I would like to start by thanking everyone who helped make this a wonderful, successful and memorable year. - John Teibert, Club President, 2010-2011.
 
12:15 p.m. Call to Order:  President John Teibert
National Anthem:  Paul Monaghan
Toast to the Queen & Canada:  Jean Stewart
Invocation: Matt Taylor
Lunch
Sergeant-at-Arms: Arie Vrugteveen - Arie did an excellent job collecting happy dollars, no fines.
Rotary Minute: - none

Announcements:

Bingo Update - Successful bingo on Saturday, June 25th. Thanks to John, Dan, Don, Bob, and Karen for helping. Next bingo is Friday, July 8th. Please contact Beth Cockcroft if you are able to help.

Tour du Lac, July 17-23
- sponsor at rider http://www.rotarytourdulac.ca

Laughter-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, July 15th, 6-9 p.m. at Charles Daly Park. Pasta Dinner followed by three comedians. Fee: $25. Contact Debbie Klassen from the Rotary Club of Lincoln - debbie.klassen@sympatico.ca 

RYLA - Tom reported on another successful RYLA week. We had an excellent candidate.

Fireside at Sheila's - June 28th, 7 p.m.

Birthdays:


Jim Hooper, June 30th, who shares his birthday with Michael Phelps and Mike Tyson.

50/50 Draw:

$2/ ticket - Find one of two Jokers. - Ron Kozub drew the 6 of Diamonds (I think)

Early Leavers:

None allowed!

Guest Speaker - John Teibert (Swan Song)
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The last time I was club president (1998-1999), two members passed away during that year. That didn't happen this year, so from that perspective, I think that this year was successful - none of you died!
I would like to start by thanking everyone who helped make this a wonderful, successful and memorable year. I am not gong to risk naming names in case I forget someone, - so, on behalf of the Board of Directors, a great big thank-you for all of your help, guidance, support over the course of the year.
I would also like to thank the Board of Directors for all of their contributions during the year. I just sit at the head of the Board table during board meetings and stand at the front of the room at regular Monday meetings, it's our Board members that truly run our club, and they deserve a round of applause for their great work this year.
And finally, I would like to thank my wife Evelyn for putting up with me being President for a second time. Her support during the year helped me get through those stressful times.
Pets I and II, help prepare for the year, but in my mind the year officially starts with attending the International Convention. Last June the convention was in Montreal. It was a wonderful experience that got me in the right frame of mind to start my year as President, Dan and Cathy Toppari attending with Evelyn and I made it that much more enjoyable.
I sometimes forget how busy and involved our club is - we do what we do in addition to our "day jobs" and family engagements - and we do a lot. This past year we participated in Bingos, Dragon Boat races, Ribfest, some of us went to a Bison's baseball game, we helped sell tickets for Hospice's 5 Car Draw, and the Canadian Tour Championship, we organized our annual Take it to Heart Gala (in partnership with the May Court Club and Performance Cars), we hosted the District Governor, we hosted an in-house Paul Harris Awards Presentation, and a Joint Club Paul Harris Awards Evening, we held firesides we had a Christmas party, we sent cards and best wishes to members, we started planning for a new fundraiser with the help of a Rotary friend, we were asked to give blood, we handed out a Howard Etherington Award, we helped with a furniture drive, we ran a car rally, we visited our friends at the Blasdell Rotary Club, we handed out Rotary Medals, we participated in Slapshot and RYLA, we had committee meetings to discuss donations, strategic planning, budgets, club policies and procedures, fundraising events, interclub events etc, we published a weekly newsletter, we arranged for off site club meetings, we have members who ensure that our club's financial and administrative records are up to date and accurate, some of us participated in the many District events held through out the year, and some participated on District committees - and I'm certain that I missed something - thank you all for being so generous with your time.
Programs and speakers are a significant part of each Monday meeting. Dan Toppari did an excellent job of ensuring that we had a good slate of speakers.
Programs included Thie Convery, the Rotarian who tried to swim across Lake Ontario for Polio; Mayor McMullan; Matt and Georgette's trek through the Himalayas; the Group Study Exchange team from South Korea visited our club in September; Dr. Dan Patterson from Niagara College; Dr. Jack Lightstone from Brock University; Peter Partington, Chair of the Niagara Region; and Roseanne Morissette to name a few.
We inducted a few new members - Jean Stewart, Ernesto Cirillo, and Derrick Tomlinson and we lost a few - John Chotka, Greg McDonald, and George Fitzpatrick.
Individuals honoured with Paul Harris Fellows this year were, from our club - Paul Monaghan, Najeeb Syed and Roseanne Morissette, from outside our club - Thomas Bailey, Bonnie Prentice and Jan Cook.
This past January marked my 20th anniversary as a member of our club.
In May I attended the RI Convention in New Orleans with Sheila and friends Hans and Susan. It was a great experience that is very hard to describe - you had to be there, and it was a great way to help finish off a great Rotary year.
I will fondly remember this year for many years to come.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Attendance Report:

No reported.

Thought of the Day:

"In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

Next meeting - July 4 - New Board Induction and President Sheila's initial address

Is there anything else for the good of Rotary?