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Feb 28, 2018
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Mar 07, 2018
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Mar 14, 2018
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Mar 21, 2018
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Mar 28, 2018
Jessie Gregory
Apr 04, 2018
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           Rotary Club of Fonthill

Fonthill

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Lookout Point Golf & Country Club
209 Tice Road
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E0
Canada
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Rotary in Fenwick
It was a crisp -7 degrees January 24 th morning in downtown Fenwick when members of the
ROTARY CLUB OF FONTHILL gathered at the village’s most loved flag standard to sing a
lusty rendition of the Canadian National Anthem.
For the past two years during the months of January & February
the club has enjoyed the hospitality of the GRILL ON CANBORO
for their weekly meetings.
A wonderful way to start the day!
 

Time is often a challenge with businesses such as PenFinancial. We recognize that and Rotary Club of Fonthill has responded, since this type of membership has been specifically tailored for busy individuals who find it difficult to commit to regular weekly attendance. Busy corporate members benefit greatly from accessing a Corporate Membership, enabling the team to share attendance, thus maintaining a regular presence at functions, breakfast meetings and volunteer events. 

If you like the idea of participating in a local vibrant charitable organization but don’t think you have enough hours in a day, this is an opportunity for you and your team to share the challenge. We invite you to join us for one of our 7:15 am breakfast meetings,
every Wednesday at Lookout Golf Course.               
                                                                                                                           



PenFinancial Credit Union’s Fonthill PenFinancial Credit Union’s Fonthill branch recently held its grand opening.
Celebrating the occasion are, from left: Adam Rempel, Financial Advisor;
Jody Vizza, Director of
Brand; and Kelly Sauriol, Branch Manager.
The 2018 Niagara Mudfest Challenge, a premier get down and dirty challenge
will be held at Bissell’s Hideaway on Saturday, May 5th. The mud and
obstacle course is open once again to both children and adults. The
supervised children’s course for those ages 6 to 12, is shorter in length
and obstacles (again this year with an awesome inflatable obstacle).The
adult course is open to anyone 13 or older, and is about 6 km in length,
with various muddy obstacles to have  fun climbing over, sliding down and
crawling through or under.

Businesses and families are encouraged to join as a team, as participation
is much more fun when you are helping each other along while helping the
community! Bring your cheer leading friends, parking is free, , the music is
GREAT, lunch is available and delicious!

As in past 5 years, this 6th event is being organized by the members of the
Rotary Club of Fonthill.  This is the Club's major fundraiser supporting
community projects focusing on our Youth projects. This year's main
recipient like last year will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara!
The Niagarmudfest.com Eventbrite webpage is now live and accepting Earlybird
DISCOUNTED registrations, until Friday, March 2nd at midnight. Children’s
tickets are $25 each.
All participants receive a T-shirt, lunch and a beverage with their
registration fee.

For more information, visit the website (niagaramudfest.com), or go straight
to the registration page
(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niagara-mudfest-challenge-2018-tickets-41926322760)

Hope to see you there!
 
Rotaract Niagara Induction - January 18th, 2018
We are excited to announce that the Rotaract
Club of Niagara became an official club this past
Thursday, pins and all. The induction meeting was
held at Rose City Kids in Welland, where club
executives and members received the honorary bell,
gavel, and banner. Rotaract exists under the umbrella
of the Rotary club, and consists of young professionals
and students that wish to make a difference both
locally and globally. There are currently over 9,500
Rotaract clubs in 177 countries worldwide, and
Rotaract Niagara is excited to become a part of this
growing number.
 
President Paul Snack and Past President Frank Adamson received a special thank you from the George Biggars of the Shriners club of Niagara Falls for inviting them to provide lunch at last years Mudfest. This was presented at the Mudfest committee meeting Dec 11. The Shriners are looking forward to helping once again at Mudfest on May 5th 2018.

 
 
 
INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER

Come together with thousands of Rotarians at the 2018 Rotary Convention, where you’ll hear insightful perspectives from world-renowned speakers and engage in stimulating breakout sessions. See what's in store in 2018 by visiting riconvention.org or the host organization committee's website, rotary2018.org 

While you're in Toronto, don't miss the remarkable views from the iconic CN Tower, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Whether you visit one of the tower’s three restaurants, test out the Glass Floor, or try the exhilarating EdgeWalk, you’re sure to have an experience to remember.

Check out the convention’s Facebook event page to receive the latest updates. Early-registration savings end 15 December, so register today!

