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.

Club Assembly - Preliminary 2022-23 Club Budget Review

 June 21, 2022 - Noon
Tommy Wegge
Club Assembly- Preliminary 2022-23 Club Budget Review
Assistant Rotary District 7090 Governor Tommy Wegge will be joining us at Noon at Spirit In Niagara Distillery located at 458 Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the--Lake. At this meeting we will unveil the Rotary International Theme Banner Imagine Rotary for the year 2022-23 and we will explain what all of the symbols mean. We will discuss some of the changes taking place in the membership of your Club's Board of Directors. We will be celebrating two new Club Honourary Members Don MacDonald and John Mather.  We will also be handing out two Paul Harris pins, honouring Paul Lalonde and Ken Schander.     
We will also present the preliminary Club Operating Budget and Foundation Budget for the coming year, which will be updated in future on finalization of the 2022 Club financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2022.
As this will be the final meeting of our Club at Spirit in Niagara Distillery and as we will be addressing the Club budgets for the coming year we would encourage all Members to come out and attend this important meeting in person.
Cost of the lunch is $20.00 per person. (Contact is Steve Hinchliffe). Please use the attached link below to pre-book your attendance at this event so we can advise Spirit in Niagara for meal preparation:
Please confirm your meeting attendance by midnight on Sunday June 19. 
Please only attend in person if you are asymptomatic.
Zoom option - Use this link: 
Dates to Remember
June 20 - 3 pm - Club Board meeting at Strewn Winery
June 20 - 6:30 pm - Canada Games Torch Run Volunteers meeting - 1815 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario
June 21 - Noon - Club Annual Meeting - Annual Club Preliminary Operating Budget approval. Special Guest Tommy Wegge Assistant District 7090 Governor.
June 28 - 6 pm - Finger Food Club Party at John and Fran Boot's house (see article)
July 5, 2022 - 6 pm to 9 pm - Club Changeover Dinner Celebration - (see article) 
July 12 - Noon - Club Meeting - NOTL Community Centre
July 19 - Noon - Club Meeting - NOTL Community Centre
July 26 - Noon - Club Meeting - NOTL Community Centre
Finger Food Party - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6 pm at Fran and John Boot’s home
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 6PM at 2252 Four Mile Creek Road on Tuesday June 28, 2022. A special thanks to Fran and John Boot for Hosting this fun event.
Club Changeover 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 6pm and ending at 9:00pm.  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 – Food Delivery - Wednesday June 22, 2022
Looking for one more volunteer for Wednesday June 22, 2022. Please let me know if you are available to join Trish and Dave Spagnol and Patrick MacNeill with their delivery of fresh produce. You travel in pairs. 
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm approximately.
Location: Boxes are filled at the Welland Farmers Market. Deliveries are in Welland, Niagara Falls and Smithville.
Please contact Jeannie Manning.
* 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 DayPlease 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 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
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

Interesting Architectural Treasures in Niagara-on-the-Lake

June 14, 2022 at 6 pm
Brian Marshall - Managing  Partner, Northwind Design
Interim President Greg opened the meeting by acknowledging all First Nation peoples, and the land that our meeting was being held on.  This was followed by a toast to the Queen, Canada, and Rotary.
Greg introduced Brian Marshall as this week’s guest speaker.  Brian is the Managing Partner, of Northwind Design.  He is an architectural design/heritage restoration consultant, published author, and frequent columnist for the Lake Report newspaper. Brian walked members through the 4 main types of historical architecture in Niagara-in-the-Lake.  He started his presentation with a settlement house made of rubblestone located in St. Davids, worked his way through the ages describing various styles such as the first brickhouse built in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1793 by William Dickson, the 1823 John Breakenridge house (which had 4 chimneys servicing 9 fireplaces), and The William Steward ‘stack house’.  Brian concluded his talk with a grand home, the Campbell-Plumb house.
At the end of the presentation, members asked excellent questions including: why are the houses on one side of Prideaux Street far from the road (newer style) whereas the homes on the other side are close to the road? (they had large backyards for their orchards), where do the bricks come from? (Primarily local McFarland brick), what is the importance of shutters? (they were often closed to retain heat, and for security reasons), how were the homes heated and were they thermally efficient? (fireplaces initially used wood but changed to coal over time. The houses were relatively warm with an R-6 factor, vs today’s exterior walls having a R-13 to R-23 rating).
Greg concluded the meeting by thanking Brian for his excellent presentation and reminding members that next week’s meeting will be held at noon at the Spirit-in-Niagara Distillery.
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