Public Relations Director Cathy Henry is featured as this week's Who's Who.

President Paul called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
National Anthem:
  Kris Akilie
Toast to the Queen & Canada: June Manning 
Invocation: Laetitia de Witt


Ron Kozub introduced Don Fraser from the Downtown Club and Amanda Braet and Ray Wallace from the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara

John Klassen, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms:

Fined Jason Pollock for being a nice guy and accepted happy dollars from:

Najeeb Syed - he found a friend a job;
Ron Kozub - he had a grand time at his son's wedding and got a cheque for the 50/50 draw. Ron paid $10.00;
Rob Welch - happy to be sitting beside John Klassen;
Paul Massuet - had a wonderful time at the Foundation dinner - tremendous speaker;
Kris Akilie - happy that her son Maleek was coming from dubai for two weeks;
June Manning - happy to be at the meeting;
Don Fraser - happy to be with us and told us the history of the bird - came from Kookabura, Australia;
Jim H - paid $5.00 for an early family Christmas get together;
Peter Snodgrass - surgery was completed with a good prognosis;
Laetitia de Witt - just happy and thanked everyone for their GSE volunteering;
John Teibert - enjoyed the district conference;
Ed Telenko - happy that the Tiger Cats are in second place;
Deb Garneau - enjoyed the Shaw Festival;
Keith Shaver -just happy;
Cathy Henry - Buffalo Bills finally won a game;
Bob McKay - had a great time at the OHL game.
WHO'S WHO, Cathy Henry

Cathy, our Director of Public Relations, was born in Winnipeg and graduated as a nurse from the Winnipeg General Hospital in 1970. She married Dr. David Henry and they have two children: Karen, who is a nurse/jewellery designer in Vancouver and Bryan, who is a cardiologist in Canandaigua, New York. Cathy and Dr. Henry have four grandchildren.

From Winnipeg, Cathy and Dr. Henry moved to Jamaica in 1972. Cathy spoke about the life and political upheaval there. They returned to Canada in 1977. Together, they opened up a medical practice in Glenridge Medical building on Belton Blvd. Today, Cathy works as an office manager and nurse with her husband. She is also a clinical research nurse with Health Canada and has worked with the FDA in America.

Cathy and her husband have worked with PACE Canada to build kitchens at basic schools within Jamaica. Guaranteeing one healthy meal per day keeps children in school to learn. Cathy is passionate about the plight of children, especially underprivileged children in third world countries. 

President Paul advised the members that he enjoyed the District Conference. John Teibert, Roseanne and President Paul attended the Saturday sessions and then Paul and Mimi Massuet joined the group for the Foundation dinner.

President Paul thanked Bob and Laetitia for helping President Paul and his wife Janet host the Group Study Exchange - Ana Valladarez from Belize,who was also at the conference. 

Our Club received the District Literacy Award for 2007-2008, which President Paul presented to Laetitia.

John Teibert also received recognition at the Foundation dinner for his service at the District level.   


Board meeting - Thursday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.  George  Darte Funeral chapel

St. Catharines Sunrise Club - Charity Auction and Wine Tasting- Friday, October 23, 2009, 7 p.m. at Hernder Estate Winery. Tickets are $25.00 each. 

President Paul will be away in Boston next week.

Ron Kozub - SMAKO to be tabled until next week.

Rotary Club of Hamilton, East Wentworth, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on October 30th. Tickets $65.00 each.

The Take it to Heart Gala is on track. Cathy asked for support from all members either by attending or pledging financially. There are nearly 300 guests attending.

Olean, Salamanca and Ellicottville Rotary Clubs are hosting a winter's Polio eradication  gourmet dinner on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at the Seneca Casino. Tickets are $100.00 each with half going  as a donation to Polio Plus. Please see Cathy for details.

None to report. 
50/50 DRAW

Ron Kozub drew the five of Spades.

George Fitzpatrick, Kris Akilie, Don Beard. 

On behalf of Dan Toppari, Sheila introduced Amanda Braet and Ray Wallace from the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara. 
Amanda and Ray spoke about the mission of club - to provide a safe, supportive place for kids to experience opportunities, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and life skills. Their core values are respect, belonging and empowerment for positive life potentials. They discussed the various programs throughout the region. All information can be found at

With over 790 rides per week to various programs and 870 meals per week being served, the club has over 94 volunteers who donated more than 4,000 hours last year.

John Teibert thanked Amanda and Ray, mentioning that he had grown up swimming with the Boy and Girls Club.

23 members,11 makeups for over 100 per cent attendance.

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President Paul wished everyone a good week in Rotary and adjourned the meeting at 1:30 P.M.