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Welcome and Meeting Called to Order - Cathy Henry

National Anthem led by Matt Taylor

Toast to Queen and Canada led by Sheila Bistro

Peace Invocation led by Justin O'Donnell

 

Members enjoyed a few moments of fellowship and lunch before the meeting re-convened at 12:30 p.m. 


Introduction of our guests and visiting Rotarians by Tom Sholtz

Sergeant-at-Arms by Arie Vrugteveen 

Happy dollars collected from: Bob, June, Donna, Carrie, Frank, Kris, Matt, Sheila, Paul & Cathy 

 

Birthday and Rotary Anniversary Recognition

None were announced


50/50 Draw

Tom won the draw but not the cash. 

 

Announcements

Charter of EclubSowny in Buffalo Saturday evening - the gavel and bell of the Sunrise club were presented to them with a letter of congratulations from our club. 

Bingo
- John Teibert – Next bingo is August 2nd and we are needing volunteers 

RibFest
- August 2nd - 5th - Bob MahonyPlease sign up for volunteering this weekend 

Get well wishes
are being sent to Georgette Taylor - she is feeling better 

Garage Sale
- Lynn Beaudry – Tentative date is September 14th. 

Request from Alberta Rotary District 5360 Governor 
- for flood relief in Calgary - Cathy 

Grape and Wine Festival 
- 3 city club venture - Gary Chard = Lakeshore Rotary club is chairing-Youth Exchange will be marching beside the float with their countries flags 

Lobster Fest 
- Niagara Falls Rotary Club-tickets on their web site - September 13th - Club Italia 

Paul Harris Awards Luncheon 
- November 25th - Golf Club – we are looking forward to your nominations from both the club and the public. 

Increased Rotary International Dues
- $1.00 per member 

Weekly Golf Club menu:
Discussion of raising luncheon costs $1.00 per person to make it similar to the Rotary Downtown Club which was turned down from the club. We are looking for quality not quantity for lunch 

Next weeks meeting
- 19th Hole due to Mayor’s Golf Tournament 

2013 District Assembly 
- being organized and run by our youth - Ryla, Slapshot etc. October 25th - 27th - Marriott Hotel, Niagara Falls

 

Introduction of our guest speaker by Dan Toppari

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Speaker – Carrie Zeffiro Executive Director- Pathstone

Carrie Zeffiro is the Executive Director of Pathstone.  She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise for the past 12 years and is a past president.  Pathstone would like to shatter the stigma of mental illness and is looking for help. The majority of Pathstone’s services are offered FREE of charge to the children, youth, and families of Niagara. To access our services call CONTACT NIAGARA at 905-684-3407. 

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Thanking Our Speaker Cathy 

Attendance Report by Tom Sholtz

Tom reported 18 members, 6 make-ups, 2 guests – 50%.

 

Quote of the day

IT TAKES ACTION TO ACHIEVE AND IT TAKES WILLINGNESS TO ACT. BE WILLING


Adjournment:
Cathy adjourned the meeting at 1:30pm