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.

Building a Business Enterprise While Fulfilling Public Service

June 7, 2022 at Noon 
Thomas Caldwell
Building a Business Enterprise While Fulfilling Public Service
Thomas S. Caldwell graduated from McGill University in 1965, and has been actively involved in the investment industry since that time. Mr. Caldwell is Chairman of Caldwell Investment Management Ltd., an organization founded in 1990. Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. is a diversified investment company with affiliate organizations providing investment management, brokerage and insurance services to a broad spectrum of investors throughout North America and around the world. In 2014, Mr. Caldwell was inducted into the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Caldwell is CEO and a Director of Urbana Corporation, a publicly traded investment company and past Chairman of the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”), “The Exchange for Entrepreneurs”. He is past Member of the Board of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute in Ottawa.
Mr. Caldwell is a Retired Honorary Colonel of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment. Mr. Caldwell is a past Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and one of the leading experts in capital markets, particularly in trading environments. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost investors in securities exchanges. Mr. Caldwell manages the investment pools he is responsible for on a value/strategic overview basis. Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. and its affiliates were the second-largest owners of the New York Stock Exchange prior to the NYSE’s demutualization.
Mr. Caldwell has, through his career, been actively involved in addressing social and community needs. He was awarded Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his activities on behalf of Canadian Veterans. In 2003 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his work in assisting those in need as well as contributing to institutions working to better the lives of others. In 2012, he received Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged.
Mr. Caldwell and his wife Dorothy have been married since 1966 and have two sons, Brendan and Theo, and six grandchildren.
Please make every effort to come out to in person to hear Mr. Caldwell speak.  Here is a Canadian business icon who never forgot about service to the Community. It is a great honour to have Mr. Caldwell join us.
Cost of the meal is $20.00 per person. (Contact is Steve Hinchliffe). Please pre-book your meeting registration through this link.
All attendees are asked to complete an online COVID screen.  
Please only attend in person if you are asymptomatic.
Zoom option available. The link is Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting.
Motion at this Week's Club Meeting
Members are asked to ensure they attend this week's meeting to approve a motion.  
The CSC committee has passed a motion to fund the cost of resurfacing an additional 200 sq. ft. of the outdoor playground at the Westview Centre 4 Women. This area and relevant costs exceed the District Grant for the project. The additional amount brings the full project costs over $5000 and must receive board and club approval. 
The motion has been passed by the board and on Tuesday June 7 will be presented to the club. The motion is "To fund Westview Center 4 Women's extended area of playground resurfacing in the amount of $2599." 
Club Survey Results
Out of a total emailing to 82 Club Members, only 12 voted in favour of holding a once a month 2nd Tuesday evening meeting for next fiscal year. Given this strong message we will only be holding noon regular lunch meetings at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre.  The 5th Tuesday events coming up once each quarter will enable the Club to continue to hold evening events if so desired. Thank you to all who participated in the Club survey.
Dates to Remember
June 7 - Noon - Building a Business Enterprise While Fulfilling Public Service - Thomas Caldwell
June 14 - 6 pm Interesting Architectural Treasures in NOTL - Brian Marshall
June 21 - Noon - Club Annual Meeting - Annual Club Provisional Operating Budget approval. Special Guest Lisa Bishop District 7090 Governor.
July 5, 2022 - 6 pm to 9 pm - Club Changeover Dinner Celebration - To be held at Pumphouse Arts Centre - Sit-down dinner $20.00 with cash bar for wine and beer - Further details to follow
July 12 - Noon Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre
July 19 - Noon Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre
July 26 - Noon Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre
Volunteers are needed for the following: 
* The Icewine Cocktail Party Committee  is looking for Committee members to help with the logistics, sponsorship, ticket sales, and general planning for the September 17 event.  Please contact Chris Hatch for more information.
Holiday House Tour 2022
The dates have been set and the gears are turning. Thanks again to Lorna Penman, the 2022 Holiday House Tour Committee has a full line up of lovely homes for this year. Brenda and Blair McArthur are opening up their doors for an evening program again and look forward to welcoming many guests through their estate. 
On December 2 and 3, the first weekend in December, we will need almost 200 volunteers. We hope that YOU can help us make it our Club's biggest fundraising event. Grab your phone and highlight the dates. This year the SignUpGenius App will help make volunteering in your preferred timeslot even easier. Stay tuned for more details.
Thank you
Fran Boot
HHT 2022 Chair
* July 1- Canada Day - Please contact Gary Hatton for further information. Many volunteers are still needed
* July 30- Canada Games Torch relay - 26 volunteers are required to assist at the torch relay stations on route in NOTL.  Start at 8 am and Finish at 11 am. Duties will include the following:
  • Processing the Torchbearer check-ins/registrations at the opening pep rally.
  • Supervising the torch handoffs at each location. This would include taking in the first torchbearer and sending off the next. 
  • Supervising the individuals who have purchased the Rotary T-Shirt at each handoff location and sending them off at the correct time.
  • Helping to set up and tear down the opening pep rally and closing celebration.
If you would like to Volunteer to help with the Torchbearer duties outlined above and get a free Rotary Volunteer T-Shirt and assist in a great event in our Community, please contact Greg Fedoryn President-Elect directly at
There will be a full onboarding session for all volunteers in the month of June. 
Here is the link to the Canada Games Torch Relay. 
* September 10 - Niagara Polo event
* September 17 - Icewine event
Dates to Remember 
We are moving July 2022 to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
Our first Club meeting at the Community Centre will be July 12, 2022. Cost of lunch will be $20. See you there.  
E-Transfer Accounts for NOTL Rotary Club
Please note that e-transfers can now be accepted to the Club account. If you are making an on-line payment to either the registered charity or the club account, please let the Treasurer know. The e-transfer accounts are: 
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.) 
Websites to Remember

Rotary Event 

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022 Rotary Event 
An evening of fellowship was held at the Strewn Winery Patio on May 31.  Members enjoyed catching up with one another in person, a welcome change after Zoom meetings.  Everyone pitched in as members and their guests brought their favourite finger foods and delicious desserts for all to enjoy.  The weather was initially a bit warm, but guests cooled themselves off with a visit to the bar. The event raised $450.00 for donation to Rotary International A big thank you in particular to Joe Will for hosting the event under the ‘big tent’ at Strewn Winery.  The wine was outstanding, and the surroundings on a lovely spring evening were beautiful. 
Finally, thanks to Steve Hinchliffe for helping to organize the event.  A wonderful evening was had by all!
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