Rotary Club
of Niagara On the Lake

Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and upcoming events and announcements.
What is Happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Tuesday November 2 at 12:00 Noon
Lord Mayor Betty Disero

Lord Mayor Betty Disero will be addressing our Club and bringing everyone up to date what is happening in our Niagara-on-the-Lake Community and highlighting major Community issues. 

Please join us at Spirit in Niagara Distillery located at 458 Lakeshore Road, Niagara On the Lake

November 2, 2021 at Noon

Please register for lunch.

$20pp to be paid at the door (cash or cheque). Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination required for entry.

Dates to Remember and Announcements
October 31 - 1 pm:  Zoom Support Team AV Testing at Spirit Distillery
November 1 – 4 pm:  Board Governance Meeting in St Catharines
November 2 – Noon:  What is Happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake - feature speaker Lord Mayor Betty Disero.  Click on the following link to register for the lunch.  Deadline to register is Sunday night Oct 31.
November 9 – 6 pm – Save the Date:  Paul Harris Awards Dinner at Ravine.  This is our biggest social event of the year where 5 most worthy individuals will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to our Rotary Club and to public service. Not to be missed.  See below
November 10 – 10 am:  International Service Committee Zoom meeting
November 16 – Noon:  Club Assembly on RI Foundation:  feature speaker Joe Will
November 22 – 6 pm:  Club Board meeting at Strewn Winery
November 23 – Noon:  Food Security in the Niagara Region – feature speakers Amanda Ali and Erin Riseing
November 30 – 5th Tuesday Social Event:  details to follow
Thank you to the many members who have volunteered to help out at the Niagara North Family Health Team Drive thru Flu Clinic to be held on November 12 and 13 at the NoTL Community Centre.  Let's start now and order sunshine.
We now have a Zoom team who are charged up with new tools to improve your Hybrid Zoom meeting experience.  Thank you to our members' patience.  We are on a learning curve and we now have a consultant helping us out.
The Board will be circulating a brief membership feedback questionnaire.  We ask all members to help the Board in making choices of future meetings in 2022. Thank you in advance for your help.
The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for the following Board positions: President Elect, Membership Chair and Club Administration.  You may nominate yourself, or another club member with their approval.  The election will take place at our Annual meeting on December 7.  Please send nominations to Ken at
From Public Image:
The Public Image Committee is seeking stories written by members to include in the club newsletter. The Public Image Committee encourages members to engage in the Club’s Facebook page and Facebook group.
Here is an announcement request from Fund-Raising:
Volunteers are still required for the Rotary Holiday House Tour.  If you know of anyone, or if you can help out, please contact Colin Walsh at
From Foundation:
Paul Harris Dinner, Nov 9, 2021- Cocktails at 6pm/ Dinner at 7pm at Ravine Vineyard Estate.
We encourage all Paul Harris Fellows attending this event to wear their Paul Harris Pin and Ribbon.
Registration deadline now completed October 26, 2021.  Price $80.00 a person.

Holiday House Tour December 3-4

Friday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm | SOLD OUT!
The McArthur Family presents
Friday, December 3rd OR Saturday, Dec 4, 2021
4:45-5:30 for families with children| 5:30-6:15 | 6:15-7:00 | 7:00-7:45
District Training and Learning Opportunities:
This Wednesday November 3 (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm) and next Tuesday November 8 (7:00 to 8:00 pm) we are hosting the revised and refreshed District Grant Qualification Session.  If you want to be considered for a Foundation grant in the years ahead, this is the session for you.  Much different than in years past.  Grab another member of your club and both of you should sign up.  You need not attend both sessions.  Just offering you two time slots to make it even easier for you to find one slot that works with your schedule. 
This Thursday November 4 (7 pm to 8 pm) - we are holding a special information session on Youth Exchange.  You can come and learn more about the short term and long term exchange programs.  This is the time to start reaching out to local schools to find interested high school applicants for the coming year.  Let's get as many clubs as possible engaged in this amazing Rotary program.  
Finally, the November Rotary Web Talk is on Governance - Questions Every Rotary Club Director Should Know - find out more about your role on your club board and much more.  Marcel Mongeon from the Hamilton Rotary After Five - Tonic Club will be sharing his knowledge and wisdom.  It takes place from 7-8 pm on TUESDAY November 9.  
You can register for any or all of these sessions by going to our District 7090 website under events.  
New E-Transfer Accounts for NOTL Rotary Club
Please note that e-transfers can now be accepted to the Club account.  Therefore, we now have one email account name set-up with our web provider as follows:
  • Club side - - please use this for all non-charity transactions (i.e. membership dues, in-person meal purchases, ticket purchases - Paul Harris dinner, Burgers and Bingo, Niagara Power Station etc.)
  • Charity side - - please use this for all charity transactions (i.e. donations, fundraising ticket purchases etc.) 
If you have any questions, please contact our Treasurer Steve Dainard.
In Support of Local Businesses-Coordinated through the Shaw Guild
Last year's A Lot O' NOTL Box was so popular, the Shaw Guild is doing it again!
Each box will contain a surprise assortment of carefully chosen items and delectable treats available from the shops in the Old Town.
Perfect for gift giving!
Each box is $125.
There is a limit of 100 boxes available. Orders and payment must be completed by November 6.
Order Process:
  • All major credit cards are accepted as well as PayPal.
  • Pay for your order by November 6.
  • Complete all the shipping information including your email address, delivery address and phone number.
  • All boxes will be delivered on Friday, December 10
  • Make sure your 'shipping address' is the location where you’d like the box delivered. Must be within Niagara-on-the-Lake (including Old Town, Virgil, St. Davids, Queenston and Glendale), St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.
Note: The box contains food items that are at their peak of freshness when packaged and should be consumed as soon as possible or frozen.
Websites to Remember
Club Fellowship
Tuesday October 26
On Oct 26, an intrepid group of members interested in the paranormal braved the dark, windy evening by going on a Ghost Walk through Niagara-on-the-Lake, ‘Canada’s most haunted town’.  A thoroughly entertaining guide, known only as the ‘Black Widow’, lead us from one site to another, vividly describing the fascinating history of five of the town’s most haunted sites. With her black cape swirling in the wind, and her candlelit lantern swinging side to side, we were able to follow the Black Widow as she navigated the dark and empty streets. There were more than a few holding hands with their partners for comfort, as we learned about the grisly events and ghosts from earlier centuries. At one point in the tour, we found ourselves at the Queen’s Royal Park Gazebo, mesmerized by the tales of hauntings at Fort Niagara across the water, while the wild wind howled, and the rain pelted our backs.
At the end of the walking tour, a smaller group of members met at the Angel Inn for some well-deserved rest and fellowship.  It was nice to be in the light again, to ward off the ‘goblins and ghouls and things that go bump in the night’. 
A big thank you to Jan and the Club Administration Committee for organizing the fun fellowship event.  It was a great evening!
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