Tour Du Lac promotional presentation by Ian Forbes.

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Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA – January 16, 2012

Reporter – John Teibert

12:15 p.m. Call to Order: by Club Secretary Cathy Henry

1. National Anthem: Rob Welch

2. Toast to the Queen and Canada: Jean Holbert-Leighton

3. Invocation: Matt Taylor

4. Lunch (reconvene at 12:30)

5. Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians: Ron Kozub introduced three guests; Barry Millward, a member from our Tour du Lac committee; Michael Kevorkian, a prospective member; and Henry Becker from the Downtown club

6. Sergeant-at-Arms: Arie Vrugteveen was today’s sergeant and collected Happy Dollars from club members present.

7. Announcements:

A.   Bingo – Next bingo is Friday January 20, 2012 – thanks to everyone who volunteered. The next bingo is February 4 and we have a full slate of volunteers! Thank-you! The Bingo after that is Friday February 17 – if you are available, please volunteer.

B.   District 7090 Ski Day – at Holimont, Friday February 17 from 9am to 4:30pm (lifts open at 9:30am) lunch is at noon. Cost is $60 for pass and lunch, $20 for lunch only. Door prizes, drawings, games, raffles, etc. Call Jack at 716-945-2283 or check your email from the District

C.   Club Assembly – Our second club assembly of the year is Monday January 23rd at Johnny Rocco’s. Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm. Please respond ASAP

D.   Slapshot – Tom Schulz will be contact our four high schools looking for students to attend. Check out the District website for more information on the program.

E.   Car Rally – Book you calendars, rev your engines, get your sponsors – May 6th, 2012

8. Birthdays: We serenaded Paul Massuet

9. 50/50 Draw: $2/ ticket – Debi Garneau drew the 3 of Diamonds – the pot grows

10. Early Leavers - there were some

11. Introduction of Guest Speaker:  Our guest speaker is today was Ian Forbes. Ian spoke to us about this year’s ride and the plans for it.

The ride is to take place July 8 to 14.

The goal is to have 25 riders for around the lake, 25 one day riders for the first day and 25 one day riders for the last day. The cost of registration for one day riders is $100.00, the cost of registration for the week long riders is $300. The goal for the one day riders is to raise pledges of $300, and the goal for the week long riders is to raise pledges of $1,000.

In addition to riders, there are sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $5,000.

Additional information on the ride, including the itinerary can be found at www.rotarytourdulac.ca.

What Ian wants from our club – if you can ride, or know someone that can ride, please let Ian know; if you can sponsor or know of someone who can sponsor, let Ian or Barry Millward know and they can tell you what spots on the jersey are available; and finally spread the news to raise pledges, give Ian contact information, email addresses, etc so that we can raise pledges. Obtaining pledges from outside of our club is how this event will be a success.

12. Thanking the Speaker: Cathy Henry thanked Ian for his presentation

13. Attendance Report: Ron Kozub announced that we had 20 in attendance, 2 makeups and three guests

14. Next meeting – January 23rd – Evening Club Assembly at Johnny Rocco’s

15. Quote: Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home – Edith Sitwell