12:15 p.m. Call to Order:        President John Teibert

National Anthem:Paul Monaghan

Toast to the Queen & Canada:Sheila Bristo

Invocation:Jim Hooper

Guest Introduction: Jason Pollock

Ross MacDonald, Rotary Club of St. Catharines;  Rotary Medalists:Thorold Secondary School, David Redfearn, Vanessa Verworn; Denis Morris: Mathew Forgeron, Taneisha McAdam; Sir Winston Churchill: Sean Parkinson,Vera Kazakova; West Park Secondary School: James Didonato, Dayn Hambrock.

Sergeant-at-Arms: - Arie Vrugteveen  Happy dollars only

Sheila- her son has qualified for the Under 23 rowing team and hopes to qualify for the international meet in Europe

John D’Ambrosio- enjoyed a Father son outing

Cathy- her granddaughter, Sofia Renee, turned 13 on the week-end. Glad that the Stanley Cup is finally over

Bob- happy to meet the Rotary medalists from Sir Winston- his old Alma Mater

Roseanne- enjoyed the Rotary Leadership courses and graduated- presented with a certiicate, She encourages everyone to attend these courses- they are well worth it

Najeeb- happy about Rory McIlroy winning the US Open

John Teibert- his son Scott, graduated from Niagara College and is working with the Bridge commission

Dan – is now in training for TourDuLac

Arie- passed around a card for Kris

Rob Welch- this is his most favourite meeting when the Rotary Medalists are introduced

Announcements:

 Bingo Update Volunteers- Beth needs 3 volunteers for Saturday-

 Bob offered, Dan is a maybe. Beth will pass around  sign up sheets up until the end pf December. She has requested that everyone take a shift

June 19-25 – RYLA

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program is being held the 19th-25th of June, 2011 at SUNY Fredonia, New York.

There will be a semi-formal dinner at the Cranston Marche (above Star Bucks), University Commons, on the evening of Thursday June 23rd, 2011 to celebrate the successful graduation of another group of RYLArians.

We would like you to enjoy the evening and meet with the candidates, now graduated RYLArians at this dinner.  The dinner is open to friends and relatives alike.  Reception and fellowship will be at 6pm, welcome at 6:15pm and dinner at 6:30pm.

Rotary Clubs that are within the vicinity of SUNY might like to attend the dinner in place of or in addition to their weekly club meeting.

Tickets are $44.00US and $44.00CAN and a dinner reservation can be obtained by contacting Jen Middleton: middleton.jen@hotmail.com.

The deadline for booking is June 15, 2011, but please don’t leave it to the last moment.

Sue O’Dwyer Chair RYLA Committee

July 17 – 23 – Tour du Lac – Sponsorship Opportunities  - http://www.rotarytourdulac.caThis is one of our major fund raisers

For the Cardiac Lab- John encouraged everyone to support the five riders and help the club meets it’s goal

 Sheila announced the Fireside at her home on June 28th- all members are welcome especially the newer members- a great way to learn more about Rotary

50/50 Draw:– Dan- 2 of Hearts.

Early Leavers: Najeeb and Ross McDonald

Rotary Medalists – John D’Ambrosio - :

John introduced each of the  Medalists and presented them with their certificates

Thorald Secondary School- David Refearn,Vanessa VErworn

Dennis Morris: Mathew Forgeron,Taneisha Mcadams

Sir Winston- Sean Parkinson,Vera Kazakova

West Park: James Di Donato,Dayna Hambrock

 As each school  awardee spoke about their school mate- it was readily apparent why these young people were honoured. Each was eloquent, accomplished in his or her personal, school and community life and showed that the future of our society is in good hands.

Attendance Report: Jason Pollock

16 members, 8 make ups,, 13 guests  80 %

Thought of the Day

“Nature gave men two ends–one to sit on, and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.” -George R. Kirkpatrick

Next meeting – June 27 – John’s last meeting as our President