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.
Expanding our Reach -
NOTL Rotary Club Assembly
Tuesday October 12 at 6:00 PM
Club Meetings Scheduled
October 12 - 6PM  Club President and Club Committee Directors
Expanding our Reach - NOTL Rotary Club Assembly
Please join us in fellowship and participation as we work together to Expand Our Reach. Club updates will be shared by all Club Directors and we will discuss our Strategic Planning to date.
Meeting location: Spirit in Niagara, 458 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-On-the-Lake
October 12, 2021 at 6pm
Please register for dinner. $20pp to be paid at the door (cash or cheque). Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination required for entry. This meeting will also offer a Zoom option for those who cannot attend in person.
NOTE: With the addition of meals to our Rotary meetings, we are asking members to register their intent to attend in advance (by Sunday at 2pm) each week.
There are three ways to register:
1) Use the link below to register.
2) On our website calendar, click on October 12th to register.
3) If not successful, email Jan at
Dates to Remember and Announcements
October 13- 10AM International Service Committee- Zoom meeting
October 14- 4PM Club Board Meeting on Governance Policy Review– Strewn Winery Board Room  
October 18- 6PM- NOTL Rotary Board Meeting-Strewn Winery Board room
October 19- Noon- End Polio Now feature speaker Dr. Richard Bruno- Hybrid meeting
October 21 to 23: District 7090 Virtual Conference-
All members are encouraged to sign up now.
October 24- Rotary Club of Fort Erie Polio Day. Bring the kids to participate in the Zombie Invasion from 2pm-4pm at the Fort Erie Race Track
October 26- NOTL Ghost Walk – details to follow
November 9- 6pm- Save the Date – Paul Harris Awards Dinner at Ravine.
Sign up for the Rotary Event of the year! See details below.
District 7090 Conference – Oct 21-23, 2021- Members are encouraged to sign up to join with Rotarians and Rotaractors across our District as we learn how we are making a difference across the world.
October 21: Thursday - Interactive virtual event from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  Includes greetings from Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta and a cocktail and appetizer show and tell. No cost to register.
October 22:  Friday – 0900hrs- Hands On Service Project- Join in the planting of the End Polio Now Tulip Garden in Simcoe Park, Niagara On the Lake. Bring your gardening tools and help us plant 600 tulip bulbs to commemorate this legacy. At 6-8 pm join in Rotary fellowship at Oast Brewery. Hope to see you there!
October 23: Saturday - both in person event at Hamilton Convention Centre starring Valarie Wafer, RI Vice President and DEI Chair - fee is $100 Canadian and includes lunch / refreshments / breakout sessions / Rotary Citations, Lighthouse Awards and Governor's Trophy and more.
Enjoy the Virtual session which includes the Key Note speaker for $20 CND. (Cost to defray live streaming equipment). 
To register or modify your registration, please click on this link: Register/Modify Registration 
Paul Harris Dinner Nov 9 2021- Cocktails at 6pm/ Dinner at 7pm
Please sign up to attend this Rotary Paul Harris event at Ravine winery. Registration deadline October 26, Price $ 80.00 a person
Click on the link for registration
Tickets are now available for the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake Holiday House Tour Dec 3 - 4
Friday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$35 Early Bird | $40 after November 17
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
Adults: $40* | Children 5-12: $10* | Children 0-4: Free
An evening indoor/outdoor tour of the spectacular McArthur Estate!
Congratulations:  The Global Grant selected last year from the Welland Club's educational assistance in the Philippines is now in a 'GO' status. We are part of 10 clubs that are contributing to this project on the District Cluster Funding.
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 or Treasurer Steve Dainard  
Websites to Remember
RI Website:
District 7090 Website:
Your Club website: 
Doug Gibson's Across Canada by Story
Tuesday October 5
At the Oct 5 meeting, more than 50 NoTL Rotary members and their guests virtually traveled across Canada with special guest Doug Gibson. 
The breadth of Canadian literary talent over the past 100+ years was outlined as Doug described 13 well-known Canadian authors, their works and his friendships with them.  The authors were Hugh MacLennan, Robertson Davies, W.O. Mitchell, Margaret Laurence, Mordecai Richler, James Houston, Mavis Gallant, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Joseph Boyden, Alistair MacLeod and Alice Munro.  It was fascinating to hear about not only the books written by the authors, but also insights into some of their unique talents (e.g. W.O. Mitchell and Hugh MacLennan ability to pull the country together) and idiosyncrasies (e.g. Margaret Laurence always wore a long skirt), plus their contributions to Northern Canada (e.g. James Houston).
Doug’s presentation was highlighted by the outstanding caricatures of the authors by Anthony Jenkins, a cartoonist, illustrator and writer at The Globe and Mail. 
At the end of the colourful presentation, Doug gave ample credit to his wife Jane, whom he described as the ‘technical director and brains of the operation’.  In summary, the presentation was a great team effort that our club had the privilege of enjoying. 
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