Strategic Planning Meeting led by John Tiebert, the topic being "How Do We Determine Our Focus?"


Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA - January 9

12:15 p.m. Call to Order: Sheila Bristo, Happy New Year to all January is Rotary Awareness Month

1. National Anthem: Paul Monahan

2. Toast to the Queen & Canada: Cathy Henry

3. Invocation: Matt Taylor

4. Lunch (reconvene at 12:30)

5. Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians: by Ron Kozub, prospective member Colin Sines and visiting Rotarian Colin Gray.

6. Sergeant-at-Arms, Arie Vrugteveen: A healthy collection of 11 happy dollars today ranging from excellent Christmas experiences to new and exciting events coming in the new year. 

7. Announcements: there are lots of announcements given we have missed two weeks

1. Matt is passing a card around for John Klassen, whose mother passed away. The funeral was held on January 2, Matt and Georgette attending. Thank-you Matt for taking care of the card.

2. Bingo - Next bingo is Friday January 20. Jim Hooper is leading thank-you to all who volunteered. We are also looking for someone to be our bingo lead for the Friday Bingo’s, this is perhaps a position that we can share to lighten the load.

3. Our filing cabinet here at the STGCC no longer locks. We are looking for a filing cabinet that locks. So if anyone has a filing cabinet that locks that you no longer need, we would love to take it off your hands. Talk to Tom or Sheila if you can help.

4. Board Meeting January 11 7pm at CSS.

5. The District 7090 Ski Day at Holimont is February 17 9am-4:30 pm (lifts open at 9:30 lunch is at noon, $60 for pass and lunch, $20 for lunch only. Door prizes, drawings, games raffles, call Jack at 716-945-2283 or check your e-mail for the announcement from 7090

6. Our second Assembly of the year is Monday January 23rd at Johnny Roccos. Cocktails begin at 6pm and dinner will begin at 7pm. We have a private room at the back. We will be inducting our 3 new members that evening, so please come out. We will also be hearing the results of our membership survey. Tom will send out a registration on club runner with the details and to finalize the numbers in advance for the restaurant. The cost will be $30.00 tax included, drinks not included.

7. This is the third announcement for our 3 intended new members: Michael Kevorkian, Colin Sines and David Martineau. If you have any questions, please talk to Roseanne.

8. Early bird registration for Slap Shot being held April 27-29 at Canterbury Hills, Ancaster Ontario is February 29. Final registration is March 31 for 100 High school student leaders. More information is on the 7090 website, check it out. If you know someone who would qualify please forward their information.

9. It’s never too early to put May 6th on your calendar for our Clubs Car Rally. Please put it in your calendar now and think of who you will ask to sponsor you. All our fundraising comes from sponsorship—not the entry fee. This makes it important to be sure to get some sponsors to support you in order to make this event a success for the club. More details to come as we get closer. There will be a short meeting after next week’s lunch for all Car Rally Committee members.

10. I would like to introduce Colin Gray who is the co-chair of Rotary's Golf Gives Back golf and Travel Lottery run by the Rotary Clubs of Burlington Central and Lakeshore. Colin is here to promote the lottery and to introduce the lottery as a possible fundraiser for our club. They have added four more clubs this year and hoping to add another ten or so next year as they grow this event. This is a nice little fundraiser that doesn't require a lot of time, effort or sunny weather to run.

Rotary Golf Gives is asking us for a partnership. This would require us to sell tickets for the lottery, 50% of all ticket proceeds will go to the Burlington Rotary Club, 25% will go to our club and 25% will go to administration.

11. Jim Howes and Ian Forbes are organizing the 46th annual Rotary Bonspiel and they are looking for curlers. Please contact Jim or Ian if you are interested in participating.  

8. Birthdays: Paul Massuet December 30, Jean HL January 9,

Born into Rotary:

Jean HL- 5 years Jan 25

Paul Monahan 5 years Jan 25

Debbie Garneau 6 years Jan 30

Roseanne Morissette, 8 years, Jan 19

Dan Toppari 14 years Jan 5

Matt Taylor 43 years Jan 1

9. 50/50 Draw: $2/ ticket - Find one black ace, Roseanne M. won the ticket draw but unfortunately chose a red Jack….and the pot grows.

10. Early Leavers: none today

11. Introduction of Guest Speaker: John Tiebert is going to lead us through our next strategic planning topic, How Do we Ensure Everything We Do is Meaningful?

Details of this discussion will follow at a later date.

12. Thanking the Speaker: n/a

13. Attendance Report: 17 members present and 2 guests which made for a 78% attendance with Make-ups.

14. Next meeting – January 16 - The focus will be Tour du Lac being lead by Ian Forbes.

Quote: "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx 1890-1977, Comedian and Film Star --submitted by Don Beard.