A very interesting meeting, seeing some of the Tour Du Lac riders and an informative guest speaker.


Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

Club meeting date July 25, 2011



12:15 p.m. Call to Order: Past President John Teibert

National Anthem: Matt Taylor

Toast to the Queen & Canada: Jean Holbert-Leighton

Invocation: Cathy Henry


Lunch 12:30


Introduction of visitors & guests: one guest (who was our speaker); Dean Norton- Ontario Power

Sergeant-at-Arms: Jason Pollock - Only happy dollars were requested and received from -    

Tom Schulz

Roseanne Morissette

Ed Telenko                     

Matt Taylor

John Teibert



1 - July 29-August 1 – Rib Fest – sign up for 50/50 draw- openings still available for this Sunday 


2 - November 5, 2011 – Take it to Heart Gala (Cathy Henry) 23 tables sold to date - must sell 300 tickets- please contact if you are planning on attending or placing an ad in the evening program 


3 - August 10, 2011 Board of Director’s Meeting, 5:30 @ CSS offices 


4 - Dr. Ken Goodwin, Niagara-on-The-Lake Rotarian and Canadian representative for the Gift Of Life Program with RI - died on Saturday – Funeral to be held July 26th. 


5 - Roseanne announced the new web site for Club runner and ebulletin - she thanked Ed for all his hard work 


6 - PASSION - wine, food, jazz, silent auction will be held on Saturday, August 27th at Mori Gardens


Birthdays – July 28 – Roseanne Morissette, Jean Stewart

50/50 Draw: $2/ ticket – Jason Pollock won the ticket draw but unfortunately came out with 3 of Spades.

Early Leavers: Jason Pollock

Introduction of Guest Speaker (John Teibert): Guest speaker today was Dean Norton (Public Affairs and Property Management Adviser for Ontario Power Generation). Dean is happily married for 25 years with three children — he happens to be John's neighbor, and John has always wanted to know exactly what Dean’s career encompasses.


Speakers Notes:

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was formerly a branch of Ontario Hydro. OPG supplies two thirds of the power required in the province of Ontario through different sources. These sources are - nuclear, thermal, gas and hydroelectric as in the rerouting of water from the Falls after hours, to generate power. Dean spoke at length about the 3 Niagara tunnels - especially the new one completed under Niagara Falls. The construction challenges and the final success of the project was discussed in detail.  An often undiscussed result of this rerouting is a reduction in the erosion of the falls. The erosion has been reduced to 1 foot per year versus the 3 feet per year before the rerouting.


Thanking the Speaker- Ed Telenko thanked Dean for a very informative presentation


Attendance report: Tom Schulz - 10 members, 4 make ups, one guest 50%

Is there anything else for the good of Rotary?



Thought of the Day –

“Children are unpredictable.
You never know what inconsistency
they are going to catch you in next.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Next meeting – August 8


Rotary Club of St. Catharines South