Edition:  September 28, 2021

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Mike Lattner

Club Bulletin for week of September 28, 2021
Club Forum

President's Message 
As I write this, Phyo & I have just returned from the Foundation Walk in Trenton.  It was a beautiful morning for a 5k walk that took us along the water, thru some of downtown, and thru 2 well-manicured parks.  We also enjoyed good conversation, as Bill Pennell & his wife Nancy joined us for the walk.  Some pics are below.   Our Club raised over $900 for the Rotary Foundation …thank you to all who donated.
This week is another busy one for Rotary.  In addition to our bottle depot services, Rotary Golf Day will be held on Thursday.   Our last golf event was in June 2019, which helps to explain why the event sold out so quickly this year, without any advertising!  Thanks again to Colin & the members of his golf committee, who have pulled together what I’m sure will be a fun and memorable day!
And, next Sunday, October 3rd, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, we will be celebrating our Friends of Rotary at an outdoor gathering at Lyn McGowan’s.   It’s an opportunity for everyone to get to meet one another and to thank our Friends of Rotary for their tremendous support at our Bottle Depot, as well as vaccination clinics and other activities.  Thanks to Past President Howard and his committee for getting this event arranged.  Also, a big thanks to Lyn for allowing us to gather on her wonderful property.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Rachel Henry (Wellings of Picton) 
The meeting opened on time with 26 present in person, including Barry who was warmly welcomed and congratulated on his continued recovery. 5 other members joined via Zoom. The program for the meeting was a presentation by Rachel Henry, General Manager of The Wellings of Picton since 2014 when the project began in the County. The residence for seniors was opened in 2016.

Rachel began her presentation by thanking Rotarians for all their volunteering efforts before explaining that The Wellings is not a retirement home but a different concept of providing accommodation for seniors with all kinds of amenities, facilities and services short of medical care. There are now several Wellings concept homes in Canada. In Picton, the four storey building features a central atrium where a majority of the shared activities take place. There are fitness and social opportunities. Meal services are available, including a declining balance card for residents. There is also a 24/7 concierge service. Rachel talked enthusiastically about all the aspects of The Wellings, including the activities organized during Covid restrictions. She answered questions from members including the differences between homes run by Chartwell, for example. She also explained that living at The Wellings can depend on an individual’s level of acuity with safety being the main criterion of assessment. Pets are permitted and there is a dog park. The current average age of residents is 87.4 yrs with more than one very active centenarian. Rachel was thanked by Sgt at Arms Jacques.

In Club business, some of Bill’s Bottle Depot volunteer slots were filled. Colin gave an update on the Golf Tournament. Some extra volunteers are needed on the day. Members and their partners intending to attend the dedication of the Rotary Memorial Garden on October 17, should notify PP Howard asap. MPres Trudy updated the Club on the Foundation Walk and requests any outstanding sponsorship monies to be paid. Because of our work at the Bottle Depot, the Beer Store has donated $250 to the event. After congratulating the Inwoods on their anniversary and happy dollars, Charles narrowly missed winning the 50/50 pot of over $900 for the second week running, the meeting closed at 8 am.Picton)

Meeting Notes by Geoff Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday September 29, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash, David MacKinnon

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Dave Wallace (FoR), Reg LaPierre (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier, 1 Sorter/Receiver


Saturday October 02, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Ken DesRoches (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier, 2 Sorters/Receivers
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi
Needed: 2 Sorters/Receivers
Sep 28, 2021 7:07 AM
Club Forum
Oct 05, 2021 7:07 AM
PEFAC Centre
Oct 12, 2021 7:07 AM
Indiginous Peoples Partnership
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries
John & Janice Inwood
(40 Years, September 25)
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Rotary Grace

O Lord and giver of all good
We thank thee for our day food
May Rotary friends and Rotary ways
Help us to serve thee all our days.


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Four Way Test

       Of the things we think, say, and do:
        1.  Is it the TRUTH?
        2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
        3.  Will it build GOODWILL and better
        4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all 

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Rotary Song

R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
R-O-T-A-R-Y, is known on land and sea.
From north to south, and east to west,
They profit most who serve the best,
R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
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