Happy New Year to All Members and Friends!
 
 
January 17, 2021
 
It was wonderful to see so many members and Rotary friends join in our first 7pm ZOOM meeting last Tuesday evening. 
For those interested, here is the link to the video:
 
For those in attendance, Mr Ziraldo generously offered our members and guests, purchase (with a donation to our Rotary Club) of a free copy of his book, Icewine:Extreme Winemaking. To download your copy please go to: http://www.ziraldo.ca/shop
(Insert the password provided at the meeting)
 
Please join us at noon this week for our Rotary ZOOM meeting. This week will be a club assembly hosted by President Ken. A ZOOM link will be sent to you on Tuesday morning.
 
IN 2021 we will try something new.
The SECOND Tuesday meeting of the month will be held at 7 pm. 
January 19thnoon meeting- Club Assembly
January 26thnoon meeting- Club Visioning- Guest Speaker Anne Birmingham, DG Elect
February 2nd noon meeting- 27 years of Rotary in Niagara On The Lake
February 9th, 7pm meeting- Blood Ivory:A law Enforcement Response to Transnational Wildlife Crime
 
ROTARACT-
The District 7090 Rotaract Committee is hosting a virtual Rotaract recruitment event on Saturday, January 23rd at 10 am. 
Rotaract is for young adults ages 18+ interested in service above self.
Registration is free and one can Register Here on our Eventbrite event page by Wednesday, January 20th.
Any questions, contact Rebecca Balyk rbalyk11@gmail.com
 
VIRTUAL AUCTION-
The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise is holding an Online Auction from February 24-March 3rd. Go to:   bid2buy.com
 
ROTARY WEB TALKS-
The topic for this month is  Fundraising Ideas - What do other clubs do to raise funds online and post-COVID-19? Hosted by Anne Bermingham and Lisa Bishop
  • Time: Jan 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Register here to attend  https://shar.es/aoc5rj
VIRTUAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE- save the date! Incredible!
 
NOTIFICATION- For your information, we have been having difficulties with processing On line donations on our website since October. We are in the process of amending the problem.
 
Stay up to date and learn more about Rotary by visiting our Club website link?       Have a look at:  ‪https://niagaraonthelakerotary.ca/page/showhomepage/
 
Have a great week!
Stay well and stay safe!!
 
Patricia Murenbeeld, Rotary Club of Niagara On the Lake- President elect, New Generations Chair, District 7090 Vice Chair Northern Europe Youth Exchange.

 

January 12, 2021
 

Icewine and Icewine Martinis with Donald Ziraldo-Virtual Tasting Tour

We are proud to announce that Donald Ziraldo will be our Guest Speaker on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7PM.
Donald Ziraldo is a Canadian winemaker, businessman, and a Member of the Order of Canada.

No one has been more instrumental in driving the success of the Ontario wine industry than Donald Ziraldo. Donald and his business partner, Karl Kaiser, created Inniskillin Winery and put Canada on the map as the world’s top producer of icewine.  Fuelled by a passion for this exceptional wine style, and a pursuit of excellence, Donald Ziraldo became a tireless global ambassador for icewine.  Partnering with top sommeliers, wine writers and chefs, Donald Ziraldo transformed icewine into a world-renowned luxury brand. 

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7 pm, Donald will entertain and educate us about the history of the wine industry in Niagara and guide us through an icewine tasting and icewine martini mixing.

In anticipation of this event, we ask that members and guests outfit themselves with local icewine,  and if you are interested in creating a perfect icewine martini, vodka or gin.  If you do not have a bottle of Niagara Icewine, you may consider purchasing one.  In order to support local wineries, Donald suggests that you do your shopping online at your favourite winery.  Any  Niagara Icewine will be equally great, however, for obvious reasons, he suggests his favourite brand, Inniskillin.

Donald is the author of several books, including Icewine: Extreme Winemaking.   In his generosity, Donald will provide a password for a free download of his book from his website to participants of our Tuesday meeting.

We are extending this invitation to all Club members, friends of Rotary and the community.  If you are interested in joining the Niagara on the Lake Rotary Club in our Virtual Tasting Tour with Donald Ziraldo, please request a free zoom link from info@niagaraonthelakerotary.ca

Please note that we have changed our Tuesday’s meeting from lunch to evening in anticipation of this informal, fun, and educational experience provided by legendary Donald Ziraldo.

 
January 3, 2021
 
Welcome 2021!
 
Our New Rotary season begins at noon on January 5th.
Martin Quick and  Allison Kingston from Shelter Box Canada will update us on our Rotary partner organization. The presentation will outline their important work in our world providing needed emergency shelter for people affected by disaster and conflict, and how they have adapted their work in the face of COVID-19.
 
Here is a link regarding current accomplishments:
 
A separate ZOOM link will be sent to you prior to this meeting.
 
IN 2021 we will try something new.
The SECOND Tuesday meeting of the month will be held at 7 pm. 
January 5thnoon meeting- Shelter Box
January 12thmeeting at 7pm- Donald Ziraldo- The Legacy of Wine in Niagara
January 19thnoon meeting- Club Assembly
January 26thnoon meeting- Club Visioning- Guest Speaker Anne Birmingham, DG Elect
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Call for Nominations: We are still seeking your assistance.
Please let the Nominating Committee Chairman (John Boot) know if you would like to stand or nominate a member for election for the Board of Directors, or for the Club Presidency in 2022-2023.    travelingboot@gmail.com
 
FEED THE CHILDREN INITIATIVE- Thank you to the many club members and friends of Rotary who have collected and donated their empty wine, liquor and beer to support this initiative. Sadly we needed to conclude this fundraiser early due to government imposed health restrictions. In any event, you gave of yourself and for this we are thankful! 
 
