Rather than having a guest speaker this meeting was spent on Strategic Planning.


Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA -  July 11

12:15 p.m. Call to Order:        President – Sheila

1  National Anthem: Kris Akilee

2. Toast to the Queen & Canada: Peter Snodgrass

3. Invocation: John Diambrosio

4. Lunch (reconvene at 12:30)

5. Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians: Ron Kozub

6. Sergeant-at-Arms: Arie Vrugteveen

Happy dollars where excepted from 

- Jason Pollock 

- Matt Taylor

- John DiAmbrosio

- Ron Kozub

- Najeeb Syed

- Ed Telenko

- Dan Toppari

- Beth Cockroft

- Kris Akilee (welcome back!!) 

- Peter Snodgrass 

- Arie Vrugteveen 


7. Announcements:

1.  Tour de Lac Update-Jim/Dan - The Tour De Lac committee has done a lot of hard work, on fundraising, getting into shape, getting the website up and there is also now a blog that we encourage everyone to visit for regular updates, http://rotarytourdulac.blogspot.com/ 

2.  Laughter-on-the-Lake July 15 featuring Mark Matthews, tickets $25, contact Lincoln  Rotary Club

3.  Bingo update---Beth

4.  Board Meeting Wednesday June 13, 5:30 @ CSS

5.  Rotary Club of Lincoln's 14th Nine, Wine and Dine annual golf tournament is Monday, August 15th, 2011. Tee time is 2:00pm and dinner at 5:30pm. They ask for a donation of $50.00 (tax receipts available). To register call (905) 563-7219. 

6.  Ron announced that, due to the onerous paperwork, make-up attendance will begin to be calculated differently. There is no longer the option to "bank" make-ups for future meeting that one may miss. From now on, in order for a make-up to count towards a missed meeting, you must provide Ron with the missed meeting date that the make-up is for. This helps Ron from having to keep a record of each members make-ups and applying them to missed meetings as they arise.

Also, the attendance summaries are in, this is the document that all the members missed meeting penalties are based on. Please take a moment to make sure your record is correct.   


8. Birthdays:     No birthdays this week

9. 50/50 Draw: $2/ ticket - Find one of two Jokers. Jason Pollock won the draw but sadly drew an ace of spades...

10. Early Leavers: Jason Pollock and John Diambrosio were early leavers and were promptly fined $2.00 each

11. Introduction of Guest Speaker: Instead of a guest speaker today, Sheila with the help of John Tiebert led us through a series of strategic planning discussions regarding our future as a club. These strategic planning meetings are going to taking place once a month for the next 3-4 months, or until our clubs strategic plan is complete. Please find additional information on our clubs strategic plan.

12. Thanking the Speaker: Roseanne Morisette

13. Attendance: Ron Kozub - 19 members present, 5 make-ups, 1 guest for 70% attendance.

13. Next meeting –  July 18, 2011 - Kevin Strooband: Humane Society

14. Rotary Minute or Inspiring Quote: Successful people are those who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them.