Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
Today: Brian Mellor & Art Knight (PEFAC)
August 20, 2019
Club #60346
District 7070

President's  Message

I’m glad that things turned out the way they did this week.  

As most of you will recall, we had an emergency board meeting to cast a vote on making a donation to the Food Bank here in Wellington.  It was an emergency meeting only because of the time frame that the request had to be filled by. Our board meeting isn’t until next week and bringing it to the membership after that would have been too late to meet the deadline.  

Fortunately, in this case Pierre Lebrun brought to my attention an article that he had read in the paper, where the Food Bank was looking for donations in the way of gently used, or new back packs and school supplies.  

In short a motion was brought forth and $500 was approved.  The donation fell short of what Pierre had suggested, but at our meeting on Tuesday we over turned that to donate $1000 to go towards school supplies.

Well, it seems that we are not the only ones that read the paper. The other day, I went into one of the local stores and there at the counter was a bin, full of back packs and school items that were being collected by the local merchant.  

It really warms my heart to see first-hand how this community pulls together to help one another out. 

I can’t think of a better way to start the week off, by helping to make little lives a bit happier as they get ready to head back to school.

Dave Robinet

Last Week: Steve Rutledge
(Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club - Water & Sanitation Project in Laos)

President Dave indicated that based on the recent member survey results, majority of respondents indicated that we not sing the Rotary song and toast to the Queen. Therefore we did not do so at the meeting. President Dave asked Past President Phyo to distribute the results to members via email.
Barry Davidson and Trudy Brown provided members with an overview of last week’s Fund Raising Dinner for the hospital building fund. Representatives of the Cattlemen’s Association, our partners for the fundraiser, were invited to the breakfast meeting and were in attendance. The dinner was our most successful to date with the highest attendance and the largest amount of money raised. Trudy gave a preliminary financial report indicating that over $35,000 were raised through the event. Barry thanked and acknowledged the large number of club members who were involved in the evening.

Guest Speaker Steve Rutledge gave a multi media presentation on his work in Laos providing clean water and sanitary facilities to rural areas in Laos. Steve had previously made a presentation to the club requesting financial support which was provided. This presentation was a follow up demonstrating the work being done.

The project provides low tech but highly effective water filtration systems at the family size level at a cost of $125 per unit. Diarrhea rates in villages provided with the system have dropped from 100% to 0. To date almost 5000 units have been distributed. Part of the project includes rebuilding some of the 60 small dams destroyed last year during the monsoon. A water distribution network is being constructed from the dams to local villages.

President Dave indicated that the club was looking for a member to replace Liz Bosma on the Dinners and Duffers multi club work group. Liz has been our club’s representative for several years.
Upcoming Events

Wellington Water Week

August 17 - 25, 2019 

As one of the major sponsors, we encourage all our members to take advantage of this wonderful event in our own backyard. Please visit for more information and event details. 
As part of Water Week, a documentary called "Watermark" will be screened at the Festival Players Studio Theatre on Thursday, August 22nd, 9 pm, and on Sunday, August 25th, 12 pm. Admission for adults is $ 20, kids are free (popcorn and a drink included!). All proceeds will go to our own WELLINGTON BEACH FUND! So come out and enjoy some old-fashioned movie time with your family, friends and neighbours! 
Name The Pelican Contest
As part of the Water Week events, Barry Davidson and Twelve Trees Condominium is sponsoring a metal Pelican where plastic plastic scraps can be discarded.  
Aug 20, 2019
Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre
Aug 27, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Colin & Shelly Fredericks
August 28
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
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
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?

Bottle Depot Duty Schedule for the Next 4 Weeks