Past President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

National Anthem
by John D’Ambrosio
Toast to the Queen & Canada
by Dan Toppari
by Jim Howes


Ron Kozub introduced Liz Kovacs, President of the e-club of SOWNY.


Colin Sines, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, paid a happy dollar and accepted other happy dollars from Roseanne, Dan, Liz, Ian, June, Jean, Jim, Jason, and Ed.


John Teibert is seeking volunteers for March 31, 2012.

Night: Dan reminded members about the Iron Chef Night being held March 28 at Johnny Rocco’s. Three couples are attending from our club.

Five Club Annual Luncheon, April 3rd:
will begin at 11:30 with networking, lunch at noon sharp at the Hilton Garden Inn at Glendale and the QEW. The theme is the Bicentennial for the War of 1812 and is being hosted by NOTL. Ron Dale of Parks Canada will be speaking. Pre-registration is required. If you didn’t register today please talk to Ron or Tom.

Regular Meeting April 2nd is cancelled
due to our joint club meeting.

Regular Meeting April 9th is cancelled
for Easter Monday.

Board Meeting is April 11th 7pm
.: The location with be at UMC (John D’Ambrosio’s office)
District Assembly April 14th will be held at the Conference Centre in Niagara Falls NY. Please register on line and let Roseanne know if you are attending. We can all car pool! This is an excellent opportunity to network with other Rotarians and learn more about RI, district and to learn tips and tools for our club. The District is requesting that all incoming Board Directors attend as th
ere will be a special session for Club Leadership Teams.

Car Rally, May 6th Challenge Update:
President Sheial has $140 pledged. How are everyone’s pledges coming along? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have President Sheila serve you a gourmet dinner!

Tom reported four candidates to date. Registration deadline is April 6th.


No birthdays to report.

50/50 DRAW

Liz Kovacs had the winning ticket, but was unlucky at drawing the card. The pot builds.


Jason and John gave their regrets to our speaker and to Past President John and took early leave.

INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKER, Elizabeth Kovacs Rotary e-club of SOWNY

Roseanne introduced Liz Kovacs, a member of the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake

ston and President of the e-club of SOWNY. Liz has been a Rotarian for three years
and in her working life, she is a National Account Manager, Specialized Logistics
Services. Roseanne met Liz at District Council.

The e-club of SOWNY is the first e-club in District 7090. This e-club is classified as a

hybrid e-club. There are 44 e-clubs internationally.

Currently the e-club has 300 friends, but not the 25 members needed to be a chartered


Amy Ball, who is the Vice-President of the e-club, is working on starting an e-club in


Meetings of the e-club are held through Go to Meetings. Wonderful webinars are

e to all Rotarians, currently free of charge.

The e-club is an excellent way to do a make-up and to learn something worthwhile about

Rotary at the same time!

Rotary e-club members attend three online meetings a month and must attend a regular

club meeting in their area on the fourth week. Members are also encouraged to get
involved in local club efforts.

Membership is $30 a month.

Liz showed the members the Rotary e-club of SOWNY website


Donations can be made online.

The e-club of SOWNY also has a facebook page:

Continue to watch for wonderful webinars and updates from the e-club of SOWNY. And if

you know someone who might be interested in joining the e-club, please pass on their
names and emails to Liz.

Ian Forbes thanked Eliza
beth for her informative talk and presented her with the club’s signature pen.


Rob Kozub reported 15 members, one guest, and six make-ups for just under 70 per cent.


April 3
- Annual Five Club Rotary Luncheon Meeting, presented by the Rotary Club of

April 16
- Guest Speakers will be Music Director & Principal Conductor, Bradley Thachuk,
and Adrienne George, Niagara Symphony.

, in honour of our 1812 Bicentennial

"I believe that in four weeks from the time a declaration of war is heard on our frontier, the whole of Upper Canada and a part of Lower Canada will be in our power."

- Representative John C. Calhoun, 1812


As there was no further
business for the good of Rotary, Past President John adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.