Welcome and Meeting Called to Order Cathy Henry
Today is Remembrance Day- let us  remember those in our club, since passed on or still alive- that served in the forces to make it possible for us to live in this country free and prosperous. 
Wilf Smith- our 1st president- British Airforce 
Ken McNichol- our 3rd President, RCAF WW 11
Keith Guiltanan-WW11 army
Gary George- our 8th President -British Forces- met his wife Bunny during the war- (Wren)
Howard Etherington- our  9th President- Airforce Pilot
Doug Foss- US Marines- now with the Downtown club
Paul Massuet- Honourary member- French underground resistance and 2nd Armored Tank Division into Germany
Matt Taylor- our 39th President – a member of NATO- 1965-1966

The reading of In Flanders Fields- a moment of silence- Laura Dominick

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918- the end of the war was signed in Compiegne, France. There are still two Rotary cubs there today- please raise your glass in a toast to these two Rotary Clubs who continue to show hope and strive for peace
On a personal member’s family remembrance

Matt’s brother, Jack, was a US bomber pilot in WW11- flew 38 bomber missions over Germany and enemy territory – hit by enemy fire, he landed his plane, which was burning, alone as all his crew had bailed out on him. Although deceased two years ago at the age of 91- the Tacoma Washington newspaper remembered Jack and this event.  


National Anthem led by Paul Monaghan

Toast to Queen and Canada led by Donna Cunningham

Peace Invocation led by Arie Vrugteeven

Members enjoyed a few moments of fellowship and lunch before the meeting reconvened at 12:30 p.m. 

Sergeant-at-Arms by John D’Ambrosia
Donna, Marilyn, Cathy, Peter, Laura, June, Marie, Shafee, Dan, Paul, Najeeb, Bob, Frank, Joe & John

Birthday and Rotary Anniversary Recognition
No birthdays this week

Rotary Anniversaries
Tom Shultz- 13 years- November 12, 2000

50/50 Draw 
Arie won the draw bot not the cash


Cathy -

Our thoughts and prayers are with Graham and Del Repei and family at this time

Jim Hooper represented our club at the cenotaph this morning in laying a wreath with the other 2 St. Catharines Club presidents. Thank you Jim!

There will be a meeting of the International Committee at Najeeb’s home this Wednesday at 6:30 PM at 2 Vidal Crescent.

I have been asked to present our project- The Trees That Feed- to the Rotary Club of Ancaster tomorrow evening- this is the club that Roy Sheldrick belongs to and we support with donations to his water wells in Haiti program.

Board meetingThere will be a Board meeting at Cathy's house on November 19th at 4:30 PM- Please send your reports to Lynn prior to the meeting.

Bingo - John Teibert- Thank you to June, Jean & Mike for last bingo.  Next bingo is Friday November 22 and I am looking for 3 more volunteers.

Paul Harris Awards Luncheon -November 25th- Golf Club- Rob Welch 
Thank you to Mark for designing and printing the programs.

Happy Hour -Arie - Huge success with 19 members coming out and joining in a great time.  The next happy hour will be in January and more info will come.

Rotary Bonspeil - Jim Howes - We are looking for donations of prizes ranging from $20.00 - $25.00.  Please donate!

A request has been received from RI President Ron Burton to each club to consider helping to restore Comely Bank- Paul and Jean Harris’s home in Beverly Illinois. It is in need of great restoration and in keeping with being committed to preserving Rotary history, we are being asked to consider a donation to help fund the restoration- If anyone is interested in finding out more about this project- please get in touch with me and I’ll forward the link to you.

Early Leavers - None

Installation of new members- John Teibert
Marie Balsom
Marilyn Kanak
Lisa Kelso


Fellow Rotarians,

Today we are honored to induct Marilyn Kanak, Lisa Kelso and Marie Balsom as new members of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South.
Marylin, Lisa and Marie would you please come forward.

I would also like to ask your sponsors, Laura Dominick and Arie Vrugteveen, to come up and give a brief bio.
Welcome To Rotary!

Marylin you are being assigned the classification of Registered Nurse;
Lisa is being assigned the classification of Marketing Mangement; and
Marie is being assigned the classification of Communications.

You have been chosen for membership in the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South, because your fellow members believe you to be a leader in your vocation and community.

We look to you to be a liaison between us and the other members of your profession.
We expect you to educate us about your classification, and, on the other hand, it becomes your duty to carry Rotary ideals and principles of service to your friends, business associates, and the members of the vocation which you represent. 

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for local communities worldwide. Rotary members hail from a range of professional backgrounds. Rotary connects these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives everywhere.

From Haiti and Greenland to Nigeria and Singapore, Rotary unites a truly diverse set of leaders from across the world. Currently, the largest number of clubs comes from the United States, India, Japan and Brazil. The fastest growing Rotary regions include Southeast Asia and Africa.

Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.

While membership in Rotary is an honor and privilege, it involves corresponding obligations.

An important part of membership is regular attendance at the weekly meetings.  It helps us get to know you and makes it easier for you to become involved in club activities.

One of the great privileges of Rotary is fellowship, and the mutual confidence which it inspires. Therefore, we commit ourselves to doing our part to make you feel welcome. In return, we expect that you will share the responsibility for the development of closer personal relationships, which will be to our mutual benefit.

Good Rotarians must constantly keep before them the primary object of Rotary.  
“Service Above Self” is our motto, and Rotary expects each member to live up to this ideal.
You must live by the 4-Way Test
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendship?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The community will know and judge Rotary through your example in character and service; and we accept you as a member because we believe the principles and objects of Rotary will be safe in your keeping.
We know that we will receive much from you in help and service which will enable us to be better Rotarians.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South and Rotary International, I welcome you into our Club
(Ask the Club President to assist the sponsor in pining our new member.)
Fellow Rotarians please stand.   I present to you our newest members, Marilyn Kanak, Lisa Kelso and Marie Balsom. (Applause)
(Have a Kodak moment with New Member, Sponsor and Club President).
(Ask the new members to be available at the door at the end of the meeting so that each Rotarian can personally welcome them into our Club)


- Cathy Henry

The purpose of our club assembly is to inform the members of our goals and successes to date. With this in mind- I will ask each Director to give a short report.

Lynn Beaudry- Past President/Secretary- I look after the minutes for both the meetings and the board meetings.  Please feel free to contact me if I have missed anything in the minutes. As Past President, I am to help find new members who are interested in joining the future board and further their Rotary experience.  Please let me know if you would like to participate.

John D’Ambrosio- Club Community Service. The Role of The Community Service Director is to help develop and implement educational, humanitarian and vocational service projects that help our community .  This year  we are funding and facilitating a Christmas dinner and gift program where we will provide food and gifts for 4 families . The cost is approx. $300./ per family, and we will purchase and deliver the food and gifts personally to each family. We are also donating approx. 600. which will send 2  autistic children to camp next summer.We also are donating $2000. to Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and West Calgary flood relief fund. Our donation Committee has been hard at work!!!... John D'Ambrosio

Debie Garneau-Treasurer- We discussed the September statements.

Cathy Henry-President- It is such an honour to be your President- our club is blessed with truly outstanding members who make being President very easy. My responsibilities are to make sure that we meet the criteria of RI to be a well run,functioning club- giving back to our communities and internationally, supporting each other, encouraging our youth and recognizing the needs of others. One of my goals this year is to increase fun and fellowship to the membership.
Chairing a Board meeting is easy with the quality members sitting on your Board- while staying on budget,we are hoping to meet the criteria for earning the Lighthouse and Presidential Citation awards from RI for 2013-2014. 

Jim Hooper-Vice President/Membership- Membership Committee is proud to welcome 3 new members to our club who are being inducted today. Congratulations ladies, I'm sorry I couldn't be here to celebrate with you. Honour Guard: My Mom is making 5 sashes to be worn when attending funerals.
Looking to have a fireside in December.  Matt Taylor has graciously offered his home and we are hoping to have it December 5th in the evening.

June Manning- Public Relations- Rotary Web Page: Mark will be designing the web page for Rotary South and present it to the committee on Wed Nov 20,2013.
Christmas Luncheon:  The Rotary Christmas Luncheon will be on Monday Dec. 16, 2013 at the Golf and Country Club. Santa will visit so we will be asking families with children to bring a gift to place under the Christmas tree.    
Meetings before Christmas: The need for Christmas aid for Community Services has increased by 30% this year. We are asking members to donate coats, mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters to the meetings to be taken to Community Services    
Food Bank: Non- perishable food will also be collected at the meetings before Christmas to restock Najeebs’ Food Bank.
Fireside Meeting: There will be a Fireside Meeting on Thursday  Dec.5,2013 in the evening at Georgette and Matts  home. They have offered their home many times for Fireside meetings and we thank them again for  their generous offer. Need  numbers attending one week in advance.  We have 3 new members to share Rotary experiences
New Business: April 2014 is Rotary Month!   In the past there has been a Rotary Flag raising ceremony and City Hall. We would like to participate in this event.  We would also like to have a celebration at the PenCentre to raise Rotary’s Awareness during April
Car Rally: We need a new sponsor for our Car Rally in May 2014. Offers to support this event will be appreciated. This is our clubs major fund raiser 
Next meeting: Wed Nov 20,2013 at Shoeless Joes 4:00 pm. Mark will present the web page.

