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Service Above Self

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Tuesdays at 7:07 AM
Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON K0K3L0
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-The County Experience- 
Wellington Rotary's Online Aiction 
for PEC Hospital Fund
Sept 15th to Oct 15th 

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The Rotary Red Cuvee Wine at Domaine Darius is now bottled and is set to launch imminently.  Advanced bottles are now available if you visit Domaine Darius and ask for it specifically to winemaker David Gillingham or his wife Joni.  It is selling for $40 per bottle and there are only 55 cases available.  
Domaine Darius a  unique small batch winery that respects the Terroir and gentle wine making techniques.  The idea of a Rotary Red Cuvee was hatched by Past President Brian McGowan and wine-maker David Gillingham.  The Marquette grapes were sourced from Brian & Lyn McGowan's Hollyhill vineyard, and Rotarians picked the Petite Pearl grapes from a vineyard in Waupoos.  
Some of our Rotarians have bought some advanced bottles and it is exquisite.  If you are interested, visit Domaine Darius on Wilson Road.  They can be reached on Facebook or Twitter @domaindarius
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.  In the fall of 2018, Rotarians volunteered to harvest the Reisling grapes, at Brian & Lyn McGowan's Hollyhill vineyard.  Brian & Lyn donated the grapes, and Lacey Estates made and sold the wine.  Pictured below is Charles, Liz, & Kimball Lacey presenting the cheque to WR Foundation President David Smith, Club President Howard Ziedenberg, and Past President Mike Lattner.
The Rotary Club of Wellington has been supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Donations to support front line workers have been made to the PECMHF COVID-19 Relief Fund, and to Chris Finkle of the Belleville Rotary Club, for the 3D printing of PPE Face Shields.   Also, since the pandemic has impacted their fundraising activities, donations have been made to Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation, for their Food For Home Program... Heal With Horses, to support animal maintenance costs... and, Quinte Access, to support weekend, holiday, and after hours transportation for seniors and those with disabilities. 
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.
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.
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