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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:07 AM
Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON  K0K3L0
(613) 438-1219
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20190924 Club Bulletin
Sep 22, 2019
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Sep 12, 2019
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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.
Wellington Rotary donated $2,000 to the Storehouse Foodbank in support of their Christmas Hamper programme. Presenting the cheque to foodbank volunteer  Lisa Marquardt is Rotary Past President Bill Mitchell, who is also a food bank volunteer, with President Phyo Kyi looking on.
Midtown Brewery donated $1875 to the Wellington Rotary from proceeds of their Art Show held during Water Week in August 2018.  About 17 local artists donated paintings which were sold for $250 each.   Half the proceeds were directed to the Lake Ontario Water Keeper, and the remaining half was donated to the Rotary Club, to be directed towards making improvements to the Wellington Beach and other water related projects in the community.   Thank-you Midtown Brewery, for all the good that you do for our community.   Pictured below (R to L) is Wellington Club President Phyo Kyi receiving the donation from Stew Jones and Mark Andrewski.
On October 13th, our club participated actively in the Wellington Pumpkinfest celebrations. We were part of the Parade, and we had a volunteer team directing traffic as well as weighing the pumpkins. On the same day, a crew of us completed the grape harvest for the Rotary wine. To view the photo album, click HERE
The Rotary Club of Wellington is sponsoring a free, online reading program for children aged 4 to 12 as part of Rotary’s worldwide focus on improving literacy.  (click on the icon at left to access the program).
The program was developed by Essential Skills Software Inc. and is currently being used in more than 20,000 schools to provide individualized instruction. However, it can also be used by children in their own homes, without the need for school participation, so long as the child has a computer to use and access to the internet. Currently, more than 152,000 children are enrolled through 105 sponsoring Rotary clubs.  Parents can help their children enroll in a free account by clicking on the icon above.
Annual Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner, themed as Saturday Night Fever Disco Ball was held on August 25, 2018.  
For more information, click on the picture below:
The Wellington Rotary donated $1,000 to PECMHF to help with equipment purchases in 2018.  The Club is also working in close collaboration with PECMHF to raise funds for the New Hospital Capital Fund, which is a longer term project.
The 2018 Past Presidents Dinner for Wellington Rotary was held on June 5th.  Reg Gemmell was honoured for his long years of service as 
Secretary, as he is handing the baton over to Howard Ziedenberg this coming year.  Alex Lacher was applauded for his successful year as President, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. David Smith was awarded the Rotarian of the Year honours.  The incoming Board for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was introduced.   Past President Mike Lattner presided over the ceremonies.  More pictures in the Photo Album on this website.
Many thanks to all the Rotarians and Community members (parents and kids alike) who gathered at the Rotary Beach for our annual spring cleanup on Tuesday May 8th. over 50 people showed up to sweep the boardwalk clear from encroaching sand,  picked up garbage and litter on the beach close to the boardwalk, and everyone enjoyed some camaraderie and fellowship with burgers and hot dogs on the BBQ after the hard work.  For more pictures click HERE:
Please visit the Wellington Rotary Bottle Depot on Wednesday May 2nd. Come and see our recently repaired floor, tour our operation, and enjoy complimentary coffee & donuts.  And bring your empties for recycling while you're at it!!
Toni Murphy-Beaudrie, a Wellington resident, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She will need to have a mastectomy in the coming weeks followed by chemo therapy. Her husband Mike will need to take time off work to help her and look after the children,  and financially they will need assistance in their journey through this crisis. Toni is a top volunteer with the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank, and always giving of her time and going the extra mile, she's a lady with a great big heart!  The Rotary Club of Wellington has donated $500 to help Toni and her family.  Please help them by donating at
Presenting the cheque to Toni are Rotarians Brian McGowan and Bill Mitchell.
Julia Gosson, Manager, Fund Development
Oct 22, 2019
VON Canada
Club Forum
Oct 29, 2019
Robert Riendeau
Nov 05, 2019
Wellington Rescue Boat
Deborah Hierlihy
Nov 12, 2019
Alzheimer Society of Hastings - Prince Edward