Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
Today: Club Forum
July 30, 2019
Club #60346
District 7070

President's  Message

The other day, I was driving through Picton with my wife and our two young grandsons, taking them to the splash pad by the Crystal Palace.  

Traffic was heavy for it being 5 in the afternoon.

The sidewalks were crowded with people of every origin. They were walking on the side walk, crossing the street at pedestrian crossings, all the while in conversation with each other. I then recalled an article posted by our new RI president, Mark Maloney.

In brief, in his article, he talks about travelling and walking through an airport. All the people being from different countries, but they were all in one place.  He refers to it being like Rotary, and then he says that it isn’t like Rotary at all, as they were all going to their own destination. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Contrast that with Rotary, Rotary allows us to connect with one another, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences. It connects us with people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us with our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.

Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.

This connection is what lies at the heart of the Rotary experience. It is what brings us to Rotary. It is why we stay. Please join your fellow Rotarians on this journey as Rotary Connects the World.”

Dave Robinet
Last Week: Rob Brown
(Rotary Club of Coronado, Panama)
Rob has been a Rotarian since 1982. He briefed the club on charitable work underway in Panama. Rob described Panama as a country with severe economic disparity, and with an under resourced educational system. School supplies are non existent and student skills, particularly in areas such as mathematics are weak.

In conjunction with the local Rotary club, Rob has been part of a project to teach math skills through the production and distribution of a boxed game called Counters Down. The game has been locally manufactured and widely distributed in Panama schools.

Rob is hoping to solicit financial support from several Rotary clubs in order to fund student scholarships coming out of a completion build around the Counters Down game. He will be requesting financial support from our club.

President Dave as an FYI distributed a list of the Friends of Rotary and of those who are on a club email distribution list.

Past president Phyo informed the club that at the Committee of the Whole Council meeting on Thursday, a staff report will be presented on the Dukes’ proposal to convert the Rotary room to a dedicated fitness and weight training facility. Phyo will attend the meeting on our Club's behalf.  Attendance at the meeting is open to the public.

President Dave reported to the club that Quinte Sailability has suspended its program for the season due to a combination of factors coming out of the high water damage this year. The club is a regular contributor to the Quinte Sailability program. Funds donated for this year will be carried forward to next year.

David MacKinnon informed the club of a recent article in the Globe and Mail on a newly released report on health problems coming out of alcohol consumption. He said he would get more information on the report itself and get back to the club on details.
Upcoming Events
Rotary / Cattlemen Hospital Fundraiser Dinner
(August 10, 2019)
The tickets are all sold but there are 11 volunteer positions still to be filled for the event at the Lehigh Centre. Thank you to the people who have already volunteered for the 39 positions. These positions can be filled by Rotary members and Friends of Rotary. Please contact Barry Davidson at barry@twelvetreeswellington.caor 613-403-0104. Thanks.
  • Sharon Campbell needs one person to help her decorate on Friday at 1:30 and one on Saturday at 10:00.
  • One greeter (5-7:30 pm) to tell people which rooms the tastings and silent auction items are displayed.
  • Two people for reception from 5:30-7:00 on Saturday
  • Two ticket sellers (5-7:30 pm) for the Loonie Draw. (10 valuable prizes to be won with the winning ticket.)
  • Two people to help bring the auction items to the auctioneer and keep track of who has won.
  • Two people to clean-up on Sunday morning (9-noon).
Jul 30, 2019
Aug 06, 2019
Bottle Depot
Aug 13, 2019
Whitby Sunrise Club - Water and Sanitation project in Laos
Aug 20, 2019
Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

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Member Engagement Survey

To All Active Members:
In our continuing effort to improve and sustain a vibrant Club where all members feel engaged and satisfied about being part of the Rotary Club of Wellington, we would like to gather feedback from you about some aspects of the club and our activities.  The results of  your feedback will then be used to make any desired adjustments to club practices and activities.

Please complete the Club Engagement Survey by clicking the following link to SurveyMonkey.  
We will keep the survey open for a few weeks to gather as much feedback as possible, but we would appreciate if you can take the survey as soon as possible.
If you have any difficulties accessing the link or the survey, please contact PP Phyo at 613-968-0976
Russell Hampton
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