Edition: January 11, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of January 11, 2022
Councillor Mike Harper
(Update on Baseball Diamond and other PEC Updates)


President's Message 
Over the past 40 years, technology has become a mainstay in our lives.  In the 1980’s who knew that “googling” would become a daily activity for many of us.  If we are thinking of travelling somewhere or going out to a local restaurant for dinner, we can look up the location and/or the menu online.  Similarly, the Wellington Rotary website is an avenue for folks to learn more about our Club …who we are, what we do, and when we meet.
In his weekly email update last week, District Governor Ron Dick highlighted an opportunity to have our Club website updated.   I followed up on the offer, and on Thursday afternoon, Phyo & I attended a Zoom session to discuss options with Melissa, a website designer, who is a Rotarian from the Welland Club.   And, voila, like magic, our website has got a new look … one that is easy to access, even via your cell phone!   Check it out at www.wellingtonrotary.ca      
There will be a follow up training session in the next week to learn more on how to update and maintain the website.  I’m sure our Communications director, Margo, and her protégé Christine, would appreciate support from those interested in helping to keep our website interesting and up-to-date.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Peta Hall (Update on Ghana Project)

At the first meeting of 2022, held by Zoom for the second time since the latest Omicron variant’s infectiousness, was opened on time by MPres Trudy who welcomed Jacques’s return from his Trans-Atlantic voyage and invited him to speak to the Club about his experiences at a futute date. Twenty-six members attended and were joined by Peta Hall who has previously presented to and attended our meetings and was introduced by Kim who described the wide range of enterprises that Peta has founded both in the County and in Africa.

In her presentation, Peta elucidated upon the initial establishment of the Vocational Training Institute of Ghana which has fostered the Textile Art Ghana Project (TAG.com) since 2020 and in which, currently, nine women are engaged, both studying and learning skills as well as producing beautifully coloured and decorated textile items. This program is creating a wide-range of opportunities that would not otherwise exist for these women. It gives them the chance to earn additional income, explore designs, colours, shapes etc in their creations and, because they have been provided with used iPhones, they can save images of their work and share it, locally and internationally. A lot of the products can be seen on-line at the wesite, textileartghana.com, where further information may be obtained. Peta also shared how the women were paid by Fair Trade basics and that they were encouraged to see this income as their’s to decide how to spend it. Some of these funds arose from sales in Canada, including from a major event at the Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield.  In answer to members’ questions, Peta explained local (Ghanaian) attitudes to income, the simplicity of the sewing machines and other tools, and that the full program would be on hiatus for three years because of the needs of the NGO that Peta works with. She also said that the program would come back even stronger in the future. Overall the enthusiasm, energy, positivity and optimism of Peta’s presentation was very well-received and she was thanked by Mike.

In Club business, Bill needed a volunteer for Wed 11-1 and this is indeed the slot that needs filling on a regular basis. Barry will chair a meeting of the annual fund-raising committee following next week’s regular meeting, by Zoom. There will also be an up-coming meeting of the Food Bank Committee with Linda Downey invited.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Check Out the New Look & Feel of the Refreshed Website


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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday January 12, 2022

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Christine Dimitris, Seth Madhaven (FoR)
Needed: 1 Receiver/Sorter

Saturday January 15, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Michelle Kosoy, Bill Pennell, Lyn McGowan

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Howard Ziedenberg, Doug Little (FoR), Chris Compeau


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Jan 11, 2022 7:07 AM
PEC and the ball diamonds
Jan 18, 2022 7:07 AM
Back the Build Project
Jan 25, 2022 7:07 AM
Club business
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
John Inwood
(January 11)
 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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