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.
Despite another COVID-19 year full of enormous challenges, we rose above these obstacles to make a meaningful positive difference in our local Community and around the world.  We accomplished great things this calendar year and truly demonstrated our commitment to service above self.  Well done Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Holiday Party may have been cancelled, but the Holiday Spirit endured.  $850 in donations was made to Food Banks in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls by some of our members, from the refunded party money.
Dates to Remember and Announcements


January 11, 2022 - 10:30 am - Community Service Meeting at 10:30 am
January 11, 2022 - 6 PM - Mr. Lepp and his head Distiller will be telling us the story of the Spirit in Niagara Distillery.  We invite you to join in the spirit.
January 17, 2022 - 6 PM - Board meeting at Strewn Winery
January 18, 2022 - Noon for Club Assembly. Happy 28th Birthday
January 25, 2022 - 6 PM - Colleen Smith, CEO of the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, will address the Club on everything you need to know about what is happening at the PAC in 2022, while also providing insight into what it takes to manage a major arts organization through Covid-19 pandemic times.   
The Rotary Wheel for Club Meetings - Every month for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, we will be looking for 5 volunteers to put their shoulder to the Rotary Wheel to perform certain administrative duties to assist in the running of our weekly Club in-person meetings. These roles are as follows:
Cashier Meals - Record meeting attendance and accept payment for the meal.  Reconcile all receipts and disbursement for the meeting on the pro forma document provided by the Club Treasurer, and provide the final document to the Club Treasurer.  The attendance document is to be given to the Club Secretary.
Cashier 50/50 - Sell 50/50 $2.00 tickets which are in duplicate, giving one to the buyer and retaining one for the future draw.
2 Greeters - Greet Club Members and Guests at the door, check for complete vaccination certificates and matching government identification and confirm that those entering the meeting confirm that they are in good health.
Sergeant at Arms - Provides notice to Members of meeting start and assigns the order of tables going up for meal service. Co-ordinates the drawing of the 50/50 tickets and the collection of the Happy Dollars for those in attendance at the meeting.  Funds provided to the Cashier Meals for reconciliation.
For the Month of January 2022 the following Members will be performing the Club Wheel:  Barb Babij Cashier, Meals; Mary Greco Cashier, 50/50; Ken Schander and Stewart Istvan, Greeters; Ward Simpson, Sergeant at Arms   
From Fundraising
The fundraising committee is thrilled to announce that our Ice Wine Martini Party will be returning as a signature event in September 2022.  We are looking for volunteers for that committee.  If you are interested in having fun and helping out, please contact either Anne Dickson at or Chris Hatch at
The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake Gigantic Garage Sale (former Estate sale) will be held in May of 2022.  We would love to have some volunteers for our working committee!  If you can help, please contact Carol Lipsett for more information.
From Community Service Committee
CSC met on Dec 14 and, with the board's approval, donated $4000 to the St. George Breakfast Program.
Our Breakfast Team had 4 members isolating last Tuesday, but Paul Lalonde brought his whole family to fill in. Thank you Lalonde Family!
$1,500 was donated to Red Roof Retreat for a new desk top computer.
8 volunteers filled 350 boxes with fresh produce this past week and assisted with the deliveries for the Good Food Box program.
Bikes for Farmworkers is seeking used bicycle donations.  Please call 289 783 1684 or 905 321 8638 for pick-up of a bicycle.
New E-Transfer Accounts for NOTL Rotary Club
Please note that e-transfers can now be accepted to the Club account.  Any questions please contact Steve at
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
Dec 14 Rotary Party 
As noted above, the holiday party scheduled for December 14, 2021 did not take place as planned due to Covid-19.  The party will be rescheduled to a later date when we can safely celebrate together.
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