Edition:  September 07, 2021

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

Club Bulletin for week of September 07, 2021
Ken Howe (Lovesong House)

President's Message 
September is upon us, and over the next few weeks, we will reintroduce some more pre-COVID activities into our Rotary calendar.   At tomorrow morning’s breakfast, we will welcome our first in-person presenters …Ken How & Donna Rodgers from LoveSong Seniors Housing and Community Hub in Bloomfield.  
On September 26th, 12 East Region Clubs will participate in a Foundation Walk in Trenton.  More details will be coming over the next couple of weeks.   The Wellington Rotary Golf Day will have a new fall date of September 30th …thanks to the committee with their success in this being a sold out event!   Then on October 3rd, all Rotarians, Friends of Rotary and their spouses, are invited to an outdoor BBQ at Lyn McGowans.   Other venues in-the-works are:  pumpkin weighing on October 16; and, the Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony on October 17. 
In closing, I’d like to say a BIG thank you to the early shift that worked at the Bottle Depot this past Saturday.  Howard, Ken, Colin & Chris stayed on for another 45 minutes to help deal with an overwhelming volume of customer bottle returns.  Based on my records, it was the largest single payout day since October 2020!!
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum

The second meeting, with full breakfast served, opened on time. MPres Trudy announced that next week will be the last meeting with full breakfast from Chef Eric, since he will be returning to school at Loyalist College. Thanks to Eric and his team.

MPres Trudy followed the usual protocol by covering the business of the Board meeting i.e. correspondence to and from Sec. Lyn (thank-you letters from Pita Hall and Reaching for Rainbows);  and Treas. Yvonne’s financial report (Bottle Depot totals, some dues still due, disbursements, district dues and insurance). Actual spreadsheets are available to members by request from Yvonne. Still overseeing the new hospital fundraising goal, MPres Trudy reported on recent income that is pushing the amount raised beyond the original goal of $400,000. Other Board topics were: holding an appreciation barbecue for our Friends of Rotary on Oct 3rd, having the Dedication of the Wellington Rotary Memorial Garden on Oct 17th and the arrangements for presentation of Gratitude Awards that could not previously be done (Bob Greer, Kimball Lacey, John Nyman and Kinsip).

Pres. Elect Ken then took to the podium to present the progress of the New Initiatives Committee, principally regarding the three projects that the Club is focusing on going forward: Kate’s Rest, helping  Storehouse Foodbank find a permanent home,  and the provision of summer camp places for underprivileged youth. Ken explained that sub-committees are being struck to research further into each area and report back to the Club with recommendations as to how to proceed. On the Golf Tournament, Ken reported that all golf places are filled and 22 hole sponsorships have been secured. 

MPres Trudy took the floor with 3 motions for funding put to the Club: 1) $1,200 for Shelter Box for Haiti, 2) $1,000 support for Steve Rutledge’s Adopt a Village in Laos water project, 3) $1,500 to fund education bursary for Ryan Brough from Kate's Rest for on-line Ryerson courses in managing Non-Profit and Voluntary Organizations. All were passed unanimously. Margo mentioned that there is an Annual General Meeting at Kate’s Rest on Sept 11th which any members are welcome to attend. Bill Mitchell's call for volunteers for the bottle depot were addressed. MPres Trudy gave an up-date on the Foundation Walk on Sept 26th with a sign-up sheet for the customary sponsorship of the Club President at this event. The latest result for the Duffers & Diners voucher books is 304 sold for this year.

On the Golf Tournament, Colin thanked his team for all the hard work which is paying off. Food orders must be submitted before Sept 15th! Meals only may be ordered at $25 pp. The use of e-transfer for payment is working well. Volunteers are needed for several functions especially on the day. Please contact Colin asap. After fielding a question on the limit of diners at the Legion, a request was made for a volunteer to canvas sponsorship from wineries  and breweries.

Margo’s visit to Kate’s Rest, taking with her several of the items requested, brought a discussion of further ways to help. (See included story). After the recognition of birthdays and wedding anniversaries (David McKinnon, the Pennells, the Ellises) and the 4 Way Test, the meeting closed at 8.30

Meeting Notes by Geoff Telling

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Rotarian Bill Pennell Visited Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin

One of the benefits of being a Rotarian is, anywhere you go, you are welcomed by other Rotarians.  Here Bill Pennell is pictured exchanging banners at the Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin meeting.  Well done, Bill!

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Random Act of Kindness by Rotarian Margo Langford's Friend, Heather, at Kate's Rest

My friend Heather was visiting me this week.  I was talking to her about Kate's Rest as I'd just been there with stuff and I mentioned their additional request for outdoor sports stuff, and in particular, a father with the 4 boys mentioned a basketball hoop would be great.
Heather said "I can do that - done". People often say they'd like to help but might not get around to doing something.  HOWEVER, immediately this morning she researched best types of portable hoops and found one she could buy locally. She went and bought it and delivered it this afternoon! SEE this new hoop featured below in photo with Brian Hart. She included two basketballs (one specially designed for rough outdoor surfaces). ALSO she thought about and provided a You Tube video link showing how to put it together. Less than a few hours later and it was built, and Ryan sent the picture and note thanking Heather.
Heather said she had a smile in her heart all the way back to my place this afternoon. 
Christine Dimitris (new Rotarian) has also been busy gathering the other items I mentioned in the Rotary meeting on Tuesday. We will go together on the weekend with those items.
Heather said "it was easy as it was a small thing I could do but I could see it was a big deal for them" - she said, "I broke it down to a simple concrete request". Maybe a lesson for garnering other community support.

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Breakfast will be served at the meeting this Tuesday!Bacon, Eggs and Toast. Breakfast on white plate on white background royalty free stock image


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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday September 08, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Michelle Kosoy, John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  - need 1 Cashier, 3 Receiver/Sorters -

Saturday September 11, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Howard Ziedenberg, Christine Dimitris, Linda Donville
Needed: 1 Receiver/Sorter
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi
Needed:  2 Receivers/Sorters
Sep 07, 2021 7:07 AM
Lovesong House
Sep 14, 2021 7:07 AM
Classification talk
Sep 21, 2021 7:07 AM
Wellings Retirement Facility
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Charles Lacey
(September 08)
 Member Anniversaries
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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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