Stay up to date and learn more about Rotary by visiting our Club website link?       Have a look at:  ‪https://niagaraonthelakerotary.ca/page/showhomepage/
 
Have a great week!
Stay well and stay safe!!

Patricia Murenbeeld, Rotary Club of Niagara On the Lake- President elect, New Generations Chair, District 7090 Vice Chair Northern Europe Youth Exchange.

 

January 1, 2021
 
New years aren’t new—at least they aren’t new to me. We’ve all been here before. Changing calendars. (Click on attached photo). Increasing the last of four digits by one, e.g., 2020 + 1 = 2021. It’s a familiar routine. Unrelenting, you might say.
     Life is a battle and a march. Today we fight the battle before us and then march through the night to meet tomorrow’s engagement. In other words, we keep going.
     Doing more. Giving more.
     Don’t we? Won’t we?
     As Rotarians we do, and we will.
     Our influence is needed. As is our generosity, our good deeds and our commitment to put service above self.
     Into the future we march—all 90 of us (75 Active and 15 Honorary) members of the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake—Service Above Self.
     Happy New Year!
Ken Schindler,  President
 
December 21, 2020
 
Cancelation of Holiday Bottle & Can Drive
 

It’s with a lot of regret that we are emailing to say that our bottle and can drive is cancelled going forward.

Given that we are moving into the greyzone on Boxing Day, we think it wise to do so.

Apart from any legal issues we might face, we think it unwise to ask our hosts and volunteers to put themselves out there during this serious lockdown.

The cadets, who helped us greatly in this project, would love our empties.  They can be left at their drop off location at 901 East West Line.

Again, our committee would like to thank all of our volunteers and hosts for their very generous work.

Your efforts will help make a significant dent in our Club’s Feed the Children Project.

Wishing you All the best during this holiday season, and the very best to all for 2021!

The Rotary Bottle and Can Committee

 
December 6, 2020
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!!       
Pour yourself your favourite drink, put on your favourite Holiday sweater and/or hat, and get ready for some fun. (Even dress up your pet if you like!)
Join in song, games and reflection, for our 2020 live video Celebration on December 8that noon!!
 
Please feel free to provide your volunteer contributions. If you wish to share a reading, reflection, interlude, let Patricia know at   pmurenbeeld@gmail.com
 
In preparation, please print off the attachments below: Words to the 12 Days of Christmas/ blank BINGO card/ Instructions to prepare your BINGO card. (If you do not have a printer, let Patricia know)
 
For a moment of PEACE, please have on hand a Candle, and a means of lighting it.
 
As a CALL OUT TO THE MEMBERSHIP, we have made an effort to connect our membership wheel for a HOLIDAY connection.
Last week I asked you to LOG INTO our website CLUBRUNNER, Member Area, Membership, Members List. Find you name. Next, find the person on the Membership List one below yourself.
SEND this person a HOLIDAY GREETING. Our list consists of ACTIVE and HONORARY members. The Outreach may not have reached everyone. As such, I ask you to log in once again
This time reach out to the name, two below your name on the membership list and send them a Holiday message. We want to connect our Rotary Club Family.
Club website link?       Have a look at:  ‪https://niagaraonthelakerotary.ca/page/showhomepage/
If you need help logging into the website, contact Greg at    gregfedoryn@rogers.com   
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Holiday Gift Basket Contributions:
We have been notified of 3 families in need of support this Holiday season.
Laurie Gunton has taken the lead on behalf of our club. If you wish to contribute to this endeavour, please email Laurie at:   laurieg@cogeco.ca
 
Family of 4- Mom/Dad
Boy age 11 – He would love a basketball for Christmas
Girl age 5 – She loves all things unicorns, as well as Arts &Crafts supplies
 
Family of 3-Mom
Girl age 12 – She loves arts and crafts supplies/books
Boy age 10 – He loves anything educational/books
 
Family of 2-Mom
Boy age 11- all things science!  He would love a beginner microscope/science experiment kit/Lego
 
Call for Nominations: Please let the Nominating Committee Chairman (John Boot) know if you would like to stand or nominate a member for election for the Board of Directors, or for the Club Presidency in 2022-2023.    travelingboot@gmail.com
 
Your Rotary Club has become a member of the Chamber of Commerce.  To start our cooperation, we are helping sell candles for the Virtual Candlelight Stroll. The candles are $3 each and all proceeds will go to the Temporary Seasonal Agricultural Worker Health Program at Quest CHC and The Migrant Workers Welcome Packages.
If you are interested in buying a candle, please contact Penny at ‪506-640-3002 or Jolanta at ‪905-468-2297.
 
FEED THE CHILDREN INITIATIVE- You will have received an email to pass on to your Friends with respect to this initiative. Please save your empty wine, liquor and beer cans over the next four weeks to support this drive.
 
Holiday House Tour 2020: Thank you to the Holiday House Tour Committee for their HoHo Totes and Auction Events this weekend. Your efforts and outreach are SO appreciated! Thank you for the spirit and effort you have utilized to keep this initiative alive! We celebrate you!
 
IN 2021 we will try something new.
The SECOND Tuesday meeting of the month will be held at 7 pm. 
January 5thnoon meeting- Shelter Box
January 12thmeeting at 7pm- TBA
January 19thnoon meeting- TBA
January 26thnoon meeting- Club Visioning- Guest Speaker Anne Birmingham, DG Elect
 
Wishing you PEACE and JOY over this Holiday Season.
Stay well and stay safe!!
 
See you in 2021!!

Patricia Murenbeeld, Rotary Club of Niagara On the Lake- President elect, New Generations Chair, District 7090 Vice Chair Northern Europe Youth Exchange.

 

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