September is New Generations Month. New Generations Service acknowledges the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. Programs include RYLA, Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
 

Kris Akilie, Director, Vocational Service and New Generations, opened the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

National Anthem: Rob Welch
Toast to Queen & Canada: Laetitia de Witt
Invocation: Elisabeth Zimmerman
 
LUNCH

Kris Akilie, chairing the meeting in President John's absence, commented on what a delicious lunch it was.
 
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS

Rob Kozub introduced Ann Mantini-Celima, our guest speaker, and Joel Chatterton from the Rotary Club of St. Catharines. 
  
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Keith Shaver, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, thanked everyone for their kind words of condolences on the passing of his mother-in-law. Keith then accepted happy dollars from: 

Beth Cockcroft - thought the Grape and Wine Festival Parade was the best yet and thoroughly enjoyable;
Ed Telenko - sad that Hamilton Tiger Cats lost and that he was not there. Ed was also happy that his art show went very well;
Sheila Bristo - was happy that Bob represented our club at District Conference; 
Joel Chatterton - was happy that this year's Grape and Wine Festival Parade was terrific and his family is enjoying the stay of an exchange student from Belgium;
Laetitia de Witt - was glad that Bob enjoyed himself at District Conference; 
Bob McKay - enjoyed the District Conference and met a Rotarian very involved in water projects. Bob hopes that she will come down to speak to our club. Bob is also pleased that  his daughter Kathy got engaged to a very nice man;
Roseanne Morissette - enjoyed her GSE guest from South Korea who is a Director of International Trade with the City of DongHae; 
Ernesto Carrillo - is happy that he was going to visit his son in Greece;
Ann Mantini - happy to be with us today and finished her first ½ marathon in her goal of two hours and 28 minutes;
Don Beard - thanked Ernesto, Elisabeth, Beth, and Julio for assisting at Bingo;
Jim Hooper - enjoyed the parade with his children, but was concerned when a Shriner's car went out of control. Luckily, no one was hurt;
Jim Howes - happy that all wines have been secured for the Take It To Heart Gala on November 13th, 2010;
Keith Shaver - congratulated Sheila on her 25th wedding anniversary!
 
ROTARY MINUTE

Kris Akilie spoke of the new avenue of service - # five: New Generatons, and how important the young new members are to the future of Rotary.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 29th, Deadline for Paul Harris Fellow Nominations - Rob Welch requested that any nominations for this year's Paul Harris Fellowship be in by Wednesday at noon.

October 2nd, Bingo - Don Beard requested assistance.

October 18th Club Assembly - time and venue to be announced by Jason Pollock.

November 13th, Take It To Heart Gala - Cathy reminded everyone that the gala is fast approaching and that people need to let her know if they were coming and if they are  placing a donation to the lab.

Sick and Visiting - Arie called a meeting of the Sick and Visiting committee for after the meeting.
 
BIRTHDAYS

Paul Monaghan shares his birthday with Peter MacKay, Meat Loaf, and Louis X111 - King of France.
 
EARLY LEAVERS

None to report.

GUEST SPEAKER, ANN MANTINI-CELIMA, ED OF WELLSPRING NIAGARA

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ATTENDANCE REPORT

Norris reported 22 members, nine make ups, and two guests for 90 per cent attendance. 
  
ADJOURNMENT

Kris Akilie asked if there was any further business for the good of Rotary, wished everyone a good week in Rotary and adjourned the meeting at 1:20 p.m.