Frank Parkhouse -Club Administration- The responsibility and role of the Administration Committee is to provide Support for the Club President and conduct activities associated with effective operation of the club.
. Develop goals to help achieve the club’s Strategic Plan
. Organize regular and special programs
. Assist with communications and club website
. Promote fellowship
. Help the club secretary track attendance.
. Conduct any other activities associated with the effective operation of the club.
Perfect Attendance Pins- The President had planned to present the Perfect Attendance Pin today to those who have once again achieved this yearly goal. This event will be delayed due to some historical document being unavailable and will be rescheduled to a later date.
New Web Site- the present Club Runner site is sometime difficult in providing the necessary information for club use.  The new proposed will be designed to be a full function website which will better serve the club.
Makeups Legislation Change - The Club is now in receipt of copies of the legislative changes to the Rotary ‘s Constitution, Bylaws and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. These changes will require the Executive to review

Najeeb Syed- International- Last year International Committee was allocated 3500 dollars to help international causes and projects. The committee was able to help seven different most deserving projects and few of them even sent us thank you notes. The projects sent us thank you notes were, Salama shield, Trees that Feed and water wells in Haiti.

This year International Committee is allocated 4500 hundred dollars, this improvement in fund allocation can help us spread our allocations to even more charities. So far we have allocated 500 dollars to a Dental cause,  that leaves us with 4000 dollars. 
On Wednesday November 13, International committee is meeting and will make decisions to allocate the remainder funds to most deserving international projects. We will forward the decisions of our committee to board in the next board meeting.
International committee has been helping one project in Jamaica to finish hunger in children for last few years by giving to trees that feed foundation. Because of limited funds and so many other deserving projects in front of the committee, we were able to allocate only a small amount towards that cause. This year our funds were again limited thus we were going to allocate a small amount to Trees that Feed, but then the project is so deserving we decided to reach the general public and inform them about the need and the possibilities and see the response.
I am happy to report that we have almost 5000 dollars more in hand to give to trees that feed foundation in January. Our club name is out there and is being recognised  for the club that might be making a history to find a solution of finishing hunger in the world. 
Due to our club Jamaica project, the friends of another country Pakistan are inspired and are working on introducing breadfruit in there country to fight against hunger.
If you want to know more about the advantage of Breadfruit tree please read more about it from the National geographic 2013 article which is self-explanatory and will tell you why the international committee is so motivated about this trees that feed project. 
Breadfruit has long been a staple food in the Pacific Islands. It is nutritious, supplying 121 calories in a half-cup serving. Rich in fiber, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, copper and other nutrients, breadfruit can be roasted, baked, fried or boiled. With a texture and yeasty odor reminiscent of freshly baked bread, the taste of breadfruit is actually quite bland, like undercooked white potato, according to some. Therefore, many people mix it with other foods and spices such as coconut milk, salt, butter, sugar or meats.

Breadfruit trees grow quickly, reaching a mature height of about 85 feet (26 m). Not only do the trees provide food for decades without the labor, fertilizer and chemicals used to grow field crops, but breadfruit trees are multipurpose, according to an article in ArcNews by scientists from the NTBG (Summer 2012). The trees provide timber and animal feed, improve soil conditions and protect watersheds in areas where they are grown.

In addition, the entire breadfruit tree can be used. For example, the male flowers are often dried and burned to create a mosquito repellent. All parts of the tree yield a latex, or milky juice, which is used as boat caulking.

First found in Papua New Guinea almost 3,000 years ago, breadfruit was widely spread throughout the Pacific by migrating Polynesians. Indonesians further expanded the plant west and north through inland and coastal Southeast Asia. Voyagers took breadfruit to other tropical locations more than 200 years ago, including the Caribbean and Africa.

Today, the Breadfruit Institute, located in Hawaii, (where, incidentally, breadfruit has been cultivated as a staple food for centuries) seeks to promote the versatile breadfruit tree for food and reforestation around the world. The Breadfruit Institute maintains the world’s largest collection of breadfruit, with more than 120 varieties from throughout the Pacific.

Many countries are already benefitting from the Breadfruit Institute’s research. With requests from numerous countries for breadfruit varieties for tree-planting projects, the Breadfruit Institute has been forced to develop innovative propagation methods. Now, according the article in ArcNews, the institute can ship thousands, or even millions of breadfruit plants anywhere in the world.

The breadfruit plant grows best in the world’s tropics—the climate located generally around the Earth’s equator approximately between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees north latitude) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees south latitude). The institute created a suitability map showing the breadfruit’s global range within the Tropics. When this map is coupled with a map of the world’s global hunger index for each country, the data demonstrate how the hungry could be fed using breadfruit.  Already, about 40 percent of the world’s population. 

Arie Vrugteeven- New Generations

Thank you all for reaching for great heights with your respective goals

24 members, 8 make-ups, 75% attendance

Quote of the day 
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude –Cynthia Ozick

Is there anything else for the good of Rotary?


Have an engaging, successful and happy week.

Cathy adjourned the meeting at 1:35pm