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.
Doug Gibson's Across Canada by Story
Tuesday October 5 at 6:00pm
Doug Gibson's Across Canada by Story
Please join us at 6 PM for our NOTL Rotary Club's Dinner meeting at Spirit Distillery located at 458 Lakeshore Road where Douglas Gibson, author and former Publisher and President of McClelland and Stewart will talk very briefly about 13 major Canadian writers whom he personally knew, even if he did not edit the book in question. They will range from Montreal’s Hugh MacLennan all the way through W.O. Mitchell in the West, to Alistair MacLeod in the East, to Ontario’s own Alice Munro. In each case he will talk about one of his favorite books by the author.
His presentation will be accompanied by caricatures by Anthony Jenkins and a burst of music from time to time. 
Dates to Remember and Announcements
October 5 6PM - Doug Gibson’s Stories Across Canada - Feature Speaker Doug Gibson author and past Publisher and President McClelland and Stewart- Dinner Meeting at Spirit in Niagara 458 Lakeshore Road $20.00 cash or cheque. Cash Bar. Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination required for entry. Click here to reserve your spot and book your guests. Plus please contact Jan Van Haren directly if attending at
October 12 Club Assembly 6PM  – Dinner Meeting at Spirit in Niagara 458 Lakeshore Road $20.00 cash or cheque. Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination required for entry.
October 13- 10AM International Service Committee- Zoom meeting
October 14- 4PM Club Board Meeting on Governance Policy Review– Strewn Winery Board Room  
October 18- 6PM- NOTL Rotary Board Meeting-Strewn Winery Board room
October 19- Noon End Polio Now feature speaker Dr. Bruno- Lunch Meeting at Spirit in Niagara 458 Lakeshore Road $20.00 cash or cheque. Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination required for entry.
October 21 to 23: District 7090 Virtual Conference- see below
October 26- NOTL Ghost Walk – details to follow
November 9- SAVE THE DATE – Paul Harris Awards Dinner at Ravine. More details to follow.
As of October 5th, our NEW meeting location will be:
Spirit In Niagara Distillery, located at 458 Lakeshore Road
This location allows us the following opportunities:
  1. All members must provide proof of vaccination status to attend. The establishment upon entry will do screening.
  2. Maximum capacity with physical distancing is 100. (The Community Centre will only allow us 25)
  3. Varied meeting times will be accommodated. NOTE- Evening meeting time will be changed to 6pm.
  4. Lunch or Dinner will be provided at all meetings for $20 per person. Please pay by cash or cheque.
  5. Hybrid ZOOM meetings will continue. A link will be sent weekly.
We are trying out this arrangement for the fall. 
Out of respect for this new relationship, we are hoping to learn the interest of member participation for in-person meetings, as such, we are requesting that members and guests identify their commitment to have food by registering in advance.
The link to register for food will be provided in the Sunday am bulletin each week, and is also accessible on the website club calendar.
District 7090 Conference is coming soon - October 21-23, 2021.  Save the dates!.
The District has designed it so that there are many ways you can participate. 
Thursday October 21, there is a virtual conference event beginning at 6 pm - you won't want to miss the interaction and the cocktail and appetizer feature. 
Sign up at:
Friday October 22, it is a day of service –  and fellowship
Join us for planting our End Polio Now Tulip Garden in Simcoe Park at 0900hrs  
At 6-8pm join in Rotary District fellowship at Oast House Brewery, upstairs in the Hayloft!
Saturday October 23 is an in-person conference in Hamilton Ontario (our District Governor’s hometown) from 9:30 to 3:30 pm - with hopefully the chance to stream the keynote lunch speaker.  Sign up at:
Be sure to make a plan to take part in it. 
Anne Bermingham, our District Governor, would like to see each and every Rotarian in our District take part in some aspect of the conference.  Let’s keep serving to change lives.
District 7090 training opportunities.
1) Rotary 101- September 30th also November 18th
2) District Conference- October 21,22,23
3) Coaching- 3 sessions beginning January 22
Please refer to the link below:
Paul Harris Dinner Nov 9 2021
Please sign up to attend this Rotary Paul Harris event on November 9th at Ravine winery.
Price $ 80.00 a person
dress code formal
Registration deadline October 26
Cocktails at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
click on the link for registration
Holiday House Tour December 3 and 4
Friday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$35* Early Bird  |  $40* after November 17
The McArthur Family presents
Friday, December 3rd OR Saturday, Dec 4, 2021
An evening indoor/outdoor tour of the spectacular McArthur Estate!
4:45-5:30 pm | 5:30-6:15 pm | 6:15-7:00 pm | 7:00-7:45 pm 
Adults: $40* | Children 5-12: $10* | Children 0-4: Free
*Eventbrite fees apply. $ CAN/US. 4:45 time slot is for families with children.
We ARE People of ACTION and as a club, we ARE Serving to CHANGE LIVES!
On September 18th we gathered to clean up our local Watershed together with the Town Environmental Committee.
On September 25th we worked together with Newark Neighbours and collected Food for the Food Bank.
On October 2nd we participated in the Participate for Polio Event to raise money and awareness to eradicate Polio forever.
Our August 25th Golf tournament raised money to support the Niagara Nursery School and Child care Centre which is now up and running providing care to even more families. The NIA Freedom to Stand prosthetics project, also supported by the Golf Tournament, has now moved into an active project with confirmation of a Rotary International Global Grant of $115,491.00. This project, in coordination with the Rotary Cub of Calgary Centennial and the Rotary Cub of Capital City will change children’s lives in Sri Lanka providing the gift of Prosthetic limbs.
Along with this, our club has obtained the news that we have earned the Rotary Citation Award for 2020-2021. The purpose of the Rotary Citation is to increase Rotary club involvement in service activities, while at the same time encouraging Rotarians' personal involvement in serving others and promoting a high standard of Rotary service in the community.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our members. Thank you, to those who have taken a leadership role to bring these opportunities to serve to fruition. 
To learn more about Rotary, and how you can help, please reach out to your Club Executive.
Websites to Remember
RI Website:
District 7090 Website:
Your Club website: 
NOTL Club has a Powerful Experience at New Niagara Parks Power Station
Tuesday September 28
On Tuesday, September 27, more than 40 NOTL Rotary members and their guests came face to face with Power.
The occasion was a visit to the new Niagara Parks Power Station, a 115-year-old marvel of engineering that has recently been brought back to life as a museum and event space. The station, operated originally by the Canadian Niagara Power Company, had been gathering dust for years but was recently reopened and reimagined. For anyone who visits now, it’s a dynamo — and that’s literal.
Rotarians and guest were treated to an impressive new light show that has just opened in the centre of the massive building, right in the core of where hydro-electric power used to be generated.
The show is called Currents: Niagara Power Transformed. The family-friendly light show surrounds you, taking you through an interactive, 3D journey through the history of the mighty Niagara River and the harnessing of the water to produce energy — all with a captivating musical score.
In addition to the evening light show, the new station also operated daytime guided and self-guided tours; visitors can obtain discounted day/evening tickets.
Thank you to Jan and Kevin for arranging this enlightening experience!!!
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