President Paul opened the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

National Anthem: Kris Akilie  
Toast to Queen and Canada: Arie Vrugteveen

Invocation: Jean Holbert-Leighton 

Ron Kozub introduced Dan Skinner, Mary Parker, Beth Kirkland, and Jessica Potts. 

John Teibert, serving as Sergeant-at-arms, accepted happy dollars from: 
Paul Monaghan: for being friendly to guests;
Norris Brown: happy that John is Sergeant-at-Arms;
Ron Kozub: that his grandson took his first steps;
George Fitzpatrick: for his guest, Beth Kirkland;
Sheila Bristo:for her family trip to Jamaica;
Jim Hooper: for his "newest" edition on March 5th;
John D'Ambrosio: for snowmobiling with his buddies up north;
John Klassen: for moving to his "new retirement" home;
Peter Snodgrass: for a great hockey game;
Cathy Henry: brought greetings from Ocho Rios, Jamaica club;
Jean Holbert-Leighton: for the figure skating in the Olympics;
Don Beard: for the joint Rotary ski trip in New York;
Rob Welch: for the great trivia night with the Lakeshore Rotay club;
Najeeb Sayed: for Matt and Georgette having him over for dinner. 

Paul Monaghan read a congratulatory letter from the West Seneca Rotary Club on the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.
WHO'S WHO - deferred to next week

Paul announced that our Shelter Box #2069 was one of the first ones deployed to Haiti. A thank you letter was read.

  1. The Howard Etherington Award would be presented to Hospice Niagara on Monday, March 8th
  2. Ron Burak will be our guest speaker on his Olympic adventures next week
  3. Cathy spoke of the car rally - only 65 days to go and already over $4,000 of sponsorships
  4. Rob Welch announced that the joint Rotary Paul Harris awards evening would be March 23rd at the Golf Club - so the meeting on March 22 will be cancelled.


None to report.

50/50 DRAW

Bob McKay drew the Jack of Clubs.

Jean Holbert-Leighton expressed her regrets to President Paul and our guest speaker and took early leave.

Paul Monaghan introduced our guest speak, Jessica Potts, Lead Consultant with the City Of St. Catharines Enterprise Centre.

Jessica Potts spoke of her job in inspiring and assisting entrepreneurs in making their dreams come true. She showed a great enthusiasm in how to correlate information and share with those asking for her direction. She partners people with like-minded people and organizations so that information can be utilized by all. Her motto is to have the BEST DAY EVER, every day. 
Rob Welch thanked Jessica for her informative talk.


Norris Brown reported 20 members, 10 make ups, and four guests for approximately 80 per cent attendance.  

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 1:30 p.m.