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.
What is Happening at the PAC in 2022
Jan 25, 2022 6:00 PM via Zoom
Colleen Smith - CEO of First Ontario Performing Arts
On January 25, 2022 at 6PM, join Colleen Smith, CEO of the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre.  She 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 is takes to manage a major arts organization through Covid-19 Pandemic times. 
Please join us for this Zoom meeting.

Dates to Remember and Announcements


January 24 - 3:30 - Foundation Committee meeting- Joe Will
January 24 - 7PM - New Generations meeting - Laurie Gunton 
February 1 - Noon - Mallory Daymon, 1st Tee Canada
February 8 - 6PM - Owen Bjorgen, A Walk Along the Bruce Trail
February 9 - 10AM - International Service Committee meeting
February 23 - 6:45 - 9:30PM - Celebrating Our Rotary Foundation Virtual Zone Gala.  Celebrating the work by every Rotarian in the 43 Districts of Zones 28 & 32. Hosted by RI President Elect Jennifer Jones.  Tickets available on District 7090 website.
February 24 - 5:30 - 6:30PM - Rotary 101-District Program welcoming newer Rotarians via Zoom
The Golf Tournament Committee is looking for committee members to help with logistics, sponsorship, ticket sales and general planning.  You don't really don’t need a knowledge of golf - just be interested in helping out in another worthwhile fundraising effort.  The tournament will be held on September 22 at the Willowdell Golf Club of Niagara.  If interested in helping out, please contact either contact Penny Milligan or Steve Dainard for more information.
Spread the news - Revamped District 7090 Post Secondary Scholarships. 3 scholarships are now being offered to high school students planning to attend post secondary school in 2022.
TWO $1,000 USD awards 
ONE $1,500 USD award for students with the median family income of less than $37,000 USD/year.  Contact is Laurie Gunton.
District 7090 Leadership Training Opportunities - Centre for Coaching Leadership Course: 3 Sessions Jan 22, Feb 26,     
Mar 26 2022
Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary continuum starts at the club level and grows. There is a much larger Rotary world that is just waiting for you to embrace it once you understand what it is all about.  Come and join us at the upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions being offered via ZOOM in February (Part 1), March (Part 2) and April (Part 3), 2022.  RLI is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7090.  It is an excellent opportunity to meet new Rotary friends (albeit virtually) and expand your Rotary experience.
RLI is made up of three parts (covering six topics per part – the topics range from My Leadership in Rotary, The Rotary Foundation, Attracting Members, to Effective Leadership Strategies… plus many more).  A more detailed outline of the topics is attached to this e-mail.
To graduate from RLI you will need to attend all three parts and you MUST take them in sequential order (Part 1, then Part 2, then Part 3).  While it is a commitment, it is well worth it.  You will grow in Rotary and the fellowship is one of the best parts of all Rotary events.
Also attached is an agenda, which outlines when and what sessions are being held in February, March and April, 2022.
Details of the upcoming RLI ZOOM Sessions are as follows:
PART 1 – February 2, 9, 16: 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm
                Registration cost $20 US (for all three days).
Registration closes January 31, 2022 @ 12 noon
Registration is limited to a Maximum of 20 participants – so register early!
You must register for each day separately and you MUST register for all three sessions!
PART 2 – March 9, 16, 23: 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm
                Registration cost $20 US (for all three days).
Registration closes March 7, 2022 @ 12 noon
Registration is limited to a Maximum of 20 participants – so register early!
You must register for each day separately and you MUST register for all three sessions!
PART 3 – April 13, 20, 27: 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm
                Registration cost $20 US (for all three days).
Registration closes April 11,2022 @ 12 noon
Registration is limited to a maximum of 20 participants – so register early!
You must register for each day separately and you MUST register for all three sessions!
A note about the registration fees:  The registration fee is your commitment to attend.  As the cost to the District for the RLI session via ZOOM is minimal, the net revenue of these RLI sessions will be forwarded to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the district for credit to the Annual Fund.
You MUST register online for this event at  Log in to the District Website, click on District Events, find respective RLI session you wish to register for (open the event), and then click on “Member”.
IMPORTANT – IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR ANY OF THE THREE PARTS YOU MUST REGISTER FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS!  You CANNOT register for only one night of one of the PARTS – if you do, your registration will be cancelled.
Click “here” to read the brochure, which outlines RLI in greater detail.
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 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
January 18, 2022 Rotary Meeting
Our Club celebrated its 28th anniversary at the Jan 18 weekly meeting.  Members enjoyed the celebration with many donning birthday hats, and a few even bringing balloons. 
Carol Lipsett introduced our club’s newest member, Vince Francescut.  Vince shared how he first visited NoTL by staying at the Prince of Wales Hotel on his Honeymoon.  After working on Bay St in Toronto for 10 years, Vince and his family moved to Virgil.  Vince and his wife Danielle have 2 children.  Vince initially became interested in Rotary after being impressed with the club’s fund-raising activities.  President Patricia formally inducted Vince ... Welcome to the Club!
President Patricia started the birthday portion of the meeting by noting that our club has been in existence since 1994 (28 years).  Our club has proudly raised over $1 million and is part of District 7090 which has 66 clubs in it from both Canada and the US.  We are proud that 2 of our club’s founding members are still active members of the club (Bill Clark, Patrick MacNeill.)  A video, showcasing the club’s activities over the past 6 months was shown, reminder everyone of our club's recent accomplishments.  A big thank you to Jolanta for putting the presentation together.
After the presentation, members were divided into small teams in virtual break-out rooms.  We were given the ‘Membership Challenge’, a questionnaire comprised of 45 questions relating to our club’s various members. Both seasoned and new members alike had the opportunity to introduce themselves to one another and provide some background on themselves. It was a great opportunity to learn more about our fellow members, and fascinating to hear one another's background.  It’s not clear how many of the Membership Challenge questions got answered during the meeting, but now we know each other a bit better which was welcomed by all!  Members have until Feb 15 to complete the Challenge and be eligible for various prizes.
President Patricia concluded the fun meeting with the following thought for the week: “Rotary’s 4-Way Test is a mirror, not a window.”
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