This coming Tuesday, Dec. 18th, the Judge and Jester is preparing us a special Turkey Dinner for us with all the trimmings!  Come and enjoy this special meal at our last gathering of 2012!

Last week we heard from David Hulley of the award-winning Vineland Estates Winery!  He spoke of the evolution of the Niagara wine industry, where we are today, and the current issues regarding distribution and promotion of Niagara wines.

Rotary's 8th Annual Mayor's Charity Gala is coming soon:   Sat. Feb. 23rd.... buy tickets today at the $125 early bird price... speak to Stephanie or Carolyn if you are able to sponsor or contact a potential sponsor for this event; also consider silent auction items.  This year, the Gala will support McNally Hospice as well as other Rotary projects. 

Our District Governor has informed us that United Airlines is running a "10 Million Charity Miles" contest. Rotary International is currently in first place to receive charity air miles from United Airlines - but we need the help of all Rotarians to ensure we get the miles. These miles will be used to transport our volunteer teams of Rotarians around the world so they can do the projects that Rotarians do so well.  You can vote daily from now until the 25 Dec. You can vote once a day from every device you have - computer, pad, phone.  What a great Christmas present for Rotary if we were to get those miles!  Go to:

Please speak to Ross or Jim if you would still like to make a personal contribution to Rotary Foundation or if you have not yet paid your dues which were due in July.

Our Pod to lead meetings in January is:  Jim V, Heinz, Sean, Pam, Darsh, and Tim.  Try to think of connections you have - in business, community, or charities - who may be interested in presenting at a noon meeting in January. 

We hope that in 2013 you will find it enjoyable to attend meetings and socials, and participate in Rotary service projects, committee or district meetings.   Let your voice be heard if you think your club should be doing anything differently.

May 2013 keep you healthy, wealthy, and wise!