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.
Finger Food Club Party at the Boot House

June 28, 2022 - 6 pm at 2252 Four Mile Creek Road

The Fun People - You
Finger Food Club Party at the Boot House
Bring your significant other, your favorite finger food to share, your beverage of choice and your dancing shoes to this fun party night. Everyone is welcome. See you at 6 pm at 2252 Four Mile Creek Road on Tuesday June 28, 2022. A special thanks to Fran and John Boot for Hosting this fun event. Please pre-register for this event through our Club Calendar or contact Steve Hinchliffe our Club Administration Director.  Register here
Dates to Remember
June 28 - 6 pm - Finger Food Club Party at John and Fran Boot's house 
July 5, 2022 - 6 pm to 9 pm - Club Changeover Dinner Celebration - (see article) 
July 12 - Noon - Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre- Guest Speaker Christyna Prokipchuk - learn all about STEPPE UP for Ukraine.  There is an article about the STEPPE UP project in the June 23, 2022 edition of the Lake Report. The URL for the Lake Report website is
See page 13 of the June 23rd edition for the article. 
July 19 - Noon Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre - Club Assembly- Our Rotary Year Ahead
July 26 -Noon Club Meeting at NOTL Community Centre- Kathy Weiss- Project Facilitator for the Town of NOTL- Business Retention and Expansion Program for the Tourism Sector
Club Changeover Dinner Celebration - Tuesday, July 5 2022 at 6 pm at Pumphouse Arts Centre
Our Assistant District Governor Tommy Wegge will be joining us for the swearing in of your new Club Board of Directors on the evening of Tuesday July 5, 2022.
Our celebration party is being held in the Walker Room at the Pumphouse Arts Centre located at 247 Ricardo Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.  Pig Out will be providing a hot roast chicken dinner, salad and desert (vegan option also offered). The cost of this sit down dinner will be $20.00 cash, which is payable at the door. A cash bar is also offered with Strewn wine or Oast beer provided at a cost of $5.00 per glass. 
Please come out and bring your partner to this fun filled evening, as we kick off your new Imagine Rotary Year. Seating is limited to a maximum of 50 people on a first-come basis. (Contact is Steve Hinchliffe) Please reserve your space by booking through our Club Calendar booking feature at:  
See you there!
Volunteers are needed for the following: 
Community Service Committee July 7, 2022 at 10 am at Rotary Rocks – Queens Royal Park  Get our your rakes and get ready to help spread 13 TONS of sand at Rotary Rocks at 10:00 AM
* 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.
Fran Boot
HHT 2022 Chair
* July 1- Canada Day Please contact Gary Hatton for further information. Many volunteers are still needed and time is getting short. Please take a couple of hours out of your day to help out on this special celebration. 
* July 30- Canada Games Torch relay - 24 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, get a free Rotary Volunteer T-Shirt and assist in a great event in our Community, please contact Greg Fedoryn directly at
Here is the link to the Canada Games Torch Relay. 
* September 10 - Niagara Polo event
* September 17 - Icewine event
Date 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

Club Assembly 

 June 21, 2022 - Noon

Tom Wegge
Club Assembly
Greg opened the meeting at 12:10 PM with the Four-Way Test, our national anthem and by acknowledging First Nation peoples and the land on which our meeting was being held. 
Greg introduced our guest, Tom Wegge, District 7090 Assistant Governor. Tom apologized for being late (he was forgiven 😊), unfurled the new banner (one-handed) and explained the theme of the new Rotary year as well as some of the symbolism on the banner.
The Club then awarded honourary membership to two long-standing, outstanding members of our Club: Don MacDonald and John Mather who were exceptional active volunteers in many different Committees throughout their years in the Club. Both truly demonstrated what service above self is all about. 
Greg proceeded to bestow Paul Harris pins on both Ken Schander and Paul Lalonde. Ken reminded us that “your heart is where your treasure is” and our “treasure is with Rotary”. Paul was not able to be with us, but was recognised with a resounding round of applause.
Greg then proceeded to review the preliminary operating and registered charity budgets. 
Under the proposed budget, there is no increase to members for in either membership fees or price of the weekly lunch.  The budgets will be presented at a future meeting for approval by a quorum of members. For more information on the preliminary budgets, see the email that Greg sent to all members on June 23, 2022 at approximately 12:40 pm.   
Greg regaled us with stories and pictures from the RI Convention, leaving out some of the good stuff, as what happened in Houston stayed in Houston. (Just kidding!)
Some upcoming events include the following:
*6/28/2022: Finger Food Party at the Boots
*6/30/2028: The Canada Day Relay, starting at the Brock monument at Queenston Heights
* 7/1/2022: CANADA DAY in Simcoe Park
* 7/5/2022: Don’t miss the Club Changeover ceremony at the Pumphouse, catered by Pig Out and Willow Desserts
*7/7/2022: Get our your rakes and get ready to help spread 13 TONS of sand at Rotary Rocks at 10:00 AM
*7/12/2022: We will be holding our first meeting back at the Community Centre – yeah! Looking forward to seeing you all there!
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