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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:07 AM
Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON K0K3L0
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Director - Policy & Procedures
Director - International Service & Foundation
Director - Membership
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Wellington Rotary thanks David & Joni Gillingham of Domaine Darius for their generosity and Service-Above-Self for donating their materials, time, and expertise to make and sell the Rotary Red Wine fundraiser. Proceeds of the initiative exceeded $21,000, which will be included in the New PEC hospital building fund.

The current members wished to erect a memorial to honour our members who have passed away while in Rotary service with our Club. It was decided to place it on the Rotary Millennium Trail kiosk site at the foot of West Street where it meets the Millennium Trail.

-The County Experience- 
Wellington Rotary's Online Auction 
for PEC Hospital Fund
Sept 15th to Oct 15th , 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winning bidders in the Auction!
The Club has convened a fundraising dinner and auction for six years to raise money for various community causes; for the last three years for the Picton Hospital Rebuilding Fund. For 2020, it was expected that we would repeat the event until COVID-19 hit and large in-person event were not allowed. A decision was made to do another auction but hold it online, which happened from September 15-October 15. It was very successful, raising $25,000 for the building fund, contributing to the Rotary Club’s commitment to raise $400,000 by 2022.
The Rotary Red Cuvee Wine at Domaine Darius went on sale in August 2020.  It was available if you visited Domaine Darius and asked for it specifically to winemaker David Gillingham or his wife Joni.  It sold for $40 per bottle and there were only 55 cases available.  
Many Thanks to Charles, Kimball, and Liz Lacey for making and selling the Rotary White Wine, and donating the proceeds to the Wellington Rotary Foundation's New Hospital Building Fund.  
Pictured below is President Dave Robinet presenting the "Big Cheques" to Suzanne Latchford at Healing with Horses, and Paul from Quinte Access.  Flanked by "Wellington Rotary Secret Service" bodyguards Treasurer Trudy Brown and President Elect Howard Ziedenberg.
David Hepburn presents a cheque for $400 to Past President Mike Lattner, chair of Wellington Rotary's bottle returns depot operations, as a donation to the new PEC hospital building fund.  During the COVID-19 physical distancing lockdowns, many residents of the County were unable to bring their bottle returns for re-use/recycle and collect their deposit refund. David and Many Happy Returns collected the bottles from curb-sides and donated them to the Rotary's bottle returns depot.
Our regular Tuesday morning breakfast Rotary Meetings have been suspended for the next little while, in support of efforts for social distancing of participants to fight the COVID-19 virus.   We will investigate ways to keep in touch via digital communications means such as video-conferencing.  In the meantime, here are a couple of humorous pics.  Cheers, and keep well.
Congratulations on another successful Family Day Rotary Free Soup Event on February 17, 2020.  Our Club coordinated over 15 soup providers from across the County providing free soup for everyone participating in the Community Family Day in Wellington.  We must have served over 350 bowls of soup (or at least it felt like it for those of us who were part of the dish washing crew).
The Wellington Pumpkinfest parade was a very well attended community event where the Rotary Club of Wellington entered our annual Pumpkinfest Float and assisted with the weighing in the Pumpkin contest. Below are three Rotarians Bill Mitchell, Michelle Kosoy, and Parker Gallant, dressed as the Scarecrow,  Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man, respectively.
With deep sadness, we pay tribute to Past President Brian McGowan, who passed away suddenly on September 20, 2019.  Brian was our President from 2013-2015, a triple Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian of the Year in 2015 and received an award for Outstanding Leadership from Rotary International District 7070.  Brian was well liked and highly respected for his leadership in our Club as well as his contributions to our community.  He truly embodied the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.    Rest IPeace, Brian. We will miss you.
Post Event Update:
The Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner is an annual event, held in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre, in support of various charitable causes in Prince Edward County.  
For 2019, we teamed up with the Prince Edward Cattlemen's Association to present a County Classic Round Up.  The atmosphere was informal, just like dinner with friends and neighbours on the farm.  It was an optional dress-up event, and some participants showed up in their best cowboy duds, which was great!  We served delicious tender Prince Edward County Roast Beef, as only the Cattlemen can provide.  We had a capacity crowd of over 250 attendees from across the County, and included MPP Todd Smith and Mayor Steve Ferguson.  Wine and spirits tastings were provided prior to dinner, silent auction items were available for bidding throughout the evening, and a live auction called by auctioneer Craig Carson was the feature after dinner. Everyone was very generous, and proceeds from the evening exceeded $35,000, which was beyond our expectations. The funds will be directed to the Wellington Rotary Foundation's New PEC Hospital Capital Fund. Pictures from the event may be viewed by clicking HERE.


Past President Mike Lattner provided a presentation of the current Bottle Depot Operations as a refresher for Rotarians and Introduction for the Friends of Rotary who volunteer at the Depot.  Click HERE  to view the presentation material.
2019 Past Presidents Dinner was held at the Drake Devonshire.  Above, President Phyo receives the Past President plaque and Paul Harris Fellow, and Rotarian of the Year award is presented to Barry Davidson.
The Rotary Club of Wellington congratulates the Wellington Lion's Club on their 45th anniversary of service to the community.  Above, President Phyo presents Lion's Club President John Whyte with a Rotary Certificate of Appreciation.
WellingtonRotary Launches Its Own Private Label Wine 
It takes a village to raise a vintage. That’s not how the old saying went. But the adaptation does fit for how The Wellington Rotary Club came to launch their own red and white wine. It did take a village to get this wine made, and the people that pitched in did so because they want to help raise money for an important community cause—the building of a new hospital in Picton.  NOW AVAILABLE AT LACEY ESTATES
For the full stories, read about it in the Wellington Times
The 2019 Spelling Bee is underway.  Shown below are the students from CML Snider, Sunrise, and St. Greg's and Trudy Brown (a.k.a THE BEE) and Dawn Cutler..
We are pleased to report that the Family Day Rotary Free Soup and Free Reading Program activities were a success!   There were 15 soup donors serving various delicious soups and an estimated 300+ bowls of soup were served.  There was also a good turn out for our first Free Reading Program community event.  Over 60 children visited the play area featuring mats, climbing cushions, jack back chairs, toys, and a coloring table for small children - all thanks to The Hubb. Most of the children were young; 1 years, toddlers, JK and SK, up to grade 4.   For more pictures of the Family Day Free Soup and Free Reading Program, click HERE.
VICKI CHATWOOD  is the winner of the Rotary Free Soup 50/50 Draw for the 2019 Family Day event.  The winning ticket was #8520141.  Pictured below is Vicki receiving the winning prize of $124.  The draw performed by Rotary Treasurer Trudy Brown and Linda Downey from the Storehouse Foodbank.   Also pictured below is Mrs. Eva Evans and kids at CML Snider Breakfast Program receiving the other half of the proceeds.
Shirley Ross & Bob Wallace
Dec 01, 2020 7:07 AM
EREY and member contributions
Jacques MIchaud & Bill Pennell
Dec 08, 2020 7:07 AM
Classification talks
Lisa Lindsey
Dec 15, 2020 7:07 AM
Updates on Wellington
No Meeting
Dec 22, 2020