REVISED!! November is Rotary Foundation Month, please read on....



Rotary Club of St. Catharines South

AGENDA - November 14

12:15 p.m. Call to Order: Roseanne M.  

1. National Anthem: Rob W.

2. Toast to the Queen & Canada: Matt T.

3. Invocation: Kris A.

4. Lunch (reconvene at 12:30)

5. Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians: Ron Kozub – Dave Martineau from Bullet News

6. Sergeant-at-Arms: Jean Stewart

Jean did a great job of collecting happy dollars this week, in total 16 out of the 20 people present were happy for one or more reasons. Happy dollars ranged from memorable experiences at various Remembrance Day ceremonies to people just being happy for no good reason at all.

7. Announcements:               

             1.  Bingo: Next bingo is Friday November 25. Derrick Tomlinson is leading. John D’Ambrosio and Jean Stewart have volunteered. Looking for three more volunteers.  

            2.  Paul Harris Fellowships—November 28 we will be recognizing our nominated Paul Harris Fellows. Please plan to attend this special meeting

            3.  GSE Team Members – A team leader was picked for the Group Study Exchange to Brazil. We are now in need of applications for team members. If you know of someone between the ages of 25 and 40 who would be a good candidate for this Group Study Exchange, please notify myself or Jim Hooper, and we will send an application to him or her.

            4. Please mark your calendars for the afternoon of December 4 for the President’s Holiday Open House.  Details will come in the near future.

            5. Our club Christmas celebration will be held Monday, December 19th.  Spouses and family welcome.

            6. It is with regret that the board accepted the resignation of Brian Radford. The Membership Committee is asking for your help in suggesting new members for the club. Please extend an invitation for someone you know to join us for lunch. Guests may visit up to three times at no charge.

            7. The District Membership committee is holding a membership seminar in Hamilton on November 30th. The seminar will start with dinner followed by a session on Membership Growth and a session on Retention. We will hear what other clubs are doing to address the membership challenge. I plan to attend and wondered if Paul or Jean would like to join me? 

            8. Our district has a new facebook page. As well there is a new facebook page for the Rotary e-club of SOWNY. Please check these pages out and like them. Our District has started a series of  ads on facebook and Linkedin mostly to promote the e-club as this point. This will be an ongoing campaign to raise awareness for Rotary and our District.         

8. Birthdays: Don Beard is celebrating his birthday this week, Tom Schultz has been in Rotary for 11 years CONGRATULATIONS to both of you!

9. Rotary Minute (please see the complete Rotary Minute on the website): November is Foundation Month, and Rob Welch did a fine speech on the many reasons there are to support The Rotary Foundation. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

A few of the initiatives that The Foundation has/is undertaking were highlighted such as fighting hunger in Romania and Alaska, reducing child mortality in Sri Lanka and India, promoting peace in the Central African Republic, basic education in South Africa and Rhode Island, USA as well as Rotary’s significant focus over the past years of eradicating polio worldwide.  Also pointed out were the various avenues of supporting The Foundation namely, the “six areas of focus”, and also the “Every Rotarian Every Year” (EREY) initiative. For $100 per year through the EREY you become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining member.

9. 50/50 Draw: $2/ ticket - Find one of two Jokers. Paul Massuet won the ticket draw and referred the card draw to Ron Kozub, but unfortunately did not find a Joker.

10. Early Leavers: Jean H. L., Najeeb S., Paul M. all had other commitments to attend to and were promptly fined by the sergeant.

11. Introduction of Guest Speaker: Our guest speaker is Dave Martineau IK FAD TV. Dave has been in the media industry for over 25 years, he has not only been very successful in a number of positions including publisher of the Niagara Fall Review, Ad Director of The St. Catharines Standard and more. But he is also a very community minded individual in that he has been the campaign chair for the United Way, been involved in 10 Men in a Tent, Board member with the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce and much more. Today however Dave came to speak to us regarding another media venture of his called IKFAD TV.

12. Attendance Report: Ron Kozub- Today we had 20 members present, 8 makeups and 1 guest for an attendance rate of just north of 90%.

13. Next meeting: November 21 Bob Mahoney Co-Chair Niagara Rotary Marathon. 

14. Rotary Minute or Inspiring Quote: Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
~ C. S. Lewis