Since the Rotary Club of Welland could not celebrate its 100th Anniversary (April 1, 2020) due to COVID restrictions, we decided to celebrate our 101st virtually on April 1, 2021.

Referred to as our 101st Anniversary Celebration & Wine Tasting, 18 Welland Rotarians were joined by 35 partners, family, Rotarians, and friends. 7090 District Governor Frank Adamson (Rotary Club of Fonthill) brought greetings from the District and presented the Club with the Rotary International Certificate recognizing 100 years of dedication to the Object of Rotary and its commitment to the ideal of Service Above Self. Welland Mayor Campion brought greetings from the City and presented a plaque recognizing our 100th Anniversary. We presented a PowerPoint presentation on our Legacy Project – Rotary Club of Welland Park, which is located on the west side of the Welland Recreational Waterway (former Welland Canal).

Our Wine tasting was conducted by Kristina Inman, a certified CAPS Sommelier and professor of food & beverage in the Hospitality Division of Niagara College. She compared two Niagara wines to those of Germany and France. Those taking part purchased the wines locally and participated in the various components of evaluating wines. A great evening overall.