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Dec 20, 2017 7:30 AM
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Upcoming Events
Temperanceville Display
Peace Park
Dec 03, 2017 8:00 AM –
Jan 07, 2018 9:00 PM
 
2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Jan 09, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Welcome and Introductions: 
Past President Paul Allen stepped up to lead the meeting in the absence of both President Paul Snack and president Elect Mel Groom.
 
President’s Updates and other business:
 
TV Auction – Hugh
As of November 28th there have been $80,000 in online bids. Only 300 have registered to bid and we need about 800 bidders. Hugh encouraged everyone to register as a bidder and to have a look around the site. He also asked members to post about the TV Auction on their social media accounts. You can share an item from the list on the auction site https://secure.rotarytvauction.ca/
 
Thursday December 7th is the date for the Christmas Dinner, which will be at Lookout. Please let Ralph know if you wish to attend. rwinslade@cogeco.ca  Cocktails start at 6pm with food served at 7pm.
 
The Pelham Cares food drive takes place on Saturday December 2nd starting at 9am. Volunteers will go door-to-door in the built up areas of Pelham starting at 9:00 a.m., collecting food and personal care donations for Pelham Cares!

Our exchange student, Fede, is now being hosted by Brianna Willard.
 
Speaker – Today’s speaker was introduced by Randy. Jennifer Sinclair is the Philanthropy Manager for  Bethlehem Housing and Support Services which is located in St. Catharine’s. Their website is https://www.bethlehemhousing.ca. Bethlehem Housing and Support Services is the only organization in the Niagara Region that offers supportive transitional housing and permanent affordable housing for men, women and their children.
We all need a secure place to call home! Housing is the foundation on which we build our lives, engage in society and contribute to the economic well-being of our community. When everyone has an affordable, safe place to live, we all benefit. Since 1988, they have helped more than 2,000 families stabilize their lives by providing housing and support services to help them break the cycle and gain the confidence, skills and health to remain securely housed.
Due to a lack of affordable housing, there are currently 5,500 families on the waitlist for rent-geared-to-income housing in the region of Niagara. Bethlehem Place is a one year transitional housing program which now includes Bethlehem Place Park a safe space for the children to play. There is also Genesis Court in St. Catharine’s and Kenmore Court in Niagara Falls. Ground breaking for a new affordable housing building is currently under way in St. Catharine’s at 111 Church Street.
Early Learning Centres provide opportunities for Niagara parents and their children to learn and grow through interactive, educational and fun-filled activities, for free.
 
Happy Loonies and 50/50
Pat was happy to announce that E. L. Crossley school will be supporting a family this Christmas through the Salvation Army. A mother, father and two and a half year old boy. Anyone wishing to make a donation please contact Pat Duncan pmduncan@teksavvy.com for details. Currently they are in need of toiletries or gift cards.
Bob won the 50/50 by drawing the Ace of spades from the eleven remaining cards. He donated his share of $330 to Bethlehem Housing.
 Starting next meeting we will be playing with a full deck again.
 
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Please check the Fonthill Rotary website for upcoming events and activities. http://rotarycluboffonthill.ca/
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Lookout Point Golf and Country Club
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am