"You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."  - Woodrow Wilson 
 

President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

National Anthem: Kris Akilie

Toast to Queen & Canada: Jean Stewart

Invocation: Matt Taylor

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS   

Jason Pollock introduced Ian Forbes, our Guest Speaker; Bruce Ross who was accompanying Ian; and Derrick Tomlinson, our new inductee. Welcome back to fellow Rotarian Howie Vant!

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Arie Vrugteveen serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars from:

Jim Hooper - happy to have attended the Ice Dogs games with his son;

Don Beard - happy that they are heading off for Hawaii;

Sheree Taillon - happy to be back;

Paul Massuet - A thank you for all the phone calls, cards and flowers. Mimmie is getting back to normal;

Dan Toppari - happy that his mother-in-law is doing well after suffering from a heart attack;

Rob Welch  - happy for the nice ad re Roseanne in the Standard acknowledging her receipt of both the Mann Award and the Paul Harris Award;

Howie Vant - happy to be back;

Jason Pollock - happy kids are back in school;

John Teibert - Happy New Year!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

January 13th Board of Director's Meeting at Crawford, Smith & Swallow 5:30 p.m.

January 17th Car Rally Committee Meeting, 5:30 (prior to Club Assembly).

January 17th Club Assembly at Big Marco's 6:00 - 9:00p.m. $22.00 - Topic Club Visioning.

January 21st Bingo - Volunteers still needed. Please contact Beth Crockcroft. 

Feb 5th 45th Annual Bonspiel @ SCCC.  $160.00/team including lunch and beer tickets - (See Jim Howse).

50/50 Draw Cheque presented in the amount of $799 to Don Beard.
 
March 2ndPaul Harris Fellow Night - Combined Rotary Clubs of St. Catharines to celebrate members of our community. 

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION, DERRICK TOMLINSON 
 
Don Beard introduced Derrick Tomlinson whose classification is Financial Services. Derrick works for Investors Group in St. Catharines.

Ed Telenko led the induction of Derrick Tomlinson explaining what Rotary is all about, explaining Rotary's mission, the Five Avenues of Service, and the Four-Way Test.

Derrick was welcomed as a Rotarian into the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South.  
  
BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday was sung to Sheree Taillon and Paul Massuet. Besh wishes for a great year, Sheree & Paul! 

50/50 DRAW

Paul Monoghan had the winning ticket, but drew the 3 of diamonds!

EARLY LEAVERS

Rob Walsh, Kris Akilie & Howie Vant expressed their regrets to President John and our Guest Speaker and took early leave. 

GUEST SPEAKER, IAN FORBES

Ian Forbes spoke to the Club regarding the "Tour du Lac"; an International Grand Tour Cycling Event around Lake Ontario, proposed as a three-year fundraiser for Take it to Heart. Ian explained his personal circumstances as to why he is so passionate about helping the Cardian Cath Lab and reviewed the goals, risks, and needs of Tour du Lac. He also reviewed a tentative budget. Ian asked for participation of five to six club members on a planning committee.

Club members asked that this matter be deferred to the General Assembly for further discussion. Subsequent to the meeting, it was realized that there would not be time at the General Assembly to address this and President John said he would email club members asking for approval and would include further information from Ian that would explain what would be needed from club members.

Jean Stewart thanked Ian for his very informative presentation and presented him with a nice pen from our club .

ATTENDANCE REPORT

Ron reported 22 members, four guests, and eight make ups for 88 per cent attendance. 

ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President John wished everyone a good week in Rotary, adjourning the meeting at 1:30 p.m., and left members with this thought for the day:

"You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."  - Woodrow Wilson