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.
Adventures in Africa
Tuesday September 14 at 7:00 PM
Jodey Porter - International Service Committee
Adventures in Africa
Find out what the International Service Committee of Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the Lake and its partners are achieving every day on our African projects. Please join us on Tuesday September 14 at 7 PM at the Lion’s Pavilion, 1462 York Road in St. Davids. We will be joined by our very own Jodey Porter, Director International Service Committee for the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and learn about our life saving initiatives now taking place in Africa.  
Jodey 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 PowerPoint presentation. 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.
September 147PM Jodey Porter- Adventure in Africa-What is happening- International Service Committee update- at Lions Club Pavilion St Davids. Bring your portable computer to view the Power Point slide show at the Lions Pavilion.  
September 15- 6:30- Garden Party event at Strewn Winery hosted by the Rotary International Foundation Committee- Bring one dish of finger food with you if you are attending and provide a $20.00 donation per person which will be utilized for the RI Foundation. Preregistration complete.
September 18- 9:00 am- Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
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 Food Drive
September 28– 6:30- 8:00 pm- Tour of the Niagara Falls Power Plant- $35pp. Contact Jan Van Haren
October 2 - SAVE THE DATE- Pedal for POLIO event. See details below. Contact Bill French
November 9th- SAVE THE DATE - Paul Harris Awards Dinner at Ravine. More details to follow.
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: 
Gary Hatton to participate -
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.
Contact Carol Lipsett to assist-
Participate for Polio
Walk, ride, run or roll to End Polio Now!
Please encourage your family and friends to join us for a fun ride/walk and BBQ or sponsor your participation in the event.
Every dollar we raise will be matched 2 to 1 ($1 becomes $3) by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 ... $60,000 with the support of the Gates Foundation.
To register for the Participate for Polio event on Oct 2, 2021:
Today, 19 million people who would otherwise be paralyzed by polio are walking, and 1.5 million people who would have died are alive.
If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children annually. A polio-free world will be a healthier world for children everywhere.
Polio surveillance networks and vaccination campaigns also monitor children for other health problems, like vitamin deficiency and measles, and address them sooner.
The global effort to eradicate polio has already saved more than $27 billion in health care costs since 1988, and expects to save $14 billion more by 2050.
Polio eradication will be one of history’s greatest public health achievements, with polio following smallpox to become only the second human disease eradicated from the world.
Contact Bill French at
Websites to Remember
RI Website:
District 7090 Website:
Your Club website: 
The Niagara Nursery School and Child Care Centre - September 7
Candice Penny, Executive Director of the Niagara Nursery School and Child Care Centre, provided an overview of the Centre.
The centre was established in 1972. Candice outlined it is a not-for-profit childcare centre that provides a child-centered environment designed for children ages 27 months to 12 years old. Over the years, the centre has seen tremendous growth in demand for its services, given the influx of young families looking for a safe, nurturing environment to help raise children.  For example, since 2015 the waiting list has increased from 20 children to a current figure of 190 children. The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake previously donated C$20,000 to the project building fund for their new facility.
Club members asked questions including: “Of the 190 children, how many don’t live in NoTL?” (The majority reside in town.); “What do you do to keep the facility clean during Covid?” (Everything is cleaned twice/day.); “Why did you move to a new location?” (The previous space is being repurposed.)
President Patricia thanked Candice, noting the Centre and Rotary share similar principles.
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