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 at the Niagara Nursery School and Child Care Centre?
Tuesday September 7 at noon
To find out, please join us on Tuesday September 7 at noon at the Lion’s Pavilion, 1462 York Road in St Davids. We will be joined by Candice Penny, the Executive Director of this Organization which has been serving the local Community for over 45 years as a not for profit child care centre.  Hear about the Centre's current ambitious building and program expansion plans which is being completed for a September 2021 opening. Hear about the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake's $20,000 Canadian donation to the project building fund.
Candice will be with us in person at the Lion's Pavilion but you are asked to bring along your own personal computing device to be able to share her Zoom Power Point presentation. Please also bring your lunch. If you can not join us in person at the Lion's Pavilion, please join us through the Zoom meeting link to be sent out shortly. 
Bio of Candice Penny
Candice lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake with her husband, David of 13 years, and eight-year-old son William.  She has been with Niagara Nursery School for over 10 years and has been the Executive Director for just over seven years. Candice has a passion for working with children that started at a very young age and she has dedicated her career to providing inclusive, high-quality child care and early childhood education. Along with a passionate teaching team, Candice helps provide a warm loving, caring, and inclusive, home-like environment for all our children and families of NNS. Candice attended the Niagara College Early Childhood Education program and is a Quality Childcare Niagara (QCCN) Mentor through the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
September 7- noon- Candice Penny- What is happening at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Nursery School and Child Care Centre- at Lion’s Club Pavilion St Davids. Bring your lunch and portable computer. We have a wifi hot spot.
September 8- 10AM –International Service Committee Meeting- Ben Buholtz
September 14- 10AM- Community Service Committee meeting at the NOTL Library Rotary Room- Jeannie Manning
September 147PM Jodey Porter- What is happening- International Service Committee update- at Lions Club Pavilion St Davids  
September 15- 6:30PM- FUN Raiser Cocktail event at Strewn Winery- Joe Will
September 18- 9:00 AM- Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup- Jeannie Manning
September 21- Noon Club Assembly with Rotary District Governor Anne Bermingham – ZOOM meeting only
September 25- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Newark Neighbours Porch Pick-up Food Drive. Jeannie Manning
September 28- 6:30- 8:00 PM- Tour of the Niagara Falls Power Plant- $35pp. Contact Jan Van Haren
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October 2- SAVE THE DATE- Pedal for POLIO event. More details to follow. Contact Bill French
November 9- SAVE THE DATE - Paul Harris Awards Dinner at Ravine. More details to follow.
School Supplies Drive for the Niagara regional Native Centre:
Our members were so generous that we were able to outfit 98 students from kindergarten to first year university. Over $900 was donated plus countless backpacks and supplies.
ROUND OF APPLAUSE! This time for Our Club Community Service Committee! The District has given Final Approval for our Grant request of $2000 US. The resurfacing of the outdoor play area at Westview Centre4Women can begin! CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!
Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup:
Saturday September 18 between 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
All supplies to be provided. Two locations identified along the Niagara Parkway. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to collect litter over the week prior and send in pictures of them doing so.
If interested in helping coordinate the volunteers participating, contact: Jeannie Manning at 
Newark Neighbours Porch Pick-up Food Drive:
On September 25 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Newark Neighbours is having another Food Drive and has asked Rotary if we would once again provide volunteers to collect and drop off the donations.
They have 62 families representing 120 people (36 children) who visit twice weekly. Their stores have been depleted. Looking for a point person for our club to coordinate the volunteers. Please contact Jeannie Manning @
Websites to Remember
RI Website:
District 7090 Website:
Your Club website: 
Burgers and Bingo
August 31st Fellowship
The Aug 31 meeting was a Club Fellowship event on a beautiful summer evening, held at the Lions Club Pavilion in St. Davids. Lions Club members prepared delicious hamburgers and french fries for Rotarians and their guests. The fresh tomatoes and onions were a particular hit mentioned by many. 
Following the outdoor BBQ dinner, the ‘Fun Committee’ hosted 5 games of bingo.  Pencils, pens and daubers were flying as we tried to keep up with the rapid pace of numbers being called out. There were plenty of laughs and good cheer as we enjoyed a game that many had not played in years, caught up with fellow Rotarians and met some guests of members. Prizes (bottles of wine and large chocolate bars) were awarded to the lucky winners of the Bingo games. To top off a perfect evening, Brian and Jan shared with everyone their delicious muffins and brownies. A great night was had by all!
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