Weekly Bulletin of the

Rotary Club of St. Catharines South   

July 14, 2008


Call to Order : President June Manning

Anthem : Kris Akilie

Toast:       John Teibert

Grace:  John Klassen


Visitor Introduction : Norris Brown  welcomed Art Wing, Past District Governor,; Doug Foss and prospective member Najeb Syed


Sargeant-at-Arms : Cathy Henry asked for Happy Dollars only today - no fines! Don Beard was pleased for the Investors Group donation of $975 to our club .George was happy for something, Paul Monaghan happy on the occasion of his daughter's second attempt to move out, Doug Foss happy for the progress being made against grafitti, Paul Massuet celebrating his ties to France and Canada with today being bastille day. Dan happy as always, Debbie pleased to accept the donation from Investors; President Greg pleased to see his two children (in their early 20's) play soccer against each other for the first time!


Special Presentation: Past District Governor Art Wing was with us today as co-chair of the District Foundation Committee to announce that we are receiving a matching grant from our District towards the Jamaica Playground project. He also complimented our club for our high level of support to the Rotary International Foundation. He then explained how the Foundation uses the interest only to fund projects around the world. Greg replied to Art with our thanks to him and his committee for supporting our project.




Greg made the first formal reading for Najeb Syed's application for membership. Sponsored by George Fitzpatrick.


Jim Hooper explained the two Bingo Volunteer sheets that were on our tables. We will try to get the summary sheet of volunteers for future bingos on line but please sign up or be prepared to be signed up. We must all do at least one bingo. President greg reinforced Jim's message as bingo is an important and easy source of funds.


June Manning spoke on behalf of Jason Pollock regarding our need for volunteers at Ribfest on the civic holiday weekend. We are selling 50/50 tickets Friday and Glowsticks Friday, Saturday and Sunday Several members stepped forward but we need several more, especially for Friday evening.


Paul Massuet explained that left over food from the picnic was donated to the Southridge Shelter and he read a note of thanks from the shelter.


Debbie Garneau showed us thepromo piece on the Take it to Heart Pendant Draw which you can see by clicking on our home page under documents. Next week she will tell us how we can get tickets to this beautiful piece of jewelry!


John Teibert spoke on the Committee Sign Up sheets that were on all tables. Please sign up for your committees of choice and be prepared to be signed up!


50/50 Draw Team Brown Beard had the winning ticket but could not pull the queen of hearts so the pot lives.

Guest Speaker:


Cathy Henry introduced Kris Akilie on the occasion of her Classification talk. She has known Kris for many years and was pleased to introduce her to Rotary.


Kris began by thanking Dan for calling her on Friday to give her the "opportunity" to speak today! Although she spoke to our club less than six months ago on Mainstream where she works as Commuunications and Community Development Co-ordinator she was happy to share her personal background with us today.


Kris gave us a brief bio starting with her beginnings in Fonthill, some tidbits on her family and her career path . She first met June Manning while horseback riding and has known Cathy Henry for many years socially and through various committee work. Whereas she began her studies in pharmacy she soon ended up in a career in banking and now enjoys a rewarding role in community service with Mainstream. Kris spoke very well today and she gives some of the credit to her participation in the Toastmasters program where she honed her public speaking skills.


Attendance Report: Today's lesson in creative math was provided by Norris Brown. I'm still trying to figure it out.