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.
Rotary Club meeting June 1st at noon. Pandemic Update- How are we doing.

Please welcome Dr Robin Williams, as she returns to update us a year into the Pandemic.

Dr Williams became a pediatrician, and in 1981 opened her private practice in Niagara Falls. 

Early in her career, Williams was associate medical officer of the newly created Niagara Region and “soon discovered her calling, helping children and their families live happily and healthily.” 

One of her many legacies was her work with Ontario children, bringing the Ontario Early Years Centre to Niagara to create a positive environment for children to play, explore and interact.

Dr. Williams was also a driving force behind the creation of the Niagara Children’s Charter, which created policies to support children and youth and ensure a healthy future for our region.

In 1995, Dr. Williams became Niagara’s medical officer of health. As Niagara’s top public health doctor for 16 years, she  received the Order of Canada for her career’s work.

She now is a special adviser.

She holds professorships at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and McMaster University Department of pediatrics. She also recently served as vice-chair of Brock University’s board of trustees and is a member of the NOTL Public Library board.

The ZOOM link will be sent to you in a separate email.
Club meetings scheduled
June 1- noon- Pandemic Update with Dr Robin Williams
June 8- 7pm- Mars Sample Return- The Search for Ancient Life with Senior Mission Scientist Tim Haltigin
June 15- noon- Your Club Membership
June 22-noon- Club Assembly; Approval of Club Budget for 2021-22 and Strategic Plan.
June 29th- Fifth Tuesday Social event- TBD
International Service Committee- They did it again!!! (No you are not seeing double.) This is the second Global Grant approval in two weeks.
“Congratulations! Your global grant application for funding to upgrade the existing gravity system and expand water service to 13 Village Development Areas and WASH training in 27 Village Development Areas, submitted by the Rotary Club of Mzuzu and the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$ 50,500.00. “
Thank you to all who have made this a reality!
ANNUAL Club Dues- It’s that time of year again!
You will soon be receiving your request for submission of Annual Rotary Dues plus a Club Member Committee selection form. Stay tuned and thank you!!
Rotary International Convention- June 12- 16th Virtual Meeting.  
Registration and further details at
June 16th- International Services Committee meeting at 7pm.  Contact Ben Buholtz at:
June 21stClub Board meeting at 6pm
July 1st- CANADA DAY!!- Captain Gary and his sidekick Greg are back at it! SAVE THE DATE to assist in this Club Fundraiser Drive thru lunch event. To be held from 1130-2pm (Covid permitting) at the United Mennonite Church on Hwy 55.
Stay tuned for further instructions.
Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Clean up- Postponed due to Emergency Health regulations- date TBD.  
1st Annual Golf Fundraiser to be held at Thundering Waters GC.
Calling all Golfers and Friends.  TIME TO SIGN UP!!
Organize a foursome and plan to join in. 
Funds raised at this event will support our work for our Club Service teams.
Contact- Howard Kudlats        
The 31st United States-Canadian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, Golf Championship will be held on October 2 - 6, 2021in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Contact Rotarian Martin Quick
Niagara On the Lake TOASTMASTERS and Rotary- We made this connection last fall and this is just a reminder if you wish to foster this interaction. All members are welcome to join on Wednesday evenings.
Zoom call information: 
ID: 692 775 373 
Password: 677752
Websites to Remember
RI Website:
District 7090 Website:
YES! It was FUN! And YES! There was FELLOWSHIP!! May 25that 7pm.
A BIG Thank you to our talented Chef Brian Carberry, and his kitchen assistants Jan (Who supervised) and Sarah (Who picked up the dropped crumbs!)
Brian you always look after us! Thank you for leading us through your kitchen and letting us cook with you!
The appetizers were yummy! (For those who stepped up to the plate!)
YOURS looked beautiful! (We should have done a picture reveal of the others!)
Our resident professional chef, Brian, held a Zoom appetizer class to teach meeting participants how to make 3 different appetizers (cheese sticks, roasted asparagus tips and filled dates). 
After preparing the delicious appetizers, members broke into small, virtual meeting groups to enjoy Rotary fellowship together while enjoying their beverage of choice with their freshly baked creations. 
It certainly was a fun filled evening. We will try and do it again!!
The recipes and ingredients are located below.
A short appetizer class with Brian Carberry
Needed ingredients:  
  1.  pk frozen Puff Pastry (thawed in fridge) 1 sheet for #2
Egg yoke
½ cup grated old Gouda cheese/ or Emmentaler
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Mustard powder, pepper, sesame seeds  
  1. +/- 6 asperges tips
6 slices Parma ham
Puff pastry over from #1
  1. Medol Dates  6
½ pkg cream cheese
Stem ginger in syrup
Oven temperate is 400 F regular oven/ 375F convection oven
Required tools: 2 cookie sheets, pizza cutter, cheese grater, 2 bowls, mixer or food processor, cutting board, knife, small paint/basting brush
  1. Cheese sticks- by a drink, or soup or salad.
Dust your counter with a bit of flour, lay out one of the sheets of pastry
Beat the egg yoke with 3 tbs water, with a brush paint the dough. 
Mix the cheeses,1 tsp mustard powder and ½ tsp ground pepper.
Spread this over the dough and press it down (rolling pin)
Using a pizza cutter, make strips (1 inch wide)
On a greased cookie sheet, lay the strip, press one end down on the sheet 
And twist the dough several times then press down the end. Let rest 5 min then bake in over +/- 12 minutes
  1. Roasted asparagus tips: lay out the Parma ham, place the freshaspergeson the ham and roll it up, exposing the top. Lay out the second sheet of pastry, with the pizza cutter make 2-inch strips. Starting just below the tip, roll the aspagus in the dough, take a knife and make a clean cut at the end. Place on a greased cookie sheet and brush with egg yoke. Bake for +/- 12 minutes 
  1. Filled Dates:slice the date in the length to remove the pit. Lay it on a plate opened. In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with 1 tbs syrup and a pinch of salt, chop fine 2 med pieces of ginger and fold into the cream cheese. Place your mixture in a Ziplock bag. Cut the corner of the bag and squeeze the cheese filling into the dates, garnish with a thin slice of ginger.
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