Rotary Club of Wellington

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We meet Tuesdays at 7:07 AM
Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON  K0K3L0
(613) 399-3415
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Diners & Duffers Coupon Book Publication:    Late March 2018  Stay Tuned
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our club's Charter members, Gil Van Soelen. We will miss him terribly.
The Winning Ticket Is:  #4520343.  The Draw prize was $252.50. Proceeds of the draw were donated CML Snider School Breakfast program. Seen below from top left to bottom right: (1) Accepting the donation on behalf of all Faculty and Volunteers of CML Snider School Breakfast program was Nancy Vickers, School Principal;  (2) Monica and Neil Dowson from Wellington the lucky winners of the 50/50 draw on Family Day;  (3) The winning ticket;  (4) little Lilly Tobias of Wellington who helped us draw the winning ticket. Congratulations! #familyday
Dick McArthur is honoured for many years of service providing tremendous leadership in running the Bottle Returns Depot.  Dick has now passed the baton to a committee of five able bodied Rotarians a.k.a. Bottle Depot Action Committee (BDAC), led by Mike Lattner.
Liz Bozma is honoured for coordinating the speakers' schedule for the club in the past years.  Liz has now passed the baton over to Alex Mayeski.
We had a great evening of fellowship and merry cheer at the Wellington Rotary Christmas Dinner held at the Wellington-on-the-Lake community centre on December 19, 2017.  Please see more pictures Here
Our 2017 anniversary celebration was held on November 14 evening at the Hinterland & County Road Beer Company. We had a fabulous dinner prepared by Chef Neil, followed by an awesome bonfire under the starlit skies. What a great way to promote fellowship and celebrate 15 years of Wellington Rotary!  Check out our photo album (at bottom right of this page) for a complete set of pics.
Lana Whitteker and David MacKinnon were the recipients of the Rotary Paul Harris award for 2017.
Wellington Rotary Float was part of the PumpkinFest 2017 parade on October 14.  As in previous years, we were also responsible for weighing the pumpkins!
The 2017 Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner, on August 26, was a fabulous success!!  Please view pictures posted on this site's photo album below.
David Hepburn of Many Happy Returns was recognized with a custom made Rotary hat for his good work in the community by gathering bottles and cans for deposit returns and donating the proceeds to various charitable causes in the County.
President Alex presenting the Wellington Rotary scholarship cheques for $500 each to Kayleen Simao and Heather Thompson.   Kayleen graduated from CML Snider in 2013 and from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in 2017. Kayleen will be attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa this fall taking forensic psychology.   Heather was a 2012 graduate of CML Snider and has now graduated from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. She is moving on to post-secondary at the University of Manitoba starting in a general course and then moving on to science studies.  
As usual, the Rotary Float stood out above the crowd at the Wellington Canada Day Parade.   Congratulations to all the Rotarians and their family and friends who participated in the parade as well as helping in Rotary Rib stand after the parade.
On June 20, Wellington Rotarians gathered for dinner at Wellington On the Lake community centre to thank out-going President Mike Lattner and welcome the in-coming President Alex Lacher.  Linda Downey from the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank was bestowed the Paul Harris Award and was accepted as an Honourary Member of the Wellington Rotary.  Trudy Brown was awarded Rotarian of the Year.    More pictures available in the Photo Album section of this webpage....

Small Book Can Make a Big Difference

Terry Vollum/For The Intelligencer Weekend golfer Doug Roberts stands at the first tee of the Oak Hills Golf Club in Stirling. Roberts has just used one of his discount coupons from the Quinte Area Rotary Dinners & Duffers Valuebook to save about 30 per cent on a round of golf. The Rotary Valuebook offers discounts on 37 area restaurants, 19 golf courses, nine wineries and breweries and two theatres. All proceeds from the sale of the Valuebooks fund local Rotary projects.   For more details, please go to:

The Wellington Community Gardens got started on Saturday April 29, 2017, with the help of the Community Gardens Team.  The garden is located at the west end of Wellington, on the grounds of the Wellington water treatment plant.   
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The Rotary Club of Wellington announced today it plans to spearhead a fundraising project in support of the proposed new hospital in Prince Edward County.

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Click here to download a Pledge Form

Click here to download the Club's project plan  (member password required)

Click here to download the One Page Q&A  about the project


The funds will be raised through the club’s traditional activities, and in addition we will reach out to community minded donors, other service clubs, and local businesses.  Charitable receipts will be issued for all individual donations over $20.