BURR, Douglas Paul. It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Doug on Thursday October 5th, 2017 at the age of 72. His love and passion for life began when he met Susan; his wife of 48 years. They enriched their lives with the blessing of Julianne (Tim) Sviergula and Stephanie (Bill) McWilliams. His unconditional love flourished with the birth of his grandchildren Madeleine, Jason, Aaron, Lauren, Ryan, and Ashley. Doug was a very proud owner of Tim Hortons Fonthill. He was an avid golfer, supporter of Pelham Minor Hockey and instrumental in the development of the new Community Centre. He was a proud Rotarian serving as Past President and Charter Member. He was given the distinguished honor of receiving the Paul Harris award. In keeping with Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family invites friends to St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, Fonthill on Saturday October 14th where a Funeral Mass will take place at 11 am. Celebration to follow at Pleasantview Funeral Home, 2000 Merrittville Highway (905 -892-1699), Reception Centre at 12 noon. In lieu of all flowers, donations to Wellspring Niagara or Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research would be appreciated. 
The Rotary Club of Fonthill have received a matching grant from our District 7090 for the purchase of 8 new laptop computers for Niagara Peninsula Homes.The laptop computers are desperately needed to provide continuing education to women and youth in our community.

Brenda Martin at Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre is thrilled that Rotary is able to provide funding for their new computers. Brenda runs the computer based programs to offer continuing education to women throughout Niagara.
The Team Energi program for youth on construction trades is managed by David Young. It shall also benefit by the purchase of new computers. Both programs will also be assisted by Rotarians once the new computers are in use at their specific sites. Laptop computers can be taken to various locations as required by the Team Managers.
We look forward to volunteering with Niagara Peninsula Homes in regards to their District Grant #107. Much Gratitude to District 7090 Grants Committee!

The Rotary Foundation funds district grants and global grants. District grants are block grants to districts that
fund scholarships, projects, and travel that align with the mission of The Rotary Foundation, which is to enable
Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support
of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Celebrate the past history of Pelham through the vintage miniature Temperanceville village display on site at Peace Park in Fonthill from December 3rd 2017 until January 7th 2018.
 
 
Mudfest 2017 

Congratulations to all motivated run Participants, dedicated Volunteers, supportive Sponsors and helping Rotarians for their amazing efforts in making Mudfest 2017 the BEST EVER! Those efforts and support culminated in a $5000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters last week! 

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of South Niagara Executive Director Barb Van der Heyden said the funds will help them to continue matching 'Littles" with volunteer "Bigs', who act as role models helping kids in need realize their full potential. 

Now that the mud, rain and cold are a distant memory, we hope that you will be part of Mudfest 2018 again at Bissell's Hideaway.  The date is set for Saturday, May 5 so mark your calendars!
 
Weather forecast is predicting sun, 15 degrees with a STRONG likelihood of MUD!!
On Tuesday evening the Club gathered to formally honour, express our deep appreciation and induct 4 members of the community as our 2017 Paul Harris Fellows. They are  truly leaders in making a difference in the lives of many locally and internationally!
 
The passion, vision and commitment of the honourees was inspirational to all who heard of their unselfish, substantial accomplishments while serving  people across all ages, genders and communities.
 
Pictured here (L to R) are Karen CHCOSKI (teacher EL Crossley Secondary School & leader of the school's Interact Club); Ann Mantini-Celima (Founder and Executive Director Wellspring Cancer Support); Tim Droppert (Teacher/Librarian AK Wigg Public School and Leader of Canada's first Rotary Earlyact Club);
Fonthill Rotarian Jayne Watson (Entrepreneur whose profits support Pelham Cares, past Club Secretary and Club Board Member).
 
Once again we thank the recipients for their Service Above Self!
 
 
 
 
  
The torrential rains this week made Mudfest 2017 fundraiser held at Bissell's Hideaway muddier than ever! Nearly 300 runners braved the courses (Youth and Adult) course enhancements included inflatable obstacles. The Club with the help of the Shriners of Niagara, community volunteers and the Pelham Fire Department pulled out all the stops making this a great success for a GREAT cause, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara. We couldn't have succeeded without the incredible support of the Miklavcic family and the staff of Bissell's Hideaway. Recognize our very own AG Frank Adamson and some of  our fantastic District 7090 Youth Exchange students?  
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Fonthill
2035 Hollow Road
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E6
 
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