Kind-hearted Rotarian June Manning is featured as this week's Who's Who.

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

National Anthem: Jean Holbert-Leighton
Toast to Queen & Canada: Keith Shaver
Invocation: Peter Snodgrass

Introduction of Guests & Visiting Rotarians
John Teibert introduced visiting Rotarian Bob Hayden; Julie Dennis from Bethlehem Place; Elisabeth Zimmerman, prospective member; Arie Vrugteveen, prospective member; and Bill Anderson from PerformanceCars, our guest speaker.

Bob McKay, serving as Sergeant-at-arms, accepted happy dollars from:

Cathy Henry - happy to visit her son in New York, and that the Rotary Club of Canandaigua is purchasing a Shelter Box;
John Teibert - happy that the club's Rotary aprons were found by Laetitia at Bob's house, but felt they should be fined!
Paul Massuet - happy to be back from Florida;
Keith Shaver - an almost happy $2 because at the Rotary Can-Am Curling Tournament, his team lost 8-7; and due to all the no-shows at his Poker tournament, he was the seventh guy out;
Paul Monaghan - thanked Bob, Najeeb, June, and Paul Massuet for their assistance at bingo. It was a fun night out. Paul stressed that the club is looking for everyone's assistance with Rotary, at least once and preferably twice in the Rotary year;
Kris Akilie - her son was home for a visit from Dubai. They had a wonderful visit;
Matt Taylor - 30 years ago, he and Georgette hosted an exchange student from Switzerland. Since then, Matt and Georgette were invited to her parent's home and skied; her sister came to stay; and, this past week, her brother came for a bicycling expedition.  It goes to show you that with Rotary, friendships are formed and relationships are reciprocal;
Laetitia de Witt - happy that Mimi and Paul arrived home safely. Happy that she won the 50/50 draw. Keep sharing;
Peter Snodgrass - happy that next week he will be in Maui;
Bob Hayden - happy to be walking and talking;
John Klassen - happy to give $2 for silence.

Who's Who, June Manning

Born: Hamilton, Ontario.

Family: Sons Robert Jr., John, and James.

Educated: G.R. Allan in Hamilton, Dalewood Public School, Westdale Secondary School, St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Mo Mack Post Grad Studies.

Employed: Started her nursing career in Emergency Hospital at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton. Dialysis Unit opened and worked there. Cleveland Ohio to work at the Cleveland Clinic in Dialysis, Oncology and Radiology. St. Catharines to Hotel Dieu Hospital and set up the Renal Program. Nephrology Association doing Pre-Renal part-time care and ran the business part of the practice. OPT part-time doing nursing escort with critical patients. Hamilton Health Sciences working working on the Nursing Resource Team at all three sites. I enjoy being back in the hospital setting and working and working as part of the Health Professional Team again.

Rotary: George Fitzpatrick sponsored June into Rotary. June enjoys the many aspects of Rotary - fellowship, fundraising, and being part of an organization that helps her community as well as the world-wide community. Rotarians can help make a difference, and they do.

Passionate: About her family and watching them grow, life's adventures, as well as traveling and seeing people from different countries.

Donations Committee Cheque Presentation, Bethlehem Place

Keith Shaver presented a cheque to Julie Dennis from Bethlehem Place who acknowledged that the club's donation is helping to lay the foundation for successful lifelong learning. Our donation is going toward portable toys for their Resource Library. Julie also explained that Bethlehem Place offers transitional and permanent housing (75 apartments and 40 more on the way); Early Learning Centres, providing a range of activities for newborns to age six; and After-School Programs.

President's Comments

ShelterBox Update:
The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive. Thousands more ShelterBoxes are being packed and shipped from ShelterBox headquarters in the UK. There will probably be over 10,000 ShelterBoxes sent within the next two weeks to Haiti. It is hoped that 1,000 of these boxes will come from Canada.

To make a donation, please call 1-800-677-0990 or visit to donate online.

For a daily update on the situation in Haiti, go to


Car Rally - May 2nd. Committee is preparing pamphlets and sponsorship levels. Please start to think about participating and speaking to friends and family about the event. Recommendations for sponsors welcomed.

Magazine labels - Cathy has Rotary labels for the Rotary magazine. A great way to advertise our club and to recruit at our respective places of business. This idea came from Tom Schulz. See Cathy for the labels.

Rotary Annual Convention, Montreal - June 20th to June 23rd. Please visit District 7090 website for details. There is a bus leaving from Buffalo that Canadians can join - $150 round trip.  Also Via Rail. It's a great opportunity to meet other Rotarians from all over the world and to see what Rotary is doing in the world.


Howie Vant, January 29th.

50/50 Draw

Bob McKay drew the Ace of Clubs.

Early Leavers

 Peter Snodgrass and Norris Brown.

Guest Speaker, Bill Anderson, PerformanceCars

Cathy Henry introduced Bill Anderson, a 45-year veteran with PerformanceCars. Bill is the Executive Director of Product Marketing and is the company's community liaison.

Bill spoke to the members about PerformanceCars partnership with Rotary Club of St. Catharines South and May Court Club of St. Catharines in trying to raise $750,000 for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab within the new Niagara Health System.

Bill advised that approximately $400,000 has been raised in three years. With two years to go, our goal is to raise the $350,000 that is needed to ensure our trio has naming rights on the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.  It's a big task, but Bill feels confident that, with everyone's help, we can reach our goal.

The trio needs to reach the businesses and corporations who will likely give to the Niagara Health System, and to encourage them to direct their donations to the Take it to Heart campaign. 

Donations do not need to be made payable to Rotary South. Donations can be made directly to the Niagara Health System noting Take it to Heart in brackets, for example.

Bill can help make "the ask" if he knows who to approach.  Please send contact information to Bill at or call 905-685-3838, ext. 219.

Bill noted that if we are successful in reaching our goal and getting all three names on the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, this is something that club members and their families can take pride in for many years to come.

Rob Welch thanked Bill for his presentation and presented him with a token of the club's appreciation.

Attendance Report

Tom Schulz reported 26 members and 15 make-ups for 130 per cent attendance.


As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President Paul adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.