For information, contact David Smith (, Michael Lattner (, or another Wellington Rotarian. 


Wellington Rotarians Karen Sellick and Trudy Brown (a.k.a. The Bee) volunteering their time and spelling talents at the Spelling Bee at St. Gregory's school in Picton last Wednesday. The Bee will be at our local CML Snider school on Wednesday April 12 at 12:15 if you want to meet her in costume in person.  For more information on the Inter-Rotary Spelling Bee, please go to their Facebook Page:
They're back!!! 2017 Rotary Diner & Duffers books are in. Available for sale March 21st. $35 each. $3500 value!!! Get yours through a club member, visit Nash Home Hardware or stop into the Wellington McDougall Insurance office.
As part of his president-elect training our member Alex Lacher had the opportunity to visit Rotary International headquarters in Chicago. Here he can be seen beside a memorial for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris, and in the office of current Rotary International president John Germ.
March 3, 2017
The Rotary Club of Wellington was pleased to donate $450 to the Wellington Branch of the PEC Library, which represent the proceeds of a free-will collection jar and half of a 50/50 draw conducted at Wellington Rotary Family Day at the ESSROC Centre on February 20, 2017.  Over 1200 attendees to the event could enjoy free soup and skating and a wide variety of family-related activities, including face painting, demonstration skating events, and a GPS scavenger hunt.  Pictured are PEC Librarian, Barb Sweet and Mike Lattner, President of Wellington Rotary.
The Winning number for the Wellington Rotary 50/50 Draw at the Family Day celebrations was 5243820
The total prize of $138.50 was claimed by Dawn MacDonald, and she has generously donated the full proceeds to the Storehouse FoodBank.  Thank-You, Dawn!!
Rotary Family Day, February 20 th , 2017 at the Wellington & District Community Centre was a fabulous event with many activities, including free public skating, demonstration events from local skating and sports clubs, GPS scavenger hunt featuring the Millennium Trail, and family games provided by the Lions Club.  Soup from numerous community service organizations and restaurants in Wellington was served for lunch. These activities and events provided opportunities for individuals and groups from the community to have a true By Our Community, For Our Community family spirited day. 

2017 February 20 - Wellington Rotary welcomed David Lockett, who presented the PACT Program, which is supported by 5 Rotary Clubs in our area. The PACT Urban Peace Program - Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment, and Transformation - builds peace and hope in our urban and rural communities. PACT life coaches help youth “reach their full potential in life through strategic partnerships with the police, courts, probation, schools and other youth-focused agencies and community partners.” 

Pictured below from left to right are our guests : David Lockett, PACT guest speaker, Kevin Bazkur, Sunrise Rotary, Ken Dickson, Assistant District Governor 7070 district, Tanya Baldwin, Sunrise Rotary and Wilf Wilkinson, Rotary International Past President (2007- 2008)

On Saturday February 4, Wellington Rotary members donated a total of $490 in support of Quinte Sunrise Rotary Club's initiative to raise funds for Camp Trillium.  Curlers representing Wellington Rotary were:  Howard, Lana, Phyo & Trudy.
Congratulations, Charles!!   Winner of this week's 50/50 draw (Jan 10,2017). After 50 weeks without a winner, Charles drew the winning Ace with just two cards remaining.
Reaching for Rainbows is a cost-free after school program offered to 30 young girls in Prince Edward County who are vulnerable or under-privileged in a variety of ways.  This after school program, offered four days per week, provides the girls with a safe, inviting and stimulating place in their challenging day where they can relax, explore and learn about their strengths and skills that are so often subsumed by the everyday challenges they face. Rotary funding ($1,000 in 2016) helps ensure the playroom remains a stimulating and interesting space by providing learning and other materials for the girls to use in play based learning.
President Michael Lattner presented the proceeds from the Wellington Rotary Wine Celebration event, held on October 22nd 2016, to Linda Downey of the Storehouse FoodBank. The event raised $10,000, of which $5,000 was designated for the food bank and the remainder is designated for the anticipated Wellington Community Gardens project.
Club Forum
Mar 27, 2018
March Club Forum
Rob Clute, Executive Director
Apr 03, 2018
Field Trip to Beer Store
Apr 10, 2018
No Morning Meeting
Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development
Apr 17, 2018
The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward
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Wellington Rotary New PEC Hospital Fund
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