Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South  

May  28, 2007

Lead the Way

New Member Andrew Frech

 


OPENING THE MEETING
Call to Order: President Matt Taylor
National Anthem: Julio Batres
Toast to Queen and Canada: Peter Snodgrass
Grace: Laetitia de Witt


GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS
Paul Monaghan introduced our guests Barb Eade, Andrew Frech


SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Bob McBride serving as Sergeant-at-Arms:


Bob Fined Paul Monaghan for not recognizing him and giving him the wrong name tag. Paul said Bob greeted and talk to everyone at the hospitality desk but ignored him and that is why he gave him the wrong tag.


Matt Taylor was fined for not announcing there was no luncheon meeting May 21 and for not announcing there was a meeting on May 28th.


John D'Ambrosio received a happy dollar credit for all his hard work and money improving the look of his Auto shop.


Peter Snodgrass was fined, his British Heritage would suggest that he should be King of his home but he said it is Lucy's decision where they take their vacation. Peter would rather be a happy husband than a ruler. 


John Klassen was fined for planning the poker party to conflict with Brain Radford's get together. John was also happy with his golf game when got a eagle on a par 4 course and his niece was also accepted by every University she applied to. Now she cannot make up her mind which one to attend.


Cathy Henry thinks she is happy to be back from her holiday in Jamaica also the Jamaican Rotary Club has extended an invitation to all of us to visit them.   


Jean Holbert Leighton was happy her 88 year old mother is doing well after breaking her elbow and hip after a fall.


Greg McDonald was delighted to hand over the golf trophy that he had to share with Jim Hooper from last August's golf tournament and announced he and Jim will be defending their title.


Andrew Bowles is pleased his father is recovering nicely from his surgery.


Norris Brown was proud his wife Patti shot a hole in one at Sparrow lake Golf course


Jim Hooper has just listed his house with Jean and is happy it has already been shown several times to prospected buyers


Matt Taylor enjoyed the Board meeting at Don Hetherington's home attended by the present and new board members.


Barb Eade was happy to attend a large family wedding and reconnected with a lot of relatives she has not seen for years. Barb also thanked our Rotary Club for their continued support of the CRYSIS Program.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


June 21st Board Meeting: Matt Taylor's home 16 Westmount Ct. St. Catharines 7:00 pm for outgoing and incoming board members. Bring your own steak.   


Gala Photos: Tom Schulz needs some help identifying the couple's gala photos so he can send them to the appropriate couple. Please help Tom out and take a look at the pictures.


CRYSIS Program: Barb Eade Principal of Kernahan Park Secondary School has entered into partnership with Habitat for Humanity Niagara. The Head of Technology and 12 Students earning double credits in construction collaboratively designed and constructed a learning centre on site at the Habitat Restore on Cushman Rd. The Rotary Club donation of $1,000.00 was to cover the students' transportation expenses.


Bingo: Next bingo June 2nd. Volunteers are needed for June 30th Bingo. New members, this is a fun and easy make up


Abuse Neglect and Harassments Protocol:  Ron Kozub announced it was unanimously passed by the board May 17th 2007. The Policy was distributed to all members and today it was approved by all members no dissent.


Rib Fest Civic Holiday Weekend Friday August 4th - Monday August 7th. Our club will be selling 50/50 tickets and glow sticks.


International Rotary Bike Trek Join us for a spectacular ride along the Niagara Parkway from Niagara-on-the-lake to Niagara Falls and back. Registration tent located at the Kinsmen Hall parking near the corner of King & Mary 8:00 am to 9:30am. Entry Fees: individual $15.00, Family $25.00. Half the money raised will come back to our club. Paul Massuet will collect payment for pledges and entry fees no later than June 08, 07. Please make the cheques out to St. Catharines South Rotary Club.


Club Picnic June 10th Paul Massuet still wants to host the picnic if Paul is not well enough Matt Taylor has offered to to host the picnic.


Rotary Medal Presentation:  John D'Ambrosio needs volunteers to present Rotary Medals for the Thorold Secondary School 7:30 pm June 27th Americana Resort.


New Members Inducted

Ian Forbes introduced Andrew Frech CMA CFA who is a native of St. Catharines and a graduate of Brock University now employed by RBC. We welcome you," noted Ed Telenko , "not only for your friendship, which we will share with you, but also for your commitment to help us carry out the projects of our club...You have been selected for membership because we believe you to be a leader in your special line of activity, and we expect you to represent your classification Financial Investment Counseling to the very best of your ability. Attendance at our weekly meetings is vital. President Matt also welcomed Andrew Frech to Rotary and to our club. Andrew received a pin and package and was warmly greeted by club Rotarians as the meeting concluded.


BIRTHDAYS 
Mike Grifa
was recognized for his birthday. Many happy Mike


50/50 DRAW
Rich Cavers
had the winning ticket, but still did not pick the Queen of Spades.


EARLY LEAVERS
Tom Schulz
 expressed regrets to the President and took early leave.


ATTENDANCE REPORT 
Jim Hooper
 Reported: 24 Present 12 make ups for 85% attendance
 
ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary Matt Taylor adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.