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Service Above Self

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Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON K0K3L0
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The Rotary Club of Wellington awards Certificates of Appreciation to the following upstanding community members for their support and help to the Rotary and the community:

Kinsip Distillery

President Trudy Brown presents the Certificate of Appreciation to Frank van Sertima from Kinsip for their assistance in helping the Rotary bottle maple syrup for the New Hospital fundraiser.  Thank-You for your Service Above Self, Kinsip!


Nyman Farms

Rotarians Chris Compeau & Yvonne Buys presents the Certificate of Appreciation to John Nyman & Family for their help in supplying the maple syrup for our New Hospital Fundraiser.  Thank-You for your Service Above Self, Nyman Farms!

Lacey Estates Winery

Past President Howard Ziedenberg presents Kimball Lacey of Lacey Estates Winery with the Certificate Appreciation for their assistance in producing and selling the Rotary white wine for the New Hospital Fundraiser.  Thank-You for your Service Above Self, Lacey Estates!


Greer Excavation

Past President Howard Ziedenberg presents Paul Greer from Greer Excavation with the Rotary Certificate of Appreciation for Paul's volunteerism to help the Rotary with our various construction projects such as the Millennium Trail, the Rotary Beach, the Memorial Garden, etc..  Thank-You for your Service Above Self, Greer Excavation!
October 17, 2021:  The Wellington Rotary Memorial Garden Dedication event was held to honour Rotarians who had passed while in service. Each honoured member brought their own distinctive self into our Club, strengthening it with their energy, skills, and spirit; and bettering it through their fellowship and friendship.  The members of the Rotary Club of Wellington thank them for their service to Rotary and our community.  The eight members honoured on this date were:  
- Don Wight (1955-2007, 5 yrs Service, Charter Member)
- Chuck McWilliams (1934-2016, 10 yrs Service)
- John Mulder (1934-2016, 9 yrs Service)
- Gord Lloyd (1926-2017, 15 yrs Service, Charter Member)
- Gil Van Soelen (1938-2018, 16 yrs Service, Charter Member)
- Art Sinclair (1946-2019), 12 yrs Service, Club President 2011-2012)
- Brian McGowan (1951-2019, 9 yrs Service, Club President 2013-2014 & 2014-2015)
- Jim Van Kregten (1937-2019, 17 yrs Service, Charter Member, Club Treasurer 2002-2007, Honourary Member, Past President Amherst Club)
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Even though the PumpkinFest parade did not happen this year, dedicated Rotarians Mike Lattner, Howard Ziedenberg, John Heeringa, Colin Fredericks and Ted Nash helped weigh the gigantic pumpkins at the Wellington District & Community Centre.  Pictured here is the crew with PumpkinFest organizer Bob Greer.
September 30, 2021: The annual Wellington Rotary Golf Day returned after a 2 year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fun was had by all, with 72 players participating at Wellington on the Lake Golf Course, followed by a sumptuous Roast Beef & Chicken dinner at the legion. Many thanks to all the participants, donors and the volunteers that made this event a success!  For more pictures CLICK HERE
YES, the Bottle Depot is OPEN starting WEDNESDAY JUNE 02!  The HPE Public Health has given us the go ahead to open, provided that we have no more than 5 volunteers working, practicing COVID safe protocols, and customers stay in their vehicles and DROP & GO. 
Please bring your bottles and beer cans for recycling for deposit returns or donations.  Stay in your vehicle, and we will retrieve your bottles from the trunk of your car.   If the items are for donation, please say so in advance so that your drop-off will be faster.
Your patronage and support of the Rotary Club of Wellington is deeply appreciated.

Congratulations to Alyssa Lancione, who has been selected to receive a $1,000 Indigenous Professional Bursary Award from the Rotary Club of Wellington in 2021. The Wellington Rotary Club is a member of the Rotary Indigenous People's Partnership Committee, which has awarded a total of three $1,000 bursaries to Indigenous students this year.

Alyssa Lancione is a student at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus who is studying for her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree. She is a young woman of Metis heritage connected to the Georgian Bay Friendship Centre in Midland. 

BUY NOW - $20 for a 750 ml bottle
We are happy to announce that the first 500 bottles of JC Nyman Farm's Maple Syrup sold out in just a few days.  Thanks to all those who purchased a bottle and helped with this fundraiser.
Yvonne Buys has arranged for the production of a second batch. On Thursday March 18th a team of Rotarians bottled 500 more bottles of Nyman Farm's 2021 maple syrup harvest with the generous assistance of Kinsip Fine Spirits.  Sales remain brisk but bottles are still available. 
Thanks to the volunteer production crew:  Tim Cox, Colin Fredericks, Jacques Michaud, Chris Compeau and Yvonne Buys.
Available:  Call Yvonne at 647-200-5682 to arrange pick-up at her home; or
Email: Dave Robinet at; or 
For sale at Wellington Home Hardware or McDougall Insurance in Picton. 
All proceeds go to BACK THE BUILD - PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Several of our Club's proud members with their Women in Rotary pins; provided by Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison in recognition of the tremendous accomplishments the Women in Rotary have achieved.
Yvonne Buys led this project from conception to completion in warp speed, and upon launch on Thursday, almost 50% of the bottles were SOLD!  Thanks to all the production and support team:  Yvonne Buys, Chris Compeau, Michelle Kosoy, Bill Pennell, Dave Robinet, Kinsip and Nymans Farms. 
Rotarians are asked to purchase (for personal use, gifts or resale) to help sell all 500 bottles in aid of the Back the Build Hospital Fund.  Cases of 12 or individual bottles are available from Yvonne by cheque or cash.  Call her at 647-200-5682 to arrange pick-up at her home, or in person at the Rotary meeting on Tuesday at the Legion. 
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.
Club Forum
Nov 30, 2021 7:07 AM
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Dec 07, 2021 7:07 AM
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Tanya McCready
Dec 14, 2021 7:07 AM
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Bill Pennell & Christine Dimitre
Dec 21, 2021 7:07 AM
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