping the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization continue the excellent work that they do in our community.

http://bowl4kids.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1090837&lis=1&kntae1090837=88179682EBDE42209BA77856694B748A&supId=400568927

Any donation is much appreciated!

Adjournment : 1:30p.m.