"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others, it is in yourself alone.

There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."

- Orison Swett Marden



President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
National Anthem: Paul Monaghan
Toast to Queen & Canada: Cathy Henry
Invocation: Jim Howes
One guest: Lori Raudnask, our guest speaker.
Jean Stewart, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars from:
Cathy Henry -  who is off to Vancouver for Thanksgiving;
Laetitia  de Witt -  Bob is taking the turkey out for dinner;
Lori Raudnask - who has become a great aunt;
Sheila Bristo - who celebrated her 25th anniversary and hosted a successful bingo on Friday;
John D'Ambrosio -  who is happy to be here;
Paul Monaghan - who had a great winery visit with his guests;
John Teibert - who had a great vacation in England;
Ron Kozub - who bought a new trailer at the trailer show;
June Manning - who is also happy to be here;
Jason Pollock - who is happy Sir Winston won the football game against Denis Morris;
Ed Telenko - who is happy his grandson's football team won their game;
Jim Hooper - who has a friend kicking for big bucks at this weekend's football game;
Bob McKay - who is happy to have his Corvette back from the repair shop.
Ron Kozub introduced the Perfect Attendance Award recipients which were presented by Past President Paul Monaghan:

1 year - Roseanne Morissette
2 years - Paul Monaghan
3 years - Sheila Bristo, Jim Hooper
4 years - Debi Garneau, Cathy Henry
6 years - Laetitia de Witt, Greg MacDonald, Bob McKay, Dan Toppari
8 years - John Teibert

October 14th Board meeting at Crawford Smith & Swallow.
October 16th Bingo - Sheila Bristo asked for three volunteers.

October 18th Club Assembly starting at 5:30 at the Port Dalhousie Yacht Club - Please register online.

November 5th Foundation Dinner at Salvatore's Restaurant in Buffalo, New York. The guest speaker is Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson. The cost is $60 per person. A car pool of interested parties can be arranged.

November 13th Take it to Heart Gala at the Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls. There are still tickets available.  Advertising space is also still available - $100 includes your name as a Friend; $250 for a business card sized ad.  Each club member was asked to try and sell five raffle tickets for the necklace valued at $4000.  All proceeds to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the new St. Catharines hospital.  Our club, along with Performance Cars and Maycourt, has committed to raising $750,000 for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

November 22nd Paul Harris Fellow Ceremony - Rob Welch announced that the Paul Harris Fellow nominations are closed and that the committee has reviewed the nominations and will be making a recommendation to the board.

Rotary Leadership Institute - There are new classes starting October/10 - January/11 and Level 2 is available, which Sheila and Roseanne will attend. If there are any members who would like to learn more about leadership, please speak with John Teibert.

Our Sick & Visiting Committee has established a guideline/protocol to respond and assist fellow members and their families who are sick, bereaved, or deceased.


None to report in October.

50/50 DRAW  

Bob McKay drew the Jack of Hearts - better luck next time Bob.


Paul Monaghan expressed his regrets to President John and to our guest speaker and took early leave.


Roseanne introduced our guest speaker, Lori Raudnask.

Lori is a passionate, professional, driven entrepreneurial woman. For over 34 years she has dedicated her skills to mastering and improving the "sales" experience. She has used her talents, persistence, advanced training techniques, and commitment to success to build a sales team that has generated over 10 million dollars in direct sales and helped to launch hundreds of successful women entrepreneurs.

Lori expanded that focus in 2005 by joining the senior leadership team of a major international franchisor. She led the creation and implementation of franchise field training systems in 13 countries directly supporting the successful launch of over 65+ offices in just four and half short years. Under her direct leadership, training, and mentoring, franchise field offices reported significant revenue growth from start-up, with the majority seeing profitability in as little as 9 months or less.
Additionally, Lori drove the training operations and logistics for all of the public training events the company held, literally serving thousands of entrepreneurs,  professionals, and a who's-who list of Fortune 500 clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australasia.
Ask anyone who has attended one of Lori's speaking engagements, received coaching from her, or read her book "Persistence Pays" and they will tell you she creates a powerful and effective connection with her audience where everyone walks away with a wealth of real strategies and tools they can use immediately for serious results.
Lori's training system engages participants and readers in hands-on experiential learning that clearly identifies the limiting patterns, behaviours, and beliefs holding back their professional and personal lives and assists them in clearly identifying what they can do to achieve their desired results.
Lori's passion and drive to create serious results for sales professionals has inspired her to write a book, "Persistence Pays!" Roseanne explained that this is how she first learned of Lori. Lori is a customer of Performance BMW, and a sales consultant forwarded Lori's book to the President. Today, the entire sales force at PerformanceCars has read, "Persistence Pays!" 

Lori led the club members through a fun and educational group exercise that not only raised our awareness as to how one should never give up and how within every setback there is another opportunity, but also demonstrated how persistence can pay off in other areas of our life.

Arie thanked Lori for an entertaining presentation and gave her a token of the club's appreciation for her time.

Ron advised there were 23 members present, one guest, and 17 make-ups for 90 per cent attendance.


President John asked if there was any further business for the good of Rotary, wished everyone a good week in Rotary, and left us with this thought for the day:

"I like work, it fascinates me.  I can sit and look at it for hours" - Jerome K. Jerome