Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
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Classification Speech,  
Karen Selick: 
Fighting Covid-19 with Vitamins

May 5, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

This week's message is about staying connected and how we can help each other in ever changing ways.
You all got the e-blast of the up-coming 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention.
Last week I wrote about some personal experiences and how we as Rotarians adapt to the ever changing world. The message below came through this week and certainly confirms that. 
In order to survive in this society, we need to be open minded and accept change and adapt.  We are living proof of just that.
I know that it is still in the planning stage, but I am certain that it will be great. Most of us have never been to an International Convention.  Now we can do it from the comfort of our homes and with virtually no cost.
I have copied part of the message that was sent out in the e-blast below.
Mark your calendars for 20-26 June for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first online convention.

Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges.

Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.

We have never needed Rotary — and we have never needed each other — more than we do now. We hope to see you online, because Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World.
Message from Mary Lou:
We're planning a surprise, and we'd love your help ASAP! 
Wilf Wilkinson, Past President of Rotary International, and active member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, is turning 90 on May 10, 2020. 
Please consider mailing Wilf a birthday card to make his special birthday even more special during this time when we cannot wish him Happy Birthday in person. 
Wilf's wife Rika is in on the secret and is happy for you to mail a card to Wilf at their home:
141 Dundas Street West, Suite 504
Trenton, Ontario
K8V 3P6
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all play a little role in helping Wilf to celebrate his 90th.  birthday.
Stay connected everyone and help each other.
President Dave Robinet


Last Week: Club Forum

Meeting (via Zoom video conference)  called to order by President Dave Robinet at 7:07 a.m.  26 Rotarians present and accounted for.
Club Forum Items Discussed:
  • Received a email of thanks from PECMHF regarding the club's $1700 donation to the PECMH Covid-19 fund.
  • Trudy presented the Treasurer's report.  Accepted unanimously.
  • D&D books:  Michelle provided an update.  Please do not sell any books until May 14.  The committee is still reaching out to businesses to see whether they should extend the expiry dates on the coupons, or whether the books should be discounted.
  • The Board has moved to accept Jacques Michaud application for membership.  Members have one week to voice any concerns. Otherwise Jacques will be accepted as a Rotarian on May 5, 2020.
  • Honorary Memberships:  The Board has approved that honorary memberships shall have an initial term of 5 years, after which it can be renewed at discretion of  members.
  • Golf Day has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 shutdown.
  • Bottle Depot:  The club agreed to conduct a curb-side pickup of donated bottles from WoTL on May 4th.  Pres. Dave to contact WoTL residents association for agreement and announcement to the residents.  {Update as of this edition: WoTL residents assoc. agreed to the curtside pickup, but the event was subsequently cancelled by Pres. Dave due to concerns from some club members}
  • Free Reading Program:  individual online donations to the free reading program will be opened from 12 noon Tues Apr 28 for 24 hours.
  • Memorial Trees: Phyo provided an update on the memorial trees initiative, that we will not be able to plant any trees along the trail until a decision is made regarding the water-main installation along the trail.   It was proposed and agreed to re-igniting this initiative with Barry leading and additional volunteers to participate in the committee to reach a conclusion.  {Update as of the edition:  Bill Mitchell and Ken Robertson will join Barry and Phyo in the committee}
  • Beach Cleanup:  Phyo provided an update that the County has not completed their Beach improvement plan, and Phyo will followup with Mike Harper and County to see when would be appropriate to do the spring cleanup and to keep track of the County's beach improvement plan,
  • Past President's Dinner:  tentatively scheduled for  June 8th at WoTL community centre, catered by Bill & Marnie from The View.  However it is quite likely to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 physical distancing rules.
  • Canada Day:  It looks like the County will be cancelling Canada Day festivities.
  • Fundraiser Dinner:  July 25th date is in jeopardy due to Covid-19 rules.  New date to be determined,
  • Donations:  The Board approved a donation of $500 to IPPC indigenous scholarship fund at Lakehead University.  Pierre questioned whether it should be an annual scholarship.  Lyn McGowan submitted a friendly amendment to increase it to $1,000. Parker seconded. Passed with one abstention.
  • Wellington Community Gardens can now be opened.
  • Millennium Trail:  upgrades at the wetlands will hopefully be carried out soon.  2 inches of limestone will be laid along the Wellington trail.  Additional rest areas (kiosks like the one on West street) will be built along the trail
  • Membership:   Need to followup with members who are unable to attend the video meetings here and make sure they are OK.   Members to followup with include:  Dick, Faye, Reg, Alex, Charles.


COVID Pandemic Stay-at-Home Humour:




May 05, 2020
Classification Talk
May 05, 2020
Fighting Covid 19 with Vitamins
May 12, 2020 7:07 AM
Prince Edward Community Theatre
May 19, 2020 6:07 AM
Scouts Canada
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthday=
Mitchell, Bill (May 01)
Kosoy, Michelle (May 04)
Nash, Kristen (May 07)
Member Anniversaries 
Rotary Song Lyrics:
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.
Russell Hampton
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Bottle Duty for Next 4 Weeks
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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.
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 concerned?