Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise

Upcoming Speakers
Induction and Who's Who
May 30, 2019
Sang Nyugen. Josh Rabe
Rotary medalists.
Jun 06, 2019
Stamford and St. Michaels. Rotary Medalists
Jennifer Schoenhals
Jun 13, 2019
Vocational training team trip to Brazil
Changed to Sunday June 23
Jun 20, 2019
Alois’s Year End Party at Nancy Tkachuk’s 1- 4pm
Past Speakers
Mary Margaret Murphy, E.D.
May 23, 2019
"Baby's Breath" national organization, home base in Niagara
Upcoming Events
  • Rotary Ribfest
    Rapidsview Park
    Jun 13, 2019 9:55 AM –
    Jun 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Niagara Falls Sunrise

Local Friends - Global Reach

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Betty's Restaurant (Chippawa)
8921 Sodom Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON  L2G 7W5
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Contact Us:
Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 142; Niagara Falls ON; L2E 6S8
Email address:
Club No. 27545
Rotary Ribfest
June 14, 16 and 16 2019
for details
Home Page Stories
Joe Millage and Jeff Tieseen of the ParaSport of Ontario are welcomed by President BJ to our morning meeting.  Both gentlemen spoke about a tremendous organization of ParaSport Ontario.   Their mission is to provide support to all members of the disability community – regardless of age or stage in life – to find, connect with, and participate in competitive and recreational sport programs and activities of their choice to enhance physical function and quality of life. see  for details.
ParaSport Ontario is presenting the ParaSport Festival at the Scotiabank Convention Center this April 11th and 12th.  They need volunteers so please contact Nancy T for details.
Kevin Gibson (center) of ReMax Reality presented an excellent review of where house sale and prices are in the Niagara Falls Market.  All members showed a selfish interest.  "What will my place sell for?"
Jim Sissons and Dennis Gilmore kept Keven after the meeting to get more particular information.
Thank you Kevin. Well presented!  (Of course he was invited to join Rotary! laugh)
At our Oct 25th meeting, our Exchange student Alois Coupry presented some details about his life back in Bordeaux France. School in France is not the same as it is here, with classes from 8 am to 9 pm.  But Alois makes up for this with an active interest is rugby, fishing and time at the beach. He has 1 sister and 2 brothers.   His dad is a banker and mom teaches little ones.   When asked he said that after high school he might go to college for Business.  We were all so pleased to to have Alosi join us.  He is a wonderful young man. 
Dave Weeks, the speaker we have at a meeting several weeks ago, was granted a small amount of money from our International Budget for two scholarships in the Guatemala town that assists him during his rescue efforts earlier this year.  Wearing our Rotary Shirt he presented the scholarship to two children and reports the following:.....................
Hello Don and club,
That is overwhelming news. I expect to see Yasmin Albano Garcia and Ariel Lazaro Martinez tomorrow, we are going back to the community tomorrow for a free medical clinic in the school, this will be a first time collaboration between HeliSOS the Air Ambulance/Search and Rescue company, and Power at Work.  Both kids should be there and I may meet their parents and many siblings.
I have met Elsa and hope to get a picture with her. Elsa is third year high school and in bilingual secretary program.
Both Yasmin and Ariel have been high performing students, Yasmin top of her class since kindergarten. She wants to be a teacher and he wants to be a lawyer. Ariel a very good student and best goalkeeper for many miles around.
Thank you again, this has been very exciting.
We were all please to present a cheque to the Pathstone Foundation to be used for Rotary House here in Niagara Falls
As a result of this last Catch the Ace lottery done by the Niagara Falls Club and the Niagara Falls Sunrise club, we presented to Kim Rossi, the Director of Philanthropy for Pathstone, a cheque for $3,721.
Above Harry Walker, Kim Rossi, David Berry Ron Lyons, and John Corfield
Nancy, Donna Christe and Carrie
At our Sept 6th meeting, we were honoured to have Donna Christe of the Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre enlighten us about the Centre's accomplishments.  The NRSAC provides counselling though out the region for Women and men that have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives. There is such a demand for these services that Donna has to sometimes tell desperate inquiries that there will be a 6 month wait.  Her many volunteers assist in such programs as a 24 hour Crisis Support phone line and a Hospital Response Program.  The Niagara organization was the first Canadian group to initiate CAPP.  This is a Child Assault Prevention Program designed for giving school children 'Lifetime strategies" in dealing with assault. 
Our own Brian Kon presented a fascinating talk this morning on his proud Metis Heritage. Did you know that there are only 400,000 Metis in Canada?  The aboriginal Nations of Canada consist of the First Nation, Inuit and Metis nations. These three groups are enshrined in the Canadian Constitution (1982).  It's too bad we only had 20 minutes.  There was so much more that Brian could have explained, to us all.  Thank you Brian for helping us understand our "Canadian Heritage Moment".
The 2018 Rotary medalist Emily Hilborn, Braden Sargeson, Silvana Nguyen and Hunter Murdoch.  All surrounded by the people that shaped their lives and their future......  their parents!
It was a beautiful Day to Plant 40 trees in Fernwood Park.   Our club not only contributed $1,000 to wards the 40 trees but also put in Sweat Equity. 
The Ace Is Caught:
Rotarian Jennifer Schoenhals presents the cheque to the Catch the Ace winner Leonard Belanger of Niagara Falls.  Leonard selected lucky envelope number 7 when his ticket was drawn.  It contained the Ace of Spades, so Leonard now has a $1,634.  Based on the number of tickets and the 50 cards left, the odds of this happening was 1 out of 15,800. 
Congratulations to Leonard. 
The committee has agreed that the entire proceeds or $1,234 will be donated to the Rotary House for youth.   Thank you all for helping.  Next Catch the Ace will hopefully go beyond 3 weeds!
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Vice President
Member at Large
Executive Secretary/Director (non Voting)
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