Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
Today: Mike Lattner &
Beer Store Rep
Bottle Depot Training
July 9, 2019
Club #60346
District 7070

President's  Message

We recite the four-way test every week at our meetings, and believe it or not, for most Rotarians, we are subconsciously ingraining it into our daily behavior.
For example, the other day, a gentleman came to the Bottle Depot with his bottles and a fairly good sized bag of cans. We counted his bottles and asked him if he had a count on the cans. His response was, “about 300, but you can pay me for 250.”  I looked at the bag, and asked myself, “Is it the TRUTH?”.  Based on seeing other bags, there is no way that the bag had 300 cans, unless some of them have been crushed. I decided that I was going to count the number of cans in the bag.  There were 144 cans in total, a far cry from 300, or 250 that he said to pay him for.
So, the question is, do we take everyone’s word for it? Most people are honest and wouldn’t try to mislead us on purpose, and we don’t really have time to be counting out large quantities of cans on most days. “Is it FAIR to all concerned?” I asked myself.  This situation certainly was not. 
if I confronted the gentleman with the correct count, “Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?” Surely, if he is from the community, we deal with him on a regular basis, and he should be treated with respect. Yes, we have to correct the count, but we have to deal with the situation so that it would be BENEFICIAL to all concerned.  In this case, this gentleman said that he was guessing that there were 300 cans in the bag, and maybe it was an honest mistake.  We paid him for 144 cans, plus his bottles, and cordially thanked him for supporting our fundraising effort for the community hospital.
We are Rotarians, and we say, think, and do differently than some people. We need to sprinkle this magic dust through our daily interactions... Rotary Connects the World.
Dave Robinet
{edited by Past Pres Phyo}

Last Week: Club Forum
(YearEnd Financials and 2019-2020 Budget)

The club Treasurer Trudy Brown gave 2 reports to the members. The first was the monthly financials for June 2019. Since the Rotary year ends in June, the treasurer then gave a comprehensive year end report for 2018-2019. Members complemented the treasurer on the thoroughness of the financial reports.   
Club president Dave Robinet then presented the proposed budget for 2019-2020 which had been reviewed by the club Board of Directors at a special meeting the previous evening. Club members then voted to approve the budget as presented.
Here is the link to the  Financial Report & Budget on our website.
Lisa Lindsay was allowed to address the Club Forum on the proposal by the Dukes to repurpose the Rotary Room in the Community Centre. The staff report on the matter had been provided to the Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting the previous week. The staff report recommended that Council not approve the conversion of the multi purpose room to a dedicated fitness and weight training room. Committee of the Whole agreed with the staff report and recommendation, and it will now go forward to the entire Council for final decision.
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).
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
Aug 27, 2019
View entire list

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Dave Robinet
August 4
David and Shirley Smith
August 8
David & Nancy Baldwin
August 10
Russell Hampton
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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
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