Rotary Club
of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Welcome to another issue of our twice-monthly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.
There are plenty of ways we can participate in our Club and the Community in the weeks ahead, specifically:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club Paul Harris Gala Dinner, Tuesday May 23, 2023
What is this Event all About?
Mark your calendars, get out your party clothes and rush to buy your tickets for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Paul Harris Gala dinner, the social highlight of our Rotary Season.
Paul Harris Award Winners – 2023
At this very special dinner Lauren and Vaughn Goettler, Cindy Grant, and Jodey Porter will be recognized for their outstanding Community Service. They will each receive one of Rotary’s highest honours, the Paul Harris Award, named after one of the original founders of Rotary International.
Full details on this highlight event can be found on the attachment below, together with the EventBrite ticket purchase link.


  • Tuesday May 23, 2023

  • 5:45 pm Doors Open

  • 6:15 pm to 7:00PM Yellow Door Stage Show

  • 7:00 pm Hot Buffet Dinner Starts

  • 8:30 pm Paul Harris Awards Presentations

  • 10:00 pm Gala Closes


  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, Main Auditorium, 14 Anderson Lane

Buffet Menu

  • Stuffed chicken breast (spinach and brie) with supreme sauce

  • Hand carved hip of beef w/ gravy and horseradish

  • Garden salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette dressing

  • Veggie medley

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Assorted buns with butter

  • Dessert


Wine and beer will be available by the glass at a cash bar.  Those with Dietary Restrictions are to contact Steve Hinchliffe Director of Club Administration at

  • $75.00 per person payable though EventBrite, plus EventBrite handling charge

  • Ticket sales close Tuesday May 16, 2023, at 5:00 pm

  • Buy your tickets by clicking on the link below (which takes you to EventBrite)

Click here for Tickets

Tickets are limited to 100 maximum, being sold on a 1st come 1st served basis, so don't delay and buy your tickets today.  
I look forward to seeing you all there on Tuesday May 23, 2023.  Don’t miss it.
Yours in Rotary, 
Greg Fedoryn
Our Rotary Club has one asset, only one, and it is our members.  Members make it all happen, fundraising on behalf of amazing projects in our community and around the globe.  For a not very large club, we punch above our weight.  But we cannot punch at all without our members feeling engaged and appreciated.
As a club we’ve experienced many challenges over the past few years.  We need to hear from you, our members; not just hear, but LISTEN and where possible take meaningful action to improve.  
Coffee Talks are underway.  The goal of the initiative is to get a read on members’ sentiment, both individually & collectively.  We will be looking for actionable suggestions & feedback to improve how we engage with each other and our communities, while optimizing the talent and skills in our club.  
Someone from our Membership Committee will be contacting you soon to arrange a one-on-one informal meeting over coffee.  We want to know about your membership experience, what you most value in being a Rotarian, and most importantly, how can we make our club better.  You will be hearing from one of us in the near future to arrange a time.
Please note that all comments will be treated as anonymous.  We will bring your ideas back to the club for an open and interactive discussion at a club meeting in early June.  Thank you for your participation in advance.
From your Membership Committee.
Volunteer Opportunities
Hello, we are still looking for volunteers for a couple of key positions to enable us to move forward with the Holiday House Tour.  If interested, please contact Trish Spagnol at
Thank you in advance,
Upcoming Meetings
Weekly meetings are held at the Community Center at Noon.  Reservations are not required - JUST COME!
The current Theme for our Meeting Speakers is 'WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD'.
May 2 - Jodey Porter - Blind Bus to the Heart of San Diego.  This is a tale of courage, humour and the unexpected.  From classes in sensory awareness, independent living, white cane training, orientation and mobility, cooking, and, in essence becoming human again, Jodey will tell us about her journey over the past several months.
May 9 - Kim Rossi, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Pathstone Mental Health.
May 16 - Club Assembly.
May 23 - Paul Harris Event.
May 30 - Amanda DiZio - Gillians’s Place
June 6 - Chris Morgan, CEO of Hoverlink will be presenting his vision for Commuting to Toronto in the Future.

June 13 - Peter Nixon - His Experiences in the Gold Mining Industry.

June 20 - Club Assembly.

June 27 - Peter Warrack - The World of Cryptocurrency and His Experiences in the Field.
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