Week of August 29th, 2022
The World Needs More Rotarians
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The photo above is from a project in Pakistan spearheaded by our very own Najeeb Syed who has provided countless hours and financial resources to bring positive change to that part of the world. This is just one of the many projects that our club has been involved on an international level. Our diverse Rotary club members have taken part and led Rotary projects in India, Kenya, Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico and many, many other countries. We are part of an internationally community made up of  over1.4 Million members bringing positive change in the world. 


Below you will find stories from your fellow club members as well as some from Rotary International about how we are accomplishing this.


Our next in person meeting will be on Tuesday September 6th at Noon (Cats Caboose). Our guest will be Captain Jason Page, who has conducted many trips to war thorn Ukraine in an effort to provide emergency ambulances to those that need it most. He will also be talking to us about a potential project that our club can be part of. 

We are great organization of doers and people of action. I'm proud to say that our club has a reputation of leading great projects like creating water wells in Pakistan as well as creating a trust to provide Ready to Use Therapeutic/Supplementary Food (RUTF & RUSF) to the millions of Pakistani Children suffering from malnutrition and stunted growth. 

Find out more about it here:


With all the disasters happening all over, the world does indeed need more Rotarians. Do you know anyone that will make a great Rotarian? If so, please ask them to attend a meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Yours in Rotary,
Julio Batres-Gavidia
Club President - 2022-2023
Club News
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Let's get those donations coming in.  Time is running out.  October 14 is the deadline, sort of. 
End of Summer Family Barbecue
Club Meeting Minutes - August 30th 2022  - Joey Trussell
Read the minutes from our last Club Meeting, featuring Joey Trussell Classification Talk.
Fundraising for Pakistan Floods
We have surpassed our goal of $11,000. However the need is still great and we would like to do more.  If you have not already done so, please donate what you can.
BREW Rotary Fellowship at Oast
Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide  (BREW) Fellowship of Niagara at Oast House Brewers
An Irish Blessing
An Irish Blessing (from Donelly's Pub)
NF Rotary Golf, September 19
Get your 4 some together for 18 holes with cart and dinner, September 19.  $150
Welland RC Bocce Sept. 21
Dinner and Bocce for $35
Rotary President's Initiatives 2022-2023
Creating an Inclusive Club Culture
Creating an Inclusive Club Culture
Rotary Club of St. Catharines South District 7090
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Club Meetings are on the First and Fourth Tuesday of the Month. Socials on the Second week of  the Month (Day and Time for socials vary depending on the activity). Board meetings on the Third week of the Month. 
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Oct 04, 2022 12:00 PM
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Oct 25, 2022 12:00 PM
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Raising the flag for World Polio Day
St. Catharines City Hall
Oct 21, 2022 10:00 AM
District Foundation Celebration
St. Catharines Museum
Nov 19, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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How I Became a Rotarian
I was a member of the St Catharines Jaycees, but you must quit when you turned 35. After a year, I was missing all that those organizations gave you, and involvement in doing service based volunteering.
So, I went on a hunt. Another 2 Dentists and an Optician friend were Rotarians . They belonged to the downtown club. 3 Dentists was over the limit. 2 other friends belonged to Rotary South. Matt Taylor was the only Dental member, so a second Dentist did work. 
It was 1980, and rules we’re tighter then. I was 37 years old then. The club had a young, mid and older base, and was balanced in age.
I didn’t want to be President because I feared public speaking. I was a President of a large University Fraternity. I was going to resign, as I was in my separation. Laetitia found out and volunteered to organize my year, as she was a President and District Assistant Governor twice. 
Her role was to organize Presidents. That was our first working together. Obviously the rest is history. We barely knew each other then. That was 16 years ago as I was President in Rotary's 100th year ( 2005/ 2006).
Bob McKay
Past Club President - 2005-2006
Rotary Magazine
Around the world, some 773 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Most of them are women. Many of them are locked in poverty by a lack of education and opportunity. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we take you on a photographic tour of a Rotary-supported literacy project in Guatemala that is changing that by helping children to stay in school and inspiring them to dream big.
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Member Birthdays
Lynn Beaudry
September 6
Keith Shaver
September 22
John Teibert
September 12
Krystal Riddell
Dave Riddell
September 19
Bob Mahony
September 20
Wendy Laslo
September 23
Lynn Beaudry
Mark Beaudry
September 28
Mark Beaudry
Lynn Beaudry
September 28
Sheila Bristo
Robert Schenck
September 28
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Norris Brown
September 1, 2011
11 years
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