Welcome Rotarians and friends

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
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Marion Boon, Executive Director of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network gave an information presentation on disaster preparedness and the roles the various levels of government play in major disasters.
For more information check out their website... http://www.crhnet.ca
Photo by Don MacDonald


Contact Howie Kudlats at hkudlats@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

It’s a great party for a great cause. Featuring amazing icewine cocktails, beer and food, donated by local wineries, breweries and restaurants. 

Guests are asked to dress in black and white, smart casual attire. Proceeds from this event go to a local cause. 

#icewinepartyNOTL #niagaraonthelakerotary #niagaraonthelake

John Mather was recently  recognized as the NOTL Volunteer of the Week by Communities in Bloom.
John was a 2016 recipient of the NOTL Rotary Club Paul Harris Award and is the Club's President Elect for 2018-2019.
He's also a great guy who can be counted on to get things done. We couldn't think of a more deserving person for this recognition.
Good on you, John.
Rotarians Jeannie Manning, Doug Holroyd and Bill Francombe receive Paul Harris medals recognizing their contributions to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is a leading, highly regarded international charity that transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
Rotary inducted their new Board of Directors at Red Roof Retreat with a ranch style party on July 4th, 2017. A special thanks to Steffanie Bjorgan for hosting the event and to Oast House Brewery (Rotarian Patrick McNeill) and Strewn Winery (Rotarian Joe Will) for their support.
Bill Francombe (Rotarian and retiring  Chairman of the Board for Red Roof Retreat) did a masterful job as Master of Ceremonies.
Dave Haddow (NOTL Rotarian and Past District Governor, District 7090) was at his best in officiating the induction of the new Board.
All in all, a great event and we raised $1,750 in support of Red Roof Retreat.
Photos by Don MacDonald
Rotary once again celebrated Canada Day at Simcoe Park. Breakfast and lunch was served to an especially large Canada 150 crowd. Music by the Shea D Duo (Rotarian Juliet Dunn and husband Peter Shea) and a variety of family activities rounded out a great day in the park. The day was capped off by the Friends of Fort George Cake Parade and the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band and dancers.
Thank you to Joan Coyne and Paul Lalonde for your leadership and tireless efforts and the Rotary and friends team for making this a special Canada Day.
Happy Birthday Canada!
Photos by Don MacDonald
Dan Patterson gave a very interesting  presentation on the College's key accomplishments and its future plans. His presentation helped us to understand the breadth, depth and cross functional integration of the College's programs. NC is a jewel of our community.
A dedicated group of Rotarians and community volunteers led by Betty Disero and Sandra Nass collected, cleaned, bagged and sold the Town's "gently used" tulip bulbs. The sale raised $2,000 which was donated to the Town to be used to help reforest NOTL with naturalized tree species. Thanks to all for all your hard work.
Rotary has participated in this event for many years. This year we were the top fundraising team bringing in $3,700!
Thanks Jeannie Manning for your years of leadership in making this happen.

MPP Wayne Gates gave an entertaining overview of his political track record (we're going to call him "Rocky" from now on) and an impassioned account of his focus and priorities at Queens Park.
Photo by Don MacDonald
Carl Bodimeade, Senior Vice President of Hatch Engineering presented an overview of the history of power generation in Niagara. It was a fascinating and somewhat different historical perspective on our community. Carl is pictured here with President Ursula Kucharski receiving a donation to the eradication of polio in his name.

Photo by Don MacDonald
President Ursula and Community Committee Chair Nadja Lepere present Lord Mayo Pat Darte and Library CEO Cathy Simpson with a $5,000 donation to the Library Renovation Fund.

Photo by Don MacDonald
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The Rotary club of Niagara-on-the Lake was initiated by Dieter Janus, Jim Alexander, Norm Fraser and Ranjit Ahluwalia in the fall of 1993, and meetings were held downstairs at the Prince of Wales Hotel. With the noon hour Rotary club in Niagara Falls as our sponsor, and 26 active members, it became a chartered Rotary club in the spring of 1994, at a reception at the Queens Landing Hotel.
The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake was immediately active with fundraising for local and international projects. Some of these early fundraising events were held in partnership with the Theatre Beyond Words and involved renting the main theatre at the Shaw Festival for concerts and productions. The $5000 Gift of Life donation, which brought children from third-world countries to North America for heart surgery, was the earliest program which the club undertook and is still supporting today.
The club also supported the Easter Seal Program which helped local children with physical disabilities. This has grown over the years, in conjunction with Steffanie Bjorgan, into what is now Red Roof Retreat.
The Youth Exchange Program was actively embraced by the club in 1996. Over the years, exchange students from all over the world have been hosted in the homes of local Rotarians.
In the late 1990s, our club organized the shipment of over $250,000 of used medical and computer equipment to the Caribbean. This tradition of offering help to third world countries continues today with the donation of funds to projects in Africa and Central America.
Our club has grown to over fifty members. This growth has meant that, along with the help of the community it can undertake large scale fundraisers such as the Holiday House Tour, the Icewine Cocktail party and the Fashion Show.
Guest Speakers

Don't miss our upcoming guest speakers!
NOTL Community Centre. Noon - 1:30. Free & open to the public.

Aug 8, 2017, Sharon Frayne, Author of  Caught Between the Walls: Tales from the Old Niagara Courthouse and Gaol

Aug 15, 2017, Club Assembly (Members only)

Aug 22, 2017, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Executive Director, YWCA Niagara Region

Aug 29, 2017, 5th Tues  (location TBD)

Sept 5, 2017, Tabitha Foundation Canada, featuring the Lord Mayor Pat Darte

Sept 12, 2017, Reg Madison, District Governor, Rotary District 7090

Sept 19, Club Assembly (Members only)

Sept 26, 2017,  Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Executive Director, United Way South Niagara (Past President of Welland Rotary Club)